262863 Requisition #

The St Louis Fed is one of 12 Reserve Banks serving all or parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas with branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. The St. Louis Fed’s most essential functions include: promoting stable prices and economic growth, fostering a sound financial system, providing payment services to financial institutions, supporting the U.S. Treasury's financial operations, and advancing economic education, community development and fair access to credit.


The St. Louis Fed is looking for a Manager to lead the Community Development department’s engagement activities. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Community Development, you will establish an annual strategic engagement plan and will deploy resources to support the strategic engagement efforts of the full Community Development department.

Using your interpersonal, and facilitation skills are important to the position. As a Manager of two direct reports, you will lead major projects and initiatives in the Division, Bank, and System; contribute to high-level business strategies and make decisions after assessing alternative courses of action. Additionally, you will work with top officials of the organization and demonstrate System leadership, while overseeing the professional development of multiple staff.

  • Prepare and give speeches to large and diverse audiences that address community and economic development issues. Prepare speeches for executive officers of the Reserve Bank. Provide external partners with information on the Community Reinvestment Act and other drivers of community and economic development.
  • Lead department-wide projects. Contribute to a collegial and inclusive work environment and enhance group performance by developing positive working relationships.
  • Oversee planning, coordination, and marketing of large regional and national conferences to promote community reinvestment activities by: applying creative ideas; securing and introducing nationally-recognized experts (e.g., senior government, regulatory, financial industry, and community leaders). Facilitate hearings or other forums that involve sensitive and controversial matters.
  • Manage the activities of staff through mentoring and ensuring each receives appropriate training and developmental opportunities.
  • Maintain a broad-based knowledge of consumer regulations, the financial service industry, and the marketplace in general through networking with personal contacts in the Federal Reserve System, other regulatory agencies, financial institutions, and other groups.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, in public policy, planning, economic development, urban or rural studies or other related field or commensurate experience; Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ or more years of related work experience, including:
    • 2+ years managing or supporting teams
  • Interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Process and assess complex procedures, practices, and polices
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Travel (25%)
  • Position requires US Citizen or lawful permanent resident intending to become a citizen who meets certain other requirements

Our organization offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career: 
  • Pension plan, 401K, Comprehensive Insurance Plans, Tuition Reimbursement Program Onsite Wellness & Fitness Center, Backup Dependent Care (Child & Adult), and more
Ranked as a Top Workplace, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is committed to building an inclusive workplace, where employees’ diversity—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength. Embracing our diversity encourages employees to bring their valued perspectives to the table when generating ideas and solving problems, and promotes an environment where innovation and excellence thrive. Learn more about the Bank and its culture; check out our Careers Site.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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