Job Opportunity: Building Union Diversity (BUD) STL - Program Coordinator 

Building Union Diversity (BUD) STL - Program Coordinator 

The Building Union Diversity (BUD) STL Program Coordinator is a professional position dedicated to expanding access to registered apprenticeship opportunities through an introduction to construction apprenticeship program.

The MO AFL-CIO is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinate a construction training program for eligible individuals tailored to attract traditionally underrepresented groups within the construction industry
  • Work with the project team to construct a development plan, which shall include the following components:
    • Enrollment of participants
    • Outreach to employers, contractors, and registered apprenticeship programs
  • Conduct outreach to community partners to identify eligible participants
  • Plan five-week construction apprenticeship introduction programs in coordination with apprenticeship training center coordinators, with a focus on contractor and employer participation in the planning of each training program
    • Program components:
      • Program Schedule
        • Orientation, OSHA-10 and First Aid and industry overview
        • Training, rotate to different training centers for participating construction trades with opportunities for hands-on learning
        • Industry-awareness, throughout the program, the project coordinator should incorporate into the agenda the opportunity for students to hear directly from industry experts
      • Program Support
        • Work equipment purchase, purchase each student the appropriate work and safety equipment
        • Mentoring, the project coordinator will work closely with community partners to identify mentors to serve project participants to engage in career planning activities
        • Wrap-around services, the project coordinator will work to identify and address any barriers to participation (e.g., transportation, child care, food insecurity)
  • Organize a graduation ceremony
  • Provide follow-up support to program graduates with the goal of placement in a registered apprenticeship program
  • Assist with program reporting and compliance activities, as needed

Essential Job Qualifications

  • Familiarity with registered apprenticeships and construction industry
  • Ability to prepare and effectively present information to individuals and groups
  • Ability to travel, regionally, on a daily basis with occasional overnight stays
  • Quality oral and written communication skills 
  • Competence using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Discretion in handling personal information
  • Comfortable learning new data management systems for program compliance matters

Compensation commensurate with experience. Download the application here. Please email completed employment applications, a cover letter and resume to Greta Bax at [email protected] or mail to:


Missouri Works Initiative

Attn: Greta Bax

131 E High St., Ste 100

Jefferson City, Missouri 65101