Coordinator/Counselor, Access to Opportunity/TRIO:


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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Coordinator/Counselor*
Department Access to Opportunity Office
Position Category Staff – NonClassified
Job Summary To provide academic advising, career exploration and academic program development for first generation, low-income and students with disabilities in individual and group settings.
Duties and Responsibilities • Conduct academic, transfer and financial aid advising for program participants.
• Responsible for recruiting and maintaining an on-going caseload of program participants.
• Required to achieve prescribed annual enrollment, persistence, graduation and transfer outcomes.
• Conduct academic and career assessments; facilitate academic planning and career exploration to aid in proper advisement and placement of participants.
• Coordinate and provide support services such as academic development and tutoring.
• Teach student success courses, develop and conduct skill development workshops and financial literacy activities for program participants.
• Assist students with scheduling and program coordination.
• Participate in developing and presenting program orientations and workshops.
• Maintain documentation as required by student support services project.
• Motivate and encourage participants’ persistence toward achieving a postsecondary degree.
• Assist in reporting program outcomes as required by the Department of Education, CCRI or State.
• Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
• Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered environment, and with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.
• Other related duties as required.

• Maintain contact with schools and agencies serving first-generation, low income, minority and ESL students.
• Positive, proactive approach to work.
• Assist with staff in-service training.
• As program funds permit, and as directed, attend appropriate in-house and other trainings that will enhance the skills required for position.

Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Higher Education Administration, Communications, Psychology or Bilingual Education required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.
• Three (3) years’ experience in providing student support services to students who are low-income, first generation in college and/or have a documented disability is required.
• Ability to work independently on multiple assignments and to work collaboratively within a team is required.
• Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills are required.
• Demonstrated advocacy and commitment to student success and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by low-income, first generation in college and/or have a documented disability.
• Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, staff, administrators, colleagues and outside parties as required.
• Well-developed oral and written communication, planning skills, and adaptability.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff and students essential.
Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree in related field preferred.
Reports To Program Director
Campus Location Initially located at the Warwick Campus
Work Schedule Calendar
Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information Non-Standard; 35 hours per week
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time
Permanent/Limited Position Limited
Benefits Yes
Name of Bargaining Unit Union CCRIPSA
Pay Grade PSA 10
Salary Range Range begins at $41,463
Additional Salary Information Hiring salary commensurate with education and experience
Civil Service List position No
Licenses, Tools and Equipment Various office equipment which may include computers, typewriters, telephones, copy machines, calculators, fax machines, etc.

Must have access to and use of own transportation.

Environmental Conditions This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Desired Start Date asap
Position End Date (if temporary or grant) 8/31/18

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Application Open Date 02/01/2018
Application Close Date (includes the grace period) 02/21/2018
Open Until Filled No
Comments Individuals from backgrounds similar to the target population are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

*This position is third-party funded and limited to August 31st with the possibility of renewal.

Special Instructions to Applicants HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume by the closing date. You do not need to complete the ‘Education History’ or ‘Employment History’ sections within the application if you are attaching a resume that includes the same information. Please include contact information of three references within the application. Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.

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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Higher Education Administration, Communications, Psychology or Bilingual Education OR a Master’s Degree in related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please list your degree(s) earned.(Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have at least three (3) years’ experience in providing student support services to students who are low-income, first generation in college and/or have a documented disability?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * To improve CCRI’s advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity? Please be specific when using web site or publication names (example: LinkedIn, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.). Thank you.(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document