Career Coach

Career Coach


Cleveland Community College
137 South Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152
Phone: 704-669-6000

Job Location

Shelby, North Carolina


Based on experience. Starting annual salary of $33,865.


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Closes: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Target Start Date

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm. May require day, evening, and occasional weekend hours.

Reports to

Vice President of Student Affairs

Employment Type

Full-time Permanent 11-month Staff

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
  • Minimum 3 years pre-qualified experience as a high school teacher, counselor, administrator, or direct engagement working with high school students, or as a career/academic advisor required.
  • Ability to use productivity software, including a general knowledge of word processors and spreadsheets, the ability to send and receive email, and to complete and submit electronic forms.
  • Employees are expected to perform essential computer skills (log on/off a computer, manage and organize files, print/scan forms using a copier, maintain and recall secure passwords and change password(s) routinely per College procedures).

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Industry-related career development work experience in business, industry, or labor; or experience with work-based learning (job-shadowing, internships, cooperative education, apprenticeships); or experience in career or grade level counseling preferred.

Position Description

The Career Coach reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs and will assist high school students with determining career goals and identifying community college programs that would enable students to achieve these goals. The Career Coach will document and monitor progress of participants; develop a program of study for future semesters; verify student prerequisites and requirements; assist with financial aid and scholarship applications; and develop pedagogical materials and technologies needed to enhance the advising process for high school students. The Career Coach, while on any high school campus, will obey all local board of education rules and will be subject to the authority of the school building administration. Requires day and evening hours; 11-month position.

  1. Develop and maintain partnerships with Cleveland County Schools, private schools, home schools, and build relationships with high school counselors and administrators.
  2. Provide academic counseling to prospective students specifically focusing on high school students, assisting students in completing CCP admission application and approval process.
  3. Support outreach efforts involving high school students to raise awareness of opportunities and assist in enrollment of high school students in Cleveland County Schools to Cleveland Community College.
  4. Communicate policies, procedures, and program requirements to students, parents, College, and high school personnel, and assist students in selecting educational and career goals.
  5. Advise students on career and pathway planning; provide assistance in choosing the appropriate mode of course instruction; advise students on the balance between high school coursework and college rigor; and advise on course selection and developing a program of study for future semesters.
  6. Assist with advising and registering within CCP pathways.
  7. Meet with CDC’s, Business Education Alliance, and other industry community partners to identify training and industry needs for high school students.
  8. Serve as liaison between the high school and academic programs to communicate schedule changes and general problem solving.
  9. Participate in school related activities in which College pathways can be promoted.
  10. Engage students, counselors, faculty, parents, and all stakeholders in information sessions related to college success, career exploration, and CCP advising sessions on related topics.
  11. Assist, in conjunction with Academic Programs, with identifying high school course offerings each term and reviewing high school registration guides.
  12. Provide appropriate referrals to the correct resources to address an issue of concern beyond the scope of this position.
  13. Conduct effective communication strategies with faculty and staff, parents/guardians, and local employers.
  14. Assist with CCP registration; verify student prerequisites and requirements.
  15. Consult with students regarding academic problems or concerns and assist students in obtaining support to meet specific needs and counsel students who have been placed on academic probation.
  16. Assist with scheduling and administering placement testing and evaluate scores for appropriate course placement.
  17. Assist with Career Day and College Experience Day with the local high schools.
  18. Review, interpret, and evaluate placement test scores.
  19. Participate in new student orientations and recruitment activities for the College, along with middle school outreach.
  20. Identify and facilitate the awarding of CTE articulated credit for eligible students.
  21. Maintain adequate and accurate records on students.
  22. Attend faculty meetings, professional development activities, and other meetings and events as required; meet with groups to acquaint them with services, higher education, or training opportunities.
  23. Assist students in making connections to local industry through industry visits and campus tours.
  24. Assist with recruitment and retention activities.
  25. Assist with graduation and other College-related duties.
  26. Participate in professional and staff development opportunities.
  27. Actively participate in Student Affairs planning, evaluation, and program review.
  28. Treat students and colleagues respectfully, speak to others courteously, and behave in such a way that creates a workplace environment that is marked by trustworthiness, honest but polite communication, and interpersonal interaction that are both personally cordial and professionally appropriate.
  29. Serve on committees as required.
  30. Perform other duties as assigned and other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

How to Apply

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Contact Allen Kniceley, Director of Human Resources, Safety and Organizatonal Development at 704-669-4037.


Job Post Contact

Allen Kniceley