Coordinator, Operations RINEC

Job description

Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner is accepting applications for an operations coordinator for the RI Nursing Education Center (RINEC) facility. The operations coordinator will be responsible for supporting the overall operations of classroom, simulation, and administrative aspects of RINEC.

The coordinator will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations, in conjunction with the director and being a main point of contact for operations. The coordinator will work closely with team leaders in each department (administrative, classrooms, facilities, simulation, and technology), providing support in each department.

RINEC is overseen by the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner. It is a shared facility between Rhode Island College Zvart Onanian School of Nursing and University of Rhode Island College of Nursing. The facility occupies approximately 131,000 sq. ft. of South Street Landing. It includes shared simulation suites, skills labs, and classrooms as well as institutional faculty offices. RINEC offers state-of-the-art learning environments for nursing students.

Duties and responsibilities

Essential job functions

  • Coordinate classroom, simulation, and administrative services within RINEC tenant space, including, but not limited to planning, tracking and evaluating all projects.
  • Support a complex usage tracking system of the center.
  • Collaborating with staff, management and the director to set departmental and organization-wide goals.
  • Designing and maintaining clear operational guides to ensure consistency of operations.
  • Act as a main contact for all classroom, simulation, and administrative operations.
  • Work with Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island to schedule simulation activities and classroom activities in conjunction with the director and facilities coordinator. Work with external parties in scheduling activities at RINEC. Support the maintenance of a detailed class schedule and updated calendar.
  • Act as point of contact between the director and external organizations and state agencies.
  • Process confidential, important and complex documents, correspondence, agreements and leases. Research and draft written responses; review communications prepared by others for the director’s signature.
  • Responsible for obtaining information and making recommendations related to specific problems, activities or policies.
  • Maintain an agenda of concerns that can be presented to both the director and staff to ensure timely management of the issue.
  • Handle information of a sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Coordinate day-to-day operations at the center.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required qualifications standards

Education: Bachelor’s degree required
Experience: Minimum of three years’ experience in a complex administrative or operational role, preferably in an education and health or technology setting, with responsibility for procedural development. Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with scheduling and scheduling systems
  • Experience in healthcare
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing operational procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at one time

Required skills, knowledge and abilities

  • Ability to work non-standard hours.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Experience working with students and faculty in the higher education environment.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and to work with minimal supervision in a deadline-driven environment, balancing multiple priorities, ability to handle information of a sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules, and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) and One Drive.

Environmental conditions

Office and clinical simulation lab environment. Varied laboratory conditions involving mechanical, electrical, and lifting hazards. Includes work with medical equipment including latex based products.

This is a full-time, non-union, non-classified exempt position with a pay grade of 10 and involves non-standard hours as required. The coordinator reports to the director of RINEC. Send resume and cover letter by November 21, 2023. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.


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