Casual - Application Reader

Princeton, NJ
Sep 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2017-7941
Department Admission
Category Admissions
Date Posted 1 month ago
Full-Time / Part-Time Temporary
Application Deadline 10/13/2017


Read and evaluate freshman applications to Princeton University.


Provide comprehensive analysis of information/credentials submitted to the University by applicants seeking admission. Analyze applicants' academic and non-academic achievements within the context of school, geographic and personal background. Interpret and apply institutional policies and goals.

Readers are expected to work 30 hours per week, as needed, during the months of November, December, January, February and March.

Other duties as assigned.


Ideal candidates will have a background in secondary or higher education and knowledge of issues in higher education. Experience in a selective admissions office is a plus. Familiarity with highly selective university communities is helpful.

Bachelor's degree is required. Must have exceptionally strong writing and analytical skills. Well-developed computer skills and the demonstrated ability to adapt to new software programs are crucial; keyboard skills are required. Willingness to be part of a team and ability to work independently are essential.

Must have the ability to exercise discerning and sound judgment while working collegially in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment. Tact, diplomacy and discretion are highly valued. Maintaining confidentiality is paramount.

Although readers will be working from their homes, participation in on-campus comprehensive training sessions in autumn is mandatory. In addition, there will be a mandatory two-hour, on-campus meeting every two to three weeks throughout the period of employment.

A secure, password-protected, high-speed internet connection that meets our Office of Information Technology expectations is required.

Given the highly sensitive nature of our admission process, we cannot consider a) parents, guardians or immediate family members of a high school junior or senior who will be applying to college in the near future, regardless of whether he/she plans to apply to Princeton; b) employees or volunteers for any other undergraduate institution; c) college admission professionals including high school guidance counselors and/or independent consultants.

Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. The candidate dashboard will not display status updates for this requisition.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

TMP, 001

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Physical Capacity Exam Required


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