Job Openings

Click Here to print out a copy of our Employee Application. Applications cannot be submitted online.


 

YWCA of Asheville - Independent Contractor for HIIT Workout Classes

The YWCA of Asheville is seeking an experienced group exercise instructor to lead
HIIT (high intensity interval training) Workout style classes. Certifications required.


Contact Susan at

susan.kettren@ywcaofasheville.org


Deadline: April 7 2015

 


 

 

Title: AmeriCorps VISTA
YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina– Asheville, NC 
 

Are you passionate about creating change, eliminating racism, empowering women and ensuring that every child is healthy and successful? Do you want to help strengthen the future of an organization with a 108-year history of social justice and community support in Asheville?

Underserved, low-income students need a wide spectrum of support to ensure they are successful and to help combat the achievement gap as they progress through Asheville City Schools. The YWCA supports students through three of our programs and this VISTA position will help build the capacity of these programs.  

Benefits:
• Free membership to an onsite, full-service gym with solar-heated pool
• Onsite child care
• Opportunities for training, leadership and skills development
• A diverse and welcoming working environment


Qualifications:
• A strong desire to support the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women
• Meet Americorps VISTA requirements, including a 4-year degree
• Excellent research, writing, & editing skills
• Strong written & oral communication skills
• Experience working in an educational setting or a nonprofit a plus
• Demonstrated ability to think through challenges & brainstorm solutions
• Previous grant writing experience a plus


Skills You’ll Learn or Hone
• Community building
• Nonprofit advocacy
• Needs assessment
• Grant proposal writing
• Grant prospecting
• Budgeting
• Capacity building


The YWCA of Asheville strives to be a leader in the community of Western North Carolina, fully representing its diversity and working for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. Each staff member makes the difference. If you share our commitment and passion, and you think you would be a great fit for this position, please submit an application today.  This position will be held in partnership with Asheville City Schools Foundation's Learning Links program and the YWCA of Asheville. 

 Please visit Americorps website to view and apply for the opportunity by May 30th.


 

Title: Club W Coordinator: Supervisor, Full-time, Exempt
YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina – Asheville,
NC  


Position Summary: The Club W Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that members have a high quality experience while exercising in Club W’s fitness center. The Coordinator maintains the facility with the priority being the safety of members by enforcing YW and state policies and ensuring the cleaning and maintenance of the facility and equipment. The Coordinator provides essential support to the Director of Health & Wellness in all areas of operation. The position is full time, year-round, exempt and benefits eligible and supervises a staff of part-time employees.

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.

Roles and Duties

Membership Satisfaction and Retention:

Develops comprehensive orientation plan for new members that ensures successful, safe, and productive use of the facilities and programs of Club W. Ensures that staff is trained in the orientation procedures and monitors interaction between fitness assistants and members regularly. Personally provides on-the-spot training assistance for Club W members when appropriate, helping members plan and achieve their wellness goals. As requested, takes and records monthly statics for members such as height, weight and BMI.

Works with Membership Coordinator to provide a regular schedule of tours for potential members and help sign up new members.

Manages relationships with external entities that bring participants to Club W and that provide services off-site, such as the Senior Opportunities Center.

Facilitates communication between Guest Services and the membership. Assists Guest Services when questions arise and when support is needed to provide customer service to members.

Builds relationships with individual members and advises them on how to enhance their experience of Club W.

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.

Facility Safety and Cleanliness:

Ensures that the facility is safe and clean.

Plans for, researches, purchases, inspects, and keeps in repair the best fitness equipment affordable. Manages leases on equipment.

Demonstrates correct techniques in strenuous fitness classes and demonstrates correct use of fitness machines, equipment, and weights.

Monitors maintenance needs on equipment and reports to the Director of Health & Wellness. Collaborates with the Director of Operations on solving building issues that impact member satisfaction.

Provides leadership to Fitness Associates in maintaining standards of cleanliness, safety, and customer satisfaction in the fitness center.

Marketing and Outreach:

Promotes Club W by participating in marketing meetings and community events that raise visibility for the program.

Recruitment and Supervision:

Supervises fitness assistants.

Recruits and engages qualified and talented independent contract instructors for fitness and water aerobics classes. Regularly observes classes to ensure quality control, to assess member participation and satisfaction, and to provide assistance and mentoring to instructors as needed.

Schedules fitness classes, helps recruit new instructors, and evaluates their suitability based on industry standards and YWCA programming demands.

Finds substitutes for fitness classes as needed. Fills the role of substitute when necessary.

Teaches limited fitness classes and provides a model for best practices in fitness instruction.

Is responsible for remaining up-to-date on current industry trends and collaborates with the Director of Health & Wellness on program changes to keep Club W current.

Data Management:

Knowledge and use of cloud-based software and related services that will enhance customer relationships with detailed, relevant data and engage members with timely information that will boost revenue and satisfaction; and to provide management with strategic data for making better business decisions and automated tools to manage membership.

YWCA Administration:

Attends trainings assigned by the YWCA administration.

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.
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 at desk for long hours and operates personal computer. Will have evening shifts and will be asked to attend occasional weekend events.

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 moves throughout the building, may give sequential tours requiring long periods standing, walking, and talking. Occasionally lifts and/or moves heavy objects.

Education and Experience:
4 year degree is preferred. Certifications and experience considered.

People of color are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply. Please apply for this position only after reading the complete job description.  Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position.
 
Application deadline is April 23, 2015.
Send resume and cover letter to
humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org

 


 
Afterschool Counselor:  Part-time, Non-exempt

YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina – Asheville, NC 

 

Position Summary: School Age Counselors create a safe, supervised environment for children during out-of-school time while parents are working. Counselors provide academic support, enrichment, and opportunities for recreation and act as role models for children in the center. Counselors follow all requirements for maintaining the program’s star rating, as explained by the Director of School Age Programs. The position is seasonal requiring an afternoon commitment during the school year and an all-day commitment during the summer months. The position is part-time, year round 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:
 •Creates an atmosphere of trust, safety, respect, and care in the assigned classroom by becoming familiar with each child’s    condition and special needs.
 •Participates in transporting children from school to the YWCA. Will be asked to drive a mini-bus on bus routes or to act as  a  monitor on the bus. Will also participate in transporting children on field trips, mainly during the summer months.
 •Maintains constant supervision of assigned children in the center, at activities outside the center, and during transport.
 •Continually communicates with the Director of School Age Programs and the School Age Coordinator regarding changes in  children’s   conditions or special issues in the classroom.
 •Knows and implements all sanitation and safety rules as described and explained by the Director of School Age Programs.
 •Works in a team with other counselors to plan activities for children during all periods of the day when the program is  open.
 •Provides academic support for children who need to use out-of-school hours to work on homework or study for tests.
 •Supports the YWCA’s commitment to addressing childhood obesity by modeling enthusiasm for outside play, indoor physical  fitness, and  good nutrition.
 •Interacts with parents professionally, keeping parents informed of all aspects of their children’s after school or summer  camp experience.
 •Works to resolve conflicts among children in the spirit of non-violence.

Program Administration
 •Records information about each child’s participation, as required, in an accurate and timely way, using the forms provided   by the Director of School Age Programs and the School Age Coordinator.
 •Immediately reports all accidents and incidents to the Director of School Age Programs and the School Age Coordinator.
 •Attends all staff meetings called by the Director of School Age Programs.
 •Contributes to the class and program newsletters.
 •Keeps track of equipment needs for the classroom and reports these to the Director of School Age Programs.

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 Director of School Age Programs.
 •Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the Director of School Age Programs.
 •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:
 •May be asked to attend events during occasionally during evening hours or on weekends.
 •Will be in direct contact with school age children and may be exposed to childhood illnesses. 
 •Works with a culturally and economically diverse group of children, parents, and colleagues.

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 hours at a time, move about the classroom bending to engage with school age  children; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; must be physically able to perform CPR and basic first  aid. Will be required to supervise outdoor activities, and may be asked to participate in physical fitness activities  appropriate to children. Will ride in school bus or mini-bus, sometimes for long distances.

Certifications and skills:
 •Credentials in the field of School Age Child Care are desirable, and, if not brought, must be obtained during the first year  of employment. A high school diploma is required.
•Will be trained in CPR and basic first aid.

Diversity Statement:
The YWCA of Asheville is committed to creating a multicultural workplace by effectively eliminating institutional biases and  removing organizational barriers. We are also committed to creating an environment in which you can accomplish and enjoy your  work. That means that we are committed to equal employment opportunity, to ethical conduct, and to a workplace free of  discrimination and harassment. It also means that our culture focuses on people -- you and your colleagues -- and how we deal  with each other on a day-to-day basis.
 
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 apply for this position only after reading the complete job description. Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position. 
 
Application deadline 03-31-2015.

Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org

 
 
 
Lifeguard: Part-time, Non-Exempt
YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina – Asheville, NC
 
Position Summary: Lifeguards ensure the safety of all aquatics participants by preventing accidents, informing participants of and enforcing the rules. Lifeguards also assist in the maintenance of the facility and program operations to ensure that all participants have a good experience. The position is part-time, year round 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:
 • Maintains vigilance over pool participants at all time from a position on the pool deck.
 • Becomes familiar with physical circumstances of participants, paying attention to visible medical conditions and limitations.
 • Learns participants’ names.
 • Assist participants as needed, projecting professionalism at all times.
 • Collects tickets and logs each participant to record attendance in each activity.
 • Attends mandatory in-service trainings as arranged by the Director of Aquatics.
 • Immediately communicates any problems or issues affecting the safety and enjoyment of participants to the Director of Aquatics or Aquatics Assistant—by telephone if necessary.
 • When serving an opening or closing shift, performs extra duties defined by the Director of Aquatics or Aquatics Assistant.
 
Pool Maintenance:
 • Tests the water temperature and condition at regular intervals during shift according to schedule and standards set by the Director of Aquatics or Aquatics Assistant. Accurately records results.
 • When not supervising participants, takes initiative to organize program supplies and toys, arrange ropes for the next activity, clean the deck, check the First Aid Kit, and perform other duties as described the Director of Aquatics or Aquatics Assistant.
 
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:
 ● May be required to fill shifts in evenings, early mornings, and on weekends. Is expected to assist with substitutions when possible.
 ● May be exposed to toxic chemicals. Helps with pool maintenance.
 
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 lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes. Will be required to participate in cleaning the pool and the pool area.
 
Certifications and Skills:
 • Must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification as well as thorough knowledge and application of lifeguarding rescue techniques.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of facility rules, policies, and procedures.  Ability to work with diverse populations in a variety of situations. Must be able to perform CPR.
 
Diversity Statement:
The YWCA of Asheville is committed to creating a multicultural workplace by effectively eliminating institutional biases and removing organizational barriers. We are also committed to creating an environment in which you can accomplish and enjoy your work. That means that we are committed to equal employment opportunity, to ethical conduct, and to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. It also means that our culture focuses on people -- you and your colleagues -- and how we deal with each other on a day-to-day basis.
 
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 apply for this position only after reading the complete job description. Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position
 
Application deadline 03-31-2015.

Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org