The key responsibilities of a project coordinator are to organize meetings, inform necessary parties of deadlines, maintain websites, prepare marketing materials, train project staff and update project schedules. The project coordinator resolves operational problems, writes work flow procedures and identifies work process improvements. The coordinator must also meet financial goals by monitoring expenses and by implementing cost-saving actions.
A project coordinator develops teamwork and cohesion among employees. Because he may be involved with orienting and coaching employees, the project coordinator must be proactive and results driven. He is responsible for the administration, collection, management and distribution of project control information. The project coordinator follows up and ensures that standards are being met and the project is on schedule.
Under the guidance of a lead project manager or department director, the project coordinator assists and supports specific teams on a project, often blending the efforts of various departments. The project coordinator concentrates on the allocation of resources and ensures that no unnecessary tasks are being performed. The coordinator meets with the project manager to establish daily priorities and tasks. The coordinator also plans ahead to meet milestones and benchmarks as the project moves forward. Depending on the company, a project coordinator might also be given some supervisory responsibilities.