Short-Term Employment

Positions listed below have specific application instructions, which may vary by department. Please complete the Short-term and Student Application and follow instructions listed to apply for positions of your interest.

Assistant – American Sign Language Lab

Campus location: San Marcos – 2 positions Hours per week: Varies each semester; not to exceed 26 hours per week Work schedule: Flexible Hourly pay rate: $10.00 – $12.00 Job duties: Provide instructional and technical assistance and support to the ASL lab faculty and students. Desired skills/qualifications: Communicative proficiency for social situations in American Sign Language; demonstrated respect for Deaf culture and the Deaf community; knowledge of ASL grammatical features and vocabulary covered in ASL 1-4; ability to answer student questions about grammatical structures and vocabulary in Learning American Sign Language and Signing Naturally, Levels I-II; professional and courteous; work well with other; ability to run reports and operate equipment; ability to compose and communicate via email with lab supervisor, Academic Department Assistant, and ASL faculty as needed; fluent in ASL; ability to engage in academic, social, and technical dialogue while using semantically correct sign choices and grammatically accurate syntax; knowledge of interpreting-related content covered in Interpreting 1-4, including cultural respect and linguistic variations. Contact information: Melissa Smith, Professor, mbsmith@palomar.edu

Assistant – Child Development Center

Campus location: San Marcos and Escondido; Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours per week; Work schedule: Flexible; Hourly pay rate: $10.00-$14.00; Job duties: Assist preschool teacher with classroom and outside activities; Desired skills/qualifications: 6 units in child development; Contact information: Pamela Keinath, Child Development Center Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2578, pkeinath@palomar.edu

Hourly Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) – Health Services Center

Campus locations: San Marcos Campus and Escondido Center

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours

Work schedule: Varies

Hourly pay rate: Dependent on applicant’s education and qualifications

Job duties: Provide primary health care services to students using Point and Click electronic medical records.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A Master’s Degree in Nursing
  2. Three years of professional advanced practice nursing experience
  3. A valid Registered Nurse license
  4. A valid Nurse Practitioner certificate with a specialty in family or adult care
  5. A valid furnishing number issued by the Board of Registered Nursing
  6. A valid Basic Life Support certificate issued by the American Heart Association
  7. A valid California driver’s license
  8. A current Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number (at time of appointment)

Desired skills/qualifications: Current clinical skills; proficiency using electronic medical records (EMR) and computer software; experience in young adult medicine in a college health setting or fast-paced medical clinic; bilingual (English and Spanish) verbal skills.

Contact information: Director, M. Jayne Conway MSN, APRN, 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA  92069. (760) 744-1150 ext. 2380


Hourly Recruit Training Officer – Police Academy

Campus location: San Marcos – Santar Place

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours

Work schedule: Varies

Hourly pay rate: $20.48

Job duties: Motivate, evaluate, and advise police academy recruits; and monitor their day-to-day activities

Minimum Qualifications: Three years of full-time peace officer experience with a law enforcement agency. Strong written and verbal communication skills desired

Contact information: Kelli Florman, Police Academy Coordinator, kflorman@palomar.edu


Hourly Registered Nurse – Health Services

Campus locations: San Marcos Campus and Escondido Center

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours

Work schedule: Varies

Hourly pay rate: Dependent on applicant’s education and qualifications

Job duties: Clinically assess and treat patient within school/college RN protocols

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  2. Three years of nursing experience
  3. A valid Registered Nurse certificate
  4. A valid CPR certificate
  5. A valid first aid certificate
  6. A valid California driver’s license

Desired skills/qualifications: Proficiency using electronic medical records and Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word and Outlook; experience working with diverse populations; School Nurse Certification and/or Public Nurse Certification

Contact information: Director, M. Jayne Conway MSN, APRN, 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA  92069. (760) 744-1150 ext. 2380, JConway@palomar.edu


Program Ambassador – Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus Location: San Marcos and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours

Work schedule: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm including some evenings and weekends Hourly pay rate: $14.00

Job duties: Conduct outreach & student recruitment activities; provide information regarding admissions, financial aid & registration policies/procedures & refer students to other services as appropriate

Minimum qualifications: At least 1 year of outreach experience, ability to multi-task, & proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher & other computer software

Contact information: Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2240 or (760) 761-3502 or via email jvasquez@palomar.edu


Student Ambassador – Student Services

Campus location: Multiple locations-including non-campus locations

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20

Work schedule: Varies (Evening and/or weekend hours as necessary)

Hourly pay rate: $14.00

Job duties: Contribute and interact positively with current and prospective students, the community and Palomar College administrators, faculty and staff; Conduct public speaking engagements about the college; Visit local high schools for outreach and recruitment; Facilitate campus tours; Attend Palomar College Student Ambassador Orientation and Training Retreat and community events; Assist with special events (job fairs, college fairs, recruitment events and commencement); Provide information, follow-up services and support; Contact students for follow-up services and support; Work collaboratively with all departments within the Student Services Division

Desired skills/qualifications: Knowledge of Palomar College programs and support services; Reliable; Flexible; Punctual; Strong Public Speaker; Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; Customer Service Orientated

Contact information: Lisa Filice (760) 744-1150 ext. 3756 and/or lfilice@palomar.edu; Jamie Moss (760)744-1150 ext. 8117 bmoss@palomar.edu


Supplemental Instruction (Math) – Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – School sites in San Marcos and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours

Work schedule: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:00pm – 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends

Hourly pay rate: $10.00

Job duties: Provide academic support to middle/high school students in Math subjects (including but not limited to Algebra I & II, Pre-Calculus and Calculus); assist in-class during school hours and with homework/mentoring activities during afterschool hours; assist students with postsecondary options

Desired skills/qualifications: Strong background in Mathematics

Contact information: Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2240 or (760) 761-3502 or via email jvasquez@palomar.edu


Supplemental Instruction (Science) – Grant Funded Student Program

Campus location: Multiple locations – School sites in San Marcos and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours

Work schedule: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:00pm – 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends

Hourly pay rate: $10.00

Job duties: Provide tutoring services for students in Science courses including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology; assist in-class during school hours and with homework/mentoring activities during afterschool hours; assist students with postsecondary options

Contact information: Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2240 or (760) 761-3502 or via email jvasquez@palomar.edu


Supplemental Instruction (Writing) – Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – School sites in San Marcos and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours

Work schedule: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:00pm – 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends

Hourly pay rate: $10.00

Job duties: Assist with all aspects of the writing process from brainstorming and organizing through drafting and completing of paper; assist in-class during school hours and with homework/mentoring activities during afterschool hours; assist students with postsecondary options

Desired skills/qualifications: A strong background in essay writing

Contact information: Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2240 or (760) 761-3502 or via email jvasquez@palomar.edu


Teacher (Substitute) – Child Development Center

Openings at the San Marcos and Escondido campuses.  Requirements: Child Development permit qualified; 24 units in ECE or CD minimum, plus 16 units in GE and 1 year experience.  For immediate consideration, fax resume to (760) 761-3539 or call (760) 744-1150 ext. 2575.  No deadline to apply.  Visit the Child Development Center website for more information about the Child Development Center.

Tutor – English Writing Lab

Applications are being accepted for possible future positions to work in the English Writing Lab at Palomar’s main campus in San Marcos.  A strong background in grammar and academic writing is required.  Pay range is $10.00 – $12.00/hr.  To apply: Contact Sue Zolliker, Director, English Lab, at (760) 744-1150 ext. 2562, szolliker@palomar.edu.

Tutor/Mentor – GEAR UP

Applications are being accepted to work with the Palomar College GEAR UP Program.  Tutors will provide academic assistance in the form of tutoring individual, group and/or open sessions to appropriately facilitate student academic success.  Most tutors will work between 15-20 hours per week assisting teachers during periods in which teachers are teaching core subject areas such as Math, Science, Language Arts and ESL (English as a Second Language) and after school with homework.  Experience and Education: Possess a 2.5 or better cumulative G.P.A., be registered in 3 minimum credit units during summer and 6 minimum credit units during Fall/Spring semesters; knowledge, experience, and/or expertise in a subject matter, area, or activity that could be shared with GEAR UP participants in San Marcos and Vista partner schools; communicate knowledge of course content in a way that is meaningful to students; adapt to a variety of students with a wide range of abilities and diverse learning styles. Pay rate is $10.00/hr. To apply:  Please contact Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator, (760) 290-2296 or visit the GEAR UP website at www.palomar.edu/gearup.

Tutor/Mentor – Upward Bound

Applications are being accepted to work with the Palomar College Upward Bound (UB) Program.  The goal of the UB Program is to assist first-generation, college-bound and/or low-income students enroll in and graduate from post-secondary institutions.  These college-bound high school students need assistance after school and at their high schools located in Oceanside, San Marcos, and Escondido (Oceanside High, El Camino High, Mission Hills High, San Marcos High, Escondido High, Orange Glen High, and San Pasqual High).  Assistance is needed in academic subjects such as: upper level Math, Biology, Chemistry, English, Writing, Literature, History, Foreign Languages, and many more.  Qualifications include: the ability to serve as a positive role model, subject expertise and proficiency, reliable transportation, and must be available to tutor at school sites during the following hours:  Mondays – Thursdays from 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm and/or Saturdays from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Federal Work Study/Cal Works are encouraged to apply!  Applications are being accepted via email request to nmartinez@palomar.edu and are available from the Upward Bound website at  www.palomar.edu/upwardbound or by contacting the Upward Bound office.