Assistant Director of Internships & Career Services

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Job TitleASST DIR, INTERNSHIPS AND CAREER SERVICESPosition Number8100876Job CategoryUniversity StaffJob TypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusExemptCampusChicago-Water Tower CampusDepartment NameSCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORKLocation CodeSCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK (02800A)Is this split and/or fully grant funded? NoDuties and Responsibilities

Under general direction, oversees the planning, development, implementation and assessment of the internship program and professional career supports for students for multiple program sites
The Internship Coordinator is a member of the Internship and Student Services Department and oversees the development, planning, implementation and assessment of the internship program for both undergraduate (BSW) and graduate (MSW) students in the School of Social Work.
Conceptualizes/oversees administration of internships and career advising for SSW undergrad and grad students in multiple sites/program formats in collaboration with Internship Coordinators
Responsible for overall planning/administration of the Field/Internship program in multiple sites and for unique programs including programs for bi-lingual students and non-traditional students
Develop framework for implementing a system in which the efficacy of internships will be monitored on a consistent basis.
Added responsibility of conceptualizing this system, with the Internship Coordinators, for students off site as well as locally and coordinating efforts to secure placements in offsite locations.
Responsible for developing criteria used in hiring Field Liaisons and off-site Field supervisors, as well as processes for training and supervising them when needed.
Oversees and directs efforts of Fieldwork committee and establish a sub-committee to provide input from the field for growth and development (Field Instructors, social service professionals, administrators, etc.)
Develops and maintains assessments, summary reports of the department and its programs.
Oversee staff’s efforts to revise and update the Fieldwork Manual on a regular basis.
Works with Assistant Dean to support the Schools/PEL specialization
Ensures that the all field programs, including those for online learners and students at specific campuses are consistent and aligned.
Ensures communication with student populations is timely and effective utilizing various means. Effective communication with internal and external constituencies is expected.
Other Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Develops internship sites in the greater Chicago area.
- Provides structure and processes for placement of both BSW and MSW students in internship sites, including appropriate materials related to internship experience.
- Recruits, trains and supervises field liaisons.
- Assesses student performance in internships, including analysis of all internship related data.
- Advises students regarding internship and assist BSW and MSW students in securing placements.
- Develops and implements in-service training opportunities for supervisors and administrators of internships.
- Participates in committees at the school including Fieldwork Committee.
- Facilitates development, implementation and analysis of program assessments.
- Develops and provides in-service trainings for new supervisors and agency administrators.
- Maintains up-to-date internship manual in accordance with both University and Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) standards.
- Coordinates Type 73 School Social Work certificate preparation for both MSW students and Type 73 externs and collaborates with School of Education as the host unit for this certificate.
- Coordinates the internship component of the Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselors (CADC) certificate program, collaborating with associated faculty.
- Coordinates the LDSS specialization internships with associated faculty.
- Supervises Program Coordinator in the Office of Internships and Student Services.
- Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field. Upwards of 3 years of related professional experience in a higher education setting.
Professional licensing in the related degree area preferred.


- MSW or related discipline required.
- The successful candidate is expected to have worked with and/or have an awareness of various social service agencies within the greater Chicago area.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations to internal groups and external individuals.
- Excellent interpersonal, customer relations and team development skills.
- Minimum of two years supervisory experience preferred.


Professional licensing in the related degree area preferred.

Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field. Upwards of 3 years of related professional experience in a higher education setting.

Computer Skills

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Internet and email applications.
- Ability to generate reports. Familiarity with web content management.

Knowledge of Office Productivity software (including Excel) and Academic enterprise software recommended

Supervisory ResponsibilitiesYesRequired operation of university owned vehiclesNoDoes this position require direct animal or patient contact? Physical DemandsNoneWorking ConditionsNoneOpen Date08/12/2019Close DateSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree in Social Work or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of three years of professional experience in a higher education setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Why do you want to work for Loyola University Chicago?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • LUC Careers Public Posting
    • LUC Internal Posting
    • Personal Referral
    • Indeed
    • Agency Referral
    • Other
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 8/14/2019
    Application Due: 9/7/2019
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