Job Openings

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Applications cannot be submitted online.

Applications and resumes should be sent to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org 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

Job Openings:  

 


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

Fitness Associate - Part-Time

Title: Fitness Associate
Department: Health and Wellness
Reports to: Fitness Club Coordinator
Effective Date: April 2017

Position Summary: Fitness Associates are responsible for ensuring that members have a high quality experience while exercising in Club W’s fitness gym. Fitness Associates offer a high-quality experience for the safety of members, preventing accidents, and enforcing the rules promoted by management and state, and by cleaning and maintaining the facility and equipment. Fitness Associate collaborates in the retention and engagement of members and provides support to the Club Coordinator in all areas of operation. This 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:
Responsible for the daily maintenance and safety of the fitness center. Duties include daily cleaning and maintenance of fitness equipment, including but not limited to vacuuming under treadmills, wiping equipment and mats, sweeping, deodorizing, refilling supplies, cleaning cycle room and fans. Inspects the equipment on a daily schedule and reports any unsafe conditions and equipment to the Club W Coordinator immediately. Re-racks weights and assists in maintaining a neat, organized and clean fitness center.
Conducts tours of the fitness center and the YWCA for prospective Club W members. Provides membership information; signs up new members.
Orients new members to the uses of the equipment in the fitness center. Ensures that members understand how to operate the weight-resistance and cardiovascular equipment in a safe and correct manner. Demonstrates safe exercises.
Enforces all of the facility’s policies, rules, and regulations in a customer friendly manner. Reports to the Club W Coordinator and Membership Coordinator if participants
Responds to members concerns and questions; takes initiative on assisting members when needed and encouraging members to exercise.
Responds to emails from the Coordinator and team members within 24 hours
Must be able to access the electronic calendar daily
Must be able access Daxko Engage and manage member accounts and update notes
Must be able to make phone calls to set up orientation with new and existing members
Must be willing to work unscheduled shifts when needed

Program Administration:
Maintains records as required, reports any information regarding hourly member attendance and incidents.
Continually communicates with the Club W Coordinator and Membership Coordinator, providing suggestions on needs of program.
Calls instructors to find last-minute substitutes.
Attends all workshops and staff meetings as required by the Club W 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 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.

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: required to stand for most shifts; will demonstrate fitness equipment and weight lifting techniques; will occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; will use professional-grade cleaning products.

Skills and Certifications:
Physical training certifications are considered assets for this position. CPR training and basic first aid will be required.

Accepting Applications through March 31, 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.

YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

Getting Ahead Co-Facilitator - Part-Time

Position Summary: The Getting Ahead Co-Facilitator plays a vital role in ensuring Getting Ahead groups go smoothly and participants get the most possible out of their experiences. Below are some of the requirements of a Getting Ahead Co-Facilitator. Current Full time YW employees may not apply.

Duties
Assist in setting up the room and the meal for each of 16 Getting Ahead groups
Gather resources and make copies for groups as needed
Assist in clean up for each of the 16 Getting Ahead groups
Contact participants as needed to check on absences or follow-up after group completion
Help participants who miss group catch up with the rest of the group/share material that is missed with participants as needed
Assist participants with individual assignments during group
Participate in group as co-investigator
Meet with GA facilitator regularly to check in regarding group progress and participants
Fill in for GA facilitator if she has to miss group
Assist GA facilitator with record maintenance for all GA groups
Assist GA facilitator with coordination of GA meals
Assist GA facilitator with set up and tear down of GA graduation celebration. Attend online GA facilitator training as available and affordable

Qualities
Must honor strict confidentiality guidelines
Must be encouraging to all participants and treat each with dignity and respect
Must be willing to share positive and negative feedback with GA facilitator
Must be prompt
Must be a GA graduate

Availability
Must be available every Monday and Wednesday evening from 5-9pm while the group is in session
Prefer availability on the 4th Tuesday of the months while GA is in session to assist with alumni meetings from 5:30 – 8 pm.

Term of Employment
The GA Co-Facilitator will be expected to assist the GA facilitator for 2 weeks before the 8 week session begins and 2 weeks after it ends. For a total of 12 weeks. Hours these weeks will be minimal. Pay is $11.00 per hour.

Application deadline: March 30, 2017
Send application 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 March 30, 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 March 30, 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.