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: 



Public Information and Communications Specialist

This individual will coordinate and implement a comprehensive and diversified media relations plan to publicize and promote the activities of the Council on Postsecondary Education and the system of public higher education in Rhode Island. He or she will provide communications support to the Commissioner and other senior leadership, contributing to the planning, research, development, and implementation of public higher education policy initiatives.

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Director of Strategic Initiatives

The role of the Director of Strategic Initiatives is to plan, implement, and execute the strategic vision of Rhode Island's system of public postsecondary education. This individual will be required to execute on projects and initiatives in accordance with the needs of the system, the Council on Postsecondary Education, and the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner.

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Specialist II, Grants & Contracts

This individual will prepare and review grant or contract proposals and award documents; negotiate agreements with governmental and private sponsors on behalf of RIOPC in accordance with relevant federal, state, Council, and other grantor guidelines; draft or compile subcontracts and contracts as needed; develop budgets and other administrative details of proposals; identify potential sources of external funding using criteria provided; adopt new computer technology for electronic transmission of proposals; and execute related duties as assigned. This is a grant funded position with an end date of 10/31/19, with potential for two additional years. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Faith.Hanson@riopc.edu




Administrative Coordinator, RINEC (Temporary)

This individual is responsible for assisting RINEC administration with the coordination of administrative operations and activities essential for the efficient functioning of RINEC. The application, hosted on the RIC website, includes a button for candidates to upload additional documents.

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