Associate Director for Community and Social Services

The University of Nevada, Reno Sanford Center for Aging (SCA) has an exciting opportunity for a doctoral-level social worker to contribute to the development of an innovative new comprehensive geriatric clinic. SCA is recruiting an Associate Director for Community and Social Services. This leadership position will work with the SCA Director and clinic Medical Director to plan, launch and staff a new interdisciplinary geriatric clinic being developed by the UNR Division of Health Sciences. Responsibilities within the clinic will include leading comprehensive psychosocial assessment, service planning, community referrals, and navigation services (i.e., care coordination) serving elders across Northern Nevada. The position also entails the individual preparing grant proposals and taking a leadership in clinical research activities. Critical to success will be the individual’s ability to engage with a wide range of community partners who will be collaborating with the Center. Additionally, as part of the SCA leadership team, this individual will provide direction to the portfolio of community outreach programs offered by SCA and supervises three project coordinators as direct reports. Finally, this individual will also teach gerontology-relevant courses within the School of Social Work, University of Nevada, Reno. The Associate Director reports to the Director of SCA and will collaborate with the Director of the School of Social Work regarding teaching responsibilities (with an adjunct or clinical appointment in the School of Social Work).

Required qualifications: Doctoral Degree in Social Work from a regionally accredited institution and two years of experience in leading the psycho-social assessment, planning, and community referrals as part of a gerontology or geriatric clinic team. Experience in teaching and supervising students.

Preferred qualifications-LCSW

SCA’s dedicated 6000 square foot clinical education space is located on the medical campus of the University of Nevada in Reno, at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The area offers outstanding four-season living, only one hour from Lake Tahoe, with the amenities of a university town, including excellent schools, arts and entertainment, as well as world-class outdoor recreation. While we benefit from having no state income tax in Nevada, we are conveniently located only four hours from San Francisco and the northern California wine country.

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For full consideration, attach a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three professional references.

Applicants are subject to a background check which may include: criminal history, credit history, sex and violent offender registry, education verification, licensure and employment history.

AA/EOE Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Positions funded by Federal contracts may be subject to the E-Verify process for employment eligibility verification

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