Director of the Community Outreach Service
The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UM SSW) is accepting applications
for the Director of the Social Work Community Outreach Services (SWCOS), a full-time,
12-month non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of clinical instructor (or at the rank
of clinical assistant professor, with a PhD) beginning by August 2013. SWCOS is a 20-year
old, endowed, nationally-recognized program within the UM SSW. SWCOS trains students to
be community practitioners (overseeing about 60 students in field placements each year),
operates three community schools, runs AmeriCorps programs (e.g., Public Allies), helps
organize communities; directs organizational capacity building efforts, and leads efforts at
community-university engagement. SWCOS has a staff of approximately 15 grant-funded
faculty supported by foundations; local, state, and federal agencies; and other partners.
Successful applicants will have significant experience leading organizations involved with
community practice, including: raising funds from local, state and federal sources as well as
from individuals and foundations; managing a board; managing and supporting staff and
developing programs; building and maintaining good relations with government officials,
community leaders, and philanthropic leaders; measuring the results of community services;
working with other organizational partners, and educating graduate students. Applicants
will have the skills to lead successful community demonstration projects and use information
technology to improve management. A minimum of 3-years of experience in the leadership
of human service, social change, or academic organizations is required. MSW or PhD in
social work preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience and expertise.
The UM SSW is located on an urban health and human services campus in Baltimore and
ranks among the top 20 schools of social work in the U.S. The school has an enrollment
of over 900 MSW students, with over 750 of those students placed in agency-based field
instruction sites each year. The Director of SWCOS fulfills an important role in supporting the
central leadership role in the Management and Community Organization Concentration and
in the operation of the School’s field education program.
Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2013, and the position will be open until filled.
Applicants should send a cover letter responding to the position requirements and a signed
c.v. (listing three professional references) to:
Chair, SWCOS Search Committee
University of Maryland School of Social Work
525 West Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals
with disabilities are encouraged to apply; please visit www.ssw.umaryland.edu.