Categories of Employment NonFaculty Support Staff

Categories of Employment Non-Faculty Support Staff Senior Administrators

Senior administrators report to the President. They are accountable for policy formulation, recommendations and policy management. The focus of the position is strategic and the individual provides leadership for an operating area.

Faculty Members Filling Administrative Positions

A group of administrative positions that are filled by faculty members.

Administrative Directors

Positions at upper management level (levels 12 to 16) accountable for the development and implementation of functional policies and the leadership of a major unit reporting to the area head. The incumbents operate at a policy level through consultation with one or more senior administrators.

Managerial Positions

Managerial positions at levels 10 and 11 which are accountable for the short or mid-term execution of policy and the supervision of a unit that is generally homogeneous in scope; or accountable for the delivery of services either independently or through guiding the work of subordinates.

Support Positions

Positions in the different administrative and academic operating units which include positions in the following categories:

  1. Professional: positions that require a university degree and/or experience of such kind and length as to provide a comparable background such as: engineers, accountants, etc.
  2. Technical/paraprofessional: positions that require specialized knowledge or skills which may be acquired through experience or academic work as is offered in many two-year technical institutes or through equivalent on-the job training such as: head technicians, workshop heads, machine operators, telephone operators, etc.
  3. Administrative support: positions assisting their direct managers (department chairs/administrative directors etc.) in providing services to their customers involving internal and external communications such as: assistants to department chairs, administrative assistants, secretaries, etc.
  4. Office support: positions associated with office services, data entry and retrieval, information processing and office clerical activities such as: service clerks, coordinators, warehouse clerks, cashiers, etc.
  5. Security and safety: positions responsible for the safety and security of people, physical assets, properties, buildings and grounds of the university such as security guards, safety inspectors etc.
  6. Skilled, semi-skilled labor: positions which typically require special manual skills and a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the processes involved in the work acquired through on-the-job training, experience or through apprenticeship such as carpenters, technicians, drivers, cooks, etc.
  7. Services: positions that require limited degrees of previously acquired skills and knowledge and in which employees perform duties which result in or contribute to the upkeep and care of buildings, facilities or grounds of the University and provide services such as housekeeping aid, lab aids, store helpers, etc.