Primary Application Reader (#773)
- Date Posted:
- Staff in Admission
- Search Status:
- Interviewing Candidates - not Accepting Applications
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- We are not accepting applications for this position at this time.
The Mount Holyoke College Office of Admission is seeking a primary application reader for the 2018-2019 reading cycle. This is a part-time, temporary position. The application reader will provide a thorough, primary evaluation of admission applications from first-year students from a particular geographic territory, which is currently assigned to a permanent staff-member who will be away on a parental leave. The reader will review applications for admission in their entirety. Application components include the main application, a Mount Holyoke Supplement, teacher recommendations, transcript, school report, interview report, and other documents submitted. Readers will record data points a data summary sheet, complete data integrity checks, and provide their assessment of the applicant in the context of our reading guidelines. Some written correspondence with secondary school counselors and applicants is expected.
All reading and review is web-based and completed on a flexible schedule of 15-20 hours per week throughout the 10 week reading season (late December - February). The reader will be assigned approximately 400 applications. The reader will complete technical training on navigating the web-based reading software (Slate) and on the criteria used in the overall evaluation process. These training sessions will take place on campus during the second week of December. Application readers will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.
- Bachelor’s degree required, plus 3-5 years of graduate school or professional work experience.
- College admission experience required.
- Understanding of a liberal arts education is preferred.
- Ability to exercise strong professional judgment.
- Experience handling sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
- Well-developed computer skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong analytical abilities are essential.
- Attention to detail and strong organizational and time management skills. We are looking for candidates who can read carefully and quickly.
- An understanding of the values of equity and inclusion and sensitivity to the experiences of underrepresented students.
We cannot consider those who are current admission professionals (such as high school guidance counselors and in most cases, independent consultants), the parents, guardians, or immediate family members of a high school senior who plans to apply to Mount Holyoke, or current employees of Mount Holyoke.
Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.