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The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a 501(c)3 organization with more than 30 staff members and is located across from the King Street Metro Station in Alexandria, VA. We offer an excellent work environment and an attractive benefits package. CSWE is an EOE/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

There are currently two open positions at CSWE: program assistant, SUD Expansion of Practitioner Education in Social Work; and program associate, Curricular Resources.
 

Program Assistant, SUD Expansion of Practitioner Education in Social Work

FLSA STATUS: Nonexempt/Part-Time
REPORTS TO: Department of Educational Initiatives & Research
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 2019

POSITION SUMMARY

The program assistant supports the administrative management of SUD Expansion of Practitioner Education in Social Work grant. Funding for the grant is provided by the Susbtance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand substance use disorder (SUD) practitioner education in social work. The 2-year project will implement a high-quality standardized SUD curriculum. In this position, you will support activities and logistics related to the grant, including curriculum development, faculty development, and meeting and events logistics including processing continuing education certificates. Continued employment in this position is contingent on ongoing grant funds and successful performance in the role.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include the following, as well as other duties and special projects assigned by the director of Educational Initiatives and Research as needed:

  • Collect and compile evaluation and assessment data related to grant activities per SAMHSA’s requirements
  • Coordinate meeting logistics for on-site and off-site meetings, including renting space and catering services as needed, travel arrangements, and reimbursements
  •  Support on-site events
  • Prepare for events, including creating badges, tent cards, information packets, and copying documents 
  • Manage event speakers including contracts, honorariums, scheduling, and correspondence
  • Perform general administrative duties, including word processing, e-mail, filing, and organizing
  • Support Continuing Education including tracking attendance and preparing certificates
  • Process travel reimbursements for meeting attendees
  • Compile and distribute agenda and meeting minutes
  • Process agreements and stipends to participating programs
  • Support marketing and communications related to grant activities and dissemination
  • Support webinars and set up Web-based meetings

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS 

  • Minimum 4-year college degree preferred or equivalent work experience, preferably in a national membership association, higher education, and/or social work
  • Experience providing administrative support and/or event coordination for educational programs and/or meeting planning, database management, and/or volunteer management
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Excellent customer services skills with emphasis on respectful and tactful communications
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • High level of initiative and ability to multitask
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills  

ADA SPECIFICATIONS 

This position is primarily sedentary and is performed in an office setting. The physical demands of this position are limited to the ability to use a computer, telephone, and standard office equipment; lift up to 25 lbs.; bend; stoop; and carry articles used in program activities. Occasional travel within the United States may be necessary. 

HOW TO APPLY: Please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and salary expectations to jobs@cswe.org.
When submitting your application via e-mail, use “Program Assistant” as the subject line. Please title all attachments using the following format: “last name, first initial_ document name CSWE” (e.g., Doe, J_Resume CSWE or Doe, J_Cover Letter CSWE)

No phone calls, please.

We offer an excellent work environment and an attractive benefits package. CSWE is an EOE/AA Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

 

Program Associate, Curricular Resources  

FLSA STATUS: Full Time/ Exempt
REPORTS TO: Director, Education Initiatives and Research
Updated: September 2019
 

POSITION SUMMARY 

The program associate, curricular resources, promotes the preparation of social work graduates who can practice effectively in an increasingly diverse and global practice environment through the development of curricular and educational resources.

The program associate, curricular resources, coordinates the development and promotion of curricular guides and educational resources that exemplify high quality and innovation in social work education. The position will continually assess curricular priorities that align with the organization’s strategic plan. In collaboration with the Communications and Marketing Division, the program associate will organize the Web based curricular and educational resources. Working in concert with all other CSWE divisions and departments, the program associate will ensure that programming aligns with other initiatives and the strategic plan of CSWE.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Facilitate the development of curricular guides and resources for areas of specialized practice and emerging curricular topics 
  • Organize and maintain curricular and educational resources on the CSWE website
  • Convene and coordinate national task forces of social work educators
  • Serve as project manager for curricular guides and resources
  • Manage resources and budgets with appropriate discretion, including external funding
  • Serve as a resource and provide expertise to the organization related to curricular resource development and delivery
  • Coordinate webinar content related to curricular and educational resources and topics
  • Support membership feedback process and focus groups, including the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards process
  • Serve as a liaison for assigned commissions and councils and other volunteer leaders
  • Collaborate with Communications and Marketing team to promote and market curricular resources
  • Compile and submit programmatic reports
  • Develop, update, and maintain databases, Web resources, and electronic mailing lists
  • Develop content for marketing channels—print collateral, e-mail, website, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Master’s degree in social work or related field (e.g., psychology, public health) preferred  
  • Two years of relevant experience; knowledge of social work education or curriculum development required
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; position requires demonstrated collaboration, poise, tact, and diplomacy 
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills, including strong writing and editing skills
  • Must be able to work independently 
  • IT skills: proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel one or two times per year

ADA SPECIFICATIONS

  • May be required to use computer screen for extensive periods of time
  • Occasional lifting of 15 to 20 lbs
  • Extended working hours and travel may be necessary


HOW TO APPLY: Please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and salary expectations to jobs@cswe.org.
When submitting your application via e-mail, use “Program Associate, Curricular Resources” as the subject line. Please title all attachments using the following format: “last name, first initial_ document name CSWE” (e.g., Doe, J_Resume CSWE or Doe, J_Cover Letter CSWE)

No phone calls, please.

We offer an excellent work environment and an attractive benefits package. CSWE is an EOE/AA Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual assigned to the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.