Department: School of Education
Reports to: Dean of the School of Education
Status: Clinical faculty rank; non-continuing status track
Time commitment: Full-time (may consider part-time); 11-month faculty appointment
Start date: July 1, 2018 or as soon as a suitable candidate is discerned

The Pupil Personnel Services program at Fresno Pacific University offers, School Counseling, School Psychology credential and Masters’ Degree programs. Additionally, the program offers an approved program for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). The Program graduates are well prepared and highly desired in the educational community in California's Central Valley.


The Program Director for the FPU School Counseling Program teaches in the program and provides administrative leadership for the program at the FPU North Campus and at the Visalia Campus.  Specific duties include:

  • Work with the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) directors, faculty and staff in Counseling and School Psychology at all FPU campuses;
  • Attend all program director, and other required meetings;
  • Teach appropriate courses, supervise candidates in the field placements, and advise PPS program students;
  • Support planning and development, outreach, and recruitment of students;
  • Assume administrative responsibility and manage the budget for the PPS programs at the Visalia and North Fresno Campuses;
  • Support (by offering advice and consultation) marketing and public relations initiatives for the program,
  • Monitor syllabi content and program cohesion for all PPS courses;
  • Monitor candidate Research Projects and Exit Portfolio development;
  • Develop and sustain relationships with local schools and other educational agencies to foster high quality fieldwork placements and building school partnerships;
  • Maintain an understanding of changes in state and federal legislation that affect the program; attend state conferences that update trends and pending legislation;
  • Represent the program to the internal and external communities, e.g. California Teacher Credentialing (CTC), WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), other Federal and State regulatory agencies, internship sites, and professional associations;
  • Maintain professional memberships and professional development.

In consultation with Division Chair:

  • Oversee admission of candidates to the PPS programs at the sites;
  • Recruit, support, and work with adjunct teaching and supervising faculty;
  • Lead the academics activities of the faculty within the program and monitor the performance of the program, in conjunction with the Dean of the School of Education;
  • Initiate recommendations regarding program planning, course scheduling, and faculty assignments with the program, in conjunction with the Dean of the School of Education.



  • Master’s degree in counseling;
  • Successful school counseling and leadership experience;
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; 
  • Current knowledge of state certification regulations, including knowledge of practicum and internship requirements including the selection of permissible sites for practicum and internship training;
  • Experience and sensitivity in managing people in complex organizational settings;
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills and decision-making skills;
  • Administrative experience managing PPS programs for working adults;
  • Experience with the development of extensive networks and connections with external stakeholders;
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.


  • Earned terminal degree in Counseling or Education;
  • Current credentialed School Counselor, Director of Guidance K-12 and/or Guidance Counselor K-12 licenses in the State of California;
  • Member of California Association of School Psychologists and/or California School Counselors Association, and American School Counselors Association;
  • Membership in a Mennonite Brethren or Anabaptist congregation.

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University description

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 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 Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 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.

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.

The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.