Wednesday, October 20, 2010

UW Student Position -- Closes 10/20/10


Req #: 68695
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Job Location Detail: Undergraduate Admissions, Schmitz Hall
Posting Date: 10/08/2010
Closing Info: Closes On 10/22/2010
Salary: Tuition plus standard salary—-salary is commensurate with student standing.
Union Position: Yes
This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is seeking graduate students for graduate student service appointments during Winter Quarter 2011. These positions offer a valuable, hands-on opportunity to participate with admissions professionals in the review of undergraduate applications for Autumn Quarter 2011. Multiple positions available!

December 16, 2010-February 28, 2011 (five pay periods). Must be available for weekday training December 16-22--no exceptions. Please note: The first two days of mandatory training overlap with the final two days of exam period in Autumn Quarter. On December 16, training will run for approx. 5 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 offered: 5:00-8:00 p.m. 3 nights each week; weekly Saturday hours provided.

Tuition plus standard salary--salary is commensurate with student standing.

Must be formally enrolled in the UW Graduate School in a tuition-based program (state-funded) for at least 10 credits during Winter Quarter 2011. Fee-based programs (self-sustaining) not eligible for tuition waiver.


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.


NOTIFICATION/ACCEPTANCE DATES: We will notify those accepted for the positions by November 5, 2010.

CONTACT IN UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS: Robin Hennes, Assistant Director:; 206.616.3862

Must be formally enrolled in the UW Graduate School in a tuition-based program (state-funded) for at least 10 credits during Winter Quarter 2011. Fee-based programs (self-sustaining) 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 and work independently for hours at a time.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

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

APPLY: You may apply by selecting “apply for this job” (below). In addition to a resume, and in lieu of a traditional cover letter, you must submit a letter that addresses the following two questions in a total of 450 words or less:

Question 1: Your assignment is to select a strong and diverse class of freshmen for the University of Washington. What is the meaning of "strong and diverse?" What academic and personal factors would you choose to consider in reviewing applications and why?

Question 2: How will you objectively evaluate an applicant whose views conflict with yours? Is it ever appropriate to use judgment based on personal opinion in reviewing for admission to a public university? Regardless of your answer, whether yes or no, please give an example to illustrate your decision.
Please note that your application will not be reviewed and you will not be considered for this position until the cover letter assessment is complete.

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

Application Process:
Part of the application process for this position includes completing a Cover Letter assessment and an on-line Employment Eligibility assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or