Academic Openings

JPCatholic seeks a full-time Chair and Professor of Fashion Design to build the university’s new fashion program and academic department. The ideal candidate will have: an entrepreneurial mindset; an extensive knowledge and experience in fashion design; and most importantly a strong commitment to the ethos of the university. A terminal degree (MFA, MBA, or PhD) or its equivalent in fashion design or a closely related field is required.

The program will teach students the history of and contemporary trends across the global fashion industry, its technical underpinnings, and the practical applications. The degree program will prepare future designers to launch their careers in the fashion industry and this will require deep connections with the global fashion industry.

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. Concept development and innovation expertise as well as broad technical design knowledge. They will understand product development from 2-D concept to 3-D design, and have a proficiency in CAD fashion-design software and production. They will have a broad knowledge of the elements of developing a collection and the creative uses of materials and textiles. Knowledge of the various manufacturing processes is highly desirable.
  2. A lived commitment to personal and professional integrity. You will have proven leadership skills with the ability to work with, motivate and mentor students and faculty of diverse backgrounds.
  3. While university-level teaching experience is desirable but not required - you will have a strong desire to teach. The desire to develop and deliver industry relevant and mission aligned curriculum is critical.
  4. Department administration responsibilities will include:
    • Working with our Admission team to recruit talented students to the fashion program.
    • Overseeing the annual budget process.
    • Scheduling classes, hiring faculty and conducting faculty evaluations through classroom observations, student evaluations, their service and professional development commitments, and their contributions to the department goals.
    • Fostering interdepartmental collaboration and enhancing the reputation of JPCatholic.
    • Aligning the for the department’s strategic plan with JPCatholic’s overall strategic goals.

Staff Openings

JPCatholic is accepting applications for an energetic, mission-driven driven Career Services Advisor to support the University’s mission, goals, and objectives for student job placement. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and have the capacity to communicate JP Catholic's mission with passion to prospective students, their parents and college counselors. Student recruitment requires frequent travel, extensive phone work, and a proactive dedication to identifying and implementing diverse recruiting and awareness strategies. The ideal candidate must work collaboratively and have a strong work ethic. He/she will quickly learn InfusionSoft - the primary CRM tool used for student recruitment at JPCatholic.

RESPONSIBILITIES will include:

  • Establishing and maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, and employers.
  • Initiating contact with employers throughout Southern California using a variety of marketing efforts to build a relationship between them and the University with the goal of promoting students and alumni to them and obtaining information on current job opportunities and hiring practices.
  • Using our Infusionsoft CRM, will assist all students through regularly scheduled group workshops and individuals appointments in their pursuit of:
    1. Part-time jobs
    2. Internships
    3. Full-time jobs – providing career development, planning, counseling, occupational information, referrals to assist students with the career development process, aiding in their transition from college to career.
  • Maintaining jobs and placement database, detailing the needs and accomplishments of all students and alumni and distributing information on local PT jobs, internships and FT jobs.
  • Preparing regular reports, collecting and analyzing research data relevant to the professional opportunity needs and placement of all students and alumni.
  • Providing and updating career related library resources.
  • Planning and holding frequent job fairs and on-campus recruiting events.
  • Provide information on graduate schools, admissions, and general financial aid.
  • Maintain/update career services Facebook page.
  • Manages budget, expenditures, and maintains fiscal responsibility for the area.
  • Supporting and abiding by all policies, regulations, and guidelines of JPCatholic
  • Being an appropriate role model for students and alumni at all times.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required within the Creative Arts and/or Business Innovation.
  • 5 years industry experience post-graduation in the Arts and/or Business.
  • Strong ability to develop relationships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of career opportunities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of EXCEL and database software with excellent analytical and conceptual problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of career planning competencies.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with a broad array of faculty, staff and students.
  • Project management experience.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and collaborative skills, as well as impeccable confidentiality is required.

Salary
The salary will be commensurate with experience. See details on applying for this position below.

JPCatholic is accepting applications for an energetic, mission-driven student recruiter. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and have the capacity to communicate JP Catholic's mission with passion to prospective students, their parents and college counselors. Student recruitment requires frequent travel, extensive phone work, and a proactive dedication to identifying and implementing diverse recruiting and awareness strategies. The ideal candidate must work collaboratively and have a strong work ethic. He/she will quickly learn InfusionSoft - the primary CRM tool used for student recruitment at JPCatholic.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • A passionate commitment to JPCatholic's mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Enjoys talking with future students on the phone and sharing their passion for JPCatholic and its mission.
  • Exhibits meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially in listening.
  • Demonstrates ability to close.

Salary
The salary will be commensurate with experience. 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 the Creative Arts and Business Innovation.

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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.