There are a variety of opportunities for people to get involved with Rise’s efforts in the St. Louis region.

Career Opportunities

Project Manager 

Full time, exempt, St. Louis, MO
Director of Real Estate Development
Rise Community Development (Rise)
is seeking a focused, self-organized individual with a desire to help
increase the supply of quality affordable and market-rate housing to support the revitalization of
neighborhoods throughout our region. The Project Manager plays a key role in supporting development
by and with the community-based organizations seeking to ensure development is done in an engaged
and equitable manner.
Rise partners with communities to build stronger, more equitable neighborhoods. With a focus on
sustainable success, we strive to create stronger communities and more desirable places to live. Rise
acts as a resource and partner to the community. We bring together nonprofits, financial institutions,
and government to make successful neighborhood revitalization possible.
Our real estate development group works to build strong and healthy neighborhoods by providing
technical assistance to community-based development organizations, providing resources for both notfor-profit developers and for-profit developers. Rise acts as a real estate developer and real estate
development consultant in neighborhoods in the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Madison County and
St. Clair County with an emphasis on neighborhoods where we can advance economic diversity.
The Project Manager will take a leadership role in the planning and implementation of residential
development projects as part of neighborhood revitalization strategies, including:
• Supporting community-based partners, local elected officials, for-profit partners, other
developers, and Rise management to identify development opportunities
• Determining the feasibility of undertaking various residential development options, including
developing preliminary financing pro forma
• Support the solicitation, selection, and negotiation of third-party contract services to be a part
of the residential development team, such as architects, engineers, accountants, attorneys,
general contractors, realtors, and other members of the development team
• Coordination, assembly and submission of financing applications for residential development
• Presenting proposed residential development projects as necessary for internal and external
review and approval
• Support the negotiation of financing and investment terms for residential development projects
• Manage Project closings on behalf of owner/client, including coordinating the completion due
diligence checklists among multiple parties
• Construction monitoring and reporting to financial parties during construction stage
• Work with investors, lenders, and others to meet project deliverables, equity installments
requirements, project close out, compliance and similar.
• Ongoing project oversight alongside Asset Management
Bachelor’s Degree
• Experience with state and federal low-income housing tax credit programs
• Successful experience in building relationships with diverse populations
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Experience in managing complex projects from start through completion
• Knowledge and experience in housing development planning and processes
• Familiarity with federal, state and local housing programs and regulations (including HOME and
CDBG) and conventional debt structure
• Working understanding of construction drawings, construction detail and principals of real
estate and acquisition
• Familiarity with governmental process as it relates to relate estate development
• In lieu of direct real estate development experience, candidates with strong project
management experience will also be considered
Salary range of $65,000 – $90,000 based on experience.
• Competitive benefits package including vacation and sick time, full health insurance, paid leave
and 401(k).
This position is based at our primary office located at 1627 Washington Ave., St. Louis MO 63103.
Parking in a secured lot is provided. Remote work may be necessary/permitted with prior approval.
Some travel will be required, though infrequent. Access to a vehicle for development site visits will be
required on a regular basis.
Send resume in digital format (.doc or .pdf) and response to the following prompt (no cover letters,
please) to: [email protected], with “Project Manager” in the subject line. Submissions accepted until
September 29th, 2023 or until position is filled.
Application Prompt
– please limit response to no more than 300 words

      To me, equitable development means: 

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Rise is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race,
color, creed, religion, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or any other
characteristic protected by law.

Internships and Practicums

Concentration Practicum for 2023

Rise invites graduate students who are professional, collaborative and independent self-starters to join our team for two-semesters to fulfill their concentration practicum.

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To apply, submit your resume and a cover letter to Brian Hurd, Technical Assistance Program Manager via email to [email protected].

2023 Rising Star Internship

Rise invites students who are professional, collaborative and independent self-starters to join our team from May 2023 – September 2023 for a summer Rising Star Internship.

Click here for more information.

To apply, submit your resume and a cover letter to Brian Hurd, Director of Planning + Implementation via email to [email protected].

The Young Friends and Young Professionals Board

Rise supports the Young Friends and their executive board, the Young Professionals. This is a group of young professionals in the St. Louis area who volunteer their time on service projects to help make the region better. Learn more about this organization here. 

Additional Internship / Practicum Information

Rise seeks students who are professional, collaborative, and independent self-starters. Some of the duties may involve assisting Rise staff with the following:

For Summer and Fall of 2023, Rise is seeking students working on a degree aligned with the following areas:

· Urban/City/Community Planning

· Leadership and Community Engagement

· Real Estate Development

· Banking, Finance, Credit and Risk Analysis

· Marketing/Communications/Graphic Art

· Nonprofit Management

· Social and Economic Development

· Social Impact Leadership

· Sustainability

· Housing Policy

· Grant Writing and Administration

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Volunteer Opportunities

As a non-profit, Rise is always looking for people to lend their time; especially during the Rise-Up festival. Email us for more information.

Note that while one of our core functions is real-estate development, we do not seek volunteers to assist in the physical construction of properties.