Job Description Template

Job Description Template

It is critical to provide an accurate and up-to-date reflection of a job so that it can be classified appropriately. The Job Description Template below should be used when preparing descriptions for administrative, support, and SRS positions.

For additional help, see our tips for writing job descriptions, our online web course Writing Effective Job Descriptions, as well as our glossary of terms.

Download the Job Description Template

Download an MIT Job Description template with directions, a blank template for your own use, and a sample completed Job Description below.


To comply with regulations by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in job descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed. The following definition applies: a job function is essential if removal of that function would fundamentally change the job.