Admissions and Field Placement Assistant

Rank: Administrator II
Search Number: S24-009
Job Posted: April 1, 2024

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 9,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Under the supervision of the Department Chairperson, the Admissions and Field Placement Assistant will support social work admissions and field placement activities across the BSW, MSW and DSW programs. Responsibilities include serving as the business manager for these units by assisting the Associate Directors of Admissions and Field Placement and their associated team members.

Position Responsibilities

Assist the Associate Director of Admissions with developing electronic and print communication to promote social work degree programs. 

Respond to prospective student’s requests for information via phone, postal mail, email, website, or in-person.  

Organize virtual and in-person admissions events on-campus and off-campus at appropriate recruitment locations.  

Conduct research on social work academic program competitors. 

Order supplies, print materials and promotional items as needed for admissions and field placement and manage associated budgets. 

Assist students with submitting required documents for admissions and field placement. Greet guests who arrive at the Admissions & Field Placement Office. 

Collect, organize, and manage admissions and field placement data and generate reports.

Collect and maintain field placement site documentation and requirements. 

Communicate with relevant personnel on the SCSU campus to acquire needed information. Track processes throughout the system through full execution, communicating with relevant personnel along the way.

Effectively coordinate resolution of problems and maintain electronic files that document processes.

Coordinate meetings and other logistics to support overall admissions and field placement functions. 

May supervise part-time personnel including Graduate Assistants, University Assistants, and Student Workers. 

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.


Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 2 years of experience providing business office support, data management, and customer service. Excellent skills with organization, time management, prioritization, and attention to detail. High level of proficiency with oral communication, written communication, and diplomacy. Must work effectively with diverse audiences. Ability to balance taking initiative and taking the time to ask clarifying questions. Strong computer skills with a working knowledge of spreadsheets, database applications, and work processing. Proficiency with Microsoft Suite. Experience in a higher education setting and knowledge of the social work discipline preferred. Demonstrated effectiveness at independently managing projects, working collaboratively, and solving problems preferred.


For full consideration, please submit a cover letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Ashley Lowe, by April 18, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.


Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.