FT Counselor

FT Counselor


Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

CFCC Downtown Campus

Wilmington, NC




State oF NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, November 13, 2020
Closes: Monday, November 30, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, January 4, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Monday-Friday 8a-5p

Reports to

Lead Counselor

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Counseling/Counselor Education with at least one (1) year of postsecondary student counseling/academic advising experience or at least two (2) years of responsible high school student counseling/academic advising experience


  • Master’s degree in a Human Service field with at least two (2) years of postsecondary student counseling/academic advising experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one (1) year of postsecondary counseling/advising experience
  • Community College counseling experience is strongly preferred

Position Description


To perform a variety of duties that involve providing information and support to students in an effort to increase retention.  Duties include academic, and personal counseling; sharing information about program requirements, admissions requirements, course and program requirements and related matters; offer workshops and community resource collaboration to promote holistic wellness


Essential Functions:

Perform the following functions while monitoring and assisting students on assigned caseload:

  • Provide personal counseling and support for a variety of concerns (i.e.:  mental health, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, grief, Title IX, wellness, etc.) make appropriate community referrals as needed
  • Offer workshop and community resource collaborations to promote holistic wellness.
  • Provide information and assistance to continuing and prospective students regarding the policies and procedures of the college, including admissions, academic and graduation requirements; assist students in interpreting the college catalog
  • Manage a large caseload of students with regular communication using AVISO Retention Software
  • Provide students with general course requirements, prerequisite information and transfer requirements; review transfer credits with students; refer students to appropriate staff for specific program information
  • Assist students in setting academic and career goals
  • Discuss program options for students who are considering a major change.
  • Assist students with withdrawal from classes; make referrals to on campus and community resources as needed to address concerns that result in withdrawal from a class or classes
  • Assist students who are classified as being on Academic Warning; develop strategies for success
  •  Assist students with academic and personal concerns to increase retention
  • Assist students transferring to various colleges and universities; refer students to resource materials to obtain information about colleges; contact educational institutions to receive current admissions information; work with college Career and Technical academic areas to increase transferability of programs to other colleges
  • Serve as a liaison between students and faculty to clarify issues and problems; recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints
  • Implement student success and retention strategies to ensure student success.
  • Participate in the planning and organizing of student registration; coordinate and participate in special counseling activities


How to Apply

For complete job description and to apply, please visit the CFCC Employment Site

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