Education Administrators, Postsecondary Job Description video

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A quality education can make a real difference in people’s lives. An educational administrator plays a critical role in setting educational goals and standards in the education system. An educational administrator provides leadership and day-to-day management of educational activities in schools, colleges, day-care centers, museums and even correctional institutions. They can be principals who interact with teachers, coaches, students and parents, or work in a broader capacity in a school board office or as a department head at a university. Strong leadership and organizational skills, plus the ability to communicate effectively with adults and children, are necessary for this position. Most administrators hold advanced degrees, or have many years of academic experience before being considered for an administrative position. By actively setting the academic tone and maintaining a stimulating environment for students and teachers to thrive in, educational administrators can make a significant contribution to their community’s future.


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