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Auxiliary Reader, MBA Admissions

University of Pennsylvania
William Penn Annex West, PA
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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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

Auxiliary Reader, MBA Admissions

Job Profile Title

Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt


Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt The MBA Admissions and Financial Aid office hires temporary external Auxiliary Readers to perform application reviews year cycle.

Job Description

Job Description Summary

Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt The MBA Admissions and Financial Aid office hires temporary external Auxiliary Readers to perform application reviews year cycle.

Job Description: The Wharton MBA Admissions Office is hiring readers for our Auxiliary Reader Program. Each year, Wharton MBA receives over 8K applications for 800 (approx.) spots. Auxiliary Readers aid this selection process by helping to review applications for the Wharton MBA program via an online system. This includes reviewing bio data, transcripts/tests, essays, resumes and recommendations for each assigned applicant and providing a thorough bio summary as well as rankings. Each Auxiliary Reader is assigned a queue of candidate applications to review (volume varies annually) to be reviewed at a pace of two applications per hour. This review will include assigning appropriate rankings as well as a summary assessment. Training is provided and required at the start of each cycle year.

Qualifications: MBA or other graduate degree strongly preferred along with a minimum of five to seven years of prior work experience in admissions, student affairs or recruiting. Deep knowledge of business and business careers, and strong written and oral communication skills, are essential. Interested applicants must be available to review all assigned files during the peak times of the cycle (September-October, January, early April and late May). Attention to detail, accountability and ability to work and meet expectations under tight deadlines required.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Wharton School

Pay Range

$7.25 - $50.00 Hourly Rate

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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