Short-Term Employment

Short-term Job Opportunities:

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


Administrative Support Assistant – Dental Assisting

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 30

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Hourly Pay Rate: $18.00

Job Duties:

  • Performs complex and responsible administrative assistance duties for the assigned department
  • Perform class scheduling and related functions for each semester
  • Provide information to students, faculty, staff, and the general public
  • Maintain a variety of records for the assigned department
  • Data tracking and data entry
  • Assists in the preparation, tracking, and monitoring of assigned budget
  • Screens and directs calls and visitors to appropriate personnel

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of office support and administration practices and procedures
  • Equivalent to four years of full-time administrative support experience
  • Experience working within Microsoft Suites – Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Contact Information: Please send application and resume to Denise Rudy, drudy@palomar.edu


Administrative Support Assistant – Office of the Superintendent/President

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 24-30

Work Schedule: 3-5 days per week

Hourly Pay Rate: $18, $20, or $22 depending on experience

Job Duties:

  • Assists in the preparation, tracking, and monitoring of assigned budgets/CAL card statements
  • Assists with agenda development, distribution of materials, and meeting minutes
  • Coordinates and processes various special projects and programs for the Superintendent/President
  • Performs complex and responsible administrative assistance duties for the Superintendent/President
  • Provides liaison support for the Governing Board meetings as needed
  • Schedules and maintains the Superintendent/President’s calendar
  • Screens and directs calls and visitors to appropriate personnel

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Equivalent to four years of full-time administrative support experience
  • Experience working within Microsoft Suites – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Contact Information: Please send application and resume to Kelly Miller, Sr. Executive Assistant – kmiller4@palomar.edu


Creative Services Specialist – Communications/Marketing

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 30

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Hourly Pay Rate: $25.00 – $32.00

Job Duties:

  • Performs project management tasks for Creative Services team, including analysis of project requests and assignment of projects to graphics specialist and graphic designer
  • Provides costs estimates and timelines for project requests
  • Prepares weekly project tracking reports
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly reports for billable production work
  • Data tracking and data entry
  • Assists in the preparation, tracking, and monitoring of assigned budget
  • Works with external vendors to ensure quality work products

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Equivalent to at least 2-3 years of project management experience
  • Experience working in fast paced creative and marketing environment

Contact Information: Please send application and resume to Julie Lanthier Bandy at jlanthierbandy@palomar.edu


Office of the Superintendent/President – DEIAA Unit

Campus Location: San Marcos 

Hours Per Week: 20-25 

Work Schedule: 3-4 days per week 

Hourly Pay Rate: $18, or $20 depending on experience 

Job Duties: 

  • Assists in the preparation, tracking, and monitoring of assigned budgets/CAL card statements 
  • Assists with agenda development, and distribution of materials 
  • Coordinates and processes various special projects and programs for the Chief Diversity Officer 
  • Performs complex and responsible administrative assistance duties for the Chief Diversity Officer 
  • Schedules and maintains the Chief Diversity Officer’s calendar 
  • Screens and directs calls and visitors to appropriate personnel 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Equivalent to two years of full-time administrative support experience 
  • Experience working within Microsoft Suites – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint 

Contact Information: Please send application and resume to Dr. Nicole Belisle, Chief Diversity Officer – nbelisle@palomar.edu


American Sign Language/English Interpreter – Disability Resource Center

Campus Location: Various campus locations, as needed

Hours per week: Position is dependent upon student registration needs

Work schedule: Flexible, possible evenings and/or weekends

Hourly pay rate: $28.00-$56.00 per hour 

Job description:

Perform American Sign Language/English interpreting and/or transliterating services for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals including, but not limited to students, faculty, and staff in educational and extracurricular settings.

Desired skills/qualifications:

Prior experience interpreting in the post-secondary setting is preferred. Placement on payment scale is based on experience and certification.   Contact information: Please submit your completed application and resume to Denise VanderStoel, Supervisor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Disability Resource Center, at dvanderstoel@palomar.edu.


Assistant Accounting Technician – Fiscal Services

Campus Location: San Marcos

Number of Positions:  Multiple positions

Hours Per Week: 24-30

Work Schedule: Flexible

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30-$23 depending on experience and/or education

Job Duties:

With close supervision, performs a variety of technical & administrative duties associated with the District’s fiscal operations, to include setting up vendors in the Accounts Payable module, entering and tracking progress on projects, tracking and following up on accounting transactions and assisting with activities that support fiscal reporting.  Experience using Excel, AdobeSign, processing accounts payable, vendor/supplier setup, accurate data entry, PeopleSoft Financials or maintaining accounting records.   Knowledgeable about Accounts Payable, data entry, grant transactions and reporting.   Experience with data entry, recording financial transactions, updating spreadsheets and databases with detail information, billing, reporting, tracking status, general office duties and good communication skills.

Contact:  Please email a resume and direct questions to Patrice Nya,   pnya@palomar.edu


Assistant – Early Childhood Education Lab School

Campus Location: San Marcos and Escondido

Hours Per Week: Not to exceed 26 hours per week

Work Schedule: Flexible

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30 – $18

Job Duties: Assist preschool teacher with classroom and outside activities

Desired Skills/Qualifications: 6 units in child development

Contact:  Tamara Holthaus, Child Development Center Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2578, tholthaus@palomar.edu


Assistant – Student Life & Leadership/Basic Needs & Resources

Campus Location: San Marcos; possible travel to Education Centers

Hours Per Week: not to exceed 25 hours per week

Work Schedule: Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30 – $18 depending on experience

Job Duties:

  • Marketing and promotion of campus and community resources
  • Assisting students with applications for Food & Nutrition Center and San Diego Food Bank information packets
  • Assisting with processing, tracking, and replying to students requesting assistance
  • Assisting with student events related to delivery of basic needs and information related to basic needs
  • Meeting and coordinating services with CalFresh Outreach Ambassador as needed
  • Managing appointments and waiting area for students in screening and providing application assistance
  • Overseeing stocking and inventory of Food & Nutrition Center resources
  • Traveling to Educational Centers for weekly events and delivery of resources (using District vehicles and during schedule work hours)

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated respect and commitment to the equitable distribution of resources to all students and referrals to Student Life & Leadership
  • Customer service skills
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Zoom)
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Utilize effective listening skills
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple concurrent taks
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license

Contact Information: Pippa Pierce, (760) 744-1150 x2529


Community Service Officer – Palomar College Police Department

Hours Per Week: 24

Work Schedule: TBA

Hourly Pay Rate: $18, $20, or $22 depending on experience

Job Duties: 24-hour a day Police / Security services to persons and property on Campus grounds, parking lots and facilities on the Main Campus in San Marcos and the Escondido Center. The Community Service Officer assists with building security, traffic control, motorist assistance, writing reports and other public services as needed. The CSO provides protection to District buildings and property. The CSO guards against fire, intrusion, theft and vandalism. The CSO provides information to the public; makes written and oral reports of any hazardous condition impacting the college and its community. The CSO performs related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicant must possess a valid California Driver’s License. A background investigation including DMV check will completed. Candidates must complete a personal history statement.

  • Ability to identify safety hazards.
  • Knowledge of District Rules and Regulations.
  • Knowledge of Campus buildings and grounds.
  • Use of 2-way radio.
  • First-Aid certification.
  • Must read, write and speak English.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow written / oral directions.
  • Must be able to communicate to and inform the public.
  • Make detailed observations.
  • Accurately remember facts.
  • Translate those observations and facts into written reports.
  • Analyze situations and act / respond quickly and appropriately.
  • Good common sense and judgment.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The CSO may be required to perform tasks that require physical exertion, stamina, flexibility and standing or walking for long periods of time. The CSO will be required to work at night. Applicant should be in good physical condition. Work will be in both indoor and outdoor environments, which may be subject to foul weather.  

Contact: Lead CSO – David Reza, 760-744-1150, ext. 3006


Counseling Department Assistant (part-time)

Campus Location: San Marcos Campus, Escondido Education Center, Rancho Bernardo Education Center, Fallbrook Education Center

Hourly Pay Rate: $21

Duration of Assignment: Temporary six-month assignment; Anticipated duration of position is hire date through December 22, 2023.

Work Schedule: 3-5 days per week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hours Per Week: Position averages 24-30 hours per week

Job Duties:

  • Under the direction of the appropriate supervisor, provide support to students at a front desk, lobby, or booth.
  • Check-in and schedule students for counseling appointments.
  • Answer general questions pertaining to registration, student appointments, and support services available in-person, on the phone and via email.
  • Use of Peoplesoft and SARS technology systems to assist students.
  • Assists supervisor class scheduling – utilizing Peoplesoft to input schedules.
  • Travel between the main campus and education centers, if necessary, to assist with services at different locations.
  • Other related job duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (verbal and written skills) is preferred but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least 1 year of experience working in an office setting involving frequent interaction with students or the public.

Contact: Please submit your completed application (see top of page) to Dr. Nancy Browne, Manager of Student Success, at nbrowne@palomar.edu.


Database & Administrative Coordinator (Short-Term) – Palomar College Foundation

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 18; two to four days per week

Work Schedule: Select Monday – Friday with occasional evening/weekend hours (events)

Hourly Pay Rate: $18-25 based on experience

Job Duties:

  • Donation processing involving input into the donor database, managing gift processing, and providing financial reports
  • Gift acknowledgement, drafting acknowledgement letters, and ensuring timely processing and distribution of such
  • Database coordination involving management of donor account records, monthly reconciliation with accounting system, and reviewing records to ensure database integrity
  • General office administration including answering donor inquiries, managing organization’s inbox, setting Foundation meetings and appointments, providing meeting follow up and confirmation support as requested by Development Team, and scholarship program support
  • Oversees office supplies, ordering, and inventory
  • Assist the executive Director with Foundation Board of Director functions and administrative support

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or equivalent of 2 years experience in non-profit development donor database

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and database software knowledge
  • Customer service experience and strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and be proactive in responsibilities

Contact Information: For immediate consideration, please email resume to Linda Moynan, Development Manager at lmoynan@palomar.edu .


Dreamer Success Program Advocate

Campus Location: San Marcos, Escondido

Hours Per Week: not to exceed 25 hours per week

Work Schedule: Monday – Thursday 10 am – 4pm; some evenings and weekends Hourly

Pay Rate: $18/hr

Job Duties:

  • Supporting students with navigating the California Dream Act application and AB-540 exemption
  • Managing appointments, answering general questions pertaining to student appointments, and support services available in-person, on the phone and via email.
  • Assist with organizing Dreamer Success outreach related efforts, including supporting new student virtual services/activities, and informational presentations.
  • Conduct classroom, and on/off-campus presentations promoting the services offered by the Dreamer Success Program.
  • Develop and distribute marketing materials including flyers, newsletters, and announcements.
  • Assist with and represent the Dreamer Success program at a variety of events, both on and off campus.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple concurrent tasks

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (verbal and written skills)
  • Completion of 24 semester units of college-level coursework in Human Development, Social Work, or a related field.
  • Six months of experience working and/or supporting undocumented students.
  • Customer service skills
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Zoom)

Contact Information: Please email your completed application (see link at top of page) and resume to Celina Mendoza at cmendoza@palomar.edu. Phone # (760) 744-1150 x 3557.


Front Desk Clerk – Palomar College Police Department

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 24

Work Schedule: TBA

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30, $17, or $18 based on experience

Job Duties: To provide general office assistance in support of an assigned function; to perform a variety of clerical and secretarial tasks; to provide information to students, faculty, staff and the general public and maintain a variety of records and files.

Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Ability to have good customer service. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Perform various clerical tasks in support of an assigned function. Serve as a receptionist, answer multi-line phone, and greet students, faculty, staff and general public. Maintain accurate records and files for assigned area; and monitor various logs and files for current and accurate information Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Respond to request and inquiries from students, faculty, staff and the general public. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Contact : Candy Santos, 760-744-1150, ext. 3289


Lab Assistant – Biology

Campus Location: Rancho Bernado Center

Hours Per Week: 30

Work Schedule: TBA; Flexible

Hourly Pay Rate: $30

Job Duties:

  • Oversees day-to-day activities in an assigned laboratory; trains students in the setup, operation, use and maintenance of lab equipment, materials and resources; responds to student questions regarding laboratory procedures and requirements; ensures labs are open and ready for use during scheduled hours and that equipment is in sound working order; ensures lab closing procedures are followed; maintains a clean, safe and orderly learning environment, including cleaning counters and hoods and washing, storing and restocking laboratory glassware and other lab supplies; cleans, washes and stores laboratory equipment.
  • Sets up various experiments and classroom demonstrations planned or requested by instructors; calculates, mixes, prepares, labels and stores a variety of chemical solutions, reagents, media, compounds, bacterial cultures and samples; labels, safely stores and periodically arranges with the District’s Environmental Health and Safety department for the disposal of expired chemicals, chemical solutions and biohazardous materials generated during daily laboratory use.
  • Provides tutoring assistance to students in assigned subject matter; provides clear and concise explanations and demonstrations to facilitate student understanding and reinforce instructors’ teaching; interprets and guides students through course and laboratory assignments; provides guidance to students on study skills; monitors and reviews student work and assignments and discusses student progress with instructors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: Three years of experience providing instructional or tutorial assistance to students in the assigned subject matter area, or three years of related work experience in the assigned subject area.
  • Education/Training: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in education, Biology or Chemistry.

Contact Information: Please send application and resume to contact Kimberly Velazquez, kvelazquez@palomar.edu.


Library Assistant – Library Department

Campus Location: San Marcos, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo

Hourly Pay: $16.30 

Work Schedule: Base Schedule M-F; Saturdays & Evenings 

Hours Per Week: 15-20hrs 

Duties

  • Assist with checking out materials 
  • Assist with student study rooms and student printing
  • Answer basic library related questions and/or direct questions to the appropriate department 

Minimum Qualifications:  

Education: 

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade  

Experience:  

  • Six months of customer service-related experience and/or specialized knowledge of library services 
  • Basic computer proficiency required, including MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Google, and Adobe 
  • Able to provide verification of work experience and transcripts  

Point of Contact:  Please submit your completed application to Monica Diego Schmidt, Manager of Library Services, at mdiegoschmidt@palomar.edu 


Registered Nurse (hourly) – Health Services

Campus Location:  San Marcos and/or Escondido

Hours Per Week: 20-30 hours per week

Hourly Pay Rate:  $32

Job Duties:  Clinically assess and treat patients within the SHC College Registered Nurse protocols for various medical and injury complaints including behavioral health emergencies; ability to review immunization records and perform various immunizations to include TB skin/risk assessment testing.  Ability to draw blood for lab tests, knowledge of CDC guidelines and complete vitals/medical history charting.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a National League of Nursing-accredited four-year college or university.
  • Five years of full-time equivalent ambulatory or urgent care nursing experience.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid California Registered Nurse Licensure by time of appointment.
  • Possession of a California Public Health Nurse Certification is preferred.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid CPR Certificate by time of appointment.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver’s license by time of appointment.

Contact: Submit CV/Resume and Cover Letter to Health Services Administration, Kimberlee Ahinger @ kahinger@palomar.edu.


Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Assistant – MSE Learning Centers

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 20-30

Work Schedule: Varies between 8:00am and 8:00pm

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30, $17, or $18 based on experience

Number of Positions: Multiple

Job Duties:

  • Provide general office assistance in support of an assigned STEM function
  • Perform a variety of clerical and secretarial tasks
  • Provide information to students, faculty, staff, and the general public
  • Maintain a variety of records; proctoring
  • Assist students with STEM Student Support Program information and questions
  • Coordinate appointments, orientations, counseling appointment check-ins, events, and application screening processes
  • Assist with promotion, set-up, running, and debriefing of activities and events
  • Data tracking and entry
  • Limited lab duties to include supply organization and inventory; limited lab support

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers
  • Ability to have good customer service
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping
  • Perform various clerical tasks in support of an assigned function
  • Serve as a receptionist, answer multi-line phone, and greet students, faculty, staff, and general public.
  • Maintain accurate records and files for assigned area; monitor various logs and files for current and accurate information
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Respond to request and inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and general public
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of the sciences

Contact: Amber DeFreitas, adefreitas@palomar.edu or 760-744-1150 x2718


Teacher (Substitute) – Child Development Center

Campus Location: San Marcos and Escondido

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.


Testing Center Assistant – Disability Resource Center

Campus Location: San Marcos, occasional work at other campus locations

Hours Per Week: 10-20 hours per week (not to exceed 160 days per year)

Work Schedule: Hours to be scheduled between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Friday

Hourly pay: $18

Job Duties:

  • Check incoming emails, mail, and deliveries and verify that all expected exams have been received for the day.
  • Coordinate with student proctor assistant(s) and/or DRC staff in implementing daily test accommodations.
  • Assist in scheduling exams.
  • Troubleshoot scheduling issues, technology issues and other issues that may affect the Testing Center operations.
  • Ensures availability of accommodations required for upcoming exams (reader, scribe, laptop, CCTV, Braille, etc.).
  • Assure accurate records of exams, appointment requests, accommodations.
  • Keep detail records of testing incidents, no-show, cancellations, reschedules, and unusual situations.
  • Keep detail records of exam received from faculty or department representative and their return to faculty, department, or department representative.
  • Coordinates all aspects of the front office.
  • Provide excellent customer services to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • Answer telephone and email accounts providing detail and accurate information.
  • Keep the reception area clean and organized.
  • Check in students to the Testing Center and starting a timer with the students allotted time.
  • Monitor Testing Center exams taken by students using remote camera system or in person.
  • On occasion, proctor exams as a reader and/or scribe.
  • Adhere to Palomar College’s policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working with students with disabilities.

Contact:  Please email Short-Term & Student Application and resume to Cynthia Cordova at ccordova1@palomar.edu.


Theater Assistant (Application Pool) – Performing Arts Department

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: Varies

Work Schedule: Varies, based on production schedule

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30

Job Duties: Assist in the safe operation and maintenance of theater sound, lighting, rigging, and related equipment, and systems used in support of stage productions and related events. Assist in the Performing Arts Department season production as needed – availability to work evenings and weekends are necessary for the main functions of this job.

Minimum Qualifications:  Education equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade, plus a background in live event technology, theatrical productions or equivalent education preferred.

Desired Qualifications:  A basic understanding of signal flow and various production systems; lighting, sound, and video. The ability to work independently, and safely on projects. Experience with reading and understanding stage and lighting plots. Students that are studying theater technology are encouraged to apply.

Contact:  Email application and resume to Tony Cucuzella at acucuzzella@palomar.edu 


Warehouse Assistant

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 20-32

Work Schedule: Flexible; 6-8 hour shifts 2-3 days per week

Hourly Pay Rate: $17-18

Job Duties: Assist with Warehouse operations: Provide excellent customer service to campus community; receive and inspect incoming package deliveries; ensure timely delivery of packages/products; organizing warehouse stock, organize/pull requests from stock for delivery; assist Warehouse Technicians with projects, as needed; basic clerical duties; data entry; participate in periodic inventory.

Qualifications:  High School Diploma, or equivalent.  Customer service and experience working in a shipping/receiving area helpful, but not required. 

Contact: Send completed application to Amber Cross, Supervisor (across@palomar.edu).