Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are
passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the
transformative power of learning.
The Field Instruction Coordinator for the
Online Social Work Program supports learning by advising social
work students in preparation for their field placements, managing
field file materials and facilitating connection between the
student and the field liaison. The Field Instruction Coordinator
for Online provides support, problem solving, and linkage to field
instructors at field placement sites and facilitates evaluation of
the field student according to the Council on Social Work Education
social work competencies and practice behaviors.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with
prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and
the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group
of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service,
learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora
Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University an
inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of
Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes
the confidential nature of university business.
Supports learning through performance of essential job
functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or
Essential Job Functions:
Provides advising to social work students specifically related
to field instruction.
Approves proposed field placements as students submit field
application forms reflecting secured placements.
Manages field instruction files for students, including
required field paperwork (field application, learning agreement,
evaluations, liability insurance).
Works closely with AUO team to ensure streamlined and
coordinated support and communication to students
Develops, reviews, and implements field curriculum updates
under the direction of the Field Department
Evaluates the progress of the student within the learning
environment, specifically if the student has been trained in social
work skill/tasks, if student has opportunity to practice skill and
if student is receiving feedback and supervision from the MSW
supervisor at the internship. Evaluation data is gathered from
field student, field instructor and field liaison.
Assigns students to the field liaison for monitoring during the
Manages problem solving for students and field placements when
barriers to student learning are presented by field liaison.
Communicates with new and potential field placements and field
instructors in effort to broaden student learning opportunities in
Submits grades for field students to the registrar once
requirements are completed.
Obtains knowledge of the BSW and MSW programs operating at the
all Aurora University campuses and communicate mission and
learning/teaching objectives to students and field instructors
through various means including presentations, individual field
Participates in recruitment, registration and professional
development events for undergraduate and graduate programs in
effort to provide information regarding the field program.
Coordinates with accreditation efforts with the School of
Social Work at the Aurora Campus.
Coordinates with the Aurora Campus’s field office to ensure
continuity between the field programs.
Essential Job Requirements:
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Social Work License
- Previous experience supervising social work field placements
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Generalist social work skills/knowledge
- Excellent conflict resolution or mediation skills
- Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time
- Ability to move about campus
- Ability to use computer, telephone, email, or office
- Ability to drive a vehicle to various field placement
Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including
health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b)
retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send
resume with cover letter and contact information for three
references including name, telephone and email address.
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.