Full Time Field Education Coordinator of Social Work/Master o Social Work Program

Seaside, California
Sep 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is seeking a Field Education Coordinator for the Social Work / Master of Social Work Program. The candidate should be prepared to join a group of dedicated and collaborative colleagues in a progressive educational environment where working together is viewed as a benefit and leadership is valued.


The Social Work Department is seeking an individual who will provide strong organization and coordination in support of the Field Education program. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Overseeing and coordinating the field placement process in accordance with the MSW program’s policies, procedures, and timelines
  • Demonstrating strong organizing, collaborative, and oral and written communication skills
  • Preparing a field manual that delineates policies and procedures related to field education
  • Collaborating with MSW faculty to ensure field education is consistent with the MSW program’s mission, objectives and competencies
  • Recruiting, screening, developing, evaluating and retaining field practicum sites and field instructors
  • Coordinating and conducting introductory practicum site visits with county and community members
  • Organizing administration activities for field education, e.g., preparation and maintenance of the practicum directory and field database which includes current agency information and agency documentation compliance
  • Maintaining files on field education internship agreements and letters of understanding
  • Developing, scheduling, planning and supporting field education projects and activities
  • Developing and teaching field course orientations, informational meetings, and field instructor training to educate student and agency field instructors to the MSW curriculum, supervision, evaluation and practice needs
  • Planning and facilitating meetings for faculty field liaisons
  • Teaching field seminars and participating in the resolution of problems occurring in the placement
  • Monitoring, evaluating liability, due process, and risk management issues for MSW students and agencies
  • Developing, participating, and implementing of a continuous comprehensive field education program evaluation
  • Attendance at MSW Community Advisory Board meetings
  • Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned by the MSW Program Director and department chair

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Master of Social Work degree or equivalent from a CSWE-accredited program and at least two years of post-MSW full-time work experience in the public or private sector
  • Demonstrated ability to teach foundations of social work practice or introduction to social work practice and social policy
  • Strong organizational skills and proficiency in software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail (including Calendar and Docs), Internet browsers
  • Highly motivated and the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience in social work field placement in an academic setting (community college or university)
  • Field work requires working with diverse populations
  • Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply
  • Experience with disciplinary-base accreditation


The Department of Social Work at California State University, Monterey Bay offers one degree program, the Master of Social Work, and is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The mission of the Department is “To prepare advanced social work practitioners to meet the needs of multicultural, multilingual, and diverse populations; to be ethical leaders in community-based practice; and to advocate for social and economic justice. The MSW program also maintains a special focus on the community issues of the California Central Coast region.” Our vision is “To become the premier center for multicultural, multilingual social work education in service to and partnership with Central California Coast communities and peoples.”

Our young and growing Department has 120 current students and 145 alumni, the majority of whom come from the Central California Coast region. The Department includes 5 full-time tenure-track as well as a cadre of well-qualified full-time and part-time non-tenure-track faculty members. 

The Department strongly values the many community partnerships it has built with regional social services, health and public policy organizations throughout the tri-county region (Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties). The Social Work Department currently houses $3,000,000 in training grants and scholarships to support underrepresented students. Furthermore, the Social Work Department works throughout the region and at the state and national levels to develop technical assistance and collaborative action research opportunities for faculty, staff and students.

The Department is committed to excellence in its academic and field programs, and is considered by students to provide rigorous training and educational opportunities that produce high quality candidates for the workforce and graduate school. Effective teaching is considered essential for all instructors and collaboration across programs and administrative units in developing and delivering curriculum is the norm. 

In planning for a doubling in size of its population due to state and regional demand, the College of Professional Studies was divided into three colleges in 2014, which included the establishment of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services (CHSHS). The synergy of the Affordable Care Act, coupled with the regional demand for improving health and human services in a historically underserved area, has rendered CHSHS as the fastest growing college in CSUMB. The university is located in a very strategic location, dividing the wealth of the Monterey Peninsula and the agricultural bedrock of the U.S., the Salinas Valley and region. The newly formed CHSHS’ mission is to “Strengthen the quality of life of the diverse communities with whom we live, work and serve through collaborative and community-informed education, research, training and service.” Its vision is to “create health, fitness, and well-being in a socially just environment that honors equality, inclusiveness, cultural responsiveness, and active community engagement.”  Our university and college mission and vision, combined with regional need and strategic location, provide the driving force for CHSHS to serve as the regional training hub for the professional health and human services workforce.


California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a growing, comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically under-served populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty, and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. As a University that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value ethnic and cultural background and a diverse faculty and staff. CSUMB welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment.

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