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Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Also called: Academic Dean, Dean, Provost, Registrar

Where in the Navy? In the Navy: 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.


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


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
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something


  • 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
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP system software
  • Oracle PeopleSoft
Data base user interface and query software
  • Nolij Corporation Nolij Transfer
  • Student and Exchange Visitor Information System SEVIS
Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab software
  • SPSS software


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

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