Overview

This position is responsible for teaching undergraduate social work courses and acting as a liaison for students in field practicum placements. Primary appointment will be to the Tri‐Cities regional campus, with travel to the main campus also required. The position is responsible for student advising, including meeting with prospective students. Faculty will teach face to face and online courses, will attend university meetings as required, and maintain active involvement in community and university activities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Represent Heritage University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other consumer of our services, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Heritage University.
  2. Uphold the Heritage University Mission Statement.
  3. Manage confidential information with tact, discretion and in compliance with FERPA regulations.
  4. Teach classes across the social work curriculum using innovative and effective strategies for adult learners. This includes using technology to teach distance courses.
  5. Advise and mentor students in the social work program on a broad range of topics including degree requirements, strategies for academic success, graduate program requirements and career opportunities in the field.
  6. Act as the liaison between the Field Director, field practicum students, and agencies for students placed in the Tri‐Cities area.
  7. Establish positive and effective communications with agencies, institutions, and other key influences to attract, retain and place students in quality practicum settings.
  8. Participate in program assessment and development.
  9. Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  1. MSW from a CSWE Accredited Program and a minimum of two years post‐masters experience in the Social Work Field.
  2. Successful higher education teaching experience, preferably including experience with diverse student populations.
  3. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  4. Demonstrated skill in using technology as a management and teaching tool.
  5. Compatibility with a highly collegial, service‐oriented faculty/staff dedicated to service and leadership in diverse settings.
  6. Initiative, commitment to accomplishment, adaptability, and sensitivity to program and student needs.
  7. Personal transportation and willingness to travel to meet program and student needs.

APPLICATION INFORMATION AND DEADLINE

Applications should include the following:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by April 28, 2017.

To apply, please email application material to: humanresources@heritage.edu or Heritage University Human Resources Office 3240 Fort Road Toppenish, WA 98948