Career Coach

Career Coach


Mitchell Community College
500 West Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: 704-878-3200

Job Location

Statesville Campus


$2,471.00 - $3,707.00 Monthly


Full-time Benefit Package

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Closes: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Target Start Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Expected Work Hours

Full time - Monday - Friday

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • bachelor’s degree required
  • two years’ experience in secondary and/or postsecondary education
  • commitment to the learning/student-centered environments
  • experience with and/or demonstrated knowledge of career services
  • possess an understanding of and commitment to the concepts of open access admissions and work force development

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • possess excellent skills for planning, organizing, implementing new initiatives
  • ability to establish, cultivate, and maintain positive/collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, peers, etc.
  • effective communication skills (written and oral) in a variety of settings with people from diverse backgrounds, educational levels, and age groups 
  • working knowledge of MS Office and relevant applications, and internet platforms
  • possess a working knowledge of secondary and postsecondary education
  • independently perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects
  • knowledge and practical application of student/career development theory
  • knowledgeable in all aspects of the student experience to include:  coaching, mentoring, academic/career advising, student/career services and progression
  • working knowledge of Datatel/Colleague, preferred
  • demonstrated ability to build relationships within an education setting; plan, organize, and implement programs and services; and provide tracking and assessment to ensure quality
  • ability to foster a collaborative team-based work environment with a willingness to see tasks through to completion

Position Description

Job Summary:

To cultivate programs and services for the high school learner, so that the individual can successfully enter and advance in a career path.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • support outreach efforts involving high school learners to raise career awareness of opportunities and assist in enrollment of high school learners on the college level
  • support students’ efforts for career pathways
  • coordinate events designed to promote awareness of career pathways
  • work with high school/college personnel to prepare information related to career pathways for distribution to students and parents
  • follow a communication plan to ensure consistent communication with students, faculty, staff, parents, etc.
  • organize college campus/industry tours
  • maintain contact with select advisees using a proactive advising model
  • maintain accurate and adequate student records to assist in academic/career advising and registration of high school learners
  • provide information to college personnel regarding course needs for high school students
  • responsible for knowledge of information related to High School, Community Colleges, Universities, Military Pathways policies and procedures as well as information related to community workforce development resources to provide students with timely information and guidance, assisting students in making informed decisions
  • provide supportive interventions to help students succeed in high school/college courses; providing academic success strategies to facilitate successful transition, foster progression, and promote completion of credentials
  • serve as a liaison with disability services coordinator for high school learners enrolled in college courses
  • monitor student progress in high school/college classes and work with students, parents/guardians, and instructors to develop plans for success, i.e., track attendance, academic progress, early warning
  • conducts workshops and classroom visits with enrolled students at the high school and enhanced partnership to inform and instruct the students concerning Pathways requirements

Related Responsibilities:

  • recommend procedures for maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines, e.g., coordination ADA & IDEA, and FERPA, etc.
  • assist with academic/career advising and college course registration for high school learners
  • arrange and assist with placement testing and provide test interpretation for high school learners
  • assist in communicating policy and procedure information to students and parents
  • participate in professional development
  • serve on college committees and attend required department, division, and college-wide meetings
  • perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Educational Partnerships and Vice President for Instruction

Job Post Contact

Christina Sharkey, Human Resources Assistant

Mitchell Community College

500 W. Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28677

(704)978-1371 office

(704)978-3117 fax