Assistant Field Placement Coordinator

Oswego, New York
Aug 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Education Field Placement Office at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month full-time Assistant Field Placement Coordinator.

Posting Date: August 29, 2017

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:  or

Date of Appointment:  Immediately

Description of Responsibilities: 

  • Understand undergraduate and graduate certification programs and assist in implementing overall School of Education policies and procedures regarding required field placements. 
  • Collaborate with Field Placement Office Director and School of Education departments to make required field placements (field experience and student teaching).
  • Work with School of Education candidates prior to placements to increase their awareness/understanding of the field placement/student teaching/internship application process, and options for field placements.   
  • Coordinate and implement orientation and registration events regarding field placements.
  • Track, review and monitor status of field placements and all associated paperwork including request letters and forms, and student and teacher notification letters.
  • Visit P-12 schools and other educational agencies to meet regularly with school administrators, particularly urban and high-needs districts, to develop and/or increase high quality placement opportunities and foster vibrant partnerships.     
  • Maintain a list of current and prospective cooperating teachers.  Communicate verbally and in writing in a professional manner with school personnel, college faculty, and candidates to obtain, make, and confirm all placements and to promote public relations.

In addition, will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:        

  • Bachelor’s degree at time of application
  • Basic knowledge of school districts and school functions
  • A commitment to preparing candidates for multicultural/global communities of the 21st century
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, professional staff members, candidates and P-12    stakeholder groups
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and technological skills



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in P-12 schools, Higher Education, or related field



To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae/resume, and names and contact information for three professional references electronically to:

Correspondence and questions should be addressed to Ms. Nichole Brown, Field Placement Office Director,

Official transcripts required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Field Placement Office:  Established in the fall of 2001, this office provides a centralized system for locating, developing and sustaining field placement sites for all academic majors in the School of Education. At present, more that 950 education candidates are being placed in nearly 300 schools and other agencies (e.g., business, industrial, health care, fitness) during each academic year and summer sessions. Office personnel include the full-time director, one assistant coordinator, one administrative assistant, one receptionist/clerical specialist, and a graduate assistant.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at    

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