For every staff position at Brown, there is a corresponding job description that accurately describes the job. The job description outlines the position’s major responsibilities, details how the responsibilities are accomplished, and identifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job. University Human Resources (UHR) recommends revisiting and updating the job description in line with the yearly performance evaluation cycle. Job descriptions are maintained in Workday and should be shared with each newly hired employee.
For guidance on writing new job descriptions or updating existing job descriptions, please refer to the online training module called How to Write Effective and Inclusive Job Descriptions in Workday Learning. This module provides guidance and resources on how to write a job description that is clear, concise, inclusive and accurately defines the position.
Recognizing that creating a job description can be a time-consuming process, below are some generic job descriptions to review and edit. While a grade has been included for each, appropriate grade levels for positions will depend on such factors as reporting relationships, the extent to which work and decisions are delegated, dimensions, etc. UHR will review the job descriptions and assign appropriate grades as needed. Staff can request job descriptions from their manager, their HR Coordinators, their HR Business Partners or UHR Compensation Services directly.
Generic Job Descriptions