NC Works Career Coach

NC Works Career Coach


Isothermal Community College
286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160
Phone: 828-286-3636

Job Location

Spindale, NC


Commensurate with experience


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Closes: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Target Start Date

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Expected Work Hours

Varies based on the needs of the institution

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree, required.
  2. Demonstrated ability to build relationships within an education setting; plan, organize, and implement programs and services; and provide tracking and assessment to ensure quality, required.
  3. Commitment to the learning-centered environment, required.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in secondary and/or postsecondary education, preferred.
  2. Working knowledge of Datatel/Colleague, preferred.
  3. Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of career services, preferred.
  4. Knowledge and practical application of student/career development theory, preferred.
  5. Be knowledgeable in all aspects of the student experience to include: coaching, mentoring, advising, student/career services, and progression, preferred.

Position Description

Essential  Responsibilities

  1. Career Exploration
    1. Support outreach efforts involving high school students to raise awareness of opportunities and assist in enrollment of high school students in Rutherford County Schools (RCS) to Isothermal Community College (ICC).
    2. Support students’ efforts for career pathways, recruitment, and enrollment efforts.
    3. Coordinate events designed to promote awareness of career pathways.
    4. Work with College personnel to prepare information related to career pathways for distribution to students and parents.
    5. Organize campus tours.
    6. Establish and follow plans to ensure consistent communication with students, faculty, staff, parents, and additional stakeholders.
  2. Advising and Registration
    1. Assist with college advising and college course registration for high school students.
    2. Maintain accurate and adequate student records to assist in advising and registration of high school students.
    3. Provide information to College personnel regarding course needs for high school students.
    4. Responsible for knowledge of RCS High Schools’ and ICC’s policies and procedures, as well as information related to community workforce development resources, to provide students with information and guidance to assist them in making informed decisions.
  3. Support Services
    1. Provide supportive intervention to help students succeed in college courses.
    2. Serve as a liaison with Disability Counselor for high school students enrolled in college courses.
    3. Arrange and assist with placement assessment and provide assessment interpretation.
    4. Monitor student progress in ICC classes and work with students, parents/guardians, and instructors to develop plans for success.
    5. Develop and implement assessment methods/processes to evaluate the program quality.
    6. Assist in communicating policy and procedure information to students and parents/guardians.
    7. Recommend procedures for maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines, e.g., coordination ADA & IDEA, Title IX, and FERPA, etc.
    8. Conduct workshops and classroom visits with enrolled high school students.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  1. Develop an understanding and appreciation of the mission, history, current programs, services and goals      of Isothermal Community College.
  2. Possess excellent skills for planning, organizing, and implementing new initiatives.
  3. Ability to establish, cultivate, and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, students, peers, etc.
  4. Effective communication skills (written and oral) in a variety of settings with people from diverse backgrounds, educational levels, and age groups. 
  5. Ability to operate computer, mobile devices, and related software including Microsoft Office and relevant applications, and internet platforms.
  6. Possess a working knowledge of secondary and postsecondary education.
  7. Independently perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects.
  8. Ability to foster a collaborative team-based work environment with a willingness to see tasks through to completion.

Physical Demands

Typical office environment, infrequently lifting and carrying items up to 25 lbs.; infrequently twisting or bending at the waist or reaching overhead; frequently traveling between area High Schools and Isothermal Community College; frequently listening to and talking with students, parents, faculty, and staff in person, by telephone or e-mail; frequently sitting at a desk or workstation using a computer display, keyboard, and mouse.

How to Apply

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Job Post Contact

Tanya Jones