Job Opportunity: Missouri Apprentice Ready - Project Coordinator KANSAS CITY REGION



Missouri Apprentice Ready - Project Coordinator KANSAS CITY REGION

The MO Apprentice Ready - Project Coordinator is a professional position dedicated to expanding access to registered apprenticeship opportunities through an introduction to apprenticeship program. This position will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development. 

The Missouri AFL-CIO is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should submit an employment application, cover letter and resume to [email protected] by close of business June 15, 2021. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinate a construction training program for eligible individuals tailored to include traditionally underrepresented groups within the construction industry aligned with the the parameters established by the project scope of work

  • Work with the project team to construct a development plan, which shall include the following components:

    • Project timeline

    • Recruitment strategy and partners

    • Enrollment of participants

    • Curriculum development

    • Outreach to employers, contractors, and registered apprenticeship programs

  • Conduct outreach to community partners to identify eligible participants

  • Plan at least two (2) five (5) to six  (6) week construction apprenticeship introduction programs with a focus on contractor and employer participation in the planning of each training program

    • Program components:

      • Program Agenda

        • 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 agena the opportunity for students to hear directly from industry experts

      • Program Support

        • 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 on-going support to program graduates for at least 12 months following completion

  • 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 AFL-CIO

Attn: Greta Bax

131 E High St., Ste 100

Jefferson City, Missouri 65101