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.

Scope notes

Includes executive secretary.

Alternative label

  • administrator in education

  • higher education administrator

  • education secretary

  • school secretary

  • school administrator

  • specialist administrator in education

  • university administrator

  • further education administrator

  • education administration practitioner

  • specialist education administrator

  • school executive assistant

  • college administrator

  • school receptionist

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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