The job evaluation process at Northeastern University is a partnership between Compensation staff and individual managers. The process begins with a new or revised job description, usually written by the manager with input from the incumbent. It is very important that the appropriate job description form be completed in full, as the forms provide the essential information needed to determine the grade of the job. Compensation staff can assist managers in the beginning of the job design process to help them develop job descriptions that accurately reflect the responsibilities and minimum requirements necessary to perform the job in a satisfactory manner. When submitting descriptions for Administrative/Professional position evaluations, please view the Job Evaluation Tool Kit (PDF) for additional information and guidance.
Northeastern uses two different tools for evaluating and classifying jobs, but the primary emphasis in both is the University’s internal value system and the dimensions or components of a job that are important to the University. Job components such as scope and complexity of the work are used as a basis for determining the appropriate grade within the internal grade hierarchy.
Job Evaluation Tools