Assistant Director, Social Work Field Education (Temporary Position)

Rank:Administrator III
Department: Social Work
Supervisor: Director of Field Education

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 10,000 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.

The Assistant Director assists student populations served by the Social Work Field Office in the development and execution of field placement assignments.

Position Responsibilities

Plans for, recruits, screens, develops and maintains quality field placement opportunities in New Haven and around the State of Connecticut with input from faculty, students, and community members.

Coordinates field education placements for BSW and first year MSW students, including one-on-one interviews with students as necessary.

Assists the Director of Field Education with placements for second year MSW students and other degree programs.

Facilitates relationship building with community agencies by organizing an annual job fair for students and other related events.

Assists the Director with updates and revises policies, procedures, and field applications as governed by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Supports faculty, field instructors, field supervisors and students in problem-solving field related issues. Creates cohorts of students to be assigned to faculty seminar instructors. Communicate with the registrar. Plans for and deliver orientations to students and field instructors new to field placements.

Participates in teaching Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) to new field instructors.

Coordinates collection of site visit field reports during fall and again in spring semesters. Collate information for purpose of evaluation.

Actively participates in relevant department meetings (BSW Core, Faculty Meetings, SWO), and any other meetings as directed to attend.

Visits junior BSW classrooms in fall semester to orient them to the field education requirement.

Introduces current students to career choices by organizing an ‘Evening in the Profession’; recruit social workers to participate in panel presentation. Assist Director of Field Education in organizing related events.

May supervise student workers, University Assistants, Graduate Assistants and others as needed in coordination with the Director of Field Education.

Perform other duties related to those enumerated above that do not alter the basic level of responsibility of this position.


MSW degree, LMSW preferred. A minimum of three to five years of experience in higher education, teaching in undergraduate or graduate programs and/or working in field education and supervisory and practice experience.

Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders. Capacity for working independently, for problem-solving, for supporting student retention. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.


For priority consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Alisa St. Georges,, by October 21, 2022. The position will remain open until the position has been 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 encouraged to apply.