The Community College of Rhode Island is the states only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults 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.
CCRI's Division of Workforce Partnerships works in close collaboration with industry and business leaders to ensure the college's offerings are meeting both current and future workforce needs. The division provides Workforce, Adult Education, and Transportation Education programs as well as Career Services and Employer Solutions in service to the Rhode Island community and beyond.
The Director of Career Services is responsible for the supervision and coordination of all Career Education and Planning programs and activities, so as to ensure that students and alumni are given opportunities to explore and select career options and acquire work related experiences to maximize career placement prospects and ultimately jobs post-graduation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Commitment to CCRI's Mission:
Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Work collaboratively with others and provide quality customer service in a diverse and inclusive environment.
In collaboration with the Executive Director, set vision for the department, lead strategic planning and establish departmental policy and procedures in alignment with institutional mission.
Supervise and coordinate all staff, programs, and activities across all campus and off campus locations (including the Career Innovation Lab and virtual programming) to ensure the highest quality service to students, alumni and businesses; as well as provide consistency of approach, message, and procedures for effective communications, teamwork, and customer service.
Remain abreast of trends in career education, employment, the economy, and in affiliated business and industry.
Program Management / Student Support:
Provide and maintain an effective career discovery and planning program for new students, recent graduates, and alumni including administering career assessments, providing career resource and research materials, and direct career counseling and advising, across all campuses for all constituencies.
Manage the Cooperative Work Education Seminar (LIBA 1000) including scheduling and the selection and training of College personnel and employers in the concepts, practices, and supervision of the internship program.
Contribute to the design and implementation of an effective experiential education program for students and alumni through internships, work-study jobs, and part-time employment opportunities.
Provide and maintain an effective placement support program for students and alumni through preparation workshops, placement assistance, career events, online tools, and networking opportunities.
Provide direct career counseling and/or career placement assistance as needed.
Coordinate with other departments to identify and implement joint initiatives which would introduce new, career related opportunities and benefits to students.
Maintain healthy and productive relationships with all college and divisional departments, as well as with College faculty and staff. .Regularly build and develop strong relations with academic departments for the purposes of increasing communication regarding industry trends and the effectiveness of internship programs.
Develop and maintain partnerships and relationships with business, industry and non-profits for the purposes of keeping college programs current and vital as well as networking to ensure maximum opportunities for CCRI students and alumni.
Manage the departmental budget.
Periodically submit to the Executive Director recommended goals, strategies, plans, reports, and budgets.
Assist in the preparation and publication of the periodic reports and publications.
Ensure that career information and resources are current and made available to the entire CCRI community as needed
Other duties as may be assigned.
Master's degree in higher education, counseling, adult education, or relevant program, required.
At least five (5) years of experience (including supervisory) in career placement and/or career counseling, required.
Demonstrated experience working with employer, industry, and community partners, required.
Demonstrated project development and management experience, required.
Significant computer spreadsheet, database, and word processing experience, required. .
The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following:
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong writing skills with the ability to convey complex subject matter clearly and accurately.
Demonstrated experience working in a busy, diverse environment with multiple stakeholders.
Poised, professional, and energetic with a positive and confident demeanor.
Display drive for innovation and problem-solving.
Ability to think creatively.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Campus Location: Multi-Campus Locations
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by 06/25/2021, 11:59 PM (EST). Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.
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.
CCRI is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. 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: TitleIXCoordinator@ccri.edu. The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available here: https://www.ccri.edu/campuspolice/pdfs/Annual%20Security%20Report%202019.pd
Internal Number: 3133
About Community College of Rhode Island
The Community College of Rhode Island is the states only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults 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: https://www.ccri.edu/equity/culture/guidingprinciples.html