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Posted October 21, 2014 with no close listed.
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.

        Download and complete an application form. Candidates must complete and submit an application in order to be considered for the position.

        Email completed application forms to:

        Fresno Pacific University provides equal opportunity for employment without regard for race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.

        Posted September 26, 2014 with no close listed.
        Peer Mediation Program Coordinator (PT), Center for Civic Mediation - Pacoima, CA

        General Job Summary: The Youth Services Coordinator provides Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution services in public schools and other community settings. The Youth Services Coordinator is a highly motivated and energetic individual who has experience working with youth and providing peer mediation and/or conflict resolution training and services. Under the supervision of the Director, the Coordinator oversees and implements all aspects of the program on one or more school campuses and/or other community settings.

        Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

        • Works with school administrators and teachers to adapt the logistics of the program to individual campus needs; maintains positive relationship with counselors and other student/family support personnel for referrals and consultation
        • Develops and implements peer mediation program marketing plan including grade level and classroom presentations, brochures and posters throughout campus, informational presentations to faculty and school staff
        • On a yearly basis, recruits, selects, and trains new peer mediator cohort
        • Plans and implements mediation training programming for students, to include 25-hour peer mediator training for students new to the program and a day-long refresher training for continuing mediators
        • Collaborates with other Center Youth Program Coordinators to update and revise youth training materials as needed
        • Develops and implements out-of-school time programming and workshops, including summer activities for peer mediators
        • Seeks out collaborative partnership opportunities with other youth-serving agencies, acts as a community liaison and represents the Center in related meetings
        • Provides intake and (as needed) referral services
        • Oversees all mediations, providing feedback to peer mediators
        • Provides ongoing training and mentoring to peer mediators and other youth trainees and/or adult stakeholders
        • Maintains case files and statistics; develops reports for agency and funders
        • Arranges and delivers conflict resolution workshops for students, parents, teachers, and other school personnel
        • Trains and supervises adult volunteers to support youth services
        • Other related duties as assigned

        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

        • B.A. in Conflict Resolution, Social/Human Services, Education, Psychology, Communication or related field required. M.A. is highly desirable.
        • Spanish language skills required.
        • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
        • Must have experience in the development and implementation of workshops and seminars for youth, educators, parents and caregivers.
        • Must have demonstrated success in creating interactive and engaging learning environments for youth as well as for adult stakeholders in their lives, with emphasis on assisting trainees to gain concrete skills to interact constructively to solve problems and to deal constructively with anger and emotion. Dialogue and group facilitation experience is desirable.

        Apply at

        Posted September 2, 2014 with no close listed.
        Ombudsman Mediator(Job Number: 282431)

        Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Northern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. From our financial, business, and IT experts, to our RNs, allied health professionals, and physicians, we work together to provide the best care experience to our members and the communities we serve. As one of the most diverse regions in the country, Northern California offers everything from the majestic Sierra Mountains, to breathtaking Yosemite, to world-renowned Napa Valley. Here, you?ll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. As Northern California?s largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources and opportunity to build a rewarding career in an environment that supports your success. Join us.


        The HealthCare Ombudsman/Mediator functions as a trained alternative dispute professional offering patients, family members, staff & providers a conflict management program to resolve patient/ provider healthcare disputes early & quickly thereby improving patient safety & reducing the costs of health care dispute resolution. Serves as a trusted & informal information resource, communication channel, complaint handler, facilitator, consultant & practitioner for dispute resolution. Acts to seek fair & equitable solutions to patient/provider problems & for suggesting dispute resolution processes for addressing & managing conflicts & for policy & procedural changes. Brings issues to senior leadership to address care delivery improvement efforts. Promotes effective relationships/communication between patients & providers.

        Essential Functions:

        • Program Implementation: Implements the healthcare ombudsman/mediator (HCOM) program.
        • Establishes annual work plan & performance metrics to demonstrate program effectiveness, including but not limited to: patient & provider satisfaction, cost savings, cost avoidance in lawsuits averted, increased productivity, savings in management time, increased personnel resources & the promotion of patient safety initiatives.
        • Develops & implements an on-going communications program, including informational materials for patients & family, staff training & awareness building & materials for external audiences.
        • Patient/Provider/Staff Ombudsman/ Mediator Process: Serves as a dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential & informal assistance to patients & providers in resolving patient care issues, which includes the following.
        • Receives inquiries for dispute resolution, listens impartially & questions the patient/staff to help put the problem into perspective.
        • Conducts informal fact-finding & gathers information, including any general background information that may be helpful to understand the overall context of the dispute & assesses the overall gravity of the situation, & meets w/ the parties to discuss issues.
        • Based on an analysis of the situation, recommends options to assist the parties in the resolution of their dispute.
        • Serves as an impartial & independent third party for clients, focusing upon patient care issues Facilitates contact w/ other appropriate local/regional departments as necessary (e.g. Legal or Member Services).
        • Collaboration & Problem Solving: Develops collaborative relationships w/in the Medical Center & Regional departments to provide & facilitate a fair, open & creative atmosphere. Provides feedback to senior management by tracking & analyzing types of patient & provider concerns, & in collaboration w/ appropriate stakeholder groups.
        • Identifies opportunities for improvement to policies & practices which contribute to systemic conflicts, concerns & complaints.
        • Provides internal consulting services to providers on communication & dispute resolution strategies, designed to improve individual & organizational effectiveness.
        • Analysis & Reporting: Maintains data set to support the evaluation of the effectiveness of the program.
        • Analyzes aggregate data/information from HCOM case experience concerning patterns of complaints.
        • Identifies & informs upper management of patterns & trends affecting patient care.
        • Knowledge Management: Actively participates w/in the KP patient safety/risk management community, by sharing successful practices & disseminating learning's (in collaboration w/ Regional & National Risk Management functions).
        • This job descripition is not all encompassing.

        Basic Qualifications:

        • Experience
          • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in clinical or management roles required. Education
          • Bachelor's degree required.
        • License, Certification, Registration
          • N/A

        Additional Requirements:

        • Evidence of having taken and passed a 40 or more hour Ombudsman training course or equivalent experience (usually 100+ cases) or take and pass a 40-hour or more Ombudsman training course within the first 90 days of employment.
        • Evidence of having taken and passed a 40-hour or more Mediation course or equivalent experience (usually 100+ cases) or take and pass a 40 or more hour Mediation training course within the first 90 days of employment.
        • Demonstrate ability to work with difficult situations with multiple interests/parties involved.
        • Demonstrate analytical/data management skills.
        • Demonstrate program development expertise (strategic direction, work planning, communications, implementation).
        • Demonstrate excellent written and presentation communication skills.
        • Demonstrate expertise in interpersonal skills, including active listening and relationship/trust/consensus building.
        • Flexibility to travel to various KP and/or contracted facilities within the coverage area, as applicable, to conduct HCOM responsibilities.
        • Flexibility to travel to various locations across the program for training, advanced training, workshops, and presentations.
        • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Experience in a health plan or multifaceted health care system preferred.
        • Master's degree in business, health care, public administration or related field preferred.
        • Knowledge of relevant healthcare regulations (including HIPAA), accreditory standards, Ombudsman & Mediator Code of Ethics and state tort system (as it relates to medical malpractice).
        • Knowledge of KP preferred.

        Primary Location: California-South San Francisco-S. San Francisco Hospital 1200 El Camino Real
        Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40
        Shift: Day
        Working Days: Variable
        Working Hours Start: Varies
        Working Hours End: Varies
        Schedule: Full-time
        Job Type: Standard
        Employee Status: Regular
        Employee Group: Salaried Employees
        Job Level: Individual Contributor
        Job: Healthcare / Hospital Operations
        Public Department Name: Hospital Administration
        Travel: No
        Job Eligible for Benefits: Yes

        External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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        Posted August 20, 2014 with September 15 close.
        Executive Director

        This is a full-time salaried position that reports to the Central Mediation Center (CMC) Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for all operational and administrative aspects of Central Mediation Center. The main office is in Kearney with 2 unstaffed offices in Grand Island and North Platte.

        Central Mediation Center (CMC) is a 501(c)3 organization that serves a 35-county area in central and southwest Nebraska and delivers quality mediation, facilitation, and conflict resolution training. Areas of service include divorce mediation, disputes between community members, consumers and businesses, neighbors, organizations, and others. In addition to mediation, CMC provides other specialty processes to Health and Human Services, the court system and other governmental entities. CMC is a member of Nebraska Mediation Association (NMA), National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM), Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and one of 6 mediation centers approved by the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR). Funding comes from several resources including court filing fees, contracts, grants, and fees for services.


        • Education, Skills and Experience Preferred
          • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters or other professional degree in a related field preferred.
          • Demonstrated experience in some or all of the following:
            • Non-profit organizations
            • Budgeting
            • Marketing
            • Fundraising including grant writing
            • Business development
            • Program Development
            • Board development
            • Visionary leadership
            • Mediation or other alternative dispute resolution processes
          • Knowledge of dispute resolution systems and ability to communicate process
          • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
          • Skills in evaluation, planning, budgeting, and human resource management
          • Excellent public speaking and written communication skills
          • Visionary leader skilled in time-management and capable of professional and ethical decision-making
          • Willingness to travel and work irregular hours


        • Prepare and administer CMC's annual budget and operate within it
        • Responsible for all human resource activities including hiring, supervising, terminating, evaluating and developing personnel including volunteer mediators
        • Work with the Board of Directors setting goals and strategies, as well as board development
        • Seek out and expand funding sources through grant writing and other means
        • Operate within CMC and the Office of Dispute Resolution policies, including completion of required quarterly and annual reports and annual grant applications
        • Improve CMC’s visibility within the 35-county service area and expand referral and client base through outreach efforts
        • Work with area judiciary and legal community
        • Develop and manage mediation programs
        • Other duties as necessary or as required by the Board of Directors

        Salary range dependent on experience. Cafeteria plan, vacation and sick leave. Retirement plan available.

        Please forward a cover letter and resume along with salary expectations by September 15, 2013 to:
        Central Mediation Center
        Lynne Favinger, Executive Director
        PO Box 838
        Kearney, NE 68848-0838

        Electronic submissions are welcome:

        Posted August 1, 2014 with no close listed.
        LOCATION: Fresno CA

        APPLY HERE:

        Are you ready to fight for what you believe in? Do you want to do something to make a difference? Are you looking to work in the social and economic justice movement? If you answered 'Yes' to any of the questions above then the SEIU Organizer In Training program is for you!

        The Organizer-In-Training Program is a 12-month training program. This program is designed to help train you on the many aspects of union organizing and learn skills that can be used in many aspects of the social justice movement. Candidate should have a track record of working or volunteering for underdogs and overlooked causes. Must be willing to work in stressful, hectic campaign environment and bring strong field and relational skills.

        We are looking for energetic and passionate individuals who are ready to organize people to fight for better lives for themselves and their families. This is your opportunity to put your commitment to social and economic justice to work by learning the skills needed to build power for working people.

        Position Details:
        STARTING SALARY: $36,600 /annual

        • Comprehensive health benefits package for employee and eligible dependents.
        • $560/month car allowance
        • $60/ month cell phone allowance

        To apply: Cover letter and resume are required for consideration for this position. Cover letters should describe your qualifications, experience and career goals, as well as a brief description of why you want to work to realize SEIU's vision for building a strong union.

        SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

        It's not just a job….It's a movement!

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