Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Wed Jan 13 2021 Job Description:
The Department of Social Work at Western Kentucky University (WKU) is seeking applicants for an Assistant Field Director (12-month appointment) beginning July 1, 2021. This will be full-time appointment.
Responsibilities include administering and directing some aspects of the Field Office for the Department's BSW program, including all regional campuses and cohorts. The BSW Program currently enrolls approximately 300 students with the MSW Program enrolls around 100 students. The Assistant Field Director identifies appropriate internship sites, assists and prepares students for the transition to the field, and facilitates correspondence, communication, and professional relationships with agencies in the community, state, region, and beyond. Within the Department and University, the Assistant Field Director ensures compliance with CSWE Accreditation and actively integrates accreditation standards within the field curriculum. The Assistant Field Director is a critical staff member within the Department collaborating with the field director to develop professionally grounded social workers that are knowledgeable, skilled, and ethical. There is a 10% teaching requirement in the BSW and/or MSW program as part of the workload for this position. In addition to directing field placements and some teaching, the position will involve curriculum development, advising students, and performing university/public service. For more information: http://www.wku.edu/employment/faculty.php
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considered Essential for Success
Individual should be open to engaging in alternative modes of instructional delivery that will include web-based courses, IVS, and offering courses at regional campus sites. The person selected must also be comfortable operating effectively in a diverse multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment.
An MSW and 5 years of post-masters practice experience.
Some educational training (for example, continuing education courses) or college teaching experience.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU's Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (270) 745-5121.
The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at email@example.com or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
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