The role of a project coordinator can vary greatly depending on the organization, but they are typically responsible for any large project, such as a marketing initiative or the development of a new product, being pursued by a company.
Project coordinators commonly take on more than one project at once and occasionally work underneath a project manager. In these situations, project coordinators may be required to maintain the calendar and schedule of their manager, and important tasks include planning the project, delegating responsibilities, assigning budgets and schedules, overseeing meetings, and ensuring that all projects are completed within deadlines. Employees working on a project usually require reports and presentations which the project coordinator must create, and those in this position also serve as liaisons between the employees and anyone involved in the project, such as executives and stakeholders. They may also be required to set up all travel plans, schedule meetings, file expense reports, and allocate resources between different departments.
Project coordinators must be well-organized, capable of working under pressure, and able to multitask, and attention to detail and a patient demeanor are also important. They should also be familiar with software such as Microsoft Excel, and a bachelor's degree in business or communications is generally required for this position. Work is usually done in an office environment, though some travel may occasionally be required.
Project Coordinator, (Unknown Type / General) Tasks
Coordinate activities and resources for projects that impact multiple departments or for multiple projects.
Maintain project manager's calendar.
Coordinate meetings, including travel arrangements and expense reports.
Develop and maintain detailed project schedules, including all administrative tasks and sites involved in the project.