High School Career Coach(1 Full-Time/10-Month Position Available)

Duties & Responsibilities

General Job Description

The High School Career Coach will report to the Career and College Promise (CCP) Director at Sampson Community College. The Career Coach will be based at Midway High School and is responsible for helping middle and high school students define their career aspirations and identifying community college programs and/or training to meet those aspirations and achieve their educational goals.  The Career Coach will empower students to make informed decisions regarding career and educational plans in preparation for success in post-secondary education and training.

The Career Coach work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm (39 hours/week) during the 10-month public school calendar.

Internal applicants may submit a letter of interest to
Frankie Sutter, Executive Director of Human Resources, fsutter@sampsoncc.edu.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work in collaboration with high school counselors and career development coordinators(CDCs) to promote CTE degree options/careers and develop Career Development Plans
  • 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.
  • Promote career readiness among students and develop career exploration opportunities (job-shadowing, internships, industry tours, etc.)
  • Aid students during their transition from secondary to postsecondary institutions.
  • Participate in team meetings and professional development activities, as recommended by the Vice Presidents and Deans
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Required: 
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 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: 
  • Master’s degree in business, counseling, marketing, vocational, career and technical education, or a related field
  • 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 on 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

Apply online

Applying online is fast and easy!

Prefer hard copy? Application, resume and transcripts should be submitted to the Director of Personnel, Frankie Sutter. Internal applicants may submit a letter of interest to Frankie Sutter, Executive Director of Human Resources, fsutter@sampsoncc.edu.