• 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 and beyond through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.

Current Job Openings:

LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

Christian children’s ministry serving 150+ youth annually seeks credentialed counselor. The ministry meets the needs of children requiring out-of-home placement due to situations such as abuse, abandonment, neglect, and homelessness. Seeking trauma-informed counselor with a heart for children to provide and/or coordinate:

  • on-going crisis management
  • individual and/or family therapy
  • substance abuse intervention and
  • other programmatic components and supports as required to alleviate the risk of behavioral issues, self-injury, harm to others, or placement disruption for youth in care.

REQUIREMENTS include:

  • Clinical Social Work License (LCSW) and two years of prior experience working with youth or Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and two years of prior experience working with youth.
  • Certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Preferred).
  • Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling (LCAS) (Preferred).

MUST include a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you would like to be part of this ministry. Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Education Coordinator needed at Christian, children’s ministry. Minimum qualifications include current NC teaching certificate and experience working with children with special needs. Flexible schedule required with evening study hall and occasional weekend activities. Must be energetic and passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinator will manage activities of the learning center including study hall, resources, staff, and lots of wonderful volunteers.
  • Serves as liaison with the school system, representing the Home at meetings and conferences (e.g. Individualized Educational Plans, parent/teacher meetings, open houses, etc.).
  • Tracks youth educational history and progress for all youth.
  • Assists older youth with college tracks.
  • Works with team members to develop apprenticeship tracks for Independent Living students.
  • Will be key in developing a GED program on campus.
  • Administers summer education program.
  • Is part of the on-call rotation.

We’re seeking an education professional who is passionate about working with children and helping them realize their potential.

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS SUPPORT

We’re seeking a director to oversee maintenance, volunteer, and recreation activities for multiple campuses hosting thousands of volunteers and serving around 150 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 LICENSING WORKER

Children’s ministry in Western North Carolina is seeking a Foster Care Licensing Worker to help recruit, train, and manage a case load of licensed foster homes. Qualities sought include:

  • excellent people skills
  • strong writing ability
  • attention to detail
  • good time management
  • ability to teach/speak publicly with confidence

Candidate needs to be able to work a flexible schedule with regular evening and/or weekend hours. Position requires a self-starter who is able to work effectively on his or her own as well as provide support and resources to Foster Care Case Coordinators. Must be comfortable recruiting prospective foster parents in a variety of environments including churches. Ideally, candidate will be TIPS-MAPP and NC Foster Home Licensing Certified. Excellent benefits provided in a Christian work environment. Cover letter sharing why you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children required.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS COORDINATOR

The Community Relations Coordinator is responsible for increasing awareness and generating revenue for a Christian children’s home in Black Mountain, NC, by:

  • Managing the ministry’s community liaison program through which individuals, churches, and organizations serve as volunteers and advocates for BMH.
  • Managing a donor/prospect portfolio of individuals, businesses, and others for the purpose of securing monetary and in-kind support for the ministry, including sponsorships.
  • Planning and executing events, ranging from small dinners for donors to the Fall Festival, which has thousands of participants.

The Coordinator also provides direction to event volunteers, implements marketing strategies, and works closely with our volunteer coordinator.

This position is key to our fundraising success and requires a highly organized, creative, detail-oriented, and motivated person with experience in marketing, event management, and fundraising.

Successful candidate for this role will:

· Lead a robust liaison program by nurturing relationships and regularly communicating with volunteers, churches, alumni, businesses, and others.

· Represent the ministry in the community, including speaking in churches and other organizations.

· Use social media to build relationships with online constituencies.

· Oversee events from planning to execution, including event promotion, securing sponsorships, and logistics.

· Recruit, cultivate, and manage volunteers to ensure event, outreach, and fundraising results.

· Assist development team with database (Raiser’s Edge) records, reports and mail merges; administrative tasks and office coverage; and other projects as assigned.

· Be available to work some weekends and evenings.

· Work collaboratively with the Development and Community Relations team to reach individual and team goals.

· Keep our mission of glorifying God by caring for children and families top of mind in personal and professional interactions.

If you would like to work in a Christian ministry and have skills and/or equivalent experience in the above areas, please submit a cover letter sharing your qualifications and personal interest in this role along with a current resume. We look forward to following up with the most qualified and persuasive applicants. Benefits include competitive salary, fully paid health and dental plan, long and short-term disability, 401k match, and paid time off.

DONOR RELATIONS & DATABASE MANAGER

Experienced and self-motivated Donor Relations and Database Manager needed to assist the development and marketing team at a Christian children’s home in implementing, administering, evaluating, and managing an aggressive donor database, stewardship, and communications program. Role includes gift entry and receipts, queries and reports, segmentation and direct mail solicitations, donor research, and other. The person filling this role will also provide general administrative support to the Director of Development, including calendar management, prepping for donor and other meetings, and other duties that build positive donor relationships and foster a culture of philanthropic giving.

The desired candidate will:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree, plus 3 to 5 years’ experience in nonprofit data entry, annual fund, or related field.
  • Have a high degree of confidentiality, team mentality, servant leadership, and ability to think strategically.
  • Be goal-oriented, highly organized, and able to balance multiple and complex projects at once while keeping a clear view of how each project supports the mission.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to maintain positive relationships while working closely with a team.
  • Feel called to help change children’s lives for the better!

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining Raiser’s Edge database, including constituent and gift records, queries and reports, as well as acknowledgements and other donor communications while adhering to IRS and internal best practices.
  • Supporting fundraising and community relations team in solicitations and other mailings, marketing campaigns, special events, and other relationship building initiatives.
  • Provide administrative and fundraising support to the Director of Development.
  • Support the development and marketing team by assisting with frontline stewardship by answering phones, greeting visitors, and providing administrative support.

Routine hours are weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with evenings and weekends as needed. Submit resume and cover letter (applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered) to info@BlackMountainHome.org highlighting your experience, skills, and why you are interested in this role. No phone calls, please.

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.

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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