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Program Specialist job description

A Program Specialist is a professional who helps coordinate and manage various subject-matter programs within a company.

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Use this Program Specialist job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.

Program Specialist responsibilities include:

  • Researching trends and gathering resources on new activities and programs
  • Overseeing the planning and coordination of new activities
  • Providing guidance on subject-matter projects to employees and management teams

Job brief

We are looking for a Program Specialist to join our team and take on a variety of administrative responsibilities to help our organization plan and implement new activities and programs. 

Program Specialist responsibilities include providing guidance and direction to employees about various programs within the organization. 

Ultimately, you will work with leaders across the organization to help teams implement new activities and programs as needed. 


  • Plan and attend collaboration meetings to ensure projects are on schedule
  • Create monthly and/or quarterly budgets for all company programs
  • Provide consultation services regarding compliance with tax laws, policies, and company procedures
  • Report feedback on the success and/or failure of certain projects and activities

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Program Specialist or similar role
  • Strong knowledge of budgeting, researching, and report writing
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong leadership capabilities
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a Program Specialist

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