All candidates must live in California.
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.
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 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.
The Chief of Staff is charged with ensuring that other Executive Team members – the President, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Programs Officer, and Chief People an Systems Officer – have the information and support they need to align organizational programs and approaches with best practices and relevant policies, while innovating to solve problems to which there are no good evidence-based solutions. To do this well, they must have the confidence to build trust and inspire their peers by delivering thoughtful analyses, and working to deeply understand all aspects of the organization’s work. The Chief of Staff directly oversees two Directors and reports directly to the President.
CCGI works to solve large scale, system-level problems. The Chief of Staff must be comfortable working with unknowns and ambiguity, while generating workable solutions amidst significant complexity. They must be passionate about promoting public education and advancing educational equity.
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CCGI works to ensure that all 6th-12th grade students in California have access to a systematic baseline of guidance and support as they plan, prepare, and pay for postsecondary education and training.
This baseline is provided by CaliforniaColleges.edu, which provides California students and educators with a wide range of college and career planning information and tools. The site also houses, audits, and transmits student data to help ensure more accurate and efficient decisions regarding admissions, financial aid, and course placement. CCGI provides technical assistance, support, and training to K-12 school districts in order to support students, counselors, and parents with the systematic use of CaliforniaColleges.edu, including its transcript-informed tools.
CCGI forms the core of the college planning and application tools in California’s newly-launched Cradle-to-Career System. Over the next few years, the Cradle-to-Career System will scale CCGI so that all California 6th-12th grade students can have free access to our transcript-informed tools.
CCGI is a positive, diverse, and supportive culture. At our core, we prioritize the needs of students above all else.
Everyone at CCGI works remotely. We are all located in various parts of California. We rarely meet in person. Instead, we make use of tools, such as ZOOM, Slack, and Salesforce, to communicate and document our work.
CCGI is housed at the Foundation for California Community Colleges but is an autonomous initiative with its own mission, goals, and leadership team.
The Foundation for California Community Colleges is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities (EEO) are available to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, genetic characteristics, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, political affiliation, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, the Foundation for California Community Colleges complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.
As the official nonprofit auxiliary to the Chancellor’s Office, we aim to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the California Community Colleges and the 1.8 million students, campuses, and communities it serves. Individuals are hired for their deep understanding of each population’s unique needs and will join a collaborative environment where each team member plays an important role in helping Californians across all communities improve their social and economic mobility and build a better future for themselves and their families.