NASW was established in 1955. Our primary functions include promoting the professional development of our members, establishing, and maintaining professional standards of practice, advancing sound social policies, and providing services that protect our members and enhance their professional status. We are the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the nation, serving 120,000 members per year. NASW establishes and maintains standards of practice for social workers. NASW advances sound social policies that support human well-being. Our 55 chapters directly serve members and encourage social worker connections through local and regional programs.
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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) /NASW Foundation seek a full-time Project Manager for a highly visible and important national education and training initiative.
The Project: NASW, the NASW Foundation, and the Health Behavior Research and Training Institute (HBRT) at The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work are partners in a $3.3 million, one-year grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to engage the nation's more than 700,000 social workers in boosting COVID-19 vaccine confidence, uptake, and access, particularly among populations with low vaccination rates and higher vulnerability to severe forms of infection.
The project will include a comprehensive education campaign for social workers on COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, barriers to vaccination (e.g., mis/disinformation, logistical challenges, psychological, etc.), and the role of social workers in promoting vaccination. The initiative will also include trainings for social workers on facts and myths about the vaccines as well as training in Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and other evidence-based, culturally competent, public health- and social work-informed methods for helping clients to process health-related decisions and choices.
This position is grant funded and can begin immediately upon hire with an end date of September 29, 2022. There may be an opportunity for a longer-term arrangement if future grant funding is received.
The Position: Under the supervision of the Foundation Director, the Project Manager will work with the NASW Deputy Director of Programs (Grant Principal Investigator) and various members of the NASW staff to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the project. The individual will track all activities and deliverables. They will support the NASW chapters and the sister social work associations in the trainings and messaging, and in their efforts to reach and message social workers around special populations. They will help with the Champions network, work with the professional development team around the development and implementation of the web-based trainings, and work with NORC, UT-A, and the Project Coordinator on the design and implementation of the evaluations. The individual will be a liaison with the partners at UT-A, the NASW chapters and our sister associations.
Project management create and oversee the detailed master plan for implementing the overall project, based on the overall grant parameters.
Collaborate with NASW staff to monitor the budget and reports required for proper execution.
Manage grant tasks, and deliverables, leading regularly scheduled meetings.
Produce and maintain record of processes and procedures to communicate with Senior leadership and stakeholders.
Collaborate effectively with staff, contractors, and volunteers
Assist with execution of webinars.
Assist with data management.
Review, evaluate and make verbal or written reports as directed by the Foundation Director.
Provide support to the financial aspects of the Grant.
Support development and roll out of grant initiatives.
Perform special projects or other related duties as responsibilities necessitate.
Provide support for operational initiatives related to grant program deliverables.
Administrative Skills- Strong organizational skills; Attention to detail; Ability to interact effectively with senior leaders, administrative staff, content specialist and community constituents; Ability to juggle multiple simultaneous initiatives, set priorities, and delegate tasks when necessary; Proactive in developing and updating timelines and materials as needed.
Teamwork and Collaboration: Expert interpersonal skills are required to guide and encourage complete participation in grant protocols and to forge and maintain productive working relationships with participants, team members, internal and external collaborators, vendors, and others. Must be able to demonstrate ability to be flexible, be able and willing to adapt to change, and be motivated to learn new procedures. Motivated to learn and to teach. Must demonstrate the ability to work as part of a cohesive team.
Manage Complexity: Uses experience, knowledge, and training to manage effectively in increasingly difficult and ambiguous situations. Must be professional, proactive, collaborative, conscientious and results oriented. Must have an optimistic and positive demeanor, excellent oral and written communication skills, good intuition, and ability to adapt to changing priorities and display good, sound judgment. Must be goal-oriented and keep the project moving ahead while also being flexible.
Technical Skills: Have excellent computer skills including ability to communicate with email, use MSWord, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and internet applications for online meetings. Experience creating and using project management tools is helpful.
Bachelor's Degree in business, healthcare administration or a related field and at least 5 years' experience in Grant management, Grant Administration or Project Management or demonstrated experience planning and managing complex projects and activities. Supervisory experience required. Experience working with remote teams situated in different locations is beneficial. DC location is a plus, but not required.
Master's degree. MSW is a plus. Familiarity with social work is helpful, as is experience with diverse populations (race, ethnicity, urban/rural, LGBTQI+, veterans, homeless, drug/substance use, disabilities, corrections, etc.).
Work is performed in an office environment. Temporarily remote due to COVID-19.
Applicants with diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.