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Coker University is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

The Athletic Department at Coker University invites applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Softball Coach.  This position is responsible for all aspects of an NCAA Division II softball program at Coker University and will primarily work with pitchers.  Responsibilities include and are not limited to:

Assisting with the recruitment of quality student-athletes, practice planning, game preparation, coaching, scouting, player development, administrative duties, monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes, and other responsibilities as assigned. 

 The ideal candidate is competitive with strong leadership capability and has the ability to motivate and persuade others in a positive direction.  The candidate will have experience working with pitchers at the collegiate level.  The incumbent is well organized, works efficiently and is successful with time management.  The ideal candidate is also dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus;  and has the ability to work collaboratively, be flexible and compromise in order to move forward as a team.  Excellent communications and public relations abilities are a must.  Strong typing and computer application skills, ability to courteously assist and support others and the ability to operate mobile devices, telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business machines is required.

 Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required, Master’s degree is preferred. Experience as an intercollegiate softball coach, a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record, and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations are required.   AED/CPR certification prior to employment is also required. 

 This is a 12-month position full-time position reporting to the Head Softball Coach.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to mdraine@coker.edu.   

POSITION: Collaborative Pianist/Accompanist (Multiple Vacancies)
STATUS: Part-Time, dependent upon availability. Roughly 6–10 hours per week, variable.
SUMMARY: The Coker University School of Visual & Performing Arts is seeking multiple qualified applicants for part-time Collaborative Pianist/Accompanist vacancies beginning August, 2019. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
COMPENSATION: $30/hr. An additional stipend is available if commuting more than 25 miles

The various responsibilities of the pianists include:

  • Accompany the Coker Singers, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30–3:45 p.m.
  • Accompany the Coker Cantilena, Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00–12:50 p.m.
  • Accompany applied lesson(s)
  • Rehearse with students privately outside of applied lesson times, based upon level of applied lessons in which students are enrolled
  • Accompany weekly studio classes Mondays from 3:30–4:30 p.m. if assigned student(s) are scheduled to sing
  • Accompany assigned student(s) in Student Musical Recital, XX at 7:30 p.m.
  • Accompany assigned student(s) in junior or senior voice recital (if applicable)

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Accompanying dance courses such as ballet, contingent upon availability and experience of applicant
  • Collaborate with music faculty for additional performance projects

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in ensemble and studio voice accompanying
  • Ability to work well with an ensemble conductor
  • Ability to sight read
  • Willingness to assist ensemble directors with rehearsal leadership, i.e. sectional rehearsals
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times
  • Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent field experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in music
  • Two or more years of experience as an ensemble and/or studio voice collaborative pianist
  • Ability to read open score (from four-part choral octavo)

To apply, please send résumé and if possible an audio or video recording sample to resumes.musicprogram@coker.edu. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Coker University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness.  This position is responsible for personnel management, training, planning, communications, budget coordination, decision making, program development, evaluation, and assessment.  The primary goal of this position is to complement the academic mission of the university by providing the campus community with programs that foster personal growth, development, and engagement in campus life.  This position is also responsible for developing recreation and wellness opportunities for all constituents of the institution, to include students, faculty, and staff.   

Responsibilities:

Supervises the total administration and operation for the department, as well as the development and implementation of long-range strategic plans.

  1. Develop, lead, and manage a comprehensive University recreation and wellness program for male and female, traditional and non-traditional students, faculty, and staff; plan and develop a wide range of activities to include a variety of interests.  
  2. Develop an educational plan to teach and promote lifelong activity geared toward wellness for students, faculty, and staff. 
  3. Engage in effective, collaborative working relationships with diverse populations in order to provide optimal service to diverse student populations and campus constituents.   
  4. Schedule facility usage as required and provide staff oversight during the assigned times. 
  5. Supervise recreational events and ensure supervision of all other events. 
  6. Manage the budget for recreation and wellness activities. 
  7. Prepare and disseminate policies for all recreational and wellness activities.  
  8. Hire, schedule, and supervise student workers assigned to recreational activities and other areas of responsibilities. 
  9. Schedule all recreation and wellness events, including; sign ups, captain’s meetings, scheduling of results, sending notices, and updating IM Leagues on a consistent basis. 
  10. Keep up to date on key developments in the field of recreation and wellness.  
  11. Foster partnerships with shared use facilities and make recommendations for strategic facility improvements/needs.  
  12. Foster partnerships both on campus and within the Hartsville community to broaden wellness opportunities.  

Requirements 

  1. Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and seven years of appropriate experience or bachelor’s degree and ten years of appropriate campus recreation and wellness experience.  
  2. Current CPR, AED, and first aid certifications.  

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to director-recreation-and-wellness-2020@coker.edu  and complete the Coker University Employment Application.  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Coker University’s Office of Student Affairs and Contract Services invites applicants to apply for the position of Director of Safety and Security. The ideal candidate must be committed to assuming responsibility for the health, safety and security of University property and constituents through oversight of ten contracted, non-commissioned, armed officers and dispatchers.

Generally, the incumbent is expected to administer security and policy enforcement operations; accident and crime prevention; health, environmental and fire safety activities; access control; and parking. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead, plan, organize, manage and direct all activities of the campus safety and security contract in accordance with university procedures and policy, including hiring, training, directing, and supervising the campus safety and security operation.
  • Direct and control 24/7 patrol of university property to prevent/detect crime to protect life/property, enforce rules and regulations and render service to the public.
  • Conduct planning and research related to all aspects of Campus Safety and Safety.
  • Oversee the investigation of all criminal activity on university property, including Title IX and student conduct matters.
  • Maintain records of all incidents, accidents and safety problems in accordance with Clery requirements. 
  • Maintain Clery records and file Annual Campus Safety and Security Report.
  • Develop and implement training programs for faculty, staff, and students that support policy enforcement, fire safety, first aid, crime prevention, and accident prevention.
  • Develop and maintain formal and informal communication with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, fire departments and DHEC.
  • Maintain an effective vehicle registration program, parking control program, access control system, report writing system, communication system, and camera system.
  • Produce, maintain, review, and update the Campus Safety and Security Operations Manual and the Emergency Response/Crisis Management Manual. Serve as incident commander in crisis situations.
  • Keep abreast of and review state and federal legislation pertinent to safety on a university campus.
  • Coordinate multi-agency tabletop and live drills with community partners annually.
  • Conduct regular health, safety, and security risk assessments on campus and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Lead the campus safety taskforce.
  • Participate in Department of Justice grant activities to combat sexual misconduct on campus.

The ideal candidate is dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial relationships with students, faculty, and staff; has the ability to work in a collaborative, flexible, and humble manner as part of a team; has the ability to courteously assist and support others; can reason through complex situations and exercise sound judgment; and has the ability to prioritize tasks and work autonomously in a fast-paced environment.

The Director of Safety and Security should have experience in crisis management, investigations, and threat assessments. Additionally, experience with NIMS protocol and Clery and Title IX regulations is preferred.  

Minimum qualifications for this position are a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and at least 7 years of experience in police, campus safety, health safety or equivalent field, with five years of progressive supervisory experience is preferred. A clean driving record and valid driver’s license is required.  

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to resumes.safety2020@coker.edu and complete the Coker University Employment Application.  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Coker University readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

Coker University, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.