Coastal Carolina University — Associate Director for Student Transitions and Family Programs

The Office of Student Transitions & Family Programs (STFP) is searching for a dynamic professional to join our team as the Associate Director for Student Transitions and Family Programs! STFP develops and facilitates programs, initiatives, and services to support the transitional needs of new and current undergraduate students and their family members at Coastal Carolina University. The office designs programs to engage, challenge, develop, and support participants. STFP develops orientation and transitional programs for all incoming students that help prepare them for experiencing college life, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead—academically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. The department also supports current students as they persist along their journey towards success and becoming proud Chanticleer alumni. 

Duties include, but are not limited to: coordinate with the Director and oversee the development of the department’s student staff leadership development program; supervise the Coordinator for Student Transitions and Family Programs who is responsible for the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of student staff; responsible for the planning, promotion, implementation, and assessment of all orientation programs (i.e. freshmen, transfer, special populations, parent/family, and online); responsible for the development and management of the logistical scaffolding necessary to successfully support orientation programming including existing and emerging technologies (i.e. websites, modules, portals, apps, social media, etc.); coordinate the development, revision, and distribution of marketing, educational, and informational publications and materials related to orientation programming; support the development of and participate in all family programs facilitated by the department including Family Weekend; maintain communication with campus partners regarding supporting student leadership development and orientation programming; manage orientation program budgets; engage in on-going professional development to stay in touch with and incorporate best practices from the orientation, transition, and retention functional area and the broader field of student affairs in higher education; and perform other duties as assigned. 

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of related experience is required. A valid driver’s license is required. A master’s degree in in Higher/Adult Education, College Student Personnel, Student Development, Organizational/Educational Leadership or an equivalent degree program is preferred. Three (3) years of full-time professional experience working in higher education administrative work involving admissions, orientation programs, leadership development, student activities, student life, or related field is preferred. Direct experience with orientation and/or transition programming for undergraduate students, and a general understanding of student development, leadership development and student transition issues are also preferred.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 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 on line at: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by March 11, 2022. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Student Services Program Coordinator II (CB70/61121831/FTE-S00569P), full-time position with benefits. SC State Pay Band: 05. Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the university. Position may require some evenings and weekends.