What does a Coordinator do?

A coordinator is a general title for a person who brings together various elements or individuals to complete a project. What they are coordinating usually appears first in the job title. For example, a program coordinator would harmonize the people, projects, and resources to run a specific program. The skill set required will depend on the industry, but it's safe to say that successful coordinators are organized, efficient, and have good interpersonal skills. Coordinators have to think critically to plan, synchronize, and execute complex undertakings with a diverse set individuals in different roles.

Coordinators often possess a combination of work experience in the industry and a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline. For instance, an instructional coordinator would study education, perhaps specializing in curriculum or school administration. Coordinators may freelance for the duration of a project, or they may be a permanent employee of an organization.

  • Arrange venues and schedules for meetings between all of the individuals who will be contributing to a tasks
  • Write internal communications documents, including handouts and emails, to inform team members of important notices
  • Review materials created by others and offer suggestions for improvement
  • Edit and approve the final versions of products, using company guidelines as a gauge
  • Present progress and results of tasks to management and other interested parties in person or in digital format
  • Conduct regular analyzes of processes and procedures, making adjustments when necessary
  • Perform other relevant duties as required
  • Establish contact lists of collaborators and update information periodically
  • Several years of experience working in the field
  • Ability to clearly communicate, expressing requirements and expectations to a wide range of individuals
  • Excellent written communication skills, especially in the English language
  • Strong attention to detail in evaluating the completion of various phases of a project
  • Analytical skills to monitor progress of an undertaking and identify areas needing adjustment or improvement
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential
  • Willingness to manage multiple tasks at once and adhere to guidelines, budgets, and deadlines
  • Basic computer skills, especially email, spreadsheets, and presentation creation software
  • Cooperative and communicative attitude with executive staff, managers, and employees
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

£26,302 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £26K
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Organising Coordinator
28 Apr 2020

“The job was not well defined and your manager could literally ask you to do anything”

1 Dec 2020

“My department provides a great environment to work in and I have enjoy working at the institution”

Northwestern UniversityNorthwestern University
QI Coordinator
17 Jan 2021

“It's a great place to work at and to further develop your career in academia”

Twentieth Century StudiosTwentieth Century Studios
4 Nov 2020

“And extra bonus that you get to work on great films with a solid budget.”

Hiring Coordinator
10 Jun 2020

“Somethings become harder than others but with a great team to help all the way nothing is impossible.”

Shaker & SpoonShaker & Spoon
Contentment Coordinator
20 Feb 2021

“I think our product is really fantastic and I'm so proud to tell people where I work.”

The Sofa WorkshopThe Sofa Workshop
People Coordinator
7 May 2019

“Career progression is recognised and I am looking forward to my future within the ever growing Sofa Workshop.”

25 Nov 2019

“I enjoyed the population I worked with and the work I was doing... Enjoyed the flexible work arrangement”

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