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Education Administrators, Postsecondary - 11-9033.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Academic Affairs Vice President
  • Academic Dean
  • Admissions Director
  • College President
  • Dean
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Institutional Research Director
  • Provost
  • Registrar
  • Students Dean

SOC Occupation Groups

11-0000 Management Occupations
11-9000 Other Management Occupations
11-9030 Education and Childcare Administrators
11-9033.00 Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Advise others on career or personal development.
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.
  • Communicate with government agencies.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Conduct financial or regulatory audits.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
  • Coordinate special events or programs.
  • Develop educational goals, standards, policies, or procedures.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Direct administrative or support services.
  • Direct facility maintenance or repair activities.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Hire personnel.
  • Manage human resources activities.
  • Manage operations, research, or logistics projects.
  • Manage outreach activities.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare forms or applications.
  • Prepare operational budgets.
  • Prepare operational reports or records.
  • Prepare proposals or grant applications to obtain project funding.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
  • Prepare staff schedules or work assignments.
  • Prepare tests.
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes.
  • Recruit personnel.
  • Represent the organization in external relations.
  • Schedule activities or facility use.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Teach classes in area of specialization.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Academic Program Manager (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Special Duty - Foreign Area Officer, Qualified (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Academic Dean
  • Alumni Secretary
  • Business Manager, College or University
  • Dean of Students
  • Department Head, College or University
  • Director of Admissions
  • Director of Institutional Research
  • Director of Student Affairs
  • Director, Athletic
  • Director, Extension Work
  • Director, School Of Nursing
  • Director, Summer Sessions
  • Financial-Aid Officer
  • Registrar, College or University