Access to Achievement Coordinator

Access to Achievement Coordinator


McDowell Technical Community College
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752
Phone: 828-652-6021

Job Location

54 College Drive, Marion, NC 28752


commensurate with experience


regular college benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, April 8, 2024
Closes: Friday, April 26, 2024

Target Start Date

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Primarily daytime hours

Reports to

Dean of Students

Employment Type

full-time, temporary (grant-funded)

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of Associate's  Degree (any discipline).

Experience working with teens/adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or exceptional children.

Experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database and other office-related technology.        

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Adult Education or Special Education or closely related field.

Position Description

This is a grant-funded position. Four-year grant.

General Responsibilities:

This individual will be dedicated to the IDD population and will create an intra-college support system to ensure the success of students with IDD.

IDDs are differences that usually present at birth and that uniquely affect the trajectory of an individual’s physical, intellectual, and/or emotional development.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Primary contact for students who self-report/disclose an IDD diagnosis.
  2. Interview student and/or parents (or guardians) to establish interests and goals.
  3. Present educational options based on student interests using written materials, tours, meetings with program/department heads. These options might include CCR programs, Continuing Education programs, and/or Curriculum programs. Position would assist with development of career pathways as needed.
  4. Develop a person-centered plan and complete required documentation of the plan.
  5. Guide student in application process, if necessary, and refer student to the appropriate Success Coach (enrollment manager) or Student Services personnel.
  6. Refer to other services as determined appropriate (career counseling, accessibility services, Human Resources Development, tutoring, Student Assistance Program, etc.)
  7. Schedule bi-weekly follow-up and check-in with student for entirety of student’s enrollment in college courses.
  8. Engage with instructors on a regular basis regarding student progress.
  9. Inform students of campus events and other educational opportunities and activities offered by the college and provide a personal invitation to students to participate in these activities.
  10. Market the program and engage in outreach activities to local service area, including school districts, employers, community agencies, etc.
  11. Recruit students to the program.
  12. Track student outcomes as determined by required reporting to NCCCS and other outcomes as determined locally.
  13. Create and submit reports to the NCCCS biannually.
  14. Recruit and train peer mentors and partner peer mentors with students with IDD, if desired by student and/or parent.
  15. Track and follow-up with students for a minimum of six-months after separation from college services/programs.
  16. Serve as liaison to workforce development staff, community agencies, and local employers to assist finding employment for students.
  17. Advocate for inclusion of students in all aspects of college and campus life.
  18. Organize and coordinate implementation team efforts.
  19. Participate in all professional development and other meetings as required by NCCCS.
  20. Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Submit an MTCC application and resume: 


Via email to- 


Via mail to-


Breanna Wilson

McDowell Technical Community College

54 College Drive

Marion, NC 28752 


In-person to- Breanna Wilson, MTCC, 54 College Drive (Marion, NC), Cedar Building, Business Office


Offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of official transcripts.


If you have questions, contact Breanna Wilson by email, phone or fax:


phone: 828-652-0618

fax: 828-659-0401

Job Post Contact

Michael Lavender
54 College Dr.
Marion, NC  28752