Job Positions

SUMMIT Advisor (Professional Academic Advisor)

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Office of Academic Advising and Accessible Education


Agnes Scott College

Date Posted:

Jul 7 2021 3:04PM

Close Date:

Sep 30 2021

Position Description

Implements a team based advising model designed to guide advisees throughout their four years at Agnes Scott College within the guidelines of federal, state, and local laws, and office/department, division and college policies and procedures. Reports to the director of SUMMIT advisors/associate director of academic advising and works with co-workers, faculty, staff, students and their families, and other outside contacts to support the students and growth of the college.


1. Collaborates with students from enrollment through graduation to develop and document a customized educational plan that includes course exploration, major and career goals, service learning, and impactful experiences such as study abroad, internships and mentored research.
2. Designs and teaches the SUM 110 Academics Foundations Lab for 7 weeks to first-year students.
3. Develops advising materials and presentations to support individual and group student sessions.
4. Provides support, strategies and connect advisees to resources (i.e. tutoring, counseling, financial aid, disability services study abroad, internships etc.) as they develop academic plans of study to achieve degree completion that align with their strengths, personal and professional goals.
5. Manages advisee's advising team and maintain systematic and frequent contact with the advisees and team members at times outside of course selection.
6. Prompts advisees to reflect upon the integration of their liberal arts curriculum, global learning, leadership development, and their major course of study.
7. Interprets and disseminates information on institutional policies and procedures.
8. Reviews and interpret degree audits, transcripts, placement and other standardized test scores.
9. Stays abreast of changing institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, and important dates for college-wide initiatives.

Application Process

Please apply online:

Institution Information

Agnes Scott College is committed to educating women to be effective change agents in a global society. This commitment is expressed through SUMMIT, which equips all students with a strong foundation in global learning and leadership development, a Board of Advisors, and a digital portfolio where they record, reflect upon, and share their educational experiences. SUMMIT is rooted in a liberal arts curriculum that emphasizes academic excellence, interdisciplinary study, and experiential learning through internships, mentored research, and study abroad. Building on Agnes Scott’s 130-year history and atmosphere of academic and intellectual challenge, SUMMIT fosters the intellectual breadth and habits of mind characteristic of a liberal arts education. The campus is located in metropolitan Atlanta in the city of Decatur. Nationally known as a center for research and higher education, Atlanta provides resources and learning opportunities central to the Agnes Scott experience.

Additional Information

Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, or disability in the recruitment and admission of any student, and, in addition, does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate and post-baccalaureate programs. This nondiscrimination policy also applies to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the college, and to the administration of educational policies, scholarship, and loan programs and all other programs administered by the college.

Contact Information

Machamma Quinichett, Director of SUMMIT Advisors and Associate Director of Academic Advising and Accessible Education,, 404.471.6150,


Required Qualifications

Master's degree or higher.
At least 2-3 years experience in academic affairs, higher education, counseling or a related field.
* Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and others from a variety of different backgrounds, experiences and abilities.
* Exceptional interpersonal and bi-lingual communication skills preferred, both verbal and written.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively, maintain confidentiality and abide by the Agnes Scott College Honor Code.
* Demonstrated excellence in planning and organizing work and records; coordinating with others to complete tasks in a timely manner; and bring work flows to a successful conclusion.
* Knowledge of student development theories and familiarity with current advising trends/best practices.
* Experience executing problem solving skills and maintaining appropriate boundaries with student advising load.

Preferred Qualifications

* Demonstrable proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Google electronic mail and knowledge of Starfish and Colleague or similar student database software preferred.
* International experience preferred.
* Assessment experience preferred.