Government managers - education policy development and program administration (NOC 0413)

About this job

Government managers in this unit group:

  • plan, organize and direct the development and administration of elementary, secondary and post-secondary education policies and programs
  • fwork for government departments and agencies
Common job titles
  • administrator, education
  • director, curriculum development
  • director, education - children / adults
  • director, special education
  • director, university research
  • manager, corporate policy
  • administrator, education
  • director, curriculum development
  • director, education - children / adults
  • director, education - inspection
  • director, heritage languages
  • director, policy and planning

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$100,943

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Government managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • participate in the development of education policy by providing advice to senior government managers
  • organize departmental unit and create procedures to meet departmental goals set by senior management
  • direct and advise policy researchers or program officers conducting research, preparing documents or carrying out programs for elementary and secondary school systems
  • plan, carry out and control budgets for projects, programs, support services and equipment
  • organize and direct committees and working groups to plan, manage or evaluate education projects and programs
  • interview, hire and provide training for staff

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office or school.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in education is required.
  • A master's degree in a particular educational specialization may be required.
  • Several years of combined experience as a school teacher and as a government educational policy researcher, consultant or program officer are usually required.
  • A provincial teaching certificate is usually required.

Skills

  • Innovative
  • Social
  • Directive
  • Verbal & Written Comprehension
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Elementary/Secondary Teaching Related

For more information about programs offered specifically for this career, visit EducationPlannerBC.

Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
0
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N/A
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Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
10
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
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N/A
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
50
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Promotion to senior management positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.