Department: Advising & Counseling Office
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
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
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
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Provide advising services to student athletes in a manner that demonstrates commitment
to the Community College mission and its diverse student population. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of a comprehensive rules and
compliance program with responsibility for monitoring compliance for all /NJCAA rules and regulations. Through a comprehensive
student-centered approach and active monitoring, provide personal
and educational assistance to student athletes from recruitment
through degree attainment and transfer by providing academic advising; academic intervention and support; emotional support and compliance
with NJCAA guidelines.
This support includes, but is not limited to, academic advising, testing and assessment, new student
registration, career exploration, academic support, transfer and outreach campaigns, and eligibility compliance. This role will do related
work as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Commitment to CCRI’s Mission:
Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
- Maintain professional and effective
relationships with students, faculty, administration and staff in order to assist students achieve their academic and personal goals.
- Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered environment, with students
of various learning styles,
cultures, identities, and life-experiences.
- Work collaboratively with others and provide quality customer service in a diverse and
- Serve as primary academic advisor to student athletes.
Administer and interpret assessment instruments relating to personal, career and educational issues. Create education plans that follow
prescribed degree requirements. Address developmental educational needs and assist students with college major and career choice.
- Provide a range of high-quality services to individual and small groups of students to assist them in gaining the necessary
information, in developing personal skills and competencies, and in selecting the most appropriate course of action to attain their
educational and personal goals.
- Design and implement workshops and/or consultations in the areas of academic success strategies,
time management, communication skills, career and transfer exploration.
- Provide information to students about the Financial Aid
Appeals processes and procedures as it relates to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Effectively explain to students who are in
violation of federal SAP guidelines and inform students about necessary corrective actions required.
- Assist students in
developing financial aid appeal packages when appropriate. Review financial aid appeal applications to ensure that the student has provided
all requisite materials. Complete recommendation on Counselor Comment Sheet to accompany the student’s appeal package for
consideration by the Appeals Committee.
- Provide post-appeal services to students including additional academic advising
and/or schedule adjustment based on denial or credit limitations imposed by conditional approval.
- Evaluate and assess
dispositional and situational circumstances to determine students’ overall ability to perform and persist in order to achieve SAP.
- Participate in initial and ongoing financial aid training to stay abreast of federal financial aid regulations; participate in initial
and ongoing training to interpret the Enrollment Services portal page.
- Assist in identifying the educational and developmental
needs of student athletes; to design, implement and deliver developmental and educational services, outreach programs and activities
designed to meet those needs.
- Develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of academic requirements, eligibility standards,
policies and procedures as well as transfer opportunities.
- Work with the general student population or special cohorts as
- Maintain data in the student information system (Banner) to obtain and track retention data.
- Use various
software products such as Signal Vine and Starfish to enhance the advising process.
- Serve as chief NJCAA compliance officer. Apply and keep abreast of all NJCAA eligibility standards and
procedures, and issue reports as required. Serve as a resource regarding rules and eligibility to student athletes, coaches, families,
staff and faculty.
- Develop and implement activities and education materials that will serve to ensure
NJCAA regulations. Maintain and update the College compliance policy.
- Monitor recruitment activities, certification of eligibility
and financial aid procedures. Monitor and track recruiting, roster, conference, playing and practice season documents.
comprehensive rules seminars for coaches, staff and student athletes.
- Ensure compliance with other federal and state regulations
including, but not limited to Title IX, and ADA.
- Assist students in identifying semesters that triggered ineligibility as
necessary. Explore and discuss w/ students mitigating/extenuating circumstances that contributed to their non-compliance
develop plans to regain eligibility.
- Ensure the recruitment and transfer process is compliant with College and NJCAA rules.
- Be available to student-athletes and Athletic staff as needed, especially during team meetings and practice times.
present among student athlete activities and events as needed.
- Support Athletics staff and coaches in promoting academic
excellence, degree completion, and recruiting efforts. Keep key staff informed of student eligibility status and, as necessary, work with
coaches and staff to intervene for student success.
- Prepare various reports (EADA, retention and completion, etc.) as directed
using NJCAA provided software.
- Act as the official representative of the College at NJCAA meetings as required.
- Bachelor’s Degree, required.
- Experience in higher education – academic
advising, counseling, athletics or similar, required.
- Experience with college athletics as a student athlete, coach, compliance
officer or similar, required.
Competencies and Desired Qualifications
The most suitably
qualified candidate will possess the following:
- Master’s Degree or higher in Counseling or related field.
Three years of professional counseling experience.
- Experience working with student athletes and national eligibility practices.
- Knowledge and experience of placement testing, career, personal and educational assessment practices.
- The ability to
participate in a learning environment that focuses on a collaborative, creative team approach to the delivery of department services.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Commensurate with education and experience
Work Schedule Information
hours per week Day, evening, and weekend coverage required
Application Close Date
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.
CCRI is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative
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:
CCRI recognizes that diversity and inclusivity are essential to creating a dynamic, positive and high-performing educational and work environment and to helping prepare our students for lifelong success. 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 Director of Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth Canning.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available here: http://www.ccri.edu/campuspolice/clery/report/
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