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Working As A Student 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

  • $44,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Student 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.

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How To Become A Student 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.

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Student Coordinator Career Paths

Student Coordinator
Tutor Team Leader Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Tutor Team Leader President
Board Of Directors Member
8 Yearsyrs
Tutor Lead Teacher Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Executive Assistant Property Manager
Communications Director
6 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Consultant Office Manager
Administrative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Consultant Adjunct Professor
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Program Assistant Team Leader Director
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Program Assistant Lead Teacher Assistant Director
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Program Assistant Executive Assistant Program Manager
Associate Director
8 Yearsyrs
Instructor Consultant Founder
President And Founder
5 Yearsyrs
Instructor Lead Teacher Assistant Director
School Director
6 Yearsyrs
Instructor Adjunct Instructor
Associate Dean
11 Yearsyrs
Fellow Research Fellow Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean
8 Yearsyrs
Fellow Senior Scientist Associate Director
Finance Aid Director
7 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Case Manager Director Of Admissions
Campus Director
7 Yearsyrs
Event Coordinator Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Assistant Director Of Admissions
5 Yearsyrs
Fellow Adjunct Professor Education Consultant
Student Dean
7 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Associate Dean Academic Dean
Student Services Director
5 Yearsyrs
Admissions Representative Enrollment Specialist Enrollment Manager
Admissions Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Academic Adviser Assistant Professor Assistant Dean
Associate Director Of Admissions
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Coordinator 2.7 years
Head Coordinator 2.6 years
School Coordinator 2.4 years
Co-Coordinator 2.1 years
Campus Coordinator 2.0 years
Student Advisor 2.0 years
Student Recruiter 1.8 years
Student Liaison 1.6 years
Student Mentor 1.3 years
Top Careers Before Student Coordinator
Internship 20.4%
Volunteer 8.8%
President 4.5%
Teacher 4.4%
Cashier 3.4%
Mentor 2.9%
Tutor 2.9%
Assistant 2.7%
Top Careers After Student Coordinator
Internship 17.9%
Volunteer 8.0%
Teacher 5.4%
President 4.6%
Tutor 3.6%
Server 2.8%
Director 2.6%
Assistant 2.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$44,000
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$28,000
Min 10%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Chicago State University
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
1.8 years
How much does a Student Coordinator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Student Coordinator in the United States is $44,415 per year or $21 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $28,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $68,000.

Real Student Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Foreign Student Bilingual Coordinator CAU, Inc. Alhambra, CA Oct 01, 2011 $60,836
International Student Coordinator CAU, Inc. Alhambra, CA Oct 01, 2011 $60,836
International Student Coordinator Micropower USA Corp New York, NY Sep 17, 2013 $57,059
International Student Coordinator Touro College New York, NY Sep 08, 2011 $57,000 -
$75,000
International Student Cultural Exchange Coordinator Cultural Exchange USA, Inc. Palm Beach Gardens, FL Aug 25, 2015 $54,784
International Student Cultural Exchange Coordinator Cultural Exchange USA, Inc. Palm Beach Gardens, FL Aug 14, 2015 $54,784
International Student Coordinator Stratford University, Inc. Fairfax, VA Aug 19, 2014 $53,934
International Student Cultural Exchange Coordinato Cultural Exchange USA, Inc. San Rafael, CA Sep 30, 2013 $52,175
Faculty/Student Coordinator Boston College MA Jun 21, 2014 $50,672
Faculty/Student Coordinator Boston College MA Jun 19, 2013 $50,672
Graduate Admissions&Student Relations Coordinator Campbell University, Incorporated Buies Creek, NC Dec 16, 2015 $49,700
Student Organization Coordinator Northwestern University Evanston, IL Apr 28, 2010 $48,506
International Student Coordinator Texas Tech University Houston, TX Jul 01, 2015 $48,000
Graduate Student Relations Coordinator Campbell University, Inc. Buies Creek, NC Dec 17, 2012 $48,000
International Student Coordinator Lander University Greenwood, SC May 01, 2012 $46,467
Residential International Student Coordinator Board of Regents of The University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE Jun 13, 2016 $46,259
Faculty/Student Coordinator Boston College MA Jun 20, 2012 $43,368
International Student Coordinator Miami University Oxford, OH Oct 17, 2016 $42,230
Coordinator of Student Affairs United Community Center Milwaukee, WI Aug 16, 2013 $40,000
International Student Coordinator Lander University Greenwood, SC May 01, 2012 $39,000
Residential International Student Coordinator Board of Regents of The University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE Jun 15, 2015 $38,000
Coordinator, Intercultural Religious Student Progra Asbury University Wilmore, KY Aug 14, 2013 $36,720
International Student Coordinator Micropower USA Corp New York, NY Sep 26, 2013 $36,314
Coordinator of Student Organizations & Civic Engag Wichita State University Wichita, KS Jun 15, 2013 $36,171
International Student Coordinator Trustees of Amherst College MA Jan 07, 2014 $36,000

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Top Skills for A Student Coordinator

  1. New Student Orientation
  2. Financial Aid
  3. Student Records
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Create information module for New Student Orientation regarding various retention initiatives within the college.
  • Displayed interpersonal communication skills by working with the Academic and Financial Aid departments to ensure a streamlined student experience.
  • Manage student records for experiential education programs and ensure that all information is up-to-date.
  • Provide superior customer service and offer support to committees regarding event planning and implementation.
  • Developed and maintained special events.

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Top 10 Best States for Student Coordinators

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Connecticut
  3. New Jersey
  4. Alaska
  5. Rhode Island
  6. California
  7. Wyoming
  8. North Dakota
  9. District of Columbia
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Student Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

55.6%

Male

30.4%

Unknown

14.0%
Ethnicity

White

58.6%

Hispanic or Latino

16.9%

Black or African American

10.5%

Asian

9.8%

Unknown

4.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

47.9%

French

12.9%

Mandarin

6.4%

Chinese

5.7%

German

5.4%

Japanese

3.2%

Italian

2.7%

Arabic

2.7%

Hindi

2.0%

Korean

2.0%

Russian

1.5%

Portuguese

1.3%

Cantonese

1.3%

Vietnamese

1.2%

Hebrew

0.8%

Tagalog

0.7%

Czech

0.7%

Telugu

0.5%

Hmong

0.5%

Filipino

0.5%
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Student Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Washington

11.3%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

10.8%

University of Phoenix

7.5%

Colorado State University

7.5%

Portland State University

5.2%

University of California - Irvine

4.9%

Arizona State University

4.9%

University of Arizona

4.6%

Texas A&M University

4.4%

University of Colorado at Boulder

4.2%

George Washington University

3.7%

Florida International University

3.7%

Purdue University

3.7%

Ohio University -

3.5%

University of Southern California

3.5%

Temple University

3.4%

University of Tampa

3.4%

Michigan State University

3.4%

University of Illinois at Chicago

3.4%

Pennsylvania State University

3.2%
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Majors

Business

17.4%

Psychology

9.7%

Communication

8.1%

Political Science

5.6%

Education

5.1%

English

4.9%

Educational Leadership

4.8%

Social Work

4.6%

Management

4.3%

Marketing

4.1%

Sociology

3.9%

Kinesiology

3.7%

School Counseling

3.6%

Biology

3.3%

Public Relations

3.2%

Elementary Education

3.1%

Criminal Justice

3.1%

History

2.9%

Counseling Psychology

2.3%

Computer Science

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

52.5%

Masters

27.4%

Other

11.2%

Doctorate

3.9%

Associate

2.5%

Certificate

2.0%

Diploma

0.3%

License

0.2%
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