What is a Career in Education Administration Management like? In Conversation with a Director of Education

On the show today we meet Edith! Edith works as a Director of Education for a non-profit (charity) in the US. This unique role is a combination of non-profit/charity management and education administration.

Edith kindly shares with us: 

  • Common misconceptions of the director of education role  
  • An overview of the non-profit industry 
  • The purpose of the director of education role 
  • What a director of education does on an average day  
  • Most enjoyable parts of the role 
  • Challenging parts of the role 
  • Proudest moments in the role 
  • How Edith became a director of education from not knowing what she wanted to do  
  • Highs of the career journey  
  • Challenges of the career journey  
  • Importance of role models and mentors  
  • Helpful education, training and skills for aspiring directors of education and non-profit/charity professionals   
  • The future of the non-profit/charity education administration profession 
  • Advice and resources for people who are keen to find out more about a career in the non-profit/charity education administration profession
  • Advice for her younger self and you!  

We also talk about: 

  • The benefit of transferable skills across sectors
  • The value of working hard and enjoying what you do for growth and success 
  • Overcoming imposter syndrome 
  • US vs UK workplace cultures 

So if you’re curious and wondering what a director of education does or how to become a director of education, listen, watch and enjoy! 

PS – If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!