Job Families and Sub-Families - Definitions

The Academic and Student Affairs job family includes activities related to student academic life at the university; and with developing the vision, direction and organization for academic achievement.

Academic Administration: Jobs responsible for leadership and oversight in support of the University’s academic mission. Provide strategic direction for major academic functions.
Admissions: Jobs responsible for development and implementation of outreach, recruitment and admissions efforts for prospective students.
Financial Aid: Jobs that provide planning, compliance, coordination, advising on financial resources and support to students.
Library Services: Jobs responsible for making resources and associated library services accessible for academic research, learning, and general interest. Associated services may include acquisition, development, research, preservation, organization, interpretation, publishing, exhibiting, facilitating the use of collections and information resources.
Registrar: Jobs that provide academic and enrollment services to implement and manage academic and student records.
Residential Life: Jobs related to living and social environments that foster learning opportunities, personal growth, and development.
Student Activities: Jobs that provide services to students in order to achieve academic, leadership or social-focused goals and enhance overall student well-being.
Student Advising: Jobs that provide advising services to promote and cultivate holistic academic and career success of all students.

The Administration job family contains a broad cross-section of administrative roles across the University to lead, plan, direct, implement, analyze and support business, operational and educational functions.

Administrative Operations: Jobs responsible for leading or supporting administrative functions for a wide variety of academic or administrative units.
Assessment and Analysis: Jobs responsible for supporting the extraction, analysis, assessment, reporting, and presentation of data and information.
Operations Support: Jobs that involve tasks or processes, both practical and mechanical in nature, in some form or work or production.
Program Administration: Jobs responsible for the development and administration of programs to meet a variety of University objectives.

The Athletics and Recreation job family pertain to the professional activities of coaching; athletic training; athletic administration and operations; and recreation and wellness programs.

Athletic Administration and Operations: Jobs responsible for the administration and operations of specialized athletics programs and services.
Recreation: Jobs responsible for administering and providing health and wellness initiatives, recreational programs and facilities to the campus community.
Team Sports: Jobs responsible for coaching, goal setting and instructing student-athletes in the fundamentals of sport technique and strategy.

The Communications and Engagement job family includes jobs that disseminate information, project a positive image of the University, provide creative arts activities and services and connect University resources with areas of opportunity.

Creative Arts and Visual Design: Jobs which utilize interdisciplinary technical, creative or performing arts skills for communication, educational or entertainment purposes.
Diversity and Inclusion: Jobs responsible for the development, management, implementation and communication of diversity and inclusivity programs for students and employees.
Event Planning: Jobs responsible for planning, organizing and managing campus activities such as meetings, conferences or events.
Extension: Jobs responsible for designing, promoting, administering and supporting extension activities, including community engagement and educational programming.
Fundraising / Advancement: Jobs responsible for the management, design, development, and implementation of fundraising strategies to secure support for the institution from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
General Communications: Jobs that provide a wide range of communication services, such as writing, editing, digital media, public relations, marketing, and multimedia.
Marketing and Public Relations: Jobs responsible for developing and implementing marketing and public relations strategies to engage or inform audiences. Examples of specialty areas include advertising, sales, promotional events, publicity, market research, media relations, etc.
Partnerships: Jobs responsible for building relationships to identify and cultivate new individual, corporate and institutional/foundation prospects through customized services, products and programs.

The Facilities job family includes jobs that are responsible for a variety of activities related to the design, construction, inspection, maintenance and operations of the University’s buildings and grounds, as well as transportation and parking services.

Building and Facilities: Jobs responsible for the cleanliness, maintenance, and operation of campus buildings and facilities.
Campus Planning: Jobs responsible for managing and performing services related to project planning, construction, renovation, architectural design, interior design, building code compliance, campus master planning, and engineering.
Dining Services: Jobs responsible for providing services related to food preparation and delivery and general nutrition information.
Farm Operations: Jobs responsible for agricultural operations and maintenance activities that relate to University research activities and projects.
Grounds: Jobs responsible for planning, coordinating and performing landscaping, irrigation, pest control, gardening, grounds maintenance, and related activities on campus.
Maintenance and Utilities: Jobs responsible for performing a variety of repairs, replacement or operations services, including jobs that require specialized skills acquired through on-the-job training, experience or an apprenticeship program.
Power Plant: Jobs responsible for the safe, efficient, reliable and compliant operation of all power plant systems and equipment.
Transportation: Jobs responsible for providing transportation and parking services for employees, students, departments and visitors to the University.

The Finance job family includes jobs that provide services related to the collection, disbursement, procurement, budget planning, accounting, financial analysis and related aspects of financial functions.

Accounting: Jobs that analyze, monitor, prepare, process and reconcile financial information and transactions in order to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
Business Management: Jobs that manage finances and business processes for an academic or administrative unit, and liaison between the department and central offices.
Financial Analysis: Jobs that develop fiscal forecasting systems, policies, procedures and allocation methodologies related to academic or business strategic initiatives, proposals, and other data requests.
Payroll and Tax: Jobs that support payroll functions, including payroll processing, payroll systems administration and electronic timekeeping systems.
Procurement: Jobs responsible for the acquisition of goods and services, including sourcing and vendor management.
Treasury: Jobs responsible for banking, payment card solutions and cash and debt management.

The Health Services job family includes jobs that provide health care and veterinary services, outreach and education to the University and surrounding community.

Clinical: Jobs responsible for supporting and providing healthcare, health education, and health promotion to the University and surrounding community.
Pharmacy: Jobs responsible for providing pharmaceutical services, including preparing and dispensing medications.
Psychology and Social Services: Jobs responsible for providing professional mental health and counseling services.
Veterinary Services: Jobs responsible for the care of animal health and well-being, management of healthcare services and direct patient care.

The Human Resources job family contains jobs responsible for fostering a healthy, productive and inclusive workforce through the development and implementation of integrated and effective related programs, services and policies.

Benefits: Jobs that recommend, plan, develop, administer or monitor cost-effective benefits programs across the University.
Compensation: Jobs responsible for consulting with managers and staff regarding job determination and compensation decisions, practices, policies, and regulations.
Human Resources Business Partners: Jobs responsible for promoting human resource best practices; provide consultation, support, and policy interpretation to employees, managers, and leadership.
Org/Talent Development: Jobs responsible for developing, managing, implementing and coordinating training and recognition programs to increase organizational effectiveness.
Talent Acquisition: Jobs responsible for performing full lifecycle recruiting and identifying, screening, interviewing and referring prospective applicants for employment.

The Information Technology job family deals with improving work processes and customer satisfaction through reliable, secure, innovative and customer-oriented information technology services and solutions.

Data Management: Jobs responsible for the development and execution of architectures, policies, practices, and procedures to manage data resources.
IT Administration: Jobs responsible for the management of information technology resources in accordance with needs and priorities.
IT Business Analysis: Jobs responsible for the analysis, identification, and documentation of user needs to recommend and plan for information technology systems and software solutions.
IT Engineering and Development: Jobs responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of computer systems and software for the resolution of academic, instruction and administrative problems.
IT Program / Project Management: Jobs responsible for managing IT processes and delivering IT projects on time and within budget.
IT Security: Jobs responsible for the analysis, protection, monitoring, and maintenance of access and security for data, systems, and networks
IT Support: Jobs responsible for supporting and administering end-user computing hardware, software, and systems.
Network and Telecommunications: Jobs responsible for troubleshooting network access problems and implementing network security policies and procedures.
Systems Administration: Jobs responsible for installing, supporting and maintaining servers or other computer systems. Plan for and respond to service outages and other problems.

The Learning Support job family includes jobs that develop curricula, participate in instructional activities and administer educational programs to both internal and external audiences to enhance educational delivery and learning.

Continuing Education: Jobs responsible for designing, promoting, administering and supporting programs that foster ongoing adult learning.
Early Childhood Instruction: Jobs responsible for managing or providing developmentally appropriate early care and education.
Instruction: Jobs responsible for supporting the learning process through providing or assisting with instruction, curriculum design and assessment, and oversight of instructional laboratories or experiential learning courses.
Instructional Design and Training: Jobs responsible for managing or providing technology and design consultation to enable effective delivery of instructional material.

The Legal and Compliance job family includes jobs that provide guidance regarding compliance with legal, institutional and regulatory requirements and protection from legal liability, property loss, illness or injury.

Audit: Jobs responsible for conducting in-depth auditing to ensure compliance with laws, policies and good business practices; prepare audit reports and recommend improvements to internal controls, operations or systems.
Compliance: Jobs that manage, monitor, consult and provide direct and indirect guidance to ensure institutional compliance with laws, policies, and regulations.
Contract / Grant Administration: Jobs responsible for pre-award proposal submission or post-award reporting and financial management activities. Develop, review, negotiate and execute contracts and agreements.
Legal: Jobs responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to the University, including paralegal work in legal data collection and analysis.
Risk Management: Jobs responsible for monitoring internal and external risks to ensure adherence to federal, state and other regulations, and providing recommendations to University leadership to prevent loss.

The Research family includes jobs that lead, perform and provide services for the development, facilitation, implementation, evaluation, and management of research.

Research Operations: Jobs responsible for supporting and facilitating research functions and services, including business aspects of research, optimizing procedures and monitoring financial resources.
Researchers: Jobs responsible for providing expertise to the design, implementation, and evaluation of various research projects or laboratory environments.

The Safety family contains jobs that provide protective, safety and environmental and occupational health services, programs and policies to promote a safe campus community.

Campus Safety: Jobs responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring campus safety standards and policies for the University.
Environmental Health: Jobs responsible for environmental health functions, including occupational health and safety, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, and radiation safety management.
Fire: Jobs responsible for providing fire protection services and activities for the University.
Police: Jobs responsible for enforcing federal, state and municipal laws and the policies and regulations of the University, providing a secure campus environment.

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