Practicum Director, MSW - St. Bonaventure University

  • Contract

Company Description

Keypath Education is supporting St. Bonaventure University's search for a 12-month dual faculty and Practicum Director role in the Master in Social Work Program.

  • Salary: $80,000 - $90,000
  • Location: Remote, NY
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Join a network of students and faculty guided by compassion and driven to make a difference. As the inaugural Practicum Director, you will have the opportunity to apply your creativity and practicum leadership in partnership with the MSW Program Director.

Full-time employees at SBU enjoy unparalleled benefits (Download PDF reader) 

  • 20+ Paid Holidays

Tuition Remission

  • 100% undergraduate tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependents
  • 80% graduate tuition remission for employee (online and ground programs)
  • 50% for spouse (ground programs only)

Full Benefit package

  • 403b Retirement Plan + 10% Employer contribution after 2 years
  • Health Insurance with $250 Wellness card  
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employer Paid Vision and Life insurance
  • Short-term Disability 
  • Employer Paid Long-term Disability  
  • Employee Assistance Program

Other Perks

  •  Free access to campus fitness center
  • 2 free Division 1 Men’s Basketball Season tickets
  • Golf course membership discount
  • Other National and Local discounts available

Job Description

The Practicum Director for the Master in Social Work Program within the School of Arts and Sciences will oversee all aspects of the practicum experience development, implementation, and (re)accreditation. The remote position requires professional knowledge, administrative and management skills, practicum policy expertise, accreditation experience, and cultural sensitivity. This is a 12-month faculty position with a teaching load of 18 credits. Per CSWE accreditation standards, the Practicum Director must devote 50% of their time to administration and will receive the required course release for administrative responsibilities.

Example of Duties

  • Teach seminar and clinical courses
  • Ensure the Practicum Education program remains in compliance with NYSED and CSWE standards
  • Develop and maintain practicum sites and affiliation agreements
  • Recruit, train, and mentor qualified practicum supervisors
  • Oversee and provide support to practicum liaisons, helping to resolve student issues
  • Maintain practicum education records
  • Develop, update, and distribute the MSW Practicum Manual
  • Contribute to initial CSWE accreditation and subsequent reaccreditation efforts
  • Develop and continually review Foundation and Advanced Year practicum courses
  • Represent the program within the institution, in professional organizations, and at community events
  • Facilitate orientation workshops for students, practicum supervisors, and task supervisors
  • Actively participate in professional associations related to the program
  • Work closely with the MSW Program Director to support student and program success
  • Advise students on issues related to practicum and career opportunities


  • MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program (required)
  • Doctoral degree (DSW, PhD) from a regionally accredited institution with a focus in social work or closely related field (preferred)
  • Five (5) or more years post-MSW full-time practice experience (required)
  • LCSW or equivalent licensure designation (required)
  • Minimum two (2) years of higher education teaching experience at the Bachelor or Master level (preferred)
  • Experience with online course delivery and Learning Management Systems (LMS) (preferred)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of pedagogical approaches associated with MSW programs
  • Knowledge of CSWE accreditation process
  • Knowledge of maintaining the SBU MSW educational culture in an online environment
  • Skill in verbal and written communication
  • Skill in computer applications, including Office 365 suite, Zoom, Flip, and Canva
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Discernable aptitude and skill in fostering relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of constituents in a diverse work environment in person and via email and other technology

Out-of-state candidates are encouraged to apply. Must be willing to travel to St. Bonaventure as requested, such as attending graduation.

Additional Information

Mission: St. Bonaventure is a Catholic University dedicated to educational excellence as informed by our Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. In the words of our patron, we believe that there should be “no knowledge without love”, and thus seek to transform the lives of our students, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. St. Bonaventure embraces students, faculty, and staff of all faiths and cultures and strives to bring out the best in every individual through meaningful relationships. As an academic and spiritual community, we endeavor to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers and personal lives.

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