A well-written job posting accurately communicates important aspects of a job and serves as an effective tool in the recruitment of an appropriate pool of applicants. A descriptive job posting provides job seekers the information needed to identify whether they are qualified to perform the job duties and provides information to enable them to write a tailored cover letter and resume.
Job postings are generated from information you enter when creating an action in PeopleAdmin. Located on the Position Details tab, the following two key fields are part of the position description and create the content of the posting:Job Summary/Basic Function: This paragraph should describe the primary duties and the purpose of the position. Include information about the unit or department and the URL of the departmental website if appropriate.
Posting Example 1Position Title: Office/Program Support Generalist
Job Summary/Basic Function: Provide administrative and office support for McSyting Scholarship Project including fiscal accounting, records, communications, and correspondence. Assist in the scheduling of program and events; supervising student employees, and coordinating staff, scholar, and faculty meetings. Create and maintain database records and assist with information gathering and generating reports. Answer incoming calls and provide information and assistance to students, parents and university personnel. Report directly to the project Coordinator and assist the project Director as needed.Minimum Qualifications: Associate's degree and two to three years' related experience required. Working knowledge of software applications used to support office functions and familiarity with Internet resources required. Effective verbal and written communication skills required. Effective interpersonal skills,organizational skills and ability to multitask required. Accounting coursework or experience desirable.
Posting Example 2
Position Title: Laboratory/Research Technician
Job Summary/Basic Function: Coordinate general research initiatives and activities for a neuroscience functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging research program in Neurology (www.med.uvm.edu/neurology). Collect data, conduct subject testing, maintain imaging data servers, schedule imaging sessions, maintain records, screen participants, analyze data, write reports and related documentation. Serve as primary liaison within UVM, external agencies and program representatives/collaborators. Support the institution’s initiatives to create a diverse and multicultural campus environment.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a medical science and two to three years' clinical research experience required. Effective computer software and Internet application skills required. Experience with high-field research magnet highly desirable.
- Use non-discriminatory language
- Incorporate inclusive language
- Eliminate jargon, abbreviations and unexplained acronyms or capitalizations
- Spell out number of years of experience
- Capitalize University when it refers to UVM
- Use an active, present tense verb: avoid "s" or "ing" endings
- Use "oversee" rather than "supervise" when appropriate-ony people are supervised
- Minimize required qualifications, years of experience or unnecessary skills and knowledge in order to broaden applicant response
- Do not use higher degree preferred