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Coker University is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Coker University is seeking qualified applicants for an Admissions Counselor. The Admissions Counselor is responsible for effectively representing Coker University to prospective students in order to achieve assigned enrollment goals for a geographical territory; understanding and utilizing social media; building relationships with prospective students, parents, alumni, guidance counselors, and others who influence their college selection decision; personalizing contact with each student, conducting tele-recruiting activities, coordinating visit schedules and prioritize contact according to recruitment plan; conducting appropriate research regarding target schools and businesses to develop and capitalize on referrals, inputting student tracking information, evaluating applications for admission decisions; attending and assisting in the planning and promoting of on- and off-campus recruitment events; assisting families with understanding the financial aid application process and working with the Financial Aid Office to develop personalized award letters and financial estimates.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Proven track record of success in achieving goals in admissions, marketing, or sales related areas
  • Strong organizational, planning and time-management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask; familiarity with on-line and web based technology
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends; exceptional interpersonal skill

Major Job Functions

  • Communicate to students, parents and guidance counselors the value and benefits of a Coker University education.
  • Effectively represents Coker University to prospective students to achieve assigned enrollment objectives for an assigned territory by building ongoing professional and institutional relationships with prospective students and those who influence their college selection decision. 
  • Personalizes contact with each student, conducts tele-recruiting activities, coordinates visit schedules and prioritizes contact according to recruitment plan. 
  • Conducts appropriate research regarding target schools to develop relationships with, input student tracking information, and evaluate applications for admission decisions.
  • Attends and assists in planning and promoting on and off campus recruitment events and contributes toward team achievement of office-wide enrollment management objectives.
  • Represents Coker at high schools and college fairs.
  • Assists families with understanding the financial aid application process and working with the Financial Aid Office to develop personalized award letters and financial estimates.  
  • Plans and coordinates special projects that are a part of the overall recruitment plan 

Compensation includes a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package with health insurance, retirement, life insurance, vacation and sick leave.

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 now accepting applications in the Department of Athletics for the position of Graduate Assistant for Sports Information, there is one position. Coker University, an NCAA Division II institution located in Hartsville, S.C., is a member of the South Atlantic Conference and maintains 24 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports.
This is a 10-month position that will interact within the athletic department. Responsibilities: The successful candidate(s) will report to the Director of Athletics Media Relations and will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of promoting Coker’s 24 NCAA Division II Athletic teams.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Serve as the primary contact for selected sports 
● Write post-game press releases
● Keep statistics
● Create game programs and publications
● Assist in updating athletic website
● Assist in submitting nominations for athletic awards
● Assist in graphics development 
● Help manage Coker Athletics Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts  
● Assist in video production
● Keep regular office hours
● All other tasks as assigned

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required with a major in journalism, communications, public relations or related field preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent computer skills required. At least one year of experience in an athletics media relations office is also preferred. Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Stat Crew programs is essential. Familiarity with broadcasting, website content management systems, and video editing is preferred.

Application Process: Must be admissible to Coker University’s Master’s of Science in College Athletic Administration Program. Compensation includes a stipend and tuition waiver. Student is responsible for any fees. Position is renewable (pending Athletics approval) for a second year. Position(s) December 2020.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please email resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Jake Miller, Director of Athletics Media Relations, jmiller@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 Dean of the School of Business beginning July 2021. The University is seeking a visionary individual who is dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus and with external partners; eager to contribute his/her interests and ideas for new and innovative courses and programs; and committed to actively contributing to Coker’s mission.  

Required qualifications include:

  • An earned master’s degree in business administration or related business field
  • At least five years of progressive responsibility with achievements in administrative/management positions
  • Broad knowledge of the disciplines in business and ability to foster collaboration across content areas
  • Proven record in fundraising and revenue-generating activities
  • Evidence of ability to set and achieve visionary goals that align with the University’s strategic direction and improve the University’s state and national reputation
  • Demonstrated ability to build relations with alumni and cultivate partnerships with the business community
  • Indication of the ability to partner for the intertwined success of Coker, the Pee Dee Region, and South Carolina
  • Proven ability to recruit and retain a diverse faculty and staff and to foster a community that values cultural, ethnic, and racial inclusivity and intercultural engagement
  • Demonstrated diversification of program content in response to market demands

This is a full-time, 12-month position with competitive salary and benefits reporting to the Provost and Dean of Faculty. To apply, please upload a current curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and contact information for three references to  emarshall@coker.edu.   

Located in Hartsville, South Carolina, Coker is a student-centered university granting bachelor’s degrees in 30+ subject areas, including four 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.

Coker University is seeking applications for the position of  Evening and Weekend Library Assistant (part-time 20 hours per week).  The Library Assistant will provide patron services in public areas of the library and administrative/technical support in library research and operations; provides assistance to library patrons; monitors the condition of library shelves and storage; open and/or close and monitor the building; maintains library equipment; and other duties as assigned. 

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

  • Process books requested by borrowers and follow-up on select overdue items.
  • Verify and send notices to borrowers about requested library materials.
  • Assist library users at the Circulation and Reserve Desk: check-in and check-out library materials; answer user inquiries; 
  • Interpret library policies and procedures; 
  • Assist with print release stations, scanners, and copiers in public areas. 
  • Create records for library borrowers; assign appropriate borrowing privileges; 
  • Enter and update data in library system, and produce library borrowing cards. 

The ideal candidate has:

  •  Working knowledge of library records, automated library systems and other specialized   library databases, and procedures in specific departmental operations;
  •  Demonstrated ability to perform difficult bibliographic searches in a variety of bibliographic databases and the Internet;
  •  Experience in using standard computer software programs for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and Web-based applications; 
  • Ability to follow complex instructions, to work independently and to devise solutions to problems; 
  • Ability to perform detailed and accurate work; Strong organizational skills; 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds; 
  • Must be able to lift with or without assistance, boxes of books and supplies weighing up to 50 lbs., push and pull full book carts weighing 250 lbs., and bend and reach to place books and journals on library shelves ranging from 3″ to 90″ high.

Education/certification:    High school diploma or GED and two to three years of related experience.

Experience required:  Previous retail, customer service, or library preferred. 

To apply, please complete the Coker University Employment Application and send a resume and contact information for three professional references to emarshall@coker.edu

Coker University is seeking qualified applicants for a Financial Aid Advisor.  The Financial Aid Advisor is part of a highly motivated financial aid team that provides first class student–focused support. This role will assist and advise students and families through the financial aid, registration and payment processes. The Financial Aid Advisor provides a sophisticated understanding of registration, billing and financial aid policies and procedures, as well as the ability to explain policies and procedures to current students, prospective students and families. The Advisor uses independent analysis and analytical abilities to administer financial programs within guidelines and regulations.

Required Qualifications and Skills 

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in student accounts, financial aid, or other related office.

  • 1 year of customer service/support experience within an office environment.
  • Commitment to customer service excellence 
  • Knowledge of Federal Title IV and cash Management regulations
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, able to multitask and work independently during peak periods
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are imperative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience working in Higher Education strongly preferred.
  • Experience in multiple areas of student services, such as Registrar, Bursar and Financial Aid, an asset.
  • Experience working in student finance, financial aid or student accounts

Major Job Functions

  • Utilizing workshops, individual appointments, web tools, email, social media and telephone to disseminate accurate and clear information while counseling, advising and directly supporting students and their families with finance and related processes. 
  • Maintain a current working knowledge of the financial planning processes of financial aid, billing and payment options and VA Benefits, as well as Housing, Admissions, Academic Advising and Registrar processes and how they relate to the students finances in order to fully and accurately advise.
  • Analyze student files to make an independent determination regarding eligibility for financial aid and then reviews, awards, verifies and processes financial aid paperwork, ensuring funds are awarded in accordance with Federal, State and Institutional regulations and policies. 
  • Independently conducts analysis on students who have had their Free Application for Federal Student Aid selected for verification, determines and requests additional information as needed, submits corrections to the Department of Education, evaluates eligibility and changes awards if needed.
  • Support the maintenance of the knowledge management protocols for the Financial Aid department, ensuring that information is efficiently communicated within the department, to all applicable stakeholders and to students / families. Assists with the development of FAQ’s and knowledge databases as required. Presents at and participates in team meetings and student forums as required to disseminate information.
  • Assist students and families in developing a financial plan to cover any unmet financial need and meet payment deadlines. 
  • Read, interpret, and apply federal and state regulations and school policies as they relate to student finance, ensure compliance and deadlines are met.
  • Collaborate with other offices and departments to provide appropriate resources to students, represent Financial Aid at various programs on and off campus, and serve on college committees as appropriate.
  • Assist Assistant Director and collaborate with other departments in developing strategies that support the goals and objectives of the department, division and college in enrollment, retention, student satisfaction and other related areas.
  • Conduct financial aid presentations during freshman /transfer information sessions, Accepted student days and other admissions related events.
  • Monitor students’ satisfactory academic progress and adherence to academic degree programs to maintain eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid programs.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

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. 

Office of Academic Records: Records Specialist

Coker University is seeking qualified applicants for the 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 supervision
  • Computer Skills – Proficiency in Internet Software; Spreadsheet Software(Excel/Google  Sheets);  Word ProcessingSoftware (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 is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Student Accounts Associate.   Reporting to the Accounts Receivable Manager,  the Student Accounts Associate will deliver  professional customer service to students regarding student  accounts and related student issues as well as assisting in maintaining students’ accounts in  accordance with the University established policies & federal regulations. The Student Accounts  Associate serves as a member of the Student Accounts team and provides support to the  Financial Aid and other Student Services departments.  

Minimum Requirements 

The minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree (preferably business,  accounting, finance) from an accredited college or university, with 1-3 years of experience in a  similar position or field, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and excellent  interpersonal and organizational skills.  

Computer Skills – Proficiency in Internet Software; Spreadsheet Software (Excel/Google  Sheets); Word Processing Software (Word/Google Docs); Presentation software  (PowerPoint/Google Slides); and Enterprise Database software systems (preferably Ellucian  Colleague).  

Major Job Functions   

Interact with students in a professional manner and maintain confidentiality of students”  account information.  

Meet with students one-on-one to advise and answer questions about tuition charges,  payment arrangements and policies.  

Respond promptly to student inquiries, i.e., telephone calls, e-mail, letters, and walk-ins. 

Respond promptly and work proactively with the Financial Aid Office and other Student  Services Team to resolve student accounts issues and problems.  

Conduct research on students” account problems and maintain communication related to  them with all involved parties.  

Assist supervisor with handling and resolving student grievances and appeals. 

Collect and monitor student cash payments, conduct billing tuition and fees, and cashiering  functions.

Review semester tuition charges for students in the last term of the semester to note any  semester enrollment changes that may require tuition adjustment.  

Manage billing for all tuition reimbursement programs (3rd party billing) to include but not  limited to State of SC, employer, Vocational Rehabilitation, Military Tuition Assistance, etc. 

Mail account balance letters notifying students of a balance with the university and notifying  them of billing agency information.  

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 accepting applications for the position of Vice President of Administration and Finance.  Reporting to the President, this is a full-time, 12-month administrative appointment.  Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a benefit package.

Position Summary:

The Vice President for Administration & Finance is a member of the President’s executive leadership team with responsibilities for budgetary and financial accountability and creating financial and administrative strategies to support and enhance institutional and strategic priorities. Personal attributes should include strategic vision, excellent leadership skills, a strong work ethic, high energy, excellent written and oral communication skills, tact and confidentiality, a sense of humor, and unquestionable integrity.

Principal Duties:

  • Direct and provide financial oversight of the University’s financial and administrative operations including fiscal planning, budget development and control, accounting, purchasing, inventory, information technology, human resources, payroll, facilities management, environmental safety, bookstore, contract administration, and risk management;
  • Provide campus leadership for facilities planning and construction, capital budget planning and analysis, and appropriate internal control for fiscal and legal compliance;
  • Represent the University on budgetary and administrative matters with state governments, the federal government, private sector, and the general public;
  • Maintain consultative working relationship with appropriate faculty, staff and student governance groups and committees in program and policy development;

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business, finance, economics, CPA license or an advanced degree in fields related to the vice president’s responsibilities. 
  • Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible administrative experience; evidence of vision, collaboration, as well as a service and entrepreneurial orientation in developing progressive financial and business policies and practices;
  • Experience and expertise in strategic, comprehensive, multi-year budget development and implementation, in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of financing techniques, financial and ratio analysis, familiarity with business and finance operations;;
  • Ability to crystallize complex financial information into lay terms and to effectively articulate the University’s financial vision, strengths, goals, and requirements to a wide range of audiences, both internal and external;
  • Experience with strategic planning, campus master planning, and the ability to apply critical, conceptual and strategic thinking to important financial, academic and administrative issues across the University;
  • Understanding of the collaborative role that an accounting office can play in helping budget managers make wise strategic and tactical decisions with resources;
  • Executive-level problem-solving and organizational skills and the ability to function in a complex, high demand environment, managing multiple priorities simultaneously;
  • Ability to lead effectively within and across units, using collaboration, strong listening skills, and persuasion to guide decision-making and influence critical operations; a proven team player, with the ability both to advocate and to partner with others; as well as skill as a negotiator and experience reviewing and realigning systems, policies and personnel;
  • Commitment to embracing and enhancing diversity, affirmative action, and equal opportunity;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission and goals of a liberal arts education and a willingness to play an active role in the life of the university.
  • Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours as necessary.

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.