Master of Social Work Field Education Director (AA22146)

$51,311 - $94,744 yearly
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, 228, Wiecking Center, Mankato, MN 56001, USA
  • Mar 14, 2022
Full time Social Work Deans & Directors

Job Description


Master of Social Work Field Education Director (AA22146)

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Allied Health & Nursing, College of
Unit: Social Work211, MSUAASF
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Condition:
Work Shift:
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Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
POSITION: Probationary; Range D*

Salary Minimum: $51,311
Salary Maximum: $94,744
Salary Type: Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 211, MSUAASF

Job Description:
The Master of Social Work Field Education Director position is required by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), social work's accrediting body, to provide leadership in the on-going administration and implementation of MSW field education in accordance with field education accreditation standards and with respect for diversity, inclusion, and equity across the field experience. The MSW Field Education Director collaborates and works closely with the MSW Program Director and MSW Faculty to deliver a quality field education experience to MSW graduate students. The MSW Field Education Director will assist in the development of an online MSW Program which will expand field education opportunities to across the nation. This will increase program enrollment requiring additional MSW field education support staff that will be supervised by the MSW Field Education Director.

Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Field education administration and development: Develop, implement, and administer MSW field education in accordance with CSWE Field Education accreditation standards.Ensures that field education opportunities offer diverse and inclusive learning experiences. Prepare and manage all documents pertaining to graduate field education for CSWE accreditation standards for reaffirmation. Develop and foster the retention of a wide variety of diverse graduate field education sites. Access and evaluate graduate field education sites to ensure that they can provide generalist and advanced generalist opportunities for students to demonstrate social work competencies in diverse and inclusive environments. Initiate, manage, and collaborate with the University contracts office to implement Memorandum of Agreement and other contractual agreements between the University, Departments/programs, and field agencies. Annually review, develop, and implement the Department of Social Work graduate field education policies and procedures (Field Education Manual) in consultation with the BSSW Field Education Director. Identify, review, interpret, and ensure compliance regarding graduate field education with Federal regulations, State statutes, Minnesota Board of Social Work Practice Act, CSWE accreditation standards, and University policy and procedures including Equity 2030 standards. Develop, organize, and retain field data, forms, and documents. This includes, but not limited to, development and maintenance of graduate field education database. Develop and manage field forms and documents. Maintain student, agency, field instructor and field seminar liaison field files. Develop and maintain Department of Social Work field education website. Develop, implement, and evaluate graduate field education in accordance with University strategic plan, Equity 2030, College of Allied Health and Nursing mission and goals, CSWE accreditation standards and MSW Program mission and goals. Use multiple methods to monitor regional, state, national, and international developments in graduate social work field education and incorporate evidence-based best practices into field education. Hire, train, and supervise graduate assistant(s) to support graduate field education. Mange the MSW field education's budget and resources in collaboration with Department leadership. Negotiate as needed for additional funds and resources. Develop and deliver graduate field education curriculum to educate, support and train agency field instructors in compliance with CSWE accreditation standards including Equity 2030 standards. Recruit, train, and oversee off-site field instructors for graduate student support in compliance with CSWE accreditation standards. Provide oversight of graduate seminar instruction and liaison responsibilities in compliance with CSWE accreditation standards and consultation with faculty. Participate in MSW Program, Department, College and/or University, and professional community committees as needed. Support BSSW Field Education in the extended absence of a BSSW Field Director if needed. 2. Direct, coordinate, and administer field practicum for MSW students. Orientate and assess MSW students' readiness for field practicum experience. Facilitate graduate field practicum placement process between MSW students and potential field agencies in compliance with CSWE and MSW Program's field education policies and procedures including Equity 2030 standards. Coordinate, communicate, and ensure compliance with field practicum stipulations and requirements from various agency and university policies and procedures included but not limited to local, state, and federal background checks, state and federal grants, and healthcare regulations. Monitor, assess, and manage MSW students in field practicum in collaboration with field seminar liaisons Provide leadership in the redirection of field practicum delivery when needed due to inability to offer onsite supervision or as a response to unusual events. Engage and address complexities in graduate field practicum in consultation with field seminar liaisons, students, agency and agency field instructors, and additional faculty as necessary in compliance with established policies and procedures of the field education. Mediate and ensure that appropriate processes are in place to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of conflicts in compliance with graduate field education, Department, and University Policies. 3. Direct, coordinate and administer Field Education Seminars. Develop, coordinate, and oversee graduate curriculum of Generalist and Advanced Generalist Field Education Seminars in collaboration with IFO faculty. Teach one (1) section of either Generalist or Advanced Generalist Field Education Seminar (Spring and Summer semesters). 4.Other duties as assigned. For example, provide field education leadership across both field programs as needed due to unplanned events or absence of field director in BSSW program.

The MSW Program at Minnesota State, Mankato has been accredited since 2010, and the BSSW program since 1974. Each year, the MSW Program graduates 26-32 students and the BSSW Program graduates 65-70 majors. The MSW Program is in the formative stages of developing an online MSW Program. The Department of Social Work consists of 15 full-time faculty and staff that are actively engaged in teaching, practice, scholarship, student development, and service. The MSW Program, which has an Advanced Generalist specialization with a rural and small community emphasis, supports a Title IV-E Child Welfare training program, and supports a HRSA-funded behavioral workforce training grant. Additional information about the Department of Social Work can be found at: The Department of Social Work is part of the College of Allied Health and Nursing. Additional information about the College can be found at:

Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

  • The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation. Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here:



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Social Work from a CSWE accredited program.
  • Three (3) years post-MSW experience in social work field education such as a field instructor, liaison or seminar instructor at the BSSW and/or MSW level.
  • Documented five (5) years post-MSW experience.
  • Licensed or eligibility for licensure as required by the State of Minnesota at the graduate level.
  • Documented experience in effective teaching at the college level.
  • Documented experience with online teaching technologies.
  • Possess Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Evidence of commitment to anti-racist and anti-oppressive pedagogies, intersectionality of diversity domains, and to enhancing equity and cultural diversity in social work education.
  • Demonstrate effective written, oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community practitioners.
  • Demonstrate ability to work within ambiguous situations and apply novel solutions.
  • Demonstrate time management and organizational skills.
  • Social work practice experience with generalist and advanced generalist social work in rural settings.
  • Familiarity with social work practice settings in the southern Minnesota region.
  • Demonstrate social work evaluation skills.
  • Evidence of ability to contribute to the growth and development of students.
  • Ability to use online educational technologies, including technologies for teaching and/or assessing simulated practice sessions.
  • Demonstrate field education database software and management skills.


Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Based upon this position’s essential functions, it reports to MSUM’s Social Work Department as needed including Saturdays (MSW classes are held on Saturdays) and has the option of telework, as needed, due to travel related requirements for agency recruitment, orientation, supervision, and problem-solving activities. Telework is at the discretion of management and defined and implemented in accordance with HR/LR Policy #1422 (Telework Policy).

Application Details

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

  • Cover Letter.
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  • Contact Information for three (3) references.
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree.
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment.
  • A one-page statement describing philosophy and approaches for supporting student growth and development.
  • A one-page statement describing field education philosophy and experience.

Nancy M Fitzsimons, PhD, MSW, LISW
Social Work
Phone: 507-389-1287
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Administrative and Service Faculty which can be found at:
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

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Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M198M
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 02/08/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

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Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.


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