Job Positions

Graduate / Post-Baccalaureate Advisor

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Graduate Studies


Agnes Scott College

Date Posted:

Sep 22 2022 2:57PM

Close Date:

Dec 1 2022

Position Description

Office: Graduate Studies
Reports to: Senior Director of Graduate Studies
Work Period: 12 month
Hours: Full-time
Overtime: Exempt
Job Grade: 8
General Summary: Provides advising on academic requirements for graduate and post-baccalaureate students seeking admissions to health professional programs, preparing for counseling licensure, or for career opportunities in the healthcare/public health sectors within the guidelines of federal, state and local laws and college, division and office policies and procedures. Reports to the senior director of graduate studies and works with the director of health advising and partnerships as well as faculty, staff and students.


Essential Job Functions:

1. Ensures students are knowledgeable of the application requirements, process, and admissions cycle for medical schools or health professions programs.
2. Provides consulting on primary and secondary application materials, including writing personal statements and the work and activities section, customizing essay responses, and preparing for situational judgment tests.
3. Provides coaching on mock interviews, including multiple mini interview questions.

1. Facilities sessions, workshops, and other professional development activities for current students applying to a linkage agreement or through the regular application cycle.
2. Develops a process for connecting individual students with previous alumni cohorts to provide second reads of personal statements, schools essay prompts, mock interviews, etc.
3. Develops a referral process to campus resources that assist individual students in their writing and interview skills.
4. Supports new student orientation and other programs at the request of the Senior Director of Graduate Studies.
5. Occasional evening and weekend availability is required to support events.

1. Maintains accurate records in the designated systems in compliance with FERPA and other campus, federal and state regulations.
2. Collaborates with constituencies, including medical school and health professions partners, to maintain updated information, notifications, etc. on application requirements
3. Oversees various administrative functions related to student success in the admissions cycle, such as the committee letter/packet process.

Application Process

APPLICATION PROCESS Please apply online: Position is posted until filled. Due to the overwhelming response to the college's staff openings we are unable to respond personally to individual telephone inquiries. No faxed submissions please.

Institution Information

Founded in 1889, Agnes Scott College is an independent national liberal arts college guided by its mission to educate women “to think deeply, live honorably, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.” Through the coeducational graduate and post-baccalaureate programs at Agnes Scott, students transform their passions into forward-thinking and values driven professions, making a difference in their careers, communities, and the world. The campus’s location in metropolitan Atlanta in the city of Decatur, nationally known as a center for civil rights, healthcare, public health, research and higher education, provides resources and learning opportunities central to the Agnes Scott experience. Agnes Scott College holds strategic partnerships with numerous organizations in metropolitan Atlanta, spanning corporate, non-profit, and government sectors and across sectors. In support of its health programs, Agnes Scott partners with clinics, hospitals, and private practices, and supports linkages with the Morehouse School of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, and Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy. These partnerships and linkages demonstrate the college’s innovative approach to driving professional success for Scotties and helping them pursue career goals in a variety of industries. Through these relationships, graduate and post-baccalaureate students, known for their high academic achievement and remarkable leadership, extend the college’s history of excellence.

Additional Information

EEO Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity and gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply. Health & Safety Measures All persons hired by Agnes Scott College must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment unless they have been granted an exemption based upon a medical or religious reason.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Egan Henry, Ph.D. Senior Director of Graduate Studies


Required Qualifications


Education: Master's Degree required. Experience: At least 2-3 years experience in advising, admissions, or a related field. Experience working with medical school or allied health student populations preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of student development theories and familiarity with current advising trends/best practices. Exceptional interpersonal communication and customer service skills, with the ability to interact in a positive, helpful manner. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a diverse multicultural environment. Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and others from a variety of different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and abilities. Demonstrated excellence in planning and organizing work and student records to meet deadlines. Possess excellent time-management skills to successfully and simultaneously complete multiple tasks. Demonstrable proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google electronic mail and knowledge of Starfish and Colleague or similar student database software preferred. Ability to work independently with little supervision, maintain confidentiality and abide by the Agnes Scott Honor Code.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional moving of light objects. Work is performed in an office.

DISCLAIMER The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.