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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Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Music

The Department of Music in the School of Performing and Visual Arts at Gardner-Webb University invites applications for a one-year, full-time, temporary, non-tenure track Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, beginning in the Fall of 2020. The position has the possibility of becoming permanent depending on needs of the department and the strength of the candidate.

Gardner-Webb University provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that is strongly grounded in the liberal arts while offering opportunities to prepare for various professions. Fostering meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to higher education that integrates scholarship with Christian life. By embracing faith and intellectual freedom, balancing conviction with compassion, and inspiring a love of learning, service and leadership, Gardner-Webb prepares its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.

Primary responsibilities will include directing the Concert Choir, an auditioned ensemble that performs frequently and tours in the spring each year, directing small ensembles such as women’s chorus, handbells, etc., advising students in, and teaching courses in the Worship Leadership degree program (formerly known as Sacred Music). This position will require the candidate to actively recruit for the program and the University along with nurturing relationships with area music teachers and churches. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach other courses in their areas of expertise such as Applied Voice, Conducting Fundamentals, Music Theory, and Music Literature and Survey as needed. The candidate will be expected to perform service to the university in the form of committee membership and service in the community.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Church Music or closely related field (e.g. vocal music education or choral conducting).

Preferred Qualifications:

DMA or Ph.D. with significant experience in leading choral ensembles, both in worship settings as well as educational environments.

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

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of the applicant’s Christian faith and belief, unofficial transcripts of all degrees held, the names and contact information for three professional references, and links to recordings (video preferred, audio accepted) of the candidate directing a choral ensemble. Applications should be submitted electronically via email to musicsearch@gardner-webb.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Mark Cole at mcole1@gardner-webb.edu.

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Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor Coordinator of Music Education

The Department of Music in the School of Performing and Visual Arts at Gardner-Webb University invites applications for a one-year, full-time, temporary, non-tenure track Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor to be the Coordinator of Music Education, beginning in the Fall of 2020. The position has the possibility of becoming permanent depending on needs of the department and the strength of the candidate.

Gardner-Webb University provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that is strongly grounded in the liberal arts while offering opportunities to prepare for various professions. Fostering meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to higher education that integrates scholarship with Christian life. By embracing faith and intellectual freedom, balancing conviction with compassion, and inspiring a love of learning, service and leadership, Gardner-Webb prepares its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.

Primary responsibilities will be coordinating all aspects of the music education major, including teaching elementary and secondary methods classes, music education in the 21st century (with internship), and being the primary supervisor for student teachers in the field. Possible other teaching opportunities include music survey, music technology, and directing an ensemble based on needs of the department and strengths of the individual. The candidate will be required to know or learn the complex details of teacher licensure in the state of North Carolina, including guiding students in EdTPA, serving on the Professional Education Committee, working closely with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and helping to advise music education students. Opportunities exist to teach or co-teach classes in the School of Education such as Fine Arts Integration Seminar and other inclusive courses where music has special requirements. The candidate will be expected to perform service to the university in the form of committee membership and service in the community.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Music Education or closely related field (e.g. performance, conducting, etc.) and at least 3 years public school teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:

DMA or Ph.D. with significant experience in music education in various levels and types

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

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of the applicant’s Christian faith and belief, unofficial transcripts of all degrees held, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be submitted electronically via email to musicsearch@gardner-webb.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Mark Cole at mcole1@gardner-webb.edu.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing

Gardner-Webb University Godbold School of Business invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing. Tenure track appointment may be possible for candidates with exceptional qualifications or experience. We value quality teaching and we seek enthusiastic scholars who will likewise enjoy working closely with undergraduate and graduate students in a Christian environment. Faculty members will be required to teach on-campus, off-campus and in an on-line environment.

Other responsibilities may include arranging and supervising undergraduate students in business and marketing internships and assistance in coordinating scheduling and advising business and marketing majors.

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 and marketing majors
  • Contribute to the on-going accreditation processes
  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the University and performing other duties as assigned by the Dean

Eligibility requirements for consideration include:

  • PhD in marketing or related field or DBA
  • 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

The University desires to fill the position by July 30, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Gardner-Webb University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and names of three references 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 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

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 dwallace@gardner-webb.edu

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Student Athlete Success Coach

The Student Success Division of Gardner-Webb University seeks a motivated and experienced individual for the role of Student-Athlete Success Coach. The Student-Athlete Success Coach reports to the Director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes and will be responsible for ensuring academic support needs for all student-athletes.

This position will be the primary advisor of record for undeclared student-athletes and will serve as success coach in a secondary role for the student-athlete population. A key responsibility for this position is to monitor satisfactory progress requirements for NCAA and GWU eligibility.

The Student-Athlete Success Coach:

  • Advises and mentors student-athletes
  • Develops travel letters for student-athletes and faculty and initiates travel information processes
  • Executes data entry and coding for student-athletes
  • Coordinates the distribution of academic process reports and care reports
  • Assists with athletic certification in conjunction with registrar services and compliance
  • Conducts weekly meetings with underperforming student-athletes and formulates academic plans for success
  • Communicates with faculty to ensure students are progressing in classes
  • Assists with prospective student-athlete recruitment
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes and the Dean of Student Success

Candidates with knowledge and experience in college academics, college athletics, academic advising, and NCAA rules and regulations are preferred. A Masters degree in any human services area is preferred. This position requires some night and weekend hours.

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

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter highlighting skills and experience pertaining to the job qualifications to: Tina Earls at tearls@gardner-webb.edu.


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.)

 


Enrollment Development Officer for the Graduate School of Business

Gardner-Webb is seeking an Enrollment Development Officer for the Godbold School of Business to recruit prospective applicants for the Graduate (GRAD) programs and Doctorate programs. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Digital Enrollment and works collaboratively with the Dean of the Godbold School of Business, the Dean of the Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies and the graduate Program Coordinators.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Recruit, retain and provide information to prospective students for both on and off-campus Graduate School of Business programs - all efforts aimed at meeting enrollment budget
  • Works in close collaboration with the Director of Admissions, Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning, Vice President for Enrollment Management, and the Graduate School of Business Dean in preparing and evaluating recruiting/marketing tools
  • Works in close collaboration with the Dean of the Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies on the graduate admissions process and review of each applicants file for acceptance
  • Works in close collaboration with the Director of Admissions and the Dean of the Godbold School of Business in setting semester and yearly enrollment budget
  • Evaluate monthly activity against standards and personal inquiry, applications and acceptance and registration goals
  • Professionally assists prospective students through the admissions process through registration in accordance with all applicable federal and state regulations, school policies and procedures, and in compliance with all accrediting standards and requirements
  • Advise students on course timeline, course rotation and structure of the program
  • This position makes frequent use of the University’s database to manage the prospect pool and deepen relationships with our prospective students throughout the full cycle: from inquiry, throughout the application process, the admissions decision, up to final enrollment
  • Conduct telephone interviews and e-mail, text correspondence to identify student prospects to determine their educational needs, concerns and interests
  • 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
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to travel (travel season, 50% travel, remainder year 15% travel)
  • Ability to remain flexible and easily adapt to changes in work environment or schedule
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning Enrollment, Director of Enrollment Marketing in the development, implementation, and assessment of marketing and recruiting plans for the Godbold School of Business

RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with the Deans of Departments, Program Directors/Coordinators, and support staff of the University
  • Make frequent use of the University’s database to manage the prospect pool and deepen relationships with our prospective students throughout the full cycle: from inquiry, throughout the application process, the admissions decision, up to final enrollment
  • Analyze qualifications of prospective students utilizing established admissions standards, guidelines and criteria

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Master’s degree preferred, from a regionally accredited college and university with five years of related experience and/or training in recruiting and advising
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and in the use of or ability to quickly learn AdmitGold, Banner, and other software platforms as needed
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills including confident, professional, and customer-friendly phone, e-mail, video-conferencing, and interpersonal skills; the ability to function in a team environment; a strong work ethic and a positive attitude
  • Energetic, service-oriented, motivated, and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and committed to following up in a timely fashion

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 references to Mrs. Mavia Lee, Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning Enrollment, at gradschool@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 through July 1, 2020

 


Graphic Designer

The Office of Creative Services at Gardner-Webb University is a division of University Communications and Marketing. Our creative team manages the University’s brand, builds client and vendor relationships, and produces a variety of University collateral. We are seeking a Graphic Designer to join our team.

Job Description

The Graphic Designer is an exempt, full-time member of Creative Services, and responsible for conceptualizing, designing, and producing University collateral, under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Marketing/Creative Director. This process involves developing graphic design solutions, assisting with photo shoots, determining printing specifications and obtaining print bids, selecting vendors, preparing files for print and digital output, managing production and delivery of projects, and collaborating with clients and team members to produce materials that adhere to University brand standards and support the University’s messaging, vision, and goals. Typical projects include, but are not limited to University publications, mailings, billboards, advertisements, logo creation, promotional swag, and digital banners, along with a range of other marketing and campaign materials.

The Graphic Designer’s ability to work independently, as well as with a team, coupled with strong project management skills and a drive to achieve excellence are essential to this position.

The position will be based both in Charlotte, NC at Gardner-Webb University’s Charlotte campus and on the main University campus in Boiling Springs, NC. How time is allocated between these locations will be determined by the Associate Vice President for Marketing/Creative Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design
  • 5–7 years of professional graphic design experience
  • Experience working in a Mac OS environment
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat) and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of the print production process, preparing files for print, and requesting print estimates
  • Understanding of digital design and output (social media graphics, website banners, digital signage, etc.)
  • Experience collaborating with creative teams, clients, and vendors
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and client service skills
  • Strong eye for color, composition, typography, and photo editing
  • Commitment to quality, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational skills with strong initiative and follow through
  • Ability to work within brand guidelines, conceptualize projects, articulate design solutions, manage and prioritize concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment, problem solve technical and print production issues, meet deadlines, and maintain electronic job files and job jackets
  • Experience in higher education is helpful
  • Photography skills are a plus

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

To be considered for this position, please submit your résumé, cover letter, and a link to your online portfolio to: Mary Rose, mrose3@gardner-webb.edu  Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2020 or until the position is filled.


 

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.


Administrative Assistant to the Dean – Hunt School of Nursing

The Hunt School of Nursing invites applications for the position of Administrative Assistant to the Dean. This position will report directly to the Dean of the Hunt School of Nursing and will work closely with the Associate Dean, Program Chairs, faculty and students. This is a 32 hour per week, campus based position.

The successful candidate will be responsible for administrative support for all Hunt School of Nursing programs. Duties may include: provision of clerical support, management of documents and online systems including budgets, purchasing, course scheduling, annual reports, communication with key university personnel, timely delivery of mail/documents routinely across campus, managing confidential student records, assisting with establishment and maintenance of accreditation documents, and other administrative tasks as directed by the Dean.

Candidates must have a demonstrated:

  • high level of competency in computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, power point and mail merge
  • ability handling multiple time driven tasks with little supervision and working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • ability in learning new skills quickly
  • ability accepting increasing levels of responsibility as directed by the Dean
  • ability identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner
  • ability to take initiative in working both independently and in cooperation with others

Eligibility requirements:

  • Experience preferred
  • Associates degree preferred
  • Candidates must possess personal characteristics and values consistent with the mission of GWU. The successful candidate will be friendly, student-centered, mature, approachable, patient, caring, flexible, professional, self-directed, trustworthy, committed to program success, and have the ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.

Gardner-Webb University is a private institution founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905 and employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values. 

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Application materials should be submitted via email to Lugene Moore at jlmoore@gardner-webb.edu with Administrative Assistant – Name in the byline.

 


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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