Career Coach

Career Coach


Southeastern Community College
4564 Chadbourn Highway
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-642-7141

Job Location

Whiteville, NC

Columbus County


In accordance with salary plan



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, May 19, 2023
Closes: Thursday, June 15, 2023

Target Start Date

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Expected Work Hours

M-F 8am - 5pm

Reports to

Dean of Student Services

Employment Type

Full-Time - Grant Funded

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, human services, business, or a technical field from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Experience working with a public middle, secondary, or a postsecondary institution.
  3. Demonstrated ability to build relationships within an educational setting: plan, organize, and implement programs and services; and provide tracking and assessment to ensure quality.
  4. Ability to travel to off-site campuses.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.
  6. Ability to carry out institutional effectiveness activities and participate in the life of the college (i.e. serve on committees, advise, participate in activities).
  7. Commitment to the community college "open door" philosophy and the comprehensive community college concept.
  8. Willingness to conduct activities related to outreach and articulation from/to public schools.
  9. Willingness to work, day, evening, weekends, and at unconventional times.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in business, counseling, marketing, education, business, or a technical field.
  2. Two years’ experience in academic or career counseling on mentorship program.
  3. Experience in a middle, secondary and/or post-secondary educational institution in the areas of admissions, assessment, instruction, and/or advisement.
  4. Demonstrated ability to build relationships with an educational setting; plan, organize, and implement programs and services; and provide tracking and assessment to ensure quality.

Position Description

The Career Coach will report to the Dean of Student Services. The Career Coach will travel to area high schools and is responsible for helping high school and college students interested in technical programs define their career aspirations and identifying community college programs and/or training to meet those aspirations and achieve their educational and career goals.  The Career Coach will assist students in making informed decisions regarding career and educational plans in preparation for success in post-secondary education and training.  The Career Coach works cooperatively with SCC faculty and staff in the following areas:

  • Monitor the technical pathways and students on the pathways from enrollment to employment. 
  • Assist in development and continuous improvement of the technical pathways.
  • Provide career exploration, planning, and development guidance and college advisement to high school students in the technical fields.
  • Maintain quality partnerships with secondary school personnel, by collaborating with high school counselors and Career and Technical Education Coordinators (CTE) to promote CTE degree options/careers and develop Career Development Plans.
  • Engage students, counselors, faculty, parents, and all other stakeholders with information sessions related to college opportunities; participate in school-related activities in which SCC and articulated credit can be promoted (Parent Nights, grade-level meetings, etc.).
  • Maintain current knowledge of enrollment matters for traditional students, as well as College and Career Promise students and Early College High School students.
  • Conduct career advising sessions with students.
  • Maintain accurate and adequate student records to assist students as they move along a pathway
  • Provide supportive interventions to help students succeed in college courses; providing academic success strategies to facilitate successful transition, foster progression, and promote completion of credentials.
  • 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, Watermark early warning.
  • Conduct orientations for SCC technical students at the beginning of each semester.
  • Maintain quality partnerships with local business and industry leaders to promote career readiness among students and develop career exploration opportunities (job-shadowing, internships, industry tours, etc.).
  • Maintain quality partnerships with secondary school personnel in collaboration with the Dean of Student Services.
  • Coordinate Career Fairs for students in pathways.
  • Work with college’s Customized Training Director and the Apprenticeship Coordinator. to schedule one-on-one meetings with local employers, workplace tours, and visits to industry partners, and PTE classes.
  • Provide assistance to students during their transition from secondary to postsecondary institutions.
  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Student Services to execute initiatives in assigned high schools.Participate in team meetings and professional development activities, as recommended by the Dean of Student Services.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Services.

How to Apply

The starting date for the positions is July 1, 2023. Salary is dependent upon qualifications, experience, and labor market. Excellent references from previous employers must be furnished upon request.

A completed Southeastern Community College application (located on the SCC website), a resume, letter of interest addressing the requirements and educational transcripts (unofficial copies of transcripts will be sufficient for the screening process, but official copies must be submitted prior to employment) must be submitted to the college Human Resources Office in order for applicants to be considered for this position. Initial review of application will be June 9,2023.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should send all documents and inquiries to the Human Resources Office, Southeastern Community College, P.O. Box 151, Whiteville, NC  28472.  Telephone (910) 642-7141, extension 310.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Job Post Contact

Bill Maultsby