Current Staff Recruitments

Current academic openings are found at: Academic Positions

Current work study openings are found at: Work Study Positions

Current open staff position.

  1. Vice President of Philanthropy
  2. Student Recruiter
  3. Associate Registrar

1. 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.

To indicate your interest in this position, please send a cover letter and current resume to Ben Shelton at American Philanthropic, who is assisting with this search. His email is

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

2. Student Recruiter

John Paul the Great Catholic University is accepting applications for an energetic, mission-driven senior student recruiter to join our Admissions team. Your job will be 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 dedication to identifying and implementing diverse recruiting and awareness strategies. You will work collaboratively with our team to craft recruiting strategies and review and analyze implemented tactics. Our team has a strong work ethic and we are committed to our department goal of recruiting and enrolling the best students at JPCatholic.


  • A passionate commitment to JPCatholic's mission
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in recruitment or sales
  • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn InfusionSoft (primary CRM tool used for student recruitment at JPCatholic)
Essential Skills & Duties:
  • Enjoy talking with future students on the phone and sharing your passion for JPCatholic and our mission
  • Develop and implement recruiting strategy, monitor and iterate based on data
  • Ability to close
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications kills, especially in listening
  • Meticulous attention to detail

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

3. Associate Registrar

JPCatholic invites applications for the position of Associate Registrar. The Office of the Registrar services both current students and prospective transfer students. It is the central hub of information at the university, interfacing with students, faculty and staff. The Registrar’s Office is where policies and procedures are implemented and maintains knowledge of university policy, records, and academic regulations.

The Associate Registrar will particularly focus on servicing transfer students, managing articulation agreements, and knowing transfer requirements & regulations. Responsibilities will include managing the transfer process and ensuring a smooth transition for transfer students by meeting individually with incoming transfer students. The position will require a coordinated approach to transfer students by working cooperatively with the Admissions Office.

Core Responsibilities

  • Implement the University’s transfer credit policy
  • Manage the timely evaluation of transfer credit, including:
    • Collaborating with academic departments and faculty
    • Communicating with student applicants, communicating with the Admissions department, & answering transfer questions from prospective students
  • Manage and generate articulation agreements & transfer pathways with community and other/private colleges where appropriate
  • Advise current students on their quarterly schedules and long-term path to graduation
  • Acquire a deep understanding of university policy, curriculum, and the student information system (SIS)
  • Maintain accurate records both digital (SIS) and physical (student files)
  • Assist the Registrar in administrative tasks, including:
    • Implementing quarterly tasks in the SIS
    • Organizing & filing documents into student files
    • Distributing grades, schedules, reports, and other information to both students and faculty

The Associate Registrar will remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred). Important qualities are: significant attention to detail, excellent communication & organizational skills, prioritization & project management skills, a sense for customer service, and being a committed team player.

The salary will be commensurate with experience. 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.