Senior Academic Professional: Director of Student, Program, & Community Services

Position ID: 38294
Georgia State University
School of Social Work
Branch Campus: 
Atlanta, Georgia
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Senior Academic Professional, Director, Administrative
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Georgia State University

School of Social Work

Senior Academic Professional: Director of Student, Program, and Community Services


Georgia State University School of Social Work in Atlanta, GA invites applications for a full-time position at a non-tenure track faculty rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Student Services Functions: Manage the admissions process with faculty, staff, and prospective students that includes student recruitment and student inquiries, review of admission applications, and coordination of the MSW admissions committee. Serve as the School’s liaison to the Graduate Admissions office, the Office of Academic Assistance in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and the GSU Student Financial Aid office. Coordinate the GRA selection process for MSW students. Manage the student registration process and MSW advisement. Coordinate orientation for incoming students. Manage and advise the SSW student clubs, including Phi Alpha, social work honors society. Oversee the updates of the SSW website, social media platforms, and the SSW Student Handbook.

Program Services Functions: Manage the CSWE reaffirmation process, oversee the collection of program outcome measures, and submit outcome reports for GSU. Prepare other reports as needed. Coordinate and manage the SSW student professional review process. For the MSW capstone course, Community Projects, engage in community outreach to identify potential partners, create and oversee a database of organizations, manage the RFP process, oversee the MOU process, and work with faculty in coordinating Community Projects logistics. Work with designated faculty in managing study abroad opportunities.

Community Services Functions: Engage in community outreach to identify potential partners, create and oversee a database of organizations, manage the RFP process, oversee the MOU process, and work with faculty in coordinating Community Projects logistics. Collaborate with faculty or individually seek funding for the School of Social Work in collaboration with Community Partners.

Qualifications:  Appropriate terminal degree (MSW or doctorate) and 5+ years in higher education are required.  Appropriate terminal degree (MSW or doctorate) and 2+ year’s post-MSW practice experience is strongly preferred. The higher education experience should include accreditation knowledge; counseling, advising, and or teaching students; and administrative experience. Excellent interpersonal skills, writing skills, and computer skills are essential. The candidate should be organized, have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Campus and School:

The BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education through 2020. The School of Social Work is one of four academic units in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, which ranks in the top 15% of Public Policy Schools as rated by U.S. News & World Report. Georgia State University is a dynamic campus and one of the Southeast's largest urban universities. It is designated as a Research I institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The University is an enterprising urban public research university and a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. Centered in the state's capitol and historic financial hub of downtown Atlanta, the University provides its faculty and students with unsurpassed research opportunities and connections to business, government, nonprofit, and cultural organizations. It is ideally situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta and has easy access to the State Capitol, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, the Jimmy Carter Library, state and federal agencies, and a vast array of community organizations.

Application Procedure/To Apply: Send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference to,

Dr. Mindy Wertheimer, MSW Program Director and Search Committee Co-Chair, School of Social Work, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3995 Atlanta, GA  30302-3995. Applications should be submitted immediately, but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  Conducting background checks on final candidates is part of the hiring process at Georgia State University.  A satisfactory background investigation report, as determined by the sole discretion of the University, is a requirement for employment with the University.

CIP Discipline Code: 
Social Work
Community Relations (Admin code)
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator