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MSSP - Admissions Application Reviewer

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Closing date
Apr 8, 2024

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MSSP - Admissions Application Reviewer

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 Large Employers in 2023.

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.

Posted Job Title
MSSP - Admissions Application Reviewer

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
MSSP Part-Time Application Reviewer:
The School of Social Policy and Practice is hiring several temporary part-time admissions application reviewers for the 2023-24 admissions cycle. The admissions application reviewers will focus on the holistic review of applications for admission to the Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program, which prepares students to create policy solutions that increase equality, promote equity, and forget enduring social change, the Master of Science in Social Policy and Data Analytics certificate (MSSP+DA), which is a STEM designed degree that empowers students to leverage data analytics to address economic, educational, and health inequities.

Part-time admissions reviewers are responsible for reading the student's admissions record, completing the interview review form, and rendering an admissions recommendation. This position is fully remote. Candidates can set their own schedules.

All interviewers must complete the standard application reviewer training on Zoom, which includes learning how to work within Slate, the School's admissions database.

Job Description

Responsibilities include:
  • Complete reviewer training, which includes training in Slate, the admissions database.
  • Sign confidentiality agreement.
  • Review admissions file in its entirety including reviewing the video interview.
  • Complete Admissions Review Form.
  • Time frame: 48 hours after file assignment.

Professional Experience and Education:
  • MSSP alumni strongly preferred but not required.
  • Experience with higher education admissions is preferred.
  • Previous experience as an instructor or teaching assistant with a university preferred.

Review of applicants will begin immediately.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Social Policy and Practice

Pay Range

Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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.

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