The Foundation for California Community Colleges

Regional Coordinator LA/Orange County Region

Employment type
20 days ago

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 Regional Coordinator 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. 

Guided Pathways is an integration framework driving to optimize system and college cohesion in order to  advance the Vision for Success and visibly transform the student experience. 

Guided Pathways Regional Coordinators assist colleges with the development of innovative strategies to  support local Guided Pathways efforts. In addition, in collaboration with Chancellor’s Office staff,  Regional Coordinators facilitate partnering within the geographic region and across the entire state  system in order to ensure the deeper penetration of promising practices and the widespread sharing of  field expertise.  
Regional Coordinators provide an important level of local support for colleges and districts in their  Guided Pathways and AB705 implementation. They foster regional collaboration and serve as liaisons  between colleges/districts and the Chancellor's Office. They help inform development of needed tools  and resources as colleges work to integrate the Guided Pathways and AB705 framework. Regional  Coordinators are available to help colleges and districts get answers to their questions and share new  available resources, tools, and promising practices. 


  • Provide assistance to community college practitioners and community partners including  facilitation, action planning, network building, site visit coordination, consultations, event  planning and other events related to guided pathways inquiry, design, and implementation.  
  • Attend and participate in meetings with community colleges, partner organizations, and public  agencies to build organizational relationships and further the Chancellor’s Office Vision for Success agenda, Guided Pathways and AB705 adoption in the region. 
  • Demonstrate initiative and creativity to develop and deliver dynamic presentations and  professional development for a range of audiences including high-level leadership, faculty,  administrators, professional staff, industry, and other partners. 
  • Develop professional communities of practice which bring together community colleges and  industry professionals to share knowledge of current systems and improve service to students.  • Identify, document, and track individual college and regional needs and trends related to Guided  Pathways/AB705 inquiry, design, and implementation.  
  • Analyze college/regional data gathered from statewide tools, self-assessments, work plans and  college visits and input into Salesforce CRM system. 
  • Track and synthesize implementation and progress of Guided Pathways, AB705 and other  related initiatives at the college and regional level for internal and external Chancellor’s Office  reports and review.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.  
  • A minimum of two (2) + years of teaching or administration experience in education sector,  community college program or non-profit educational institution setting.  
  • Successful experience in managing and leading complex and diverse projects.  • 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 


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 are headquartered in 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 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: “Regional Coordinator, Guided Pathways, Implementation Team”.