Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) - 10 Month
SUNY Orange County Community College
Middletown, New York 10940

Job Description

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) - 10 Month

Staff and Chair
Department: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Locations: Middletown, NY
Posted: May 8, 2024
Closes: May 28, 2024 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type: 10-month
Position ID: 175496

About SUNY Orange:

Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), located in the scenic Hudson Valley, is a multi-campus College with locations in the cities of Middletown and Newburgh, NY. We proudly claim the distinction of being the first county-sponsored New York State Community College. And, for over 70 years, SUNY Orange has been the primary workforce provider and educational resource for residents of Orange County and neighboring counties.

Our students come from all walks of life and are committed to their education and career development. Our graduates speak highly of a curriculum that challenges them and prepares them upon graduation to be competitive and successful if they are directly entering the workforce or to thrive when they transfer to four-year institutions. SUNY Orange values diversity, has been certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has been named a Military Friendly college.

The College seeks dynamic individuals eager to engage in thoughtful, energetic and impactful leadership, and to help shape the future of a College that is respected within its community. If you desire the opportunity to mold the members of our diverse student body into the accomplished professionals and leaders they wish to become, crave an administrative atmosphere where creativity and forward-thinking ideas are welcomed, and are willing to roll up your sleeves to make it all happen, we encourage you to consider joining our College community.

Job Description:

SUNY Orange is currently seeking an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator to join their team in the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) department.

The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) serves as a liaison between the Occupational Therapy Assistant program and the clinical fieldwork education sites. This role is also responsible for the establishment of fieldwork/clinical site and clinical faculty standards, implementation, selection, and evaluation of clinical sites, and fosters the ongoing development of and communication with fieldwork clinical education sites and their faculty.

The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) must be able to travel between both campuses and clinical fieldwork sites as needed.


Education Required:
Master's degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized institutional accrediting agency.

Experience Required: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in the State of NY; National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certified; Two (2) years of clinical experience which includes serving as a fieldwork educator and/or center coordinator of fieldwork education; Computer literate.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

  • Community college or higher education experience teaching.
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with supervising personnel, coworkers, all constituents, and the public.
  • Perform well under pressure, within time constraints, with a high degree of accuracy, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to coordinate workflow while dealing with multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Bilingual skills.

Additional Information:

Deadline for Applying: May 27, 2024

Position beginsAugust 5, 2024.

Salary: $57,431 per annum plus a$3,273 stipend per contract; Redefined load of 12 credits or 16 contacts per Academic Year. This is a full-time, 10 month, Staff & Chair position.

SUNY Orange offers a competitive benefits package which includes:
  • Excellent low-cost health insurance
  • Generous leave policy (including Winter and Spring Breaks)
  • Educational Assistance
  • Retirement Plans
  • Retiree Health Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • PSLF Loan Forgiveness
Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown, NY 10940, (845) 341-4662,

Application Instructions:

Create a SUNY Orange Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
  • Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:
    1. How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?
    2. How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?
Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.

To apply:

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Date Posted : 05/16/2024