Job Openings

Welcome to the Westerly Education Center job opening postings. We are sharing news about a new position via the RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner and two open positions for our partner, CCRI. 

 

Interdepartmental Project Manager

Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner (OPC) is accepting resumes for a new manager who will support the design and disbursement of federal child care relief funding under the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund, a one-time fund provided to Rhode Island from the federal government.

The individual in this position will manage and track all expenditures and design elements of the stimulus funding, with a keen focus on fiscal compliance to GEER regulations and ensure that OPC meets all federal and state compliance standards. OPC, in partnership with the Department of Education and Department of Human Services, seeks a visionary project manager to support the design, implementation, and ongoing management of an Early Childhood Workforce Development Center. This candidate will support OPC leads in convening partners across public and private institutions of higher education (IHEs) and the early childhood sector to conduct a current state analysis to inform and lead the immediate development of new, evidence-informed early childhood pathways with a focus on key outcomes related to credential attainment, wage growth, sustainability of the pathways, and overall quality improvement for early childhood settings (such as RI PreK and community-based childcare classrooms.) The interdepartmental manager will bring together early childhood and IHE content experts to drive progress on the design of new pathways.

Candidates should possess strong project management skills, with a keen focus on leading new, innovative ideas grounded in research and best practices. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in taking projects from conception to implementation with measurable outcomes. Facilitation and public-speaking skills are important as the successful candidate will be responsible for engaging new partners, communicating activities of the center, and providing regular updates on its development. This is a grant-funded contract opportunity with a pay rate of $33/hour. 

INTERESTED APPLICANTS
Send a resume to doreend@knowledgeservices.com. Application deadline is April 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Important: In the subject line, place this phrase "Project Director - Grants -- 3810 - INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROJECT MANAGER"

 

Westerly Education Center is happy to assist CCRI in the recruitment of applicants for Maritime Trades Instructors and Teacher Assistants, as detailed below. For more information, go to https://jobs.ccri.edu/

MARITIME TRADES INSTRUCTOR
Temporary/Part-time

Duties and Responsibilities 

• Follow and provide classroom and hands-on instruction in a proprietary maritime trades’ curriculum.
• Oversee the instruction of organized work plans, equipment use and lab assignments.
• Provide one-to-one mentoring and teaching of students.
• Communicate class content utilizing a variety of teaching methods so that learning occurs, skills are developed, and students are motivated to learn and achieve their educational and employment objectives.
• Use technology to enhance instruction, communicate effectively with students and colleagues and complete program record keeping and reporting  requirements.
• Work creatively in all classes taught to discourage student withdrawal and maintain satisfactory retention.
• Understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and adhere to CCRI’s policies and procedures for responding to student requests for accommodations.
• Keep detailed and organized records of students’ attendance, assessments, and progress, including a final evaluation.
• Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
• Ensure all tools and tool bags are being properly maintained and checked-in/ checked out to avoid tool loss.
• Attend regular instructor training (minimum of 2 per year).
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Experience in a trade environment and/or an education shop environment.
• Highly proficient in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, primarily), email, the internet for instruction and program purposes.
• Creativity and flexibility in the classroom is expected.
• Knowledge of and ability to apply relevant current education methodologies and techniques.
• Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
• Outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.
• Work collaboratively with students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience teaching in adult education settings.
• 5+ years’ experience in pipefitting, sheet metal or electrical trades.
• Relevant teaching and/or TA experience.
• Knowledge of successful strategies for classroom management.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning theory, life skills and college and career readiness curricula for adult populations.

 

MARITIME TRADES TEACHER ASSISTANT
Temporary/Part-time

Duties and Responsibilities 

• Assist in classroom and hands-on instruction in proprietary maritime trades’ curriculum.
• Keep work plans, equipment and lab assignments organized for the instructor.
• Provide one-to-one mentoring and teaching of students.
• Use technology to communicate effectively with students and colleagues and assist with program record keeping and reporting requirements.
• Work creatively in all classes taught to discourage student withdrawal and maintain satisfactory retention.
• Understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and adhere to CCRI’s policies and procedures for responding to student requests for accommodations.
• Assist in keeping organized records of students’ attendance, assessments, and progress, including a final evaluation.
• Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
• Inventory all tools and tool bags upon lab shift start and shift end to ensure tools are being properly maintained.
• Operate the tool crib and act as tool crib attendant when students need tools in the hands-on lab.
• Attend regular teacher assistant trainings (minimum of 2 per year).
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 

• Experience in a trade environment and/or an education shop environment.
• Highly proficient in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, primarily), email, the internet for instruction and    program purposes.
• Creativity and flexibility in the classroom is expected.
• Knowledge of and ability to apply relevant current education methodologies and techniques.
• Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
• Outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.
• Work collaboratively with students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working in adult education settings.
• 5+ years’ experience in pipefitting, sheet metal or electrical trades.
• Relevant teaching and/or TA experience.
• Knowledge of successful strategies for classroom management.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning theory, life skills and college and career readiness curricula for adult populations.

To apply for these positions, click on the job title and complete the online application. Attach a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please discuss your experiences in the trades and how that experience will assist you in being a maritime trades instructor or maritime trades teacher assistant. Please include information of three references within the application.

If you need assistance with the online application process, contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY: 401-825-2313.