Career Paths

Career development at the University of Virginia is organized around career paths, providing employees resources and support for career growth and providing managers greater flexibility to reward employee capabilities and to meet ever-changing demands.

There are 15 Career “Clusters” and over 125 Career “Paths at the University. Each career path may contain many jobs. Career paths provide information on the common competencies, knowledge and experience needed, by jobs within the career path. Career paths are divided into stages that show career progression through the path. Disclaimer: The University recognizes that work and skills bridge several paths and this chart is meant to identify predominant paths.

Cluster Overview Professional & Technical Paths Management Paths
Academic and Student Services
  • Advising & Counseling
  • Constituent Relations & Educational Programming
  • Service Delivery
  • Advising & Counseling Management
  • Constituent Relations & Educational Programming Management
  • Service Delivery Management
Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Educational Support
  • Production and Performing Arts
  • Studio Tech
  • Arts Administration Management
  • Education Support Management
Athletics
  • Athletic Training
  • Event Management & Game Operations
  • Intramural Recreational Sports
  • NCAA Compliance
  • Coaching
  • Athletic Training Management
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Management
  • Intramural Recreational Sports Management
Communications
  • Design
  • Edit
  • Event Management
  • Relations/Public Relations
  • Multimedia Audiovisual
  • New Media/Web/Interactive Media
  • </ul.
  • Design Management
  • Edit Management
  • Event Management-Management
  • Mktg/Advertising/Community Relations Management
  • Multimedia Audiovisual Management
  • New Media/Web Interactive Media
Development & Constituent Relations
  • Constituent Engagement
  • Donor Relations
  • Corporate & Foundations Relations
  • Research
  • Individual Giving
  • Constituent Engagement Management
  • Donor Relations Management
  • Corporate & Foundation Relationship Management
  • Research Management
  • Individual Giving Management
Facilities
  • Designer & Code Reviewer
  • Fire-Safety Systems
  • GIS Administration
  • Landscape
  • Maintenance & Trades
  • Project & Construction Management
  • Project & Construction Management Support
  • </ul.
  • Maintenance & Trades Management
  • Project, Construction & Design Management
Finance
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Budget
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Operations
  • Payroll
  • Procurement
  • </ul.
  • Accounting Management
  • Accounts Payable Management
  • Financial Analysis Management
  • Financial Operations Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Procurement Management
General Administration
  • General Administration
  • Executive Services & Institutional Analysis
  • General Administration Management
  • Executive Services & Institutional Analysis Management
Healthcare
  • Allied Health
  • Case Management
  • Direct Care Nursing
  • Health Educator
  • Medical Records
  • Mental Health Provider
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician
  • Allied Health Management
  • Case Management - Management
  • Direct Care Nursing Management
  • Health Educator Management
  • Medical Records Management
  • Mental Health Provider Management
Human Resources
  • HR Specialist
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Administration
Information Technology
  • Training
  • Database Administration
  • IT Support
  • Network & Communication Field Engineer
  • Network Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering & Development/li>
  • System & Network Administration
  • Systems Engineering, Design & Development
  • </ul.
  • Information Technology Management
Library Services
  • Circulation and User Services
  • Production
  • Reference and Instruction
Operations
  • Copy
  • Housekeeping
  • Retail
  • Transportation/Vehicle Mechanic
  • Copy Management
  • Retail Management
  • Transportation/Vehicle Mechanic Management
Protective Services
  • Biosafety
  • Chemical Safety
  • Radiation Safety
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Ergonomics & Occupational Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Industrial Hygiene/li>
  • Law Enforcement
  • Security
  • </ul.
  • Biosafety Management
  • Chemical Safety Management
  • Radiation Safety Management
  • Environmental Compliance Management
  • Ergonomics & Occupational Safety Management
  • Fire Safety Management
  • Industrial Hygiene Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Security Management
Research
  • Lab Support
  • Laboratory Instrument Maker
  • Research Administrator
  • Lab Support Management
  • Laboratory Instrument Maker Management

In addition to these 16 Career Clusters and related Paths the University has identified 30 Competencies. These competencies should be a part of every Career Development Action Plan.