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Director, Undergraduate Social Work

Union Institute & University, a national not for profit university offering Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees to adult students since 1964, is seeking a Director for its Undergraduate Social Work program. The Director will be responsible for:
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
Program responsibilities:
Provide leadership, vision, and strategic thinking in academic planning, and all aspects of the social work program.
Direct the process to achieve accreditation for the Bachelor of Science major in social work program from the Council on Social Work.
Serve as a liaison with the Council on Social Work Accreditation, Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, and related organizations.
Work closely with the dean to prepare and administer the program's budget.
Manage recruiting, evaluating, and retaining qualified faculty.
Identify program needs regarding space, equipment, and other needs.
Administer program evaluation and assessment of student learning outcomes.
Take lead role in managing faculty meetings, advisory council, curriculum committee, and related programmatic meetings.
Manage and supervise administrative roles and responsibilities of faculty.
Administrative responsibilities:
Foster and support excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and professional engagement and service among all faculty.
Maintain oversight of the Bachelor of Science program in social work, including the field education and advising components.
Participate in and attend all university assigned committees and faculty meetings.
Work with internal and external constituents to develop new program initiatives.
Collaborate with the marketing team to recommend promotional materials.
Periodically review university academic regulations and guidelines to uphold academic integrity of courses.
Develop orientation, course schedules, program-specific policies and procedures.
Tracks various professional licensure requirements to assure relevance of offerings.
Administer an integrated curriculum design for classroom and field instruction.
Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships.
Engage in an on-going program of professional development.
Teaching responsibilities:
Teach at least three core content courses per academic year.
Contribute to learners' professional development as generalist social workers.
Evaluate and assess learners' academic, interpersonal and clinical competence.
Participate in learner related administrative functions, such as field evaluation, academic reviews, and admissions interviews.
Requirements? Master of Social Work degree from a CSWE-accredited program with a doctoral degree preferred or a baccalaureate degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program and a doctoral degree.
Demonstrated leadership ability through teaching, scholarship, curriculum development, administrative experience, and other academic and professional activities in the field of social work.
Minimum of two years post-master's practice experience required.
Independently licensed in social work.
Knowledge of adult learning theory and experience with teaching adults.
Experience in social work supervision and field education.
Expertise in one additional interest area related to professional social work.
Effective interpersonal (written and oral) communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge of and commitment to the use of information technology for instruction.
Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain high level of confidentiality.
An understanding of and belief in practitioner-scholar training model.
Ability and willingness to travel occasionally to conferences and meetings.
Qualified candidates please submit a letter of interest, current resume and contact information for three professional references.
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Human Resources Department at 513-487-1122.
Union Institute & University is a private, non-profit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Union Institute & University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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