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Undergraduate Admissions Review readers [multiple positions]

University of Washington
Wallingford, WA
Closing date
Nov 25, 2023

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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is seeking graduate students for graduate student service appointments during winter quarter 2024. These Admission Review Reader positions offer a valuable, hands-on opportunity to participate with Admissions professionals in the review of undergraduate applications for autumn quarter 2024.


Readers will assess freshman applications, using a combination of personal and academic factors. Final admission decisions are made by Admissions administrators, based on Reader assessments.


Appointment covers five pay periods: December 18, 2023 - February 29, 2024.

Training will be held on the following dates: December 18-22. Online (Zoom) attendance is mandatory on all five days.

Work must be completed by February 16, although the position continues through February 29. After deducting training hours, students will be required to work 152 hours in 8 weeks, approximately 19 hours per week. Must read at a rate of 8-10 applications per hour, 130 files per week, for a total of approximately 1,000 applications.


183 hours over 5 pay periods. Undergraduate admission applications will be reviewed online. Readers will work off-site and are welcome to work anywhere with a reliable internet connection. Students must attend one required, online norming/calibration meeting each Thursday during winter quarter.

  • Registered UW Graduate Student (winter quarter 2024) in good standing and eligible to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.
  • Ability to do the following:
  • read and evaluate applications, considering both academic and personal factors;
  • learn quickly and apply complicated assessment guidelines;
  • apply assessment principles without personal bias;
  • read rapidly (8-10 applications per hour) and accurately;
  • work independently for hours at a time.

  • Sensitivity to diversity/multicultural issues and educational disadvantage
  • Familiarity with U.S. high school systems.



Must be formally enrolled in the UW Graduate School for at least 10 credits during winter quarter 2024 and be in good standing.


Major components of tuition plus standard salary; salary is commensurate with student standing. Compensation and benefits are based on the 2023-2024 ASE salary schedule


Apply through UWHires (; click FIND A JOB; search for Requisition #227101). Please submit a resume and contact information for 2-3 professional references. In place of a traditional cover letter, include your response (maximum 500 words for each response) in which you address the following two topics:

Topic 1: Your assignment is to select a strong and diverse class of freshmen for the University of Washington. What is the meaning of "strong and diverse?" What academic and personal factors would you choose to consider in reviewing applications for the desired freshman class, and why?

Topic 2: How will you objectively evaluate an applicant whose views conflict with yours? Is it ever appropriate to use judgment based on personal opinion in reviewing for admission to a public university? Please give an example to illustrate your decision.

Your application will not be considered complete, nor will it be reviewed, without the required responses addressing the questions above.


Position will remain posted until filled. Those that apply 2 weeks from this posting date, or by October 4, 2023, will be given priority consideration. Applications will be reviewed, interviews conducted, and hiring will take place throughout the application period. Early applications are encouraged, but all applications submitted until the position is filled will be given full consideration. If you are contacted for an interview, it will be conducted online through Zoom.


We will notify all applicants of our decisions by December 5, 2023. Students offered a position will have one week from the date of our notification to accept or decline the position.


Melissa Aydelott, Assistant Director:

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