Director of Continuing Education - MSU School of Social Work

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East Lansing, MI

The MSU School of Social Work is hiring a FULL-TIME Continuing Education Director!

Michigan State University School of Social Work is excited to announce an opening for a Continuing Education Director. The School’s Continuing Education Program offers over 150 programs a year to over 3000 professionals. We are reaching out to you in our search. Please help us recruit the best person for this role by distributing the attached position description to your networks.

For details, including how to apply, click here: Posting #592177: Specialist - Outreach-Fixed Term in Social Work 10038782 is now available. 

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Working/Functional Title

Director of Continuing Education, MSU School of Social Work

Position Summary

The MSU School of Social Work is dedicated to educating students for ethical, competent, responsive, and innovative social work practice, and to conducting and disseminating high quality research that improves the well-being of the most vulnerable in society. Our teaching, research, and outreach synergistically promote social justice, positive change, and solutions to the problems facing diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. More than 650 students are enrolled in our CSWE-accredited BASW and MSW programs, and PhD program.

The MSU School of Social Work Continuing Education program is seeking a dynamic, organized, team and results oriented person for the position of Specialist- Outreach, Director of our Continuing Education. The Director of Continuing Education is responsible for identifying strategic priorities and objectives and for the implementation of these plans. This role engages in extensive outreach in the forms of committee work and collaboration with both internal and external networks to advance the mission of the School. In addition, this position directs the operational, planning, and marketing efforts for in person and distance learning programs. The Program Director supervises and/or oversees task assignments of others. This position engages in continuous quality improvement measures, develops and implements policies and procedures, complies with professional regulatory bodies, and evaluates program outcomes. This role is responsible for teaching academic and continuing education courses as assigned. Duties include:

  • Attend all required School meetings and activities.
  • Actively participate in assigned School committee.
  • Teach academic courses as assigned by the Associate Director of Instruction. 

Required Degree

Masters -Social Work

Minimum Requirements

Masters degree in Social Work, plus state of Michigan license eligible with five years post-MSW experience.

Desired Qualifications

Understanding of the NASW Code of Ethics and the ability to articulate social work values; experience with regulatory compliance; knowledge of Association of Social Work Boards; Approved Continuing Education and the State of Michigan Social Work Continuing Education guidelines and requirements; experience hosting and/or providing continuing education trainings; comfortable with public speaking; proficiency in Microsoft Office products, and Zoom.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin July 29, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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