As one of the nations top schools of social work, Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, and evidence-based practice to advance social, racial and economic justice and solve the most pressing societal problems of the 21st century. The BUSSW currently invites applications for the Executive Director position to serve as the key management leader for the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH), an integral transdisciplinary research center housed within BUSSW. The Executive Director will join a team committed to the Centers mission of expanding the impact of social work in health care and public health in order to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations nationally and globally. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the Center. This position reports directly to and works in close cooperation with the CISWH Director. The Executive Director will work with CISWH staff and BUSSW faculty in the development and implementation of initiatives aimed at advancing social workers roles in health and public health, enhancing social workers leadership in local and national policy development and advocacy, and contributing to knowledge development activities to advance solutions to population health problems including the identification of new health delivery models to improve health equity. Learn more about the specific job responsibilities and functions at the Boston University HR website.
The successful candidate will have:
*A Masters degree in social work and at least 5 to 8 years of public health social work experience grounded in a social determinants of health practice paradigm.
*Extensive administration and management experience, including working with hospitals, primary care settings, community health, public health, and/or Accountable Care Organizations, state Medicaid programs, among others.
*Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are required, including the ability to work with multi- and trans-disciplinary teams. This position requires extensive engagement and relationship-building with external stakeholders such as community organizations and non-governmental organizations, and government leaders and foundations. *Demonstrated commitment to advancing community-engaged practices.
*Grant writing experience and strong writing skills preferred.
*Familiarity with academic institutions and academic research protocols and culture preferred.
At BUSSW, we believe that diversity in the race, gender, sexual orientation, and other backgrounds of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction of our academic and research programs. We are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to social justice and to ensuring that BU is inclusive, equitable, and a place where all constituents can thrive.
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application and current resume. In your letter of application, please outline your public health social work practice experience, and how as a practitioner and administrator or manager you engage and sustain a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to working with communities.
Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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