Classification Descriptions: Job Roles Definitions

Categorizes classifications using criteria relating to the primary purpose of a job and the relationship jobs have to one another.



Professional Job Role categorizes UM Market Job Titles spanning the provision of:

  • operational support and services requiring training gained through on-the-job experience, vocational training, or job-related college courses such as those found in an Associate’s Degree

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  • professional services by applying individual expertise requiring an understanding and ability to apply theoretical and/or scientific principles in carrying out projects and completing work.

Work can be of a specialist nature, applying deep knowledge of the principles, concepts and methods of a professional or technical field
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a generalist who applies broader knowledge of the principles and concepts of a number of related professional fields.



Managerial Job Role categorizes UM Market Job Titles responsible for providing leadership and professional expertise or services through leveraging the knowledge and skills of othersJob scope can range from:

  • oversight for daily operations of a small unit

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  • recommending the strategic direction and providing leadership in the operations of a large department

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  • contributing to the overall strategy, direction and vision for several functional areas.

Responsibilities include demonstrating measurable impacts on operational effectiveness, attainment of school, college, department, research, health system and/or business unit goals and objectives, and activities related to hiring, promotion, salary changes, performance coaching, training, application of policies,  policies, disciplinary actions, etc.



Executive Job Role categorizes UM Market Job Titles responsible for:

  • conferring with senior and  executive officers in the identification of strategic goals;
  • leading the development of an organization’s long-term needs, strategy and direction;
  • steering an organization with strategic visioning and definition;
  • leveraging the knowledge and skills of leadership;
  • determining and assigning responsibilities for attaining objectives;
  • evaluating leadership performance and contributions;
  • planning, developing, and establishing policies;
  • reviewing activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and revising in accordance with current conditions, etc.