Program Coordinator Interview Questions

Program coordinators are pros at admin support, program development and regulatory compliance.

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Program Coordinator interview questions

Your zero-regret new hire will be experienced, tech-savvy multitaskers with awesome relationship-building and organizational skills. 

Top tip: 

  1. Look for experience: Whether it’s a qualification or on-the-job experience, it’s a good idea to find someone who knows their way around the program coordinator duties. 
  2. Ask on-the-job qs: Ask situational questions inspired by the specific programs they’ll work on if hired. 
  3. Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Problem solving interview questions

  • How would you plan a conference from start to finish?
  • How would you balance low-priority questions from a client with an important time-sensitive task?

Role-specific interview questions

  • Why do you think you’re our ideal candidate?
  • What’s your budgeting/bookkeeping experience?
  • What kind of tech’s vital for a program coordinator? What’s your experience with that tech?
  • Do you have experience in dealing with diversity? How do you increase diversity awareness?
  • What’s your fundraising experience?
  • Rate your proposal/presentation creation skills.

Behavioral interview questions

  • How do you manage your time and prioritize tasks?
  • Describe a time you’ve aced your contribution to a program.
  • Have you ever had a conflict with a co-worker? What happened?
  • Describe a time you suggested a change to speed up a program task. 

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