Job Positions

SUMMIT Advisor

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Academic Advising


Agnes Scott College

Date Posted:

Feb 15 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

until filled

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 office, 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.


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. 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 passions and interests. Manages advisee's advising team and maintain systematic and frequent contact with the advisees and team members at times outside of course selection.

Prompts advisees to reflect upon the integration of their liberal arts curriculum, global learning, leadership development, and their major course of study. Interprets and disseminates information on institutional policies and procedures. Reviews and interprets degree audits, transcripts, placement and other standardized test scores. Stays abreast of changing institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, and important dates for college-wide initiatives. Develops advising materials and presentations to support individual and group student sessions. Provides advising support for Truman Scholars and other candidates pursing prestigious scholarships.

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

Agnes Scott College is an independent undergraduate college in the United States. Agnes Scott's campus lies in downtown Decatur, Georgia, nestled inside the perimeter of the bustling metro-Atlanta area. The college was founded in 1889 as Decatur Female Seminary by a group of Presbyterians under the leadership of their minister, Frank H. Gaines. In 1890, the name was changed to Agnes Scott Institute to honor the mother of the college's primary benefactor, Col. George Washington Scott. The name was changed again to Agnes Scott College in 1906, and remains today a liberal arts college for women. Agnes Scott currently enrolls 1040 students. The student to faculty ratio is 10:1 and 100% of the tenure-track faculty hold terminal degrees. The college offers 34 undergraduate majors and 31 minors and is affiliated with numerous institutions, including Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Nursing. Students who graduate from Agnes Scott receive a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. Agnes Scott is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The current mission of the college, adopted in 2002, states: Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Machamma Quinichett or Jennifer Cannady


Required Qualifications


Education: Master's degree or higher. Experience: At least 2-3 years experience in academic affairs, higher education, counseling or a related field.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 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. Demonstrable proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Google electronic mail

Preferred Qualifications

International experience, multilingual