Deputy directors work in a variety of organizations, from government education or transportation departments to private residential companies to aerospace corporations. As a deputy director, you typically report to the executives of the organization on matters related to the daily operations of programs or projects. Your job duties vary depending on the industry but usually include supervising employees, developing relationships with various department members, executing the technical strategy of the organization, and overseeing the development of business opportunities. The qualifications for this career include a bachelor’s degree in business management or a field closely related to the activities of the organization. Deputy director jobs that entail working with technical content may require an advanced degree. Strong leadership skills and experience developing cross-functional teams are preferred.