Program Manager

AmeriCorps St. Louis

About the organization

Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps St. Louis (ACSTL) is a non-profit organization, engaging AmeriCorps National Service Volunteers in community service initiatives addressing critical unmet needs in the areas of Disaster Response, Environmental Stewardship, & Wildland Firefighting. ACSTL focuses on the training and development of the next generation of public service leaders while building the capacity of partner agencies to achieve impactful community results.

AmeriCorps Members serve within a 42-Member Corps for 11-month terms. The AmeriCorps St. Louis Member year operates from September through August. ACSTL operates as many as 8 crews at a time primarily throughout Missouri, completing projects in partnership with non-profit, local, state, and federal agencies. Staff focus on program development, financial management, and Member development. ACSTL has a nine-member Board of Directors and a dedicated staff of five full-time employees.


The Program Manager will be responsible for all environmental stewardship-based programming. This position will lead ACSTL’s goal of administering diverse environmental stewardship projects, as well as providing technical and fundamental training, project coordination, logistical support, and leadership to ensure a positive and meaningful experience for Members. The Program Manager must have the ability to supervise and assist in personnel management of the Environmental Stewardship Leadership Team – Field Coordinator, Field Specialist, Stewardship Coordinator and Team Leads.

The Program Manager’s time will be split between the office and the field, focused on ensuring that program partnerships are grown and sustained, projects are developed and implementation is successful, crews are properly trained, Members are operating safely and effectively, and positive experiences and meaningful opportunities are developed. The position is based out of St. Louis with intermittent travel.

Please see the detailed Position Description for more responsibilities (


• Minimum of three years of supervisory experience in outdoor development or conservation field.
• Working knowledge of natural resource project management such as trail construction, watershed restoration, forest/prairie management, and wildlife habitat improvement.
• Exhibits the ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a variety of populations.
• Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment.
• Ability to communicate effectively, manage complexity, and influence positive results
• Ability to multi-task and be flexible with responsibilities.
• Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating trainings.
• Demonstrate good judgement and problem solving in emergency situations.
• Excellent written/verbal communication skills for internal personnel management and external outreach.
• Familiarity with AmeriCorps and local, state, and federal natural resource agencies.
• Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications.
• Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.
• Must be able to pass organization’s criminal history background check requirements.

Please see the detailed Position Description for preferred qualifications (


$40,000 - $45,000, commensurate with experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send Cover Letter, Resume, and Contact Information for 3 Professional References to Kelley Hower – ([email protected]) subject line “Program Manager – Applicant.”

Cover Letter should include a response to the following: Share an experience of serving effectively with diverse communities to accomplish successful projects, in a professional or volunteer role.

Priority is given to early applicants; applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and position is open until filled. Initial deadline to apply is July 9, 2021.

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