Equal Opportunity Employer: The YWCA Lower Cape Fear is an equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant shall be discriminated against because of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, alien status, citizenship status, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability that can be reasonably accommodated, or any other classification protected by law.
Position: Director of Women’s Health and Empowerment
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: CEO
Position Summary: The YWCA Director of Women’s Health and Empowerment manages the small business center, oversees the management of five Program Coordinators, and carries responsibility for program development, implementation, quality improvement, evaluation and success of YWCA Community Outreach Programs. The Director will actively participate on the YWCA Management Team; helping others as needed, giving positive feedback to team members, resolving conflicts effectively, and sharing knowledge and expertise.
- Bachelor’s degree, with an emphasis in social work, business, or related field, required; Master’s degree preferred;
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a program director or other managerial position for a human services or health organization;
- Ability to work with diverse populations;
- Understanding of small business development and entrepreneurship;
- Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods;
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of evidence-based curriculum implementation, best practices, safety, confidentiality, client engagement, performance evaluation techniques, and key metrics;
- Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting, and budgeting;
- Exceptional organizational and leadership skills;
- Strong verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details; and
- A valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
- Supervise all Program Coordinators involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems;
- Manage the YWCA’s small business center, Coastal Women’s Ventures, in partnership with Carolina Small Business Development Fund;
- Initiate and set goals according to the strategic objectives of the YWCA Community Outreach Programs;
- Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine program needs for improvement;
- Keep CEO informed with detailed and accurate monthly reports or presentations;
- Oversee the planning and implementation of programs involving deadlines, milestones, and processes;
- Develop and approve budgets and operations with support from the CEO and CFO;
- Review reports prepared by Program Coordinators to determine progress and issues;
- Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines, code of ethics, and internal policies;
- Develop and maintain cooperative ties within the community in order to meet the needs of Coastal Women’s Ventures and all YWCA Community Outreach Programs;
- Recruit, screen, train, supervise, and recognize program coordinators, staff, and volunteers;
- Hold monthly meetings with all Program Coordinators;
- Participate in the YWCA’s Advocacy and Racial Justice Committee and participate actively as an agency representative in collaborative partner networks and in related community activities;
- Be available and “on-call” for continuous program support;
- Work collaboratively with Grant Writer;
- Seek in-kind support through sources in the local community; and
- Participate in ongoing efforts that promote the reduction of racial, ethnic, health, or socio-economic disparities among program participants and within the community being served.
- The Director should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
- Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization; Maintain confidentiality regarding staff, families, and children at all time and relate to families in a positive and respectful manner.
- Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
- Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
- Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
- Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization’s clients and staff.
- Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities.
Professional Development, Management, and Growth:
- Commit to 20 hours of annual professional development to improve program outcomes.
- Attend all management meetings and other mandatory or required in-service trainings.
- Position requires occasional overnight travel for trainings and conferences.
No phone calls or emails. Please apply via the link to Indeed above.
Position: Grant Writer
Classification: Part-time, Non-exempt
Reports to: CEO
Position Summary: The YWCA Grant Writer position reports to the CEO and works collaboratively with the Director of Women’s Health and Empowerment. The Grant Writer is responsible to provide project management of all agency proposals and grant applications including research, writing, graphics, editing, assembly, submission, and compliance.
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in human services, communications, or related field;
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in research and grant writing; nonprofit experience preferable;
- Committed to the mission of the YWCA Lower Cape Fear;
- Demonstrated experience in obtaining grants from foundations and other grant-making organizations;
- Strong verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details;
- Strong grant writing, editing, and organizational skills;
- Demonstrated ability to meet designated application and report deadlines;
- Ability to analyze financial statements; and
- Ability to work independently and in a timely manner.
- Research and identify grant funding opportunities;
- Maintain relationships with current grant funders;
- Write high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents and submit to secure funding;
- Work collaboratively with Director of Women’s Health and Empowerment to compile financials and data for applications and reports;
- Maintain a database of grant applications: including project timelines, grants applied to, status of application, grant deadline, reporting deadline, etc;
- Comply with all grant reporting as required by government, foundation, and corporate funders;
- Manage activities for prospective and current funding organizations, including site visits and cultivation meetings;
- Maintain paper and electronic files containing information regarding funding progress and each grant application;
- Attend staff meetings and other mandatory or required in-service trainings;
- Support the CEO, Director of Women’s Health and Empowerment, and Communications Manager in the execution of other fundraising-related activities as needed; and
- Other duties as assigned.
No phone calls or emails. Please apply via the link to Indeed above.
Early Education & Youth Enrichment
Classification: Part-time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Senior Director of Early Education and Youth Enrichment Programs
Position Summary: The driver is responsible for transporting children safely while providing conditions that contribute to children’s growth and development.
Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 25 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalency. Needs to have a good driving record which will be reviewed by our insurance agency. Must have CDL designation.
- To establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment
- Responsible for pick-up at local schools at designated time of arrival. Help the center remain in compliance with NC licensing standards.
- Take daily attendance and keep all required reports pertaining to the group. Be sure all emergency forms are included with the bus/van roll.
- Check the “no pick-up” list to know who he/she is responsible for picking up each day.
- If child does not get on that is supposed to, check with school to ensure child has other arrangements to be picked up for that day before leaving school.
- Do a seating arrangement of children with help of the monitor.
- Children may never be left alone in a vehicle. A driver may not have more than 13 children in his/her vehicle to satisfy the staff/child ratio.
- Be sure to have a First Aid kit, triangles, and fire extinguisher on the bus/van at all times.
- Check all fluids on van/bus once a week. Check tires and lights on a daily basis.
- Bus/van is to be left clean at all times.
- Check vehicle behind children once they have gotten off to make sure all children have exited the vehicle. Also check for any belongings which should be taken to lost and found.
- Take appropriate care of van/bus equipment. Report any mechanical problems immediately to Child Director or Facility Manager in writing.
- Must receive 1st Aid and CPR within 30 days of employment.
- Must receive 6 clock hours of training annually.
- Report any suspected child abuse to the Child Care Director immediately.
- Follow NC traffic safety Laws
Professional Development and Growth:
- Attend all staff meetings and other mandatory or required in-service trainings
- Maintain flexibility and consistency with all staff
- Maintain confidentiality regarding staff, families, and children at all times and relate to families in a positive and respectful manner.