Program Manager / Project Coordinator

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Program managers or project coordinators oversee and coordinate all stages of the planning and implementation of programs and projects in both the public and private sector. They are often responsible for anticipating potential problems and providing solutions, budgeting, staff management and providing progress reports to their superiors.

Professionals in this field come from a variety of educational and work backgrounds though share excellent interpersonal communication skills and organisational ability. Discipline specific studies may also be useful depending on the type of program or project; for example a history major may be of use in managing a heritage project.