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 Specialist 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 Specialist will guide CCC staff, faculty, foster youth liaisons, and Student Ambassadors in understanding public benefits programs by developing and providing access to student-centered collateral, resources, and trainings. The Senior Specialist will be responsible for digging deeply into eligibility criteria for public benefits programs and developing digestible materials that colleges can use to assist transition-age foster youth and other students in applying for and accessing public benefits programs to address students’ basic needs, such as CalFresh, CalFresh Employment and Training, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal, Earned Income Tax Credit, and transitional housing. The Senior Specialist will also investigate other public benefits programs for which transition-age foster youth and CCC students are eligible, such as childcare subsidies, county based mental health services, and in-home visitation programs for new moms.
What you bring
Ideal Candidate Qualities
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 Specialist, Equity
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 Specialist, Equity”.