Education administrators organise and manage the administration, support systems and activities that enable the effective running of an educational institution. The majority are based in higher or further education (HE or FE), with opportunities also available in schools and private colleges.
Administrators work in areas such as admissions, quality assurance, data management and examinations or in a specialist department such as finance, careers or human resources. All of these can be either centrally based or within faculties, departments or other smaller units.
There are a huge number of possible job titles within education administration and job descriptions are equally diverse.
The responsibilities you have in your job can vary greatly depending on the type of institution and the section or department in which you work.
Tasks that may be carried out in various roles include:
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