Field Coordinator, UCP 5

The University of Connecticut School of Social Work is seeking applicants for a full time experienced position as a Field Coordinator (UCP 5) in the Office of Field Education.  The School of Social Work offers degrees at the bachelors, masters and doctorate level and offers classes to non-degree students, as well as certificate programs and workshops. Under the supervision of the Director of Field Education, supports the educational and professional development of Master’s of Social Work (MSW) students with a commitment to the School of Social Work’s mission of advancing knowledge and community engagement to achieve human rights and social justice at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.


  1. Collaborating with field education staff and macro faculty to support the educational and professional development of MSW students.
  2. Identifying and engaging new field training sites.
  3. Placing macro students in field practicum sites.
  4. Serving as academic and field Faculty Advisor to macro students, including making field site visits and holding advising seminars; providing field instruction for and evaluation of macro students at field placements at sites without an MSW field instructor.
  5. Serve on field education and other committees, as appropriate.
  6. Support the richness of diversity and employ pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
  7. Possible involvement with Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) program/students as needed.
  8. Performs other related duties as needed.


  1. Applicants must have a MSW degree.
  2. Applicants must have a strong commitment to field education and promoting the professional development of macro social work students.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate at least 3 years of post-MSW experience in social work practice.
  4. Demonstrate potential for/evidence of building and maintaining effective working relationships with field placement settings and personnel.




  1. At least 3 to 5 years of professional post-MSW macro practice experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: community organizing, policy practice, and/or other related forms of macro social work practice.
  2. Knowledge and relationships with macro organizations/settings in Connecticut strongly preferred.
  3. History of serving as afaculty academic and field advisor and field instructor to BSW and macro MSW students preferred.
  4. Experience teaching Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) to new field instructors.
  5. Commitment to and/or experience in promoting and fostering a learning environment supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  6. Ability to apply macro social work research and practice knowledge in advising and field instruction.


This is a full-time, annually renewable, 35 hour/week position. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidate's background and experience. The University offers outstanding medical and retirement benefits.


Please apply online at UConn Careers, (, Staff Positions (Search # 2019183) and upload:

  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • A cover letter that:
    • Describes the candidate’s macro social work practice, supervisory and field experience;
    • Explains how the candidate’s experience aligns with the priorities of the school and this position; and
    • Describes previous and potential contributions to promoting diversity through field education and/or service.
  • Names and contact information of three references.References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Potential candidates can address questions to:

S. Megan Berthold, PhD

Search Committee Chair

University of Connecticut School of Social Work

38 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT 06103


Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019183)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 12, 2018.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.