Brown University — Seasonal Application 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:
Brown University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) brings a Brown education to new audiences of learners: those focused on development of skills and a breadth of knowledge necessary for professional success and leadership. We leverage Brown’s intellectual centers of excellence, rigorous teaching, and developmental approach to learning in a range of programs, including serving students outside of traditional degree programs. We partner with Brown departments, centers, institutes, and schools to develop degree and non-degree programs, and to support the recruitment, retention, and placement success of master’s students, including traditional, non-traditional, and professional students.

Remote Part-Time Readers for Brown University School of Professional Studies assist the Enrollment Management Team in reading and completing initial reviews of applications for admissions. There is a high volume of applications in a select number of master’s programs. Seasonal outside reviewers will conduct pre-review of assigned applications and determine eligibility for review by the program. Readers will be expected to review submitted application, academic credentials, personal essays, recommendation letters, and resumes. Program specific criteria and training will be provided. Readers must maintain a high level of confidentiality.

All reading and pre-review is web-based and completely remote. Outside readers are expected to commit to 20-25 hours per week. Training will be provided.

  • Conduct initial pre-review of applications of assigned programs
  • Assign applications as eligible for further review by program
  • Complete 20-25 hours of application review weekly
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Regularly communicate with Associate Dir. of Graduate Degree Enrollment regarding review process, application volume, and timeline


  • Candidates must have their own computer and a stable internet connection.
  • A Bachelors degree is required, along with at least one year of experience with application review.
  • Must be available to work 20-25 hours per week, with some availability to attend meetings during core business hours (9-5 ET) Monday – Friday.
  • Deep appreciation for cultural diversity and ability to work with many diverse populations


  • Ideal candidates will have strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of non-US educational systems and curriculums, experience reviewing international credentials is recommended.
  • Willingness and ability to apply institutional priorities in accordance with training.
  • Willingness to accept feedback and quickly adapt to suggested modifications.
  • Ability to maintain the strictest levels of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Shows professionalism and effective communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Prior experience in application review at the graduate level.
  • Familiarity with subject areas including; Data Science, Computer Science, and/or Public Health

Additional Information:
Applicants must include a cover letter with their resume

Criminal and education background check required

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Seasonal Application Reader

School of Professional Studies

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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