Seasonal Reader

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Enrollment, Admission / Financial Aid

About the University of Denver

Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower Pioneers to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations.

About the Enrollment Division

The Enrollment Division at the University of Denver (DU), which consists of Undergraduate Admission, International Student Admission and Financial Aid, works to attract, enroll and cultivate an optimal mix of vibrant and intellectually motivated students who will enrich the composition of our learning community and go on to lead lives of meaning and purpose. Recognizing education as a means of individual and societal transformation, our vision is to inspire, guide, and support prospective and current students as leaders and scholars who will positively impact their communities. In our daily work, the enrollment team is guided by these values: intentional and informed decisions; integrity; diversity, equity and inclusion; collaboration; fiscal responsibility; pioneering spirit; clear and thoughtful communication; and exceptional quality service. As an educational and research community, DU values curiosity, intellectual freedom, and open communication. DU respects individual differences and embraces civil discourse. DU promotes caring and close individual attention. DU is a community distinguished by inclusiveness, collaboration, responsiveness, and accountability. As such, we are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Position Summary

Fully remote, part time position available for those interested in evaluating applications for undergraduate admission as a member of the Seasonal Reader Team. Team members will review applications and render admission decisions that align with the University’s enrollment goals and students’ potential for success. Candidates will commit to 15-20 hours per week, including paid training in September.

This position has a limited term that ends in March 2023. 

Essential Functions

  • Evaluate applications for undergraduate admission as a member of the Seasonal Reader team; recommend admission decisions
  • Use  provided resources to make admission decisions that align with the University's enrollment goals and students' potential for success
  • Evaluate high school transcripts, profile, educational coursework, and standardized test scores
  • Review recommendation letters
  • Review essays to evaluate lived experiences and other provided information
  • Evaluate extracurricular activities, leadership skills, and work experiences
  • Communicate optimally with admission staff regarding applicants as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to apply critical thinking
  • Use of professional judgement to determine applicant’s skills and fit within the University
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with technology
  • Ability to maintain consistent consideration for each student

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience reading college applications

Work Schedule:
Part-time, 15-20 hours per week, days and times vary.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Application Deadline:
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) by August 12, 2022, but position will remain open until filled. Start anticipated September 1, but option to start earlier/later.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $17.00-$20.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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