Fieldwork Coordinator Social Work


Trinity Washington University

Field Work Coordinator: Baccalaureate Program in Social Work

Trinity, a comprehensive university in the nation’s capital, seeks an experienced academic leader in Social Work to develop and lead Trinity’s new Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) Field Education. The mission of Trinity’s Baccalaureate Program in Social Work is to prepare future social workers to be effective leaders, scholars, and practitioners who have the necessary tools to promote human well-being by ensuring economic and social justice, as well as human rights for all. Reporting to the Program Director, the Field Work Coordinator will plan and build the field education program, from vision to field education curriculum and clinical partnerships. Trinity aims to launch the program in Spring 2024. The Field Work Coordinator will also have some teaching responsibilities; the position is ideal for a candidate who is interested in both program administration and the opportunity to teach a variety of social work courses.

About the Position:

The Field Work Coordinator provides leadership to the Field Education Office, and is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all components of field education for the BSW program. Major responsibilities include:

• Recruit, manage, and support all field placements, field instructors, and field liaisons.

• Design and deliver orientation and training to students, field instructors, and field liaisons.

• Maintain partnership agreements with field agencies and associated documentation.

• Manage files for students and practicum sites using the field education placement software e.g., EXXAT

• Facilitate integration of field education with other components of the BSW curricula.

• Collaborate with faculty on selection and assessment of field agency selection and placements.

• Work with the Program Director to initiate, plan, and execute field faculty training, support, and evaluation.

• Work with Program Director to maintain accreditation standards and assessment.

• Make field education policies available to BSW students through a current Field Education Student Handbook.

• Maintain curricular documents related to the Field Education program (catalog, manual, handbook, website, brochures).

• Initiate, plan, and implement programming for students to enhance the learning environment and provide opportunities for feedback.

• Maintain current Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) membership.

• Participate in faculty meetings, university governance, professional, and public service.

Required Qualifications:


• MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program, with considerable years post-MSW experience (generally five (5) + years), or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Extensive experience in knowledge of field education in academic settings.

• Knowledge of CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

• Demonstrated advanced administrative, leadership, management, and supervisory knowledge and skills.

• Organizational, time management, and detail-oriented abilities.

• Demonstrated effective interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.

• Ability to engage and work with diverse stakeholders in the department, college, university, and larger community.

• Ability to work efficiently and effectively with a diverse student population.

• A professional social work identity with accompanying values and ethics.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in social work or related field.

• Current DC/MD/VA Social Work license (LGSW, LISW or LICSW).

• Experience with non-traditional adult learning and online teaching.

• Successful experience in a comparable position at an academic institution.

• Experience as a program director at a CSWE-accredited institution and knowledge of the accreditation process.

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Applications must include the following:

• Cover letter summarizing field education and leadership/management experience.

• Leadership philosophy that includes the candidate’s vision of diversity and inclusion (maximum 2 pages).

• Curriculum vitae.

• Diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from marginalized groups in a teaching, mentorship, or advisory capacity, and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success.

• List of three professional references (at least one from current or recent supervisor) with full contact information.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: 09/01/2023