Job Openings

Welcome to the Westerly Education Center job opening postings. We are currently hiring for one position at Westerly Education Center, one position at the soon-to-be-opened Woonsocket Education Center, and sharing news about two open positions for our partners. 

PART-TIME COORDINATOR - Westerly Education Center
Job purpose: Is entrusted to enforce all policies and ensure the safe operation of the Westerly Education Center. Reports to the Operations Manager.

Work Schedule: 19 hours per week

Shifts: Weekday mornings and occasional day and weekend coverage

Supervises: No supervisory role

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answer main telephone, assist callers, take messages, and direct calls to appropriate program staff.
  • Perform noncomplex, general clerical, word processing and office support duties.
  • Act as frontline customer service representative for Westerly Education Center.
  • Assist guests by providing information and services or directing guests to the appropriate source for assistance.
  • Setting up or providing assistance to caterers setting up refreshments.
  • Walk-throughs of building interior and property, and report any observations concerning hazardous, dangerous, or unsafe conditions that may cause injury to guests and/or employees immediately. This is not a security role and cannot assist with disturbances or arrests. This is an unarmed role.
  • Assist with event planning, which may include classroom set-up and equipment set-up.
  • Call police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
  • Familiarity with computers and the internet.

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Constantly stand, walk several hundred feet, climb, carry, hear, bend, and stoop.
  • Constantly use manual dexterity, follow directions, and adhere to detail.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, speaking, seeing, hearing, and listening.
  • Frequently use eye/hand coordination.

Qualifications
Previous experience working in an office environment. High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Must pass a successful background screening. Strong communication skills. Professional appearance. References upon request. Must have a vehicle or reliable transportation.

Pay rate: $15/hour

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Tom Pearce at Tom.Pearce@riopc.edu. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

MANAGER, FACILITIES & OPERATIONS - Higher Education Center of Northern Rhode Island (HENRI)
Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner is accepting applications for a manager of facilities and operations for a new higher education and workforce development center presently under development in Woonsocket. The facility’s expected opening date is late 2021. Position is currently funded through 6/30/22 and may be extended. Candidates may send a cover letter and resume to Amy.Grzybowski@riopc.edu. No calls or in-person visits please. Post until filled. First consideration date January 20, 2020.

TITLE: Manager of Facilities & Operations, Higher Education Center of Northern Rhode Island (HENRI)

AGENCY: Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Rhode Island Higher Education & Industry Center

SUPERVISION OF: Professional and administrative staff

Pay Grade: 10

BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for all aspects of the Higher Education Center of Northern Rhode Island building, management and operations on campus. Overall responsibility for health, safety, security, and environmental issues, including accident procedures, planning and preparedness. Also responsible for oversight of scheduled programs as well as continued growth of the programs.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Manage all campus facilities and services, including the maintenance and upkeep of the interior and exterior; equipment and supplies procurement, storage, and assignment.
  • Develop specifications and assist in vendor selection for maintenance and other related work.
  • Establish preventative maintenance schedules and prioritize repair and maintenance work to minimize disruption of operations.
  • Coordinate all programs and services within HENRI with the direction of the Executive Director.
  • Coordinate and direct all scheduling of classes, events and related activities; scheduling support staff.
  • Serve as liaison with higher education institutions, industry partners, and other entities utilizing space at HENRI.
  • Establish policies and guidelines for efficient and sound management of the center with direction and oversight from the Executive Director.
  • Stimulate the development of innovative programs at the center.
  • Coordinate with participating institutions in identifying the curriculum to be offered, facilities required, and student services needed for various educational activities within the facility.
  • Maintain a master schedule of the facility classroom and labs to best optimize facility utilization.
  • Familiarity with the operation of building technology and how to effectively troubleshoot audio/visual and instructional tools.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS
Education: Bachelor's degree in operations, management, communications, business management or related field. Minimum of three years of administrative; supervisory and/or facilities management experience required. Work experience in higher education preferred. Bilingual preferred.

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the academic and industry training offerings of the state's public colleges and universities, and the Department of Labor and Training.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills.

 

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.