The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) is looking for an educator eager to be part of the Technical Assistance team. 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.
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More about the Technical Assistance team
The team is composed of individuals, working remotely across California, that support K-12 school districts’ data quality improvement and providing responsive assistance to educators who utilize CaliforniaColleges.edu platform. Not all of us have background in teaching or education, but we believe in continuous learning, are deeply self-motivated, and have a personal connection to the organizational mission around student equity.
Those who thrive here exhibit a growth mindset, are interested in improving and/or building their skill sets and are willing to take initiative to learn more. This role reports to the Director of Technical Assistance.
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 and make use of tools, such as ZOOM, Slack, and Salesforce, to communicate and document our work. While some people regularly travel locally and/or statewide for required business meetings, we only occasionally conduct internal meetings in person.
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.