Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Creating a Job Description

Some things to keep in mind when creating a job description...
What is the description of job?
  • Position title (descriptive, working, or official)
  • Essential functions / major duties and responsibilities
  • Reporting relationships
  • Will supervisory duties be required
  • Information about the organization that would attract candidates
  • Salary range (if desired)
What is the preferred criteria?
  • Special abilities or experience that is desired?
  • Is there membership or leadership in a certain professional association desired? 
What are the job requirements?
  • Knowledge, skills, abilities required for the job
  • Education (degree and field)
  • Licensure (if required or preferred)
  • Experience (type, number of years, and field)
  • Unique requirements need for department or organization
  • Technical expertise 
  • Other special requirements
What information is being sought from candidate?
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Writing samples 
  • References information
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Copies of transcripts