Position: Program Coordinator Salary Range: 119
Department/Site: Program Sites FLSA: Non-Exempt
Reports to/Evaluated by: Principal
Participates in planning, organizes, and coordinates specially-funded student, communitybased, or adult training and program support services that contribute to and encourage
learning, retention for targeted students or groups, and career preparation. Programs could
include health and nutrition, child development, youth, careers and vocations, and/or
educationally “at risk” populations disadvantaged by way of socioeconomic, gender, ethnic,
or other designation.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Program Coordinator facilitates services for subsidized and categorical programs that
enhance educational development or career opportunities for targeted student populations
ranging from infant to young adult. Prospective incumbents must demonstrate success in
working with a range outside resources to serve students of varying ability and background,
including economically, socially, and culturally disadvantaged persons.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Implements and coordinates services for subsidized programs that enhance educational
services provided by the District or its County Office of Education jurisdiction.
Coordinates assignments of other staff and service providers. Monitors performance of
work and provides input to appraisals.
Participates in needs assessments for services by collecting and reviewing demographic
data, and sharing information with state and local agencies providing or overseeing
similar services, to support estimates of required levels of service.
Participates in developing district/county-wide plans for services. Identifies and serves
as a liaison to agencies, private organizations, and contractors that will participate in
Participates in developing interagency agreements, roles, and responsibilities.
Supports retention and student achievement through activities such as, but not limited to,
cultural enhancement, social introduction, mentoring, special workshops, improving
hygiene (lice eradication), health , nutrition and other support.
Recruits, hires, and monitors contractors’ service delivery with special funded program
requirements. Monitors contractors’ compliance with applicable rules, regulations,
policies and procedures.
Assists in preparing grant-funding proposals. Develops and recommends program and
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project budgets along with grant proposals. Carries out expenditure of project funds
according to fiscal guidelines.
Maintains records of special fund expenditures. Prepares periodic reports. Conducts
evaluation of all program components and services.
Researches and compiles demographic and statistical data related to active programs and
Conducts visits of program sites where students are cared for, given educational
opportunity, or earning work experience. Receives feedback about programs and levels
of service, effectiveness and quality of services, and outcomes.
Maintains records including those contained in computer-aided student databases.
Ensures privacy of student information.
Evaluates the safety of the assigned program and makes recommendations to the
Principal when safety concerns are identified.
Participates in a variety of education, conferences, and grantor/grantee committees and
functions at state and regional levels that promote enhanced student education and career
Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Knowledge and Skills
The position requires working knowledge of categorical and specially funded program
goals, procedures, and regulations. Requires working knowledge of community
demographics including the needs of low-income and disadvantaged students, ageappropriate learning and career development, and community resources. Requires a
working knowledge of teaching, mentoring, and tutoring techniques as well as study skill
development methods. Requires sufficient human relation skills to make formal
presentations, facilitate group processes, and review performance. Requires professionallevel writing skills to prepare grants and performance reports. Requires math skills
sufficient to read and perform basic statistical tests.
Requires the ability to convert program goals into action plans. Requires the ability to
learn and apply education codes and subsidized program requirements. Requires the
ability to evaluate program outcomes. Requires the ability to plan, prioritize, and assign
work in order to meet yearly schedules and timelines. Requires the ability to facilitate
meetings and processes involving agencies, contractors, and diverse student/parent
groups. Requires the ability to secure local interagency partnerships, and accomplish
goals within financial limitations. Requires the ability to work cooperatively and
productively with a culturally and socioeconomically diverse population of families and
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Requires ordinary ambulatory skills to travel to outside offices and locations. Requires
sufficient visual acuity to recognize words and numbers. Requires sufficient auditory
skills to carry on conversations in person and over the phone and project voice to a large
audience. Requires sufficient hand-arm-eye coordination to use a personal computer
keyboard. Requires the ability to perform work at all district/county locations and state or
regional office locales.
Education and Experience
Any combination equivalent to: a Bachelors Degree in a behavioral science, social
service, public administration, or education-related area and two years of experience in
outreach program coordination, preferably in an educational environment. Additional
experience in coordinating programs may substitute for some higher education.
Licenses and Certificates
A valid driver’s license.
Work is primarily performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist
About Del Norte Unified School District
The Del Norte Unified School District and County Office of Education is a combined District and COE. Our mission: In Del Norte Unified School District, the youth in our schools will be life-long learners who can creatively and effectively communicate, collaborate, and problem solve in a global society.