Education administrator: job description
Education administrators help to ensure the efficient and cost-effective running of higher, further, tertiary and private education institutions through a range of secretarial, administrative, supportive and financial duties.
Most education administrators work in higher or further education, but they are becoming increasingly important in schools.
Education administrators often work within the central administrative (academic registrars) department and for individual faculties, departments and sections of universities and colleges of further and higher education. Opportunities also arise within private, tertiary and specialist training colleges. There is no ‘typical' job profile: administrators may have student recruitment, funding, quality assurance, marketing, or public relations roles, or they may be responsible for budgetary/financial administration, project management or human resources management. Many work in a general capacity – undertaking tasks from all of these areas.
Typical responsibilities of the job include:
Qualifications in education, English, psychology, sociology, business studies, statistics, IT, administration or management may be beneficial. Previous higher/further education, office or commercial work experience can also be helpful.
Good interpersonal, IT, numeracy, organisational, time management, negotiation and communication skills are essential. A polite telephone manner and discretion when dealing with confidential information is also very important.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Interested applicants should forward their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WOULD BE CONTACTED