Job Openings

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


Current Job Openings:

Chief Program Officer


DEPARTMENT: Administration


FUNCTION: Ensures that individual programs effectively contribute to the achievement of the organization’s mission. Identify needs and opportunities in the community and develop and supervise programs and activities that meet those needs consistent with the Board approved strategic plan. The Chief Program Officer writes program grants and provides leadership for the effective achievement of program and organizational goals, supervising 5 full-time program directors, ensuring collaboration, communication and quality in all program and personnel activities.
  • Plans, writes and reports on all program grants. Ensures program directors are aware of and working to their grant outcomes. Supervises grant writing intern(s).
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with public and private funding agencies that support program activities, including United Way and local, state and federal government agencies, to ensure that program activities, record-keeping and reporting meet all guidelines and requirements.
  • Collaborates with CEO and individual program directors to envision the future of existing programs and create new programs and activities consistent with the Board approved strategic plan.
    • Provides leadership to program directors to support the development and implementation of quality programming that meets organizational goals and moves the organization toward achievement of its mission. Supervises program work plans for each department. Oversees comprehensive program planning for the organization.
    • Evaluates programs on a regular basis. Works with program directors to assess needs of clients and community served and constantly works to improve programs to ensure that these needs are being met.
  • Represents the organization in the community and builds connections for resources, collaboration and visibility. Serves on committees and participates in activities that provide opportunities for promoting the organization and its programs and supports achievement of the organization mission and goals.
  • Responsible for providing “big picture” oversight to ensure that program and organizational activities are compatible and consistent with each other, with administrative guidelines, and with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates programs’ collaboration with Marketing and Communications Director.
  • Works with Director of Finance and program directors on development and monitoring of departmental budgets. Ensures that all programs are operated in a cost-effective, cost-efficient manner. Monitors account receivables to ensure that sound financial management practices are being followed.
  • Supports the budgeting process for programs and oversees budget development and management with program directors to ensure adequate resources are allocated to implement program activities and meet goals, and that revenue goals are met. Works with the Director of Finance, program directors, and CEO to develop budget projections for program operations, expense and revenue.

Education level: Master’s degree in Education, Business or Public Administration, Social Work, Women’s Studies, or related field or equivalent experience.


  • A deep understanding of issues of racial and gender inequity in Asheville
  • Five years program management
  • Two years of grant writing and grant management

Certifications:  none required

Technical: Proficient in Microsoft and Google business applications
Experience working with Asheville’s communities of color (in a professional or informal capacity)

HOURS OF WORK: Monday- Friday -- Occasional evenings or weekends.

STARTING WAGE RANGE: $52,000 to $60,000
FLSA STATUS: Exempt. Full time
HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter:
Deadline is March 22, 2018


Early Learning Program Teacher


DEPARTMENT: Early Learning Program

REPORTS TO: Director of Early Learning Program

FUNCTION: 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.



  • 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.
  • Stays up-to- date on and implements rules and regulations regarding health, safety, and cleanliness for a five-star- rated child care center.
  • 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.
  • Directs volunteers in the classroom ensuring compliance with all regulations and also ensuring a quality experience for the volunteer.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Education level: Early Head Start Credentials, AA, Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Early Childhood

Experience: Minimum 6 moths experience or educational equivalency

Certifications: CPR and First Aid certification, CRC Background check letter

HOURS OF WORK: Monday through Friday between 7:30 am and 6:00pm
STARTING WAGE RANGE: Starting at $10.00 and up depending on Education
FLSA STATUS: nonexempt, full time with benefits
HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter:
Deadline March 30, 2018.


Kitchen Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Preventive Health
REPORTS TO: Nutrition Coordinator



The kitchen assistant supports food production, kitchen safety and sanitation for the YWCA’s Child Care Center and the School Age Program. Responsibilities include preparing snack/meals, washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen, and serving food to children. Assisting Kitchen manager as needed, the position is part-time, some kitchen work needed.


• Under the direction of the Nutrition Coordinator and Kitchen Manager , works independently or as part of a team to prepare food for the lunch and/or afternoon snack for the Child Care Center and/or assists in the preparation of the snack for the School Age programs, and preps food for the following day .
• Delivers food to classrooms as required.
• Communicates needs from teachers to cook staff.
• Washes dishes used in preparation and children’s dishes following meal service and cleans kitchen equipment and surfaces as required.
• Under the direction of the Child Nutrition Coordinator follows all protocols for sanitation both in preparation of food and clean-up of the kitchen and dishes.
• Assumes other responsibilities as may be appropriate for the position.


• 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 work in extreme heat and or cold, will stand for several hours per day; works with cleaning compounds; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes. May come in contact with children and may be exposed to childhood illnesses.


HOURS OF WORK: 25 hours per week: Monday through Friday
STARTING WAGE RANGE: $10.00 per hour
HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter:
DEADLINE: April 15, 2018