Academic Administrator

Academic Administrator Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Academic Administrator job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

Remember that every job is different. Instead of including all keywords on your resume, identify those that are most relevant to the job you're applying to. Use the free Targeted Resume tool to help with this.

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  • Curriculum Development
  • Staff Development
  • Educational Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Higher Education
  • Classroom Management
  • Educational Technology
  • Teacher Training
  • Lesson Planning
  • Education
  • Research
  • Leadership Development
  • Coaching
  • Student Affairs
  • Instructional Design
  • Adult Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • E-Learning
  • Admissions
  • Career Counseling
  • Admissions Counseling
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Program Management
  • Business Strategy
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Resume Skills: Administration Tools

  • Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
  • Datatel Colleague
  • Banner Student
  • Slate by Technolutions
  • Workday

Resume Skills: Data Management

  • SPSS
  • SAS
  • SQL
  • Microsoft Excel

Resume Skills: Project Management

  • Agile and SCRUM methodologies
  • Trello
  • Basecamp
  • JIRA
  • Microsoft Project

Resume Skills: Educational Management

  • Curriculum Development
  • Department Budgeting
  • Professional Development Planning
  • Faculty Evaluation
  • Academic advising
  • Faculty Recruitment

Resume Skills: Teaching

  • Experiment Design
  • Scientific Concepts
  • Learning Styles
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Grading and Feedback

Resume Skills: Technology

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google Classroom
  • Moodle
  • Blackboard
  • Turnitin
  • Zoom
  • Canvas

Resume Skills: Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Resume Skills: Management Tools

  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Canvas
  • Moodle
  • Blackboard

Resume Skills: Team Facilitation

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Multicultural Sensitivity/Awareness
  • Disciplinary Procedures

Resume Skills: Curriculum Development

  • Common Core Learning Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • Test Construction/Item Writing

Resume Skills: Communication

  • Public Speaking
  • Summative/Informative Assessment Tools
  • 1:1 Technology Integration

Resume Skills: Educational Leadership

  • Educational Policy and Research
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Program Development
  • Academic Planning
  • Faculty Management
  • Curriculum Design

Resume Skills: Management

  • Strategic Planning
  • Staff Development
  • Budget Management
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Compliance & Accreditation
  • Conflict Resolution

Resume Skills: Technical

  • Educational Technology
  • Data Analysis (SAS, SPSS)
  • Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Blackboard)
  • MS Office Suite
  • Google Workspace
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Sample Academic Administrator Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
Education Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2020 - Present
Senior Education Coordinator
Influenced key strategic planning that increased student engagement by 50%
Advised an educational technology integration that heightened the rate of learning by 40%
Managed to organize 10+ successful educational events virtually, maintaining 95% participation rate
Spearheaded and improved curriculum development, heightening overall academic achievement by 35%
Led a specialized research group resulting in innovative teaching pedagogy adopted district-wide March 2017 - May 2020
Education Coordinator
Developed e-learning content improving student performance by 30%
Implemented effective teacher training modules which improved educators' performance by 25%
Analyzed and improved student lesson planning improving exam scores by 35%
Orchestrated special education programs, leading to a 20% increase in student behavioral and academic improvements
Resume Worded Institute May 2020
Certificate in Advanced Education Coordination
Received training in implementing advanced teaching techniques for effective learning
Resume Worded University February 2017
Master's in Education Management and Leadership
Included coursework in organizational management, technology in education, policy and leadership in education
Education Planning Software: Schoology, Edmodo, Google Classroom, Blackboard, Canvas
Learning Management Systems: Moodle, TalentLMS, Thinkific, LearnUpon
Administrative Skills: Budget oversight, strategic planning, compliance monitoring, staff management
Education Techniques: Montessori Method, Flipped Classroom, Direct Instruction, Differentiated Instruction, Mastery Learning
Certifications: TESOL Certification (2020), Certified Career Coach (2018)
Awards & Achievements: Education Innovator Award (2021), Education Coordinator of the Year (2019)
Volunteering: Volunteer Tutor at Resume Worded Community Center, Mentor in the Coached for Success Program
Professional Development: Attended Annual Education Leaders Conference (2017-2021), Participated in the 2020 Education Technology Expo
Your Name
Academic Program Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Stanford University November 2017 - Present
Academic Program Administrator
Championed an early childhood education initiative that improved preschooler cognitive abilities by 35%
Strengthened research methodologies, which increased graduation rates by 10%
Spearheaded staff development programs, leading to an overall improvement in educator competency scores by 15%
Yale University July 2015 - October 2017
Associate Academic Program Administrator
Organized 5+ successful educational conferences on best pedagogical practices
Implemented educational leadership workshops that resulted in a 15% increase in teachers' leadership skills
Strengthened social media strategies, increasing parental engagement by 30%
Resume Worded Institute June 2017
Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration
Awarded 'Excellence in Research'.
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master of Education in Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies
Graduated with Honors.
Emphasis: Higher Education Administration
Programming: Python, Java, Ruby-on-Rails
Data Analysis: Excel, R Studio, Stata, Tableau
Academic Administration: Curriculum Development, Student Recruitment, Program Management, Educational Leadership, Academic Advising
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: CAPM Certification (Project Management Institute, 2018)
Volunteer Work: Mentor, First-Generation College Students Program
Publications: Co-authored 'Higher Education Policies and Its Impact on Student Success' in the Journal of Higher Education Administration (2019)
Training: Advanced Leadership Training (2021)
Your Name
Education Program Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Harvard University December 2018 - Present
Education Program Manager
Expanded higher education opportunities for disadvantaged students, increasing university enrolment by 20%
Introduced Sandstone as a management tool, improving team coordination by 25%
Implemented Microsoft Access, reducing administrative time by 20%
Enhanced customer service training, resulting in a 15% increase in student satisfaction rates
Introduced innovative teaching strategies, improving student critical thinking skills by 30%
Resume Worded October 2016 - November 2018
Associate Education Program Manager
Developed and coordinated successful e-learning programs, leading to a marked 35% improvement in student grades
Instrumental in developing curriculum, leading to a 10% increase in average student test scores
Resume Worded University January 2016
Master of Education Management
Concentration in Higher Education Administration
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2014
Bachelor of Education
Double Majors in Curriculum and Instructional Design
Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Programming: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, GitHub
Educational Software: Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, Coursera, Brightspace, Google Classroom
Project Management: JIRA, Trello, Asana, Notion, Basecamp, MS Project
Analytics: Tableau, Google Analytics, PowerBI, Excel, SQL, SPSS
Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL)
Leadership & Volunteering: Board Member at American Association of Education Program Managers, Tutor at Resume Worded Community Learning Program
Publications: Published articles on 'Evolution of Education Program Management' and 'Role of Technology in Modern Education' in Resume Worded Journal of Education
Projects: Initiated and managed an open source project to develop an interactive learning tool for remote education
Your Name
Academic Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior Academic Administrator
Developed new Curriculum Development strategies, increasing student engagement by 32%
Led a team in Staff Development initiatives, improving education delivery efficiency by 21%
Implemented an Educational Technology upgrade, enhancing classroom management and resulting in a 17% improvement in student attendance
Applied Leadership Development techniques in managing a team of 15 educators, improving team cohesion by 40%
Collaborated with HR on Admissions Counseling, resulting in an increased enrollment rate by 27%
Harvard University May 2018 - December 2021
Academic Administrator
Implemented an Individualized Lesson Planning framework, raising student academic performance by 19%
Optimized Adult Education programs through meticulous research, resulting in a 23% increase in program completion rates
Conducted bi-annual Teacher Training to bolster teaching strategies, improving student feedback scores by 20% January 2015 - April 2018
Assistant Academic Administrator
Assisted with the management of Student Affairs, decreasing student complaints by 15%
Introduced impactful E-Learning strategies, boosting course-completion rate by 30%
Provided support in Career Counseling sessions, helping 200+ students make informed career decisions
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2018
Master of Education in Academic Administration
Specialized in Higher Education Leadership
Resume Worded University December 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration
Graduated Cum Laude
Minor: Business Administration
Administration Tools: Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Datatel Colleague, Banner Student, Slate by Technolutions, Workday
Data Management: SPSS, SAS, SQL, Microsoft Excel (Advanced)
Project Management: Agile and SCRUM methodologies, Trello, Basecamp, JIRA, Microsoft Project
Certifications: Certified Educational Planner - 2019, Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations - 2021
Leadership & Volunteering: Academic Impressions (Board Member), NACUBO (Volunteer Speaker, 2019 Annual Meeting)
Projects: Co-created and facilitated Harvard's first cross-disciplinary academic administrators' summit, 2020
Awards: Harvard Excellence in Management Award, 2021
Your Name
Director of Academic Services
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2022 - Present
Director of Academic Services
Spearheaded Staff Development operations, increasing staff retention rate by 20%
Endorsed cutting-edge Educational Leadership practices, resulting in a 28% increase in student satisfaction
Initiated a dynamic Teacher Training program, leading to a 15% boost in teaching effectiveness
Organized an annual Education Research conference, attracting 1,000+ educators nationwide
Implemented Career Counseling seminars, aiding 500+ students in making informed career choices
Stanford University June 2018 - January 2022
Academic Services Manager
Executed comprehensive Curriculum Development programs, raising course applicability by 18%
Pioneered an Adult Education initiative, enhancing program engagement by 25%
Coordinated Instructional Design projects, augmenting lesson delivery effectiveness by 22%
Resume Worded April 2015 - May 2018
Academic Services Coordinator
Contributed to Educational Technology rollout, increasing faculty tech proficiency by 30%
Provided input in Admissions Counseling strategy, raising student enrollment by 15%
Assisted in managing Early Childhood Education programs, improving enrollment rates by 24%
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2014
Doctorate of Education
Specialized in Policies and Administration
Resume Worded University May 2011
Master of Arts - Educational Leadership and Administration
Thesis: The Impact of Directing Academic Services on Student Success
Management Tools: Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard
Team Facilitation: Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Multicultural Sensitivity/Awareness, Disciplinary Procedures
Curriculum Development: Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Test Construction/Item Writing
Communication: Public Speaking, Summative/Informative Assessment Tools, 1:1 Technology Integration
Certifications: National Board Certified Teacher, Certified Academic Services Professional
Leadership & Volunteering: American Association of Educators (Committee Member), Resume Worded Foundation (Volunteer Tutor)
Awards: National Academic Services Manager of the Year (2019), Stanford Outstanding Manager Award
Projects: Implementation of Academic Services Improvement Project, Stanford University
Your Name
Dean of Academic Affairs
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2022 - Present
Dean of Academic Affairs
Overhauled Teaching practices, driving a 25% rise in student performance
Directed consequential Higher Education reform initiatives, leading to a 27% increase in program relevance
Usurped previous Classroom Management methods, reducing student behavioral issues by 20%
Formulated influential Lesson Planning schemes, augmenting curriculum effectiveness by 33%
Coordinated annual Admissions drives, yielding a 21% hike in enrollment figures
Yale University July 2018 - February 2022
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Introduced innovative Staff Development policies, elevating staff performance by 28%
Guided Adult Education programs, improving completion statistics by 22%
Directed EduTech implementation, leading to a 15% rise in faculty efficiency May 2014 - June 2018
Academic Affairs Specialist
Participated in Education Research endeavors, enriching teaching methods with the latest findings
Aided in Leadership Development activities, strengthening administrative leadership by 18%
Contributed to Student Affairs, reducing student grievances by 12%
Liaised in Career Counseling sessions, guiding students towards suitable career paths
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2014
Doctor of Education Leadership (EDLD)
Focused studies on Educational Policy and Management
Resume Worded University May 2012
Master of Arts - Education Administration
Concentration in Higher Education Administration
Part-time degree program while working full-time
Educational Leadership: Educational Policy and Research, Higher Education Administration, Program Development, Academic Planning, Faculty Management, Curriculum Design
Management Skills: Strategic Planning, Staff Development, Budget Management, Performance Evaluation, Compliance & Accreditation, Conflict Resolution
Technical Skills: Educational Technology, Data Analysis (SAS, SPSS), Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Blackboard), MS Office Suite, Google Workspace
Certifications: Certified Educational Administrator (CEA) - Council of School Administrators (2020), Higher Education Leadership Certificate - American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) (2018)
Publications & Presentations: Regular contributor to Academic Matters journal, Frequent speaker at AACU and NASPA conferences on topics related to Higher Education Administration
Membership & Leadership: Member of American Association of University Administrators, Member of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Board member of Local American K-12 Education Foundation
Awards: Brilliant Educator Award - Resume Worded Academic Center (2020), Recognized Practitioner Award - Resume Worded University (2016)
Your Name
Student Director
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2020 - Present
Student Director
Established a strategic plan for student engagement that increased participation by 20%
Transformed our social media presence from a passive platform to an interactive student engagement tool, increasing responses by 40%
Implemented a student career coaching model that amplified success rates of resume approval for internships by 35%
Streamlined the process of event planning, reducing logistical errors and providing an overall increase in student satisfaction
Developed a program focusing on leadership development that directly led to the 25% increase in student leaders within the community June 2018 - February 2020
Assistant Student Director
Collaborated in developing the academic advising program that boosted average student GPA by 0.5 points
Spearheaded the collaboration between student affairs and non-profit organizations, promoting community outreach and effectively growing student involvement by 30%
Directed the initiative of implementing innovative teaching methodologies, driving curriculum development and enhancing the overall learning atmosphere
University of Southern California May 2016 - May 2018
Student Development Coordinator
Coordinated staff development programs, subsequently contributing to a 15% increase in staff productivity
Facilitated research-based assessments on programmatic interventions that bolstered student retention by 10%
Conceptualized and organized events aimed at reinforcing higher education administration, garnering positive feedback from 85% of participants
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Education - Instructional Leadership
Specialized in student growth and development strategies
Resume Worded Institute May 2014
Bachelor of Arts - Educational Studies and Leadership
Recipient of Outstanding Leadership Award
Member of the Educational Studies Honors Program
Student Administration: Student Counseling, Conflict Resolution, Leadership Programming, Student Affairs, Program Development, Event Planning
Tools & Software: Microsoft Office Suite (Expert), Canvas (Proficient), G Suite for Education (Proficient), Blackboard Learning Management System (Proficient)
Certifications: Certified Master Coach - Behavioral Coaching Institute (2014)
Leadership & Volunteering: Phi Delta Kappa - USC Chapter (President, 2016 - Present)
Projects: Led and coordinated annual university leadership conference, including keynote speakers, workshops and funding
Your Name
Assistant Director of Student Affairs
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Assistant Director of Student Affairs
Cultivated a successful student development strategy that increased student leadership roles within the university by 30%
Exceeded enrollment objectives for the 2019-2021 academic years by utilizing strategic outreach methods, helping secure an increase in admissions applications by 25%
Improved departmental efficiency by 40% by redesigning and implementing staff development trainings
Developed and executed a multi-channel social media campaign that boosted student affairs visibility by 35%
Negotiated fruitful collaborations with 5 local non-profit organizations, advancing community outreach program August 2016 - January 2019
Student Affairs Advisor
Produced meaningful academic advising content, yielding a 25% increase in student GPAs
Initiated and maintained a productive research plan to enhance student engagement, achieving a 20% boost in active involvement
Managed and boosted program development focused on higher education administration, leading to commendatory reviews by faculty and students alike
New York University January 2014 - July 2016
Student Services Coordinator
Coordinated comprehensive event planning duties, ensuring seamless execution of 50+ student-centered events annually
Served as an essential liaison between students and the administration, advocating for student rights and addressing their academic grievances
Enhanced student outreach program by incorporating innovative volunteer programs
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2014
Master of Arts - Higher Education Administration
Focused on College Student Affairs
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Science - Psychology
Minors in Sociology and Human Resources
Top 15% of graduating class
Techniques: Student counseling, Conflict resolution, Crisis management, Academic advising
Tools: Banner Student Information System, Blackboard Course Management Software, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Regulations: FERPA, ADA, Title IX
Certifications: Certified Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategist (2019), Qualified Mental Health Professional (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor (Volunteer) - Helped incoming students adjust to university life (2018-2019)
Awards: Golden Key International Honor Society Inductee (2012), Resume Worded Excellence in Academic Advising Award (2017)
Your Name
Director of Student Engagement and Development
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2019 - Present
Director of Student Engagement and Development
Revamped student engagement strategy, increasing active participation in university programs by 35%
Spearheaded the integration of contemporary research models in curriculum development, improving student learning outcomes
Led the design and implementation of leadership development programs, fostering student leadership skills
Pioneered a comprehensive community outreach initiative, increasing student involvement in related activities by 40%
Capitalized on the power of social media to boost student affairs visibility, increasing followership by 30% July 2016 - December 2018
Associate Director of Student Engagement
Facilitated successful collaborations with 4 local non-profit organizations, aiding program development
Initiated the adoption of advanced student advising system, improving academic performance of 60% of students
Strengthened student engagement by coordinating unique community service projects, promoting active involvement
Yale University May 2013 - June 2016
Student Outreach and Development Officer
Oversaw the creation and execution of outreach programs, escalating engagement with student body
Facilitated staff development programs, driving an improvement in staff efficiency
Played a key role in event planning for university-wide events, ensuring impeccable organization and execution
Resume Worded Institute December 2018
Certification in Leadership Development
Focused on advanced development strategies in student engagement
Resume Worded University May 2013
Master of Education in Student Affairs and Higher Education
Specialized in Student Development Theory, Multicultural Affairs and Campus Leadership
Student Engagement Platforms: Campus Labs, Collaboratory, Simplicity Engage, Presence, Anthology (OrgSync)
Program Development: Strategic Planning, Community Partnership Development, Assessment and Evaluation, Leadership Training Initiatives
Techniques: Conflict Resolution, Group Facilitation, Interpersonal Skills Development, Cross-Cultural Communication
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Student Leadership Development Professional (ACPA), Certified Student Affairs Professional (NASPA)
Leadership & Volunteering: American College Personnel Association (Committee Member), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (Regional Chapter Coordinator)
Awards: Outstanding Leadership Award (Yale University), Best Program Initiative (
Projects: Developed’s national leadership training program, launched engagement initiatives at Resume Worded which increased student involvement by 20%

How do I add skills to an Academic Administrator resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Academic Administrator posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Teaching, Staff Development and Classroom Management are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Higher Education and Educational Leadership.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Educational Technology, Teacher Training and Curriculum Development - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Admissions, Business Strategy and Lesson Planning - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show your ability to multitask.

Since you're going to be interfacing with different teams and people, Academic Administrator hiring managers expect you to be able to multitask, so it's a good idea to emphasize this skillset in your resume.

Emphasize your administrative skills.

Recruiters look for administrative skills on your Academic Administrator, so highlight your experience with key administrative functions, like organizing workshops or communicating with customers and employees.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Academic Administrator, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Academic Administrator Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Academic Administrator job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Academic Administrator Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Academic Administrator Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Academic Administrator job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

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What skills do hiring managers want to see on an Academic Administrator resume?

Here are some of the most popular skills we see on Academic Administrator resumes:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Staff Development
  • Educational Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Higher Education
  • Classroom Management
  • Educational Technology
  • Teacher Training

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