Education Administrators, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.7% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Master's degree


Roadtrip Nation Leaders in This Career

What Education Administrators, Postsecondary Do

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 Affairs VP), Academic Dean, Admissions Director, College President, Dean, Financial Aid Director, Institutional Research Director, Provost, Registrar, Students Dean

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Director of Programs ,

New England Center for Arts & Technology (NECAT)

I identify with being a Community Educator, working in concert with multiple stakeholders to provide educational programs and experiences that are transformative for families, individual, and communities. I managed program development of this start-up job training and education organization, helping create a "whole-learner" orientation, balancing culinary arts content with personal development (soft skills), and tapping into the strengths of each individual within this learning community.

Interim Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences ,

University of Hawai'i at Hilo

I select recipients of scholarships.

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.

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