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University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 4852259
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Admissions/Enrollment

Temporary Admissions Application Reader - Penn Engineering Online

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title
Temporary Admissions Application Reader - Penn Engineering Online

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The Admissions Readers will review documentation and evaluate graduate program applications using a rubric.

Job Description

The Admissions Readers will:
  • Evaluate at least 40 applications for Early and Regular Admission cycles and meet application review deadlines.
  • Use the Reader Handbook to make accurate assessments on whether or not an application meets Penn Engineering Online guidelines and requirements.
  • Use Slate to comment on potential issues with an application and to give the final assessment of the application following the guidelines given in the Reader Handbook.
  • Keep an accurate count of applications evaluated and hours worked.
  • Stay in active communication with the Operations Manager.


Bachelor's degree and at least one year of data entry experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Strong attention to detail

Excellent time management skills and ability to work in a deadline driven environment

Great written communication skills

Highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently with little to no supervision

Strong organizational skills

Comfortable with using computer programs and Google Suite

Previous experience in Higher Education or Admissions preferred

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Pay Range
$7.25 - $50.00 Hourly Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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