job: university center director, Philadelphia, no salary info.

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From:     Maria Chaney <mchaney at>

Director - Center for Social Policy and Community Development
Temple University-School of Social Administration
The School of Social Administration, Temple University, seeks an
Executive Director for its Center for Social Policy & Community
Development (CSPCD).  The Center advances the academic and social impact
of the School of Social Administration by facilitating access to
resources and opportunities for vulnerable and under-served individuals
and communities. As a catalyst for social change, CSPCD partners with
faculty, students and the social service community by providing
leadership and achieving results in advocacy, direct services, education
and research.

The Executive Director will head a staff that currently numbers
approximately 45 staff people, and will facilitate strategic planning
and resource development for the center as well as supervise the
response to grant and contract requests. The Executive Director will be
the Center's Chief Operating Officer, reporting directly to the Dean of
the School of Social Administration (SSA).  In consultation with the
Dean, the Executive Director will establish an external advisory board
and be expected to institute collaborative arrangements within SSA, with
other academic and research units of the university, and with community,
governmental, and professional groups. 

The Director will promote and further develop the three principal goals
of the Center, which are directed at (1) community capacity building (2)
public sector partnerships and professional development of social work
students. The Director will work in collaboration with the Associate
Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, the Associate Dean for
Professional Development and the Business Manager to realize these
goals.  It is expected that the Director will network with various
university academic, research and service units to facilitate center
programs and opportunities.

A successful candidate must meet the following criteria:
*	Have an MSW and doctorate in social work or related discipline
*	Scholarship and teaching commensurate with rank of Associate or
Full 		Professor
*	Active research agenda (with publishing record) that focuses on
workforce 	development, university-community partnerships, human
service/social service 	organizations, urban policy, community capacity
building and/or leadership 	development 
*	Demonstrated experience obtaining and administering grants
(research, training 	and/or evaluation) 
*	Experience engaging with community organizations and public
institutions 	around research and technical assistance
*	Experience managing diverse staff 
*	Teaching experience in macro social work practice (management,
community, 	policy).
Temple University is one of the most diverse universities in the
country.  Our location, our students and myriad field sites provide
significant opportunities for teaching, research and service.  We offer
a rich academic environment with opportunities to collaborate with other
professional schools (public health, psychiatry, law, medicine,
business, etc.) throughout the University.  The School of Social
Administration is a CSWE accredited BSW and MSW program that serves a
diverse body of over 700 students who attend our campuses in
Philadelphia and Harrisburg.
Temple University offers a very competitive starting salary and generous
supports for new faculty.  Temple University is an equal opportunity,
equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a
diverse community. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to

Application deadline is September 15, 2007 or until the position is
filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately; therefore, early
submission is encouraged. Prospective candidates should send a letter of
interest with a current CV and the names and addresses of three persons
who can provide references to:

			Dr. Cheryl Hyde, Ph.D.
			Chair, CSPCD Search Committee
			Temple University
			School of Social Administration
			1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
			517 Ritter Annex
			Philadelphia, PA  19122

Maria E. Chaney
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Temple University
School of Social Administration
555 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19122

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