Federal Work Study

Work Study Procedure for Application

  • Submit Resume and Cover Letter indicating which position you are applying for to Anna Velasco at avelasco@jpcatholic.com.
  • HR and the position supervisor will determine the top five applications after the application period has closed, and will verify financial need with the Financial Aid Office.
  • Students will be given interviews to determine the best fit for the position. If student is not yet on campus, a phone or Skype interview may be arranged.
  • Students will be extended an offer of work study employment or notified that they have not received the position. If an offer of work study is made, it will be documented as a Federal aid award.

Things to Know Regarding Work Study

  • Work study need is evaluated after all scholarship and grant aid and before all loan aid. Employment in a work study position may reduce your overall loan eligibility.
  • Students will be paid via a paycheck, and it is their obligation to use the funds towards their educational expenses (tuition, housing, books, transportation, personal expenses).
  • Students may not exceed the number of hours offered to them, and are responsible for tracking their time and submitting timecards in a timely manner for processing.

Work Study Positions Available

Student Life Office Assistant

  • Name of the position: Student Life Office Assistant
  • Classification of the position: Office Assistant I
  • Name and address of the student’s employer: John Paul the Great Catholic University, 220 West Grand Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
  • Department or office in which the student will be employed: Student Life
  • Location where the student will perform his/her duties: Primary location is the Student Life Office in 200 West Grand Ave.; position may be asked to perform limited tasks in other campus locations
  • Name of the student’s supervisor: Julia Carrano, Dean of Students
  • Purpose/role of the position within the organization: Support the Student Life Department, particularly in the areas of communication and organization
  • Duties and responsibilities associated with the position and how they relate to the purpose/role:
    • To support communication in Student Life, duties of this position include: Updating Student Life webpage, Facebook, and other social media outlets; responding to and collecting online form requests; creating and posting flyers for upcoming events.
    • To support organization in Student Life, additional duties of this position include: filing paperwork and organizing files; maintaining storage of Student Life inventory.
    • On occasion, other duties pertaining to general Student Life functions may be assigned, such as proctoring or chaperoning events, and supporting student life staff members in basic residential life tasks.
  • Rate of pay for the position: $11/hr
  • General qualifications for the position: The candidate must be a full-time student at JPCatholic, who has completed at least the freshmen year of study; the candidate should be a self-starter, eager to help fellow students, and reasonably proficient in: Word, Excel, and various forms of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • The length of the student’s employment: October 3rd through December 14th, with potential continuation for Winter and Spring Quarters in 2019
  • Procedures for determining a student’s rate of pay when a position has multiple rates: This position does not have multiple rates of pay
  • Evaluation procedures and schedules: Evaluations will occur on a quarterly basis, and will be conducted during the last two weeks of the quarter or the first week of the following break. Evaluations will consist of a self-evaluation form, an evaluation form filled out by the supervisor or designee, and a one-on-one meeting between the employee and the supervisor or designee. Performance concerns will be addressed in compliance with relevant Human Resources policies and procedures.

Librarian Assistant

  • Name of the position: Library Assistant
  • Classification of the position: Library Technician
  • Name and address of the student’s employer: John Paul the Great Catholic University, 220 West Grand Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
  • Department or office in which the student will be employed: Library
  • Location where the student will perform his/her duties: Library located in building 155 West Grand Avenue, 2nd floor
  • Name of the position supervisor: Melanie Quinn, Librarian
  • Purpose/role of the position within the organization: To assist the librarian in maintaining the library, checking out books and labeling new additions.
  • Duties and responsibilities associated with the position and how they relate to the purpose/role:
    • Assist the librarian with maintaining the course reserves section. Shelve books, shelf read and shift books to maintain order in the stacks.
    • Assist the librarian with copy cataloging and labeling of new books.
    • Assist with withdrawal procedures and with keeping the catalog up to date.
    • Have an understanding of how the library works and be able to cheerfully assist fellow students in using the library.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Rate of pay for the position: $11/hour, 5-10 hours a week
  • General qualifications for the position:
    • Must be available on Wednesday between 8-3 and Thursday between 1-7 for Fall Quarter.
    • Must bring a laptop.
    • Must be conscientious and self-starting, with good and consistent attention to detail.
    • Able to handle several projects at once and have good time management skills.
    • Accuracy with alpha/numeric sequences.
    • Written and oral communication skills.
    • Able to maneuver fully loaded book carts and perform tasks that involve lifting, reaching, grasping, stepping up and down, and kneeling.
  • The length of the student’s employment: October 3rd through December 14th, with preferred continuation for Winter and Spring Quarters in 2019
  • Procedures for determining a student’s rate of pay when a position has multiple rates: This position has only one rate of pay
  • Evaluation procedures and schedules: Melanie Quinn will give an evaluation during the middle of the quarter, during the week of November 12-16. Evaluations will consist of a self-evaluation form, an evaluation form filled out by the supervisor or designee, and a one-on-one meeting between the employee and the supervisor or designee. Performance concerns will be addressed in compliance with relevant Human Resources policies and procedures.

Peer mentor, Career Services (1 male, 1 female)

  • Name of the position: Peer Mentor
  • Name and address of the student’s employer: John Paul the Great Catholic University, 220 West Grand Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
  • Department or office in which the student will be employed: Career Services
  • Location where the student will perform his/her duties: 200 West Grand Avenue
  • Name of the position supervisor: Debra Culbertson, Director of Student Success
  • Purpose/role of the position within the organization: Purpose is to help students with a variety of needs including classwork, paper writing, time management and more. Helping incoming freshmen needing help with college transition.
  • Duties and responsibilities associated with the position and how they relate to the purpose/role: Setting weekly meetings to address any areas of stress for the student, drawing on your experience.
  • Rate of pay for the position: $11/hour
  • General qualifications for the position: Must have outgoing and friendly disposition, patient with students, good understanding of University courses and requirements.
  • The length of the student’s employment (beginning and ending dates): October 3rd through December 14, with potential continuation for Winter and Spring Quarters in 2019
  • Procedures for determining a student’s rate of pay when a position has multiple rates: This position has only one rate of pay
  • Evaluation procedures and schedules: MDebra Culbertson will give an evaluation during the middle of the quarter, during the week of November 6-10. Evaluations will consist of a self-evaluation form, an evaluation form filled out by the supervisor or designee, and a one-on-one meeting between the employee and the supervisor or designee. Performance concerns will be addressed in compliance with relevant Human Resources policies and procedures.