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

Career Opportunities

Project Manager

POSITION TYPE: Full time, exempt, St. Louis, MO

REPORTS TO: Director of Real Estate Development

Rise Community Development (Rise) is seeking a detail-oriented individual with a desire to help increase the supply of high quality affordable and market-rate housing to support the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout our region. The Project Manger plays a key role in supporting development by and with the community-based organizations seeking to ensure this work is done in an equitable manner.

Rise partners with communities to build stronger, more equitable St. Louis area 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. The real estate development team helps build strong and healthy neighborhoods by providing technical assistance to community-based development organizations, providing resources for not-for-profit developers, and by developing housing as a real estate developer and real estate development consultant in urban core neighborhoods, particularly in neighborhoods with the potential for 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 projects
  • 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, 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
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 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 $60,000 – $80,000 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. Off-site/remote work may be necessary/permitted due to Covid-19
protocol. Occasional travel may be necessary, 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 April 15, 2023 or until position is filled.

Application Prompt – please limit response to no more than 300 words
To me, equitable development means:

Downloadable version here.

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.

Click here for more information.

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.