Coordinator of Field Education for Title IV-E Program

Position Summary

The position of Academic Professional will serve in a Title IV-E field coordinator capacity in our Field Education office. This faculty position will include recruitment and evaluation of appropriate field learning sites, specifically within Georgia DFCS ; placement of students in DFCS practicum sites; field liaising; administrative management of field education protocols; and teaching multiple field and practice courses. This position will work closely with the in person and online MSW programs. Limited travel to field sites in Athens, metropolitan Atlanta, Northeast Georgia, middle Georgia, and South Georgia may be required.
The MSW programs at the University of Georgia attract students who are committed to the mission of the profession, with a strong interest in contributing to positive change. The Title IV-E program is a growing child welfare stipend granting program that prepares students for leadership within DFCS . This position is funded by the Title IV-E child welfare stipend program. This stipend program is subject to annual renewal by Georgia DFCS but has been renewed every year since 2015 and is expected to continue to be renewed. It is an exciting time at the University of Georgia and in the School of Social Work, specifically. Both the University and the School are on a sharp upward trajectory, building upon a rich history of accomplishments while advancing our capacity to do more.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Preferred start date is 05/01/2023, but may be as late as 07/01/2023 for the right candidate.

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Coordinator of Field Education for Title IV-E Program


Social Work-Dean's Office

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

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Position Details

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Academic Professional AC


Faculty Rank

Academic Professional

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

MSW degree.

Additional Requirements

A minimum of 5 years of post-graduate social work practice experience required.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

A minimum of 5 years prior experiences in administration, social work practice, student supervision is desirable. A minimum of 5 years prior experience with DFCS preferred. Social work license preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

A working knowledge of the Council on Social Work Education 2015 Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards is desirable. Must show evidence of a knowledge of field education.

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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Teaching multiple field and practice courses at the BSW and MSW levels

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