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YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  
Job Description
Title: Director of Women’s Empowerment
Department: Women’s Empowerment
Reports to: Executive Director
Effective Date:  June 2014
Position Summary: The Director of Women’s Empowerment is a member of the senior leadership team of the YWCA. The Director will supervise the
MotherLove and Women’s Empowerment programs. The Director will also carry a case load of pregnant and parenting teens, providing support for
academic achievement, improved nutrition, pre-and post-natal health, and access to community resources to strengthen families, helping each
participant recognize her full potential as a parent and as a person, and optimizing the parent-child relationship by providing a one-on-one
support system to young mothers. The goal of the work is to ensure that the participants progress toward their next academic level or graduate
from high school and that they avoid repeated pregnancies while participating in the program. The Director is also responsible for supervising the
facilitation of the empowerment series “Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World” and the management of a caseload of graduates of the program. 
The position is full-time, benefits eligible, exempt and supervises two full-time staff persons.

The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission:
eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity
for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:
MotherLove:

● Provides parenting, nutrition and life-style education and support to 5-7 first-time pregnant or parenting teens in Asheville City and Buncombe County schools.
Helps participants develop consistency and stability in their lives, improve attendance at school and academic achievement, and learn problem-solving skills to
resolve situations that negatively affect achievement of personal and academic goals.
● Assesses and qualifies referrals for program participation. Evaluates current capacities, develops personal goals and plans with each participant,
and provides support with living situation and/or housing, financial planning, relationships with parents, partners and others, transportation, parenting skills,
breastfeeding, personal and child health, and academic achievement as needed.
● Builds trust, listens thoughtfully, earns and shares respect, reflects honesty and integrity in personal and professional life.
● Oversees the planning and implementation of monthly “Lunch Bunch” sessions at each participating school. Ensures that a healthy meal is available to
participants. Identifies and recruits resource speakers to meet participant needs and address relevant issues. Ensures participation by current and potential
program participants.
● Oversees monthly group and individual counseling sessions to support goal setting and achievement, identify and eliminate barriers to success, and
support continued development by program participants. Utilizes Partners for a Healthy Baby and Love Notes curricula for parenting and partner relationship education.
● Facilitates a minimum of twelve annual home visits by staff for each participant to assess her living situation and level of home safety, to identify potential
problems with relationships and to evaluate the health of the participant and child. 
● Supervises the development and management of an incentive program to ensure consistent and active program participation. Provides activities
and needed supplies, as appropriate, to support achievement of individual participant and program goals. Plans and participates in motivational field
trips to community resource sites, colleges, and other relevant locations.
● Develops and implements regular surveys of participants for self-evaluation in household management, nutrition, financial literacy and other areas.
● Trains, and supervises volunteer mentors who provide additional individual support to program participants.
● Recruits and oversees the program Advisory Committee--to include representatives from partner agencies (WNCHES, Asheville Women’s Medical,
Asheville City Pre-school, Our Voice, HelpMate, Asheville Pregnancy Support, Buncombe County DSS, etc.)—thus ensuring broad community awareness of
MotherLove program, providing assistance and information to support successful achievement of program goals.
● Maintains a high level of professional development through state required conferences and meetings as well as additional training and learning opportunities.
Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World:
● Supervises the facilitation and implementation of the “Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World,” a 16 week empowerment series.
● Works with service providers, private, public and nonprofit, to support graduates of Getting Ahead.
● Assesses and qualifies referrals for program participation. Evaluates current capacities, develops personal goals and plans with each participant,
and provides support with living situation and/or housing, financial planning, relationships with partners and others, transportation as needed.
● Reflects a positive, encouraging, non-judgmental attitude. Builds trust, listens thoughtfully, earns and shares respect, reflects honesty and
integrity in personal and professional life.
● Trains, and supervises volunteer mentors who provide additional individual support to program participants.
Program Administration:
● Oversees full-time MotherLove and Women’s Empowerment Coordinators staff to provide support to program, director, and participants as appropriate.
● Participates in the development of the program’s annual budget, ensuring compliance with all grant requirements and assisting in identification and
communication with funding prospects and sources.
● Identifies community resource agencies that offer referrals and/or services to support program goals. Develops and maintains relationships
with partner agencies to promote the program and access resources needed to achieve success. Advocates for services to support the program
and individual participants in education, medical and social services.
● Manages the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI) grant funds to meet required outcomes. Utilizes TPPI database to track progress
toward goals, analyzes information, and provides reports to TPPI, United Way, and the necessary YWCA departments. Manages the relationship
with the state TPPI contact to ensure compliance with all grant requirements.
● Responsible for reporting timely grant outcomes to funders as required in funding agreements.
YWCA Administration:
● Ensures alignment with the mission, values and administrative policies of the YWCA.
● Serves in a managerial capacity for the organization as required (i.e. weekend Manager on Duty).
● Participates as a member of the organization’s leadership team for planning and ongoing operations.
● Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the YWCA’s policies. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training
employees, assigning and directing work, evaluating performance, addressing concerns and resolving problems.
● Successfully prepares and submits regular and accurate payroll reports to Director of Finance. Oversees staff scheduling and payroll
to ensure appropriate coverage and accurate compensation of staff.
● Provides excellent customer service, personally and through staff, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA
are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates
solutions to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
● Assumes other responsibilities as assigned.
Working Conditions:
● Frequently travels to schools and to participants’ homes.
● Is expected to attend events during the day and evening hours and on occasional weekends.
● Is required to travel locally and statewide for program activities.
Physical Demands:
● The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job: frequently required to move throughout the building; sits for long periods of time in front of the
computer screen; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes.
Educational Requirement:
• MSW preferred
• Experience supervising staff and program administration
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Computer Proficiency; Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Excel
• Spanish fluency preferred


Application deadline is August 9th, 2014.
Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org.

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 YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  
Job Description
Title: Child Care Floater
Department: Child Care
Reports to: Director of Child Care
Effective Date:  May 2014

Position Summary: Child Care Floaters support the operation of the Child Care Center by substituting in classrooms
while teachers take breaks or when they are absent or on vacation. Floaters also participate in classroom activities,
meal service, and cleaning as needed and assist the Director of Child Care in other activities as needed. The position
is full-time (32 hour), year-round, benefit eligible and non-exempt.


The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission:
eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Follow the schedule set by the Director of Child Care or the Child Care Coordinator and attend classrooms as directed.
• Assist in cleaning according to strict guidelines as directed by the teacher being assisted, the Director of Child Care,
or the Child Care Coordinator.
• Assist in keeping the laundry, art, and utility closets tidy.
• Assist with breakfast, lunch, and snack service to the children, modeling an appreciation of good nutrition according to
the standards of the Child Care Center.
• Assist with administrative tasks as needed. 
Program Administration:
• Records information accurately on appropriate YWCA forms when requested by teachers or the Director of
Child Care or Child Care Coordinator.
• Remain up-to-date on Child Care regulations as directed by the Director of Child Care, the Child Care Coordinator, or the
teacher being assisted in order to assist in maintaining the NC star license.
• Attend Staff meetings and trainings as required by the Director of Child Care.
YWCA Administration:
• Provides excellent customer service, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA are welcomed, provided
with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates solutions
to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
• Attends trainings assigned by the YWCA administration.
• Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the YWCA administration.
• Will work with a culturally and economically diverse population of YWCA members, participants, and staff members.
• Is responsible for knowing all conditions of employment, including the contents of the YWCA staff policy manual.
• Maintains confidentiality at all times regarding information about participants and colleagues.
Working Conditions:
● Works in direct proximity with children and will be exposed to childhood illnesses.
● Will spend a part of each day supervising and participating in outdoor play at all times of the year. 
Physical Demands:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job: will stand for long periods of time; may occasionally
lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; will be expected to participate in the demands required when working
with children under the age of 6 such as bending, lifting, diapering, floor play, leading fitness activities.

Fluency in Spanish is desired. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly
encouraged to apply. High School diploma or equivalent required.

Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position.

Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org.

 

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The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission:
eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

 

 

 

 

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