Coastal Carolina University is currently accepting applications for the following position: Director of Continuous Improvement in Finance and Administration.
Duties include, but are not limited to: provides direction, focus, guidance, support, prioritization and oversight for various continuous improvement initiatives for staff campus-wide; develops and implements programs, policies, processes and procedures that result in high levels of organizational performance and effectiveness; works closely with departmental leaders, managers, and front-line supervision to engage all staff in a continuous improvement culture; responsible for developing and providing high-impact training opportunities; establishes appropriate levels of training to meet the divisional commitment to ensure every staff member is exposed to continuous improvement initiatives and the use of lean methodologies; attends continuous improvement project meetings; provides assistance to project leaders where needed to ensure completion of successful projects; establishes regular reviews with key customers to understand quality requirements across all services offered by the Finance and Business Administration Division; develops and implements programs, policies and work practices that ensures high degree of quality in work performed by staff and contractors; reinforces the expectation to maintain or improve the quality of services offered as continuous improvement initiatives are advanced to find more cost-effective ways to perform the work; responsible for tracking continuous improvement initiatives and ensuring accuracy of reporting; maintains records and shares data with departmental leadership on employee lean certification status’ and encourages the application of technology within the operation to eliminate waste and improve efficiency.
Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in a related field plus a minimum of five (5) years full-time experience; or a related associate’s degree plus a minimum of eight (8) years full-time experience is required. Direct experience in lean six-sigma and lean certification are preferred.
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 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and 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 instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.
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.
How to Apply: Interested candidates may apply online at https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/21970. Applicants are required to 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.
Director (UP03/61122222/ FTE-S00942P), full-time position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Normal work hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the university.