Career Coach

Career Coach


James Sprunt Community College
133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville, NC 28349
Phone: 910-296-2400

Job Location

133 James Sprunt Drive Kenansville, NC 28349


$32,880 - Depends on qualifications


Full-time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Closes: Thursday, November 30, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, January 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

M - Th 8AM - 5PM Fr 8AM-12PM

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Technology skills and ability to teach others.
Be organized, with a flexible attitude.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Skill in managing executive calendars.
Ability to organize and coordinate meetings and travel arrangements.
Proven knowledge and skill in the use of advanced features of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Docs.
Ability to show initiative and self-direction as well as communicate professionally across a variety of constituent groups.
Ability to communicate effectively through speech and writing.
Ability to identify, communicate and analyze problems.
Ability to take ownership and utilize constructive feedback.
Must be punctual, professional and conduct oneself in an ethical manner.
Ability to plan and prioritize tasks.
Ability to work respectfully within a team environment.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skill and abilities.
Required:  Bachelor degree.  Knowledge of the college admissions process to include financial aid information.  Understanding of community agencies and career options to include internship opportunities. Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and school administrators.  Perform tasks independently.  
Preferred:  Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.  Bilingual; Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)
Required:  Some recent experience working with high school students, industry related career development, academic counseling, career awareness, or college admissions process.  
Preferred:  Considerable experience working in industry related career development, high school, and/or community college setting.   Considerable experience with industry related career development, academic counseling, career awareness, and college admissions process.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to focus.  May require travel.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position.  Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisor personnel.  The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.


James Sprunt Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College prohibits discrimination against any person (including staff, faculty or student body) on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, or age.

If you need accommodations please contact 910-296-2400.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


MINIMUM HIRING SALARY: $32,880.00 annually

MAXIMUM HIRING SALARY: Depends on education and experience


The North Carolina Career Coach will serve as a campus liaison for Duplin County high schools.  This position will interact with high school administration, academic and career technical education coordinators, teachers, school counselors, and staff to provide career/college/job information for high school students.  They will work with students to explore career options, develop career plans, and investigate career pathway options at James Sprunt Community College (JSCC).  Participate and help coordinate JSCC events, such as job fairs, college fairs, and financial aid information sessions.  Serve as the point of contact for prospective JSCC students and assist high school students & parents regarding admission processes.  Work with secondary and postsecondary staff to ensure coordination of high school and college schedules that allow access to required coursework. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Services. 



This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive.  Incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities the ability to perform the essential functions. 

  • Participate in application and admissions process for pending high school graduates who plan to attend JSCC or other postsecondary institutions. 
  • Provide assistance and support with placement test administration. 
  • Develop rapport and trust with students to support successful goal completion. 
  • Advise students in academic, career, and successful goal-setting via scheduled and walk-in appointments.
  • Monitor student progress and conduct advising sessions with students on a regular basis. 
  • Assist students and school officials to problem-solve issues that arise which impact academic goals, persistence, and attendance. 
  • Collect, compile, analyze, and document records and reports.
  • Promote the College mission, values and vision.
  • Monitor student assessment scores, grades, and attendance while maintaining advising logs to track contact hours, issues, and outcomes of advising sessions. 
  • Provide training sessions to students in career planning, secondary/postsecondary educational information, and financial aid availability.
  • Acquire computer/technology competencies as appropriate to position.
  • Maintain security of personal computer access.
  • Perform other professional or job-related duties as assigned.
  • Serve on college committees as directed by supervisor.
  • Work closely with the Career and College Promise Liaison to monitor CCP student progress throughout the semester. 

How to Apply


Job Post Contact

Human Resources

Tonya Kenan
HR Director & Title IV Coordinator

Kerry Miller
HR Coordinator

Cynthia Glaspie
HR Assistant