Job Openings

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Applications cannot be submitted online.

Applications and resumes should be sent to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org or dropped-off/mailed to the attention of Mary Beth Herman , Director of Human Resources

There is a handwritten version of the Employee Application available for pick-up at:

YWCA of Asheville, 185 S. French Broad Ave., Asheville, NC 28801

Current Job Openings:  

 


 YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

Group Fitness Instructor - Independent Contractor

Group Fitness Instructors with ability to instruct and motivate in a group fitness setting. In particular, we are seeking instructors for Spin, Silver Sneaker, Hip Hop, and Creative Movement (a low to no impact dance format for individuals with mental and physical delays).

Must have knowledge of exercise technique and the ability to work with clients of all fitness levels. Fitness certification is required along with updated CPR/AED certification.

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

People of color are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply and will be incentivized. High school diploma or higher is required.  

Application deadline: May 5, 2017
Send resume and cover letter to jackie.robertson@ywcaofasheville.org.


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

Housekeeping - Part-time

Title: Housekeeping
Department: Administration
Reports to: Director of Operations and Human Resources
Effective Date:  May 2017

Position Summary: The Housekeeper is responsible for the day-to-day housekeeping and cleaning of the facility, ensuring that all public and administrative areas are kept clean, safe and sanitary in support of all programs and operations. The position identifies areas needing attention and recommends action as appropriate for on-going and major housekeeping efforts. The position is part-time, 25 hours per week, non-exempt and reports to the Director of Operations and Human Resources.

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:
Follows established schedule, procedures and policies for the regular on-going preparation and maintenance of a clean and safe environment in all facilities.
Meets all governmental and agency regulations for sanitation and cleanliness.
Meets standards and schedule for completion of assigned duties including but not limited to:
Removal of all trash and recycling
Regular and thorough cleaning of all locker rooms and bathrooms
Regular and thorough cleaning of break room and appliances
Regular and thorough cleaning of all public areas, lobby, program areas and offices
Management of cleaning supplies and equipment inventory, emphasizing use of ecologically appropriate and cost effective products and supplies and ensuring adequate supplies are available to fulfill job functions.
Collaborates with maintenance staff to ensure effective functioning of all sanitation and plumbing equipment.
Implements major housekeeping projects as needed as the discretion of the Director of Operations and Human Resources.
Identifies and reports any system or facility housekeeping or maintenance issues to the Director of Operations and Human Resources.
Interacts with constituents to provide a positive experience, respond to requests for assistance in a positive and helpful manner, greet everyone in a friendly, respectful and courteous manner, offers assistance as needed.
Responds to emergency or unanticipated housekeeping requests in a timely manner.
Assumes other responsibilities as may be appropriate for the position.

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, on your feet many hours per day, required to work with cleaning chemicals, may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes.

Accepting applications until May 5th, 2017.


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

PEP Coordinator - Full-time

Title: Primary Enrichment Program Coordinator
Department: Primary Enrichment Program
Reports to: Director of Primary Enrichment Programs
Effective Date: April 2017

Position Summary: Supports the Director of Primary Enrichment Programs in all aspects of work so that After School and Summer Camp children have a well run, safe, nurturing environment to learn and grow academically, socially, physically, and emotionally. The position includes office management and program support. The position is full-time, year round with benefits and 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 and maintains data sheets and tracking reports of more than 117 enrolled children, and provides updated data statistics to the Director.
Distributes and maintains record keeping forms to teachers for attendance, meal counts, bus routes, and other required records and ensures that the information returned on a weekly basis is accurate and complete, and reported to the Director.
Creates weekly staff schedules.
Inputs information into appropriate NCFAST data on a timely and regularly scheduled basis.
Collaborates with the YWCA’s Child Nutrition Coordinator on ensuring that food served for the afternoon snack is in compliance with the CACFP program.
Maintains records for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and ensures that information is accurate and is given to the Child Nutrition Coordinator in a timely manner.
Observes food service in each classroom to ensure that CACFP regulations on sanitation, appropriate serving sizes, and methods of serving are observed at all times.
Assists staff with lesson plans by gathering information for research, advising on curricula, etc.
Assists in the classroom as a substitute when needed.
Stays up to date on all licensing regulations that maintain a five-star license for the After School Programs; continually communicates regulations to Director and Counselors as needed.
Attends all staff meetings called by the Director of Primary Enrichment Programs and contributes to the content of the agenda.
Acts as temporary Director of Primary Enrichment Programs when the Director is absent.

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:
Is expected to attend events during the day and evening hours and on occasional weekends.
Will be in direct contact with school age children and may be exposed to childhood illnesses.
Will work 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: frequently required to move throughout the building; required to sit for long periods of time in front of the computer screen; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; may occasionally lift a school age child. Must be able to perform CPR and basic first aid.

Working Conditions:
Works at desk for long hours and operates personal computer.
Works in direct proximity with children and will be exposed to childhood illnesses.

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 School Age Center and playground; is required to sit for long periods of time in front of the computer screen, may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes, and will be expected to participate in the demands required when working with children under the age of 6 such as lifting, diapering, participating in floor play, etc.

Education 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. A Bachelors Degree in a field related to School Age Child Care is preferred but not required.
Demonstrable skills and experience with organizing a busy office are required, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, electronic communication, data entry, and file management. Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines are essential to this position.


Application deadline is April 21st, 2017.
Send resume, application and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org

 


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

Primary Enrichment Counselor - Part-time

Title: Primary Enrichment Counselor
Department: Primary Enrichment
Reports to: Director of Primary Enrichment Program
Effective Date: April 2017

Position Summary: Primary Enrichment 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 Primary Enrichment Program. 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 Primary Enrichment Program and the Primary Enrichment 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 Primary Enrichment Program.
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 Primary Enrichment Program and the Primary Enrichment Coordinator.
Immediately reports all accidents and incidents to the Director of Primary Enrichment Program and the Primary Enrichment Coordinator.
Attends all staff meetings called by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
Contributes to the class and program newsletters.
Keeps track of equipment needs for the classroom and reports these to the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.

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 Primary Enrichment Program.
Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
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.  

Application deadline is April 21st, 2017.
Send resume, application and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

Early Learning Program Teacher - Full Time

Title: Early Learning Program Teacher
Department: Early Learning Program (ELP)
Reports to: Director of Early Learning Program
Effective Date: March 2016

Position Summary: Early Learning Program Teachers provide supervision, educational opportunities, and give quality care to children--aged 6 weeks to five years--in a safe, loving environment. Teachers are responsible for establishing the environment of the room to which they are assigned and for ensuring that other adult caregivers are meeting goals of excellence set by the Director of the Early Learning Program and the YWCA administration. The position is full-time, year-round, benefits 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:
Works together with co-teacher to produce the curriculum for each day and to provide a schedule for the class ensuring that curriculum guidelines and requirements established by the center are met. Ensures that the daily schedule is followed by children and volunteers.
Stays up-to-date on and implements rules and regulations regarding health, safety, and cleanliness for a five-star- rated child care center and ensures that all regulations are followed by all adults in the assigned classroom, including volunteers and floaters.
Stays up-to-date on the latest theories of and best practices for promoting language, cognitive, social and emotional, and physical development for children in the assigned classroom.
Works together with co-teacher to ensure that administrative tasks are accomplished each day. These tasks include providing daily statistics to the Early Learning Program Coordinator, the Nutrition Coordinator and ensuring that other documentation on each child is complete, timely, and accurate.
Directs volunteers in the classroom ensuring compliance with all regulations and also ensuring a quality experience for the volunteer. Reports any difficulty with volunteers to the Director.
Interacts appropriately with parents when present in the classroom; ensures that parents are informed of children’s daily activities, health concerns, eating habits, and other areas of interest to the family. Takes note of parents’ information on the child and communicates any health or wellness concerns to the Director of Early Learning Program. Communicates policies to parents as needed.
Models positive behavior for children according to the culture and mission of the YWCA, including non-violent speech and action and respect for all.
Participates actively and positively in the YWCA’s initiatives toward reducing childhood obesity; acts as a role model and provides positive guidance to children toward trying new foods, appropriate table manners, and the enjoyment of exercise. Encourages good nutrition according to the latest nutrition guidelines and promotes a positive attitude toward exercise at every opportunity.
Takes and active part in all department trainings and staff meetings called by the Director of Early Learning Program.

Program Administration:
Works as part of a team of two teachers in the assigned classroom. May be required to assume the role of ‘lead teacher’ to facilitate leadership and responsibility in each classroom. This role may shift from one to the other member of each team of teachers.
Assumes other duties as assigned by the Director of Early Learning Program or Early learning Program Coordinator.

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 and meetings as required 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.

Requirements:
Early Head Start Credentials, AA, Bachelors or Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education.
CPR and First Aid certification
CRC Background check letter
Minimum 6 moths experience or educational equivalency

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 and will be incentivized. High School diploma or equivalent required.

Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position.  

Application deadline April 21st, 2017
Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

CDL Bus Driver: Part-time, non-exempt

Title: Bus Driver
Department: Primary Enrichment
Reports to: Director of Primary Enrichment Program
Effective Date: November 2016
Position Summary: Bus drivers ensure the safe transport of children enrolled in YWCA programs. Drivers take responsibility for bus maintenance. Driving is primarily for the Primary Enrichment (After School) and Summer Camp programs, but drivers may be asked to drive at other times and for other programs. 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:
Ensures the safety of children by following all YWCA bus policies as well as state and local safety laws.
Assists and supports counselors and teachers in encouraging safe behavior by children on buses.
Stays up to date on all rules regarding safe conduct for children during transport, including those from the state licensing bureau.
Engages with children appropriately, learning names and modeling professional behavior.
Ensures that buses are clean and doors and windows securely locked at the end of each day.
Continually communicates with the Director of Primary Enrichment Program about the condition of buses or problems with child behavior on buses that can lead to unsafe conditions.
Ensures that buses are always fueled.
Arranges for repairs and regular maintenance with approved mechanics, and assists in transferring buses to repair shops when necessary.
Reports any accident or incident immediately via telephone to the Director of School Age Programs or, if unavailable, to the Director of Programs, Director of Operations or the Executive Director.

Program Administration
Records travel time and distance as directed.
Collects invoices at the time of fueling and at the completion of maintenance on vehicles and conveys them to the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
Attends all staff meetings as required by the Director.

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:
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: May occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; must be physically able to perform CPR and basic first aid; will enter and exit school buses several times a day; may be asked to drive long distances within the state of North Carolina.

Certifications and skills:
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must have a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License with passenger endorsement.
Will be trained in CPR and basic first aid.
Must be able to maintain order among large groups of children according to YWCA and state guidelines for handling childhood behaviors.

Accepting application until April 21st 2017.

Application available online at www.ywcaofasheville.org

Applications and resumes should be sent to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org or to the attention of Mary Beth Herman.