Senior Manager, Engagement & Implementation

Career Opportunity

Senior Manager, Engagement & Implementation

California, Remote

Posted: 3/7/23

The California College Guidance Initiative is seeking an effective collaborator and experienced educator to join the regional team that supports partner districts to effectively implement See this Regional Map for an approximate view of the counties served within each area. Please indicate in your cover letter which region you are applying for: Central California, Greater Los Angeles, or Inland Empire/South. Candidates should apply for the region in which they live.

The Senior Manager, Engagement & Implementation manages a portfolio of assigned school districts within their region and serves as the primary liaison to those districts’ CCGI leads. Through strong relationship building, strategic guidance, and skilled facilitation, the Senior Manager plays a critical collaborative role in the regional effort to drive K-12 district partnerships and ongoing, effective utilization of the college and career planning tools on

The ideal candidate possesses a solid understanding of K-12 educator needs and priorities, strong background in supporting students with college and career planning, and can confidently articulate the role of in closing opportunity gaps for underserved students in California to a wide spectrum of K-12 educational leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders. This position reports directly to the Director, Engagement & Implementation for their region.

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.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Provide strategic guidance to educators implementing the systematic use of in their district.
  • Provide ongoing, high quality, and dynamic support to partner districts to drive utilization of
    • Offer exceptional support to district points of contact to bolster implementation efforts.
    • Regularly interact with educators by answering questions about the platform and connecting them to CCGI supports and resources where appropriate.
    • Serve as primary liaison for the districts within your region, as assigned.
  • Play a critical role in CCGI’s outreach efforts to establish partnerships with new districts:
    • Support exploratory conversations with individual districts.
    • Educate district stakeholders about and its functionalities in order to prepare for partnership.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for districts as it relates to partnership and platform utilization and maintain relationships with districts within a region.
  • Employ data-informed practices to track outcomes of outreach and engagement support on districts’ utilization of
  • This is a remote position that requires a quiet home office space with some travel. Regular daytime travel and in-person attendance at events and meetings within the region to align with the needs of the institutions in the region. All mileage is reimbursable.
  • Must live in California – residence in the region you are applying is strongly preferred.

What Technical Skills Do You Need?

  • Strong facilitation skills in high stakes environments.
  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate complex information orally and in writing.
  • Understanding of and experience with systematic implementation of college and career related work with students and within K12 system
  • Experience working in either a K-12, higher education institution, college access organization, or other educational services organizations
  • Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years of relevant experience.
  • Relationships with K-12 educators, partners, organizational leaders, and other stakeholders within the region preferred.
  • K12 PPS, teaching and/or administrative credential is preferred.
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred, or similar Customer Relationship Management tool.

What Intangibles Do You Need?

  • Self-directed and proactive problem-solver.
  • Confident verbal communicator.
  • Excellent professional judgment.
  • Ability to engage educators in a way that relates to their needs/interests and develop buy in.
  • Ability to successfully navigate complex dynamics as an external collaborator with districts.
  • Ability to establish and maintain external partnerships/relationships.

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

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 2.1 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.


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