Within the context of a career, Administration reflects a broad cross-section of generalist business work functions and activities across all operations of the entire University. These positions are represented in all academic, research, health system, and business units of the organization.   To succeed in this career field, typical requirements for the Administration profession include:

  1. Business Capabilities - Demonstrating a thorough knowledge of the academic and business missions of the institution including Teaching, Research and Public Service.
  2. State of the Art Administration practices - Demonstrating updated competencies in general business/management (Career Bands)
  3. Management of Change - Managing change processes so that Administration activities are effectively merged with the multiple needs of student, parents, faculty, staff and the public.

The ability for an Administration staff member to integrate these three elements in an academic, research, health system, public service or business environment is essential.  By helping their organizations build sustained competitive advantage and by learning to manage many activities well, Administration staff members become strategic business partners.

Jobs in this Career Family deal with the general management of University operations at the unit level. Typical functions include broad unit business operations, ancillary services management, clerical/secretarial support, etc.