Assistant Director, Global Field Education - Newton

  • Chestnut Hill, MA

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

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Job Description

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $62,650 to $78,300; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Reporting tothe Assistant Dean of Global Programs, the Assistant Director of Global FieldEducation is responsible for oversight and coordination of the SSW sinternational field placements. In addition to enhancing the faculty s effortsin regard to international program matters, the person will have areas ofresponsibilities that include program planning, curriculum development,recruitment, field placement, and advising. Essential functions include:

PROGRAM PLANNING: Designs and regularly evaluatesinternational field education opportunities (credits, length of stay,supervision, language, cultural awareness, personal safety, etc.) incollaboration with the Office of Field Education and the Assistant Dean ofGlobal Programs. Oversees the international field placement process by: holdinginformational seminars, accepting and processing applications, interviewing,selecting, approving the international field placement. Creates and revisespromotional materials and required forms for the international agencies. Draftsand updates pre-departure seminar for the Global Practice Students. Maintainsemergency protocol systems during the faculty led international trips andinternational field placements, in coordination with the Associate Dean ofStudent Experience, by:
updating andcommunicating the policies and procedures, ensuring SSW emergency coverage,coordinating with other international programs on campus around safetyprotocols. Devises supporting materials to ensure legal and medical compliancefor the international field placement and faculty led trips. Regularly evaluatesthe program s design and outcomes and makes adjustments as needed. Enhances anddevelops international student exchange programs (courses, credits, fees,housing, joint service projects, etc.). Writes an annual report on theinternational program as part of the School's Annual Report.

RECRUITMENT: Collaborates with Director ofMarketing/Communications on how to best promote our international programofferings. Organizes welcome/orientation session(s) for incoming internationaland part-time students. Creates and reviews informational materials about theinternational field placement and Global Practice Concentration. Meets with students interested in the GlobalPractice Concentration.

STUDENT ADVISING: Serves as a contact and outreach personfor international students' needs in regards to local Global Practiceplacements and curriculum planning. Advises Global Practice Concentrationstudents. Supervises field advisorsassigned to students in global placements.

FIELD PLACEMENT: Recruits agencies for internationalfield placements. Nurtures and enhances relationships with representatives ofinternational agencies and other international partners. Organizes andcompletes site visits regularly across the globe. Updates international fieldeducation manual with all supporting key documents in collaboration withAssistant Dean of Field Education.

INTERNAL RESOURCE: Searches for funding opportunitiesrelated to student scholarships, curriculum development and support, andresearch and evaluation. Increases our collaboration with and representation ininternational organizations relevant to global social work education andpractice. Collaborates with other SSW units regarding international activities(Admissions, Field, Career Services, Academic Planning Committee). Participateson University wide committees (if appropriate). Participates in the Global PracticeConcentration Meetings.

Internationaltravel may be required. Occasional evening and weekend work required.


Master of Social Work degree orcomparable degree in a related field required. At least five years of fieldplacements experience, three years of professionalexperience in program design and development, and three years internationalexperiences, with at least one year working overseas as a social worker-preferably in a low income country. Strong organizational and communicationsskills. Experience recruiting and marketing. Proficiency with MS Office suite and ability to use technology creativelyfor program marketing and operation. Ability to follow-through on tasksindependently. Ability to function as part of a team.

Associated topics: assistant principal, assistant superintendent, chief, director, executive manager, high school superintendent, manage, officer, principal, school principal

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