Job Posting: Executive Director, ScholarShare Investment Board

Scholarshare Investment Board

Executive Director, ScholarShare Investment Board
Executive Director, ScholarShare Investment Board

$12,529.00 - $13,955.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Executive Director (ED) manages the Golden State ScholarShare College Savings Trust Program (ScholarShare 529), the California Memorial Scholarship Program (CMS), and the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS).

Conducts strategic planning for systems change, advocacy, and capacity building. Develops a vision for short and long-term strategic goals and identifies resources needed to accomplish those goals. Clearly communicates vision and information to the Board. Keeps the Board and the STO’s executive management team apprised of relevant programmatic, policy, and administrative matters, and makes recommendations for action.

This posting is running Until Filled with the cutoff dates for review on the 1st and 15th of each month.

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

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:
    Executive Director, ScholarShare Investment Board
    Executive Director, ScholarShare Investment Board
    $12,529.00 - $13,955.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    Please click here to find more information about the ScholarShare Investment Board.

    Special Requirements

    • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
    Electronic applications are highly encouraged. If submitting a hard copy, please include JC-437697/ Position #302-001-9110-001 in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying" section of the application. Hard copy applications received without the required information may not be considered.

    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: Until Filled

    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:

    Scholarshare Investment Board
    Attn: Applications Unit
    State Treasurer's Office
    901 P St - Room 411A
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Scholarshare Investment Board
    Applications Unit
    State Treasurer's Office
    901 P St - Room 411A
    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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
    • Statement of Qualifications - Please describe how your education, training, experience, and skills meet the desireable qualifications for this position. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be single-spaced with 12 point font. Resumes, cover letters, and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the Statement of Qualifications.
    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:
    • A strategic thinker with the ability to translate vision into actionable plans.
    • Proven experience developing and driving strategic initiatives that directly support the mission of SIB.
    • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, and assign staff in the development and implementation of policies and programs.
    • Demonstrated ability to represent SIB in meetings with legislators and their staff, control agencies, and other state departments and interested stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability working for or with a governing Board.
    • Exceptional communication skills to present and express ideas and information effectively and concisely, both orally and in written form.
    • Proven experience to adjust rapidly to new situations warranting attention and resolution.
    • Demonstrated management skills and the ability to effectively lead and mentor staff.
    • Demonstrated ability to creates and sustain an organizational culture which encourages others to provide the quality of service essential to high performance.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze program issues from a broad policy perspective.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand and appropriately apply procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise; understanding linkages between administrative competencies and mission needs.
    • Proven leadership experience developing and maintaining cooperative and collaborative relationships both within an organization and with outside partners.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the California legislative and budgetary processes, state agencies, and other governmental entities.
    • Demonstrated ability to draft and analyze legislation and provide testimony as necessary.
    • Solid experience with Microsoft Office and other software tools.
    • Possession of personal characteristics that include integrity, initiative, leadership, tact, sound judgment, and adaptability, as well as a strong customer service focus.


    Please see the CalHR Benefits Summary page for detailed information.

    Contact Information

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

    Human Resources Contact:
    Applications Unit
    (916) 653-3100

    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
    (916) 653-3100
    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.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification in your application packet. Official sealed transcripts or your original diploma (with embossed seal) will be required prior to appointment. If it is determined that a candidate does not meet all Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the classification. All candidates who are determined to not meet the Minimum Qualifications will be contacted in writing and will have 10 business days to respond with additional information supporting their Minimum Qualifications for the classification. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.


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    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