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As a courtesy, Public Policy Administration at UMSL posts opportunities for those interested in a career in public policy, administration, or the nonprofit sector. Please refer to the listings for job details, and application information. If you have or know of a job that you believe would interest our students and/or alumni, please email the job listing, with application information, to mcpec@umsl.edu.

At The City of Bridgeton, we thrive when our people thrive. We’re currently looking for an executive assistant for administration to be a supportive force for our department of administration. The ideal candidate will be a proactive problem solver with exceptional communication skills, written, and meticulous attention for details. This person should have experience working in an office environment, performing administrative duties, and providing support to high level of leadership and knowledge and experience of how government works. Given the dynamic nature of the executive landscape, we rely on executive assistants to be flexible and consistent while maintaining the confidentiality of high-level systems and operations.

We acknowledge that people come with a wealth of experience, natural talents, and skills beyond what is listed in our job ad. If your experience is close to our job ad, please still apply. Your experience is valued and can bring about innovation and fill the gap of the talent we are looking for here at the City of Bridgeton.

We offer a highly competitive total compensation package that includes vision, free medical and dental cover for employee only plan, retirement, E.A.P., paid paternal leave, free membership at our recreation center, education assistance and more.

To apply submit a cover letter and resume and application online at www.bridgetonmo.com, 12355 Natural Bridge Rd., Bridgeton, MO 63044, ATTN: Human Resources Director. Position open until filled. Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process. EOE

Education, Qualifications, and experience required:

The Candidate must have some college with an associate degree or business vocation school education; Bachelor’s Degree preferred, 5+ years of administrative support experience, pass a pre-employment physical, and background check. Pay range- $23.51 - $33.04.


Are you interested in helping our communities thrive? Do you have a background in public administration, public policy, city planning, or local government management? A successful track record of managing challenging projects and having fun doing it? Are you a proactive and resourceful problem-solver and natural multi-tasker? If so, we need you to join Shockey and work with a team of innovative and community-inspired public policy, planning, and public engagement specialists.


Shockey Consulting Services: We provide award-winning management, planning and public participation services to federal, regional, state, and local governments from our offices in the Kansas City and St. Louis regions. https://shockeyconsulting.com/ Learn more about us here: https://shockeyconsulting.com/our-story/.


You will work in our St. Louis Office managing planning and public engagement projects for city, state and regional planning organizations. Projects touch on many areas: urban planning, transportation, water, financial management, management consulting, and more. This position will report to the Manager of the St. Louis office. This position will be supported by a junior planner/engagement specialist in the St. Louis Office and will collaborate virtually with Shockey’s team of planners, graphic designers, and business support function located in the Kansas City area.


The ideal candidate will have:

· A background in public administration, public policy, planning, or local government and familiarity with municipal planning. Our clients are cities, counties, and state governments so a basic understanding of how they work and the problems they face is necessary. Previous work interacting with elected officials and the public will be an asset.

· Successful project management experience. Much of our work is moving projects along: keeping them on schedule and on budget, coordinating a team effort, troubleshooting as needed, keeping clients happy, and delivering an exceptional product. You will be a working project manager producing deliverables and directing the production of deliverables by others.

· Stellar interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. We are story tellers, sharing our client’s plans with audiences that range from policy experts to skeptical members of the public. We are writing and communicating ideas constantly: fact sheets, technical memos, PowerPoint presentations, final plan documents.

· The ability to have fun while working hard and a super can-do attitude. Our clients need us to bring the energy and expertise to build consensus for plans and drive implementation. Public policy is often messy – we help our clients see a way forward

and celebrate the wins, big and small. Internally, we are willing to wear a lot of hats to get the job done.

· Confidence in managing the unknown and defining work. As consultants, we don’t always have a script. We have to figure out what our clients’ needs are and work with them to find the right solution.

· Curiosity. We love to learn about how the world works and how it could work better. As an organization, we value individual and collective learning and seek to share what we learn with each other, with clients, and with our professional networks.

· An appreciation for the wild and wonderful in public service. It’s a little different every day, people are not always happy, and sometimes the ideas are really “interesting.” Sometimes it’s a little wild, sometimes it all comes together and it’s wonderful.


· Project management duties including managing planning and production deadlines and budgets, developing and maintaining client relationships, and delegation/oversite of tasks to other consultants

· Providing sound advice and quality deliverables to support client needs

· Review of qualitative/quantitative analysis and synthesis into clear recommendations

· Writing reports, plan documents, and communications materials

· Presenting data and ideas in accessible and creative ways

· Designing and executing public engagement processes that are innovative, inclusive and compelling

· Mentoring and training other Shockey staff

· Contributing to firm’s thought-leadership through activities including presenting at professional conferences and contributing to internal and external publications and forums

· Bringing in new business by networking, writing proposals, and interviewing for work


· A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public Administration, Local Government/City Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning or related field

· 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in related work including 3 years managing projects

· Experience (as lead author) preparing professional reports, analysis, and presentations

· Ability to travel occasionally as needed for projects and professional conferences and possession of a valid driver’s license

· Proficiency with Microsoft (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

· Familiarity with and ability to learn Adobe products


· Salary - $82,000+ DOQ

· Hybrid opportunities – must live in the St. Louis region

· Flexible work environment

· Paid Time Off

· 401k

To be considered for the position, submit a cover letter and resume.

We are now recruiting for two new Fellows, who will begin the two-year program in June 2023.  The  application portal is now open and will close on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Required application materials for the initial stage include a current resume, cover letter, all unofficial academic transcripts, and a City application. 

We are on Handshake and students can apply directly by clicking “OPEN JOBS” and searching “ Cookingham-Noll.”

Applicants for this Fellowship typically come from top-level master’s programs from across the country, such as your own. The Cookingham-Noll Management Fellowship is one of the longest running and most well-known municipal management fellowships in the country. The program is designed to attract, develop, and retain talented individuals with an interest in a local government management career. 

It offers recent graduates of Public Administration or related master’s programs a two-year experience that gives fellows a “360-degree tour of the city.” This includes rotations in the City Manager’s Office, the Office of Management and Budget, and other departments in which Fellows have an interest. Aside from day-to-day work opportunities, Fellows will also attend and participate in meetings with the City Manager and other City leaders. After the Fellowship concludes, successful participants are recruited by departments to fill available City jobs, and many of our top-level executives began their career in this program.

Please share this opportunity with your MPA students and other relevant graduate degree and certificate programs within your school. If this email reached you in error, please forward this to the Career Services Director at your school. 

Additional information and application instructions can be found on the Cookingham-Noll website.

East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) has an opening for an HR Manager in the Administration Department.  The HR Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspect of EWG’s human resources including, but not limited to, recruiting, on- and off-boarding, training, performance evaluation, and benefits administration.

To view a full job description and application information, please visit EWG’s website at www.ewgateway.org/careers

EWG is an equal opportunity employer.


Procurement Associate

Forensic Treatment Center - South
5300 Arsenal St., St. Louis, MO 63139
Semi Monthly Salary: $1,349.09 * Annual Salary: $32,378.16
Scheduled Hours: 0800-1630 (Saturday/Sunday off) Work Area: FTC-South Room D204
Position Code: 0020116         Org Code: S640

St. Louis Forensic Treatment Center - South is looking for a Procurement Associate to support the procurement of commodities and services for the Easter Missouri Psychiatric Hospital system (EMPHS).  It also involves clerical work assisting with the functions of EMPHS Purchasing & Contracting Department. 

Responsibilities : 

  • Reviewing purchase requisitions for adequate specifications and scope of work, proper descriptions, and completeness of information
  • Communicating with EMPHS staff to clarify information on requisitions or obtain additional information
  • Communicating with vendors to gain knowledge of products, place orders, or resolve problems
  • Collecting statistical and other information to support recommended actions, to determine industry standards and price discounts, and to locate commodities and services
  • Advising EMPHS staff of state statutes, regulations, and procedures for the procurement of commodities and/or services

Key Skills :

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to communicate effectively via phone and email
  • Ability to resolve issues and make decisions by thinking critically and analytically
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, EMPHS staff, and vendors
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks or projects

Excellent State of Missouri Benefit Package Including:

  • Affordable Health, Vision, Dental Insurance
  • Paid Basic Life Insurance (amount equivalent to annual salary)
  • Cafeteria Plan
  • Deferred Compensation
  • MOSERS Retirement (Members contribute 4% of pay, to MOSERS plan and 1% towards Deferred Compensation)
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • 10 hours of annual leave accrued per month
  • 10 hours of sick leave accrued per month

To Apply:

Apply online at  https://mocareers.mo.gov by selecting the Procurement Associate position located in St. Louis, MO.

For questions contact the Human Resources Office at:    Nicole. Burkett@dmh.mo.gov


The Missouri Department of Mental Health is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and public understanding of mental illness and developmental disabilities. By joining our team, YOU can make a difference in the lives of those impacted by a mental illness or developmental disability so they have the opportunity to pursue their dreams, live their lives to the fullest, and be a valued member of their communities.

An Equal Opportunity Employer; services provided on a nondiscriminatory basis

The Center Manager will conduct the day-to-day management of the Washington University Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control (WU-ISC3), designed to help eliminate cancer disparities in rural and other underserved communities. The Center Manager will split time between the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) campus and the Danforth campus (Brown School) and will assist the investigators and working group units in coordinating the overall center. Candidates can learn more here, or navigating to job.wustl.edu and searching for job number JR69547. 

The entire job description can be found: https://wustl.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Washington-University-Danforth-Campus/Manager-of-Operations---Brown-School_JR69547

The City of Valley Park, Missouri (Population 6,813, 28 Full Time Employees) is accepting applications for the position of City Clerk. Valley Park is a 4 th Class city located in West St. Louis County with an operating budget of $8 million. This position performs the traditional city clerk functions plus providing administrative support to the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and Office of the City Administrator. The position is appointed by the Mayor with approval of the Board of Aldermen and works under the general superintending control of the City Administrator. The City of Valley Park currently employs 28 full time employees. Application and job description may be obtained by accessing the city website at  www.valleyparkmo.org/job-opportunities

You may also email administrative assistant Kim Berry at  kberry@valleyparkmo.org  to obtain an application. Completed applications and/or resumes, along with references, should be mailed to the City of Valley Park, Attention: Kim Berry, 320 Benton Street, Valley Park, MO 63088 or emailed to the above address by November 4 th, 2022. The City of Valley Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City of Valley Park, Missouri (pop. 6,813) is accepting applications for the position of City Administrator. Valley Park is a 4th Class city located in West St. Louis County, Missouri with an operating budget of $8 Million. The applicant must be 30 years of age, possess a high school diploma and a degree in business or public administration, planning, engineering, municipal administration or financial administration fields and/or the equivalent combination of a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience and training. Knowledge of municipal government, public works, planning & zoning and grant writing is helpful. Applicant should possess good management and communication skills with public and employees. Salary range DOQ, but not less than $70,000.00. The city administrator answers to the mayor and an eight (8) member board of aldermen. The City of Valley Park currently employs 28 full time employees. Application and job description may be obtained by accessing the city website at www.valleyparkmo.org/job-opportunities

You may also email administrative assistant Kim Berry at kberry@valleyparkmo.org to obtain an application. Completed applications and/or resumes, along with references, should be mailed to the City of Valley Park, Attention: Kim Berry, 320 Benton Street, Valley Park, MO 63088 or emailed to the above address by October 21st , 2022. The City of Valley Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description for Development Manager                       Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000


The purpose of this position is to support the growth of the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank and the Alliance for Period Supplies by securing funding through individual donors, corporate giving, grants, and fundraising events. The Development Manager will be a self-motivated and goal-oriented professional that is passionate about helping end diaper need and period poverty. They will exhibit strong management capabilities and lead our organization’s development efforts.


  • Manage and implement the organization’s development plan
  • Assist in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual donors
  • Create and implement fundraising events and corporate and individual giving programs
  • Direct and coordinate the Development Committee
  • Generate revenue through timely submission of well researched, well written, and well-documented grant proposals
  • Identify, create and manage a grants calendar to track grant leads, application information, status, reporting, results and renewal opportunities
  • Produce the annual report and timely reports to the Board and Development Committee
  • Work closely with the Finance Office to ensure monthly reconciliations are complete and accurate


  • Create a robust development plan that includes strategic initiatives for annual giving efforts, grants, major gifts, and special events to meet established goals
  • Ensure the plan includes detailed tactics, timelines, and critical partnerships where appropriate
  • Develop meaningful relationships with prospective and current donors that facilitate their connection to and willingness to support ending diaper need and period poverty
  • Research public and private grant sources (agencies, corporations, and foundations) to identify sources of funding
  • Compose and submit funding proposals and prepare impact and grant reports as needed
  • Build and manage a major gifts program including individual givers, foundations, corporate and community partners
  • Prepare outcomes reports and grants related materials for funders as requested
  • Develop internal reporting systems, keep records of all grants materials, and maintain records of outcomes, deliverables, and associated documentation prepared for funders
  • Coordinate with Marketing to provide statistics, student outcomes, alumnae stories, and other information needed for donor communications, stewardship, social media, and the website
  • Collaborate with and support the Executive Director and Development Committee in efforts to engage the Board in fundraising


  • Ensure database accuracy for donors and constituents, utilizing donor software in collaboration with the administrative assistant
  • Develop and produce data for dashboards and reports that help track fundraising activities, and results and support ongoing strategic objectives
  • Work closely with the Finance Office to reconcile gift reports and transactions between the donor software and the accounting software
  • Prepare and send acknowledgment letters in a timely manner
  • Ensure the proper receiving, allocating, recording, and acknowledgment of all gifts


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, nonprofit management or other related field combined with 3-5 years of work experience, nonprofit experience preferred
  • Ability to organize, plan, prioritize and develop all opportunities in a timely manner
  • Experience managing multiple projects, meeting outcomes, deadlines and attention to follow-through
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, G-Suite and donor database software
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively


  • Experience as a Development Coordinator or Manager at another St. Louis nonprofit
  • Experience with high net-worth donors, corporate giving, and donor stewardship with proven ability and willingness to solicit and secure large gifts
  • Experience with donor databases or constituent relationship management platforms preferred



This organization prides itself on fair, transparent and equitable compensation. We offer a generous salary, paid time-off, employer contributed health insurance, 100% employer paid dental and vision insurance, 100% employer paid life and AD&D insurance, and a 403(b).


To be considered, please email a cover letter outlining how your experiences would be a good fit for this role and your interest in working in diaper need and period poverty, a resume outlining you as a person, and three (3) professional references to Carrie Crompton, Operations and Finance Manager, at ccrompton@stldiaperbank.org.

Preference will be given to materials received before May 31, 2022. Interviews will be scheduled upon receipt and review of candidate materials. No phone calls please.

Rise Community Development has three job posting opportunities

job title: Project Manager
salary range: $60,000-$80,000
closing date: Feb. 15, 2022
link to the full posting

job title: Asset Manager
salary range: $70,000-$85,000
closing date: Feb. 15, 2022
link to the full posting

job title: Credit Analyst
salary range: $55,000-$65,000
closing date: Feb. 15, 2022
link to the full posting

The University of Missouri-St. Louis Public Policy Administration posts these opportunities as a service. We make no particular recommendations regarding employers. We make no representations or guarantees about positions posted. Public Policy Administration is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of employment. It is your responsibility to investigate these opportunities .