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.

Higher Education Administrator in Residence
Posted: 1/23/23
CCGI is looking for a Higher Education Administrator in Residence to drive CCGI’s higher education engagement strategy. This includes engagement and coaching of CCC, CSU and UC campuses in the use of data provided by CCGI to advance both equity and efficiency in business processes that inform decisions about outreach and recruitment, admissions, first year academic placement, advising, financial aid and supportive services.  This role also helps to forge partnerships with the providers of SIS and CRM products widely in use across California’s public higher education campuses to design data sharing that both supports the use of CCGI and ensures that dual enrollment courses and grades are integrated into a unified student record on CaliforniaColleges.edu.

User Support Manager
Posted: 1/23/23
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. 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. We work to solve large scale, system-level problems. You must be comfortable working with unknowns and ambiguous solutions, as well as passionate about promoting public education and advancing educational equity.

Virtual Training Manager
Posted: 1/23/23
CCGI is looking for a dynamic virtual trainer to join our Virtual Training Team. This position will be primarily responsible for providing Virtual Training to educators who use CaliforniaColleges.edu with their students. The Virtual Training Manager will facilitate interactive Virtual Trainings, in which they can confidently speak to how CaliforniaColleges.edu can be meaningfully used with students, and actively support the development and iteration of Virtual Training facilitation materials including but not limited to decks, supplemental resources, etc. 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. This person is a poised facilitator, has a demonstrated commitment to collaboration and learning, and can seamlessly navigate through challenges with grace.

Cloud Engineer
Posted: 11/16/22

The California College Guidance Initiative is looking for a cloud engineering expert to join the Cloud Infrastructure Team. As part of the 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 cloud architectures, including the testing, maintenance, and refinement of containerized workloads.The candidate should also have experience successfully scaling up an organization’s data intake from batch to streaming data intake, as well as automating data delivery. This person is comfortable working with data storage and can troubleshoot data accessibility via SQL, Python, shell scripting, AWS, etc, and take on a leadership role in special projects when needed. Additionally, this person had extensive experience developing robust technical documentation and security governance protocols. There are no direct supervisory responsibilities for this position, but you must be able to proactively and successfully partner and collaborate with other subject matter experts on a project management basis. Lastly, you must be comfortable leading and project managing work with many unknowns and ambiguous solutions, as well as carry a deep knowledge and/or curiosity about the needs and behaviors of students, educators, and parents, and a passion for educational equity.

Data Engineer
Posted: 11/16/22

The California College Guidance Initiative is looking for a data engineering expert to join the Cloud Infrastructure Team. As part of the team, you will be a key strategic leader in the expansion, refinement, and continued development of CCGI’s data warehousing utilizing Snowflake and 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.The candidate should also have 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. Additionally, this person had extensive experience developing robust data documentation and data governance protocols. There are no direct supervisory responsibilities for this position, but you must be able to proactively and successfully partner and collaborate with other subject matter experts on a project management basis. Lastly, you must be comfortable leading and project managing work with many unknowns and ambiguous solutions, as well as carry a deep knowledge and/or curiosity about the needs and behaviors of students, educators, and parents, and a passion for educational equity.

Deputy Director, CaliforniaColleges.edu Content
Posted: 11/10/22

The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) is looking for a skilled content creator and innovative leader to drive day-to-day development and iteration of content on CaliforniaColleges.edu. As a member of the CaliforniaColleges.edu Student Experience division, the Deputy Director, CaliforniaColleges.edu Content is an integral part of a cross-functional team of product and content managers, user researchers and designers. Together, the division is responsible for ensuring all 6th through 12th grade students in California have the tools and information they need to create and launch a college and career plan. This is not a content marketing position. We’re looking for someone with a proven track record of managing successful educational, web-based content for K-16 audiences. The ideal candidate is a tech savvy content manager with expertise in writing, editing, and visual content creation, and experience with content management systems, page building tools, and html. A successful Deputy Director is a mission driven, strategic thinker and an exceptional project manager who knows how to leverage the team’s strengths and rally team members around shared goals. This role requires a keen interest in California’s educational landscape, and the flexibility to adapt when that landscape inevitably shifts.

Product Director, Educator Experience
Posted: 10/11/22
CCGI is looking for a product director to oversee features for educators on CaliforniaColleges.edu (e.g. reports, account management, etc.). The Product Director will provide strategic leadership to a small team that defines the educator feature requirements, creates a vision, and aligns the educator experience with CCGI’s organizational priorities. They will also oversee specs writing and quality assurance for educator functionalities on CaliforniaColleges.edu. The ideal candidate is a collaborative leader who has a knack for understanding problems, presenting data in a way that’s easy to understand, and familiarity with the needs of K-12 educators. To be successful in this role, you must be able to collaborate with other subject matter experts on a project-management basis.

District Data Support Analyst, Technical Assistance
Posted: 7/26/22

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.

Deputy Director, Virtual Training
Posted: 6/24/22
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.

RFPs

There are no open RFPs at this time.

Contact

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