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Volunteer & Employment Opportunities

St. Louis, Missouri

The following is a list of VOLUNTEER opportunities at our St. Louis, MO Headquarters.

SIS Mentor

As a SOAR into STEM Mentor, you will work with high school students using lessons designed by educators to inspire and educate students about the many exciting possibilities available to them through STEM and aviation careers.

Learn more about this position: SIS Mentor PDF

Aircraft Mechanics

Seeking A&P/IA’s with experience working on single and twin piston engine aircraft to volunteer 1-2 days a week.

Avionics Team

  • Inspects and tests equipment such as radar, radio, navigation, autopilot, and compass systems, installed in aircraft, using hand tools and test equipment: Inspects components of equipment for defects, such as loose connections and frayed wire, and for accuracy of assembly and installation.
  • Tests avionics equipment under simulated or actual operating conditions to determine performance and airworthiness, using test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, digital meters and counters, and circuit analyzers.
  • Adjusts, repairs, or replaces defective components based on analysis of test results, following blueprints, schematics, handbooks, and other technical documents, using hand tools.
  • Familiar with Pitot Static and Transponder Checks
  • Adjusts frequencies of radio sets by signaling ground station and turning setscrews.

Landscaping & Grounds

Wings of Hope is seeking a part-time Grounds & Gardens Volunteer, 6-8 hours per week. This position offers a unique opportunity to work with native plants in a designed garden setting. This individual will learn to perform a wide range of horticultural tasks and duties with guidance. Responsibilities will include watering, weeding, mulching, tree pruning and planting.

We are looking for someone with a passion for plants and the outdoors. This position requires bending, stooping, the ability to lift at least 50 pounds, and may demand working from ladders and with power equipment, including a mowing tractor.

St. Louis, Missouri

There are no available positions open at this time.

The following is a list of EMPLOYMENT opportunities at our St. Louis, MO Headquarters.

Director of Development & Communications


Wings of Hope is searching for an experienced and enthusiastic fundraising professional to fill the Director of Development and Communications position. This person is a member of the leadership team at Wings of Hope and oversees all fundraising activities and internal and external communications for the organization. The Director of Development and Communications plans, coordinates, implements, and oversees strategies to develop donors and contributions to support Wings of Hope. The Director of Development and Communications reports directly to the President and works closely with staff, volunteers, and the Board of Directors to achieve short-, mid- and long-term fundraising and communication goals.

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Core duties and responsibilities include the following.

  • Creation and implementation of the annual Development Plan that incorporates a range of strategies including but not limited to annual appeals, corporate and foundation relations, grant funding, and special events. Set annual revenue goals and budgets alongside the CFO and President.
  • Leads all organizational efforts around the strategy, creation, implementation, and management of internal and external communications including communications/production calendar, LIFT bi-annual newsletter, marketing, and communications resources, press releases, annual report, social media, and video productions.
  • Knowledge of major gift efforts and planned giving strategies and vehicles.
  • Oversee the grant writer and coordinate grant management with responsibility to lead the research, relationship cultivation, production coordination, writing, delivery, and follow-up for all current and potential grants. Maintains grant database and formulates an annual timeline for submissions and reporting.
  • Oversee a staff of five.
  • Leadership, planning and coordination of two annual Wings of Hope events.
  • Participates in board and committee meetings as staff development and communications liaison.
  • Participates in strategic and organizational planning efforts.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree and/or CFRE preferred
  • Five or more years of fund development experience with demonstrated success in annual, major, and planned giving.
  • Minimum three years of supervisory experience
  • Grant writing experience with proven track record of success
  • A true interest in humanitarian work and the Wings of Hope mission
  • Goal focused, fundraising professional with a track record of building strong donor relationships
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple and concurrent projects with competing deadlines
  • Familiarity with Moves Management
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of volunteers and staff
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Donor Databases (Raisers Edge knowledge preferred) and social media technologies
  • Flexibility in working hours for occasional special events, after-hours or weekend activities
  • Occasional travel may be required

The Director of Development and Communications is a full-time (40 hours/week), salaried position reporting directly to the President. Generous vacation and holiday time, employee health, vision and dental benefits are included. The salary range is $70,000 – $80,000.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Angela Walleman, Director of Human Resources

Please include “Director of Development and Communications Search” in the subject line.

Wings of Hope is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other protected status. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, discipline and termination.

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