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CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER - GRANTS COORDINATOR

SLINGSHOT MEMPHIS - LEAD CONSULTANT

LITERACY MIDSOUTH- READING PROGRAM DEVELOPER (AMERICORP VISTA)

ORPHEUM THEATRE - EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

COMMON TABLE HEALTH ALLIANCE - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

COMMON TABLE HEALTH ALLIANCE - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

YMCA - VP OF PHILANTHROPY

GIRLS INC. - FACILITATOR

MEMPHIS MUSIC INITIATIVE - PROGRAM MANAGER, COMMUNITY MUSIC PROGRAMS GRANTS

MEMPHIS MUSIC INITIATIVE- DIRECTOR, GRANTMAKING & CAPACITY BUILDING

MEMPHIS MUSIC INITIATIVE - PROGRAM MANAGER, INSTITUTE FOR NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE

STAX MUSIC ACADEMY- VOCAL MUSIC INSTRUCTOR

ARTSMEMPHIS- DIRECTOR OF GRANTS AND INITIATIVES

PLANNED PARENTHOOD GREATER MEMPHIS REGION- HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

PLANNED PARENTHOOD GREATER MEMPHIS REGION- CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT- SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT- PROGRAM RECRUITMENT & RETENTION MANAGER

LITERACY MISOUTH- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

PROVIDE- TENNESSEE STATE COORDINATOR

URBANART COMMISSION- PROGRAM COORDINATOR

AGAPE CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES- DIRECTOR OF POWERLINES COMMUNITY NETWORK

AGAPE CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES- FINANCE & ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR

SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY- PARK OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY- HOSPITALITY SERVICES COORDINATOR

SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY- HEALTH & WELLNESS EDUCATOR

SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY- HEALTH & WELLNESS EDUCATOR

SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY- ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

 

 


MEMPHIS CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER
GRANTS COORDINATOR

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 25, 2016

 

Brief Description

Coordinates all grant-related activity of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center (CAC). This includes identifying, researching and pursuit of private and corporate grant funding.. Responsible for writing grant proposals as well as associated reports, stewardship throughout the grant cycle, and maintaining an efficient and complete record of all grant activities.  Additionally this position will, on occasion, perform similar duties in support of existing and new public grant funding.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Research new grant opportunities from private and corporate foundations whose grant making priorities match the Memphis CAC’s mission.
  • Write grant proposals, applications, and reports; Coordinate with development team & leadership team for the development of content, internal review and submittal processes for grant proposals.
  • Enter grant details in Raiser's Edge database, including upcoming proposal deadlines, reports, and any interaction with grant funders.
  • Maintain a grants calendar outlining grant writing and reporting activity.
  • Convene and facilitate monthly grants meetings with appropriate staff.
  • Coordinate annual United Way and Combined Federal Campaign application and reporting.
  • Analyze requests for proposals from various charitable foundations to determine if they match the Memphis CAC’s mission and programs.
  • Ensure that all reports and deadlines are met for all existing and new grants, both private and public.
  • Distribute pertinent information regarding grant compliance and reporting obligations to appropriate staff.
  • Collaborate with leadership team to obtain required reports and oversee proper close-out of grants and contracts.
  • Assist with grant funder site visits, meetings, and ongoing stewardship.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Qualification

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent required
  • 1 - 3 years previous experience in grant writing and administration
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, and the ability to explain complex processes
  • Ability to prioritize and problem solve
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong time/personal management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong math skills
  • Demonstrated computer experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite–especially Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge and experience operating standard office equipment

 

To Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Mark Jordan, Development Director, mjordan@MemphisCAC.org.

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SLINGSHOT MEMPHIS
LEAD CONSULTANT

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 25, 2016

 

Brief Description

Slingshot Memphis is seeking a Lead Consultant to fill a key leadership role in accelerating the fight against poverty in Memphis, TN. From the ground floor, you will be joining a team of skilled, passionate, and driven individuals hell-bent on making a profound impact for our most underserved neighbors. In many ways, the function of Lead Consultant is the lynchpin for Slingshot Memphis’s ability to successfully carry-out its mission.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Develop, implement and continually refine rigorous data collection systems that effectively measure the impact of poverty-fighting programs and services in Memphis, TN.
  • Design and maintain internal databases, including the establishment of database standards and controls, management of source data, and assurance of data quality.
  • Direct and mentor members of data team (e.g. program officers, interns, etc.); collaborate with marketing and development teams.
  • Oversee due diligence of promising investees, which includes assessing their outcomes, leadership, operations and scalability.
  • Create and implement a straightforward and transparent way to compare the value of one philanthropic option against another, thereby providing a means for making smarter philanthropic decisions.
  • Produce tools and procedures to properly and efficiently monetize investee outcomes.
  • Collaborate with CEO and Board of Directors to build and manage a portfolio of high-impact investees.
  • Prepare thoughtful and data-driven recommendations for CEO and Board of Directors; write and deliver high-impact presentations, strategic plans and research briefs.
  • Serve as a trusted thought partner for investees’ management teams and boards.
  • Craft and negotiate terms and conditions of investments, including performance milestones; monitor and support investee progress toward goal attainment.
  • Generate concise quarterly updates on investee performance for management team and board.
  • Develop and provide professional development training to ensure investees are equipped to utilize data technologies and resources.
  • Identify and engineer collaborative opportunities among investees.
  • Work with CEO and Board of Directors to develop a city-wide, data-driven battle plan to demonstrably reduce poverty.
  • Build an ongoing, publicly shared database of methods that are empirically proven to diminish chronic poverty.

 

Qualification

  • Basic knowledge of social impact investments as a means to reduce poverty.
  • Experience in creating and managing data tools and procedures to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques.
  • Proven record of organizational leadership; ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization.
  • Strong track record working as a data analyst.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to communicate complex ideas effectively.
  • Appropriate levels of humility, confidence, empathy and risk-taking.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly assess situations, identify trends, develop solutions and translate insights into high-level guidance and tactical execution.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with Business Intelligence tools (e.g. Yellowfin BI, Clear Analytics, QLIKVIEW).
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets (e.g. Excel, SPSS, SAS).
  • Knowledge of data mapping tools (e.g. Esri Community Analyst).
  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; relentless work ethic.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in the private or nonprofit sector.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree in relevant field preferred (e.g. Economics, Statistics, Information Management, Engineering, Sociology, Statistics, or Public Policy).

 

To Apply

SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: jmiller@slingshotmemphis.org or justin.miller44@gmail.com

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LITERACY MIDSOUTH
READING PROGRAM DEVELOPER (AMERICORP VISTA)

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 21, 2016

 

Brief Description

AmeriCorps*VISTA is a program created by the United States Government under the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS). VISTA members serve for a minimum of one full year. The position is a full time obligation and requires a lot of dedication and commitment to volunteer service.

 

Responsibilities                           

The Literacy Mid-South VISTA Project seeks to build the capacity of after school programs to implement evidence driven reading programming for elementary school students. With VISTA member support, project host sites commit to embedding literacy instruction into their existing programming, whether that is homework help or tutoring. Literacy Mid-South is the convener for a network called the 3rd Grade Reading Collaborative Action Network along with Seeding Success. Our aim is to increase reading scores in Shelby County Schools to 90% by 2025. Literacy Mid-South will serve as an intermediary VISTA site for our after school programs including:  Streets Ministries

AmeriCorps VISTA Benefits:                                                                                                           

During the service, VISTAs will receive a non-negotiable stipend bi-weekly from the government at $447.86, which will total about ($10,750.00) for one year of service.  VISTAs also receive college reimbursement of $5,000 at the end of their year of service.           

 

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to vistaleader@literacymidsouth.org to receive official application link.
Subject Line:  RE: Volunteer  Program Developer

 

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ORPHEUM THEATRE
EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 17, 2016

 

Brief Description

The Education Administration Manager contributes to company success by playing a coordinating and strategic role in tracking student, local teacher, teaching artists and school data for grant reporting and calendar management with Event Management Systems and Regics software. In addition, this position engages the community as visible partners in the arts and other non-profit organizations.

 

Responsibilities

 

Essential functions are listed in order of importance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


Regics Database Management Tasks

  • Administrative Coordination – including all payments & technology
  • Enters student, local teacher, teaching artist and school data into Regics database
  • Processes invoices, registration letters, liability waivers, certificates of completion 
  • Maintenance of all student, local teacher, teaching artist and school accounts
  • Balance online and mail payments of fees in association with Manager of Field Trips & Classes Manager
  • Track scholarship awards and support materials in student profiles
  • Track Teacher Arts grants and support materials in teacher profiles
  • Prepare reports for development and education grants and sponsorship as needed

Event Management Systems Database Tasks

  • Enter education and community events into database
  • Enter room set-up and needs for each event
  • Print and distribute monthly and weekly calendars for all Halloran Centre staff 
  • Approve education events in Halloran Centre to calendar software

Administrative Coordination Tasks

  • Track all income and expenses by program
  • Coordinate and track community partner family series tickets
  • Coordinate and facilitate Advisory/Board/Principal Committees and events
  • Review and update education and community website areas monthly and work with appropriate staff to get new and updated content when necessary
  • Prepare lists for brochures and mailing from Regics for printer
  • Route and assist with department document edits
  • Maintain and record staff meeting agendas 
  • Work with Patron Services to get list for public event mailings
  • Contribute to team effort to accomplish department goals.
  • Assist as needed on all education programs and additional duties assigned by VP of Education.

 

Qualification

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree; emphasis in the Arts or Education preferred


Experience:

  • 2-3 years of working with a database system, Event Management Systems preferred
  • Administrative Experience: 2+years
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in Mac and PC Operating System

Competencies:

  • Demonstrates trustworthiness, responsibility, and accountability 
  • Verbal communications, relationship building/customer service
  • Database management, strong working knowledge of excel
  • Ability to work as a team with appropriate interpersonal skills
  • Capacity to multi-task and prioritize time-sensitive tasks
  • Possesses strong attention to detail with a resilient constitution
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Excellent written, oral and technological communication skills 
  • Effective organization and implementation of group project
  • Knowledge of school curricula is preferred

 

Employee required to spend majority of time remaining in a seated position looking at a computer screen. Employee is required to work in a cubicle in the middle of a busy office where there are many distractions. In addition, employee will be required to do some standing and walking. Employee will be in a well-lighted heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation. 

 

To Apply

Email resume to hr@orpheum-memphis.com

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COMMON TABLE HEALTH ALLIANCE
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 17, 2016

 

Brief Description

The Executive Assistant will support and coordinate multiple administrative and operating activities for senior leadership of Common Table Health Alliance.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Coordinate and manage the CEO’s calendar and daily appointment management.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and maintain travel itineraries for the CEO.
  • Answer telephones and e-mails in a timely and professional manner. Offer assistance and follow-up as appropriate.
  • Create and edit various correspondence, speeches, articles and reports.
  • Complete a wide range of word processing functions to include routine correspondence, forms, tables, charts, flyers, meeting minutes, mailing lists and other forms of documents.
  • Maintain a complete and comprehensive filing system, both hardcopy and computer-based. 
  • Implement and help coordinate special events, meetings, programs, etc. 
  • Coordinate selected vendor relationships. 
  • Prepare presentations, tables, and various support materials.
  • Serve as a liaison to building management.
  • Supports accounting functions as requested to include processing of incoming checks and preparation of deposits, securing in a locked file.
  • Compose and edit Minutes and other committee minutes for the Board and other committees as required.
  • Send out agendas and meeting materials for the Board and other committees as assigned.
  • Secure meeting locations, confirm room set ups, coordinate meals, and ensure payment for these services.
  • Order office supplies and manage usage to include organization of storage room.
  • Transcribe minutes and notes upon request.
  • Assist with processing of paperwork for new personnel with a high degree of confidentiality
  • Maintain file for employees’ PTO forms
  • Additional miscellaneous duties per the direction of the CEO.

 

Qualification

  • Exercises sound judgment with the ability to prioritize and act proactively.
  • Experience working concurrent multiple assignments, prioritizing workload to meet all deadlines.
  • Excellent telephone skills with professional impact and presentation.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience preparing presentations, composing letters, scheduling conferences/meetings, maintaining calendars and handling highly confidential issues.
  • Ability to interact and work with diverse communities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, but also highly effective in working as a member of a team.
  • Basic knowledge of overall standard office procedures.
  • Personable, accommodating and trustworthy.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities

 

To Apply

Applicants should email a current resume with the subject line “Executive Assistant” to: mstansberry@commontablehealth.org by September 15, 2016.

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COMMON TABLE HEALTH ALLIANCE
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 17, 2016

 

Brief Description

The Administrative Assistant will support and coordinate multiple administrative and operating activities for Common Table Health Alliance.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Coordinate and manage assigned staff calendar and daily appointments.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and maintain travel itineraries for assigned staff.
  • Answer telephones and e-mails in a timely and professional manner.  Offer assistance and follow-up as appropriate.
  • Create and edit various correspondence, speeches, articles and reports.
  • Complete a wide range of word processing functions to include routine correspondence, forms, tables, charts, flyers, meeting minutes, mailing lists and other forms of documents.
  • Maintain a complete and comprehensive filing system, both hardcopy and computer-based. 
  • Implement and help coordinate special events, meetings, programs, etc. 
  • Additional miscellaneous duties per the direction of COO or assigned Project Director.
  • Coordinate selected vendor relationships. 
  • Prepare presentations, tables, and various support materials.
  • Compose and edit Minutes and as required.
  • Send out agendas and meeting materials for committees and work groups.
  • Secure meeting locations, confirm room set ups, coordinate meals, and ensure payment for these services.
  • Transcribe minutes and notes upon request.

 

Qualification

  • Exercises sound judgment with the ability to prioritize and act proactively.
  • Experience working concurrent multiple assignments, prioritizing workload to meet all deadlines.
  • Excellent telephone skills with professional impact and presentation.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience preparing presentations, composing letters, scheduling conferences/meetings, maintaining calendars and handling highly confidential issues.
  • Ability to interact and work with diverse communities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, but also highly effective in working as a member of a team.
  • Basic knowledge of overall standard office procedures.
  • Personable, accommodating and trustworthy.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities

 

To Apply

Applicants should email a current resume with the subject line “Administrative Assistant” to: mstansberry@commontablehealth.org by September 15, 2016.

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YMCA
VP OF PHILANTHROPY

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 15, 2016

 

Brief Description

Serves as a member of the President/CEO’s senior leadership team, providing strategic guidance in financial development to advance the YMCA’s mission through annual giving, government and foundation grants, endowment bequests and gifts and capital campaigns. Assists the CEO in developing an actively engaged fundraising volunteer board of directors, and in positioning the YMCA as a “charity of choice” for the investment of donations within the local community.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Directs and coordinates association capital development, annual campaign and endowment programs.
  • Serves as primary staff to the Financial Development Committee and other assigned committees of the Board of Directors.
  • Develops strategies to increase volunteer involvement at all levels of financial development.
  • Develops processes and is actively involved in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects. Maintains database resource file on top community leaders.
  • Prepares and coordinates proposals for grants from government sources and private foundations.
  • Develops systems and manages resources needed to carry out the fundraising plans. Establishes and monitors the financial development department budget for the YMCA.
  • Develops appropriate fundraising policies and procedures for the association.
  • Tracks all gifts and pledges by source and purpose and provides reports as needed.
  • Provides training in fund raising. Educates, motivates and provides feedback to individuals related to best practices in the fundraising process.
  • Develops communication plans to insure members, participants, and the community understand the case for support. May plan and direct the marketing and communication plan; may plan and oversee the association annual meeting, annual reports, newsletters, brochures and reports.
  • Supervises Corporate Relationship Director

 

Qualification

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Eight or more years of professional experience with a background in fund raising in the YMCA, another not-for-profit or higher education preferred.
  • Ability to relate to top community leaders.
  • Working knowledge of giving and charitable vehicles.
  • Ability to create interpretive materials to enable potential donors to understand the YMCA and how
    they contribute to the achievement of its mission.
  • Knowledge of the media and its use in gaining exposure for YMCA events and programs.
  • Foundation and government grant writing expertise.
  • CFRE or equivalent preferred; YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.

 

To Apply

Submit a resume, cover letter and 3 references to Human Resources by August 26,2016 Please include
position title in the subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone
calls, please.


Apply By Email: HR@ymcamemphis.org. Resumes accepted until: August 26, 2016

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GIRLS, INC.
FACILITATOR

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 15, 2016

 

Brief Description

Provide quality facilitation of Girls Inc. programming, including supervision and development of program participants.  Create and maintain a Girls Inc. Experience environment and provide documentation as needed.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Facilitate age-appropriate and outcome driven Girls Inc. curricula with girls ages 6 – 18
  • Actively ensure the program environment is in alignment and support of the Girls Inc. Experience at all times
  • Engage in training and professional development to grow in knowledge and application of topics including: Girls Inc. mission, vision and approach; youth development best practices; program outcome measurement; group dynamics; girl-centric awareness.
  • Work collaboratively with all agency program staff to ensure continuity of program delivery and support
  • Provide appropriate supervision of participants on field trips, van and in the center
  • Work with participants in small groups and individually to ensure the girls actively participate in programs
  • Assist with building janitorial needs, maintenance needs and equipment inventory
  • Follow all agency policy and procedures as outlined in the staff handbook
  • Provide appropriate supervision for participants in Girls Inc. programs
  • Provide feedback and insight of participant needs and issues with program leadership
  • Welcome and solicit feedback for ongoing growth and development

 

Qualification

  • An articulated belief in the mission of Girls Inc.
  • Must model the Girls Inc. mission of a Strong, Smart, Bold individual with a can-do attitude
  • Youth development experience
  • Effective written, oral and presentation skills

Special Requirements:

  • Current valid driver's license and insurance with reliable transportation
  • Ability to work nights and weekends

 

To Apply

  • Apply online at www.girlsincmemphis.org

or

  • Email cover letter and resume to: kbrezina@girlsincmemphis.org

or

  • Mail cover letter and resume to: Girls Inc. of Memphis, Attn: Katie Brezina, 2670 Union Extended, Suite 606, Memphis TN 38112

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MEMPHIS MUSIC INITIATIVE
PROGRAM MANAGER, COMMUNITY MUSIC PROGRAMS GRANTS

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 12, 2016

 

Brief Description

The Program Manager will work closely with MMI grantees to assess need and prescribe the appropriate level of funding and/or other support to grantee organizations in Memphis. The Program Manager for Community Music Programs Grants will provide grants to youth organizations that serve predominantly poor black and Latino youth in Memphis. The Program Manager will review submissions, interview potential grantees, conduct site visits, assess program quality, work with grantees to enhance programs and expand goals, and distribute grants to organizations growing their music engagement offerings.  The ideal candidate possesses the ability to grow partners and help organizations find ways to create high quality programs, as opposed to only rewarding programs that have achieved high quality, making MMI’s approach different from the customary grantee/foundation role.

Responsibilities

 

  • Oversee and administer community music programs grants and support
    • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with youth based community organizations with music programming; facilitate proposal development per MMI’s internal processes; review grant application and determine alignment with MMI’s giving priorities; monitor and report on grant outcomes; coach and advise grantee partners towards the promotion of best practices
  • Establish partnership approach to community music programs grants
    • Ensure grantmaking programs are of the highest quality and meet the changing needs grantee organizations; use personal insights and grantee feedback to refine processes towards better serving grantee organizations; develop replicable programming that promotes best practices across organizations in Memphis; remain well informed of current research, activities, and trends in the issues addressed by grantees
  • Support the development of emerging organizations committed to the providing youth development opportunities through the use of music
    • Provide grants and other MMI offerings that bolster an organizations capacity to serve Memphis youth based organizations; identify and provide prescriptive  support for organizational infrastructure development through cash grants and in-kind donations
  • Evaluate grantmaking and make recommendations to improve program
    • Collaborate with senior team to refine goals for community music programs grant giving; monitor points of alignment between community music programs and other connections points throughout MMI; monitor grantee successes and determine when community music organizations may be able to graduate to other types of MMI interventions; collaborate with MMI staff towards the development and implementation of adequate monitoring and evaluations systems

 

Qualification

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional collaborative and community outreach skills
  • Excellent project and/or portfolio management skills
  • Ability to perform well in non-traditional grantmaking environments
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment, while maintaining the ability to work independently in varied activities and projects
  • Ability to work with organizations across a wide range of nonprofit lifecycles
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum five years’ experience working for philanthropic, or nonprofit consulting organizations in a program officer, or program management role
  • Previous grantmaking experience helpful
  • Experience working with low income communities of color
  • Passionate about equity and access
  • Experience supporting small to mid-size nonprofits or businesses through incubation/ growth programs towards reaching more clients, and enhancing program quality
  • Experience building honest relationships with partners, and encouraging partners to share both successes and challenges as a means of finding better solutions
  • Experience evaluating pilot programs and delivering strong, critical feedback to stakeholders in service of improving the program
  • Experience with nonprofit program evaluation, demonstrating patience and meticulousness to analyze all aspects of nonprofit program delivery 

 

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of the Program Manager Community Music Program Grants Search Committee to manager@memphisismusic.org.  Please note that the Program Manager must be based in our Memphis office.  If you are interested in both Program Manager positions MMI has available, please state your interest in both positions in your cover letter.

 

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MEMPHIS MUSIC INITIATIVE
DIRECTOR, GRANTMAKING & CAPACITY BUILDING

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 12, 2016

 

Brief Description

MMI is seeking an experienced leader in philanthropy and/or nonprofit work to head an innovative grantmaking and technical assistance program.  MMI is committed to enhancing both the programmatic strength and sustainability of key music engagement nonprofits in Memphis.  Our approach allows us to meet organizations where they are by offering a variety of customized interventions to take their operations and programming to the next level.  The Program Director will oversee 1) grantmaking to all music program partners and 2) MMI’s Institute for Nonprofit Excellence, a technical assistance program designed to support the infrastructural development of MMI grantees, through its pilot year and beyond. The Program Director will manage two Program Managers, who will manage the grantmaking and the Institute on a day-to-day basis.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage internal program focus, program quality and program evaluation
    • Ensure grantmaking and the Institute are on track to deliver its goals, and implement processes for continuous improvement.
  • Oversee cash grantmaking portfolio of grantees
    • Work collaboratively with program managers to make recommendations about cash and in-kind grants; ensure program managers are properly overseeing the administration of grant funds.
  • To support the Institute, build base of coaches, consultants, and candidates for term embedded resources for MMI grantee organizations
    • Source experts in areas of grantee need (ex. marketing, development, youth development strategies) to deploy as needed to grantees.
  • Frame distinctive MMI strategy and approach to capacity building in organizations serving poor minority youth for outside audiences
    • Build approach into model that has potential to be replicated; develop case studies, speak at local and national meetings and events, and engage with other philanthropic organizations to share MMI approach but learn from the approach of other groups.
  • Create formal and informal processes for continuous improvement
    • Monitor program and designs, with the help of a consultant, evaluate data collection and analysis to measure the results of MMI’s interventions; implement plans related to program and content creation; coordinate thinking sessions to react to data analysis and make program improvements; scan the philanthropic landscape for ideas and benchmarks.
  • Brief MMI senior leadership on grantee progress, grantmaking strategies, and areas for new partnership and collaboration
    • Engage in strategic visioning with MMI leadership towards a robust future for the Institute and MMI’s overall operations  
  • Lead team of two program managers
    • Deliver high quality coaching and guidance to direct reports.

 

Qualification

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to identify appropriate points of delegation to staff, consultants and other team members
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and supervisory skills
  • Comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with peers, and with other organizations and entities
  • Self-starter and self-reliant
  • Ability to work with nonprofit organizations at very different points in their lifecycles, and at different levels of functionality
  • Ability to be self-directed and advocate for innovative strategies
  • Passion and vision in regard to creating stronger communities through the arts
  • Ten years’ professional experience
  • Minimum seven years experience working for at least two nonprofits, philanthropic, or nonprofit consulting organizations;
  • Deep experience handling, or exposure to, all aspects of nonprofit organizations
  • Experience working with low income communities of color
  • Passionate about equity and access
  • Experience taking concept or pilot programs through their initial phases, leading evaluation and refining process
  • Experience working on a senior level with a wide berth of authority to make decisions regarding budget, program direction, staff management, and strategic shifts
  • Experience working with a range of nonprofit partners, addressing their challenges (funding, strategy, operations, etc.) and developing turnkey solutions
  • Experience using research, best practices, or respected exemplars to enrich and improve a program

 

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of the Director Search Committee to director@memphisismusic.org.  Please note that the Director must be based in our Memphis office; reasonable relocation assistance is available for the top candidate.

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MEMPHIS MUSIC INITIATIVE
PROGRAM MANAGER, INSTITUTE FOR NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 12, 2016

 

Brief Description

MMI is seeking an experienced program manager or former philanthropic program officer to lead MMI’s Institute for Nonprofit Excellence, a technical assistance program designed to support the infrastructural development of MMI grantees, through its pilot year and beyond.  MMI is committed to enhancing both the programmatic strength and sustainability of key music engagement nonprofits in Memphis.  Our approach allows us to meet organizations where they are by offering a variety of customized interventions to take their strategy, operations and programming to the next level. The Program Manager is able to think outside the box of traditional grantmaking organizations and will drive the day-to-day functions of the Institute, keeping close ties with MMI’s core values.

 

Responsibilities

  • Support MMI’s Institute for Nonprofit Excellence   
    • Administer and oversee Institute offerings at its various stages; monitor the quality of Institute programs, and lead efforts to assure the effectiveness and efficiency of services; manage Institute consultants and other professionals required for the success of the Institute
  • Establish collaborative engagement with MMIs core grantees
    • Design and administer prescriptive interventions for grantee capacity building; engage grantees on a one-on-one level to ensure success of the Institute and MMIs investments; develop relationship of trust and open communication with grantees; promote collaboration, and best practices among Institute participants
  • Assist in the development of Institute for Nonprofit Excellence
    • Evaluate success of Institute after completion of each cycle; develop and implement new modules and services based on need and findings from evaluation
  • Collaborate with Director to develop the strategic vision for MMI programs
    • Communicate effectively with members of MMI’s leadership team to advance the goals of the Institute; assist in the refinement of MMI’s grantmaking infrastructure to meet the needs of the Institute
  • Monitor cash grants for Institute grantees
    • Review grant requests, and evaluate asks based on organizations’ current standing and participation in the Institute; ensure grant agreements are met with high quality; oversee cash disbursements to Institute participants; ensure grant fund administration per MMIs internal guidelines; provide regular updates to the Director of Grantmaking and Capacity Building

 

Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum five years’ experience working for at least two nonprofits, philanthropic, or nonprofit consulting organizations in a program officer, or program management role
  • Deep understanding of nonprofit organizational infrastructures
  • Experience working with low income communities of color
  • Passion for equity and access
  • Grantmaking experience may be helpful, but not required
  • Experience advising nonprofits across functions, for example as a consultant to nonprofits, an internal operations/strategy director, or a nonprofit consortium advisor
  • Experience working to diagnose business challenges and developing solutions
  • Experience influencing partners or clients to action even without direct authority
  • Experience overseeing a change management cycle within a business environment, when leaders must change their behavior and/or internal culture must change to achieve a desired outcome

 

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of the Program Manager MMI Institute Search Committee to manager@memphisismusic.org.  Please note that the Program Manager must be based in our Memphis office.  If you are interested in both Program Manager positions MMI has available, please state your interest in both positions in your cover letter.

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STAX MUSIC ACADEMY
VOCAL MUSIC INSTRUCTOR

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 8, 2016

 

Brief Description

The successful candidate will teach Street Corner Harmonies, as well as Music Theory, assist the Junior Academy and Senior Academy Rhythm Sections, and provide private and group lessons as needed. The Street Corner Harmonies Music Director will assist with selecting appropriate repertoire for student development and social relevance. Additionally, the Street Corner Harmonies Music Director will assist with planning weekly rehearsals, and arranging charts for all vocal ensembles as needed.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Provide music instruction and curriculum oversight for the following:     
    1. Street Corner Harmonies (Primary)
    2. Junior Academy Vocals (Secondary)
    3. Music Theory
  • Submit weekly reports of lesson plans, learning outcomes, and repertoire per ensemble
  • Coordinate performance logistics in terms of space, repertoire, and technology
  • Oversee classroom timeliness and management for all ensembles
  • Teach private and group lessons
  • Assist with all ensembles as needed
  • Provide reasonable administrative support for all SMA programs
  • Assist other staff members, as needed, for special events
  • Act as an appropriate role model to all students and staff

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNTIONS

  • Perform other reasonable duties as assigned by other Soulsville management.

 

Qualification

 

  • Desire and ability to work with multicultural youth, as well as a demonstrated commitment to the mission, traditions, and expectations of an urban learning environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and holidays
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple complex tasks within a deadline
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong follow-through skills for completing projects and accomplishing goals
  • A strong sense of protocol, tact, and diplomacy and ability to work well with a variety of people and personalities
  • Enthusiastic self-motivation, the ability to motivate others, and little need for direct supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a “team player,” and a willingness to take and utilize constructive feedback
  • Excellent PC skills; experience with Windows, Word, and Excel; aptitude and willingness to learn new software programs through hands-on use and self-study
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and show proof of liability insurance coverage as required by the laws of the State of Tennessee.

 

To Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter outlining interest, experience, and potential fit for the position along with a resume to Adrianna Christmas at adrianna.christmas@staxmusicacademy.org. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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ARTSMEMPHIS
DIRECTOR OF GRANTS AND INITIATIVES

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 8, 2016

 

Brief Description

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Grants and Initiatives will spearhead ArtsMemphis’ strategies for investing in the arts community. He/she will provide the leadership, direction and coordination needed to ensure that donor dollars are allocated in an equitable and effective manner and that ArtsMemphis is strengthening Memphis through arts support.

 

Responsibilities

General

  • Serve as a primary liaison with the arts sector. Build and strengthen relationships with the organizations and artists that are current and potential grantees. Serve as a bridge between arts organizations/artists and city/county initiatives, nonprofits, businesses, funders, etc.
  • Work with the Leadership Team and Board of Directors to develop and pursue long-range organizational goals.
  • Develop and implement strategic (non-grant) initiatives.
  • Stay up-to-date on local and national trends in the arts and philanthropy and share this knowledge with ArtsMemphis stakeholders and partners.
  • Disseminate information with the ArtsMemphis community about current grants and initiatives.

Grant-making

  • Administer a rolling portfolio of grants.
  • Consult with current and prospective grantees in order to maximize their understanding of the grant-making process. Provide assistance to grant seekers and recipients to direct them to resources for organizational development, funding, program ideas, etc.
  • Ensure that a strong communications plan is in place for grants and grant related initiatives so that opportunities are shared across Shelby County in an equitable manner.
  • Work with the Office & Financial Coordinator on grants administration (communications about the process, completeness of proposals, required documentation, reporting, close out, etc.).
  • Recruit, train and manage grant review committees.
  • Prepare proposal analysis, written summaries and recommendations for review and action by Board of Directors.
  • Serve as an advisor for the corporations, foundations and Tennessee Arts Commission who rely on ArtsMemphis as a vehicle for supporting the arts. Work with Office & Financial Coordinator on administration of related programs. 

 

Qualification

 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in non-profit management, grant-making, or other work directly related to the Memphis arts community. If coming from the for-profit sector, nonprofit volunteer experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and working in collaboration with community stakeholders
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working automobile, valid driver’s license and auto insurance
  • Willingness to handle flexible hours including occasional work on nights and weekends to demonstrate support of the arts sector and assist with occasional ArtsMemphis development events

The ideal candidate will be:

  • knowledgeable about the philanthropic community in Memphis
  • a strategic leader and thinker
  • highly organized, polished and diplomatic with strong interpersonal skills
  • an excellent communicator in verbal, written and presentation forms
  • willing to work in a collaborative, fast-paced, creative environment
  • able to prioritize, meet deadlines and multi-task
  • interested in being a key player in the future of ArtsMemphis
  • able to manage budgeting and forecasting procedures
  • team oriented, flexible, positive, and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • able to gather, analyze, and present data and use data to inform strategy
  • passionate about the critical role the arts can play in bringing people together, addressing challenges and strengthening our community

 

To Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter outlining interest, experience, and potential fit for the position along with a resume to Elizabeth Rouse at erouse@artsmemphis.org. No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD GREATER MEMPHIS REGION
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 8, 2016

 

Brief Description

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for administering human resources for the affiliate and developing and maintaining human resources systems. The role requires following lawful employment practices, promoting positive employee relations and work environment, recruiting a qualified and diverse workforce, ensuring application of performance measurement systems, monitoring employees’ adherence to training requirements, and recommending equitable and competitive salary structures to management.

 

Responsibilities

  • Recruit and screen qualified candidates for employment
  • Ensure job descriptions are updated regularly and pay structures are equitable and competitive
  • Maintain a human resources file on each employee – full and part-time.
  • Maintain a human resources file on contract physicians.
  • Monitor and update all clinician files for appropriate credentialing and licensure.
  • Monitor and update each employee file for all required trainings.
  • Monitor and update all required certifications, including CPR.
  • Participate in the Risk and Quality Management program by conducting semi-annual audits of personnel files to ensure files are complete and have all current trainings, licensing and credentialing.  Report results and corrective actions to RQM committee.
  • Coordinate on-boarding, training and orientation for new staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Work with management to build organizational culture and employee engagement trainings and activities
  • Coordinate the termination of employees either for cause or through reduction in force.
  • Guarantee all employees terminated either for cause or through reduction of force complete all paperwork for exit interviews, and continuation of health benefits if appropriate.
  • Participate in trainings to maintain appropriate and current skills and knowledge of human resources practices.
  • Provide employees with information regarding medical, dental and vision insurance and 401K plan, and process enrollments. 
  • Assist employees with questions regarding payroll, PTO, and insurance.
  • Ensure PTO requests are received and properly recorded and tracked; provide employees with quarterly updates on PTO balances.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualification

 

  • College degree preferred.  Education or training/experience in human resources management required.
  • Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
  • Requires prolonged sitting,                       
  • Some bending, stooping and stretching. 
  • Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. 
  • Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. 
  • Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 25 pounds occasionally.
  • Work is performed in an office environment as well as other settings.
  • It is the expectation of the organization that the minimum standards of performance for the position are:
  • Commitment to the mission of Planned Parenthood including support of abortion rights.
  • Completion of all responsibilities in a timely and professional manner.
  • Commitment to a client-centered approach to customer care.

 

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to MSinger@ppgmr.org.

 

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD GREATER MEMPHIS REGION
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 8, 2016

 

Brief Description

Responsible for routine assistance in family planning, surgical clinics, procedure room cleaning, sterilization, and lab procedures which include regulatory compliance and quality risk management.  Ensures the daily operations will comply with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) protocols as well as all appropriate local, state and federal regulations.  Provides direct client care as needed. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists clients through processing and prepares them for exams or procedures.
  • Prepares exam rooms prior to clinic and after each exam according to OSHA guidelines and PPGMR protocols regarding exposure and infection control.
  • Assists or performs laboratory duties including phlebotomy and routine blood, urinalysis and pregnancy tests.
  • Documents test results and intake interview information in the client’s chart.
  • Prepares and packages with appropriate documentation specimens for shipping to pathology laboratories according to the laboratory requirements.  Places in shipping location for pick up.
  • Scrubs and autoclaves equipment and instruments according to PPGMR protocols and local, state and federal regulations.
  • Maintains and files medical records ensuring confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Assesses special procedures and supply clients, takes vital signs and assists clinicians with exams as needed.
  • Assists or acts as receptionist/phone operator when needed, answering and triaging telephone calls and directing callers appropriately. 
  • Interviews clients, determines nature of visit, verifies and updates client demographic and insurance information, entering information correctly into the computer system and chart.
  • Schedules appointments and provides necessary information for visit, confirms appointments when appropriate and follows up as required.
  • Develops and maintains a positive work climate and contributes to the overall team effectiveness of PPGMR with demonstrable leadership skills. 
  • Represents PPGMR in the community in a positive and progressive manner.

 

 

Qualification

 

  • Earned a Certified Medical Assistant designation and/or license
  • One year or more in health care setting.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Ability   to work with others to develop a team atmosphere.
  • Familiarity with medical practice software as well as MS, Excel and Word.

 

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to MSinger@ppgmr.org.

 

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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 8, 2016

 

Brief Description

The Executive Director (“ED”) serves as the chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis and reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will collaborate with the Board to develop, refine, and implement Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis's Strategic Plan while ensuring that the budget, staff, and operations are aligned.

 

Responsibilities

 

ADMINISTRATION
Oversee and administer all human resources policies and procedures

  • Hires, leads, trains, motivates and empowers staff to reach goals through team work, individual action and evaluation of results
  • Sets clear and achievable performance expectations of staff with well-designed job descriptions, with an insistence on maintaining high standards, and provides honest, supportive annual reviews
  • Ensures staff receive the training they need to stay current in their fields and are equipped with the resources and equipment required, within budget constraints, to work effectively and efficiently
  • Works to ensure that all policies and procedures are well-documented, legally sound, and evaluated on a regular basis
  • Stays current on all financial reporting and accounting issues that affect the budget, audit, the IRS 990, and reporting to funding sources
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects of the organization’s financial condition, budget and investments

Operational and Program Management

  • Understands the needs of families living with a medical crisis and the staff and volunteers who support them
  • Ensures clear operational goals and standards and compassionate care that meets the needs of the guest families
  • Ensures the facility is maintained at the highest level providing a safe, clean, and aesthetically pleasing environment for guest families
  • Monitors occupancy, activities, procedures and communications from the staff and volunteers to ensure that family needs are being met appropriately
  • Evaluates all aspects of the organization’s operations, programs and personnel on a regular basis and makes changes as necessary.

DEVELOPMENT

  • Develops and executes a fundraising and stewardship plan that includes, but is not limited to annual, major/planned giving, events and grants from individuals, corporations and foundations
  • Serves as a lead fundraiser in cultivating and securing gifts from major prospects and positions him/herself and the organization to meet prospects with significant potential
  • Monitors all prospect and donor contacts and stewardship to ensure positive and purposeful relations
  • Ensures that accurate records of pledges and contributions are maintained
  • Ensures that appropriate systems and processes are in place for the timely acknowledgment, recognition and stewardship of donors

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • Maintains a strong relationship with the global office of Ronald McDonald House Charities to ensure compliance with standards
  • Networks and develops relationships with colleagues from other Ronald McDonald House Chapter locations for continued education and to share best practices
  • Serves as primary staff liaison to McDonald’s and attends co-op meetings as necessary
  • Provides information to McDonald’s Owner/Operators, McDonald’s Great Southern Region and McDonald’s vendors to keep them informed of the Chapter’s activities and to provide them with opportunities for engagement
  • Maintains a strong, collaborative relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on policies and procedures that enhance the guest families’ experience at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis

 

Qualification

 

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience leading and operating successful divisions, programs and/or organizations
  • A documented employment history highlighted by increasing levels of responsibility and demonstrated ability to exercise sensitivity and good judgment in dealing with staff, the public and those that benefit from the services provided
  • A proven leader who knows how to grow, support and supervise staff and who inspires creativity, dedication to the mission and a healthy work environment
  • Exceptional planning and project management skills; goal and results-oriented and deadline driven
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to engage, inspire, and educate as a public speaker, in face to face meetings. or in written form
  • Proven and successful fundraiser with an understanding and appreciation of the development
  • High comfort level interacting with senior-level executives and people of wealth and resources
  • Energy and passion for the mission
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Experience with families in crisis or hospitality house-related programs a plus.

 

To Apply

Please submit your  cover and resume to resumes@rmhc-memphis.org

 

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

 

Posted Date: AUGUST 1, 2016

 

Brief Description

Seeking a dynamic individual who will manage all aspects of our efforts to grow and sustain significant annual revenue through the management of long established and expanding corporate partnerships, special event fundraisers support, private foundation relations, and individual giving. The successful candidate will participate in long range planning and annual budgeting process to ensure the feasibility of annual fundraising goal. Strong focus will be placed on generating unrestricted revenue, identifying new opportunities to support the overall mission of JA, and expanding awareness of JA throughout Memphis and the Mid-South.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an aggressive fundraising strategy to support JA program and operational goals and create and maintain an annual fundraising calendar that supports those initiatives.
  • Research, prospect, solicit and steward individuals, corporations, foundations and other groups to sustain unrestricted revenue and program support, i.e. JA BizTown shop sponsorships. Specifically responsible for the successful implementation of a major giving program for individuals and parents.
  • Maintain timely and consistent contact with donors and potential donors in order to establish, sustain and enhance positive relationships leading to an initial gift, repeated gifts and upgraded gifts. 
  • Coordinate productions and mailing of fundraising appeal letters, gift acknowledgements and other communications.
  • Work with the Special Events Director to secure corporate sponsorships for events via proposals and grant requests; ensure event promotional goals are implemented and develop and implement a strategy to move event attendees to donors.
  • Responsible for thanking donors in a timely manner. 
  • Responsible for engaging and involving the Board of Directors in donor cultivations stewardship, solicitations and other meaningful ways to expand the circle of support.
  • Maintains all aspects of grants including researching, writing, scheduling grant opportunities, monitoring deadlines, follow-up activities and JA compliance with grants and donor gift intent.
  • Work collaboratively with President & CEO and program managers to prepare grant requests and other donor opportunities.
  • Manage gift entry, invoicing and donor acknowledgement process per guidelines.
  • Maintain donor and foundation records to ensure accuracy and efficacy of donor database.
  • Create monthly, quarterly and annual fundraising reports

 

Qualification

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Bachelor degree in public relations, communications, business administration or equivalent.
  2. Minimum of 3 years fundraising experience in a non-profit setting with positive track record of results.
  3. Working knowledge of fundraising and special events to accomplish fundraising goals
  4. Experience in writing grant proposals and knowledge of the grant writing process.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  1. Excellent communication skills, including writing, proofing reading skills and public speaking.
  2. A strong sense of protocol, tact, and diplomacy and ability to work well with a variety of people and personalities and a willingness to take and utilize constructive feedback.
  3. Computer skills (Microsoft products, MS Word, MS Excel. PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge desirable). 
  4. Capable of working with professional and lay volunteers and staff with sufficient maturity, judgment, confidence and poise and accept changing conditions.
  5. Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  6. Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  7. Ability to prepare, track, and maintain expenses within an established budget.    

 

To Apply

Please submit letter of interest, including salary requirement and resume via email to lcolbert@jammephis.org   

OR US MAIL

Larry D. Colbert
President and CEO
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South
307 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103

 

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT
PROGRAM RECRUITMENT & RETENTION MANAGER

 

Posted Date: JULY 26, 2016

 

Brief Description

This position will be responsible for securing and retaining schools and organizations to participate in all JA programs and recruit, train and place volunteers to meet JA programmatic goals. The ideal candidate will have strong relationships in the education arena and will be responsible for maintaining and building a network of school administrators, educators and corporate partners who are highly invested in Junior Achievement. The recruitment and retention manager will work closely with the director of development and program managers to ensure a quality experience for partners and participants of JA on all levels. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver sales presentations to current and prospective schools and organizations to secure and renew participants for JA BizTown and In-school programs.
  • Work with program managers to develop and implement a volunteer recruitment and retention plan that aligns with JA programmatic and participant goals, to include presentations, meetings, phone calls, e-mails and follow-up.
  • Work with school personnel to ensure appropriate orientation and placement of JA programming.
  • Build and maintain solid relationships with educational partners, businesses, nonprofit and community organizations, colleges, parents and current volunteers to ensure quality program delivery and meaningful volunteer experiences.
  • Increase public awareness of all JA programs through recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Handle general correspondence with volunteers and prospects. Work with communications to ensure appropriate organizational information is shared with volunteers.
  • Maintain accurate records of recruitment efforts, i.e. program participation and volunteer engagement and oversee budget projections for programs based on agreed upon quotas for participants and fees.
  • Create and submit monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports.
  • Ensure participants and volunteers are appropriately acknowledged and recognized for their involvement with and support of JA.

 

Qualification

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of 3 years sales, recruitment experience or relevant community relations.
  3. Deep knowledge of the Memphis education community.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  1. Excellent communication skills, including writing and public speaking.
  2. Ability to engage and work well with constituents of all levels and backgrounds.
  3. Computer skills (Microsoft products, MS Word, MS Excel. PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge desirable). 
  4. Capable of working with professionals, volunteers and staff with sufficient maturity, judgment, confidence and poise and accept changing conditions.
  5. Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  6. Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  7. Previous sales experience preferred

 

To Apply

Please submit letter of interest, including salary requirement and resume via email to lcolbert@jammephis.org   

OR US MAIL

Larry D. Colbert
President and CEO
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South
307 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103

 

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LITERACY MID-SOUTH
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Posted Date: JULY 26, 2016

 

Brief Description

The Executive Director (“ED”) serves as the chief executive officer of LMS and reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will collaborate with the Board to develop, refine, and implement Literacy Mid-South's Strategic Plan while ensuring that the budget, staff, and operations are aligned.

 

Responsibilities

Operational and Program Management

  • Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all staff members, and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization
  • Establish effective decision-making processes that will enable LMS to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives
  • Facilitate collaboration and internal communications with staff
  • Ensure that the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of the programs, grants, and staff
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of literacy both locally and nationally
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community groups and organizations
  • Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing and branding strategies
  • Promote a positive, multicultural work environment
  • Realize the delivery of programs through new and existing partnerships
  • Increase efficiencies and consistency throughout the organization by developing and implementing standardized programs and services
  • Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board of Directors and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals

 

Financial Management

  • Manage all of LMS’s resources prudently and according to organization’s budget guidelines, current laws and regulations
  • Oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long- and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget, and sound financial controls are in place, and setting financial priorities accurately

Fundraising

  • Employ diverse strategies to develop funding resources
  • Lead and actively participate in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting support from individuals, companies, and foundations
  • Oversee, develop and provide effective stewardship of donors and volunteers

 

Qualification

 

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, ideally with an MBA, MPA, CFRE or related advanced degree or certification
  • At least 10 years of overall professional experience
  • Prior non-profit experience required with a minimum of 5 years in the non-profit field at a management-level position
  • Significant board development, fundraising, marketing/branding and fiscal management experience
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser
  • Ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, able to achieve consensus among differing opinions
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff
  • Familiarity with guidelines, regulations and restrictions related to non-profit corporations and 501(c)(3) status
  • Experience in a learning environment with students of any age (preferred)

 

To Apply

Please submit your resume at directorsearch@literacymidsouth.org. In addition, please provide a cover letter with a maximum of 250 words describing why you want this position; what skills, knowledge or insight you bring to the position; and how your prior education and work experience has prepared you for this position.  Final candidate will be required to submit references and to undergo a personal background check.

 

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PROVIDE
TENNESSEE STATE COORDINATOR

 

Posted Date: JULY 26, 2016

 

Brief Description

The Tennessee State Coordinator is a full time salaried position, reporting to the Regional Director. As a member of Provide’s referrals initiative team in Tennessee, the Tennessee State Coordinator will:

 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate state/regional work to increase access to abortion and build state champions as described in Provide’s Conceptual Model for Referrals and Referrals Project plan, working with project leadership and a state-based team through:
  • Outreach/assessment: As part of a team, research, identify, assess and recruit training sites and champions among community health, rural health, social services, perinatal health and primary care agencies, focusing on those agencies where there is the most opportunity to promote access through pregnancy options counseling and referrals for agency patients/clients.
  • Training: As part of a team, provide introductory training to agency staff in pregnancy options, counseling and referral-making, and other reproductive health information and skills-based content using materials developed by Provide.
  • Technical Assistance: As part of a team, provide hands-on technical assistance to targeted agencies in the process of integrating or enhancing abortion referrals into their institution’s practice and policies, using the model approach to providing abortion referrals as a guide for establishing site-specific practice goals and for assessing and responding to facilitating factors and barriers.
  • Work closely with the state team to ensure team members are utilized as co-trainers and in outreach, training, follow up/technical assistance, and champion development activities.
  • Identify and strengthen abortion provider relationships to inform and include them in any referrals activities of interest.
  • Collaborate with Provide project directors, evaluators and other staff to ensure communication and coordination of work with Provide.
  • Write individual site training reports and provide weekly and bi-monthly updates to teams and supervisor.
  • Participate in visibility events, Provide staff and Board meetings, professional conferences and meetings, and program activities as requested.
  • Perform other duties as required to advance assigned projects and the overall work of Provide, including but not limited to:
     Program Division phone calls
     Keep evaluation data current in database
     Participation in staff trainings
     Participation in staff calls

 

Qualification

  • Proven ability to actively cultivate, engage, and connect diverse people and activities working together toward a common goal, a commitment to network building and leadership development and the ability to build trust in individual relationships across distances with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong existing state networks within primary health care, social services, reproductive health care, public health, rural health and/or abortion service delivery with an emphasis on seeking opportunities for improving abortion referrals through training and champion development.
  • Experience coordinating and providing professional education/training for health professionals a plus.
  • Persistence, resourcefulness and the ability to identify opportunities and needs and respond to these creatively and flexibly.
  • Ability to travel throughout the state and outside of the state for required staff meetings twice a year
  • Ability to work in a work-shifting/telecommuting team-oriented environment
    o Excellent communication skills (in-person, email, phone, status reports, creating and editing reports and documents, remote meetings)
    o Excellent problem solving skills
    o Experience with administrative work (scheduling/facilitating meetings, data base entry, creating spreadsheets, submitting expense claims, making travel arrangements)
    o Team player
  • Comfort with using technology for organizing and project management
  • Commitment to Provide’s core mission, values and programs.

 

To Apply

Qualified candidates should apply through our website, www.provideaccess.org and provide their resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references.


Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis until August 26, 2016. Scheduling of interviews will take place 2-3 weeks after closing date and will be conducted until the position is filled.

 

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URBANART COMMISSION
PROGRAM COORDINATOR

 

Posted Date: JULY 26, 2016

 

Brief Description

The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and Project Management team to engage audiences around projects and partnerships through programs, events, and various media platforms. This position is responsible for creating and implementing programs and events, scheduling and contributing social media content, and providing support for Project Managers related to public art/design projects

 

Responsibilities

  • Organize and implement programs and events in keeping with the strategic plan of UAC
  • Manage revenue and expenses for programs based on the organization’s budget
  • Recruit and manage volunteers to assist in program implementation
  • Coordinate with key partners throughout planning and execution of programs and events
  • Assist the Executive Director in pursuing program and event related grants and funding sources
  • Assist in managing aspects of specific public art/design enhancement projects and budgets, as assigned, including project planning, monitoring fabrication and installation of artworks, and maintenance coordination 

 

Qualification

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Overall qualifications required include proven ability to work with a diverse range of publics and staff, including artists.

  • Must be creative and innovative
  • Able to multi-task several projects simultaneously; detailed, proactive, highly motivated and organized
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software (especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel); Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and InDesign skills preferred
  • Should be functional with Mac-based computer systems
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication abilities
  • Must have a flexible schedule and able to work nights and weekends as needed for events
  • Must have reliable transportation

 

Education/Experience
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in marketing, arts management, art history, design, or a closely related field. Previous project management or event planning experience required, specifically coordinating multiple stakeholders and adhering to a timeline. Sincere interest in public art, design and contemporary art issues a significant plus.

 

To Apply

Applicants should email a current resume including salary history, a letter of interest not to exceed 1 page, and 3 professional references with the subject line “Program Coordinator application” to: HR@urbanartcommission.org.

 

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AGAPE CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES
DIRECTOR OF POWERLINES COMMUNITY NETWORK

 

Posted Date: JULY 20, 2016

 

Brief Description

Agape, a non-profit child and family services agency is a seeking dynamic, motivated and assertive Director of Powerlines Community Network (PCN).

 

Responsibilities

  • The Director of PCN, will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating activities associated with the Agape led Powerlines Community Network (PCN) to include providing: general oversight for PCN platform related activities and associated projects;
  • Grant development, submission, and management; funder reporting; and technical assistance to local/regional coalitions and partnerships that focus on impacts to youth and families residing within the PCN communities.
  • The Director of PCN will work to develop and implement strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community partners.
  • As Director of PCN, candidate will coordinate with Agape management staff to plan the delivery Agape-delivered direct services at PCN sites, execute formal agreements/memoranda of understanding with site-specific delivery partners, in partnership with the Executive Director and Director of Operations.

Qualification

  • Masters in Behavioral, Social Sciences, Business or a related degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills or abilities for this position with at least 2 years of high level leadership experience to include directing of both staff and programs.
  • Also development/fundraising or related experience needed.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and working in collaboration with community stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Candidate must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office and general computer skills. Will be required to work a flexible schedule; possibly be available evenings and weekends.
  • Candidate must be willing to engage in Agape’s Performance Quality and Improvement (also known as Continuous Quality Improvement) standards of quality & excellence.

 

To Apply

Interested candidates should send your resume to: Employment@AgapeMeansLove.org

 

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AGAPE CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES
FINANCE & ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR

 

Posted Date: JULY 20, 2016

 

Brief Description

Agape, a non-profit child and family services agency is a seeking dynamic, motivated and assertive Finance & Accounting Supervisor. Agape is seeking an applicant for the Finance & Accounting Supervisor position to oversee all accounts payable and receivable data entry.

 

Responsibilities

  • As the Finance & Accounting Supervisor must have at least two (2) years of supervisory experience and
  • Candidate must participate in and lend leadership and support to Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  • This candidate will work directly with leadership to develop program budgets, provide financial statements, and reporting.
  • The Finance & Accounting Supervisor will provide monthly reconciliations to CFO i.e. bank reconciliations, receivables/payables, prepaid insurance, accumulated depreciation, and other reconciliations as deemed necessary.
  • Additionally, the Finance & Accounting Supervisor will process bi-weekly payroll and assist auditors with year-end audits as necessary.
  • This candidate must possess the ability to work well independently as well as part of a team

Qualification

  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting, Finance or related major,
  • at least two years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting or other relevant experience,
  • demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people,
  • excellent communication skills both verbal and written,
  • proven ability as a problem solver and self-starter,
  • excellent computer skills, and demonstrated user orientation.
  • Will be required to work a flexible schedule; possibly be available evenings and weekends

 

To Apply

Interested candidates should send your resume to: Employment@AgapeMeansLove.org


 

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SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY
PARK OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

 

Posted Date: JULY 11, 2016

 

Brief Description

The Park Operations Coordinator will provide general coordination, support and assistance in a comprehensive Park Operations program and related activities. The Park Operations Coordinator will support the achievement of departmental objectives by providing coordination between Park Operations and other departments, visitors and external partners, and vendors.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provides support to Operations Management for variety of ongoing tasks and special projects
  • Develops and refines operations/management plans in coordination with team members and according to SFPC Strategic Business Plan goals.
  • Tracks and reports progress against operations/management plans and recommends changes to resource allocations accordingly.
  • Enhances department and organization by accepting ownership for the department accomplishing new and different requests from internal and external clients with excellent hospitality and customercentric approach.
  • Manages recurring and special project meetings, handling scheduling, preparing agendas, preparing materials ahead of time, recording notes, and providing follow up to achieve goals.
  • Creates and maintains accurate and up-to-date reports to provide valuable data on Operations projects, visitors, and external partners.
  • Manage payroll activities in coordination with Operations Manager and Controller, including monitoring work schedule to ensure compliance
  • Support departmental budget compliance.
  • Represents Park Operations with internal and external partners
  • Serves as liaison for partners/vendors, ensuring contract compliance and customer care.
  • Conduct research as needed to enhance operations, policies and procedures

 

Qualification

  • Excellent writing, analytical, verbal communication and organization skills
  • Self-motivated and resourceful; proven ability to multi-task and operate successfully under tight deadlines, time pressures and competing priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively with other staff members and volunteers
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Team oriented, flexible, positive, and personable
  • A strong understanding of and commitment to the SFPC vision and mission
  • Proficiency with a variety of computer applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Basic accounting and management knowledge
  • Physical ability to possibly perform tasks in the Park and work outdoors in extreme environmental conditions (heat, cold, inclement weather)

 

To Apply

To apply, email resume and completed job application to jobs@shelbyfarmspark.org. Include Position Title in subject line.

Job application can be found at http://www.shelbyfarmspark.org/jobs.

 

 

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SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY
HOSPITALITY SERVICES COORDINATOR

 

Posted Date: JULY 11, 2016

 

Brief Description

This position is responsible for providing support to the Sr. Manager of Hospitality Services as well as Sales Team to meet overall expectations of Customer Service and Revenue Objectives.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist Senior Manager of Hospitality Services with customer detailing meetings and completion of documents such as BEO’s.
  • Gather materials and information to provide to customers pertaining to their events; such as preferred vendor lists.
  • Input data into Sales System and provide administrative support with reporting, customer tours, setting up planning meetings and answering phone calls/inquiries.
  • Communication with Preferred Vendors and third party partners to ensure that the customer needs are understood and that the Banquet Event Order can be executed.
  • Maintain organized filing system.
  • Communication to Park Departments regarding upcoming events and coordinating assistance from such departments regarding execution of event
  • Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.

 

Qualification

  • A degree in hospitality or business management is an asset but not required.
  • Experience working in hospitality industry such as Banquets/Food & Beverage, Group sales, Hotel operations
  • Experience working in a Sales Platform such as Delphi/Caterease
  • Knowledge of Powerpoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Excellent communication and guest relation skills in English
  • The ability to work well with a large group of people in a team environment
  • Must be able to work well in stressful, high-pressure situations including the ability to handle guest complaints and disputes and resolve them to satisfactory results
  • Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding and clarifying concerns and issues raised by team members and guests
  • Must be able to multi-task, have strong organizational & decision making skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, days, weekends and holidays

 

To Apply

To apply, email resume and completed job application to jobs@shelbyfarmspark.org. Include Position Title in subject line.

Job application can be found at http://www.shelbyfarmspark.org/jobs.

 

 

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SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY
HEALTH & WELLNESS EDUCATOR

 

Posted Date: JULY 11, 2016

 

Brief Description

The Health + Wellness Educator works under the direction of the Senior Manager of Events + Programs to orchestrate a three-year grant funded by the Department of Health’s ‘Project Diabetes’ to offer health and wellness education throughout Shelby Farms Park Conservancy’s programming. The Health + Wellness Educator will collaborate with the Programs Coordinator to both recruit participants and provide education to diverse demographics targeted by the park through both the Get Outside! Fitness Programs and the Field Trips that serve all ages of the community.

 

Responsibilities

  • Support Manager of Marketing + Communications to develop and activate a comprehensive outreach campaign for the purpose of launching free fitness programming in the community
  • Manage revenue and expenses for the fitness programs in line with the fiscal year budget and the Project Diabetes Grant allocation
  • Educate children and families who will come to the Get Outside! Fitness Programs and Field Trip Programs
  • Recruit participants from key zip codes in Shelby County and through West Tennessee as designated in the Project Diabetes Grant.
  • Coordinate schedules of certified fitness trainers to lead free fitness classes in the Park
  • Develop and manage tracking process for program data as needed for quarterly and yearly reports for the Project Diabetes Grant.
  • Communicate information to Development Manager on potential grants and funding sources for sustainment of programming after three years
  • Prepare bi-weekly reports to supervisor.

 

Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred Tennessee State Teaching Certificate
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent communications and critical listening skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills that balance professionalism, diplomacy and compassion
  • Strong writing and editing skills for the development of both internal and external email communications, reports, and other documents
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in Gmail, Google Apps, SmartSheets, and NetSuite a plus.
  • Demonstrates values of collaboration, accountability, authenticity, trust and learning
  • Commitment to the consistent production of high quality, detailed work
  • Organizes, plans, and schedules in an efficient, productive manner
  • Manages stress in a fast-paced, changing organization
  • Collaborates with people of different races, backgrounds, experiences and educational levels
  • Elicits confidence and builds rapport
  • Enthusiastic, dependable, self-motivated, and self-aware

 

To Apply

To apply, email resume and completed job application to jobs@shelbyfarmspark.org. Include Position Title in subject line.

Job application can be found at www.shelbyfarmspark.org/jobs.

 

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SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY
ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

 

Posted Date: JULY 11, 2016

 

Brief Description

The Administrative Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director to provide support, coordination project management, and assistance for programs, processes and initiatives of the Executive Team and overall company. The Administrative Coordinator will use organization, project management, research, evaluation, communication and administrative skills to collaborate with the Executive Team, Staff Team, Board Members, and external contacts.

 

Responsibilities

  • Coordination and preparation of Board Meetings, SFPC Team meetings and other events
  • Provides HR support including assisting with job postings, support hiring managers through application process and new hire process (data collection, file preparation, orientation)
  • Supports annual insurance renewal process
  • Administers staff email system (Gmail), creating accounts for new employees
  • Administers and coordinates staff Shared Drive
  • Conducts research and develops reports and presentations
  • Tracks, evaluates and reports on organizational initiatives
  • Coordinates office supplies needs for staff

 

Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proven relevant work experience in an equivalent position with a corporate, nonprofit, government or philanthropic organization
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent communications and critical listening skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills that balance professionalism, diplomacy and compassion
  • Strong writing and editing skills for the development of both internal and external email communications, reports, and other documents
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in Gmail, Google Apps, SmartSheets, and NetSuite a plus.
  • Demonstrates values of collaboration, accountability, authenticity, trust and learning
  • Commitment to the consistent production of high quality, detailed work
  • Organizes, plans, and schedules in an efficient, productive manner
  • Manages stress in a fast-paced, changing organization
  • Collaborates with people of different races, backgrounds, experiences and educational levels
  • Elicits confidence and builds rapport
  • Enthusiastic, dependable, self-motivated, and self-aware

 

To Apply

To apply, email resume and completed job application to jobs@shelbyfarmspark.org. Include Position Title in subject line.

Job application can be found at www.shelbyfarmspark.org/jobs.

 

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