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 Eric Plemmonscreate new email, Associate Vice President 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.

Faculty Positions

Gardner-Webb University Department of Communication & New Media invites applications for a ten-month, full-time faculty member position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin in Fall 2021.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.

Other responsibilities may include arranging and supervising undergraduate students in communication internships and assistance in coordinating scheduling and advising majors. Consideration as the department chair is possible.

The successful candidate will:

  • The successful candidate will have significant experience as a practitioner of photojournalism both still and video
  • Demonstrate experience with other forms of visual storytelling such as documentary video, multimedia work, and studio photography
  • Teach in the undergraduate photography and video programs
  • Organize student trips or planning events, such as guest speakers or symposia
  • Demonstrate continuing professional and educational growth
  • Advise students through realistic and thorough guidance
  • Provide academic and professional advising to all communication majors
  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the University and performing other duties as assigned by the Chair

Eligibility requirements for consideration include:

  • At least a master’s degree in Journalism, Communication or Video/Film and professional experience in visual media are required. A Ph.D. or MFA, and teaching experience are preferred. (A terminal degree is required for Tenure-Track and promotion beyond Assistant Professor)
  • Current professional industry experience is preferred
  • Research and/or consulting in communication discipline
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Record of successful collaboration and teamwork
  • Previous college-level teaching experience in courses such as photojournalism, photography, or visual communication
  • Experience with using and teaching the Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro
  • Commitment to the Christian faith

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 University desires to fill the position by April 15, 2021. 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.

Application Instructions

Screening of applicants will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and names of three references to Dr. Bob Carey, Chair, Department of Communication & New Media, Gardner-Webb University, Box 7313, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Please email all documents to [email protected]create new email. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

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

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

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in an academic discipline offered by the College of Arts and Sciences with credentials appropriate for appointment as a tenured, full-professor. A significant record of successful leadership experience as a senior university administrator, experience with academic budgets and management of personnel is desirable, as is experience with federal, state or private grants.

The Dean will

  • Lead the College of Arts and Sciences in the implementation of its strategic plan as well as the opens in a new windowUniversity’s comprehensive strategic plan, which includes targeted growth in the areas of science and mathematics
  • Collaborate with the Office of Enrollment Management on strategies to grow enrollment in Arts & Science majors and programs
  • Provide leadership in the area of new program development and program review
  • Support and promote faculty research efforts as well as the University’s robust program of undergraduate research
  • Collaborate with the Office of Advancement on College of Arts and Science fundraising activities
  • Work closely with other Deans and professional program leaders to integrate the arts and sciences with professional programs

Other duties include

  • Supervision of department chairs and directors of academic support programs
  • Oversight of teaching schedules, faculty loads, release time, and other related academic matters
  • Interviewing and hiring prospective faculty members based on recommendations from search committees and approval by the President and the Provost
  • Annual evaluation of faculty performance
  • Evaluation of college faculty as part of promotion and tenure reviews
  • Participation in the President’s Academic Council meetings, representing academic departments and support programs
  • Review and responsibility for budgets of academic departments and support programs
  • Chairing regular meetings of the Council of Arts and Sciences (chairs, directors)
  • Review of requests for professional development funding
  • Performance of other duties as assigned by the President or the Provost

Gardner-Webb University, one of six private doctoral institutions in North Carolina (Carnegie classified Doctoral/Professional), is a coeducational, residential, private Christian institution with a strong emphasis in the Liberal Arts. Located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, GWU is conveniently situated within an hour’s drive of 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. Internal applications welcome.

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

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and continue until position is filled. Anticipated starting date is July 1, 2021.

The Gardner-Webb University Physician Assistant Studies Program is seeking qualified candidates to fill a 12-month full-time principal faculty position at the main campus in Boiling Springs. Academic rank will be made based on the appointee’s educational and experiential qualifications.

Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, those aligned with didactic instructional preparation for delivering classroom lectures or clinical skills instruction, development and implementation of OSCEs, ongoing curriculum assessment and modification, student progress and performance assessment, mentoring and advising students in their professional development, participating in continuous program self-assessment and accreditation compliance, and contributing to admissions recruitment, interviews, and selection processes. Opportunities are provided for clinical practice, and professional service to the PA profession is strongly encouraged.

Qualifications
Highly qualified applicants must possess a Master’s degree (doctorate preferred) from a regionally accredited university/accredited PA program or medical school. Also required are at least two years of professional clinical practice experience in a clinical health-related field involving direct patient care; current certification by the appropriate certifying body (e.g., NCCPA, ABFM, ABIM, ABP, etc.); and eligibility for medical licensure in North Carolina.

The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal communication skills, including excellent verbal and written communication. Experience in PA or graduate medical education or clinical precepting is desirable. The applicant is expected to participate in inter-professional education opportunities, provide service with active participation in program, school, and university committees, and pursue professional development opportunities annually. Enthusiasm about working in a collaborative environment and self-motivation are essential qualities of a successful applicant.

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

To apply, please send 1) a cover letter providing a narrative of your qualifications relative to the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a concise statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) a list of references via email to:
Dr. Ami Steele, DMSc, PA-C
Department Chair and Program Director
GWU Physician Assistant Studies Program
[email protected]create new email

Gardner-Webb University is seeking qualified candidates for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of American Sign Language Interpreting. Applicants should have a doctorate in Interpreting, superior or superior plus on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview, National Interpreter Certification and the ability to get a NC Interpreting License. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and public outreach. Preferred qualifications include ASLTA certification or willingness to get it, and training as a SLPI evaluator or willingness to get it. Qualified individuals lacking a doctorate may be considered, depending on the applicant pool, although as a non-tenure track instructor. The candidate should be able to teach a full range of Interpreting courses and lower level ASL courses.

Gardner-Webb University currently offers a four year degree in American Sign Language with a minor in interpreting. Our goal is to prepare students to interpret in the community, to teach ASL, and to have the language skills and cultural sensitivity necessary to work with deaf people in a variety of settings. Many of our students further their education with graduate degrees in Deaf Education, Counseling, and Social Work.

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

The University desires to fill the positions no later than August 1, 2021. Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of a similar size and purpose. Screening of applicants will begin April 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Bernhard Martin
Gardner-Webb University
P.O. Box 7266
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Electronic submissions should be sent to: [email protected]create new email.

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. A tenure-track appointment is possible for candidates with exceptional qualifications and 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 December 1, 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 [email protected]create new email. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Gardner-Webb University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track teaching position in Physics at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Natural Sciences, The position is available beginning in the Fall Semester of 2021.

vThe primary duties of this position include the lecture and laboratory components for teaching algebra-based and calculus-based physics courses at the undergraduate level. Additional possible teaching opportunities include general education classes (e.g., Physics in Everyday Life or Astronomy) or courses in computer science. Duties will include supervision of the William Observatory on campus for which an additional salary stipend will be provided.

A terminal degree is preferred and required for tenure track status and advertised rank. Doctoral candidates who have completed all degree requirements except for final dissertation will be eligible to apply for consideration at the Instructor level. Instructor candidates will be expected to complete a terminal degree. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts and sciences and in multiple professional fields. An extensive degree-completion program is also provided for non-traditional students. Gardner-Webb employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Salary and benefits are competitive with 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 official transcripts, statement of Teaching Philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. David Campbell, Department Chair at [email protected]create new email.

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 [email protected]create new email. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

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:

Dr. Brittany Hudgins, EdD, MSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator
Hunt School of Nursing
P.O. Box 7309
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to [email protected]

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.

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 [email protected].

Staff Positions

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for the position of Office Manager of the Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies. This position reports directly to the Dean of Graduate Studies. This is a 40 hour per week, campus-based position.

The successful candidate will support over 40 graduate degree and certificate programs, with approximately 1400 degree and certificate students, 90 full-time faculty, and 100 adjuncts. The Office Manager organizes and coordinates various procedures related to admissions, enrollment, graduate faculty hiring and compensation, communication with various stakeholders, and record keeping

Candidates must have a demonstrated:

  • high level of competency in computer skills and comfort in learning new technology, platforms include Microsoft 365 Suite, Banner, Crystal Reports, CASPA, Docusign, and Adobe Pro
  • 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, must have at least a high school diploma
  • 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: [email protected]create new email with Office Manager — Name in the subject line.

Gardner-Webb University seeks an experienced and highly motivated individual for the position of Director of Planned Giving within University Advancement (UA). UA, the fundraising and friend-raising arm of the University, activities are designed to generate support, both financial and otherwise. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Director will serve on a highly motivated goal-oriented team. The Director will be responsible for helping to develop a philanthropic culture through portfolio management and implementing industry best practices. This position serves as a front-line fundraising role that will assist and/or coordinate the processing of both deferred and current gifts.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages a prospect portfolio of 125-150 individuals that has a focus on planned giving and major gifts. An existing percentage of qualified individuals will be in the assigned portfolio and the Director will conduct significant discovery work to build a mature portfolio.
  • Must develop a strategy for effectively moving assigned individuals through the donor cycle, while engaging the prospect at every stage.
  • Meet agreed upon fundraising metrics as defined by supervisor, on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Plan and execute enhanced stewardship activities to revamp GWU’s Legacy Society.
  • Develop, implement and manage a robust planned giving strategy for UA. This includes a marketing campaign that targets those most likely to establish a planned gift.
  • Coordinate and execute multi-channel marketing and messaging to planned gift prospects, donors and professional advisors.
  • Follow department policies and industry best practices specifically related to database and prospect management.
  • Participate as a contributing member of UA and be conversant in the University’s fundraising priorities.
  • Represent GWU in a competent and professional manner.
  • Significant travel, including overnight travel, is required monthly.
  • Evening and weekend event attendance is expected.
  • Other tasks and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Director position requires a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience working in development, preferably in a higher education setting. This person should demonstrate experience working in a metrics-driven environment and meeting quantitative goals. The Director must have superior organizational skills and attention to detail; a strong customer service orientation, the ability to deal effectively and discreetly with donors, colleagues and campus partners. Individuals must also have an appreciation of and respect for Gardner-Webb University’s traditions and Christian values in order to function effectively in this position.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Understanding of the culture, nature and purpose of advancement activities
  • Familiarity of advancement in a higher education setting
  • Should have superior organizational skills and attention to detail with a customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated behavioral and linguistic flexibility
  • Ability to recognize, distill and communicate relevant information and data
  • Demonstrated appetite and enthusiasm for high-volume discovery work
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills
  • Coordinate and balance multiple tasks and priorities
  • Punctuality and timeliness
  • Self-starter with a high level of maturity and confidence

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

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and names of three references with contact information to:
Ms. Julie Runyans
Advancement Administrative and Events Coordinator
Gardner-Webb University
[email protected]create new email
(704) 406-4250
PO Box 997
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

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

Gardner-Webb University, an NCAA Division I Big South Conference member, has an immediate opening in softball and invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position of Head Softball Coach.

Responsibilities of this position: management over all areas of the softball program, demonstrate a working knowledge of and the ability to comply with pertinent NCAA, Big South Conference, and University rules and regulations, supervise the recruitment, evaluation, and development of student-athletes, including their academic progress through graduation, establish and maintain relationships with alumni, boosters, and other administration of the University, operate the program within the stated budget, perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Athletics.

Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of four years intercollegiate coaching experience, preferably NCAA Division I, is required. Candidates must have a strong commitment to Christian Higher Education.

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values. Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, list of three (3) references, Statement of Faith, and any other pertinent information to: Chuck Burch, Vice President for Athletics, Gardner-Webb University care of: [email protected]create new email

Application materials may also be mailed to: Chuck Burch, Vice President for Athletics, Gardner-Webb University, P. O. Box 877 Boiling Springs, NC 28017.

Gardner-Webb is seeking a full-time on campus, Student Success Coach to serve as a liaison, advisor, and mentor to prospective applicants and accepted students. The Success Coach supports and assists students in successfully clarifying and attaining their personal, professional, and academic goals. This position will also serve as a bridge or ombudsperson between the student, Academic Advisors, The Dean of the Degree Completion Programs, The Registrar’s Office, The Student Accounts Office, Financial Planning, student support services, and other university resources in order to help students to apply successfully and persist to graduation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide all accepted students with a personalized advising session using a degree audit tool that facilitates the monitoring of students’ academic progress toward degree completion.
  • Cultivate with the Enrollment Development Officer to maintain a congenial service-oriented relationship with students through effective phone, email, video-conference, and face-to-face communication.
  • Guide and assist prospective applicants and applicants through the admissions process, including answering questions related to academic program requirements, transfer credits, transcript submission, online and seated learning options, and other application-related tasks.
  • Manage applicant documents and assist applicants in completing their file.
  • Develop and maintain individualized curriculum plans consistent with personal, professional, and academic goals.
  • Lead retention and graduation rate efforts through consistent communication with students and reaching out to students each semester (and throughout the academic semester) to assist them with registration for the next semester, addressing holds on their account, or with any other steps necessary to persist to graduation.
  • Document all student interactions and engage in reliable data entry and information management to ensure data integrity for reporting, analysis, marketing, recruiting, and budget projections.
  • Utilize critical thinking, professional expertise, and problem-solving skills to address and resolve student issues and concerns and to ensure positive student experience.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with colleagues in a team approach to ensure student success and effective enrollment management.
  • Monitors and uses analytics in (Qwickly- AttendancePro) to maintain advising student retention and utilizes the CRM/ Banner 9 system to track contact hours, issues, and outcomes of advising sessions and student portfolios with appropriate documentation.
  • Assists students with setting goals and identifying, planning for, and overcoming potential obstacles and defining steps in education and career planning; builds rapport and trust with students to support successful goal completion; monitors student progress toward goals; conducts follow up with program participants; offers advisement as needed; supports instructors and program efforts to infuse instruction with persistence and success strategies.

Education, Experience, Skills and Work Environment:

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

Requirements:

  • Required Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; one to two years of related experience and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Please follow Application Instructions and not apply through Indeed

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

Application Instructions:

  • Submit a letter of interest, résumé, and names and contact information for at least three professional references to:
    Mrs. Mavia Lee, Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning Enrollment, at [email protected]create new email, or P.O. Box 1896, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (electronic submission is preferred).
  • 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.

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for the position of Administrative Assistant to the Provost. This position will report directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President and will work closely with an Associate Provost and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This is a 40 hour per week, campus-based position.

The successful candidate will be responsible for administrative support for the Office of the Provost, the Associate Provost for Professional & Graduate Studies and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Duties include communication with key university personnel, timely delivery of campus mail/documents routinely across campus, calendar management, answering the office telephone and other administrative tasks as directed by the Provost.

Candidates must have a demonstrated:

  • high level of competency in computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, power point, mail merge, etc.
  • 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, must have at least a high school diploma
  • 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: [email protected]create new email with Administrative Assistant — Name in the subject line.

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a Payroll Specialist in the Administration and Finance Division. This non-exempt (hourly) position is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of the university’s bi-weekly and adjunct payrolls, as well as assisting the Payroll Director as needed with other tasks.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Process and review for accuracy bi-weekly payroll and periodic monthly adjunct payrolls
  • Maintain accurate payroll records with a high degree of confidentiality
  • Apply organizational and problem solving skills to process each payroll successfully and on time
  • Work with our payroll processor to resolve any processing or tax issues that might arise
  • Payment and account reconciliation of employee benefits
  • Process involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments
  • Maintain the monthly annual leave/sick report

Education, Experience and Work Environment:

  • Associate degree in Accounting or related field preferred
  • A strong knowledge of payroll methods and regulations is needed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel as well as knowledge of accounting and payroll software
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills including confident, professional, and customer-friendly phone, e-mail, and interpersonal skills
  • Service-oriented, motivated, and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
  • Ability to work independently with a keen attention to detail

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

Application:

Review of applications will begin immediately; anticipated filling of position between May 1, 2021 and June 1, 2021.

Submit a letter of interest, résumé, and names and contact information for at least three references to: Mrs. Linda Smith, Payroll Director, at [email protected]create new email or PO Box 997, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (electronic submission is preferred)

Gardner-Webb University, an NCAA Division I Big South Conference member, has an immediate opening in women’s volleyball and invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position of Head Women’s Volleyball Coach.

Responsibilities of this position: management over all areas of the volleyball program, demonstrate a working knowledge of and the ability to comply with pertinent NCAA, Big South Conference, and University rules and regulations, supervise the recruitment, evaluation, and development of student-athletes, including their academic progress through graduation, establish and maintain relationships with alumni, boosters, and other administration of the University, operate the program within the stated budget, perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Athletics.

Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of four years intercollegiate coaching experience, preferably NCAA Division I, is required. Candidates must have a strong commitment to Christian Higher Education.

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values. Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, list of three (3) references, Statement of Faith, and any other pertinent information to: Chuck Burch, Vice President for Athletics, Gardner-Webb University care of: [email protected]create new email. Application materials may also be mailed to: Chuck Burch, Vice President for Athletics, Gardner-Webb University, P. O. Box 877, Boiling Springs, NC 28017.

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for the position of Enrollment Marketing Specialist. Gardner-Webb University is a top ranked comprehensive; liberal arts-based institution historically affiliated with the North Carolina Baptist State Convention.

The Enrollment Marketing Specialist is responsible for developing, executing, and assessing strategic communication and engagement processes for all Gardner-Webb University programs that serve students regionally, nationally, and globally. The Enrollment Marketing Specialist reports to the Director of Enrollment Marketing, and works in collaboration with the admission teams (traditional, degree completion, and graduate), staff, faculty, and students.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing integrated (call, text, email, digital, video, and print) communication calendars and workflows for the Traditional Undergraduate, Degree Completion, and Graduate programs.
  • Implement all mass email communications as an expert in functionality, workflow management, batch management, and content updates within the email platform.
  • Provide project guidance for any Student Recruitment Ambassador(s) tasked with content development (blogs, photos, videos).
  • Manage portal-specific social media accounts in accordance with overarching strategies.
  • Compile, analyze, and report on all email, landing page, form, and social media engagement.
  • Provide regular project requests and data reporting updates to pertinent enrollment area Director/AVP.
  • Complete copywriting and proofreading projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Non-essential Job Functions

  • Maintain professional memberships and readings.
  • Attend professional meetings and conferences

Qualification Requirements:

  • Possesses exceptionally strong writing, editing, proofreading and creative thinking skills.
  • Solid understanding of web technologies, applications and analytics, including social networking, social media tools and current communication trends (including video and mobile).
  • BA/BS degree in Marketing, Communications, English or related field.
  • 1-2 years of related work experience.
  • Familiarity with Slate or similar CRM system preferred but not required.
  • Experience with project management in a deadline driven environment.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and finish projects on time.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of professional, support, and student staff members in a highly effective and collaborative manner.
  • Excellent organizational abilities, attention to detail, initiative and independence.
  • Proficiency in word processing using Windows based software: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Travel and work in off-campus settings are required as needed.
  • High self-confidence and poise essential to position function.

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values. Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

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:
Jonathan Hooks, Director of Enrollment Marketing
Gardner-Webb University, Post Office Box 817
Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (704) 406 4486

Applications may be submitted by email to: [email protected]create new email

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for the Director of Admissions position. The Director of Admissions is a key member of the leadership team for the Digital Learning admissions office and helps guide the recruitment and operations of the office. Serving as the lead in overseeing weekly recruitment efforts with enrollment development officers, the Director will also be responsible for managing key student audiences including online DCP students and Graduate students by ensuring they are progressing through the admissions and enrollment process. In addition, the Director will ensure the proper training and knowledge needed by the recruitment team.

Essential duty and responsibility is to assist with all aspects of student recruitment and enrollment management for online admission by performing the following:

  • Serves as the lead in overseeing admissions/recruitment operations in the admissions department and responsible for supervising 3-4 admissions representatives.
  • Maximizes student population growth through overseeing daily, monthly, and quarterly recruitment activities, generating local marketing plans and database/student information system management to support inquiry conversion.
  • Matriculates a required number of online DCP new students from a specific geographic each term.
  • 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 programs.
  • Act as a spokesperson and professional representative for the institution at college fairs and other recruitment functions.
  • Attend admission functions held in the evenings and weekends or through virtual events.
  • Maintain proper communication and follow-up with all applicants through AdmitGold/SLATE.
  • Works closely with other university staff and faculty to provide additional information to help prospective students commit to GWU.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with prospective students, serving as a primary resource for them throughout the admissions process.
  • Ability to travel (travel season, 25% travel, remainder year 15% travel)
  • Serves as the admissions liaison for the Online Degree Completion department.
  • Conducts weekly one-on-one meetings with Enrollment Development Officers to discuss weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual new student and retention plans.
  • Manages the yearly travel schedule for the recruitment team; ensures GWU is registered and attending key recruitment functions throughout the year.
  • Assists in running weekly enrollment and program reports.
  • Assists with new recruitment training and ongoing staff development.
  • Serves as a member of the online DCP admissions leadership team and assists the AVP for Digital Learning in developing strategies for yearly recruitment and the building of the recruitment plan.
  • Coordinate, oversee and maintain additional responsibilities and/or projects for online admissions team.

Qualification Requirements:

Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and current in social media. Possess personal characteristics and values consistent with the mission of GWU: friendly, approachable, patient, caring, flexible, professional, self-directed, trustworthy, committed to task, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy. Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary. Frequent contact with prospective students is essential to job success. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, families, groups, school administrators, and the general public. Maintain the highest form of professionalism at all times and under various circumstances. Individual must have the ability and be licensed to operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to lift and transport up to 50 pounds.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from a four year regionally accredited college or university. At least three years of experience in a higher education admissions office. Master’s degree preferred.

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values. Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Application:

Review of applications will begin April 2021 and continue until position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidate must be prepared to present a 30, 60, 90 action plan if selected for interview.

Submit a letter of interest, résumé, and names and contact information for at least three professional references to: Mrs. Mavia Lee, Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning Enrollment, at [email protected]create new email, or PO Box 1896, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (electronic submission is preferred).

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.

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

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

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

Qualification Requirements:

Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and current in social media. Possess personal characteristics and values consistent with the mission of GWU: friendly, approachable, patient, caring, flexible, professional, self-directed, trustworthy, committed to task, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.

Education/Experience:

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

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values. Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

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

Applications may be submitted by email to: [email protected]create new email

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Admissions. The Associate Director of Admissions is a key member of the leadership team for traditional undergraduate admissions and helps guide the recruitment and operations of the office. Serving as the lead in overseeing weekly recruitment efforts with admissions counselors, the Associate Director will also be responsible for managing key student audiences including international students and student athletes by ensuring they are progressing through the admissions and enrollment process. In addition, the Associate Director will ensure the proper training and knowledge needed by the counseling team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Matriculates a required number of new students from a specific geographic territory annually.
  • 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 territories.
  • Act as a spokesperson and professional representative for the institution at college fairs and other recruitment functions.
  • Attend admission functions held in the evenings and weekends or through virtual events.
  • Maintain proper communication and follow-up with all applicants through the CRM.
  • Works closely with other university staff and faculty to provide additional information to help prospective students commit to GWU.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with prospective students, serving as a primary resource for them throughout the admissions process.
  • Serves as the international admissions counselor and a DSO for Gardner-Webb University through SEVIS; works closely with the Director of International Student Services to ensure that new international students arrive in status in the US.
  • Serves as the admissions liaison with the Athletics Department.
  • Monitors the awarding of athletic aid to new students, ensures they are coded properly in the CRM, and develops athletic recruitment reports.
  • Conducts weekly one-on-one meetings with admissions counselors and sets the direction for their territory management and outreach.
  • Manages the yearly travel schedule for the counseling team; ensures GWU is registered and attending key recruitment functions throughout the year.
  • Assists in running weekly enrollment and territory reports.
  • Assists with new admissions counselor training and ongoing staff development.
  • Serves on the undergraduate admissions leadership team and assists the AVP for Undergraduate Admissions in developing strategies for yearly recruitment and the building of the recruitment plan.
  • Coordinate, oversee and maintain additional responsibilities and/or projects for undergraduate admissions team.

Qualification Requirements:

Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and current in social media. Possess personal characteristics and values consistent with the mission of GWU: friendly, approachable, patient, caring, flexible, professional, self-directed, trustworthy, committed to task, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree from a four year regionally accredited college or university. At least three to five years of experience in an undergraduate admissions office, preferably as a senior admissions counselor or Assistant Director. Master’s degree and supervisory experience a plus.

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values. Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

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

Applications may be submitted by email to [email protected]create new email.

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.

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, [email protected]create new email, Director of Financial Planning.

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

Gardner-Webb University invites applicants for an Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator. This position serves within the Division of Student Development. The Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator reports to the Vice President of Student Development.

The Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator will coordinate the University’s response to complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment and complaints of violations of University policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment on the basis of personal characteristics such as race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

Summary of Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinator and chair the University’s Title IX Task Force.
  • Investigate Title IX and related complaints, on both an individual and systemic basis, including conducting the investigation and providing interim measures and remedies.
  • Investigate student complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment under federal and state statutes, including Title VII, IHRA, and ADAAA.
  • Plan and coordinate investigations, conduct interviews, identify and collect relevant documentation, and analyze evidence.
  • Train faculty, staff, and students on University policies and statutes prohibiting discrimination such as Title II, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and Section 504.
  • Supervise a team of investigators and manage the University-wide investigation processes and caseload.
  • Participate in University programs and strategic initiatives relating to Title VII, IX and EEO/AA and other related areas.
  • Maintain knowledge of current regulations and trends in higher education related to Titles VII and IX and other related anti-discrimination statutes; research best practices among universities and possess in-depth knowledge of latest legal and regulatory developments.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and work under multiple deadlines.
  • Coordinate with Deputy Title IX Coordinators to develop and implement case management for Title IX reports.

Qualification:

  • Master’s Degree in a related administrative, business, liberal arts, or social sciences discipline required. Juris Doctorate is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of experience conducting investigations and collecting and analyzing evidence to reach a conclusion. Research and analysis and analytical writing experience required.
  • Experience in a Higher Education environment or at a public institution preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Section 504, Title II, Title VII, Title IX, civil rights, and equal opportunity laws and regulations required.
  • Previous experience in working on cases with OCR, EEOC, and IDHR preferred. Familiarity with University policies and procedures preferred.
  • The ability to multi-task, train and advise students and employees at all levels, and use independent judgment. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills and ability to work effectively with a range of diverse persons at all levels of the organization.
  • The ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information. Advanced oral and written communication skills. Proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office Suite.

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, resume, and three references to:
Lynn Hicks, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Development
Gardner-Webb University
P.O. Box 7291
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Electronic submissions should be sent to: [email protected] create new email.

Gardner-Webb University is seeking an experienced Pre-Award Grants Specialist to support its mission and strategic growth. Reporting directly to the President, this fulltime position will manage and coordinate the grant application and pre-award process to identify potential new funding sources, develop funding resources, assist with the preparation of proposals and grant applications, write and edit grants, and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders regarding grant applications.

Essential Functions:

  • Acquire and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of GWU, its mission, programs, and student population to fully understand all projects and programs for which grants will be sought and to recommend the seeking of grants
  • Research and identify philanthropic organizations, foundations, grants as well as state and federal funding opportunities that align with GWU’s mission, strategic growth, and fundraising priorities
  • Monitor regularly databases and resources to identify calls for proposals from public and private foundations and grantmakers
  • Create and manage a calendar and database to track potential funding opportunities, proposal requirements, the status of funding requested and received, deadlines, and reporting requirements. The incumbent will be responsible for communicating opportunities on a regular basis to the faculty.
  • Keep abreast and notify senior leadership of changing state, federal, and private foundation grant standards and proposal guidelines
  • Organize meetings with appropriate colleagues to gather information necessary to fully understand a project or program for which funding is being sought. When needed, coordinate and facilitate internal and external working groups involved in proposal development (external groups may include representatives from state and community agencies, healthcare organizations, employers and workforce development agencies)
  • Write, edit, and submit competitive applications and proposals for funding and/or letters of interest, and manage the collection of all required documentation in accordance with each funding organization’s preferences following each organization’s/funders’ guidelines
  • Manage the process of supplying progress reports to funders
  • Increase GWU’s grant writing capacity by developing boilerplate proposals on various funding priorities that may then be adapted per opportunity, establishing a library of resources
  • Seek new avenues for funding and new grant opportunities
  • Work closely with faculty and staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals
  • Provide policy guidance and assistance with all aspects of proposal development, administrative forms, sponsor-required certifications and representations, and compliance requirements
  • Advise and assist faculty and staff in assembling grant proposals from the proposal stage to the project being awarded

Specific Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work as a team member; willing to pitch-in and collaborate on overall development department initiatives and work collaboratively in a mission-oriented organization
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and writing skills
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to cooperate and maintain a positive working relationship with colleagues and prospective donors
  • Must be self-motivating

Education Qualifications and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree required in English, Journalism, Marketing or related fields
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a primary writer and editor in development of federal, state, and/or private grant applications for higher education or community-based organizations as evidenced by history of funding success
  • Experience with growing grants program
  • Knowledge of and ability to research grants electronically and through print sources
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Office Suite, PowerPoint, database management and data search tools
  • Proven ability to apply a strategic mindset to the task of identifying and pursuing new funding sources

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 80+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 3,500 students. Academic units include Arts & Sciences, Health Sciences, Business, Education, Divinity, Psychology & Counseling, Performing and Visual Arts. GWU is home to 22 Division I athletics teams and competes in the Big South Conference.

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

Interested persons should e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Stephanie Stearns, Office of the President, 200 Webb Hall, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017, [email protected]create new email. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

Gardner-Webb University invites applicants for the Associate Director of Student Activities and New Student Orientation. This position serves within the Division of Student Development. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Student Activities, Campus Recreation, and New Student Orientation.

Primary responsibilities will include the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive co-curricular student involvement program and new student orientation program.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive co-curricular student involvement program
  • Assess student involvement programs through surveys and software
  • Maintain and coordinate a master calendar of student involvement programs
  • Plan and execute large scale campus-wide traditions including Family Weekend, Earth Day, and Festival of Lights, Homecoming events, etc.
  • Serve as an advisor to the Student Activities Advisory Board
  • Manages financial resources, within budget limits, in accordance with University guidelines under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Student Engagement by planning, developing, and overseeing designated budgets
  • Develop co-sponsored or complementary programs and forms strong network ties with campus organizations, departments, and campus programming committee
  • Oversee Student Activity publications and social media accounts
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of the New Student Orientation Program
  • Contribute to an effective unit by completing special projects and performing other duties assigned by the Director of Student Activities, Campus Recreation, & New Student Orientation
  • Represent the Division at University sponsored events

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 2-5 years professional experience with database management in admissions at a college or university is preferred. Experience utilizing innovative technology such as a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution is preferred

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education or appropriate field plus three to five years of experience in Student Activities or related Student Affairs field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer focus, with the ability to operate in a collaborative and professional manner with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse university community
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to present views in a clear and compelling manner
  • Exceptional project management skills to include the ability to prioritize, organize and lead multiple, concurrent initiatives; seeing the project to successful completion
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed and appropriate

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, resume, and three references to:

Brian Arnold, Director of Student Activities, Campus Recreation, and New Student Orientation
Gardner-Webb University
PO Box 7291
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to [email protected]create new email

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