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External Admissions Reader (4511U) - 9356
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 31, 2020
Title External Admissions Reader (4511U) - 9356
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Admissions/Student Records/Registrar

External Admissions Reader (4511U) - 9356

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must provide a fair opportunity for every applicant to obtain admission to the University, operate in a professional manner that ensures positive staff morale and values hard work and dedication, communicate and collaborate effectively, present a coordinated effort to standardize procedures and document best practices, offer a variety of methods for professional development, and provide first-class customer service in a cost-effective and transparent manner.

  • Perform comprehensive evaluation of all available applicant information for undergraduate applications. This information may encompass academic, socioeconomic, geographic, disability, talent, extraordinary circumstance, school and family context, and personal achievement factors.
  • Use holistic evaluation methods to make a comprehensive assessment of each applicant.
  • Actively participate in all training and norming sessions.
  • Support program goals for reader competence and process effectiveness by contributing to facilitated group discussions of sample applications.
  • Consult with experienced level staff or faculty when reviewing more complex applications.
  • Provide feedback on overall training/norming process.
  • Meet specified weekly numerical reading targets.

Required Qualifications
  • Candidates need to be adept at setting up a home office with access to the internet and have the ability to problem-solve a variety of issues (including both technology and procedural) independently. Candidates must have a personal computer with up-to-date security and internet browsers. Successful candidates must demonstrate a high proficiency with technology and web-based applications as all applicant files are reviewed electronically via an online platform.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Knowledge of K-14 higher education issues. Previous experience as a UC Berkeley undergraduate application reader, or an application reader for another institution or program. Knowledge of and/or sensitivity to issues related to the multiple identities students come with and may write about in their application.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $21.00 - $24.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information
  • This is a part-time position. We are looking for freshman readers and transfer readers.
  • Freshman readers must be available from 10/19/2020-02/05/2021.
  • Transfer readers must be available for Reader Training at the beginning of November and for reading from 02/01/2021-04/02/2021.
  • Attendance at Reader Training the first week of November 2020 is required for both freshman and transfer readers. Exact dates and times will be confirmed no later than October 2020.

Candidates may not be:
  • Concurrently enrolled as a UC Berkeley undergraduate.
  • Concurrently employed by the University of California.
  • Concurrently employed by another college or university.
  • Concurrently reading applications for another college or university.
  • Working as an independent admissions counselor.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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