Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations (NOC 0014)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Senior managers in this unit group:

  • plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, membership and other organizations or institutions that deliver health, education, social or community services
  • create policies, either alone or in partnership with a board of directors, that establish the direction to be taken by these organizations
  • are employed in health care organizations, educational services, social and community services and membership organizations
Common job titles
  • alumni association executive director
  • arts and culture association chairperson
  • arts association executive director
  • chancellor, college / university
  • chief executive officer (CEO)
  • chief financial officer (CFO)


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

  • create goals for the organization or institution and make or approve policies and programs
  • approve and organize the creation of major departments and associated senior staff positions
  • assign material, human and financial resources to carry out organizational policies and programs
  • establish financial and administrative controls
  • create and approve promotional campaigns
  • approve overall personnel planning
  • select middle managers, directors or other executive staff
  • coordinate the work of regions, divisions or departments
  • represent the organization or institution, or assign representatives to act on behalf of the organization, in negotiations or other official functions

Work environment

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

Career paths and resources

Career paths

The boundaries of this unit group are defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), which includes educational services, health care and social services and membership organizations.

Additional resources

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