The University of Texas at Austin Editor II - Admissions Application Review Specialist in Austin, Texas

Editor II - Admissions Application Review Specialist

Hiring department

Office of Admissions

Hourly salary


Hours per week

16.00 Variable

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date 08/01/2017

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

The Admissions Application Review Specialist position is a work-from-home, part-time, temporary position. Specialists must attend the in-person overview training and two norming sessions: the first on-campus and the second online. Specialists must be certified by training staff as adequately prepared to review files by the end of training and must be available exclusively Sept 2017 - January 2018.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Assist with the review of freshman applications for admission to The University of Texas at Austin.

Essential Functions

Review and evaluate a high volume of applications for freshman admission using the University's online, individualized and comprehensive freshman application evaluation process in accordance with Office of Admissions guidelines, policies and procedures. The assessment will include the evaluation of subjective and objective information culminating in a score for decision recommendation. Must demonstrate flexibility by keeping up-to-date with any procedural or guideline changes, which might impact review of applications. Must maintain communication and interaction with file review coordinators as well as other staff as needed during the review process. Work independently with a high degree of confidence in an online environment. Actively participate in two on-campus training sessions, two online-sessions, and complete at-home training assignments.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher; strong oral and written communication skills; strong organization and time management skills to ensure scheduled deadlines are met; ability to exercise good judgement and discretion, particularly in matters related to sensitive or confidential information, including, but not limited to: student records, personnel, training materials, etc.; proficient and comfortable with working independently on computers and with a variety of applications, including Box, email address for communication, etc. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree. Prior experience reviewing admissions files. Knowledge of Undergraduate Admissions policies and procedures, familiarity with recruitment and counseling practices at higher education institutions; extensive personal or professional experience in areas or programs that promote and/or prepare prospective students for post-secondary education; previous and/or current employment in the area of college counseling; affiliation with The University of Texas at Austin (e.g., alumni, volunteers for various UT-Austin events, former faculty and staff, etc.)

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Readers are expected to read a minimum of 8 applications per hour. Weekly read requirements are 20 hours per week with an option to work up to 30 (TRS retirees are only eligible to work 20 hours per week).

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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