Foundation for California Community Colleges – FoundationCCC
TELECOMMUTE – CA
Communications Manager, California College Guidance Initiative
locations: California Remote
time type: Full time
job requisition id: JR100344
California College Guidance Initiative
Remote/Virtual within California ? Full-Time
The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) is looking for a skilled communicator to develop content, collateral, and outreach strategies that will help ensure all California students have free access to data-informed college, career, and financial aid tools through CaliforniaColleges.edu.
The ideal person for this role is a gifted writer and storyteller who is able to engage a wide range of audiences. They are passionate about educational equity, able to communicate complex ideas simply and connect individual stories to broad societal and policy issues. The ideal candidate can communicate in Spanish (verbal and written) and has experience in communications outreach to Spanish-speaking audiences. They are detail-oriented, comfortable handling multiple projects, and able to adjust to changing priorities.
The Communications Manager’s primary responsibilities are to lead the development and management of collateral, social media content and communications supporting the California College Guidance Initiative’s Technical Assistance and User Support team. This includes leading the development of instructional materials (e.g., fact sheets, video scripts, slide decks, etc), social media content (e.g., graphics, captions, short videos, photos, etc), and protocols for managing communications produced organization-wide. They are also responsible for drafting internal communications that inform staff about communications-related issues, protocols, and initiatives, particularly those that have organization-wide impact.
The Communications Manager is critical to ensuring that communications properly instruct users on how to navigate our tools and processes, utilize equity-focused language on why our work matters, and drive stakeholders to engage with Californiacolleges.edu. They are also critical in ensuring that staff across the organization are aware of communications activities and processes, thereby promoting a culture of transparency and due diligence.
The Communications Manager will not only ensure that all communications are aligned to internal design and messaging standards, but meet regulatory compliance (i.e., ADA compliance). They will serve as the organization’s secondary Spanish-language translator, ensuring our materials and videos are accessible to Spanish-speaking audiences and helping drive outreach strategies for Spanish-speaking audiences.
They are a key member of the Communications team, working collaboratively on projects and campaigns to advance communications and organization-wide strategies and respond to emerging opportunities. We work to solve large scale, system-level problems. You must be comfortable working with unknowns and ambiguous solutions, as well as passionate about promoting public education and advancing educational equity.
What Will You Be Doing?
Managing communications outreach efforts to educators, counselors, and school districts.
Managing the development of instructional content and other communications (e.g., fact sheets, video scripts, slide decks, etc) that supports CCGI’s Technical Assistance and User Support Team.
Supporting the development of content for social media (e.g., graphics, captions, short videos, photos, etc).
Bilingual , Spanish , Communications , Education & Training , K-12 , Project Management