Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Job Location

Sacramento, CA

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Job Description

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 Program 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 Program Manager, Community Impact will serve as a member of the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation) Community Impact department leadership team, providing oversight and project management to support programs including community outreach, student training and support, awareness campaigns, consumer assistance programs and more. Under the direction of the Associate Director, Equity and Community Impact and in line with the Foundation’s strategic plan, the Program Manager’s primary role is to lead, by operational hands-on example, the majority of the Foundation’s environmental equity functions, which will enable the Foundation to reach its double impact goal by 2028. The Program Manager will be a pivotal internal expert and consultant concerning environmental equity (particularly clean mobility), program development and implementation, monitoring outcomes, stakeholder engagement, and other activities. The Program Manager will also focus on resource development efforts to increase the department’s portfolio, network and standing in the environmental equity arena.

What you bring

  • Provide high level project management for Community Impact programs through design, development, implementation, and sustainability, ensuring high quality, cost-effective, and timely execution.
  • Responsible for identifying and facilitating efforts to generate revenue to support existing and new community impact programs and strengthen the portfolio
  • Effectively represents the Foundation in meetings or at events with governmental agencies, funders, community colleges, community groups, philanthropic partners, and businesses.
  • Researches, writes, edits, and produces content for multiple platforms, including fact sheets, articles, annual reports, proposals, presentations, and websites.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending professional workshops, reviewing professional publications, and consulting with representatives of similar programs.
  • Assists department staff where needed for successful performance assessment submissions pursuant to the established shared leadership policy and procedure; coaches staff to effectively utilize the Foundation’s performance assessment program with the goal of employee accountability in line with the Foundation’s strategic plan and core values.

Ideal Candidate Qualities

  • 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.
  • Strong knowledge concerning organizational planning and organization, employee relations, and staff training and development
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and effectively multi-task and prioritize and manage workload while keeping appropriate personnel apprised of status on a regular basis
  • Ability to make midcourse adjustments, as required, in a flexible manner
  • Ability to get along and work effectively with others
  • 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.


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