Coastal Carolina University — Assistant Director of Merit Awards

Coastal Carolina University invites applications for an Assistant Director of Merit Awards. This position reports to the Director of Merit Awards, Compliance, and Residency and is a member of the Office of Admissions staff. This position manages the verification and awarding of all merit-based awards to new freshman and transfer students. This position also assists with meeting the University’s enrollment goals as outlined in the strategic plan. 

Duties will include, but are not limited to: counseling students and families about University merit-based scholarship opportunities; serving as a University resource to high school guidance counselors and community college advisors about merit award criteria; marketing the University message through individual contacts with prospective students; training admissions staff on merit and talented based award criteria; setting a high standard of professionalism for the Office of Admissions by providing high quality customer service not only to students and the general public but to divisional and university staff; and performing other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and related experience are required. A master’s degree and two (2) years of related experience are preferred. Prior experience in Admissions, Scholarships/Financial Aid or Bursar/Student Accounts at a college or university is preferred. Experience in scholarship awarding and working with the Datatel/Colleague SIS is preferred. 

Understanding of admissions and the enrollment process plus a general understanding of financial aid awarding; consistently accurate at all times; make consistent and sound decisions based on facts; systemic in prioritizing responsibilities and expectations; superior analytical, oral, and written communication skills. Must deliver superior customer service to students, parents, and stakeholders. Self-motivation is necessary. Experience with Datatel Student Information Systems is preferred. Must be proficient in manipulating Excel spreadsheets and large data sets and possess strong analytical skills. This position requires considerable contact with students, staff, faculty and administration. 

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 online at Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer. 

Student Services Program Coordinator II (CB70/61122100/FTE-S00597P), 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. Occasional travel required for recruitment and professional development activities. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends in support of recruitment initiatives.