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YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina
Title: Nutrition Coordinator
Department: Health & Wellness
Reports to: Director of Health & Wellness
Effective Date: February 2016
Position Summary: The Nutrition Coordinator takes responsibility for implementing all aspects of the Child Nutrition and SNAP Ed Programs at the YWCA including menu planning, food purchasing, oversight of food preparation and distribution, meticulous record keeping, and nutrition education. The position requires a passion for improving childhood health through nutrition and education in addition to skill in food acquisition, preparation, and kitchen management. The position ensures that the food served to children under the care of the YW is aligned with the Rainbow in My Tummy initiative, which is dedicated to preventing childhood obesity through nutrition. The position ensures that the maximum reimbursement possible is secured each month from the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The position is full time, year-round, non-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:

Kitchen Management
• Ensures the successful implementation of the Rainbow In My Tummy program for Child Care and School Age programs.
• Ensure that invoices are channeled to the appropriate staff person for timely payment.
• With assistance from the kitchen manager, over see kitchen operations and staff.
Record Keeping (CACFP)
• Become an expert on CACFP guidelines and rules
• Work closely with the staff of Child Care and After School programs to ensure accurate compilation of data required by the CACFP for reimbursement
• Keep meticulous records required by the CACFP
• Compile data weekly and make claims for reimbursement in a timely way each month
• Attend trainings (sometimes out of town) required by the CACFP
• Train the kitchen staff as well as staff of Child Care and After School programs on information from CACFP
• Monitor food service in classrooms according to the CACFP schedule and in compliance with CACFP monitoring standards
Child Nutrition Education
• Works in partnership with the Director of Child Care and Director of School Age Programs to develop and implement plans for encouraging teaching staff and families to embrace the principles of Rainbow In My Tummy and to pass on that knowledge to children. Oversees implementation of curricula for children in all age groups around the actual meals being served that teachers can use to promote acceptance of nutritious food.
• In collaboration with the Director of Health & Wellness, establish a curriculum for education of children and staff on the principles behind our child nutrition initiative and Rainbow in My Tummy.
• Provide age-appropriate motivational materials to encourage experimentation with new foods.
• Engage regularly with staff and children to introduce new foods and encourage experimentation.
SNAP-Ed Adult Education
• Completes and coordinates Scope of Work for SNAP-Ed program.
• Engage 210 adults in interactive educational opportunities utilizing MyPlate for My Family, educational programming to include cooking demonstrations, tips for shopping on a budget, physical activities, and one larger “parent fair.”
• Work closely with program staff and Director of Finance to ensure accurate compilation of data required by the SNAP-Ed for reimbursement.
• Coordinate with staff of Preventive Health to ensure accurate nutritional education and assessments are utilized in the Salsa and Diabetes Wellness and Prevention 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.
• 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.
• Attends trainings assigned by the YWCA administration.
• Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the YWCA administration.
• Is responsible for knowing all conditions of employment, including the contents of the YWCA staff policy manual.
• Maintains confidentiality at all times regarding information gathered on participants and colleagues.
Working Conditions:
• Will work with kitchen equipment and machinery that can cause injury if not handled safely.
• Will work with a culturally and economically diverse population of YWCA members, participants, and staff members.
• Will work with cleaning compounds.
• Will work in proximity to small children and 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 building, required to sit for long periods of time in front of the computer screen, will occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes. Will stand for long periods of time in a kitchen environment.
Degree Requirements:
• Four-year degree preferred. Relevant certifications and experience will be considered.

Application deadline is February 19, 2016.
Send resume, cover letter and application to
humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org.
Salary range is $ 27,000-$30,000


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina

Title: Club W Coordinator
Department: Health & Wellness
Reports to: Director of Health & Wellness
Effective Date: February 2016

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.
Degree Requirements:
• Four-year degree preferred. Relevant certifications and experience will be considered.

 Application deadline is February 19, 2016.
Send resume, cover letter and application to
humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org.
Salary range is $ 27,000-$30,000


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

Lifeguard: Part-time, Non-exempt
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 and will be incentivized. 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.
Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org

YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina

Seeking Certified Silver Sneakers Instructor

The YWCA is looking for an enthusiastic certified Silver Sneakers instructor to teach a large class. Our numbers are growing and we are adding classes and looking for subs!
A Group Fitness Instructor is responsible for the leading group fitness classes that range in variety and levels.
• Provide a safe and fun environment for participant
• Promote knowledge of proper group fitness components, i.e.: warm up, aerobic exercise, flexibility, cool down, etc.
• Knowledgeable in techniques and dynamics of Group Fitness
• Provide customer service to the patrons
• Maintain the Group Fitness equipment and room
Requirements:
• Must have and maintain a current Silver Sneakers or Group Fitness related certification
• Must have a current Adult CPR certification or equivalent
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.
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: February 26, 2016
Send resume and cover letter to
humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org.