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Job Openings

Welcome to the Westerly Education Center job opening postings. 

FRONT DESK RECEPTION/CLERICAL ASSISTANT
Woonsocket Education Center – Satellite Location

The Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner seeks to hire a part-time clerical assistant who will also serve as the front desk receptionist at its new Woonsocket Education Center. The successful candidate will provide administrative support to staff members, and will report directly to the facility’s executive director.
The work schedule will be Tuesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (3.5 hours per week), with the potential for additional hours as the center grows.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist guests by providing information and services or directing guests to the appropriate source for assistance.
  • Performs non-complex, general clerical, word processing and office support duties.
  • Act as frontline customer service representative for RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner.
  • Operate copy machine, computer, camera, projector, and other office equipment.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite; graphic design skills a plus.
  • Act in a courteous and responsive way to guest needs and inquiries.
  • Perform related duties contributing to the smooth and efficient operation of the office.

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Constantly use manual dexterity, follow directions, and adhere to detail.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, speaking, seeing, hearing, and listening.
  • Frequently use eye/hand coordination.

Qualifications
Record of providing excellent customer service. High school diploma or equivalent required; experience working in an educational and/or office environment, utilizing computer and copy machine effectively preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Strong organizational and time management skills.

Pay rate: $18/hour

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to westerlyedcenterjobs@gmail.com
No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

 

Westerly Education Center has an immediate need for a part-time FACILITIES ASSISTANT at its workforce training and postsecondary education center located at 23 Friendship Street in Westerly. The position is for 19 hours per week at a pay rate of $18 per hour.

The successful candidate will perform duties to provide facility and maintenance services as described below:

  • Monitoring the safety and cleanliness of interior and exterior areas, such as the tool crib, hands-on training areas, parking lots, and outdoor recreation spaces
  • Performing routine maintenance on facilities and making repairs as needed
  • Maintaining day-to-day operations of facilities
  • Creating reports on maintenance, repairs, safety and other occurrences for supervisors and other relevant staff
  • Preparing facilities for changing weather conditions
  • Collaborating with building owners and upper management on budgeting for facility needs
  • Performing duties to provide mailroom, storeroom and maintenance services
  • Using machinery and equipment
  • Completing routine administration
  • Analyzing and identifying faults or problems in equipment and machinery and keeping them in working order
  • Performing minor maintenance
  • Checking and ensuring that facilities are clean
  • Assisting with the set-up of meeting rooms: furniture, chairs, tables, projectors, easels, flip charts, white boards, etc.
  • Maintaining good public relations
  • Performing physical tasks and checking facilities. Assisting with the clean-up of trash and debris from building exterior and lot; putting down ice melt as needed; maintain grass and plants; cleaning windows, floors and furniture; vacuuming floors as directed; moving and transfering supplies, boxes, office equipment, furniture, plans, specifications, and recyclables; and picking up and emptying trash dispensers
  • Backing up the facility manager position. Performing duties required to keep equipment, systems, buildings and grounds ready for use
  • Cooperating with team members and encouraging cooperation between staff and partners
  • Assisting with obtaining quotes for work projects
  • Assisting with the proper disposal of hazardous materials and chemical waste
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements
Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Experience: Mechanical courses or mechanical experience

Specific Skills: Basic computer skills desirable and valid driver’s license
Subject to criminal background check

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
Physical Demands: Time spent between sitting, standing, walking, stooping and occasional climbing

Interfaces
Internal: Interfaces with district personnel throughout the organization
External: Interfaces with general public, agencies, partners, and other corporations
Success Factors: Detail conscious, sees routine tasks through, meticulous and accurate

Please send a cover letter and resume to Tom Pearce at tom.pearce@riopc.edu.

 

Westerly Education Center is happy to assist CCRI in the recruitment of applicants for open positions in Westerly for maritime trades instructors and teacher assistants, as detailed below. For more information, go to https://jobs.ccri.edu/

MARITIME TRADES INSTRUCTOR
Temporary/Part-time

Duties and Responsibilities 

• Follow and provide classroom and hands-on instruction in a proprietary maritime trades’ curriculum.
• Oversee the instruction of organized work plans, equipment use and lab assignments.
• Provide one-to-one mentoring and teaching of students.
• Communicate class content utilizing a variety of teaching methods so that learning occurs, skills are developed, and students are motivated to learn and achieve their educational and employment objectives.
• Use technology to enhance instruction, communicate effectively with students and colleagues and complete program record keeping and reporting  requirements.
• Work creatively in all classes taught to discourage student withdrawal and maintain satisfactory retention.
• Understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and adhere to CCRI’s policies and procedures for responding to student requests for accommodations.
• Keep detailed and organized records of students’ attendance, assessments, and progress, including a final evaluation.
• Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
• Ensure all tools and tool bags are being properly maintained and checked-in/ checked out to avoid tool loss.
• Attend regular instructor training (minimum of 2 per year).
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Experience in a trade environment and/or an education shop environment.
• Highly proficient in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, primarily), email, the internet for instruction and program purposes.
• Creativity and flexibility in the classroom is expected.
• Knowledge of and ability to apply relevant current education methodologies and techniques.
• Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
• Outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.
• Work collaboratively with students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience teaching in adult education settings.
• 5+ years’ experience in pipefitting, sheet metal or electrical trades.
• Relevant teaching and/or TA experience.
• Knowledge of successful strategies for classroom management.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning theory, life skills and college and career readiness curricula for adult populations.

 

MARITIME TRADES TEACHER ASSISTANT
Temporary/Part-time

Duties and Responsibilities 

• Assist in classroom and hands-on instruction in proprietary maritime trades’ curriculum.
• Keep work plans, equipment and lab assignments organized for the instructor.
• Provide one-to-one mentoring and teaching of students.
• Use technology to communicate effectively with students and colleagues and assist with program record keeping and reporting requirements.
• Work creatively in all classes taught to discourage student withdrawal and maintain satisfactory retention.
• Understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and adhere to CCRI’s policies and procedures for responding to student requests for accommodations.
• Assist in keeping organized records of students’ attendance, assessments, and progress, including a final evaluation.
• Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
• Inventory all tools and tool bags upon lab shift start and shift end to ensure tools are being properly maintained.
• Operate the tool crib and act as tool crib attendant when students need tools in the hands-on lab.
• Attend regular teacher assistant trainings (minimum of 2 per year).
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 

• Experience in a trade environment and/or an education shop environment.
• Highly proficient in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, primarily), email, the internet for instruction and    program purposes.
• Creativity and flexibility in the classroom is expected.
• Knowledge of and ability to apply relevant current education methodologies and techniques.
• Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
• Outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.
• Work collaboratively with students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working in adult education settings.
• 5+ years’ experience in pipefitting, sheet metal or electrical trades.
• Relevant teaching and/or TA experience.
• Knowledge of successful strategies for classroom management.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning theory, life skills and college and career readiness curricula for adult populations.

To apply for these positions, click on the job title and complete the online application. Attach a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please discuss your experiences in the trades and how that experience will assist you in being a maritime trades instructor or maritime trades teacher assistant. Please include information of three references within the application.

If you need assistance with the online application process, contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY: 401-825-2313.