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Education Administrators, Postsecondary
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 1,390

Projected Annual Job Openings: 70

Typical Hourly Wage: $28.80 - $59.79

Typical Annual Salary: $59,900 - $124,400

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Typical education needed for entry: Master's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Appoint individuals to faculty positions, and evaluate their performance.
  • Direct activities of administrative departments such as admissions, registration, and career services.
  • 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.
  • Assess and collect tuition and fees.
  • Participate in student recruitment, selection, and admission, making admissions recommendations when required to do so.
  • Formulate strategic plans for the institution.
  • Plan, administer, and control budgets, maintain financial records, and produce financial reports.
  • Teach courses within their department.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • High capacity removable media drives
  • Liquid crystal display projector
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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