Department: Counseling and Social Work
Effective: January 1, 2021
The Director of the BSW program will curate a quality, accredited BSW program, lead the reaffirmation process and review, deliver classroom instruction, supervise BSW program faculty, and provide oversight of the academic program and academic advisement in the Social Work program.
Candidates will meet the following requirements:
- A minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited institution
- Doctoral degree in Social Work preferred
- Three years of experience in post-MSW direct practice
- Three years of experience teaching at the collegiate level
- LSW is preferred
- Experience with CSWE accreditation process is preferred
Candidates will need to possess the following skills:
- Ability to articulate clearly a biblical philosophy of Social Work.
- Ability to articulate clear biblical world view of Social Work education.
- Ability to utilize effective methodologies for classroom instruction.
- Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Possess strong leadership skills and the ability to mentor undergraduate students.
- Possess excellent interpersonal and social skills and the ability to build relationships with students, faculty and community partners.
- Dedication to the CSWE accreditation process.
- Possess strong computer skills as well as a working knowledge of word processing and presentation skills.
- Ability to work with colleagues on corporate projects, specifically accreditation projects.
- Proficiency in written and oral communication.
- Willingness to be actively involved in student life and campus events.
- Actively pursue avenues for contributing to the profession of Social Work through activities such as publication, presentation or community engagement.
- Proficiency with word processing, general computer skills, and LBC | Capital’s instructional technologies (i.e., Learning Management System, Video Conferencing, etc.)
- Knowledge and ability to instruct methodologies, research and practice courses within the Social Work program.
- Advisement of students in the Social Work program
- Assist in recruiting students for the Social Work program.
- Willingness to design and develop new courses to enhance the existing curriculum.
- Utilization of online learning platforms for instructional delivery.
- Report to the Chair of the Counseling and Social Work Department.
- Assist the Department Chair as needed.
- Supervise the Field Director and other Social Work Program faculty.
- Assist the Field Director in the oversight of the Field Education component of the Program.
- Revise and edit the Social Work Program handbook.
- Review and revise curricular offerings to meet current CSWE and industry expectations and standards.
- Initiate CSWE accreditation process and maintain program accreditation including data collection and analysis
- Develop and oversee program budgetary needs along with the Department Chair.
- Oversight of continuous program improvement in areas of library holdings, expert speakers, community collaborations, and opportunities for student involvement.
- Assist in other duties whenever called upon as needed.
- Continued demonstration of ability and willingness to function fully and cooperatively within an institution of Biblical Christian higher education
- Continued ability to function as a team member with the administration of the college.
- Ongoing demonstrated desire to grow, develop, and mature as characterized by achievement in both personal and organizational matters.
- Continued ability to implement fairly and firmly the policies and procedures of the college.
- Continue to maintain absolute confidentiality in handling all matters within the college.
Candidates will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Continue to teach Social Work courses in the CSW Department at a rate of 6 credits in the Fall term and 6 credits in the Spring term.
- Continue to serve as Director of the BSW program for which you will receive 6 credits of remuneration for the Fall term and 6 credits for the Spring Term.
- Continue to maintain visible on-the-ground leadership in and curation of the BSW program.
- Continue to personally update courses each semester (e.g. syllabi and Learning Management System) to maintain content to industry (and internal) standards (with dept. approval).
- Manage the BSW curriculum by participating in the rostering of courses at least six months ahead each term, after receiving dept. approval.
- Revise and maintain the BSW student handbook after receiving appropriate approvals.
- Continue to attend and participate in the departmental faculty meetings and assigned subcommittees.
- Continue to attend at least 50% of the morning chapel services each semester.
- Continue to facilitate spiritual, emotional, and academic shepherding of students.
- Continue to develop professionally through personal study, research, and attendance professional meetings.
- Continue to seek to publish on a regular basis (as professional time allows). This could be in various forms including journal or magazine articles and books.
- Ongoing openness to other tasks as assigned for the enhancement of students and academic programing.
- Curate program design, professional development, evaluation of faculty, outcomes assessment, and academic policy.
- Be involved in the programs to attract prospective students to the BSW and other CSW Dept. programs
- Teach courses as assigned at the undergraduate, adult education, and/or graduate level in face-to-face, blended, and online format which may require teaching during the day, evening, and/or weekend
- Collaborate with LBC | Capital recruitment teams as needed.
- Diligence in budgeting skills such that you can assist the chairperson of the department in the preparation and submission of department budgets
- Continued research ways in which the different areas of the academic program can be enhanced
- Continued use of analytic skills for analyzing academic trends and developments
- Maintaining awareness of the various laws and ethical standards for academia and their relationship to the college
- Effective knowledge and application of word processing and presentation platforms.
- Experience with and practical knowledge of online course delivery platforms.
- Ongoing use of effective communication skills necessary for tasks.
- Continue to widen experience with and practical knowledge of online course delivery platforms.
Personal Qualities – the ability to identify personal strengths, weaknesses, skills, and limitations and use this understanding profitably
- Continued ability to creatively and maturely follow/lead in the academic community of LBC | Capital.
- Continued ability to function as a healthy team member among the faculty, bringing a collaborative spirit in representing the programs in CSW.
- Continued ability to be easily approached by students and colleagues, but firm and fair in the exercise of all policies and procedures.
- Ongoing demonstration of a Biblical pattern of leadership characterized by appropriate respect for and use of authority.