Thank you for your interest in working with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, meaningful work environment for staff and volunteers. Current opportunities are listed below.
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United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Conversations Committee
We're recruiting individuals to co-create and implement a series of Community Conversations throughout Buncombe County. The purpose of these conversations is to listen to, learn from, and work with the community; building the necessary relationships that allow ALL voices to be heard in creating solutions that elevate student success, support families, and engage communities throughout Buncombe County.
While no one can predict the future challenges our communities will face, we do know that to confront them effectively our neighbors who are most impacted by poverty and injustice must be active participants in co-creating solutions.
We're looking for 8-10 Buncombe County residents who want to help create these solutions by serving on our Community Conversations Committee.
Committee members will:
- Be paid for their service ($25 per hour/applicable to community members only)
- Commit to serving on the committee for a minimum of 6 months (starting August 2021)
- Help plan, build, and conduct community conversations throughout Buncombe County
- Initially commit to serving 3 hours per month in planning meetings
- Lunch will be provided at each meeting
- Commit to any additional times needed to conduct the Community Conversations
If you're looking for an opportunity to help create an open and honest dialogue around some of our community's most pressing issues, we want to hear from you!
Please answer the short list of questions below. Once finished, hit the submit button, and our Vice President of Community Engagement, Aisha Shepherd, will follow up with you.
Our Guiding Principles
How we show up in our community is just as important as what we do. That's why we're so excited to have these newly formed Guiding Principles that will serve as both an outward-facing promise and an inward-facing set of standards for all board, staff, and volunteers. If you want to join our team, be sure that these are principles you can stand by:
Equity at the Center
Recognize and challenge the dominant culture narratives, norms, and power structures that prevent all people from belonging and thriving
Live out our Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles with empathy and compassion, even when difficult or unpopular
Ensure that our work is guided by community expertise, including the lived experience of people most impacted by poverty and injustice
Continuously learn, innovate, and evolve to confront emerging challenges and opportunities
Earn community trust through dependability, transparency, and a commitment to achieving results