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Job Description - Executive Director SL-CDC

Job Description - SL-CDC Executive Director

The Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation (SL-CDC) focuses on stabilizing the Spanish Lake area of North St. Louis County. SL-CDC’s mission is to make Spanish Lake a desirable, attractive and quality place to live for existing and future residents. This is an organization in its early stages requiring strong administrative and organizational development skills. As such, it presents an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to direct the activities and help shape the future of the new CDC. The ideal candidate will have strong nonprofit management, housing and coalition building skills and experience with start- up initiatives.


• Administrative and organizational management
• Fund development experience
• Project management and housing development experience
• Familiarity with relevant HUD and other federal grant programs
• Experience with group management and community building
• Strong leadership skills in attracting community partners, resident support and volunteers
• Solid facilitation, collaborative, consensus building and listening skills
• Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple tasks and projects
• Strong finance acumen and experience
• Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations
• Think strategically to solve problems

The Executive Director is responsible for executing the overall mission of the corporation which includes:

1. Creating and implementing a solid administrative structure
2. Fundraising, grant writing and budget management
3. Promotion and branding of the Spanish Lake area
4. Implement housing strategy, including neighborhood stabilization and safety
5. Implement community engagement and support service strategies
6. Advocate commercial revitalization and economic development plans


1. Master’s Degree in: Urban Planning, Non-Profit Management, Business Administration or related field
2. 3-5 years’ experience in community development and non-profit management
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills
4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other related software


• Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education
• Health insurance

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by Friday, August 28, 2015 to:

SL-CDC Search Committee
c/o Christian Hospital Foundation
11133 Dunn Rd, Suite 300N
St. Louis, MO 63136

Or email to: chfoundation@bjc.org
with the subject title “SL-CDC Executive Director Applicant

Employment is contingent on a background check.

Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
SL-CDC shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment
because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability,
veteran status or national origin.

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