Coastal Carolina University — Vice President for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity

Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the Vice President for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity (Administrator). 

Reporting to the President, this position serves as the chief human resources officer for Coastal Carolina University and a part of the President’s Cabinet. In this capacity, the Vice President for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity provides oversight for the Human Resources and Equal Opportunity division of the University by providing strategic planning, leadership, management, and executive level leadership of the human resources and equal opportunity department for Coastal Carolina University, which include employment, classification/compensation, employee benefits, performance management, employee relations, equal opportunity, HR operations, and HR policy administration. The Vice President assures compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, and laws. 

A successful candidate must demonstrate strong knowledge in the following areas: 

  • Understanding of the higher education landscape;
  • Principles and practices of human resources management;
  • Federal laws and state regulations affecting human resources management; and,
  • Management and organizational concepts.

A successful candidate must demonstrate abilities in the following areas: 

  • Handling highly confidential information;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
  • Analysis of needs and resources;
  • Recommending and communicating solutions effectively;
  • Exercising judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting a variety of policies and procedures; and,
  • Directing and advising technical staff members.

A successful candidate must possess the following: 

  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with the ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity and
    respect for individual needs;
  • Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to work as part of a University-wide community; and,
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies (preferably both
    domestic and international) to support an equitable and inclusive campus environment.

Duties include, but are not limited to: provide executive level leadership for all human resources and equal opportunity functions for the University in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and University policies and procedures; serve as chief human resources officer implementing plans and making decisions in all matters relating to HR management, including the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) plan; recommend, lead the development of, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing levels to accomplish University goals as outlined in the mission and strategic plan; provide advice and guidance to senior management and University employees on personnel related policies and procedures and participates in the development of University goals and strategic planning in relation to HR and trends in HR management; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Advanced degree in human resources, business administration or related field and at least five (5) years’ experience demonstrating increasing levels of leadership responsibilities within human resources programs are required.

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 candidates may apply on-line at or online at the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Coastal Carolina University, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Friday. Priority will be given to applications submitted by June 18, 2021 and the review will continue until position is filled. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer. 

Full-time position with benefits (UP01). Normal working hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet occasional special scheduling needs of the University. Some overnight travel maybe required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.