Wake Forest University seeks to recruit and retain diverse, well-qualified, and highly-motivated faculty and staff members while rewarding individual contributions to the institution, its students, and the community. The University is committed to providing a comprehensive Total Rewards package to recruit and retain top University talent in order to provide outstanding education experiences for our students. 


Position Descriptions

A position description is a detailed account of the purpose, duties, responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and working conditions for each position. They are primarily used to recruit and retain staff by determining pay, orienting new employees, setting job expectations, providing ongoing performance feedback, and establishing legal requirements for compliance and accreditation. Position descriptions are written and maintained by the employee’s department and should be reviewed annually. All position descriptions must be approved by WFU-HR.

Understanding Employee vs. Independent Contractors: Prior to engaging in business with an individual, the Employee-Independent Contractor Checklist should be used when a department needs the services of individuals to perform duties for Wake Forest. Learn more »

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Position Description

Outlines the required components of a position description

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Position Titling

Guidelines that promote title consistency across the University.

Change Letter Templates

Letter templates for employment and compensation changes.

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Position Description Template

Template that should be used to create a position description.

Compensation Guidelines

Wake Forest University Human Resources

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