Recruiting for the California College Guidance Initiative is managed by our fiscal sponsor, the Foundation for California Community Colleges. To submit an online application, click on the name of the position, then use the “Apply” link.
Chief of Staff
CCGI is looking for an exceptionally strategic and innovative educator to advance organizational strategy and positioning as CaliforniaColleges.edu is scaled to all 6th-12th grade students in California. The ideal candidate is a politically savvy educator who has first hand knowledge of the barriers that impede student progress. They meticulously track both the legislative and institutional policy landscape and industry best practice to ensure CCGI’s work is positioned and informed by these external realities. They can persuasively communicate CCGI’s value proposition as a critical statewide college and career planning infrastructure. The Chief Staff will be a collaborative problem solver, a vulnerable leader, and demonstrate a natural ability to examine every opportunity and gap with due diligence and in thoughtful and grounded ways. The Chief of Staff will be responsible for driving the organization’s strategic impact work, and overseeing communications and government relations. They serve as a key strategic thought partner to and close collaborator with CCGI’s President, ensuring that President’s Office business is handled in a professional, efficient and thoughtful manner. Externally, the Chief of Staff represents CCGI in critical state level, regional, and institutional relationships that have implications for organizational strategy and scaling.
Chief Programs Officer
CCGI is looking for a bold, dynamic, and visionary leader to serve as the organization’s inaugural Chief Programs Officer. CCGI streamlines the college planning and application process for California students and helps colleges access the information they need to inform key decisions about admission, first-year academic placement, financial aid, advising, and supportive services. The Chief Programs Officer drives CCGI strategy for utilization of CaliforniaColleges.edu and how it can be leveraged to smooth intersegmental pathways. This includes purview over CCGI’s core support services and technical assistance to K-12 school districts, as well as how those intersect with both internal and external programs that reinforce and supplement that work. The ideal candidate is a disruptive leader – at ease navigating unexpected situations and thriving through uncertainty, while demonstrating honesty and vulnerability for those around them. As a result, the Chief Programs Officer excels at forging trusted relationships that lead to generative collaboration and progress towards shared goals.
Deputy Director, Virtual Training
CCGI is looking for an experienced educator in school counseling and/or e-learning program development to lead the day-to-day operations of the specialized team that provides Virtual Training to school districts who use CaliforniaColleges.edu with their students. The Deputy Director, Virtual Training will provide strategic leadership to the team that administers virtual training to counselors, teachers and other educators who use CaliforniaColleges.edu to facilitate career exploration, college knowledge, and postsecondary planning and to launch and track college and financial aid applications. The ideal candidate is a collaborative leader with a deep understanding of the K-12 system and its seasonal priorities. They understand the challenges schools and districts face in improving college and career outcomes and have experience developing programmatic materials to train educators in supporting students’ post-secondary planning. This person has successfully supported adoption, implementation, and usage of a college and career tool/program.
Data Engineer, Cloud Infrastructure
CCGI is looking for a data engineering expert to join the Infrastructure Team. As part of the Infrastructure Team, you will be a key strategic leader 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. This role will be instrumental in helping us scale our work statewide and open the door for expanded use of California’s official college and career planning platform for K-12th grade students, parents, and educators, CaliforniaColleges.edu. The ideal candidate for this team has extensive experience building out complex data architectures, including the testing, maintenance, and refinement of all data pipelines. They have also experience successfully scaling up an organization’s data intake to terabytes and petabytes of data, as well as optimizing data delivery and automating manual processes. This person is comfortable working with structured and unstructured data and can troubleshoot data loading and processing tools via SQL, Python, shell scripting, AWS, etc, and take on a leadership role in special projects when needed.
Manager, User Support
CCGI is looking for a user support professional to join our specialized team that provides virtual, individualized support to a diverse group of users utilizing CaliforniaColleges.edu with K-12 students. CCGI streamlines the college planning and application process for California students and helps colleges access the information they need to inform key decisions about admission, first-year academic placement, financial aid, advising, and supportive services. The User Support Manager will promote educators’ successful utilization of CaliforniaColleges.edu planning and application tools through: troubleshooting user-reported issues and managing, updating and resolving help tickets and responding to questions, concerns, and requests related to the college and career exploration tools, resources, and curriculum. Developing instructional materials to equip districts/LEAs with step-by-step resources on how to utilize specific tools and features. The ideal candidate for this position has knowledge and/or interest in supporting the needs of students, educators, and parents. They should also have prior experience providing technical support and customer assistance.
Manager, Technical Assistance
CCGI is looking for an addition to the Technical Assistance team that provides support to educators with aligning “a-g” courses with the University of California Office of the President’s Course Management Portal (CMP), the database used to determine students’ California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) eligibility. CCGI streamlines the college planning and application process for California students and helps colleges access the information they need to inform key decisions about admission, first-year academic placement, financial aid, advising, and supportive services. The Technical Assistance Manager will support educators to improve the accuracy of K-12 transcript data and promote educators’ successful utilization of CaliforniaColleges.edu planning and application tools through addressing issues affecting the data-informed functionality of CaliforniaColleged.edu that impacts student accounts. Providing guidance to K-12 school districts/LEAs in improving the accuracy of transcript data and reconciling issues with CMP. Balancing ethical and organizational rules and boundaries while remaining approachable and friendly. The ideal candidate for this position has meaningful 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. They are also passionate about data integrity, can easily learn new technologies, and will apply their knowledge and skills to support the work we do.
District Data Support Analyst, Technical Assistance
CCGI is looking for an analyst to join the team that supports Local Education Agencies (LEAs) as they implement transcript-informed functionality on CaliforniaColleges.edu. The Technical Assistance District Data Support Analyst, will oversee the receipt, processing and troubleshooting of transcript-related cases, including: recurring management of transcript files from various LEAs in California; troubleshoot discrepancies found by educators; and support LEA staff to resolve the file issues. The ideal candidate for this position has experience working in college/K-12 admissions and student records management. The candidate should have an interest in large educational systems and the equity challenges that students face when navigating such systems as well as a strong desire to manage others.