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Job Announcement:  Executive Director

The Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), with a statewide membership of more than 1900, is seeking an Executive Director with demonstrated leadership and management skills. In addition, applicants should have a substantial knowledge of and a strong commitment to the social work profession and social work values, with an awareness of the diversity of social work practice. Applicants should also be able to engage, inspire, and mobilize the Association’s membership. NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 120,000 members nationwide. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. The Chapter Executive Director reports to the NASW Deputy Director of Chapter Operations at the National Office and is accountable to the Colorado Chapter Board of Directors.

Position requires:

  • Senior leadership experience working with professional or non-profit organizations and their volunteer Boards
  • Minimum of 5 years of executive level experience
  • College degree required; MSW preferred
  • Strong executive management skills, including the ability to provide oversight for organizational and leadership development priorities, relevant legislative efforts, membership services, and continuing education programs
  • Strong budget and financial management skills
  • Strong program planning and implementation skills
  • Strong public policy experience and skills
  • Strong advocacy and legislative experience and skills
  • Community organizing experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Experience working with traditional and social media
  • Ability to represent a macro perspective for Colorado social workers
  • Ability to represent Colorado social workers’ perspectives and needs with NASW national leadership
  • Commitment to providing excellent membership support and engagement
  • Basic proficiency with Office products software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as working in the online/“cloud” environment.

The Chapter office is located in Denver; travel required to other Colorado communities, as needed.

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000, plus excellent benefits, including health and life insurance, and retirement.

Application deadline: June 5, 2017 Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants will email a cover letter and résumé, addressing above qualifications, to:

NASW-CO is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination. Applicants from diverse communities are encouraged to apply.

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NASW Colorado, 1120 Lincoln Street #1608, Denver, Colorado, 80203 Phone 303-753-8890