Vice President for Student Affairs/Chief Outcomes Officer

Community College of Rhode Island
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Business & Administrative Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Type
Full Time

About CCRI and the Role

Position Title

Vice President for Student Affairs/Chief Outcomes Officer


Vice President of Student Affairs Office

Position Category

Staff - NonClassified

About CCRI

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree and certificate-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout Rhode Island. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and adult learners the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional, and personal growth through an array of academic, career, and lifelong learning programs.

At CCRI, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community. We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff members who reflect the demographics of our state and our increasingly diverse student population.

We believe that our diversity is our strength. We celebrate, support, and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We are OneCCRI, working together to prepare learners to achieve their highest potential.

To learn about what employees value at CCRI and what it means to work here, please read about our Guiding Principles and watch videos of our employees doing what they do best:

Job Summary

The VPSA / COO will provide an equity-minded vision, strategy and leadership required to ensure that CCRI’s students achieve excellent outcomes, with a concentrated focus on closing equity gaps. The VPSA / COO will focus on success across all outcome areas, including remediation, first-year retention, and graduation, transfer, and employment rates.

Duties and Responsibilities

The VPSA / COO will be a committed, driven, talented individual and a key leader in helping CCRI to become the best community college in New England. The VPSA / COO will be responsible for ensuring that every CCRI student has a clear path to success, as well as the support he/she needs to progress along that path. The VPSA / COO will be expected to:
  • Serve as a leader in the development of student-centered academics and support services – The VPSA / COO will partner with the President and Vice President for Academic Affairs to ensure that there are clear academic pathways for all entering students. The VPSA / COO will also ensure that there are student-centered services that support each student’s ability to successfully move along his/her academic pathway. THE VPSA / COO will oversee enrollment management, academic assessment and placement, admissions, records, financial aid, advising and counseling, disability services, student success, student discipline, athletics, student activities, and federally- funded student support programs.
  • Launch and lead key initiatives and pilots – The VPSA / COO will be a key leader and champion as CCRI launches new initiatives and pilots designed to deliver excellent, equity-driven outcomes. The VPSA / COO will scan the national landscape, understand which existing community college programs have the most promising and relevant evidence behind them and will customize those programs to CCRI . The VPSA / COO will also work with the leadership team to develop pilot programs that are new and unique to CCRI . Whether transporting programs from other institutions or developing them from scratch, the VPSA / COO will ensure that all initiatives are clear, measurable and outcome oriented.
  • Develop and lead strategic partnerships – The VPSA / COO will support the President in expanding the breadth and depth of strategic partnerships with national and local partners. These partnerships will support CCRI in improving its existing programs and launching new programs. In all cases, the VPSA / COO will be expected to engage with partners at a strategic and tactical level, with a focus on how partnerships will be structured to maximize impact on students’ success.
  • Foster a relentless, visible focus on equitable outcomes across the CCRI community – The VPSA / COO will ensure that all members of the CCRI community – faculty, staff and students alike – understand and share a commitment to closing equity gaps and achieving excellent, equitable outcomes. The VPSA / COO will be responsible for making CCRI’s outcomes clear, understandable and visible to all.
Minimum Requirements
  • A steadfast commitment to the success of CCRI and every one of its students
  • A belief that excellence at CCRI is exciting, possible and critically important to our State’s future
  • A minimum of five years of executive experience in a large, outcomes-driven institution
  • Demonstrated experience launching and leading innovative programs and delivering results
  • Strong business acumen and credibility, including experience with strategic partnership development
  • The ability to lead others with influence and inspiration
  • A willingness to lead by example and to work relentlessly in service of CCRI’s students
  • Comfort, confidence and proven success leading change
  • Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, concise manner
  • A management style that delivers results by empowering and motivating a team to achieve excellence
  • The ability to work effectively with a broad array of individuals and stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, and external partners
  • An unwavering spirit of optimism, collegiality, curiosity and humility
  • Advanced degree in Education, Business, Public Administration or a related field
Competencies and Desired Qualifications

The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following:
  • A proven ability to work across sectors – higher education, business, government and the community – to drive successful equitable outcomes
  • Ten or more years of executive experience in a large, outcomes-driven institution
Position Details

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Salary Information

Salary commensurate with education and experience


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

President of CCRI

Permanent/Limited position


Position End Date

Academic/Calendar Year


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Campus Location

All Campuses

Civil Service List position


Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Details

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Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume by the closing date. Please include 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. TTY : 401-825-2313.

Disability Accommodations

CCRI is committed to ensuring the full participation of all applicants throughout the recruitment process. 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

We recognize that diversity and inclusivity are essential to creating a dynamic, positive and high-performing educational and work environment. We welcome applicants who can contribute to the College’s commitment to excellence created by diversity and inclusivity.

CCRI prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or status as a protected veteran. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator at: .

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an advanced degree in Education, Business, Public Administration or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have five or more years of leadership experience in a large, outcomes-driven institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Where did you first learn of this job opportunity? (web site, advertisement/publication, agency referral, personal referral, other). Please be specific when using web site or publication names.

    (Open Ended Question)

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

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