Career Opportunities


Communications Manager


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as journalism, public relations or marketing.
  • Two years experience in a similar role
  • Skills:
    • Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop. InDesign a plus
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent copy editing and proofreading skills
    • Knowledge of AP style
  •  Abilities:
    • Self-starter with an excellent organization and time management abilities
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to prepare for and conduct interviews with families and donors for publication

 Duties and responsibilities


  • Write key Variety publications including Dinner with the Stars gala program book and Variety Children’s Theatre playbill.
  • Write all press releases and e-communications documentations including e-newsletters and surveys. 
  • Coordinate and write Variety’s annual report to the community.
  • Write, design (conceptually) and edit marketing materials including forms, flyers, cards, letters, posters, signs, brochures, letterhead and other materials as needed.   
  • Generate story content by interviewing program participants and donors. 

Social Media Management

  • Develop Communication Department calendar to ensure a constant stream of content with Variety’s stakeholders while meeting all deadlines in a timely manner.
  •  Write, manage, edit and post content for Variety’s blog and social media channels.
  • Collaborate with Database Manager to keep e-newsletter database updated and properly segmented

Budget and Vendor Management

  • Manage the printing and fulfillment of all printed materials, including price per piece, paper stock needed, deadlines, etc. 
  • Negotiate with all vendors to ensure most cost effective strategy and adherence with budget.
  • Maintain and manage inventory of all paper stocks, envelopes and program materials. 

Website Management

  • Experience with Drupel or WordPress content management


  • Serve as photographer at all Variety events and, when necessary, overseeing photographers hired for special events.
  • Develop shot sheets for all photographers.
  •  Edit photos, sort and categorize for various online platforms.

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FLSA Desingation:Overtime exempt

Variety is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Chief Program Officer (CPO)

Variety The Children’s Charity of St. Louis, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is seeking an ideal candidate for the position of Chief Program Officer (CPO). The Variety CPO reports directly to Variety’s Executive Director, and will oversee and supervise all programs that implement Variety’s Core Competencies (i.e., children achieving skills, self-esteem, socialization, and independence). He/She will oversee and manage Variety’s St. Louis-based programs regarding their design, assessment, evaluation, analysis, modifications, and enhancements. Those programs include: Variety Children’s Chorus, Adventure Camp, Variety Children’s Theatre, Community Connections, Emerson Resource Center, Bikes for Kids, Medical Equipment, Sunshine Coach Vans, and TherHappy Kids. 

Duties of the Position:  The Variety CPO will be expected to research and develop uniform program assessments that measure and validate outcomes of Variety Core Competency initiatives, and that evaluate Variety programs; review/critique current assessment procedures that identify, inform, and improve measurements and focus on measurable outcomes that will direct continuous improvement initiatives; identify strengths & challenges for each program and ROI based on measurable impact and revenue deployed; and determine programs to be enhanced or modified. In addition, the Variety CPO is expected to engage independent consultants, as necessary, to verify and help resolve unmet needs of children with disabilities (birth-age 21), and collaborate with the Variety Des Lee Endowed Professor for Disabilities to create a community assessment plan that addresses, examines, and resolves gaps in service. Ultimately, the Variety CPO will work in tandem with the Variety administrative team and its stakeholders to increase and best serve, through highly-impactful Variety programs, the population of Greater St. Louis Area children with disabilities.  

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree that represents learned, contemporary skills in program design and administration, or like focus
  • Ten years of extensive experience in leadership and use of data-driven research applications
  • Record of demonstrated astute supervisory, planning, and oral and written communication skills 

Preferred Attributes:

  • Experience working with children with disabilities, their families, and associations that assist special populations of children (birth-age 21)
  • Record of demonstrated understanding of program operations and communication tools that are dedicated to disability community involvement, collaboration, and vision 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Review of completed applications (those that include all information noted below) will begin September 6th, and continue until the position is filled, with the intention of employing the Variety CPO in Fall, 2016.

Application Information:

Applicants, please send electronically: cover letter that summarizes your fit to this position’s defined (above) duties, requirements, and preferred attributes; current résumé that identifies the phone numbers and email addresses of at least three references, and salary history to Patricia Kopetz, the Variety Des Lee Endowed Professor:

FLSA Desingation:Overtime exempt

Variety is an Equal Opportunity Employer