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 Senior Staff Assistant - Bilingual Early Childhood Education - East Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States

Job information
Posted by: Community College of Rhode Island 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Education
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 729011399 / Latpro-3831224 
Date posted: Oct-13-2021
State, Zip: Rhode Island, 02818


Senior Staff Assistant - Bilingual Early Childhood Education
About CCRI and the Role

Position Title Senior Staff Assistant - Bilingual Early Childhood Education Department Human Services Department Position Category Staff - NonClassified About CCRI
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:
Job Summary
The purpose of the CCRI Department of Human Services is to teach students to function as competent, ethical Human Services practitioners and educators prepared to fill a variety of entry level positions in a diverse society, well equipped to pursue a Baccalaureate degree in their chosen profession. Each concentration is designed to facilitate professional development and job market preparation balanced with courses that reflect the more traditional requirements for a well-rounded liberal arts education. The R.I. Early Childhood Education and Training Program ( RIECETP) The Rhode Island Early Childhood Education and Training Program ( RIECETP) is a comprehensive and unique program that strengthens the knowledge and skills of both seasoned and novice early childhood educators through supportive mentoring, coaching, cohort based
learning and formal academic course work. Additionally, this position provides academic tutoring and technical assistance support ( ENG/Spanish) to all RIECETP students enrolled in the 12-credit and CDA training programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Commitment to CCRI's Mission
* Demonstrate commitment to the community college mission and its diverse student populations.
* 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 in a diverse, inclusive, and student-centered environment, with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.

Academic Tutoring and Program Support
* Provide English/Spanish individual and group tutoring sessions, to all ECETP students.
* Provide academic tutoring and technical assistance to support students to successfully complete assignments and to meet program expectations.
* Facilitate both in-person and virtual individual and group tutoring sessions year-round, on weekends and evening hours.
* Record and report student participation and outcomes data.
* Maintain time and effort reports.

Teamwork/Collaboration Skills
* Collaborate with RIECETP Program Director, Instructors, and Lead Mentor to identify individual and general academic needs and strategies to support success.
* Coordinate with RI TEACH manager and staff to report and track CDA student progress, assist CDA students to follow through with initial TEACH and CDA application and renewal process and IPDP development.
* Assist with other RIECETP administration program activities as needed.

Computer Skills/Expertise
* Proficient in Google Classroom from both the instructor and student perspective; including but not limited to documents, materials, quizzes, surveys, videos, internet searches (can provide tutoring for Spanish and English-speaking students.)
* Demonstrate experience working with bilingual adult students.
* Demonstrate communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
* Working Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Boardmaker and Microsoft Office Suite.
* Demonstrated knowledge of the Early Care and Education, Child Development Certificate ( CDA) curriculum and process.
* Demonstrate knowledge of the DHS- Office of Child Care CCBDG rules and regulations, State plan goals and ECE Strategic plan; DHS ECE licensing standards, RI QRIS, IPDP development, RI ECE workforce pathways, and supports including PD and TA resources and the T.E.A.C.H. scholarship program.

Recruitment and Availability
* Must be able to work a flexible calendar year schedule, including evening and weekend hours.
* Available to attend evening CDA class or part of class as needed by the instructor.
* Attend monthly supervision and staff meetings. Meet with the Program Director to discuss student progress, recommendations; attend grant related meetings and other meetings as directed.
* Participate in active and continuous professional development, related to role and responsibility.
* Assist in RIECETP grant related activities, such as recruitment, orientation and other administrative tasks as needed.
* Other duties as required.
Minimum Requirements
* Bilingual - fluent in Spanish language
* Minimum Associates Degree
* Minimum 3 years' experience and knowledge of the CDA process
* At least 3 years of tutoring and technical assistance working with adult learners experience required with English and Non-English speaking adults.
* Proficient in Google Classroom from both the instructor and student perspective. Knowledge and understanding of and can tutor the CDA content in connection with Google classroom; documents, materials, quizzes, surveys, videos, internet searches (for Spanish and English-speaking students.)
* Working Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Boardmaker and Microsoft Office Suite.
* Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of RI Workforce Knowledge Competencies and RI Early Learning Development Standards and DHS Office of Child Care ECE CCAP and Licensing Regulations.
* Travel to multi-campus locations, center-based and family home care providers.
* Experienced in facilitating vetted trainings and workshops.
* Finalists are required to provide official college transcripts.
Competencies and Desired Qualifications
* The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following competencies: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, proficient in Google Classroom from both the instructor and student perspective.
* Must have access to and use of own transportation.
Position Details

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time FLSA Exempt Pay Grade PSA 8 Salary Information Salary commensurate with education and experience Benefits
Full-time employees enjoy an array of benefits, including:

* Comprehensive Health Benefits and Rewards for Wellness Incentives
* Paid Time Off
* Parental Leave
* In-State Tuition Waivers
* Legal Care Insurance

For a complete listing, visit:
Collective Bargaining Unit Reports To RI Early Childhood and Education Training Program Director Permanent/Limited position Limited Position End Date 12/31/2023 Academic/Calendar Year Varies Work Schedule Information Campus Location Primarily located at the Warwick Campus Civil Service List position Environmental Conditions
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Posting Details

Number of Vacancies 1 Application Open Date 10/12/2021 Application Close Date 11/02/2021 Posting Number SF00697 Quick Link Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by 11/02/2021, 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.
Disability Accommodations
CCRI is committed to ensuring the full participation of all applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you should require an accommodation during the application process, please notify the Department of Institutional Equity and Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting by calling (401) 825-2311.
EEO Statement
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:

The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available here:
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an associate's degree in a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you bilingual in English and Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience and knowledge of the CDA process?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * In order to improve CCRI's advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity. Please be specific when using website or publication names (example: LinkedIN, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents


Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education


High School or Equivalent


3 to 20+ years

Job type

Full time


See job description.


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