If you wish to become part of our dynamic, quality-focused team of professionals at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT), prospective employees are invited to submit their application letter and resume/CV via email: hr@costaatt.edu.tt or mail to:

 

Vice President, Human Resources
Human Resources Division
Central Administrative Services
Chaguanas Campus
Pierre Road Connector,
Chaguanas

 

Thank you for considering COSTAATT as your future workplace!

CURRENT VACANCIES

The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago is seeking suitably qualified persons for the positions specified hereunder. Successful candidates may be assigned to work at any of the following campus sites: City Campus, Chaguanas Campus, South Campus, El Dorado Campus, Sangre Grande Campus and Tobago Campus.

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

President

The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT, www.costaatt.edu.tt) is one of the largest public tertiary institutions in the country. The College, an accredited tertiary education provider, plays a strategic role in national development by facilitating access to opportunities to post-secondary education for a diverse range of students and contributing to skills development essential for the future of work in Trinidad and Tobago and across the Caribbean. The College is a statutory body with reporting and accountability requirements which are prescribed by law (Act No. 77 of 2000).

 

As the Chief Executive Officer, the President has direct leadership responsibility for the overall operation, development, and promotion of the College’s mission pursuant to government mandates and the policies of the Board of Trustees. He/She leads a team of academic and administrative professionals operating in a multi-campus environment and coordinates educational programme planning, policy development, fiscal management, human resource development and communication programmes to further the public image of the College and move the institution toward fulfilling its mission and goals.

 

The role requires sound judgment, an innovative, student-centred approach and commitment to leading the transformative initiatives needed to guide the College into an exciting future. The President plays a pivotal role in developing and maintaining relationships with a wide range of external stakeholders including the alumni, the business community, accreditation bodies and other educational institutions to support the College’s growth.

 

Key Accountabilities:

 

  • Lead and articulate organisational transformation efforts, including campus rationalization, to support the College’s navigation through a post-pandemic environment.
  • Provide leadership in assessing business and community educational needs and the development of innovative and market-responsive curricula to meet them.
  • Lead the development and execution of resource mobilization initiatives required to support diversification of COSTAATT’s financial base.
  • Facilitate the establishment of COSTAATT as a centre of excellence in teaching, research and service by 2030.
  • Oversee the pivot to online and blended learning systems in response to post Covid-19 education needs, and manage the integration of remote work protocols and procedures into the College’s administration systems.
  • Effectively market COSTAATT’s programmes and services beyond the geographical borders of Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

  • An earned doctorate or terminal degree.
  • Over 10 years of work experience in the education sector, inclusive of 5-8 years in a senior management position.
  • Administrative experience demonstrating the ability to lead an academic institution.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of programme design and development, instruction and assessment for individuals and groups.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply business and management principles involved in strategic planning, budgeting/financial resource allocation, human resources planning, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Leads by example, using the highest levels of academic and personal integrity.
  • Creates strategic partnerships with the business community and other local and regional tertiary institutions.

 

Applicants should also have:

 

  • A broad understanding of the future of work and the role of community colleges in workforce development.
  • An appreciation for the role of an international education strategy in boosting innovation and promoting trade and diversification.
  • Considerable working experience in leading the development and implementation of information technology solutions in an educational institution.


Please forward a detailed résumé and cover letter (in PDF format)
in confidence to:


PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited (PwC) Executive Search
Email: tt_recruitment@pwc.com
Closing date: 26 June, 2021

All submissions will be acknowledged, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Chief Internal Auditor

The Chief Internal Auditor will establish audit plans for the College and oversee independent reviews and evaluations of the College’s financial, operational and information technology controls. The holder of this position will be required to perform risk-based, compliance, financial and operational audits throughout the College, employing a solution and service oriented approach.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Provide oversight of the COSTAATT risk management system through collaborative relationships with key stakeholders to ensure all substantial risks to the organisation are mitigated and reported.
  • At minimum, a recognised professional qualification – CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ACA (Association of Chartered Accountants), ACCA (Certified Chartered Accountant), CIPFA (Public Finance Accountant) or IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors);
  • At least eight (8) years’ successful work experience in a senior audit position, five of which should be in IT auditing or a fraud investigative function;
  • Excellent project management skills along with a demonstrated ability to work independently and achieve audit objectives on multiple, complex projects running simultaneously, by required due dates;
  • Experience using ERP systems such as Banner, PeopleSoft, or SAP;
  • An understanding of and auditing or functional experience with, Oracle and Microsoft SQL databases, UNIX and Windows operating systems and Active Directory;
  • Experience with and a working knowledge of automated audit tools, such as TeamMate and ACL;
  • Experience with automated work papers;
  • Working knowledge of risk based auditing, performance auditing, value for money auditing, IT auditing as well as internal control concepts in general e.g., preventive controls, detective controls, corrective controls, and governance and management controls;
  • Presentation skills and experience with communicating audit results to senior executives and members of the Board of Trustees.

DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS – TECHNOLOGY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Director, Technology Services

The Director, Technology Services will provide strategic and operational IT direction to support the academic and administrative services of COSTAATT. The Director will oversee the Technology Services Department’s operations, to ensure alignment with the objectives of the College.Additionally, the Director, Technology Services will participate as an integral member of the College’s management team, by leading efforts in identifying and completing strategic technology-related initiatives. This individual will establish budget and performance controls and manage the department’s achievement of all set objectives. The Director will also be responsible for making recommendations regarding information technology policies and procedures.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Post graduate IT qualification and/or professional certification in computer science/information systems;
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a senior information technology position. Experience in higher education will be an asset;
  • Expertise in at least one (1) specialization related to information technology and an awareness of current trends in these technologies;
  • Project management training by evidence of certification or extensive working experience in a project environment;
  • Keen interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Exceptional ability to think logically and solve problems;
  • Strong customer focus;
  • A high level of self-motivation, reliability and flexibility.
System Administrator

The Systems Administrator will design and implement solutions for the maintenance of systems’ efficiency. The incumbent will also troubleshoot and resolve systems related problems, and be responsible for the configuration of software and the addition of new services.

 

The successful candidate must have:

 

  • A bachelor’s degree in IT, computer science, or a computer related field (post-graduate IT qualification will be an asset)
  • At least five (5) years’ experience as a Systems Administrator
  • MCSA or MCSA certification
  • Linux+ and Windows certification
  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies will be an asset.

DIVISION OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Senior Lecturer

for the following disciplines:

  • Radiography
  • Psychology

 

The Senior Lecturer will deliver instruction in face-to-face and e-learning environments in accordance with contractual requirements. The Senior Lecturer will also provide general academic counseling and guidance to students on programme requirements.

 

Requirements:

 

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent post-graduate qualification in the relevant discipline;
  • At least five (5) years teaching experience at secondary (upper level classes) or tertiary level;
  • a Diploma of Education or other post-graduate professional teaching certification will be an asset.
Clinical Instructor

for the following disciplines:

  • Radiography
  • Nursing

 

A Clinical Instructor will facilitate achievement of targeted learning outcomes by teaching, supervising, mentoring and coaching students in a variety of clinical settings. Accordingly, he/she must also be able to work collaboratively and professionally with health care providers within the public and private health care systems in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Requirements:

 

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (post-graduate training and certificate in education or a nursing specialization will be considered an asset;
  • Registered Nurse (RN) with the Nursing Council of Trinidad and Tobago;
  • Previous work experience in a clinical setting at the level of Senior Nurse;
  • Evidence of at least three (3) years’ teaching experience in an approved clinical setting.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY Saturday June 26th 2021
AND SUBMITTED TO:

Vice President, Human Resources
Human Resources Division
COSTAATT Central Administrative Services
Chaguanas Campus
Pierre Road Connector
Chaguanas

OR via email: hr@costaatt.edu.tt

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.

 

NB
For the post of PRESIDENT:
Please forward a detailed résumé and cover letter (in PDF format) in confidence to:
PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited (PwC) Executive Search
Email: tt_recruitment@pwc.com
Closing date: 26 June, 2021

All submissions will be acknowledged, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.