Scotland County Counselor

Scotland County Counselor


Richmond Community College
1042 West Hamlet Avenue
Hamlet, NC 28345
Phone: 910-410-1700

Job Location

Scotland Campus


RichmondCC Salary Scale Level 10


Full Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, October 3, 2022
Closes: Saturday, December 31, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, November 7, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Reports to

Director of Counseling

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience: Master’s degree in counseling or student development required. Two (2) years of experience working with diverse individuals, preferably in a post-secondary setting. Testing and career development experience or coursework in statistics/research and career development strongly desired.

Preferred Qualifications

National Board Certification or NC Licensed Professional Counselor Certification preferred.

Position Description

General Description: The Counselor, under the authority of the Director of Counseling, provides comprehensive academic, personal, and placement counseling to students from diverse backgrounds. The counselor is responsible for helping students develop plan academic improvement plans, as needed, and assisting students with accessing available resources. This position, located at the Honeycutt Center in Scotland County, is responsible for coordinating support services for all students at this campus.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Position: 

  1. Work collaboratively with other Student Services personnel, to ensure basic cross-training and knowledge sharing, in support of the one-stop approach to enrollment on the Scotland County Campus. 
  2. Foster relationships with students to promote student development, retention, and persistence to completion, providing personal and social counseling on individual and group bases and initiating referrals to other professionals and agencies when appropriate. Assist students who are on Academic Warning, Probation or Suspension, utilizing Signal Vine to communicate with students in a timely manner; helping them identify and implement academic success strategies, including developing an academic improvement plan.
  3. In collaboration with the Counseling Team, help develop and facilitate workshops and peer groups sessions which address a variety of mental health concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, grief, Title IX), making appropriate referrals as needed.  
  4. In collaboration with the Coordinator of Scotland County Career and Transfer Advising Services, guide prospective students through the enrollment steps, including submission of admissions applications, placement test administration and interpretation, reviewing curriculum offerings, and articulating financial aid decisions. 
  5. Works to resolve student issues, facilitating detailed or technical support from internal and external resources.
  6. Helps ensure students on the Scotland County campus are served equitably, receiving the same level and quality of services as students on main campus.
  7. Participate in college-wide recruitment and retention initiatives.
  8. Attend professional development trainings and in-services, maintaining current knowledge of best practices related top duties and areas of responsibility.
  9. Ensure compliance with FERPA, Department of Education rules and regulations, state law and community college system regulations and college policies and procedures.
  10. Teach ACA 122 College Transfer Success classes as needed.
  11. Other duties as assigned. (Willingness to accept and fulfill additional assignments.) 

How to Apply

Application Process: To apply for a vacant position, complete the Richmond Community College application and submit it with photocopies or unofficial copies of your College transcripts. For positions where a high school diploma or equivalent is the highest required degree, then proof of high school/equivalency is required. Application and review process can be found on the RCC website. No action will be taken on submission of a resume or letter of interest only. Incomplete files will not be considered. Successful applicant must pass a complete background check.

Open Until Filled

Job Post Contact

Human Resources Director

Richmond Community College

P O Box 1189

Hamlet NC 28379

P (910) 410-1804

F (910) 582-7028