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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 Employment Connection. This role manages client recruitment, training, 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. 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 communication, 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 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, landscaping machinery, and tools such as motor vehicles, computer terminals, typewriters, telephones, fax machines,  calculator/adding machines, computer printers, photocopiers, 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, timesheets, 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; and 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 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. A significant requirement of this position would involve working outdoors in challenging terrains, including (but not limited to) having to navigate hills, slippery surfaces, and trenches. This job may be completed in various weather conditions (cold, hot, dry, windy, and rainy, etc.


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 objects weighing up to thirty to forty pounds. This position is a client-facing position where most duties are effectively completed in person in the office. This position needs someone who can be face-to-face with the green jobs clients as they go through the training module, which might now be extended well past 5 weeks. This person also needs to be able to physically visit work and training sites. Only a small portion of job duties can effectively be done remotely. 
Sensory Requirements: 
Requires the ability to distinguish objects clearly at close range. Requires the ability to sustain prolonged visual concentration.  


Local. Use of personal automobile and liability insurance required. May be required to drive an agency vehicle to transport clients and landscaping equipment, tools, soil, and supplies. (Could be a Passenger Van, Truck or Trailer) Must be able to obtain a chauffeur license if required by the Funder.  

$1,846 - $2,307 (Additional incentive compensation opportunities will also be available)  


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

Employment Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Employment Connection will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage 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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