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Sometimes functional leads or project managers need help managing projects. That’s where the project coordinators come in. There already is a lot about project managers and their various roles and responsibilities floating around on the web and even on our blog.
We’ve also talked about program managers and other types of project management roles, but now we want to explore the role of project coordinator.
What Is a Project Coordinator?
A project coordinator is a member of the project management team who supports project managers by overseeing administrative tasks, communicating with stakeholders and ensuring resource availability for the project team.
Project coordinators go by a few different titles, such as lead project coordinator, project management coordinator or assistant project manager. There are also industry-specific job titles like construction project coordinator. They are needed in large projects from many industries such as construction, information technology and healthcare.
Project Coordinator Job Description Example
Here’s a project coordinator job description example you can use in case you’re looking for a project coordinator or want to become one.
The project coordinator will coordinate the schedule, budget, issues and risks of the project. It’s their job to make sure the project management framework is well-organized and that it runs smoothly. This can include communicating with various departments in the organization to make sure everyone is on the same page.
- Monitoring project progress and creating project status reports for project managers and stakeholders.
- Assisting with resource scheduling so that team members have the resources they need to complete their tasks.
- Scheduling stakeholder meetings and facilitating communication between the project manager and stakeholders throughout the project life cycle.
- Managing project management documents such as the project plan, budget, schedule or scope statement, as directed by the project manager.
- Executing a variety of project management administrative tasks such as billing and bookkeeping.
- Support team members when implementing risk management strategies.
Education, Skills & Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management or a related field
- Project management certifications: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), project management professional (PMP) or similar
- Working knowledge of project management software
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Attention to detail
Because it’s a sensitive role, most companies require at least 2 years of experience in project coordination, project management roles or related fields. However, in some cases, education and training can replace experience and vice versa.
What Does a Project Coordinator Do?
As stated above, the daily duties of project coordinators might vary depending on the organization they work for, but here’s a quick overview of the most common project coordinator duties.
- Execute project management administrative tasks
- Prepare and manage project management documents
- Schedule stakeholder meetings, document and generate reports
- Support project managers and team members to help them complete project tasks
- Foster cross-team collaboration
How Much Does a Project Coordinator Make?
According to Glassdoor, as of January of 2022, project coordinators can make a salary on average of aproximately $53,500 annually in the U.S., depending on the type of position, location and experience.
ProjectManager is the Perfect Project Coordinators Tool
ProjectManager is a cloud-based project management software that helps project coordinators work more effectively and efficiently. Project coordinators have a lot of responsibilities that need to be managed by the right tools. Our online Gantt chart makes responding to changes quick and easy. To change a start or end date, just drag and drop the duration bar to the new dates.
Project coordinators are communicators, and ProjectManager is a collaborative platform that facilitates clear communication. One-click reporting makes a project coordinator’s job that much more productive. These reports can be filtered to address the concerns of the project manager or stakeholders. If asked for more details in a presentation, they reports are online and can be quickly accessed for a deep dive into the asked-for data.
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Watch a Tutorial Video on Project Coordinators
If you’d like to get a little more familiar with what a project coordinator does, then watch the following training video by Jennifer Bridges, PMP. ProjectManager offers a wealth of resources for all roles in project management. We have hundreds of tutorial videos and blog posts that cover all aspects of project management.
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