Instructional Coordinators

Overview
Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Experience

Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

Education

Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

Job Training

Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

Examples

These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include pharmacists, lawyers, astronomers, biologists, clergy, neurologists, and veterinarians.

Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology into instruction in order to provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. May train and coach teachers. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Salary Salary

Salary at 10th Percentile: $39K
Salary at 25th Percentile: $51K
Median Salary: $66K
Salary at 75th Percentile: $86K
Salary at 90th Percentile: $105K

Demand
Career Demand by State Career Demand by State Legend
Core Tasks

Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate performance and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.

Interpret and enforce provisions of state education codes and rules and regulations of state education boards.

Plan and conduct teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom procedures, instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids.

Conduct or participate in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote the intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students.

Advise teaching and administrative staff in curriculum development, use of materials and equipment, and implementation of state and federal programs and procedures.

Advise and teach students.

Prepare grant proposals, budgets, and program policies and goals or assist in their preparation.

Recommend, order, or authorize purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet student educational needs and district standards.

Update the content of educational programs to ensure that students are being trained with equipment and processes that are technologically current.

Address public audiences to explain program objectives and to elicit support.

Research, evaluate, and prepare recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and materials for school systems.

Prepare or approve manuals, guidelines, and reports on state educational policies and practices for distribution to school districts.

Coordinate activities of workers engaged in cataloging, distributing, and maintaining educational materials and equipment in curriculum libraries and laboratories.

Technology Skills
Technology
Example
Hot Technology
Charting software
SmartDraw VP
Computer based training software
Trivantis CourseMill
Data base management system software
Oracle PL/SQL
Data base user interface and query software
Microsoft Access
Desktop communications software
Edmodo
Desktop publishing software
Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
Development environment software
Adobe Systems Adobe ActionScript
Document management software
Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
Electronic mail software
Microsoft Outlook
Enterprise application integration software
Extensible markup language XML
Graphical user interface development software
Adobe Systems Adobe RoboHelp
Graphics or photo imaging software
Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
Human resources software
Human resource management software HRMS
Internet browser software
Web browser software
Multi-media educational software
Kahoot
Music or sound editing software
Sony Sound Forge
Network conferencing software
Webinar software
Object or component oriented development software
Oracle Java
Office suite software
Microsoft Office
Presentation software
Microsoft PowerPoint
Project management software
Microsoft Project
Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Excel
Video creation and editing software
Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects
Web page creation and editing software
Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
Web platform development software
Hypertext markup language HTML
Word processing software
Microsoft Word
Tools Used
Tool
Example
Audio and visual presentation and composing equipment
Multimedia projection equipment
Communications Devices and Accessories
Smartphones
Computer Equipment and Accessories
Interactive whiteboards
Consumer electronics
MP3 players
Office machines and their supplies and accessories
Photocopying equipment
Photographic or filming or video equipment
Digital camcorders
Top 10 Knowledge Required
Education and Training
96%
Importance

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

English Language
87%
Importance

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Administration and Management
76%
Importance

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Mathematics
74%
Importance

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Computers and Electronics
72%
Importance

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Customer and Personal Service
70%
Importance

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Public Safety and Security
70%
Importance

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Personnel and Human Resources
69%
Importance

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Communications and Media
67%
Importance

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Sociology and Anthropology
66%
Importance

Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Top 10 Skills
Learning Strategies
85%
Importance

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Instructing
83%
Importance

Teaching others how to do something.

Speaking
83%
Importance

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Writing
83%
Importance

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Active Listening
80%
Importance

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Monitoring
80%
Importance

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Reading Comprehension
80%
Importance

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Learning
78%
Importance

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Complex Problem Solving
78%
Importance

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Coordination
78%
Importance

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Top 10 Abilities
Written Comprehension
88%
Importance

The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Oral Expression
85%
Importance

The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Written Expression
85%
Importance

The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Oral Comprehension
83%
Importance

The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Speech Clarity
83%
Importance

The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Problem Sensitivity
80%
Importance

The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Speech Recognition
80%
Importance

The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Deductive Reasoning
78%
Importance

The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Near Vision
78%
Importance

The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Category Flexibility
75%
Importance

The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

Top 10 Work Activities
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
93%
Importance

Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
91%
Importance

Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Training and Teaching Others
91%
Importance

Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
90%
Importance

Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Interacting With Computers
89%
Importance

Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems
88%
Importance

Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Getting Information
85%
Importance

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Analyzing Data or Information
84%
Importance

Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

Developing Objectives and Strategies
84%
Importance

Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.

Coaching and Developing Others
83%
Importance

Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

Detailed Work Activities

Evaluate performance of educational staff.

Train staff members.

Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.

Serve on institutional or departmental committees.

Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.

Advise students on academic or career matters.

Order instructional or library materials or equipment.

Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.

Promote educational institutions or programs.

Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.

Research topics in area of expertise.

Write grant proposals.

Organize informational materials.

Direct activities of subordinates.

Assess educational needs of students.

Develop instructional objectives.

Create technology-based learning materials.

Develop instructional materials.

Edit documents.

Teach others to use technology or equipment.

Work Context
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled

How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?

Electronic Mail

How often do you use electronic mail in this job?

Face-to-Face Discussions

How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?

Contact With Others

How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?

Work With Work Group or Team

How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?

Telephone

How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?

Coordinate or Lead Others

How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?

Freedom to Make Decisions

How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?

Frequency of Decision Making

How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?

Structured versus Unstructured Work

To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?

Education
Majors
Major
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational/Instructional Technology
Interests
Social
96%
Importance

Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Investigative
72%
Importance

Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Artistic
62%
Importance

Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Enterprising
62%
Importance

Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Conventional
43%
Importance

Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Realistic
29%
Importance

Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Top 10 Work Styles
Integrity
93%
Importance

Job requires being honest and ethical.

Initiative
92%
Importance

Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Leadership
92%
Importance

Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

Dependability
91%
Importance

Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Adaptability/Flexibility
90%
Importance

Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

Cooperation
90%
Importance

Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Independence
89%
Importance

Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Attention to Detail
88%
Importance

Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Concern for Others
86%
Importance

Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Innovation
85%
Importance

Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

Work Values
Independence
86%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Relationships
86%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

Achievement
81%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

Working Conditions
69%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

Recognition
67%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

Support
43%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.