What does a Senior 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.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Program Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$56,793 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $57K
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Pulsus GroupPulsus Group
Program Coordinator
Sep 27, 2019

“Last but not least..all the positive reviews written here is done my the management itself.”

Anheuser-Busch InBevAnheuser-Busch InBev
Brewery Trainee Program
Oct 4, 2021

“I never felt afraid to voice my opinion and felt like my perspective was respected and valued.”

GEM Environmental (AZ)
Program Coordinator
Jun 23, 2021

“The Executive Director is amazing and really wants the best for both his clients and his staff.”

Saint Cloud HospitalSaint Cloud Hospital
Health Unit Coordinator (HUC)
Oct 28, 2021

“Pay rate wasn't great and they don't take education/experience into consideration when calculating pay.”

Benchmark Senior LivingBenchmark Senior Living
Harbor Programming Coordinator
Jan 15, 2020

“coworkers don't care or put in good work and they get compensated well and no repercussions.”

University of WashingtonUniversity of Washington
Program Coordinator
Mar 20, 2020

“people are nice in most departments; stable job; don't take work home at the end of the day”

MOSAIC Technologies GroupMOSAIC Technologies Group
Language Development Program Coordinator
Sep 14, 2021

“MOSAIC is a great company to work for and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a rewarding career path!”

University of MississippiUniversity of Mississippi
Program Coordinator
Jun 9, 2021

“Parking is sometimes difficult but we can park near our buildings if we get there early enough.”

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