Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.Number of Jobs in 2010: 1,381
Number of Jobs in 2020: 1,342
Yearly Job Growth Rate: -2.8
Annual Openings: 36
Entry Wage: $34.88
Median Wage: $58.21
Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree
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- Direct or coordinate an organization's financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency.
- Confer with board members, organization officials, or staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, or resolve problems.
- Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a company or its staff in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change.
- Direct, plan, or implement policies, objectives, or activities of organizations or businesses to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments, or to increase productivity.
- Prepare budgets for approval, including those for funding or implementation of programs.
- Direct or coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
- Negotiate or approve contracts or agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal or state agencies, or other organizational entities.
- Review reports submitted by staff members to recommend approval or to suggest changes.
- Appoint department heads or managers and assign or delegate responsibilities to them.
- Direct human resources activities, including the approval of human resource plans or activities, the selection of directors or other high-level staff, or establishment or organization of major departments.
- Preside over or serve on boards of directors, management committees, or other governing boards.
- Prepare or present reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, government statutes or rulings, or other items affecting businesses or program services.
- Establish departmental responsibilities and coordinate functions among departments and sites.
- Implement corrective action plans to solve organizational or departmental problems.
- Coordinate the development or implementation of budgetary control systems, recordkeeping systems, or other administrative control processes.
- Direct non-merchandising departments, such as advertising, purchasing, credit, or accounting.
- Deliver speeches, write articles, or present information at meetings or conventions to promote services, exchange ideas, or accomplish objectives.
- Serve as liaisons between organizations, shareholders, and outside organizations.
- Review and analyze legislation, laws, and public policy, and recommend changes to promote and support interests of both the general population and special groups.
- Nominate citizens to boards or commissions.
- Interpret and explain policies, rules, regulations, or laws to organizations, government or corporate officials, or individuals.
- Make presentations to legislative or other government committees regarding policies, programs, or budgets.
- Refer major policy matters to elected representatives for final decisions.
- Administer programs for selection of sites, construction of buildings, or provision of equipment or supplies.
- Direct or coordinate activities of businesses involved with buying or selling investment products or financial services.
- Direct or conduct studies or research on issues affecting areas of responsibility.
- Attend and participate in meetings of municipal councils or council committees.
- Organize or approve promotional campaigns.
- Conduct or direct investigations or hearings to resolve complaints or violations of laws or testify at such hearings.
- Represent organizations or promote their objectives at official functions or delegate representatives to do so.
- Prepare bylaws approved by elected officials and ensure that bylaws are enforced.
- Direct or coordinate activities between the United States Government and foreign entities to provide information or promote international interests and harmony.
- Develop or execute strategies to address issues such as energy use, resource conservation, recycling, pollution reduction, waste elimination, transportation, education, and building design.
- Supervise employees or volunteers working on sustainability projects.
- Research environmental sustainability issues, concerns, or stakeholder interests.
- Develop methodologies to assess the viability or success of sustainability initiatives.
- Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of sustainability programs.
- Evaluate and approve proposals for sustainability projects, considering factors such as cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and integration with other initiatives.
- Develop, or oversee the development of, marketing or outreach media for sustainability projects or events.
- Develop, or oversee the development of, sustainability evaluation or monitoring systems.
- Create and maintain sustainability program documents, such as schedules and budgets.
- Direct sustainability program operations to ensure compliance with environmental or governmental regulations.
- Identify educational, training, or other development opportunities for sustainability employees or volunteers.
- Develop sustainability reports, presentations, or proposals for supplier, employee, academia, media, government, public interest, or other groups.
- Review sustainability program objectives, progress, or status to ensure compliance with policies, standards, regulations, or laws.
- Formulate or implement sustainability campaign or marketing strategies.
- Identify and evaluate pilot projects or programs to enhance the sustainability research agenda.
- Conduct sustainability- or environment-related risk assessments.
- Write project proposals, grant applications, or other documents to pursue funding for environmental initiatives.
- Write and distribute financial or environmental impact reports.
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Indivduals currently working as Chief Executives can easily transition into any of the occupations lisated below.
- Medical and Health Services Managers*
- Sales Managers*
- Treasurers and Controllers*
- Public Relations and Fundraising Managers*
- Purchasing Managers
- First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers*
- Supply Chain Managers*
- Logistics Managers*
- Training and Development Managers
* The occupation mentioned is in demand in the state of Maine, and is projected to employ new workers each year.
Occupational data obtained from the Maine Department of Labor and O*NET
Related Maine Educational Programs are determined from CIP codes entered for the programs, which are then correlated to O*NET SOC Codes for each occupation via the 2010 CIP to SOC Crosswalk.
Last updated on January 29, 2013