Education coordinators are responsible for the development and improvement of the education curriculum. They use constituent feedback and their knowledge of teaching to develop a curriculum that is both effective and in line with the latest educational standards and developments. Education coordinators are expected to meet with parents to address any of their concerns regarding the curriculum, as well as teachers to ensure that the curriculum remains effective and is being used properly.
The work environment of a education coordinator is indoors, with a large portion of their time spent at a desk. Typically, they work for a college (either public or private) or another organization with on-the-job learning requirements, such as a hospital. Work is mostly done independently, with the immediate supervisor typically being a director or board of directors. Work hours are regular business hours, although additional hours may be required to meet deadlines.
Applicants for these positions generally must have at least a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study, although a master's degree is typically preferred. Prior teaching experience is also desired. Education coordinators should be creative individuals who are open to critique and new teaching and learning styles. The position of education coordinator requires strong organizational skills and the ability to follow state and federal education requirements.
Education Coordinator Tasks
- Represent the organization in educational and community discussions, and education in internal meetings.
- Create, track, and maintain metrics about attendance, reach, and effectiveness of programs.
- Maintain, update, and disseminate documentation and reports.
- Develop educational and informational programs for a specified audience.
- Evaluate equipment and supplies.