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Job Opening: Dislocated Worker Program Coordinator

Megan Price
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The Dislocated Worker Program Coordinator is a professional position dedicated to providing Transitional Assistance and Liaison Services between Organized Labor and the Missouri Office of Workforce Development, local Workforce Coordinators, and the Missouri Job Centers.

The MO AFL-CIO is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should submit an employment application, cover letter, and resume to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate with State of MO Employer Transition Team Manager and the Local Workforce Coordinators when plant closures or mass layoffs become known
  • Assist union(s) affected by layoffs or company closures by contacting union officials, and obtaining necessary information to schedule informational meetings for workers
  • Offer Surviving a Layoff Workshops and Stress Management Workshops to unionized companies experiencing a mass layoff or closure
  • When requested, facilitate job fairs, host focus group discussions, and spearhead efforts to survey affected workers to identify anticipated needs
  • Make presentations to labor organizations regarding available Employer Transition Team services
  • Make monthly calls to a listing of unemployment insurance recipients to provide details of available resources and answer questions
  • Record UI Call notes and Employer Services in MO Office of Workforce Development’s case management software system
  • Provide detailed monthly reports to supervisors and MO state team, as required
  • Work as a cooperative member the MWI project team by reporting ongoing activities to supervisors, with a special emphasis on:
    • Planning for known upcoming layoffs
    • Sharing schedules and calendars for strong coordination of layoffs and related events 
    • Strategizing to efficiently use time and resources to inform unions and laid off individuals of available services
    • Utilizing staff expense and time-management systems
  • Assist with program reporting and compliance activities, as needed

Essential Job Qualifications

  • Familiarity with unions and unionized workforces 
  • Ability to serve as a liaison between organized labor and various governmental partners and community resources
  • Adaptability to manage time-sensitive demands while formulating an action plan involving various parties
  • Ability to prepare, and effectively present, information to individuals and groups
  • Quality oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to travel statewide, with short notice, with occasional overnight stays
  • Competence using Microsoft,  Excel, Google 
  • Self-starter with willingness to meet new challenges and learn about the many available resources across Missouri
  • Comfortable learning new data management systems for program reporting matters
  • Uses discretion in handling personal information 


  • $55,000 - $60,000 annual salary 
  • Employer-sponsored annuity and pension contributions
  • Employer-sponsored health insurance for entire family 
  • $50 monthly phone stipend
  • 5% of salary for holiday pay plan
  • Three weeks of paid time off and all federal holidays 
  • Flexible work schedule, hybrid office and home work settings 

Download the application here. Please email completed employment applications, a cover letter, and resume to Amy Phillips at or mail to:


Missouri Works Initiative

Attn: Megan Price

131 E High St., Ste 100

Jefferson City, Missouri 65101