Job Openings - Director of Social Work


Director of Social Work

Type: Exempt
Position: Faculty
Posting Date: November 30, 2016

Job Description:

Greenville College is seeking a Director of the Social Work Program. This position is three-quarters teaching and one-quarter administration.

School of Professional Studies:  Along with the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, the School of Professional Studies is the home to programs in Digital Media, Management, Physical Education, and Sports Management.

Greenville College: The College is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people.  Greenville College was founded in 1892 and has a rich heritage of affiliation with the Free Methodist Church, yet draws students from 40+ denominations.

Key Responsibilities:

Primary oversight of the Social Work BSW program. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervising, directing, and managing field education; leading the work on CSWE accreditation; advising students, overseeing budget, and conducting department meetings; working with a student leadership club; developing and implementing program objectives, goals, and assessment for the department; and providing overall leadership to our Social Work program.

Primary teaching responsibilities are in Social Work. Faculty member responsibilities include student advising and regular service on college governance committees. The candidate will teach at our main campus in Greenville, Illinois. The standard teaching load for this position is 12 credit hours per semester. This position will work with another full time faculty member who will directly serve as the Field Coordinator for the social work program.


Reports To:

Dean of Professional Studies


Compensation: Salary is based on academic background and experience. The College also provides a generous benefits package that includes health, retirement, life insurance, and disability plans, as well as tuition waiver for dependents at Greenville and a tuition exchange program with 80+ other Christian colleges.

Preferred Qualifications:

Greenville College seeks a dynamic faculty member committed to professional education in a liberal arts context.  An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program, with two years post-MSW practice experience is required; a terminal doctorate is preferred.

The candidate must have a vibrant Christian faith and be dedicated to teaching and advising students in a Christian academic community.   The candidate must be able to demonstrate how her/his faith commitment is lived out in the context of Social Work education.   The college is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and have demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of engagement and success for underrepresented students within higher education.


How to Apply

Compliance with College Standards.  All Greenville College employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the College, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the College's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the College Standards).

Application materials should include a (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, (4) statement of personal faith journey and commitment, (5) contact information for three references, and (6) unofficial transcripts.  Applications will be reviewed starting immediately. 

Address applications to:

Edwin Estevez, Ph.D.

Provost and Chief Operating Officer

Greenville College

315 East College Avenue

Greenville, Illinois 62246

Office: (618) 664 7020

It is the policy of Greenville College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville College is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Greenville College performs a background check on all newly hired employees and offers of employment are contingent upon the results. For more information on GC openings contact:

Office of Human Resources
Phone: (618) 664-2800
Fax: (618) 664-7017

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Please forward the completed application to the contact listed in the How To Apply section of each posting or to the Office of Human Resources.

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