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Marketing and Communications Coordinator VISTA
Creative Reaction Lab

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator (VISTA) will build the capacity of Creative Reaction Lab by developing and implementing our traditional and digital marketing & communications strategy, capturing and distributing stories and content of youth and historically underinvested community members impacted by health and racial inequities, and developing outreach strategies and materials engaging educators teaching historically underinvested Black and Latinx youth. The VISTA’s service will help improve the reach, sustainability, and growth of our programs and impact, particularly for our programming within the St. Louis Promise Zone and Title I schools whereas there are major economic disparities. (For example, 43% of the children in St. Louis City live below the poverty line and there is an 18 year life expectancy gap between Black and White residents within the St. Louis Region.) The VISTA’s service will help us extend our programming to more Black and Latinx youth.

Position duration is one year, from May 2020 to May 2021.

AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)

  • Pass a national service criminal history check

  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. (Federal Language)

AmeriCorps VISTA Benefits:

  • Living Allowance ($12,000 a year/based on St. Louis’ low cost of living)

  • End of Service Award ($1800 cash stipend OR $5920 for future or past education expenses)

  • Access to Housing Stipend (of $100 off monthly rent at select partner apartments)

  • Relocation Allowance (for VISTA members moving more than 50 miles from their home)

  • Professional Development Stipend of $250

  • Health Benefits

  • Child Care Assistance

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • Personal and Medical Leave

  • Emergency Travel

  • Loan Deferment and Loan Interest Payment (Note: Interest will be covered during the year of service.)

  • Non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status for federal employment

For more info and to apply:


Curriculum Development Coordinator VISTA
Creative Reaction Lab

The VISTA member will build the capacity of Creative Reaction Lab by developing curricula and refining training processes for youth participants and mentors involved in our youth programs. Their service will help improve the reach, sustainability, and growth of our programs and impact, particularly for programming that focuses on formerly incarcerated youth and/or takes place within the St. Louis Promise Zone and Title I schools. As CRXLAB grows as an organization, enhancing our curricula development and adoption will be key for improving 1. Training and support for mentors who teach the curriculum; 2. Feedback processes so that CRXLAB can be responsive to participants’ learning needs and strengths; and 3. Our work across communities. Ultimately, with greater readiness and learning experiences, we believe that participants and mentors will be better supported in their work to promote racial equity, health equity, and poverty reduction in historically underinvested communities.

Position duration is one year, from May 2020 to May 2021.

AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)

  • Pass a national service criminal history check

  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. (Federal Language)

AmeriCorps VISTA Benefits:

  • Living Allowance ($12,000 a year/based on St. Louis’ low cost of living)

  • End of Service Award ($1800 cash stipend OR $5920 for future or past education expenses)

  • Access to Housing Stipend (of $100 off monthly rent at select partner apartments)

  • Relocation Allowance (for VISTA members moving more than 50 miles from their home)

  • Professional Development Stipend of $250

  • Health Benefits

  • Child Care Assistance

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • Personal and Medical Leave

  • Emergency Travel

  • Loan Deferment and Loan Interest Payment (Note: Interest will be covered during the year of service.)

  • Non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status for federal employment

For more info and to apply:

City Clerk
City of Wildwood, Mo.

The City of Wildwood, Missouri (pop: 35,517) is seeking an experienced individual to serve as City Clerk. The ideal candidate will be able to perform complex, highly responsible administrative support to the Mayor, City Council and City Administrator as further described in the Position Description, including knowledge of the legal requirements relating to municipal records, policies regarding meetings, and any laws applicable to the administration of the City Clerk’s office; position requires taking minutes at City Council meetings and other meetings as assigned. Candidate must have strong writing skills in order to produce reports, correspondence, meeting minutes and citizen communications; must use good judgment and maintain confidentiality of personal and private information of citizens and officials.

Salary is set by the City Council (current salary range is $63,154 - $91,573); a comprehensive benefits package including 100% paid family health coverage is also provided. Bachelor’s Degree plus four years of related experience performing the functions described above, preferably in a municipal government setting. Certification as a Missouri Professional or Registered City Clerk, or a willingness to obtain certification during employment with the city, is desirable.

A letter of interest and accompanying resume for this position must be emailed to the attention of Sam Anselm, City Administrator, at Please reference "Resume for City Clerk" in the email subject line. Review of candidates will begin on March 11, 2020. Open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Learn more, and apply.

Interim Executive Director
Empower Missouri

Empower Missouri is seeking a candidate for a contract position as Interim Executive Director. This is an opportunity to help set up our 119-year-old organization for enhanced success. The ideal candidate will work with the Board of Directors to position the organization for continued growth and collaborate to identify our next full time Executive Director.

This contract position will be for at least a six-month period and approximately 25-35 hours per week.

The Interim Executive Director is a proven leader, responsible for overseeing the operations of Empower Missouri, shaping a sustainable strategy for the organization, and supporting the Board in in identifying a permanent Executive Director.  The Interim Executive Director is responsible for providing day-to-day oversight of the organization and staff.  This position reports to the Board of Directors.

Empower Missouri advocates for the well-being of all Missourians through civic leadership, education and research.  We envision Missouri becoming a more just, equitable and democratic society that assures every person’s health, safety, security, independence, human rights, dignity and the opportunity to reach full potential.

Management, Operations, and Leadership

  • Oversee Empower Missouri’s day-to-day administration and operations, including staff supervision, programmatic progress and facilities/systems management.
  • Enhance the effectiveness of the team through hiring, supervision and professional development of the staff to ensure growth and success
  • Ensure the implementation of programs, services, and activities that meet the requirements of all grants and support positive outcomes for Missourians
  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure the effective operation and delivery of programs
  • Identify qualities and skills sets needed in the permanent Executive Director

Financial Performance and Resource Management

  • Recommend new and innovative fundraising and development strategies
  • Participate in cultivation and solicitation visits with staff and Board members
  • Ensure timely financial reporting to the Board and Finance Committee
  • Prepare and propose budgets and prudently manage Empower Missouri resources

Organization and Board Development and Governance

  • Provide leadership at all Board and Board Committee meetings
  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provide all information necessary for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions
  • Deliver recommendations for improvement and change that foster Empower Missouri’s long-term stability and success


  • Change agent who has successfully led an organization through challenge and change
  • High integrity leadership and commitment to transparency
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Ability to convey Empower Missouri’s strategic vision to staff, Board, volunteers and donors
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Ability to interface with and motivate Board members, volunteers, and donor groups
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and cultivate staff
  • Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher education preferred


Click here to see the position on the organization's webpage.

Please send resume and cover letter along with a proposal for the scope of work along with compensation expected to Applications are due by April 15, 2020. Proposals will be viewed on a rolling basis.


Executive Director
Turning Point Advocacy Services

Turning Point is seeking an inspiring new executive director to grow the organization in an innovative way. This position is an opportunity for someone who is energized by challenges and is a knowledgeable, passionate and compassionate crusader for social justice.

The executive director works independently and collaboratively with the Board of Directors and staff to improve the lives of families in crisis. Helpful leadership proficiencies include community outreach, fund development, team building, conflict resolution, and a gift to adapt to emergent fluctuations in routine in an emotionally charged atmosphere. 


Turning Point Advocacy Services operates in a confidential location in rural Warren County, about an hour west of St. Louis, Missouri. It is a community of small-town, conservative values with strong local loyalties. It is close to wineries, lake resorts, state and national historical sites and the Katy Trail. Vestiges of farmland, quiet main streets and roadways for “Sunday drives” outnumber pockets of industry.

About Turning Point

Turning Point provides a 24/7 hotline, 30-bed emergency shelter, court advocacy, safety planning, economic empowerment, counseling and resource education to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Our goal is to help survivors and their children overcome the cycle of abuse. Each year our staff provides services to about 450 women and children and answers about 600 hotline calls. We serve individuals and families in Franklin, Gasconade, Lincoln, Montgomery, Warren and St. Charles counties in Missouri.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Be a role model to staff and clients. Set and maintain the highest level of safety, confidentiality and objectivity and set clear personal and professional boundaries. 

  • Generate community outreach opportunities and partnerships with public and private entities, focusing on awareness, education, prevention and fundraising.
  • Lead, motivate and mentor a team of 20 so that everyone sees their contributions and value; ensure their personal and professional growth and nurture their calling to help others.
  • Manage the organization’s budget, including resource-development, grant writing, fundraising and sustaining efforts.
  • Oversee client services and programs and provide direct client services as needed.
  • Lead strategic direction, organizational oversight, policy development and other duties as directed by the Board of Directors.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree in sociology, psychology, social work, nonprofit management, business administration or public policy preferred. Relevant experience may be substituted for a master’s degree.
  • An understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse, sexual violence and victim-defined advocacy.
  • At least 3 years experience in a management role. Work or volunteer experience at a nonprofit, working with victims of domestic or sexual abuse or in an emergency shelter would be beneficial.
  • The ability to keep a calm and positive composure during crisis.
  • Experience in budget preparation and budget management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a history in leading a staff, a readiness to cultivate community relationships and a comfort with diverse populations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a flare for public speaking.

Salary and benefits

Health insurance. Paid sick days. Vacation. Starting salary from $52K to $57K and commensurate to skills and experience.

To apply

No phone calls please. Email cover letter with resume (or CV) to We will contact applicants to arrange interviews. Interviews will be conducted by phone and videoconferencing as needed through the urgency of the pandemic. Recruitment will continue until the best possible match is made.

Major Gifts Officer
Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability please contact (314) 754-2732 for assistance.

Do you love fundraising?  Do you have excellent communication skills, a passion for building relationships, and a successful track record of securing large gifts?  If the answer to these questions is “yes” then LFCS may be the place for you.

Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri’s (LFCS) mission is to empower children and families to overcome challenges today so they can build a better tomorrow.  Our organization has been helping children and families for over 150 years.  If you want to make a difference, come join us!

We are currently seeking a full-time Major Gifts Officer.  This position will implement development efforts to raise funds supporting the major gift, planned giving and tax credit efforts for assigned prospects in the St. Louis area in conjunction with the Senior Major Gifts Officer.

About the Position

This professional will manage and implement identification and engagement strategies for assigned prospects, major gift donors, tax credit donors, and planned giving donors.  The Major Gifts Officer will understand and integrate individual efforts with the Development Annual and Strategic Plan, the Agency mission, and projects and specific programmatic support.


Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business or related field required.

Two years experience in fundraising, major gifts solicitation, or sales preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

Ability to build relationships, directly solicit funds, and motivate donors to support LFCS. Ability to collaborate with LFCS staff.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to present eloquently to groups.  Knowledge of fundraising principles and ethical standards.  Knowledge of major gift solicitation.  Computer literacy in the use of Microsoft Office software programs, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Experience with donor database software.  Familiarity with modern gift techniques and tools for non-profits.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, pregnancy, creed, genetic information, gender identity, status as protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

In addition to federal law requirements, LFCS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment


Please apply at:   just go to our “Careers” page.


Vice President of Advancement and Communications
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (located in Glen Carbon, Ill.)

The VP of Advancement & Communications is responsible for all activities related to internal and external marketing and communications along with the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual, major, and planned gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. The VP of Advancement & Communications will be directly responsible for successfully creating, leading and implementing an integrated marketing and communications, and advancement strategy. This strategy, which supports Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois strategic plan, will focus on: implementing a multifaceted communications and outreach strategy targeted to members, volunteers, funders, donors, board and constituents, and; developing new donor and partner relationships, while maintaining existing ones to build the organization's visibility, impact, and financial resources.


Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. All employees are expected to fully support the work and mission of the organization.


  • Cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of principal gift prospects to contribute significantly to GSofSI’s fundraising success in concert with the CEO.
  • Creates a clear, specific operational plan with milestones to achieve progress toward long-term and immediate operational and fundraising goals that provide philanthropic support for GSofSI’s mission and strategic priorities.
  • Develops, plans, and manages a variety of fundraising and cultivation events. Assess and strengthen their effectiveness. 
  • In conjunction with the CEO builds relationships with external and audiences, publics and stakeholders. 
  • Ensure dynamic processes in all phases of donor qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Oversees responsibility for development, expansion, and protection of brand initiatives to improve visibility, and reputation. 
  • Supervise the grant writing and reporting process. 
  • Serve as the staff liaison for the Fund Development Committee. 
  • Oversees building of GSofSI’s brand equity and image through social media, public relations, advertising, promotion, and sponsorships. 
  • Builds integrated communications, public relations strategies based on the organization’s strategic plan, goals, objectives and target market segments.
  • Designs and implements a comprehensive strategy to increase giving for all areas of fundraising including annual giving, major and planned giving and capital campaigns. 
  • Oversee development of all print communications including the annual report, marketing collateral materials and electronic communications. Oversee relationships with associated vendors. 
  • In concert with the CEO, serve as a spokesperson and lead point person on media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 10 years significant leadership experience in non-profit or higher education advancement with an impressive record of increasing levels of responsibility and fundraising and organizational success. 
  • Advanced degree is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to close on solicitations and/or sales.
  • Strong organizational, supervisory, and leadership capabilities are required. 
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills are essential. 

For more information and to apply, click here.


Executive Director
Prosperity Connection

Status: Exempt

Position reports to: Chairman of the Board

Positions supervised: Director of Operations, Director of Financial Capability, Director of Marketing & Donor Engagement, Director of Financial Services, and Staff Accountant

Job Summary:

The Executive Director of Prosperity Connection is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the organization with the guidance of the Board of Directors and assistance of staff. Additionally, the role focuses heavily upon partner relationship management and fundraising through numerous channels and methods to ensure organizational sustainability. The Executive Director will exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.

Essential Functions:

1) Oversees Directors responsible for the day-to-day operations of Prosperity Connection programs, including; the Excel Center network, RedDough Money Centers, fundraising and grant initiatives, and special events. Responsible for ensuring that staff achieves desired outcomes and for stewarding a positive, supportive organizational culture.

2) Serves as the primary liaison to key stakeholders (i.e. area businesses, banks, community leaders, local clergy, government officials and social service agencies) by building and maintaining strategic partnerships that serve to increase the organization’s presence, relevance, and utility in achieving organizational and community goals related to household financial health; seeks and vets new partnership opportunities, as well as periodically reviews existing relationships to determine relevance to organizational goals

3) Leads fundraising efforts through major donor lead development; provides ongoing stewardship of donors to ensure long-term, sustained funding streams; works with relevant staff and committees to create and pitch proposals to corporate, foundation, and individual donors; collaborates with staff and committees to produce ongoing fundraising events; achieves fundraising goals as outlined in annual budgets

4) Acts as chief spokesperson for Prosperity Connection by pursuing and responding to media opportunities; works with relevant staff to manage outward communications for programs, fundraising, and promotions; maintains the quality of internal and external communications

5) Understands and complies with all state and federal regulations and laws.

6) Provides oversight of all organizational finances to ensure fidelity of accounting systems and reporting to stakeholders; works with relevant staff to monitor expenses and income; as needed, provides reports to the Board, committees, and other stakeholders; establishes and monitors annual budgets with the assistance of relevant staff; serves as a signer on financial accounts

7) Ensures that the organization achieves program and initiative milestones, as agreed upon within MOUs, contracts, and other agreements between Prosperity Connection and funding/program stakeholders

8) Provides accurate and timely program and financial reports to advisory & oversight committees, as well as the Board of Directors throughout the year

9) Represents Prosperity Connection in a professional manner, and helps to ensure the integrity of the organization’s brand at all times

10) Actively performs other duties as assigned.


• Three (3) or more years of experience in nonprofit & personnel management, major donor engagement, and fundraising
• Strong understanding of community development, project management, communications, and organizational dynamics


The Executive Director must have a thorough understanding of the offerings provided by Prosperity Connection and the field of financial capability.

The candidate must be extremely professional in behavior and appearance, show initiative, be willing to work a flexible schedule, and have the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Prosperity Connection’s Executive Director should exemplify the spirit of the organization and provide thought leadership in addition to basic organizational management.

The candidate will also possess superior grammar, proofreading and editing skills, exceptional attention to detail, and must be able to master the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Additionally, the Executive Director must be a confident and capable public speaker.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The physical requirements of this job include the ability to stand/sit, walk, reach above shoulder level, data entry, crouch, bend, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl and carry/lift up to 35 pounds. The employee must have valid driver’s license and have his or her own personal transportation.

In order to apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to

Stephen Ministries
Program Staff

Nature and Scope: Contribute as a member of Stephen Ministries’ program development and delivery team and grow into a leadership role.
• Work is accomplished primarily at the Stephen Ministries Center in St. Louis, Missouri, with occasional travel possible.


• Minimum bachelor’s degree (master’s degree a plus) and excellent academic record
• Skilled in using current technology
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated experience and proficiency in writing, editing, and one or more of the following areas:
» Project management
» Supervising staff
» Presenting and speaking
» Marketing


Program staff serve on a team that writes and edits training presentations, books, manuals, publicity materials, and other resources. In addition, based on their individual gifts, strengths, experience, and interests, as well as the mission of the organization, program staff may:
• Serve as a project manager for specific product development or publicity efforts.
• Serve as a book marketing coordinator or marketing team member.
• Work with or manage elements of the customer service team, market research team, or consultation staff, supervising one or more staff members.
• Provide consultation by phone with Stephen Ministry congregations.
• Direct two or more one-week training courses conducted by Stephen Ministries in various U.S. cities each year—supervising a conference team, teaching sessions, interacting with and assisting participants, and coordinating with hotel staff and other vendors.
• Teach at introductory workshops throughout the country introducing people to Stephen Ministry training.

Compensaton and benefits:

• Compensation competitive with that offered for similar responsibilities at for-profit organizations
• Full healthcare and dental benefits for employee and available for family
• Two weeks paid vacation per year
• One week sick/personal time per year
• Company-paid 403(b) retirement plan

Mail or fax your résumé and cover letter to:
Human Resources
Stephen Ministries
2045 Innerbelt Business
Center Dr.
St. Louis, Missouri 63114
Phone: (314) 428-2600
Fax: (314) 428-7888

Program Manager
American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)

APDA’s Mission

Every day, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) provides the support, education, and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD) live life to the fullest.

The Greater St. Louis Chapter is one of APDA’s most well-established chapters that provides an array of dynamic programs and servicesthroughout Missouri and Southern Illinois. We are currently seeking an energetic, community organizer and communicator for the full-time position of Program Manager.

A key member of the administrative team, this position reports to the Executive Director and will be responsible for: •Day to day delivery of health and wellness programming; •Representing APDA in the community; •Expanding our reach by identifying and cultivating new partners throughout the Chapter’s region; •Oversight of volunteer support group leaders and wellness instructors; •Collecting data and reporting outcomes for programs and services; •Performing as primary staff for our Community Outreach Committee and liaison with graduate education sites; •Supporting collaborative and grass root fundraising efforts.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a commitment to a team-oriented approach to expanding health and wellness progams in the community. Experience and/or strong interest in Parkinson Disease, community outreach, organization and community capacity buildingin addition to: •Proficiency with data management and outcome reporting; •An ability to work evening and weekend hours at key times during the year; •Flexibility to travel within the Chapter’s region when necessary; •Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail; •Master’s degree in social work or public health preferred.

Compensation & Benefits Compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. APDA offers a competitive benefits package which includes professional development opportunities.

Background Checks: This position requires background checks to be completed. Findings may disqualify an individual for this position.

How to Apply: Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume and contact information for two references to: Cathy Krane, CFRE, CAE Executive Director, Greater St. louis Chapter, American Parkinson Disease Association

Visit the organization's website.


Development Director

Trailnet is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 organization with a 31-year history of advancing St. Louis as a place where walking, bicycling, and the use of public transit are a way of life.

The Development Director conceives and implements a comprehensive fundraising strategy.

The Development Director supervises the membership coordinator and manages consultant relationships, and oversees corporate, foundation, major gifts, annual giving, special events, and all associated activities. Supervised by the Chief Executive Officer, the Development Director works closely with Trailnet’s Board of Directors.

A successful candidate will be self-motivated, team-centric, strategic, charismatic, detail-oriented, and highly organized; and will possess the ability to solicit financial gifts of all levels. Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and research skills are essential. Familiarity with the St. Louis civic community is a plus.

For more info, and to apply, click here.

Director of Development
Confluence Academies

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Department: Administration

POSITION SUMMARY:  Confluence Academies is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented individual to establish and lead a comprehensive development program that will build a community of donors and friends, and secure vital resources to support students and teachers. The Director of Development will be a seasoned professional who is self-motivated and goal-oriented, and is passionate about education equity. The Director of Development will be responsible for implementing a robust development program that includes annual giving, major gifts, grant management and planned giving activities. This individual will also be responsible for identifying and cultivating current and new donors and leaders, building relationships with corporate and foundation partners, and executing engagement programs and appropriate outreach and fundraising events.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

  • Together with the CEO, develop short- and long-term fundraising goals that will support a Case for Support
  • Create a robust development plan that includes strategic initiatives for annual giving efforts, grants, major gifts and planned gifts to meet established goals. Ensure the plan includes detailed tactics, timelines and critical partnerships where appropriate
  • Work with both the CEO and Friends of Confluence to cultivate, educate and solicit the board of directors to develop a culture of philanthropy within the organization
  • Identify and engage a diverse group of individual community leaders committed to urban education who will lead by example by making personal leadership gifts, act as ambassadors for the organization and work to promote the mission and vision of Confluence Academies throughout the broader St. Louis Metropolitan area
  • Work collaboratively and creatively with teachers and staff to appropriately position development opportunities and integrate development messages into publications, reports and collateral materials to support the cultivation and stewardship of donors
  • Research and manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects by developing cultivation and solicitation strategies that move individuals through a meaningful cycle of giving
  • Research, select and implement a donor management database that is appropriate in size and function for a growing development operation
  • Establish a system for gift processing and implement best practices for acknowledging and recognizing donors and leadership
  • Hire and manage a development associate to support activities and initiatives within the development plan when applicable

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree or higher, with five to seven years of development experience or appropriate related experience. A proven fundraising success including major gift solicitation, campaign management and community engagement.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Other Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of development best practices including digital campaigns, fundraising tools and technology, and trends in education fundraising. A self-starter who is able to work both independently and collaboratively with team members and others within the collaborative. The ability to manage multiple priorities, and meet internal and external deadlines. Proficiency in database management and Microsoft Office applications.

Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and evenings

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For more info and to apply, click here.

Visitor Services and Events Manager
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis seeks a highly motivated Visitor Services and Events Manager to oversee front-of-house operations, including staffing, shop, facility rental program, bar, and museum events. The Visitor Services and Events Manager strives to provide an excellent experience for all Museum visitors while ensuring the safety of the artwork. Reporting to the Director of External Affairs, the Manager leads a team of six to ten Visitor Service Associates, and is responsible for earned income and repeat attendance goals. This person is often the first CAM staff member with whom a visitor interacts, and must be able to communicate knowledgeably and enthusiastically about exhibitions, events, and other Museum activities.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package. Typical schedule is Tuesday–Saturday, 9:00 am–5:30 pm. Some evening and additional weekend hours are required.


Visitor Services

  • Provide exceptional customer service to visitors and lead by example to create an environment that is welcoming, engaging, and informative
  • Supervise and maintain a roster of six to ten part-time Visitor Service Associates (VSAs) and security staff
  • Train VSAs and volunteers on front desk, gallery, and shop procedures
  • Schedule VSAs and security according to exhibition and event needs
  • Work with the Curatorial department to learn exhibition opening and closing procedures and handle incident reports
  • Collaborate with the Learning and Engagement department to train VSAs to lead spotlight tours, update and maintain the Children’s Play Space and Library, and support programs
  • Respond to tour requests—schedule Museum Educator and other staff; occasionally lead tours
  • Track, analyze, and report on attendance data and audience surveys
  • Coordinate with the Development department to promote Museum membership
  • Oversee public areas in the Museum to ensure cleanliness, safety, and security
  • Manage Visitor Services budget; order front-of-house supplies and equipment
  • Continually evaluate and enhance Visitor Services systems and procedures
  • Support operations for the café


  • Serve as primary point of contact for event rentals, including weddings, seated dinners, fundraisers, cocktail receptions, fashion shows, corporate parties, and meetings
  • Respond to event rental inquiries, provide tours to prospective clients, create rental agreements, advise on floor plans, approve vendors, and field questions
  • Demonstrate sound judgment when booking events to prioritize security of the artwork and public access during regular museum hours
  • Work with all departments, primarily Learning and Engagement and Development, to advise on logistics for Museum programs and events
  • Schedule event staffing with care taken to protect artwork
  • Manage preferred vendor list
  • Train VSAs to set up sound system and projection equipment
  • Maintain facility rentals calendar and event files
  • Provide on-site event management as needed
  • Manage rentals budget to meet net income goals
  • Work with Director of Finance and Administration to ensure invoices are paid and security deposits are returned
  • Coordinate with Development to process complimentary memberships for rental clients


  • Monitor the visual appeal of CAM’s shop and connectedness to Museum’s brand and exhibitions
  • Work with the Director of External Affairs to merchandise and order inventory
  • Consult with Curatorial on exhibition-related products; coordinate artist-designed projects
  • Manage shop budget, orders, invoices, consignment agreements, monthly reporting, and annual inventory
  • Build relationships with local artists and vendors; organize retail pop-ups
  • Update products on website (WooCommerce) and fulfill online orders
  • Run promotions on-site and online
  • Manage CAM’s shop Instagram account (@camstlshop)


  • Hire bartenders for museum and private events; manage roster and communicate expectations
  • Maintain bar inventory, including beer, wine, spirits, mixers, and supplies, for programs and events
  • Communicate bar packages to rental clients and make special orders
  • Process receipts and bartender timesheets
  • Collaborate with Café Manager on café/bar transition for events and with Facilities Coordinator on equipment upkeep
  • Work with Director of External Affairs to consult with bar specialists as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree and experience in museum, nonprofit, or arts management required
  • Minimum of three years supervisory experience in relevant setting (including retail, hospitality, and entertainment)
  • Event management experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of and/or interest in contemporary art
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to stay organized and calm under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and manage a team
  • Strong understanding of retail and customer service management
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Commitment to diversity, accessibility, equity, and inclusion
  • Willingness to be a hands-on leader, working alongside staff to create a welcoming visitor experience and ensure the success of museum programs and events
  • Eager to learn and collaborate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with a full-time staff of 17
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate events

How to apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Visitor Services and Events Manager.”

For more info, click the organization's pdf.

Manager of Communications
RMHC of St. Louis

Position Summary
This position is responsible for developing and implementing the communication strategy for Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis (RMHC), ensuring it is consistent and reflects the organization's strategic vision.  This position provides RMHC communication direction to all departments.
As part of the RMHC management, the position collaborates with the leadership team to achieve position and organizational goals in support of the RMHC mission and Core Values. 
Basic Qualifications  
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 3 years in Communications field
  • Proficiency with desktop publishing and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong public speaking, writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design skills
  • Knowledge of marketing, including digital marketing
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to manage volunteers and staff
  • Ability to adjust schedule to fit organization's needs
Essential Functions
  • Develops and implements strategic communication plans for the organization
    • Print, digital and multimedia marketing campaigns
    • Website and social media
    • Public relations, advertising, media relations and crisis management
    • Editorial, promotional assets, and fundraising materials and correspondence
    • Brand standards
  • Responsible for developing external communication messaging and outreach efforts to the community, including managing crisis responses.
  • Manages annual giving campaign communications, including timelines, messaging, and deliverables.
  • Acts as communications and branding liaison with RMHC Global
  • Works to ensure consistency and excellence in campaign branding and communications.
  • Leads Organization in identifying new trends in field
  • Effectively utilizes data to drive strategy and make recommendations
  • Manages assigned annual budgets
  • Works with assigned committees
  • Regular and reliable attendance
Nonessential Functions: 
  • Assists with Special projects, as requested 
  • Provides relief to House staff as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Competencies
  • Creativity / Innovation Management
  • Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas
  • Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Relates well to all kinds of people
  • Priority Setting
Manager Competencies:
  • Communication
  • Informing and Written Communications
  • Conflict Management
  • Managerial Approach
  • Provides valuable feedback in a timely manner
  • Savvy
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization   
  • Self-Knowledge:  Knows personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits
  • Work Effectiveness
  • Decision Quality 
  • Delegation 
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others
  • Managing and Measuring Work 
  • Organizing:  Can marshal resources to get things done
  • Planning:  Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects

Physical Demands:
Must be able to concentrate and remain focused while handling multiple tasks, responsibilities and projects. Must be able to perform bending, twisting, stooping, reaching and lifting of moderate to heavy weight material up to 10-15 lbs. Must be able to frequently climb stairs, including up to 3 flights, and frequently walk distances up to approximately 80 yards. Must be able to travel between RMH locations as needed. 
Working Conditions: 
This job operates in a professional work environment.
For more information or to apply, click this link:


Executive Director
Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA)

Job Description

Position Title: Executive Director

The Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates (MIRA) is a coalition of faith, labor, community,business and direct service organizations that recognizes the intrinsic value of all people, organizes and advocates for the basic rights of all immigrants and refugees.

Recognizing that our federal systemof immigration is broken, MIRA works statewide to build support for comprehensive immigration reform. MIRA uses a variety of advocacy and education strategies on the state, federal, and local levels to build power in foreign-born communities, and create a welcoming climate for immigrants and refugees.

The Executive Director for MIRA leads the coalition, and guides day-to-day operations of theStatewide advocacy organization. The Executive Director works with staff, coalition members, and the Board of Directors to fundraise, develop and support programming and organizing that advances MIRA’s mission and builds the sustainability of the organization.

The Executive Director manages this nonprofit and fundraises to ensure financial sustainability of the organization. Supervision: This position reports to the Board of Directors.

Develop and implement organizational fundraising plans, including grant management, donorcultivation, and event fundraising
Lead diverse statewide coalition on issue advocacy, including acting as lobbyist in Jefferson City
Work with MIRA staff and coalition members to plan, develop, and implement organizing and education campaigns and programs
Direct staff, contractors, and volunteers
Draft and disseminate organizational communications, including press materials, action alerts, and coalition updates
Work with bookkeeper and accountant to manage organizational finances
Report to Board of Directors on a monthly basis on MIRA’s financial position, actions, andprogress within strategic plan.

Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years experience in nonprofit leadership or coalition leadership
Demonstrated success in non-profit fundraising and dedication to building financial sustainability
Experience in developing and managing budgets
Demonstrated experience in coalition participation and planning
Excellent written, oral, and online communications skills, and experience with social media
Ability to manage multiple tasks and direct others in a fast-paced environment
Desire and ability to work closely with people of diverse backgrounds and interests
Willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Working knowledge of Quickbooks and/or standard bookkeeping practices
Own transportation and insurance, and willingness for frequent travel throughout the state
Commitment to social justice and immigrant rights
Capacity to speak languages other than English preferred but not required

TO APPLY​, mail or e-mail a cover letter, detailed résumé and the name, email, and phone number of three references to Jennifer Disla, MIRA Interim Executive Director at ​​, 2725 Clifton Avenue St. Louis, Missouri, 63139.

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