Equity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do. We are diverse – in our personal and career backgrounds, our skills, our cultures, and the communities we call home. We are united in our passion for educational equity and our belief in the power of data and collaboration to transform student futures.
The California College Guidance Initiative is a fully-remote organization, and our team is distributed throughout the state of California. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages and provide a wide range of opportunities for professional and career development. CCGI is housed at the Foundation for California Community Colleges but is an autonomous initiative with its own mission, goals, and leadership team.
Diversity & Inclusion
The California College Guidance Initiative is an equal opportunity employer, and we hire without regard to race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, veteran status, national origin, disability, or genetics.
Recruiting for the California College Guidance Initiative is managed by our fiscal sponsor, the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Cover letters and resumes should be submitted to .
Deputy Director, Data and Analytics Infrastructure Posted: 9/7/21 CCGI is looking for a seasoned data generalist with management experience to join the Data and Analytics Infrastructure Team. As part of the team, you will be a key strategic thinker, aiding in the expansion, refinement, and continued development of CCGI’s infrastructure utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as continuing to build out our data analytics and engineering tools. Our ideal candidate has extensive experience in (a) building out complex data architectures, including the testing, maintenance, and refinement of data pipelines and/or (b) the use of user-centered design principles to create actionable data products that quickly and concisely surface novel insights, making complex information understandable and accessible to a variety of stakeholders. The Deputy Director, Data Analytics and Infrastructure should be committed to bolstering their engineering and analytical skills as well as their people management and leadership skills.
Data Analyst, Data and Analytics Infrastructure Posted: 9/7/21 CCGI is looking for a seasoned data analyst to join the Data and Analytics Infrastructure Team. As part of the team, you will be a key collaborator, aiding in the expansion, refinement, and continued development of CCGI’s data analytics and engineering tools. Our ideal candidate for the team has extensive experience building out data reports, analyses, and data dashboards that concisely and thoughtfully answer the most critical organizational questions. The Data Analyst, Data Analytics and Infrastructure should have extensive experience developing dashboards governed by strong UX/UI best practices, a deep knowledge and/or curiosity about the needs and behaviors of students, educators, and parents, and a passion for educational equity.
Senior Director, Security & Infrastructure Posted: 8/24/21 CCGI is looking for a cybersecurity and infrastructure expert to join the Data & Analytics Infrastructure Team. As part of the team, you will provide strategic leadership to teams working on the movement of student transcript data from K-12 onto CaliforniaColleges.edu and through CaliforniaColleges.edu to postsecondary institutions and the California Student Aid Commission. Additionally, you will lead CCGI’s work to ensure that all systems are built and maintained in accordance with security best practices, including the modification, clarification, and strengthening of our data infrastructure and related tools. Our ideal Senior Director, Security & Infrastructure, has meaningful experience developing security action plans, security architecture, and policies based on business needs, risk assessments, and regulatory requirements. This person can comfortably drive the investigation of issues, challenges, and opportunities arising from our work with the California Department of Education, and they can quickly apply those learnings to inform strategy and technical implementation.
Senior Director, Technical Assistance and User Support and Training Posted: 8/16/21 CCGI is looking for a strategic leader and experienced people manager to lead the Technical Assistance and User Support & Training team. Our ideal Senior Director, Technical Assistance and User Support & Training has meaningful experience aligning programs with best practices and emerging trends in K-12 education, and they are dedicated to ensuring the team’s work is grounded in educational equity. This person can comfortably drive the investigation of issues, challenges, and opportunities arising from our work with educators, and they can quickly apply learning to inform strategy and team development. The Senior Director, Technical Assistance and User Support & Training is responsible for driving the strategic vision for CCGI’s work with K-12 districts and individual educators who use CaliforniaColleges.edu. They lead talent development and coaching efforts to build the capacity of the Technical Assistance and User Support & Training teams, serve as a key and trusted thought-partner to all members of CCGI’s senior leadership and expanded leadership teams, and regularly lead cross-team collaborative efforts.
Manager, Technical Assistance Posted: 8/16/21 CCGI is looking for an educator to support K-12 school districts in improving the accuracy of transcript data and reconciling issues with the University of California’s Course Management Portal and provide guidance on how to address issues affecting data-informed functionality on CaliforniaColleges.edu. Our ideal Technical Assistance Manager is passionate about improving the accuracy of K-12 transcript data, loves to problem-solve, and wants to strengthen systems that help all 6th-12th grade students across California. They are a creative thinker, not afraid to ask questions, and able to collaborate with others with different viewpoints and areas of expertise. They are passionate about data integrity, can easily learn new technologies, and will apply their knowledge and skills to support the work we do. Candidates should have experience in coaching students, families, and/or educators on the “a-g” requirements and making recommendations on which classes students should take based on their unique situations, abilities, and goals. Those who are working towards fluency in understanding how validation levels, test scores, and college classes impact on students’ completion are well positioned to thrive and grow in the role.
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