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Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Administrative Assistant Position in the College of Arts & Sciences’ Dean’s Office

30 Hours per Week

Gardner-Webb University’s College of Arts & Sciences is seeking a highly qualified Administrative Assistant to serve as an integral part of the Dean’s Office.  The Administrative Assistant performs administrative duties for the Dean’s Office in support of its responsibilities to its multiple constituents.  We seek enthusiastic professionals who will likewise enjoy working closely with students, faculty, and staff in a Christian environment. This is a 30-hour per week, benefit-eligible, non-exempt position.

Successful candidates will have significant experience as an office manager and/or with the policies and procedures of higher education.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of course and classroom scheduling;  
  • Ability to work in Blackboard, Banner, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.; 
  • Plan and schedule meetings, presentations, office-related events, and travel arrangements;  
  • Written communication and reports; 
  • Supervise students and student-worker staff;  
  • Monitor and maintain office equipment and supplies; request repair or restocking when necessary; 
  • Supervise adjunct faculty hiring, financial paperwork, and coordination of performances and/or external guest visits; 
  • Work independently with general supervision; 
  • Organized with an attention to detail and ability to coordinate multiple tasks; 
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters; 
  • Organizing and maintaining digital and physical files; 
  • Preparing a variety of reports and financial data- including payroll, travel, and budgets; 
  • Webpage/social media support; 
  • Other duties as assigned.  

The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Dean. It is also expected that candidates will have highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a record of successful interdepartmental collaboration. Rate of pay will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will include a full benefits package. 

About the University 

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 4,000 students. The University is located in the foothills of North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. 


    Candidates can apply using the “Apply Now” link below. Completed employment applications must include a letter of interest addressing qualifications, resume, unofficial transcripts, and the names and full contact information of three (3) references. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Diana Betts, Professor, College of Education via email at [email protected]

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should complete the application using the link below and include a letter of interest, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts as appropriate, and the contact information for at least 3 references with their application submission. Questions about the positions or application requirements should be directed to Dr. Robert Prickett, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences ([email protected]