Based on 1,134 responses, the job of Office Coordinator has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.78 out of 5. On average, Office Coordinators are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as an Office Coordinator?
"That I Would Be Considered An Essential Employee."
Learn as much as you can, know your job, have back-up paper work for task, email corresponds and learn as much as you can.
"Know your employer."
The very nature of this job is to be interrupted. The phone, clients, the boss(s) the workers will all need you throughout the day. There is rarely a "down time" meaning you are always on, always busy, and expected to drop what you are doing to take on another task that has been deemed "more important" unless you can justify why what you are doing takes priority. You are the hub of the office. You are the "go to" for information. You are the keeper of all knowledge regarding the office and organization. You keep the office running so everyone else can do what their jobs are. Customer service is key to both your coworkers and the clients. While you are the most important in the functioning of the office, you are the least on the "totem pole" depending on your boss. You are a revenue spender, not a revenue generator. Always spend what you are budgeted and make certain you have input when the next year's budget.
"Learn to be resourceful and manage your time well."
As an Office Coordinator for a small religious non-profit being resourceful is paramount. You will need to stretch and utilize all your skills to make the most of small budgets and minimal staff in order to achieve the objectives of the organization. Succeed and the personal gratification and appreciation from the people who directly benefit can even outweigh the time and energy spent. In a way that is its own reward.
Pros: Relaxed atmosphere, responsibility, to work to the best of your abilities.
Cons: No space for growth, too many family and friends involved.
"Good Entry Level Experience."
Pros: You know everyone and everything that is going on and get to see the overarching processes of the company. Great work culture and you are the life of the party!
Cons: Work does not allow you to specialise in a specific skill. You are just developing a wide range of soft core skills which is challenging if you want to excel in a certain area.
"Change happens every day."
Be flexible; know that the your plan for your day will change often throughout the day.
Pros: Fast paced environment, you have to be able to think quickly and be a master at juggling 3 or 4 things at the same time. Multitasking skills are a most in my position.
Cons: Lack of appreciation from managemet over-all.