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NASW-MA is Hiring Full-time Events and Program Manager

Thursday, October 25, 2018  
Posted by: Jamie Klufts
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 TITLE: Events and Program Manager                       


POSITION STATUS: Full-Time                


PAY LEVEL: Commensurate with experience

REPORTS TO: Chapter Executive Director                              

NASW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Under the strategic direction of the Executive Director, the Events and Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating regular Chapter programming such as our Licensing Test Prep and Safety in the Workplace programs as well as planning and executing large annual and biennial events, continuing education events, and networking opportunities.


This person reports to the Executive Director.




Chapter Programming & Events:

Organize programming and events with input from the Executive Director, Director of Clinical Issues and Continuing Education, the Education Center Commission, and other Chapter staff and member committees and commissions that meet the needs of social workers in macro and clinical settings. Work includes event marketing, coordinating speakers, working with venues and caterers, managing sponsors and exhibitors, and all onsite conference/event details.


  1. Core programming and events include:
    1. Spring/Fall continuing education program series (3-5 events per season) in coordination with Director of Clinical Issues and Continuing Education and Education Center Commission
    2. Annual School Social Work Conference
    3. Annual Nursing Home Conference
    4. Annual Awards Event
    5. Annual MLK, Jr. Forum on Racial Justice
    6. Biennial Symposium event (in partnership with the Director of Clinical Issues and Continuing Education):
      1. Create and coordinate the sales plan for sponsors, exhibitors, and advertisers (SEAs)
      2. Build and maintain relationships with new and existing SEAs
      3. Lead the event marketing, including both marketing to potential attendees and marketing of SEA opportunities
      4. Reach and exceed income projections
      5. Develop marketing materials for potential attendees and SEAs, the program book, and day-of signage
      6. Work with printers to coordinate production and distribution of promotional materials
      7. Maintain responsibility of Symposium budget, including accurate income and expense projections
      8. Lead event evaluation and creation of final report

Licensing Test Prep Program:

  1. Market course to schools of social work, students, and newer professionals
  2. Coordinate logistics of LTP courses including identifying venues, assigning trainers, managing the trainer database, ensuring materials are onsite, and coordinating registration
  3. Coordinate with Communications Director to think creatively about new ways to market the program and increase participation

Social Work Safety in the Workplace Program:

  1. Manage all aspect of safety training grant, including grant reporting and budgeting
  2. Coordinate logistics of safety trainings including assigning trainers, managing the trainer database, and ensuring all materials are on-site as appropriate
  3. Identify agencies that need or would benefit from this program and develop and execute an outreach plan
  4. Coordinate with Communications Director to think creatively about new ways to market the program and increase participation

Other Events & Programs:

Assist with marketing and sponsorships for other Chapter programs, such as Therapy Matcher, and events, such as Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD), as needed





  1. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to effectively communicate and make presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  2. Ability to lead and collaborate in a complex environment with multiple competing priorities.
  3. Ability to manage time effectively.
  4. Ability to plan, organize, and manage a wide array of business related services.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative business relationships and to build credibility and trust throughout the organization.
  6. Strong problem identification skills, including the ability to problem solve and generate creative solutions, exercise common sense and sound judgment, and make effective decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  7. Detail oriented and the ability to think critically.
  8. Customer service and communication.
  9. Ability to work independently, but also as part of multiple teams.


  1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work or a related field preferred, but not required.
  2. Knowledge of Graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop) preferred, but not required.
  3. Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.


  1.  Minimum of 3-5 years of related work experience, preferably at a professional association and/or nonprofit setting.
  2. Minimum of 3-years’ experience and responsibility for organizing events or similar activities.
  3. Sales, marketing, and budgeting.


Submit cover letter and resume to 


This describes general job duties and responsibilities. It is not a complete listing of job duties. Further clarification should be obtained from the supervisor listed above (e.g. Work plans, performance standards, task lists etc.). Incumbents may be required to perform tasks related to these duties. Major changes in job duties should be incorporated in this description.

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