Palomar College Learning For Success

Outreach and Onboarding Services

Presentations and Tours for Prospective Students


Employment Opportunities

Work study openings available in Outreach Services 760-744-1150 x3756
Are you looking for employment that will support your career with valuable experience?
Join the Outreach & Onboarding Services team!


Palomar Ambassadors serve as official representatives of Palomar College on and off campus, by providing presentations, workshops, tours and communications to support the success of prospective students. Across the Palomar Ambassador team, a variety of functions are covered within the tour, presentation, communication and social media areas of the department.
In 2017, Palomar College built an Outreach Services department to serve our community and prospective student population. Our department provides presentations, workshops, information tables, tours and communication to help varied audiences understand the degrees, services and opportunities that Palomar has to offer. We represent Palomar College at events throughout North County. Our prospective student audience is diverse in educational levels, from career changers to high school students, to re-entry and adult students. If they are ready to learn, we are ready to support them!

Varied Positions Available

Palomar Ambassadors
Official Representatives of Palomar College
College Reps (Represent Palomar off and on campus)
Tour Guides (Represent Palomar on campus)
On-call Tour Guides
Communications/Marketing Assistants
Department Support
Office Assistant
Outreach Assistant
Technology/CRM Assistant
$14-16.00/Hour Based on Experience
University and Graduate Internships
Varied College/University Programs
Academic Credit
Positions are available through Student Employment, Short Term Hourly Employment, Work Study, the Cooperative Education Program, volunteering and Internships.
Outreach Services staff at Campus Tours sign
Students giving school presentation
Employees of Outreach & Onboarding Services are highly motivated employees building professional relationships with prospective applicants and their families, members of the global community and various higher education colleagues. These positions seek to inspire prospective students, while promoting the college through community engagement, social media, communications, blogs, campus tours, high school visits, college and career fairs, adult-education programs and special events.
Team members of this department serve as official representatives of Palomar College on and off campus, by providing presentations, workshops, tours and or communications to support the success of prospective students.
The employment programs within Outreach & Onboarding Services will provide leadership opportunities for students to develop professional skills, while serving their college and their community.
All positions serve as key personnel in running the operations of the Outreach & Onboarding Services department, performing a variety of duties to keep the department moving forward. In addition, some positions balance this work with activities throughout the community. Some positions support our social media, blog and communications operations. Team members may lead and participate in projects and outreach initiatives, assist with development and implementation of prospective student events, participate in call or communication campaigns, design or write for our blog or electronic communications, lead and participate in continuous training procedures, and perform various duties to ensure the success of day to day functions of the Outreach & Onboarding Services department. Each position is a bit different, but all positions provide the employee with a wide variety of genuine career experience.
Tour guide speaking to group
Outreach team at Discover Palomar ESCONDIDO 2019
Tour guide with kindergarten tour

Application and Hiring Process

For all positions, please submit the following by email to Deanna Shoop, Manager of Outreach & Onboarding Services, at
  1. Short-term and Student Application
  2. Cover letter explaining why you are interested in serving the college in the position(s) you have applied for and describing your experience in settings with individuals diverse in background, age and educational experience.
Individuals may apply for multiple positions. Selection for all positions will be made through a formal application and interview process. Applications will be reviewed using the Palomar College hiring policies and procedures. Interviews will be offered to select applicants based on qualifications, experience and quality of application documents.

Resources and General Information

Palomar Ambassador Job Description
Positions are available through many sources, however the hiring procedures (above) are the same.
Student Employment
Short Term Hourly Employment
Work Study
Cooperative Education Program
Outreach Services staff at an info table
Internship options are available through various college and university internship programs.


Volunteers and Other Opportunities
Volunteer options available.
Have a new idea? Please contact us! Out first intern created our internship program. Now, THAT is hands-on experience!
Palomar Ambassadors at an Info Table

For More Information

You may contact the Outreach & Onboarding Services department to learn more about this valuable work experience at any time.
Deanna K. Shoop
(760) 744-1150, Ext. 3752
Alejandro Arellano
Outreach Specialist
(760) 744-1150, Ext. 6680
Monica Castillo
Outreach Specialist
(760) 744-1150, Ext. 2383
Children on a campus tour
Multiple Palomar Info tables in a row
Tour guides at Campus Tour sign
Ambassador laughing
Ambassador at Info Table