• Welcome to Black Mountain Home

    Begun by Presbyterian minister Robert Perry Smith in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in Appalachian children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, the ministry serves youth from birth through college graduation through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.

Current Job Openings:


We’re seeking a Program Director dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of at-promise children. Successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree or greater in social work or a related field along with at least ten years’ experience in social work/mental health settings along with proven leadership ability. Position plays a key role in leading departmental professionals as well as providing crisis and problem solving support for direct child care staff.

Program Director will report directly to and work closely with the President. Areas of responsibility include: residential care, independent living/apprenticeship program, foster care, education, recreation, and maintenance. Position will also play a key role in developing and maintaining relationships with county and state agencies, professional groups, and the general community.

Job Qualifications/Experience

  • Proven leader who can work creatively, think strategically, and help move the ministry forward.
  • Passionate about living out the gospel and inspiring others as they participate in meaningful ministry.
  • Detailed planner with great organization skills able to develop and carry out all phases of programming.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Kaleidacare, etc.).
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to staff from a variety of backgrounds as well as youth and young adults from challenging situations.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

Successful candidate will be passionate about providing youth from challenging situations a safe, secure environment and the tools they need to become productive adults. Interested candidates MUST include a cover letter outlining why you are drawn to this opportunity and why you want to make a difference in the lives of children.


We’re seeking an experienced, dedicated Finance Manager who not only loves numbers, but is also excited about working with children in need. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager who will be key in the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, and administration. The manager will report to the VP of Finance & Development.

The Finance Manager will play a critical role in partnering with the ministry’s leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is an exciting opportunity for a finance and operations leader who is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of at-promise children whether coordinating the annual audit or joining in a youth retreat.

Financial Management

  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials, and oversee all financial accounting.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, coordinate with external auditors and the VP of Finance; assess any changes necessary.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the VP of Finance and President; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership including the board of directors abreast of the organization’s financial status as directed by the President.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policies and procedures as needed.
  • Work with the VP of Finance to effectively communicate and present financial matters to the board of directors as directed by the President.

Human Resources, Technology and Administration

  • Oversee Black Mountain Home’s human resources and administration to include compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, HR policies and procedures, and recruiting.
  • Educate new employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures upon hire.
  • Work with staff to maintain HR files and ensure staff are aware of annual requirements (background checks, private insurance information, physicals, etc.).
  • Oversee and implement of 401(k) program, facility insurance needs, and staff health insurance.


  • Minimum of a BA, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree.
  • At least seven years of overall professional experience; ideally three-plus years of financial and operations management experience.
  • The ideal candidate has experience of responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to—and to effectively collaborate with—programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • Technologically savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization, and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Black Mountain Home for Children which is to glorify God by caring for children and families.


We’re seeking an experienced retail manager to oversee operation of a new thrift store and café. Responsibilities will include supervising thrift store and café staff, youth employees, and volunteers from initial orientation to daily management. Retail manager will oversee general operations to include receiving, processing, and pricing donations; developing retail displays; maintaining inventory; staffing; and processing sales. Successful candidate will be able to solicit donations and will coordinate pick-up and delivery of items as needed.

The Retail Manager will play a key role in working with youth in the ministry’s Apprenticeship Program, designed to give young adults hands-on training and work experience to help them earn a living wage once they complete the program. Work hours vary with the facility expected to be open Monday-Saturday and closed on Sundays. Work may require lifting heavy items and being on your feet for long stretches. We are looking for someone with strong retail experience who also has a passion for changing children’s lives for the better. Must be creative, enthusiastic, and eager to serve alongside the rest of the ministry team. MUST include a cover letter telling us why you would be a good fit for our ministry.


Both members of the couple must have a GED or high school diploma. Previous experience in working with children is preferred. House parents work to provide for the needs of up to ten resident youth in a designated house during a seven-day, alternate-week shift; teach residents basic living skills; and work to obtain home and outside services for resident youth. Flexibility, patience, and a desire to change lives for the better a must. We’re looking for dedicated staff who will strive for excellence in all areas while putting the needs of our children first.


To apply for an opening, send your resume and a cover letter (required) to 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711. You can also send an e-mail to info @ blackmountainhome.org. No phone calls, please.

Address resumes to:
Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families
80 Lake Eden Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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

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