The Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network, or SWHPN, is a membership organization for hospice and palliative social work professionals, dedicated to advancing psychosocial best practices for those with serious illness, and advancing the field of end-of-life care on behalf of those caregivers. SWHPN champions professional development, new research, and ongoing advocacy in this field, and is the only organization dedicated to supporting the social work professionals in end-of-life care. We represent a broad coalition of social work and psychosocial practitioners and organizations, supporting and driving initiatives and programs to strengthen the voice of the caregiver across interdisciplinary forums within the larger hospice and palliative care community.  

The organization now has almost 1,100 members, ranging from students in MSW programs to retired practitioners, from clinicians at rural hospice programs to academics at large universities, in the United States, Canada, and several other countries. SWHPN programs include a robust mentorship matching program and the annual General Assembly which brings together 300+ social work professionals from around the world for three days of learning and networking.

Technical Operations Manager (Part-time, non-exempt)

We're looking for a detail-oriented, independent person who excels at troubleshooting to support the operations and technology needs of the organization. This person will play a critical role in managing the day-to-day effectiveness of SWHPN’s overall operations, including membership databases, learning management system, continuing education provision system, and other technology needs (including but not limited to Zoom, Google workspace, Dropbox, and social media). This position will play a collaborative role in developing and implementing systems that increase the quality and efficiency of our work, supporting our ability to grow and expand our mission. This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated individual who is interested in supporting our mission to use their quick-thinking and problem-solving-on-the-fly skills to enrich and enhance current operations as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The Operations Manager position is a part-time role reporting to the Executive Director. The ideal candidate is personable, able to learn quickly, and comfortable working independently with minimal supervision since this is a 100% remote position. This is a part-time opportunity with a flexbile schedule.

What you’ll work on:

  • Maintain, administer and train others on effective use of platforms and systems, including membership database, learning management software, and other digital software
  • Troubleshoot technical issues as the need arises: research problems, track down information, resolve issues, and make recommendations for improvements
  • Recommend, develop/update, document, and follow internal processes and practices
  • Computer proficiency to include Microsoft Office/Google Drive, Zoom, database management/maintenance, and learning management systems (to include the ability to maintain/modify/add records, add/edit/run forms and reports, and manipulate lists in a web-based association management platform)
  • Create and edit webpages following existing templates
  • Contribute to the development and integration of new processes as appropriate

What we’re looking for:

  • At least one year’s experience with managing technology for education or similar
  • Excellent technology skills, including website maintenance and social media expertise
  • A successful track record in setting priorities, especially with ambiguous and/or competing priorities/deadlines
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to run/write reports or correspondence without grammatical or typographical errors. 
  • Ability to identify and orchestrate tasks necessary to accomplish goal
  • Discretion and respect for information privacy
  • Willingness to learn, and confident in proposing innovative ideas to management and Board
  • Familiarity with hospice and palliative care and/or other health disciplines preferred, but not required.

Location: 100% remote
Compensation: $25-28/hour, depending on experience, up to 20 hours per week


Director of Education (Part-time, contract)

We are looking for an Education Director to oversee the design, planning, coordination, and execution of SWHPN’s Educational programming. Programs include live and recorded webinars, as well as supporting the Virtual Summit series, the annual General Assembly, APHSW-C study materials, and other partnerships. 

This position will manage the content of the educational offerings, ensuring that all educational offerings provided by SWHPN are timely and relevant to the field; align with continuing education standards; and provide an enriching learning experience for members. Equally important, the role will ensure that all educational offerings align to address race, gender, sexuality, disability, and/or other historically and currently marginalized populations and intersections. This position will play a collaborative role in developing and implementing educational programming that supports SWHPN members across practice settings, locations, and abilities.

Specifically, this person will direct all communication with staff and subject matter experts/faculty to coordinate content logistics for both live and virtual events. This person will be responsible for drafting calls for topics/abstracts, reviewing/editing/preparing course materials, generating reports and summarizing data for analysis, and other duties related to these processes. Additionally, this person will ensure that SWHPN’s continuing education activity remains in compliance with our continuing education credentialing providers (ASWB and NASW) as appropriate for different courses, including renewals, data collection, and course material compliance.

The Education Director position is a part-time role reporting to the Executive Director. The ideal candidate has an MSW or LICSW, experience in hospice and palliative care, and is comfortable working independently with minimal supervision. This is a part-time, contract role with the ability to have flexible hours.

What we're looking for:

  • Three to five years of teaching and/or staff education/ curriculum development experience in hospice and palliative care social work;
  • Ability to manage, develop, and coordinate content for live and virtual education courses, conferences & webinars including those associated with educational grant initiatives;
  • Strong background in project management and faculty coordination; with cooperative development of education projects;
  • Familiarity with current issues and trends involving hospice and palliative care; social work; and race, anti-racism, and intersectionality within the field; 
  • Ability to establish and maintain key contacts/relationships/contracts with the clinical and educational subject matter experts
  • Computer proficiency to include Microsoft Office/Google Drive, Zoom, database management/maintenance, and/or learning management systems 

Preferred, but not required:

  • MSW or LICSW preferred 
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Ability to work as a team including effectively manage up and sideways
  • Effective time management skills
  • Discretion and respect for information privacy
Location: 100% remote
Compensation: $2,500/month or approximately $30,000 per year, up to 20 hours per week