Maritime Trades Teacher Assistant

Community College of Rhode Island
Warwick, RI

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Position Title:

Maritime Trades Teacher Assistant


Division of Workforce Partnerships

Position Category:


About CCRI:

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s 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 Division of Workforce Partnerships is looking for teacher assistants to assist in the instruction of non-credit courses part-time across industries throughout Rhode Island and online year round. Courses are taught using competency based learning outcomes and vary in length, ranging from four hour workshops to semester long training programs.

The teacher assistant assists in the delivery of our proprietary maritime trades’ curriculum and educational programs for the Division of Workforce Partnerships.

The teacher assistant assists the instructor in ensuring that learning occurs, skills are developed, and students are motivated to learn and achieve their educational and employment objectives.

Trainings are scheduled in response to employer partner demand and can include day, evening and/or weekend hours. The Division is looking to build a bank of instructors to meet the varied needs of Rhode Island employers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Assist in classroom and hands-on instruction in our proprietary maritime trades’ curriculum.
•Keep work plans, equipment and lab assignments organized for the instructor.
•Provide one-to-one mentoring and teaching of students.
•Use technology to communicate effectively with students and colleagues and assist with program record keeping and reporting requirements.
•Work creatively in all classes taught to discourage student withdrawal and maintain satisfactory retention.
•Understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and adhere to CCRI’s policies and procedures for responding to student requests for accommodations.
•Assist in keeping organized records of students’ attendance, assessments, and progress, including a final evaluation.
•Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
•Inventory all tools and tool bags upon lab shift start and shift end to ensure tools are being properly maintained.
•Operate the tool crib and act as tool crib attendant when students need tools in the hands-on lab.
•Attend regular teacher assistant trainings (minimum of 2 per year)
•Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

• Experience in a trade environment and/or an education shop environment
• Highly proficient in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, primarily), email, the internet for instruction and program purposes
• Creativity and flexibility in the classroom is expected
• Knowledge of and ability to apply relevant current education methodologies and techniques
• Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues
• Outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills required
• Work collaboratively with students and colleagues

• Experience working in adult education settings
• 5+ years’ experience in pipefitting, sheet metal or electrical trades
• Relevant teaching and/or TA experience
• Knowledge of successful strategies for classroom management
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning theory, life skills and college and career readiness curricula for adult populations

Reports To:

Director of Industry Partnerships

Campus Location:

Multi-Campus Locations



Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information:

Part-Time (up to 19 hours per week)

Work Schedule:




Desired Start Date:


Number of Vacancies:


Application Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until all positions are filled.

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please discuss your experiences in the trades and how that experience will assist you in being a maritime trade instructor.

Please include information of three references within the application.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY: 401-825-2313.

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: [email protected]

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


Community College of Rhode Island, the largest public, two-year, degree granting college in New England, offers educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders and is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution.community_college_of_rhode_island1.jpg

The College provides a variety of career, technical and academic programs at four main campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence and Newport. A secondary Providence Campus is located in the historic Shepard Building in the heart of downtown Providence and courses are also offered at a satellite facility in Westerly.

CCRI offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs to its approximately 18,000 students and its non-credit classes for workforce training or personal enrichment through the Center for Workforce and Community Education receive more than 32,000 registrations annually.

Thirty percent of recent CCRI graduates who are continuing their education at least part time are attending more than 50 colleges or universities across the country and also are working at least part time. More than 92 percent of recent graduates are employed, continuing their education or a combination of both.community_college_of_rhode_island3.jpg

Community College of Rhode Island grants the Associate in Arts (A.A.), the Associate in Science (A.S.), the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), the Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies (A.A.S.-T.S.) and the Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degrees. Several one-year certificates are also awarded.

CCRI opens its facilities for public use, sponsors programs on issues of public concern, and offers workshops and seminars for small businesses, for government agencies and for individuals seeking to improve their skills or enhance their lives.

In every sense, CCRI strives to be Rhode Island's community college meeting the educational needs of the people of this state.community_college_of_rhode_island2.jpg


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