JPCatholic is seeking a dynamic, accomplished and mission driven Career Services Specialist to support the University’s mission, goals, and objectives for student placement in internships, part-time and full-time jobs.

The successful candidate will:

  • Establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, and employers
  • Initiate contact with employers throughout Southern California, using a variety of outreach efforts, to build a relationship between them and the University with the goal of understanding their hiring practices, interesting them in hiring students and alumni and obtaining information on any current job opportunities
  • Using our Infusionsoft CRM to regularly schedule group workshops and individual student appointments in their pursuit of part-time jobs, internships and full-time jobs
  • Provide career development, planning, counseling, occupational information, referrals to assist students with the career development process, aiding them in their transition from college to career
  • Maintain jobs and placement database, detailing the needs and accomplishments of all students and alumni
  • Circulate information on local PT jobs, regional internships and national FT jobs
  • Prepare regular data reports relevant to the professional opportunity needs and placement of all students and alumni
  • Provide and update career related library resources
  • Plan and hold frequent job fairs as well as on-campus recruiting events
  • Provide information on graduate schools, admissions, and general financial aid
  • Maintain/update career services social media platforms
  • Coordinate our Impact Culture Speaker Series
  • Assist in the implementation of the Career Services & Development aspects of the student My Success Plan
  • Support and abide with all policies, regulations, and guidelines of JPCatholic
  • Be an appropriate role model for students and alumni at all times.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required within the Creative Arts and/or Business Innovation disciplines
  • 5 years industry experience post-graduation in the Creative 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.

Send your resume/CV and a cover letter to Anna Velasco, Director of HR, at avelasco@jpcatholic.edu 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:


To apply for this job email your details to avelasco@jpcatholic.edu