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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Include a writing sample (brief biography of self, 300 words or less) with your resume.


To assist the Field Coordinator in support of student learning, and field instructors within the organization’s students are placed. The Field Liaison will work with their assigned group of students (ranging from 8-12 in number) to determine meeting days and times, as well as formatting. Duties include the following:

Meet with students monthly.
The Liaison during the meetings will review and discuss things happening directly in the field placement and implications for field practice.
Will introduce students to diverse ways of work, opportunities, and critical conversations.
Will be the first line of communication if there is a concern from either the student or Field Instructor.
Will assist in completing site visits as needed.
Will work with students on development and understanding of the Learning Contract.
Will attend the field orientation and be a part of the Field Advisory Board.
Some assistance in identifying and development of new placements.
Attend Field meetings as needed throughout the semester, but at least 1 per semester.
Other duties/ activities as assigned needed in support of the students and social work program.

This is a 2021-2022 Academic Year Contract Position with no benefits. (August 16, 2021 – April 30, 2022)

25 hours per semester, 50 hours per academic year.  $30 per hour.  $750 per semester, $1,500 per academic year.

Required Qualifications*

MSW from a CSWE accredited program and University.

2 years post graduate experience. Fully Licensed MSW.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.