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EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS, POSTSECONDARY
 
Occupation Description:
 
  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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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Recruit, hire, train, and terminate departmental personnel.
  • Plan, administer, and control budgets, maintain financial records, and produce financial reports.
  • Represent institutions at community and campus events, in meetings with other institution personnel, and during accreditation processes.
  • Participate in faculty and college committee activities.
  • Provide assistance to faculty and staff in duties such as teaching classes, conducting orientation programs, issuing transcripts, and scheduling events.
  • Establish operational policies and procedures and make any necessary modifications, based on analysis of operations, demographics, and other research information.
  • Confer with other academic staff to explain and formulate admission requirements and course credit policies.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems..
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders..
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Master's degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $93,512.00 $44.96 $23.98 $27.16 - $55.53
Bridgeport/Stamford $111,645.00 $53.67 $32.22 $36.20 - $63.88
Danbury $118,226.00 $56.84 $36.84 $42.17 - $71.05
Hartford $115,083.00 $55.33 $31.30 $37.20 - $64.94
New London/Norwich $101,042.00 $48.58 $28.54 $33.96 - $60.58
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 1,940 2,120 0.8% 74
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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