Job Posting: College Corps Special Advisor / Fellow Experience

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

College Corps Special Advisor / Fellow Experience

$7,413.00 - $9,978.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 4/8/2023

Job Description and Duties

The College Corps Special Advisor for Fellow Experience will be a key leader on the Programs team supporting the implementation of this innovative statewide service initiative. The primary role is to design and lead a Statewide Cohort Experience for all College Corps Fellows. Through a series of both virtual and in-person events, this statewide programming will help participants feel connected to each other and to the larger College Corps initiative. The Special Advisor will need to be both creative and strategic, with the ability to juggle various projects while meeting deadlines and adapting to changing circumstances. 

Please see attached duty statement for additional information.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

This is a statewide recruitment. The incumbent will be headquartered in the region nearest to the residence of the selected candidate. We have regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles, North State/Tahoe, and San Diego.



Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    College Corps Special Advisor / Fellow Experience
    $7,413.00 - $9,978.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Work Shift:
    Regular Work Hours
    Work Week:
    Monday - Friday

    Department Information


    California Volunteers, Office of the Governor is the state office tasked with engaging Californians in service, volunteering and civic action to tackle our state’s most pressing challenges while lifting up all communities. Led by the state’s Chief Service Officer, Josh Fryday, California Volunteers is supported by a bipartisan 25-member Commission and a team of experts driven by a mission to mobilize all Californians to volunteer and serve in their communities.



    The Governor’s California Comeback Plan included $146 million for the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps to be launched in partnership with colleges and universities. This new service opportunity will engage more than 6,000 college students across the state in solving problems in their communities, while learning key skills that will advance their academic and career success. College Corps Fellows will support and learn from local organizations working in three priority areas: K-12 Education, Climate Action and Food Insecurity. To help reduce student debt and ensure the opportunity is accessible to all, Fellows will receive a financial benefit of $10,000, including a living allowance and education award.

    Special Requirements

    • Project Management: Self-directed and organized with a commitment to meeting deadlines and a track record of delivering results.
    • Program Development: Experience with program design, budgeting and implementation, ideally for high-touch programs in the education sector.
    • Communications and Facilitation Skills: Strong verbal and written communications skills; ability to organize and facilitate group training sessions for higher education partners.
    • Partnership Development: Has the necessary interpersonal skills to cultivate strong relationships with key partners in their region (universities, local government officials, NGOs, etc.)
    • Monitoring & Evaluation: Experience drafting and refining Logic Models and performance metrics, as well as supporting data collection for outcome reporting.

    Application Instructions

    Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: 4/8/2023

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
    Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    Governor's Office of Planning and Research
    Attn: Human Resources
    1400 10th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    Governor's Office of Planning and Research
    1400 10th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    • Other -  Cover Letter - No more than two pages explaining why you want thi postion and why you are a good fit.
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    Desirable Qualifications

    In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
    • Bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years of experience designing training and/or curriculum for young adults, ideally in a higher education setting.
    • Strong meeting design and facilitation skills, ideally with experience leading both virtual and in-person trainings with large audiences.
    • Expertise in the theory and practice of youth leadership development, coaching and cohort-building.
    • Excellent track record of supervising staff and building effective teams.
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
    • Outstanding inter-personal and diplomacy skills and experience building external partnerships.
    • Able to manage multiple projects at one time, including those that are high-profile and time sensitive. 
    • Extremely organized and detail oriented.
    • Self-directed, with a can-do attitude and the ability to adapt as needed in a fast-paced working environment.
    • Power user of Microsoft Office suite, in particular PowerPoint and/or other presentation software.
    • Ability to travel occasionally and work an irregular and sometimes demanding schedule.


    The State of California benefit package may include:


    • Retirement contributions into the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.
    • Vacation and Sick Leave or Annual Leave
    • Professional Development Day – two days per fiscal year
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Life insurance basic coverage of $50,000 for managers and $25,000 for supervisors, confidential, and excluded employees.
    • Voluntary enrollment into a deferred compensation program Long-term Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, and a Legal Service Plan.
    • Flexible work hours with prior agreement of supervisor.
    • This position is exempt from Civil Service.

        Contact Information

        The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

        Department Website:
        Human Resources Contact:
        Allisa Montanez
        (916) 322-1028

        Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

        EEO Contact:
        Brianne Sy
        (000) -
        California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

        How to apply

        Submit the following materials:

        • CalHR Application
        • Resume
        • Cover Letter: No more than (2) page(s) total.

        Information about this position

        See attached duty statement for aditional information. 

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

        It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

        Application Methods:
        Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
        By Mail