Careers & Opportunities

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Careers & Opportunities

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.

Open Positions

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.

Bilingual Communications Manager
Posted: 1/26/22
CCGI is looking for a skilled communicator who is fluent in English and Spanish to develop content, collateral, and outreach strategies that will help ensure all California students have free access to data-informed college, career, and financial aid tools through CaliforniaColleges.edu. The ideal candidate for this role is a gifted writer and storyteller, passionate about educational equity, and able to communicate complex ideas simply and connect individual stories to broad societal and policy issues. They should be skilled at English-Spanish translation and have experience in communications outreach to Spanish-speaking audiences.

Deputy Director, CaliforniaColleges.edu Content
Posted: 1/11/22
CCGI is looking for a skilled content creator and innovative leader to drive the development and iteration of CaliforniaColleges.edu content. They will mentor and grow a small team while working collaboratively to craft engaging, informative lessons, supplemental content, and tools to meet the needs of students, educators, and parents/guardians. The ideal person for this role is a talented writer with a proven track record of producing successful educational, web-based content for a variety of audiences. This person is gifted at making the complex seem simple, and knows how to break down difficult processes into digestible, actionable steps. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, and invested in implementing routines and processes for ongoing content review and maintenance.

Manager, CaliforniaColleges.edu Student Experience
Posted: 1/5/22
CCGI is looking for an innovative and detail-oriented product manager to help envision, drive, and write key enhancements and new features on CaliforniaColleges.edu. The Manager, CaliforniaColleges.edu Student Experience, is responsible for writing product requirements that define how tools on CaliforniaColleges.edu function for students, conducting quality assurance testing to ensure tools function as designed, and collaborating directly with members of cross-functional teams to ensure accuracy, effectiveness, alignment, and clarity. The ideal candidate has a passion for exploring new features and enhancements. They are adept at research, can collate their findings, and create buy-in with clearly articulated proposals. They understand the stages of the product management cycle, and they are a meticulous writer, one with a demonstrated track record of writing clear documentation for software engineers.

Manager, CaliforniaColleges.edu Educator Experience
Posted: 1/5/22
CCGI is looking for a detail-oriented, innovative product manager to help imagine, shape, and create enhancements and features on CaliforniaColleges.edu. They will conduct quality assurance testing to ensure tools function as designed, write product requirements that define how tools on CaliforniaColleges.edu function for educators, and collaborate across teams to ensure accuracy, effectiveness, alignment and clarity. The ideal candidate is passionate about exploring new features and enhancements to support educators. They are a gifted researcher, able to collate their findings, and create buy-in with clearly articulated proposals. They understand the stages of the product management cycle, able to dive into the details when needed while simultaneously assessing big picture implications and impact. They have a meticulous eye for detail and a demonstrated track record of writing clear steps for replicating testing processes. Their experiences have also taught them to adapt to change and meet new challenges and unexpected results with level-headedness and a growth mindset.

Business Operations Specialist
Posted: 1/5/22
CCGI is looking for an entry-level Junior Salesforce Administrator with 1-2 years of professional experience to join our Operations team as CCGI scales its support to all K-12 districts across the state. Our ideal candidate is excited to support the organization’s use of Salesforce. They are comfortable with and energized by collaborating with a large team, while also being attentive to individual user needs. This person is already confident in creating and maintaining new users, profiles, permission sets, flows, data management (i.e. data export and import), custom reports, and dashboards.

Lead Impact Strategist
Posted: 12/7/21
CCGI is looking for a dynamic, detail-oriented, and seasoned educator to serve as our senior strategist to track, measure, support, and communicate the organization’s impact. The position requires someone who can help the organization to learn from and improve upon our own work while helping a broad range of audiences understand and care about our value to students, educators, families, and the state. The ideal candidate has a passion for diving into the details and can simultaneously assess big picture implications and impact. They will quickly develop a deep understanding of the multiple data sets we collect and use their critical lens to determine how data relate to one another, enabling them to provide the CCGI team with accurate, impactful, and well-presented analytics.

Manager, User Support & Training
Posted: 11/17/21
CCGI is looking for a dynamic virtual trainer to join our Technical Assistance and User Support team. This position will be primarily responsible for providing Virtual Training to educators who use CaliforniaColleges.edu with their students. The ideal candidate for this role has worked directly with 6th-12th grade students and educators and understands the importance of college and career readiness as an integral part of students’ journeys. They are a poised facilitator, have a demonstrated commitment to collaboration and learning, and can seamlessly navigate through challenges with grace.

Director, CaliforniaColleges.edu User Experience
Posted: 10/22/21
CCGI is looking for a leader and manager with expertise in user research and user experience to join the CaliforniaColleges.edu Team. Our ideal Director, CaliforniaColleges.edu User Experience has extensive experience developing, driving, and leading user experience and user research teams. The Director, CaliforniaColleges.edu User Experience will provide strategic leadership and mentorship to the User Experience division, which is responsible for delivering the user experience of CaliforniaColleges.edu.

Data Analyst, Technical Assistance
Posted: 10/29/21
CCGI is looking for a for an analyst to join the team that supports Local Education Agencies (LEAs) as they implement transcript-informed functionality on CaliforniaColleges.edu.The Data Analyst, Technical Assistance is responsible for working closely with LEA experts to ensure transcript data is provided in a timely manner and is accurate. Additionally, they will oversee the receipt, processing and troubleshooting of transcript-related cases, including: recurring receipt of transcript files from various LEAs in California, troubleshooting discrepancies found by educators, and supporting LEA staff to resolve file issues. Our ideal candidate for this position has experience working in college/K-12 admissions and student records management. This person is comfortable working with unknowns and ambiguous solutions, as well as passionate about promoting public education and advancing educational equity.

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.

RFPs

College and Career Readiness Platform RFP #22-002:
Posted: 1/10/22
The Foundation for California Community Colleges, on behalf of the California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI), has posted an RFP for the CaliforniaColleges.edu college and career planning platform. CCGI will receive qualified proposals for College and Career Readiness Platform, RFP 22-002, up to, but no later than, 2:00 PM (PST) on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. Proposals shall be submitted electronically on the Foundation’s bid portal. The RFP can be found here. All bids must be submitted via Planet Bids. To register for an account, click here.

Contact

If you have questions about CCGI career or RFP opportunities please contact us.