40012 – Government managers - education policy development and program administration



40012 – Government managers - education policy development and program administration
Government managers in education policy development and program administration organize, direct, control and evaluate the development and administration of elementary, secondary and post-secondary education policies and programs. They are employed by all levels of government.


Index of titles
Adult education services director
Assistant director of school services
Assistant director of school services - public administration
Computer education director
Corporate policy manager - education
Director of education - public administration
Director of school services
Education curriculum development director
Education curriculum development director - public administration
Education director
Education policy analysis and research director
Education policy and research director - public administration
Education policy development manager
Education policy manager
Education program administration manager
Education programs assistant director
Education programs assistant director - public administration
Education programs regional director
Education programs support director - public administration
Education research and information director
Educational programs support assistant director
Elementary education director
Elementary school education director
Government administrator - education
Heritage languages program director
Inspection services director - education
Language programs assistant director
Learning programs director - adult education
Learning programs director - early-childhood education
Learning programs director - elementary education
Learning programs director - secondary education
Policy and planning director - education programs
Post-secondary education director
Post-secondary education director - public administration
Program development and educational planning director - public administration
Program services director - education
Programs evaluation assistant director - education
School board services manager
School inspection director
School inspection director - public administration
School services director
School services director - public administration
Second language program director
Secondary school education director
Secondary school programs director
Services manager - education programs
Special education programs director
Special education services assistant director
Student assistance program director
University research assistant director


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Participate in the development of education policy by providing advice to senior government managers
Organize departmental unit and establish procedures to meet departmental objectives set by senior management
Direct and advise policy researchers or program officers conducting research, preparing documents or administering educational programs for elementary and secondary school systems
Plan, administer and control budgets for projects, programs, support services, equipment and supplies
Organize and direct committees and working groups to plan, manage or evaluate education projects and programs
Interview, hire and provide training for staff.


Employment requirements
A bachelor's degree in education is required.
A master's degree in a particular educational specialization may be required.
Several years of combined experience as a school teacher and as a government educational policy researcher, consultant or program officer are usually required.
A provincial teaching certificate is usually required.


Additional information
Progression to senior management positions in education is possible with experience.


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Policy and program researchers, consultants and officers (4140)
School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education (40021)
Senior government managers and officials (00011)