Program Director-Master of Social Work
Posting DetailsPosition Information Title Program Director-Master of Social Work Campus Stockton Department Provost Posting Number F00198 Full or Part Time Full Time Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled No Days Per Week Weeks Per Year Position Description Position Description
The founding Program Director for Master’s Social Work (MSW) will be responsible for the attainment of accreditation from Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This position is responsible for program organization, administration, fiscal management, ongoing review and assessment and planning and development. The Program Director leads the MSW team and has oversight for overall program management. The Program Director will be committed to developing an interdisciplinary perspective. This is a twelve-month non-tenure track faculty appointment. Academic rank commensurate with experience.
The essential functions of this position include directing the planning, development, implementation and administration of the Master’s Social Work Program.
•Responsible for the academic quality of the program and ensuring alignment with CSWE Education Policy and Accreditation Standards and Pacific’s polices
•Provide leadership for specialized accreditation and university regional accreditation. Attain and maintain CSWE accreditation status including timely submission of candidacy documents, annual report, program fees, students’ verification process and other reports as requested
•Recruit qualified faculty as needed to meet the needs of the program and curriculum
•Coordinate student admissions processes, including collaboration with the Graduate School office of admissions and enrollment services
•Participate in student recruitment, advisement, evaluation and counseling
•Supervise MSW program faculty, monitoring workloads and performance
•Teach required courses in the curriculum in areas of expertise
•Coordinates and supports inter-professional education between the program and other disciplines at Pacific
•Engage across professional and disciplinary programs in the development and growth of the curriculum to ensure meaningful collaborative opportunities in all aspects of the teaching and learning program
•Uses innovative instruction and technology in the development and delivery of the curriculum
•In collaboration with program faculty plan, develop, and evaluate all courses and the overall curriculum
•Ensure adequate resources for systematically designing, supervising, coordinating, and evaluating field education
•Develop policies and procedures for effectively managing all components of the
oprogram in accordance with the University’s policies and procedures, including program admissions,
retention, and completion to ensure fair, equitable, and considerable treatment of prospective and enrolled
•Review and evaluate data from course and instructor evaluations, graduate exit interviews, alumni surveys, and employer surveys to ensure student outcomes and goals are achieved
•Maintain communication and coordination of the program with the faculty, clinical preceptors, and all individuals or disciplines involved with the program
•Oversee budget and manage program resources ethically and responsible in accordance with University policy
•Serve on committees and taskforces as requested by the dean
•Serve on state or national professional committees as appropriate
•Represents the program to the community and healthcare organizations
•With support of the Dean, develops and maintains an advisory board for the program
•Maintain professional competence through practice, continuing education, scholarship and community service
•Works with the dean and institutional advancement and collaborates with the Office of the Provost, development teams and other departments to enhance corporate, employer, alumni, and other stakeholder relationships, thereby developing additional resource opportunities
•Assist in other related areas as requested by the dean.
•Master’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program is required with a doctoral degree in social work or related field preferred.
•Two to five years post MSW practice experience.
•Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of five years of administrative experience and a minimum of three-five years college-level faculty experience
•Licensure in social work is not a requirement for this position but is preferred.
•Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulation relating to program compliance and other regulatory standards such as Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and other accreditation standards.
•Effective interpersonal skills and sensitivity to academic and personnel issues
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Proven organizational ability
•Ability to mentor personnel
•Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion
Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University’s insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.Physical Requirements
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.Special Instructions Contact Information Contact Email Reference Letter Information Are Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting? Yes Minimum Number of References 3 Maximum Number of References 3 Background Check Statement
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.AA/EEO Policy Statement
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.Supplemental Questions
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