Foundation for California Community Colleges,

Project Manager, Equity

28 days ago
Employment type
Remote within California
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 Project Manager, Equity, Golden State Education and Training Grant Program (GSETGP), will serve as a member of the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation) Equity department leadership team, providing general oversight and project management to the GSETGP project. Through this project, the Foundation will promote the GSETGP and attract eligible applicants in their respective communities. The Project Manager will lead a team who will design and implement a comprehensive strategic outreach plan with specific tactics and resources to reach eligible recipients, providers, and community partners. The tactics include a large peer-to-peer ambassador outreach program, administration of the distribution of grants to partners, development of outreach materials, and oversight of a social media campaign. Under the direction of the Associate Director, Equity and in line with the Foundation’s strategic plan, the Project Manager’s primary role is to lead, by operational hands-on example, all components of the GSETGP project. The Project Manager will be a pivotal internal expert and consultant concerning strategic program development and implementation, monitoring outcomes, stakeholder engagement, and other activities.

Roles & responsibilities

• Provide high level project management for the GSETGP initiative through design, development, and implementation, ensuring high quality, cost-effective, and timely execution.

• Effectively represent the Foundation in meetings or at events with governmental agencies, funders, community colleges, community groups, philanthropic partners, and businesses.

• Research, write, edit, and produce content for multiple platforms, including fact sheets, articles, annual reports, proposals, presentations, and websites.

• Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing action plans; implementing quality and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; and determining system improvements.

• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending professional workshops, reviewing professional publications, and consulting with representatives of similar programs.

• Provide leadership and coaching to others on the GSETGP project team.

• Collaborate with supervisor and other executive management/leadership regarding the Foundation’s strategic plans and goals.


• Strong project management and leadership skills; ability to prioritize tasks, efficiently manage time, and to execute projects effectively with limited supervision and according to established deadlines; ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize projects while keeping appropriate personnel apprised of status on a regular basis.

• Possess a strong commitment to serving underrepresented student populations and communities.

• Possess an understanding and commitment to social justice empowerment through equity resources.

• Strong knowledge concerning organizational planning and organization, employee relations, and staff training and development.

• Passionate about providing students with stronger pathways to education and building a more just and equitable California overall.

• A self-starter and quick learner who is highly motivated and outcome-oriented, always seeking innovative approaches to project execution.

• A strategic and creative thinker who can problem-solve, working within and across teams to swiftly respond to needs identified across the California Community Colleges.

• Practices ownership, takes accountability, and has the ability to project manage, prioritize tasks, and deliver quality products on time with limited supervision.

• Ability to work on a fast-paced team and build and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

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