An instructional coordinator is hired by an educational institution with the goal of organizing and improving the mechanics of education in that institution. They’re most commonly hired by schools, where they’re responsible for improving the state of education and generally the quality of the service offered by the school. The job isn’t that common in small-sized schools where the organization can be managed between employees directly, but is very popular in larger schools that require a separate entity for the coordination of the school’s activities and services. The instructional coordinator may at times be tasked with the organization of the school’s employees as well, hiring new teachers and dismissing those who’re not productive enough.
To become an instructional coordinator, one would typically need a Bachelor’s degree, with the number of fields being accepted varying greatly – in general, most types of degrees related to education or management are accepted for becoming an instructional coordinator. Some higher-ranking schools may hold stricter requirements towards their candidates.
The instructional coordinator at a school can earn $35,000 – $60,000 in most cases, depending on the grade of the school in question. Some more renowned schools can pay their instructional coordinators substantially more than the market average, though these jobs are mostly exceptions or require a lot of effort to attain them. Additionally, the specific requirements of the job can be very demanding in some cases, for example manifested through long working hours and low benefits for a period of time.