Sample Position Descriptions For: Director

(Position Title:  Director)

Position Summary:

[Briefly summarize why the position exists and its role in achieving unit/program objectives.]

This position provides vision and leadership in directing the business functions or programs of [name of major unit], including responsibility for strategic planning, establishing policies and procedures, budget and expense development/reporting, allocation of resources and management for the assigned unit.


[Identifies the breadth and scope of decisions, the level of autonomy and review, and any specific guidelines used to make those decisions, i.e. OAR’s, FASOM, etc.]

This position has the authority to determine work priorities, approve expenditures, negotiate contracts with service providers, etc.


[Describe the major or most important duties performed by this position. Be clear about both the overall function and specifics of work performed.  There should be an easily identifiable relationship between the duties, position summary, decision-making and lead work/supervisory responsibilities.]

XX%:  Leadership and Management:  Provides direction and leadership; develops and implements strategic and tactical plans, establishes priorities and organizational structure.  Negotiates service contracts. Ensures professional and collegial relationships with internal and external clients and staff are maintained. 

XX%:  Supervision:  Provides leadership, supervision and direction for assigned staff.    Hires and trains employees; plan, assigns and reviews work, establishing goals for each position and assesses performance through completion of written evaluations; acts on disciplinary issues, up to and including dismissal; addresses grievances, developing a framework for corrective actions, as necessary.