Current Job opportunities in Western NC:


Opening: Content Specialist,
Asheville Area Chamber Of Commerce | Posting Closes: Open Until Filled

Overview: The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is a member organization of business and community leaders dedicated to building community through business by growing jobs, advocating for a business-friendly environment and helping businesses thrive. To learn more about this position and to apply, please visit https://www.indeed.com/job/content-specialist-73b72c94940eed8a.


Position Description: The primary function of this position is writing and content creation. This position will be the copy writer and voice of Asheville Chamber social media channels working with the Vice President of Communications. This position will support the development and production of multi-media content for social media channels.

This position will be responsible for the development of the Venture Asheville and Chamber e-news. The position will also develop Web content pieces, social media posts and pictures, and blog content, as well as support of the ongoing need for quality digital assets (photo, video, GIFs, podcasts, infographics, etc.).

Human Resources Contact: Layton Hower | Email Address: lhower@ashevillechamber.org


Opening: HR/ Facilities Administration Assistant | Posting Closes: Open Until Filled

Overview: Pisgah Legal Services is a community-based, non-profit law firm which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in western North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. PLS directly serves 16,000+ people annually and provides community education and outreach to many other low-income people.

Position Description: PLS is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant in the Asheville office to work with the Human Resources Director, Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer. This position will assist with a variety of executive administrative tasks, office management and basic data entry duties.

Applicants should be passionate about promoting justice and overcoming barriers facing low-income people, be a creative and zealous team-player, and be committed to achieving lasting results for clients and low-income communities.

Salary/ Benefits: Salary $30,000 - $46,600 based on years of experience. Excellent fringe benefits, including 401(k), as well as life, health, and disability insurance.

To Apply: E-mail resumé and cover letter describing relevant experience to employment@pisgahlegal.org. PLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.

Human Resources Contact: Jonalyn Crite | Email Address: jcrite@unca.edu


Opening: Grant Writer, YWCA of Asheville | Posting Closes: Sep 20, 2019

Overview: The YWCA of Asheville is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The YWCA works to accomplish this mission by providing programs and advocacy that help bridge gaps in education, earning power, health and wellness, and access to child care for low-income and/or minority families in our community.

Position Description: Reporting to Chief Program Officer, the Grant Writer will work closely with the CPO, Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) and program Directors at the YWCA. The ability to apply for and secure funding for the YWCA programs and social justice work is a critical part of building sustainable equity efforts. The grant writer should be trained in the skills needed to successfully research and write grants applications. The grant writer will be responsible for researching, writing, and securing grants, working collaboratively with the Chief Program Officer, Chief Advancement Officer and Program Directors.

HOURS OF WORK: Monday — Friday 9 am to 5 pm, occ. duties in the evening/wknds required
STARTING WAGE RANGE: $30,000-$37,000
FLSA STATUS: Full-time, year-round, benefits eligible and exempt.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter to: humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org

Human Resources Contact: Kendra Cowan | Email Address: kendra.cowan@ywcaofasheville.org


Opening: Racial Justice Coalition Community Liaison | Posting Closes: Sep 20, 2019

Overview: About RJC: Formed in 2014 in response to the Ferguson unrest, Asheville’s Racial Justice Coalition “comes together in commitment to racial equity and to advocate for the rights of people of color with law enforcement through policy change, education, and relationship building.” North Carolina is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to racial disparities in policing. The Racial Justice Coalition is working collaboratively to eliminate policies and practices that perpetuate racial profiling and the criminalization of people of color, as well as supporting efforts to provide law enforcement with tools and resources to address the role that biases play in their interactions with communities. The Racial Justice Coalition aims to become a national model for best practices and improved police-community relations. The Racial Justice Coalition includes ACLU of Western North Carolina, Applied Culture Group, Asheville-Buncombe County Branch NAACP, Asheville-Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement, Asheville City Schools Foundation, BeLoved Asheville, Building Bridges of Asheville, Carolina Jews for Justice/West, Children First/Communities in Schools, Christians for a United Community, Code for Asheville, Coming to the Table, Democracy NC, Green Opportunities, Residents’ Council of Asheville Housing Authority, Southerners On New Ground (SONG), and YWCA of Asheville.

Position Description: The Racial Justice Coalition Community Liaison is a two-year grant-funded position through Z. Smith Reynolds. The Community Liaison will be responsible for: advancing the mission and values of the Racial Justice Coalition.

Salary: $55,000 per year for two years. This is a time-limited 1099 contract position which includes 2 weeks paid time off per year and no benefits.

Human Resources Contact: Email cover letter + resume!  | Email Address: rjc.liaison@ywcaofasheville.org


Opening: Racial Justice and Outreach Advocate, YWCA of Asheville | Posting Closes: Sep 20, 2019

Overview: The YWCA of Asheville Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, in compliance with and as required by federal and state law, all applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Position Description: The Racial Justice and Outreach Specialist oversees the organization’s Racial Justice Programming, leads advocacy efforts, cultivates strategic partnerships through community outreach activities, and manages the volunteer program.

BUDGET: Monitors expenses to stay within authorized budget.
SUPERVISORY ROLE: May supervise Interns/Service Learning Students/Fellows..
RATE OF PAY: $33,000 – $40,000 plus benefits

Human Resources Contact: Kendra Cowan | Email Address: kendra.cowan@ywcaofasheville.org


Opening: Client Eligibility Navigator (CEN), WNCAP | Posting Closes: Until Filled

Overview: Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) is dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care. WNCAP employees 20 people and has 3 locations in Western NC.

Position Description: The CEN will assist the Pharmacy Services Coordinator with other tasks as-needed, and provide back-up for department by cross training with Coordinator. Travel is required for trainings, conferences, meetings, client-home visits, and client medical appointment transportation. This is a full time nonexempt position. Regular work hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Friday with 1 hour paid lunch. The Client Eligibility Navigator is a full-time nonexempt position based out of WNCAP’s Asheville office, located at 554 Fairview Road, Asheville NC 28803. Salary range is $30-35k/year. Regular work hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Friday with 1 hour paid lunch. Dress code is business casual. WNCAP is a certified living wage agency.

Benefits:
Partial employer-sponsored health, vision, and dental insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Paid holidays
WNCAP is an equal opportunity employer; females, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
For consideration for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume, including “Client Eligibility Specialist” in the subject line, to: employment@wncap.org. Please note that due to the high volume of applications, we cannot respond to all correspondence received.

Human Resources Contact: Iosvany Gispert | Email Address: employment@wncap.org


Opening: Harm Reduction Specialist, WNCAP | Posting Closes: Until Filled

Overview: Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) is dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care. WNCAP employees 20 people and has 3 locations in Western NC.

Position Description: Ideal candidates include: Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS) with experience using substances intravenously, and a minimum of 24 months of active substance use recovery; or,non-CPSS with previous experience in harm reduction work; or, non-CPSS individuals with a minimum 1 year of experience in the helping professions, and a willingness to learn harm reduction principles and practices. All candidates must be comfortable around people who are actively using substances, and must be comfortable around injection equipment.

Eligibility to be certified by the State of North Carolina’s Peer Support Specialist training program, if applicable. Upon hire, complete Whetstone Counseling and Linkage to Care training. Upon hire, complete training in use of Ora-sure, Trinity Biotech, and any other brand of rapid testing needed
Google suite; Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Full-time. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to employment@wncap.org with "Harm Reduction Specialist" in the subject line.

Human Resources Contact: Iosvany Gispert | Email Address: employment@wncap.org


Opening: Resource Development Manager (RDM), United Way | Posting Closes: September 27, 2019

Overview: If you are excited by the idea of connecting people of all financial means, to ways they can invest in the education, health and financial stability of the people of Buncombe County then United Way is where you need to be.

Position Description: The Resource Development Manager (RDM) is a full time, permanent position, responsible for developing, executing, and achieving United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s fundraising and donor engagement objectives within a portfolio of both workplace and direct mail accounts.

Learn more and apply: unitedwayabc.org/employment-opportunities

Human Resources Contact: Elisabeth Bocklet | Email Address: elisabeth.bocklet@unitedwayabc.org


Opening: Accounting Associate/ Bookkeeper, Pisgah Legal | Posting Closes: September 27, 2019

Overview: Pisgah Legal Services is a community-based non-profit corporation governed by a local Board of Directors. PLS' annual budget of $5.4 million from a multitude of funding sources. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services’ primary service area includes eight WNC counties, in a mostly rural setting. The organization has offices in Asheville, Hendersonville, Rutherfordton, Brevard, Spruce Pine, and Marshall. With a dedicated staff of sixty-six, including twenty-seven attorneys plus supporting staff, and an active pro bono panel of 300 private attorneys, the program provides free services to more than 16,000 people per year to meet their basic needs, primarily in the poverty law areas of housing, public benefits, domestic violence prevention, health care, immigration, and consumer law.

Position Description: Work in the Asheville office as part of the accounting team and the entire legal aid staff to support expanding free legal assistance to help a growing number of very low-income people each year to solve problems related to basic needs, particularly housing, domestic violence, health care, and insufficient income. The accounting work needed is to assist and back up the accounting team, and handle accounting functions that are required. This position will also help back up and assist with functions of human resource (HR) and office operations.

Salary/ Benefits
Salary $34,000 - $63,600 based on years of experience. Excellent fringe benefits, including 401(k), as well as life, health, and disability insurance.

To Apply
E-mail resumé and cover letter describing relevant experience to employment@pisgahlegal.org. PLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.

Pisgah Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Racial minorities, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Human Resources Contact: Samantha Galloway | Email Address: sam@pisgahlegal.org


Opening: Development Manager, RiverLink | Posting Closes: Until Filled

Overview: RiverLink is seeking an experienced development professional to ensure the organization has the resources and capacity to continue to grow in pursuit of our mission to promote the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will spearhead fundraising efforts and will work as part of a fundraising team that includes the Executive Director, Operations Manager, and Database & Communications Coordinator.

Position Description: See link to RiverLink website for full description and how to apply - www.riverlink.org/get-involved/employment

Human Resources Contact: Garrett Artz | Email Address: garrett.artz@gmail.com