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Field and Administrative Coordinator — Social Work

Aurora University (AU) is committed to the transformative power of learning by creating a student-centered environment and an equity of experience and opportunity, to ensure that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome and included. Our culture of collaboration, generosity, and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty, and staff.

AU is grounded in the transformative opportunity it provides to a diverse student body. As a private university with a public mission and a commitment to making a difference in peoples’ lives, AU has a long history of resilience and of providing access to an education that values innovation, focuses on continuous improvement, and has a positive impact on the communities we serve. We are proud of our service to and economic impact on the state of Illinois, where over 80% of our students stay to live and work, where 90% of our students come from, and where we foster strong community partnerships to develop the workforce in areas such as nursing, education, business, technology, and social work.

We are looking for passionate and purposeful individuals who represent the full diversity of Aurora and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, identity, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at AU, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

At AU we believe that continuous learning is a fundamental part of working life, and our goal is for all colleagues on our campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support our community by providing all employees with opportunities to engage in professional development activities, as well as a range of tuition and employee benefits that can be found here .

Position Purpose:

The George Williams School of Social Work Field and Administrative Coordinator supports learning by overseeing administrative tasks necessary to the implementation of academic and field instruction between the program and the field sites. The Field and Administrative Coordinator will oversee the coordination of field placement processes, lead in the maintenance of field assessments and databases; conduct outreach, facilitate onboarding, and training of field placement sites; develop training tools and provide administrative support to social work students and alumni.

Work Hours :

Expected equivalent of 40 hours per week, but days/hours may vary as needed.

Core Competencies:

  • 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 University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. We empower our students to achieve lasting personal and professional success.
  • 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 as assigned.

  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides coordination of field processes for undergraduate students at the Aurora campus.
  • Serves as lead manager of the field and assessment database, including monitoring database updates, training on database use, and ongoing information maintenance.
  • Conducts outreach to new and potential field placements and field instructors in an effort to broaden student learning opportunities in the field in collaboration with the field director and field coordinators.
  • Communicates, assesses, and trains new and potential field placements and field instructors in collaboration with the field director and field coordinators to broaden student learning opportunities in the field.
  • Obtains knowledge of the BSW and MSW programs operating at all the Aurora University campuses and communicates mission and learning/teaching objectives to students and field instructors.
  • Serves as main contact for social work licensure questions and facilitates the completion of post-graduation licensure paperwork.
  • Creates and implements strategies for alumni engagement and support, in collaboration with the school, college, and university.
  • Participates in recruitment events for undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Essential Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s in Social Work required; master’s degree in Social Work is preferred.
    • Previous experience supervising social work field placements is preferred.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Generalist social work skills/knowledge.
    • Excellent conflict resolution or mediation skills recommended.
    Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.
    • Ability to move about campus.
    • Ability to use computer, telephone, email, or office equipment.
    • Ability to drive a vehicle to various field placement locations.
    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission.

    To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references including name, telephone, and email address.

    If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University please include the name of the employee in your submission.

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506 - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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