MPGA Director of Safety and Education

One of Association’s key mission areas is to promote the highest quality of education and safety training to our members and industry partners. The MPGA Director of Safety and Education is responsible for developing and delivering effective training programs and services that not only provide technical competence with current codes and standards, but also raise awareness of the necessity of ongoing safe operations.

The Director of Safety and Education is responsible for leading this effort and working with the CEO and the Board of Directors to set the strategic direction of the education outreach. This role requires a forward thinking, creative leader focused on developing and delivering innovative, quality products and services. This is a crucial role in the organization and is involved in major strategic and operational decisions made by the Boards of Directors.

To apply, send resume including work experience, qualifications, salary requirements and references to Steve Ahrens, 4110 Country Club Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109 or

Applications must be received by Friday, March 26, 2021.

Primary Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the successful deployment of all safety training and functions as the primary instructor. The Director of Safety and Education is an authoritative industry resource for information and solutions, and must stay current on codes, standards, regulations and technology. Assuring the operation, continuity, effectiveness and reach of MPGA’s safety mission is vital.


  • Create, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate training programs for all industry audiences.
  • Develop and procure all training materials, multimedia visual aids and presentations.
  • Create testing and evaluation processes.
  • Prepare and implement the training schedule.
  • Evaluate training needs and education opportunities for all industry audiences.
  • Incorporate technology and strategies for delivery of classes in different formats: blended learning, on-line learning, in-person learning, and supporting partner classes as necessary.
  • Conduct or arrange for classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings (including District Safety Meetings), conferences, and workshops.
  • Manage classroom facilities and all training equipment and assets.
  • Provide performance feedback to management and board.
  • Build solid cross-functional relationships.
  • MPGA Contact for technical questions from marketers, public, regulator and safety officials.
  • Present education summaries at board meetings or as required.
  • Maintain MPGA dispensing equipment and propane appliances and equipment.


  • At least 4 years in a related industry or teaching /training profession or equivalent combination of education and industry experience.
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License with good driving record; the applicant will drive a company vehicle and will be required to load, tow and maneuver a truck/trailer.
  • Must be self-directed and work without direct supervision while making regular reports to the CEO, MPGA or MOPERC boards or committees.
  • Thorough working knowledge of propane industry codes, standards, laws and regulations.
  • Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, regulations, codes, etc.
  • Able to speak effectively before groups of people and communicate key curriculum materials.
  • Administer classrooms and supervise testing and results.
  • Must have good reasoning and math skills, able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions.
  • A level of physical fitness is required: applicant will be required to lift up to 50 pounds and conduct classroom activities over several consecutive days.
  • Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
  • Skilled in the use of computers and classroom technology, adapts to new teaching methods, keeps abreast of changes, learns new programs quickly, uses computers to improve productivity.

Organizations Requirements

  • Reports to: MPGA CEO
  • FLSA Status: Exempt, At-will
  • Employment Status: Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Hours: Varies depending on class schedules; flexible requiring office hours be communicated to all staff.
  • Travel: This position requires considerable in-state travel with frequent overnight stays.
  • Pay range: Competitive salary depending on qualifications, range starts at $62,500.

To apply: Send resume including work experience, qualifications, salary requirements and references to Steve Ahrens, 4110 Country Club Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109 or

Deadline: Applications must be received by Friday, March 26, 2021

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory or a listing of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. MPGA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The propane industry continues to grow, creating job opportunities for individuals who are driven, motivated and looking for their next career move. With so many opportunities, there is a career in propane for you.