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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Policy on Web postings:

Appropriate postings are accepted for ACOSA website on a space available basis. ACOSA reserves the right to refuse any posting it deems inappropriate or in conflict with ACOSA's objectives. The appearance of a posting on the ACOSA website does not imply endorsement by ACOSA.

To submit an employment listing for consideration on ACOSA's website, please send an email with detailed info: pdf or text of announcement to Ana Santiago-SanRomán at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


DATE POSTED: 12/31/17

Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers – North Carolina Chapter


The North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), with a statewide membership of nearly 5000, 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 North Carolina 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
  • Exceptional executive management skills, including the ability to provide oversight for organizational and leadership development priorities, relevant legislative efforts, membership services, staff supervision and continuing education programs
  • Demonstrated budget and financial management skills
  • Solid 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
  • 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 Raleigh; travel required to other North Carolina communities, as needed.

Salary: $65,000 - $70,000, plus excellent benefits, including health and life insurance, and retirement.

Application deadline: January 12, 2018

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants will email a cover letter and résumé, addressing above qualifications, to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

DATE POSTED: 10/31/17

Executive Director, Chicago Freedom School

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Director of Supportive Housing and Homeless Services, Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

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DATE POSTED: 10/17/17

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, University of Texas San Antonio

Hello ACOSA Members

I would like to encourage all interested parties to consider applying for one of our two Assistant Professor or our Associate Professor positions at the University of Texas San Antonio.

We are a cohesive, affirming, balanced (between research and teaching) department of social work. The UTSA curriculum offers a special focus on macro level practice. UTSA offers a 2/2 teaching load with a minimum of two publications per year expectation. San Antonio has all the benefits of a big city with small town feel. UTSA is a great place to grow your career or have a strong impact on a Tier One striving institution. Applications with all areas of expertise will be considered; we especially encourage applications in the areas of policy, aging/gerontology, mental health/substance abuse, and child welfare.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Harris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Heidi Rueda at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work (Temporary), Saginaw Valley State University

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DATE POSTED: 10/10/17

MSW Online Instructor/Chair, University of South Florida

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MSW Online Program Field Coordinator, University of South Florida

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DATE POSTED: 9/26/17

Multiple Openings at the University of Michigan School of Social Work

Apply By: December 31, 2018

The School of Social Work is committed to a University-wide initiative that aims to enhance diversity, equity, and create an inclusive climate.  We seek a diverse pool of outstanding applicants who will contribute to the Schools diversity, equity and inclusion agenda to join this important university-wide effort.  Faculty members of the University of Michigan School of Social Work strive to be leaders in scholarship, education, and service for socially just communities in Michigan, in the United States, and across the world. We respond to social challenges in this highly politicized and technologized world by supporting scholarly and academic excellence, equity in education, health and social services, and opportunities for the growth and development of individuals, families, communities, and society.  Our contributions to social work scholarship build on values that emphasize the strengths and the interaction between the individual and the larger social and physical environment. Our faculty members draw on scientific theories that support a fuller understanding of social challenges and then work to develop translational solutions to these challenges.  We seek new faculty members whose interests and commitments fit this philosophy of the School.  For more information about the University’s diversity initiative please visit the School of Social Work Diversity, Equity & Inclusion webpage.

U-M SSW currently has up to five faculty openings for the 2018-2019 academic year. These include:

  • Three Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty positions
  • One Clinical Faculty Position
  • One Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty position Jointly Sponsored with the Institute for Social Research

Interested candidates should visit the online application to submit:

  • a concise philosophy statement of research
  • a concise statement of teaching experience
  • names of three references
  • CV
  • three writing examples - writing examples may include published works, media works, syllabi or detailed schedules for courses and workshops, case examples, and opinion pieces.  Scholarly articles are preferred for tenure track faculty positions. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.

Review of applications will begin immediately and considered on a rolling basis. All applications must be received by December 31st 2018.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



Assistant Dean for Field Education and Professor of the Practice, University of Denver

Position Summary: Applications are invited for the Assistant Dean for Field Education and Community Partnership and Professor of the Practice. The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) at the University of Denver (DU) seeks an accomplished candidate who dually values a commitment to student learning and to community partnership.  The Assistant Dean for Field Education is an appointed faculty member in the Professor of the Practice Series, who is responsible for the overall administration of the social work field education program. This position ensures the long-term development and day-to-day management of the program, coordination of its activities with other programs with which it overlaps, and leadership to ensure an excellent program that adheres to internal policies as well as those of the overall MSW Program and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  It is expected that the successful candidate will engage in collaboration within the school, across the university, with our two Colorado off-site communities and with our on-line students in all locations.

Appointment rank and length of multiple year contract will be determined at the time of hire and will be commensurate with background and experience and in accordance with DU and GSSW’s tenure and promotion guidelines. This position is a non-tenure track twelve (12) month appointment. The Professor of Practice appointment is integral to the Assistant Dean appointment. As such, the professorship will not be held in the absence of the Assistant Dean appointment.

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TENURE TRACK OPENING: Promoting Socially Just Communities

Assistant or Associate Professor Social Work, Miami of Ohio

Job Description Summary: This position has the potential to be part of a cluster hire of faculty in The College of Education, Health and Society for successful diverse candidates whose research, teaching and/or service connects to a theme of promoting Socially Just Communities (e.g., participatory community research, mutually beneficial university-community partnerships including community engagement, service learning, and collaborations with clinical/practice courses/training) consistent with our initiative for Community Justice and Wellbeing.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Southern Connecticut State University

Apply By: October 16, 2017

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DATE POSTED: 8/29/17

Assistant Professor (2 Positions), Texas Christian University

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Program Support & Field Instructor Positions, The Arthur Project

I am reaching out to all the great CO people I know because the organization I work for - The Arthur Project - will be launching our program in a matter of weeks and we need some support. For those who don't know, The Arthur Project will be providing intensive mentoring services to middle school students along a multi-dimensional framework.

One of the dimensions - civic engagement - is at the heart of our program. We believe that by learning they can make an impact in their own community, our young people will develop a sense of both belonging and mattering. In this line, I am looking to hire a CO student or professional to provide approximately 40 hours of work over the next month or so (with potential to continue). The position would include helping our organization establish political partnerships and potentially developing a structure for training our mentors to help our young people enact their power in the community. Scheduling and location is flexible.

The second position I am looking to fill is a Field Instructor for up to five mentors, who are social work students. The majority of our interns will be clinical students; however, the work will be a blend of clinical, group and macro work and will have a strong emphasis on social and economic justice. Along these lines, I am hoping to have a CO or "micro-macro" minded person act as Field Instructor. This person must be three-years post MSW, licensed and SIFI-certified (or able to complete SIFI seminar within the year).

If you or anyone you know is interested in either of these positions, please reach out to me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call me at (646)469-9796.



Coordinator, Building Sustainable Communities

Position overview: The Building Sustainable Communities program seeks to implement projects and programs to improve the quality of life for residents in Detroit’s Corktown, Mexicantown and Hubbard communities by focusing on five program areas:

▪ Expanding Investment in Housing and Other Real Estate

▪ Increasing Family Income and Wealth

▪ Stimulating Economic Development

▪ Improving Access to Quality Education

▪ Supporting Healthy Environments and Lifestyles

The BSC Coordinator will help lead the Quality of Life plan implementation process to identify gaps in existing neighborhood services and opportunities for new projects or programs. Specific new programs or partnerships will grow out of the ongoing implementation process. The BSC Coordinator will support existing programs and may supervise an AmeriCorps member whose work is focused on resident engagement, neighborhood beautification, and vacant property maintenance.

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Executive Director, 826michigan

Ypsilanti Program Manager, 826michigan

826michigan is hiring!

We are seeking enthusiastic and qualified candidates to apply for TWO roles at 826michigan: Ypsilanti Program Manager and Executive Director. The salary for the Executive Director has yet to be posted, though the base annual wage for the Ypsilanti Program Manager is $37,000.

The link to the postings on our website is here:; PDF attachments of the job descriptions are below.

Executive Director, 826michigan

Ypsilanti Program Manager, 826michigan

It is tremendously helpful if you will spread the word about these job openings throughout your networks as we genuinely seek to achieve greater equity and inclusion in our day-to-day operations at 826michigan—and the first step is ensuring that a diverse group of candidates learns about the available opportunities in the first place.

Materials for the Ypsilanti Program Manager opening are due no later than 11:59pm Wednesday, August 16.

Materials for the Executive Director opening are due no later than 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 5.

If you have any questions about the roles, please contact: Courtney Wise Randolph, Community Engagement Manager

826michigan inspires school-aged students to write confidently and skillfully with the help of adult volunteers in their communities. Our writing and tutoring programs uphold a culture of creativity and imagination and support students in establishing strong habits of mind. Through publication and community engagement, we provide students with an authentic and enthusiastic audience for their writing.


Community Liaison Position, New York State Assembly

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Public Engagement Strategist, ACLU

Position overview: The Public Engagement Strategist is responsible for creating, innovating and managing an effective system of volunteer engagement for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.  A successful strategy for volunteer engagement will inspire and motivate stakeholders to take action on behalf of ACLU of Michigan, impact local community development and leadership, create goodwill, build the ACLU of Michigan membership base, and advance our fundraising goals. The focus of any volunteer engagement strategy must promote the organization’s mission, benefit our collaborative philosophy and vision, and align with our strategic goals. Building relationships with corporate and community volunteers, the Strategist will ensure an energized, efficient and effective volunteer base of support for the organization. The Strategist will also interact with all departments within the organization and be accountable for developing strategies, assessing needs and capacity, leading operational plans, and creating initiatives, metrics and benchmarks to support volunteer matching, engagement and programming.

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DATE POSTED: 4/18/17

Director of the OASS, School of Social Work at Wayne State University

The School of Social Work at Wayne State University is seeking a Director of the OASS.  We are seeking candidates who will provide leadership and energy in this position that is vital to our school's functioning.  The OASS director oversees enrollment management activities including recruitment, admissions, course scheduling, advising, retention, and student services and reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  We are seeking candidates with experience in admissions and student services who also have an MSW.

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DATE POSTED: 4/17/17

Academic Administrator, Guizhou Berkeley Big Data Innovation Research Center (GBIC)

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DATE POSTED: 4/12/17

Executive Director, Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative (SRC)

Apply By:  April 23, 2017

The Senior Regional Collaborative was founded in 2008 as a network of organizations serving the needs of senior citizens in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. During its years as a collaborative it has been managed by a dedicated Steering Committee with active member support for its activities. It has grown to 30 member organizations whose commitment to collective impact led to its current nonprofit governance structure as an independent 501c3.

To support its further growth, the organization is extending its search to establish staff leadership through the contracting of an Executive Director. As an independent contractor, the Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and will oversee all day to day SRC activities. The SRC is currently located within Bridging Communities, one of its member agencies.

This new position presents an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional who has management experience and a desire to bring passion and skill to this new organization that has the potential for significant impact on the sector.

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Please respond by sending comprehensive resumes electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Questions may be directed to the same email address.


DATE POSTED: 4/11/17

National Community Outreach Coordinator, The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP)

The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) is a national legal and policy resource and strategy center for people living with HIV and their advocates. CHLP’s mission is to reduce HIV’s impact on vulnerable and marginalized communities and to secure the human rights of people affected by HIV. We support and increase the HIV advocacy power and expertise of attorneys, community members and service providers, and advance policy initiatives that are grounded in social justice, science and the public health. We do this by providing high-quality legal and policy materials in an accessible web-based resource bank, cultivating an interdisciplinary network of attorneys, experts and activists, and promoting advocacy on critical HIV legal, health and human rights issues.

The National Community Outreach Coordinator will serve in an anchoring position for CHLP’s state-based anti-criminalization and youth sexual health project work. The position is a great opportunity for a confident, developing professional to support, inspire and work with state advocates organizing to reform oppressive, unwarranted criminal justice policies that disproportionately target people on the basis of identity, from HIV/health status to race to sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Director of Counseling Services, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)

Posting End Date:  May 5, 2017

The Counseling Services department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invites candidates to join a vibrant, compassionate team that provides high quality individual counseling to help students fully develop their personal, social, emotional, and cognitive growth.

The Director of Counseling Services provides leadership and administrative oversight of the department’s day-to-day operations, managing both clinical and clerical staff along with providing some direct counseling services.  This visionary and innovative leader must have an appreciation and understanding of mental health issues in a diverse student body, excellent management skills, and an understanding of the complexities of leading a Counseling Services department in a higher education setting with multiple publics, including students, parents, faculty and staff. The Director also serves as a representative of the University and Counseling Services Department to other University departments and outside agencies.

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DATE POSTED: 3/21/17

Youghiogheny Riverkeeper, Mountain Watershed Association

Apply By:  April 30, 2017

The Mountain Watershed Association seeks the protection, preservation and restoration of the Indian Creek and greater Youghiogheny River watersheds in the Laurel Highlands region of southwestern Pennsylvania. We are currently accepting resumes for a full-time Youghiogheny Riverkeeper. The Youghiogheny Riverkeeper is a program of the Mountain Watershed Association and has expanded the organization's vision into the larger Youghiogheny River basin. The Yough Riverkeeper is the public advocate for the watershed. We use grassroots efforts to defend against further pollution, improve water quality and to conserve the natural ecology and character of the region.

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