Current Staff Recruitments

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Current open staff position.

  1. Director of Development
  2. Director of Campus Ministry

1. Director of Development

John Paul the Great Catholic University (JPCatholic) is accepting applications for a full-time, mission-driven Director of Development focused on significantly growing and sustaining the pool of individual, foundation, and corporate donors nationwide, managing our benefactor database, and expanding our online fundraising tools. The candidate should be forward-thinking in the use of social media and evolving software tools with strong strategic and analytical assessment skills. The position requires maturity, a strong work ethic, comfort with ambiguity, and the ability to act independently, to plan and to accomplish goals. S/he will have the opportunity to learn and grow professionally in all aspects of development and marketing. The ideal candidate is currently working in fundraising for 3-5 years, and is ready and anxious to move up to the next level. They will have a lived commitment to their Catholic faith.


  • Significantly grow the University's benefactor database through targeted research and communications.
  • Organize solicitation drives for fundraising to individuals, corporations and foundations
  • Greatly enhance the University's online fundraising engine (database + tools).
  • Expand the University's current fundraising activities by developing new campaign strategies, plans, and tactics.
  • Execute on these campaigns and to assess their effectiveness.
  • Cultivate the benefactor pool by consistently communicating via targeted announcements and timely updates.
  • Ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors.
  • Stay current in the state-of-the-art online fundraising tools.
  • Organize and participate in special advancement events, projects and other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • A passionate commitment to JPCatholic's mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s degree is preferred in business, marketing, communications or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience in development, marketing, communications, volunteer management and/or related field.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles (online and off-line), best practices and processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art database management.
  • Proven experience in using social media channels to drive donor engagement.
  • Experience positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving communications environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art online solicitation tools and techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills and telephone etiquette.
  • Ability to maintain relationships with significant and influential individuals, and to maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to solicit gifts.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, project management and analytical skills, along with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • A highly organized, self-starter with superior attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Clear understanding that working for a Catholic university requires a strong personal commitment and a deep desire to serve others

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.

2. Director of Campus Ministry

JPCatholic is now accepting applications for a passionate, mission-driven Director of Campus Ministry. At the heart of JPCatholic’s mission is the opportunity for students to acquire a deep and personal knowledge of Jesus Christ; as such, the Director of Campus Ministry plays a vital role in the life of the University. The candidate should have a strong commitment to a rich sacramental and prayer life, with its core in the Eucharist. The candidate will be able to lead other devotions and ministries that contribute to Catholic life on campus, including Bible studies, households, and retreats. The position is full-time and will include evening and weekend hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support and grow Household structure, including Household leadership board;
  • Oversee SOUL Campus Apostolate;
  • Organize liturgies and encourage mass attendance through personal and group invitation;
  • Create and develop the discipleship program;
  • Organize spiritual retreats and service projects;
  • Schedule and promote adoration, spiritual direction, and confession on campus;
  • Provide guidance to students who struggle spiritually or are seeking growth in their faith through individual meetings and referrals to appropriate resources;
  • Attend weekly Student Life staff meetings and assist in other student life activities as needed by Dean of Students;
  • Record and assess campus ministry activities, events, and programs as directed by Dean of Students.

Qualifications, Competencies, and Strengths

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (ideally in Theology, Ministry, Counseling or related field); a graduate degree in Theology or related field is preferred;
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience in ministry with proven leadership capabilities and in-depth knowledge of Church teaching;
  • Lived commitment to the Catholic faith, passion for the mission of JP Catholic, and commitment to the University’s core values;
  • Experience with Household structure preferred; ability to lead music ministry ideal;
  • Ability and desire to thrive in a fast-paced, mission-driven, entrepreneurial environment that rewards self-starters;
  • Passion for working with young adults, and flexibility in schedule to accommodate residential University life (i.e., weekend retreats, evening Bible studies).
  • A commitment to excellence and collaboration with others is critical; the Director of Campus Ministry will work as part of the larger Student Life team and will coordinate closely with priests and student leaders.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.

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

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.

Send your resume/CV and a cover letter to Anna Velasco, Director of HR, at 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.