Compensation and Classification

Campus Address
121-11 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 11
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States


  • Comprehensive and in-depth understanding of recognized body of knowledge, or a highly specialized discipline, requiring advanced application of theory, techniques, regulations and principles
  • Ability to identify, create and apply new methods for achieving objectives


  • Judgments and decisions, to achieve objectives, requiring independent decision-making guided by interpretation of broad policies and procedures.
  • Develops policies and procedures based upon evaluation and analysis.
  • Decisions impact other units and/or functions.
  • Creativity and innovation is a major component of this role.


  • Manages the activities of cross functional or multiple work units.
  • Scope of responsibilities is focused on achievement of department or program objectives
  • Responsible for advising other departments or functions across the university in respective area of expertise.


  • Responsibility for strategic planning and achievement of the goals of the department
  • Primary accountability is for achieving objectives and managing budget.
  • Accountability to manage significant risk as it impacts the department and other units of the University.


  • Communications are integral for the strategic and operational direction of the department.
  • Requires frequent use of tact, persuasion and negotiating skills with university leadership and external constituencies
  • Requires effective exchange of complex and sensitive information.