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Growing Inland Achievement is a regional K-16 education collaborative that works to achieve educational and economic equity. We research issues and opportunities, resource innovations and solutions, and connect diverse stakeholders to transform the Inland Empire through education.

We value our employees’ time and efforts, and we work to maintain a supportive work environment and culture, where people can learn and grow with the company. We also strive to provide a collaborative, creative atmosphere so that each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture. For our full-time positions, competitive salaries are enhanced by an extensive benefits package that includes the following:

  • 401K plan
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Vacation, sick, and floating holidays
  • Future growth opportunities and much more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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To ensure each applicant is given careful consideration, we have temporarily paused applications for the Assistant Director of Institutional Support. We appreciate your interest in joining our team. Please check back for updates.

Assistant Director of Institutional Support| $75,000 - $80,000 a year | Full Time Remote
Job Title: Assistant Director of Institutional Support| APPLY NOW

ABOUT Growing Inland Achievement

ABOUT Growing Inland Achievement
Growing Inland Achievement (GIA) is a collective impact collaborative whose mission is to improve the long-term economic outlook of the Inland Empire region of Southern California through improving educational attainment rates. This mission is achieved through a shared vision and intentional collaboration of the two major university systems, 12 community colleges, 54 School Districts and workforce and community organizations. This organization carries out its work with a collective impact mindset coordinating the regional education network – our focus is on long term student success. GIA is looking for a dynamic person to join their team, someone that shares the commitment to its mission to serve as our Assistant Director of Institutional Support.

Position Overview
This position manages and coordinates the regional program operational needs of our partner institutions for the Intermediaries for Scale (IFS) program of institutional transformation support including the following commitments:

  • Institutional Support: support a caseload of local institutions through the IFS process of institutional transformation. Serve as the lead point of communication for individual project teams and campus leads as part of the IFS process.
  • Site Visits: Conduct at least one site visit to each of the assigned institutions of support, including Sensemaking meetings as required.
  • Contract Management: Procure technical assistance bids and manage contracts between institutional partners and technical assistance providers.
  • Evaluation: Working with colleges to standardize student success and institutional success outcomes and data collection, providing analysis, and reporting.
  • Communication and Engagement: Assist with maintaining IFS websites and marketing materials, assisting with developing program content including newsletters, video testimonials, reports, promotional collateral, and content for social media and marketing outreach in collaboration with GIA teams. Make referrals to Action Network Teams (ANTs) and other GIA functions to maximize impact.

This position also works to support other initiatives for institutional support and transformation as needed. These initiatives may include, but are not limited to, areas such as College Promise, College Corps, Guided Pathways, Student Voice, re-enrollment initiatives, and transfer support.

  • Coordination: Coordinate special projects connected with various grants, initiatives, and areas of priority for the region.
  • Collaboration: Works with project and institutional partners to integrate efforts into the GIA network of support.
  • Tracking and Evaluation: Works with colleges to standardize student success and institutional success outcomes and data collection, providing analysis, and reporting. Tracks and monitors progress on initiatives, making recommendations for additional supports and resources.

This position reports directly to the Director of Institutional Support.


Administrative Support Specialist| $23.99 - $28.85 an hour | Full Time Remote

Job Title: Administrative Support Specialist | APPLY NOW

ABOUT Growing Inland Achievement
Growing Inland Achievement (GIA) is a collective impact collaborative supporting the twelve community colleges and two public universities in the Inland Empire (IE) region (San Bernardino and Riverside Counties) of Southern California. Established in 2015 with the goal of improving educational attainment rates in the IE, GIA helps build connections among the colleges to create systemic changes to support the region’s low-income, Black, Hispanic, and other historically marginalized students. GIA does this by coordinating regional convenings where college practitioners learn from experts in the field, share best practices, and identify promising strategies to address the array of issues affecting IE students. Five topic-specific (Advising and Transfer, College and Career, Equity, Financial Affordability and Returning Adults) Action Network Teams serve as cross sectional and intersegmental communities of practice that identify key areas of concern for students, and have developed tactical plans with detailed strategies. GIA resources the implementation of these strategies by leveraging funding and national experts for guidance and professional development. GIA guides this work by helping the region tell its story through data sharing and actionable research that prioritizes the student voice.

Position Overview
The Administrative Support Specialist role is a full-time position responsible for playing a pivotal role in supporting the GIA team, maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of our organization’s daily operations. Your meticulous attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment will contribute to the smooth functioning of GIA. 


President/CEO| $220,000 - $250,000 a year | Full Time Remote


ABOUT Growing Inland Achievement

Growing Inland Achievement (GIA) is a regional, collective impact organization that works to achieve educational and economic equity. GIA researches issues and opportunities, resources innovations and solutions, and connects diverse stakeholders to transform the Inland Empire through education.

The Inland Empire is a metropolitan area east of coastal Southern California, centering around the cities of San Bernardino and Riverside, and bordering Los Angeles County to the west. The bulk of the population is centered in the cities of northwestern Riverside County and southwestern San Bernardino County. GIA focuses on impacting the programmatic, policy, and institutional goals of the region by systematically increasing college readiness and educational attainment particularly among underrepresented groups. By engaging in a cross-sector network of education, government, nonprofit, and business institutions in the Inland Empire, GIA works towards a shared vision of success.

GIA is proud to be one of 6 intermediary organizations in the nation selected by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead postsecondary transformation efforts at more than 250 U.S. colleges and universities through 2026. This collaboration is the largest transformation effort of its kind at this scale in American higher education.

Position Overview

This is an outstanding opportunity to play a leading role in the educational and economic improvement throughout San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Successful candidates will be committed to the mission and overarching goals of GIA and have the executive presence to inspire confidence and passion in both internal and external audiences. The ability to build authentic relationships with a cross-section of high-profile stakeholders in a regional area is required. The President/CEO should be comfortable with the dynamic environment of an organizational partnership and have the ability to thrive in a fluid, interrelated network of collaborators.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, including at least 7 years managing teams in an educational, nonprofit, governmental or business environment.  This person should have a career track record of leading, inspiring and developing high-performance teams along with advanced strategic planning skills including an ability to forecast in the long term.  This would include strong data acumen and the ability to oversee complex shared information systems which make up this collaborative effort.  Fundraising and grant writing experience with demonstrated success in cultivating funder relationships is required along with strong speaking, facilitation and presentation skills.


By 2035, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties will be widely recognized for our well-educated workforce, thriving communities, and vibrant economy that create prosperity for all.




Mailing Address

33562 Yucaipa Blvd 4-209

Yucaipa, CA  92399


(909) 256-0011

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