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Executive Director

National Association of Social Workers – Arizona Chapter

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is seeking a full-time Executive Director for the Arizona Chapter. Applicants will possess strong nonprofit association management skills, a substantial knowledge of the social work profession, and a strong commitment to social work values. Applicants will also have leadership skills that engage, inspire, and mobilize the Association’s membership. 

NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 115,000 members nationwide. The Arizona Chapter has approximately 1,250 members statewide and is presently headquartered in Phoenix. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound and just social policies.

The position offers a competitive salary in the $68k to $75k range plus excellent benefits, including health and life insurance, and retirement. The Chapter Executive Director reports to the NASW Deputy Director of Chapter Operations at the National Office and is accountable to the Arizona Chapter Board of Directors. Travel across the state of Arizona is a required component of the position.

Required Qualifications:

·         Leadership experience working with professional association or non-profit organizations and their volunteer Boards

·         Minimum of 3-5 years of executive leadership experience

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently while meeting organizational goals and timelines

  • Exceptional executive/nonprofit / association management and administrative skills with oversight of multiple programs
  • Exceptional public speaking, written and oral communications skills
  • College degree required; MSW preferred


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in membership recruiting, engagement, and support
  • Demonstrated program development and implementation experience
  • Strong experience and skills in the areas of public policy, advocacy and the legislative process
  • Ability to manage administrative tasks in conjunction with the NASW National Office
  • Demonstrated budget and financial management skills
  • Experience working with traditional and social media
  • Culturally competency skills and experience working effectively with communities of diversity
  • Proficiency with Office products software, including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint, as well as working in the online / “cloud” environment.


Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should submit a cover letter and current resume to no later than Jan.7, 2019.

NASW-AZ is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination.  Applicants from diverse communities are encouraged to apply.


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