Education coordinators of non-profit organizations are responsible for coordinating educational efforts on behalf of their organization, developing and leading educational programs that meet project requirements, and building community relationships with individuals and families. These coordinators must have strong interpersonal skills to communicate with both education professionals and educational suppliers. Strong time-management skills and close attention to detail are also important to identify training and support deficiencies.
Those in this position actively participate in training and mentoring sessions to coach and explain complex educational programs and also conduct performance reviews of, and recommended changes to, educational initiatives. They often coordinate activities and oversee program evaluations while providing support for such activities with families and community organizations. They generally report their progress to the education supervisor in their organization, and must work well with other coordinators to reach all objectives within a given time-frame. However, these coordinators often work in fast-paced environments and must be able to work with minimal supervision.
Education coordinators must able to multitask with ease on a variety of projects, guide staff with curriculum implementation, and work with program directors to ensure that all schedules are followed. They must also be proficient in office applications to keep accurate program reports and have excellent problem-solving and analytical skills to identify educational obstacles. When new ideas and innovative solutions are needed, the education coordinator will often take on the responsibility.
Writing and distributing expense reports is also part of the job, though their main responsibilities revolve around planning and coordinating educational activities. A Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field is required for this position, and previous years of work experience in a coordination capacity are helpful. Industry certifications are also beneficial.
Education Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Tasks
Develop, evaluate and coordinate educational programs.
Manage inventory and distribution of all training materials with in budget guidelines.
Manage education scheduler system, including training and attendance tracking, data entry, and data integrity.