Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic
liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic
excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive
Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant
experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education
institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed
to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social,
moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence
College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is
essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives
to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the
global environment in which we live and work.
The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s
capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational
offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally,
Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from
New York City.
For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S.
News & World Report
“Regional Universities – North
Category” and has been commended by several other ranking
Professional Skills Specialist
Provide career readiness workshop and event planning,
administrative and technical support, and workshop facilitation in
order to fill the current and future professional skills needs of
PC students, with a focus on the growing need for Microsoft
- Serve as the program coordinator and administrator for campus
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification training for students.
Coordinate all aspects of the required workshops. Organize and
analyze program records and data through the use of databases,
spreadsheets, and program reports.
- Assist with other Professional Skills programming outside of
Microsoft Certifications, as needed, included, but not limited to,
event scheduling, marketing, data input, and participant
communications via email and using document and mail merges.
Utilize department software to ensure that event data is accurate
and up-to-date. Event assistance may include room reservations,
creation of event materials and event advertisements, room setup
and break down, ordering refreshments, and event facilitation as
- Research career readiness skills and trends in order to reflect
these needs in the workshops and programs offered. Connect with
students and faculty on career readiness needs within their
internships and majors, and create workshops that support this
need. Keep the Associate Director apprised of student, faculty,
parent, and employer suggestions and needs in order to better meet
them through Professional Skills’ present and potential department
- Learn and become proficient in using the Suitable software to
track student progress within the Professional Skills badging
program. Ensure that events are updated and input on regular basis,
including attendance lists and points or badges achieved. Utilize
database reports for recordkeeping and analysis.
- Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required.
- One to three years of detail oriented administrative experience
and college student management with online classroom experience or
an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Professional, customer service oriented demeanor
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Banner software
- Excellent attention to detail, time management skills, and the
ability to multi-task projects in a fast-paced office
- Ability to train, learn, and apply new systems and
- Ability to achieve certification in Microsoft applications
If other, please enter regular schedule.
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because
of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except
where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual
orientation, ender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran
status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from
time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist
on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with
the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
hose with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of
this important program.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter