Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Also called: Academic Affairs Vice President, Academic Dean, Dean, Registrar,



What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate student instruction, administration, and services, as well as other research and educational activities, at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.
On the job, you would:
  • Design or use assessments to monitor student learning outcomes.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and terminate departmental personnel.
  • Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel, including support staff engaged in administering academic institutions, departments, or alumni organizations.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Oracle PeopleSoft
Data base user interface and query software
  • Blackboard software
  • Microsoft Access
Web page creation and editing software
  • Google Sites
  • Social media sites

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
  • master's degree
  • doctoral degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$95,410
$55,320
$194,090

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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate student instruction, administration, and services, as well as other research and educational activities, at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.

On the job, you would:
  • Design or use assessments to monitor student learning outcomes.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and terminate departmental personnel.
  • Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel, including support staff engaged in administering academic institutions, departments, or alumni organizations.

KNOWLEDGE

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Achievement/Effort

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Oracle PeopleSoft
Data base user interface and query software
  • Blackboard software
  • Microsoft Access
Web page creation and editing software
  • Google Sites
  • Social media sites

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
  • master's degree
  • doctoral degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$95,410
$55,320
$194,090

EXPLORE MORE