Administrative, Clerical, Support, Education and Training, Meetings/Expositions/Events
4 Year Degree
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), a nonprofit national association and the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States, has a dynamic opportunity open for a Program Assistant. Reporting to the Vice President of Education, the Program Assistant supports the administrative management of education and professional development programs for the CSWE Division of Education.
The successful candidate will coordinate activities related to CSWE’s education and professional development initiatives, including educational sessions at the Annual Program Meeting (APM), continuing education programs, professional development events through the CSWE Learning Academy and other meetings and events sponsored within the Division of Education.
The position will be expected to assist the Manager, Member Engagement and Professional Development, director of meetings and other education division staff in the implementation of initiatives that connect CSWE members with the organization and each other, and help grow their career through professional development, presentation, and service opportunities.
Responsibilities include coordination of education offerings for CSWE individual and program members for the Annual Program Meeting (APM), including the APM proposal submission, review and acceptance process, Career Center program development, CSWE Learning Academy activities, and continuing education (CE) certificate processes for education initiatives, supporting the development of member-driven learning communities, and assisting with grant and contract-funded projects within the Education Division. The Program Assistant will have the opportunity to assist with other assigned program support activities in the Education Division including: Annual Meeting and Education Sessions and activities; coordinate education and planning committee meetings; and general administrative duties
Requirements and preferred attributes of the successful candidate:
Minimum four-year college degree preferred or equivalent work experience preferably in a national membership association and/or social work
Experience required: Minimum 2 years of experience providing administrative support and/or event coordination for educational programs and/or meeting planning, database management, and volunteer management
Ability to travel to out of town meetings, specifically APM annual meeting and other education events
Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
High level of initiative and ability to multitask
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Experience with production of webinars and/or other web-based events through a learning management system
Experience with certification or continuing education programs desirable.
Prefer experience in website maintenance and HTML
HOW TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to email@example.com using the subject line: “CSWE Program Assistant application”. All documents must be named using the following format: Last Name, First Initial [“resume” or “cover letter”]. For example: Doe, J. resume. No phone calls will be accepted.
CSWE is a 501(c)3 organization with more than 30 staff members and is located across from the King Street Metro station in Alexandria. We offer an excellent work environment and an attractive benefits package. CSWE is an EOE/AA Employer.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing over 2,500 individual members as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation a...s the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.
CSWE works to ensure the preparation of competent social work professionals by providing national leadership and a forum for collective action. The main responsibility of CSWE is therefore to promote and maintain the high quality of social work education. In addition, CSWE strives to stimulate knowledge and curriculum development, to advance social justice, and to strengthen community and individual well-being.