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SUMMIT Advisor (Professional Academic Advisor)

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Academic Affairs


Agnes Scott College

Date Posted:

Apr 6 2022 7:25AM

Close Date:

Jun 1 2022

Position Description

Implement 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 college and departmental policies and procedures. Reports to the assistant 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.


Collaborate 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. Design and teach the SUM 110 Academics Foundations Lab for 7 weeks to first-year students. Develop advising materials and presentations to support individual and group student sessions. Provide 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. Manage advisee's advising team and maintain systematic and frequent contact with the advisees and team members at times outside of course selection. Prompt advisees to reflect upon the integration of their liberal arts curriculum, global learning, leadership development, and their major course of study. Interpret and disseminates information on institutional policies and procedures. Review and interpret degree audits, transcripts, placement and other standardized test scores. Stay abreast of changing institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, and important dates for college-wide initiatives.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Academics at The Most Innovative College
Our undergraduate experience is defined by SUMMIT, our approach to reinventing the liberal arts education. Every student completes a core curriculum focused on global learning, leadership development, professional success and digital literacy, guided by their own Board of Advisors. Our academic offerings include programs in pre-law and pre-medicine and dual-degree programs in computer science, engineering and nursing. Our growing number of graduate and post-baccalaureate programs are interdisciplinary, cutting-edge, and designed for professional and academic success. Agnes Scott’s graduate and post-bacc students are driven by curiosity and purpose and are supported by the college’s award-winning faculty.

Additional Information

How We Rank Agnes Scott is ranked the No. 1 Most Innovative National Liberal Arts College by the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of “Best Colleges.” We were also ranked, No. 1 First-Year Experience, No. 2 Undergraduate Best Teaching, No. 3 Learning Communities, No. 6 Social Mobility and No. 6 Study Abroad. We have also been named a Best Value College by both Forbes and The Princeton Review.

Contact Information

Machamma Quinichett 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.