8/13/21: Per Executive Order, all visitors to Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner, Westerly Education Center and R.I. Nursing Education Center must wear a face mask until further notice.


This page includes information about current vacancies in the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner and on searches being run by the Council on Postsecondary Education. The Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner is an AA/EEOD employer and values diversity. Salary ranges can be found on the OPC non-union, non-classified pay plan.

Information on vacancies at the public institutions can be found on their employment websites: 

Employment at URI  |  Employment at RIC  |  Employment at CCRI

Current vacancies


Senior Business Analyst, Budget and Financial Planning

The successful candidate will assist the chief financial offcer in budgeting & financial planning, communications, data gathering, research projects, follow-up with institutions of higher learning and others, and financial support performing complex and problem-solving duties in a deadline driven environment. Additional duties to include research, develop, evaluate, and formulate draft communications on policies and processes from the CFO. Provide support for time-sensitive requests from executive and legislative branches and other external areas. Independently evaluate and review complex information and prepare comprehensive analyses, and reports relating to activities throughout OPC. Assist in the development and analysis of all financial status reports for OPC to include journalizing revenue and expenditure adjusting entries into the accounting system. Responsible for the accurate and timely entry and payment of all invoices for OPC, which includes its education centers.

Specific duties:
• Process requisitions, purchase orders and journal entries for Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner, Westerly Education Center, and RI Nursing Education Center.
• Maintain all financial records for all funding sources.
• Work with Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner, Westerly Education Center, RI Nursing Education Center and State of RI purchasing staff to post bids for various services and goods to be procured by agency. (Prepare RFPs)
• Oversee the reconciliation of budgets and accounts including PCards and compare allocation and overhead funds and expenditures against approved budgets on a monthly basis. Submit all records in a timely manner.
• Maintain prospective and retrospective records of all service contracts and routine purchases.
• Prepare financial reports including financial analysis and projections of operations.
• Manage, track and coordinate grants procured by Office of Postsecondary Commissioner and Westerly Education Center.
• Track budgets vs. expenditures and encumbrances for all accounts, including general revenue funds, grants and contracts.
• Review various data, compile summaries and recommendations for presentation and/or communication of data to senior management and others.
• Assist in the development and analysis of all financial status reports for the office to include journalizing revenue and expenditure adjusting entries into the accounting system.
• Update reports to be used by management and senior management, such as talking points for legislative hearings.
• Update various budget documents, some of which are in narrative form to include the coordination of budget submission by OPC and the public institutions of higher education.
• Perform a continuous review of various budget and accounting processes and recommend ways to streamline with efficiency and effectiveness outcomes.
• Coordinate with staff across OPC relative to completion of various reports.
• Establish documents and files and ensure that they are maintained and updated on an ongoing basis.
• Track information from executive and legislative branches of government that may impact budgets for OPC, RIC and CCRI.
• Handle information of a sensitive and confidential nature.
• Perform additional duties as required.

• A bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field; and at least 5 years of experience in a business management function that provides evidence of substantial quantitative knowledge and skills in business management and budgeting or the equivalent combination thereof.
• Demonstrated knowledge of budget processes and analysis.
• Demonstrated computer expertise with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based systems.
• Ability to produce clear and concise reports.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to handle details accurately and to plan, communicate, and oversee work on a variety of fiscal projects.
• Critical thinking to troubleshoot and solve complex financial inquiries.
• Demonstrated experience with troubleshooting and resolution of issues.
• Demonstrated attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to organize and synthesize complex data, to undertake new initiatives, and to work in an environment with complex policies and procedures.
• Ability to work independently and effectively as well as collaboratively across multiple areas.
• Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate complex tasks and oversee projects.
• Experience in a university, college, government institution or similar setting is preferred.

This is a full-time, non-classified, non-union position. The pay grade is 12, and the position reports to the chief financial officer.

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.






Standardized Patient Actor (Part-time)

Portray a patient or supporting role for RINEC healthcare simulations, based on curricular case studies for Rhode Island College (RIC) and the University of Rhode Island (URI). Ideal for a person looking for part-time flexible work.

For more information please select the job description.  

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 No openings at this time.