0421 Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training

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Lead statement

This unit group includes faculty administrators and registrars of colleges or universities and administrators of vocational training schools. Faculty administrators manage the academic and related activities of faculties of colleges or universities. Registrars manage registration activities and academic records systems of colleges or universities. Administrators of vocational training schools manage the operations of vocational schools specializing in trades, technology, business or other vocational subjects.

Example Titles

  • community college dean
  • dean, faculty of science
  • dean of adult education
  • dean, school of nursing
  • dean, school of technology
  • dean – university or college
  • manager, aviation school
  • manager, business school
  • manager, trade school
  • registrar, community college
  • student activities dean
  • university registrar

Main duties

  • Faculty administrators perform some or all of the following duties:
    • 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 perform some or all of the following duties:
    • 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 perform some or all of the following duties:
    • 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.

Employment requirements

  • 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.

Additional information

  • There is no mobility among the various types of administrators in this group.
  • Progression to some senior management positions in education is possible with experience.

Exclusions

  • Administrators of non-vocational training schools, such as driving schools (in 06510651 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.)
  • College and other vocational instructors (40214021)
  • College rectors (in 00140014 Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations)
  • School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education (04220422)
  • University presidents (in 00140014 Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations)
  • University professors and lecturers (40114011)