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Welcome to the Westerly Education Center job opening postings. 

Business Operations Coordinator

Westerly Education Center
Rhode Island Office of Postsecondary Commissioner

The Business Operations Coordinator is responsible for recommending, implementing and administering the business functions of Westerly Education Center including consumable tracking, ordering of consumables, budget tracking, grant oversight, and processing personnel actions. Responsible for all business functions of Westerly Education Center including accounts receivable, accounts payable, accounting, grants and fiscal budgets.

Essential duties

  • Participate in planning sessions with the Executive Director of Westerly Education Center to prepare budgets for inclusion in the OPC budget.
  • Develop and implement the budget and accounting system.
  • Prepare financial reports for the Executive Director, including financial analysis and projections of operations.
  • Track budgets vs. expenditures and encumbrances for all accounts, including general revenue funds, grants and contracts.
  • Maintain all financial records, personnel records etc., for all funding sources.
  • Maintain prospective and retrospective records of all service contracts, inventories and routine purchases.
  • Prepare contracts for various services, e.g., equipment leases and service agreements.
  • Assist Executive Director with the development and implementation of the reporting structure for evaluation and comparison to goals and objectives.
  • Ensure that financial policies and procedures of the institution that is hosting the financial activity in its accounting system are adhered to, including adherence to general accepted accounting principles. Recommend for implementation to the Executive Director financial policies and procedures specific to the WEC if required.
  • Monitor, oversee, and prepare contracts for various services, e.g., equipment leases and service agreements.
  • Maintain various fiscal/administrative databases.
  • Assist in maintaining equipment and facilities through either contractual means or coordination with building contractual arrangements in coordination with other employees.
  • Oversee the reconciliation of college budgets and accounts including PCards with WEC’s financial records, and compare allocation and overhead funds and expenditures against approved budgets on a monthly basis.
  • Provide support to and liaise with staff with prescribed federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures, including adherence to best practices accounting principles.
  • Train, assist, and support area coordinators, principal investigators, support staff and others in business functions. Supervise designated professional and administrative support staff and student workers with budget, financial, personnel, and purchasing responsibilities.
  • Will be required to assist members of the public, students, and prospective students in a customer service capacity.
  • Process requisitions, purchase orders and journal entries for Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner, Westerly Education Center, and RI Nursing Education Center.
  • Work with Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner, Westerly Education Center and State of RI purchasing staff to post bids for various services and goods to be procured by agency.
  • Manage, track and coordinate grants procured by Office of Postsecondary Commissioner and Westerly Education Center. OPC/WEC acts as the fiscal agent on more than 25 RealJobsRI grants with the RI Department of Labor, SNAP E&T grant program, US Department of Labor Apprenticeship grant, and various other monies granted by donors.
  • Manage relationships with workforce training partners.
  • Assist students in grant-funded workforce trainings with enrollment and services.
  • Assist in managing the daily operations of Westerly Education Center.

LICENSES, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT: Personal computers, printers, word processing, database management, and spreadsheet software.

Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in business or related field; and at least 5 years of experience in a business management function that provides evidence of substantial quantitative knowledge and skills in business management and budgeting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budget processes and analysis
  • Demonstrated computer expertise with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based systems such as PeopleSoft
  • Ability to produce clear and concise reports
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle details accurately and to plan, communicate, and oversee work on a variety of fiscal projects
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and synthesize complex data, to undertake new initiatives, and to work in an environment with complex policies and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and effectively
  • Critical thinking to troubleshoot and solve complex financial inquiries
  • Must be able to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules, and regulations and to communicate the interpretation to subordinates and others
  • Experience in a university, college, government institution or similar setting is preferred.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Faith Hanson at faith.hanson@riopc.edu. Listing to remain open until filled.

 

Information Technologist
Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner, Westerly Education Center
Part-time (19 hours per week) at $40/hour

To be responsible for performing a variety of complex technical support tasks within the area of specialization directly related to the operation and maintenance of mini computers, networks, and/or telecommunications systems, as well as other related systems; and to do related work as required. Works under the general supervision of a superior with latitude for the exercise of independent judgement; receives detailed instructions on some complex assignments; work is subject to review usually upon completion, for proper application of system management techniques.

Essential Duties

  • Implement, maintain and document operating system software and/or applications software as directed by management or project team leaders
  • Develop knowledge of multiple software packages as required
  • Provide technical help with multiple operating systems from Microsoft and Apple
  • Maintain user permissions in Microsoft Active Directory
  • Assist with VMware vSphere maintenance
  • Provide desktop support services for faculty and staff located at WEC
  • Ensure functionality of all WEC IT equipment including labs, video capture, AV classroom equipment, and access to web-based programs
  • Participate in projects to integrate new technologies including installing, configuring, and testing new hardware and software
  • Function independently or as a member of an information technology team
  • Respond to technical emergencies

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Must have technical knowledge of computer hardware and be proficient in one or more application packages
  • Must have experience installing and configuring application packages and using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to interpret and adhere to institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules, regulations, and standards

Required Qualifications
Graduation from a college of recognized standing with an associate’s degree or higher including or supplemented by successful completion of course work in computer science, information science or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with multiple operating systems from Microsoft and Apple
  • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Experience with VMware vSphere
  • Experience with VMware Horizon
  • Experience working in a higher education setting

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Tom Pearce, Manager of Operations & Facilities at tom.pearce@riopc.edu. Listing to remain open until filled.

 

Westerly Education Center is happy to assist CCRI in the recruitment of applicants for open positions in Westerly 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.