Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging-–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.
Serve as Lecturer and Director
The Director provides leadership in the development and implementation of field curriculum, collaborates with field organizations and human services communities, interacts with other social work programs regarding regional and national field education standards and policies. The Director assures appropriate educational processes are implemented to support student learning and students’ emerging professional development. The Director leads efforts to recruit, develop, and provide ongoing support to field supervisors and field site organizations. The Director of Field Education ensures Council of Social Work Education standards for field education are upheld.
•Represents MSW and BSW field education at UNCP by maintaining and building positive relationships
•Networks with human service community; attend community meetings, serve on boards and task forces to maintain and strengthen presence of social work field education
•Recruits, assesses, and meets with new agencies as potential field sites regionally and statewide
•Manages partnership agreement processes with new and existing sites
•Oversees the student/agency database
•Maintains current data regarding the status of students in field
•Ensures the consistent monitoring of all records of students in field
•Analyzes all outcome assessment data to include final field evaluations and surveys
•Makes changes to field policy and procedures based on evaluation data
•Communicates field education requirements and processes to the student body
•Distributes field applications to students. Interviews, advises, and offers students possible agency choices. Matches, provides written confirmation to students of their placements, and oversees placement of the students in field organizations
•Manages all verbal and written correspondences between field organizations and program regarding the placement of specific students. Provides proof of insurance, affiliation agreements and other site-specific documentation
•Revises the field manual, syllabi, and manual appendix annually and updates for the website to provide students and field supervisors with educational information, program requirements, educational forms, and agency/supervisor applications
•Oversees student orientation provided by field seminar instructors to discuss liability insurance, the required reporting, learning contacts, evaluations, other expectations
•Communicates with all field supervisors and task instructors regarding program updates, needs and events
•Provides orientation and educational seminars for field supervisors both in-person and online
•Responds to conflicts/problems that arise between students, field supervisors and/or field seminar instructors that cannot be resolved by the field seminar instructor
•Monitors placements to assure compliance with program and field competencies, policies and procedures
•Changes placements only when necessary and in consultation with the field seminar instructor and field supervisor
•Trains and consults with all field seminar instructors and external field supervisors; meets with all field seminar instructors and external supervisors at least twice per semester
•Coordinates assignment to external field supervisors
•Represents field education on the social work curriculum committees
•Collaborates with faculty on CSWE self-study and site visit preparation as it relates to field education
•Teaches two field seminar courses each regular semester and one field seminar course during the summer semester
Minimum Training and Experience Requirement: Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a CSWE-accredited social work program.
Four years of post-MSW social work practice experience preferred with three years of experience in field education administration, teaching field seminars and/or providing field supervision.
Evidence of leadership, supervision, management, teaching and strong written and verbal skills. Extensive knowledge of best practices in social work field education. Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple demands and responsibilities. Willingness to travel and recruit potential field sites from various regions of the State of North Carolina.
Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.
UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.