Admissions Reader I

Rochester, NY

GENERAL PURPOSE:

This position is a Time-As-Reported (TAR) assignment that allows individual(s) to work approximately five months (July-November) based upon the amount of application files received and the needs of the organization. Combined with a spike in applications (over 6K) and realized efficiencies in Operations, we have record levels of admissions files to review. Screener positions are designed to supplement the resources needed to reach current screening levels and to offer assistance and expertise to the admissions committee. Screeners function primarily as first reviewers for the admissions office and are expected to read on average five files per hour. Screeners will be assigned applications by our Admissions Coordinator.

Candidates must exhibit excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills in a diverse environment, as well as the ability to demonstrate a professional and resourceful approach. Must possess demonstrated customer service experience that incorporates a global perspective along with commitment to diversity and ability to work in a team setting with all levels of management and staff. Screeners need to convey an enthusiastic attitude, display excellent judgement, and possess solid time management skills. Screeners work autonomously and yet function as part of a larger team.

Proficiency in Word, Excel, and web applications is required; weekend and evening work is likely. Regularly scheduled and ad hoc one-on-one meetings with the Assistant Director and Associate Dean are likely. Occasional attendance at meetings on-campus or via a virtual meeting platform may be required. Additional cross-training within Admissions may also occur.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Credentials Review:

  • Verify applicants meet citizenship requirements and confirm that the information displayed in each applicant’s on-line file is accurate.

  • Review the academic rigor of the courses presented on the academic transcript(s) and ensure the appropriate pre-requisite courses were completed with satisfactory grades.

  • Ensure that the minimum number of recommendation/committee letters is sufficient to evaluate students for admission purposes, follow-up with applicants or schools for missing required documentation necessary to complete the evaluation, if needed.

Documentation and Recommendations for Admissibility:

  • Screen MD applications to determine if the student should or should not be invited for an interview. Summarize screening observations with notes in the AMP system and enter clear notes to support interview recommendations.

  • Enter screening recommendation (invite, reject, high priority, or AMS Consideration) into the AMP system to facilitate the movement of files for further review.

  • Complete required comprehensive descriptive notes to guide the Veteran Screener and the Associate Dean.

  • Screen applicants for the AMSNY Post-Baccalaureate program who may need additional educational enrichment prior to enrolling in our MD program.

Attend Regularly Scheduled Trainings and Meetings:

  • Attend an initial on-campus/virtual training for all application screeners.

  • Attend administrative meetings with the admissions staff.

  • Attend one full committee meeting per month

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

  • Some professional work experience required;

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • At least 1 year of work experience in a related field such as counseling or human resources preferred;

  • At least 1 year of relevant admissions experience or pre-health counseling preferred.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

  • The ability to work in a student-centered environment and to express sensitivity towards issues of equity, diversity and inclusion required.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize required.

  • Proficient computer skills including expertise with Microsoft Office, Zoom/virtual conference platforms, interpersonal skills, and customer service skills required.

  • Practical knowledge and utilization of computer software tools particularly, Box, and Zoom required.

  • Knowledge of and attention to the federal privacy guidelines set forth in FERPA, (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) preferred.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $18.65 - $26.11 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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