Job Descriptions

Higher Education Manager and AFT Professional staff positions have functional job descriptions. These descriptions include a concise statement of the general responsibilities of the job; a list of the essential job functions and duties containing specific statements on the major tasks, duties and responsibilities of the job; and the minimum qualifications required to perform the job, including experience and education requirements, as well as specific knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job satisfactorily. 

A template is available for use in developing new or updating current job descriptions.

When drafting a new job description, please consider the following:

  • Identify between 8-12 major responsibilities for the position. Include major activities, but not specific details (not how it will get done)
  • Statements should begin with an action verb in present tense (i.e. develops, creates, oversees, manages)
  • Include minimum experiential and educational requirements
  • Include specific knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job successfully (i.e. knowledge of financial aid regulations, communication skills, etc.)
  • List additional desired qualifications including, but not limited to, professional designations or certifications
  • Submit all pertinent information as a Word document to Human Resources via email to with the subject line: “Classification/Reclassification Request”.

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The State of New Jersey job titles and job descriptions can be located at the link below. Note that these descriptions are generic in nature as they may be used by state and local government entities. Job descriptions found on this site which are specific to Local Government may not be used by the University. Contact Human Resources via email at for guidance with creating specific job descriptions.

Civil Service Commission - Job Descriptions