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Student Success

Student Success Coach

Coker College’s Office of Student Success invites applicants to apply for the position of Student Success Coach (SSC).  Student Success Coaches are responsible for coaching students to ensure a successful transition to, through and beyond Coker College.   The ideal candidate must be committed to meeting students where they are when they need assistance to foster a supportive and educational environment.  Student Success Coaches serve as a constant source of support for an assigned group of students, the Student Success Coach will counsel, motivate, and advise students in order to help students meet their educational and career goals. He/she will also assist in the coordination of campus-wide programs and other major events under the Office of Student Success.

 Primary responsibilities include:

  • counseling, advising, and supporting assigned students from enrollment through graduation;

  • empowering students to develop and accomplish their personal, academic, and career goals;

  • work collaboratively with faculty and staff to ensure students are progressing towards their personal, academic, and career goals;

  • creating opportunities to provide high touch support for students in overcoming obstacles, gaining confidence, and reaching their goals (e.g., weekly meetings, texts, blogs, email, phone, video chat).

  • providing individualized basic academic advising to assigned students;

  • tracking assigned students' progress, through communication and analytics, for each academic term and/or semester, to ensure class attendance and academic progress;

  • maintaining thorough and accurate electronic records on assigned student attendance, participation, progress, retention, graduation, and post-graduate plans;

  • counseling students on career preparation and resources at to assist students prior to graduation, including how to create professional resumes, cover letters and CV’s; conducting effective job and internship searches, and mastering interviewing skills;

  • teaching Coker College 101 class to incoming freshmen;

  • facilitating various aspects of new student orientations to increase awareness of and engagement with educational resources;

  • collaborating with other departments and services to understand processes, systems, and services and to resolve student issues;

  • assisting with the implementation, monitoring, and possible expansion of early-warning systems, in order to maximize proactive detection and interception of potential student withdrawal;

  • ensuring effective outreach to students in a timely manner;

  • identifying at-risk students and connecting them to campus resources;

  • working closely with academic advisors to promote engagement and retention of students who have been identified as being at-risk for disengagement and attrition;

  • Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required, a master’s degree in education, counseling or related field preferred.  Three or more years of experience working in a high school or college setting is also preferred. Evening and weekend work may be required. Personal passion for higher education, with a belief in the value of a liberal arts education and the mission and values of Coker College.

This is a full-time non-exempt position with a competitive salary. As a member of the Student Success Center, the Student Success Coach will report directly to the  Dean of Student Success.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to and complete the Coker College Application.  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 21 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as one of the Southeast's "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges.

Coker College, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.