Employment Opportunities

Haywood Street is living wage certified and committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for its employees.
Positions listed here will remain open until filled. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to PO Box 2982, Asheville NC 28802 or by email to

Program Director, Haywood Street Respite

The Program Director is responsible for establishing and fostering an atmosphere of community in addition to supervising daily operations and staff of Haywood Street Respite. This person has direct responsibility working with Friends to facilitate connections to community based primary care, housing and other needed services and supports; and is also responsible for determining when a Friend needs a higher level of care than can be provided in Respite.  The Program Director must perform their duties in such a way as to uphold the radical organizational mission and vision, and be able to share the peace of Christ with all who come to Haywood Street Respite. Access the complete job description HERE.

Community Residency

Our Community Residency program is designed to equip mission-minded individuals for effective and transformative ministry WITH the poor. The Community Residency includes an opportunity to live in community at Haywood Street Respite while gaining hands-on ministry experience through active participation with the Downtown Welcome Table and other Haywood Street ministries. The resident will be an integral member of the staff team, working side by side with other staff and volunteers (companions) to cook, serve and clean up from the twice-a-week meals and ensure that the ministry embodies a “with” approach in everything that happens on campus. The Community Resident lives on campus and receives a monthly stipend to help with living expenses.

Who should apply to Haywood Street’s community residency program?

  • College students seeking a meaningful “gap year” experience
  • Seminary candidates looking to strengthen their capacity for incarnational ministry with and among the poor
  • Anyone desiring an extended mission immersion experience that affords opportunity to learn practical skills and theory for successful ministry WITH the poor

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply HERE.


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