Administrative Coordinator Resume Template & Examples

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When you’re an administrative coordinator, it can be tough to stand out. Your job is to be reliable and organized. You’re the one who organizes your workplace and keeps it running smoothly. But sometimes you need a little help standing out from the crowd—especially if you want to make sure that your resume gets noticed by hiring managers.

That’s where we come in. We’ve created this guide to help you create an administrative coordinator resume that actually gets noticed. Let’s get started!

Methodology

The goal of this guide is to give you real data what the “must haves” of administrative coordinator resumes are.

To do that, we compiled and analyzed data from administrative coordinator resumes and 40 administrative coordinator job listings to get the data used for this our administrative coordinator resume guide. 

In addition to administrative coordinator-specific resume data, we built a database of nearly 1 million resumes and job listings, and we use a propriety machine learning model to understand the anatomy of the best resumes in general.

Quick note: using the data below can help you build a competitive resume, but it’s always important to be creative, unique, and personal to stand out.

If you want more info on our methodology, you can check it out here.

Administrative coordinator resume objective data + administrative coordinator objective examples

Pop quiz: do administrative coordinator’s really need to use an objective? 

In general, whether or not you need an objective or professional summary can depend a lot on your personal career level (check out our article on resume objectives), but this is what our analysis found for administrative coordinator’s specifically:

  • 33% of administrative coordinator’s included an objective section
  • 27% of administrative coordinator’s included a professional summary
  • 47% of administrative coordinator’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Administrative coordinator objective examples

A highly creative administrative coordinator , and a resourceful individual looking for a responsible position to gain practical experience.

A highly motivated administrative coordinator who aims to make use of their interpersonal skills to achieve goals of a company that focuses on customer satisfaction and customer experience.

To obtain an administrative coordinator position that allows me to utilize my strong communication and project management skills to support the successful completion of projects and goals

Aspiring for an administrative coordinator role that allows me to apply my administrative experience and attention to detail to support the smooth running of the office and assist in the achievement of company objectives

Seeking a position as an administrative coordinator in a fast-paced environment where I can utilize my organizational and multitasking skills to support the efficient operation of the company


Skills for administrative coordinator resumes

These are the skills that occurred most frequently in in administrative coordinator resumes, which means they tend to be core competencies or highly desired skills. 

Of course, you should only list skills that you actually have, and you should prioritze skills most relevant to the job you're applying for. But these are good core skills to include on your resume.

To get more detail on building a powerful skills section, take a peek at our article on resume skills.

*Note: to find skills our machine learning model basically looks for common words, so take these with a grain of salt and use your best judgment. 

Most common administrative coordinator resume skills

Most common hard skills for administrative coordinator resumes: time-management, MS office suite, prioritization, communication skills, and math skills.


Most common soft skills for administrative coordinator resumes: communication skills, presentation skills, client relationships, organization skills, and attention to detail


Other good administrative coordinator resume skills

  • Administrative skills
  • Purchase orders
  • Accounting
  • Office equipment and supplies
  • Scheduling
  • Data entry
  • Data analysis
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Tech-savvy
  • Filing
  • Meeting coordination

Administrative coordinator skills section examples

Note: these examples are formatted the same here just because it’s simple, but we have more detailed formatting advice (and examples) in our guide to resume formatting.

Administrative coordinator skills example 1

Administrative skills | management | accounting | office equipment and supplies | sales | leadership | scheduling

Administrative coordinator skills example 2

Purchase orders | communication skills | data entry | customer-service skills | data analysis | interpersonal skills | presentation skills

Administrative coordinator skills example 3

Tech-savvy | problem-solving | patience | listening skills | time management | customer-service skills | interpersonal skills

Work experience for administrative coordinator resumes

Your work experience section is almost always the most important part of your resume. Because it’s difficult to pull trends from this kind of section, this section is mostly just examples. 

For some advanced strategies for writing about work experience on a resume, refer to our article on building a strong work experience resume section. We also have a guide on writing a resume with no experience if you’re just starting your career.

For now, it’s good to remember that the most important experience for any administrative coordinator resume is the most relevant experience.

A couple examples for you:

Administrative coordinator work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Administrative Coordinator

Eco Focus, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Monitor financial markets and the performance of individual securities
  • Contact prospective clients to present information and explain available services
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Address complaints regarding food quality or service

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Administrative Coordinator

Go Figure, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Bathe animals, trim nails, clip hair, and attend to other grooming needs
  • Provide comprehensive support services for Managing Directors
  • Coordinate logistics for investor’s conferences for over 2000 Management firms
  • Maintain multiple calendars, arrange travel, track expenses, prioritize emails, and coordinate meetings, events, interviews, appointments, and spreadsheets

WORK EXPERIENCE

Administrative Coordinator Intern

Scoot Over Services, 2010-2012

Responsibilities

  • Manage logistics for new hires coming aboard such as, employee information, computer resources, network, telecom, and standard software applications
  • Providing performance appraisals
  • Process life insurance benefits and claims
  • Create prayer cards, booklets and videos
  • Provides guest support to incoming families

Education for administrative coordinator resumes

For most positions, work experience is more important than education, although it can be important for new grads or for fields in which specific classes are industry-standard. 

So it’s not a big section, but it’s still important, and often, administrative coordinator job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

Check out our blueprint for education on resumes for our full playbook on education sections.

Data from our sample of 948 administrative coordinator resumes

  • 9% administrative coordinator resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 59% administrative coordinator resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 28% administrative coordinator resumes included a masters degree
  • 1% administrative coordinator resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Administrative coordinator resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

FLS International – Las Vegas, 2021

Awards & Honors

  • Cum Laude
  • AP Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa

EDUCATION

Associate of Arts

Piedmont Community College, 2015

Certifications for administrative coordinator resumes

Certifications aren’t a strict requirement for every job, but there are almost always certifications you can get to boost your chances of success. 

If you want to see how to build these sections, we have a guide about certifications on resumes.

We did a little research and found certifications can help administrative coordinator’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Administrative coordinator certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Administrative Professional

International Association of Administrative Professionals, 2021

Microsoft Office Specialist: PowerPoint Associate 2019

Microsoft Corporation, 2015

CERTIFICATIONS

Medical Administrative Assistant/Billing And Coding Specialist/Electronic Health Record, Microsoft Office Specialist: PowerPoint Associate 2019, Fundamental Payroll Certification

Administrative coordinator resume action verbs

Using our database of nearly 1,000,000 publicly available resumes, we compiled an index of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 948 administrative coordinator resumes and job postings to uncover which action verbs are most commonly used by administrative coordinator’s and administrative coordinator employers.

The most common action verbs on administrative coordinator resumes are: program, process, assist, prepare, and manage.

The most common action verbs on administrative coordinator job postings are: lead, plan, review, handle, and perform.

Other action verbs for administrative coordinator resumes: 

  • Field
  • Develop
  • Design
  • Test
  • Direct
  • Create
  • Monitor
  • Track
  • Organize
  • Resolve

Full administrative coordinator resume example

Lastly, we wanted to give you a couple full administrative coordinator resume examples.. 

Please note: you can write a better resume than this. This is just a quick illustration to show you how these pieces might fit together. 

If you’d like to see “perfect” resumes, we have a showcase of resume examples.


Administrative coordinator resume example

Jade Cole
Administrative Coordinator

2602 Golf Course Drive, Manassas, VA


Aspiring for an administrative coordinator role that allows me to apply my administrative experience and attention to detail to support the smooth running of the office and assist in the achievement of company objectives


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Administrative Coordinator

Eco Focus, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Orchestrates daily and monthly sales analysis reports
  • Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to specific individuals
  • Read and analyze incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution
  • Perform general office duties, such as ordering supplies, maintaining records management database systems

Associate Administrative Coordinator

Go Figure, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • File and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports
  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email
  • Manage and maintain executives’ schedules
  • Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries

Administrative Coordinator Intern

Scoot Over Services, 2010-2016

Responsibilities

  • Meet with individuals, special interest groups and others on behalf of executives, committees and boards of directors
  • Prepare agendas and make arrangements, such as coordinating catering for luncheons, for committee, board, and other meetings
  • Arrange conference, meeting, or travel reservations for office personnel
  • Adaptable to different situations and requests

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Administrative Professional

International Association of Administrative Professionals, 2021

Microsoft Office Specialist: PowerPoint Associate 2019

Microsoft Corporation, 2015


SKILLS

Administrative skills | scheduling | leadership | interpersonal skills | communication skills | planning | problem-solving


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

FLS International – Las Vegas, 2021

Associate of Arts

Piedmont Community College, 2015

What experts say about administrative coordinator resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“Your writing should always be selling your experience, not summarizing it.” – Write an Incredible Resume: 5 Golden Rules!


“Scan for certain keywords and experiences to filter out what they define as low potential candidates.” – Write an Incredible Resume: 5 Golden Rules!


“Delete that part of roles and responsibilities that do not pertain to your specific job experience.” – Secretary Resume by Jobstagram.com

Want help with your administrative coordinator resume?

We hope that after reading our guide, writing an administrative coordinator resume is a little less daunting. We’ve given you all the building blocks, now it’s time to put them together and make it your own. If you need help actually building your resume, just let us know!

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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