Director of Civil Rights Enforcement Agency

The Civil Rights Enforcement Agency monitors and investigates fair housing, equal employment, and public accommodation complaints.

Job Title: Director of Civil Rights Enforcement Agency

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Civil Rights Enforcement Agency

Immediate Supervisor: Director of Operations

Class code: 1229

Created: Revised October 2023


The position is Director for the St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency, which monitors and investigates fair housing, equal employment, and public accommodation complaints. The Civil Rights Enforcement Agency is governed by Ordinance #67119.

Essential Duties

  • Directs City’s chief investigatory body for civil rights discrimination complaints.
  • Serves as ex-officio member of the St. Louis Civil Rights Commission, which acts both as an advisory body on eradicating discrimination and hears administrative complaints relating to discrimination.
  • Monitors and develops legislation intended to protect human rights and increase programs of protected class members in the City of St. Louis.
  • Administers civil rights ordinances.
  • Reviews cases related to civil rights issues and supervises investigations into civil rights complaints that fall under the agency’s jurisdiction.
  • Initiates and tends to relationships and working agreements with the community and other civil/human rights organizations.
  • Represents agency at meetings and functions; represents agency for the media.
  • Provides educational opportunities for the general public related to civil rights.
  • Determines and requests resources to meet agency needs including staffing and equipment needs.
  • Develops and directs the implementation of operational plans.
  • Develops and recommends new and revised statutes, rules, policies, and procedures to respond to changes in operational/program needs, objectives, and priorities and to improve the effectiveness of the agency.
  • Prepares and/or reviews and approves materials which inform the public about the CREA and how to lodge discrimination complaints.
  • Seeks grant funding and administers grant compliance.
  • Serves in the Mayor’s Cabinet.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Legal experience or a background in civil rights is highly preferred.
  • Requires the ability to perform mid to upper-level data analysis and sequence work to fulfill operational goals. Takes a data-driven approach to implement decisions.
  • Requires the ability to process and act upon information such as financial statements, budget requests, bid analysis, city code charter, various manuals, statutes, procedures, guidelines, and non-routine correspondence.
  • Requires the ability to supervise, manage, and lead employees. Exercises sound judgment and creativity to direct the agency and plan for future success.



Job Demands

  • Physical: Work is normally performed in an office environment under generally safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to irate individuals poses a very limited risk of injury.
    Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work. Tasks may involve extended periods of visual concentration at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Cognitive: This position requires employees to have a basic understanding of applicable policies and procedures, and to make sound decisions within established guidelines.
  • Interpersonal: This position requires ability to interact and communicate appropriately and effectively with others, using verbal and nonverbal methods. Professionalism and ability to work in a team environment are essential.

ADA Compliance

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of St. Louis Mayor’s Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Mayor’s Office.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of St Louis Mayor’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran’s status or marital status.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Sara Baker at

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