Foundation for California Community Colleges

Sr. Project Manager, Student Housing

Employment type
4 months ago

Senior Project Manager, Student Housing

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is on a mission to double its impact in the next 10 years. We are a group of relentless optimists and innovators in education, working collaboratively with public and private partners to help improve the student experience and expand pathways to economic and social mobility in communities across California. We are seeking a Senior Project Manager to join the Foundation in its mission of benefitting, supporting, and enhancing the California Community Colleges—the largest and most diverse system of higher education in the nation.

What You’ll Do
The Senior Project Manager of Housing is responsible for overseeing Foundation for California Community College’s Foster Youth Housing Project. The vision of this project is to help foster youth emancipate into higher education and housing security through the California Community Colleges (CCCs) and on a path to rewarding careers. By laying the groundwork for building dormitory-style housing and associated wrap-around support for CCC students, this project will create a pipeline of social and economic change in the lives of foster youth. The ultimate goal is to position the Foundation as a hub for leveraging expertise, stakeholders, and resources to ensure that housing insecurity among CCC students can be addressed at scale while providing support services that improve equitable outcomes for students.

What you bring

  • Organize and coordinate public policy related activities across teams and geographies and manage critical strategic initiatives identified by the leadership team
  • Develop Business Plan and Case
  • Work closely with public policy, communications, legal, and other stakeholders on development and integration of key projects goals and milestones
  • Drive strategy for the program, provide qualitative and quantitative analysis of the program performance, and track/ensure program and industry impact
  • Provide consultation on vendor contracts and audits
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to rapidly resolve risks
  • Develop project plans, budgets, and generate necessary reporting and documentation
  • Coordinate cross-functional teams and activities
  • Administer and maintain a program management system
  • Maintain student equity as a driving focus for the program
  • Develop metrics and reports for varied audiences


Ideal Candidate Qualities

  • Relevant BA/BS, equivalent work experience, or a combination of both
  • Minimum of eight (8) + years of professional experience with demonstrated success
  • Minimum of five (5) + years of progressive experience in program management and relationship-building
  • Minimum of two (2) + years of experience in an education or non-profit environment preferred                                    
  • Minimum of two (2) + years of personnel management/supervisory experience 
  • A “doer” who demonstrates project management experience across different disciplines 
  • Able to build collaborative relationships and bridge knowledge gaps
  • Understands levels of potential risk and how to address them
  • Able to manage multiple high priority projects at the same time, regularly identify opportunities to improve efficiency and streamline processes, and innovate in promoting organizational resiliency
  • Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects and goals across the division, institutional and customer objectives
  • Proven ability to manage by influence and ability to build and maintain credibility
  • 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 able 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


What we Offer
You’ll join a group of mission-driven, passionate, equity-minded individuals with a strong desire to impact and change lives for the better through education. 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.

We operate from an office located in downtown Sacramento’s thriving R Street corridor. Our benefits include the CalPERS defined benefit retirement plan, generous medical, dental, and vision, tuition reimbursement, and more. We take a strategic and comprehensive approach to investing in our people, fostering an environment for employee growth, and providing diverse opportunities for continued learning, professional development, and advancement.
To learn more about the position, read the full job description > Senior Project Manager, Student Housing, Equity

To apply

For immediate consideration, please submit a letter of interest and resume saved as Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf) documents to [email protected] Please include in the subject line: “Senior Project Manager, Student Housing, Equity”.