Job Posting: College Corps Program Director

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

College Corps Program Director

$9,978.00 - $12,528.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/25/2023

Job Description and Duties

The Governor’s Office of Planning & Research (OPR) seeks to fill a Non Tenured/Fulltime Assistant to the Governor position in the California Volunteers Program within the Programs Branch.


Under general direction of the Chief Program Officer (Exempt), the College Corps Program Director (Exempt) is responsible for developing policies and overseeing the design and implementation of the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program at colleges and universities throughout the State. The College Corps Program Director oversees and manages a team of 8-10 program staff.

NOTE: Training & Development (T&D) assignments will not be considered for this recruitment.

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment and once per year. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

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

Working Conditions

Located in an office setting in downtown Sacramento, directly across from the State Capitol. Various coffee shops and restaurants conveniently located within walking distance. Available street parking and State-owned parking garages nearby for convenience. Telework may be available in accordance with OPR’s Telework Policy.


All OPR employees must reside in California upon appointment.



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 Program Director
    $9,978.00 - $12,528.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    United States
    In Office
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    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. From the California Climate Action Corps, the country’s first statewide climate corps program, to the #CaliforniansForAll service initiative launched in response to COVID-19 that includes a volunteer corps to support the state’s response to emergencies and disasters, California Volunteers plays an integral role in tackling the state’s problems. 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 empower and mobilize all Californians to volunteer and serve in their communities.

    To learn more about OPR, please visit our website:

    Please note:Main communication for this position will be through email. Please ensure you have a valid email address on your application.

    Special Requirements

    Do NOT include ANY confidential information to your application on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthrate, student identification number, driver's license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, Limited Examination and Appointment Program status, medical information, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of the applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver's license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.


    Do not submit the "Equal Employment Opportunity" questionnaire (page 5) with your completed State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. This page is for examination purposes only.


    When submitting supporting documents, PDF file format is preferred.


    For those who must submit their application via the postal service, please indicate the position and Job Control numbers for the position which you are applying for.


    Using your online CalCareer account to apply electronically is the preferred method of applying for this vacancy and is highly recommended; however, candidates may apply by mail or in person, as set forth in this announcement.


    This advertisement may be used for other vacancies that occur during the life of this recruitment.


    Application Instructions

    Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 12/25/2023

    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: HR
    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
    Monday through Friday (except holidays)
    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.
    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:
    • Outstanding strategic communications and public speaking skills, with the confidence and poise to effectively represent California Volunteers with both internal and external audiences.
    • Strategic and analytic thinker, with the ability to design and facilitate strategic planning and priority-setting exercises with the College Corps team and senior leadership.
    • Strong track record of building highly effective, collaborative and empowered teams, particularly in remote or hybrid work environments.
    • High emotional intelligence, with the ability to build trust and positive working relationships with team members and partners from diverse backgrounds.
    • Clear and succinct communicator, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to work effectively in a dedicated, mission and team-oriented office environment.
    • Highly organized and self-motivated, with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Patience, flexibility and ability to quickly learn and apply new skills.
    • Knows when to act independently and when to consult for advice on decision-making.
    • Significant experience working in or with higher education institutions and a solid understanding of the challenges faced by first generation college students.
    • Expertise in national service programs, community service efforts, and/or higher education service-learning initiatives.
    • Strong project management skills and consistent follow-through


    Benefit information can be found on the California Department of Human Resources website,, and the California Public Employees Retirement System website,


    Information on benefits afforded by membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System Benefit can be found on the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website at


    Information on the benefits and protections provided to public employees by the State Civil Service Act can be found on the CalHR website at


    Contact Information

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

    Department Website: When sending an email, please include JC-398201 and position 368-655-1997-XXX
    Human Resources Contact:
    When sending an email, please include JC-398201 and position 368-655-1997-XXX
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    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:
    EEO Officer
    (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.

    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