Education administrators (postsecondary) 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.
The educational administration, postsecondary, creates enriching, unforgettable and character-building college experiences for undergraduate students.
School admins are responsible for helping and leading the development of a university or college’s academic programs, extracurricular offerings, student services, admissions processes, fundraising efforts and more. They can either work in several different areas of school operations or specialise in particular areas, such as student life or the office of the registrar. The efforts of the school admin go towards creating a positive, formative and beneficial higher-education experience for students, which makes the scope of educational administration very rewarding.
Education administration requires planning, directing or coordinating research, instructing, student administration, student services or other educational activities at postsecondary institutions.
School admins use assessments to monitor student learning outcomes; recruit, train and terminate departmental personnel; direct the activities of personnel, departments or alumni organizations; advise students on course selection and career decisions; plan and control budgets; and maintain financial records.
School admins need both a bachelor's and master's degree, or even a Ph.D. They study information science, higher education administration or counselling. It requires years of experience working in various roles and capacities before one can be promoted as an education administrator. The education administration's job salary depends on the skills and knowledge gained in the career.
School administrator jobs are found at universities and colleges as a college administrator, university administrator, college president or dean.
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