Career Coach

Career Coach


Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Road
Wentworth, NC 27375
Phone: 336-342-4261


Commensurate with experience and education



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Closes: Monday, May 3, 2021

Target Start Date

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

M-Th 8 am-5 pm; F 8 am-3 pm; may vary depending on program needs

Reports to

Director, Career Coach

Employment Type

Full-Time Staff

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum (2) years work experience in an educational environment as a career/academic advisor, academic/success coach or industry-related career development work experience in business, industry, or labor.

- Demonstrated ability to build meaningful, quality relationships

- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

- Effective oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in education or related field from a regionally accredited institution and minimum (2) years work as a success work experience at community college as a career/academic advisor, academic/success coach or industry-related career development work experience in business, industry, or labor.

Position Description

Responsible for assisting students with determining career goals and identifying community college programs to enable students to achieve these goals. The Career Coach will work with career development specialists and high school counselors to identify potential Career and College Promise (CCP) students and provide college and career advising and registration assistance with enrollment into CCP pathways.

Under the direction and supervision of the Director, Career Coach, this position will educate career development specialists, high school counselors, teachers, students, and parents about CCP enrollment and post-secondary opportunities at RCC.

Essential Duties

  • Working in collaboration with high school counselors and career development specialists to advise and enroll students in CCP pathways.
  • Providing college and career advising and registration assistance with enrollment in educational pathways.
  • Assisting with the community college admission and enrollment process.
  • Organizing orientation activities for CCP students prior to enrollment.
  • Organizing learning management system [Moodle] and videoconference orientation for CCP students prior to enrollment.
  • Maintaining records for enrollment, tracking and grant reporting purposes.
  • Participating in any school related activities in which CCP pathways and RCC enrollment can be promoted, i.e. Parents Night (s), Athletic events, Academic Booster Clubs, etc.
  • Working with enrollment management team members to meet CCP enrollment goals.
  • Participating in team meetings and professional development activities as directed by the Directors of Career and Technical Education and Education Partnerships.
  • Engaging high school students, counselors, career development specialists, teachers, parents, and all stakeholders in information sessions related to college success, CCP advising sessions, and RCC programs.
  • Maintaining high quality and professional partnerships with secondary school personnel.
  • Interpreting the mission, educational philosophy and vision statements of RCC to the general public.
  • Maintaining the integrity of the College and its related foundations.
  • Representing the College professionally and handling all student inquiries confidentially.
  • Teaching college student success courses to CCP students.
  • Collaborating with department chairs and program directors to stay abreast of program changes.
  • Communicating with department chairs and program directors opportunities for growth, improvement, and new programs based on secondary school feedback.
  • Establishing a relationship with the RCS college advisors to create meaningful opportunities in early access and awareness for first generation college going students.


  • Participating in the all aspects of the institutional planning process.
  • Working with enrollment management team to outline CCP enrollment goals.
  • Supporting discipline specific student learning outcomes and assessment.
  • Identifying potential services, workshops, and or seminars that would benefit the CCP program and its stakeholders.

Organizing and Controlling

  • Assisting with the development and revision of all official policies of RCC
  • Organizing procedures for the implementation of all official policies and regulations of RCC and the NCCCS specific to CCP.
  • Assisting with the development of admissions and enrollment information for college marketing material specific to CCP.
  • Maintaining compliance with established performance standards with the NCCCS, RCC, and other stakeholders.
  • Implementing Enrollment Management Team policies and procedures for RCC.


  • Stimulating and influencing innovation and creativity at all levels within the organization.
  • Serving as a role model and advocate for academic programs at RCC.

Public Relations Support

  • Maintaining effective intra-institution relationships with members of the Board of Trustees, President’s Cabinet Staff, RCS Board of Education, RCS Executive Team, and all administrative staff, faculty, and support personnel of the college at RCC and RCS.
  • Providing appropriate liaison support with the North Carolina Community College System, RCC and other relational entities.
  • Collaborating with the NCCCS staff of public relations and marketing opportunities
  • Promoting Rockingham Community College with local, state, regional, and national citizenry.
  • Providing appropriate liaison support with Rockingham County Schools.
  • Participating in activities that promote and enhance the College’s image among its various publics.


The Career Coach will be housed on high school campuses four days and on the campus of RCC one day a week.  The supervisor or Vice President for Academic Affairs reserves the right to revise the location in order for the college to carry out its mission.

Additional Duties:

  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Directors of Career Coaches, Educational Partnerships, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and/or the President of Rockingham Community College.
  • The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please complete an online application at

Job Post Contact

Joy Chappell
Director of Human Resources
(336) 342-4261, ext. 2265