Undergraduate Admissions (UA) at The Ohio State University is an exciting place to be. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions leads the university initiative to attract, admit and support academically talented undergraduates, and facilitates successful student transitions in collaboration with the university community. UA is responsible for the holistic review of domestic and international first-year applications to the Columbus Campus. This comprehensive and fair holistic review allows UA and the University to bring in a qualified and diverse incoming class, who will be successful at Ohio State, contributes to our campus, and makes the most of what the University has to offer.
The application reviewer position is a holistic evaluation source for a large number of domestic applications for undergraduate admission to The Ohio State University. This review is based on extensive training, written guidelines, and best practices set forth by Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Student Academic Success and the University's Strategic Enrollment Plan. Application reviewers are expected to exhibit the behaviors associated with the office's core competencies. These competencies include but are not limited to attention to detail, independent decision making, collaboration, change management, continuous improvement and personal accountability.
The application review season runs from October to March. The work is cyclical and most duties can be accomplished at home within the Central Ohio area. Files are assigned weekly via an online secure review site; once completed, recommendations are submitted electronically and new files are assigned for the following week. The application reviewer is required to enter recommendations for completed reviews into the review site on a weekly basis. Application reviewers are also required to attend and participate in monthly trainings and individual coaching sessions, and other meetings as needed during normal university business hours. It is the reviewer's responsibility to remain up-to-date with procedural and guideline changes provided by UA. Opportunities for professional development during the admission season are offered. Throughout the admissions process, reviewers must ensure confidentiality and security of admission files and university materials.
Reviewers are expected to work approximately 14-18 hours per week, with some weeks during December and January requiring up to 20 hours. Reviewers are compensated at an hourly rate. Reviewers will conduct a holistic review on a maximum of 80 files a week. Application reviewers may be asked to review additional files at various points during the season. Candidates must commit to completing the needed files per week and attending all on-campus required trainings and meetings. Reviewers are expected to be available between October and March and are not permitted to take time off.
Essential functions of the successful candidate in the position include but are not limited to: oDevelop a thorough understanding of Ohio State's enrollment goals, policies and procedures and make recommendations based on established enrollment guidelines and professional judgement. oHolistically review all application materials in a detail oriented manner. oUtilize application training resources to inform the admissions recommendations. oConsult with your supervisor and other UA staff when reading more complex applications through email communication and review meetings. oAttend all meetings, trainings and professional development sessions.
Additional Information for Applicants::
There are 25 positions available with this posting.
One year of experience (1000 hours course work or training) in customer service or communications, including analyzing and interpreting information;
Six months of experience (600 hours of training) in operation of computer and related peripheral equipment;
Three months of experience (300 hours of course work) in information research and analysis.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in counseling, human relations or education;
Knowledge of college/university policies and procedures;
Familiarity with recruitment and counseling practices at higher education institutions desired;
Reasonable knowledge of student counseling or guidance practices and familiarity with review and evaluation of written material is necessary;
Recent college admission, high school guidance experience or high school teaching experience;
Previous application reviewing experience.
Target Salary: $15.00 - $19.00 Hourly
Job Category: Civil Service
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.