Profession education administrator

Education administrators organise and manage the administration, support systems and (student) activities of an education institution. They perform a range of administrative, secretarial, financial and otherwise supportive tasks to enable the efficient and cost-effective running of the school. They may assist in student recruitment, alumni relations, funding, work on committees including academic boards and quality insurance.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Education administration

    The processes related to the administrative areas of an education institution, its director, employees, and students.

  • Electronic communication

    Data communication performed through digital means such as computers, telephone or e-mail.

  • Budgetary principles

    Principles of estimating and planning of forecasts for business activity, compile regular budget and reports.

  • Office software

    The characteristics and functioning of software programs for office tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, email and database.

  • Customer service

    Processes and principles related to the customer, client, service user and to personal services; these may include procedures to evaluate customer's or service user's satisfaction.

Skills

  • Maintain records of financial transactions

    Collate all the financial transactions done in the daily operations of a business and record them in their respective accounts.

  • Handle financial transactions

    Administer currencies, financial exchange activities, deposits as well as company and voucher payments. Prepare and manage guest accounts and take payments by cash, credit card and debit card.

  • Manage school budget

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning from an educational institution or school. Monitor the school budget, as well as costs and expenses. Report on the budget.

  • Trace financial transactions

    Observe, track and analyse financial transactions made in companies or in banks. Determine the validity of the transaction and check for suspicious or high-risk transactions in order to avoid mismanagement.

  • Manage educational institution's administration

    Administer multiple activities of a school, university or other educational institution such as daily administrative operations.

  • Communicate by telephone

    Liaise via telephone by making and answering calls in a timely, professional and polite manner.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain contract administration student financial aid programmes provide information on school services handle mail deliver correspondence accounting techniques financial management consult student's support system cooperate with education professionals evaluate budgets use different communication channels use office systems secondary school procedures provide information on education financing kindergarten school procedures perform clerical duties primary school procedures maintain internal communication systems manage office facility systems accounting