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Program Director
PEACE Weaving Wholeness

PEACE Weaving Wholeness is a nonprofit established in 2015 currently located in the Old North community of north St. Louis. We are accepting applications for a full time Director for our program The Sankofa Culture and Art Wellness Village Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC). This program provides arts and culture grounded wellness and technology programming for adults ages 60 and above. This exempt/non hourly position reports to the Executive Director. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual, experienced working with senior populations, under resourced communities, has experience in program management, has excellent written and verbal communication skills, and has proficiency in Zoom, WORD, EXCEL, and POWERPOINT.

The candidate should have a BA or higher in Social Work, Education, or Human Services. Other disciplines will be considered.

1.0FTE full time, exempt, grant funded position Works with ED and organization team to establish office procedures and protocols

Salary range $39,000 –$45,000 depending on skill set, and experience.

Position slated to begin January 2021

Job Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

25% Office management including day-to-day management of work flow for NORC
25% Social outreach through staffing the Community Advisory Council
25% Work with Washington University in developing and implementing NORC evaluation including data collection,and reportpreparationfor the NORC
10% Works with ED to staff summer camp. There will also be a full time Coordinator monitoring day to day operationsof the summer camp.
5% NORC participant registrations
5% Reports and assistance with grant writing 5% Other responsibilities as assigned
Please send a detailed resume, and cover letter. The cover letter mustspecifically address why you are interestedin the position,and how your skillsand experience are aligned with the position.
Both cover letter and resume must be received for applicant to be considered.
Email by December 1, 2020 to

No phone calls please. Website

Director of Development and Operations
St. Louis Fashion Fund

Saint Louis Fashion Fund, long considered the voice of St. Louis fashion, is a nonprofit dedicated to the business of fashion and to revitalizing the city’s downtown historic garment district which at one time was second only to New York. Since its inception in 2014, the Fund’s mission has been to support emerging brands and businesses, stimulate economic growth and job creation, while serving as a fashion hub to connect and provide resources to fashion professionals and creatives.

Overview of Responsibilities:            

Working closely with board leadership, the Operations and Development Manager directs the day-to-day functions of the Saint Louis Fashion Fund.  He/she is responsible for managing the operations and administration of tasks, including fundraising and program development.

Core Functions: 

  • Assist the board in fundraising activities and individual solicitations
  • Manage the grant application and required reporting
  • Prepare development and financial reports
  • Ensure donors are appropriately thanked for their gifts
  • Manage the Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable processes
  • Manage payroll process
  • Supervise the Program Associate whose responsibilities include:
    • Gifts Processing & Acknowledgments
    • Database Management
    • Events Management
    • Administration management


  • At least three years of development and business operations experience is preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in business or management, communications, marketing, nonprofit management or a similar field, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent writing skills and strong oral communication and presentation skills
  • Strong networking and partnership skills
  • Superior ability to work with donors and volunteers at all levels, building relationships that lead to increased financial support
  • Ability to handle multiple and varied tasks, while striving for accuracy and excellence
  • Ability to support with board on both day-to-day operations and long-term plans
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products as well as familiarity with database programs will greatly enhance candidate’s opportunity for success in this position

This is a full-time/exempt position.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Sarah Melinger at

City Clerk
City of Des Peres

Job Title: City Clerk
Department: Administration
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Pay Range: $54,478 to $72,487
Starting Salary: DOQE 

Please see the following link for a detailed recruitment profile for the City Clerk vacancy. 
City Clerk Recruitment Profile

The City of Des Peres (Population 8,373, $21 million budget, 101 FT Employees) is accepting applications for the position of City Clerk. This position performs the traditional city clerk functions plus providing administrative support to the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and Office of the City Administrator. The position is appointed by the Mayor with approval of the Board of Aldermen and works under the general superintending control of the City Administrator.

This position provides a wide range of duties including:

  1. Prepares agenda for all meetings and compiles agenda packets for distribution to the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and management staff.
  2. Compliance with Open Meetings and Records Laws including publishing and posting all notices, bids and other notices required by state law and coordinating all open records requests.
  3. Attends all meetings of the Board of Aldermen and prepares journal style minutes of all meetings without assistance of taping devices.
  4. Maintains all official records and official seal of the city, including: ordinances, resolutions, minutes and contracts consistent with state law. Certifies copies of documents for court and other city departments.
  5. Provides administrative support in scheduling, routine telephone inquiries and written correspondence, planning special events, typing and copying of reports for the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and City Administrator. Serves as primary answering point for the administrative offices.
  6. Assists City Administrator in role as Purchasing Agent in coordination of bidding process, including placement of publications for notices to bid, distribution of bid packages, acceptance of bids and opening of bids for all departments.
  7. Serves as the City’s election authority, assisting the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners in conducting municipal elections.
  8. Responsible for processing and issuance of all city licenses including business, liquor, vending machine and solicitation.
  9. Notary Public

Candidates must possess excellent organizational, written and verbal skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required especially in use of Word and Excel. Candidates must be comfortable working in a fast pace environment with minimal supervision that requires multi-tasking of a broad array of job responsibilities. Must be comfortable working in a public environment with a high level of citizen contact. Experience as city clerk or assistant city clerk desired but not mandatory. Desire bachelor’s degree but experience may substitute in lieu of college education.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the following online job portal: 

Des Peres Online Job Application Portal

All questions concerning this position should be directed to the City Administrator at or by phone at 314-835-6110. Applications desired by November 9th but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Des Peres is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Des Peres not to discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, religion or disability.

Community Outreach and Fundraising Manager
PCs for People

About PCs for People

COVID-19 has shined a spotlight on digital inclusion, a social challenge we have been working on for two decades. It is not a new challenge but something that is now more visible as our country is attempting to transition to distance learning, work from home, required telehealth and combat shelter in place social isolation.

Since 1998, PCs for People has been a driving force behind digital inclusion efforts across the US. Through a sustainable business model and unwavering commitment to the communities we serve, we have connected over 320,000 people in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and recycled millions of pounds of electronics. Our services include free end-of-life IT asset management and certified data sanitization, technology refurbishing, computer distribution, computer repair, internet service, and technology education.

About the Role

This full-time position is responsible for the continued development and implementation of PCs for People’s community outreach and fundraising strategies across the Metro East and surrounding markets. The position will assume supporting growth in coordination and collaboration of PCs for People with partner nonprofit agencies to increase digital awareness and literacy. This position will also lead in building partnerships and a network of nonprofit partners to maximize distribution, usage, and impact of affordable technology in our community.

Role Responsibilities

  • Community Relations job duties will be approximately 70% of total time worked and include responsibilities like:
  • Promote PCs for People’s mission and programs in the community through building a network of contacts, social media, presentations at community events, and more
  • Develop and maintain relationships in diverse and underrepresented communities
  • Identifying and educating organizations to coordinate services provided and develop access to new customers
  • Establishing strong relationships with institutional partners and developing collaborative approaches to increasing digital literacy
  • Outreach to community stakeholders (nonprofits and individuals) to encourage participation in digital literacy courses and affordable technology
  • Representing PCs for People at conferences, association meetings, and resource fairs
  • Identify and engage potential schools, government agencies, and nonprofits to host events, lead in scheduling and execution
  • Supporting sales staff in obtaining new recycling partners, especially among non-profit partners
  • Leading in nonprofit sales and technology outreach
  • Provide support and backup to customer service as needed
  • Support grant writing and fundraising efforts
  • Leading on local social media and other engagement activities as assigned
  • Support for distribution events will be approximately 30% of total time worked and include responsibilities like:
  • Coordinating Metro East-based distribution events and pop-up shops
  • Reach out to community stake holders in assigned markets across the Metro East to develop computer and internet distribution events
  • Plan, and lead the execution of events and efforts to boost internet retention rates
  • Work with other staff to support event efforts in markets across the country.

Desired Skills/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years in a related field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented and have excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, establish priorities, problem solve and function independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to exhibit a high degree of quality, integrity, and honor confidentiality of appropriate information including, but not limited to, customer data, organizational operations or work processes, donor and donor family information, contributor details, any financial information.
  • Strong working knowledge of Google, Microsoft Office, and Adobe applications.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Desire to help the community.
  • Some travel required.

This is a unique opportunity to make a difference and positively impact the local and national community with a growing non-profit.

Expected start date is as soon as possible. This is a full-time position.

Application Information

Those interested can apply through our company site. Here is the direct link to our employment page –

Membership and Tribute Associate
Forest Park Forever

Type: Full Time
Location: Forest Park

Reports To:               Director of Annual Giving & Development Operations

Position Summary

The Membership and Tribute Associate is responsible for the organization’s Membership Program stewardship activities of General and Leffingwell Society members, Tribute program, acknowledgment process and other administrative support associated with annual giving and development operations.


Membership Program

  • Prepares member acknowledgments and benefit fulfillment mailings.
  • Assists in production of in-house mailings.
  • Manages premium storage, inventory, and fulfillment.
  • Assists in preparation of work for volunteers and provides guidance and instructions, as necessary.
  • Assists Forest Park Forever in its goal to steward, recognize and cultivate donors and prospects.
  • Represents Forest Park Forever at events, meetings and functions as needed.

Tribute Program

  • Manages Tribute program, including but not limited to fulfillment, acknowledgment, donor cultivation and reporting for general, brick and tree tribute gifts.


  • Assists with gift processing as needed, especially during high-volume times.
  • General administrative duties, including but limited to data entry for moves management, paper filing, electronic filing, telephone, and email communications.
  • Answers telephone and in-person membership and tribute inquiries.
  • Other duties as assigned, including general support the Development team activities.


  • 1-3 years of successful experience in development; experience with annual giving and/or tribute programs preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Oral and written communication
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics and dependability
  • Initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently

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

  • Must be able to traverse the park and office. Mobility is occasionally required over uneven terrain during events or onsite donor meetings.
  • Regularly facilitates donor meetings via face to face or virtual communications.
  • Occasionally, lifts and moves materials such as donor benefits and development supplies, up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to position self to work with materials involved in planning event, this may involve reaching items in overhead or on the floor.
  • 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 benefits for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement 401K.

Learn more, and apply.


Development Manager
Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization that has been helping the world’s most vulnerable communities since 1962. As our name suggests, we use our wings to connect people to the resources they need to meet their development goals.

Position Description:

The Development Manager is responsible for grant management, event coordination and fundraising and relationship management activities, including working with a team to create and implement the fundraising, development and communications strategies for Wings of Hope.


Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

·         Assist with the creation and implementation of the annual Development Plan that incorporates a range of strategies including but not limited to annual appeals, major donors, grants, airplane donations and special events.

·         Serve as the organization’s grant manager with responsibility to lead the research, relationship cultivation, production coordination, writing, delivery, and follow-along/up for all grants. Maintains grant database and formulates an annual timeline for submissions and reporting.

·         Supports the organization’s cultivation, stewardship and fundraising event operations, committee relations, solicitation support, sponsor fulfillment and in-kind donation solicitation.

·         Support the work of volunteers in fundraising activities.

·         Assist with the production and implementation of campaigns and other fundraising communications and strategies.

·         Assist with the management of the Airplane Donation Program by supporting the Director of Development and working with other Development Team members to coordinate and execute program strategies and outcomes.

·         Maintain accurate and up-to-date database of donor communications and involvement.

·         Assist with bi-annual airplane raffles.

·         General development activities include support of Board committees, donation coordination as well as communication and marketing support.


·         Bachelor’s degree

·         Three to five years of development experience

·         Grant writing experience with proven track record of grant success

·         Detail oriented with excellent time-management

·         Progress toward CFRE credential


·         Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

·         Appreciation and acceptance of diverse cultures and beliefs.

·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

·         Ability to effectively manage multiple and concurrent projects.

·         Ability to work with a wide variety of volunteers.

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office, databases and social media technologies.

·         A passion for humanitarian work and Wings of Hope mission.


The Development Manager is a full-time (40 hours/week), salaried position reporting directly to the Director of Development.  Employee benefits, retirement savings plan and professional development opportunities are available. Annual salary range is:  $45,000.00 – $55,000.00.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Angela Walleman, Director of Administration and Human Resources at Please include “Development Manager Search” in the subject line.

Wings of Hope is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other protected status. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, discipline and termination.

Chief Development Officer
Queeen of Peace Center

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Chief Development Officer (CDO)

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

DIRECT REPORTS: Donor and Community Relations Manager, Event and Communications Manager and Grants Specialist

Organization Overview

Founded in 1985, Queen of Peace Center is a $10+ million-dollar nonprofit organization serving St. Louis women, children, and families. We are focused exclusively on family-centered behavioral healthcare. Our unique model addresses the full continuum of needs for those impacted by substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, and trauma. Our programs provide treatment, prevention, education, and housing – including ensuring food, medicine, and basic needs are met throughout recovery journeys.

One of eight federated agencies of Catholic Charities of St. Louis, Queen of Peace Center is a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has its own Board of Directors. We are licensed by Missouri Department of Mental Health and accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

Position Description

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for achieving Queen of Peace Center’s (QOPC) fundraising, social media and marketing goals. He/she has direct responsibility for raising funds through major gifts, annual giving (online giving, mid-level donors, appeals, etc.), corporate/foundation support, planned giving, and special events. The CDO also oversees marketing, branding, public relations, advertising, social media, and other communication initiatives.

In this role, he/she works closely with the QOPC Senior Leadership Team, the Board of Directors, a host of trusted volunteers, and various Board committees, including the Development Committee, to build and implement a successful development strategy. The CDO will be forward thinking and in tune with evolving fundraising techniques.

Core Functions

  • Working with the Board, Development Committee, and staff leadership, meet and exceed fundraising targets. Report fundraising results compared to budget to the CEO and to the Board throughout the year.
  • Provide direction and oversight to the annual fund, including Case for Funding, Annual Fund and Master Calendar, budget oversight, creation and production of communications, and other efforts that support annual revenue production.
  • Working with the QOPC Senior Leadership Team, identify QOPC’s funding priorities and opportunities and create a compelling Case for Funding; Revise annually.
  • Create annual major gifts (contributions of $5,000 or more) plan, set quantifiable goals and objectives, and see to their successful fulfillment. With CEO and the Donor and Community Relations Manager, increase annual support from major donors.
  • Provide direction and oversight to the Event and Communications Manager for special events dedicated to fundraising, including annual Golf Tournament and donor cultivation/stewardship initiatives.
  • Direct grants development process and oversee the Grants Specialist. When appropriate, build relationships with foundation officials and assist with stewardship of grantors.
  • Direct public relations and marketing initiatives. Ensure continuity of tone and message, oversee branding process agency-wide, direct communications and marketing efforts related to agency programs.
  • Serve as the spokesperson for agency to the media, as appropriate.
  • Provide direction and oversight for the fundraising database administration.
  • Supervise three fundraising staff and support consultants.
  • Working with the CEO and the Board of Directors, help develop the Board: facilitate the selection process; facilitate committee process; act as a Board liaison to build strong, lasting relationships between the agency and Board members. Keep the Board regularly informed about the meaningful work being done at QOPC.
  • Work closely with other Catholic Charities federated agency Development Teams.

Core Competencies

  • First-hand experience in directing a Development Department responsible for raising at least $1 million annually. Proven ability to work with major donors ($5,000+), mid-level giving donors ($1,000+), corporate funders, grant makers, and Board members. Proven ability to direct successful annual fundraising campaigns. Strong cultivation and stewardship skills.
  • Dedication to stewardship of donor gifts: prompt and accurate reporting of the uses of contributions; support of donor wishes; appropriate donor acknowledgement, etc.
  • Ability to direct multiple vendors and staff to achieve specified goals; ability to translate programming opportunities into successful marketing efforts.
  • Ability to create marketing and communications goals; ability to direct the implementation of marketing and communications plans.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire staff and to enlist staff agency-wide in helping with development efforts to build the QOPC Culture of Philanthropy.
  • Ability to communicate well in speech and in writing: Able to speak persuasively about the organization.
  • Excellent complex relationship management skills and high EQ.
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors, committees, and volunteers.
  • Ability to develop effective partnerships with internal and external constituencies.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive constituent and colleague relationships through constructive communication skills and professionalism. Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal and motivational skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Willingness to travel around the St. Louis region, as requested.
  • Desire to work with an exceptional Senior Leadership Team in an environment of measurable accountability. Ability to work independently as well.


Education and certification: Bachelor’s degree required; CFRE strongly preferred. Experience with strategic planning and nonprofit budgeting preferred.

Experience: At least 8-10 years of successful fundraising experience, preferably at a social service or community-focused agency. Successful experience with nonprofits having an annual budget of at least $5+ million.

To learn more about Queen of Peace Center, please visit

More information and apply.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.

Queen of Peace Center is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Major Project Manager II
City of St. Louis

Promotes and facilitates development projects in strategic areas and plans, organizes, monitors, manages, and evaluates economic development project activities


Under limited supervision, promotes and facilitates development projects in strategic areas. Plans, organizes, monitors, manages, and evaluates economic development project activities.

Responsibilities include: coordinating, directing, and implementing programs and projects that support commercial and industrial development; workforce development; construction project management; the attraction of and assistance to domestic and international businesses; development of public facilities and infrastructure; small business development initiatives; innovation/technology development initiatives, and/or other economic development, redevelopment, or capital improvement programs or projects.


  • Manages all aspects of assigned major project areas to ensure successful development completion.
  • Assists in representing SLDC on economic development boards and committees, and other issues as assigned
  • Develops management plans including current and critical path schedules for projects.
  • Meets and works with innovation/technology development programs, citizen committees, special interest groups, non-profit organizations, and neighborhood groups concerning economic development issues and problems.
  • Performs economic development ombudsman duties with City departments and outside agencies for project areas. Coordinates with developers, other departments, city agencies, and state and federal agencies to assure that projects stay on schedule and within budget.
  • Evaluates projects on a cost/benefit basis.
  • Prepares reports on economic development activities.
  • Negotiates development agreements and contracts with private developers where necessary.
  • Drafts request for proposals/qualifications, and manages negotiating process. Manages the RFQ/RFP process.
  • Analyzes third-party proposals and identifies appropriate strategies to assist the parties involved.
  • Prepares board resolutions required for approval of various phases of the development process.
  • Researches, applies for, and manages grant proposals.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


  • Work includes site visits in the field.
  • Ability to drive – site visits.
  • Ability to walk and move around buildings with uneven flooring and rubble
  • Exposure to elements during site visits
  • Requires the ability to lift and carry files/papers of up to twenty pounds.
  • Requires the ability to stoop, crouch, balance, bend, and climb during site visits.
  • Requires the ability to distinguish objects clearly in near vision for writing and computer work.


St. Louis Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran's status or marital status.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Economic Development, MBA, or a related field. Extensive (5+ years) progressively responsible work experience at a level that required supervision or management of projects and programs in economic development, redevelopment, commercial real estate development, business assistance, construction management, public facility or infrastructure development, and public and/or private finance.

Work requires considerable independent judgment and initiative in combining a broad scope of professional planning and economic development knowledge and sophisticated, analytical judgments to solve a variety of complex, technical problems. Must have strong, demonstrated communication skills (public speaking, persuasive writing, report writing, negotiation, building consensus, communicating complex topics/concepts to varied audiences). Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with mapping software with the ability to create maps with layered data (i.e., ERSIs and ArcView) a plus. Able to adapt quickly to new technology – document management software, databases, project management software, mapping tools. Etc.


  • Requires St. Louis City residency within 180 days of successful completion of the 180-day probationary period.
  • Requires valid driver’s license - site visits/commercial area surveys.

Applications are taken online only using the City's application portal

Executive Director
Empower Missouri


Empower Missouri works to secure basic human needs and equal justice for every person in our state through coalition-building and advocacy.


We envision a Missouri in which all people have food, shelter, and justice.


·       Adequate nutrition, affordable housing, and equal justice are essential for Missouri’s success.

·       All structural oppressions are recognized, challenged, and dismantled.

·       Evidence-based public policy is foundational for those who govern.

·       The lawmaking process is truly accessible to all in our state.

About the Position:

The Executive Director will be a highly motivated, engaged, and dynamic individual with an interest in securing basic human needs and equal justice for every person in Missouri through coalition-building and advocacy. The Executive Director (ED) serves as the hands-on leader working with the Board to execute the strategic initiatives of Advocacy, Communication, and Education for the organization. The ED ensures the organization’s role as a source of education, information, community involvement, business and collegial support, and development. The ED should be willing to serve as support for the team in their specific areas of focus, experience and knowledge while building and maintaining structure and alignment throughout the organization. The ED should be a consensus builder with a passion for equality.

Roles and Responsibilities:


·          Supervise and manage a staff of five current employees (mix of full time/part time).  In addition, work with outsourced staff (such as part time bookkeeper) as necessary.

·          Assess any additional staffing needs to fulfill the mission of Empower Missouri.

·          Develop a strategic alignment of the organization from staff to board to external groups that allows everyone to understand, embrace and pursue the mission of Empower Missouri.

·          Provide support and guidance to build upon current revenue. Ensure a robust grant program to support the mission of Empower Missouri, while developing innovative programming to drive value for donors and potential sponsorships.

·          Effectively manage the organization from fiscal, administrative, and infrastructure perspectives.

·          Approve and manage expenses, financial reports, and policy updates


·          Be the primary resource to the board and staff for best practices, new ideas, and strong execution of shared goals.

·          Manage a diverse communication strategy plan for both internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to newsletters, website, social media, etc.

·          Motivate participation in this great organization, both through donations and volunteer efforts.

·          Support staff and work well within a team.

·          Work closely with the board to create and convey one cohesive voice for the issues of the state.


·          Support and grow the robust grants program that currently exists.

·          Develop and engage an annual giving program for individuals.

·          Actively target and pursue corporate giving in support of mission.

·          Assess all current fundraising activities and make recommendations towards additions, subtractions and improvements.


·          Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in upper management positions within an advocacy organization is preferred.

·          Relevant Bachelor’s Degree or other related higher education is preferred.

·          A diversity of knowledge and skills to effectively manage the organization including personnel management, fiscal management, fundraising management and growth, advocacy, event management, communications strategies, technology savvy, and building of partnerships and coalitions.

·          Ability to set priorities, delegate responsibilities, mentor, motivate, and develop others.

·          Strong ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.

·          Strong creative and entrepreneurial spirit that enables the organization to grow and expand its influence within its vision and mission.

·          Currently living in the state of Missouri.

·          25-50% of in-state travel expected (as pandemic conditions allow)

·          Engaging personality with strong public speaking skills

·          Strong writing & communication skills


Send cover letter, resume detailing measurable success in the key qualifications for the positions

No phone calls please. All candidates will be notified via email as to the status of their application.

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