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University of Washington
Professional Staff Payroll Title Series Descriptor
Human Resources Compensation Office

Payroll Title Academic Counselor Lead - UAA
Typical Responsibilities

Counsels or advises students and/or prospective students regarding course majors, career options, academic planning, degree requirements, interpretation of course major and graduation requirements, university and program admissions, or readmission requirements, and related matters.Evaluates applicants for admission to academic programs or specific courses of study.Works with other counselors to develop advising materials and/or counseling resources for students.Serves as lead on assigned advising activity.

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervision of staff is not required; however, the position has lead responsibilities for an assigned advising activity.

Job Codes

Grade 08 - 1350; Grade levels are assigned based on a combination of position specific factors including education/experience required, job content, responsibility for and impact on end results, and supervisory responsibility. Job codes that begin with '9' are FLSA Overtime Eligible, e.g. 9XXX.

Overtime Eligibility

Positions in this payroll title series are FLSA overtime exempt except when the position's gross salary is less than $455 per week (FLSA salary basis test).

Professional Staff Exemption

Counseling of Students: Individuals responsible for directing and/or participating in providing academic, athletic, career, medical, financial aid, student activity, and/or personal counseling to students.

Sample Working Titles

Academic Advisor Lead

Alternative Payroll Titles



At least 50% of a position's time should be spent on directly counseling students or managing the counseling of students. These payroll titles are limited for use by counseling positions located in Mary Gates Hall only.

Payroll title descriptors provide a general idea of the type of work performed by jobs assigned to payroll titles in a series. Descriptors do not and are not intended to represent all possible positions in the payroll title series. Payroll title and grade assignments for a professional staff position are based on its position-specific job description (see Professional Staff Position Description form).

Descriptor version date: 5/3/2012 4:04:02 PM