RI-BEST Adult Education Facilitator

Community College of Rhode Island
Warwick, RI

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Position Title:

RI-BEST Adult Education Facilitato


Wrkfc Part/Adult Ed & Literacy

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: https://www.ccri.edu/equity/culture/guidingprinciples.html

Job Summary:

Adult Education Facilitators work with Bridge to Best and RI-BEST students to develop long-term independent skills in content area foundations and pre-college mathematics. AE Facilitators help students become independent learners and to transition from tutorial support as they enter CCRI pathways.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Non-Credit Bridge to Best (Bridge) Program:
· Use Bridge program practices that reflect the diversity, needs and issues of the adult learner population.
· Maintain a professional environment characterized by respect and equal opportunity for all students regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, language, gender, religion, economic status, disability or sexual orientation.
· Facilitate 8 week Bridge sessions; encourage collaborative learning and engage students in determining the most effective learning environment.
· Explicitly define, model and support skills and attitudes necessary for lifelong learning, and facilitate self-directed learning enabling students to connect learning to their lives. · Develop group and individual facilitation strategies aligned with student needs and with objectives that lead to achieving common and individual goals.
· Adapt and modify facilitation approach from day to day and even within the course of each day in response to student needs and interests.· Determine students’ level of language proficiency and adjust activities accordingly using mathematical, linguistic, literary and scientific skills to meet the needs of English Language Learner, Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education students.
· Lead a range of activities that include activation of background knowledge, modeling, academic application, physical action and real world application and that accommodate the full range of learner skills and abilities.
· Encourage the development of communication and higher order thinking skills by using peer editing techniques and standard editing markup to collaborate with developing student writers.
· Record and evaluate attendance and participation, and gauge student proficiency with hands-on assessments.
· Use other formal and informal assessments to guide student development and review of learning plans.
· Coach students preparing for GED and Accuplacer testing.
· Collaborate with Bridge team to evaluate student work and generate educational options for students.
· Conduct intake, midpoint, and exit interviews with all students to evaluate and document academic progress and to assist in understanding of educational options.
· Assess the vocational interests, aptitudes and skills of students; provide vocational information and exploration necessary for career decision-making.
· Assist students in the interpretation of testing / assessment results for GED, Accuplacer and other assessments as needed.
· Help students articulate their goals and assist in the development of learning plans that complement their career pathways.
· Collaborate with staff to connect students to resources needed to overcome barriers to accessing education. ·
Facilitate college transition activities for adult student groups.
· Use Google and other digital platforms to work with students and with Bridge team.
· Encourage students to use technology to communicate and represent ideas. ·
Model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate and use information resources to support research and learning.

· Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college. ·
Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered environment, with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences. ·
Other job-related duties required by the position.

Minimum Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree required ·
Three years of experience working with adult students or adults with learning difficulties and an understanding of differentiation and universal design required.· Experience motivating students in the learning process required.
· Excellent interpersonal communications required.
· Knowledge and proficiency in Google G-Suite and/or Microsoft Office is required.

Reports To:

Director of Adult Education and Literacy Services

Campus Location:

Primarily located at the Providence Campus



Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information:

Part-Time (up to 18 hours per week)

Work Schedule:


Salary/Hourly Rate:

$26.52 per hour

Desired Start Date:

Dec 12, 2021

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. 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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