Foundation for California Community Colleges,

Deputy Director, Virtual Training

21 days ago
Employment type
Sacramento (remote)
Closing date

About this organization

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the statewide non-profit supporting the California Community College system, the largest system of higher education in the nation. Incorporated in 1998, the Foundation serves as the official auxiliary to the California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors and the systemwide Chancellor’s Office.

The Foundation is the trusted partner of the California Community Colleges— facilitating collaboration, accelerating innovation, and increasing systemwide resources.

About this job

The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) is looking for an experienced educator in school counseling and/or e-learning program development to lead the day-to-day operations of the specialized team that provides Virtual Training to school districts who use with their students.

The California College Guidance Initiative streamlines the college planning and application process for California students and helps colleges access the information they need to inform key decisions about admission, first-year academic placement, financial aid, advising, and supportive services. The Deputy Director, Virtual Training will provide strategic leadership to the team that administers virtual training to counselors, teachers and other educators who use to facilitate career exploration, college knowledge, and postsecondary planning and to launch and track college and financial aid applications.

The ideal candidate is a collaborative leader with a deep understanding of the K-12 system and its seasonal priorities. They understand the challenges schools and districts face in improving college and career outcomes and have experience developing programmatic materials to train educators in supporting students’ post-secondary planning. This person has successfully supported adoption, implementation, and usage of a college and career tool/program.

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.

Roles & responsibilities

  • Leading and coaching a team of User Support and Training Managers who
  • Facilitate interactive Virtual Training that includes: thorough preparation, articulate and dynamic facilitation, and responsive follow-up.
  • Respond to help tickets related to requests for virtual training support and offerings.
  • Iterating and strengthening Virtual Training’s departmental approach, strategy, and content and materials to ensure it is grounded in current counseling and instructional best practices.
  • Collaborate with the Director, Virtual Training in high-level outreach to K12 educators and relevant stakeholders to drive implementation and usage.
  • Maintaining high standards for the tracking and visualization of data so that it can be used to drive decision making.
  • Model giving and receiving feedback via a non-violent communication model to improve the team’s performance in dynamic facilitation, familiarity with K12 landscape, and knowledge.


  • Minimum of four (4) + years working at either a K-12 or higher education institution.
  • Possess and maintain depth and breadth of knowledge of the K-12 pipeline, school counseling and educational trends and priorities.
  • Demonstrated track record of developing and executing high impact data driven programs.
  • Strong familiarity with California’s college and career readiness landscape, including higher education options, college and financial aid applications, the College Readiness Indicator, and other standards.
  • At least two (2) + years of experience managing the work of a small team or comparable coaching experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential not required but preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of developing and executing high impact data driven programs.
  • Strong decision-making skills and collaborative spirit, with the ability to take abstract brainstorming and generate concrete proposals for action.
  • Advance projects without detailed supervision, balancing multiple responsibilities and providing colleagues with actionable proposals for advancing collective efforts.
  • Commitment to coaching and mentoring a team by providing and receiving direct feedback, modeling vulnerability, and leading with professionalism and kindness.
  • Commitment to developing and maintaining trusting professional relationships.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Juggle multiple projects of various scopes with ease and grace.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with various levels of professionals.

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