Education managers work at many types of learning institutions, and their jobs focus primarily on the administration process, which includes supervising staff, organizing programs, and obtaining funding for their institutions.
Education managers spend much of their time preparing schedules for instructors and evaluating their performances. They also manage a curriculum development team and may search for innovative teaching methods to introduce to staff; they conduct a great deal of research on these new techniques to measure their effectiveness and practicality. They also do plenty of book-keeping and prepare budgets for a variety of educational programs.
Aspiring education managers should be skilled at both project management and time management, highly professional, and able to work well with a variety of staff members. They must also be skilled at researching and managing the teaching process so that information passed down to their instructors is implemented effectively. Strong leadership capabilities are also important, as some education managers may have many subordinate employees, and financial skills are important to maintain a budget and handle financial records.
Education Manager Tasks
Conduct need assessment and product or policy implementation to reach education goals.
Manage education specialists in assessing needs, training and outcomes.
Analyze and present data to support change to varied audiences via multiple channels.
Conduct or facilitate workshops and presentations for adult audiences.