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Job Families

A job family is a group of jobs in which the work performed is of a similar nature. Job families are used for comparing skills and responsibilities of similar jobs for the purpose of determining salary ranges for non-benchmark jobs.

It’s important not to confuse the term “job family” with department designations. Most departments will have positions representing multiple job families.

For example, a non-benchmark accounting position in the Development Office would be compared to other benchmark jobs within the university’s Finance/Accounting job family, rather than to jobs in the Development/Fund Raising job family.

Below is a list of the 23 job families found at Lehigh:

Administrative Services Information Technology
Child Care Legal
Athletics Library
Development/Fundraising Marketing/Communications
Facilities/Physical Planning Performing Arts
Finance/Accounting Police
Government Affairs Purchasing
Graphic Arts/Design Research Administration
Health & Safety Student Life
Health Care Technical/Scientific
Higher Education Administration Trades
Human Resources