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University of Washington
Professional Staff Payroll Title Series Descriptor
Human Resources Compensation Office

Payroll Title Continuing Education Coordinator
Typical Responsibilities

Oversees administrative and operational functions and coordinates activities for an educational extension, continuing education program, or fee-based non-degree degree. Participates in multiple phases of the activities or programs including planning, marketing, delivery, maintenance, and evaluation.

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervision of staff is not required, but is commonly found at higher grades in the series. Supervisors have the authority to hire staff, evaluate job performance, and take corrective action if performance is not acceptable.

Overtime Eligibility

FLSA overtime status is based on the position's duties and responsibilities, and whether or not the position's gross salary is less than the federal FLSA salary basis test or the Washington state salary basis test, whichever is higher. Please visit the Compensation website for current information on FLSA overtime eligibility.

Professional Staff Exemption

Continuing Education: Individuals that have responsibility for administrative, operational and/or educational components of extension or continuing education activities or programs.

Sample Working Titles

Program Administrator, Public Education Coordinator, Training Specialist

Alternative Payroll Titles

When the primary focus of the position is to develop curriculum and related training/course materials and/or teaching classes, the Continuing Education Specialist payroll title series may be more appropriate.


Positions assigned to this payroll title are limited to those having responsibility for continuing education, extension, or professional continuing education programs. Title cannot be used for educational programs that require official admittance to the UW as a student or to programs designed for and offered to University employees.

Payroll title descriptors provide a general idea of the type of work performed by jobs assigned to payroll titles in a series. Descriptors do not and are not intended to represent all possible positions in the payroll title series. Payroll title and grade assignments for a professional staff position are based on its position-specific job description (see Professional Staff Position Description form).

Descriptor version date: 5/26/2011 8:26:13 AM