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University of Chicago | Chicago, Illinois
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Job Description

Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department36430 School Soc Svce Admin

About the UnitThe University Of Chicago, School Of Social Service Administration (SSA) prepares students to become leaders in the field of social work., SSA offers graduate work leading to both the A.M. and Ph.D. degrees.

Job FamilyAcademic Affairs

Responsible for campus academic affairs functions, including general administration, administrative support, academic planning and analysis, academic programs, faculty affairs, faculty research and development, institutional studies, off-campus programs, teacher credential programs, and academic information systems.

Career Track and Job LevelEducation Outreach

Designs and implements education outreach programs and community relations strategies. Coordinates with national, state and local organizations. Engaging in fund raising efforts.

P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Role ImpactIndividual Contributor

ResponsibilitiesThe job performs a range of professional activities and solves straightforward problems in the development and implementation of education outreach programs.

1) Assists with the development and implementation of education outreach programs. May collaborate with teachers on implementing curriculum in the classroom., 2) Evaluates and documents performance of programs, making or recommending improvements when appropriate., 3) Prepares program communications, including creating and coordinating dissemination of program materials., 4) May assist with fundraising efforts, including writing grant proposals., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) Prospect, develop, and monitor appropriate field placement sites for master's level social work students.

2) Coordinate and manage the first year core field placement process (activities related to admissions, orientation, field placement matching and year-long consultation, with seven or eight sections of students and Core Field Consultant.

3) Conduct meetings for students and Field Consultants including the field component of student orientation, quarterly Core Field Consultant meetings, and select Field Instructor trainings.

4) Manage day-to-day administrative tasks attendant to field activities and coordinate activities with other SSA Departments (e.g., Dean of Students' Office, Admissions and Information Technology as needed.

5) Participate in Annual Field Instructor meeting, all quarterly field consultant meetings, and Field Department staff meetings. Prepare written reports as assigned.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Ability to work independently, consider different perspectives, value inclusion, equity and diversity, understand and guide adult learners, and problem-solve in the context of graduate social work education are required skills.

2) Capacity to understand the role of field education within a complex academic system and interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students.

3) Strong oral and written communication skills.

4)Effective organizational skills are essential.

5)Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently are assets for the position.

6) A understanding of the role of fieldwork in social work education and ability to facilitate connections between social work theory, research and practice are essential.

7)Adept at electronic communication and familiarity with Access, Excel and Word software.

Working Conditions

1) Must be willing to travel locally and have access to car for field site visits.

Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Required Qualifications:


1) Masters level social worker with LCSW.


1)A minimum of five years experience and a background in clinical social work practice, field instruction or supervision, and management.

Required Documents

1) Cover Letter

2) Resume

3) Reference Contact Sheet

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

Pay FrequencyBiweekly

Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours37.5

Benefits EligibleYes

Drug Test RequiredNo

Health Screen RequiredNo

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredYes

Posting Date2019-05-24-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-11-24-08:00

Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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About University of Chicago

Founded by oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is a private, nondenominational institution of higher learning. Scientists at the University are working at the cutting edge of virtually every field of science, from cosmological astrophysics to molecular genetics and from high-energy particle physics to psychoneuroimmunology. Seventy-nine recipients of the Nobel Prize have been researchers, students or faculty members at the University at some point in their careers.

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