Minority Fellowship Program Director (Part-Time)

  • Part-time

Company Description

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a national association of social work education programs and individuals that ensures and enhances the quality of social work education for a professional practice that promotes individual, family, and community well-being, and social and economic justice. CSWE pursues this mission by setting and maintaining national accreditation standards for baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in social work, by promoting faculty development, and by advocating for social work education and research.

Job Description


The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) funded by grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, helps ethnic minority students complete graduate studies in social work (master’s or doctoral degrees). The MFP's master’s and doctoral fellowships involve recruitment outreach; stakeholder and pipeline development; application, review, and selection of program recipients; mentoring, training and support to fellowship recipients; and ongoing communication with current and alumni fellows. The program director provides academic and programmatic leadership and direction on the recruitment and retention of applicants and participating colleges and universities; reviews and analyzes research data relevant to the program and its participants; serves as a leader in facilitating meetings; and takes a leadership role with developing and disseminating project materials, grant proposals, and reports.



  • Works closely with CSWE’s President & CEO and Vice President of Education to integrate the work of the Minority Fellowship Program into the overall strategic plan of the organization.
  • Represent CSWE MFP at all internal and external meetings where a presence is required.
  • Participates in all trainings of fellows and develops project and training materials for conference and meeting presentations.
  • Provides professional mentoring to all fellows.
  • Guides strategic planning and evaluation of essential programmatic functions (e.g., MFP and MFP-Y trainings, alumni and fellow surveys)
  • Participates in marketing the master’s and doctoral fellowships to colleges, universities, and students.
  • Identifies funding sources and prepares grants and contracts in an effort to secure and maintain program funding.
  • Develops project and training materials for conference and meeting presentations.
  • Oversees the development of online services and other communication media that will cover topics of interest to fellows such as program expectations, cultural competence and behavioral health issues.
  • Directs various program activities related to project goals and objectives.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to MFP staff providing support to the Program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and directed.


General Requirements

  • Doctorate (PhD or DSW) in Social Work required and at least 2 years of social work practice experience preferably in a behavioral health setting and at least 4 years of experience in an academic institution. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting the minority social work education community, including issues related to student recruitment, retention, and mentoring preferred. Prior MFP fellow with supervisory and mentoring experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills including demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated networking and coalition building skills including the ability to communicate issues of importance to the Minority Fellowship Program and its participants
  • Experience with writing grants and preparing proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work independently while remaining highly organized also required.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. 

Additional Information


  • The salary range for this position is $41 - $48 per hour, commensurate with experience.
  • CSWE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, PTO, 403b retirement contributions, and more.



This position is primarily sedentary and is performed in an office setting.  Position requires ability to communicate effectively, and the ability to use computers, telephones and other office equipment. Periodic out-of-town travel is also required.  To be qualified, you must have the requisite skills, experience and education for the job and must also be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.  The Council on Social Work Education provides reasonable accommodations to applicants upon request. This is a part-time position working up to 30 hours per week.



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