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What is a Coordinator?
The Coordinator job is a position that focuses on bringing together employees, products, clients and other resources for a company. This can be interviewing and placing employees as a Human Resource Coordinator, managing the life cycle of products as a Inventory Coordinator, choosing locations, ordering food and overseeing customer satisfaction as an event coordinator or creating and overseeing curriculum for a school system as an Instructional Coordinator.
What are the typical job duties for a Coordinator?
The coordinator works independently performing a wide range of complex and confidential administrative and clerical duties to support program/event/forum/business unit. Communicates with and provides services to a wide range of internal and external contacts. Anticipates and resolves problems; updates supervisor on status of projects. May oversee work of support staff, students, casuals and temps.
Other Coordinator responsibilities may include:
- Coordinates, and has direct responsibility for, a project or specific set of tasks related to a function or program or department/business unit.
- Organizes and implements administrative systems and procedures performing necessary support duties.
- Serves as principal source of information on established unit/project/program policies and advises faculty, students or staff.
- Draft, edit and prepare correspondence, reports and other material using word processing, spreadsheets and/or databases.
- Prepares and maintains unit’s records (such as financial, personnel, administrative, student) reviews complex documents, reports, etc., to assure compliance with University requirements and/or government regulations, and notifies supervisor of unusual situations.
- Provides for smooth day-to-day flow of communications within the unit.
- May monitor and reconcile budget(s) including grants, maintains financial documentation, provides information, research, statistics, and analysis. Makes recommendations on expenditures towards a defined budget.
- May assist in preparation of grant proposals; may provide policy interpretation on grant parameters.
- May serve as IT point person for department; may maintain web page with comprehensive department/program news and information.
- Contributes to unit goals by accomplishing related duties as required.
What hours will I work?
The job of Coordinator is usually a daytime role, working an average 40 hours per week. However, specific missions can lead you to work on week-ends or holidays.
What skills do I need?
- Communication Skills
- Attention to Detail
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Organizational Skills
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion
What qualifications do I need?
- College degree preferred, or an equivalent of education plus relevant experience in an office environment.
- Work experience and at least a bachelor’s degree in disciplines like business, finance, engineering, hospitality management, or human resources. For instructional coordinator, you may be required to get a master’s degree in education or related fields.
What can you expect to earn working as a Coordinator? According to Payscale, a Coordinator earns an average salary of £19,897 per year.