Job Structure

Boston University has more than 1,000 jobs that are organized into a job structure. All non-faculty regular staff positions are mapped to a job.

  • A Job Structure is comprised of jobs that are slotted into Job Families and Job Subfamilies based on the specific responsibilities of the job. A job structure helps to facilitate management decisions around pay, supports hiring, and allows for University-wide comparisons between like positions across schools, colleges, departments, and campuses.
  • A Job Family is a group of jobs in which the work performed is of a similar nature. Assigning jobs to job families helps ensure accurate market pricing of jobs and facilitates career progressions.
  • A Job Sub-family is a group of jobs in which the work performed is of a similar nature and within a similar function.

On the Job Family/Subfamily document are the SAP short names (abbreviations) that you may find helpful when using SAP.

For guidance on the administration of jobs in academic non-faculty research, please see Academic Non-Faculty Research Job Family.