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 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

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 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 GSB@gardner-webb.edu.  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 swtate@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

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 approximately 150 major and leadership gift prospects. Will qualify, cultivate, solicit, close, manage and steward gifts of $25,000 or more. 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 required with two or more years of Fundraising experience, experience in related field such as outside sales or business development will be considered
  • 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.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Julie Runyans at jrunyans@gardner-webb.edu.

Education Enrollment Development Officer for Digital Learning

Gardner-Webb is seeking an Education Enrollment Development Officer for Digital Learning to recruit prospective applicants and applicants (“clients”) for GOAL-Degree Completion Programs (GOAL-DCP) and Graduate (GRAD) programs in the School of Education including doctoral, masters, and bachelors programs and to serve as a generalist for other programs in GOAL-DCP and GRAD. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Digital Enrollment and works collaboratively with the Dean of the School of Education, graduate and undergraduate Program Coordinators in the School of Education.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Responsible for developing, managing and meeting action plans in order to obtain personal and departmental student population objectives
  • Conduct telephone interviews and e-mail, text correspondence to identify student prospects to determine their educational needs, concerns and interests
  • Ability to remain flexible and easily adapt to changes in work environment or schedule
  • Maintain proper communication and follow-up through the applicant-screening process of approximately 200+ candidates for admissions in the School of Education programs
  • Utilize critical thinking, professional expertise, and problem-solving skills to address and resolve client issues and concerns and to ensure positive client experience
  • Document all client interactions and engage in reliable data entry and information management to insure data integrity for reporting, analysis, marketing, recruiting, and budget projections
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with college, university, community college, and higher education institutions personnel
  • Evaluate monthly activity against standards and personal inquiry, applications and acceptance and registration goals
  • Professionally assists prospective students through the admissions process through registration in accordance with all applicable federal and state regulations, school policies and procedures, and in compliance with all accrediting standards and requirements
  • Advise students on course timeline, course rotation and structure of the program.
  • Works in close collaboration with the Dean of the School of Education on the admissions process and review of each applicants file for acceptance

RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with the Deans of Departments, Program Directors/Coordinators, and support staff of the University
  • Make frequent use of the University’s database to manage the prospect pool and deepen relationships with our prospective students throughout the full cycle: from inquiry, throughout the application process, the admissions decision, up to final enrollment
  • Analyze qualifications of prospective students utilizing established admissions standards, guidelines and criteria
  • Ability to travel (travel season, 50% travel, remainder year 15% travel)

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s required, from a regionally accredited college or university with one-to-two years of related experience and/or training
  • Kindergarten through 12 grade experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and in the use of or ability to quickly learn AdmitGold, Banner, and other software platforms as needed
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills including confident, professional, and customer-friendly phone, e-mail, video-conferencing, and interpersonal skills; the ability to function in a team environment; a strong work ethic and a positive attitude
  • Energetic, service-oriented, motivated, and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and committed to following up in a timely fashion

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, résumé, and names and contact information for at least three references to Mrs. Mavia Lee, Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning Enrollment, at dcp@gardner-webb.edu, or PO Box 7286, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (electronic submission is preferred)
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled

Nursing Enrollment Development Officer for Digital Learning

Gardner-Webb is seeking a Nursing Enrollment Development Officer for Digital Learning to recruit prospective applicants and applicants (“clients”) for GOAL-Degree Completion Programs (GOAL-DCP) and Graduate (GRAD) programs for the Hunt School of Nursing including doctoral, masters, and bachelors programs and to serve as a generalist for other programs in GOAL-DCP and GRAD. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Digital Enrollment and works collaboratively with the Dean of the Hunt School of Nursing, graduate and undergraduate Program Coordinators in the Hunt School of Nursing.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for developing, managing and meeting action plans in order to obtain personal and departmental student population objectives
  • Conduct telephone interviews and e-mail, text correspondence to identify student prospects to determine their educational needs, concerns and interests
  • Ability to remain flexible and easily adapt to changes in work environment or schedule
  • Maintain proper communication and follow-up through the applicant-screening process of approximately 200+ candidates for admissions in the Hunt School of Nursing programs
  • Utilize critical thinking, professional expertise, and problem-solving skills to address and resolve client issues and concerns and to ensure positive client experience
  • Document all client interactions and engage in reliable data entry and information management to insure data integrity for reporting, analysis, marketing, recruiting, and budget projections
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with college, university, community college, and higher education institutions personnel
  • Evaluate monthly activity against standards and personal inquiry, applications and acceptance and registration goals
  • Professionally assists prospective students through the admissions process through registration in accordance with all applicable federal and state regulations, school policies and procedures, and in compliance with all accrediting standards and requirements
  • Advise students on course timeline, course rotation and structure of the program.
  • Works in close collaboration with the Dean of the Hunt School of Nursing on the admissions process and review of each applicants file for acceptance

RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with the Deans of Departments, Program Directors/Coordinators, and support staff of the University
  • Make frequent use of the University’s database to manage the prospect pool and deepen relationships with our prospective students throughout the full cycle: from inquiry, throughout the application process, the admissions decision, up to final enrollment
  • Analyze qualifications of prospective students utilizing established admissions standards, guidelines and criteria
  • Ability to travel (travel season, 50% travel, remainder year 15% travel)

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, from a regionally accredited college or university with one-to-two years of related experience and/or training
  • Healthcare experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and in the use of or ability to quickly learn AdmitGold, Banner, and other software platforms as needed
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills including confident, professional, and customer-friendly phone, e-mail, video-conferencing, and interpersonal skills; the ability to function in a team environment; a strong work ethic and a positive attitude
  • Energetic, service-oriented, motivated, and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and committed to following up in a timely fashion

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, résumé, and names and contact information for at least three references to Mrs. Mavia Lee, Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning Enrollment, at dcp@gardner-webb.edu, or PO Box 7286, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (electronic submission is preferred)
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled

 

Assistant Track Coach

Gardner-Webb University, an NCAA Division I Institution and a member of the Big South Conference, is seeking an assistant track coach for Jumps, Sprints, Pole Vault, & Multi. The successful applicant must have a commitment to Christian higher education. This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: implementation of practice and training routines for male and female student-athletes; assisting the Head Coach with the administration of the Men's and Women’s Track & Field /Cross Country Program; recruitment; and assisting in administrative duties. Must abide by all NCAA, Big South, and Gardner-Webb University regulations.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree and previous collegiate coaching experience is required. A Master's degree, USATF Certification, and experience as a student-athlete are preferred. A valid driver's license is required.

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

DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 2, 2019.  Send information with references and a Statement of Faith to Head Track & Field Coach, Brian Baker at bbaker@gardner-webb.edu.


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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