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Director of Field/Internship

Director of Field/Internship


The Director of Field is responsible for sustaining quality and accreditation standards of the Field Education Program, the "signature pedagogy" of BSW and MSW Social Work Education. Duties include supervision of field staff and field instruction, development of policies and procedures for implementing field sites, leadership in the development and monitoring of placement sites and work with the faculty integrating the field program with the curriculum. The Field Director works under the supervision of the School's Dean. The Director works closely with the Field Liaison and the Directors of the BSW and MSW programs.

Essential Functions

Ensure the overall administration of the Field Education is in compliance with the Council on Social Work Education Accreditation Standards.

• Recruit, assess and approve Field Education agencies and Field Supervisors.

• Finalize and file Memorandums of Agreement between field agencies, community organizations, programs and the University.

• Identify, plan and implement Field Supervisor orientations and training sessions.

• Be available as consultant to Field Faculty and Supervisors.

• Maintain all application forms.

• Provide orientation to Field Faculty.

• Is available as consultant to Field Faculty.

• Maintain updated syllabi and evaluation forms for Foundation and Advanced Field Courses.

• Resolve problems and concerns related to Field Education.

• Coordinate the placement of students to field Education agencies.

• Plan and implement student orientations.

• Monitor and evaluate student progress in field Education.

• Maintain updated forms related to student Field Education.

• Resolve problems and concerns related to Field Education.

• Administer and oversight of Intern Tracking System (ITS) database.

Required Education and Experience

• MSW from CSWE accredited program with Ph.D./DSW preferred.

• State Licensure with LCSW preferred

• 5 years higher education administrative experience, including with diverse populations.

• Advanced knowledge of social work practice and demonstrated knowledge of CSWE accreditation standards relating to Field Education.

Additional Education and Experience

• Knowledge of online field programming.

• Organized and detail oriented.

*Criminal background checks and reference verification are required.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a complete curriculum vita with a letter of interest stating how qualifications and experience align with expectations of this position (the letter of interest should be no more than seven pages), and three references with their contact information to the attention of Human Resources. All information must be submitted through the link provided.

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Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Non-Discrimination Statement

While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that not all candidates will be interviewed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties. Criminal background checks and reference verification are required. Southern University at New Orleans, a Southern University and A & M College System unit, a historically Black comprehensive university, is committed to teaching, research, and service in preparing traditional and non-traditional students for degree attainment, transfer, workforce, graduate study, and selfimprovement. This preparation is available through multiple delivery methods for students seeking certificates, associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

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Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Bernette Taylor, Director of Human Resources at (504) 286-5273 or by email at