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October 8, 2021

Honors Program Admissions Review Readers

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021
  • For full-time UW graduate students (enrolled for 10+ credit hours), winter quarter 2022
  • Compensation includes tuition, salary, and health insurance eligibility
  • Employment dates (December 16, 2021 – March 15, 2022)

Honors Program Admissions Review Readers

Department: UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM
Appointing Department Web Address:
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Job Location Detail: 211 Mary Gates Hall
Posting Date: 10/8/2021
Closing Info: Closes on 10/22/2021
Salary: Tuition plus standard salary commensurate with student standing.
Union Position: Yes
This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information
Notes:
NOTIFICATION/ACCEPTANCE DATES: We will notify those accepted for the positions by November 5, 2021
Inquiries about this position can be made with Kelly Chapman at kekelang@uw.edu.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.
The University Honors Program is an innovative space and collaborative community engaged in rigorous interdisciplinary exploration. Students can pursue Honors as a general education track, as an in-depth program within their majors, or as a combination of the two. They may apply as new freshmen, at the end of their first year, or once they’ve selected a major. We prepare our students to ask and answer bold questions about the challenges facing our ever-changing world through participation in small classes with faculty from across campus and work across the university, and by challenging themselves and each other to take intellectual risks and commit to conscious global citizenship.
The University Honors Program has an outstanding opportunity for Honors Admissions evaluators. We are seeking graduate students for 50% FTE Graduate Staff Assistant appointments, with an average of 20 hours/week, 220 hours total for the three month appointment during Winter Quarter 2022. These positions are eligible for a tuition/fee waiver per the terms of the ASE union contract, along with GAIP health care benefits. They offer a valuable hands-on opportunity to participate with higher education professionals in the review of undergraduate freshmen applications to the Honors Program for admittance Autumn Quarter 2022. Multiple positions available.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Readers will:
  • Use professional judgment when reviewing complex applications for admission to the UW Honors Program, using a combination of personal and academic factors.
  • Read and evaluate approximately 80 applications per week (may vary depending on applicant pool)
  • Assess applicants for motivation, opportunity, initiative, leadership potential, life experience, extracurricular activities, and educational/personal hardship.
  • Evaluate academic history and opportunities.
  • Use knowledge of Honors Program requirements and applicant pool to assess applicants’ overall record and experience for admissions recommendation.
Applications are assessed separately by multiple readers, and final admission decisions are made by Honors Program staff based on a holistic assessment rubric.
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: December 16, 2021 – March 15, 2022.Candidates must be available for training on December 16-17, 2021. Training may be conducted remotely via Zoom following guidance from the UW and Environmental Health & Safety.
HOURS: Approximately 20 hours per week, two hours of which must be completed during set Honors Admission reading sessions (held online) between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekdays (exact dates/time TBD). The remaining hours may be flexible. All evaluations to be completed remotely via an online evaluation system. (Will be determined by current UW & EHS guidance and protocols)
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be formally enrolled in a program in the UW Graduate School for at least 10 credits during Winter Quarter 2022.
  • Must be able to:
  • analyze and synthesize large amounts of information, considering educational and personal factors;
  • read and manage confidential electronic application files via online platforms;
  • quickly learn and apply complex assessment guidelines without personal bias;
  • read rapidly and accurately and work independently for hours at a time;
  • discreetly manage highly confidential personal data found in student applications;
  • be sensitive to complex diversity/multicultural/socioeconomic issues and educational disadvantage;
  • read at least 80 applications per week; and
  • attend on-boarding and training December 16-17, 2021 (Will be determined by current UW & EHS guidance and protocols).
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED:
  • Previous participation or direct affiliation with the UW Honors Program or other undergraduate honors programs, demonstrating a practical understanding of the program’s mission and values;
  • Thorough knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, at colleges/universities and specifically at UW; and
  • Previous participation in admissions and/or evaluation processes.
Condition of Employment:
This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: https://hr.uw.edu/labor/about-labor-relations/dues-fees-and-membership-requirements.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check and a Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form.
Application Process: 
Applications must be submitted via the UW Honors Program’s application form, found here. No additional materials will be accepted or considered and no alternative methods of application will be accepted. Please include both first and last names on your resume and cover letter.
In addition to a resume applicants must submit a cover letter, and respond to the following questions in 600 words or less (for both prompts):
Question 1: Your job is to select for the University of Washington Honors Program a strong, engaged, and diverse class of freshmen who are interested in interdisciplinary learning. How would you define “interdisciplinary learning?” What factors would you consider in reviewing applications and why?
Question 2: How will you objectively evaluate an applicant whose views conflict with yours? Please give an example from your prior experiences to illustrate your decision-making process.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, and/or others. Prior to being hired, The UW is required to ask candidates to sign a statement disclosing information regarding current or past sexual misconduct investigations or findings.
The Honors Program is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space to people of all genders, religions, national origins, races, disabilities, sexual orientations, ethnicity, and documentation statuses. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: October 22, 2021. 
NOTIFICATION/ACCEPTANCE DATES: We will notify those accepted for the positions by November 5, 2021.