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  • Fall 2019 positions now open in Food Service, Dining Room, Barista, Housekeeping, and Adventure Programs
  • EXPERIENCE:

    No experience required

    START DATE:

    Job starts soon! August to November 2019 with flexible end dates

  • Adventure Programs Leader

    Adventure program
    Black Mountain, North Carolina

    Located in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Black Mountain, NC on a picturesque 1,200 acre campus, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is a non-profit leadership and training center. As a year-round conference center, we are a partner and platform for groups of teens, families and children, and adults. Having hosted our first conference over 100 years ago, we continue to serve a diverse array of groups—churches, schools, colleges, family reunions and youth groups, among others. We provide a Christian atmosphere for guests and staff to focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. As a hospitality-focused YMCA, we are committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our 30,000 annual guests while developing a team of values-driven leaders.

    The field leader will facilitate teambuilding and personal development on both high and low challenge courses and lead other activities like environmental education, night hikes, mountain biking, archery, childcare, and crafts. Work schedule is part-time and includes weekdays, weekends and occasional evenings.  Schedules and weekly hours vary according to the conference programs schedule. 

     Qualifications, Skills, and Personal Aptitudes

    • Applicants should have previous outdoor programs experience
    • A high level of physical fitness and ability to work well at heights
    • Be comfortable leading groups of various sizes, and participants of all ages
    • First Aid and CPR certificates are required, or able to be trained soon after hire
    • Commitment to the mission of the YMCA and upholding its values and ethics
    • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings

    Responsibilities

    • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, philosophy and vision of YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
    • Provide a safe and incident free experience for all participants
    • Facilitate programs on all program structures and in all program areas
    • Serve as a team leader when needed

    Compensation and Benefits

    • Work is paid by hour (base on 35 hours/week) paying $245.00 per week.
    • Free individual member to the Y of WNC, after a 45 day review period
    • Free on-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities and Wi-Fi are included, common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. NO BILLS  EACH MONTH
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted nights at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
    • Free meals in our dining facilities whenever conference groups are being served
    View Job Description
  • Conference Services and Audio-Visual

    Conference Services
    Black Mountain, North Carolina

    Located in in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina in Black Mountain on a picturesque 1,200 acre campus, the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is a non-profit conference and retreat center. Having hosted our first conference over 100 years ago, we continue to serve a diverse array of groups—churches, schools, colleges, family reunions and youth groups, among others.  As a hospitality-focused YMCA, we are committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our 30,000 annual guests while developing a team of values-driven leaders.

     Qualifications and Skills

    • The ideal candidate will have a leadership background in hospitality or customer service.
    • All candidates must be outgoing, courteous and customer-oriented and possess strong organizational and communication skills
    • All candidates must be physically fit and mentally sharp
    • Candidates must be strong decision makers, adept at leading others and possess independent initiative and creative problem solving skills
    • Must work well in stressful, high-pressure situations, often under deadline pressure
    • All work must be completed with attention to detail, speed, accuracy and neatness
    • Previous audio-visual experience is preferred but not required
    • Must be willing to work a variety of different shifts, including mornings, evenings and weekends
    • Must have a valid driver’s license

    Responsibilities

    • Setting all meeting spaces neatly and in accordance with groups’ requests, including seating and table setup and breakdown
    • Cleaning and maintaining all meeting space areas, including floor care
    • Setting up and operating audio-visual equipment, including microphones, video projectors, in-house and portable sound systems, soundboards and lighting
    • Working directly with guest leadership during the event to ensure their meeting space and overall needs are met
    • Communicating and working with other departments to provide for a seamless and pleasant guest experience
    • This position is “hands on” and not a desk job. It often involves long periods of physically demanding work, so physical strength and stamina are required. The ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and remain on one's feet for long stretches is required.
    • Commitment to the mission of the YMCA and upholding its values and ethics. 
    • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings as needed.
    • Excellent, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. 
    • Ability to multitask and work in a team setting

    Compensation and Benefits

    • Work is paid by hour (base on 35 hours/week) paying $245 per week.
    • Free individual member to the Y of WNC, after a 45 day review period
    • Free on-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities and Wi-Fi are included, common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. NO BILLS  EACH MONTH
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted nights at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
    • Free meals in our dining facilities whenever conference groups are being served
    View Job Description
  • Barista and Dining Room Attendant

    Food Service
    Black Mountain, North Carolina

    Located in in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina in Black Mountain on a picturesque 1,200 acre campus, the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is a non-profit conference and retreat center. Having hosted our first conference over 100 years ago, we continue to serve a diverse array of groups—churches, schools, colleges, family reunions and youth groups, among others.  As a hospitality-focused YMCA, we are committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our 30,000 annual guests while developing a team of values-driven leaders.

    Description

    YMCA of Blue Ridge Assembly is currently seeking an experienced barista for our Starbucks Café. This opportunity will also provide the experience to work in our dining room. If you enjoy serving coffee, meeting people, and offering world class service, apply now! Applicant must be able to provide fast, courteous and efficient service. Work in unison with one to two other employees (or possibly alone during our slower season) by taking customer orders, accurately filling those orders promptly, taking customer payment and accurately making change or accepting signatures. In addition, this position will work in a variety of assignments such as dining room service, table side service, cleaning dining tables and floors and dish washing.

     Qualifications and Skills

    • All candidates must be outgoing, courteous and customer-oriented and possess strong organizational and communication skills
    • All candidates must be physically fit and mentally sharp
    • All work must be completed with attention to detail, speed, accuracy and neatness
    • Must be willing to work a variety of different shifts, including mornings, evenings and weekends
    • Valid Driver’s license (preferable) 

    Responsibilities

    • Communicating and working with other departments to provide for a seamless and pleasant guest experience
    • As the program say “hands on” and not a desk job. It often involves long periods of physically demanding work, so physical strength and stamina are required. The ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and remain on one's feet for long stretches is required.
    • Commitment to the mission of the YMCA and upholding its values and ethics. 
    • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings as needed.
    • Excellent, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. 
    • Ability to multitask and work in a team setting
    • Create coffee and tea beverages according to specifications.
    • Position is a fast paced environments requiring the ability to work in different capacities such as dish washing, food preparation, and customer service.

    Compensation and Benefits

    • Work is paid by hour (base on 35 hours/week) paying $297.50 per week.
    • Free individual member to the Y of WNC, after a 45 day review period
    • Free on-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities and Wi-Fi are included, common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. NO BILLS  EACH MONTH
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted nights at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
    • Free meals in our dining facilities whenever conference groups are being served
    View Job Description
  • Groundskeeping

    YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
    Black Mountain, North Carolina

    YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is seeking an experienced groundskeeper to help maintain our 1,200 acre woodland campus.

    Located in in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina in Black Mountain on a picturesque 1,200 acre campus, the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is a non-profit conference and retreat center. Having hosted our first conference over 100 years ago, we continue to serve a diverse array of groups—churches, schools, colleges, family reunions and youth groups, among others.  As a hospitality-focused YMCA, we are committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our 30,000 annual guests while developing a team of values-driven leaders.

     Qualifications and Skills

    • At least one years’ experience with outdoor landscaping
    • Involves physically strenuous work requiring a high level of fitness
    • Enjoy working in the outdoors throughout the seasons
    • Positive attitude and a willingness to work in a team environment
    • Hardworking, responsible and sound character
    • Good time management and problem solving skills
    • Experience with routine maintenance and repair
    • Previous experience or the ability to cross-train in outdoor adventure programs is a plus
    • Commitment to the mission of the YMCA and upholding its values and ethics,
    • Outgoing and engaging personality along with the ability to connect with people from a diverse array of backgrounds. We are seeking a dynamic candidate who truly enjoys working with and serving our diverse clientele,
    • Must be willing to work a variety of different shifts, including mornings, evenings and weekends
    • Must have a valid driver’s license

    Responsibilities

    • Maintain well-kept and groomed outdoor grounds spaces, including  all athletic fields, trails, building entrances and roads
    • Primary duties include lawn mowing, weed eating, trash removal, storm damage cleanup, wood splitting, leaf blowing
    • Working knowledge of mechanized grounds equipment is required, including zero-turn riding mowers, weed eaters, leaf blowers and wood-splitters

    Compensation and Benefits

    • Work is paid by hour (base on 35 hours/week) paying $297.50 per week.
    • Free individual member to the Y of WNC, after a 45 day review period
    • Free on-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities and Wi-Fi are included, common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. NO BILLS  EACH MONTH
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted nights at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
    • Free meals in our dining facilities whenever conference groups are being served
    View Job Description
  • Guest Services Receptionist

    Front Desk
    Black Mountain, North Carolina

    Located in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Black Mountain, NC on a picturesque 1,200 acre campus, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is a non-profit leadership and training center. As a year-round conference center, we are a partner and platform for groups of teens, families and children, and adults. Having hosted our first conference over 100 years ago, we continue to serve a diverse array of groups—churches, schools, colleges, family reunions and youth groups, among others. We provide a Christian atmosphere for guests and staff to focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. As a hospitality-focused YMCA, we are committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our 30,000 annual guests while developing a team of values-driven leaders.

     Qualifications and Skills

    • Willingness to consistently work a variety of shifts as needed, including evenings, weekends and holidays
    • Customer service, organization and management skills
    • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to draft professional and effectively written correspondence
    • Thorough understanding of housing and registration procedures, group contracts, property management systems, and Excel spreadsheet software
    • Professional demeanor and the ability to work well with staff, volunteers, stakeholders and partner organizations. The capacity to develop and maintain meaningful relationships at various levels inside and outside the organization is essential for success
    • Motivation and commitment to work independently and be self-directed
    • Professional image and strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Commitment to the mission of the YMCA and upholding its values and ethics
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to change
    • Outgoing and engaging personality along with the ability to connect with people from a diverse array of backgrounds. We are seeking a dynamic candidate who truly enjoys working with and serving our diverse clientele

    Responsibilities

    • Respond graciously and effectively to guest phone calls and front desk inquiries
    • Check in and check out guests as they arrive and depart
    • Complete billing and statistical information sheets
    • Input housing reservations and rooming assignments
    • Work efficiently in a computer-based hospitality management system
    • Participate in the check-in and check-out process, so that it is swift, efficient and pleasant
    • Assist guests with requests, issues, and complaints with empathy and a focus on guest satisfaction
    • Record and communicate all items related to group billing to the Business Services Manager for accuracy of invoices
    • Maintain harmonious working relationships with operating department heads
    • Ensure that guests’ needs are met by empathetically assisting with all requests or complaints and promptly resolving any issues
    • Cultivating a spirit of cooperation and teamwork throughout the organization

    Compensation and Benefits

    • Work is paid by hour (base on 35 hours/week) paying $245 per week.
    • Free individual member to the Y of WNC, after a 45 day review period
    • Free on-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities and Wi-Fi are included, common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. NO BILLS  EACH MONTH
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted nights at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
    • Free meals in our dining facilities whenever conference groups are being served
    View Job Description
  • Housekeeping

    Housekeeping
    Black Mountain, North Carolina

    YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain is currently hiring housekeeping room attendants to join a dynamic and energetic staff working in a fast-paced hospitality setting.

    Housekeeping room attendants are responsible for servicing guest rooms while guests are in residence, and then cleaning guest rooms upon their departure.  The position is essential to the operations of YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly and plays a critical role in ensuring a pleasant experience for our guests. 

     Qualifications and Skills

    • Previous experience in housekeeping or laundry in a hospitality setting is preferred
    • Possess strong communication and customer service skills.
    • Knowledge of basic cleaning methods and the safe use of cleaning chemicals
    • Ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors and guests
    • Proactive with a meticulous eye for detail
    • Must be able to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, and accuracy
    • Must work well under limited supervision
    • Must be willing to work a variety of different shifts, including weekends
    • Must have a valid driver’s license

    Responsibilities

    • Cleaning guest rooms and assisting with daily room service
    • Maintain all guest rooms to the highest standards of cleanliness and comfort
    • Tasks include but are not limited to vacuuming, mopping, bed making, scrubbing, dusting, disinfecting, and replenishing supplies.
    • Consistently offer professional, friendly and courteous service
    • Maintain a positive team dynamic within the Housekeeping department and with all other departments
    • Ability to multitask and work in a team setting

    Compensation and Benefits

    • Work is paid by hour (base on 35 hours/week) paying $297.50 per week.
    • Free individual member to the Y of WNC, after a 45 day review period
    • Free on-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities and Wi-Fi are included, common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. NO BILLS  EACH MONTH
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted nights at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
    • Free meals in our dining facilities whenever conference groups are being served
    View Job Description
  • Kitchen/Culinary

    Food Service
    Black Mountain, North Carolina

    Kitchen Staff

    Located in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Black Mountain, NC on a picturesque 1,200 acre campus, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is a non-profit leadership and training center. As a year-round conference center, we are a partner and platform for groups of teens, families and children, and adults. Having hosted our first conference over 100 years ago, we continue to serve a diverse array of groups—churches, schools, colleges, family reunions and youth groups, among others. We provide a Christian atmosphere for guests and staff to focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. As a hospitality-focused YMCA, we are committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our 30,000 annual guests while developing a team of values-driven leaders.

     Qualifications and Skills

    • 1 year of Previous experience in  cooking is preferred. 
    • Thrive in a fast-paced and often rapidly changing environment
    • Proficient in all varieties of cuisine, including Southern homestyle, vegetarian upscale and international cuisine, 
    • Willingness to consistently work a variety of shifts as needed, including evenings, weekends and holidays,
    • Professional demeanor and the ability to work well with staff, volunteers, stakeholders and partner organizations. The capacity to develop and maintain meaningful relationships at various levels inside and outside the organization is essential for success,
    • Motivation and commitment to work independently and be self-directed, 
    • Leadership style that is approachable, genuine and solution oriented,
    • Commitment to the mission of the YMCA and upholding its values and ethics,
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to change,
    • Critical thinking and sound judgment,
    • Outgoing and engaging personality along with the ability to connect with people from a diverse array of backgrounds. We are seeking a dynamic candidate who truly enjoys working with and serving our diverse clientele,

    Responsibilities

    • Ensure that the quality, quantity, presentation and timeliness of food preparation consistently meets our standard of excellence. 
    • Prepare high quality food with attention to quantity, presentation, and timeliness
    • Maintain a clean kitchen, dish room, storage rooms, service areas, and coolers.
    • Minimized food costs by reducing food waste and efficiently managing supplies
    • Help develop new menu items
    • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen, dish room, dry storage room, and coolers at all times.
    • Ensure compliance with all sanitation regulations, proper food handling and preparation, storage and service standards.

    Compensation and Benefits

    • Work is paid by hour (base on 35 hours/week) paying $297.50 per week.
    • Free individual member to the Y of WNC, after a 45 day review period
    • Free on-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities and Wi-Fi are included, common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. NO BILLS  EACH MONTH
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted nights at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
    • Free meals in our dining facilities whenever conference groups are being served
    View Job Description

How to Apply

Please visit our website via the links below and complete an online application. Email three references, including at least two current or previous managers, to the Staff Recruiting at djohnson@yblueridge.org

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