Education Administrators, Postsecondary
SOC: 11-9033.00

Description:

Plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • Academic Affairs Dean
  • Academic Affairs Director
  • Academic Affairs Vice President
  • Academic Dean
  • Academic Department Chair
  • Academic Director
  • Academic Support Director
  • Academic Vice President
  • Administration Dean
  • Administration Vice President
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Admissions Advisor
  • Admissions Dean
  • Admissions Director
  • Admissions Officer
  • Admissions Representative
  • Adult Basic Education Manager
  • Alumni Secretary
  • Applied Science and Technologies Dean
  • Arts and Sciences Dean
  • Assessment Coordinator
  • Assistant Dean
  • Associate Dean
  • Athletic Coordinator
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletics Director
  • Behavioral Sciences Department Chair
  • Biology Department Chair
  • Business Dean
  • Business Division Chair
  • Business Manager
  • Business Services Director
  • Business Services Vice President
  • Campus Administrator
  • Campus Coordinator
  • Campus Dean
  • Campus Director
  • Career Development Director
  • Career Services Director
  • Chairperson
  • Chancellor
  • College Administrator
  • College Admissions Counselor
  • College Dean
  • College Director
  • College of Education Dean
  • College or University Business Manager
  • College or University Department Head
  • College or University Registrar
  • College President
  • College Recruiter
  • Commandant
  • Communications Department Chair
  • Communications Director
  • Continuing Education Dean
  • Continuing Education Director
  • Controller
  • Coordinator
  • Counseling Director
  • Dean
  • Dean of Men
  • Dean of Students
  • Dean of Women
  • Department Chair
  • Department Head
  • Development Director
  • Development Vice President
  • Director Career Services
  • Director of Admissions
  • Director of Athletics
  • Director of Institutional Research
  • Director of Physical Education
  • Director of Research
  • Director of Student Affairs
  • Director of Student Financial Aid
  • Director of Testing
  • Director of Veterans Affairs
  • Division Chair
  • Division Director
  • Economics Department Chair
  • Education Dean
  • Education Department Chair
  • Education Director
  • Engineering Department Chair
  • Enrollment Coordinator
  • Enrollment Counselor
  • Enrollment Management Director
  • Enrollment Management Vice President
  • Enrollment Services Dean
  • Enrollment Services Vice President
  • Enrollment Specialist
  • Executive Vice President
  • Extension Division Director
  • Extension Work Director
  • External Relations Director
  • Faculty Dean
  • Faculty Member
  • Finance Director
  • Finance Manager
  • Finance Vice President
  • Financial Aid Advisor
  • Financial Aid Coordinator
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Financial Aid Officer
  • Financial Services Director
  • Fine Arts Chair
  • Fiscal Services Director
  • Graduate School Dean
  • Graduate Studies Dean
  • Grants Director
  • Health Sciences Dean
  • Health Sciences Department Chair
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Housing Coordinator
  • Human Resources Director
  • Humanities Department Chair
  • Information Services Vice President
  • Institutional Advancement Vice President
  • Institutional Research Coordinator
  • Institutional Research Director
  • Instruction Dean
  • Instructor
  • Interior Design Program Chair
  • Learning Support Services Director
  • Liberal Arts Dean
  • Library Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Services Vice President
  • Mathematics Department Chair
  • Music Department Chair
  • Natural Sciences Department Chair
  • Nursing Program Chair
  • Operations Director
  • Operations Vice President
  • Physics Department Chair
  • Placement Director
  • President
  • Principal
  • Professor
  • Program Director
  • Program Supervisor
  • Provost
  • Psychology Department Chair
  • Public Relations Director
  • Records Officer
  • Recruitment Director
  • Registrar
  • Research Director
  • Residence Life Director
  • Resource Development Director
  • Retention Specialist
  • School of Nursing Director
  • Social Sciences Department Chair
  • Student Accounts Manager
  • Student Activities Director
  • Student Affairs Dean
  • Student Affairs Vice President
  • Student Development and Retention Vice President
  • Student Development Dean
  • Student Financial Aid Manager
  • Student Life Dean
  • Student Life Vice President
  • Student Services Dean
  • Student Services Director
  • Student Services Representative
  • Student Services Vice President
  • Study Abroad Coordinator
  • Summer Sessions Director
  • Teacher Education Director
  • Technologies Division Chair
  • University Administrator
  • University Dean
  • University President
  • University Relations Vice President
  • Upward Bound Director
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Vice President of Instruction
  • Workforce Development Vice President


  • 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
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • 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
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Recruit, hire, train, and terminate departmental personnel.
  • Plan, administer, and control budgets, maintain financial records, and produce financial reports.
  • Represent institutions at community and campus events, in meetings with other institution personnel, and during accreditation processes.
  • Participate in faculty and college committee activities.
  • Provide assistance to faculty and staff in duties such as teaching classes, conducting orientation programs, issuing transcripts, and scheduling events.
  • Establish operational policies and procedures and make any necessary modifications, based on analysis of operations, demographics, and other research information.
  • Confer with other academic staff to explain and formulate admission requirements and course credit policies.
  • Appoint individuals to faculty positions, and evaluate their performance.
  • Direct activities of administrative departments such as admissions, registration, and career services.
  • Develop curricula, and recommend curricula revisions and additions.
  • Determine course schedules, and coordinate teaching assignments and room assignments to ensure optimum use of buildings and equipment.
  • Consult with government regulatory and licensing agencies to ensure the institution's conformance with applicable standards.
  • Teach courses within their department.
  • Participate in student recruitment, selection, and admission, making admissions recommendations when required to do so.
  • Review student misconduct reports requiring disciplinary action, and counsel students regarding such reports.
  • Assess and collect tuition and fees.
  • Direct scholarship, fellowship, and loan programs, performing activities such as selecting recipients and distributing aid.
  • Coordinate the production and dissemination of university publications such as course catalogs and class schedules.
  • Review registration statistics, and consult with faculty officials to develop registration policies.
  • Audit the financial status of student organizations and facility accounts.
  • Plan and promote sporting events and social, cultural, and recreational activities.
  • Direct and participate in institutional fundraising activities, and encourage alumni participation in such activities.
  • Advise students on issues such as course selection, progress toward graduation, and career decisions.
  • Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel, including support staff, engaged in administering academic institutions, departments or alumni organizations.
  • Formulate strategic plans for the institution.
  • Promote the university by participating in community, state, and national events or meetings, and by developing partnerships with industry and secondary education institutions.
  • Write grants to procure external funding, and supervise grant-funded projects.
  • Oversee facilities management for the university, including construction, repair, and maintenance projects.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Liquid crystal display LCD video projectors
  • Personal computers
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
  • Blackboard software
  • CollegeNET Schedule 25
  • Data entry software
  • Ellucian Colleague
  • Ellucian Degree Works
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP system software
  • FileMaker Pro software
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • Jenzabar EX
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Minitab software
  • Nolij Corporation Nolij Transfer
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • Sage 50 Accounting
  • SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports
  • SAP software
  • SAS software
  • SPSS software
  • StataCorp Stata
  • Student and Exchange Visitor Information System SEVIS
  • Student information systems SIS
  • SunGard Higher Education Banner Unified Digital Campus
  • Web browser software


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020