The California College Guidance Initiative is looking for a data visualization expert to join the Data Infrastructure and Analytics Team. As part of the Data Infrastructure and Analytic Team, you will be designing new internal analytics tools and dashboards, as well as continuing to refine and iterate on our existing suite of tools and dashboards. This role will be instrumental in helping us craft nuanced analyses of our data with the aim of uncovering insights on California’s official college and career planning platform for K-12th grade students, parents, and educators, CaliforniaColleges.edu.
The ideal candidate for this team has extensive experience building Tableau dashboards that concisely and thoughtfully answer the most critical organizational questions as well as provoke new inquiries that propel new analyses. They are comfortable working with structured and unstructured data in a variety of analytical tools like SQL, Python, R, etc. that support and/or are the foundation of organizational dashboards. Additionally, this person had extensive experience developing dashboards governed by strong UX/UI best practices, as well as a deep knowledge and/or curiosity about the needs and behaviors of students, educators, and parents, and a passion for educational equity.
There are no direct supervisory responsibilities for this position, but you must be able to proactively and successfully partner and collaborate with other subject matter experts on a project management basis. Lastly, you must be comfortable leading and project managing work with many unknowns and ambiguous solutions.
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The team oversees all of CCGI’s internal cloud-based data analytics and engineering infrastructure and technical strategy. This includes data analytics, data warehousing, and data engineering projects, ensuring alignment with the organization's mission and goals.
This is a new role for the team. We are keen for you to bring your experience where you can thrive in an environment that allows for knowledge sharing and creates opportunities for you to take initiative to learn even more. This role reports to the Director of Data Infrastructure and Analytics.
More About CCGI
The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) works to ensure that all 6th-12th grade students in California have access to a systematic baseline of guidance and support as they plan, prepare, and pay for postsecondary education and training. This baseline is provided by CaliforniaColleges.edu. CCGI partners with K-12 school districts to support students, counselors, and parents with the systematic use of CaliforniaColleges.edu, including transcript-informed tools. CaliforniaColleges.edu also houses, audits, and transmits student data to help ensure more accurate and efficient decisions regarding admissions, financial aid, and course placement.
CCGI is a positive, diverse, and supportive culture. At our core, we prioritize the needs of students above all else.
Everyone at CCGI works remotely. We are all located in various parts of California. We rarely meet in person. Instead, we make use of tools, such as ZOOM, Slack, and Salesforce, to communicate and document our work.
CCGI is housed at the Foundation for California Community Colleges but is an autonomous initiative with its own mission, goals, and leadership team.
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: “Data Visualization Analyst, Data Infrastructure and Analytics, CCGI.” The application process will be open until the position is filled.
The Foundation for California Community Colleges is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities (EEO) are available to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, genetic characteristics, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, political affiliation, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, The Foundation for California Community Colleges complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.