All candidates must live in California.
The California College Guidance Initiative (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 to support students using and interacting with our platform. They are adept at research, can collate their findings, and then drive buy-in with clearly articulated proposals. Moving an idea from inception to production, they understand the stages of the product management cycle, diving into the details when needed while also simultaneously assessing big picture implications and impact. Equally important, the ideal candidate is a meticulous writer, one with a demonstrated track record of writing clear documentation for software engineers. Their experiences have also taught them to adapt to change and meet new challenges and unexpected results with level-headedness and a growth mindset.
The ideal candidate also has some experience in the educational landscape, whether in a traditional or nontraditional setting, and is intrinsically motivated to drive positive student outcomes with intuitive and accessible technologies.
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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 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 (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).