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, education - inspection
  • director, heritage languages
  • director, policy and planning


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.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Promotion to senior management positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

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