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Career Bands

Tulane’s career bands compensation strategy is designed to be integrative and support the following principles:  

  • Facilitate the achievement of equity, fairness, consistency and transparency in managing career map banding/leveling, pay grade assignment and pay.
  • Provide scope as required for rewarding performance, contribution, and increases in skill and competence.
  • Clarify professional development and career opportunities.

Tulane has five career bands with distinctive characteristics. Each career band has 4-5 levels and are used as a preliminary step of job evaluation. Tulane's staff positions are assigned to one of five career bands, below we briefly introduced each and share the career band level guide, which provides in-depth information about each career band.

Management Career Band

People leaders spend majority of time overseeing their area of responsibility, achieving goals through direct and/or indirect reports.

Professional Career Band

Individual contributors with responsibility in a professional or technical discipline or specialty.  Spends majority of time overseeing the design, implementation or delivery of processes, programs and policies using specialized knowledge and skills normally acquired through advanced education (typically University).

Business Career Band

Individual contributors who provide organizational related support or service (administrative or clerical). Spends majority of time in the delivery of support services or activities, typically under supervision. Opportunities for progression outside this career band are typically limited without additional education or significant training and experience.

Technical Career Band

Individual contributors who focus on technical, scientific, or analytical tasks. Jobs typically require advanced skill training, specialized external certification or completed technical school education.

Operational Career Band

Individual contributors who focus on technical or operational tasks to support ongoing University operations. Includes skilled technicians in a hands-on environment that are often highly specialized. Jobs typically require advanced skill training, specialized external certification or completed technical school
 

 

Career Bands Level Guide