High School Career Coach (4 positions)

High School Career Coach (4 positions)


Sampson Community College
1801 Sunset Avenue Highway 24 West
Clinton, NC 28328
Phone: 910-592-8081

Job Location

These coaches will be assigned to area high schools. Their office will be located at the assigned high school.


Contact Personnel Office at fsutter@sampsoncc.edu


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Closes: Monday, September 28, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, October 19, 2020

Expected Work Hours

M-F 7:30am - 4:00pm

Reports to

Director of Career & College Promise

Employment Type

10-month (similar to public school calendar) - This is a grant-funded position scheduled to end June 30, 2023. After that, it will be contingent upon continued grant funding.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in vocational/technical education, counseling, human services or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • One-year experience working with a public secondary school system or a postsecondary institution within the past five years
  • Experience in advising high school students for college courses and/or career opportunities
  • Industry-related career development work experience in business, industry, or labor: or as a coordinator of work-based learning (job-shadowing, internships, cooperative education, apprenticeships); or a career/academic advisor; or in-school counseling
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships within an educational setting; plan, organize, and implement programs and services; and provide tracking and assessment to ensure quality

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in business, counseling, marketing, vocational, career and technical education, or a related field
  • Two years’ experience in academic advising

Position Description

  • Work in collaboration with high school counselors and career development coordinators (CDCs) to promote CTE degree options/careers and develop Career Development Plans
  • Assist in development of 9-14 career pathways
  • Provide career exploration, planning, and development guidance and college advisement to high school students
  • Engage students, counselors, faculty, parents, and all other stakeholders with information sessions related to college opportunities; participate in school-related activities in which SCC and articulated credit can be promoted (Parent Nights, grade-level meetings, etc.)
  • Conduct academic advising sessions with students
  • Maintain accurate and adequate student records to assist in academic/career advising and registration of high school learners
  • Provide supportive interventions to help students succeed in high school/college courses; providing academic success strategies to facilitate successful transition, foster progression, and promote completion of credentials
  • Monitor student progress in high school/college classes and work with students, parents/guardians, and instructors to develop plans for success, i.e., track attendance, academic progress, early warning
  • Conduct orientations for high school students at the beginning of each semester
  • Maintain quality partnerships with secondary school personnel in collaboration with the college staff and faculty
  • Maintain quality partnerships with the Career Specialist and local business and industry leaders to promote career readiness among students and develop career exploration opportunities (job-shadowing, internships, industry tours, etc.)
  • Provide assistance to students during their transition from secondary to postsecondary institutions
  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Career and College Promise to execute initiatives in assigned high schools
  • Participate in team meetings and professional development activities, as recommended by the Vice Presidents and Deans
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Academic Services and Institutional Effectiveness and the Director of Career and College Promise

How to Apply

Submit application (can be found at www.sampsoncc.edu) and transcripts to Frankie Sutter, Director of Personnel, 1801 Sunset Avenue, Clinton, NC  28328 or fsutter@sampsoncc.edu. First review of applications will begin on September 28, 2020. Applications after that date may or may not be reviewed.

Job Post Contact

Mrs. Frankie Sutter, Director of Personnel

Sampson Community College

1801 Sunset Avenue  P.O. Box 318

Clinton, NC 28329

(910) 900-4043  (910) 592-8048 fax