Institution Director

Direct administration of institutions.
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Salary Range
~ $165,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Institution Directors do?

Directs administration of institution, such as prison or youth correctional facility: Coordinates educational, security, recreational, and rehabilitation programs. Directs operation and maintenance of facilities, such as laundry, cafeteria, buildings, and grounds. Recommends parole or discharge of persons under jurisdiction of institution. Directs recruitment and training of staff. Confers with staff to formulate and institute policies and regulations. Compiles and analyzes expenditures and projected costs, and prepares reports for officials. Prepares budget and monitors expenditures. May be designated according to type of institution, such as Director, School For Blind; Director, Youth Correctional Facility. May work in federal or state prison and be designated Warden.

Should I be an Institution Director?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Director, Institution

    How to become an Institution Director

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