Director of Discipline that Restores

Department: Continuing Education, Center for Professional Development
Reports to: Executive Director, Online and Continuing Education
Status: Exempt
Time Commitment: 40 hours per week

Job Description:

The director of discipline that restores (DTR) oversees all operations, marketing, curriculum development and instructors for the DTR program. The director works with district/schoolsite personnel as DTR is implemented in the classroom. The director monitors the academic rigor and marketability of the menu of professional development services. The director communicates regularly with instructors and district/site personnel and deals with any student concerns. A Fresno Regional Foundation Grant will fund this position for one year. After that, the position and employment with Fresno Pacific University will end approximately on or before 08/01/15 unless funded by a different department at FPU.



  • Uphold the “Founded on Christ” mission of Fresno Pacific University at all times.
  • Exhibit unfaltering commitment to the Fresno Pacific University Idea and agreement to support its ideals and practices while employed by the university.
  • Be Christ -centered in all areas while working with other staff members, students and guests.
  • Exhibit unfaltering commitment to restorative justice values, principles and practices.
  • Exhibit unfaltering commitment to the “Discipline That Restores” theory, skills and strategies.
  • Exhibit unfaltering commitment to the highest business ethics.
  • Protect confidential information and communicate with impeccable discretion in all matters related to employees and internal processes. This requires that sensitive information never be divulged to the wrong parties.
  • Abide by the department’s expectations that all members of the CE team work together in an effective and efficient manner to provide quality service. This requires collaboration, commitment to internal communication, and a deliberate focus on teamwork.


  • Represent the university and manage a professional and active relationship with various schools, departments, and centers to understand the university’s unique needs and bring program growth.
  • Organize workflow and maintain order in such a way that meets internal and external expectations and ensures on-time delivery of all commitments to administration, employees, and internal team members. This will require juggling multiple projects and managing numerous deadlines in an environment where business needs may change and priorities may require constant reshuffling.
  • Responsible for scheduling and facilitating regular meetings with the DTR advisory council, staff, and instructors.
  • Responsible for scheduling regular collaboration meetings with Ron and Roxanne Claassen and the executive director of online and continuing education and to implement agreed upon plans and report regularly on progress.
  • Review all courses and curriculum to maintain rigor and alignment to the DTR program.
  • Work with CPD director of operations, in the process of implementing DTR at school sites and districts.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of marketing strategies pertaining to DTR menu of services offered through CPD.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Commitment to the Christian mission of the university.
  • Master’s degree in applicable field.
  • Successful teaching/administrative experience in K-12 setting.
  • Education/training and experience with restorative justice/discipline that restores.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet, etc.).
  • Exceptional administrative and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to give attention to detail.
  • Valid California driver’s license and ability to drive to various appointments.


  • 2-3 years experience working in a university setting.
  • Experience with independent studies coursework and online course development.
  • Ed.D. or Ph.D. degree

Environmental Conditions:

  • Indoors in normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations, and temperature changes at least eighty percent (80%) of the time.
  • Frequent computer use at workstation, up to eight hours per day.
  • Frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions.
  • Public contact position requiring business-like apparel.

Physical Demands:

  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Mobility within the office. Ability to walk, sit, stand, and climb stairs. Ability to use hands and fingers, to handle office equipment, records and files. Occasionally required to reach with arms and hands, and to stoop, kneel or crouch. Vision abilities required by this job include the ability to read and discern written errors on paper and electronic documents. Ability to talk and hear. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.
  • Ability to drive a vehicle.

University Description:

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 3,700 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic ServingInstitution, with a Hispanic student population of 35 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at


Pay is based upon qualifications and experience.


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