• WELCOME TO BLACK MOUNTAIN HOME – Begun in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, we serve youth from birth through college graduation and beyond through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.

Looking for Meaningful Work? Apply today to join the Black Mountain Home team.

ANNUAL GIVING OFFICER/ FUNDRAISING GENERALIST

Fundraising generalist with experience in annual fund campagins, events, and grant writing needed. Candidate will be an integral member of the development and public relations team, responsible for creating and implementing strategies and initiatives to ensure a strong base of financial support for the ministry. The Annual Giving Officer will manage and cultivate a portfolio of existing donors to increase retention and giving levels, as well as identifying and engaging prospective donors. The Annual Giving Officer will serve as an ambassador for Black Mountain Home, including being available to travel regionally to speak about the ministry in churches and other organizations.

Responsibilities

  • Engage, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 75-100 individual, business, and foundation donors toward specific annual, major, and planned giving goals and objectives.
  • Communicate and build relationships through in person meetings, phone calls, and emails to ensure continued support and partnership.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate records of all donor contacts in the database.
  • Contribute to writing and production of grants, fundraising, and other promotional materials such as letters, annual reports, brochures, flyers, and other campaigns.
  • Assist with planning, execution, and fundraising elements of individual and major events, including designing and soliciting sponsorships.

Annual Giving Officer

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS SUPPORT

Provide leadership to the maintenance team, volunteer program, and recreation activities for multiple campuses hosting thousands of volunteers and serving 160+ children annually.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise maintenance staff in the care and maintenance of campus buildings, grounds, animal program, and fleet of vehicles.
  • Supervise recreation staff in growing and developing a robust campus activity schedule that engages and supports youth in care.
  • Help plan and lead activities, youth meetings, youth retreats, participation in recreation leagues, and mission projects.
  • Assist Program Director with volunteer program by providing support for volunteer groups, leading and supervising volunteers and interns, organizing materials for work projects, maintaining campus project list, providing oversight at the Legacy Residential Volunteer (RV) Park, and recruiting and cultivating volunteers.
  • Provide after-hours on-call support for the ministry.
  • Support special events as needed—evenings and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is preferred.
  • Five years of related experience is required.
  • Must be able to work independently and provide hands-on, servant leadership.
  • Problem solve as needed and complete other projects as requested.
  • Strong desire to change children’s lives for the better imperative.

Physical requirements include:

  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.
  • Ability to do prolonged strenuous labor.
  • Ability to complete work while on a ladder.
  • Ability to use a wide variety of equipment from weed eaters to a fork lift.

FOSTER CARE CASE COORDINATOR

Foster Care Case Coordinator needed to complete case management duties for licensed foster families. Qualifications include:

  • 4 year degree in social work or related field
  • excellent organizational skills
  • related social work/mental health experience
  • professional level writing and computer skills
  • excellent people skills
  • attention to detail
  • good time management
  • ability to build rapport with families

Candidate needs to be able to work a flexible schedule with regular evening and/or weekend hours in addition to serving in the on-call rotation. Worker will come alongside of families to serve as the bridge between them and the county DSS agencies. Position requires a self-starter who is able to work effectively on his or her own as well as part of a team. Excellent benefits provided in a Christian work environment.

Foster Care Case Coordinator Position Description

RESIDENTIAL CASE COORDINATOR

Residential Case Coordinator/Team Leader needed at Christian children’s home in Black Mountain, NC. Position requires:

  • 4 year degree in social work or related field
  • excellent organizational skills
  • related social work/mental health experience
  • professional level writing and computer skills

Responsibilities include: Supervision and leadership of direct care staff as well as case management responsibilities. Overnights occasionally required for retreats and emergency coverage in houses. Applicant should have the ability to build relationships with community partnerships and also assist in coordinating activities at satellite campus. Seeking someone with a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of children.

  • Significant experience working with foster children is preferred.
  • The ability to effectively communicate through verbal and written mediums.
  • The ability to observe, ask questions, listen actively, and give and accept feedback effectively.
  • Ability to network in the local community—churches, schools, etc. to promote and support the ministry.
  • A high energy level, adaptability, assertiveness, patience, and ability to work as part of a team while providing servant leadership.
  • Time management and follow-up skills with ability to plan, organize, and prioritize a significant number of tasks.

Independent Living Program Coach

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review applications to the program and upon intake, evaluate and assess youth needs in the following areas: general mental health; substance abuse; education; independent living skills; and medical, vision and dental care. Based on assessment, outline specific recommendations, or make referrals for treatment as appropriate and specify goals and implementation strategies to meet identified youth needs.
  • Link each youth with two key support persons that will serve as mentors while the youth remains in the program.
  • On-going provision and/or coordination of crisis management.
  • Assist youth with medical appointments; transportation needs; budgeting and paying bills; applications for services, insurance, etc.; financial aid and educational resources while encouraging youth to become increasingly independent.
  • Meet with each youth in the IL program weekly to address issues, problem-solve, and coach youth in coping skills and/or accessing other supports as needed.
  • Help facilitate monthly group meetings with youth which address community concerns, foster support networks among the youth in the program, reinforce program expectations and promote healthy social, emotional and physical development.
  • Case management and documentation in accordance with licensing standards, tracking of medical appointments and school, financial aid and insurance applications and payment dates, documentation of the nature and duration of all services provided, forward of documentation to appropriate persons or agencies.
  • Help plan and conduct two annual Senior Week retreats for upcoming seniors.
  • Plan and conduct weekly group enrichment activities.
  • Work with Coordinator to conduct monthly Fire Drills and other facility inspections as needed.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, which include participation in a time of Christian devotion and prayer, and case management.
  • Participate in trainings to meet annual direct care training requirements (currently 24 hours each year).
  • Participate in and supervise youth at weekly worship services at Valley Hope Church or other pre-approved Christian faith communities and lead Christian devotions for youth that are appropriate and relevant.
  • As part of the On-Call rotation, provide 24/7 cell phone support for all BMH programs.
  • Work with volunteer groups.
  • Participate in and help lead Youth Leadership Retreats and activities.
  • Maintain buildings and grounds at the Independent Living Village with the help of IL youth.
  • Facilitate clubs as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in human services field with one year of experience working with older adolescents or young adults, or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with three years of experience working with older adolescents or young adults.

Schedule: A normal shift is usually eight (8) days on and six (6) days off. The shift typically begins on Tuesday morning and ends the following Tuesday after Youth Leadership Team (YLT).

MARRIED HOUSE PARENT COUPLE 

Previous experience in working with children in a residential setting desirable but not required. House parents work to provide for the needs of up to ten resident children in a designated house during a seven-day, alternate-week shift; teach residents basic living skills; run appointments; maintain their assigned cottage; and provide a supportive, home-like setting for youth. Flexibility, patience, and a desire to change lives for the better a must.

Support services include an education coordinator (youth attend public schools), recreation coordinator, and administrative staff. Housing including dedicated bedroom and bathroom with shared office area provided during shift week (personal residence needed during off-week). Additional shared room provided for staff children.

THIRTEEN PENNIES CAFE MANAGER 

Experienced food services manager needed to lead Thirteen Pennies Cafe team.  Must be able to work Tuesday through Saturday; lift items weighing approximately 50 lbs (tools are available to help); and able to stand most of the day. Successful candidates will demonstrate extensive knowledge of food services best practices (e.g., food safety, menu creation, merchandising, etc.); must complete the Certified Food Protection Manager course and exam; and have a working knowledge of POS systems in order to troubleshoot minor problems and work toward ever-increasing efficiency and productivity.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Attend staff meetings, which include participation in a time of Christian devotion and prayer.
• Supervise the café team, including the assistant manager and other staff, student interns, and volunteers.
• Coordinate staff schedules for coverage of the café during normal business hours.
• Work to ensure all Environmental Health and OSHA rules and regulations are followed at all times.
• Ensure staff and volunteers only perform tasks for which they have been trained.

Cafe Manager Position Description

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To apply for any of the above positions: email your resume and a cover letter (required) to [email protected] or send by mail to 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.  No phone calls, please.

Address resumes to:
Black Mountain Home Employment Dept.
80 Lake Eden Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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