Career Coach (Grant Funded 23-28)

Career Coach (Grant Funded 23-28)


McDowell Technical Community College
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752
Phone: 828-652-6021

Job Location

54 College Drive, Marion, NC 28752


commensurate with experience


regular college benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Closes: Friday, March 31, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, April 17, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Daytime hours with additional hours as needed

Reports to

Dean of Students

Employment Type

full-time, temporary (grant-funded 23-28)

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Two years’ work experience in secondary and/or postsecondary education.
  3. Demonstrated ability to build relationships in an education setting; plan, organize and implement programs and services; and document activities and assessment to ensure quality.
  4. Commitment to the learning/student-centered environments.
  5. Working knowledge of Colleague database, Watermark, and SelfService preferred.
  6. Experience with and/or demonstrated knowledge of career services.
  7. Knowledge and practical application of student/career development theory.
  8. Knowledge in all aspects of the student experience to include: coaching, mentoring, academic/career advising, student/career services and progression.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a relevant subject or college teaching discipline preferred.

Position Description

A. High School Outreach Responsibilities

  1. Career Exploration and Programming
    1. Provide outreach to high school learners to raise career awareness of opportunities and assist their enrollment in college through the NC Career & College Promise Program.
    2. Support students’ exploration of career pathways.
    3. Develop and coordinate events to promote awareness of career pathways.
    4. Work with partner high school and college personnel to develop educational materials about career pathways for distribution to students and their families/caregivers.
    5. Plan for and implement consistent communication with students, faculty, staff, families/ caregivers, etc.
    6. Organize and lead college campus visits and tours.
  2. Advising
    1. Maintain contact with advisee caseload consistent with the College’s proactive advising model.
    2. Provide academic and career advising for high school learners.
    3. Maintain accurate student records adequate to assist in annual reporting required by the funding agency.
    4. Communicate with College personnel regarding needs of high school students.
    5. To ensure the ability to provide timely, accurate information and guidance to advisees and their families/caregivers, develop and maintain an adequate working knowledge of:
      1. policies and procedures related to NC high school, community college, university, and military pathways and
      2. community workforce development resources and other appropriate community support organizations and agencies.
    6. Provide advising and guidance consistent with the NACADA core values and competencies for academic advising.
  3. Support services
    1. Participate as an active member of the NC Career Coach Advisory Board that guides the partnership is between the college and high school, composed (at minimum) of the high school career development coordinator, counselor(s), and principal as well as community college personnel, using the expertise of the Board members to guide program development.
    2. Provide support, intervention, and instruction to help students succeed in high school and/or college courses and transition successfully into the college environment.
    3. Communicate policy and procedure information to students and parents.
    4. Conduct classroom visits and workshops with enrolled students at the high school to inform and instruct students about pathway requirements.
    5. Recommend and develop procedures for maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal regulation and guidelines, e.g. ADA, IDEA, FERPA, etc.

B. Workforce Engagement Resposibilities

Business and Industry Engagement

  1. Work closely with the McDowell Workforce Pipeline and McDowell NC Works Career Center to develop professional relationships with business and industry leaders and to remain knowledgeable about the careers available for graduates entering the workforce.
  2. Coordinate with local business leaders to offer high school learners opportunities to learn about career availability in McDowell County.
  3. Coordinate tours with local industries to expose students to various career pathways.


How to Apply

Submit an MTCC application and resume: 


Via email to- Breanna Wilson


Via mail to-


Breanna Wilson

McDowell Technical Community College

54 College Drive

Marion, NC 28752 

In-person to- Breanna Wilson, MTCC, 54 College Drive (Marion, NC), Cedar Building, Business Office


Offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of official transcripts.


If you have questions, contact Breanna Wilson by email, phone or fax:

email: Breanna Wilson

phone: 828-652-0618

fax: 828-659-0401

Job Post Contact

Michael Lavender
54 College Dr.
Marion, NC  28752