District Partnerships Manager - California College Guidance Initiative (San Diego Area Based)
- Job posted by California College Guidance Initiative
What is the California College Guidance Initiative?
The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) is a statewide effort to ensure that all 6th through 12th grade students in California will graduate prepared for, directly and seamlessly transition to, and maximize their opportunities for success in postsecondary education.
The Initiative combines a web-based platform, CaliforniaColleges.edu, with an embedded 6th through 12th grade college and career planning curriculum, which enables students to develop a digital postsecondary plan.
CCGI works in partnership with K-12 school districts to ensure these tools get systematically integrated into students’ middle and high school experience, and that educators have the information they need to help students maximize opportunities for successful selection of, preparation for, and transition to a postsecondary program of study.
The Initiative includes the following two programmatic components:
- Management and ongoing development of the CaliforniaColleges.edu college and career planning platform and its embedded 6th-12th grade curriculum.
- Day-to-day management of the tools to ensure accuracy and usability.
- Articulations that allow data to move with the student from CaliforniaColleges.edu to the California Community Colleges and California State University, as well as other systems and institutions relevant to increasing successful preparation for and completion of a postsecondary degree.
Partnerships with K-12 school districts to ensure:
- Systematic integration and utilization of the website and associated tools.
- Data auditing, cleansing, and alignment to ensure accurately informed student accounts, which serve as the basis for monitoring progress toward postsecondary eligibility within K-12, as well as application to and placement in an increasing number of postsecondary systems.
The District Partnerships Manager is responsible for managing CCGI’s implementation efforts for a group of K-12 districts in a region of California. S/he is the primary day-to-day support for these CCGI partner districts, driving strategy that is consistent with CCGI’s core principles and serving as a key liaison with individual school districts and schools. The District Partnerships Manager facilitates capacity building meetings and professional develop trainings and offers one-on-one user support to encourage the use of CaliforniaColleges.edu. S/he works closely with the Deputy Director of District Partnerships, other District Partnerships Managers, and Partner District Data Services Specialists.
Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:
- Oversee a group of K-12 partner districts to improve the ability of educators to employ a systematic approach to college and career readiness.
- Collaborate with CCGI District Leads, as well as other district and school-site leaders to develop and implement strategies to spread and scale the systematic use of CaliforniaColleges.edu resources to improve student outcomes.
- Work closely with CCGI District Leads to build their capacity to drive an implementation approach that aligns with CCGI’s efforts to help K-12 districts build their advisory, data, and administrative capacity to improve the college and career readiness of their students.
- Facilitate regular capacity building meetings and professional develop workshops to support the use of CaliforniaColleges.edu as part of districts’ college and career readiness goals and strategies.
- Primary day-to-day implementation and user support for all educators, including counselors, teachers, and administrators in partner districts.
- Review, analyze, and use data to inform strategy and planning with K-12 partner districts.
- Work jointly with Partner District Data Services Specialists to troubleshoot and problem solve data-related issues on CaliforniaColleges.edu reported by partner districts.
- Consistently strengthen own understanding of and ability to facilitate implementation using CCGI’s methodology and approach.
- Develop and maintain expert knowledge of CaliforniaColleges.edu.
- Regularly participate in and facilitate District Partnerships Team meetings.
- Ongoing project work and special tasks as assigned.
- Maintain relevant Salesforce records.
- Contribute to the creation of protocols and capacity building resources specific to CCGI’s implementation approach.
The District Partnership Manager is evaluated, in part, on the following quantitative evidence:
- Implementation of standard meetings associated with CCGI’s implementation approach as tracked via Salesforce.
- Post-meeting/training evaluations by participants.
- Improved capacity of partner districts to implement based on CCGI’s partner district assessment of progress.
S/he is evaluated, in part, on the following qualitative evidence:
- Quality of district implementation.
- Increased efficiency of District Partnerships Team in their regular routines, which can, in some cases, be reflected in Salesforce.
- Ability to consistently multi-task leading to high quality outcomes.
- S/he is also expected to set and proactively work towards regular professional development goals.
Level of Supervision:
- The District Partnerships Manager must be able to work with minimal supervision, balancing the needs of multiple K-12 districts and project work.
- The position is remotely managed by a Deputy Director of District Partnerships.
- There are no supervisory responsibilities.
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
- Self-directed and intuitive problem-solver and self-starter.
- Superior written and verbal communication skills.
- Detail-oriented and active and responsive listener.
- Established aptitude for clear and effective organization.
- Demonstrated success working within the college access field; work completed in California is a plus.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience executing capacity building strategies with K-12 educators in public school districts.
- A passion for promoting public education and for advancing educational equity.
- Experience or familiarity with using data to drive and inform educational practices.
- Experience with and/or established interest in school counseling and college admissions and placement.
- Driven to learn and master new tools quickly.
- Ability to learn with humility and humor.
- Natural ability to adapt and pivot in real time to expected and unexpected situations.
- Familiarity with improvement science methods a plus.
- Experience implementing projects.
- Superior facilitation and presentation skills.
- Ability to effectively engage a wide range of personalities.
- Experience working “on-the-ground” a plus.
Education and Experience:
- A Bachelor’s Degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
- Minimum of three (3) years’ experience working within the K-12 or post-secondary educational field.
- Ability to work at a computer workstation for periods of up to four hours at a time.
- Ability to speak on the telephone for a total of up to three hours per day.
- Ability to sit for up to three hours.
- Ability to operate a personal vehicle for Foundation business and possess current valid California driver’s license and insurance.
- Ability to lift and move a minimum of 10 pounds.
Working Conditions and Travel
- Overnight travel (up to 25%) by land and air.
- This is a remote position that requires a quiet home office space.
The excellent benefits package currently includes paid holiday, sick, and vacation leave; medical, dental, and vision
insurance and more; along with a generous defined benefit retirement plan (California Public Employee Retirement System – CalPERS).
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
For immediate consideration, please submit a letter of interest and resume saved as Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf). Please include in the subject line: “District Partnerships Manager - San Diego”. The application process will be open until the position is filled.
The Foundation for California Community Colleges provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Foundation for California Community Colleges complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.