All candidates must live in California.
The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) is looking for a skilled, bilingual communicator 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 person for this role is a gifted writer and storyteller who is able to engage a wide range of audiences. They are passionate about educational equity, able to communicate complex ideas simply and connect individual stories to broad societal and policy issues. They must be fluent in Spanish and have experience in communications outreach to Spanish-speaking audiences. They are detail-oriented, comfortable handling multiple projects, and able to adjust to changing priorities.
The Bilingual Communications Manager is responsible for creating and editing content that explains CaliforniaColleges.edu tools, processes, and resources and persuades stakeholders to engage with them. They develop stories, print collateral, and digital materials highlighting the students, parents/guardians, and educators, and school districts who use CaliforniaColleges.edu. The Bilingual Communications Manager leads communications outreach efforts targeted at educators, counselors, and school districts. They translate CaliforniaColleges.edu materials into Spanish and help drive outreach efforts to Spanish-speaking audiences.
You will be a key member of the Communications Team, working collaboratively on projects and campaigns to advance organization-wide strategies and respond to emerging opportunities.
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.
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More about the Communications Team
The Communications Team employs strategic communications tools and approaches to drive the engagement with and adoption of CaliforniaColleges.edu, draw attention to issues affecting educational equity, advocate for policies that create better college transitions for California students, and share the stories of the students, families, educators, and systems we serve. This is a new role for the team. They will report to the Deputy Director of Communications.
More about CCGI
The California College Guidance Initiative (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 is a positive, diverse, and supportive culture.
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 (Foundation) 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.
The Foundation for California Community Colleges is committed to workplace policies and hiring practices that comply with federal, state, and local law. During the hiring process, the Foundation is interested in hiring qualified candidates who are eligible and authorized to work in the United States. However, at this time, the Foundation is not able to sponsor visas. As a result, the Foundation cannot hire applicants that currently, or in the future, require immigration sponsorship for work authorization (i.e., H1B or F1 Student Visa).