Job Descriptions

At Tufts, the job description is used for a variety of purposes:

  • Job descriptions are written or updated for use during the recruitment process. A job description is required for every vacant staff position.
  • Descriptions are used by compensation staff to price vacant positions or to evaluate responsibilities and recommend pay changes for current employees.
  • Managers use the job description (along with the annual performance plan) to review job performance and set goals under the Performance Development program.

Managers may contact their HR Business Partner when creating a new position to get feedback on the draft and a sense of the anticipated salary range for the position. The manager is responsible for the content and completeness of the job description.

Incumbents may provide input into the job description, however, the design of the job is the manger’s responsibility.

Your HR Business Partner are available to provide advice and guidance during the process.

Standard job descriptions are available for certain administrative, research and program or project positions and may be obtained from your HR Business Partner.

Contact your HR Business Partner if you have additional questions about job descriptions.