Challenging and exciting teaching job which built on previous office administration skills
Pros: constantly developing professional skills; reinforcing skills i already had.
A tenured English professor is expected to do so much more than lesson plan, grade, and write syllabi. In fact, 50% of my job could be characterized as administrative. Special projects, program design, and hiring committees - all of which I worked on - required a high degree of administrative skill: creation and management of systems for tracking large amounts of data, project management, and performing manual data entry.
I enjoyed working as a part of a team with my colleagues but also thrived when assigned projects that were more autonomous. Moreover, having worked at a university, I have developed the communication and interpersonal skills necessary to be successful in any professional environment.