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

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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 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 or mail to:


Missouri Works Initiative

Attn: Greta Bax

131 E High St., Ste 100

Jefferson City, Missouri 65101