What does a Program Coordinator do?
Program coordinators manage employees and administrative tasks, including managing or maintaining a program budget or determining policy or procedure. They manage program-related internal and external communications and organize and maintain a program’s agenda. They work in various settings and industries including healthcare, higher education, or assisted living.
Program coordinators manage projects through the maintenance of budgets and by ensuring that staff can follow schedules. They create positive relationships with each participant in the project they are coordinating. They are tasked with securing funding for a budget and managing the project’s budget. They also cultivate positive relationships with external parties including vendors or service providers. They will communicate with media outlets, organize meetings, and update relevant news and social media platforms and websites. Program coordinators often need a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction or a master’s degree in related fields including public health, business administration, public administration, social work, or another related field.
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Learn how to become a Program Coordinator, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Program Coordinator Insights
“What I liked about working at IQVIA was that the work was fun and my coworks are fun too.”
“Last but not least..all the positive reviews written here is done my the management itself.”
“I never felt afraid to voice my opinion and felt like my perspective was respected and valued.”
“The Executive Director is amazing and really wants the best for both his clients and his staff.”
“Pay rate wasn't great and they don't take education/experience into consideration when calculating pay.”
“coworkers don't care or put in good work and they get compensated well and no repercussions.”
“You meet amazing people who truly enjoy the mission and purpose of the Habitat for Humanity.”
“people are nice in most departments; stable job; don't take work home at the end of the day”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a program coordinator
When working as a program coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Customer Service, Written Communication, Powerpoint and Excellent Communication.
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The most common qualifications to become a program coordinator is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.