2017 Top Executives
Median Pay: US$102,690
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.
Duties

Top executives typically do the following:

  • Establish and carry out departmental or organizational goals, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and oversee an organization's financial and budgetary activities
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Consult with other executives, staff, and board members about general operations
  • Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements
  • Appoint department heads and managers
  • Analyze financial statements, sales reports, and other performance indicators
  • Identify places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies, and programs

The responsibilities of top executives largely depend on an organization's size. For example, an owner or manager of a small organization, such as an independent retail store, often is responsible for purchasing, hiring, training, quality control, and day-to-day supervisory duties. In large organizations, however, top executives typically focus more on formulating policies and strategic planning, while general and operations managers direct day-to-day operations.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the private sector:

Chief executive officers (CEOs), who are also known by titles such as executive director, managing director, or president, provide overall direction for companies and organizations. CEOs manage company operations, formulate and implement policies, and ensure goals are met. They collaborate with and direct the work of other top executives and typically report to a board of directors.

Chief operating officers (COOs) oversee other executives who direct the activities of various departments, such as human resources and sales. They also carry out the organization's guidelines on a day-to-day basis.

General and operations managers oversee operations that are too diverse and general to be classified into one area of management or administration. Responsibilities may include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. They make staff schedules, assign work, and ensure that projects are completed. In some organizations, the tasks of chief executive officers may overlap with those of general and operations managers.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the public sector:

Mayors, along with governors, city managers, and county administrators, are chief executive officers of governments. They typically oversee budgets, programs, and the use of resources. Mayors and governors must be elected to office, whereas managers and administrators are typically appointed. 

Most educational systems, regardless of whether they are public or private school systems, also employ executive officers. The following are examples of top executives working in the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational school systems:

School superintendents and college or university presidents are chief executive officers of school districts and postsecondary schools. They manage issues such as student achievement, budgets and resources, general operations, and relations with government agencies and other stakeholders.

Intern - Administrative (HR)

Type: Internship
Job GuidelineJob: 12 Month Administrative Intern - Human Resources, Supply ChainDepartment: Human ResourcesDivision: Operations AmericasLocation: Clark, New JerseyFLSA: Non-exemptReports to: HR VP_____________________________________________________________________________________Company Summary/...
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Sales Representative - Advanced Surgical - New Orleans, LA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Work With CONMEDWE DO things the right way; WE MAKE and keep commitments; WE OPERATE with urgency; WE BELIEVE in the power of engaged talent; WE DELIVER exceptional results.DescriptionWe are seeking a Sales Representative to add to our highly talented Advanced Surgical sales force! The ideal...
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New Orleans, LA

Housekeeping Supervisor

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Park James draws on the rich history of Menlo Park, an emerging town that's both quaint and forward-thinking. We're a community focused hotel that delights in the details and offers worldly charm, extending familiarity and respite to all who enter. Located near Facebook headquarters and...
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Menlo Park, CA

Advanced Surgical Sales Associate - Chicago, IL

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
CONMED is seeking an Associate Sales Representative to add to our highly talented Advanced Surgical sales force! The ideal candidate CONMED is searching for is competitive, driven, passionate, and has the desire to hustle in the pursuit of excellence. This is an exceptional entry-level opportunity...
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Chicago, IL

Finance Development Program Associate

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
FINANCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:The Dragados USA Finance Development Program (FDP) is a three-year, full-time program for recent college graduates that emphasizes professional development, achieving long-term career aspirations, and ultimately providing a successful career path with Dragados USA....
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Engineering Development Program Associate

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMThe Dragados USA Engineering Development Program (EDP) is a three-year, full-time program for recent college graduates that emphasizes professional development, achieving long-term career aspirations, and ultimately providing a successful career path with Dragados USA...
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Office Management Intern (Paid)

Type: Internship
Writopia Lab, an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit that runs the country's best creative writing workshops for kids ages 3 to 18, is seeking an Office Management Intern for our Upper West Side Location. We are looking for a person who will facilitate the achievement of our mission by creating...
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ABC Alternative Series & Specials Internship (CA) - Fall 2019

Type: Internship
ABC Alternative Series, Specials and Late Night is responsible for the Network's reality programming, and all this unscripted. The slate includes: The Bachelor franchise, Shark Tank, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, America's Funniest Home Videos, Celebrity Family Feud, Match Game,...
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Executive Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Summary / Objective - The Executive Assistant will provide support to senior executives in finance and legal by managing schedules, communicating internally and externally on behalf of the team, managing expenses and administrative tasks within the company.Executive and Team CoordinationManage the...
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2U
Lanham, MD

DMP Sync Intern (Fall 2019) -- Los Angeles

Type: Internship
Established in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world's leading rights-management firms with offices in major music markets around the globe, including New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Paris, and Sydney. The company's catalog spans over a hundred...
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Retirement Compliance Consultant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job Description SummaryDo you have top-notch analytical skills? Are you a self-starter who isn't afraid of asking questions? Are you capable of independent work in a group setting? Are you a new graduate looking to utilize your finance or business degree? If your answer is yes, we are looking...
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Cedar Rapids, IA

Public Relations Intern

Type: Internship
Job DescriptionJob Summary: Looking to dive into the travel and cruise industry and learn about public relations and media relations? Look no further than a public relations internship at Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative in Coral Springs, FL. The PR intern will assist the...
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Coral Springs, FL

Business Development Intern

Type: Internship
Madrivo is an online media firm that is taking the affiliate marketing and lead generation space by storm. Our company offers unparalleled value to advertisers and publishers in terms of infrastructure, technology, and the sheer volume of media and optimization algorithms. This unique combination...
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Oliver Wyman Summer 2020 Intern - North America

Type: Internship
About UsOliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 60 cities across 29 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. Our 5,000+ professionals help clients...
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Advanced Surgical Sales Associate - Birmingham, AL

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
CONMED is seeking an Associate Sales Representative to add to our highly talented Advanced Surgical sales force! The ideal candidate CONMED is searching for is competitive, driven, passionate, and has the desire to hustle in the pursuit of excellence. This is an exceptional entry-level opportunity...
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Birmingham, AL

Sales Development Intern

Type: Internship
The RoleYour role as a SDR Inter will be to learn the programs, tools and strategies of our full time SDR position.A SDR is responsible for and to engage potential customers to create new sales opportunities and pipeline for Service Express' sales organization. To accomplish this, you will...
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Grand Rapids, MI

Research Analyst and/or Leadership Rotation Program (1510)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Apply here for the Research Analyst and Leadership Rotation Program.LOCATION: Redwood City, CAOVERVIEWEach year Equilar hires 8-12 talented, analytical, and motivated graduates to join our team and embark on their careers at Equilar. We are now recruiting for entry-level hires to start full-time....
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Redwood City, CA

Research Analyst - Chicago

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
LOCATIONChicago, IL.OVERVIEWEach year Equilar hires talented, analytical, and motivated graduates to join our team and embark on their careers at Equilar. We are now recruiting for entry-level hires to start full-time in 2019. To be eligible, you must have completed a college degree, have...
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Human Resources Intern

Type: Internship
Enjoy what you do while contributing to a company that makes a difference in people's lives. Shady Grove Fertility, one of the premier fertility centers in the United States, continually seeks experienced, compassionate, and dynamic team players who are committed to delivering exceptional...
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Professional Staff Nurse, BSN- Part-Time- Resource Pool

Type: Part Time
The ANCC Magnet designated UPMC St. Margaret is currently hiring a part-time Staff Nurse to support the Resource Pool at our Aspinwall, PA location.As a nurse at UPMC, you will find:Competitive wages, with the highest BSN differential in the greater Pittsburgh areaAn incomparable benefits package...
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Pittsburgh, PA