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

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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Instructor/Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Instructor/Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management in the Godbold School of Business. We value quality teaching and seek enthusiastic scholars who will enjoy working closely with undergraduate and graduate students in a Christian environment. Faculty members will be required to teach on-campus, off-campus and on-line.

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach in the undergraduate and/or graduate business/healthcare management programs
  • Demonstrate continuing professional and educational growth
  • Provide academic and professional advising to business/healthcare management majors
  • Arrange and supervise undergraduate students in business/healthcare management internships as needed
  • Contribute to the on-going accreditation processes
  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the University
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Dean

Eligibility requirements for consideration include:

  • PhD in business/healthcare management field or DBA preferred; ABD or MBA with 18 graduate hours in discipline major area will be considered
  • Research and/or consulting in business/healthcare management discipline
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Record of successful collaboration and teamwork
  • Commitment to the Christian faith
  • Teaching experience in this discipline preferred

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, private institution with a strong emphasis in the liberal arts, located in Boiling Springs, NC (50 miles southwest of Charlotte) offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences and in professional and pre-professional fields to approximately 4000 students. 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 December 15, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 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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Principal Faculty Member for Physician Assistant Program

Gardner-Webb University announces a faculty position with academic rank based upon the appointee’s academic and experiential qualifications. As this faculty member’s duties are primarily instructional, this individual is involved in generating and delivering classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction within the basic medical and clinical science topics which are assigned. The incumbent who serves in this position will also work closely with the Director of Clinical Education to develop, monitor, and sustain supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs) necessary to ensure students receive the clinical experiences required to meet program outcomes and accreditation standards.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Generate and deliver classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction within the basic medical and clinical science topics for which he/she is assigned
  • Design original or review and modify as appropriate existing curricula to correlate with established or new course and program outcomes and implement curricula in harmony with the educational approach of the GWU PA program through active course direction to assure core competencies of entry-level graduate PAs
  • Mentor, instruct, and evaluate students within areas of expertise and interest
  • Oversee classroom activity, assessment, and evaluation of instruction for didactic and clinical year students
  • Help identify clinical sites, secure affiliation agreements, and perform site visits and evaluate students during their clinical year
  • Orient preceptors and staff members at clinical sites regarding objectives and expectations for supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs)
  • Participate in admissions processes by scoring qualifying applications, interviewing candidates, and rendering selection decisions
  • Participate in activities of state, regional, and national organizations to promote a positive image of the PA concept within academic, lay, and professional communities
  • Participate as a member of program-level committees
  • Represent the Physician Assistant Program through service on University-level committees
  • Pursue professional development activities such as clinical practice, scholarly works, or an advanced degree
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The incumbent should have the requirements listed below:

  • A Master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university (doctorate preferred)
  • Graduate of an accredited PA program, NCCPA certification, and eligible for license to practice in North Carolina. If the candidate is a physician, current board certification and licensure as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in the state of North Carolina
  • Minimum of two years of clinical practice as a PA
  • Demonstrated abilities in teaching and curriculum development
  • Strong interpersonal abilities with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, preceptors, clinical site staff, and organizational administrators
  • Familiarity with the use of computers for organization, word processing, and communication
  • Enthusiastic about working in a collaborative environment
  • Self-motivated with refined organizational skills

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest as well their current CV to:

Gardner-Webb University College of Health Sciences
Ami Steele, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA
Department Chair, Physician Assistant Studies
Program Director, Physician Assistant Program
P.O. Box 7252
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to asteele3@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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Staff Positions

Building Maintenance Technician

Gardner-Webb University is in search of a person to fill the position of Building Maintenance Technician. The successful candidate will possess the following required skills: Painting, drywall repair, minor electrical installation and repair, minor plumbing installation and repair, carpentry, and minor appliance repair.

This position is full time with a full benefits package and requires that employees be highly motivated while working independently with little supervision.

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 3,600 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Interested applicants should email a resume to David Wacaster.

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Groundskeeper

Gardner-Webb University is searching for a person to fill the position of Groundskeeper. The Grounds Department normally works a schedule of ten hours per day, four days per week. That schedule may vary depending on season and weather. This is a full time position eligible for the University’s full benefit package. Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Prior experience working as a groundskeeper or landscaper is preferred but not required.

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 3,600 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Interested persons should email a resume and letter of interest to Drew Wallace or send by mail to Drew Wallace, PO Box 997, Boiling Springs, NC, 28017. The position will remain open until 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 gardner-webb.edu for additional information.

This position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions.

Responsibilities:

  • Matriculates a required number of new freshman 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 guidance personnel in all primary client schools.
  • Maintains a weekly report of all applied students within their geographic territory.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the institution at college fairs.
  • Coordinate and conduct private visits to high schools in territory.
  • Conduct interviews with visiting students, parents, and groups.
  • Attend admission functions held in the evenings and weekends.
  • Coordinate specific projects as assigned.
  • Be a peer leader/mentor for new admission counselors.
  • Maintain proper communication and follow-up with all applicants through AdmitGold.
  • Build and maintain relationships with prospective students, serving as a primary resource for them throughout the admissions process.

The key role of the Admissions Office 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, telephone and email communications, and mailings.

Candidates should be committed to a strong Christian value system and lifestyle. Candidates should possess a minimum Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work well within a team, and good organizational skills are required. Interpersonal skills and the ability to connect, motivate, and inspire people are essential. Recruiting/sales experience is preferred. Counseling background not required.

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

Application:

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:

Annie K. Freeman
Assistant Vice President of Admissions
Gardner-Webb University
Post Office Box 817
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Applications may also be submitted by email.

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Major Gift Officer

As a part of the Office of Advancement, a Major Gift Officer at Gardner-Webb University will help develop a philanthropic culture by managing a portfolio of approximately 150 major and leadership gift prospects. Will qualify, cultivate, solicit, close, manage and steward gifts of $25,000 or more. Major Gift Officers must build relationships and empower donors to become advocates for the mission of Gardner-Webb University.

Specific Duties:

  • Reports to the Vice President of Advancement and works closely with Advancement Staff
  • Donor Portfolio Performance
    • Initiate and build effective long-term relationships with individuals who have the capacity to give at the major gift level (minimum $25,000)
    • Within three years, secure half a million or more in total gift commitments with $100,000 or more annually in current operating gifts: the long-term expectation of $1 million or more annually in total gift commitments and $250,000 or more annually in current operating gifts
    • Develop a cultivation strategy for engaging potential major donors
    • Competently and professionally represent Gardner-Webb University at all times
    • Meet agreed upon fundraising metrics as defined by your supervisor
    • Steward donor relationships in a strategic and creative manner to develop and enrich long-term personal relationships between the donor and GWU
    • Participate in and attend GWU events as required
    • Recruit hosts/sponsors for special donor events and lead /support the execution of these events
  • Departmental Responsibilities:
    • Participate in the development of goals and strategies for GWU’s Office of Advancement
    • Observe administrative systems and procedures
    • Participate actively in staff meetings and retreats
    • Assist the President of the University as needed
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Education/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with two or more years of Fundraising experience, experience in related field such as outside sales or business development will be considered.
  • Be a self-starter with a high level of maturity and confidence and the ability to multitask.
  • Possess strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Possess the ability to write and speak clearly and compellingly about philanthropic giving.
  • Be a strategic thinker and planner.
  • Frequent travel including a large volume of day trips and overnight trips. Travel constitutes approximately 70% of duties.
  • Observe the Office of Development’s stated Mission and acquire an appreciation for Gardner-Webb University’s history and aspirations as one of the nation’s leading Christian liberal arts institutions

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

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Julie Runyans.

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Director of Safety

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a full time Director of Safety. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Operations and is responsible for management of a comprehensive campus safety program including compliance, inspections, risk management, accident investigation, OSHA, Environmental, and Occupational areas. In addition, this individual will be responsible for safety training and recordkeeping along with Job Hazard Assessments and additional duties as assigned.

Excellent written and oral communication skills are required in order to maintain policies and records and to communicate the policies in a professional manner. This is a 40 hour per week position and requires occasional night/weekend and on call services.

The candidate must be able to inspect varied workplace environments including elevated areas and able to lift and carry approximately 50 pounds. A valid driver’s incense in required.

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of related experience and education is preferred.

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 3,600 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Hannah White.

The position will remain open until filled.

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Accompanist

Gardner-Webb University Department of Music is seeking an accompanist. Responsibilities include accompanying vocal and instrumental students for weekly lessons and practice sessions, recitals, and juries. The candidate may also teach private piano lessons to undergraduates preparing for piano proficiency. The position is flexible with up to 25 hours per week available. Candidates should be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

GWU’s Music Department anticipates moving private piano lessons to a lab format in the future. This move would necessitate a full-time lab supervisor and the successful accompanist candidate would be strongly considered for that role once it is created.

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

If interested, please contact:
Jondra Harmon
704-406-4451

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HVAC Technician

Gardner-Webb University seeks a maintenance technician skilled in HVAC. The successful candidate will be currently licensed or have licensable experience in Heating Group 2 (commercial). In addition to HVAC experience, the position also requires good general maintenance skills, availability for “on call” hours outside of the regular schedule, and a valid driver’s license.

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

Interested persons should send a resume and the names of three references to:

Hannah White
Gardner-Webb University
P.O. Box 997
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Or by email to hwhite4@gardner-webb.edu.

The review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

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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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