Writing a Position Description - Items to Include

Including the following information within any position description will make it complete and helpful to candidates.

About your company

  • Name of hiring organization
  • Brief description of organization
  • Organization’s website URL

About the job

  • Position title
  • Position type (e.g. internship, job, seasonal/temporary)
    If internship, please include internship duration within position description (e.g. summer, academic year)
  • Job Function (e.g. accounting, advertising, administrative, etc.)
  • Position description – basic duties, responsibilities
  • Location(s) of job or internship
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Hours/work schedule
  • Salary/ wages
  • Start date

About the candidate

  • Student Status (e.g. class year, So, Jr, Sr or Alumni)
  • Desired Degree (the minimum education credential required or in process? E.g. bachelors, masters, etc.)
  • Desired Field of Study (If only specific majors are qualified, note)
  • Additional Qualifications (traits, special skills desired)

About the application process

  • Application instructions
  • Application deadline date
  • Contact person with name, email and/or phone number