Front Desk Reception/Closing Coordinator

Job description

Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner seeks to hire a front desk reception/closing coordinator, part-time for its Westerly Education Center. The coordinator is entrusted to enforce all policies and to ensure the safe operation of Westerly Education Center. The shift is 8:00 pm to midnight, Mondays through Fridays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answer main telephone, assist callers, take messages, and direct calls to appropriate program staff.
  • Perform noncomplex, general clerical, word processing and office support duties.
  • Act as frontline customer service representative for Westerly Education Center
  • Assist guests by providing information and services or directing guests to the appropriate source for assistance.
  • Familiarity with computers and the internet.
  • Securing building nightly after all guests have left the premises.

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Constantly stand, walk several hundred feet, climb, carry, hear, bend, and stoop.
  • Constantly use manual dexterity, follow directions, and adhere to detail.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, speaking, seeing, hearing, and listening.
  • Frequently use eye/hand coordination.

High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Must pass a successful background screening. Strong communication skills. Professional appearance. References upon request. Must have a vehicle or reliable transportation.

This is a part-time position (no more than 19 hours per week) with a pay rate of $20/hour. The coordinator reports to the director and has no supervisory role.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2024. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.


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All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. 

It is the belief and the policy of the State of Rhode Island that the race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap/disability, age (subject to certain limitations established by law) or veteran status of an individual should neither serve as a barrier to his or her equal opportunity for employment nor be the basis of harassment in the workplace. The Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education fully endorses this basic policy of nondiscrimination.