Admissions Associate/Reader

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN (30+ days ago)4.2


Required Qualifications:
BA/BS degree or a combination of education and relevant work experience to total at least four years
Basic computer skills
Able to sit and view a computer screen for 4-8 consecutive hours per day
Able to work quietly and diligently in an environment that includes interruptions and low to moderate noise throughout the work day
Demonstrated ability to promote a welcoming and encouraging work environment for all staff.
Able to arrive for shifts on time and maintain consistent attendance
Strong attention to detail
Must be a team player

Preferred Qaulifications:
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
One year of relevant work experience in a field related to the job duties
Strong commitment to the value of diversity in education
Moderate to advanced computer skills
Familiarity with international test scores (TOEFL, IELTS) and foreign education systems and high school equivalency documents

About the Job

General information about the position:
Read undergraduate applications for admission to the University of Minnesota
Analyze qualifications of prospective students utilizing admissions guidelines; submit evaluations and recommendations to Associate Director of Holistic Review regarding admissibility of applications to freshman-admitting colleges and programs
Evaluate electronic applications, digital high school transcripts, and various digital test scores, including ACT, SAT, GED, and any other electronic information submitted for Fall 2018 freshman applications
Build up to completing an accurate review of 6-9 applications per hour, if not more
Work in a seated position for 4-8 hours per day while reviewing undergraduate applications for admission via a computer monitor
Work in a shared desk/computer share with low to moderate noise levels throughout the work day. Common interruptions include: talking, phones ringing, and doors opening/closing.
The part-time Reader position was created to assist the staff in the Office of Admissions with reviewing applications for undergraduate admission. This hourly position will work 15-20 hours per week on the Minneapolis campus with working hours between 6:30am and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Readers will work from approximately late September through early to mid-January with the possibility of light working hours into February or March. This position is not benefits-eligible and parking costs are the responsibility of the employee. Application review training and guidance will be provided. Starting pay rate is $19.00 per hour .

About the Department

The Office of Admissions coordinates undergraduate student enrollment efforts and collaborates campus-wide with colleges, departments, and the units within the Office of Undergraduate Education to meet the University’s enrollment goals. The Office of Admissions serves prospective and incoming undergraduate students; and offers services in recruitment communications, transfer admissions, international admissions, freshman admissions, residency and reciprocity, and freshman scholarships

How To Apply

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed and accepted until the position is filled. Application must be made electronically through the University of Minnesota’s Online Employment System at . Please submit the following documents online:
1). A current resume
2). A list identifying three references who can speak to your experience and skills as they relate to this position with the following information about each: their contact information, their title and position, how long they have known you and in what capacity
3) A cover letter specifically addressing your interest in and your qualifications for this position.
If you have difficulty negotiating the electronic application process, please contact Human Resources at 612-624-8647


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.