The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) is looking for a Manager, Advocacy, Research & Education to advance the goals of the Association. This is a full-time permanent position.
We are looking for a dynamic team player to join our small, cohesive and collaborative team in a progressive membership-based organization.
Major responsibilities include:
- Plays a leadership role in the achievement of OASW’s social and professional advocacy goals in consultation with senior staff and the Vice President, Social and Professional Advocacy and the Government Relations Firm.
- Develop policy documents, briefing notes for government meetings, letters to government, and advocacy statements.
- Represent and speak on behalf of OASW in meetings with groups, branches, committees, other organizations and at events related to priority issues.
- Conduct research and analysis on a wide variety of social and health policy issues and legislation. Identify experts and integrate their input into the preparation of policy briefs and position statements.
- Oversee research projects to build evidence that demonstrates the value of social work.
- Research and write handbooks, manuals, statements and articles related to professional practice.
- Conduct research and report on trends in professional development.
- Develop and implement programs for educational activities, including online courses and the biennial provincial Conference, in consultation with the Planning Committee.
- Source articles and solicit new material on professional practice, innovations in the field and social work research for online publication.
The ideal candidate will possess:
- MSW with 8-10 years of work experience (both policy and clinical).
- Strong analytical/conceptual skills. Expertise in policy analysis, normally developed through work experience in a social planning, community organization or government setting. Ability to relate to a wide range of content areas and issues.
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills using a variety of formats/vehicles.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Well-developed social media expertise.
- Keen sense of professional identity. Up-to-date knowledge of emerging trends in the profession and social work education.
- Ability to work independently with minimal consultation, while integrating collegially in a small office environment.
- RSW designation (or eligibility to register with OCSWSSW).
To apply, please go to https://charityvillage.com/jobs/search-results/job-detail.aspx?id=368926
Application deadline: September 18, 2017