A project administrator candidate is at least a high school graduate or has GED equivalent. For associate’s degrees, a business administration course is beneficial for the candidate. The project administrator reports to the project manager or project director. Normally, the real estate, accounting, pharmaceutical, construction, healthcare, information technology, and research industries have a project administrator. The candidate oversees a project from start to end. Meetings are organized with the project team. Appointments with important people are conducted. Venues for events are coordinated. Travel arrangements are booked as necessary for the project to be prepared. The goals of the project and deadlines are adhered to. The budget for a project is also planned and to ensure that it is within the financial resources available.
The project manager assigns a business project to the project administrator. The project is prepared, reported, and analyzed all throughout its duration. Being experienced in financial budgeting and reporting is advantageous for the candidate. A former role in executive administration can also give the project administrator high chances of being considered. As the project is being done, the specific guidelines are evaluated if they are followed. In this line of work, projects can be taken care of simultaneously. The deadlines are normally time-sensitive and need to be followed as is.
The project administrator’s role in a business revolves around the administrative side, business development side, and coordinating events. A candidate who can do multi-tasking and communicate with a lot of people effectively for a project is favored. When a project involves an event, the catering reservation, coordination with the people involved, taking care of logistics, organizing the venue and materials are all included. Telephone calls and emails regarding the project are all entertained. During the event, depending on the kind of assistance needed to make it successful, the project administrator supervises. The event itself can be the project and the participants must be satisfied with it.
When a project is ongoing, every step of the way, the process is checked. Adjustments are made as deemed necessary for improved output. The contracts needed for the project and all documentation is filed. Communication with contractors is important especially in construction and real estate projects. Project supplies are checked for adequate stock so that when the project specifications require the particular items, they are ready. During project meetings, the project administrator also takes care of the agenda and notes what were discussed. The project calendar can be used as reference for progress. There may be times that computerized presentations for a project will be shown to the client.
There are compliance regulations that are followed per project. When these are adhered to, the project administrator will be able to have a good reputation with the concerned institution. When issues need to be addressed in a project, the project administrator is responsible for them. At the end of the project, the performance of the members is evaluated. Good performance merits increased duties with succeeding projects or promotion. A project team member may become the next project administrator. Being part of a successful finished project boosts team morale and motivates the members to do well in the next projects.
Since multiple projects can be taken care of simultaneously, the project administrator must be capable of handling project management. The time table per project may vary during the implementation. Regardless of the duration per project, the deadlines must be observed to the satisfaction of the client. When the team members are supervised well and are able to create satisfactory output, the project administrator shines with the project manager or director. Applications for project management and computer software operations must be in the hands of the project administrator. Improved knowledge when it comes to technology that can be applied to a project will do wonders for the team.
Certainly, above average oral and written communication skills are important for dealing with the project members and the client. When new skills are learned and can be applied for a project, the output of the team can serve as a model for other teams to imitate. Being proactive as a project administrator is a must for the output to be successful. Normally, the attitude of the project administrator determines the success of the team. In doing the project, the team members have to be punctual and professional to give a good impression to the client. Since multiple projects can be done simultaneously, good organizational skills are called for. Attention to specifications is a must for client satisfaction.