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Coker University is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

The Assistant Area Coordinator (AAC) is a currently enrolled Coker University graduate student and paraprofessional staff member who assists the Area Coordinator in managing the residence halls. 

Responsibilities:

  • Co-supervision, selection, training and evaluation of Resident Assistants in your community.
  • Provide customer service for students, parents, and members of the community.
  • Help manage daily operations in the residence halls: occupancy management, supervising student staff, weekly staff meetings, opening and closing the halls, student follow-up and more.
  • Oversee community programming initiatives, conducting rounds, persistence assessment
  • Serve in on-call rotation after hours and provide office hours
  • Serve on department committees and attend professional development sessions. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Must be accepted and enrolled in a Coker University graduate program

Benefits:

  • Stipend: $5,000 per year
  • Tuition Remission: Covers tuition for a Coker University Graduate Program. 
  • Meal Plan: We provide residence life graduate assistants with a meal plan to encourage graduate assistants to be active and visible members of their communities.
  • On-Campus Apartment: We provide residence life graduate assistants with an apartment in one of our residence halls to better support student learning and respond to after-hours calls.
    • 1 Bedroom apartment
    • Living Room and Kitchen
    • Laundry available
    • High-Speed internet included
    • Electricity and Water Included

**Successful candidates must be able to commit to serving as a Assistant Area Coordinator for 2 years in order to be eligible for full tuition remission**

Start Date:  July 5, 2021

Contract Period: 11 months

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to emarshall@coker.edu.  

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Director, Kalmia Gardens

DEPARTMENT: Kalmia

REPORTS TO: Director of the Gardens

FLSA STATUS: Full Time

 

JOB SUMMARY: Provides environmental education (EE) while assisting the Director in biological, environmental, and horticultural responsibilities. Responsible for facility management, preservation of the Historic Hart House and the Joslin Education Center.

Core assignments for the position include:

  • Lead Garden tours for guests
  • Establish and provide EE programs
  • Create monthly Laurel Branch Newsletter
  • Engage with the broader Coker campus and Darlington County community
  • Work with appropriate Coker faculty on joint programming or projects
  • Design and lead summer camp (Week in the Wild)
  • Explore opportunities to grow summer camps
  • Some ground maintenance is expected
  • General “housekeeping” for Historic Hart House and the Joslin Education Center
  • Expand volunteer opportunities
  • Assist with Darlington County Master Gardener Association activities
  • Plan, assist and participate in Garden activities
  • Provide assistance to the Director when needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Degree in biology or a related discipline
Ability to generate enthusiasm for activities and conservation management
Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Certified or ability to become certified in first aid and CPR

This job requires working knowledge of environmental education for all ages. The ability to enthuse and inspire visitors is a must! The applicant must be able to work outdoors in hot/cold conditions and must be
able to lift 50 pounds. Skills in supervision/leadership and landscape maintenance management are required. Working knowledge of office related computer applications and social media platforms are required. Some weekend work is required.

Education/certification: Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture/Biology/Education or related field, or
equivalent combination of education and experiences.

Experience required:

  • 5-7 years job related experience preferred

 

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to adickson@coker.edu and complete the application at https://coker.isolvedhire.com/pages/JobOpportunities. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is
filled.

The Athletic Department at Coker University invites applicants to apply for the full time position
of Assistant Coach, men’s soccer. Responsibilities include:

  1. Assist in planning, conducting, and supervising all soccer practices and conditioning
    sessions.
  2. Assist in recruiting student-athletes of high academic and athletic abilities within Coker
    University, South Atlantic Conference, and NCAA regulations.
  3. Work within the assigned budget provided by the head coach.
  4. Assist in the monitoring of the academic progress and eligibility of student athletes.
  5. Assist with preparing the game schedule.
  6. Extensive travel is required.
  7. Perform other duties as responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics and/or
    the Head Coach

The ideal candidate is competitive with strong leadership capability and has the ability to
motivate and persuade others in a positive direction. 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.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required. Experience with an NCAA
intercollegiate soccer program, a valid driver’s license with clean driving record, knowledge of
NCAA rules and regulations and current CPR and AED certification is required.

This is a 12-month position reporting to the Head Men’s Soccer Coach and will begin
immediately. Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional
references to https://coker.isolvedhire.com/jobs/.

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.

The Associate Vice President, Strategic Communications is responsible for the execution of
Coker University’s marketing, communication and branding strategies. The Associate Vice
President plans and directs marketing and communication activities in alignment with and in
support of Coker’s mission, vision, and goals in order to advance the academic reputation and
overall brand of the university.

As the University’s communication and brand management leader, the Associate Vice President
will be responsible for managing all the university’s public relations and communication
functions. The Associate Vice President directs all communication strategies for external
constituencies, internal communication strategies that support a cohesive and well-informed
university community, and manages all communication aspects of crisis and issues
management. Marketing and communication initiatives under the direction of the Associate
Vice President include brand awareness and ad campaigns, media relations, university
publications, interactive and digital marketing, social media, collateral and implementation of
market research and market segmentation strategies. In addition, the Associate Vice President
serves as a principal media liaison and will be both a university spokesperson and co-strategist
to the President in their role as the chief representative for the university.

The Associate Vice President reports directly to the President and as a member of the Executive
Leadership Team serves as the lead communications counselor and marketing officer for the
university. In conjunction with executive leadership, the Associate Vice President develops core
marketing messages that enhance the university’s reputation and ensures that the university is
well-positioned as a leader in higher education. This work includes helping to strategize key
recruitment materials in conjunction with the division of Student Services and helping to shape
the look and feel of events which host an external audience.

RESPONSIBILITIES
● Provide vision and leadership for Coker University’s integrated marketing and
communication operations.
● Develop a comprehensive and proactive university-wide marketing, communication and
branding strategy that supports the strategic goals, plans, and aspirations of the
university. Ensure that all messages emanating from the university are accurate,
consistent and present a coherent image of the institution and its interests.
● Create marketing, communication and branding strategies that maximize demand for
the university’s programs. Articulate the value proposition of the university and
effectively market Coker’s stories to its internal and external audiences.
● Partner with university leadership to generate innovative ideas and solutions that
engage donors.
● Oversee the editorial direction, design, and production of publications, university web
properties, social media initiatives, advertising, and media with a goal of creating
dynamic, engaging materials that authentically convey and reflect the key brand
attributes of the university.

● Oversee the development and execution of the strategy for the university’s interactive
and social media programs and supervise the development and deployment of
web/social media sites aimed at enhancing the university’s brand and reputation.
● Create and monitor key performance indicators related to strategic communications.
● Lead media relations outreach and oversee the university’s media relations strategy.
Foster effective and collaborative relationships with the media. Create and leverage
opportunities to drive public relations strategies and tactics.
● Lead a diverse team of web producers, graphic designers, project managers, marketing
and editorial writers, media specialists and videographers. Provide mentorship to staff,
both in terms of departmental strategy and professional development.
● Cultivate strong working relationships with staff, faculty and students across the
university. Including playing a key role in events which primarily support external
audiences.
● Adherence and support of Coker’s Service Standards.

QUALIFICATIONS
● Strong leadership skills and a proven track record of developing and implementing
comprehensive communication strategies and plans, advising leadership and responding
to media inquiries as a company spokesperson / public relations liaison in a complex
environment.
● Advanced knowledge of the strategies and best practices for communication, including
sophisticated and creative use of social media and other forms of digital
communication. Proven success at developing and implementing online and social
media strategies to enhance visibility, engagement and loyalty.
● Presence and confidence to project credibility to the media and other strategic
stakeholders. Proven track record of effective media relations, along with the ability to
efficiently develop media relations strategies and crisis communications to quickly
respond to changing circumstances.
● Collegial and collaborative management style that builds bridges and consensus among
individuals and units across the university.
● Appreciation for the history, achievements and aspirations of the university and the
ability to effectively and eloquently articulate the President’s vision to diverse
audiences.
● Ability to synthesize complex information and produce marketing and communication
materials that address a wide variety of goals and objectives.
● Superb written and oral communication skills and exceptional attention to detail.
Demonstrated versatility in writing for all media platforms.
● Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict
resolution.
● Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s and at least 7 years of relevant experience
required.

To apply please include a resume and cover letter. To begin the process click here on
https://coker.isolvedhire.com/pages/JobOpportunities.

University Standard Service and Excellence Expectations
Coker’s standards of service and excellence to the campus and community is an institutional
priority for the university. We pride ourselves in our customer service, communication, and
availability to our stakeholders and employees through efficient response times, detailed
information, and professionalism.

Coker University’s Career Center invites applicants to apply for the position of Career Coach. This position provides
career counseling and develops resources that create an opportunity to explore the connection between academic study and future paths of study, work, and service.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • provides individual career engagement for Coker students, including interpretation of assessment inventories,
    resume, cover letter, and mock interview preparation
  • represents Career Services at university events such as Coker Connection, CobraQuest: New Student Orientation, Visit Days, and in CU classes where appropriate
  • responsible for managing and collecting data related to graduates;
  • maintain employer relationships;
  • promotes the Career Center across campus and in the surrounding community;
  • remains current on issues and trends related to career planning and marketplace needs;
  • plans special events including job fairs, workshops, and networking events;
  • coordinates the work-study program
  • assists with the internship program, including maintaining accurate records, coordinating the internship program orientation, and processing internship contracts
  • assists with maintaining Handshake, Coker’s online job portal
  • performs other related duties as outlined by the Dean of Student Success/ Director of the Career Center.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required, a master’s degree in education preferred
  • Professional experience in a relevant field including, but not limited to, higher education, human resources,
    recruiting, etc.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work with diverse populations of students, faculty, and
    constituents
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where multitasking situations often occur
  • Strong organizational skills required to follow through on assigned projects and meet deadlines
  • Evening and weekend work may be required
  • Proficient writing and public speaking skills
  • Personal passion for higher education, with a belief in the value of a liberal arts education and the mission and values of Coker University.

Applicants should be passionate about providing excellent customer service; dedicated to developing meaningful,
collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus; and committed to actively contributing to Coker University’s mission and vision.

As a member of the Career Center, the Career Coach will report directly to the Dean of Student Success/ Director of the Career Center.

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

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.

POSITION TITLE
Director, Alumni Engagement

DEPARTMENT
Institutional Advancement

REPORTS TO:
Vice President for the Office of Advancement

JOB SUMMARY:

The Director of Alumni Engagement’s top priority is to maximize the interaction value each alumni has with their alma mater. The position is responsible for increasing and managing meaningful contact with all alumni. The Director should be building direct contacts with alumni that will result in enhancing alumni engagement and alumni donor participation. The Director should have demonstrated expertise in strategic event management and marketing skills with success in cultivating relationships. The Director for Alumni Engagement serves as an integral part of the College’s overall fundraising team helping to cultivate meaningful relationships with Coker alumni.

Core assignments:

  • Develops, coordinates and evaluates programs and projects to promote
    alumni relations and educational programs designed to connect alumni
    through academic channels such as programs/departments/schools/colleges.
  • Plans, coordinates, and attends events, meetings, or other activities as
    requested by academic units. This may also include alumni and volunteer
    recognition banquets, receptions, homecoming, and reunions.
  • Identifies, cultivates, and stewards alumni and volunteers. Helps current
    volunteer leadership to identify potential new volunteers and future leadership.
  • Supports the Alumni Association Board in goal setting, program development,
    and leadership development.
  • Coordinates and produces reports, proposals, and analyses for management,
    to include monthly budget to actual reviews of areas of programmatic
    responsibility, periodic reports to reflect relevant data gathering and analysis,
    and post-event reports and recommendations.
  • Develops, sustains, and strengthens alumni groups which focus on
    establishing and maintaining connections through academic/degree
    programs, year of graduation, geographic location, sports team, etc. and
    collaborates with other offices on campus in this work.
  • Develops content for a monthly alumni newsletter and coordinates and/or
    publishes posts with the marketing department for Alumni social media and
    other content channels.
  • Develops content for a monthly alumni newsletter and coordinates and/or
    publishes posts with the marketing department for Alumni social media and
    other content channels.
  • Develops and presents educational programs for alumni, including lectures,
    seminars, and workshops.
  • Coordinates and trains volunteers who work on events, projects and programs.
  • Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings,
    committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  • Serves on committees relating to alumni relations, and serves as liaison
    between Coker University and the community.
  • May supervise and train staff, student employees, volunteers, and/or interns, as appropriate.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Comprehensive understanding of working as a team, relationship builder,
    volunteer engagement, athletic boosters and public relations functions.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, be flexible and compromise in order to move
    forward as a team.
  • Accurate and attentive to detail; specifically as it relates to special events.
  • Well organized.
  • Ability to courteously assist and support others.
  • Ability to manage people.
  • Ability to complete projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to utilize Coker University’s donor software program.

Education/certification: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Experience required: 3-5 years experience preferred

To apply please include a resume and cover letter. To begin the process click here
Coker University Career Opportunities.

Coker University

Job Description – Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations

Reports to: Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Job Title: Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations

Job Status: Full Time (Exempt, 40 hours per week)

As our Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations, you will be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing the Coker’s annual giving and stewardship programs and would serve as the primary tactical and administrative officer for the Advancement division. This position would ensure that annual fund solicitations happen in a professional and coordinated fashion working closely with our academic and athletic partners across campus. The Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations would also facilitate top notch donor relations and stewardship programming, including events and giving societies.

As our Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations, you get to

  • Help lead the planning and tactics for annual fundraising and stewardship for Coker University. 
  • Set activity and solicitation goals to meet annual fundraising goals.
  • Track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor progress towards goals.
  • Represent the college at public functions and events, including social and professional gatherings.
  • When necessary, represent the department in place of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
  • Maintain familiarity with salient issues relating to higher education, fundraising, and financial planning, showing a desire to stay abreast of current trends and ideas.
  • Maintain professionalism when dealing with staff and donors, and in fulfilling all responsibilities and objectives.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures established by Coker University and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethics.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

This job might be for you if:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education and at least 5 years of experience in the field of nonprofit fundraising.
  • You have a proven record of leadership and accomplishment in the field of development. 
  • You have a strong work ethic, personal integrity, excellent communication skills, strategic

thinking, and supervisory/leadership capabilities.

  • You are comfortable using a donor database to effectively manage prospect records.
  • You can make and keep friends. You establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies.
  • You have honed your writing and speaking skills and use them to compel individuals to action.
  • People are inspired by your determination. You bring people in line with a vision and motivate them to reach goals.

This job has light physical demands (for instance: spending hours listening and talking; working on the computer and phone; driving to appointments and events; and occasionally working long days, nights, or weekends). The schedule is Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week but flexibility is required to meet departmental needs. 

To apply please go to https://coker.isolvedhire.com/pages/JobOpportunities. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Coker University (CU) invites applications for the position of Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives beginning June 1, 2022. The position is responsible for leading CU’s efforts in growing and advancing student engagement on research, creative activity, and scholarly work in addition to leading and managing sponsored projects. The Director will serve as the lead for all student-centered research activities and programming supported by the University and other units, as appropriate. The Director will lead the development and maintenance of sustainable student-centered research programs indicative of the institution’s commitment to raising awareness about undergraduate research across disciplines, facilitating research experiences for students, and celebrating research achievements of both students and their faculty mentors.

Aligning with Coker’s strategic plan, the Director must have an innovative vision for undergraduate research, including advancing opportunities for underrepresented student populations. They must also possess exceptional higher education administrative acumen with demonstrable experience in undergraduate research and grant management. This position will establish and implement submission procedures relating to grant and proposal development. This position will also participate in development and implementation of training and education programs that promote a clearer understanding of the grants management process.

The Director will report to the Provost and will contribute to the strategic advancement of the entire unit as a member of the Provost’s leadership team (Academic Council), helping to advance the growth, reach, and impact of academic student engagement and related strategic initiatives of the University.

Responsibilities
Undergraduate Research:

  • Leads unit efforts in the design and execution of new student-centered research programs, including summer research programs, and other research opportunities responsive to the unique research culture at Coker University. Manages and refines academic year and summer undergraduate research opportunities and programs; enrichment programming; comprehensive research grant program and conference travel grants program.
  • Works to build a work study program to enhance research opportunities with responsibilities of supervising work-study/research.
  • Collaborates with high schools to promote research opportunities for high school students.
  • Partners with faculty and departments/programs to promote and recruit for existing research opportunities and aid in the development of new opportunities; works across disciplines to develop funding sources to broaden and diversify student and faculty participation in undergraduate research and creative inquiry
  • Partners closely with CU faculty across all disciplines to increase student engagement in undergraduate research with emphasis on traditionally underrepresented students.
  •  Collaborates with CU’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning …and serves as the principal lead for the annual Coker University Student Research Symposium.
  • Collaborates with CU’s Marketing and Communications, …to develop suitable newsletter, media, publicity events, publications, and web content to publicize and promote undergraduate research efforts and achievements.
  • Designs and implements professional development modules for faculty and research literacy courses, including but not limited to ethical conduct of research, health and safety training, IRB processes, and other best practices; discipline-specific training (tools, systems, data collection); and their research communication skills.
  • Develops a formal undergraduate research mentor training program for faculty and peer student mentors.
  • Administers high-impact, developmental advising to undergraduates across all disciplines interested in pursuing research in the individual advising context and in instructional environments.
  • Works closely with faculty, students, administrators, and senior leadership to promote, facilitate, monitor, document, and/or evaluate undergraduate research across the University; maintains and updates current inventory of undergraduate research on a regular basis; tracks student engagement in research to determine lasting influence of undergraduate research engagement; and uses assessment data tools to improve UGR programming. Develops new policies as relevant in partnership with the Provost and deans and directors. Effectively assesses programs for quality enhancement purposes.
  • Active engagement with the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR); attends and presents at national and regional conferences; remains well-informed of national trends related to undergraduate research to inform undergraduate research programming and support at Coker University.
  • Organizes and facilitates information sessions for both faculty and students to increase a) their awareness of undergraduate research opportunities on/off campus and b) grants programs to fund their research.
  • Maintains a professional identity and highly visible presence for the CU’s undergraduate research enterprise and actively promotes undergraduate research among faculty, staff, and students; this includes public speaking to a variety of constituents including students, parents, faculty, staff, senior university leadership, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Develops and supports research opportunities focused on engagement and retention of underrepresented populations in undergraduate research across all divisions; partners with CU’s Career Center and Student Success Center, to increase participation in research activities.
  •  Manages external and internal funding sources dedicated to providing students mentored research opportunities.

Sponsored Projects:

  • Seeks, applies, and secures national grants to support undergraduate research activities at the University; collaborates with faculty and administration to seek internal and external funding to support undergraduate research.
  • Provides strategic leadership and oversight of the research operations, strategic initiatives, and pre- and post- award support of sponsored projects at CU. This may include managing staff, their professional development, and all research activities and budgets.
  • Provides writing and editorial support for grant applications and research abstracts.
  • Provides oversight for CU’s current and pending external grants and sponsored programs.
  • Actively seek, identify and recognize external opportunities that present viable funding opportunities to match CU priorities and (search requests from various internal stakeholders.) connect with industry – business for a reason.
  • In consultation with other University administrators, make decisions about which grants opportunities to pursue.
  • Create and maintain systems for dissemination of information within CU about external funding opportunities and other grants-related information.
  • Provide a full spectrum of assistance to faculty and staff in the planning, writing, program design, budget development, and evaluation of grants; facilitate and coordinate the grants review process. Schedule, develop and present workshops; instruct staff and administrators regarding funding guidelines. Conduct one-on-one training and group workshops to develop and write grant proposals. Coordinate review process for proposals; mediate conflicts between grant development team members.
  • Create, write and edit components of grant proposals. Review and/or prepare budget narratives and summaries for grant proposals. Coordinate university-wide review process for proposals. Track proposal submissions and progress.
  • Hire, plan, direct, review and critique the work of external grant writers developing proposals.
  • Coordinate administrative and contractual matters relevant to the acceptance and reporting of funded projects. Serve as the principal contact and negotiator for matters related to grants development and approvals. Serve as a liaison with funding source program officers and with community organizations.
  • Oversee pre- and post-award responsibilities including fiscal monitoring, project management, reporting, and ensuring compliance with University and grantor requirements.
  • Partners with the Institutional Review Board Office (IRB) to develop and implement instructional opportunities and tools for information literacy and formal ethics training.
  • Works with the Provost and the University’s Institutional Effectiveness Office to establish policies and best practices for undergraduate research.
  • Embraces and appreciates the diversity of Coker University students. Proactively engages with internal and external programs to improve and enhance diversity and inclusion of the University.
  • Leads and participates in all aspects of program/services development and implementation.
  • Forms collaborative relationships with campus partners including faculty, staff, and executive leadership team members.

Preferred Qualifications
Education:

  • Earned Ph.D.

Experience:

  • At least five (5) years experience in research mentoring, advising, and teaching at the college/university level.
  • Five years of prior experience in undergraduate research program administration.
  • Demonstrable experience in technical writing, professional or technical communication or editing and/or a position that included proposal/grant writing and project reporting.
  • Background with program design, implementation, and management; organizing symposia and research events.
  • Expertise providing instruction on undergraduate research skills building, as well as creating, facilitating, and delivering information sessions and workshops about various research grant programs, summer research opportunities, and research communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills with prior experience participating on or managing federal grant review panels.
  • Skilled in developing undergraduate research best practices and policies.
  • Experience preparing grant proposals, collaborating with teams to build proposals, managing grant budgets, reporting to federal granting agencies, and successfully implementing externally-funded project activities.
  • Adept at utilizing current educational assessment tools to survey research experiences and use to propose quality enhancement plans.
  • Experience serving as an expert reviewer of scholarly publications and competitive research grant proposals.
  • Research and scholarly record commensurate with discipline/experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of diversity and inclusion, copies of transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate), and complete contact information for three professional references to Alataisha Dickson (adickson@coker.edu) and complete the application at https://coker.isolvedhire.com/pages/JobOpportunities/. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Athletic Department at Coker University invites applicants to apply for the position of Graduate Assistant women’s soccer coach.  The primary responsibilities will be to assist the head coach in all facets of the program, including the recruitment of quality student-athletes, organization and planning of practices, game preparation, administrative duties, scouting and monitoring of student-athlete academic progress. 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and admission into the graduate program is required.  Experience as an intercollegiate soccer player and or coach, a valid driver’s license, and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations are required.  AED/CPR certification prior to employment is also required.  

This is a 10-month position reporting to the Head Women’s Soccer Coach .  Please send a cover letter and resume to glinquist@coker.edu . 

The Athletics Department at Coker University has numerous graduate assistant positions open
for the 2022-23 academic year within the athletics department. These positions include: athletics
media relations, strength and conditioning, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, acrobatics and
tumbling, track and field (2 positions), men’s wrestling, soccer goalkeeping coach, and women’s
volleyball. The primary responsibilities will be to assist the head coach in all facets of the
program, including the recruitment of quality student-athletes, organization and planning of
practices, game preparation, administrative duties, scouting and monitoring of student-athlete
academic progress.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and admission into the graduate program is
required. Experience as an intercollegiate athlete or coach, a valid driver’s license, and
knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations are required. AED/CPR certification prior to
employment is also required.

Each of the assistantships include tuition remission and a stipend. The positions are 10-month
appointments that are renewable for a second year. To apply for one of these positions, please
submit a cover letter detailing the position you are applying for, a current resume, and 3
professional references to https://coker.isolvedhire.com/pages/JobOpportunities.

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.

Coker University is accepting applications for the position of Head Baseball Coach. Coker is a
member of NCAA Division II and competes in the South Atlantic Conference. This position will
oversee all aspects of a comprehensive and competitive intercollegiate baseball program including,
but not limited to, recruiting, practice planning, competition preparation/scouting, competition
coaching, budgeting, scheduling, staff supervision, and fundraising for the program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Oversees all aspects of a comprehensive baseball program. Recruits and retains qualified
student-athletes. Plan, organize, and execute a dynamic training program to develop and prepare
student-athletes to maximize their potential and pursue excellence in athletic achievement.
Successfully facilitates all aspects of coaching individuals and a team in competition. Fosters the
academic achievement and physical well-being of student-athletes. Mentors and develops students
both on and off the athletic competition field. Develops and implements a plan for the recruitment of
qualified student-athletes. Hires, supervises, and evaluates assistant coaches. Coordinates
development of a competitive and balanced schedule. Manages team within the framework of
established budget by purchasing equipment/apparel, uniforms, supplies and other services. Monitors
eligibility status and promotes academic progress of student-athletes. Actively promotes Coker
baseball to the local community. Adheres to all athletic training policies and procedures. In
conjunction with the Vice President for Athletics, coordinates team fundraising and promotes alumni
and community engagement through various programming and outreach. Contributes to the overall
success of the Athletics Department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

● Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university is required.
● Master’s degree is preferred.
● Three (3) years of successful intercollegiate coaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

● Masters degree from accredited college or university.
● Five or more years of successful intercollegiate coaching experience.
● Head intercollegiate coaching experience

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to https://coker.isolvedhire.com/pages/JobOpportunities. 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.

Coker University is accepting applications for the position of Head Softball Coach. Coker is a
member of NCAA Division II and competes in the South Atlantic Conference. This position will
oversee all aspects of a comprehensive and competitive intercollegiate softball program including,
but not limited to, recruiting, practice planning, competition preparation/scouting, competition
coaching, budgeting, scheduling, staff supervision, and fundraising for the program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Oversees all aspects of a comprehensive softball program. Recruits and retains qualified
student-athletes. Plan, organize, and execute a dynamic training program to develop and prepare
student-athletes to maximize their potential and pursue excellence in athletic achievement.
Successfully facilitates all aspects of coaching individuals and a team in competition. Fosters the
academic achievement and physical well-being of student-athletes. Mentors and develops students
both on and off the athletic competition site. Develops and implements a plan for the recruitment of
qualified student-athletes. Hires, supervises, and evaluates assistant coach. Coordinates
development of a competitive and balanced schedule. Manages team within the framework of
established budget by purchasing equipment/apparel, uniforms, supplies and other services. Monitors
eligibility status and promotes academic progress of student-athletes. Actively promotes Coker
softball to the local community. Adheres to all athletic training policies and procedures. In
conjunction with the Vice President for Athletics, coordinates team fundraising and promotes alumni
and community engagement through various programming and outreach. Contributes to the overall
success of the Athletics Department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

● Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university is required.
● Master’s degree is preferred.
● Three (3) years of successful intercollegiate coaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

● Masters degree from accredited college or university.
● Five or more years of successful intercollegiate coaching experience.
● Head intercollegiate coaching experience

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to https://coker.isolvedhire.com/pages/JobOpportunities. 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.

Department: Business and Finance

Reports to: Director of Human Resources

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Assistant will be responsible for performing Human Resources related duties on a professional level. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas; recruiting employees through day one for new hires, taking approved replacements and approved new positions through the recruitment process. Onboarding day-to-day handling of confidential employee files, heavy data entry, filing, and screening phone calls. This role may involve additional responsibilities and opportunities as they become necessary and/or are assigned by management. The incumbent must be able to adjust to changing priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Daily tasks and responsibilities may include:

  • Assists with new hire induction process (onboarding paperwork)
  • Ensuring new hire paperwork is completed and processed
  • Manage employee personnel records (create folders, file documents, etc.)
  • Preparing or updating employment records related to hiring, promoting, and terminating
  • Assist employees, prospective employees, supervisors, and leadership with completing various HR activities and/or advise and answer questions related to University policies, procedures, and practices (HR, Payroll, etc.) for academic and non-academic positions
  • Process HR monthly billing
  • Explaining human resources policies, procedures, new and existing employees
  • Answering employee requests and question
  • Assist with payroll processing
  • Create and submit reports to director and senior leadership
  • Formulating methods to improve employment policies, processes and practices as well as recommending changes/improvements to the director.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or 4 years related experience or a combination of education, training,
    and experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products and working in a Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience with application tracking software
  • Ability to work independently and complete work with minimal supervision.

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

Coker University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Director beginning July 1, 2022. This is a 12-month position with competitive salary and benefits reporting to the Provost and serving on the Provost’s leadership team (Academic Council). The University is seeking an individual who is passionate about meeting the needs of the University and the larger community;

The Library Director is responsible for providing leadership, oversight, and management of fiscal resources as well as for planning, budgeting, and staffing in support of the academic, instructional and information needs of faculty, students, and staff. Core assignments for the position during a one-year cycle include:

  • Consult with faculty to determine library resources and service needs of academic programs and
    develop programs and policies in support of these programs;
  • Teach sections of LIB 101;
  • Develop and administer the Library’s annual operating budget;
  • Manage the Library’s physical and electronic collections;
  • Direct Library operations and manage and supervise library professional and support staff;
  • Facilitate the continuing transformation of the Library into a knowledge commons that integrates
    diverse resources, seeks new opportunities, engages with the community, collaborates with
    university units, sustains a vibrant research and learning community, and creates an environment
    with an understanding of innovation;
  • Foster professionalism, diversity and a positive work/learning environment in the Library.

Required qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program and five years of progressive experience in academic libraries, including managerial experience and Ex-Libris/Alma experience..

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of diversity and inclusion, copies of transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate), and complete contact information for three professional references to Alataisha Dickson (adickson@coker.edu) and complete the Coker University Employment Application. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Located in Hartsville, South Carolina, and founded in 1908, Coker is a student-centered university granting bachelor’s degrees in 30+ subject areas, including five degrees earned entirely online, and three master’s degrees earned entirely online. Coker is included among the “Best Regional Universities in the South” by U.S. News & World Report and “Best Southeastern Schools” by The Princeton Review. More information is available at coker.edu and cokercobras.com.

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.

Admissions Counselor
Coker University
Hartsville, South Carolina

Reports to: Director of Admissions

Department: Admissions

Summary: The Admissions Counselor within the Office of Admission works with an assigned
territory of students from initial inquiry through enrollment. The admissions counselor is
responsible for recruiting students to Coker University and provides guidance to students as
they complete the application process. Daily contact with the public is involved and requires
travel for assigned recruitment territory. This position is a full-time, salaried position, with an
anticipated start date of May 2022.

Admissions Counselor Responsibilities:

  1. Communicate to students, parents, guidance counselors and stakeholders the value and
    benefits of a Coker University education.
  2. Effectively represents Coker University to prospective students to achieve enrollment
    goals for an assigned territory, by building ongoing professional and institutional
    relationships with prospective students and those who influence their college selection
    decision.
  3. Manages an assigned territory and is responsible for achieving enrollment goals within
    that assigned territory.
  4. Plans travel schedule, visits high schools, and represents the university at college
    day/night programs.
  5. Builds relationships with prospective students and families through phone calls/texts,
    emails, events, and meetings during on-campus visits.
  6. Gives presentations about the university in group and individual settings.
  7. Conducts appropriate research regarding target schools to develop relationships with,
    input student tracking information, and evaluate applications for admission decisions.
  8. Effectively utilize CRM software to evaluate student applications for admission.
  9. Responsible for accurate data entry and documenting all communication electronically
    with students.
  10. Assists families with understanding the financial aid application process. Knowledgeable
    of scholarships/aid options available and share those with prospective students.
  11. Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
  12. Exceptional critical thinking and customer service skills to answer questions and handle
    complex situations.
  13. Ability to problem solve to find solutions to customer calls, or route callers to appropriate
    offices on campus.

Additional Responsibilities:
Assumes other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions
Education:
Bachelor’s degree

Prerequisites for the Job:

  1. A proven track record of success in achieving goals in admissions, marketing, or sales
    related areas.
  2. Previous experience in a post-secondary admissions office preferred
  3. Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, with an ability to speak in public
  4. Familiarity with on-line and web based technology
  5. Sensitivity to the needs of diverse groups of students
  6. Ability to multitask and process applications in a timely manner while maintaining an
    assigned geographic recruitment territory
  7. Strong attention to detail
  8. Able to work independently to reach individual enrollment goals within a team
    management structure
  9. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  10. Ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  2. Have a valid driver’s license.
  3. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

To apply please include a resume and cover letter. To begin the process click here.

Coker University is accepting applications for a Programmer Analyst in the Department of
Information Technology. Under the direction of the Director of Information Technology the
Programmer Analyst will manage, maintain, and advance the university’s Reporting and
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems. Specifically, this position will work collaboratively
with faculty, staff, and students to tailor the systems to meet their unique needs. In addition, this
individual will be expected to stay abreast of new technology trends to incorporate any relevant
applications into our existing systems.

Other responsibilities include working closely with IT team members and the campus community
to advance the university’s strategic plan, providing training and additional learning resources to
campus regarding our existing and future systems, assisting with broader, more complex
systems, and serving on committees as needed.

Core assignments for the position during a one-year cycle include:

  • Install, configure, and support various campus-wide applications.
  • Assign and evaluate user security and access to systems as needed.
  • Create and review reports and compile statistical data as requested.
  • Oversee projects, maintenance schedules, software updates, testing and training.
  • Monitor support ticket systems and respond to requests for IT assistance from faculty,
    staff, and students.
  • Seek out, propose, design, and implement opportunities for process automation to
    achieve greater efficiency campus wide.
  • Work with network operations to advise them of issues or changes as needed.
  • Hold regular meetings to oversee communication between departments.
  • Ensure data integrity and security within information systems.
  • Prepare detailed documentation of work performed.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops/conferences;
    reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in
    professional societies.
  • Other duties related to the position as determined by the Director of Information Technology.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Ability to effectively analyze information and develop fundamental solutions to problems.
  • A firm understanding of software development.
  • Willingness to continually learn and improve professionally.
  • Enthusiasm for team-based approach to solving problems.
  • Ability to work independently to complete projects.

DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in higher education.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience with database management.
  • Experience with Ellucian Colleague ERP and integrated web applications.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Personal passion for higher education and a dedication to Coker University’s key values
    of integrity, respect, scholarship, sustainability, service and contribution.

To apply please go to https://coker.isolvedhire.com/pages/JobOpportunities/. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Coker University is seeking qualified applicants for the temporary position of Records Specialist. Reporting to the University Registrar, the Records Specialist will support the daily responsibilities of the Office of Academic Records. The Records Specialist works to ensure compliance with published policies and procedures, as well as accuracy relating to all student academic records. Additionally, the Records Specialist will deliver professional customer service to all campus stakeholders, including but not limited to, students, faculty, and staff. 

Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 1-3 years of experience in a similar position or field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Commitment to customer service excellence
  • Commitment to student confidentiality
  • Ability to work with a team and independently as needed with limited supervisio
  • Computer Skills – Proficiency in Internet Software; Spreadsheet Software (Excel/Google Sheets); Word Processing Software (Word/Google Docs); Presentation software (PowerPoint/Google Slides);

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience working in Higher Education strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with Colleague SIS

Major Job Functions 

  • Serves as first-level contact for all office inquiries from students, faculty, alumni, staff, and the general public, and responds promptly to inquiries.
  • Executes all functions in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and is committed to student confidentiality of records.
  • Ensures all documents are processed daily, and when needed, scanned, indexed, and attached to the student record.
  • Process all outgoing transcript requests and enrollment verification.
  • Supports student registration activities.
  • Collects and disseminates all Office of Academic Records incoming mail.
  • Responsible for student file auditing.
  • Provide support for graduation processing and commencement.
  • Provide support for VA enrollment certification.
  • Provide general clerical support.
  • Other duties as assigned by the University Registrar.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to emarshall@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.