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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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
26%
2 - 4
43%
5 - 7
4%
8+
27%

Common Skill Sets

Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent Customer Service
Written Communication
Powerpoint
Excellent Communication
Attention To Detail
Writing
Spreadsheets

Program Coordinator Seniority Levels

L2
Program Coordinator
$47,784/yr
Coordinator
18% made the transition
Technical Project Manager
16% made the transition
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Program Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$47,784 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$35K
Median: $48K
$66K
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