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Administrative Assistant, Office of Field Education - Graduate School of Social Work

University of Denver
USA, Denver, Colorado

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The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is a vibrant community of scholars and teachers committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. The Schools curriculum, research, and community partnerships emphasize social and economic justice, along with an understanding of and respect for social, political, and cultural diversity both nationally and internationally. GSSW provides an intellectual, collegial, and supportive environment that fosters interdisciplinary and international educational opportunities. GSSW engages in collaborative projects locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. GSSW and the University of Denver are committed to enhancing the diversity of faculty and staff.

Position Summary

The Office of Field Education is committed to facilitating meaningful experiential learning opportunities for students, via field placements in community agencies. We actively work to support students in their development as professional social workers, build partnerships with hundreds of community agencies, provide trainings to support the educational experience, and work collaboratively to connect the classroom and field experience.

The Administrative Assistant in the Office of Field Education performs duties under the direction and supervision of the GSSW Field Education Program Manager. This is a full time position in the field office which performs a wide variety of tasks involved in the day to day functioning of the field office as well as the many systems and processes involved in the management of over 800 students in field internships with hundreds of agencies. This position provides front-line support to all GSSW Field Education Programs and provides primary oversight of the student workers employed in the field office. This requires much flexibility in a fast-paced environment, strong communication skills, the ability to think and act independently, and the ability to tend to a great deal of details in an accurate and timely manner. The front line contact with community members, students and agencies also requires strong interpersonal skills. This position is based at the Denver Campus office and provides Field Education support to all GSSW programs including Denver Campus, [email protected], Western Colorado, and Four Corners.

Essential Functions

Field Administration

  • Answer general field practicum-related questions from students, agencies, field supervisors, field liaisons, faculty and staff.
  • Communicate field events, policies and procedures to students, agencies, field supervisors, field liaisons, faculty and staff.
  • Update communication processes and program materials for GSSW field program and community contacts.
  • Maintain the Field Program Portfolio pages, information on GSSW website.

Supervisory Duties: This position may supervisor student or temporary employees.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 years related administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates Degree or higher.
  • One year supervisory experience.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours per week.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 5.

Hourly Range
The hourly range for the position is $18.00 - $21.50.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


Founded in 1864—just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities.

The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.

The University offers:

Regardless of what they study, University of Denver students embark on a personal educational journey that helps them find and follow their individual purpose.

Collaborative, Experiential Learning

Our students work closely with faculty, peers and members of the community on projects, research and fieldwork. They cross disciplines to discover new perspectives and approaches to problem solving.

In and out of the classroom, our students learn by doing, whether they're collecting data in the field or putting theory into practice in a clinical setting.

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Across the University of Denver’s many divisions, departments, and offices, supervisors are searching for new employees who strive to excel and innovate, prize integrity, and who value the opportunity to engage with the community.  The University is always looking for creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners who want to know more and do more.

At the University of Denver, our culture is steeped in ethics and social responsibility. As a result, our faculty and students represent a wide array of perspectives and enjoy the healthy dialogue that grows out of diversity. University of Maryland, Baltimore

For all their differences, the members of our community are united by a common purpose: They're determined to confront society's most pressing challenges—everything from world health and the global economy to access to education.

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