CAREER COACH

CAREER COACH

Employer

Wilson Community College
902 Herring Avenue
Wilson, NC 27893
Phone: 252-291-1195

Job Location

Main Campus

Salary/Grade

$41,000 (Dictated by Grant Funding)

Benefits

Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, July 18, 2022
Closes: Thursday, August 18, 2022

Target Start Date

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Full-Time Hours

Reports to

Director of Secondary Partnerships

Employment Type

11-Month Position (Grant-Funded)

Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in vocational/technical education, counseling, human services or related field from a regionally accredited institution and two (2) years of experience working with students in an educational environment is required for this position. 

Preferred Qualifications

Industry-related career development experience in education, business, industry, or labor is preferred.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Secondary Partnerships, advises high school career development specialists, counselors, teachers, students, and parents about Career Technical Education (CTE) College and Career Promise (CCP) programs and courses. The position is based in area high schools and is responsible for helping high school students define their career goals and identify community college programs and/or training to meet those goals.

Collaborates with high school counselors and career development coordinators (CDCs) to promote CTE degree options/careers and develop Career Development Plans.  Assists in the development of CTE career pathways.  Provide career exploration/planning, development, and academic/career counseling to high school students.  Engage key stakeholders: students, counselors, faculty, parents/guardians, through information sessions (Parent Nights, grade-level meetings, etc.) and related to college opportunities.  Participate in school-related activities in which WCC courses, programs, and opportunities for articulated credit are promoted.  Maintains accurate and appropriate student records necessary to perform effective academic/career advising and registration for high school students.  Provide academic success strategies and supportive interventions to facilitate successful transition from high school to college, foster progression, and promote completion of credentials.  Conduct orientations for WCS high school students at the beginning of each semester.  Develop partnerships with local business and industries to promote career readiness among students, and develop career exploration opportunities (job-shadowing, internships, industry tours, etc.).  Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Secondary Partnerships. 

Knowledge of:  Computer systems and related software programs, including spreadsheets, database, and word processing; College policies and procedures and academic program requirements; CCP operating procedures for admissions and placement.  Customer Service practices; Educational and occupational counseling methods and practices; Physical layout of the College, including various buildings and room locations; and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Ability to:  Communicate effectively (written and verbal) in a variety of settings with people from diverse backgrounds, educational levels, and age groups; Operate a PC, mobile devices, and related software including Microsoft Office and relevant applications or internet-based platforms; Develop and maintain effective working relationships with students and parents/guardians, faculty/staff, and the general public; Independently perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects; Apply organizational and analytical skills with specific attention to detail; Foster a collaborative, team-based work environment with a willingness to see tasks to completion;  and Interpret and apply college rules and regulations as they pertain to admissions, CCP requirements, and support services.

How to Apply

A completed Wilson Community College application must be received by Human Resources in order to be considered for this position. 

Job Post Contact

Human Resources Office

Wilson Community College

P.O. Box 4305

Wilson, NC  27893

Phone:  (252) 246-1410

Email:  hradmin@wilsoncc.edu