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National Association of Social Workers

Assistant Executive Director

National Association of Social Workers

NASW-NYC is recruiting for the position of Assistant Executive Director. The AED will work with the Executive Director in this highly visible position in the implementation of NASW-NYC's goals relating to programs and operations for the purpose of strengthening the social work profession in New York City and enhancing the capacity of the Chapter.

The AED will play a leading role in NASW-NYC's small and fast paced office, assuming responsibility for a broad range of programs and projects, including professional communications, development of the continuing education program, and oversight of selected staff, consultants and interns. In carrying out these responsibilities, the AED provides essential leadership, guidance and support to current and emerging Chapter volunteers as they contribute to the overall mission of NASW.

Responsibilities also involve participating in NASW-NYC's efforts to increase membership and non-dues revenue, and to address policy issues. The AED is expected to develop and maintain knowledge in social work related matters, including professional licensing, and be committed to assuring that NASW-NYC be a relevant and diverse membership organization.

The candidate who is hired for this position will need to start by mid December but no later than the beginning of January. Interviews will begin in early October.

Compensation will be based on experience, ranging from $65,000 to 85,000. NASW-NYC offers a generous benefit package.

1. Collaborate with the executive director and Chapter leaders in carrying out Chapter priorities and objectives and in the administration of the Chapter office.

2. Oversee selected activities relating to generation of critical non-dues revenue, including advertising and fundraising.

3. Oversee electronic communications through the production of the newsletter, e-blasts, and assuring that the website is up-to-date and relevant to social workers. Assure that standards for content and design are maintained. Production of the newsletter will include planning, with the Executive Director, soliciting of feature articles, editing and writing.

4. Plan and coordinate core programs, including continuing education workshops and the annual meeting, as well as selected events and activities for social work students, new professionals, and other categories of members.

5. Along with the executive director, address selected policy issues of relevance to the social work profession

6. Provide supervision and/or support to administrative staff, consultants, contracted coordinators, and intern(s) as needed.

7. Provide staff support to selected board and program related committees and task forces.

8. Provide consultation to NASW members on a range of issues, including questions about licensing.

Essential Skills and Abilities Excellence in the following skills and abilities are necessary for success as the Associate Director:
• Proven ability as an administrator, with ability to manage projects and to supervise and coordinate staff, interns; capacity to identify objectives and to achieve outcomes.
• Potential for assuming leadership both within the Chapter and the greater profession.
• Strong communication skills, with ability to develop, write and edit news articles, detailed memos, and to represent the organization through public speaking.
• Skill in interpersonal relations and in facilitating task oriented groups or committees.
• Ability to work independently as well as in close collaboration with others, to be detail oriented, to simultaneously work on multiple tasks, and to meet deadlines.
• Strong conceptual and problem solving skills and commitment to continuous learning.
• Commitment to culturally competent practice and to the social work profession.
• Ability to work evenings and selected weekends.

• Knowledge of approaches to organizational management.
• Knowledge of social work practice, programs, and professional issues.
• Familiarity with advocacy and public policy.

• LMSW or LCSW is required.
• Five years social work related experience with demonstrated expertise in administration, project management and supervision.
• Experience in communicating with professional audiences, both verbally and in writing, including electronic communications.
• Experience in working with volunteers to develop objectives and carry out activities.

Salary Range: $65,000 to $85,000

Please send cover letter along with cv to or mail to NASW-NYC, 50 Broadway, NY, NY 10004. Cover letter should address how you anticipate making a contribution to the organization. Please include salary history and sample of your writing, for example, an article, a memo, a proposal, etc. The writing sample may be brief.

About Organization:
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 145,000 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.



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