PRIDE Learning Coach

PRIDE Learning Coach


Halifax Community College
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890
Phone: 252-536-2551

Job Location

100 College Drive

Weldon, NC  27890


Commensurate with experience


State of NC

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, July 3, 2017
Closes: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Target Start Date

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Expected Work Hours

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Some Evenings and Weekends

Reports to

Director of Title III/PRIDE

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s degree in guidance, counseling or related area. Commitment to the advancement of socially, economically, and educationally deprived populations.  Specific knowledge of career counseling, educational opportunities, and financial aid.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in guidance, counseling or related area and/or experience with socially, economically, and educationally deprived populations.  Experience with African American men and adolescents.  Experience in higher education.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Learning Coach serves as primary point-of -contact for a prescribed caseload of participants providing support for all academic, personal, and social needs. Coaches are responsible for working one-on-one with program participants and providing customized services that support student engagement, academic progress, student development, financial, scholarship and retention. 

Learning Coaches conduct individual and group counseling sessions, monitor academic performance and progress, track attendance, grades, test performance, midterm, and other performance indicators via early alert and grade reports. Conduct interviews, orientation, needs assessments, graduation plans, and facilitate workshops for students, administrators, faculty, and staff.  Maintains real-time and accurate individual student records. Assist participants with exploring careers, career goals, and business, industry or 4-year transfer institution visits.   

Learning Coaches conduct workshops pertaining to college survival skills, job readiness, student success, advising, registration, degree audits, professional development, financial aid, and scholarships. Coaches also assist with completing college and housing applications. Coaches also participate in staff and professional development activities.

Learning Coaches construct and report various performance outcomes for participants and assist with preparing newsletters, brochures, newspaper briefs, and publications pertaining to project activities. Coaches are responsible for forming new partnerships with churches, community agencies, adult education programs, businesses, and community organizations, etc., and serving on institutional and community committees. Coaches also perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Interested, qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, a completed Halifax Community College application, resume, and copy of transcripts for consideration of employment. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of applications. Only completed application packets will be considered. Official transcripts required upon hiring.


Right-click here to save HCC's Employment Application Form. (You will need a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Reader- the form is typeable and saveable). Print and fill out the form, then mail it to the address below.

Unless otherwise noted, applications will be received until positions are filled.

Send applications to (and for application information, contact)

Margaret Murga
Halifax Community College
P.O. Drawer 809, Weldon, NC 27890
(252) 536-7242
(252) 536-5465 (fax)

OR you may bring them by the Personnel Office Room 303B

Job Post Contact

Margaret Murga