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Your Alumni Newsletter
Volume 3, Issue 1
February 2009

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AMICA Center for Career Education



Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI  02917-1284,
tel: 401-232-6090: fax: 401-232-6742,
www.bryant.edu/careered
Direct correspondence to: careers@bryant.edu

February 6, 2009

Boston Apparel Group, 35 United Drive, West Bridgewater, MA 02379, e-mail: Jacqueline.scungio@bostonapparel.com fax: 508-587-8327

Staff Accountant:  Boston Apparel Group is home to Chadwicks and metrostyle catalogs & ecommerce sites. This position will monitor various financial activities to ensure information is properly captured, appropriately controlled, reported and reconciled in the General Ledger. Responsibilities include: Heavy involvement in transitioning departmental functions from former parent company to new internal processes; the ability to handle multiple priorities and tight deadlines is critical; oversee assigned general business process cycles to ensure information is properly captured in financial records; reconcile activity recorded in the general ledger with independent source documentation/ supporting sub-ledger systems to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial data; compile daily, weekly, monthly financial summaries on assigned activities; document all processes related to assigned activities; assist in the preparation and analysis/ resolution of financial statement and management reports. Qualifications include: BSBA in Accounting; Public accounting experience a plus; retail experience a plus; 3-5 years experience in fast paced general accounting department. To learn more about Boston Apparel Group, see our full ad on monster.com or email resume.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, website: www.bcbsri.com

Treasury and Insurance Analyst: Since 1939, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been dedicated to improving the health of our members, strengthening relations with our providers, and simplifying our business processes. Responsibilities include: Basic treasury functions, including both short and long-term investment activities, bank relations, daily cash management and monitoring cash flows; basic risk management services relating to insurance; under general supervision develops, analyzes, and interprets accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of cash inflows and outflows, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of cash management of the organization; ensure corporate compliance with the Model Audit Rule of the NAIC relating to internal controls for cash management and keep abreast of evolving guidance relating to investments; ensure that corporate assets are properly insured through an effective property insurance program and that a professional liability program is administered to ensure that directors, officers, employees and others are effectively insured; perform management reporting as it pertains to the Division; direct treasury activities in maintaining effective relationships with banks and investment firms for daily operations of cash received and cash disbursed and investment of company funds; recommends investment policies and arranges for credit facilities, when applicable. Qualifications include: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics or an applicable combination of education and work experience; 3-5 years treasury, banking, insurance or accounting experience; Master’s degree, MBA, or CPA preferred; basic and intermediate accounting principles; banking system-treasury management, electronic funds transfer, bank account analysis and bank reconciliation processes; working knowledge of commercial insurance is necessary; advanced PC skills required; strong self-management skills. Please apply online.

Rhode Island Teaching Fellows, contact: Christina Patrick, website: www.rhodeislandteachingfellows.org

Teaching Fellows: This is a highly-selective alternate route to a  teaching program specifically designed for outstanding individuals who do not have a background in education. Teaching Fellows are needed in high-need classrooms throughout Rhode Island to positively impact student achievement. Enthusiastic individuals are needed to teach math, science, and special education. Members of this elite cohort of outstanding new teachers will receive several unique benefits. Teaching Fellows will have a full-time position in one of Rhode Island’s high-need class rooms with teacher’s salary and benefits; customized, streamlined certification program, that will be completed while teaching full time; specialized summer training that includes a student teaching component, during which Fellows receive hands-on training and coaching on effective teaching strategies.  Fellows will also receive a transitional living summer stipend of $2000.  Our program offers the opportunity for Fellows to forge connections with peers, faculty, staff, and district personnel. This network is cited by our Fellows as one of the most helpful resources for them as new teachers. Please apply through website. The final application deadline is March 16, 2009.

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center, PO Box 5643, Pawtucket, RI 02862, email: cynthia@bvadvocacycenter.org

Law Enforcement Advocate: Primary responsibility of this position is to implement the Law Enforcement Program in conjunction with the Pawtucket Police Department and Day One. Other responsibilities include: Provide information and assistance to police officers working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; meet with victims either on scene (with police accompaniment), at department or hospital, following the incident or within a few days as a follow up; assist with training programs for police officers, community members and other agencies on domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree required; prior domestic violence and sexual assault experience.  A criminal background check and valid driver's license are required. Bilingual/bicultural preferred. This is a full time position with benefits.  Salary: $27,000 - $30,000

Analog Devices, Norwood, MA., website: http://www.analog.com/en/careers/job-search/content/index.html

System Administrator: This position is open to 2008 Graduates only. Responsibilities include: Responsible for the implementation and support of Unix/Linux Server technologies which include: System administration, server security, and 2nd level technical support; propose and implement system enhancements (software and hardware updates) that will improve the performance and reliability of systems; install, configure, integrate and upgrade application and 3rd party components to support production environments; perform general troubleshooting; perform general Systems Management, Patch Management, Software Distribution, Remote Access and Security functions and contribute to the ongoing improvement of these systems and processes; take initiative to expand role, help others, and take more responsibility on projects; anticipate and identify issues and develop effective alternative solutions; utilize all possible resources to solve a problem. Qualifications include: Bachelors degree in a CIS related field is preferred; knowledge of basic networking such as DNS, ftp, NFS. Please apply via website. Job# is 080779.

The William J. Clinton Foundation, Boston, MA., website: www.clintonfoundation.org, http://careers-clintonfoundation.icims.com/jobs/1106/job

HR Generalist: Through the William J. Clinton Foundation, President Clinton promotes the values of fairness and opportunity for all. This position will predominately support the Clinton Foundation’s two largest initiatives, the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) and the Clinton’s Climate Change Initiative (CCI).  Responsibilities include: All Human Resources activities, including, but not limited to, employment, employee relations, compliance, payroll, and other HR projects including organizational development; interact directly with country programs and hiring managers across the globe to provide all necessary human resources related support; work with employees and supervisors on employee-related issues; manage the onboarding process; work collaboratively with managers at all levels to facilitate objective guidance on employee relations matters; revise employee handbooks, procedures and guidelines; ensure full compliance with federal, state, and local government regulations; prepare reports for HR metrics and demographic data. Qualifications include: Three to five years professional HR generalist experience, with a minimum of one year in global human resources; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite as well as HRIS database skills; flexible, high energy individual willing to get involved in all aspects of HR; demonstrated ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities and deadlines; ability to develop and maintain effective ongoing relationships through all levels of the organization including senior management; experience developing programs, tools, processes and systems and identifying efficiencies; proven ability to handle confidential matters discreetly and to gain the trust of others; ability to function independently and competently assess priorities; demonstrated ability to build collaborative partnerships with culturally and linguistically diverse people; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; knowledge of federal, state and local employment law required; Bachelor's Degree required; PHR or SPHR certification desired. Please apply via the Clinton Foundation Career site.

WRNI / Rhode Island Public Radio, Providence, RI, e-mail: info@wrni.org

Office Coordinator: Station is a non-commercial news and information radio station broadcasting on 1290 AM in the greater Providence area and 102.7 FM in southern Rhode Island.  Responsibilities include: Assist all WRNI departments with administrative duties with an emphasis on assisting the General Manager; handle scheduling issues for the General Manager; ensure that donations are promptly acknowledged; receive and record direct mail membership donations; assist the Business Manager with accounts payable and receivable; maintain office files; prepare quarterly FCC report; receive, log and direct all incoming mail; answer and direct all incoming calls; assist in the coordination of special events; update content on the WRNI.org website; provide administrative assistance to newsroom staff; providing administrative assistance to the underwriting department. Qualifications include: Exceptional organizational and time management skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook with emphasis on mail merge; typing speed at least 50 wpm; Associates degree or equivalent; minimum of 2 years of similar experience; previous nonprofit work is desirable; experience with Raiser's Edge or other donor database software is a plus. Salary up to $35,000 will commensurate with experience. Position includes a benefits package that includes health and dental insurance and a 401k plan. Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail - Please send as .doc, .pdf, or .rtf file format.

Astonish Results, Lp., 300 Centerville Road, Suite 320E, Warwick, RI, 02886, contact: Joseph Contreras, Lead Software Architect, tel: 401-921-6220 ext. 211

Net Developer: Responsibilities include: This role will be a key contributor to the ongoing maintenance and rewrite of a proprietary Sales and Marketing CRM system; the customizations will be written in .NET 2.0 (C#); design, develop, maintain and enhance a national multi-tiered business application; analyze impact of requirements outlined by business stakeholders, and software architect; must consider usability and build for performance during all phases of development; implement interface and component-based infrastructure designs and software to ensure coherence across applications; ensure that technologies used align with enterprise-wide technical architecture and ensure consistency across projects; test application and work with other team members in the testing and debugging of programs; participates in overall system and performance testing; provide detailed, high quality documentation at appropriate level to allow for maintenance and extension of application; provide input for estimates and timeframes during all project life cycle phases. Qualifications include: 1-4 years of Object Oriented design experience; 1-4 years of ASP.NET business application development with solid experience in C#; understanding of Design Patterns; solid knowledge of the SDLC; ability to troubleshoot efficiently; solid database background SQL Server 2000; ability to write stored procedures and complex SQL; ability to fine tune SQL. Please mail resume and cover letter.

Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition (RIPAC), 145 Wayland Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906, e-mail: jobs@ripatients.org, website: www.RIpatients.org

Executive Director: Responsibilities include: Lead RIPAC, both executing day-to-day operations and planning long-term strategic goals; develop advocacy strategies and implement campaigns on the state and municipal levels; manage the organization's office and full-time and part-time staff, and administer the organization's finances and accounting; be organization's point person in conducting outreach to the media, other advocacy organizations, patients, caregivers, law enforcement, the medical profession, funders, and citizens; scheduling and facilitating educational presentations and patient meetings, and editing print publications and web pages; will also secure organization's six-figure annual budget through grants and donations. Qualifications include: College degree or equivalent experience, with preference given to candidates with backgrounds in law, law enforcement, or medicine; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; excellent interpersonal communication skills and proven ability to quickly build and maintain relationships with individuals in medical, legal, and government settings; reliable access to car and ability to travel within Rhode Island as needed; excellent writing skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel); ability to speak Spanish is an advantage, but not required; experience maintaining websites in HTML is an advantage, but not required. The successful candidate will enter training May 1 2009 and assume full responsibility August 1 2009. This is a full-time position with an annual salary of $40,000 plus flexible health benefits. Please send cover letter, resume, and two professional references via mail or e-mail. Applications will be accepted until February 28 2009-Start date: May 2009. Salary: 40,000.

Crossroads Rhode Island, 160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903, website: www.crossroadsri.org, e-mail; careers@crossroadsri.org, fax: 401-521-1894

Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator: Responsibilities include: Advocate for the mission of the organization and promote the vision and direction of the agency's values; seek and respond to community outreach opportunities to promote Crossroads to ensure maintenance and growth of ongoing base of active, qualified and engaged volunteers to meet agency needs; meet regularly with community/civic groups, faith-based organizations, corporate and school groups who provide support to Crossroads; develop and cultivate new relationships as appropriate; coordinate and share information on volunteer /group; represent Crossroads Rhode Island professionally and enthusiastically and accurately when conducting community outreach/marketing the organization; manage in-kind donations from individual donors; flexibility for presenting to community groups on nights and weekends is required. Qualifications include: Bachelor's Degree/work experience equivalent preferred; experience with public speaking and presenting to groups; experience managing donor relations; demonstrated customer service skills; knowledge of Homelessness Community Service setting preferred; ability to work independently and within a team; valid Drivers License - access to automobile required. Please e-mail, mail or fax resume and cover letter.

Recruitment Coordinator: Responsibilities include: Advocate for the mission of the organization and promote the vision and direction of the agency's values; advertise for open positions, internally and externally within the community; work with managers to develop hiring profiles, establish interview questions and develop a hiring strategy; screen and interview candidates; perform new hire employee orientation and follow up with new hires during the on boarding process; deliver engaging presentations to educational institutions, interns and volunteers representing Crossroads within the community; assist the Human Resources Director in performing HR administrative duties and maintains reports as needed; perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications include: Minimum of 3 years experience within Human Resources; some management experience preferred; BA/BS in human resources, organizational development, liberal arts, education or related field preferred; good knowledge of HR/personnel practices, principles and all applicable labor, pay, benefits, health and safety laws and regulations; experience making group presentations and developing educational partnerships; experience with coordination of volunteers and/or intern programs including applicable state/federal laws; experience with RI post secondary education institutions and volunteer organizations; strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel; proficient in HRIS systems; must maintain strict confidentiality and common sense regarding personal information; able to travel locally. Please e-mail, mail or fax resume and cover letter.

February 20, 2009

Cintas Corporation, 300 Highland Corp. Dr., Cumberland, RI 02864, contact: Peter Duffy, e-mail: Duffyp@cintas.com, website: www.cintas.com

Outside Sales Representative: Cintas provides a thorough training program, including product knowledge and development of our company sales process. Position will focus on new, business to business account development in our Facility Service Business Unit. Responsibilities include: Prospecting; cold calling; setting appointments with prospects; presenting programs; delivering a sales quota; may also transport samples of products for presentations. Many benefits offered including medical package, expense account and car package. Please e-mail resume.

Richard G. Carriere, CFP® , First Vice President - Wealth Management, Financial Planning Specialist , One Citizens Plaza, Suite 600, Providence, RI  02903-1345, e-mail: richard.g.carriere@smithbarney.com  

Part time Customer Service Associate: Position is within the Financial Service Industry. Company seeks to hire a qualified individual to work 18 hours per week. You will be required to work three or four hours either in the morning or afternoon each day of the week. Some of the responsibilities would include running reports, maintaining a data base, working on comprehensive financial plans, and other miscellaneous duties. Should a permanent full-time position become available in our office you will have the opportunity to apply for the position. The preferred candidate will be a senior college student who has not yet accepted a permanent position or a recent graduate in a position to work part-time. This person should aspire to working in a wealth management practice and have long-term career goals of becoming a Certified Financial Planner. There are no benefits with this position.  Please email your resume along with a one paragraph career summary. Please DO NOT call to follow up on this position.

Mearthane Products Corporation, 16 Western Industrial Drive, Cranston, RI 02921
Contact: Kevin C. Redmond, President, e-mail: kredmond@mearthane.com, websites: www.mearthane.com, www.rinkratwheels.com, www.mpcspeedracing.com

Operations Manager: Company is a leading manufacturer of custom formulated and fabricated open cast, thermoset polyurethane/silicone product and service solutions.  Responsibilities include: Set up all administration and operations functions of the recreational products division; take customer orders; pull and ship orders from stock; inventory management; coordination of sales marketing efforts; approve and record expenditures and prepare operating and financial reports.  This is a hands on position that is critical to the growth of the division.  It requires a person with a high level of ambition and an entrepreneurial spirit. Qualifications include: Minimum requirement of an undergraduate degree in business with grade point average of 3.0 or above; MBA and international students will be considered and are preferred; good understanding of accounting; excellent computer skills are a must. Candidate must be fluent in Spanish. This position will also require some travel in the future within the US and internationally. 

GTECH Corporation, 10 Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903, website: http://www.careers-gtech.com/gtech/jobboard/searchjobs.aspx

Business Systems Analyst I: Responsibilities include: Work with Business Analysts and business stakeholders to analyze, design, configure and support GTECH’s SAP Financial Planning System; work closely with business partners and team members to understand business requirements and processes; assist in recommending solutions to improve business decision-making with a focus on leveraging Enterprise Systems’ enabling technology strategy and standards; configure application functionality (hands-on) as required; perform unit and integration testing on our Development and Quality Assurance servers, as needed to ensure high quality solutions; provide production support for the financial planning and reporting systems; act as liaison and problem solver for application issues. Qualifications include: BA or BS in Finance with course work or Minor information systems/computer science; 2 programming classes or equivalent experience; understanding of software; development methodologies; knowledge of relational database concepts. knowledge in collecting, assimilating and prioritizing business requirements; some experience working with managers; understanding of financial forecasting and budgeting processes; basic understanding of client/server architecture; self-starter with the ability and willingness to learn GTECH financial planning/reporting systems; ability to work collaboratively within a team environment of other business analysts and functional process owners; strong PC Skills, proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio); Microsoft VBA skills strongly desired; strong presentation and communication skills, both oral and written. Please apply online.

Providence, Community Health Centers, 375 Allens Avenue, Providence, RI 02905, contact: Diana Christian, e-mail: dchristian@providencechc.org

Operations Trainer/Systems Coordinator I: Responsibilities include: Confer with management and staff to determine training objectives for Operations’ staff; develop training programs, including outlines, competency assessment tools, handouts, testing and evaluation tools for multiple health center operations; demonstrate procedures and administer written and practical exams; complete performance evaluation of trainees; confer with staff to provide technical advice, resolve problems and improve training process; maintain templates for provider schedules; input revisions and adjustments based on pre-approved protocol; plan for and implement operations changes; identify resource needs, timelines and measure outcomes. Qualifications include: Associates degree or minimum of 3-5 years experience with medical practices operations preferred; 3-5 years experience as a PRS, office manager or comparable experience required; medical practice management/billing systems required; proven ability to develop tools and train medical staff; computer skills required; ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations (knowledge of HIPAA);ability to write reports and procedure manuals; the employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Please e-mail resume.

LogMeIn, Inc., 500 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801, website: https://www.hirebridge.com/application/appchoice.asp?jid=76875

Senior Sales Operations Analyst: Responsibilities include: Responsible for quality, accuracy and timeliness of standard reporting; assist in compiling daily, weekly and monthly standard reports and developing best practices; interface with database team to develop fully automated standard reporting long term; ad hoc analysis; work with sales management team to identify and prioritize analysis projects; evaluate projects, compile data (interfacing with different departments as necessary), analyze trends and present findings to sales management team in efficient and polished manner; responsible for requirements definition, design and maintenance of SalesForce reports and dashboards; responsible for territory design; re-balance sales rep territories on as-needed basis; proactively analyze sales rep territories to determine when changes are warranted. Qualifications include: Business related BS degree; 4-6 years experience in sales operations or sales finance roles; SalesForce.com experience (knowledge of administration, reporting, dashboards and end-user functionality); strong strategic thinker and problem solver; excellent system skills and smarts including strong Microsoft Excel skills; exceptional attention to detail; able to work as a member of small team and to interact with peers and internal customers in other departments; good work ethic, desire to learn and be challenged, self driven and motivated. Please apply for position via website.

Marketing Manager, (Senior Director Level): Responsibilities include: Owning the online experience for company’s customers, prospective customers, partners and other stakeholders; establish best practices and guidelines; championing and implementing these across teams; develop and deliver a website development roadmap to complement company’s product, business and brand strategies; design, implement and test tactics for increasing web-site engagement, conversion (try & buy), order size, cross-selling at point of sale and renewal rates; diligent monitoring of customer experience to ensure LMI delivers frictionless commerce for online and “offline” buyers; ensure company’s complies with all applicable email laws and our own privacy and marketing policies. Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; 7 to 10 years of relevant web, ecommerce and online experience; a minimum of 2 years in a leadership role with a significant online business; experience in a business-to-consumer online business preferred; excellent communication skills; ability to present ideas and vision to executive management and others within the organization; excellent knowledge of web design technologies; prior success working with and leading technical teams.  Please apply for position via website.

Sovereign Bank, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, website: www.sovereignbank.com

Assistant Branch Managers(2 positions): Job ID#36807 position is in East Providence. Job ID#36884 is in Pawtucket. Responsibilities include: Assist the Community Banking Manager (CBM) in carrying out all Branch duties and responsibilities and is the co-manager of the office sales culture implementing targeted sales and marketing processes; responsible for ensuring operational integrity, including compliance in all policies and procedures; assist CBM in directing and carrying out all sales activities and initiatives; coach, train, and assist all other Branch team members; demonstrate a thorough knowledge of all bank products and services; ensure that bank policies and procedures are followed; responsible for communicating and implementing changes to policies and procedures; demonstrate Sovereign's standards; assure Branch physical security: dual control, audits, compliance with regulatory policies and procedures; supervises the Branch in the absence of the CBM. Qualifications include: Eighteen months experience as a Personal Banking Representative or combined Customer Service Manager/Personal Banking Representative; eighteen months supervisory experience; excellent track record of sales results; strong organizational and time management skills; ability to form and maintain relationships both internal and external; excellent communication skills; ability to make independent decisions and sound judgment. Please apply via website.

Bryant University, website: https://employment.bryant.edu
Bryant University is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, has a proud academic tradition of educating men and women, offering them opportunities to acquire knowledge and strengthen character so they can achieve success as they define it. Bryant is also dedicated to the success of our faculty and staff, and the school provides excellent benefits, training, and support so that individual talents may flourish for the benefit of its students.  For a full listing of our current career opportunities, please visit our website.  Bryant University is an EEO/AA employer and an institution committed to diversifying its staff.




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