Employment Description

Program Director - Master's in Social Work (MSW)
Date Posted 01/16/2018
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota seeks an experienced and enthusiastic individual for the position of Program Director of the Master’s in Social Work program. This is a full-time, annually renewable, benefits-eligible position located in Minneapolis.
This motivated individual will be responsible for the leadership, direction, and administration of the program.  Overall responsibilities include:  overseeing and leading development and assessment of the curriculum; recruitment and development of teaching faculty; recruitment, retention, and advising of students; and scheduling of courses.  General administration of the program includes overseeing the budget, supervision of staff, and cultivation of practicum sites and partners.
Essential Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate will possess these essential skills and abilities:
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and multi-tasking skills with proven ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills that will positively impact interactions with adult learners, faculty and other professionals in academic settings, and community partners.  
  • Professional decorum and ethical decision-making.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the profession of social work, social work education (including CSWE accreditation) and to serving marginalized populations.
  • Understanding of online education and how to effectively engage students to maximize their online learning experience.
  • Creation/maintenance of a collegial spirit among students, faculty, and colleagues.
  • Effective interpersonal and supervisory skills in recruitment, performance management, coaching/counseling.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
The qualified candidate will have the following credentials and experience: 
  • A doctoral degree in social work is preferred, although an individual with a master’s degree in social work and extensive experience in the field and in an academic setting will be considered.
  • At least five years practice experience with an interest in maintaining a clinical practice.
  • Experience in higher education is preferred including teaching, program development, and/or administration, and experience with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation standards.
  • Hold a current LICSW in the state of Minnesota or be eligible for a LICSW.
All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Additional Required Materials Letter of application, resume/CV, unofficial transcript of highest degree earned, contact information for three professional references
Application Review Date 03/09/2018
Starting Date 03/30/2018
Contact Susan Jarosak, M.Ed., Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Health and Human Services
Contact Email sjarosak@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.