Coastal Carolina University — Academic Adviser

Coastal Carolina University is currently accepting applications for the following position: Academic Adviser (Student Services Program Coordinator II) in the Academic Resource Center (ARC). This position will work closely with Department Chairs in advising students within their major. 

Duties include, but are not limited to: keep regular contact with students during each registration cycle as students follow or adjust their plan of study; provide students with feedback on their academic progress; assist the Chair or Chairs in providing all students within the University accurate and timely information on academic majors, University policies and regulations, and additional academic support services; assist and lead summer orientation sessions; meet with students within the major during the semester to complete forms necessary for graduation; assist departments 

with recruitment activities; work closely with leadership in the ARC and other college advisors in developing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies; monitor student progress through the University’s early-alert system; teach one course during fall semester and offer supplementary workshops and study sessions as necessary throughout the year; and other duties as assigned. 

Requirements: A Master’s degree and related experience are required. At least two years of experience in higher education and former experience with college-level instruction is preferred. Applicants should have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students, parents, and faculty; tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive situations; the ability to maintain confidentiality; the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines; strong work ethic; and commitment to student success. 

A successful candidate will also possess knowledge of the basic principles and theories of student development and educational administration; knowledge of the policies and procedures affecting the assigned program areas; knowledge of the techniques of individual or group counseling; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff and the general public; the ability to identify, develop and implement programs and activities that will benefit the campus community; the ability to provide supportive counseling for a wide range of student problems. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 47 states and 61 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education. 

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply. 

Interested applicants may apply online at or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, name and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer. 

Student Services Program Coordinator II (CB70/124397), full-time position with benefits. SC State pay band: 05. Primary work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University.