Job Opportunities


Listed below are summaries of the responsibilities of positions available at Gardner-Webb University. These are summaries only and are not job descriptions. Unless otherwise noted, positions are open until filled. To find out more about the vacancies, please contact either Scott White, Director of Human Resources, or Frances Sizemore, Associate Director of Human Resources.

Gardner-Webb University maintains a policy of non-discrimination. No aspect of employment will be influenced by race, color, sex, national origin, veteran status, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by statute.

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private Christian institution with a strong emphasis in the Liberal Arts, located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 3,500 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

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Faculty Positions

Acquisitions Librarian

Gardner-Webb University seeks a creative, service-oriented, self-motivated librarian to collaborate with other librarians and teaching faculty to fill the position of Acquisitions Librarian. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Acquisitions Librarian is responsible for the acquisition of all new library materials including vendor negotiations, entering consortial agreements, soliciting discounts, and processing of new materials. This person tracks the library budget, implementing all accounting rules to ensure proper fiscal management, and assists with grant writing for the library. Additionally, as a member of the Information Literacy Team, the Acquisitions Librarian provides face-to-face and online information literacy instruction for Gardner-Webb University students, faculty, and staff. This includes instruction for ENGL 102 Writing Composition, upper level seminar courses, and LIB 301, a one-credit hour online information literacy course. This person provides reference services during scheduled reference desk and chat hours and serves as a liaison to one or more professional schools or departments. This is a 12-month, non-tenure position. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program
  • Adaptable to changes in the work environment, including flexible coordination and prioritization of projects and duties
  • Knowledge and application of emerging trends in collection development and fiscal planning 
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel spreadsheet creation and accounting principles
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Library, campus, and community members
  • Ability to produce clear written documents for a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to speak persuasively and confidently to various sizes of diverse audiences and to listen and respond to patron needs in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
  • Ability to manage data, documents, and other information locally and via online networks (Google Drive, OneDrive, and Blackboard)

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Two or more years instruction experience in an academic library
  • Experience in accounting or financial management
  • Track record of grant writing success
  • Experience with basic video creation and editing (example – Camtasia)
  • Experience with reference chat services 
  • Knowledge of biblical databases

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to: 

Dr. Pam Dennis 

Dean of the Library 

P.O. Box 826 

Gardner-Webb University 

Boiling Springs, NC  28017 

Electronic submissions should be sent to pdennis@gardner-webb.edu 

Start date: August 1, 2020 

The John R. Dover Memorial Library is an active and integral part of the University’s academic program. It holds collections that support all areas of the curriculum. Professional librarians are involved in an extensive information literacy program and are available for individual and group instruction, via live chat, email, phone, and face-to-face appointments. Interlibrary loan, audiovisual, and production (lamination, color copies, posters, etc.) services as well as a thriving archives and robust digitization projects round out the library's offerings. Library website: http://gardner-webb.edu/library/ 

 

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Adjunct Faculty for Godbold School of Business

The Godbold School of Business at Gardner-Webb University invites qualified applicants for adjunct faculty positions in the following areas:  Economics, Management, Marketing, and Wealth Management.  Positions are available for the spring and summer terms.  We value quality teaching and seek enthusiastic scholars who will likewise enjoy working closely with undergraduate and graduate students in a Christian environment.  Adjunct faculty members may be required to teach on-campus, off-campus and in an on-line environment.

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach in the undergraduate and graduate business programs
  • Demonstrate continuing professional and educational growth
  • Advise students through realistic and thorough guidance
  • Provide academic and professional advising to business majors
  • Contribute to the on-going accreditation processes
  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the University

Eligibility requirements for consideration include:

  • PhD in business or DBA preferred, ABD will be considered
  • Research and/or consulting in business discipline
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Record of successful collaboration and teamwork
  • Commitment to the Christian faith
  • Teaching experience in this discipline preferred

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). The Godbold School of Business is also accredited by the Accrediting Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) worldwide.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and official transcripts to Prof. Mischia Taylor, Dean, Godbold School of Business, Gardner-Webb University, Box 7303, Boiling Springs, NC 28017.  Please email all documents to GSB@gardner-webb.edu.  Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

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Adjunct Undergraduate Clinical Instructor Position

Gardner-Webb University is announcing part-time positions for Adjunct Undergraduate Clinical Instructors for the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON).

Responsibilities include teaching and managing assigned clinical course based on individual course requirements. Clinical courses include fundamentals, medical-surgical, OB/Peds, senior practicum, and community. Clinical courses are held at facilities surrounding the Gardner-Webb campus, including, but not limited to: Atrium Health - Cleveland, CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg Regional Health System, Rutherford Regional Medical Center, and various locations for community experiences.

The Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and offers ASN, BSN and ABSN pre-licensure programs as well as an online RN-BSN program. Master’s concentrations include Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, MSN/MBA. Concentrations in the DNP program include Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Responsibilities will include teaching clinical in the ASN, BSN, and ABSN undergraduate programs, with opportunities to teach during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters as desired.

Required Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing (will need additional education for adult learners within 3 years)

Preferred Credentials:

  • Master’s degree in nursing with education concentration preferred. Master’s degree in nursing with other concentrations accepted (will need additional education for adult learners within 3 years)

Preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation is preferred. Applicants without this preparation may complete the required coursework within 3 years from time of employment.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Possesses a current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina, a compact state or be eligible for licensure in North Carolina
  • Has a minimum of two years employment in direct client care as a Registered Nurse
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Availability to teach clinical during weekdays/evenings. Saturday clinical groups are very limited in number

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Review of applications will be ongoing based on clinical needs each semester.

Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita or resume, current or former area of nursing specialty, availability to teach (day of week, facility) to:

Sarah Tate, DNP, RN
Clinical Coordinator
Hunt School of Nursing
P.O. Box 7309
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to swtate@gardner-webb.edu

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Adjunct Faculty - School of Education

The Gardner-Webb University School of Education is seeking qualified applicants for adjunct faculty in the following areas for Spring Semester 2019 and beyond:

Undergraduate – Initial Licensure Programs
Teach, mentor, and advise undergraduate students/candidates in the teacher education program.

Degree: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or closely related area

Hold or be eligible to hold current North Carolina educator certification

Hold a successful record of P-12 classroom teaching, and evidence of faculty leadership experience with and/or a commitment to working with culturally-diverse and/or at-risk student populations

Teacher Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction - Master’s Level
Familiarity with the NC Standards for Graduate Teacher Candidates.

Degree: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction or Educational Leadership, and experience teaching in K-12 settings.

Organizational Leadership – Doctoral Level
Teach cultural development in organizations, organizational theory, organizational behavior, research and measurement, innovation, and transformation and creativity.

Degree: Ph.D. Or Ed.D. in Organizational/Educational Leadership, Organizational Psychology, or closely related area.

Educational Leadership Studies – Doctoral Level
Course Concepts: Innovation, Transformation, Creativity

Degree: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Educational Leadership or closely related area

Curriculum & Instruction – Doctoral Level
Familiarity with the Teacher Leader Model Standards and/or the NC Standards for Graduate Teacher Candidates.

Degree: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction or Educational Leadership, and experience teaching in K-12 settings.

Inquiries, letters of interest and Curriculum Vitae should be addressed to Dr. Prince Bull, Dean, School of Education via email at pbull@gardner-webb.edu.

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Instruction Librarian

Gardner-Webb University seeks a creative, service-oriented, self-motivated librarian to collaborate with other librarians and teaching faculty. Reporting to the Associate Dean of the Library, the Instruction Librarian provides face-to-face and online information literacy instruction for Gardner-Webb University students, faculty, and staff. This includes instruction for ENGL 102 Writing Composition, upper level seminar courses, and LIB 301, a one-credit hour online information literacy course. Provides reference services during scheduled reference desk and chat hours. Serves as a liaison to one or more professional schools or departments. This is a 12-month, non-tenure position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program
  • Adaptable to changes in the work environment, including flexible coordination and prioritization of projects and duties
  • Knowledge and application of emerging trends and best practices in IL instruction
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Library, campus, and community members
  • Ability to produce clear written documents for a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to speak persuasively and confidently to various sizes of diverse audiences and to listen and respond to patron needs in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
  • Ability to manage data, documents, and other information locally and via online networks (Google Drive, OneDrive, and Blackboard)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years instruction experience in an academic library
  • Knowledge of Health Sciences and/or Natural Sciences
  • Experience with basic video creation and editing (example – Camtasia)
  • Experience with reference chat services

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Serve as a member of the Instruction Team, assisting in the development of instructional content, research guides, and audio/visual content (LibGuides, Infographics, and Instructional Videos)
  • Serve as a member of the Reference Team, providing proactive, user-centered reference both face-to-face and virtually (reference desk, chat, phone)
  • Contribute to short-term and long-term planning for the library with other library faculty.
  • Serve as a voting, non-classroom faculty member at the University, holding faculty membership of academic and special committees
  • Engage in a professional learning community with fellow librarians to ensure currency and relevance in our professional practice; including representation of the library at regional and national conferences and meetings

The John R. Dover Memorial Library is an active and integral part of the University’s academic program. It holds collections that support all areas of the curriculum. Professional librarians are involved in an extensive information literacy program and are available for individual and group instruction, via live chat, email, phone, and face-to-face appointments. Interlibrary loan, audiovisual, and production (lamination, color copies, posters, etc.) services as well as a thriving archives and robust digitization projects round out the library's offerings. Library website: https://gardner-webb.edu/library/

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Pam Dennis
Dean of the Library
P.O. Box 826
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Electronic submissions should be sent to pdennis@gardner-webb.edu.

Start date: July 1, 2020

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Staff Positions

Event Services Technician

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a full-time Event Services Technician.  This person will work with the Event Services staff to setup and manage events on campus and to support other departments as needs arise.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform tasks as are common to Event Services, such as setting up spaces with tables, chairs, mobile stages, sound systems, etc.
  • Assist other departments on campus with office and furniture moves and work orders
  • Perform all duties in a safe manner as is covered in employee safety training. Use of personal protective equipment in job functions is required
  • Ensure that Event Services equipment and inventory is operational by performing preventative maintenance and cleaning of equipment within reasonable capabilities
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
  • Contribute to the overall success of the campus by performing all other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required: 

  • Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required
  • Experience: Sound system knowledge is preferred
  • Availability: This position requires that the employee be available for a flexible work schedule. Often events require evening and weekend work 
  • Skills: The ability to read the English language sufficiently to understand written work orders and instructions; the ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with clients of events; the ability to follow instructions on event needs and then to bring those needs to reality
  • Effort: Requires the ability to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis, prolonged walking or standing, and frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing, and reaching daily. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to perform all housekeeping duties
  • Employees in this job classification are designated as essential employees and must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather

ATTENDANCE:

Ability to be at work regularly. Employee may be requested to provide a doctor’s excuse for any sick leave granted. Employee should arrive at work on time and return from breaks in a prompt manner.

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Interested individuals should email Brian Speer at bspeer@gardner-webb.edu  

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Housekeeper

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a Housekeeper.  This person will work as a part of the GWU housekeeping team to perform cleaning services to maintain clean and sanitized facilities for our students, staff, and community.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform tasks as are common for janitorial work, such as vacuuming, dusting, the cleaning of windows, sinks, toilets, showers, and floors. These tasks will take place in residence halls, administrative buildings, classroom buildings, and athletic facilities
  • Help maintain the beauty of our campus by picking up trash in and around the buildings as needed
  • Perform all duties in a safe manner as is covered in employee safety training. Use of personal protective equipment in job functions is required
  • Ensures that housekeeping equipment is operational by performing routine and preventative maintenance and cleaning of equipment and machines within reasonable capabilities
  • Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
  • Contributes to the overall success of the campus by performing all other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required: 

  • Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required
  • Experience: At least two years of experience in housekeeping is preferred, with a knowledge of best cleaning practices
  • Skills: The ability to read English language sufficiently to understand written work orders and instructions, as well as directions for the proper mixture and use of cleaners, chemicals, and similar products used in housekeeping is required. Skill in the proper operation and maintenance of housekeeping equipment is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required
  • Effort: Requires the ability to lift and carry janitorial supplies and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis, prolonged walking or standing, and frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing, and reaching daily. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to perform all housekeeping duties
  • Employees in this job classification are designated as essential employees and must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather

ATTENDANCE:

Ability to be at work regularly. Employee may be requested to provide a doctor’s excuse for any sick leave granted. Employee should arrive at work on time and return from breaks in a prompt manner.

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Interested individuals should email Brian Speer at bspeer@gardner-webb.edu 

 

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Student Success Coach

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a Student Success Coach to serve as a coach, advisor, and mentor to prospective applicants, applicants, and accepted students (“clients”) from inquiry through registration to graduation consistent with the mission and identity of the University. The Success Coach supports and assists clients in successfully clarifying and attaining their personal, professional, and academic goals by providing direct assistance and by serving as a bridge or ombudsperson between the student and academic advisors, the Registrar’s Office, the Student Accounts Office, Financial Planning, student support services, and other university resources in order to help clients to apply successfully and persist to graduation.  

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Cultivate and maintain a congenial service-oriented relationship with clients through effective phone, email, video-conference, and face-to-face communication
  • Guide and assist prospective applicants through the admissions process, including answering questions related to academic program requirements, transfer credits, transcript submission, online and seated learning options, and other application-related tasks
  • Manage admission documents in order to assist applicants in completing their file
  • Register accepted students for classes (as applicable)
  • Develop and maintain individualized curriculum plans consistent with clients’ personal, professional, and academic goals
  • Lead retention efforts through consistent communication with students, reaching out to students each semester to assist with registration for the next semester, addressing holds on their account, or with any other steps necessary to persist to graduation
  • Document all client interactions and engage in reliable data entry and information management to ensure data integrity for reporting, analysis, marketing, recruiting, and budget projections
  • Utilize critical thinking, professional expertise, and problem-solving skills to address and resolve student issues and concerns to ensure positive student experience
  • Collaborate and coordinate with colleagues in a team approach to ensure student success and effective enrollment management
  • Monitor student attendance and maintain advising log in AdmitGold to track contact hours, issues, and outcomes of advising sessions
  • Assists students with goal setting, progress toward achieving goals, and defining steps in education and career planning
  • Build rapport and trust with students to support successful goal completion
  • Support instructors and program efforts to infuse instruction with persistence and success strategies

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; one to two years of related experience and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Commitment to providing high-quality service to a diverse group of clients
  • Energetic, service oriented, motivated, and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple tasks with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to work in a data- and goal-driven environment
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner
  • Detail-oriented and committed to following up with clients in a timely fashion
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience in the use of or ability to quickly learn Banner and AdmitGold CRM platforms
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills including confident, professional, and client-friendly phone, e-mail, video-conferencing, and interpersonal skills
  • Willing to work on a shift schedule that accommodates clients’ schedules (i.e., evening work when students are home) and on some weekends
  • Some limited travel may be required

 

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

 

APPLICATION:

 

  • Submit a letter of interest, résumé, and names and contact information for at least three professional references to Mrs. Mavia Lee, Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning Enrollment, at dcp@gardner-webb.edu, or PO Box 7286, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (electronic submission is preferred)
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled

 

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Admissions Counselor

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for the position of Admissions Counselor. Gardner-Webb University is a top ranked comprehensive, liberal arts-based institution historically affiliated with the North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Visit us at www.gardner-webb.edu for additional information. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Matriculates a required number of new students from a specific geographic territory annually
  • Completes weekly goals of a predetermined number of external contacts, prospective student visits to campus, new applications, new admits, and new commitments to the University
  • Creates strategies to generate interest in Gardner-Webb University and to ensure there are an adequate number of applications to meet goals within the assigned geographic territory
  • Develops a good working relationship with school counselors in all primary client schools
  • Maintains a weekly report of all applied students within their geographic territory.
  • Act as a spokesperson and professional representative for the institution at college fairs and other recruitment functions
  • Coordinate and conduct private visits to high schools in territory
  • Conduct interviews and presentations with visiting students, parents, and groups
  • Attend admission functions held in the evenings and weekends
  • Set-ups Zoom meetings with various constituents including prospective students, school counselors, and parents
  • Maintain proper communication and follow-up with all applicants through AdmitGold
  • Works closely with other university staff and faculty to provide additional information to help prospective students commit to GWU
  • Build and maintain relationships with prospective students, serving as a primary resource for them throughout the admissions and enrollment process
  • Coordinate, oversee and maintain additional responsibilities and/or projects for undergraduate admissions team
  • Other projects assigned as needed by supervisor

The key role of the Admissions Counselor is to market the University’s academic programs to prospective students from public and private high schools, community colleges, other colleges and universities, and churches through presentations, personal visits, mailings, telephone, virtual sessions, and e-mail communications.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. He/she must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and current in social media. He/she must possess personal characteristics and values consistent with the mission of GWU: friendly, approachable, patient, caring, flexible, professional, self-directed, trustworthy, committed to task, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree from a four year regionally accredited college or university. Previous sales, counseling, or higher education experience is a plus.

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send letter of application, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Julie C. Fleming, Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions
Gardner-Webb University, Post Office Box 817, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (704) 406 4491

Applications may be submitted by email to: jcfleming@gardner-webb.edu

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Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Gardner-Webb University seeks a dynamic academic leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Dean must understand and demonstrate a commitment to the mission and vision of the university and be prepared to work effectively with the faculty of a vibrant, teaching-focused private Christian university. The Dean reports to the Provost and plays a significant role in determining and implementing the university's strategic priorities, providing leadership to the academic program, fostering faculty and staff development, and supporting engaged student-learning.

The responsibilities of the position are varied and call for strategic and energetic leadership. The successful candidate will be one who is committed to the importance and vitality of the liberal arts in undergraduate education; has the ability to inspire and engage professional educators in finding ways to improve the quality of the student academic experience; demonstrates outstanding planning, organizational and administrative skills; shows an openness to new ideas and innovative programming; and demonstrates exceptional communication skills, tact and diplomacy.

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in an academic discipline offered at Gardner-Webb University and sufficient academic and scholarly achievement to be eligible for an appointment as a faculty member. Additionally, candidates must possess a significant record of successful leadership experience as a senior university administrator, experience with academic budgets and management of personnel.

Specific Duties

  • Supervises chairs of departments and directors of academic support programs under the Dean’s supervision
  • Oversees teaching schedules, faculty loads, release time, and other related academic matters
  • Interviews and hires prospective faculty members based on recommendations from search committees and approval by the President and the Provost
  • Evaluates faculty performance yearly
  • Participates in the President’s Academic Council meetings, representing academic departments and support programs
  • Approves budgets for academic departments and support programs
  • Chairs regular meetings of the Council of Arts and Sciences (chairs, directors)
  • Approves requests for professional development funding
  • Addresses complaints and resolves problems
  • Hears student academic appeals
  • Serves on committees as designated in the faculty handbook or as assigned by the Provost or President
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the President or the Provost

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private Christian institution with a strong emphasis in the Liberal Arts, located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 3,500 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application:  Send application letter, vita, transcripts and names and contact information for at least 3 references to Dr. Ben Leslie, Provost. Electronic applications are preferable. Submit to Ms. Becky Wright, Administrative Assistant to the Provost (blwright@gardner-webb.edu). Paper submissions may be sent to PO Box 997, Boiling Springs, NC 28017.

Review of applications will begin August 15 and continue until position is filled. Anticipated starting date is January 2, 2021. The selected applicant will be required to submit to a background investigation.

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Grounds Technician

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a Grounds Technician. This person will perform semi-skilled work in the care and modification of University grounds and landscapes which includes the operation of electrically powered and gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines, and the use of small hand and power tools or equipment in planting, cultivating, and trimming grounds and landscaping. The Grounds Technician also performs maintenance on groundskeeping equipment and tools and makes minor repairs (within demonstrated capability) as directed. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs tasks common to the care of grounds and landscapes by seeding, watering, mulching, fertilizing, and applying chemicals to outside plantings, lawns and turf, transplanting, pruning, trimming, and cultivating trees, shrubs, ground cover, and flowers
  • Performs regular grounds and landscape maintenance by mowing lawns with riding or push mowers; trimming and edging around trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, sidewalks and buildings; weeding, thinning and cleaning flower beds and other grounds by hand or utilizing proper tools and equipment; and setting up, adjusting, repairing, and cleaning irrigation systems
  • Removes trash and debris from public areas by regularly inspecting grounds, drains, manhole covers; raking, sweeping and bagging leaves, debris, dirt and trash from streets, sidewalks, parking lots, tunnels and transporting the trash to designated central collection points daily
  • Safely operates light vehicles such as pick-up trucks, tractors, riding mowers and portable power tools and equipment such as saws, grass trimmers, snow/leaf blowers, sprayers, and other groundskeeping equipment by obeying applicable traffic laws and following operator instructions, and wears appropriate safety items such as goggles, gloves, or other appropriate protective clothing
  • Ensures that grounds maintenance equipment is operational by performing routine and preventative maintenance and cleaning of tools, equipment and machines within reasonable capabilities
  • Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
  • Contributes to the overall success of the campus by performing all other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required: 

Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required.

Experience: At least two years of experience in groundskeeping is preferred, where knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and trimming a variety of types of trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers and grasses has been gained.

Skills: The ability to read English language sufficiently to understand written work orders and instructions as well as directions for the proper mixture, use, and disposal/storage of cleaners, solvents, chemicals, fertilizers and similar products used in groundskeeping is required. Skill in the proper operation and maintenance of grounds maintenance tools, equipment, and machinery is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Requires the ability to lift and carry groundskeeping supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis, prolonged walking or standing, and frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching daily. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual, electrically powered and/or gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines. Requires the ability to access facilities and areas which may only be accessible by climbing stairs or by climbing ladders to a height of 20 feet (e.g., for tree trimming). Must be able to move throughout assigned areas, as the work is performed primarily out-of-doors year-round. Employees in this job classification are designated as essential employees and must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather.

ATTENDANCE:

Ability to be at work regularly. Employee may be requested to provide a doctor’s excuse for any sick leave granted. Employee should arrive at work on time and return from breaks in a prompt manner.

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Interested individuals should email Drew Wallace at awallace7@gardner-webb.edu

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Senior Web Developer

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a Senior Web Developer. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Web & Digital Communications. This person is a member of the Web Communications team and supports the strategic initiatives of Gardner-Webb University through managing and extending the functionality of gardner-webb.edu using WordPress. This individual will play a key role in backend and front-end development and will be responsible for maintaining themes and plugins. This individual must have a good understanding of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP and MySQL. S/he will also manage the relationship with our external web hosting company and may collaborate with Technology Services on related projects.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Maintain security, framework, and plugin updates for gardner-webb.edu
  • Own feature requests through inception, design feedback, implementation and launch; look for ways to optimize performance
  • Enforce branding and content standards in an effort to maintain the appearance and structure of the website
  • Experience designing and developing responsive websites
  • Familiarity with browser-based debugging tools
  • Knowledge of RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
  • Website quality assurance testing
  • Integrate third-party applications, marketing pixels, scripts, etc. as necessary
  • Keep current on trends and evolution in web development, accessibility, and web standards
  • Offer insight and ideas on ways to improve and evolve the website
  • Assists with optimizing landing pages and updating web code in order to improve website position
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university as well as six to eight years related experience. Work in a non-profit or higher education setting is preferred but not required.

Specific requirements include:

  • Familiarity with WordPress
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, and ASP.net
  • Knowledge of responsive design techniques and accessibility requirements
  • Demonstrated competence in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Collaborative spirit and willingness to work with campus partners
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices as well as web analytics tools and applications
  • Experience with Qualtrics or similar online survey tool
  • Ability to stay abreast of new technology developments and Gardner-Webb might benefit from their implementation

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: Ms. Thea Thompson at tthompson26@gardner-webb.edu. This position will be located at Gardner-Webb University - Charlotte Campus (occasional travel to Boiling Springs Campus will be required.)

 


 

Vice President for Advancement

Gardner-Webb University seeks an experienced, energetic, and visionary Vice President for Advancement to lead the institution’s multifaceted fundraising efforts. The VP for Advancement is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive programs for increasing fundraising outcomes. The incumbent will shape and head a team charged with improving alumni and constituent engagement, stewardship, and advancement services. Advancement’s portfolio includes GWU’s annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and estate planning, endowment growth, Bulldog Club, and capital campaigns.

The general duties of the Vice President for Advancement include the following:

  • Advance the mission, vision, and short-and long-term goals of the University in coordination with the President
  • Serve as a member of President’s leadership cabinet and maintain close working relationships with members of the Board of Trustees and key alumni, parents, and friends
  • Create and execute fundraising plans that utilize all members of the Advancement staff
  • Maintain and grow a dynamic portfolio of high-net-worth donors
  • Provide leadership for a new, comprehensive capital campaign
  • Travel to meet with prospects and donors as a representative of Gardner-Webb University
  • Hire, train, inspire, and guide the Advancement team toward accountable goals
  • Conduct regular meetings of the Advancement Office staff
  • Work closely with departments on campus to develop a culture of philanthropy
  • Serve as the liaison for University Advancement at Trustee meetings
  • Serve as an advocate for the University and the President in the community and with local and state leaders
  • Work closely with the President on his advancement activities
  • Any other duties as assigned by the President

The Vice President of Advancement will function as the top fundraiser for the University and maintain a personal portfolio of major gift donors and prospects that will include trustees and the most significant donors to the University.

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private Christian institution, located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. The University offers 60+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 3,500 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values. Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose.

Candidates should send application information and must include a letter of interest addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names and full contact information of three (3) references to: Mrs. Stephanie Stearns at sstearns@gardner-webb.edu. The subject line should read: VP for Advancement position.

Review of complete employment applications will begin as soon as they are received. Applicants should apply by July 15, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.


Summer Camp Lifeguard

Summary:

Under general supervision, lifeguard ensures the safety of patrons of the aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
  • Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.
  • Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate activity reports.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Certifications Required:

American Red Cross
Lifeguard
CPR/First Aid/AED

Afternoon and evening hours available.

Contact Drew Powell via email or by phone at 704-406-2391 for more information.

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Dining Services through Sodexo

Applicants interested in employment with GWU Dining Services through Sodexo USA may click here to learn more about current openings. Type "Boiling Springs" in the search box to find open positions on our campus.

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