YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. For over 160 years, YWCA has been a leader in addressing the most challenging issues of the day, including women’s rights, safe labor laws, civil rights, affordable housing, pay equity, violence prevention, and health care reform. At YWCA of Central Virginia, our employees work to combine programming and advocacy to move the needle on three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, health and safety, and empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls.
Through employment at your YWCA you can make a difference in our community by providing support for women, girls, and families in Central Virginia. Our staff is creative, collaborative, smart, dedicated and inspired as we seek to build a world where all girls and women are empowered to safely reach their full potential.
Check out available job opportunities that are linked below or on our Indeed.com site. If no positions are noted below, please continue to check back with us.
Equal Opportunity Employer
YWCA of Central Vigina provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Current Employment Opportunities
Victim Services Protection Order Advocate
- Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour, depending on experience and availability of funds. A successful background check is required and will be run post-offer. Please note that certain crimes will invalidate any offer of employment.
- PDF of Job Description: YWCA Job Description Maintenance Coordinator
- Applications accepted online only – if the ad has disappeared it may be paused to evaluate current applicants (we will not accept phone calls or emails) – Indeed Application Link
Job Description: The YWCA of Central Virginia is seeking a Maintenance Coordinator. The Maintenance Coordinator will be responsible for maintenance of YWCA properties and will report to the Office & Housing Manager. The
incumbent is responsible for regular Preventative Maintenance on electrical, heating and plumbing systems
as well as general repairs, inside and outside, painting, plaster repair, yard work, moving furniture and
equipment up and down steps and help with various projects as needed. Must be able to recognize when a
professional needs to be called in for equipment repairs and upkeep. The incumbent is also responsible for
the removal of snow and ice from stairs and walkways. The Maintenance Coordinator must be respectful of
the confidentiality of our residents.
• 2 years of building maintenance experience
• Knowledge of hand tools and lawn equipment
• Knowledge of electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems for regular preventative maintenance
• Must be able to work well with residents, staff, and public
• Must have your own transportation
• 2-5 years maintenance experience on residential or business setting
• Knowledge of basic computer applications
• Knowledge of historical building preservation
- Maintain strength, dexterity, vision, and coordination, sufficient to perform essential functions.
- Ability to stand for extended periods for 6-8 hours a day.
- Must be able to lift and move up to 100 pounds.
- Requires the ability to be mobile (including, but not limited to walking, bending, squatting,
crouching, twisting, kneeling, reaching, climbing stairs, climbing ladder, etc.)
- This position is located in environmentally controlled buildings and outside in all weather
- There are many deadlines associated with this position, which may cause significant stress. The
incumbent must also deal with a wide variety of people on various issues including, but not limited
to, those facing domestic violence, sexual assault, poverty, homelessness, and racism due to the
mission and programs of the YWCA.
Position Type and Expected Hours:
- This is a part-time position with no eligibility for benefits. Days and hours of work vary but can be
flexible with typical work hours being held during early morning hours. Use of your own vehicle
(mileage reimbursable) for traveling to purchase and pick-up supplies and furniture.
YWCA of Central Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YWCA of Central Virginia does not
discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender
identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic
information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or
other non-merit factors.
Pay Scale and Hours: $15.00 per hour, depending on experience and availability of funds
Victim Services Relief Worker
- Hours: Part-Time hours that could be evening, overnight, or weekend hours depending on need and employees’ availability.
- Rate of Pay: $9-10 per hour
- PDF Job Description: YWCA VS Relief Worker
- Applications accepted online only — if the ad has disappeared it may be paused to evaluate current applicants (we will not accept phone calls or emails): Indeed Application Link
Job Description: The YWCA of Central Virginia is seeking a team member to provide support services to the community and our Victim Services program clients through our domestic violence shelter, domestic violence, and sexual assault hotline services, and in our Children’s Supervised Visitation Center. This multi-faceted position reports to the YWCA Senior Managing Director for Victim Services, in conjunction with the Associate Manager for Urban Shelter programs and the Supervised Visitation Center Coordinator. The role has no supervisory responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with youth and/or families in crisis, administrative experience, and a comfort level for working with community members and clients who may have been personally traumatized or exposed to trauma.
- An understanding of and belief in the mission of the YWCA of Central Virginia which is to eliminate racism and empower women. All team members must have a commitment to promote racial equity and social justice advocacy.
- High School diploma required. Experienced in providing customer service. Must pass a criminal background check.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including comfort levels with using Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint). Comfort level using Microsoft Outlook 365 for email and shared calendars; willingness to learn to use Microsoft Teams and Slack
- Experience using internet-based programs and common office equipment including Windows-based computers, printers, scanners, and fax machines.
- Basic understanding of clerical procedures and systems such as recordkeeping and filing Comfort level with data entry in online programs, MS Excel, and other methods.
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and follow through with minimal direction and competing deadlines.
- Team members must be able to keep confidential information. Attention to detail and being highly organized is a must.
- Must be a collaborative team member, must work positively in a team environment.
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and follow through with minimal direction.
- Ability to work with children and the ability to work with children and families in crisis. Must be comfortable intervening on behalf of the child’s safety and security.
- Focus on providing excellent client assistance and ensuring client confidentiality is kept.
- Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
- Flexibility in varied job assignments, including the ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities.
- Team members must be energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive. Access to reliable personal transportation, including having a driver’s license and legal ability to drive.
- Impeccable professionalism that will be displayed when working with other team members, other YWCA staff members and volunteers, primary and secondary victims, and the public.
- Ability to work with compassion and patience in a traumatic and frantic environment. Must be oriented towards developing the potential of victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse/neglect. Must have a strong grasp of principles of empathy.