2565 - Regional Program Coordinator - efactory


TITLE Regional Program Coordinator - efactory




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Business Support and Training / Director, Missouri SBDC


The Regional Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating efforts of MSU’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center and connecting individuals, employers, and economic development organizations with University resources. The Regional Program Coordinator will play a pivotal role in overseeing and coordinating various programs, collaborating with key partners, and ensuring the successful implementation of initiatives aimed at advancing economic impact in the region.


Education: A Bachelor's degree in a field of business, business administration, communication, or related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.

Experience: At least one year of experience in positions that include economic development, business development, or project coordination/management is required.

Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and team building 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 evening and occasional weekend work. Occasional overnight, out-of-town travel is required. This position is grant funded and will last as long as the funds to maintain the position allow.


1. Builds and maintains strong relationships with partner organizations, businesses, stakeholders, and community leaders to assist in developing, promoting, and coordinating the delivery of new and existing business support and talent development programs which include but are not limited to economic impact/feasibility studies, course projects, business consulting, non-credit training, etc.

2. Develops resources and teaches workshops for University staff, faculty, and students on various innovation, research, business support and economic development topics.

3. Develops resources and distributes information to employers and economic development organizations about MSU’s EDA University Center, facilitating better connections with available University resources. Attends and presents at regional, statewide, and national conferences and events as needed.

4. This position coordinates and/or facilitates a variety of training programs year-round to provide technical assistance for business support, professional development, and workforce development.

5. Promotes a positive image of the University through participation in community and professional organizations, represents the University at professional meetings and on community committees, and establishes and maintains credible relations with the campus and local communities, as well as professional organizations.

6. Identifies and pursues potential funding sources through program revenue, grants, private support, and other efforts.

7. Monitors and evaluates programs, projects, and initiatives to track the progress and impact of funded projects. Collects and analyzes data to generate comprehensive reports on program outcomes and share findings with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements and deadlines.

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

9. 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 by the supervisor.

10. Contributes to the overall success of the Division of Community and Global Partnerships by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Regional Program Coordinator supervises various PT staff, graduate assistants, and student employees.