Market Development Program Coordinator

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Annual Salary Range:
$44,352.00 – $65,280.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,848.00 – $2,720.00
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This is professional and supervisory work in the coordination of a program for the marketing of Missouri products and services, and the promotion of the State as a good investment location.

An employee in this class is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing a major phase and/or providing overall assistance in the management of a complex market development program; or for the overall planning, promotion and evaluation of a less complex market development program. Work includes organizing and coordinating trade shows and missions, impact trips and community visits, and may include providing direct or functional supervision over professional and technical staff involved in the implementation of program activities. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Market Development Program Administrator or other designated superior and is primarily reviewed through conferences and the submission of reports; however, the employee exercises independence and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities.

Job Duties

Plans, coordinates and evaluates a major phase of a complex market development program designed to promote Missouri products and services.

Plans, coordinates and evaluates the overall activities of a less complex market development program.

Provides assistance to the program administrator in the overall management of a complex market development program; assumes responsibility for program activities in the absence of the program administrator.

Develops and recommends new or improved financial assistance services; participates in the investment and management of program funds; serves as a member of the loan review committee.

Interprets program policies and regulations to subordinate staff members, businesses and the general public relating to the international marketing and export of Missouri products and services.

Provides technical assistance and coordinates the work of field staff engaged in the promotion and implementation of assigned program activities; apprises the program administrator of problems encountered by field staff.

Prepares and presents program information to the news media, community organizations and the general public.

Participates in the development and implementation of program policies, procedures and activities.

Participates in the selection, training, supervision and evaluation of subordinate program staff.

Organizes, coordinates and participates in trade shows and missions, impact trips and community visits.

Coordinates efforts between domestic and international professional and technical staffs.

Plans and schedules work activities to achieve established program goals.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two years of experience as an International Marketing Specialist with the State of Missouri.


Four years of professional or technical experience in marketing, public relations, finance, international business or public information; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in business or public administration, marketing, public relations, economics, international business, foreign language study or a closely related area. (Graduate work in the specified areas may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required experience.)

Special Requirements

Ability to communicate proficiently in a designated foreign language as may be required for the assigned program area.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Considerable knowledge of the general nature and objectives of the assigned program area.

Considerable knowledge of current developments and trends in promotion and market development techniques applicable to the assigned program area.

Considerable knowledge of state and federal regulations applicable to the assigned program.

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision, management and training.

Ability to plan and coordinate the activities of field and/or office staff engaged in program implementation.

Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare complete and concise reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, businesses, trade officials and associations, news media representatives, federal agencies, community organizations and the general public.

Ability to interpret and communicate regulations and policies.

Ability to travel in the performance of assigned duties.

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