About CCRI and the Role
Interim Coordinator / Counselor
Opportunity & Outreach Office
Staff - NonClassified
The Community College of Rhode Island is New England’s largest
community college, and a nationally-recognized leader in catalyzing
student success and achievement for recent high school graduates
and returning adults alike.
We provide affordable, open access to higher education, and we
deliver on our mission to offer all students the opportunity to
acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual,
professional and personal growth.
Diversity is our strength. We champion equity, and we celebrate,
support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and
perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.
We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff
whose demographics are reflective of our diverse student body. To
learn more about our employees’ values and what it means to work
here, learn about our Guiding Principles here
The RI Educational Talent Search is a federally funded program
designed to assist economically and disadvantaged youth who wish to
continue their education beyond the secondary level. The program
provides services to eligible 6-12th graders in targeted schools
and districts. The Coordinator/Counselor provides academic, career
and educational counseling, as well as technical assistance with
the entire admission and financial aid application process. The
Coordinator/Counselor also provides motivational support and acts
as advocate for program participants.
Duties and Responsibilities
Commitment to CCRI’s Mission:
· Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a
comprehensive community college.
· Work collaboratively with colleagues in a diverse and inclusive
· Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered
environment, with students of various learning styles, cultures,
identities, and life-experiences.
Advising and Counseling:
· Develop and coordinate support services such as tutoring and
skills workshops for participants.
· Provide direct vocational, career and academic advising to
persons seeking post-secondary education including the use of
technology and other data resources.
· Assist enrolled participants in clarifying realistic educational
goals. Identify needed support services.
· Assist students with course selection and audit student grade
· Coordinate and provide follow-up and advocacy for persons who are
enrolled in the ETS program.
· Identify clients’ needs and refer to other social service
agencies when appropriate.
Outreach and Recruitment:
· Recruit, identify and screen secondary school students eligible
for ETS services; determine and provide services needed.
· Orient secondary school personnel to the ETS program.
· Serve as staff in secondary schools and other sites and assist
persons seeking information about post-secondary programs and
services of ETS .
· Maintain a network of contacts and resources in project area to
promote RIETS and all program services.
· Interact with and support the staff of community-based
organizations to assist them in publicizing the RIETS in low-income
communities throughout the State.
· Develop and maintain a referral network with schools and agencies
serving minority, low income and ESL students.
· Carry out direct outreach activities at secondary schools,
community based organizations, community meetings and other
Reporting and Data Management:
· Maintain counseling caseload of program participants and
documentation, reports and records. Submit monthly reports to the
· Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge and information on
financial and academic assistance programs, requirement policies
and procedures for use in serving ETS participants.
· Communicate effectively with Project Director and all other
project staff in order to ensure the continued, successful
operation of the program.
· Attend in-service and other job related training.
· Assist in all project special events.
· Perform other related duties as required.
· Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
· At least 1 year of recruiting or advising experience with
educational programs serving low-income youths.
· At least 1 year of experience working within a post-secondary
educational institution, college access program, or non-profit
Competencies and Desired Qualifications
The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following
· Strong interpersonal and communications skills
· Strong organizational skills
· Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
· Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
· The ability to communicate in Spanish
Anticipated Salary $48,086
Collective Bargaining Unit
Director of Rhode Island Educational Talent Search
Position End Date
Limited Period Appointment
Work Schedule Information
Non-Standard; 35 hours per week
Initially located at the Providence Campus
Civil Service List position
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental
Licenses, Tools and Equipment
Number of Vacancies
Application Open Date
Application Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
If attaching a resume complete with education history and/or
employment history, please
disregard these sections within the online application.
Finalists may be required to provide official college
Please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311 ( TTY :
401-825-2313) if you require assistance with the online application
CCRI is committed to ensuring the full participation of all
applicants throughout the recruitment process. All requirements are
subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate
individuals with disabilities. If you should require an
accommodation during the application process, please notify the
Department of Institutional Equity and Human Resources prior to the
closing of the posting by calling (401) 825-2311.
CCRI prohibits students, employees, contractors, volunteers, and
visitors (collectively, “community members”) from engaging in
discrimination and harassment based on any individual’s race,
color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or
expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic
information, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status,
and any other legally protected characteristic. This prohibition
applies to CCRI’s educational programs and activities—including
admissions—as well as all employment actions, including but not
limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation,
and benefits. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination
shall be referred to CCRI’s Title IX Coordinator at
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