Job Opportunities


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

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

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution with a strong emphasis in the Liberal Arts, located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 3,600 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

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Faculty Positions

Instructor-in-Residence Faculty Position - Organic Chemistry

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

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

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

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Principal Faculty Member for Physician Assistant Program

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

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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Adjunct Faculty - School of Education

The Gardner-Webb University School of Education is seeking qualified applicants for adjunct faculty in the following areas for Spring Semester 2019 and beyond:

Undergraduate – Initial Licensure Programs
Teach, mentor, and advise undergraduate students/candidates in the teacher education program.

Degree: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or closely related area

Hold or be eligible to hold current North Carolina educator certification

Hold a successful record of P-12 classroom teaching, and evidence of faculty leadership experience with and/or a commitment to working with culturally-diverse and/or at-risk student populations

Teacher Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction - Master’s Level
Familiarity with the NC Standards for Graduate Teacher Candidates.

Degree: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction or Educational Leadership, and experience teaching in K-12 settings.

Organizational Leadership – Doctoral Level
Teach cultural development in organizations, organizational theory, organizational behavior, research and measurement, innovation, and transformation and creativity.

Degree: Ph.D. Or Ed.D. in Organizational/Educational Leadership, Organizational Psychology, or closely related area.

Educational Leadership Studies – Doctoral Level
Course Concepts: Innovation, Transformation, Creativity

Degree: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Educational Leadership or closely related area

Curriculum & Instruction – Doctoral Level
Familiarity with the Teacher Leader Model Standards and/or the NC Standards for Graduate Teacher Candidates.

Degree: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction or Educational Leadership, and experience teaching in K-12 settings.

Inquiries, letters of interest and Curriculum Vitae should be addressed to Dr. Prince Bull, Dean, School of Education via email at pbull@gardner-webb.edu.

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Staff Positions

Post Office Associate

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a part-time (30 hours per week) associate in the Campus Post Office. This person reports to the Campus Shop/Post Office Manager and works with other team members in collecting, processing, and the delivery of student, faculty, and staff mail.

Specific Duties:

  • Complete two mail runs per day to US Post Office
  • Assist in checking packages in and out from USPS, UPS, FedEx, and other carriers
  • Maintain postage balance and reconciliation spreadsheets
  • Maintain spreadsheet for postage reallocation
  • Manage the process of forwarding mail
  • Assist in front counter customer service to include answering phone calls and sorting and distributing mail
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or two (2) years relevant experience
  • Ability to work alongside team members
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to perform with frequent interruptions
  • A strong understanding of confidentiality

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

Review of applications and interviewing will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Jane Powell.

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Financial Planning Specialist

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

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

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

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

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

Qualification Requirements:

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

Education and/or Experience:

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

Skills:

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

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

Application:

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

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

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

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University General Counsel

University Counsel is responsible for the management and oversite of legal affairs and certain compliance aspects within a private Christian University setting. Additionally, the University Counsel will provide legal advice and support to the Board of Trustees, President, Vice Presidents and the administrative and academic divisions of the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review, interpret, edit and, as necessary, construct contracts and agreements on behalf of the University
  • Review marketing materials to ensure compliance with federal and state legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure the University’s compliance with specific laws and regulations associated with University affairs including but not limited to FERPA, Gramm–Leach–Bliley, Red Flag Rules, HIPPA, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, Clery Act, and GDPR
  • Research and anticipate legal issues and risks associated with University business
  • Advise and assist on risk management and insurance related matters
  • Advise and assist the office of Human Resources with matters related to employment law, employment policies and benefit programs such as retirement and health insurance
  • Ensure consistency among all policies, procedures, handbooks, etc.
  • Advise and assist on tax law, Information Technology data security and privacy management, NCAA athletic program participation, student conduct, campus law enforcement and security, and the myriad other issues affecting the higher education environment
  • Manage the engagement of outside legal counsel when retained by the University
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President

Qualifications and Experience:

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school, admitted to practice in North Carolina (or eligible to apply for admission at the time of application and admitted within six months of hire)
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in legal issues particular to higher education
  • In-house work experience preferred
  • Working knowledge in Federal and State (NC) employment law
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the University
  • Ability to establish strong relationships internally and externally, both on a business and personal level
  • Ability to work self-directed with little supervision

About Gardner-Webb University

Gardner-Webb University, a four-year private Christian University, is located 50 miles west of Charlotte in the Piedmont area of Western North Carolina. Its main campus of over 250 acres is located in Boiling Springs, NC. The University provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that is strongly grounded in the liberal arts while offering opportunities to prepare for various professions. Fostering meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to higher education that integrates scholarship with Christian life. By embracing faith and intellectual freedom, balancing conviction with compassion, and inspiring a love of learning, service and leadership, Gardner-Webb prepares its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.

Founded in 1905 as Boiling Springs High School; it became Boiling Springs Junior College in 1928; was renamed Gardner-Webb College in 1942 in honor of Governor O. Max Gardner and his wife Faye Webb Gardner-Webb; and became a university in 1993.

Gardner-Webb, a Baptist-affiliated institution, enrolls approximately 3,600 students (67% female) in all of its programs. This number represents 39 states and 19 foreign countries. Fulltime faculty number 165, with 77% holding the PhD or equivalent degree. The student-to faculty ratio is 13:1.

Offering 21 varsity sports at the NCAA Division I level, the Runnin’ Bulldogs are part of the Big South Conference, although the men’s and women’s swim teams belong to the Coastal Collegiate Swim Association and the wrestling team belongs to the Southern Conference.

Gardner-Webb University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in employment for any of its programs and activities. The University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

The Community

Located in the southwestern portion of North Carolina in Cleveland County, Boiling Springs is about 50 miles west of Charlotte and about an hour’s drive from both Asheville, N.C. and Greenville, S.C. in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While Boiling Springs continues to enjoy the advantages of a small town atmosphere, it is no longer the sleepy town it once was; instead, it is full of restaurants, stores, beautiful homes, and a growing university.

In addition to the spectacular changing seasons, Cleveland County's geographic location offers wonderful nearby attractions -- beautiful mountains to the west, wide beaches to the east, and a host of growing metropolitan centers, all close enough for amazing day trips. With the family-oriented lifestyle and southern hospitality, Cleveland County is a great place to call home.

To Apply

Interested persons should e-mail a resume or CV, letter of interest and three references to Scott White, Director of Human Resources. References will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission.

Review of applicants will begin August 15, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.

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Director of Grants and Foundations/Major Gift Officer

As a part of the Office of Advancement, the Director of Grants and Foundations/Major Gift Officer at Gardner-Webb University will help develop a philanthropic culture by managing foundations, grants and a portfolio of donors. The Director of Grants and Foundations/MGO must build relationships and empower donors to become advocates for the mission of Gardner-Webb University.

Specific Duties:

  • Reports to the Vice President of Advancement and works with Advancement and Senior Staff in setting priorities and goals for foundation and corporate funding
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive program to cultivate, solicit and steward philanthropic grants from foundations, corporations and individual donors for GWU
    • Manage major proposal submissions to foundations and corporations
      • Identify and engage key internal stakeholders to develop proposal content and budgets
      • Oversee the process such that all proposals meet written guidelines and are submitted within established deadlines
    • Responsible for the direct solicitation of foundation gifts and grants to reach an annual fundraising goal of $1,200,000 in the first year
    • Maintain a portfolio of fifteen to twenty individual donors and cultivate new quality individual donors through prospect research with an annual individual giving goal of $50,000.
  • Engage faculty and academic administrators to:
    • Understand faculty/departmental/program capabilities to assess fundraising priorities and departmental needs
    • Assist faculty and administration in solicitations for departmental and programmatic support
  • Responsible for the management of information resources for foundations, including data management, research, preparation of briefings, and reports
  • Proactively identify and research new foundations and corporations which have no giving history with GWU but have guidelines or missions that align with GWU priorities
    • Strategically engage new prospective funders through direct outreach and meetings as appropriate
    • Engage the GWU senior staff, including the VP of University Advancement and others in these activities as warranted
  • Assist the Advancement team in the development of cultivation strategies as appropriate
  • Represent GWU positively in public at all times
  • Support the mission and goals of the University across all programs and departments
  • Maintain accountability to administrative systems and procedures
  • Assist the President of the University as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in a related field preferred with one to three years of experience in foundation and corporate fundraising, preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization)
  • Demonstrated record of success in generating significant commitments from foundations and/or corporations
  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques required
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills, with large groups as well as with individuals
  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances
  • Excellent writing/editing skills and strong interpersonal and oral communication abilities
  • Strategic project management skills and ability to see a complex process to a successful conclusion
  • High degree of motivation and the ability to be successful with minimal supervision
  • Frequent travel, including day trips and overnight trips, is required. Travel constitutes about 50% of duties
  • Observe the Office of Development’s stated Mission and acquire an appreciation for Gardner-Webb University’s history and aspirations as one of the nation’s leading Christian liberal arts institutions

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

Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Sara McCall.

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Major Gift Officer

As a part of the Office of Advancement, a Major Gift Officer at Gardner-Webb University will help develop a philanthropic culture by managing a portfolio of donors. Major Gift Officers must build relationships and empower donors to become advocates for the mission of Gardner-Webb University.

Specific Duties:

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

Education/Qualifications:

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

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

Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Sara McCall.

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Advancement Administrative and Events Coordinator

As a part of the Office of Advancement, the Advancement Administrative and Events Coordinator at Gardner-Webb University will help develop a philanthropic culture by assisting in donor relations and providing high-quality administrative support for the Office of Advancement.

Duties Include:

  • Working knowledge of the Vice President of Advancement’s responsibilities and priorities relative to appointments, travel, meetings, etc.
  • Coordinating and managing an effective thank you and stewardship process for donors through letters, telephone, email and recognition gift delivery
  • Managing Advancement events, which include, but are not limited to:
    • President’s Box (all home football games)
    • Presidential Societies Dinner
    • Scholarship Luncheon
  • Must be present for events and organize all details related to invitees, catering, entertainment, etc.
  • Assist the Christian Services Organization, Alumni Relations, Bulldog Club and Annual Giving with all other events as needed
  • Maintaining the Advancement calendar
  • Processing and tracking all purchases made through the division and maintaining vehicle mileage logs
  • Completing routine data entry
  • Provide assistance to the President of the University as needed
  • Provide administrative support to the Advancement division as needed such as document writing and editing, processing call report, maintaining supplies and equipment, mail distribution, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or five (5) years relevant experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function well as a member of a team
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills including: word processing; a complete/firm understanding of the form and style of professional/business correspondence; travel scheduling; file maintenance and; the ability to complete tasks in an efficient and timely way with limited supervision
  • Strong command of MS Office
  • A demonstrated record of taking initiative
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent command of English as a spoken & written language, including spelling, grammar and proofreading skills
  • Project management and problem-solving skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and gain cooperation of others
  • Ability to perform tasks while being frequently interrupted
  • A strong understanding of confidentiality and the ability to handle sensitive materials and conversations
  • Observe the Office of Development’s stated Mission and acquire an appreciation for Gardner-Webb University’s history and aspirations as one of the nation’s leading Christian liberal art institutions

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. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Sara McCall.

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Assistant Director of Financial Planning

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

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

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

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

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

Qualification Requirements:

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

Education and/or Experience:

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

Skills:

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

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution with a strong emphasis in the Liberal Arts, located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 3,600 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Application:

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

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

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

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HVAC Technician

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

Gardner-Webb University maintains a policy of non-discrimination. No aspect of employment will be influenced by race, color, sex, national origin, veteran status, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by statute. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

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

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

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

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Programmer Analyst

Gardner-Webb University is seeking to fill the position of Programmer Analyst for Technology Services to provide comprehensive customer service in analysis, troubleshooting, and creation of custom programs, data integrations, and system administration for the University. This position is responsible for responding to customer requests as it relates to all systems utilized at Gardner-Webb University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain custom programming for all systems
  • Test all changes prior to implementation with end users
  • Create and maintain documentation for all systems
  • Communicate with peers concerning updates to all programs
  • Respond to work orders, phone calls, emails, and IM in a timely manner
  • During peak call times assist the department in answering the main contact number for Technology Services
  • Intranet portal administrator
  • Reporting administrator
  • Payment vendor administrator
  • Responsible for all data integrations from student system – Banner and all other campus systems
  • Backup for database administrator

Education and/or Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; two to three years’ related experience and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • SQL – We are seeking an individual with strong skills and experience using SQL in both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server environments. The applicant should be able to select, update, insert and delete records in tables. In addition, the applicant must be able to use complex statements to join multiple tables and pull fields from tables that are or are not included in the “from” part of the statement. All of what we do here stems from SQL, making it the number one skill set required. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Relational Database – The suitable applicant will understand and be able to explain how a relational database is structured, how the data is related, and how the data can be accessed using SQL.
  • ASP.NET C# - The applicant is preferred to have skills and experience using ASP.NET C# web programming where SQL is used within the application.
  • PL/SQL – Knowledge and skill in using PL/SQL in an Oracle environment is preferred.
  • Shell Scripting – Knowledge and skill is preferred to run SQL jobs and understand scheduling those jobs using CRONTAB job scheduling in the Oracle environment on Unix OS machines
  • FTP – Understanding and the ability to use FTP is preferred.
  • Create reports and serve as tier 2 support using Crystal Reports and Ripplestone
  • Work with vendor on payment software.

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution with a strong emphasis in the Liberal Arts, located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 3,600 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Application:

Submit a letter of interest, resume, and names with contact information for at least three references to:

Greg Humphries
Associate Vice President for Technology Services
Gardner-Webb University
PO Box 7310
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
ghumphries@gardner-webb.edu (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.

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Associate Vice President for Marketing/Creative Director

The Gardner-Webb University AVP Marketing, Creative Director plays an essential role in the marketing, creative, communications and digital departments. They are responsible for leading the Creative Services team, developing, enhancing and enforcing brand and creative guidelines as well as directing creative work, including print collateral, digital design, photography, email campaigns, television and radio advertising, and many related tasks.

The Gardner-Webb Creative Director also must be a leader with the ability to maximize the talents of their team. They must be a coach, a teacher, an instructor, and a critic all at once. They will work with copywriters, graphic designers, web designers, account managers and other marketers on a daily basis.

The creative director guides all projects in Creative Services and is responsible for the overall quality of work produced by the creative department. He/she is also charged with influencing the creative work done in Marketing and Web and Social Media. This role is a player/coach and the Creative Director will produce content of their own as well as managing creative staff and act as liaison with various campus stake holders/clients and the work done for them.

Their typical responsibilities include:

  • Manage the creative process from concept to completion
  • Leverage production management software for efficiency and accountability
  • Translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary project teams, particularly advancement, academics and enrollment
  • Lead and direct the creative team in the production of all marketing collateral
  • Ensure visual communication and brand standards are met
  • Oversee client relationships and production
  • Oversee deliverables, timelines and budgets
  • Meet with clients or management to address campaign strategies and solutions
  • Review work, troubleshoot and provide feedback to creative teams
  • Remain actively involved in hiring and managing vendors and contract creative staff
  • Manage and cultivate the career development of staff members, including designers, art directors, copywriters, and others as needed
  • Manage university brand expectations throughout projects
  • Manage vendor quotes, invoices, mailing requirements for jobs in coordination with the University business office

The Creative Director is responsible for management of the Creative Services team and any additional vendors providing creative services support. The Creative Director reports directly to the Vice President for Marketing.

Review of applications will begin May 10th and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should send letter of application, resume and digital portfolio/samples, and three professional references to:

Richard McDevitt
Vice President of Marketing
Gardner-Webb University
rmcdevitt@gardner-webb.edu

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Summer Camp Lifeguard

Summary:

Under general supervision, lifeguard ensures the safety of patrons of the aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
  • Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.
  • Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate activity reports.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Certifications Required:

American Red Cross
Lifeguard
CPR/First Aid/AED

Afternoon and evening hours available.

Contact Drew Powell via email or by phone at 704-406-2391 for more information.

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Dining Services through Sodexo

Applicants interested in employment with GWU Dining Services through Sodexo USA may click here to learn more about current openings. Type "Boiling Springs" in the search box to find open positions on our campus.

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