Project administrators are administrative professionals who assist in the preparation, reporting and analysis of assigned business projects under the supervision of a project manager.
Most employers will require a high school diploma or GED but prefer an associate's degree in business administration or a related discipline.
Skills required include several years of experience working in an executive administrative role and previous experience in financial reporting and budgeting.
Responsibilities of a project administrator include assisting in administrative functions of project-related assignments including overall planning, tracking and documentation of one or several projects from the project proposal phase to the project closeout. Projects are typically outlined with specific guidelines to be followed.
Project administrators work for organisations that are involved with time-sensitive projects such as pharmaceutical, consulting, health care and research. They may work on one or several projects simultaneously.
As of 2009, SimplyHired.com lists the average salary of £42,900 per year for project administrators.
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