Program Manager

Directs the demolition and engagement work of the Urban Greening Program, and works to coordinate and leverage Green Cities Initiatives with other City and St. Louis Development Corporation programs

Title:  Program Manager | Grade:  15 | FLSA: E

Supervisor's Title:  Director, Real Estate

Department:  Real Estate

Positions Supervised:  Demolition Specialist


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  • A minimum of a Master’s in urban studies, planning, environmental studies, economics, architecture or related areas.
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in the design, management and implementation of projects and/or working in a position relevant to this post.
  • Experience in managing complex projects, including demonstrated capacity to manage people and actively explore new, innovative implementation and financing mechanisms to achieve the project targets
  • Must be experience in using data analysis tools, and demonstrate a consultative and collaborative style with a results-driven approach
  • Familiarity and experience working with the public sector, community leaders, the local public authorities in St. Louis
  • Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, project management, and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Expert knowledge office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.


Under limited supervision, directs the demolition and engagement work of the Urban Greening Program, and works to coordinate and leverage Green Cities Initiatives with other City and St. Louis Development Corporation programs.


  • Urban Greening Program Demolitions: Directs UGP demolition program and aligns efforts with other demolition and stabilization programs; determines appropriate funding streams for UGP demolitions and develops system for coordinating and tracking funding streams; develops deconstruction program for eligible structures; continually investigates best practices and emerging technologies to ensure UGP success.
  • Data Collection/Analysis: Leads the application of data-driven solutions to demolition, vacancy reuse, and Prop NS stabilization efforts within UGP footprint; coordinates with external partners to update the Vacant Properties Portal (public-facing website of vacancy in the City); develops and builds partnerships to maintain a Demolition Tracker (interactive map of demolitions in the City, based on Detroit's system) and corresponding database of demolition information; updates and maintains the UGP Vacancy Demolition Prioritization Model to guide the removal of impervious surface; and provides data analyses and visualizations.
  • Community Engagement: Facilitates community planning workshops related to demolition and vacancy reuse within UGP footprint; ensures neighborhood knowledge and priorities are aligned with data for comprehensive planning; facilitates participatory mapping workshops; provides resources and partnership connections to neighborhood residents and groups in the support of community-based initiatives.
  • Supervision: Provides oversight and direction to the demolition specialist in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures. Coaches, mentors and develops staff.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


  • Requires St. Louis City residency within 180 days of successful completion of 180 day probationary period.


  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Exposure to elements during site visits.
  • Requires the ability to lift and carry files/papers of up to twenty pounds.
  • Requires the ability to distinguish objects clearly in near vision for writing and computer work.


St. Louis Development Corporation 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.

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