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Part-Time Seasonal Reader

Employer
University of South Carolina
Location
Columbia

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

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Posting Number:

TMP02029PO22

Classification Title:

Student Services Program Coordinator I

Advertised Title:

Part-Time Seasonal Reader

Campus:

Columbia

College/Division:

Enrollment Management

Department:

EM Undergraduate Admissions

Salary:

$22/hour

Location of Vacancy:

Remote-based (work from home)

Part/Full Time:

Part Time

Hours per Week:

13.5

Work Schedule:

This temp position will work about 13.5 hours/week from Monday, October 24, 2022 -Friday, February 17, 2023 (end date is subject to change and flexible depending on the worker’s and office’s needs).

The Seasonal Reader will need to have availability at least three days per week (Monday-Friday) from 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. with time for a lunch break. Reading will not occur outside of these designated hours. The position will be remote-based. Seasonal Readers must have flexibility to complete asynchronous training modules and participate in virtual meetings on select days in October and early November.

Job Search Category:

Student Services

About University of South Carolina:

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Advertised Job Summary:

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions seeks Seasonal Readers to support the office in selecting a competitive freshmen class by reviewing applications and making recommendations for admission to the university, the South Carolina Honors College, and for top scholarship awards. Readers should be adept at evaluating high school credentials, school profiles, essays, beyond-the-classroom activities and recommendation letters. Additionally, qualified applicants value differences in students’ academics and environment.

This is a temporary, part-time position from October 24, 2022-February 17, 2023 . This position does not come with health insurance benefits.

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent degree) is required. Successful applicants will possess strong time management, communication, and critical thinking skills. They should also demonstrate basic proficiency with the Microsoft Office application suite and web-based conferencing technology like Zoom. A willingness to learn enrollment management software applications is necessary.Seasonal Readers should be able to work independently, with a partner and as a member of a larger team. Readers must be able to read for multiple hours in a day and keep both student information and internal office practices confidential.Previous admission, high school counseling or part-time reader experience is desired.
To avoid potential conflicts of interest, Seasonal Readers may not be the parent, guardian, or immediate family member of a high school student in grades 11-12 who is planning to apply to college (regardless of interest in UofSC specifically). Exceptions may be made for previous employees. Readers may not be employed by another university or high school, nor be employed independently or with an organization that provides personal college counseling.

Number of Vacancies:

13

Desired Start Date:

10/24/2022

Proposed End Date:

02/17/2023

Job Open Date:

08/05/2022

Job Close Date:

08/19/2022

Open Until Filled:

No

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To avoid potential conflicts of interest, Seasonal Readers may not be the parent, guardian, or immediate family member of a high school student in grades 11-12 who is planning to apply to college (regardless of interest in UofSC specifically). Exceptions may be made for previous employees. Readers may not be employed by another university or high school, nor be employed independently or with an organization that provides personal college counseling.

Quicklink for Posting:

https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/126655

EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Safety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL:

No

Hazardous weather category:

Non-Essential

Organization

Working at University of South Carolina

With more than 200 years of history and tradition, the University of South Carolina is redefining itself for decades to come. There's never been a better time to be at South Carolina, the state's flagship university and one of only 62 public universities to receive the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation for research.

The University is located in the heart of South Carolina in the capital city of Columbia, which is the nexus of government, a thriving arts and culture center, a venue for big-time Southeastern Conference intercollegiate athletics, and a community that is reinventing itself with redevelopment projects citywide. Much of the development is tied to land along the scenic, slow-moving Congaree River. Working with government, business, and community leaders, Carolina has developed a unified plan that will allow the University to expand from its origins on the historic Horseshoe to its future-Innovista, a research and innovation district that will stretch to the banks of the Congaree.

Innovista represents a new vision for research by creating a vibrant, urban community where students and researchers, including those from private firms, will live, work, learn, and play. Innovista will represent the University's four core research areas-hydrogen fuel cells, nanoscience and technology, biomedical and public health, and the environment-but will include other initiatives and business partners that serve the knowledge economy. Innovista's first private tenant, for example, is a leader in software applications for the insurance industry and will create several hundred high-paying jobs.

By attracting similar companies and jobs-and by capitalizing on an attractive location for restaurants and residential and retail space-Innovista will help drive the economy and increase per-capita income in the city and state. Recreational space will include a world-class waterfront park along the Congaree River and a new stadium for the Gamecocks' nationally ranked baseball program. Greenway paths for biking, walking, and running already line much of the river area. Innovista's 8 million square feet will blend seamlessly with the Vista, the city's nearby entertainment district of restaurants, bars, shops, and art galleries.

Chartered in 1801, Carolina began classes in 1805 with nine students and a single building, Rutledge College. As the campus grew and buildings were added during the next 50 years, a horseshoe layout was adopted. Today, the Horseshoe is on the National Register of Historic Places, with 10 of its 11 buildings dating to the 19th century. Those renovated buildings house, among other areas, the South Carolina Honors College and Undergraduate Admissions, representing much of the University's current and future lifeblood.

In fact, incoming freshman classes have never been larger or more competitive. The freshmen from fall 2006 set records for their size (more than 3,700) and SAT scores (1171 average). Freshmen enrolling in the Honors College had average SAT scores of 1398. Members of the University's prestigious scholarship programs, Carolina Scholars for in-state students and McNair Scholars for out-of-state students, had average scores of 1449 and 1477, respectively. Total enrollment at Carolina for undergraduates and graduates is more than 27,300, with some 350 degree programs to choose from. Since 1994, Carolina students have earned more than $9.9 million in prestigious national scholarships such as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, and NSF scholarships and the Fulbright Fellowships.

South Carolina's student body is diverse. In fact, Carolina was recently recognized as the state flagship university with the highest percentage of African-American student enrollment in the nation. Research by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education shows African-American students made up 14.7 percent of enrollment in 2004, the latest year available. The JBHE also ranks Carolina eighth in the nation in percentage of African-American faculty at a state flagship university with 4.3 percent.

The University's faculty garnered a record $173.3 million in federal, state, and private funding for research, outreach, and training programs in 2005-06, and several key hiring plans will introduce more talent and expertise to the faculty ranks. An aggressive campus building master plan and the faculty recruiting initiatives will change the collective face of the University and the faces of many of its key teachers and researchers.

South Carolina is recruiting world-class faculty to be endowed chairs-and change agents-for a series of "research centers of economic excellence" in areas such as nanoelectronics, polymer nanocomposites, brain imaging, regenerative medicine, cancer therapeutics, drug discovery, vision research, hydrogen fuel cells, and travel and tourism technology. These centers, some in collaboration with other state research universities and health and hospital systems, are funded with $30 million annually in state lottery money, as well as private matching money. Carolina is in the midst of a faculty recruitment plan to hire 600 new members. The Faculty Excellence Initiative is recruiting 150 faculty, many in interdisciplinary clusters of emphasis, while the Centenary Plan will recruit 100 elite research faculty to lead the University's core initiatives. Additionally, 350 faculty will be hired across disciplines to replace retirees over the next few years.

The University has forged a number of international collaborations in research, and the University's global connections are also strong in academics, particularly in international business. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the Moore School of Business best in the nation for its undergraduate and graduate programs in international business; the undergraduate program is No. 1 for the 10th consecutive time, while the graduate program is No. 1 among public universities for the 18th consecutive year and No. 2 overall, continuing a streak of 18 years with a top-two overall ranking.

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