This is a full-time, managerial position, and days of work and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Note: This position is in the “NL” category of employment (non-fixed work week) and individuals in this role have no claim or entitlement to time off or cash compensation for hours worked beyond their normal schedule. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand and extensive driving will be required. It is the policy of the College to grant hour for hour compensatory time off, with advance approval, only when employees are required to work on a regularly scheduled day off, Saturday, Sunday or a holiday. Time earned must be used within one fiscal year from the time it is earned.
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, elementary education, nursing and social work. The College also offers articulated programs, including dental, optometry, chiropractic and health professions, as well as visual arts therapy and law, with colleges and institutions in New Jersey and New York.
Undergraduate students may choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and more than 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of 23; affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.
The Director of BSW and MSW Field Education is a full-time, managerial position. This position will be required to work on the Ramapo College campus, as well as the Passaic County Community College campus.
Demonstrate strong leadership through knowledge of the BSW and MSW programs’ explicit and implicit curricula and application to field practice;
Oversee, develop, and suggest fieldwork policies to the Social Work faculty;
Participate in the ongoing process of implementing the CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, especially as it relates to field education;
Oversee and support the BSW and MSW Fieldwork Coordinators, as they conduct program assessment by evaluating student performance in the field to achieve prescribed program competencies;
Analyze/identify and present data and issues gained from the analysis of student, field instructor, and liaison surveys and evaluations to the faculty in outcome assessment discussions (close the loop);
Serve as Ramapo College’s Coordinator of the Baccalaureate Child Welfare Program (BCWEP);
Maintain contact with the local practice community via professional organizations and regular communication with Field Education Directors in neighboring social work programs;
Attend NJ Field Education Director/Coordinator Consortium meetings;
Attend annual social work educator’s conferences to learn about upcoming accreditation issues and best practices in field education.
Participate with the Social Work faculty in writing the self-study for CSWE reaccreditation;
Participate in and support admissions decisions of Social Work students;
Develop field placement sites and assist, in consultation with the Fieldwork Coordinators and Social Work faculty, with student field placement assignments for the SWRK 225 pre-professional course, the junior year SWRK 325 and 326 direct/micro practice practicum; and the senior year SWRK 327 macro practice practicum;
Establish a Field Calendar for faculty, students and field instructors;
Develop and maintain informational files on all agency sites and field instructors, which should include school-agency Affiliation Agreements and applications from agencies and field instructors;
Develop field instructor orientation and training packets inclusive of course outlines, evaluation forms, updated policies, and other relevant material;
Develop, update, and disseminate the Fieldwork Manual and update, as needed, the field education component of the BSW and MSW Student Handbooks;
Distribute, collect, and analyze data from the Fieldwork Evaluation of Student form, the Student Evaluation of Field Placement form, the Field Liaison Evaluation of Agency surveys, and the Field Instructor Evaluation of the Program surveys for the programs’ outcome assessments;
Oversee revisions and distribution of these assessment forms, as needed;
Maintain ongoing correspondence with field instructors;
Develop and maintain the field component of the social work program website;
Each year, from December to February, compile graduate school recommendations for those students who request letters and completion of forms concerning their BSW fieldwork performance;
Keep records of meetings in which CEUs are offered, consistent with the state licensing requirements; and
Develop policies and oversee practices that are consistent with CSWE requirements for student internships where student employment is used as an internship.
Social Work Education and Professional Development
Develop and conduct a day-long student orientation to fieldwork for junior students entering the first professional practicum; and
Design, coordinate, and facilitate, with input from faculty, the September field instructor orientation and an additional two or three field instructor training programs held throughout the academic year.
Solicit, interview, and make hiring recommendations for adjunct field liaisons;
Provide supervision, assign responsibilities, and coordinate schedules of field liaison adjunct faculty, student aides, and assistants and oversee their contacts with agencies; and
Assist faculty and adjunct field liaisons who are having difficulties with a student, agency, and/or field instructors.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is required.
3 years of post-MSW social work practice experience is required (5 years is preferred).
Previous experience in the field of education is preferred.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills are required.
Must have extensive knowledge of the social work community in Bergen and surrounding counties in order to support Social Work students studying at the main campus as well as in any established 2+2 BSW programs.
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.
Internal Number: 138446321
About Ramapo College
"Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as sixth in the Best Regional Universities North category for public institutions, Ramapo College of New Jersey is sometimes mistaken for a private college. This is, in part, due to its unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its size of approximately 6,008 students and its pastoral setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border.Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers six graduate programs as well as articulated programs with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine."