Promise Zone VISTA Project Director
The St. Louis Promise Zone program, housed at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, partners with local leaders to give communities proven tools to rebuild and put people back to work. The federal program launched in 2013, designates high-poverty urban, rural, and tribal communities as Promise Zones in order to increase economic activity, improve educational outcomes, reduce serious and violent crimes, invest in transformative development, and improve health and wellness. The Promise Zone, designated in 2015, encompasses portions of the North St. Louis City and North St. Louis County. The Promise Zone designation, which lasts 10 years, is a catalyst for ongoing collaboration and change that will drive regional growth and create a better, more inclusive St. Louis region.
Under the direct supervision of the Promise Zone Executive Director, the VISTA Project Director is responsible for the management and support of our Promise Zone AmeriCorps VISTA program. The Promise Zone VISTA Project Director is part of a highly collaborative team and is responsible for VISTA member recruiting and training, host site development and support, monitoring and reporting, supervision and support of VISTA Leaders, and general operations ensuring that all programmatic and financial activities comply with the terms and conditions of the program sponsor, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The Project Director will oversee a portfolio of host sites and VISTA members in addition to overall program responsibilities.
The Promise Zone VISTA Project Director is an end date position which is subject to renewal based on funding availability and incumbent performance. The position will be in St. Louis for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The position will require regular regional travel and occasional out of state travel which will require a valid driver’s license and insurance.
North County Project Manager
The North County Project Manager serves as a liaison between businesses, community groups, and residents in North St. Louis County. The North County Project Manager oversees redevelopment activities of SLEDP in North St. Louis County, including redevelopment projects in conjunction with community partners.
- A minimum of three to five years’ experience in the public or private sector, in a leadership or project management position, or equivalent private sector consulting experience. Local government experience e.g. city management, economic development leadership, community planning leadership, is preferred.
- Motivated and able to work with a variety of community groups, government agencies, community leaders, developers, civic organizations, strategic partners and business owners.
- Possess outstanding written, oral and presentation skills.
- Working knowledge of grant writing, government financial planning, creative financing techniques, and the ability to develop a diversified network of funding organizations.
VISTA Openings (Promise Zone)
Interested in taking an active role in improving our community? If so, the St. Louis Promise Zone has four AmeriCorps VISTA openings:
Communications VISTA — job description PDF / apply today
Engagement VISTA — job description PDF / apply today
Grant Coordinator VISTA — job description PDF / apply today
Research and Data VISTA — job description PDF / apply today
Individuals with interest in the VISTA positions, are also encouraged to e-mail Erica Henderson.