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Part-Time Remote Admissions Application Reader & Interviewer

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Macalester College Admissions Office seeks multiple Part-Time Remote Application Readers/Admissions Interviewers to support our full-time staff in the application review process for our upcoming application rounds. This position supports full-time staff in reviewing and evaluating domestic admissions applications by assessing candidate materials  while synthesizing and writing succinct and informative comments to be shared with the Admissions Committee.


This position is a combined position with a variety of scheduling options and potential job responsibilities. Candidates are eligible to be considered as application readers, admissions interviewers or both. Candidates are encouraged to carefully review the description below and include a preference of schedule and responsibilities clearly in their application materials. 




Candidates are expected to work at least 10 hours per week from mid-October until February 1st. Application readers work full-day shifts between 9:00am CST – 5:00pm CST up to four days per week. Interviewers largely coordinate their schedule directly with their supervisor and are expected to offer ~10 hour-long interview appointments weekly. These appointments most often occur on nights and weekends. All candidates hired for this position are guaranteed six weeks of work in 2022 and five weeks of work in 2023.


Application volume and demand for admissions interviews are subject to change and influence available hours beyond the above guarantee. Preference will be given to candidates with flexible work availability between the hours of 9:00--5:00 on weekdays. 


This position is entirely remote. There are no in-person working hours or assignments. Candidates are expected to work from within the United States and be able to provide their own computer with reliable internet access and audio/video capabilities.

  • Reviews, evaluates and documents the content and quality of domestic admissions applications to Macalester College. 
  • Works collaboratively with full-time staff members to make informed assessments of academic qualifications and potential community contributions of prospective students.
  • Conducts online interviews with prospective Macalester applicants and summarizes the conversations in writing.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Direct experience as a student or staff member at a highly selective liberal arts college preferred. 
  • It is expected that an employee in this role: 
    • Have an appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education
    • Are able to work respectfully with sensitive and confidential information 
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity


Physical Requirements: 


This position requires close range vision (less than 20 inches).


Compensation & Benefits: 

The hourly rate for this position is $20/hr. As a part-time, temporary employee, staff members in this position are not eligible for employee benefits from Macalester.

Application Guidelines: 


For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one document to the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage. In your cover letter, please indicate your preferred schedule and interest in application reading, interviewing or both. This position will be posted until filled, but has a priority application deadline of Sunday, August 28th at 11:59 pm cst.


All inquiries regarding this position can be directed towards: 

Ross Bronfenbrenner 

[email protected]


This position is available to all candidates working remotely within the US.

Macalester College - Institutional Overview

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.BenefitsMacalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit for more information about benefits at Macalester College.Our Commitment to Safety in response to COVID-19:For the safety of our community, Macalester requires all employees to have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Should a newly hired employee be unable to receive the vaccination for either medical or religious reasons we offer accommodations and assistance.

Questions or concerns about this process should be directed to Employment Services at [email protected]


Working for Macalester College 

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students the inspiration, insight and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Classes are taught by faculty whose passion is teaching and whose scholarship gains national recognition.
Two great cities at your doorstep. Macalester is nestled in a lovely, residential neighborhood–minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis–which offers students a wealth of internship opportunities in business, finance, medicine, government, law, the arts, and more.

Macalester students are citizens of over 90 countries.

Our faculty earned their advanced degrees from some of the best schools in the world, and they remain thought-leaders in their fields

Macalester students enjoy a wealth of resources for research on and off campus–specialized laboratories, libraries, museum collections, distinct population groups for surveys, even a natural history center. Often students undertake research that makes real contributions to their discipline. They publish papers in scholarly journals, participate in conferences, and provide analysis for policy makers and real-world use.


Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Statement of Purpose and Belief

At Macalester College we believe that education is a fundamentally transforming experience. As a community of learners, the possibilities for this personal, social, and intellectual transformation extend to us all. We affirm the importance of the intellectual growth of the students, staff and faculty through individual and collaborative endeavor. We believe that this can best be achieved through an environment that values the diverse cultures of our world and recognizes our responsibility to provide a supportive and respectful environment for students, staff and faculty of all cultures and backgrounds.

We expect students to develop a broad understanding of the liberal arts while they are at Macalester. Students should follow a primary course of study in order to acquire an understanding of disciplinary theory and methodology; they should be able to apply their understanding of theories to address problems in the larger community. Students should develop the ability to use information and communication resources effectively, be adept at critical, analytical and logical thinking, and express themselves well in both oral and written forms. Finally, students should be prepared to take responsibility for their personal, social and intellectual choices.

We believe that the benefit of the educational experience at Macalester is the development of individuals who make informed judgments and interpretations of the broader world around them and choose actions or beliefs for which they are willing to be held accountable. We expect them to develop the ability to seek and use knowledge and experience in contexts that challenge and inform their suppositions about the world. We are committed to helping students grow intellectually and personally within an environment that models and promotes academic excellence and ethical behavior. The education a student begins at Macalester provides the basis for continuous transformation through learning and service.

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