Career Coach

Career Coach


Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-438-6000

Job Location

This position will be placed in the five local high schools.


Hiring Range – Minimum to Midpoint ($2,843 – 3,554/monthly)



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Closes: Friday, January 26, 2018

Target Start Date

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Director of Enrollment Management

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

1.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in Counseling, Student Development, Higher Education or a related discipline required.
2.  Formal training or experience which has provided knowledge of the mission of the community college and higher education.
3.  Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations within and external to the College.
4. Valid NC Driver's License.

Physical Demands – No substantial physical activity required. The functions of the job are usually performed sitting, but may involve some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting up to 25 lbs (packages), walking, carrying, and other movements may be required. Tasks such as working at a computer keyboard may involve extensive wrist and hand movements. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without a significant risk of injury to themselves or others, or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform the essential functions listed above.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree preferred.
2. Minimum of 1 year of experience working with students in an educational setting, two years preferred.
3. Excellent computer skills including spreadsheets, word-processing, and windows-based applications preferred.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Enrollment Management, the Career Coach will be placed in the five local high schools to help high school students define their career aspirations and to explore community college and other postsecondary programs, including workforce training, that can help students achieve their educational, career, and financial goals. The overarching goal of the Career Coach is to help high school students see their high school education as the beginning, not the completion, of their educational journey, empower students to make informed decisions about their career and educational plans, and prepare them for success in post-secondary educational training.



How to Apply

Applicants must apply online at

Job Post Contact

Anita Berry

Benefit/Recruitment Specialist

Western Piedmont Community College

(828) 448-3127