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

Payroll Title Continuing Education Specialist
Typical Responsibilities

Provides or oversees curriculum development and teaching of extension or continuing education training/course materials and/or programs. May also oversee administrative, operational and/or educational components of extension, continuing education, or fee-based non-degree programs.Examples of responsibilities: - Program and training material development, maintenance, evaluation, and revision, - Instruction and training, - Budget development and monitoring, - Program staff supervision, - Recruiting and admissions, - Prospective instructors selection/recommendations, and - Marketing plan development and coordination.

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervision of staff is not required, but is commonly found at higher grades in the series. Supervisors have the authority to hire staff, evaluate job performance, and take corrective action if performance is not acceptable.

Job Codes

Grade 06 - 1203; Grade 06 - 9526; Grade 07 - 1207; Grade 08 - 1208; Grade 09 - 1209; Grade 10 - 1210; Grade 11 - 1211; 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

Continuing Education: Individuals that have responsibility for administrative, operational and/or educational components of extension or continuing education activities or programs.

Sample Working Titles

Program Administrator, Continuing Education Specialist

Alternative Payroll Titles

When the primary focus of the position is to coordinate continuing education programs, focusing on the operational aspects, a more appropriate payroll title may be Continuing Education Coordinator


Positions assigned to this payroll title are limited to those having responsibility for continuing education, extension, or professional continuing education programs. Title cannot be used for educational programs that require official admittance to the UW as a student or to programs designed for and offered to University employees.

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: 5/26/2011 8:23:37 AM