Brown University — Seasonal Reader

Job Description:

About Brown:
Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:
The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation and the world by discovering, communicating and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. The Office of College Admission supports this mission through the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of students that will embrace the rigorous yet flexible Open Curriculum and challenge each other intellectually while fostering a community centered around kindness and questioning.

The Office of College Admission thinks broadly about diversity of background and experience while emphasizing academic and extracurricular excellence. Grades, standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, independent work, the quality of the secondary school program and achievements outside the classroom are among the factors used to evaluate this promise, but no one of these measures is considered determinative. It is the university’s experience and judgment that this mix of students will foster the vibrant educational atmosphere that provides the best educational experience for all students.

The Office of College Admission at Brown University is seeking Seasonal Readers for the 2022-2023 undergraduate admission application reading season. This part-time, temporary position assists in the holistic review of first year applications for undergraduate education.

All reading and review is web based and completed remotely on a flexible schedule.  Seasonal Readers are expected to commit 15-20 hours per week between mid December and mid March. Training will be provided in mid-December. The salary for this position is $25 an hour.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required; familiarity with a liberal arts education and selective admissions is preferred. Experience in a higher education, secondary school or other relevant educational setting is welcome.
  • Well developed computer skills and strong writing and analytical abilities are essential; we are looking for candidates who can read carefully and quickly.
  • A high level of confidentiality, the ability to meet deadlines, and access to a strong internet connection are necessary.
  • Seasonal Readers are expected to perform with a high level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.

We cannot consider those who are current admission professionals, such as independent consultants, or the parents, guardians, or immediate family members of a high school senior who plans to apply to Brown, or current employees of Brown.

Additional Information:
Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Seasonal Reader

College Admission

Ungraded Staff

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)

Time Type:
Part time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Classification:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, in the administration of its policies, programs, and activities.

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