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Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Also called: Dean, Registrar, Academic Dean, Provost

Where in the Coast Guard? In the Coast Guard: RL - Special Duty - Foreign Area Officer, Qualified

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Advise students on issues such as course selection, progress toward graduation, and career decisions.
  • Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel, including support staff, engaged in administering academic institutions, departments or alumni organizations.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and terminate departmental personnel.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something

Abilities

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
  • do two or more things at the same time
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP system software
  • Jenzabar EX
Data base user interface and query software
  • Nolij Corporation Nolij Transfer
  • Student and Exchange Visitor Information System SEVIS
Project management software
  • Ellucian Degree Works
  • Microsoft Project

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$87,410
per year, on average
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