Education Administrators, Postsecondary


Plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.
Also called: Academic Affairs Vice President, Academic Dean, Dean, Registrar

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • management
  • customer service
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Oracle PeopleSoft
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Student and Exchange Visitor Information System SEVIS
    Analytical or scientific software
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Minitab

Education:

    master's degree
    doctoral degree
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