1279 Coordinator, Corporate Education and Business Engagement - West Plains


TITLE Coordinator, Corporate Education and Business Engagement - West Plains




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Dean of Academic Affairs


The Coordinator, Corporate Education and Business Engagement – West Plains serves as the chief communications and marketing representative of Missouri State University – West Plains’ Workforce Development Program and serves as the primary liaison with business and industry, state, and federal boards, supporting agencies, elected officials, and MSU officials and employees while seeking funds and resources. The Coordinator, Corporate Education and Business Engagement prepares MSU – West Plains to meet the workforce development needs of incoming and existing businesses and emerging entrepreneurial companies.

This is a grant-funded position and continuation of the position is contingent on continued grant funding.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience: At least three years of experience working as a leader in workforce development management including overseeing multiple employee training programs is required. Experience seeking funds from or overseeing proper distribution of training funds on behalf of state workforce development boards or governmental agencies is required. Experience in solicitation of financial support from business or industry partners is required. Experience preparing reports documenting compliance with terms of grants or workforce training funds.

Skills: Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are required. A working knowledge of various computer software applications, including word processing and database applications is required. Knowledge and expertise in the use of marketing communication tools, including the use of digital marketing and social media is required. Strong decision-making skills, the ability to prioritize tasks, and the ability to leverage and manage resources, both internal and external, are required. The ability to balance multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines is required. Proven management skills in areas such as projects, goal setting, and budgeting are required. Problem-solving and innovative thinking skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: The scope of the position requires some travel, working evenings and/or weekends, attending events in the evening, and occasional, out-of-town travel.


1. Develops and maintains positive and productive relationships with the Missouri Department of Workforce Development and Higher Education, local workforce development boards, state officials, agency staff members, and community and business leaders.

2. Develops and maintains cooperative positive relationships with local and regional employers, develops an understanding of their workforce training needs, advises them if training is available at MSU- West Plains, and offers to customize services when appropriate to meet their needs.

3. Maintains positive relationships with organized labor representatives to gain their support when proposals are submitted for evaluation.

4. Seeks funds through grants or other sources to develop programs to meet the training needs of regional businesses and industry.

5. Serves as a liaison and facilitates collaboration between businesses seeking funding for training provided by MSU – West Plains and funding sources.

6. Understands state training priorities and promotes that training to businesses.

7. Works with Chambers of Commerce, Workforce Investment Boards, Human Resource management groups, and the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development to promote the training programs provided by MSU – West Plains.

8. Establishes groups of employers with sufficient numbers of students to support training programs offered by MSU – West Plains.

9. Develops SMART goals for customized training and apprenticeships that assure desired outcomes.

10. Represents MSU – West Plains by participating in or conducting training programs, workshops, conferences, etc. and attending community activities in the surrounding area.

11. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the development of skills to engage with those of other cultures.

12. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and or courses as required.

13. Contributes to the overall success of Academic Affairs by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Coordinator, Corporate Education and Business Engagement is supervised by the Dean of Academic Affairs.


MAY 2021