Job Families

A job family is a group of jobs related by common vocations or professions. Jobs in a job family have related knowledge, skills, abilities (competencies) and other factors that represent a career path from entry level jobs to senior executives.These proposed job families are based on occupational areas as opposed to a university organizational chart; jobs in your school or department may likely fall into several of these job families. This design is intentional so that our job families can stay current even if our organizational structure changes over time. 

The job family structure is also a powerful career tool designed for career progression for almost every job at VCU. It makes it easy to see what skills and qualifications you need to progress in your current job family. Employees who are interested in trying something new can explore changing careers using the requirements and responsibilities of jobs in other job families as a guide. 

This new structure impacts employees transitioning from classified or A&P faculty to the new University and Academic Professional (UAP) employee group. UAP jobs will no longer be associated with state pay bands. Likewise, state compensation caps and rules will not apply. 

Salary ranges
A market-based salary range is established for each job in the family and is based on external salary data for similar work by other comparable employers. Movement through the market ranges can be accomplished through a combination of merit-based salary increases and career path advancements in an employee's current position (e.g., promotions in place) as well as through competitive promotions to new positions through the hiring/search process. See Growing your career for more information. 

Job summaries
These are general job descriptions for every job at the university. Your specific job may not match any of these job summaries exactly; the job summaries are meant to be a general description, scope of work and level of authority for jobs you might find in any organization. This helps us ensure that VCU is offering a competitive salary for each job. 

List of VCU job families, salary ranges and job summaries

Academic and Faculty Affairs

Overview

The Academic and Faculty Affairs job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Academic and Faculty Affairs function of the university.

The Academic and Faculty Affairs job family has the dual function of supporting both the strategic development and implementation of the university’s academic mission and supporting the development of university instructional faculty members through professional development, mentorship and administration of the faculty promotion and tenure process. Together, the jobs in the academic and faculty affairs job family ensure that students are provided a high-quality educational experience and that faculty are supported with the appropriate resources necessary to ensure the strategic goals of the university are met. Jobs within the Academic and Faculty Affairs job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Academic Administration and Leadership
  • Academic Program Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Faculty Development
  • Industry Certified Trainers and Instructors
  • Instructional Design
  • Licensed Educators
  • Learning Innovation and Student Success Initiatives
  • Ombudsman Services 
  • Strategic Initiatives: i.e Enrollment, International Programs, etc.  
  • Teacher's Aids

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Academic and Faculty Affairs salary ranges‌‌ (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor. 

Academic and Faculty Affairs job summaries and crosswalk  (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent. 

Athletics and Recreational Sports

Overview

The Athletics and Recreational Sports job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Athletics and Recreational Sports functions of the university.

The Athletics and Recreational Sports job family has the dual function of intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports programs. The Athletics jobs are distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for developing student athletes through coaching, strengthening and conditioning, academic advising, athletic training, compliance, coordination of operations, game day operations, specialized student-athlete programming, and equipment and facilities management. The Recreational Sports jobs are distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for providing student development and aiding in student success through the delivery of student recreational sports activities and opportunities, the delivery of education on recreation and life-saving techniques, the coordination of such activities, and equipment and facilities management. Jobs within the Athletics and Recreational Sports job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Athletic Training
  • Athletics Administration
  • Coaching
  • CPR Instruction
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Facilities Administration
  • Fitness, Wellness, Leisure, Exercise 
  • Game Day Preparations
  • Membership Services 
  • NCAA Compliance
  • Student Athlete Development
  • Student Athletics Conditioning
  • Ticketing and Sales

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Athletics and Recreational Sports Salary Ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Athletics and Recreational Sports job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Business Services

Overview

The Business Services job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the university Business Services, such as auxiliary and outreach services.

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for the management of business and auxiliary enterprises, include events management, in order to provide both products and services to the VCU students, faculty, staff, and hospitality, events and conference services internally and to the general public. This job family employs entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to manage VCU’s business and auxiliary enterprises including providing products and services for profit to the VCU community and the general public. This family includes support, administration and planning for retail operations, auxiliary services and events. Jobs within the Business Services job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Auxilairy Services
  • Campus Mail Services 
  • Campus Retail Operations
  • Dining Operations and Analytics
  • Events Management, Conferences and Hospitality Services
  • RamTech Operations
  • Trademarks and Licensing

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Business Services salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Business Services job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Communications

Overview

The Communications job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Communications function of the university.

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for communicating the university’s strategic mission and vision to all stakeholders and promoting and enhancing effective communication between the university and its students, employees, alumni, and the general public. The Communications job family maintains a consistent and recognizable brand for the university to ensure continuity of communication and promote recognition in all communication formats including print, digital, radio, television, social media, and multi-media platforms. Jobs within the Communications job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Account Management
  • Brand Management
  • Communications Administration
  • Community Relations
  • Content Strategy
  • Creative Services
  • Digital Services
  • Editing Services
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Interactive Design
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Media Relations
  • Multimedia Productions
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Special Events

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Communications salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Communications job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Community Engagement and Outreach

Overview

The Community Engagement and Outreach job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Community Engagement and Outreach function of the university.

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for fostering effective communication and collaborative relationships between the university and its stakeholders, alumni, governing entities, local officials, regulatory agencies, and the general public in order to advance the university’s strategic mission and vision. Jobs within the Community Engagement and Outreach job family have responsibilities in the following areas:                                      

  • AmeriCorps Partnership
  • Bridging Richmond
  • Community Partnerships
  • Discovery Program
  • Mary and Frances Youth Center
  • Service Learning
  • VCU Academic Scholars in Real Environments (ASPIRE) Program
  • VCU Global Education (GLOBE)
  • VCU INNOVATE
  • VCU Leaders Engaging in Advanced Discovery (LEAD)
  • Virginia Mentoring

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Community Engagement and Outreach salary ranges (PDF)‌

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Community Engagement and Outreach job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Development

Overview

The Development job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Development and alumni relations functions of the university.

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for engaging alumni, foundations, corporations, and the community in support of the mission of the university. The university’s mission is advanced through cultivating the support of donors both directly through solicitations and fundraising campaigns and indirectly through alumni engagement, alumni and professional societies, and targeted campaigns to maintain positive relationships with potential donors and the community. Jobs within the Development job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Advancement Services
  • Alumni Relations
  • Annual Giving
  • Capital Campaign
  • Community Engagement
  • Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • Data Management
  • Development and Alumni Communications
  • Donor Relations
  • Major Gifts
  • MCV Foundation
  • Regional Philanthropy
  • VCU Foundation

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Development salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Development job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Environmental Safety and Risk Management

Overview

The Environmental Safety and Risk Management job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Environmental Safety and Risk Management function of the university. 

This job family is distinguished from others by two primary responsibilities: 1) maintaining a healthy and safe work environment in which to conduct all university-related activities in compliance with applicable legal requirements and 2) providing risk-management and insurance services at the appropriate levels to ensure compliance and university solvency. Environmental Safety and Risk Management positions provide direct operational support, consultation, and short- and long-range strategic planning. Jobs within the Environmental Safety and Risk Management job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Biological and Chemical Safety Services
  • Environmental Health and Safety Services
  • Fire Safety Services
  • Insurance and Risk Management Services
  • Loss Protection Services
  • Occupational Safety Compliance and Consultation
  • Radiation Safety Services

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Environmental Safety and Risk Management salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Environmental Safety and Risk Management job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Facilities Management

Overview

The Facilities Management job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Facilities Management function of the university.  

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for providing facilities infrastructure planning, construction and administration. The Facilities Management job family includes administrative and operational support, capital planning and budgeting, renovations, construction management, contract management, and master planning and design. Jobs within the Facilities Management job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Engineering and Architecture Services
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Non-licensed Trades
  • Property Management
  • Skilled Trades
  • Space Management
  • Surplus Management
  • Sustainability
  • Systems Control
  • University Planning and Construction
  • Warehousing and Storage

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Facilities Management salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Facilities Management job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Financial Services

Overview

The Financial Services job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Financial Services function of the university. 

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for providing high-quality finance, accounting, budgeting, and procurement support to the business operations of key financial and administrative units across the university. Financial Services positions provide direct technical support, consultation, and short- and long-range strategic planning in the areas listed below. Jobs within the Financial Services job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Budget and Resource Analytics
  • Controller Services
  • Financial Reporting
  • Grants Accounting
  • Payroll Services
  • Student Accounting
  • Tax Accounting  
  • Treasury Services

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Financial Services salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Financial Services job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

General Administration

Overview

The General Administration job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the General Administration functions at the university. 

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for providing administrative and/or clerical support to a department, college, unit, or division; to an administrator, dean, or executive; or to a project, program, grant, or service through the coordination, management, administration, and/or support of operations. Jobs within the General Administration job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Department/Unit Administration
  • Executive Administrative Support
  • General Business Management/Operations
  • General Clerical Support
  • General Program Management
  • General Project Management
  • Grants Administration
  • Hybrid jobs with multiple functions 
  • Office Management
  • Program Coordination
  • Research/Grants Proposals and Awards 

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

General Administration salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

General Administration job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Health Sciences

Overview

The Health Sciences job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Health Sciences function of the university.

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for supporting medical education and university research, developing health policy, supporting administration of healthcare programs, and providing patient care to students and employees. Jobs within the Health Sciences job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Clinical Services
  • Mental Health Counseling Services
  • Dental Services Support 
  • Direct Patient Care 
  • Disability Support Services
  • Employee Health Administration
  • Employee Health Services
  • Health Services Administration
  • Health Services Professionals
  • Healthcare Support
  • Healthcare Technology
  • Medical, Health and Wellness Education
  • Nursing Services
  • Student Health Administration
  • Student Health Services

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Health Sciences salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Health Sciences job summaries and crosswalk (PDF) 

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Human Resources

Overview

The Human Resources job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Human Resources function of the university.

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for providing leadership and operational services in support of the University’s goad to recruit, retain and develop an exceptional and diverse workforce that supports education, research, patient care and service.  Jobs in the Human Resources family provide consultation, compliance, operational and technical support to university departments and employees. Jobs within the Human Resources job family have responsibilities in the following areas:   

  • Background Checks
  • Classification Consultation
  • Compensation Administration
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Leave Administration
  • Employee Orientation and Onboarding
  • Employee Records, Storage and Retention
  • Employee Relations
  • Human Resource Consulting
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Human Resource Legal Compliance
  • Human Resources Operations
  • Organizational Development
  • Performance Management and Leadership Development 
  • Policy Interpretation and Consultation
  • Recruitment and Selection 
  • Training and  Development

Salary Ranges

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Human Resources salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Human Resources job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Information Technology

Overview

The Information Technology job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Information Technology function of the university. 

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for the planning, development, and maintenance of information systems and operations for the university. Information Technology positions provide direct technical support, consultation, and short- and long-range strategic planning. Jobs within the Information Technology job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Academic Technology
  • Application Systems Development
  • Business Intelligence
  • Computer Operations Support
  • Data Storage and Maintenance
  • Help Desk Support
  • Information Security
  • IT Project Management
  • IT Training
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Services 

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Information Technology salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Information Technology job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Legal, Audit and Compliance

Overview

The Legal, Audit and Compliance job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the strategic and fundamental Legal, Audit and Compliance functions of the university.

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for providing legal and regulatory advice, consultation, and guidance to faculty, staff, executive leadership, and the Board of Visitors. The sub-family of Grants and Contracts includes all grants administration activities related to sponsored activities for academics and education, community outreach, and research. Jobs in this family are responsible for assessing university risk for non-compliance and recommending courses of action to mitigate potential internal risks. This job family has the responsibility to investigate allegations of non-compliance and participate in the development of university strategy, policy, and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance across the university. Jobs within the Legal, Audit and Compliance job family have responsibilities within the following areas:

  • Audit and Compliance (includes Athletics, Finance, Research, Access and Equity, Technology Services, and Human Resources)
  • Board Relations
  • Community Education, Engagement and Outreach
  • Division for Inclusive Excellence
  • Equity and Access
  • Government Relations
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • University Counsel

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Legal, Audit and Compliance salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Legal, Audit and Compliance job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Library Services

Overview

The Library Services job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Library Services function of the university.

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for planning, developing and administering library services and programs in order to promote student success in support of the University’s mission and vision. VCU Library services and programs are designed with the intended goal of enriching scholarship, learning, and clinical care through effective and innovative teaching, state of the art collections, and diverse and strategic leadership. Jobs in this job family promote collaboration between faculty, academic colleagues, students and outside entities to ensure library services and collections are easily accessible and support academic instruction and research activities. This family excludes staffing, services and programs under the purview of the VCU Qatar Library. Jobs within the Library Services job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Collections
  • Community Health Education Center
  • Digital Collections
  • Interlibrary Loan Services
  • James Branch Cabell Library
  • Learning Center at Hunton Student Center
  • Research Support 
  • Tompkins-McCaw Library

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Library Services salary ranges (PDF) 

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Library Services job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content 

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Museums and Fine Arts

Overview

The Museums and Fine Arts job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of fine arts related operations of the university.

This job family is distinguished from others by containing jobs unique to the fine arts and includes jobs in the university galleries, performing arts, museums, and theater. Jobs in this family support the academic mission of the university through strategic planning, development, and administration of programs and services unique to the fine arts. This family includes the university galleries and the VCU Institute for Contemporary Arts—a non-collecting museum which provides academic programming in collaboration with institutions around the world including traveling exhibitions and other events. Jobs in this family support services and programs which are designed with the intended goal of enriching the student academic experience and engaging faculty, artists, and others in experimental work that includes collaboration across the arts, sciences, humanities, and business. Jobs within the Museums and Fine Arts job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Fine Arts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Performing Arts
  • Theatre 

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Museums and Fine Arts salary ranges

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Museums and Fine Arts job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent. 

Parking and Transportation

Overview

The Parking and Transportation job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Parking and Transportation function of the university.

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for effectively managing a safe, reliable, and sustainable parking and transit infrastructure for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors in a growing metropolitan environment. Jobs within the Parking and Transportation job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Customer Service
  • Dispatch Services and Operations 
  • Enforcement Services
  • Fleet Management
  • Parking and Transportation Operations
  • Parking and Transportation Support Services
  • Special Events Administration
  • Transportation Services 

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Parking and Transportation salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Parking and Transportation job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Procurement Services

Overview

The Procurement Services job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Procurement Services function of the university.

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for providing high-quality procurement, vendor payment, employee travel, and reimbursement services to the university in compliance with all legal requirements. Procurement Services positions provide direct technical support, consultation, and short- and long-range strategic planning. Jobs within the Procurement Services job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Corporate Card Program Administration and Compliance
  • Employee Travel Services
  • University Procurement Operational Support
  • University Purchasing Services 

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Procurement Services salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Procurement Services job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Public Safety and Security

Overview

The Public Safety and Security job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Public Safety and Security function of the university. 

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for providing a safe and secure learning, living, and working environment for the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Virginia Commonwealth University. Jobs in this family develop and implement various community-based crime prevention strategies and initiatives in conjunction with traditional law enforcement and progressive community policing practices. Jobs within the Public Safety and Security job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Campus Security
  • Customer Service
  • Dispatch Operations
  • Emergency Communications
  • Emergency Management
  • Investigations
  • Patrol Operations
  • Public Safety Support Services
  • Residential Security 

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Public Safety and Security salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Public Safety and Security job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Research

Overview

The Research job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the strategic and fundamental Research function of the university.

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for providing overall administration of the university research mission, from innovation to research project completion and publication. The university conducts Human Research, Animal Research, and Translational Research with a focus on Research Innovation and Integrity and Compliance. Jobs in this job family range from identification of funding sources, research proposal submission, and budget/grant management to ensuring compliance in animal research, translational research, and human subject research. Jobs in this job family include support activities, research conducted under a principal investigator, animal care, lab activities, IRB compliance, and research publication. Jobs within the Research job family have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Behavioral and Emotional Health Research
  • Bio-behavioral Clinical Research
  • Biological Complexity
  • Biomarker Research and Precision Medicine
  • Cancer Research
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical and Translational Research
  • Critical Care and Pulmonary Research
  • Cultural Experiences in Prevention
  • Drug and Alcohol Studies
  • Educational Research Consortium
  • Engineering and Medicine
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Disparities Research
  • Heart Health Research
  • Humanities Research Center
  • Inter-professional Education and Collaborative Care
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Neurological Research
  • Oral Health Research
  • Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders
  • Partnership for People with Disabilities
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
  • Public Policy
  • Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
  • Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering
  • Research Innovation
  • Research on Human Aging
  • Society and Health
  • Structural Biology: Drug Discovery and Development
  • Study of Tobacco Products
  • Women’s Health

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Research salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Research job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.  

Student Services

Overview

The Student Services job family consists of jobs spanning from operational and technical support to executive management. Specific jobs are distinguished based on the complexity and scope of responsibilities, educational requirements, level of supervision required, level of decision-making authority, and market pricing based on industry-specific benchmark jobs. 

Professional and administrative level positions may lead a department, a specific functional area, or a specific program by planning, directing, and managing operations. This job family has a broad range of duties with varying degrees of complexity. Career paths are not restricted to one sub-family of jobs. Employees may progress through any sub-family as long as minimum qualifications are met and there is a business need for the level of work to be performed. Incumbents may perform one or more of these functions, or a combination thereof, in support of the Student Services function of the university. 

This job family is distinguished from others by the primary responsibility for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs in support of student success by effectively integrating students into the university environment. Programs include those that support academic, social, cultural, student governance, and leadership development. Services in this job family promote the retention and successful graduation of the university’s multicultural population and seek to enhance the quality of student life at the university. Responsibilities include all support activities occurring within the student lifecycle and beyond. These activities may include academic coaching and intervention; counseling student organizations; assisting students with financial aid and scholarship programs; assisting students with career development; promoting student activities and wellness; ensuring access and support to a wide range of students; investigating and resolving complex student disciplinary issues; acting as a liaison and establishing support networks within the University and community; and directing all university residence hall operations for students. Jobs within the Student Services job family include responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Academic Support Services
  • Career Services
  • Cultural Transition and Support
  • Enrollment Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Greek Life
  • Immigration Services
  • International Studies
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • New Student and Family Programs 
  • Records and Registration
  • Residence Life and Housing
  • Retention Services
  • Student Activities
  • Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Services
  • Student Government
  • Student Success 
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Transfer Student Services
  • Tutoring Services
  • Wellness Education, Advocacy and Support 
  • Writing Center Services

Salary Ranges

Market-based salary ranges are established for each job based on external salary survey data for similar work by other comparable employers within the relevant recruitment area (e.g., local, state, regional, or national). The salary ranges are reviewed, evaluated, and updated periodically by VCU HR.

Student Services salary ranges (PDF)

Job Summaries and Crosswalks

A Job Summary which describes the general work content and scope assigned to each job is representative of the benchmark job(s) used to develop the market-based salary ranges. Job Summaries are intended to be utilized for classification purposes for newly established jobs and in the slotting process for existing positions transitioning into the University Compensation and Career Plan. The summary documents also provide a crosswalk from the State Classified Plan role code to the University Plan job code, as well as the associated Standard Occupational Codes or SOCs developed by the Department of Labor.

Student Services job summaries and crosswalk (PDF)

General Work Content

The general work content identified in each job summary is utilized: (1) to develop and update market pricing associated with job family ranges; (2) for classification; (3) for internal equity analysis; and (4) external market analysis. The specific and unique tasks assigned to a single job or position are not included for benchmarking purposes. Nor is it expected that all positions assigned to a single university job code will contain the exact work content as the benchmark job utilized for pricing development. The specific duties and responsibilities, essential functions, and physical demands for individual positions are determined by the hiring department and are documented in the individual position description developed for each incumbent.