Career Coach - Harnett County & Private Schools (11 months)

Career Coach - Harnett County & Private Schools (11 months)


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location


Lillington, NC


$43,760.00 - $50,324.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Closes: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, July 22, 2024

Expected Work Hours

40 hours

Employment Type

Full-time Staff

Minimum Qualifications

Required educational background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Required kind and number years of work experience:

  • Work experience within a K-12 setting or NC community college setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience in advising high school students for community college courses or further education  
  • Advising or related experience at a community college
  • Experience using a learning management system (Example: Colleague, Blackboard, and/or PowerSchool)
  • Master’s degree
  • Bilingual
  • Career advising experience

Position Description

At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities! We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help.  


The Career Coach - Harnett County (11 months) is a part of the Central Carolina Works (CCW) team. The CCW program is an initiative to support high school students who are participating in the state Career and College Promise (CCP) program.   The CCP program allows high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while completing high school requirements.  


Central Carolina Community College and Harnett County School places Career Coaches in all service-area high schools. The Career Coach is assigned to work at Western Harnett High School and private schools in our three county service area.  The Career Coach’s role is to support potential and current students in the CCP program through career and college exploration, advising, registration, providing student support services, and relationship building.  The Career Coach will support any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and work in conjunction with the Lead Career Coach for Harnett County. This position reports to the Executive Director of Secondary Partnerships.   


  • Travel required within the service area.
  • Some evening/night work required, e.g. parent nights at high schools.
  • Please include unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Will be required to submit official copies of transcripts before start date.  
  • This position may have occasional travel between campuses and for training. Occasional after hours may be required.


Diversity Policy:  Central Carolina Community College believes the college experience is greatly enriched through diversity; therefore, the college encourages diversity of thought within the student body and staff. Furthermore, the college seeks to promote awareness of diversity and the respect for all individuals, and the college pledges to adhere to this mission in its relationship with the community. 


Essential Duties


  • Works in collaboration with principals, high school counselors, high school career development coordinators, Lead Harnett County Career Coach and the CCCC Executive Director of Secondary Partnerships to facilitate CCP programming at Western Harnett High School and private schools.   
  • Serves as the initial point of contact for CCCC enrollment services and program information. 
  • Assists students and families in navigating CCP admissions policies and procedures: answers specific inquiries, maintains contact with prospective students, and ensures completion of application materials of students in the dual enrollment program. 
  • Assesses prospective student admission data such as test scores and placement information, reviews transcripts from high schools, and evaluates other relevant documentation for eligibility into CCP pathways.  
  • Works with students one-on-one to plan and/or reach career and educational goals, referring them to appropriate academic programs and or short-term training options.
  • Administers career assessments and provides academic and career guidance regarding skills, interests, and personality traits.
  • Provides college and career advising and registers students in courses per CCP pathways and policies.
  • Engages in proactive outreach to assigned student caseload regarding grades and attendance, connecting students to college resources and services as needed. 
  • Reports bi-weekly grade updates to assigned high schools for all enrolled CCP students.
  • Updates and submits enrollment records every semester as required in CCP policy.  
  • Engages students, counselors, faculty, parents, and other stakeholders as appropriate in information sessions related to college success and CCP advising sessions on related topics.
  • Manages college textbooks at high school sites.
  • Utilizes the early alert system to identify and provide intervention, resources, and strategies for students in need of support.
  • Participates in Harnett County Schools (HCS) meetings regarding CCP and CCCC.
  • Works with the Career Coach team to ensure CCP and college enrollment goals are met and college pathway materials and instructional supplies are distributed within the high schools.
  • Encourages and supports college activities, policies, procedures, and philosophies.
  • Engages students in co-curricular career community activities to foster student development and establish a sense of belonging.
  • Cultivates a culture of care and advocacy through compassion, inclusion, opportunity, integrity, courage, and people.
  • Actively engages with college committees as appointed.
  • Celebrates student achievement at graduation ceremonies and other recognitions.
  • Attends departmental, divisional, and collegewide meetings.
  • Engage in a minimum of 5 hours of professional development each year. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Secondary Partnerships.
  • Recognizing and respecting the variety of experiences and contributions represented by all of our students, employees, and community, the Career Coach - Harnett County & Private Schools will encourage a learning environment where everyone is supported and valued for their unique perspectives and experiences and will foster and promote the participation of all members of our diverse communities. 

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493