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.
We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.
JOB SUMMARY: To direct bookstore operations at all campus and satellite locations. To provide and market textbooks, trade books, soft goods and school supplies efficiently and at the lowest possible cost to consumers while meeting the fiscal obligations of the store and sustaining reasonable financial returns. To further the Community College’s academic goals and programs by ensuring efficient service and fiscally sound policy that best meets the need of CCRI’s students as well as college departments.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensure that all locations effectively meet the demands for textbooks, reference materials and supplies for CCRI credit and non-credit programs. Ensure that relationships are developed with Deans, Department Chairpersons, and individual faculty members and that analysis of registration and enrollment statistics are used to determine the required quantity of textbooks for each semester and campus location.
Research and recommend programs, policies and procedures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the bookstore function, including new software, internal controls, new electronic payment technologies, and customer service.
Review daily cash receipts and ensure bookstore operations are maintaining profitability and all assets are secured from both a physical and cyber perspective.
Manage and administer the status of bookstore operations through regular analysis of monthly income statements, inventory reports, cash control statements and budget reports; supervise and periodically audit accounting system, retail inventory control system, cash control system, financial analysis system and budget system in order to assure maximum management control.
Coordinate, review and select merchandise to be offered by the Bookstores.
Establish and maintain policies and procedures to address operational and long-term goals, including cash handling, price standards, loss prevention, book buyback, and customer relations. Establish and maintain controls for sales, accounts receivable, and accounts payables.
Act as liaison with contacts both internal and external to the store such as the Missouri Book Services, banking relationships, the Controller’s Office, the Financial Aid Office, and the IT department, as well as colleagues at URI and RIC.
Oversee and participate in all physical inventories of merchandise and impact of resulting entries on fiscal statements. Meet with auditors to provide documentation of adherence to accounting standards and validate year end audit.
Develop and implement annual budget in conjunction with the Business Office.
Develop and maintain plans for long-range goals and objectives for the college store and apprise management of the status of such plans on a regular basis.
Establish methods for obtaining customer feedback on store operations and develop mechanisms for improvement.
Ensure that copyright policies are adhered to.
Ensure that Bookstore website is current as well as an effective marketing tool.
Coordinate all policies and operational procedures to ensure that standardized customer service and best practices are in place at all Bookstore locations.
Supervise the proper delegation of duties to responsible staff members; conduct annual evaluation of staff performance for the purpose of providing guidance and improvement.
Encourage and sponsor professional development of staff.
Other related duties as assigned.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, point of sale servers and cash registers, telephones, MFD’s, fax machines, pallet jacks
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds, carry, bend and stretch as needed.
Non-standard; 35 hours per week
Full-time and Part-time staff
APPLICATION PERIOD:AUGUST 10, 2017 – AUGUST 31, 2017 (This date includes a five-day grace period. Applications will not be accepted after 8/31/17 11:59pm EST).
HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application located at jobs.ccri.edu , and attach a cover letter and resume by the closing date. You do not need to complete the ‘Education History’ or ‘Employment History’ sections within the application if you are attaching a resume that includes the same information. Please include contact information of three references within the application. Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.
If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311.
CCRI is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, retail management or related discipline required.
Five years’ experience supervising finance and inventory control in a trade/retail environment with annual sales in excess of $5M required. Public higher education environment preferred.
Five years of experience in conducting cost accounting in a retail/trade environment strongly preferred.
Must have explicit experience in inventory management and related commercial software, point of sale systems, and related financial accounting required, bookstore inventory management preferred.
Strong knowledge of and experience with retail/trade operating principles, best practices and procedures, including budgeting, accounting, marketing, cashiering and inventory control required, applicable bookstore retail preferred.
Understand copyright laws as they pertain to the materials and higher education preferred.
Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, supervisory, leadership and customer service skills.
Must be computer literate and adept in Microsoft products and retail/trade inventory management and finance systems.
Five years progressive supervisory experience of personnel and business functions required.
Must be a motivated, self-directed individual with strong communications skills who is capable of working well with students as well as colleagues.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range begins at $67,471; Hiring salary commensurate with education and experience
From its modest beginning with 325 students in 1964, to its present enrollment of almost 18,000 students, Community College of Rhode Island has grown to meet the goals of its founders. For 45 years, the College's challenge has been to provide academic transfer programs, career oriented training and student support services of the highest caliber.
Community College of Rhode Island offers program...s in academic and vocational-technical areas as well as a full complement of programs and services for full and part-time students, for recent high school graduates and for older, adult learners.
CCRI strives to be Rhode Island's community college meeting the educational needs of the people of this state.