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Admission Reader, University Admissions - Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI
Closing date
Dec 2, 2023

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The Admission Reader is the preliminary source for undergraduate student application review, following in-house training sessions, written guidelines, and best practices set forth by the strategic planning of the Enrollment Management division. The review is part of a holistic application evaluation valuing a range of qualities including academic performance, outside activities, community service, diversity and leadership. This seasonal position reports to the Director of Undergraduate Admission Recruitment.

Review Admission Applications

Review applications, transcripts, resumes, and other required components of the admission process.

Read all essays and use personal assessment as directed to grade the applications according to current holistic review criteria.

Flag and/or report notable information (i.e., high honors, judicial issues, special requests).

Consult with full-time regular admission officers when reading more complex applications that do not necessarily follow the pre-set guidelines.

Recommend Admission Acceptance and Rejection

Recommend acceptance based on the holistic review criteria set forth in your reader binder, and reviewed during reader training, as well as professional judgment.

Forward recommendations to a full-time admission team member for second review.

Record Keeping and Tracking

Report any trends found in applications, to include schools consistently providing questionable GPA (which results in recalculations), decrease or increase in honors/advanced placement classes, and changes in general activities.

Log activity and provide log to supervisor during and at the end of the reading season.


Bachelor's degree in a related discipline.

Requires strong analytical, reading and writing skills.

Demonstrates a strong commitment and understanding of the benefit in recruiting a diverse student body.

Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills, specifically Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience working in an Admission Office.

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit here.

RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal complaint process can be found here: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401) 254-3123 /Email Address:

Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall within the following range for this position:

Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references. In your cover letter/letter of interest, in addition to listing how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, please include information about how you would be able to contribute to RWU's diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.


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