CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Education Administrators, Post Secondary

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Education Administration
Benchmark Title: Education Administrators, Post Secondary
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. 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.
 
Appoint individuals to faculty positions, and evaluate their performance.
 
Direct activities of administrative departments such as admissions, registration, and career services.
 
Develop curricula, and recommend curricula revisions and additions.
 
Determine course schedules, and coordinate teaching assignments and room assignments to ensure optimum use of buildings and equipment.
 
Consult with government regulatory and licensing agencies to ensure the institution's conformance with applicable standards.
 
Teach courses within their department.
 
Participate in student recruitment, selection, and admission, making admissions recommendations when required to do so.
 
Review student misconduct reports requiring disciplinary action, and counsel students regarding such reports.
 
Assess and collect tuition and fees.
 
Direct scholarship, fellowship, and loan programs, performing activities such as selecting recipients and distributing aid.
 
Coordinate the production and dissemination of university publications such as course catalogs and class schedules.
 
Review registration statistics, and consult with faculty officials to develop registration policies.
 
Audit the financial status of student organizations and facility accounts.
 
Plan and promote sporting events and social, cultural, and recreational activities.
 
Direct and participate in institutional fundraising activities, and encourage alumni participation in such activities.
 
Advise students on issues such as course selection, progress toward graduation, and career decisions.
 
Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel, including support staff, engaged in administering academic institutions, departments or alumni organizations.
 
Formulate strategic plans for the institution.
 
Promote the university by participating in community, state, and national events or meetings, and by developing partnerships with industry and secondary education institutions.
 
Write grants to procure external funding, and supervise grant-funded projects.
 
Oversee facilities management for the university, including construction, repair, and maintenance projects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Education Administration
Benchmark Title: Education Administrators, Post Secondary
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Philosophy and Theology Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Education Administration
Benchmark Title: Education Administrators, Post Secondary
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Education Administration
Benchmark Title: Education Administrators, Post Secondary
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Education Administration
Benchmark Title: Education Administrators, Post Secondary
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver Web page creation and editing software
 
CollegeNET Schedule 25 Facilities management software
 
Enterprise resource planning ERP system software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Jenzabar EX Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office Visio Charting software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Project Project management software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Nolij Corporation Nolij Transfer Data base user interface and query software
 
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports Data base reporting software
 
Statistical software Analytical or scientific software
 
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System SEVIS Data base user interface and query software
 
Student information systems SIS Data base user interface and query software
 
SunGard Higher Education Banner Unified Digital Campus Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
SunGard Higher Education DegreeWorks Project management software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Liquid crystal display LCD video projectors Liquid crystal display projector
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Universal serial bus USB flash drives High capacity removable media drives
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Education Administration
Benchmark Title: Education Administrators, Post Secondary
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Master's Degree
 
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Education Administration
Benchmark Title: Education Administrators, Post Secondary
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Academic Affairs Dean
Academic Affairs Director
Academic Affairs Vice President
Academic Dean
Academic Department Chair
Academic Director
Academic Support Director
Academic Vice President
Administration Dean
Administration Vice President
Administrative Assistant
Admissions Advisor
Admissions Dean
Admissions Director
Admissions Officer
Admissions Representative
Adult Basic Education Manager
Alumni Secretary
Applied Science and Technologies Dean
Arts and Sciences Dean
Assessment Coordinator
Assistant Dean
Associate Dean
Athletic Coordinator
Athletic Director
Athletics Director
Behavioral Sciences Department Chair
Biology Department Chair
Business Dean
Business Division Chair
Business Manager
Business Services Director
Business Services Vice President
Campus Administrator
Campus Dean
Campus Director
Career Development Director
Career Services Director
Chairperson
Chancellor
College Administrator
College Admissions Counselor
College Dean
College Director
College President
College Recruiter
College of Education Dean
College or University Business Manager
College or University Department Head
College or University Registrar
Commandant
Communications Department Chair
Communications Director
Continuing Education Dean
Continuing Education Director
Controller
Coordinator
Counseling Director
Dean
Dean of Men
Dean of Students
Dean of Women
Department Chair
Department Head
Development Director
Development Vice President
Director Career Services
Director of Admissions
Director of Athletics
Director of Institutional Research
Director of Physical Education
Director of Research
Director of Student Affairs
Director of Student Financial Aid
Director of Testing
Director of Veterans Affairs
Division Chair
Division Director
Economics Department Chair
Education Dean
Education Department Chair
Education Director
Engineering Department Chair
Enrollment Coordinator
Enrollment Counselor
Enrollment Management Director
Enrollment Management Vice President
Enrollment Services Dean
Enrollment Services Vice President
Enrollment Specialist
Executive Vice President
Extension Division Director
Extension Work Director
External Relations Director
Faculty Dean
Faculty Member
Finance Director
Finance Manager
Finance Vice President
Financial Aid Advisor
Financial Aid Coordinator
Financial Aid Director
Financial Aid Officer
Financial Services Director
Fine Arts Chair
Fiscal Services Director
Graduate School Dean
Graduate Studies Dean
Grants Director
Health Sciences Dean
Health Sciences Department Chair
Higher Education Administrator
Housing Coordinator
Human Resources Director
Humanities Department Chair
Information Services Vice President
Institutional Advancement Vice President
Institutional Research Coordinator
Institutional Research Director
Instruction Dean
Instructor
Interior Design Program Chair
Learning Support Services Director
Liberal Arts Dean
Library Director
Marketing Director
Marketing Services Vice President
Mathematics Department Chair
Music Department Chair
Natural Sciences Department Chair
Nursing Program Chair
Operations Director
Operations Vice President
Physics Department Chair
Placement Director
Principal
Professor
Program Director
Program Supervisor
Provost
Psychology Department Chair
Public Relations Director
Records Officer
Recruitment Director
Registrar
Research Director
Residence Life Director
Resource Development Director
Retention Specialist
School of Nursing Director
Social Sciences Department Chair
Student Accounts Manager
Student Activities Director
Student Affairs Dean
Student Affairs Vice President
Student Development Dean
Student Development and Retention Vice President
Student Financial Aid Manager
Student Life Dean
Student Life Vice President
Student Services Dean
Student Services Director
Student Services Representative
Student Services Vice President
Study Abroad Coordinator
Summer Sessions Director
Teacher Education Director
Technologies Division Chair
University Administrator
University Dean
University President
University Relations Vice President
Upward Bound Director
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Vice President of Instruction
Workforce Development Vice President
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Education Administration
Benchmark Title: Education Administrators, Post Secondary
 
 
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