Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
SOC: 11-9032.00

Description:

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Art Coordinator
  • Assessment Coordinator
  • Assistant Principal
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Athletic Coordinator
  • Athletic Director
  • Attendance and Discipline Vice Principal
  • Building Principal
  • Commission for the Blind Director
  • Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Superintendent
  • Curriculum Assistant Principal
  • Curriculum Director
  • Dean of Boys
  • Dean of Girls
  • Director of Admissions
  • Director of Athletics
  • Director of Physical Education
  • Director of Pupil Personnel Program
  • Director of Special Education
  • Director of Special Services
  • Director of Testing
  • Early Childhood Services Coordinator
  • Education Supervisor
  • Educational Administrator
  • Educational Program Director
  • Elementary Assistant Principal
  • Elementary Principal
  • Elementary School Principal
  • Headmaster
  • High School Assistant Principal
  • High School Principal
  • High School Vice Principal
  • Home-School Coordinator
  • House Principal
  • Instruction Assistant Principal
  • Instructional Supervisor
  • Instructional Support Services Director
  • Junior High School Principal
  • K-12 Principal
  • K-12 School Principal
  • K-8 School Principal
  • Middle School Principal
  • Mother Superior
  • Principal
  • Program Coordinator
  • Pupil Personnel Services Director
  • School Administrator
  • School Business Manager
  • School Coordinator
  • School Principal
  • School Superintendent
  • Secondary School Principal
  • Site Administrator
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Special Education Coordinator
  • Special Education Director
  • Special Education Superintendent
  • Special Education Supervisor
  • Special Programs Director
  • Special Services Director
  • Student Dean
  • Student Services Director
  • Sub Master
  • Superintendent
  • Superintendent of Schools
  • Teacher
  • Team Coordinator
  • Testing Coordinator
  • Title I Director
  • Transition Specialist
  • Vice Principal
  • Vocational Training Director
  • Vocational-Technical Education Director


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Review and approve new programs, or recommend modifications to existing programs, submitting program proposals for school board approval as necessary.
  • Prepare, maintain, or oversee the preparation and maintenance of attendance, activity, planning, or personnel reports and records.
  • Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies, and student behavioral or learning problems.
  • Prepare and submit budget requests and recommendations, or grant proposals to solicit program funding.
  • Direct and coordinate school maintenance services and the use of school facilities.
  • Counsel and provide guidance to students regarding personal, academic, vocational, or behavioral issues.
  • Organize and direct committees of specialists, volunteers, and staff to provide technical and advisory assistance for programs.
  • Teach classes or courses to students.
  • Advocate for new schools to be built, or for existing facilities to be repaired or remodeled.
  • Plan and develop instructional methods and content for educational, vocational, or student activity programs.
  • Develop partnerships with businesses, communities, and other organizations to help meet identified educational needs and to provide school-to-work programs.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of teachers, administrators, and support staff at schools, public agencies, and institutions.
  • Evaluate curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness, efficiency, and utilization, and to ensure that school activities comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies and procedures to carry them out.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff.
  • Enforce discipline and attendance rules.
  • Observe teaching methods and examine learning materials to evaluate and standardize curricula and teaching techniques, and to determine areas where improvement is needed.
  • Establish, coordinate, and oversee particular programs across school districts, such as programs to evaluate student academic achievement.
  • Review and interpret government codes, and develop programs to ensure adherence to codes and facility safety, security, and maintenance.
  • Determine allocations of funds for staff, supplies, materials, and equipment, and authorize purchases.
  • Write articles, manuals, and other publications, and assist in the distribution of promotional literature about facilities and programs.
  • Recommend personnel actions related to programs and services.
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop and maintain curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives.
  • Collect and analyze survey data, regulatory information, and data on demographic and employment trends to forecast enrollment patterns and curriculum change needs.
  • Determine the scope of educational program offerings, and prepare drafts of course schedules and descriptions to estimate staffing and facility requirements.
  • Plan and lead professional development activities for teachers, administrators, and support staff.
  • Participate in special education-related activities such as attending meetings and providing support to special educators throughout the district.
  • Meet with federal, state, and local agencies to keep updated on policies and to discuss improvements for education programs.
  • Plan, coordinate, and oversee school logistics programs such as bus and food services.
  • Coordinate and direct extracurricular activities and programs such as after-school events and athletic contests.
  • Mentor and support administrative staff members such as superintendents and principals.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Desktop computers
  • Digital projectors
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Laptop computers
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Public address PA systems
  • Security alarm systems
  • Two way radios
  • ACS Technologies HeadMaster
  • Attendance tracking software
  • Blackbaud The Education Edge
  • Computer Resources MMS
  • eDistrict Internet Solutions eDistrict Unified
  • Effexoft EASI
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • L-Systems X-ONE
  • LogicalBit Eimas
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Pearson PowerSchool
  • Principle Data Systems School Management Software
  • RecordKeeper Software School RecordKeeper
  • Rediker Software School Office Suite
  • Robust Software Overseer Suite
  • Scheduling software
  • School Attendance Keeper
  • SchoolDESX
  • Seasia Consulting School Wizard
  • Skyward School Management System
  • Specialized Data Systems School Office
  • SunGard Public Sector IFAS
  • Thinc Technologies Virtual School
  • Web browser software
  • Wilcomp Software RenWeb


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    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020