Instructional coordinators perform administrative support in educational organizations, such as schools and universities. They may also work for human resources in departments in various organizations. A bachelor's degree in education is often required, but a master's degree is often preferred. They must have excellent oral and written communications skills. They must be able to work with diverse people.
They usually perform liaison functions between the board of directors, management, instructors, and students. They may represent their organizations to work with the general public or government officials. They attend community events. If they work under human resources, they may serve as a liaison between their department and team leaders who send their employees in for training. They are involved in academic or training strategy. They help create academic and educational curriculum. They help schedule classrooms and other facilities used for education. They must be familiar with their organizations' policies and procedures.
In addition to relevant computer systems that are specifically used by their organizations, they must be able to use Microsoft Office. Instruction coordinators usually work in an office and are only required to travel locally. They are required to attend various education workshops to keep themselves up to date in their field. They must be flexible since most schools and universities have evening and weekend classes. They may supervise employees, depending on the size of their organization. They may have to mentor, coach, or train new instructional coordinators. The ability to speak a second language, such as Spanish, is often a plus but is not usually required.
Instructional Coordinator Tasks
Support, evaluate, and train teachers in curriculum use.
Order, organize and train staff in new materials.
Coordinate and support teacher development.
Research, assess, and report on possible curricula, materials and strategies.