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Zoning Specialist
St. Louis County
Salary:$40,539.20 - $64,854.40 Annually
Location:Clayton - St. Louis County, MO
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Department of Public Works
Job Number:2019-00385
8/27/2019 11:59 PM Central


This position works within the Code Enforcement Division of the Department of Public Works and is responsible for the enforcement of zoning ordinances, reviewing site and architectural plans, administering flood plain regulations, and approving building and occupancy permits.

As an employer, St. Louis County cares about the health and well-being of our employees. In an effort to provide for the best possible work-life balance, the County offers a generous benefit package which includes affordable health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 4 weeks of Paid Time Off the first year, 10 paid holidays, deferred benefit retirement plan, paid life insurance as well as short and long term disability. A full listing of benefits is available under the benefit tab at the top of this page. 

The hiring range for the position is $40,539.20 - $48,697.00 per year based on experience and qualifications.
Applicants hired full time on or after January 17, 2018 will be participating in the revised retirement plan.  New employees will be required to contribute 4% of their salary to this plan.

Examples of Duties

Reviews and approves building and occupancy permit applications in compliance with all zoning subdivision and flood plain ordinances

Reviews site development plans to ensure development requirements are met.

Provides zoning and flood plain information both in person and via written communication.

Answers questions of a technical nature and resolves complaints.

Performs related work as required

Provide zoning and flood plain information; explain permitting process and zoning regulations; resolve conflicts relating to property usage and zoning in person by telephone and via written communications to other County Departments, design professionals, and the general public

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Urban Studies, Urban Planning or a related field and a one year of zoning review and enforcement experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Master Degree in a related field will be considered.

Additional Information

A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recentness and appropriateness of the applicant's education and experience, answers to the supplemental questions, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.

The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above.  The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant's earned grade.  A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.

The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Department Director/Appointing Authority who will make the final decision.

All applicants conditionally offered a permanent part time, full time, term or on-call position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory.  The cost of screening will be covered by the County.

HOW TO APPLYApplicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at .  We only accept On-line applications.  If you do not have access to a computer with web access, we have a kiosk that you may use in our office located at 41 S. Central 7th Floor, Clayton, Missouri 63105.


Youth Behavioral Specialists
Cornerstones of Care
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Youth Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for overseeing clients in daily activities while teaching new skills, ensuring safety and managing behaviors.  This position plans activities, reinforces treatment plans and documents all client related information.  Responsible for proper behavior management of children through the use of behavior management techniques. Building healthy relationships with clients and being a role model of healthy behaviors.  The Youth Behavioral Health Specialist must have a working knowledge of child's treatment plan and objectives and structures activities to support that plan. Responsible for creatively structuring activities for groups and conducting psycho-educational groups.  May be responsible for medication administration and other medical support.  Responsible for the reviewing/writing of all required documentation.  Responsible for teaching, guiding, and assisting the client in daily life skills as appropriate for age.  Provides 24 hour awake supervision.  May assist classroom teacher in performing classroom duties.  Ability to manage clients courteously and tactfully while on agency property. 
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a high school diploma and two (2) years working with children.  A Bachelor’s degree in social services, child development, or criminal justice in lieu of experience will be considered.  Ability to perform a range of physical motions including, but not limited to: lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs, standing/walking/sitting for long periods of time, running for brief periods of time.  Ability to use senses of sight and hearing to effectively supervise clients is required.  Must possess or be willing to attain CPR, First Aid, and Safe Crisis Management (SCM) Training (with sufficient passing score) within 2 weeks of hire date.  Must pass background check, physical and drug screening.  This position also requires a valid driver’s license and proof of current vehicle insurance. 
PAY GRADE: 1 / 2
SALARY: $13.00 - $15.00 / hour
(Starting salary depends on education and experience)
BENEFITS: Cornerstones of Care offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision coverage; prescription coverage; accident insurance; short-term disability; health savings account (HSA); flexible spending account (FSA); paid time off; retirement (401K), Public Service Loan Forgiveness and sign-on bonus.   To view a detailed Summary of Benefits please visit our website at and under the heading “About Us” click on “Join Our Team.”
HOW TO APPLY: Please complete an online application at

Manager-Intensive Family Services
Cornerstones of Care

LOCATION: Bowling Green, MO
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Manager - Intensive In-Home / Intensive Family Reunification Services (IIS/IFRS) is responsible for supervising the activities of the IIS/IFRS Specialists in the delivery of services for Cornerstones of Care. Key job duties include hiring, training, leading, and supervising a team of IIS/IFRS Specialists. This position observes IIS/IFRS Specialists in the field while providing coaching as they work towards SBC certification, and attends various meetings including unit meetings and Family Support Team Meetings. Additional responsibilities include coordinating and supervising activities of IIS/IFRS inclusive of weekly supervision, SBC Case Consultation, and Children’s Division staffing. This IIS/IFRS Manager also provides support and guidance in staff’s cases and tracks case information in the electronic health record system. Other key job duties include providing education and feedback to the Children’s Division and Court about ISS/IFRS services. This position will be expected to be available to support staff 24/7.
This position will supervise in the following counties - (Site 831): Marion, Monroe, Ralls, Pike, Lincoln, St. Charles
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work or in a comparable human service field with two (2) years of post-master’s degree experience in the delivery of family and children’s service OR a minimum of one (1) year of experience as an in-home specialist. The ideal candidate will also have three (3) to five (5) years of experience in the field and one (1) year of supervising experience. Must pass background check, physical and drug screening.  This position also requires a valid driver’s license and proof of current vehicle insurance. 
SALARY: $37,731.44 - $48,107.58 annually
(Starting salary depends on education and experience)
BENEFITS: Cornerstones of Care offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision coverage; prescription coverage; accident insurance; short-term disability; health savings account (HSA); flexible spending account (FSA); paid time off; retirement (401K); and Public Service Loan Forgiveness.  To view a detailed Summary of Benefits please visit our website at and under the heading “About Us” click on “Join Our Team.”
HOW TO APPLY: Please complete an online application at

Intensive In-Home / Intensive Family Reunification Services Specialist (IIS/IFRS)
Cornerstones of Care

LOCATION: Bowling Green, Missouri Area
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Intensive In-Home / Intensive Family Reunification Services Specialist (IIS/IFRS) is responsible for helping families who are in crisis due to experiencing issues with abuse or neglect, who need intensive services in order to prevent their children from being placed outside of the home, and families who need intensive services in order to safely reunify their children back into their home after they were removed due to abuse or neglect. Key job duties include carrying a caseload of 2-3 families while seeing each family an average of 8-12 hours per week, being available 24/7 to help with crises or conflicts that might arise, and writing progress reports on families that are entered into the FACES system. This position also attends court hearings for all hearings that are a part of Family Court to provide support to the family, progress reports to the court, and testimony in legal proceedings. The ISS/IFRS Specialist also conducts home visits and transports families as necessary. 
These positions will work in the following counties - (Site 831): Marion, Monroe, Ralls, Pike, Lincoln, St. Charles
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other human service field from an accredited institution and at least three (3) years post-degree experience in family and children’s services.  The preferred candidate will have an Advanced Degree in Social Work or a comparable human service field from an accredited institution and at least two (2) years of experience in family and children’s services.  Must pass background check, physical and drug screening.  This position also requires a valid driver’s license and proof of current vehicle insurance. 
SALARY: $34,058.47 - $42,573.08 annually
(Starting salary depends on education and experience)
BENEFITS: Cornerstones of Care offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision coverage; prescription coverage; accident insurance; short-term disability; health savings account (HSA); flexible spending account (FSA); paid time off; retirement (401K); and Public Service Loan Forgiveness.  To view a detailed Summary of Benefits please visit our website at and under the heading “About Us” click on “Join Our Team.”
HOW TO APPLY: Please complete an online application at

Intelligence Analysts

Decipher ( is a competitive intelligence firm serving the professional services market. Our data-powered approach allows our clients to grow safely and more efficiently by ensuring they hire only the best. Given our sophisticated clientele and the complex work we perform, we seek only the most skilled candidates who are looking to build their careers in competitive intelligence. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Decipher’s founders and management team are all veterans of the legal, professional services, and technology industries.

Decipher is seeking motivated Intelligence Analysts to join our growing team. We have a collaborative team environment where you will be provided with training and guidance under the supervision of experience coordinators. As an Intelligence Analyst (IA), you will be responsible for the execution of investigations concerning senior executives within a given timeframe (typically two weeks).

The IA’s role consists of three one-week skill rotations that allow for rapid development and growth opportunities:

(1) Source Research. Gather secondary source market data, identify primary sources, and compile background information for each project. 

(2) Primary Source Interviews. Conduct source interviews (cold-call telephone interviews) using refined interviewing techniques and advanced communication skills. 

(3) Client Report Drafting. Drafts client updates and reports emphasizing the relevant intelligence.

Qualifying Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree

3-5 years of professional experience with a background in any of the following intelligence gathering, investigations, business administration, legal industry knowledge, journalism, or professional writing.

You must be comfortable making cold calls.

Desired Qualifications:

Postgraduate Degree (JD preferred)

Corporate intelligence experience

What We Look For:

  • Excellent telephone presence, using utmost professionalism and discretion at all times
  • Exemplary research abilities, that are both creative and thorough (including databases research, Boolean searches, and internet research)
  • Capable of analysis and analytical thought
  • Flexibility in day-to-day tasks as well as scheduling
  • Exhibit high accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Capable working both as a team and independently
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • Capable of thinking outside the box
  • Open to constructive feedback
  • Time management skills
  • Willingness to adapt

Job Type: Full-time

Starting Salary: $50,000.00 /year plus benefits

For more information, or to apply, please contact .

Executive Director
American Parkinson Disease Association, Greater St. Louis Chapter

ADPD'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.

APDA is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting PD and works tirelessly to help the approximately one million with PD in the United States live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder.  Founded in 1961, APDA has raised and invested more than $185 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of PD and ultimately put an end to this disease.  This work is made possible through a nationwide network of Chapters and Information & Referral (I&R) Centers, as well as a national Research Program and eight APDA Centers for Advanced Research.

The organization’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan outlines ambitious targets, including:

  • Delivering evidence-based, community-focused programs and services to those impacted by PD,  with increased engagement with diverse populations.
  • Advancing research efforts through awareness campaigns, advocacy and collaboration, and increased funding.
  • Increasing awareness initiatives to educate the public about Parkinson’s Disease as a major heath  issue and promote APDA as a leading subject matter expert.
  • Expanding APDA’s fundraising campaigns to ensure a diverse and sustainable revenue mix.

The Greater St. Louis Chapter is one of APDA’s most well-established chapters and provides an array of dynamic programs and services.  The chapter has a staff of six and a revenue budget of approximately $900k, and its territory includes Missouri and Southern Illinois.  The Greater St. Louis Chapter seeks an Executive Director (ED) to lead its team to achieve continued growth and champion efforts in the region.

The Role:

Working in conjunction with the chapter’s Board of Directors and reporting to the Senior Vice President of Chapter Development and Field Operations, the Executive Director (ED) provides strategic leadership in the chapter’s chartered territory and is responsible for enhancing mission delivery, generating revenue, and maximizing community presence. The ED manages human and financial resources and leads volunteers, staff and stakeholders in their efforts to realize APDA’s mission.  The ED will accomplish this through the development, implementation and evaluation of chapter programs and services, events and operations, and will ensure efficient functioning and sustainable growth.  The ideal candidate is familiar with the local culture, geography and regional philanthropic community, has non-profit management experience and proven fundraising skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership, direction, management and training for chapter volunteers and staff in the development and implementation of the approved Annual Plan and Budget.
  • Provides leadership for the cultivation of relationships with local spheres of influence including media, clinical, corporate, educational and political leadership.
  • Provides inspired and motivational leadership to the staff and volunteers while encouraging and promoting growth.
  • Serves as the primary liaison to the chapter’s Board of Directors and works with the Board Development Committee to identify, cultivate, recruit and train successor leadership to the chapter board.

Fundraising and Marketing:

  • Establishes an annual fundraising strategy that represents broad opportunities for donor prospecting, cultivation, acquisition, retention and growth.
  • In coordination with staff, responsible for executing all fundraising including events, grants, corporate support, and major gifts to achieve the chapter’s annual fundraising target.
    Directs the meaningful involvement of volunteers in fundraising.
  • Develops appropriate strategies to ensure income diversity, stability and growth.
  • Creates and implements a marketing strategy to improve APDA’s brand recognition in the chapter’s territory.

Community Development and Public Outreach

  • Provides the leadership, management and support for the development and execution of  mission-driven programs.
  • Serves as the primary staff spokesperson to promote the understanding of APDA’s mission and presence in the chapter market areas.
  • Cultivates productive relationships with the media and other related groups including professional, educational and political leadership.

Finance and Administration

  • Accountable for the development and management of the annual budget, administration of chapter accounting policies and preparation of reports, chapter records and other needed documentation.
  • Approves all contracts and purchases in accordance with APDA’s policies and/or practices.
  • Performs personnel management functions in accordance with APDA policies and procedures, including performance management, training, supervision and hiring/termination.
  • Interprets and administers the personnel policies and procedures of APDA.
  • Ensures confidentiality and security of all information under supervision.
  • Liaison with APDA’s Home Office (National Headquarters)
  • Represents the best interests, professionalism and integrity of APDA in all activities and relationships through a unified message of APDA’s mission and a commitment to organizational standards.
  • Provides leadership and ensures a strong working relationship between the chapter and Home Office.
  • Ensures that the policies adopted by the APDA Home Office are followed by employees and volunteers.
  • Represents APDA at designated functions.


  • 7-10 years of progressively responsible related experience with a minimum of four years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Knowledge and skill in nonprofit management with emphasis on proven fundraising.
  • Proficiency in fiscal management.
  • Ability to leverage relationships and negotiate agreements.
  • Skilled in exercising sound judgment and must possess good analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven supervisory, leadership and team building skills.
  • Training and/or experience in community development and strategic planning.
  • Ability in volunteer recruitment and development.
  • Experience with field-based organizations and distance management is preferred.

Related Skills and Knowledge

  • Focused development, sales and marketing experience with emphasis on customer relationship building.  Experience with moves management processes, and knowledge of social media and direct marketing preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to build relationships with all levels of volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to establish performance metrics and indicators to measure success.
  • Excellent planning, budgeting and evaluation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Proven leadership and management skills in fundraising organizations.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision making skills, and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required to perform the job.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office/Outlook and user fluency in fundraising databases and web based platforms such as Quick Books Pro, DonorPerfect, and Donor Drive.

Learn more about APDA at

This position description is based upon material provided by the American Parkinson Disease Association, an equal opportunity employer.


To apply to this position, please click here.

Manager, Major Gifts
Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Jewish Federation of St. Louis seeks a creative, highly motivated Manager, Major Gifts who will be responsible for the oversight and management of the expanding major gifts program and serves as a leader on the Development team.  This position reports to the Vice President, Development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop a Work Plan for the Major Gifts Program.
  • Evaluate current donor segment for opportunities for focus and growth and evaluate other segments for upgrade potential and prospects.  Set strategies based on these opportunities.
  • Evaluate donor levels and create special donor recognition at determined levels and through major donor appreciation events.
  • Create engagement and cultivation plans through programs such as a snowbird program, social networking events or mini-missions, missions domestic or abroad and through community service.  This includes creating meaningful opportunities for volunteers.
  • Develop a strategy and plan to build a pipeline of major gifts prospects.
  • Work with Director of Planned Giving and Endowments on integrated asks.
  • Develop and execute cultivation and stewardship plans
  • Responsible for a portfolio of about 120 donors including pre-determined goals and outcomes.
  • Work closely with VP Development to prepare for donor meetings.
  • Develop written proposals and key communications pieces for major donors.
  • Manage the pipeline of major donor prospects.

Managerial Work

  • Supervise a Major Gifts Officer, providing leadership and support to promote success.  Possibility to supervise others in department as needs are determined.
  • Work collaboratively with volunteers including Major Donor Chair and possibly build out a major gift committee.
  • Oversight of major gifts budget

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, required.  Master’s Degree, preferred.
  • 5 – 7 years plus of development, sales or related experience.
  • A front line fundraiser with proven track record of donor cultivation and solicitation experience preferred, including securing five figure gifts and above.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills and the ability to network to develop donor prospects.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to develop strategic plans and implement those plans.
  • Excellent time-management with a proven ability to manage multiple projects and changing priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to tell compelling stories to inspire donors.
  • Ability to use discretion when handling and communicating sensitive information.
  • Knowledge of St. Louis’ Jewish community, preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products and CRM’s.

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis is the community’s central philanthropic, planning and community-building organization.  Founded in 1901, it is one of the region’s largest and oldest nonprofit organizations.  Federation is committed to the development and enhancement of a thriving, vibrant Jewish community through the support of approximately 60 local, national and international agencies, programs, services and innovative projects.

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis offers an extensive benefits package including health, dental, 403(b), paid vacation, paid holidays, sick and personal time, life insurance, LTD and more.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to for consideration.

For more information, click here.

Finance Director
City of Chesterfield, Mo.

Responsibilities: This is a highly responsible position with professional and administrative work in directing municipal financial operations. Work involves responsibility for directing financial planning, general accounting, budget administration, debt administration, human resource, payroll and benefit administration, purchasing, receipt collection, accounts payable, maintaining financial records, auditing accounts or routine accounting documents, financial forecasting, cash management and investments, and financial reporting within generally accepted accounting principles. Supervision is exercised over a staff of administrative and clerical personnel. Position is part of the Management Team, working under the direct supervision of the City Administrator.

Skill Requirements: Position requires thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of government finance administration and generally accepted accounting principles; the principles and practices of municipal budgeting; the functions, structure, and operating routines of municipal government. Must be proficient in Windows-based word processing and spreadsheet applications. Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of personnel engaged in a variety of technical, financial, clerical, and related activities; to develop sound fiscal systems and procedures; and to establish and maintain effective working relationship with subordinates, government officials, and the general public.

Completion of Degree program in Public Administration, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field; and a minimum of five years of experience in municipal accounting and finance work, including experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A CPA license or an MBA degree is highly recommended.

Compensation: This is an exempt position with an annual salary range of $91,696 - $119,560. 

Click here for more information, and the link to apply.

Other: A City Employment Application must be submitted for consideration.
You may email your resume to .

AmeriCorps VISTA members
Cities of Service

Cities of Service is seeking two AmeriCorps VISTA members to support the GO program in St. Louis. This position requires a high level of community interaction, calling on VISTA members to build relationships with residents and partner organizations. AmeriCorps VISTAs will report to the Opportunity Zone Lead at St. Louis Development Corporation. 

Position Overview
Cities of Service is seeking two AmeriCorps VISTA members [] to support the GO program in St. Louis. This position requires a high level of community interaction, calling on VISTA members to build relationships with residents and partner organizations. AmeriCorps VISTAs will report to the Opportunity Zone Lead at St. Louis Development Corporation.

Responsibilities include:

  • With guidance from the Opportunity Zone Lead, prioritize engagement neighborhoods according to the census tracts that are designated OZs.
  • Conduct a landscape analysis of potential and existing partnerships, and develop relationships with those partners.
  • Conduct extensive outreach to community members through a variety of means to ensure that a good representation of community members, not just the usual suspects, participate in engagement activities.
  • Plan and host a series of local engagement activities that engage citizens in a dialogue about local needs, their vision for the future, and local economic development.
  • Together with the Opportunity Zone Lead, synthesize the learnings from the
  • engagement activities and translate those learnings to inform the city’s OZ goals for those communities.
  • In partnership with community members, identify and implement some community volunteer initiatives, such as park rehabilitation, lot revitalization, or community clean-ups.
  • Collect and report on the tangible impact of these community initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To learn about what some of our previous AmeriCorps VISTA members have learned during their years of service and what they are doing now, check out some of our AmeriCorps VISTA member profiles [] on the Cities of Service website.

Duration and Compensation
This is a one-year, full-time AmeriCorps VISTA commitment commencing on September 3, 2019. A living stipend is provided and an additional end-of-service award is provided contingent on successful completion of the service year. Relocation assistance is provided as needed.


  • Some college preferred
  • Experience working in community engagement preferred
  • Comfort interacting with community members and building relationships required

To Apply
To apply for this position, to go []
or visit ( and search for “Guiding Opportunities.”

If you have any questions, feel free to email


Nonprofit Management and American Politics – Tenure-track
University of Missouri-St. Louis

The University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in the areas of Nonprofit Management & Leadership and in American Politics. The ability to teach a graduate course in quantitative methods is desirable. The person filling this position will have an appointment in the Political Science department and the NASPAA-accredited Public Policy Administration program within Political Science. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, Political Science, or a closely related field by the date of the appointment, August 15, 2020.

We seek an active scholar oriented to research and publication, high quality teaching and community engagement. The department is also interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests respect and integrate a variety of methodological approaches. The normal teaching load, assuming an active research agenda, is two courses per semester. Salary is competitive.

The Department of Political Science

The mission of the Department of Political Science is to promote greater understanding of politics, government, and public policy by creating new knowledge, bringing new perspectives to existing knowledge, and disseminating scholarship to students and to the regional, national, and global communities. We offer a BA, an MA and a PhD in Political Science, a BA in International Relations, and a BS and a Master’s in Public Policy Administration. Our department has a special responsibility to anchor our community with objective knowledge, civility, empathy, and democratic engagement; faculty work with UMSL’s Community Innovation and Action Center and with community organizations.

The department maintains a high, steady level of quality publication of peer reviewed books, articles and chapters. The UMSL Political Science faculty rank about in the top ten percent of faculty in peer departments in all Public and Carnegie R-2 universities. The department also emphasizes first-rate teaching, and faculty have received numerous teaching awards. UMSL Political Scientists are very active, very visible representatives of the campus who are actively engaged in our community. The department’s long-standing commitment to inclusion is reflected in the diversity of its faculty, students, and curriculum.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis

Established in 1963 in suburban St. Louis, UMSL is the largest public university in eastern Missouri with a current enrollment of over 16,000 in day and evening sessions.  This metropolitan research and teaching institution is consistently recognized for its strong programs across disciplines, and it is considered a primary driver of the St. Louis economy, providing industries with educated and capable employees and leaders. UMSL is committed to meeting the diverse needs in the state’s largest metropolitan community and, accordingly, is educating traditional and nontraditional students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs so they are prepared to be leaders in health professions; liberal and fine arts; science and technology; and in metropolitan and international affairs such as business, education and public policy.  UMSL is a leader in partnerships with key institutions in the St. Louis Region.  Alliances and programs have resulted from collaborations with the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, Danforth Plant Science Center, and many others. 

UMSL is one of four institutions in the University of Missouri land-grant system and is classified as RU-H (high research activity) and as a Community Engaged Campus by Carnegie rankings. Both the campus and the College of Arts and Science are committed to an inclusive campus community that values and respects all its members and achieves educational excellence through diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from diverse and minority backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. For further information about UMSL, please see:

The Search Process

Applicants must apply online at and submit a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests, and a CV, Applicants also should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to David Robertson, Chair, Department of Political Science, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63121. Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled.  Anticipated start date is August 15, 2020. Inquiries and nominations for the position can be sent to David Robertson ( The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant/Associate Director of Member and Alumni Relations
FOCUS St. Louis

Leveraging the deep connections between membership, fundraising, and alumni engagement, the Assistant/Associate Director of Member and Alumni Relations manages all functions of member relations, including member acquisition and retention, stewardship, special events, and pipeline development. The Assistant/Associate Director is also responsible for all functions relating to alumni relations, including developing, planning and executing special events designed for alumni, implementing services and activities that engage alumni, and encouraging participation in the life of FOCUS St. Louis.

Duties & Responsibilities:
– Serves as the point person that assists the President and Director of Development with overall planning and implementation of member, alumni events and functions.
– Involves members, alumni and friends of FOCUS by assisting with coordination of the alumni chapter network and providing support to their activities by organizing meetings and social activities.
– Solicits input from alumni and enlists their support in goals and objectives set in the strategic plan to increase engagement of alumni.
– Facilitates alumni involvement and contact with FOCUS and fellow alumni by organizing information about alumni (such as deaths, promotions, honors, etc.) and editing this information for the Class Notes section of the FOCUS Newsletter.
– Provides current and timely information about FOCUS, member and Alumni events by co-editing the bi-monthly electronic newsletter for alumni and friends.
– Facilitates communication with alumni regarding alumni activities by assisting with the maintenance of the database containing alumni records.
– Coordinates programming with the third party online social community/electronic vendor to communicate with members, alumni and friends.
– Fosters good relationships with members and alumni by responding to inquiries from them and providing requested information and assistance.
– Assists in the production of communications for members and alumni, including brochures, letters, mailings, blog posts, and emails.
– Develops and contributes to the growth and effectiveness of the FOCUS Alumni Association by researching new programs and projects as directed.
– Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and
development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
– Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing
professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and
attending training and/or courses as recommended by the President and Director of
– Contributes to the overall success of the Member and Alumni Relations by working on special
projects and performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned by the
President and Director of Development.
– Plan, direct and execute a diverse and robust series of programs (e.g., reunions, dinners,
seminars, forums, networking events) to engage FOCUS members and alumni in consultation
with the Director of Learning.
– Together with the Director of Marketing and Communications, coordinate communications
strategies to increase alumni engagement and membership.
– Work closely with the Program Directors in creating and presenting to graduating participants
about alumni relations at the conclusion of each programs.
– Recruit alumni to become FOCUS members and serve on FOCUS committees, forum panels,
selection day judging panels, and other formal opportunities for engagement.
– Serve as the contact person for alumni and others interested in information, services and
programs related to alumni.
– Work with Executive Assistant to ensure accurate database tracking of all members and alumni.
– Plan, manage and execute logistical components of major annual event(s) to reach fundraising
and membership goals within budget.
– Supervise the management of event mailing lists and related data, working closely with the
Director of Marketing and Communications.
– Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements:
– Bachelor’s degree, required, Master’s preferred.
– Five years of progressive related experience in fundraising and practices of alumni relations
– Demonstrably strong writing, planning, marketing, communications and organizational skills.
– Interest and experience in data analysis and solicitation strategies.
– Attention to detail and volunteer management experience.
– A self-starter, results-oriented individual who is comfortable working as part of the broader
advancement team to support organization’s fundraising goals.
– Strong computer skills and knowledge of database research and maintenance.
– Ability to work with alumni of all ages.
– Must be able to work occasional evenings as warranted.
– Ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
– Excellent decision-making and project management skills.
– Proven experience in collaborating and fostering productive relationship with peers,
subordinates and business partners.
– Good negotiation and diplomacy skills.
– Knowledge of St. Louis region (and/or a willingness to quickly come up to speed).
– Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; willingness to embrace new

Starting salary and title for this position will be commensurate with the appointee’s background and
experience. FOCUS St. Louis offers an excellent benefits package.

For more information about FOCUS St. Louis, please explore our website at

To make inquiries or express interest about the position, send a resume and cover letter indicating salary requirement addressed to Dr. Yemi Akande-Bartsch, President and CEO of FOCUS St. Louis at All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. No calls please.

Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator
City Garden Montessori School

City Garden Montessori School (City Garden) is the only Montessori charter school in Missouri, and we are one of the highest-performing charter schools in the state. Our team possesses passion and determination to implement the Montessori approach to educating children in a diverse, public school environment. City Garden is committed to being an anti-biased, anti-racist community and seeks others who are passionate about these values. We are committed to continuous learning and growth for adults in the community, to foster excellence for all City Garden children.

As City Garden embarks on an ambitious growth plan, we’re seeking to hire a talented and detail-oriented individual who will lead City Garden’s volunteer program, student and family recruitment, and outreach efforts in the neighborhoods we serve and with other program partners.

The Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator (VCOC) will be responsible for achieving City Garden’s volunteer goals and student recruitment goals. She or he has direct responsibility for recruiting, onboarding and managing volunteers, recruiting and reaching prospective families via outreach events, door-to-door canvassing, and targeted marketing, and building and maintaining relationships with organizations, leaders and residents in the neighborhoods we serve, as well as key program partners that will benefit and uplift City Garden’s mission. In this role, they will report to the school principal and will work closely with the principal, the admissions coordinator/ school secretary, the principal’s assistant, the chief academic officer, lead guides (teachers), the communications manager, and other school and network staff. They will also work with outside groups and committees, as needed.

The priorities for the VCOC over the next two years will be:

●       Building upon City Garden’s current structures, systems and procedures, to ensure a healthy, robust, effective and efficient volunteer program that will be sustained over time.

●       Increasing City Garden’s level of volunteerism by 15% or more within two years.

●       Contributing to City Garden’s growth by building upon City Garden’s current recruitment strategies to ensure that we have triple the number of kindergarten applicants for Fall, 2020, and double the number of Primary (preschool) applicants for Fall, 2021.

●       Building strong relationships with leaders, residents and organizations in the neighborhoods City Garden serves, connecting City Garden parents and staff to neighborhood activities, and connecting neighborhood residents and organizations to the work that City Garden does.

●       Working in partnership with the principal, chief academic officer, admissions coordinator/ school secretary, and other staff to contribute to the overall growth and development of City Garden Montessori School.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of success in volunteer coordination, having led a volunteer program for at least two years. They need to be strongly collaborative in order to work within City Garden’s culture of radical hospitality, and must be an excellent communicator (written and verbal), and highly organized and detail-oriented.

Reporting directly to City Garden’s Principal, the VCOC will serve on the school administrative team.

A complete list of the job responsibilities and qualifications, as well as links to a growth plan narrative can be found at this LINK.

Additional Information

This position is full time, eligible for health, retirement and vacation benefits.

This position requires a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, some evening and weekend hours; applicants must have schedule flexibility.

Please apply by submitting your resume and detailed cover letter which highlights your interest in the position, relevant experience, and how you meet the qualifications and qualities sought for the position to

Development Coordinator
Gene Slay's Girls & Boys Club of St. Louis

Reports to:  Annual Fund Manager
Status:  Full-Time, Exempt

The Development Coordinator is committed to the 90-year history of providing exceptional youth development programs and will support the Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club (GSGBC) mission to empower girls and boys in the St. Louis metropolitan area, especially those who need us most, to realize their physical, intellectual, and emotional potential.

The purpose of this position is to support the Development team’s annual fund goals in a trauma-informed environment. The Development Coordinator will execute effective and high-quality fundraising events that elevate connection to and support of the mission of GSGBC. Responsible for seeking participation among various constituents and volunteers to maintain, implement, and grow programs and special events.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Further the mission of Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club of St. Louis
  • Collaborate with Annual Fund Manager to meet agency annual fund goals
  • Responsible for planning, managing and producing fundraising and donor recognition events and meetings for the Club
  • Manage event-specific timelines such as production and distribution of save the date cards and invitations, social media presence, mass communication to attendees and timely post-event thank you letters
  • Primary events include annual Golf Classic, January yearly winter theme party, 12 Bars of Charity, Wiffle Ball Tournament, and more
  • Implement Parlor Parties to generate additional, annual revenue for GSGBC
  • Support the Young Professionals Leadership Association through planning monthly networking and social events
  • Manage event costs and ensure effective stewardship of agency resources
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement lunch-and-learns and speaking events
  • Assist the Development Team in the implementation of donor research and cultivation, grant proposals, solicitations and reports
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of event sponsors, donors, attendees
  • Recruit and train volunteers for special events
  • Recruit, screen, and train volunteers for volunteer projects onsite and
  • Manages volunteer inquiries and tracks volunteer hours
  • Contribute to a donor-centric culture of philanthropy at the Club
  • Edit and produce documents with an eye for grammatical correctness and effective messaging
  • Coordinate social media communication plan and create engaging content that furthers GSGBC’s varied constituencies connection to and awareness of the mission
  • Participate in meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of conveying, sharing and/or gathering information required to perform job duties
  • Show flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to achieve independent goals, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to meet agency goals
  • Coordinate daily data entry into DonorPerfect
  • Prepare accurate and timely donor thank you letters in accordance with Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) best practice standards
  • Organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Perform other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functions of GSGBC
  • Adhere to relevant AFP and other professional fundraising organizations best-practice standards
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all gifts and constituent information in accordance with AFP best practices


  • Passion for Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club of St. Louis’ mission and ability to articulate its philosophy, values, and practices to internal and external stakeholders
  • A Bachelor’s degree is desired and two years administrative/development/events experience
  • Exceptional computer & Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Effective time management
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Strong event planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to implement programs and events, along with a talent for motivating volunteers
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; writes clearly and informatively, varies writing style to meet the need of the project
  • Proficient in research; collects and researches data and applies to work performed
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Works collaboratively with other staff and management
  • Ability to adjust to the diverse needs of members and staff
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required with advanced notice for special events
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with a high level of cultural competency

To apply please send resume and cover letter to Elyse Kupfer to

Executive Director
The American Jazz Museum


The American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, is one of the only museums in the country focused solely on the preservation, exhibition and advancement of jazz music. For over 20 years, the Museum has been a leader in celebrating America’s only indigenous art form and is dedicated to expanding the awareness, influence and appreciation of jazz across Kansas City and beyond.

Located in the historic Jazz District of 18th & Vine, the Museum houses an exhibition space, the Gem Theatre and the Blue Room jazz club. The American Jazz Museum has provided thousands of students, scholars, musicians and fans with the ability to learn about and enjoy music through interactive displays, live performances, educational programs and community events. Its permanent collection provides insight into the lives of some of the best loved performers who have contributed to the development of jazz music in this country, including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Kansas City’s own Charlie Parker.  Steward to one of the largest collections of jazz on film, the Museum has a budget of $2.5 million and a staff of 15.

Since its founding, the Museum has grown significantly, both in terms of budget and as an influential cultural institution in the community. The Board is seeking an Executive Director to help shape the Museum’s future, ensure its financial stability and successfully lead it into the next phase of growth and development.

The Position:

The American Museum of Jazz is seeking a skilled, dynamic, and dedicated professional to become its next Executive Director (”ED”). The ED will work to develop and execute a robust fundraising plan, set organizational priorities, and articulate the Museum’s vision going forward, translating its mission into outcomes that provide financial health and independence, and positive impact. 

The ED must be a sophisticated relationship-builder who is able to work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including private and public funders, and local elected officials. A leader who can bring about real change, the ED will concentrate on marketing and communications, keeping the collections up to date and relevant, and be a

partner to the Board and the community to develop the Museum as a must-see destination.  This person will ideally have experience in the arts, performing arts, music and/or management of museums and cultural institutions, and must demonstrate significant accomplishments and past successes.  In addition, he or she must be an accomplished fundraiser, a hands-on manager, a strategic thinker and planner, a problem solver and be able to respond to crises quickly and effectively. Leadership capacity and effective management will be key qualifications for this position. 

Specific Responsibilities:

Leadership & Management

  • Serve as the Museum’s top executive officer; lead, coach, and develop the senior management team and administrative staff to ensure rigorous program evaluation and programmatic excellence, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising and communications
  • Create timelines and deploy resources needed to develop and monitor strategic goals and objectives
  • Ensure appropriate, organizationally effective and timely accomplishment of the Museum’s mission
  • Be an effective steward of resources via disciplined, mission-driven, results-oriented budgeting and planning
  • Clearly define future opportunities for growth

Fundraising & Communications

  • Together with the Development Director and senior staff, advance and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include individual gifts, corporate, foundation, and government grants
  • Support top quality relationship building with current and new donors
  • Expand fundraising and revenue-generating activities including cultivation and stewardship
  • Serve as the primary public face of the Museum, working to enhance the profile and role of the museum in the field at various forums and in communications
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications, from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger, more recognized organizational profile

Board Management

  • Support effective Board operations by engaging them in meaningful participation to further the organization’s goals, communicate and sustain a clear vision, mission and strategy for the organization, and set internal policy
  • Implement policies, programs, goals, and objectives as established by the Board
  • Encourage personal commitments and increase personal contribution
  • Together with the Board, recruit new members to meet the organization’s needs, add diversity and those whose talents, interests, and commitment will help to further the Museum’s mission and expand funding opportunities
  • Cultivate a strong working relationship with timely and regular communication


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience at the director/senior management level, with extensive supervisory experience in the arts or nonprofit management
  • Accomplished fundraiser at ease in the role of seeking and asking for individual and major gifts, and grants; adept at developing institutional partnerships to advance the mission
  • Excellent marketing, communications and public relations skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator both verbally and written
  • Experience in building, mentoring and motivating a dedicated staff able to collaborate and problem-solve
  • Knowledge of the arts and culture community, passion for jazz a plus; strong commitment to the mission of the Museum
  • Successful track record in developing partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, including government representatives and agencies
  • Solid experience working with and supporting a board of directors
  • Demonstrated ability and success in developing and implementing effective strategic business, financial and operations plans that will maintain a financially stable and sustainable organization
  • Extensive program and managerial experience, demonstrating a collaborative supervisory style
  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to focus, prioritize and implement
  • Dynamic leader who is visionary, ethical, innovative, and diplomatic

For more information about the American Jazz Museum, please visit their website at:        

All positions at the American Jazz Museum are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  All are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

The American Jazz Museum has retained the services of Harris Rand Lusk to conduct this search.  Inquiries, nominations and applications may be directed in confidence to: 

Jack Lusk, Managing Partner & CEO
Harris Rand Lusk
122 East 42nd Street, Suite 3605
New York, NY 10168 

Please put the words “American Jazz Museum” in the subject line of your emailed application.

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