Job Analysis

A job analysis, also called a practice analysis or a role delineation study, is an empirically-based study that describes the practice domains as well as identifies important tasks, knowledge and/or skills necessary for competent performance in a job role or occupation. This industry-recognized, well-documented process provides a valid and defensible foundation for an organization to use the outcomes from the study to generate a variety of products and services, as well as to make future decisions about a certificate or certificate program. A job analysis is also an appropriate and useful instrument to gather information to shape continuing education and professional development efforts.

Community Benefit Connect engaged a national panel of community benefit practitioners to undertake a psychometrician-led job analysis on the role of the community benefit professional. The Job Analysis report includes the following information:

  • Industry Description
  • Overview of Study Methodology
  • Content Domains and Weightings
  • Knowledge Weightings
  • Professional Titles
  • Task Force Members

The Executive Summary can be accessed here.

Content Domains

The results of the job analysis resulted in five unique community benefit role domains.  The weights for each domain were developed and are shown as an assigned percentage.  As an example, one-fourth (25%) of a community benefit professional’s role consists of tasks related to community health improvement and strategic planning.

Content Domains and Weighting

1. Community Health Improvement and Strategic Planning 25%
2. Regulatory Requirements, Compliance, and Reporting 23%
3. Infrastructure 18%
4. External Stakeholder Engagement 18%
5. Data Collection, Reporting, and Evaluation 18%