• Full Time
  • New York, NY
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Website Fordham University

Director/Field Instruction

Social Service, Lincoln Center, Westchester

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.



Position Summary

Reporting to the Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. the Director of Field Education provides subject expertise, administrative oversight, supervision to the staff and operations within the Field Education Department and across GSS campuses and Online.


The Director participates in the design and development of the Field Education curriculum, policies, and requirements for undergraduate and graduate programs. They are responsible for ensuring compliance with required accreditation (CSWE) professional practice competencies, standards, and procedures.


Essential Functions        

Provides Field Education subject expertise and administrative leadership.
Oversees the management, supervision, and professional development of Field staff, including annual performance appraisals.
Establishes best practices to ensure consistent application of Field Education curriculum, policies, and procedures.
Ensures adherence to the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation, GSS & University, and NYSED requirements.
Develops, ensures integrity, and maintains procedures, data, and documents (including training, manuals & accreditation materials).
Utilizes data to develop continual improvement of department operations, staff performance, and student educational experience.
Provides critical analysis and ethical judgment in the supervision and resolution of complex student and agency issues.
Develops policies/procedures for recruitment, training, and assessment of Field Education sites/agencies, Instructors, & Advisors.
Collaborates with GSS and University administrators to ensure accurate and timely resolution/documentation of the student Administrative Review process.
Collaborates in developing and implementing scholarship/stipend-based Field partnerships & placements.
Models and fosters respect for diversity, equality, and inclusion in all relationships, communications, and operations.
Develops effective methods of communication with all stakeholders.
Represents Field Education within GSS, Fordham University, local community, and regional/national professional organizations.
Creates a collaborative working environment for students, Field staff, faculty, GSS/University administrators, alumni, agency, and other partners.
Periodic travel, weekend, and evening work required.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Supervises the work of other Fordham employees who are individual contributors. Responsible for hiring, training and developing, managing performance and administering corrective action. Has significant input in compensation decisions.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Master’s Degree in Social Work
Minimum of 5 years of experience in Field Education, Social Work Education, and/or social work administration/leadership.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Proficiency with Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
Excellent analytic, management, and problem-solving skills.
Ethical, sound judgment, detail-oriented, with strong organizational and time management skills.
Leadership and initiative in problem resolution.
Ability to adapt and help staff adapt to changing priorities in a complex environment.
Exceptional interpersonal and relational skills with a customer-service orientation.
Clear, effective, and diplomatic communication skills.
Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
Exceptional interpersonal and relational skills with a customer-service orientation
Technical proficiency with a variety of educational platforms and software applications/systems.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 


Minimum Starting Salary: $98,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $122,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.




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Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories