NOC 0413 – Government managers – education policy development and program administration



Government managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the development and administration of elementary, secondary and post-secondary education policies and programs. They are employed by government departments and agencies.

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

Main 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.

All Titles

  • adult education services director
  • assistant director of school services
  • assistant director of school services – public administration
  • assistant director, education programs
  • assistant director, educational programs support
  • assistant director, language programs
  • assistant director, programs evaluation – education
  • assistant director, special education services
  • computer education director
  • corporate policy manager – education
  • director of education – public administration
  • director of school services
  • director, adult education services
  • director, computer education
  • director, education curriculum development
  • director, education policy analysis and research
  • director, education research and information
  • director, elementary education
  • director, elementary school education
  • director, heritage languages program
  • director, inspection services – education
  • director, learning programs – adult education
  • director, learning programs – early-childhood education
  • director, learning programs – elementary education
  • director, learning programs – secondary education
  • director, policy and planning – education programs
  • director, post-secondary education
  • director, post-secondary education – public administration
  • director, school inspection – public administrationdirector, school inspection
  • director, school services – public administration
  • director, second language program
  • director, secondary school education
  • director, secondary school programs
  • director, special education programs
  • director, student assistance program
  • education curriculum development director
  • education curriculum development director – public administration
  • education director
  • education policy and research director – public administration
  • education policy manager
  • education programs assistant director – public administration
  • education programs support director – public administration
  • education research and information director
  • elementary education director
  • elementary school education director
  • government administrator – education
  • heritage languages program director
  • inspection services director – education
  • learning programs director – adult education
  • learning programs director – early-childhood education
  • learning programs director – elementary education
  • learning programs director – secondary education
  • manager, corporate policy – education
  • manager, education policy
  • manager, education policy development
  • manager, education program administration
  • manager, school board services
  • policy and planning director – education programs
  • program development and educational planning director – public administration
  • program services director – education
  • regional director, education programs
  • school board services manager
  • 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
  • university research assistant director


  • Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training (0421)
  • Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration (0411)
  • Program managers in government (See 416 Policy and program researchers, consultants and officers)
  • School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education (0422)
  • Senior government managers and officials (0012)



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