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

0413 – 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

Example 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 – 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.


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