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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR
107N
Category: Administrative Services

Definition

Coordinate the operation of a specialized or technical program.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general direction, perform work using knowledge and experience specific to the program.  Exercise independent judgment in interpreting and applying rules and regulations. Independently advise students, staff, program participants and/or the public regarding program content, policies, procedures and activities; select/recommend alternative courses of action and either:

Project, monitor, maintain, initiate and/or approve expenditures on program budgets

OR

Have extensive involvement with students, staff, the public and/or agencies in carrying out program activities, and coordinate, schedule and monitor program activities to determine consistency with program goals.

Typical Work

Within the specialized program:

Monitor budget status in line with program activities, plans or priorities; maintain program budgets and initiate corrective action; sign vouchers; receive, process and deposit funds; assist in the preparation of grants and grant proposals;

Provide information and advice to students, staff, program participants and/or the public regarding program content, policies and activities, recommend alternative courses of action; promote the program on campus with outside organizations;

Attend meetings and/or conferences as program representative;

Confer regularly with representatives of off-campus organizations and agencies regarding the interpretation and implementation of program and institutional policies;

Monitor program activities in relation to established program goals; within established program parameters, determine variance from program standards;

Use word processing, graphics, statistical, spreadsheet and/or data base software;

Perform complex scheduling including independently prioritizing needs of program clients;

Direct the work of others;

Perform the duties of Program Assistant;

May make public presentations related to program specialty;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent

AND

Two years of experience in the program specialty

OR

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class (P.A. I & II): 1-3-73
New Class (P.A. III): 12-14-73
Revise Class (P.A. II): 9-19-75
Revise Class/Title: 7-1-91
Revised new class code: (formerly 2256) effective July 1, 2007

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