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Job Families

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Job Families are groups of jobs that are similar in the field/profession of the work and core accountabilities. Click on the job families below to see more details, and job functions within each job family.

Your peers within your department are likely part of the same job family as you, and may be part of the same job function. A job family is a group of positions that involve work in the same functional occupation and have related core knowledge and background requirements. The family structure is based on function and not organizational structure. Currently, career progression is most often seen within the job family.

Examples of job families:
  • Family: Human Resources
  • Family: Academic Support
  • Family: Library Services

The Academic Support job family provides services to student and faculty to support, build and enhance DePaul's teaching mission and excellence in educational experiences and outcomes.

Job Functions:

  • Advising
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Distance Learning
  • Faculty Development
  • Instructional Tech Other Office and Admin Support
  • Program Administration

The Administration job family is composed of Executives and VP/Deans of departments or colleges.

Job Functions:

  • Executive

The Advancement job family supports the advancement of the university's mission through cultivating the support of donors both directly through solicitations and fundraising in campaigns and indirectly through building and nurturing strong relationships with alumni, the business community, foundations, general public, etc.

Job Functions:

  • Advancement Services
  • Alumni Relations
  • Corp. Friend Relative Planned Giving
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Development Research
  • Stewardship

The Conference and Events job family plans and organizes campus event activities, including managing logistics such as facilities, tickets, audience management activities, caterers, and vendors, and facilitation of communication and services with speakers and facility maintenance staff; or provides

Job Functions:

  • Events Planning and Administration
  • Ticket Sales

The Facility Operations job family provides services related to operation, maintenance, and renovation of all university property, including student housing, university buildings, facilities, and equipment. Provide oversight and management of environmental health and safety programs that protect the environment, provide safe and healthy conditions at the university, and comply with laws and regulations.

Job Functions:

  • Distribution and Production Service
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Facilities Management
  • Facilities Project Management
  • Mail Services
  • Skill Crafts and Trades Management
  • Student Housing

The Finance and Accounting job family collects, analyzes, monitors and reports on the university's financial matters. Manages and ensures compliance with university policies, professional standards and all laws.

Job Functions:

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Compliance
  • Credit/Collections
  • Financial Planning/Analysis
  • Financial Services
  • Financial/Accounting Clerical
  • Payroll
  • Procurement
  • Risk Management
  • Tax
  • Treasury

The General Administration job family provides a broad cross-section of general management and administrative functions across all operations of the university. Develops, recommends, and implements overall business management and administrative initiatives, programs and policies.

Job Functions:

  • Business Management
  • University Ombuds
  • Organizational Consulting
  • Records Management
  • University Secretary

The Health Services job family promotes a healthy and productive university community. Supports and provides healthcare, mental healthcare, health education, wellness programs, and health promotion to the university and surrounding community. Organizes educational programming, distributes material to the community to promote healthy lifestyles..

Job Functions:

  • Counseling/Psychology
  • Health Education
  • Social Work

The Human Resources job family supports the management of the university human resources and develops and implements effective HR administration strategies for the university for staff in accordance with university policy, practice and objectives.

Job Functions:

  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Diversity
  • Employee Relations
  • Operations
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Training and Development

The Information Technology job family acquires, designs, implements and operates the university's information technology solutions for faculty, staff and students, including computer hardware, operating systems, communications, software applications, data processing and security.

Job Functions:

  • Applications Systems
  • Asset Admin/Technology Plan
  • Business Systems
  • Database Admin
  • Information Security
  • IT Architecture
  • IT Project Management
  • Network Services
  • Software Development and Engineering
  • Systems Support and Admin
  • Technical Services
  • Web Services

The International Program and Services job family coordinates international programs such as the international exchange and study abroad program, including international student advising.

Job Functions:

  • ESL
  • International Status Counseling
  • Study Abroad

The Legal job family ensures that the university complies with legal and regulatory requirements and provides legal counsel to the university.

Job Functions:

  • General Counsel
  • Legal Services
  • Legal Support

The Library Administration job family plans, develops and implements library strategy, collections and services. Collaborates with academic colleagues, students, and outside scholars to ensure that library collections are accessible and support academic research and instruction. Monitors library policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws as well as university policy.

Job Functions:

  • Librarian
  • Library Assistant
  • Library Management
  • Public/Access Services
  • Reference and Instruction
  • Technical Services

The Marketing, Communications and External Affairs job family provides planning and services related to supporting effective communication between the university and its students, employees, alumni, and the public in order to advance the university's mission. Establishes a consistent and recognizable brand for the university to ensure continuity of communication and increased recognition.

Job Functions:

  • Audio/Visual Services
  • Communications
  • Design Services
  • Economic and Business Development
  • Electronic Media
  • External Relations
  • Institutional Research
  • Marketing
  • Media Relations
  • Publications and Productions
  • Writing/Editorial Services

The Office and Admin Support job family provides a wide variety of administrative and clerical support activities to assist departments and managers.

Job Functions:

  • Admin Manager/Supervisor
  • Department Assistants
  • Executive and Admin Assistants
  • Information and Records Clerks
  • Other Office and Admin Support
  • School/College/Department Admin
  • Student Records

The Performing Arts and Museum Administration job family provides the university with services related to performing arts productions. Develops, designs, and produces performances, exhibits, and screenings of artistic material. Trains and instructs students on the management of the theatres and arts venues. Plans, develops and implements museum services, collections and programs that best serve the university community. Ensures that museum collections are accessible and support academic research and instruction.

Job Functions:

  • Media Production
  • Museum
  • Performing Arts Production and Admin

The Public Safety job family plans, develops and implements programs and systems to maintain a safe and secure university campus. Enforces university rules and local, state, and federal laws. Protects university students, employees, and property from any preventable harm or danger. Engages in a variety of police activities such as patrolling, investigation, law enforcement, crime prevention and detection.

Job Functions:

  • Public Safety
  • Public Safety Management
  • Safety

The Research and Program Admin job family provides support for the development, facilitation, implementation, evaluation, and administration of a wide variety of research programs and initiatives including lab research.

Job Functions:

  • Compliance
  • Contracts and Grants
  • Educational Services
  • Program Administration
  • Research Administration

The Sports and Recreation job family provides professional activities and programs related to coaching, recreational sports, and strength and conditioning. Activities include working in a sport directly, as well as supporting the administration of a sport and ensuring compliance with NCAA policies and practices.

Job Functions:

  • Athletic Operations
  • Coaching
  • Compliance
  • Sports Performance

The Student Services job family develops, implements, facilitates, and evaluates various programs focused on assisting students in successfully integrating into the university environment and thriving personally, academically, and spiritually.

Job Functions:

  • Admissions/Recruitment
  • Career Services
  • Degree Progress
  • Financial Aid
  • Ministry
  • Program Administration
  • Student Disability Services

For details about the DePaul's compensation program, please refer to the Salary Administration Guidebook.