University Job Titles
A job title should clearly and accurately describe the job roles and responsibilities. In order to ensure that titles are appropriate descriptors and to ensure consistency across the University, job titles should be reviewed and approved by the appropriate divisional Vice President and Human Resources prior to their use.

Organizational Levels within the University

Vice President - Directs a Division within the University and creates policy and strategy. Provides an overall direction for the University, within the boundaries set by the President and Board of Regents. Typically reports to the President of the University.

Associate Vice President - Oversees and directs a business unit within the University while receiving instructions from the Vice President or President. Implement policy, programs and directives of the University through subordinate Assistant Vice Presidents and Directors. Typically reports to a Vice President. (This title requires approval from a Vice President and the Vice President of Finance and Administration)

Assistant Vice President - Oversees and supervises multiple departments within a major business unit. Implements policy and procedures for their area through their subordinates. Typically report to an Associate Vice President. (This title requires approval from a Vice President and the Vice President of Finance and Administration)

Director - Manages at least one or more departments within a major business unit. They are responsible for implementing policies and procedures for their departments. They typically will report to an Associate Vice President or Assistant Vice President.

Associate Director - Will supervise one or more functions within a department. They are capable of assuming role of acting Director, if needed. They are responsible for implementing policies and procedures for their functions and typically supervise two or more FTEs. They typically will report to a Director

Assistant Director - Will supervise at least one function within a department. They are capable of assuming role of acting Associate Director, if needed. They are fully trained in one major function of the department and are continuing to develop a body of knowledge in other areas of the department. They are responsible for implementing policies and procedures for their function and typically have supervisor responsibilities. They typically will report to a Director or Associate Director.

Manager - Responsible for a single function and requires specialized knowledge. May or may not supervise employees.

Specialist or Coordinator - Professional level usually requires a Bachelor’s Degree. Requires specialized knowledge or other training which may provide comparable knowledge. Usually does not supervise employees.

Technical and Paraprofessional - Requires a combination of basic scientific knowledge and manual skill that can be obtained with a high school diploma plus additional technical education offered in many technical institutes and junior colleges, or through equivalent on-the-job training. Assigned duties are in a support role which requires less formal training or experience normally required for professional level. Specialized knowledge or skills may be acquired through experience or academic work.

Administrative Support - Requires clerical or secretarial duties; including personnel responsible for internal and external communications, recording and retrieval of data or information, and other clerical work. Incumbents whose jobs perform clerical work including recording and retrieval of data and/or information and other paperwork required.

Service Workers - Contributes to the safety and maintenance of campus life. Incumbents whose assignments require limited degree of previously acquired skills and knowledge in which workers perform duties that result in or contribute to the comfort, convenience, and protection of University.

Skill Workers - Require specialized knowledge and skills acquired through on-the-job training, apprenticeship, or formal training/schooling. Typically requires special manual skills and a full knowledge of the processes involved in the work which is acquired through the on the job training, experience or apprenticeships.