A staffing coordinator is responsible for organizing and scheduling workers to ensure that their organization is fully staffed on each work shift. This is especially important in organizations or industries that operate 24 hours a day, such as manufacturing, security, and health care. Staffing coordinators often handle duties such as approving vacation time, hiring temporary workers, and working with other members of the human resources department to determine which positions need to be filled so the organization’s staffing requirements are met. Staffing coordinators may also be required to monitor overtime and report worker’s hours to the payroll department so workers are properly and accurately compensated.
Staffing coordinators usually work a standard 40-hour work week, but they may be required to work overtime to meet staffing requirements in the event of an emergency or unexpected rush. They typically work in an office setting, but they may be required to show new staff members around their entire facility, which may include a variety of environments. Staffing coordinators typically work as part of the human resources team and report to a director of human resources or staffing.
For this position, an associate’s degree in human resources or a related field is often required. However, some smaller companies may only require a high school diploma or equivalent, and some larger companies may prefer a bachelor’s degree. Often, the type of degree required will vary depending on the amount of employees the staffing coordinator is expected to oversee. In addition, a year or two of experience working in a related field is usually required.
Staffing Coordinator Tasks
- Maintain cultural awareness when communicating with visitors.
- Develop staff and promote a supportive team environment.
- Implement, adjust, and maintain staff schedules.
- Provide customer service and clerical support.