Career Opportunities


Lecturer & Child Welfare Coordinator

Posting Date

4/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Lecturer & Child Welfare Coordinator
UW System Title:  Lecturer

Essential Job Functions

The Department of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a Lecturer and Child Welfare Coordinator position. This is a 9-month academic year position with additional limited summer work associated with Child Welfare Coordinator duties. This position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Title IV-E Long-Term Child Welfare Training Program and teaching courses in the BSW and MSW Programs. Applicants with commitment to strengths-based generalist social work practice and the profession's knowledge, values, ethics, and skills are highly encouraged to apply.

The Social Work program has a strong team emphasis, which includes team teaching, offers a competency-based education with a strengths perspective, and takes a proactive stance valuing diverse and inclusive perspectives.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach courses in the BSW and/or MSW Programs.
  • Advance equity and social justice in the classroom and community.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the Child Welfare Stipend Program including student tracking, application management, policies and procedures, and oversight of files and data base.
  • Advise, identify, and disseminate employment opportunities to students.
  • Develop and provide oversight of the Child Welfare education curriculum in coordination with the practitioner training curriculum, including revising handbooks and forms.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with new and current Child Welfare agency sites in response to student placement needs.
  • Consult with BSW and MSW field coordinators and students to facilitate appropriate matches for Child Welfare field placements.
  • Provide MSW supervision for MSW stipend students.
  • Collaborate with BSW and MSW Field Coordinators on field issues related to Child Welfare.
  • Participate in development of the Title IV-E budget.
  • Develop and initiate student and agency evaluations of Child Welfare program.
  • Develop and maintain a process for evaluating the Child Welfare Program consistent with the Program’s accreditation and program review needs.
  • Communicate regularly with faculty regarding concerns identified with Child Welfare stipend students, agency collaterals, or other Child Welfare-related issues.
  • Create, plan, implement, and/or participate in Child Welfare-related activities including meetings, workshops, recruitment, student orientation, and other events.
  • Develop and maintain Child Welfare-related documentation in collaboration with the Program Chair and relevant faculty, including bi-annual and annual reports for DCF.
  • Provide Child Welfare-related orientation and training for field instructors, students, and faculty.
  • Assume active role of liaison between Social Work Professional Programs, Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System, and Child Welfare community by assuring a continuum from student education to practitioner training.
  • Network with local, state, national, and international Child Welfare practitioners, administrators, and educators to learn and share best practice, emerging themes, and employment opportunities in Child Welfare.
  • Convene and facilitate the Child Welfare committee and attend all Social Work program faculty and Admissions Committee meetings.
  • Contribute to the ongoing accreditation efforts of the BSW and MSW Programs.
  • Provide service to the unit, and contribute to its ongoing development.



  • MSW degree from a CSWE accredited institution. Applicants with international social work degrees: Copy of Formal Determination Letter from International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Service documenting degree equivalency to CSWE-accredited MSW degree
  • Two years post-MSW practice experience
  • Proof of Wisconsin Social Work Certification/License or proof of eligibility for certification/licensure
  • Child welfare practice experience in public or tribal child welfare


  • Prior BSW- or MSW-level social work teaching experience, including the utilization of distance-learning technologies
  • Five or more years of post-MSW social work practice experience, particularly in administration
  • Knowledge of the health and human/social services delivery network in northeast Wisconsin
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, anti-racism and anti-oppression practices
  • Practice experience in Indian Child Welfare

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. This position requires the ability to manage multiple deadlines, projects and priorities. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Position may require evening and/or weekend hours in addition to typical office hours.

Position is a full-time, academic year, instructional Academic Staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary range of $52,000-$55,000.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Lecturer & Child Welfare Coordinator"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved
  • Proof of Wisconsin Social Work Certification/License or Proof of eligibility for certification/license

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Theresa Mullen
Phone: (920) 465-2049

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.