co·​or·​di·​na·​tor | \ kō-ˈȯr-də-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce coordinator (audio) \

Definition of coordinator

1 : one who coordinates something … government becomes the coordinator of the economy but not its boss.— Robert Heilbroner especially : a person who organizes people or groups so that they work together efficiently a project coordinator She served as the coordinator of the rescue effort. (American football) a defensive/offensive coordinator [=a coach who is responsible for overseeing a team's defensive/offensive players and strategies]

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Entourage includes:— 2x asst private secretaries, 3x comms staffers, digital officer, assistant, hairdresser, programme coordinator. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Arrives in Morocco Wearing the Most Stunning Valentino Cape Dress," 23 Feb. 2019 After working together at Chanel, Viard joined Lagerfeld at Chloé in 1992 and worked there for five years before returning to Chanel as the coordinator for haute couture, Viard told the French magazine Crash. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meet Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld's Successor at Chanel," 19 Feb. 2019 David Beebe, who also serves as defensive coordinator, also is optimistic about that unit with eight starters returning. Rick Armstrong, Aurora Beacon-News, "Air apparent: Aurora Christian coaches grooming sophomore Ethan Hampton to power passing attack," 14 July 2018 Allen’s strong ties in that region stretch back to his days as a high school coach, and more recently as defensive coordinator at South Florida. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "IU football freshman class 'just here to work and make a difference'," 29 June 2018 One of Anderson's final tasks will be to serve as on-site coordinator for the final state summer baseball tournament before the state unites under WIAA spring ball in 2018-'19. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Menomonee Falls athletics director Ryan Anderson resigning," 28 June 2018 This bit of finger-wagging is roughly the equivalent of hiring a werewolf as the new HR coordinator and then getting really disappointed when employees start vanishing every full moon. Jay Willis, GQ, "Fox News CEO Asks That On-Air Talent Be Slightly Less Racist Monsters," 28 June 2018 The conference comes just days after President Donald Trump eliminated the position of national cybersecurity coordinator. Steve Bousquet, miamiherald, "Russian hackers, long lines: What Florida elections officials are talking about | Miami Herald," 21 May 2018 Increasingly common is the practice of employing an intimacy coordinator, someone who has no shame in explaining what needs to be shown and how to show it. Whitney Friedlander, Marie Claire, "TV Sex Scenes Are Unrealistic. Rachel Bloom Wants to Change That," 1 Mar. 2019

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who organizes people or groups so that they work together properly and well

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