FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Become An Education Coordinator

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As An Education Coordinator

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $55,494

    Average Salary

What Does An Education Coordinator Do

School counselors help students develop academic and social skills and succeed in school. Career counselors assist people with the process of making career decisions by helping them develop skills or choose a career or educational program.

Duties

School counselors typically do the following:

  • Evaluate students’ abilities and interests through aptitude assessments, interviews, and individual planning
  • Identify issues that impact school performance, such as poor classroom attendance rates
  • Help students understand and overcome social or behavioral problems through classroom guidance lessons and counseling
  • Counsel individuals and small groups on the basis of student and school needs
  • Work with students to develop skills, such as organizational and time management abilities and effective study habits
  • Help students create a plan to achieve academic and career goals
  • Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents to help students succeed
  • Teach students and school staff about certain topics, such as bullying, drug abuse, and planning for college or careers after graduation
  • Report possible cases of neglect or abuse and refer students and parents to resources outside the school for additional support

The specific duties of school counselors vary with the ages of their students.

Elementary school counselors focus on helping students develop certain skills, such as those used in decisionmaking and studying, that they need in order to be successful in their social and academic lives. They meet with parents or guardians to discuss their child’s strengths and weaknesses, and any possible special needs and behavioral issues. School counselors also work with teachers and administrators to ensure that the curriculum addresses both the developmental and academic needs of students.

Middle school counselors work with school staff, parents and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere for students to achieve academic success. They help the students develop the skills and strategies necessary to succeed academically and socially.

High school counselors advise students in making academic and career plans. Many help students overcome personal issues that interfere with their academic development. They help students choose classes and plan for their lives after graduation. Counselors provide information about choosing and applying for colleges, training programs, financial aid, and internships and apprenticeships. They may present career workshops to help students search and apply for jobs, write résumés, and improve their interviewing skills.

Career counselors typically do the following:

  • Use aptitude and achievement assessments to help clients evaluate their interests, skills, and abilities
  • Evaluate clients’ background, education, and training, to help them develop realistic goals
  • Guide clients through making decisions about their careers, such as choosing a new profession and the type of degree to pursue
  • Help clients learn job search skills, such as interviewing and networking
  • Assist clients in locating and applying for jobs, by teaching them strategies to find openings and how to write a résumé
  • Advise clients on how to resolve problems in the workplace, such as conflicts with bosses or coworkers
  • Help clients select and apply for educational programs, to obtain the necessary degrees, credentials, and skills

Career counselors work with clients at various stages of their careers. Some work in colleges. They may help students choose a major or help students determine what jobs they are qualified for with their degrees.

Career counselors also work with people who have already entered the workforce. These counselors develop plans to improve their client’s current career. They also provide advice about entering a new profession.

Some career counselors work in outplacement firms and assist laid-off workers with transitioning into new jobs or careers. Others work in corporate career centers to assist employees in making decisions about their career path within the company.

Career counselors who work in private practice must spend time marketing their practice to prospective clients and working with clients to receive payments for their services.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become An Education Coordinator

Most school counselors must have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field and have a state-issued credential. Some employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree. Career counselors who work in private practices may also need a license.

Education

Most states require school counselors to have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field. Programs in school counseling teach students about fostering academic development; conducting group and individual counseling; working with parents, school staff, and community organizations; and using data to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school counseling programs for all students. These programs often require students to gain experience through an internship or practicum.

Some employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree in counseling with a focus on career development. Career counseling programs prepare students to assess clients’ skills and interests and to teach career development techniques. Many programs require students to have a period of supervised experience, such as an internship.  

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Public school counselors must have a state-issued credential to practice. This credential can be called a certification, a license, or an endorsement, depending on the state. Licensure or certification typically requires a master’s degree in school counseling and an internship or practicum completed under the supervision of a licensed professional school counselor.

Some states require applicants to have 1 to 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or to hold a teaching license, prior to being certified. Most states require a criminal background check as part of the credentialing process. Information about requirements for each state is available from the American School Counselor Association.

Although some employers prefer to hire licensed career counselors, licensure is not required by all states. Contact information for state regulating boards is available from the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Although most states do not require work experience in a related occupation, some states require school counselors to have 1 to 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or to hold a teaching license, prior to being certified. Please see the Similar Occupations tab for more information on teaching occupations.

Important Qualities

Compassion. School and career counselors often work with people who are dealing with stressful and difficult situations, so they must be compassionate and empathize with their clients and students.

Interpersonal skills. School and career counselors must be able to work with different types of people. They spend most of their time working directly with clients, students, or other professionals and need to form and maintain good working relationships.

Listening skills. Good listening skills are essential for school and career counselors. They need to give their full attention to students and clients in order to understand their problems.

Speaking skills. School and career counselors must communicate effectively with clients and students. They should express ideas and information in a way that their clients and students understand easily.

Show More

Show Less

Education Coordinator jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Education Coordinator Career Paths

Education Coordinator
Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor Department Chairperson
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager President Instructor
Case Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Program Director
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Education Director Center Director Program Director
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Office Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Business Developer Business Development Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Assistant Principal
Elementary School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Assistant Professor Program Director
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Operations Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Business Partner
10 Yearsyrs
Education Director Program Director General Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Director General Manager Account Executive
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Program Director Service Director
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Lead Teacher Office Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Instructor Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Program Manager Education Director
School Director
7 Yearsyrs
Service Coordinator Special Education Teacher Assistant Principal
Vice Principal
9 Yearsyrs
Show More

Average Length of Employment
Lead Coordinator 3.0 years
Team Coordinator 3.0 years
Coordinator 2.6 years
Head Coordinator 2.5 years
Grant Coordinator 2.5 years
School Coordinator 2.4 years
Site Coordinator 2.3 years
Co-Coordinator 2.1 years
Campus Coordinator 2.0 years
Top Employers Before
Teacher 11.8%
Internship 7.0%
Instructor 5.0%
Director 3.6%
Educator 3.5%
Volunteer 2.7%
Top Employers After
Teacher 9.1%
Director 5.7%
Instructor 5.3%
Educator 4.2%
Internship 3.8%
Consultant 3.5%

Education Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

76.4%

Male

21.6%

Unknown

2.0%
Ethnicity

White

81.2%

Hispanic or Latino

10.0%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

1.8%

Black or African American

0.6%
Show More
Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.9%

French

9.5%

Chinese

5.6%

Portuguese

5.1%

Mandarin

3.4%

German

2.9%

Korean

2.2%

Italian

2.2%

Russian

2.0%

Japanese

2.0%

Dakota

1.7%

Hindi

1.2%

Cantonese

1.2%

Arabic

1.0%

Hebrew

0.7%

Danish

0.7%

Thai

0.7%

Greek

0.7%

Tagalog

0.7%

Swahili

0.5%
Show More

Education Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.9%

Walden University

10.0%

Capella University

7.0%

Ashford University

6.1%

Grand Canyon University

6.0%

Liberty University

5.7%

Michigan State University

5.4%

Temple University

3.9%

Arizona State University

3.9%

New York University

3.8%

University of Utah

3.3%

University of Washington

3.3%

Northern Illinois University

3.0%

George Mason University

3.0%

Kaplan University

3.0%

Northeastern University

3.0%

University of Kentucky

2.9%

Drexel University

2.9%

Western Michigan University

2.9%

University of Illinois at Chicago

2.9%
Show More
Majors

Nursing

15.7%

Business

15.1%

Education

10.7%

Elementary Education

6.1%

Psychology

6.1%

Educational Leadership

5.1%

Social Work

3.9%

Communication

3.8%

Early Childhood Education

3.7%

English

3.5%

Management

3.2%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.1%

Special Education

3.1%

Health Care Administration

2.7%

Human Development

2.6%

School Counseling

2.5%

Counseling Psychology

2.5%

Public Health

2.3%

Biology

2.2%

Human Resources Management

2.2%
Show More
Degrees

Masters

36.4%

Bachelors

33.8%

Other

14.3%

Associate

5.5%

Doctorate

4.8%

Certificate

4.3%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.3%
Show More
Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Real Education Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Entrepreneurship and Venture Education Coordinator 500 Startups Management Company, LLC San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2015 $140,000
Building A Better Response Education Coordinator Concern Wordwide (U.S.) Inc. New York, NY Sep 13, 2014 $130,438
Education Coordinator Mebcom, Inc. La Palma, CA Nov 02, 2016 $85,740
Educational Coordinator The Jewish Theological Seminary New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $85,330
Educational Coordinator The Jewish Theological Seminary New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $80,300
Mathematics Education Coordinator Federation of Balkan American Associations, Inc. Clifton, NJ Sep 20, 2013 $73,045
Educational Coordinator Federation of Balkan American Associations, Inc. Clifton, NJ Sep 26, 2015 $66,622
General Education Coordinator North American University Houston, TX Jul 01, 2015 $64,800
Education Coordinator Mother of Divine Grace School Ojai, CA Sep 15, 2016 $64,217
Patient Education Coordinator Meadows Family Medical Center PC Golden, CO May 02, 2013 $62,610
Education Coordinator Tiancheng International Group Inc. Burlington, MA Aug 30, 2016 $62,610
International Education Coordinator Kopri USA, LLC Vienna, VA Sep 16, 2015 $62,450
Education Coordinator Holy Cross Ministries Salt Lake City, UT Sep 10, 2014 $53,040
Education Coordinator Silicon Valley University San Jose, CA Dec 11, 2016 $52,000
Education Coordinator/Instructor Rella NYC Inc. New York, NY Sep 29, 2016 $52,000
Museum Education Coordinator University of Southern California, Fisher Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA Jun 16, 2015 $52,000 -
$62,400
Education Coordinator Silicon Valley University San Jose, CA Nov 13, 2016 $52,000
Educational Coordinator Arab American Leadership Initiative Foundation Newark, NJ Sep 26, 2015 $51,750
Director-Educational Coordinator Alexander Graham Bell Montessori & AEHI Wheeling, IL Sep 09, 2014 $45,864
Education Coordinator Little Lamb Bilingual Preschool, LLC Albany, CA Jan 04, 2016 $43,827
Education Coordinator Rainbow Child Development Center NY Sep 27, 2013 $42,742
Neuro Education Coordinator Novo Brain LLC Mission, TX Oct 01, 2015 $42,000
Educational Coordinator AGM College Planning, LLC Silver Spring, MD Sep 24, 2014 $41,350
Educational Coordinator AGM College Planning, LLC Silver Spring, MD Dec 29, 2014 $41,350
Educational Coordinator Center for Brain Training, Inc. Jupiter, FL Sep 13, 2013 $40,947
Music Therapy Piano Education Coordinator Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center Santa Ana, CA Nov 23, 2015 $40,643

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

Show More

Top Skills for An Education Coordinator

CurriculumDevelopmentEducationProgramsProceduresCommunityOutreachChildSafetySuperviseFinancialLessonPlansCommunityResourcesPolicyCustomerServiceProfessionalDevelopmentEducationDepartmentSpecialEventsTrainingProgramsStaffMembersCPREmergencyPatientCare

Show More

Top Education Coordinator Skills

  1. Curriculum Development
  2. Education Programs
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Monitored curriculum development and technology training; created policies and procedure template and provided training for clinical information system.
  • Organized all member development and education programs Designed and directed new candidate initiation program Chairman of Education Committee and Membership Quality Board
  • Performed respiratory therapist general procedures and worked in intensive care areas.
  • Coordinated sponsorship and community outreached programs.
  • Volunteer Coordinator for all Red Cross sponsored prenatal and maternal/child classes in the Hahn Air Base area.

Top Education Coordinator Employers

Show More

Education Coordinator Videos

Clinical Education Coordinator, Career Video from drkit.org

×