Director of Field Education

Location: Portland, OR
Date Posted: 08-31-2017
Warner Pacific College’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts College dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
Warner Pacific College’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific College is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. In the fall of 2016, more than 57% of our traditional students were racially or ethnically diverse.  Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summary Description: The Director of Field Education (BSW) is a full-time (1 FTE), 9-month position, reporting to the Director of Social Work. This position provides administrative oversight to the Field Education component of the Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) program, and participates in the overall design and development of the school's social work curriculum and implementation of school and community based programs. Position must produce complex reports, maintain program data, teach assigned courses, and provide supervision to the field educators and assigned adjunct instructors.
 Essential Functions:
  1. Teach field practicum seminars and a variety of courses related to social work practice.
  2. Plan and coordinate diverse preparation activities for students entering field practicum.
  3. Participate in College committees, as assigned.  
  4. Perform administrative duties related to student effectiveness in field practicum and classroom.
  5. Manage and advise students in field education.
  6. Coordinate and supervise full-time and part-time field faculty.
  7. Coordinate the development of field education sites, assignment of students to appropriate placement settings, agency evaluations, and ongoing revision and dissemination of field education materials.
  8. Work collaboratively with College departments/divisions related to student field education, including risk management and student financial aid.
  9. Participate with Field Directors Consortium from NW region and other appropriate field education entities.
  10. Plan, coordinate and provide ongoing support for all field-related meetings, trainings, and events.
  11. Oversee grant-related student fieldwork projects as appropriate.
  12. Coordinate accreditation and assessment functions in collaboration with the Director of Social Work..
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work form a C.S.W.E. accredited institution.
  • Five years of post master’s social work practice experience.
  • Two years of experience as a community agency-based field instructor
  • Two years of clinical social work practice experience.
  • Experience in doing collaborative work at the community or university level.
  • Evidence of at least two years of effective teaching experience at the university level and at least two years of field education administrative experience.
  • A strong commitment to social work education.
  • A proven ability to communicate and work effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse community.
  • Expertise and/or commitment to educating a diverse student population and working in a diverse, multicultural community.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A doctorate in Social Work or related field.  
  • Expertise with program development, program administration, and program evaluation.
  • Experience as a university field liaison and expertise in working with diverse external constituent groups.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-
Employment and Lifestyle Standards:
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts college dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The College was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.   The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.   A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific College community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.
Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific College. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Further, to ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, all Warner Pacific College employees are expected to maintain the highest levels of ethics, professionalism, integrity, and judgment.  Employees must obey all laws governing the workplace and the business of the College, as well as treat others (students, suppliers, and co-workers) with honesty, respect, and personal dignity in all interactions.  Conduct that is malicious, abusive, threatening, dishonest or unlawful is not acceptable.  Employees who feel they are being subjected to conduct of this kind should bring the concern to Human Resources. The College environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the College community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs. 
Warner Pacific College desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on College property, in its vehicles, or at any College sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or marijuana is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific College campuses.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts college, the college exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
Commitment to Diversity: 
Warner Pacific College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Warner Pacific College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Warner Pacific College offers a full range of traditional benefits for qualifying employees, including medical/dental insurance, disability, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time, mission leave, tuition remission, and retirement savings.
To Apply:
In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at  Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references
  • Responses to essay questions.
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