Closes: Friday, June 15, 2018
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Baccalaureate degree in Education, Communication, or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution required. Master's degree in Counselor Education or related field preferred, along with (2) years of advising and counseling experience in a community college, 4-year college/ university or similar educational setting. Previous experience advising and working with students from diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds preferred.
Must exercise knowledge of interpersonal communication skills with tact, diplomacy and patience. Knowledge of basic office software applications required (Excel, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, etc.). Must demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.
Must have ability to sustain regular work attendance, and work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff and the general public. Ability to speak effectively with small and large groups required. Ability to work some evenings and weekends required.
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NCWorks Career Coaches are community college counselors embedded in high schools to help students acquire awareness and explore career and technical education postsecondary program options. This position is funded in part by an appropriation from the General Fund to the NC Community College System Office and created as a result of a partnership between Pitt Community College and Pitt County Schools.
Under general supervision, employees in this position are employees of Pitt Community College and will not be an agent or employee of Pitt County Schools. Duties and responsibilities include organizing career planning activities, developing academic/career goals modules and providing group and individual career coaching for high school students. Reports to the Assistant Dean, Counseling and Student Services.
- Provide support, engagement, and guidance to help high school students define their career interests and explore educational opportunities at Pitt Community College and other postsecondary institutions.
- Improve the quality and effectiveness of postsecondary career counseling given to high school students and their families.
- Plan, design, implement and deliver content for career development workshops and sessions.
- Coordinate day-to-day NCWorks Career Coach operations and schedule activities, programs and speakers.
- In collaboration with the high school, develop and maintain a current and comprehensive on-line accessible occupational library including information on careers and career clusters, employment prospects and trends and employment requirements and opportunities.
- Conduct workshops and sessions for students that focus on career assessments, placement testing/multiple measures requirements, financial aid application, opportunities for apprenticeships/internships, and Career and College Promise credit classes in high school as well as on campus and in the community.
- Provide information on careers, career pathways, and educational requirements.
- Provide opportunities for job shadowing, mentoring, internships, visits to business and industry, and other career awareness activities.
- Monitor and track student career interest areas and the job market.
- Maintain accurate and timely records of coaching activities and students served.
- Promote student participation in outreach activities such as college nights, parent's nights, financial aid and scholarship workshops.
- Contact, schedule and arrange guest speakers from the local business community, colleges and military services to present information regarding specific occupations.
- Create partnerships and interact with a variety of external workforce development stakeholders including alumni, business and industry, governmental agencies, etc.
- Provide enhanced career services counseling for underrepresented and first generation college students. Connect students to academic enrichment activities such as study groups, tutoring, and workshops on study skills.
- Inform students, teachers, counselors, and parents regarding local and regional workforce needs.
- Must attend NCWorks Career Coaches training. Attend meetings, conferences and seminars regarding career trends.
- Prepare and submit to supervisor for approval, the NCWorks statutory annual reporting requirements report to be submitted to the State Board of Community Colleges.