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I. MAJOR FUNCTIONS
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Deputy Director of Programs is responsible for directing and guiding the Association’s social work programs in the areas of Practice, Public Policy, and Professional & Workforce Development. The Deputy Director of Programs will work across the Association to identify, create, and implement the Association’s strategic social work priorities, and oversee program activities that serve the membership and advance the social work profession. This individual helps lead the Association’s efforts to shape the future of the social work profession, advances the Association’s social justice mission, and helps position social workers to meet the profession’s major challenges in the areas of policy, clinical practice, social work education, social work research, casework practice, and community organizing.
The Deputy Director of Programs must be able to determine and align the Association’s strategic social work priorities with its overall strategic priorities for enhancing the value of membership, increasing membership and non-dues revenue, and assuring the overall visibility of the Association. As such, this individual is responsible for leading strategic programmatic partnerships that enhance the Association’s visibility on social work issues, coordinating a range of workforce advocacy efforts that help shape the future of the social work profession, and translating strategic initiatives into programs that contribute to the vitality of the Association. The Deputy Director is responsible for a program budget of approximately $5M. The Deputy Director will manage and leverage data to improve overall programmatic quality and pursue operational excellence.
Given the richness of the modalities within the social work practice continuum, the Deputy Director of Programs must be a visionary who is able to analyze the impact of major initiatives, and to wisely allocate limited resources to ensure the achievement of strategic goals and objectives. This individual must work collaboratively with the senior leadership team, Chapter and volunteer leadership, and other partners to develop and deliver programmatic content in ways that strengthen member engagement and contribute to the Association’s non-dues revenue streams.
II. ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Master’s degree in Social Work is required; a combination of macro/micro social work experience preferred, including experience in Public Policy and Business Administration.
Knowledge of Federal, State, and local policymaking.
Demonstrated strong analytical and administrative skills, including budget preparation, operational monitoring of program effectiveness, and P&L analysis.
Demonstrated ability to represent NASW to a wide range of audiences; requires exceptional written and oral communications ability, including strong presentation and facilitation skills. Must be highly skilled at executive-level communications and public speaking.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including experience driving and managing successful strategic organizational change initiatives, preferably in an area related to the delivery of social work services.
Strong project management skills; able to design, implement, and direct multiple projects, setting deadlines, and ensuring timely execution and accountability.
Must have excellent problem-solving skills with solid judgment required for complex or sensitive communications or subject matter.
Ability to take ownership for issues and follow through to resolution.
A minimum of 10 years prior related work experience is required, preferably in an association or non-profit environment or government agency setting, including at least 7 years in a similar senior management level position.
Must have significant experience in strategic planning, policy analysis, and program development. Proven track record of systems transformation is required.
Demonstrated experience in the development and bringing-to-market of programs and services within the context of sustainable business models that both fulfill the organization’s mission and drive net revenue is preferred; may include experience in monetizing programmatic content (e.g., through grant-funded initiatives, conferences, newsletters, on-line learning, etc.)
4. Experience with using performance metrics to measure results.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to the Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include position announcement number 1433.
NASW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 1433
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. NASW operates with 55 local and state chapters and a national office headquartered in Washington, DC.