Manager, Technical Assistance

Career Opportunity

Manager, Technical Assistance

Remote
All candidates must live in California.

Posted: 8/16/21

The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) is looking for an educator eager to be part of the Technical Assistance team as the organization begins its formal expansion to serve all 6th-12th graders across the state.

Our ideal Technical Assistance Manager is excited to meet the challenge of improving the accuracy of K-12 transcript data and addressing issues affecting the data-informed functionality on CaliforniaColleges.edu. They love to problem-solve and genuinely want to strengthen systems that help all 6th-12th grade students across California. This person is a creative thinker who is not afraid to ask questions and collaborate with others with different viewpoints and areas of expertise. We are looking for someone who is approachable and friendly yet can balance ethical and organizational rules and boundaries. They are passionate about data integrity, can easily learn new technologies, and will apply their knowledge and skills to support the work we do.

CCGI serves as the State’s official technical assistance provider for aligning “a-g” courses with the University of California Office of the President’s Course Management Portal (CMP), the database used to determine students’ California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) eligibility.

The ideal Technical Assistance Manager has meaningful experience in coaching students, families, and/or educators on the “a-g” requirements and making recommendations on which classes students should take based on their unique situations, abilities, and goals. Someone who is working towards fluency in understanding how validation levels, test scores, and college classes impact on students’ completion is well positioned to thrive and grow in the role.

The Technical Assistance Manager supports K-12 school districts/LEAs in improving the accuracy of transcript data and reconciling issues with CMP. They also provide guidance on how to address issues affecting the data-informed functionality on CaliforniaColleges.edu that impact student accounts.

You will be part of a team that works to solve large-scale, system-level problems. As such, you must be comfortable working with unknowns and ambiguous solutions, and you should have a passion for promoting public education and advancing educational equity.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Liaise with K-12 school district/LEA leadership that oversees counseling, career pathways, and CMP management.
  • Support the development and facilitation of external meetings related to course clean-up and CMP alignment.
  • Apply content expertise to make recommendations to K-12 school districts/LEAs about how to improve the quality of their transcript data, including reconciliation of discrepancies between local course listings and course listings in CMP.
  • Provide strategic direction to K-12 school districts/LEAs to drive the resolution of transcript-informed data issues that impact student accounts on CaliforniaColleges.edu.
  • Analyze and replicate transcript-informed issues and create cases in Salesforce to ensure resolution.
  • Actively contribute to a data-driven culture on the Technical Assistance team using processes that include a focus on continuous improvement.
    Support the development of resources to quickly fulfill requests for technical assistance and resolve tickets related to data-informed functionality on CaliforniaColleges.edu as efficiently as possible.
  • Work collaboratively with other Technical Assistance Managers to prioritize and resolve cases in Salesforce.

What Is Your Formal Educational Experience?

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of relevant experience. More preferred.
  • Familiarity with UC and CSU “a-g” undergraduate eligibility requirements, preferably via directly supporting students.

What Intangibles Do You Need?

  • Strong decision-making skills and collaborative spirit.
  • Impeccable writing skills, with the ability to efficiently and clearly communicate complex information in writing.
  • Excellent professional judgement.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Juggle multiple tasks with ease and grace.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with various levels of professionals.
  • Strong organizational, project, and time-management skills.
  • Ready to thrive in a work culture with the following characteristics: collaboration and learning, data-driven practices, direct feedback, documentation, due diligence and preparation, professionalism and kindness, self-reflection, strategic thinking, and vulnerability.
  • Open and committed to using a nonviolent communication feedback model.

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. 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 application process will be open until the position is filled.

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).

Contact

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