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Project Manager
Rise Community Development (Rise)

Rise Community Development (Rise) is seeking an experienced, mission-driven applicant to join our neighborhood redevelopment team in the role of Project Manager. This is a full-time salaried position, with a salary range of $60,000 – $70,000 depending on qualifications. The position will occasionally require night and weekend hours in addition to standard office hours. Rise provides an attractive benefits package, including paid time off, employer paid health and disability insurance, and a generous 401(k) matching program. 

Additional benefits include opportunities for professional development, an office near Metrolink stations and Metro bus lines (free parking as well) in Downtown, and a strong emphasis on individualism for how the day-to-day work of the position is approached.

Why: At Rise, we work closely with community-based organizations, local governments and community stakeholders to undertake transformative neighborhood redevelopment projects and, more recently, to engage communities in radically community driven planning processes that are intentionally changing the way neighborhood planning is done, who is empowered in the process, and what the results look like. Our team works on a range of services to support neighborhood revitalization, including:

  • Site selection and acquisition
  • Financial modeling of complex, tax credit-driven real estate development projects
  • Building of a development team
  • Attracting investors and lenders
  • Submitting financing applications to private and public sector financing sources
  • Submitting grant applications to public, corporate and foundation sources
  • Negotiating partnership agreements with investors
  • Supporting community-driven planning processes.

Where: Rise was created in 1997 when two predecessor organizations combined. Rise continues the community development and real estate development traditions of both, combining a community-based approach with a high degree of technical expertise in real estate development. We partner with communities to build stronger, more equitable St. Louis area neighborhoods. Our work transforms neighborhoods.

  • Capacity-building technical assistance to neighborhood-based community development organizations
  • Community engagement and radically community-driven planning services
  • Affordable and mixed-income/mixed use housing development services
  • Access to community data and data analysis
  • Database design and geographic information services
  • Access to financing.

We are the region’s foremost place-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, covering St. Louis City, St. Louis County, as well as the Illinois Counties of Madison and St. Clair. We provide a wide-range of resources, including:

Rise makes the connections between non-profit community organizations, financial institutions and government that make successful neighborhood revitalization possible.


Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in social sciences, business, urban planning, architecture, urban design, real estate or a related field
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, with a particular comfort level in Excel
  • Experience managing individual deadlines and tasks as part of a project team
  • Good communications skills with diverse audiences
  • Flexibility in reacting to changing priorities
  • Willing and able to explore innovative and efficient solutions to problems
  • Interest in a range of topics impacting social conditions, especially in an urban

Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s degree or 2+ years of professional experience working in community development, urban planning or housing development
  • Demonstrated experience building connections with community groups
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Able to manage projects and communicate with clients and partners
  • Understanding of the relationships between social conditions and quality of life outcomes
  • Familiarity with local governmental and political structures
  • Knowledge and experience in housing development planning and processes; real estate practice; real estate development finance, including low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and historic rehabilitation tax credit-financed developments; housing programs and regulations (including HOME and CDBG)
  • Working familiarity with how to read and understanding construction drawings
    and a working knowledge of construction techniques

How:  Please submit only a resume and a quick answer to the following prompt (responses should be no more than 250 words) to, with the subject line “Project Manager”.

Do not submit a cover letter. We look forward to reviewing your materials!

To see the job description on the Rise webpage, click here.

Chief Financial Officer
Youth In Need

Youth In Need invites inquiries, nominations, and letters of interest they begin their search for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Youth In Need is a leading nonprofit organization that serves children, youth, and families in St. Louis and the surrounding counties. The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for managing all fiscal operations for the multi-million dollar agency.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO serves as a member of the Executive Management Team and other key internal committees. The CFO is accountable for a broad range of responsibilities, including developing a multi-year business plan and financial forecasting functions. The CFO is responsible for reporting to the Board of Directors on audits and monthly financial activities of the agency, as well as developing long- and short-term risk and reward assessments for current and potential lines of business, and budgets and narratives for federal, state and local grants and/or funders. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, identifying potential growth strategies and creative revenue generation options; negotiation and coordination of all major leases and property management contracts with program leadership; identifying and administering liability lines of coverage; overseeing procurement of capital items; facility maintenance and management, vehicle fleet management; and management of information technology services and telecommunication systems.

Youth In Need seeks a dynamic and innovative CFO with management experience at an executive level that has demonstrated over five years of successful experience in cost accounting. Candidates must have experience with risk management, compliance programs, and coordinating with Operations. Ideal candidates will have an MBA or Masters in Finance and/or a CPA certification. The right candidate will have a strong commitment in advancing Youth In Need’s mission and initiatives towards becoming an anti-bias/anti-racist organization.
Youth In Need provides our full-time employees with an excellent benefits package, including 401K, vacation, sick time, paid holidays and floating holidays, tuition assistance, affordable vision plans and paid dental, life, and disability insurance.

Please email a letter of interest and resume to Mackenzie Wray at The deadline to be considered for this position is June 15, 2019, with an anticipated start date of mid-October.

Stewardship Coordinator
Saint Louis Art Museum

REPORTS TO: Director of Campaigns and Major Gifts



  • Bachelor’s degree and one to three years of experience in prospect research and moves management systems. Experience with prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and donor stewardship is essential.
  • Attention to detail with a high level of discretion in working with confidential materials.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills and focus necessary. Experienced user  Raiser’s Edge or equivalent donor management system preferred. Understanding of and support for ethical and professional standards for prospect research, including those published by APRA and AFP.
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively as a member of the development team and effectively handle diverse tasks. Must be available to participate in cultivation events and activities designed to ensure the future growth of the Saint Louis Art Museum, including Beaux Arts Council, new and upgrade membership programs, Collector Circle groups, and planned giving programs.


Oversee all aspects of institutional prospect research and prospect management systems. (50%)

Implement an ongoing upgrade cultivation program for members (50%)


  •  Implement and manage a comprehensive moves management system to successfully identify, engage, solicit and steward major donors and institutional prospects through constituent segmentation strategies, in-depth prospect tracking, regular meetings and report
  • Manage the tracking system in Raiser’s Edge, including the entry of all biographical, philanthropic, financial information as well as donor contacts with Directors Office, Development and Curatorial Staff and volunteers
  • Employ a wide variety of proactive prospecting methodologies to increase the number of viable prospects in the areas of art acquisition, campaigns, annual gifts, planned gifts, and corporate/foundation sponsorship. This includes but is not limited to: performing in-house data mining, utilizing mailing, membership, and donor lists from other sources
  • Assist in the management of prospect lists derived from internal member or program participant lists for use in moves management process
  • Participate in the integration and application of results from future donor and prospect screening
  • Manage the production of prospect research profiles and reports for purposes of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, board nominations, and other needs
  • Prepare confidential custom reports of major donor and prospect research data using Raiser’s Edge Export and Crystal Reports for the purposes of prospect management and analysis
  • Develop and implement comprehensive plan for membership upgrade cultivation and solicitation in collaboration with the Individual and Major Gifts Officers
  • Draft and produce donor communication templates including renewals, solicitation and donor acknowledgement letters
  • Provide staff support and attend the Beaux Arts Council and Collectors Circle group programs as well as events intended to cultivate planned gifts and stewardship of the Legacy SocietyThe above statement of this job description describes the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time.   Revised  5/2019


Qualified candidates can click here to apply.

Executive Director
Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region (OSC)

Position: Executive Director of the Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region (OSC)

Dynamic not-for-profit conservation organization seeks an energetic Executive Director (ED) to lead and carry forward its mission in a financially responsible and sustainable manner. Ideal candidates should possess a BS degree or higher, experience in public speaking, social media and community relations. Above all, a passion for protecting land, water and other natural resources of the St. Louis region.

Responsibilities will include all aspects of program execution and development, fund raising, communication and administration. ED will report to the Executive Committee of the OSC Board of Directors.

Founded in 1965, the Open Space Council works independently and collaboratively to conserve and sustain land, water and other natural resources throughout the St. Louis region. OSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Salary: $55,000-$65,000/year plus benefits. 20 paid vacation days, paid sick days, paid holidays, Health, Vision and Dental Insurance, SIMPLE IRA with 3% match.

Essential duties:

Program Leadership, Direction and Representation

  • Develop and lead OSC programs with Board and community participation.
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative agreements with community groups and organizations.
  • Provide leadership in establishing strategic, operational and fundraising plans with the Board of Directors and staff. Carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board.
  • Maintain official records and documents and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Contact landowners, negotiate and draft real property transactions including acquisitions and easements.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the conservation, open space and river restoration fields.
  • Attend OSC events, providing guidance and direction as necessary.

Fund Development

  • In cooperation with the Board, develop and lead an effective, active program to raise funds for operations and programs through a diverse fund development portfolio that incorporates the organization’s talent and resources.
  • Maintain positive relations with existing donors, including business, individuals, foundations, public and private agencies and organizations.
  • Develop and maintain relations with potential new donors.
  • Coordinate LOI’s and applications for foundations, grant-makers and sponsors.
  • Ensure objectives and requirements in grant, foundation, and sponsorship agreements are met by proper deadlines.


  • Work with staff, the Executive Committee and the Board in preparing an annual budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Ensure OSC has adequate advice on legal matters, and appropriate financial and record keeping systems to meet local, state and federal compliance.
  • Monitor OSC’s annual budget and provide timely reports of the financial results and financial position to the Treasurer and the Board.
  • Arrange for the preparation and filing of the Form 990 and financial statement reviews and/or audits on an annual basis.
  • Hire, supervise, train and evaluate staff, interns and volunteers in the performance of their assigned duties.
  • Oversee the activities of any independent contractors, including bookkeeping, payroll, website development, grant writing, etc.
  • Enable dynamic Board Committees to support and help conduct OSC’s activities.
  • Ensure a positive work environment.


  • Create and implement an ethical, accountable and transparent organizational culture.
  • Coordinate and oversee the release of all OSC publications and press releases.
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for OSC by representing the policies, programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, individuals, organizations and the general public.

Interviews will be conducted by members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to

The National Alliance on Mental Illness St. Louis (NAMI STL) is hiring multiple young adult presenters for our Ending the Silence program. ETS is a 50-minute program in middle and high schools that addresses the signs and symptoms of mental illness, and works to reduce stigma around the topic. Presenters share their personal experience with mental illness and answer student questions about those experiences as they feel comfortable. If you’re between 18-30, have experience with mental health issues, are able to teach workshops in school, and have reliable personal transportation, you may be a good candidate for this role.

Scheduling is extremely flexible. After you are trained, you are able to sign up to teach classes that fit your schedule. You will be paid a fee per class taught, and receive gas reimbursement. This is an ideal opportunity for:

  • Future teachers who want more experience in front of a class
  • Mental health advocates
  • Social workers who may facilitate groups or workshops
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Mentors and leaders who want to reduce stigma around mental health conditions
  • Those who want to give back to the community
  • Students and other young adults who could use a bit of extra cash.

If this job is of interest to you or you have questions, please contact Amy Coffelt at Please indicate that you are interested in becoming an ETS Young Adult presenter in the subject line, and include contact information and a resume, if possible. We plan to start the hiring and training process over the summer, and teaching opportunities will begin in the fall with the new school year. We have need for many teachers, so please feel free to encourage any friends or family who fit this job description to get in contact with Amy Coffelt. We want teachers with a variety of life experiences, so if you do not hear your story told, this could be an opportunity to expand the conversation around mental health to include more stories like yours.

Assistant City Manager
City of Mascoutah, Ill.

City of Mascoutah, IL (Pop. 8,600) is seeking an Assistant City Manager.  Master’s degree preferred in public administration or related field and 3-5 years municipal administration experience required (Master’s education and intern experience will qualify). The Assistant City Manager will work closely with City Manager on day to day administration responsibilities and oversee city planning and economic development efforts.  Candidate must possess knowledge of city planning practices, economic development, budgeting/financial management and project management.  Qualities desired include: thoroughness, effective communication/listening skills, community engagement, customer service and a strong work ethic. 
Starting salary $60,000 or DOQ, excellent benefits, IMRF pension, position open until filled. 
Send resume, cover letter and 5 work related references by Jun 15, 2019 to Brad Myers, City Manager, 3 W. Main, Mascoutah, IL, 62258 or via email to bmyers@mascoutah.comClick here for full job description. EOE

Annual Giving Manager
Forest Park Forever

Reports To: Director of Development, Annual Giving

Position Summary

Forest Park Forever seeks to hire an Annual Giving Manager. This position is an integral part of the Development team and works collaboratively to implement the organization’s membership and tribute strategy. This position is responsible for creating, developing and implementing a comprehensive annual giving program that includes the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual gifts.


The Annual Giving Manager develops and implements strategy for direct mail and electronic fundraising, member level communications and cultivation efforts, member benefits, and the tribute program.

Membership Program

  • Manages all aspects of the annual membership program, including mailings, giving programs and benefits.
  • Oversees and collaborates on the strategy development, design and implementation of all direct mail solicitations to increase the number of donors and prospects.
  • Manages direct marketing activities and ensures the appropriate review of copy and mailing list selection. Manages vendors and consultants who implement programs, including strategic input, copywriting, design, production and mailing, and list selection.
  • Implements digital strategies that compliment direct mail campaigns.
  • Manages and prepares solicitation letters and pledge reminders for members.
  • Assists with planning and execution of membership appreciation and cultivation events.
  • Oversees stock donations.
  • Oversees selection, storage and delivery of benefits to members.
  • Analyzes mail campaign results to make continuous improvements in effectiveness.
  • Oversees member surveys.
  • Assists with follow up from donor cultivation events.

Tribute Program

  • Manages all aspects of the tribute program including, but not limited to: tribute solicitation, fulfillment, donor cultivation, and reporting.
  • Works with appropriate members to determine available locations for dedicated tributes as well as other related operational matters.
  • Collaborates to ensure communication messages promote membership and tribute programs online, through social media, and via the newsletter/e-newsletter in a timely manner.

General Support

  • Serves as the staff liaison for the Young Friends Board
  • Works closely with outside vendors, such as printers and mail houses, to implement programs.
  • Assists the Director of Development, Annual Giving with planning and budgeting.
  • Assists at Forest Park Forever development events.
  • Works closely with staff, volunteers and board members.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3 – 5 years of successful experience in development, specifically annual giving
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional analytical, written and oral communication skills
  • Project oriented, able to handle several tasks at the same time
  • A results-oriented individual, who demonstrates the ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization

Core Competencies

  • Team Work
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Organizational Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics and dependability
  • Initiative
  • Attention to Detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Confidentiality/Trustworthiness

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position: personal computer, telephone, copier, printers, fax, postage meter, camera, digital projector.

Physical/Visual Activities or Demands

  • Standing, walking, sitting, stooping or crouching, kneeling, reaching, talking, hearing
  • Exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Clarity of vision at a distance of up to 20 feet with the ability to bring objects into sharp focus.

License(s)/Certification(s) Required: None

Benefits:  Forest Park Forever offers a retirement plan, health, dental, life and disability insurance, vacation and personal leave.

Interested applicants should apply on-line at:

Director of Advancement
Crossroads College Preparatory School

The Director of Advancement serves as a member of the senior leadership team and provides strategic and operational leadership for development, admissions, communications, and marketing. The Director of Advancement plays a vital role in our community and will be expected to build on Crossroads’ development efforts and strengthen the enrollment management plan to achieve enrollment and revenue goals.

Our Mission
Crossroads College Preparatory School strives to be an exemplary and engaging learning community committed to justice and equity.

Crossroads is looking for a leader who is:

  • Professional, collaborative, strategic, and who thrives when working with others toward a common mission.
  • Agile and can think and work with big ideas and the pragmatics and minutiae of everyday school life.
  • A strong communicator with the ability to speak and write persuasively.
  • Energized by building internal and external relationships on behalf of Crossroads.
  • Self-starting and hard working.
  • Adaptable, responsive, and creative.
  • Discerning and attentive to others.
  • Self-aware and emotionally intelligent.

About Crossroads
Crossroads College Preparatory School is an independent secondary school in the City of St. Louis currently serving 180 students in 7th-12th grades. Our students are diverse, arrive to us from 43 zip codes in the region, and just over half benefit from our robust scholarship program.

Learn more about us at or on Facebook.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Development & Fundraising

  • Develop, implement, and execute a comprehensive fundraising program including annual giving, major gifts, capital gifts, and special events.
  • Identify prospective donors for both annual and major gifts in the local community and beyond.
  • Maintain relationships with a portfolio of donors, cultivating them toward meaningful support of the school.
  • Coordinate Head of School with the maintenance and cultivation of donor relationships.
  • Plan and oversee fundraising events, including the annual Gala for Scholarship.
  • Provide oversight of parent programming and volunteers, including Parents Ambassadors and other parent efforts.
  • Maintain a visible presence in the school community by attending major school events in order to engage prospects and donors and build relationships.
  • Oversee and manage the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.

Advancement Team Leadership

  • Develop and administer the budget for the Advancement department.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of an effective marketing and communications plan that reflects Crossroads’ mission and values.
  • Provide leadership and oversee the development and implementation of an effective recruitment, admissions, and retention strategy.
  • Ensure effective collaboration between staff toward fundraising and net tuition goals.
  • Serve as a member of the Financial Aid Committee to develop and implement mission-driven financial aid philosophy, policies, and procedures, and award need-based financial aid.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, CFRE preferred
  • 5 years of fundraising experience with proven ability to secure support at various levels
  • Experience working in schools, independent school experience preferred
  • Experience managing a team of both professionals and volunteers
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills
  • Budget management skills including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational abilities including collaborating, planning, delegating, and task facilitation
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff with a “hands-on” approach, and the humility to be willing to take on any task at any time
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and familiarity with school database systems

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with education and experience
  • Excellent health benefits
  • 85% tuition remission for eligible dependents
  • Five weeks of vacation annually subject to the school calendar
  • 6% salary match to TIAA retirement account
  • Supportive and compelling environment and mission

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Head of School Jason Heisserer, EdD at with “Director of Advancement” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed until June 10.

Development Director
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, and one of the most innovative and successful organizations of its kind – is seeking a Development Director in Clayton, MO. The Development Director must have strong fundraising experience, including special events, sponsorship solicitation, ability to create new community connections; and the ability to develop and nurture relationships with key volunteers, major donors, and corporate sponsors.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and its employees embrace their commitment to its core values.  These core values are the pillars on which CFF stand and will continue to sustain us as we move forward.

  • Keep sight of what really matters:  Our decisions are based on what is best for people with cystic fibrosis and their families.
  • Aspire for excellence in all we do:  We take pride in our work. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
  • Stronger together:  We collaborate and work together so that we can learn more and achieve more.
  • Innovate with courage:  We embrace challenges. We reach beyond boundaries in pursuit of our vision.
  • Care about our people:  We deeply care about each other and all who support our shared mission. We listen with respect. We support one another.

Candidate will recruit and cultivate leadership volunteers, sponsors and event participants, build and manage volunteer core, provide strategic direction and oversee all aspects of fundraising plans pertaining to assigned events (Golf, Gala, and Wine). The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of successful fundraising/sales experience. Heavy special event fundraising experience is highly preferred.

The position requires strong organizational and networking skills, the ability to work on various events simultaneously and a strong eye for detail. Candidates will be required to develop and manage budgets while growing revenues and managing expenses.

This is a unique opportunity to direct your energy and talents towards achieving a “life enhancing” mission, while benefitting from the resources and support of a highly regarded national non-profit organization.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to under “Careers”.

Direct link to apply:

Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships
American Optometric Association (AOA)

At the American Optometric Association (“AOA”), you’ll be part of an organization dedicated to driving the success and serving as a voice for over 44,000 optometric professionals, including the doctors (O.D.) and students of optometry and paraoptometric team members who deliver more than two-thirds of primary eye care in the United States. Since 1898, the AOA has been focused on providing innovative educational opportunities, tools and practice resources, and professional advocacy.

In addition to a growing membership base, numerous volunteer committees, a House of Delegates, and a National Board of Trustees, the AOA is even further energized by a diverse base of industry sponsors and corporate support. These critical sponsorships allow corporate partners who are well-aligned with the AOA’s mission to promote the Association. Building strategic partnerships provides a meaningful way for corporations to further support and to publicize the AOA’s educational and advocacy efforts, and programming nationwide. To learn more about the AOA, please visit

The AOA is now seeking a dynamic and innovative Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships to help build these meaningful relationships. The ideal candidate will help to expand relationships with current sponsors, identify new sponsors, imagine and create new partnering opportunities, and work to build collaboration between external partners and the AOA’s internal programming, educational, and advocacy teams.

Reporting directly to the AOA’s Director of Strategic Relationships in Saint Louis, Missouri, the AOA’s new Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships will:

  • BUILD POSITIVE & PROACTIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH CURRENT SPONSORS – Grow and develop the AOA’s relationships with current sponsors. Proactively engage the AOA’s contact through proactive education on the AOA’s current initiatives, advocacy, educational, and programming opportunities. Facilitate meaningful conversations to expand partnering possibilities. Ensure sponsor satisfaction while working to bridge internal programming needs and external sponsor requirements.
  • EXPAND the AOA’s PARTNER ECOSYSTEM – Proactively identify, cultivate, and engage a new base of potential sponsors to diversify the AOA’s partner ecosystem. Serve as the face and voice of the AOA, consistently and positively presenting the organization and its mission to stakeholders. Build a steady pipeline of prospects in multiple industry verticals while developing and vetting unique opportunities with the AOA’s leadership. Work closely with the AOA’s internal Industry Relations Committee to leverage relationships and build an ongoing system of partner referrals.
  • CLOSE AND SECURE PARTNERSHIP FUNDING PROPOSALS – Serve as one of the AOA’s key contacts, stewarding sponsors through the discovery, innovation, concept development, execution, and activation phases of the sponsorship process. Develop and prepare funding proposals as well as supporting documentation, including commitment letters and sponsorship agreements.
  • IMAGINE NEW PARTNERING OPPORTUNITIES – Foster internal buy-in for new and innovative ways to engage the AOA’s industry base. Collaborate internally to identify new assets and programming ideas, including new vehicles of marketing, advertising, and sponsorship. Leverage internal the AOA resources to create buy-in for unique sponsorship opportunities aligned with the AOA’s mission and which add value to meetings and member events.

Key qualifications include:

  • Passion for the AOA’s mission, including its role as an advocate and a resource for all practitioners, students, and related staff in the field of optometry.
  • At least 5-7 years of related experience reflecting an ability to build strong relationships, identify matching synergies, and secure desired commitments. Background in sales, nonprofit fundraising, and/or corporate relations experience a plus. Experience within optometry, healthcare, and/or member-based organizations also a plus, but not required.
  • Demonstrated analytical experience in developing, collecting, analyzing, and reporting on key metrics to represent ROI for sponsor participation. Experience assisting with budgets and forecasts a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree a plus.

Other desired skills and abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport across the company and with clients while quickly and confidently gaining respect of others a must.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, along with attentive listening skills and an ability to express opinions and propose new ideas.
  • Ability to travel occasionally for work-related meetings, typically 4-6 annual events.
  • Big picture thinker with a strong business acumen.
  • Superior problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace while tracking a high-level of evolving detail is a must.

Location: This position must be based in the AOA’s corporate headquarters in Saint Louis, Missouri. Relocation assistance may be available, and relocation would be expected upon hire.

Ready to Apply? We look forward to hearing from you! Apply online at – simply upload your resume and answer a few questions for our search consultant. If you experience any issues with the online application system and/or wish to make a confidential inquiry or referral, please contact our search team at All resume submissions, referrals, and job inquiries will be held strictly confidential.

Volunteer/Activity Coordinator
Mirowitz Center

The Mirowitz Center is a pioneering concept that will offer a wide range of services to help older adults remain engaged, healthy & independent.  Programs, services and amenities will be offered to Covenant Place residents and the broader community.  Located in the heart of St. Louis West County, on the beautiful Millstone Campus, the Mirowitz Center will provide new socialization opportunities to the area’s senior adult population.

Job Responsibilities

The Volunteer / Activity Program Coordinator is a full-time role that provides support for Mirowitz Center operations and helps to create a welcoming environment for center visitors and volunteers.  Operations include, but are not limited to, maintaining the programming calendar, overseeing program logistics, recruiting, training & stewarding volunteers in program and café volunteer roles.  Requires flexibility to support evening and weekend programming.

Program Operations

1.      Oversee logistics for activities, including room and program set-up, coordination with outside providers and instructor’s program supplies for all activities

2.      Facilitate participant enrollment & activity check-in via SchedulesPlus software scheduling tool (at Welcome Desk and classroom)

3.      Serve as a concierge by sitting at the Welcome Desk, welcoming volunteers, instructors, program partners and attendees to the Mirowitz Center

4.      Prepare and implement program evaluation tools

5.      Assist with program planning, implementation and facilitation of programs developed/sponsored by the Mirowitz Center

6.      Document event details to ensure adequate planning, preparation and facilitation of programs.

Volunteer Engagement

1.      Work with Center Director to define volunteer roles and recognition programs

2.      Engage, train and empower volunteers to lead and assist with programs, café service, and the concierge desk

3.      Engage, schedule & manage volunteer participants to support programming and services of the Mirowitz Center

4.      Develop and provide volunteer orientation, training and support

5.      Maintain appropriate paperwork (volunteer applications, liability forms, etc.)

6.      Run reports to track volunteer participation, maintain communication with volunteers, providing opportunities for feedback (through periodic surveys, other forums.)

7.      Provide regular volunteer acknowledgement & recognition, including hand written “thank you” notes

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Interest in engaging with older adults
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Able to supervise and motivate volunteers
  • Display a positive approach when resolving issues
  • Ability to work flexible hours: weekend & evening hours may be requested
  • Must be organized & able to multi-task
  • Comfortable with providing computer support to older adults
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher
  • Must be able to lift 10lbs.
  • Attention to detail and excellent follow-up
  • Key Qualifications:
  • Experience working with older adults is helpful
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Event/program budgeting, planning, calendaring and execution
  • Volunteer recruitment/management experience preferred


Health & Life Insurance
Group Dental Plan
Vacation & Sick Leave
401(k) contribution, after first year of employment

Equal Opportunity Employer

Please send resume or direct inquiries to:
Jen Schmitz, Chief Operating Officer, Covenant Place

Director of Development and Community Outreach
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center


Great Rivers Environmental Law Center (Great Rivers) is a nonprofit, public interest, environmental litigation and advocacy center which began operations in 2002. Great Rivers assists and advises citizens groups and environmental groups on public interest environmental issues, including climate change, clean air and energy, clean water, preservation of floodplains and wetlands, forests, urban sprawl and open space, public health and environmental justice.


Reporting to and in partnership with the President, the Director of Development will be responsible for managing Great Rivers’ fundraising program. The Director will work with staff and board members and will meet with donors on an ongoing basis for the purpose of advancing relationships and soliciting gifts. The Director will assist with sustaining and increasing contributions from existing donors and will spearhead solicitation of new donors, and will provide professional, positive and proactive representation of Great Rivers Environmental Law Center. The Director will build relationships within the community to broaden the support base. Candidates should be organized, capable of balancing a large number of tasks, excellent at working with people, and assertive in motivating people to get their work done.


*Develop and implement an annual plan to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors and prospective donors to generate annual support. Plan should include goals around donor acquisition, retention, and upgrades. Tactics shall include but not be limited to: direct mail, major gifts, private foundation support, and special events.

*Make initial outreach and schedule face-to-face meetings with existing supporters.

*Use fundraising database (Results Plus) to record donations, volunteer hours, and interaction with donors and prospects.

*Develop, implement, and manage ongoing communication and reporting to organizational supporters.

*Collaborate across departments to make certain that funding opportunities and grant proposals are fully aligned with the strategic direction of the organization.

*Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity to achieve revenue goals.

*Create communications calendar and execute plan for email and social media.

*Manage the Young Professionals Board.

*Ensure Great Rivers is represented at relevant tabling events, including Earth Day events around Missouri.

Hours and Salary

40 hours per week. Salary $45,000 – $55,000 based upon experience. Benefits package includes paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal days, paid parental leave, health insurance stipend, retirement, and paid continuing professional education.

Qualifications/Skills Required

*Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.

*Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.

*Able to manage competing priorities.

*Must embrace the mission of Great Rivers.

*Must be a “self-starter” and goal-driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls, and exhibit “follow-through” on tasks and goals.

*Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university preferred.

*Master’s Degree in a related field a plus.

*CFRE certification a plus.

*Experience in major donor cultivation and solicitation a plus.

*Experience with fundraising software a plus.


St. Louis, Missouri—downtown.

Equal Employment Opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, Great Rivers does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy covers all facets of employment.

Application Procedures

Send cover letter, resume and list of references to: Dianne Klein, Office Manager, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, 319 North Fourth Street, Suite 800, St. Louis, MO 63102 or e-mail them to Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until a suitable candidate is hired.

To see the job listing on the organization's webpage, click here.

Development Manager
American Lung Association

St. Louis, Mo.

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Development Manager to join our incredible team in the Upper Midwest Region. Working as a member Development Team, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. 

In this role, you will be responsible for managing all aspects related to the implementation of assigned Special Events including recruitment of volunteer committees, sponsors, teams and individual participants.  Responsible for achieving revenue and participant goals, overseeing the budget, adhering to a 12-month event timeline, event logistics, and expansion of fundraising events that build and strengthen connections to potential and existing volunteers and donors.


  • Ensure all Special Events achieve/exceed revenue goal by implementing industry best practices for recruiting event committees, teams, sponsors and individuals to grow our constituent base
  • Plan and execute Corporate Recruitment Breakfasts and/or Kickoff events to drive sponsor and event participation, and educate constituents about the mission of the American Lung Association
  • Recruit and cultivate participants utilizing the defined cultivation strategy to ensure successful participant fundraising and retention
  • Evaluate event results and prepare recommendations for future events to expand our community reach
  • In collaboration with Executive Director, manage the event budget to ensure expenses remain below prescribed percentage by recruiting in-kind sponsors or underwriters for the majority of event goods & services
  • Work with members of the Marketing/Communication team to solicit media partnerships for the event
  • Supervise the planning of event logistics and serve as the staff manager on event day to provide an excellent experience for all participants
  • Ensure the Associate accurately updates all databases as required
  • Complete special projects and serve as the local contact for third party events in the community as the opportunities become available or as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or related field required
  • Minimum of 5 years fundraising experience
  • Demonstrated success in external relationship management and volunteer recruitment
  • Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships across a diverse population
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
  • Superb organizational skills with a strong attention to details
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and proficient in social & digital media
  • Must hold a valid driver's license, have the ability to work nights and weekends with some overnights required
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event supplies).
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all employees must abstain from use tobacco in any form.


Please send or e-mail letter of application and resume with salary requirements to (include job title in subject of email):

Human Resources Department
American Lung Association

To see the job listing on the organization's webpage, click here.

Program Staff
Stephen Ministries

· Serve as a leader for a stable, well-respected not-for-profit religious training and
publishing organization in St. Louis County.
· Contribute as a member of Stephen Ministries' program development and delivery
team and grow into a leadership role within the organization.
· Work will be accomplished primarily at the Stephen Ministries Center in St.
Louis, Missouri, with occasional travel to conferences and workshops.
· Minimum bachelor's degree (master's level degree a plus) and excellent academic
· Skilled in using technology
· Demonstrated experience and strengths in one or more of these areas:
Writing and editing
Supervising staff
Presenting and speaking skills
Based on their gifts, strengths, and experience, program staff may:
· Serve on a team that writes and edits training presentations, books, manuals,
publicity materials, correspondence, and other resources.
· Work with program development, customer service, market research,
consultation, marketing, information technology, operations, or human resources
· Manage one of the above departments or functional areas, coordinating the team's
efforts and supervising one or more staff members.
· Direct two or more one-week training conferences that Stephen Ministries
conducts in various U.S. cities each year. This involves teaching sessions,
interacting with and assisting participants, supervising a conference team, and
coordinating with hotel staff and other vendors supporting the event.
· Coordinate or serve in other areas related to the candidate’s gifts and interests and
the mission of the organization.
Join Our Team
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to 2045 Innerbelt Business Center Dr., St.
Louis, MO 63114. You may also fax your resume to (314) 428-7888. Email submissions
not accepted. Please include academic information, including grades and test scores at all
For more information visit or call us a 314-428-2600.

Individual Gift Officer
BJC - St. Louis Children's Hospital

Job Description

Job ID: 1186593
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

A member of BJC Healthcare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital follows one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care. In 2018, Children's expanded with a state-of-the-art, 12-story medical tower. To learn more, visit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Role Purpose: Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit annual giving donors with the capacity to give $1,000 or more annually. Plays a key role in strengthening opportunities for these constituents to become engaged as donors and supporters, resulting in increased giving and development of consistent pipeline of new prospects.

Responsibilities: Identify qualify, and manage a portfolio of assigned donors with the goal of soliciting them annually for the annual fund.

  • Conduct a minimum of 120 face-to-face visits annually and pursue a minimum of 200 meaningful contacts with donors that includes 50+ annual solicitations. Attend Foundation sponsored events as needed.
  • Maintain all donor actions taken within Raiser’s Edge.
  • Oversee efforts to ensure timely acknowledgement of gifts and appropriate stewardship of donors.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to continually review donor lists in order to solicit donors for the proper solicitation levels. Coordinate volunteers as needed.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2-5 years
  • 5-10 years
Supervisor Experience
  • No Experience
Benefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings
-  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
-  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
-  401(k) plan
-  Tuition Assistance
-  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
-  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
-  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time
*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center
Legal Statement: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Equal Opportunity Employer
For more info and to apply, click here.

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