Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training (NOC 0421)

About this job

Administrators in this group:

  • manage the academic and related activities of college or university faculties
  • manage registration activities and academic records systems of colleges or universities
  • manage the operations of vocational schools specializing in trades, technology, business or other vocational subjects
Common job titles
  • administrator, research - post-secondary
  • business school manager
  • co-ordinator, pedagogical
  • director, training / vocational institute
  • language school manager
  • manager, fashion school
  • administrator, research - post-secondary
  • business school manager
  • co-ordinator, pedagogical
  • co-ordinator, post-secondary education
  • dean, college / university
  • director, admissions

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$76,938

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

Faculty administrators:

  • plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate academic and related activities of a college or university faculty
  • recommend and approve faculty appointments
  • recommend curriculum revisions and additions and approve scheduling of courses
  • direct, through subordinate staff, activities such as research and curriculum development
  • plan, administer and control budgets for projects, programs, support services and equipment
  • advise president or rector of university or college
  • participate in activities of various faculty and college committees

Registrars:

  • plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the registration activities and academic records system of a college or university
  • review registration statistics and consult with faculty officials to develop registration policies
  • direct activities of staff and others engaged in compiling information on courses, schedules and requirements for admission and graduation

Administrators of vocational training schools:

  • plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a private college or institute specializing in trades, technology or business
  • develop curriculum for training programs
  • consult with government regulatory and licensing agencies to ensure conformance to provincial standards
  • plan, administer and control budgets for projects, programs, support services and equipment
  • may recruit and hire teachers and other staff
  • may teach

Work environment

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

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • Faculty administrators require a graduate degree in a field related to the academic faculty
    and
    Several years of experience as a university professor or college teacher.
  • Registrars require an undergraduate degree in business administration or a related field
    and
    Several years of experience in registration administration.
  • Administrators of vocational training schools usually require an undergraduate degree in business administration
    or
    Expertise and certification in a subject of instruction.

Skills

  • Innovative
  • Social
  • Directive
  • Verbal & Written Comprehension
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Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
80
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
130
Average annual employment growth:
1.7%
Expected number of job openings:
100
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
2,070
Average annual employment growth:
1.3%
Expected number of job openings:
1,260
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
50
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
270
Average annual employment growth:
2.4%
Expected number of job openings:
230
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
450
Average annual employment growth:
1.7%
Expected number of job openings:
310

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

With experience, progression to some senior management positions in education is possible. Nevertheless, there is no mobility among the various types of administrators in this group.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.