Counselor, Scotland County


Richmond Community College

Job Location

Laurinburg, NC

Salary Grade


Full Benefits

Job Reports To

Associate Vice President for Administrative Services

Job Category


Application Period

Opens: 07/09/2024
Closes: 07/31/2024

Target Start Date


Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in counseling or psychology required.  Two (2) years of experience working with diverse individuals, preferably in a post-secondary setting required. 

Preferred Qualifications

Testing and career development experience strongly desired. National Board Certification or NC Licensed Professional Counselor Certification preferred.

Position Description

General Description: The Counselor, under the supervision of the Associate Vice President for Administrative Services, provides comprehensive academic, personal, and placement counseling to students from diverse backgrounds. The counselor is responsible for helping students develop 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. Provide comprehensive counseling services to all students, including those with disabilities, ensuring equitable access to accommodations and fostering a supportive learning environment.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Assist students who are on Academic Warning, Probation or Suspension, utilizing messaging software, as well as other methods, to communicate with students in a timely manner; helping them identify and implement academic success strategies, including developing an academic improvement plan.
  5. 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.
  6. In collaboration with the Coordinator of Scotland County Career and Transfer Advising Services, guide prospective students through the enrollment steps, including submission of admissions and FASFA applications, basic knowledge of Financial Aid scholarship opportunities, placement test administration and interpretation, and reviewing curriculum offerings.
  7. Works to resolve student issues, facilitating detailed or technical support from internal and external resources.
  8. Helps ensure students on the Scotland County campus are served equitably, receiving the same level and quality of services as students on main campus.
  9. Participate in college-wide recruitment and retention initiatives.
  10. Attend professional development trainings and in-services, maintaining current knowledge of best practices related to duties and areas of responsibility.
  11. Ensure compliance with FERPA, Department of Education rules and regulations, state law and community college system regulations and college policies and procedures.
  12. Teach ACA 122 College Transfer Success classes as needed.
  13. Effectively document interactions and details regarding students in the student advising software.
  14. 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 undergraduate and graduate transcripts. 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. The successful applicant must pass a complete background check.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Info

Rita Oliver


200 West Jones Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

(919) 807-7100