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Campus Director

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Oversees most non-academic goals and events on the campus of a college or university. Manages daily operations on campus. Hires non-academic personnel on campus, oversees activities planning, budgeting, campus preservation, and recruitment and retention.

Job Outlook

There were 70 Campus Director job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1031 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the College / University Administrator industry, which includes the Campus Director career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Campus Director jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $66,609.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $57,090.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Campus Director postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $52,171.

Education and Experience

Posted Campus Director jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree43%
Master's Degree55%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other0%

Posted Campus Director jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years19%
3 to 5 years61%
6 to 8 years12%
9+ years8%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Campus Director positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (47%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (41%)
  • Planning (36%)
  • Problem Solving (23%)
  • Building Effective Relationships (22%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Budgeting (50%)
  • Staff Management (26%)
  • Teaching (18%)
  • Strategic Planning (16%)
  • Fundraising (7%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Scheduling (19%)
  • Supervisory Skills (12%)
  • Customer Service (11%)
  • Social Media (7%)
  • Project Management (7%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Educational Programs (7%)
  • Staff Development (7%)
  • Student Placement (6%)
  • Program Development (5%)
  • Leadership Development (5%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Budget Preparation (2%) – marginal value $5,149
  • Policy Implementation (2%) – marginal value $4,023

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Campus Director skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Campus President
  • Campus Administrator
  • Assistant Campus Director
  • Associate Campus Director

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Campus Director jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Elevation Church (40)
  • Responsive Education Solutions (25)
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (24)
  • Webster University (17)
  • Embry Riddle (11)

North Carolina

  • Elevation Church (31)
  • University of North Carolina (7)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (2)
  • Wake Forest University (2)
  • Point Church (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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