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.
Other Job Titles Education Administrators, Postsecondary May Have
Academic Affairs Vice President, Academic Dean, Admissions Director, College President, Dean, Financial Aid Director, Institutional Research Director, Provost, Registrar, Students Dean
Director of Leadership and Experiential Learning ,
Frostburg State University
I have a lot of meetings to help determine the course of what leadership looks like on a college campus to college students. I teach a class on outdoor leadership because that is one of my passions. I have a few student meetings where I mentor students both academically and personally. I have at least one meeting for one of the student organizations that I advise, and then I try to develop one of the many programs that may be happening within the month, such as traveling to Dubai or Uganda.
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
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.
Advise students on issues such as course selection, progress toward graduation, and career decisions.
Plan, administer, and control budgets, maintain financial records, and produce financial reports.
Level of Education Attained by Education Administrators, Postsecondary
Most common level of education among people in this career: Master's degree (44%)
It's important to have grace under fire in this position. Additionally, effective communication, listening, and time management skills are critical. And finally, I recommend having experience managing people and money as well as the ability to build relationships in order to raise money and create partnerships.
Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
Start preparing for medical school now if that's what you want to do. Study and work really hard.
High School Students
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