Current Staff Recruitments

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Current open staff position.

  1. CFO/COO
  2. Financial Analyst
  3. Vice President of Philanthropy

1. Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

JP Catholic University is now accepting applications for a seasoned, motivated, energetic, and mission-driven Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer, who will oversee all of its financial and operational activities. The CFO/COO will manage finance, contracts, risk, insurance and HR. He/she will ensure compliance with JPCatholic policy, GAAP, GASB, and other accounting standards such that the financial reports and records are accurate and with integrity. He/she will work closely with the President, the management team, and Board of Trustees to develop consistent financial reporting, analysis and strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and direct operations and oversee all financial planning and reporting, audit, new business planning, budget planning, and budget controls needed to realize JPCatholic’s fiscal and business goals. Provide supporting financial data and information to the President and Trustees for strategic and operational decision-making.
  • Monitor and regularly report key metrics, including non-financial metrics.
  • Ensure financial management system, chart of accounts, and internal control systems are properly maintained; that the key transaction systems are efficiently and fully implemented, the staff managing and utilizing these systems are proficient in their use, and that the data is regularly reconciled to the general ledger.
  • Participate in Board of Trustees meetings and its Executive Committee, and manage the agendas, meetings, and communications for the Finance & Planning Committee, the Compensation Subcommittee, the Audit Committee, and other committees that may be formed and assigned.
  • Oversee institutional risk management and insurance.
  • Negotiate or consult on all major transactions, review all contracts, and manage all legal affairs.
  • Oversee human resource programs, policies, procedures, and compensation administration; supported by the AVP of Human Resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies, and Strengths

  • Education: A Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, plus at least 7 years of progressive financial and operational experience in a complex institution is required, along with at least 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Passion for the mission of JP Catholic and commitment to the University’s core values.
  • Ability and desire to thrive in a fast-paced, mission-driven, entrepreneurial environment that rewards self-starters.
  • A commitment to excellence and collaboration with others is critical.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with president, trustees, faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to work independently and under deadlines.
  • Must be able to prioritize and balance several major projects at the same time while remaining flexible to changing priorities.
  • Strategic thinking and implementation skills are required.
  • Knowledge of the educational and philosophical landscape in which JP Catholic operates.
  • Orientation toward achievement, with a great deal of stamina to work hard, and ability to take satisfaction from being productive.
  • Strong ability to build new systems of organization in which other employees thrive.

Salary and Benefits
Competitive executive salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package including health, and dental. See details on applying for this position below.

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


2. Financial Analyst

JP Catholic University is now accepting applications for a Financial Analyst, who will analyze financial data, create management reports, and create financial forecasting models to guide decision making. He/she will monitor variances; identifying trends; and recommend actions to the JPCatholic management team.

Qualifications, Competencies, and Strengths

  • Education: A degree in accounting, finance, statistics, economics, business administration or another related field. A graduate degree is preferred.
  • Expert-level analytical and financial modeling skills, along with superb EXCEL and financial software skills.
  • Passion for the mission of JP Catholic and commitment to the University’s core values.
  • Ability and desire to thrive in a fast-paced, mission-driven, entrepreneurial environment that rewards self-starters.
  • Ability, with guidance, to develop and review financial pro-forma and financial statements.
  • A commitment to excellence and collaboration with others is critical.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal. >li>Strong problem solving skills and the ability to work independently and under deadlines.
  • Strategic thinking and implementation skills are required.
  • Strong ability to build new systems of organization in which other employees thrive.

Salary and Benefits
Competitive executive salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package including health, and dental. See details on applying for this position below.


3. Vice President of Philanthropy

JP Catholic University is now accepting applications for a seasoned, motivated, energetic, and mission-driven Vice President of Philanthropy. The Vice President for Philanthropy will be responsible for growing and sustaining the pool of major individual, foundation, and corporate donors nationwide to John Paul the Great Catholic University. He/she will be responsible for executing a strategic development plan while continuing to build and maintain a sustainable, balanced development program. In addition to being responsible for the cultivation of a personal portfolio of donors and prospects, he/she will direct other development staff members to efficiently identify, cultivate, and solicit existing and potential major donors. The Vice President for Philanthropy will build a development department and work closely with other University leaders—including the President, other Vice Presidents, and University’s Board of Trustees—to develop consistent fundraising streams and promote a strong development culture that help the University realize its growth potential.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, coordination, and execution for the University’s strategic development plan to meet short- and long-term goals, with the aim of helping the University to raise approximately $1MM in FY18, with around 20% fundraising growth in subsequent years.
  • Manage at least one other development team member and manage up to the University’s president and other senior staff regarding development-related tasks as necessary.
  • Coordinate corporate and foundation giving, including relationship cultivation and grant oversight.
  • Personally manage a portfolio of major individual donors.
  • Communicate with the University’s Board of Trustees to support their development work.
  • Convey unified message and narratives to major donors in conjunction with the University’s communications team and development staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies, and Strengths

Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Background in the Creative Arts preferred.

Experience: Minimum five years of fundraising and/or related experience in a nonprofit setting

Special Skills and Attributes:

  • Passion for the mission of JP Catholic and commitment to the University’s core values.
  • Knowledge of the educational and philosophical landscape in which JP Catholic operates.
  • Familiarity with development moves management and building and maintaining development programs.
  • Strong ability to communicate mission and build strong personal relationships with prospective and current major donors.
  • Superior writing, public speaking, and presentation skills.
  • Orientation toward achievement, with a great deal of stamina to work hard, and ability to take satisfaction from being productive.
  • Strong ability to build new systems of organization in which other employees thrive.
  • Ability to mentor and support other development staff members and build a strong relationship-based development culture.
  • Ability and desire to thrive in a fast-paced, mission-driven, entrepreneurial environment that rewards self-starters.
  • Strong data management and organizational skills; experience with Salesforce databases preferred.

Must have the ability to travel with frequency - locally in California and out of state occasionally, including air travel. This position may require up to 50 days of travel per year.

Salary and Benefits
Competitive executive salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package including health, and dental. See details on applying for this position below.


Environment
JPCatholic is a lay run Roman Catholic institution with a primary focus on shaping future creators and innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs within a faith-filled Catholic campus environment. Our faculty and staff passionately support the mission and vision of the University; they transmit that passion to our students, and seek to Impact Culture for Christ. Our students have the opportunity to acquire a deep and personal knowledge of Jesus Christ. Catholic ethical, moral, and social values provide a guiding compass for everything we do. Our academic vision is to create a extraordinary university for students through degree programs in communications media, business, and theology.


Application
Send your resume/CV and a cover letter to Anna Velasco, Director of HR, at AVelasco@JPCatholic.com or to: 220 W. Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025. In your cover letter, you should explicitly detail how you will support the mission of the University, why you are well suited for the position, and explain your competence and commitment. Your resume should detail your professional experience as it matches the position requirements described above. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interviews and hiring dates are budget and student enrollment dependent. Please carefully read and understand our expectations with respect to fidelity to and respect for the teachings of the Catholic Church here.

JPCatholic is committed to creating an atmosphere that values human diversity. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded to all individuals with respect to compensation and privileges of employment, benefits, and separation, as well as all other terms and conditions of employment.