Administers straight self-starter (7)
I believe the answer is:
'administers' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)
'straight self-starter' is the wordplay.
'straight' becomes 'direct' (similar in meaning).
'self-starter' becomes 's' (this could be a standard abbreviation I've not previously seen).
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for directs that I've seen before include "Instructs" , "Administers" , "Manages" , "Controls film" , "Guides, actors say" .)