Department: School of Education
Reports to: Chair of the PPS Programs and the Dean of the School of Education
Status: non-continuing status track (non-tenure)
Time commitment: Full-time, with faculty rank; clinical position in the Division of Pupil Personnel Services (PPS); 11-month faculty appointment
Start date: July 1, 2020

Background

The Pupil Personnel Services Division at Fresno Pacific University offers School Psychology, School Counseling and BCBA credentials. Additionally, the program offers the master’s degree in School Psychology and School Counseling. The program graduates are well prepared and highly desired in the educational community in California’s Central Valley.

The Field Experience Director position serves FPU campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced. The director will coordinate field experience programs across all campuses and will meet regularly with the PPS Division Chair. This full-time position will be responsible for teaching courses in one of the PPS programs. The Program Director reports directly to the Chair of the PPS Programs and the Dean of the School of Education. The programs have experienced significant growth over the last four years.

Role

The Director, in collaboration with the SOE Office of Clinical Practices, provides support for the field experience components embedded in the PPS programs. The Director oversees the placement of School Counseling, School Psychology and BCBA students, coordinating with local districts for practicum, fieldwork and internships. In addition, the Director serves as liaison between Fresno Pacific University and the districts that employ FPU Interns.

  • Provide leadership across regional campuses and support for the field experience components embedded in the PPS programs;
  • Manage all Student Practicum, Fieldwork, Intern placements and MOU’s;
  • Maintain updated Field Experience Handbook for the PPS Programs. Handbooks provide guidance for FPU faculty, Mentors, and local districts;
  • Respond to changing accreditation regulations from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing regarding supervised fieldwork;
  • Cultivate dynamic, working relationships with district and schools within the service area of the Fresno Pacific Campuses in order to identify and secure high-quality placement opportunities for PPS students;
  • Foster relationships with local districts to encourage participation in field-based research activities by PPS students during field experiences;
  • Working collaboratively with Local districts, PPS program directors, candidates and fieldwork Supervisors to secure placements of students enrolled in the PPS programs in local K-12 school districts;
  • Identify, recruit and train clinical faculty for the PPS Division;
  • Working collaboratively with PPS program directors and supervisors, respond to reports from FPU faculty and/or school personnel regarding problems in practicum, fieldwork or intern placements;
  • Engage in ongoing professional development and participation in professional organizations, and agencies;
  • Teach courses required in the PPS program (course assignments based on faculty person’s academic and professional knowledge, expertise, and experience);
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the PPS Chair and Dean of the School of Education.

Qualifications

Required:

  • M.A. in School Counseling or School Psychology or related field;
  • Commitment to preparing PPS students to work in diverse and high poverty K-12 schools;
  • Experience in developing dynamic multi-agency partnerships;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment;
  • Evidence of having acquired highly effective professional communication skills;
  • Significant, demonstrated skills in utilizing technology to enhance communications and maintain accurate records;
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse communities;
  • Maintain professional memberships and professional development.
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.

Preferred:

  • Record or promise of professional contributions to the field of education, and/or scholarly achievement;
  • K-12 School Counseling or School Psychology experience.

Compensation

Dependent on qualifications and experience and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF), Section 125 options.    

Application: 

A faculty application is available at the link below.

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

Dr. Gary Gramenz, Dean
School of Education, Box 2001
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702
OR email FPUProv@fresno.edu

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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.