Student Employment

Federal Work Study Job Opportunities:

For information about Federal Work Study visit their website or email workstudy@palomar.edu.

Off-Campus Student Job Opportunities:

Please visit the Student Affairs website.

On-Campus Student Job Opportunities:

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.

Academic Leader (Middle School English/Social Studies Tutor) - Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – school sites in Vista, Fallbrook, and Valley Center

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: $11.00

Job duties:  Provide tutoring services for students in English and Social Studies courses including Writing, Reading Comprehension, World History, US History; assist in-class during school hours and with homework/mentoring activities during after school hours; assist students with post-secondary options.  

Desired skills/qualifications: Strong background in English/Social Studies.

Contact information: Edwin Torres, Outreach Coordinator – (760) 744-1150, ext. 3675; FAX# (760) 761-3502; etorres@palomar.edu


Academic Leader (Middle School Math/Science Tutor) - Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – school sites in Vista, Fallbrook, and Valley Center

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: $11.00

Job duties: Provide academic support to middle school students in Math and Science subjects (including, but not limited to Pre-Algebra I, Physical Science, Life Science); assist in-class during school hours and with homework/mentoring activities during after school hours; assist students in post-secondary options.

Desired skills/qualifications: Strong background in Mathematics/Science.

Contact information: Edwin Torres, Outreach Coordinator – (760) 744-1150, ext. 3675; FAX# (760) 761-3502; etorres@palomar.edu


Assistant – American Sign Language Lab

Campus location: San Marcos – 2 positions

Hours per week: Varies each semester; not to exceed 20 hours per week

Work schedule: Flexible Hourly pay rate: $11.00 – $13.00

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


College Coach - 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: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm; 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, including some evenings and weekends;

Hourly pay rate: $13.00

Job description: Assist, motivate, and support students with their postsecondary options (university, community college, trade school, military, etc.). Provide on-site assistance with college preparedness at one of the six high GEAR UP school sites; including but not limited to:  providing workshops/presentations to GU students, parents, and school-level staff relating to the college admissions process. Develop opportunities & services within assigned school site that focus on increased student achievement & knowledge of higher education. Provide support in completing UC/CSU, private university, and community college applications.Provide comprehensive support/guidance in completing the FAFSA and exploring all available financial aid resources. Provide information in regards to standardized testing – SAT/ACT prep courses, training materials available, fee waivers, etc. Provide assistance in registering for these tests as needed. Provide feedback on personal statement/admission essays on college applications. Follow-up with students to make sure all application deadlines are met and all materials are submitted correctly. Complete other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Desired skills/qualifications: At least 1 year of outreach experience, 2 years preferred. Thorough understanding of the college admissions process, including timeline and specific components of an application. Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimum supervision & work with others in a diverse educational environment. Proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and other computer software. Must be available to work some evenings and weekends.

Contact information: Edwin Torres, Outreach Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 extension 3675; fax – (760) 761-3502; email – etorres@palomar.edu 


Lab Assistant – Chemistry Department

Campus location: San Marcos Campus; Hours per week: 10 hours per week; Work schedule: Flexible; Hourly pay rate: $11.00 – $15.00; Job duties: Prepare solutions, set up experiments, clean glassware; Desired skills/qualifications: Basic Chemistry knowledge and skills; Contact information: Tsung Lee (760) 744-1150 ext. 2509 and/or email tlee@palomar.edu

Palomar Student Ambassador – Student Services

New Positions Open Mid-Summer – Apply Anytime

Campus location: Multiple locations; including off-campus locations

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours

Work schedule: Varies; General schedule is Monday – Friday, however evening and/or weekend hours may be necessary

Hourly pay rate: $15.00

Job duties: Support Palomar College efforts as an official representative of the college. Establish and maintain positive relationships with prospective students, high school counselors, Palomar College administrators, faculty and staff. Work collaboratively with all departments. Conduct presentations promoting Palomar College’s services available to students. Conduct campus tours and represent the college in varied capacities for Campus Visit program. Assist with and represent Palomar College at a variety of events, both on and off campus (targeted outreach and recruitment events, new student orientation, college fairs, etc.) Attend training and team meetings.

Minimum qualifications: Education: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and 24 semester units of college-level course work. Experience: Six months of full-time equivalent related experience.

Desired skills/qualifications: Pride in your Palomar College experience; confident public speaking skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of Palomar College programs and support services; strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Training is provided.

To Apply:  Submit the Short-term and Student Application by email to Deanna Shoop, Manager of Outreach Services at  dshoop@palomar.edu. Please include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in serving the college as a Palomar Ambassador and describing your experience in settings with individuals diverse in background, age and educational experience. For questions, contact Deanna Shoop at (760) 744-1150 ext. 3752.