A school coordinator does a lot of small and big things to make sure that the school he or she represents is properly managed in terms of academics and operations. These individuals are hired after much scrutiny as a lot depends on them when it comes to handling staff members and teachers. Mostly, an individual who has had a good amount of experience working as a teacher is chosen to be hired as a school coordinator.
Apart from possessing experience as a teacher, a school coordinator has to possess an academic background in education. A bachelor’s degree is usually required if you want to work as a school coordinator. In addition to this, one has to be able to understand school curriculums, possess knowledge of teaching methods, and know just how to coordinate everything based on which a school community stands and prospers. Excellent manner in dealing with staff, students, teachers and parents, good time management skills, the ability to show initiative and be proactive, and a high level of technological proficiency are also prerequisites of working as a school coordinator.
On any given day at work, you may be performing small administrative tasks, or high-level academic ones, depending on what the school requires from you. Some of the work duties of a school coordinator are provided below:
• Review educational directives with faculty, staff and parents, and provide them with insight into the expectations of the school community
• Determine school program efficacy and recommend necessary changes where required
• Ascertain that all developed academic and extracurricular programs comply with local, federal and state regulations
• Identify teacher training needs by performing regular assessments and ensure that appropriate training modules are set up and initiated
• Monitor student progress by delving deep into their past and present academic records and identify causes for concern
• Direct content of each established and implemented academic program and ensure that teaching methods comply with the direction of the program
• Determine allocation of funds required for the school office to operate efficiently and ensure that the right amount of funds are acquired in a timely manner
• Conduct parent information sessions regarding school policies, special circumstances and established curriculums
• Act as the official link / first point of contact for all questions and problems for students, parents, teachers and staff members
• Create and maintain student records, placing special focus on accuracy and confidentiality of maintained records
• Maintain effective liaison with other schools to share resources and training opportunities