All candidates must live in California.
CCGI is looking for a cybersecurity and infrastructure expert to join the Data & Analytics Infrastructure Team. As part of the team, you will provide strategic leadership to teams working on the movement of student transcript data from K-12 onto CaliforniaColleges.edu and through CaliforniaColleges.edu to postsecondary institutions and the California Student Aid Commission. Additionally, you will lead CCGI’s work to ensure that all systems are built and maintained in accordance with security best practices, including the modification, clarification, and strengthening of our data infrastructure and related tools.
Our ideal Senior Director, Security & Infrastructure, has meaningful experience developing security action plans, security architecture, and policies based on business needs, risk assessments, and regulatory requirements. This person can comfortably drive the investigation of issues, challenges, and opportunities arising from our work with the California Department of Education, and they can quickly apply those learnings to inform strategy and technical implementation.
You will directly manage one other staff member, but also oversee a team of more than four staff. Additionally, you will ensure that there is knowledge-sharing and collaboration between the Data & Analytics Infrastructure Team and the CaliforniaColleges.edu Integrations division, which is responsible for moving transcript data through CaliforniaColleges.edu to postsecondary institutions. You will report to the Chief Technology Officer and be a member of CCGI’s Expanded Leadership Team.
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 ambiguity, have an ability to move from ambiguity to concrete solutions, and you should have a passion for promoting public education and advancing educational equity.
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More about the Data & Analytics Infrastructure Team
The team oversees all of CCGI’s internal cloud-based data analytics and engineering infrastructure. This includes data analytics, data warehousing, and data engineering projects, ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission and goals.
This is a new role for the team. We are keen for you to bring your experience and thrive in an environment that allows for knowledge-sharing and creates opportunities for you to take initiative to learn even more. This role reports to the Chief Technology Officer, who oversees both the Data & Analytics Infrastructure Team and the CaliforniaColleges.edu Team.
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).