Director, MSW Field Education

Montclair, NJ
Jun 28, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date June 27, 2017

Position Title Director, MSW Field Education

Vacancy # V-F50

Department Child Advocacy and Policy

Program Academic Affairs

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Director of Field Education (non-tenure track) for a newly formed Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy launching in the fall of 2017. The unit is actively building an MSW program that is anticipated to launch in the fall of 2018 (concentration in children, youth, and families).

The Director of Field Education will be responsible for the development and administration of field education curriculum for the new MSW program. We are seeking a dynamic leader who is familiar with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation standards pertaining to field education, and has prior experience in social work field education. The Director's responsibilities will include leadership and management of all aspects of the field education program, as well as teaching two (2) courses per semester.


Responsibilities of the Director of Field Education include the following:
  1. Provision of strategic leadership to the field education program; creating and implementing field education policies and procedures as required by the CSWE.
  2. Development of field placement sites for first-year and second-year MSW students; establishing strategic partnerships with human service agencies across the region.
  3. Coordination and oversight of student placements across all sites; provision of orientation and ongoing support to all parties.
  4. Recruitment and training of field instructors and field liaisons; provision of support and consultation to instructors and liaisons.
  5. Development and implementation of field education assessment procedures as required by the CSWE.
  6. Teaching two (2) courses per semester in the MSW program.

Qualifications & Requirements

  1. Master's in Social Work (MSW) degree from a CSWE-accredited program.
  2. Post-MSW practice experience, and an active social work license.
  3. Prior experience in social work field education (e.g. serving as a field instructor or field liaison, or working for a field education office at a college or university).
  4. Familiarity with CSWE accreditation standards pertaining to field education.
  5. Experience in program development, administration and evaluation.
  6. Exceptional communication skills, ability to build strong partnerships with students and professionals, and ability to balance multiple responsibilities.

  1. College teaching experience.
  2. Knowledge of the New Jersey public child welfare system.

Salary Range
Dependent upon qualifications.

Anticipated Start Date 9/1/17

Send cover letter and resume to
(include vacancy # if above)

Send/Email letter and resume to:

Dr. Jason J. Dickinson
Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy and Policy
Montclair State University
P.O. Box C316 Montclair, NJ 07043
(Include V# xxx)

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