Education Managers plan, organise and oversee the educational approaches and strategies, as well as the development and resources of a school and its administrators.
While their job is directly related to teaching and learning activities, Education Managers work mainly on the administrative end. They organise programs, get funding, prepare budgets for educational programs, supervise staff and evaluate teacher performance. They may also work with instructors on their lesson plans and other teaching duties. They mentor new or junior staff and may mediate interpersonal conflicts, if necessary.
Education Managers are required to have general administrative and organisational work experience, as well as excellent writing skills, oral communication and presentation skills. They should also be able to lead and manage staff, and interact in an effective and professional manner with diverse kinds of people, including board of directors, donors, staff, volunteers and the general public.