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Field Education Coordinator of Social Work / Master of Social Work Program

Apply now Job no: 516030
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Temporary, Full Time

Classification:   Lecturer AY
Anticipated Hiring Salary:   Commensurate with experience.
CSU Salary Schedule
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week  
FLSA:  Exempt

Priority Screening Date:   July 8, 2022
Recruitment Status:   Open Until Filled



Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision StatementCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students.  The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.


The Social Work Department is seeking an individual who will provide strong organization and coordination in support of the Field Education program. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Overseeing and coordinating the field placement process in accordance with the MSW program's policies, procedures, and timelines.
  • Demonstrating strong organizing, collaborative, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Preparing a field manual that delineates policies and procedures related to field education.
  • Collaborating with MSW faculty to ensure field education is consistent with the MSW program's mission, objectives and competencies.
  • Recruiting, screening, developing, evaluating and retaining field practicum sites and field instructors.
  • Coordinating and conducting introductory practicum site visits with county and community members.
  • Organizing administration activities for field education, e.g., preparation and maintenance of the practicum directory and field database, which includes current agency information and agency documentation compliance.
  • Maintaining files on field education internship agreements and letters of understanding.
  • Developing, scheduling, planning and supporting field education projects and activities.
  • Developing and teaching field course orientations, informational meetings, and field instructor training to educate student and agency field instructors to the MSW curriculum, supervision, evaluation and practice needs.
  • Planning and facilitating meetings for faculty field liaisons.
  • Teaching field seminars and participating in the resolution of problems occurring in the placement.
  • Monitoring, evaluating liability, due process, and risk management issues for MSW students and agencies.
  • Developing, participating, and implementing of a continuous comprehensive field education program evaluation.
  • Attendance at MSW Community Advisory Board meetings.

Other Functions:

  • Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned by the MSW Program Director and department chair.


  • Master of Social Work degree or equivalent from a CSWE-accredited program and at least two years of post-MSW full-time work experience in the public or private sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach foundations of social work practice or introduction to social work practice and social policy.
  • Strong organizational skills and proficiency in software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail (including Calendar and Docs), Internet browsers.
  • Highly motivated and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in social work field placement in an academic setting (community college or university).
  • Field work requires working with diverse populations.
  • Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply
  • Experience with disciplinary-base accreditation.

Other Related Information:

The Department of Social Work at California State University, Monterey Bay offers one degree program, the Master of Social Work, and is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The mission of the Department is "To prepare advanced social work practitioners to meet the needs of multicultural, multilingual, and diverse populations; to be ethical leaders in community-based practice; and to advocate for social and economic justice. The MSW program also maintains a special focus on the community issues of the California Central Coast region." Our vision is "To become the premier center for multicultural, multilingual social work education in service to and partnership with Central California Coast communities and peoples." 

Our young and growing Department has 120 current students and 145 alumni, the majority of whom come from the Central California Coast region. The Department includes 5 full-time tenure-track as well as a cadre of well-qualified full-time and part-time non-tenure-track faculty members.

The Department strongly values the many community partnerships it has built with regional social services, health and public policy organizations throughout the tri-county region (Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties). The Social Work Department currently houses $3,000,000 in training grants and scholarships to support underrepresented students. Furthermore, the Social Work Department works throughout the region and at the state and national levels to develop technical assistance and collaborative action research opportunities for faculty, staff, and students.

The Department is committed to excellence in its academic and field programs, and is considered by students to provide rigorous training and educational opportunities that produce high quality candidates for the workforce and graduate school. Effective teaching is considered essential for all instructors and collaboration across programs and administrative units in developing and delivering curriculum is the norm.


In planning for a doubling in size of its population due to state and regional demand, the College of Professional Studies was divided into three colleges in 2014, which included the establishment of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services (CHSHS). The synergy of the Affordable Care Act, coupled with the regional demand for improving health and human services in a historically underserved area, has rendered CHSHS as the fastest growing college in CSUMB. The university is located in a very strategic location, dividing the wealth of the Monterey Peninsula and the agricultural bedrock of the U.S., the Salinas Valley and region. The newly formed CHSHS' mission is to "Strengthen the quality of life of the diverse communities with whom we live, work and serve through collaborative and community-informed education, research, training and service." Its vision is to "create health, fitness, and well-being in a socially just environment that honors equality, inclusiveness, cultural responsiveness, and active community engagement." Our university and college mission and vision, combined with regional need and strategic location, provide the driving force for CHSHS to serve as the regional training hub for the professional health and human services workforce.



  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083  as a condition of employment.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks.  Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. 

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.  

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all students and employees are required to submit their vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry and are encouraged to be vaccinated.


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14-paid holidays a year. For more information, visit CSU System Benefits. Additionally, as a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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