How to Hire a Program Coordinator

Does your growing business need a program coordinator? A program coordinator is responsible for developing and helping to administer programs. They are also in charge of creating work schedules for staff supervisors.

Here are some tips to help you find great program coordinator candidates and make the right hire for your company.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $17.45 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$48.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Program Coordinator?

An efficient Program Coordinator helps in streamlining the program operations by arranging for staff training and resolving their queries. They are instrumental in assigning work schedules to staff supervisors.

• Develop report formats and submit completed reports to management on a periodic basis
• Formulate crisis management plans to be executed in the event of an emergency in the facility
• Create and assign daily schedules and special event programs for residents of the facility as part of the program team

Skills to look for in a great Program Coordinator

Program Coordinators are an essential part of a program team. It is important to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Program Coordinator.

• High school diploma or GED needed (Having Associate degree is an asset)
• Experience of more than two years in a supervisory role
• Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills
• Proficient in MS Office and scheduling tools and generating reports from office software
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Good time management and work prioritization skills

Writing a Program Coordinator job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Program Coordinator candidates. A Program Coordinator job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Program Coordinator jobs, such as:

• Clinical Program Coordinator
• Program Coordinator (Part-Time)
• Project Coordinator

Interviewing Program Coordinator candidates

To hire a suitable Program Coordinator, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Coordinate with supervisors to create their daily schedules and assign them work responsibilities
• Create and generate various reports for the management regularly
• How they’ve contributed to achieving smooth business operations by creating crisis management plans, producing reports for effective decision making by the management

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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