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Manager of
Green Jobs

The Manager of Green Jobs manages one or more major program functions within the program services of the Employment Connections. This role manages client recruitment, training and job placement and follow-up.

The purpose of this position is to develop a green jobs training program that will support operations and maintenance of green infrastructure (GI) BMPs and community green spaces, including but not limited to the future Green Schoolyard pilot project at Froebel Elementary. The Manager of Green Jobs will work with The Nature Conservancy, Missouri Department of Conservation, organizations of the St. Louis Green Community Workforce Group, potential funders, and other community stakeholders, including neighborhood CDCs and neighborhood associations, to support the growth of local green jobs and green jobs training in the St. Louis region. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  1. Manage grants, including complex federal grants, ensuring compliance

  2. Recruit and screen clients

  3. Manage client caseload  ensuring  accurate client data

  4. Develop effective relationships with partnering agencies, funders, referral agencies, educational institutions, and social service or other agencies and community groups providing supportive services

  5. Help to prepare clients for job readiness

  6. Facilitate client resources and community referrals

  7. Responsible for client recruitment and screening

  8. Responsible for managing and teaching training various client training 

  9. Track and report client placement and retention

  10. Responsible for supervising and training others

  11. Review and respond to all grievances within established policies and procedures, conducting investigations as necessary

  12. Research and implement best practices

  13. Effectively represent Employment Connection in the community

Reporting Structure: The Manager of Green Jobs reports to the Chief Operating Officer and manages a team of career specialists.



  1. BS/BA in Public Administration, Social Work, Environmental Studies or a related field preferred. Experience in a related field may be substituted for academic achievement

  2. Strong communications, organization and management skills are required

  3. Demonstrated experience in staff supervision

  4. Must be effective under pressure

  5. Demonstrated ability to inspire confidence and esteem in others

  6. 5+ years of progressive experience in non-profit program management preferred

  7. Proven ability to manage program budgets

  8. Must be well disposed toward the client population and philosophy of Employment Connection

  9. A passion for urban agriculture, environmental and public health, conservation and community development

  10. Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills with the ability to gather, distill and organize information appropriately. 

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to perform mid-level data analysis including the ability to audit, deduce, assess, conclude and appraise. Requires discretion in determining and referencing such to established criteria to define consequences and develop alternatives.


Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide first line supervision. Ability to persuade, convince, and train subordinates. Ability to advise and provide interpretation regarding the application of policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Materials Use: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or provide simple but continuous adjustment on equipment, machinery and tools such as motor vehicle, computer terminal, typewriter, telephone, fax machine, calculator/adding machine, computer printer and photocopier, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.  Ability to type data/information accurately into a computerized interactive terminal.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such as contracts, work site agreements, reimbursement requests, client surveys, time sheets, reimbursement requests, contract performance reports, training plans, program regulations, personnel policies, employee performance evaluations, computer software operating manuals, statutes, procedures, guidelines and non-routine correspondence.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; calculate percentages, decimals and fractions.


Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems such as supervision, leading, planning and coordinating. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.


Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental and/or subjective criteria, as opposed to criteria that are clearly measurable or verifiable.


Environmental Factors: Work is normally performed in an office environment under generally safe and comfortable conditions where exposure irate individuals pose a very limited risk of injury.

Physical Requirements: Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of objects weighing five to twenty pounds. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

Sensory Requirements: Requires the ability to distinguish objects clearly at close range. Requires the ability to sustain prolonged visual concentration. 


Travel: Local.  Use of personal automobile and liability insurance required.  



$1,730- $1,900 ($45,000–$50,000 annualized salary). Additional incentive compensation opportunities and incentive time-off (beyond agency-recognized holidays) will also be available to be earned.

Employment Connection will also pay 100% of employee-only health, dental, life, and disability coverage



Minimum forty (40) hours; weekends and evenings occasionally.  Must be willing to maintain flexibility and adaptability in schedule to meet agency demands. Position exempt under the Supervisory Exemption FLSA 2004 Rules.

The Employment Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employment Connection will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the agency.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so assigned.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.

Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.


As with many area employers, we receive a large volume of responses and appreciate each submission, but we cannot promise to personally respond to each one.

This is a minority-friendly employer. EOE M/F/D/V.

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