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Marketing and Communications Associate 3

Regular Full-time, Pay Range MR07

The University of Tennessee Knoxville, College of Social Work is accepting applications for a Marketing and Communications Associate. This position serves as a member of the CSW Engagement and Outreach Team and is responsible for the following functions that include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage CSW social media accounts including creating postings, managing overall profile, coordinating strategic networks, and appealing to various audiences depending on the social media platform
  • Utilize graphic design skills to create visually appealing marketing and communications materials that adhere to the UTK brand while also promoting the College to multiple stakeholder audiences
  • Assist the Marketing and Communications Manager in promoting the College’s mission, programs, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and public programming using social and traditional media platforms
  • Coordinate changes to the CSW website, as directed by the Marketing and Communications Manager and the Director of Outreach and Engagement
  • Work with Communications Team to develop and maintain communications and marketing strategies and planning
  • Facilitate College online activities, and build ongoing public interest and support for the College though community outreach, partnerships, and collaborations

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field required

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of experience in Communications/Public Relations/ Marketing role
  • Experience with graphic design
  • Experience with WordPress for web design

Required Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal communication, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary and fast-paced environment
  • Professionalism with colleagues, students, community members, and campus leadership
  • Knowledge of all major social media platforms
  • Excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills
  • Demonstrated project management and time management skills
  • Proficient in graphic design with the Adobe CC graphic design software – including but not limited to InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. High level of ability in creating original graphic design working within Adobe platforms
  • Working knowledge of Canva and other social media design platforms
  • Ability to publish within WordPress

Preferred Qualifications

  • Photography and videography skills
  • Knowledge of SEO, keyword search, and Google Analytics
  • Basic HTML skills

In order to be considered for candidacy, submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references in addition to your online applicant profile. Links to online portfolios are also required. All applicants must apply online to be considered.

Review of applications will begin on or about March 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.

Interested individuals should apply on the University’s Human Resources web site at https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000000CJ&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month faculty position as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Social Work (DSW) Program. Our program uses an online model with a brief in-person residency each summer. We are looking for a proven graduate instructor who has strong clinical practice experience, understands the needs of working MSW-level practitioners, and has experience with graduate education. We also seek a leader who can help the College move forward in our commitment to equity, inclusive excellence, and social justice.

It is an exciting time to join the College of Social Work and the University of Tennessee, a time of possibility and change. The College is under the leadership of a new Dean, Dr. Lori Messinger, and a new Chancellor, Dr. Donde Plowman, who together embrace a vision of the College as a national leader in engaged scholarship and a strong collaborator across the university and the country. The person hired in this position would become part of setting the priorities for the next chapter of our College and the DSW Program. The DSW Program is currently undergoing a redesign and preparing for a doctoral accreditation process being launched for DSW Programs for the first time by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

We are looking for an applicant who can become part of the team supporting our widely respected, advanced clinical doctoral program. The online intensive DSW Program enrolls more than 60 working professionals and prepares graduates for advanced clinical practice and leadership. Clinical faculty members develop and revise courses, teach courses in the DSW curriculum using our online model, mentor DSW students, and provide supervision of DSW research projects. This is a non-tenure track position.

Required Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, or Counseling Psychology, or a closely related field.
  • MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program
  • Five years of post-MSW or doctoral clinical practice experience
  • Evidence of ability to teach at the graduate level
  • Evidence of ability to support the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Evidence of substantive expertise in one or more content areas in the DSW curriculum

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in doctoral education
  • Experience with clinical, translational, or program evaluation research and/or leadership/management
  • Experience with online education

With over 700 students enrolled in undergraduate, MSW, DSW, and PhD programs in Knoxville, Nashville, and online, the College is preparing highly qualified social workers to address areas of need across the state, the country, and the globe. The UTK Master of Social Work program was ranked 22nd out of all public institutions in the nation by US News and World Report. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state’s flagship, land grant campus and an R1 institution

The Knoxville campus is nestled next to the thriving downtown area, which offers an array of local restaurants, shopping and entertainment just a short walk from campus. Knoxville enjoys the charm of a small southern city with opportunities and activities that range from green energy initiatives to thriving cultural, music, and outdoor recreation scenes. Knoxville’s diverse culture brings events such as Asian Festival, Knoxville Opera`s Rossini Festival, Kuumba Festival, Hola Festival, the Big Ears Festival, Dogwood Arts Festival, and numerous other music festivals and artists. We are home to Knoxville Museum of Art, East Tennessee History Museum, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and UT Knoxville’s Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History. Citing both affordability and quality of life, U.S. News and World Report ranked Knoxville among the best places to live. Numerous lakes and rivers surround the city, and Knoxville is located less than one hour from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required and preferred qualification, curriculum vitae, and names/addresses (postal and e-mail) and phone numbers of three references. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by March 20, 2021, though review will continue until the appointments are made. Please apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/84148 – click the “Apply now” button.

Ms. Natalie Crippen
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
College of Social Work
402 Henson Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-3333
(865) 974-6693
ncrippen@utk.edu

The University of Tennessee, College of Social Work invites applications for a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Practice to serve as Coordinator of Field Education for the Online MSSW program. The position is a one year renewable appointment. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications. The position will be located at the College of Social Work Knoxville Campus

This position has responsibility for oversight and management of field education for assigned Online MSSW students, including placement planning, development of field placement sites and training of field instructors, coordination of field liaison services, instruction of field seminars, problem-solving, and engagement in continuous upgrading of field curriculum and procedures with the field faculty. This position will focus on work with students and field agencies in East Tennessee as well as students and field placement agencies in other states, as needed.

This position is supervised by the Director of Field Education and coordinates and works collaboratively with the Director of the Online MSSW Program and the field education faculty and staff. Some travel is required.

Required Qualifications

  • MSW/MSSW from a CSWE-accredited School or College of Social Work
  • Four years post-graduate social work social work practice experience
  • Strong identification with the mission and core values of social work
  • Commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion, as articulated by the College’s mission statement and Diversity Action Plan

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a field instructor or field liaison
  • Supervisory experience with students or staff
  • Local or regional knowledge of community agencies
  • Experience with teaching or providing training in an online venue
  • Experience working with racially and ethnically diverse communities

The University of Tennessee, College of Social work is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

With over 700 students enrolled in undergraduate, MSW, DSW, and PhD programs in Knoxville, Nashville, and online, the College is preparing highly qualified social workers to address areas of need across the state, the country, and the globe. The UTK Master of Social Work program was ranked 22nd out of all public institutions in the nation by US News and World Report. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state’s flagship, land grant campus and an R1 institution

The Knoxville campus is nestled next to the thriving downtown area, which offers an array of local restaurants, shopping and entertainment just a short walk from campus. Knoxville enjoys the charm of a small southern city with opportunities and activities that range from green energy initiatives to thriving cultural, music, and outdoor recreation scenes. Knoxville’s diverse culture brings events such as Asian Festival, Knoxville Opera`s Rossini Festival, Kuumba Festival, Hola Festival, the Big Ears Festival, Dogwood Arts Festival, and numerous other music festivals and artists. We are home to Knoxville Museum of Art, East Tennessee History Museum, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and UT Knoxville’s Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History. Citing both affordability and quality of life, U.S. News and World Report ranked Knoxville among the best places to live. Numerous lakes and rivers surround the city, and Knoxville is located less than one hour from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required and preferred qualification, curriculum vitae, and names/addresses (postal and e-mail) and phone numbers of three references. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by April 3, 2021, though review will continue until the appointments are made. Please apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/84473 – click the “Apply now” button..

Questions may be submitted to: Ms. Natalie Crippen at ncrippen@utk.edu

The University of Tennessee, College of Social Work invites applications for a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Practice to serve as Coordinator of Field Education for the Nashville campus MSSW program. The position is a one-year renewable appointment. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications. The position will be located at the College of Social Work Nashville Campus.

This position has responsibility for oversight and management of field education for assigned MSSW students, including placement planning, development of field placement sites and training of field instructors, coordination of field liaison services, instruction of field seminars, problem-solving, and engagement in continuous upgrading of field curriculum and procedures with the field faculty. This position will focus on work with students and field agencies in Middle Tennessee as well as students and field placement agencies in other areas, as needed.

This position is supervised by the Director of Field Education and coordinates and works collaboratively with the Director of the Nashville campus MSSW Program and the field education faculty and staff. Some travel is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • MSW/MSSW from a CSWE-accredited School or College of Social Work
  • Four years post-graduate social work social work practice experience
  • Strong identification with the mission and core values of social work.
  • Commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion, as articulated by the College’s mission statement and Diversity Action Plan.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a field instructor or field liaison
  • Supervisory experience with students or staff
  • Local or regional knowledge of community agencies
  • Experience with teaching or providing training, including the use of online platforms
  • Experience working with racially and ethnically diverse communities
  • Experience with recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers

The University of Tennessee, College of Social work is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

With over 700 students enrolled in undergraduate, MSW, DSW, and PhD programs in Knoxville, Nashville, and online, the College is preparing highly qualified social workers to address areas of need across the state, the country, and the globe. The UTK Master of Social Work program was ranked 22nd out of all public institutions in the nation by US News and World Report. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state’s flagship, land grant campus and an R1 institution

The Knoxville campus is nestled next to the thriving downtown area, which offers an array of local restaurants, shopping and entertainment just a short walk from campus. Knoxville enjoys the charm of a small southern city with opportunities and activities that range from green energy initiatives to thriving cultural, music, and outdoor recreation scenes. Knoxville’s diverse culture brings events such as Asian Festival, Knoxville Opera`s Rossini Festival, Kuumba Festival, Hola Festival, the Big Ears Festival, Dogwood Arts Festival, and numerous other music festivals and artists. We are home to Knoxville Museum of Art, East Tennessee History Museum, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and UT Knoxville’s Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History. Citing both affordability and quality of life, U.S. News and World Report ranked Knoxville among the best places to live. Numerous lakes and rivers surround the city, and Knoxville is located less than one hour from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required and preferred qualification, curriculum vitae, and names/addresses (postal and e-mail) and phone numbers of three references. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by April 3, 2021, though review will continue until the appointments are made. Please apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/84711 – click the “Apply now” button..

Questions may be submitted to: Ms. Natalie Crippen at ncrippen@utk.edu


General Inquiries

For general inquiries about employment opportunities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, contact the university’s human resource department at:
http://hr.utk.edu/recruitment/

For general inquiries about employment opportunities at the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, contact the Budget Director, Tiffany Harmon at:
tharmon2@utk.edu
(865) 974-3136


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.