Employment

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: 

OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER

Director of Adult Programs and Policies  (posted 1/29/18)

The Director of Adult Programs and Policies lead efforts at the state level to significantly expand opportunities and support for adult learners to attain postsecondary certificates and degrees and to access state financial aid. This individual will develop and implement policies and programmatic initiatives to ensure the success of adult students, particularly for historically unrepresented populations, and to further the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner's key policy priorities. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and names of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

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Legislative and Policy Advisor (posted 12/28/17)

The Legislative and Policy Advisor will develop legislative strategies to promote the Commissioner’s and the Council on Postsecondary Education’s (CPE) agenda; coordinate the Commissioner’s meetings with General Assembly leadership, members, and other state, local, and federal legislative bodies and officials; monitor and evaluate state and local legislative proposals impacting higher education; and coordinate the Office’s day-to day activities and responsibilities at the State House, especially during the legislative session. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume/ CV, and names of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

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Associate Commissioner for Student Success (posted 11/27/17)

The Associate Commissioner for Student Success (Chief Outcomes Officer) will assist the Commissioner of Postsecondary Education in planning and coordinating policies and programmatic initiatives for higher education in Rhode Island and managing of the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner. As Chief Outcomes Officer, the Associate Commissioner will develop and implement policies and programmatic initiatives to ensure student success, particularly for historically unrepresented populations, and to further OPC’s key policy priorities. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume/ CV, and names of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

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WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER

No vacancies at this time.


RHODE ISLAND NURSING EDUCATION CENTER

Simulation Specialist, RI Nursing Education Center

The position is open until filled but a review of applications will continue until position is filled. The application, hosted on the RIC website, includes an optional button for candidates to upload additional documents, if desired. The application requires candidates to provide names and contact information of at least three (3) current references. Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner.

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Administrative Coordinator, RI Nursing Education Center

This position is responsible for coordination of the administrative and operational business of the academic and research programs of the RINEC, providing critical analysis of data for use by the Center, and assisting in coordination of activities essential for the efficient functioning of RINECThe application, hosted on the RIC website, includes an optional button for candidates to upload additional documents, if desired. The application requires candidates to provide names and contact information of at least three (3) current references. Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner.

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