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 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.

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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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Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a strong candidate to serve as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Education (non-tenure track). The start date is August 12, 2019. The primary purpose of the position is to teach undergraduate courses (on campus and online) in assessment, methodology, curriculum, and classroom management in the School of Education, supervise practicum experiences and/or internships, maintain scholarly productivity, provide student academic advisement, and provide service to the university.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Middle Grades Education, Elementary Education, Birth to Kindergarten, Early Childhood, Child Development, or a related field is required
  • University/higher education teaching experience preferred
  • Must demonstrate a potential for research and scholarship
  • Eligibility for a North Carolina teaching license is required
  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in student learning
  • Knowledge of edTPA requirements for candidates

Application Due: Open until filled

Gardner-Webb University is a private institution founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905 and employs individuals who participate in and whole-heartedly support Christian values. The school is located in the foothills of North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose.

Candidates should send cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and official transcripts to: Dr. Lane Wesson, Chair of Search Committee.

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Instructor-in-Residence Faculty Position - Organic Chemistry

Gardner-Webb University is seeking qualified candidates for an instructor-in-residence position in chemistry in the Department of Natural Sciences for the spring semester of 2020 only. Applicants should have a graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) including a minimum of 18 hours in graduate-level courses in chemistry. Teaching responsibilities include two sections of lecture with lab (each section being a four-hour course) in Organic Chemistry II. This position is an outstanding opportunity for interested candidates to gain teaching experience at a primarily undergraduate institution.

This search will continue until the position is filled. Housing and a meal allowance are provided by the university, along with adjunct compensation for the two courses. The stipend is competitive with adjunct salaries at institutions of similar size and purpose. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, résumé, an electronic copy of transcripts, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references to:

Dr. Stefka Eddins
Chair, Department of Natural Sciences
naturalsciences@gardner-webb.edu

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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

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Gardner-Webb University seeks an Assistant Director of Annual Giving to develop and implement direct marketing and fundraising strategies that sustain and grow the philanthropic base of support for the University. The position oversees direct marketing and solicitations through direct mail, email, phone, websites, social media, e- philanthropy, peer-to-peer, and other mass communications tools as needed, with the goal of promoting charitable giving, as well as increasing awareness and engagement among GWU’s various stakeholders.

Reporting to the Assistant VP of Advancement Services and Operations and working closely with the Director of Alumni Relations, the Assistant Director will:

  • Oversee and lead the execution of comprehensive direct marketing and solicitation plans that integrate strategic data segmentation, timely and effective messaging, and deployment across multiple media platforms.
  • Oversee, plan and implement multiple direct mail appeals annually, with a high degree of customization and emotional appeal.
  • Direct the student phone-a-thon and the follow-up processes including:
    • Managing messages, technology, database segmentation, script development, policies, and timing/calendar of calling and target audience (evening and weekend work necessary);
    • Organizing and preparing materials;
    • Recruiting, training, supervising, and motivating call center staff;
    • Providing analytical reports to track overall and individual caller progress to increase donor participation rate and upgrade gift levels;
    • Addressing constituent concerns;
    • Managing and analyzing donor data for accuracy and integrity.
  • Respond to inquiries from donors, constituents, colleagues, parents and friends about giving opportunities to GWU.
  • Assist the Director of Alumni Relations with events and alumni engagement communications (evening and weekend work necessary)
    • In partnership with the Director of Alumni Relations, create social media campaigns for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter;
    • Collaborate with the University’s Social Media Manager on a regular basis.
  • Assist the Director of The Bulldog Club with events and member engagement as needed. (evening and weekend work necessary)
    • Assist with the creation and dissemination of Bulldog Club communications on social media in collaboration with the University’s Social Media Manager as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Required: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience deploying creative content through online, audio/visual tools, print production, email marketing tools and using large data sets to inform marketing and fundraising strategy preferred.
  • Possess exemplary written, verbal, project management, and organization skills.
  • Familiarity with current industry-standard design and production software, including publishing systems, email marketing tools, website content management systems, is highly desirable.
  • Proven record of collaboration.
  • Flexibility and adaptability, particularly while working with a team.
  • High degree of personal initiative.

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 submit a letter of interest and resume to Sara McCall.

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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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Financial Planning Specialist

Gardner-Webb University is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional with excellent communication skills to serve as Financial Planning Specialist.

The Financial Planning Office is dedicated to providing students and their families with friendly, efficient and responsible services. We continually strive to be innovative in financial aid delivery as well as help support institutional enrollment and retention goals.

While maintaining compliance and upholding office policies and procedures, the Financial Planning Office assists students in obtaining resources to achieve their educational goals through the administration of federal, state and institutional aid and educates them regarding financial and academic responsibilities associated with the receipt of that aid. The Financial Planning Specialist is the first point of contact for providing immediate service to students and serves as an integral part of the office team in meeting campus goals.

Essential duty and responsibility is to support the Financial Planning Department in performing the following responsibilities:

  • Provide exceptional customer service through all modes of communication (calls, emails, and social media) with students, parents, and all internal and external campus constituents
  • Guide, counsel and assist students through the financial aid process and applicable institutional policies and procedures
  • Manages front desk operations including email, fax and other correspondence for the office. Other duties include data entry, organization, scanning/indexing and the processing of materials provided by financial aid applicants
  • Maintain Financial Planning website and Facebook page
  • Assist with the awarding of outside scholarships and resources (TAA, WIA, Vocational Rehab, Employer Reimbursement, Yellow Ribbon, etc.)
  • Assist with disseminating notifications to students and gathering documentation from students and parents for federal, state and institutional aid awards and programs
  • Complete and create various forms or letters, as needed
  • Assist with special projects and recruitment events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous financial aid office experience preferred
  • Experience with Banner or similar student software and Microsoft Office products preferred

Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Excellent customer service and public speaking skills required
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team-based environment, manage conflicting priorities and work under deadlines
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and handle confidential information in a discrete and professional manner
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills, and professional office, email and telephone etiquette
  • Team player that shares our commitment to enhance the student experience and give exemplary customer service

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, resume and at least three references with contact information electronically to Anita Elliott, Director of Financial Planning.

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

Selected applicant will be required to complete a criminal background check and drug screening, as are all University employees.

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Assistant Director of Financial Planning

Gardner-Webb University is seeking an energetic, dedicated and passionate professional with student service experience to serve as Assistant Director of Financial Planning.

The Financial Planning Office is dedicated to providing students and their families with friendly, efficient and responsible services. We continually strive to be innovative in financial aid delivery as well as help support institutional enrollment and retention goals.

While maintaining compliance and upholding office policies and procedures, the Financial Planning Office assists students in obtaining resources to achieve their educational goals through the administration of federal, state and institutional aid and educates them regarding financial and academic responsibilities associated with the receipt of that aid. The Assistant Director of Financial Planning serves in an integral office role by administering financial aid programs and counseling/servicing our student populations.

Essential Duty and Responsibility is to support the Financial Planning Department in performing the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in the administration, awarding and coordination of financial aid programs while adhering to federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures
  • Counsel students concerning financial aid issues
  • Administer and coordinate the processing and reconciliation of Federal Pell Grant Program
  • Perform Verification for selected students for all programs
  • Award Continuing Day students
  • Track and award external, endowed and undesignated scholarships
  • Assist with the review of credit balances created from weekly loan disbursements
  • Coordinate with Associate Director on the mailing/emailing of tracking letters and follow up for students with unofficial FAFSAs, CFLAG, Dependency issues, or missing verification items
  • Assist with special projects and recruiting events
  • Responsible for managing and overseeing the Financial Planning Office Staff and daily operations in the absence of the Associate Director
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Previous direct financial aid experience required
  • Experience with Banner or similar student software and Microsoft Office products

Skills:

  • Knowledge of Title IV regulations, rules, policies and procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Excellent customer service and public speaking skills required
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team-based environment, manage conflicting priorities and work under deadlines
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and handle confidential information in a discrete and
  • professional manner
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills, and professional office, email and telephone etiquette
  • Team player that shares our commitment to enhance the student experience and give exemplary customer service

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private 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.

Application:

Submit a letter of interest, resume and at least three references with contact information electronically to Anita Elliott, Director of Financial Planning.

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

Selected applicant will be required to complete a criminal background check and drug screening, as are all University employees.

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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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