Job no: 236438-TE
Work type: Temporary
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Office & Administrative Support, Other

Position Summary:

The Office of Admissions and Recruitment is seeking temporary application readers September through mid-March. Readers have the flexibility to read remotely and will receive extensive training in holistic application review, which entails the detailed review of transcripts, school profiles, test scores if provided, activities, essays, and letters of recommendation.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a public research university and the flagship institution of the University of Wisconsin System. Located within the Division of Enrollment Management, the Office of Admissions and Recruitment receives 50,000+ applications annually from prospective undergraduate students. The office follows a holistic application review process that is designed to identify and enroll an academically competitive and diverse incoming class that contributes to a vibrant learning community. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment values campus partnerships and seeks to advance college access and educational opportunity for students across the state and around the world.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Please note the following applicant restrictions: To avoid a conflict of interest, candidates must not be currently employed as an admissions professional, high school counselor, or independent college counselor/coach/agent. Candidates should not be the parent of a current junior or senior in high school.

1. Strong interpersonal skills.
2. Appreciation for the diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives of applicants.
3. Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.
4. Exceptional attention to detail and ability to integrate information.
5. Ability to work independently and efficiently around multiple deadlines.
6. Experience in the field of education or college admissions is desirable, but not required.
7. Must have the availability to work 20 hours per week (M-F) September through mid-March between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
8. Proficiency with computer office applications, email, internet, and web-based communication.
9. Ability to learn software applications utilized by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment (SIS [Student Information System] and Perceptive Content).
10. Can be seated at a computer for 4-8 hours per day.
11. Ability to set up a private office space with high speed internet access.
12. Demonstrate high level of sensitivity and confidentiality around the review process and adherence to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

Additional Information:

--Laptop and software will be provided.
--Remote Readers should have the ability to progress to sufficiently reviewing 3-4 applications per hour following initial training.
--Remote Readers should be available for virtual meetings with supervisor and receptive to constructive feedback.

Restrictions: To avoid a conflict of interest, candidates must not be currently employed as an admissions professional, high school counselor, or independent college counselor/coach/agent. Candidates should not be the parent of a current junior or senior in high school.



Work Schedule:

--Must commit to working approximately 20+ hours per week September 2021 through mid-March 2022.
--Readers will work during the core hours Monday-Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
--Readers will have the flexibility to read remotely after initial training.
--Remote Readers will have time off over winter break (mid-December to mid-January).

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 7 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended


Minimum $16.04 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply by clicking on "" to go to the "begin application page." In the "Application Materials" section, upload ONE document in PDF format that contains ALL of the following information:
1) letter of interest which highlights work experience and experience/comfort with computer use and software
2) resume
3) contact information for two professional references
4) weekly hours available in September through mid-March

There are multiple vacancies for this position.


Heidi Updegrove
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jun 18 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 28 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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