BSW Administrative Faculty / Coordinator of Field Education

Pacific Oaks College & Children's School
Pasadena, CA
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Oct 23, 2021

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Job location: Pasadena, CA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-10
Req: R0006099
Job Description:


Pacific Oaks College is proud to announce a Coordinator of Field Education faculty position for the Bachelor of Social Work programs. The Social Work programs are housed in Pacific Oaks’ School of Cultural & Family Psychology, alongside the accredited Masters of Marriage Family Therapy program, the Master of Arts in Cultural & Family Studies, and the Bachelor of Community Psychology program. Pacific Oaks College is in Pre-candidacy process of accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

This is a full-time position that will provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge online technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline. Candidates should be highly motivated and passionate about teaching social work competencies by providing exceptional quality instruction in an online environment. Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and support department activity in the BSW and MSW Programs. The Field Education faculty will be responsible for coordinating field placements for Bachelor of Social Work students.

Pacific Oaks College and the Social Work programs are seeking a committed and enthusiastic person who supports the Core Values adopted by faculty, along with being dedicated to ensuring the College’s mission of anti-oppression and Social justice.

Other responsibilities outlined in the current Faculty Supplemental Manual, including scholarship, service, advising, and committee work.

This position is based at the Pasadena campus.


  • The position coordinates field placements for the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students.
  • The Field Education Coordinator, in coordination with the BSW Program Director and social work faculty, manages, oversees, and coordinates the field education program.


  • Responsibility for the management of BSW field education, and determines the BSW field curriculum in conjunction with social work faculty;
  • Ensures that the BSW field education program meets CSWE accreditation standards;
  • Manages existing agency agreements and develops new agency placements that meet program criteria;
  • Training new and existing field supervisors regarding the issues/processes/procedures of field placement using online software;
  • Assists agency supervisors in developing learning experiences for BSW field students within the framework of their respective agencies;
  • Orienting students about field education; assessing student readiness and interests in practice areas;
  • Connecting students to appropriate field placements; and,
  • Negotiates any extraordinary student or agency needs before commencement or during the field placement.
  • In this Administrative faculty/Field Education position there is a requirement to teach 12-units over an academic year.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Social Work Licensure (LCSW) in California.
  • Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds in higher education
  • Knowledge of and experience with social justice activities to enhance already established program focus
  • Demonstrated ability to model social work professional values and ethics, and to work effectively with colleagues
  • Evidence of effective provision of both clinical and non-clinical content in the areas of individuals, families and groups; and/or, Evidence of effective community and organizational engagement
  • Strong communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated teamwork, self-motivation, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards.


  • Knowledgeable and experienced with CSWE-accreditation


  • Master of Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE-accredited institution


  • Doctorate degree in Social Work (PhD or DSW)


  • A minimum of five years post-MSW practice experience
  • Familiarity with CSWE standards in relation to field education and accreditation
  • Excellent networking and professional communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of technology and online tools.


  • 5+ years post-MSW practice experience
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Prior experience directing a field education program
  • Prior teaching experience in a social work program

Pacific Oaks offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of diversity and social justice. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical, vision, and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, 403b with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition discount, and other perks.

Pacific Oaks is an affiliate of TCS Education System. To apply for this position or others, visit our Careers’ Page at:

Pacific Oaks participates in E-Verify and verifies identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Pacific Oaks offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.


Working at Pacific Oaks College & Children's School


Grounded in its social justice heritage, Pacific Oaks College prepares students to be culturally intelligent agents of change serving diverse communities in the fields of human development, education, and related family studies.

Pacific Oaks College is a nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering bachelor’s completion, master’s, and certificate programs in human development, counseling, education, early childhood education, and teacher credentialing. The school offers classes at its main campus in Pasadena and at a number of convenient instructional sites throughout California, as well as online.

Founded more than 60 years ago by a small group of Quaker families, Pacific Oaks College has remained dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social justice, and the valuing of every human being. Three basic concepts underlie the educational philosophy at Pacific Oaks:

  • that every individual has a fundamental worth;
  • that growth is a dynamic and life-long process;
  • and that every individual has a unique identity and human potential.

Pacific Oaks has a long history of serving non-traditional and adult students and has become known and recognized for its progressive approach to teaching and learning—valuing real-world experiences in addition to academic achievements. This philosophy is embodied in the school’s Experiential Learning, approach, and opportunities such as the Credit for Life Experience option which allows students to gain academic credit for real-world experiences.

Pacific Oaks is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and has been since 1959.

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