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

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

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

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Faculty Positions

American Sign Language Interpreting

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 February 1, 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, P.O. Box 7266, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. E-mail [email protected].

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing

Gardner-Webb University Godbold School of Business invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing. 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]. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

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Physics Position

Gardner-Webb University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track teaching position in Physics beginning January 2021 in the Department of Natural Sciences. The primary duties of this position include the lecture and laboratory components for the algebra-based and calculus-based physics courses. Additional possible teaching opportunities include general education classes (e.g., Physics in Everyday Life or Astronomy) or courses in computer science. The Astronomy course will make use of the Williams Observatory on campus.

A terminal degree is preferred and required for tenure track status. Candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts and sciences and in professional and preprofessional fields and provides an extensive degree-completion program 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, [email protected].

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Adjunct Faculty for Godbold School of Business

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

The successful candidate will:

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

Eligibility requirements for consideration include:

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

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

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

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

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

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Adjunct Undergraduate Clinical Instructor Position

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

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

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

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

Required Credentials:

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

Preferred Credentials:

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

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

Qualification Requirements:

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

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

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

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

Sarah Tate, DNP, RN
Clinical Coordinator
Hunt School of Nursing
P.O. Box 7309
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to [email protected]

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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.

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].

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Staff Positions

Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Gardner-Webb University is conducting a search to fill the position of Associate Vice President of Human Resources.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Associate Vice President provides executive-level vision, leadership and guidance for Human Resources (HR) activities across all divisions of the University including policies, benefits, compensation, employee relations, staff development, and compliance within each of these respective areas. The Associate Vice President is responsible for preparing, enforcing, and evaluating legally compliant policies, procedures, and best practices. Additionally, the Associate Vice President will provide oversight for development and training for faculty and staff.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises the Office of Human Resources staff and oversees the daily operations of the office
  • Ensures that the Office of Human Resources is available to provide service-oriented guidance on employment matters to all areas of the University
  • Collaborates with University leadership to define, design, implement and administer a comprehensive HR program
  • Collaborates with the Office of University Counsel as necessary to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • As requested, provides training to University administrators on employment matters
  • Develops an excellent working knowledge of the Personnel Policy Manual and effectively integrates new and modified policies
  • In conjunction with HR office staff, develops and deploys effective and easy to understand HR and benefits forms for employee use
  • Keeps University employees up to date on important changes in University employment policies and benefits
  • Works with management and search committees in the recruitment of qualified applicants
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive new employee orientation program
  • Researches, develops, and implements competitive compensation, benefits, performance appraisals, and other employee programs, including retirement and health insurance programs, leave policies, workers compensation, and disability
  • Ensures that the University’s employment policies and benefits programs are in compliance with applicable employment laws, regulations, and requirements
  • Maintains University-wide Organizational Chart and job descriptions
  • Prepares and manages the HR budget
  • Serves as a key contributor to the administrative functions of the University and completes tasks delegated thereunder

Specific Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong combination of skills in management, communications and coordination
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Experience with varied HR information systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office or related software

Educational Qualifications and Experience

Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.

Experience: Minimum of seven years’ experience in human resource management. Experience in an educational environment is preferred.

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.

Interested persons should e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and three references to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

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Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

Gardner-Webb University seeks an experienced, innovative, and visionary Vice President and Dean of Students to provide leadership and overall management of the Division of Student Development. The VP for Student Development and Dean of Students is responsible for administering and supervising a comprehensive student development program, which includes: Counseling Center, University Police, Housing and Residence Education, Title IX and ADA Compliance, Center for Personal and Professional Development, Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives, Student Activities, Campus Recreation, and New Student Orientation. Reporting directly to the President, the incumbent will shape and head a team charged with realizing the student development goals articulated in the University’s Strategic Plan for 2020-2025.

We seek candidates who possess a deep understanding of the current higher education landscape, especially the paths to student success at small, private universities.

The general duties of the Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students include the following:

  • Advance the mission, vision, and short- and long-term goals of the University in coordination with the President
  • Serve as a member of President’s leadership cabinet
  • Serve as Chair of the Student Development Leadership Team
  • Communicate student development updates effectively to the University community and to members of the Board of Trustees
  • Recruit, hire, train, retain, inspire, and hold accountable a robust staff dedicated to ensuring the success of students from all backgrounds
  • Establish and assess goals, objectives, programs, services, and activities consistent with the mission of the University and the development process of students
  • Serve as the Chief Student Judicial Affairs Officer with internal and external constituencies
  • Assist in enforcement and processing of University Academic Honesty Policy
  • Serve on the University Academic Honor Court
  • Maintain, update, and distribute the student handbook
  • Work closely with the executive officers, faculty advisor, and staff advisor of the Student Government Association
  • Manage Student Development budget
  • Serve as an advocate for the University in the community and with local and state leaders
  • Any other duties as assigned by the President

Gardner-Webb University (gardner-webb.edu) is a coeducational, residential, private Christian institution, located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. The University offers 60+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 3,500 students. GWU is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral/Professional University. In 2020, Gardner-Webb was home to students from 89 counties in North Carolina, 40 US states, and 20 foreign countries. GWU is a NCAA Division I institution with 22 athletic teams and more than 500 student-athletes.

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who share and support Christian values. Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose.

Candidates should possess a doctorate or doctoral equivalent or more than ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates should send application information and must include a letter of interest addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names and full contact information of three (3) references to: Mrs. Stephanie Stearns at [email protected]. The subject line should read: VP for Student Development position.

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

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Part-time Library Assistant

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a part time (20 hours per week) Library Assistant to work in all areas of the library, particularly staffing Circulation, and assisting with projects in other departments within the library. This person serves as backup to Circulation, Reference, AV/Printing, and Interlibrary Loan.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Staffs the circulation desk, handling checkout, check-in, reserves, overdues, etc.
  • Performs with strict adherence, the opening and closing procedures for the library
  • Supervises student worker(s) when full-time staff are not available
  • Helps maintain a neat and quiet facility
  • Directs patrons to librarian for assistance as appropriate
  • Assists patrons with technology (microform reader/printer, photocopier, printer, scanners, computers)
  • Conducts inventory throughout the library on a rotational basis
  • Remains current on library policies and procedures and enforces those policies on all floors
  • Assists with library projects and other duties as assigned
  • Shares responsibility with other staff for covering library hours
  • Requires evening and weekend hours

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working with students in a college or university setting
  • Demonstrated evidence of a team-oriented, professional mindset with the experience and ability to be a creative problem solver
  • Experience in Blackboard and Microsoft Office technologies
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous library experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to multi-task and show attention to detail in a professional environment
  • Excellence in verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrate pleasant, helpful attitude

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

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

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

Electronic submissions should be sent to [email protected] 

Start date:  September 1, 2020 or when filled

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Assistant Athletics Director for NCAA Compliance

Gardner-Webb University has an immediate opening for an Assistant Athletics Director for NCAA Compliance. Evaluation of potential candidates will begin upon the receipt of a letter of application and other appropriate information. 

Responsibilities include: Maintaining a comprehensive campus-wide educational program that encourages compliance with NCAA rules and regulations, oversee the certification of eligibility for all student-athletes, process and submit APR information, monitor the activities of the athletics department to insure NCAA compliance, serve as the institutional contact on all NCAA compliance and eligibility issues and other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President for Athletics related to NCAA compliance.

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, minimum of two years of experience in the areas of NCAA Division I Compliance including knowledge of appropriate NCAA regulations, interpreting bylaws, and filing NCAA related waivers to determine student-athlete eligibility. Computer applications relative to the operation of NCAA compliance office.

Salary commensurate with experience. 

The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to Christian higher education.  Gardner-Webb University is a NCAA Division I institution. 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, list of references, Statement of Faith, and any other pertinent information by email to Ms. Alison Kernicky at [email protected] The subject line should read: Assistant Athletics Director for NCAA Compliance.

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

Review of applicants will begin immediately.

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Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

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

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

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

Specific Duties

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

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

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

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

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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.