2419 Program Coordinator, Missouri Mentoring Partnership (MMP)


TITLE Program Coordinator, Missouri Mentoring Partnership (MMP)




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, School of Social Work



The Program Coordinator, Missouri Mentoring Partnership (MMP) serves as the co-Principal Investigator (PI) for the MMP and is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Worksite and Young Parents programs. The Worksite program provides job readiness skills and job mentoring for Greene County youth in order to increase employability and lifetime earnings of clients. The Young Parent program provides support to mothers and fathers up to age 21 residing in Greene County who are pregnant or parenting in order to prevent subsequent unplanned pregnancies, while developing parenting skills, promoting immunizations, and promoting education. Referral agencies include but are not limited to the Children’s Division (CD), the Division of Youth Services (DYS), educational institutions, the Rare Breed Youth Outreach Center and Transitional Living Program, Footsteps Transitional Living, Boys and Girls Town, Pregnancy Care Center, Lutheran Family and Children Services, Empowering Youth and the Greene County Juvenile Office.


Education: A Master’s degree in Social Work is required.

Experience: Previous experience working with community partners, social service agencies, and at-risk youth is required. Experience in program development, implementation, and coordination is required. Experience with grants, educational programming, budgets, and working with federal and state agencies regarding compliance issues is highly preferred.

Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills, fiscal management, and recordkeeping skills are required. Computer literacy and information management 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 job requires travel as needed to fulfill job responsibilities.


1. Serves as co-Principal Investigator (PI) for the Missouri Mentoring Partnership and administers the program, prepares the grant proposal annually, manages the grant budget, completes grant reports, and assures compliance with grant requirements.

2. Ensures the involvement of the community by collaborating with other existing programs that serve at-risk adolescents and recruiting and maintaining business and community partners to participate in MMP in the designated service area.

3. Helps to ensure the effectiveness of the mentoring relationship by identifying and developing mentor recruitment and training materials and planning and providing mentor orientation and training which utilizes experienced mentor and youth participation whenever possible.

4. Helps to ensure the program’s success by participating in program planning and development, utilizing proper screening procedures to assess the suitability of prospective mentors and program participants and planning, scheduling, and facilitating mentor/mentee support groups as needed.

5. Assures sound fiscal management and financial decisions by maintaining accurate records of expenditures and the payment of bills and providers and submitting invoices and financial reports to the appropriate agency as required.

6. Facilitates program evaluation of outcomes by maintaining a database of information and records of youth referrals, business and community sponsors, and designated program mentor participation.

7. Helps to assure the program is meeting its goals and agencies’ needs by scheduling regular meetings with the Missouri State University Director of the School of Social Work, the Department of Social Services (DSS), CD, DYS, and/or other fiscal agent administrators to provide program updates, plan future development, and discuss pertinent issues.

8. Identifies and utilizes established services, materials, programs, and other available resources by collaborating with the University and the MMP staff.

9. Ensures ethical and fair treatment of participants in the program by establishing appropriate interactions/boundaries and maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality, including conducting the project in compliance with the project protocol as approved by the University’s Human Subjects Protection Committee.

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

11. 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 directed.

12. Helps to ensure the overall success of the Missouri Mentoring Partnership by performing all other duties as directed.


The Program Coordinator, MMP is supervised by the Director, School of Social Work and supervises the Resource Coordinator, MMP and graduate assistants.