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Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary - 11-9032.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of kindergarten, elementary, or secondary schools.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Athletic Director
  • Elementary Principal
  • High School Principal
  • Middle School Principal
  • Principal
  • School Administrator
  • School Superintendent
  • Special Education Director
  • Superintendent
  • Vice Principal

SOC Occupation Groups

11-0000 Management Occupations
11-9000 Other Management Occupations
11-9030 Education and Childcare Administrators
11-9032.00 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Advise others on career or personal development.
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.
  • Analyze forecasting data to improve business decisions.
  • Approve expenditures.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Conduct opinion surveys or needs assessments.
  • Coordinate operational activities with external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate special events or programs.
  • Determine operational compliance with regulations or standards.
  • Develop educational goals, standards, policies, or procedures.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Develop promotional materials.
  • Develop safety standards, policies, or procedures.
  • Direct facility maintenance or repair activities.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Establish interpersonal business relationships to facilitate work activities.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Hire personnel.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
  • Maintain personnel records.
  • Manage outreach activities.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare forms or applications.
  • Prepare operational budgets.
  • Prepare operational progress or status reports.
  • Prepare proposals or grant applications to obtain project funding.
  • Promote products, services, or programs.
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes.
  • Recruit personnel.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Support the professional development of others.
  • Teach classes in area of specialization.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Academic Program Manager (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Education And Training (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education and Training Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Professional Military Education Instructor (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Assistant Principal
  • Director Of Pupil Personnel Program
  • Director, Commission for the Blind
  • Director, Educational Program
  • Director, Special Education
  • Director, Vocational Training
  • Principal