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Working As An Education Director

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $83,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Education Director Do

Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics, and faculty research at colleges and universities. Their job duties vary depending on the area of the college they manage, such as admissions, the office of the registrar, or student affairs.

Duties

Postsecondary education administrators who work in admissions decide if potential students should be admitted to the school. They typically do the following:

  • Determine how many students to admit to the school
  • Meet with prospective students and encourage them to apply
  • Review applications to determine if each potential student should be admitted
  • Analyze data about applicants and admitted students
  • Prepare promotional materials about the school

Many admissions counselors are assigned a region of the country and travel to that region to speak to high school counselors and students.

Admissions officers often work with the financial aid department, which helps students determine if they are able to afford tuition and creates packages of federal and institutional financial aid, if necessary.

Postsecondary education administrators who work in the registrar’s office, sometimes called registrars, maintain student and course records. They typically do the following:

  • Schedule and register students for classes
  • Schedule space and times for classes
  • Ensure that students meet graduation requirements
  • Plan commencement ceremonies
  • Prepare transcripts and diplomas for students
  • Produce data about students and classes
  • Maintain the academic records of the institution

Registrars have different duties throughout the school year. Before students register for classes, registrars must prepare schedules and course offerings. During registration and for the beginning of the semester, they help students sign up for, drop, and add courses. Toward the end of the semester, they plan graduation and ensure that students meet the requirements to graduate. Registrars need computer skills to create and maintain databases.

Postsecondary education administrators who work in student affairs are responsible for a variety of cocurricular school functions, such as student athletics and activities. They typically do the following:

  • Advise students on topics such as housing issues, personal problems, or academics
  • Communicate with parents or guardians
  • Create, support, and assess nonacademic programs for students
  • Schedule programs and services, such as athletic events or recreational activities

Postsecondary education administrators in student affairs can specialize in student activities, housing and residential life, or multicultural affairs. In student activities, they plan events and advise student clubs and organizations. In housing and residential life, they assign students rooms and roommates, ensure that residential facilities are well maintained, and train student workers, such as residential advisers. Education administrators who specialize in multicultural affairs plan events to celebrate different cultures and diverse backgrounds. Sometimes, they manage multicultural centers on campus.

Postsecondary education administrators can be provosts or academic deans. Provosts, also called chief academic officers, help college presidents develop academic policies, participate in making faculty appointments and tenure decisions, and manage budgets. Academic deans direct and coordinate the activities of the individual colleges or schools. For example, in a large university, a dean may oversee the law school.

Education administrators’ duties depend on the size of their college or university. Small schools often have smaller staffs who take on many different responsibilities, but larger schools may have different offices for each of these functions. For example, at a small college, the Office of Student Life may oversee student athletics and other activities, whereas a large university may have an Athletics Department.

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How To Become An Education Director

Although a bachelor’s degree may be acceptable for some entry-level positions, a master’s or higher degree is often required. Employers often want candidates who have experience working in the field, particularly for occupations such as registrars and academic deans. 

Education

Educational requirements vary for different positions. A bachelor’s degree may be sufficient, but a master’s degree or Ph.D. is generally required. Degrees can be in a variety of disciplines, such as social work, accounting, or marketing.

Provosts and deans often must have a Ph.D. Some provosts and deans begin their career as professors and later move into administration. These administrators have doctorates in the field in which they taught. Other provosts and deans have a Ph.D. in higher education or a related field.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Employers typically prefer to hire candidates who have several years of experience in a college administrative setting. Some postsecondary education administrators work in the registrar’s office or as a resident assistant while in college to gain the necessary experience. For other positions, such as those in admissions and student affairs, experience may or may not be necessary.

Important Qualities

Computer skills. Postsecondary education administrators often need to be adept at working with computers so they can create and maintain databases and use computer programs to manage student and school records.

Interpersonal skills. Postsecondary education administrators need to build good relationships with colleagues, students, and parents. Those in admissions and student affairs need to be outgoing so they can encourage prospective students to apply to the school and existing students to participate in cocurricular activities.

Organizational skills. Administrators need to be organized so they can manage records, prioritize tasks, and coordinate the activities with their staff.

Problem-solving skills. Administrators often need to respond to difficult situations, develop creative solutions to problems, and react calmly when problems arise.

Advancement

Education administrators with advanced degrees can be promoted to higher level positions within their department or the college. Some become college presidents, an occupation which is discussed in the profile on top executives.

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Education Director Career Paths

Education Director
Executive Director
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Executive Director
10 Yearsyrs
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Center Director
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
President
Senior Vice President
13 Yearsyrs
Vice President
Managing Director
11 Yearsyrs
Vice President
6 Yearsyrs
Campus Director
7 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director
Interim Director
10 Yearsyrs
Development Director
Development Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Development Director
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Director
Operations Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Director
13 Yearsyrs
School Director
6 Yearsyrs
Campus Director
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources
Human Resources Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Interim Director
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Chief Executive Officer
Founder And Chief Executive Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Chief Operating Officer
Owner And Chief Executive Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Communications Director
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Communications Director
6 Yearsyrs
Managing Director
Chief Marketing Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Director Of Sales
Director Of Sales And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Board Of Directors Member
Chairperson, Board Of Directors
6 Yearsyrs
Board Of Directors Member
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Vice President
Executive Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Assistant Vice President
Finance Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Director Of Music
Founder And Director
6 Yearsyrs
Co-Owner
Chief Finance Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Project Director
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
President/Chief Executive Officer
Advisory Board Member
5 Yearsyrs
Medical Director
Managed Care Director
9 Yearsyrs
Owner/Director
Administrative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Unit Director
Area Director
8 Yearsyrs
Unit Director
5 Yearsyrs
Clinical Director
Health Director
9 Yearsyrs
Art Director
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Business Development Director
Director Of Client Relations
8 Yearsyrs
Interim Executive Director
11 Yearsyrs
Development Vice President
Chief Development Officer
12 Yearsyrs
Director, Learning And Development
12 Yearsyrs
Deputy Director
Chief Of Staff
7 Yearsyrs
Deputy Director
9 Yearsyrs
Founder And Chief Executive Officer
Commissioner
5 Yearsyrs
National Director
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
National Director
10 Yearsyrs
Director, Learning And Development
Organizational Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Community Relations Director
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Professional Services
Regional Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Director Of Public Affairs
7 Yearsyrs
Director Of Sales And Marketing
Director Of Marketing & Development
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Vice President
Chief Administrative Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Director Of Instruction
Director Of Training
7 Yearsyrs
Branch Director
Division Director
9 Yearsyrs
Regional Director Of Operations
Executive Director Of Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Regional Director Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Business Director
Finance Director
10 Yearsyrs
Director Of Outreach
6 Yearsyrs
Founder And Director
Founder And Executive Director
6 Yearsyrs
Early Childhood Services Director
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Clinical Education
Respiratory Care Program Director
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Clinical Education
11 Yearsyrs
Director Of Public Affairs
Chief Deputy
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Quality Management
Compliance Director
12 Yearsyrs
Department Director
Food Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Community Relations Director
Director Of Alumni Relations
5 Yearsyrs
Chief Nursing Officer
Chief Program Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Director Of Social Services
Director Of Support Services
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
School Director 3.7 years
Associate Dean 3.5 years
Education Dean 3.2 years
Education Director 3.0 years
Academic Director 2.9 years
Campus Director 2.9 years
Top Careers Before Education Director
Teacher 17.8%
Director 8.1%
Instructor 7.7%
Internship 4.9%
Educator 4.5%
Principal 3.5%
Manager 3.4%
Top Careers After Education Director
Teacher 11.2%
Director 9.6%
Consultant 5.8%
Instructor 5.6%
President 4.2%
Principal 4.2%
Owner 3.7%
Educator 3.4%
Manager 3.4%

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Average Yearly Salary
$83,000
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$44,000
Min 10%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$157,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
UMass Memorial Health Care
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does an Education Director make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Education Director in the United States is $84,025 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $44,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $157,000.

Real Education Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director of Education Tiancheng International Group Inc. Burlington, MA Oct 01, 2014 $180,000
Director, Commission On International Education New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. Burlington, MA Sep 01, 2015 $170,000 -
$200,000
Beatrice C. Mayer Director of Education Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Chicago, IL Sep 21, 2016 $141,890
Director of Education Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2012 $125,000
Director of Education Museum of Contemprary Art Chicago, IL Sep 21, 2013 $125,000
Education Director Editure Professional Development New York, NY Nov 14, 2012 $125,000
Director of Education Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL Sep 21, 2013 $125,000
Director of Education and Promotions Kevin Murphy, USA Irvine, CA Jan 05, 2016 $120,000
Director of Education and Promotions Kevin Murphy, USA Irvine, CA Jan 12, 2015 $120,000
Director of Education Kevin Murphy USA Irvine, CA Dec 01, 2015 $120,000
Director, Center for Montessori Education Loyola University Maryland Columbia, MD Jun 10, 2015 $119,184
Education Director The French Academy of Minnesota Saint Louis Park, MN Aug 18, 2016 $118,940
Educational Director Early Learning Academy-Gulls Cove Jersey City, NJ Sep 10, 2012 $113,000 -
$140,000
Educational Director Early Learning Academy-Gulls Cove Jersey City, NJ May 20, 2012 $113,000 -
$140,000
Education Abroad Director University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA Mar 01, 2013 $82,500
Director of Online Learning & Educational Technolo Adler School of Professional Psychology Chicago, IL May 11, 2012 $82,000
Director of Gemology & Education American Gem Society Las Vegas, NV Aug 11, 2015 $80,340
Education Director Precision Global Consulting, Inc. West Hollywood, CA May 12, 2014 $80,000
Director of Global Education Boston Architectural College Boston, MA Mar 19, 2011 $80,000
Education Director, North America Wine Australia USA, LLC Washington, DC Sep 10, 2014 $78,811 -
$104,499
Director of Gemology & Education American Gem Society Las Vegas, NV Sep 08, 2014 $78,000
Director of Social Education Milkway Education Center, Inc. Clifton, NJ Jan 01, 2011 $61,000
Education Director International Christian Education College Los Angeles, CA Aug 28, 2012 $60,029
Director of Education Studentnest, Inc. Downey, CA Oct 01, 2011 $60,000
Director of Education Verve Global Inc. Oak Brook, IL Oct 01, 2012 $60,000
Director of Educational Change Pacific Resources for Education and Learning Urban Honolulu, HI Mar 01, 2012 $60,000 -
$98,000
Director of Education Tada! Theater and Dance Alliance, Inc. New York, NY Sep 30, 2012 $59,480

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Top Skills for An Education Director

  1. Curriculum Development
  2. Educational Programs
  3. Classroom Management
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  • Develop curriculum and supervise curriculum development for Bachelor of Science programs, supervise online instruction for Bachelors programs.
  • Developed educational programs enhancing academic preparedness resulting in an average placement rate of 80%.
  • Coordinate professional development for all staff to improve instruction, communication, classroom management, and conflict resolution.
  • Worked on a one-to-one basis with instructional staff to successfully implement the numerous technical certification programs.
  • Organized and coordinated marketing and community speaking engagements, classroom curriculum development and testing, and community outreach.

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Education Director Demographics

Gender

Female

58.3%

Male

31.2%

Unknown

10.6%
Ethnicity

White

64.4%

Hispanic or Latino

13.7%

Black or African American

12.1%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

54.7%

French

15.0%

German

4.9%

Chinese

3.6%

Mandarin

2.8%

Arabic

2.8%

Italian

2.6%

Hebrew

2.3%

Russian

2.3%

Japanese

2.1%

Portuguese

1.6%

Cantonese

1.0%

Greek

0.8%

Swedish

0.5%

Samoan

0.5%

Dutch

0.5%

Korean

0.5%

Czech

0.5%

Dakota

0.5%

Lithuanian

0.3%
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Education Director Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.3%

Walden University

8.9%

Capella University

7.3%

Nova Southeastern University

6.6%

Grand Canyon University

5.8%

New York University

5.0%

Michigan State University

4.4%

Liberty University

3.8%

Arizona State University

3.7%

Webster University

3.5%

Temple University

3.3%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.2%

Texas A&M University

3.1%

University of Texas at Austin

3.1%

Florida State University

3.1%

American InterContinental University

3.1%

Harvard University

3.0%

George Washington University

3.0%

Touro College

3.0%

University of South Florida

3.0%
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Majors

Business

14.9%

Education

13.4%

Educational Leadership

10.0%

Nursing

9.5%

Elementary Education

9.1%

Psychology

4.8%

Special Education

4.2%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.7%

Early Childhood Education

3.6%

English

3.5%

Communication

3.1%

Management

2.9%

Counseling Psychology

2.6%

Health Care Administration

2.4%

Human Resources Management

2.2%

School Counseling

2.2%

History

2.1%

Social Work

2.0%

Law

2.0%

Curriculum And Instruction

1.9%
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Degrees

Masters

40.1%

Bachelors

28.9%

Other

13.9%

Doctorate

8.2%

Associate

3.9%

Certificate

3.8%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.4%
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