Education administrators organise and manage the administration, support systems and activities that facilitate 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 range of administrative roles in the education sector is enormous and responsibilities can vary greatly depending on the type of institution and the section or department in which you work.
The responsibilities listed below give an idea of some typical tasks in various roles, but in education administration it is unlikely that any two jobs will be exactly the same. Tasks may include:
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