South Piedmont Community College
680 US 74
Polkton, NC 28135
Phone: 704-272-5300

Job Location

Located on both the OCH and LLP Campuses in Monroe and Polkton, NC.


Commensurate with education and experience


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Closes: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Target Start Date

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Director of Counseling

Employment Type

Full-Time 12-Months

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in counseling or related counseling field

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous customer service experience
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Previous experience working with students in higher education
• Previous community college experience
• Previous experience working in Student Affairs/Student Services/Support Services
• Previous experience with disability services
• Proven ability to deal effectively, cooperatively, and tactfully with faculty, staff, administrators, and students

Position Description

Job Description

The Counselor is a full-time, 12-month non-clinical position located on both the OCH and LLP Campuses in Monroe and Polkton, NC. Under the direction of the Director of Counseling, the Counselor supports college retention efforts by providing academic, personal, disability, and career counseling to the student population. The Counselor collaborates with faculty and staff to identify resources for students and provide quality support services. This position must be available to work day and evening hours as well as occasional weekends.

Job Duties

• Provide academic, career, and personal counseling to a diverse community college student population and refer appropriately to internal and external resources. Maintain the confidential nature of such contacts.
• Promote and participate in retention activities and efforts including but not limited to managing early alert flags, ADA compliance, and implementing best practices in counseling.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with minimal guidance.
• Participate in special projects and initiatives such as grade appeal teams and assigning academic standing.
• Remain knowledgeable in the SPCC curriculum and continuing education programs, admissions standards, testing standards, financial aid services, etc.
• Provide student development workshops on various topics to support student success.
• Work variable schedule if needed, including evenings and/or weekends.
• Participate in SPCC teams as requested.
• Assist in planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of planning goals and objectives for Student Services in conjunction with the SPCC strategic plan.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Job Post Contact

South Piedmont Community College

Human Resources

PO Box 126

Polkton, NC 28135