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042 - Managers in education and social and community services

This minor group includes education administrators, school principals and social, community and correctional services managers. They are employed by colleges, universities, vocational training schools, public and private elementary and secondary schools and school boards; social service and community agencies, correctional institutions, counselling departments, labour organizations, professional associations, political parties and non-governmental organizations.

0421 - Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training

Administrators in post-secondary education and vocational training include 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.

  • Illustrative example(s)

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

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Administrators of non-vocational training schools, such as driving schools (See 0651 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.)
    • College and other vocational instructors (See 4021 College and other vocational instructors)
    • College rectors (See 0014 Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations)
    • School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education (See 0422 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education)
    • University presidents (See 0014 Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations)
    • University professors and lecturers (See 4011 University professors and lecturers)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following 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.
  • 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.

0422 - School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education

School principals plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of teachers and other staff of an elementary or secondary school. They are employed by public and private schools. Administrators of elementary and secondary education plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the academic affairs of a school system. They are employed by school boards.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • board of education administrator
    • chief superintendent - schools
    • director of education - correctional institution
    • director of school for the hearing impaired
    • district school superintendent
    • private school headmaster/mistress
    • school principal
    • school vice-principal
    • secondary school principal
    • superintendent of elementary education
    • superintendent of secondary schools
    • superintendent of special education

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training (See 0421 Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training)
    • Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers (See 4166 Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers)
    • Government managers - education policy development and program administration (See 0413 Government managers - education policy development and program administration)
    • Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations (See 0014 Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    School principals

    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through department heads or supervisors, the activities of teachers and support staff
    • Review programs to ensure conformance to school board or provincial standards and develop programs within limits of authority
    • Co-ordinate teaching activities of the institution by making personnel assignments, determining class size and preparing timetables
    • Organize and maintain procedures for the keeping of records
    • Prepare and administer institution or program budget
    • Direct and co-ordinate school maintenance services and the use of school facilities
    • May recruit and hire teachers and other staff
    • May teach.

    Administrators of elementary and secondary education

    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through school principals, the academic affairs of a school district
    • Evaluate curriculum, teaching methods and community participation in programs for a school district and revise programs as required
    • Develop and administer programs for the education and training of students and adults
    • Make recommendations concerning the annual operating budget of a school district
    • Direct the recruitment, appointment, training, evaluation and promotion of teaching personnel.
  • Employment requirements

    • A bachelor's degree in education is required.
    • A master's degree in education may be required.
    • Several years of experience as a senior teacher or department head are required.
    • A teacher's certificate for the province of employment is required.
    • School principals may require a principal's certificate.
    • Administrators of elementary and secondary education may require a supervisory officer certificate.
  • Additional information

    • There is little mobility between institutional settings, for example, between elementary and secondary schools.

0423 - Managers in social, community and correctional services

Managers in social, community and correctional services plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the programs and activities of social service and community agencies, correctional institutions, counselling departments, labour organizations, professional associations, political parties and non-governmental organizations.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • association director
    • child welfare services administrator
    • children's aid society director
    • community centre director
    • correctional institution director
    • correctional treatment and training director
    • detention centre director
    • environmental group director
    • family services area manager
    • income maintenance director
    • labour organization manager
    • membership services manager
    • political organization manager
    • prison warden
    • social assistance director
    • social services regional administrator
    • social work director
    • trade association manager
    • volunteer services director

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration (See 0411 Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration)
    • Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations (See 0014 Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the delivery of social and community service programs such as income maintenance, children's aid and emergency housing services
    • Manage the operations and activities of social and community centres, correctional facilities and detention centres
    • Administer the programs of non-governmental organizations involved with social issues such as health care, human rights, consumer protection, international development and environmental protection
    • Administer programs of membership organizations such as political parties, labour organizations, business and professional associations
    • Establish administrative procedures to meet objectives set by board of directors or senior management
    • Direct and advise professional and non-professional staff delivering services and programs to the general public and to the organization or association membership
    • Plan, administer and control budgets for programs, equipment and support services
    • Represent their respective organizations for the purpose of government liaison and media relations
    • Participate in policy development by preparing reports and briefs for management committees and working groups
    • Hire and provide training for professional and non-professional staff.
  • Employment requirements

    • Managers in social, community and correctional services usually require a master's degree in a social science or administrative discipline
      and
      Several years of experience in a related occupation, such as a community and social service worker, social or health policy researcher, consultant or program officer, probation or parole officer, or social worker.
    • Managers of associations and membership organizations require extensive experience in a related occupation, trade or industry.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to senior management positions in social, community and correctional services is possible with additional training and experience.
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