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Director of Academic Advising and Peer Leadership

Coastal Carolina University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 3, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Full Time
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Director of Academic Advising and Peer Leadership


Coastal Carolina University is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Academic Advising and Peer Leadership (Student Services Manager I) for the department of Strategic Advising and Peer Leadership.


Duties include, but are not limited to: manage all academic advising within the assigned area including the processes and staff; supervise and evaluate the performance of a team of academic advisors; handle administrative responsibilities for the advising center including hiring, scheduling, space management, etc.; monitor students’ academic progress; teach one class per academic year, or fulfill the equivalent “teaching” responsibility through tutoring, conducting study sessions, or providing workshops for faculty advisors; lead efforts to increase student retention; supervise Coordinator for Peer Leadership and maintain oversight of the Peer Leadership program; oversee professional development for the assigned unit; responsible for budgetary oversight; develop annual and departmental objectives to support goal achievement; and perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements: A master’s degree and at least three (3) years of experience related to advising or mentoring first-year college students. Experience in college orientation/transition programs for new students, as well as peer leadership programming is desirable.


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 or online in 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 Friday. Applicants should include an application, cover letter and resume. Deadline to apply: August 9, 2021. 


Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.


Student Services Manager I (CB75/085652), full-time position with benefits. SC State Pay Band: 06.  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.










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