Graduate Staff Assistant (Winter) – Undergraduate Admissions

Deadline: October 26, 2012

Req #: 89648
Department: ENROLLMENT SERVICES
Posting Date: 10/11/2012
Closing Info: Closes On 10/26/2012

Salary: Tuition plus standard salary–salary is commensurate with student standing.
Notes: This req will be used to fill multiple positions.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is seeking graduate students for Graduate Student service appointments during Winter Quarter 2012. These positions offer a valuable, hands-on opportunity to participate with admissions professionals in the review of undergraduate applications for autumn quarter 2013.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Readers will assess freshman applications, using a combination of personal and academic factors. Applications are assessed by two readers separately, and final admission decisions are made by Admissions administrators, based on reader assessments.

CREDIT LOAD: Must be formally enrolled in the UW Graduate School in a tuition-based (state-funded) program for at least 10 credits during winter quarter 2013. Fee-based (self-sustaining) programs not eligible for tuition waiver.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: December 16, 2012-February 28, 2013 (five pay periods). Must be available for daytime training December 17-21; no exceptions permitted. On December 17, training will run for approx. 6 hours.

HOURS: 183 hours over 5 pay periods; approximately 19 hours per week. All files must be read in the Office of Admissions during regular office hours or during the optional, extended evening hours and Saturdays. No files will be taken home. Available work hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. weekdays; extended in-office reading hours until 8:00 p.m. 2-3 nights each week; weekly Saturday hours for those who wish to use them. We will notify those accepted for the positions by November 9, 2012.

Requirements: Must be formally enrolled in the UW Graduate School in a tuition-based (state-funded) program for at least 10 credits during winter quarter 2013. Fee-based (self-sustaining) programs not eligible for tuition waiver. Ability to do the following: read and evaluate applications, considering both academic and personal factors; learn quickly and apply complicated assessment guidelines; apply assessment principles without personal bias; read rapidly and accurately; work independently for hours at a time.

Desired:
Sensitivity to diversity/multicultural issues and educational disadvantage; familiarity with U.S. high school systems.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENT:In addition to a resume, and in place of a traditional cover letter, you must submit a letter that addresses the two questions in a total of 450 words or less.

For a full description, and directions to apply: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=89648&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

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