24-hour Crisis Helpline


Current Openings at Safe Connections

Prevention Educator-Group Facilitator
Safe Connections is seeking a full-time Prevention Educator-Group Facilitator. The Prevention Educator-Group Facilitator will be responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of Guys Group curriculum. Guys Group is a teen prevention program that empowers youth in schools and alternative settings to explore and challenge their beliefs about dating relationships, consent, respect for girls and women, and healthy masculinity.

Bachelor’s degree required; Education or Social Services degree preferred. Knowledge of intimate partner and sexual violence is preferred. Qualified candidates will have experience in teaching or public speaking and working with youth from varying demographics. Frequent travel using personal transportation is required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Application Information

Please send resume and cover letter to Zenique Gardner-Perry. No phone calls please.


Position advancement has created an opening for a Full Time Therapist to provide individual counseling to adults and teens that have experienced relationship and/or sexual violence.


Position requires a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or equivalent; Current Missouri License preferred – LPC or LCSW – with applied knowledge of trauma focused treatment modalities; post-traumatic stress; co-occurring symptoms; and counseling individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence. Bilingual preferred.

One evening and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. required. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Application Information

Resume and cover letter required to be considered for the positions to Katherine Wallner.

Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.


Grants Manager
Safe Connections is seeking a Grants Manager to lead the research, relationship cultivation, production coordination, writing, delivery, and follow-along/up for all grants. The Grants Manager is also the project leader for starting, sustaining, and growing our government grants (federal, state, and municipal) as well as a key contributor to the organization’s strategic Development and Marketing Plan.

The Grants Manager is a full-time, exempt position with a flexible schedule requiring occasional evening and weekend hours.

Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in English, journalism, communications, marketing or other relevant area of study; three to five years of grant writing and communications experience with proven track record of grant success; exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communications skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to effectively manage multiple and concurrent projects; demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and database software; passionate, high-energy with a sense of humor and commitment to teamwork.


  • With the Chief Development and Marketing Officer, create and implement an annual grants budget with specified dollar goals and timelines.
  • Manage the identification and renewal process on new and existing federal, state, and local grants.
  • Create and manage relationships with those who oversee and manage private foundation and corporate grants. Research, write and submit private foundation and corporate grants. Conduct necessary follow-along/up, tracking, and reporting activities.
  • Lead quarterly inter-departmental meetings designed to identify needs, proposal direction and content, expected outcomes, and potential funding sources.
  • Provide monthly details about grant acquisition progress for the Development and Marketing Report.
  • Initiate and coordinate off-site and on-site visits and tours for foundation and corporate donors.
  • Manage Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) and Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) credit distribution.
  • Work with donor and client databases for grant trending and outcomes reporting.
  • Oversee and help maintain all foundation and corporate database records.
  • Provide support for primary fundraising events with print communications.
  • Perform other duties as necessary. 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Grants Interns


Accountable to the Chief Development and Marketing Officer for carrying out assigned responsibilities and for following agency policies and procedures.

Application Information

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Cynthia DanleyNo phone calls please

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Mission Statement

The mission of Safe Connections is to reduce the impact and incidence of relationship violence and sexual assault through education, crisis intervention, counseling and support services.

Founded as Women’s Self Help Center in 1976, today Safe Connections is a well-established and innovative nonprofit leader in the St. Louis region working to reduce the impact and incidence of domestic and sexual violence. We do this through individual and group therapy, crisis care anchored by our 24-Hour Crisis Helpline, and prevention education programming for youth. Safe Connections serves nearly 20,000 individuals each year, inclusive of all genders, gender identities and sexual orientations.

Safe Connections seeks and celebrates diversity in its staff community and provides a dynamic team environment. A trauma-informed culture with a high value on self-care, mentoring and professional development is an organizational hallmark. We are an equal-opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made based on merit and organizational needs, not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation or any other factor protected by law.