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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis City
  • Salary: $56,160 - $70,200
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

Covenant House Missouri

Job Title: Senior Manager of Advancement

Position Type: Full-Time, Salary

Direct Report: Chief Advancement & Advocacy Officer

Salary Range: $56,160 – $70,200

To Apply: Please visit

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Covenant House Missouri (CHMO) welcomes youth who are runaway, trafficked, at-risk, or experiencing homelessness with unconditional love, absolute respect, and a place to call home. Beyond shelter and basic needs, we deliver transformative solutions to help young people ages 16 to 24 build productive, independent and sustainable lives.

The Senior Manager of Advancement will oversee and support special events, community relationships, volunteer program, annual giving, and marketing and communication functions for the advancement team. This position will also support the efforts to grow corporation engagement and be responsible for overall special events revenue. All efforts and work functions will be in a manner that reflects the mission, philosophy, and policies of Covenant House Missouri.



  1. Special Event Management:
    • Lead the planning and execution of impactful special events, including fundraisers, friend raisers, and donor recognition activities.
    • Oversee comprehensive back-office support, logistics management, and maintenance of event websites.
    • Secure event sponsorships; play a lead role in developing partnerships to ensure the success of events.
  2. Marketing and Communications Management:
    • Manage internal and external communication strategies to strengthen and reinforce the organization’s brand and fundraising goals.
    • Craft compelling appeals, letters, and annual reports.
    • Oversee digital marketing and social media content and design ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
    • Produce a monthly newsletter and coordinate press releases.
    • Act as a liaison between CHMO and external entities/agencies.
  3. Donor and Prospect Management/Engagement:
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for designated corporations, businesses, groups, and individuals facilitating the acquisition of essential resources.
    • Develop and present compelling proposals and solicitations to secure funding for projects and programs.
    • Develop a donor moves management program and ensure appropriate acknowledgment, stewardship, and ongoing engagement for annual and special event donors.
  1. Overall Advancement and Development Oversight:
    • Provide strategic oversight for Development Programs, including:
      • Annual Giving Program
      • Volunteer & Community Outreach Program
      • In-Kind Giving & Resource Management Program
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including schools, colleges, universities, religious institutions, community groups, corporations, and businesses.


  • Supervise the Advancement & Communication Coordinator, providing guidance and support in digital media strategies and initiatives.
  • Oversee the Outreach & Resource Coordinator, ensuring effective community engagement and resource management.
  • Foster a collaborative and high-performance team culture.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide professional development opportunities.


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


  • Experience with social media platforms, website management.
  • Computer proficiency, including using MS Office applications, donor database platforms, and graphic design software.
  • Ability to proactively organize and prioritize work, resolve problems, and manage multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in interacting with staff, volunteers, guests, donors, and media.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 3-5 years of experience in non-profit fundraising and event management.
  • Previous experience working in human service agencies and/or with the homeless population is a plus.


  • Collaborative Skills: The ability to work cooperatively with others to achieve shared goals, showing diplomacy and flexibility when there are conflicting opinions, and supporting other people’s performance to achieve the best possible results.
  • Leadership and Motivation: 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.
  • Interpersonal Proficiency: 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.
  • Effective Communication: 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, and acting as a spokesperson.
  • Written Communication: The ability to write concisely and convey meaning in a manner appropriate to different readers, presenting a persuasive argument.
  • Change Management: Skilled in responding to, anticipating, and positively navigating change.
  • Data Handling and Analysis: Proficient in gathering statistical information and analyzing, interpreting, and presenting it clearly and accurately.
  • Adaptable Team Player: Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring the ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Conflict Resolution and Team Building: The ability to relate to your coworkers, inspire others to participate, and mitigate conflict with coworkers.
  • Project Management: Competent in designing, planning, organizing, and executing projects and tasks within prescribed timeframes.
  • Results-oriented: Results-driven achiever with effective planning and organizational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation.
  • Critical Thinking: Utilizes logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or problem-solving approaches.
  • Compliance and Regulation: Adheres to policies, regulations, and laws governing the provision of human services.
  • Technical Proficiency: Well-versed in Microsoft Office and the Windows environment, with knowledge of Donor Perfect or other donor database platforms is an additional asset.


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

SALARY RANGE: $56,160-$70,200.

This position is eligible for full benefits offered by CHMO.

To Apply: Please visit

Covenant House Missouri

2727 N. Kingshighway Blvd.

St. Louis, MO – 63113

Phone # 314.533.2241