Career Programs Specialist (Grant Funded, Time Limited)

Career Programs Specialist (Grant Funded, Time Limited)


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Southern Wake Campus


$42,971.70 - $50,000.00 Annually


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Closes: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Target Start Date

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours

Business Hours

Reports to

Administrative Department Head

Employment Type

Full-time, Annual

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Intermediate skills with MS Office products

Effective collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Ability to exhibit strong interpersonal skills and work well with others

Ability to maintain records accurately and be able to meet deadlines consistently

Demonstrates strong organizational skills

Ability to perform normal duties with minimal supervision

Excellent communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking

Exceptional customer relations skills


Master's degree in counseling or related field
Three years experience advising, counseling, or career development in a post-secondary institution

Preferred Qualifications


Five years experience advising, counseling, or career development in a North Carolina community college  

Position Description

Pay Grade: Professional 4

The Career Program Specialist provides academic and career counseling assistance to prospective, new, and continuing students in the Applied Engineering and Technologies Division.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

*Creates and maintains initiatives to attract and retain students prospective, new, and continuing students in the division

*Advises new and returning division students

*Develops and implements strategies to increase the number of credential awards and improve persistence rates in the division

Initiates pre- and post-orientation contact with new students

Assists with program enrollment and registration for competitive programs

Trains division faculty on advising procedures and provides information on general college resources

Assists the Division Dean, Department Heads, and Program Directors in student retention efforts

Coordinates program orientation and information sessions

Collaborates with high school career development counselors to promote Career and College Promise programs and post-secondary pathways

Assists with employability initiatives including Work Based Learning and Advisory Committee collaboration

Assists with program data acquisition, analysis, and maintenance to develop enrollment management strategies

Assists in articulation development and agreement maintenance, and educates faculty on articulation opportunities

Maintains knowledge of the admission process, financial aid information, testing requirements, and appropriate student resources and services

Assists in developing and maintaining the division's websites, program planning documents, and marketing materials

Represents the division and its programs internally and externally

Completes annual applied benchmark project on an individual or group basis

Job Post Contact

Human Resources