Job Descriptions

For every staff position at Brown, there should be 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. A copy should be on file with UHR and shared with each newly hired employee.

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.

Generic Job Descriptions 

Position Categories Titles
Administrative/Academic  Support

Secretary/Receptionist, Grade 4
Sr Academic Secretary, Grade 5
Administrative Assistant (Acad Dept), Grade 6
Executive Assistant, Grade 7
Executive Assistant, Grade 8

Financial/Operations Support

Financial Office Assistant, Grade 5
Financial Assistant, Grade 6
Financial Assistant (Grants), Grade 7