University of Rochester Admissions Reader in Rochester, New York


Time as Reported Grade 051 Admissions


Position Summary:

Admissions Reader positions are Time-As-Reported (TAR) assignments (no regular schedule and generally expected to expected to work fewer than 17.5 hours per week) with an end date that allow individual(s) to work approximately five months (November-March) based upon the amount of application files received and the needs of the organization. Combined with a spike in applications and realized efficiencies in Operations, we have record levels of admissions files to read and review. Reader positions are designed to supplement the resources needed to reach weekly reading levels and to offer assistance and expertise to the full-time admissions staff. Readers function primarily in a relief role for the Application Review Team and are expected to read between two and three files per hour.

Admissions Readers must exhibit excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills in a diverse environment, as well as the ability to demonstrate a professional and resourceful approach. Must possess demonstrated customer service experience that incorporates a global perspective along with commitment to diversity and ability to work in a team setting with all levels of management and staff. Readers need to convey an enthusiastic attitude, display excellent judgement, and possess solid time management skills. Readers work autonomously and yet function as part of a larger team.

Regularly scheduled and ad hoc one-on-one meetings with the direct supervisor and with the territory managers are likely. Occasional attendance at meetings on-campus may be required. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and web applications is required; weekend and evening work is likely.

Specific Responsibilities:

Credentials Review:

  • Verify the authenticity of domestic and international applications’ documents and confirm that the information displayed in each applicant’s web-based file is accurate.
  • Ensure that the minimum number of application items received is sufficient to evaluate a student for admission purposes.

Documentation and Recommendations for Admissibility:

  • Read and review between 200-400 freshman applications first reads from any region as needed.
  • Summarize first reader observations Slate Reader system to support your recommendations.
  • Enter first reader recommendations (admit, wait-list, deny, or HEOP refer) into the Slate Reader system to facilitate the movement of files to 2nd readers for review. Comprehensive descriptive notes are required to guide the 2nd reader.
  • Review applicants to Professional Degree Programs (PDP) such as REMS [Rochester Early Medical Scholars], GEAR [Graduate Engineering @ Rochester, GRADE (Guaranteed Rochester Accelerated Degree in Education, and to the Dual Degree Programs at the School of Nursing and at the Eastman School of Music ranking their viability against the criteria of the respective program.

Merit Review / Assessment:

  • After making admissions decision recommendations, determine if a merit scholarship should be awarded to a student.
  • Justify recommendations in notes regarding merit scholarship consideration in the department for the merit review process.

General Responsibilities:

  • May calculate core grade point average from information on applicant’s transcript(s).
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or other senior leaders.


A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and training is required. Work in a related field such as international relations, counseling, or human resources will be considered; one year of relevant admissions experience is preferred.


EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Admissions Reader

Location: The College

Job ID: 202578

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: TAR