Employment Opportunities


Lee Hall Spring

Consider your career.
Why do you work?
Who do you serve?
What do you want in life?

These are important questions to ask yourself whether you are beginning to work or changing your career. YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly offers full and part-time careers. We are always looking for bright, motivated, and passionate leaders to join our team, so apply now or contact Bruno Vandorsee at bvandorsee@yblueridge.org and 828-669-8422.  


Development Assistant

We are currently seeking Development Assistant. The development assistant will be responsible for providing support to the President/CEO, the Annual Campaign Director and the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include drafting digital and written correspondence for all executive level correspondence, assisting in coordination and management of all advancement committee related meetings and calls, processing annual, capital and endowment donations, pledge payments, invoices, and correspondence, maintaining databases, and generating donor and campaign analysis and impact reports.

This position focuses on ensuring the executive and advancement staff and the Board of Directors function at a high level of productivity. The Development Assistant is a key ambassador focused on administrative support through effective communication, coordination and meticulous data management.  The role requires the ability to manage confidential information with discretion and communicate professionally and tactfully with staff, volunteers, guests and stakeholders.  

Qualifications, Skills and Personal Aptitudes

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the field of business administration, communication, public relations, human services or the equivalent;
  • High level of office organization and computer proficiency, including all standard business software;
  • Ability to work with integrity, discretion and a team-oriented, professional approach;
  • Track record of professional and effective verbal and written communication;
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and adaptable with proven experience in meeting deadlines while managing multiple projects;
  • Proficiency with database management software. Experience with Bloomerang software preferred; 
  • Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) software, processes and procedures; 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, take initiative, work independently or as part of a team and be flexible in order to fulfill both stated and implied responsibilities.
  • Commitment to the mission of the YMCA and upholding its values and ethics;
  • Motivation and commitment to work independently and be self-directed;
  • Must have high-energy, positive attitude, ability to work under pressure,



  • Maintain digital and print mailing lists of donors, board members, vendors, volunteers, staff, conference groups and participants, and partner YMCAs and assist in management of contacts databases. Review integrity of the databases on a quarterly basis;
  • Maintain tracking systems to ensure accurate donor and impact reports are generated on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Compile statistics, forecast trends, and conduct donor segment analysis for staff when requested;   
  • Process annual, capital and endowment pledges and donations through donor management software, Bloomerang, and respond to donors with appropriate correspondence within 72 hours of receipt. Ensure all correspondence is cataloged/archived for future reference;
  • Work with Annual Campaign Director to execute a vibrant Alumni Relations program and increase the number of staff alumni contributing to annual campaign and increase the monetary amount of financial donations from staff alumni;
  • Maintain an active list of 30 donor prospects for personal cultivation, solicitation and stewardship;
  • Responsible for prospect research efforts. Responsible for foundation research and coordination among program and development departments regarding reporting and stewardship;
  • Assists in moves management, follow up with staff to drive engagement with donors;
  • Manage pledge receivables and send reminders out 60 days in advance of pledge due date;  
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in managing communications and correspondence;
  • Assists advancement staff as needed.


Compensation and Benefits

  • Hourly paying between $12 - $14; based on experience and qualifications.
  • Health insurance and vacation/sick days provided after 90-day review period
  • Eligible for YMCA Retirement Fund after two years: YMCA Blue Ridge contributes an amount equal to 12% of gross pay to the fund at no cost and without any matching requirement.
  • Free family membership to the Y of WNC, after a 90 day review period


Application Process

Interested candidates should send your resume and three references to the Director of Human Resources (Bruno Vandorsee bvandorsee@yblueridge.org)

Future Leaders - Summer 2017 Leadership Program

Live,Work,and Play in the mountains!

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Soak up fresh mountain air amidst a picturesque 1,200 acre forested campus. Come explore the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Asheville music scene.  Make lifelong friends and memories. Earn money for college and beyond.

Grow as a leader. Find your way. That’s the Blue Ridge experience!

Join Rafting

YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly was founded over 100 years ago in Black Mountain, North Carolina as a conference center and mountain getaway, but also with a vision to be a leadership training center.  The Future Leaders program continues this legacy of developing leaders by furnishing valuable work and internship opportunities to college students, recent graduates and those still searching for their path.

Summer staff have the chance to learn and grow while acquiring valuable job skills and developing lasting friendships as they live, work and play in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, all less than 20 minutes from the creative music destination of Asheville, North Carolina.We are always looking for the next generation of Future Leaders to join our team, so apply now!

Summer Seasons

Our Summer season runs June 1 through August July 7. 

Our Jobs:

  • Conference Services and Audio-Visual
  • BOLD & GOLD Backpacking Trip Guide
  • Outdoor Programs Leader
  • Barista
  • Ice Cream Shop
  • Kitchen/Culinary
  • Lifeguard 
  • Dining Room Attendant/Supervisor
  • Grounds keeping
  • Housekeeping Attendant/Supervisor
  • Laundry Attendant



Part-Time Employment, Year-Round - Leadership Program

Part - Time Opportunities

    •    Guest Services Receptionist
    •    Conference Services Supervisor/AV
    •    Dining Room Supervisor
    •    Cafe Barista
    •    Dining Room Attendant
    •    Buffet Kitchen Cook
    •    Food and Salad Prep Cook
    •    Housekeeping - Room Supervisor
    •    Housekeeping - Night Laundry Attendant
    •    Housekeeping - Day / Night Public Areas Attendant 


If you are interested in applying or learning more about any of our part-time positions, apply online at https://blueridgeassembly.org/empapp and send three references to the Director of Staff Recruiting, Bruno Vandorsee at bvandorsee@yblueridge.org.  


International Trainee / Internship Program

International Trainee/Internship Program


Want to gain valuable work experience? We offer hands-on learning opportunities in a variety of college majors including tourism, hospitality, culinary arts, and outdoor recreation. If you have recently graduated from college or are currently studying in the United States (including international students on an F-1 visa), you may qualify for a training program with us if your area of study relates to the services provided by YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly.



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