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

Payroll Title Counselor - Student Services
Typical Responsibilities

Serves as primary contact and counselor for students participating in student life sponsored programs, student government, and registered student organizations and programs. May assist in development and training of student advisory boards and committees. Serves as a referral source for students, parents, and others seeking general information on program services and other student services available on campus and in the community. Maintains and updates statistical records/databases and prepare reports as requested. May maintain assigned programming budgets for student government and registered student organizations and programs, perform undergraduate outreach activities, and lead student workers.

Supervisory Responsibility

Direct supervision of staff is not required within this series.

Overtime Eligibility

FLSA overtime status is based on the position's duties and responsibilities, and whether or not the position's gross salary is less than the federal FLSA salary basis test or the Washington state salary basis test, whichever is higher. Please visit the Compensation website for current information on FLSA overtime eligibility.

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.

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At least 50% of a position's time should be spent on directly counseling students or managing the counseling of students.

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 4:09:25 PM