New Job Admissions Interviewer/Reader In North Carolina



Company : Duke University
Salary : Details not provided
Location : North Carolina

Full Description

Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Undergraduate Admissions Application First Reader

Undergraduate application first readers are part-time/seasonal positions that assist the staff in the Duke University Office of Undergraduate Admissions to perform selected duties during seasons off peak activity.

Readers work a minimum of 20 hours per week and up to 40 hours per week from mid-October through March. Please note that these are part-time, seasonal positions that require annual reappointments.

Work performed

Readers perform a review of student applications for admission to Duke University; analyze qualifications of prospective students using established University admissions standards; submit evaluations and assessments to the staff of the office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above state ments describe the general nature and level of work being performed by i ndividuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be a n exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personn el so classified.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Prior experience in reading and evaluating applications for highly-selective schools is desired.
  • Outstanding communication, analytic, time management, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to prioritize work effectively, be responsive to deadlines and feedback, and work well under pressure.
  • Well-developed computer skills and the demonstrated ability to adapt to new software programs are crucial.
  • Must have high speed internet access, wired or wireless connection to internet provider at a quiet and private location.
  • Must demonstrate high level of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Candidates must be self-directed and able to work independently.

We cannot consider a )parents, guardians or siblings of a high school junior or senior, regardless of whether he/she plans to apply to Duke; b) college admission professionals including high school guidance counselors and independent

consultants; c) employees or volunteers for any other undergraduate institution.

Please know that university policy means that we cannot employ Duke staff who are working outside of North Carolina and are paid on an hourly basis.

Occupational Summary

Part-time positions established to assist the staff in Undergraduate Admissions or the professional schools in performance of selected duties during seasons of peak activity. Perform a variety of duties inthe recruitment and selection of student applicants for admission to Duke University.

Work Performed

Read applications for admission to Duke University; analyze qualifications of prospective students utilizing established University admissions standards; submit evaluations and recommendations to Director of Admissions regarding admissibility of applicants.Conduct on-campus interviews of prospective students and their parents.Correspond with prospective students and applicants seeking information on admissions standards, academic and non-academic programs and student activities.Conduct group information sessions as needed.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification.This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Minimum Qualification


Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.



Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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