Career Coach (Bertie High School) (Deadline Extended)

Career Coach (Bertie High School) (Deadline Extended)


Martin Community College
1161 Kehukee Park Road
Williamston, NC 27892
Phone: 252-792-1521

Job Location

Martin Community College Main Campus/Bertie High School


Anticipated hiring range: $35,927 - $44,908. Salary is based on experience. Range displayed is through salary midpoint


Benefits Eligible

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Closes: Thursday, April 6, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, May 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Monday-Friday, occasional nights and/or weekends

Reports to

Director, High School Programs

Employment Type

Full-time (Grant funded)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two years’ experience working in secondary and/or postsecondary education
  • Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of career services
  • Possession of and ability to maintain a valid drivers license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or higher in business, counseling, psychology, social work, or education from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two years in a high school or college setting with teaching, counseling, academic administration, or advising experience
  • Working knowledge of Colleague

Position Description

Position Summary

Under general supervision, the Career Coach - Bertie High School (BHS) will interact with high school students, College administration, academic and career technical education coordinators, teachers, school counselors, and staff to provide career/college/job information for high school students. The Career Coach will work with students to explore career options, develop career plans, and investigate career pathway options at Martin Community College. Position is responsible for interacting with Student Services personnel at MCC; attending events such as job fairs, college nights, career days; attending faculty and staff meetings as needed. The Career Coach will work with secondary and postsecondary staff to ensure coordination of high school and college schedules that allow student access to required coursework and will serve as the point of contact for high school students, parents and prospective MCC students.

High School Outreach Responsibilities

 Career Exploration and Programming

  • Support outreach efforts involving high school learners to raise career awareness of opportunities and assist in enrollment of high school learns on the college level
  • Support students’ efforts for career pathways;  provide and career exploration opportunities for high school students
  • Coordinate events designed to promote awareness of career pathways
  • Work with high school/college personnel to prepare information related to career pathways for distribution to students and parents
  • Follow a communication plan to ensure consistent communication with students, faculty, staff, parents, etc.
  • Organize college campus tours, career fairs, college nights, etc.
  • Conduct sessions that focus on career assessments, placement testing, financial aid processes, Career and College Promise Program, etc.
  • Assist students with goal setting and achievement via schedule and walk-in appointments
  • Work closely with the Director of High School Programs to facilitate a partnership between the college and local high school


  • Maintain contact with select advisees using a proactive advising model
  • Assist with academic/career advising for high school learners
  • Maintain accurate and adequate student records to assist in the annual mandatory reporting required by the NC Career Coach Grant and the College
  • Provide information to college personnel regarding course needs for high school students
  • Provide students with timely information and guidance and assist students in making informed decisions about their career pathway
  • Maintain compliance with NACADA core values and competencies for academic advising
  • Participate in orientation, enrollment/registration for pending high school graduates who plan to attend MCC
  • Be accessible to students and administrators during working hours
  • Provide early alert notifications and follow up
  • Provide assistance with placement test administration

Support Services

  • Responsible for acquainting themselves with the roles of collaborators in the high school through the NC Career Coach Advisory Board. This partnership between the College and high school includes the high school career development coordinator, counselor, and principal as well as college personnel
  • Provide supportive interventions to help students succeed in high school/college courses; provide academic success strategies to facilitate successful transition into the college environment
  • Assist in communicating policy and procedure information to students and parents
  • Conduct workshops and classroom visits with enrolled students at the high school and enhanced partnership to inform and instruct the students concerning Pathways requirements
  • Recommend procedures for maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines, e.g., coordination ADA & IDEA, and FERPA, etc.
  • Utilize a network of support systems to identify student needs, address student challenges and provide appropriate services and referrals in an effort to enhance student success and retention

Business and Industry Workforce Engagement Responsibilities

  • Develop professional relationships with business and industry leaders, government agencies, etc., to remain knowledgeable about the careers available for graduates entering the workforce.
  • Coordinate with local business leaders to offer high school learners opportunities to learn about career availability in the service area.
  • Coordinate tours with local industries to expose students to various career pathways
  • Provide opportunities for job shadowing, internships, visits to businesses and industries and other career awareness activities; provide opportunities for middle and high school students to visit MCC and explore programs of interest.

Other Important Duties

  • This position may include teaching sections of ACA 115 and ACA 122
  • Position will report to the Bertie High School during the Bertie High School academic year unless directed otherwise by the direct supervisor. When Bertie High School is not in session over the summer months, school breaks, school Holiday’s, etc., position is expected to report to MCC Main Campus unless directed otherwise by the direct supervisor. Frequent visits to the Martin Community College Main Campus may be needed and requested throughout the academic year by the supervisor and/or College Administrators    
  • Facilitate classes at Bertie High School as assigned by the supervisor in discussion with Bertie High School Administrators
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

How to Apply

Two ways to submit an application:

  • Electronically complete the application package and submit by email to the MCC Human Resources department.
  • Print the application package and deliver or mail to:
    Office of Human Resources
    Martin Community College
    1161 Kehukee Park Road
    Williamston, NC 27892
  • Completed application packets must consist of a Martin Community College Application, Resume, Cover Letter, and Unofficial Transcripts (if post-secondary degree is required)

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application. Transcripts or other official documentation supporting satisfaction of minimum educational requirement(s) are required. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for application purposes and may be submitted under separate cover if application is submitted electronically. The successful candidate must provide official transcripts at his or her own expense within thirty (30) calendar days of being notified of selection.

Job Post Contact

Morgan R. Price, Director of Human Resources

Martin Community College
1161 Kehukee Park Road, Williamston, NC 27892
Phone - 252.789.0224