Staff Associate, Field Education Specialist
From Bridgewater State Universitys inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSUs institutional values, the work of the Presidents Special task Force on Racial justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.
Bridgewater State University is an educational community in the Southeast region of MA, close to Cape Cod and Rhode Island. The University and the School of Social Work are actively engaged in racial justice work and organizational reflection to advance a culture and environment that is inclusive of the broadly diverse members of the BSU community and committed to student success.
The School of Social Work offers BSW and MSW degree programs. Our student body numbers about 550 students in both programs. The School has 18 full time faculty, 3 field education staff and two administrative assistants. We serve the Southeast region of MA and beyond with over 280 internship opportunities for our students.
BSU SSW seeks a field education specialist to join a school of social work and a field education staff team committed to equity-minded practice, strengthening a justice-informed social work community, and helping to advance the school's strategic plan.
Position responsibilities include placing students in field practicum sites with specific responsibilities for MSW students in BSU SSW's hybrid Saturday MSW program pathway. Annually, the department places approximately 280 undergraduate and graduate social work students. The field education specialist will be an important addition to a dedicated team of field education staff with responsibility for working collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and field practicum supervisors. Specific responsibilities will include working with a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students in quality internships, helping to expand our network of agency partners.
Opportunity to teach a section of the SIFI (Seminar in Field Education) seminar. Comfort with technology is important. Ability to work some Saturdays and evenings, as needed. This position is eligible for remote work privileges up to two days a week upon a successful completion of three months of on-campus employment at the discretion of the manager and/or vice president. Remote work privileges can be canceled at any time and for any reason by both the employee and the university. The scheduled days of remote work privileges will be determined by the manager and regularly reassessed.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The Staff Associate, Field Education Specialist shall work under the direct supervision of the Director of Field Education.
This is an APA position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Evening and weekend hours may be requiredSaturday and Sundays as days off, ability to work some Saturdays as needed
Position Type: APA Professional
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?BridgewaterStateUniv&layout_id=18
Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
Salary Range: $65,000-$75,000
Posting Number: S01034P
Open Date: 10/27/2023
Close Date: 11/26/2023
Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
* A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
* Cover Letter
* Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidates past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the universitys efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates application materials.
To apply, visit https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/26403
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Staff Associate, Field Education Specialist
From Bridgewater State Universitys inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our…