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Career Details :: Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, clerical, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary- or secondary-level schools.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Establishes program philosophy plans, policies, and academic codes of ethics to maintain educational standards for student screening, placement, and training.
- Confers with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies, and student behavioral or learning problems.
- Writes articles, manuals, and other publications and assists in the distribution of promotional literature.
- Contacts and addresses commercial, community, or political groups to promote educational programs and services or lobby for legislative changes.
- Recruits, hires, trains, and evaluates primary and supplemental staff and recommends personnel actions for programs and services.
- Plans and coordinates consumer research and educational services to assist organizations in product development and marketing.
- Organizes and directs committees of specialists, volunteers, and staff to provide technical and advisory assistance for programs.
- Determines allocations of funds for staff, supplies, materials, and equipment and authorizes purchases.
- Directs and coordinates activities of teachers or administrators at daycare centers, schools, public agencies, and institutions.
- Teaches classes or courses to students.
- Completes, maintains, or assigns preparation of attendance, activity, planning, or personnel reports and records for officials and agencies.
- Reviews and interprets government codes and develops programs to ensure facility safety, security, and maintenance.
- Counsels and provides guidance to students regarding personal, academic, or behavioral problems.
- Evaluates programs to determine effectiveness, efficiency, and utilization and to ensure activities comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
- Prepares and submits budget requests or grant proposals to solicit program funding.
- Determines scope of educational program offerings and prepares drafts of course schedules and descriptions to estimate staffing and facility requirements.
- Collects and analyzes survey data, regulatory information, and demographic and employment trends to forecast enrollment patterns and curriculum changes.
- Coordinates outreach activities with businesses, communities, and other institutions or organizations to identify educational needs and establish and coordinate programs.
- Reviews and approves new programs or recommends modifications to existing programs.
- Plans, directs, and monitors instructional methods and content for educational, vocational, or student activity programs.
- Education Administrators, Postsecondary
- First-Line Supervisors, Customer Service
- Instructional Coordinators
- Management Analysts
- Medical and Health Services Managers
- Social and Community Service Managers
- Training and Development Managers
- Training and Development Specialists
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Consequence of Error
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
- Coordinate or Lead Others