Career with STL Youth Jobs
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Careers with STL Youth Jobs

If you are a youth, ages 15-24, looking for a summer job, apply at

The following positions are available with STL Youth Jobs (see below for full job descriptions):

  1. Employer Relations Manager

  2. MSW Practicum Student (Macro)

  3. MSW or BSW Practicum Student (Micro)


STL Youth Jobs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to bridge the divide between our region’s youth and the growing skills gap in our workforce. STL Youth Jobs was created in 2013 as a mechanism to change the landscape of employment opportunities for youth living in underserved areas so they are connected to opportunities through which they can gain experience and develop skills required to meet employment demands. From exploration to acceleration, STL Youth Jobs aims to be responsive to a variety of ages and skill levels by meeting youth where they are within their career journey.

Employer Relations Manager

STL Youth Jobs connects youth with local employers for work experience. The Employer Relations Manager is responsible for assisting with employer recruitment and outreach, ongoing communication with employer partners, and management of employer contacts.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Employer Outreach and Research
  • Research and identify potential employers based on industry, geographic, and/or youth interest areas
  • Manage an internal employer pipeline system to document employer prospects, outreach and progress
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local agencies, coalitions and working groups to identify employer networks for recruitment.
  • Conduct outreach to prospective employers

Employer Onboarding Assistance 

  • Assist employers in the employer application process, including answering questions related to their application as well as onboarding and next steps
  • Review employer applications and follow-up with next steps, including collecting missing information, providing orientation dates and the program timeline for approved sites, and answering any questions related to youth placements
  • Assist the Director of Employer Relations in identifying worksite placements that align with youths’ skills and interests

Employer Relations

  • Communicate with and maintain year-round relationships with current employer partners
  • Work with STL Youth Jobs’ network of employers, program providers, and Job Coaches to ensure a smooth employer experience, including onboarding, ongoing communication, and coordination among providers
  • Maintain employer records in internal database

Position Requirements

  • Minimum two years of experience in community engagement, program management, sales, and/or business engagement
  • Strong relationship, interpersonal, and communication skills
    Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in an independent environment


  • 35 hours per week, salaried exempt
  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage and paid vacation
  • Flexible working environment
  • Collaborative workspace at a tech and art co-working space
  • Working in a small and nimble team and playing a vital role in a growing organization

Application Information

Interested candidates must send a cover letter, salary expectations, and electronic version of their resume to: Subject Line: Employer Relations Manager.

No phone calls, please. Only those candidates who meet the qualifications will be contacted. No staffing agencies, please.

STL Youth Jobs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Two Practicum Opportunities (for MSW graduate and BSW undergraduate students)

Two positions are available (foundation and concentration level). Roles and responsibilities are designed around a student’s areas of interest and the organization’s need. Hours are flexible and can be adjusted to fit the needs of the students. For the time being, all staff members and practicum students are working remotely with the possibility of occasionally working in-person. Opportunities for periodic external virtual meetings with contractors, employers, donors, events, and strategic partners will arise.

  1. Macro Practicum Position – MSW Concentration Level (Nonprofit Management)

This practicum position is available year-round to MSW students interested in further developing skills in marketing, development, organization partner relationships, and/or evaluation. This practicum is an ideal opportunity for students interested in nonprofit management. The STL Youth Jobs staff is a small team of 5 individuals. Students have the opportunity to work in all departments with all staff members. Duties will be customized and can range from, but are not limited to: 

Marketing and Communications

  • Storytelling of the organization, partnership and youth experiences
  • Manage assigned responsibilities of the organization’s internal and external communications plan including assisting with the creation of press releases, social media strategy development, branding and marketing strategy, database management, etc.
  • Create marketing collateral and messaging to reach audiences of youth participants, donors, and employer partners
  • Develop talking points, handouts, and infographics


  • Assist with grant writing and fundraising support from individuals, foundations, corporations and government grants
  • Assist the Director of Development with cultivation strategy for prospective donors
  • Prepare and submit letters of intent grant proposals (including all supporting materials, i.e. letters of support, budgets, etc., and grant reports, as directed by Director of Development
  • Support in managing donor relationships through preparing cultivation materials and follow-up
  • Assistance with organizing and managing the donor relations database
  • Assist in designing and creating the annual impact report
  • Assist with implementing a new individual giving program

Employer Relations

  • Assist Director of Employer Relations with employer recruitment, outreach, and communication
  • Research regional labor trends and sectors, as well as local companies with skilled high-demand job opportunities
  • Research educational and career pathways available to youth in St. Louis

 STL Youth Jobs Ambassador/Civic Engagement Group

  • Design and assist with the formation of an STL Youth Jobs Ambassador/Civic Engagement Group comprised of youth participants to serve as program ambassadors (to funders, press, partners, etc.) and perform peer-led leadership and civic engagement trainings/activities
  • Research partner organizations to implement the program, best practices of youth-led groups, determining size and participation criteria for members, outlining benefits to members (compensation, professional development, etc.), suggesting meeting times and formats, etc.

 Program Evaluation Planning

  • Customized evaluation project around assessment of job coach performance, revenue income, increased engagement from employer partners, or more
  • Conduct follow-up surveys and focus groups with past participants
  • Develop a set of recommendations for engagement with past participants, including incentives, resources and referrals, and case management
  • Will meet the evaluation requirement for required courses

 Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Because this position is mostly remote, a supervisor will check-in with students twice a week and do consistent follow-up. This also requires that the practicum student work independently with strong skills in:

  • Organization
  • Task management: track tasks and progress, presenting weekly updates
  • Time management
  • Writing and grammar
  • Communication: must be good at following-up via email and phone
  • Being a self-starter and taking the lead on projects
  • Being A digger! Someone that does research and deep-dives when needed
  • Flexibility and being a team player

Desired Skills

  • Graphic design or familiarity with Canva (this is entry-level but willingness to be creative in designing social media and marketing materials)
  • Experience with Square Space and web design

To Apply

2. Micro Practicum Position: MSW or BSW Foundation Level (Program)

This practicum position is available beginning in the spring semester (January) for MSW or BSW students interested in working in direct practice with youth, community development and resourcing, program development, and more. Student’s duties can range from, but are not limited to:

Case Management/ Follow Up

  • Employment: assistance with resume building, interviewing skills, job searching, etc.
  • Education: assisting youth with getting to the next step on their educational journey
  • Facilitating group job training sessions with youth
  • Follow-up with clients to gather post-program data
  • Follow-up with clients to ensure the application is complete
  • Follow-up with clients regarding questions that may arise
  • Matching youth with appropriate employers
  • Social media outreach with alumni

Program Development

  • Working with the STL Youth Jobs Director of Partnerships & Impact to make evidenced-based improvements to the existing program model
  • Researching best practices of other youth programs and identifying ways to weave them into the current model
  • Create a packet of resources for the youth (job readiness tips, job search techniques, employment centers, etc.)
  • Opportunities to attend meetings with the leadership team to gain insights into the program
  • Assist partnering agencies as needed

Youth Recruitment

  • Connecting with various youth-serving organizations to inform the community about program updates, applications, etc.

Project of Interest

  • Use practicum experience as an opportunity to learn. Identify and carry out a project close to your heart that will benefit the STL Youth Jobs team.

Other duties as assigned

To Apply