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Covenant House Missouri

Marketing & Communications Associate

Department:  Advancement 

Classification:  Non-Exempt                                                                      

Reports To:  Executive Director                                                                                                                                                 


The Marketing and Communications Associate is responsible for the production of a full range of communications materials and special events to effectively support the organization’s brand and strategic goals and to convey CHMO’s mission to diverse constituencies in a manner which reflects the mission, philosophy and policies of Covenant House Missouri. 


(Responsibilities to include but not limited to the following)

  • Assist in implementation of strategic communication and messaging plan. Advise and assist leadership in updating plan to ensure it remains relevant and meets CHMO’s overall strategic goals.
  • Assist in development and preparation of presentation materials to ensure consistency of messaging. This includes supporting work in advocacy, program, and fundraising.
  • Monitor and maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in areas that impact homeless and at-risk youth (i.e., youth development, mental health, social emotional learning, etc.). Develop timely materials that clearly articulate these issues to media and stakeholders.
  • Write extensively, producing and posting content across multiple platforms – web, media releases, e-newsletters, printed materials, and social media.
  • Assist in the organizing of fundraising events (and related traditional or digital campaigns), and attend said events to facilitate their success.
  • Assist with acquisition and organization of youth success stories, photos, and videos.
  • Develop media relationships to effectively position CHMO as an expert in the arena of homeless and at-risk youth.
  • Manage relationships with independent contractors (web mangers, designers, etc.).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES:  This position does not supervise any other position.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:  Regular contact with all CHMO staff, vendors, suppliers, and board members and outside agencies.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, or other related field plus 3-5 years’ experience working in human service agencies and/or with homeless population preferred.


  • The ability to work cooperatively with others to achieve shared goals, showing diplomacy and flexibility when there are conflicting opinions; supporting other people’s performance to achieve the best possible results.
  • The ability to take control of a situation and to lead by empowering others into an effective team. Inspiring and energizing others to carry out tasks and achieve goals by displaying a clear sense of direction and values.
  • The ability to relate to, and feel comfortable with, people at all levels and to be able to make and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, representatives of other agencies, and the public.
  • The ability to verbally express ideas in a way that is easily understood by others who are unfamiliar with the topic, including delivering a presentation, giving accurate information or acting as a spokesperson.
  • Exceptional ability to write concisely and convey meaning in a manner appropriate to different readers, presenting a persuasive argument. 
  • The ability to respond to, anticipate, and positively manage change.
  • Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent tasks.
  • The ability to relate to your coworkers, inspire others to participate, and mitigate conflict with coworkers.
  • The ability to design, plan, organize, and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe.
  • Results driven achiever with effective planning and organizational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation.
  • Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • The ability to follow policies, regulations, and laws pertaining to the delivery of human services. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Windows environment.


  • Moderate concentration.
  • Frequent interruptions.
  • Moderate noise level.
  • Moderate sitting, standing and eye strain, light walking, bending and lifting.


If you are interested, please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to with the subject line “Marketing & Communications Associate” .


3120 locust • st. louis, mo 63103 • p. 314.533.0930