Director of Student Support Services


Website Shorter University

Shorter University of Rome, Georgia, is currently accepting applicants for the position of Director of Student Support Services. Shorter University is a Christ-centered University affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and requires employees to be committed Christians.

The primary function of the Director of Student Support Services is to coordinate and provide support services to students so that they may be better equipped for success during their tenure at Shorter University. Support Services includes personal, academic, and career counseling and coordinating services for students with disabilities. The Director of Student Support Services works under the general supervision of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Promote positive mental health in students by providing direct clinical services such as assessments, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, and consultation with faculty, staff, and parents.

· Develop and provide educational resources to the campus community such as print media, website content, and other services

· Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with local mental health professionals to coordinate treatment services and referrals

· Implement and develop educational and preventative workshops for students, faculty and staff. · Integrate medical and psychological services in a collaborative model of care

· Enhance counseling skills and maintain licensure through continuing education and professional development activities

· Provide emergency counseling services.

2. Coordinate services for students with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended (1973).

· Keep current on disability legislation and how the laws are interpreted by the courts and the by the Office of Civil Rights; assist students in determining, requesting, and using accommodations; facilitate campus-wide disability awareness/education through workshops, consultation, referrals and website content.

3. Maintain efficient operations of Student Support Services Office through employee training, supervision and evaluation and other administrative duties.

· Create and implement program goals and outcomes, assessment and evaluation, and strategic planning.

· Oversee the expenditure of the budgets assigned to Student Support Services Department

· Submit annual reports and other reports as requested. · Develop and maintain Counseling Center policies and procedures.


1. Knowledge of the college’s mission, purpose, and goals and initiative in implementing them in the area of Student Support Services

2. Interpersonal skills in working with students on a one-to-one and group basis.

3. Work with faculty and staff of the college as a consultant.

4. Teaching skills necessary to facilitate classroom environments.

5. Interpersonal communication skills, including proficiency in writing and speaking.

Educational Requirements:

Master’s degree in student affairs, counseling, or related area Licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia.

Individuals Supervised:  Student Support Services Student Workers

Additional Information: The position of Director of Student Support Services functions during normal college business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break), with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities. As a full-time member of the Division of Student Affairs, the Director works a 10-month schedule from Mid July through Mid May

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