At Middlebury our job descriptions are designed to concisely capture why a position exists. It reflects the impact the role has on supporting department and/or institutional goals, responsibilities are tailored to reflect major outcomes and it captures the breadth of budgetary, programmatic or supervisory ownership. 

Job Description Purpose

Job descriptions help employees understand what is expected of them and how their work contributes to the department and Middlebury as a whole. Job descriptions are intended to highlight the primary purpose of a position; identify the core responsibilities or essential functions of a position; provide an overview of the skills, abilities, education, or experience needed to be successful in the position; and to note any physical demands or working conditions.

Job Description Updates: Quick Reference Guide

Job Description Management

Job descriptions can be updated once a year in conjunction with our Spring semi-annual position request process. The semi-annual job description update process is intended to capture significant changes in the overall scope of the role or its primary responsibilities. This is the level of specificity that is may affect the market of a role. We are using to maintain positions that have been placed in the current staff compensation structure.  Job descriptions are used to compare the position against market data to place the position in our compensation structure. It is critical that the potential institutional impact and financial resources be identified for any updates. Leaders should not ask staff to perform duties anticipated in updated job descriptions until they are approved. 

Budget additive updates and budget neutral updates, that are not part of a backfill or reorganization, will be reviewed twice a year by the Vice President (VP) of the division and Ways & Means Committee (WMC). Only after an update has VP and WMC approval can changes in role or responsibilities be communicated.   

If you feel your description needs to be changed, please discuss this with your supervisor.  

Searching for Active Job Descriptions

Middlebury maintains job descriptions in CompAnalyst for positions that have been placed in the staff compensation structure. For information on viewing job descriptions for roles not in the staff compensation structure (such as the contingent structure), please contact the HR Business Partner for your area.

To review active job descriptions, please continue to CompAnalyst using the link and login information provided below.

Login ID: Middlebury

Password: JobDescriptions!

Please note the following: If you do not see your job description it may be that it hasn’t been submitted by the leadership group in your area or that it has been submitted but still needs to be reviewed. Only descriptions that have been both submitted and reviewed are publicly available in CompAnalyst.

If you receive a message that the CompAnalyst account is locked, please email

CompAnalyst Accessing Job Descriptions in CompAnalyst: Quick Reference Video

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