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    WELCOME TO BLACK MOUNTAIN HOME – Begun by Rev. Robert Perry Smith 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 through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.

Current Job Openings:

MARRIED HOUSE PARENT COUPLE (main campus)

House Parent Couple needed at Christian children’s home in Black Mountain, NC. 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. Well-behaved dogs with required shots and paperwork allowed on a case-by-case basis.

Cover letter sharing your passion for working with youth and why you feel you would be a good fit for our ministry is REQUIRED.

THRIFT STORE/CAFE COORDINATOR

lack Mountain Home for Children seeks a coordinator for our Mountain Home Thrift Store and Thirteen Pennies Café. The coordinator provides leadership to all aspects of the retail and service operations, including staff and volunteer management, budgeting, merchandising, customer service, and other. In addition to providing much needed revenue for the ministry, the store and café provide employment for older foster care youth. Candidate must have retail experience in alignment with this role and find meaning in working with older youth to build employment skills and reach career goals.

Candidate will provide retail operations and customer service leadership for staff, volunteers, and youth interns. Requirements include:

Retail management experience:

  • Goal oriented with commitment to excellence in all aspects of work.
  • Organized and enthusiastic about using accountability tools such as calendars, task lists, filing systems, etc.
  • Detail oriented and able to maintain accurate and complete paperwork and files.
  • Working knowledge of network, computer, and POS systems and able to troubleshoot minor issues so that work continues efficiently and productively.
  • Knowledge of cash handling and other retail accounting policies.

Leadership and supervisory experience:

  • Ability to inspire and lead staff and volunteers in the day-to-day tasks of retail and service operations, including fiscal management, inventory management, merchandising, donor relations, and customer service.
  • Passion for working with a dedicated team called to make a positive difference in the lives of teens and young adults.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to provide employees and volunteers with clear expectations, feedback, and evaluations.
  • Able to recruit and manage staff and volunteers, while creating a culture of accountability and positive work environment.
  • Able to lead a team to complete work on time.

Commitment to excellence in customer service:

  • Christ-centric, servant leadership mindset committed to personal and professional integrity and values.
  • Experience coordinating staff and volunteer schedules in order to maximize customer service and minimize staffing costs.
  • General merchandise knowledge that supports appropriate pricing structure and sales returns.
  • Ability to build relationships with donors that encourage high quality and repeat donations.
  • Ability to interact and build relationships with store shoppers and café patrons that encourage repeat visits and enhance the community’s perception of our ministry.
  • Understanding that the store and café publicly represent the ministry in the community and therefore, operating professionally, providing excellent donor and customer service, cleanliness of merchandise, etc. are critical to our success.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Lifting or assisting in lifting and moving a variety of items, including items that may weigh more than 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate equipment including donation pick-up vehicles and trailers, forklift, and other equipment as needed.
  • Standing most of the day in a food service/retail setting.
  • Ability to regularly work on Saturdays.
  • Knowledge of Environmental Health, OSHA, and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) rules and regulations.

Please share your resume and a cover letter outlining how your experience and skill set will empower you to operate an efficient, profitable business, while providing excellent donor and customer service and helping foster care youth learn and succeed.

Apply

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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