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Coordinator / Counselor

About CCRI and the Role

Position Title

Coordinator / Counselor


Opportunity & Outreach Office

Position Category

Staff - NonClassified

About CCRI

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 .

Job Summary

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

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 environment.
· 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 reports.
· 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 appropriate settings.
Reporting and Data Management:
· Maintain counseling caseload of program participants and documentation, reports and records. Submit monthly reports to the Director.
· Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge and information on financial and academic assistance programs, requirement policies and procedures for use in serving ETS participants.
Departmental Support:
· 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.

Minimum Requirements

· 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 organization required

Competencies and Desired Qualifications

The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following competencies:
· 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

Position Details

Position Information





Pay Grade

PSA 10

Salary Information

Anticipated Salary $48,086


Full-time employees enjoy an array of benefits, including:

• Comprehensive Health Benefits and Rewards for Wellness Incentives
• Paid Time Off
• Parental Leave
• In-State Tuition Waivers
• Legal Care Insurance

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Reports To

Director of Rhode Island Educational Talent Search

Permanent/Limited position


Position End Date


Academic/Calendar Year


Work Schedule Information

Non-Standard; 35 hours per week

Campus Location

Initially located at the Providence Campus

Civil Service List position

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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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 transcripts.

Please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311 ( TTY : 401-825-2313) if you require assistance with the online application process.

Disability Accommodations

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.

EEO Statement

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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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * In order to improve CCRI's advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity. Please be specific when using website or publication names (example: LinkedIN, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

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