Equity and Network Development Specialist
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County (UWABC) employs the community school strategy as the organizing framework for elevating student success, supporting families, and engaging communities throughout Buncombe County.
This is a full-time position that will co-design and support/facilitate: a cross-district Community Schools Youth Leadership Team, Asheville Buncombe youth development network convenings, shared professional development workgroups. This position will also serve as a member of UWABC’s Equity Change Team and the cross-district Restorative Practices trainer/coaching cohort.
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County believes that how we show up in our community is just as important as what we do. These newly formed Guiding Principles will serve as an outward-facing promise and an inward-facing set of standards for all board, staff, and volunteers. If you value these too, please consider applying.
Equity at the Center: Recognize and challenge the dominant culture narratives, norms, and power structures that prevent all people from belonging and thriving
Courageous Leadership: Live out our Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles with empathy and compassion, even when difficult or unpopular
Collective Wisdom: Ensure that our work is guided by community expertise, including the lived experience of people most impacted by poverty and injustice
Embracing Change: Continuously learn, innovate, and evolve to confront emerging challenges and opportunities
Accountability Driven: Earn community trust through dependability, transparency, and a commitment to achieving results