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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People likely to be interested in an online educational leadership and management degree include higher education and P–12 administrators who wish to enhance their leadership and managerial abilities as well as higher education faculty and P–12 teachers transitioning to administrative or leadership positions and government, corporate and nonprofit leaders whose organization or position is focused on education.

Twelve of the top 50 employers of Capella alumni are colleges or universities (as reported by CareerBuilder).

Career Builder Alumni Outcomes Data, Q2 2014

Potential Employment Settings

  • Adult education program
  • Alternative school
  • Charter school
  • Community college
  • Continuing education program
  • For-profit institution
  • Governmental education agency
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military education
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P–12 private school
  • P–12 public school
  • Research and policy organization
  • State education department
  • Technical college

Common Job Titles/Positions*

Higher education

  • Adjunct faculty
  • Dean of distance education initiatives
  • Dean of diversity affairs
  • Dean of student affairs
  • Director of academic advising
  • Director of admissions
  • Director of alumni relations
  • Director of continuing education
  • Director of institutional research
  • Director of student retention
  • Faculty development director
  • Full-time faculty
  • President
  • Provost
  • Student services director
  • Vice president for enrollment
  • Vice president for student affairs

P–12 education

  • Adult basic education director
  • Athletic director
  • Charter school director
  • Coordinator of student Programs
  • Curriculum director
  • Director of school improvement
  • District assessment coordinator
  • District teacher development coordinator
  • Program director

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.