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Temp Admissions Reader - Penn Engineering Online

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia County, PA, Working from home
Closing date
Feb 5, 2023

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Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
University Overview
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website ( for the latest information.
Posted Job Title
Temp Admissions Reader - Penn Engineering Online
Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt
Job Description Summary
Penn Engineering Online is seeking a temporary Application Reader to review applications for the MCIT Online and MSE-DS Online programs.
Job Description
The temporary Application Reader will work closely with the department's Operations Manager to review and evaluate applications. The Reader will be responsible for timely communication and entering evaluations within the application database, Slate.
Core Responsibilities
- Responsible for reviewing applicationson a monthly basis and meeting application review deadlines
- Use the Reader Handbook to make accurate assessments on whether or not an application meets Penn Engineering Online guidelines and requirements
- Use Slate to update application statuses, to comment on potential issues with an application and to give the final assessment of the application following the guidelines given in the Reader Handbook
- Keep an accurate count of applications evaluated, hours worked and submitting timesheets every Sunday by 11:59pm EST
- Staying in active communication with the Operations Manager
Minimum Requirements
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent time management skills and able to work in a deadline driven environment
- Great written communication skills
- Highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently with little to no supervision
- Strong organizational skills
- At least one year of data entry experience
- Comfortable with using computer programs and Google Suite
- Previous experience in Higher Education or Admissions preferred but not required
Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Remote Required - This position is fully remote with all work performed remotely.
Department / School
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
The University of Pennsylvania's special character is reflected in the diversity of the Penn community. We seek talented faculty and staff who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action, Penn's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the University's mission of advancing knowledge, educating leaders for all sectors of society, and public service. The University of Pennsylvania prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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