The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is seeking an Executive Director for the Rhode Island Chapter. Applicants will possess strong nonprofit association management skills, a substantial knowledge of the social work profession, and a strong commitment to social work values. Applicants will also have leadership skills that engage, inspire, and mobilize the Association’s membership.
NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with over 100,000 members. The Rhode Island Chapter has 716 members statewide. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound and just social policies.
The position is for 25-30 hours per week with a competitive salary plus excellent benefits, including health and life insurance, and retirement. The Chapter Executive Director reports to the NASW Deputy Director of Chapter Operations at the National Office and is accountable to the Rhode Island Chapter Board of Directors. Travel across the state of Rhode Island is a required component of the position.
NASW member in good standing
Master’s degree required; MSW preferred
Minimum 3 years of senior management or administrative experience; nonprofit experience is plus
Leadership experience working and collaborating with professional or non-profit organizations and their volunteer Boards
Demonstrated ability to work independently while meeting organizational goals and timelines
Exceptional management and administrative skills with oversight of multiple programs
Exceptional written and oral communications skills
Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task
Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting
Professional Social Worker with MSW
Experience in membership recruiting, engagement, and support
Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including, funders, volunteers and partner organizations
Strong public speaking ability; Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and member
Demonstrated program development and implementation experience
Experience and skills in the areas of public policy, advocacy and the legislative process
Ability to manage administrative tasks in conjunction with the NASW National Office
Experience in fundraising
Experience working with social media
Proficiency with MS Office products software, including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint, as well as working in the online/“cloud” environment.
Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants will email a cover letter and résumé addressing above qualifications, to: firstname.lastname@example.org , Subject title “Rhode Island Executive Director” no later than April 10, 2020.
NASW-RI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination. Applicants from diverse communities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 98765
About National Association of Social Workers
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.