Communications Coordinator BLDG MEMPHIS

BLDG Memphis Position Description - Communications Coordinator

BLDG Memphis is a coalition for organizations and individuals who support the development and redevelopment of safe, healthy, and attractive neighborhoods throughout the Memphis region. We are seeking a qualified individual to successfully plan, manage and implement internal and external communications in support of the organization and its programs - Capacity Building for Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and Advocacy & Engagement.

This position reports to the Executive Director.


Internal Communications
• Create strategies to increase employee awareness and promote productivity, including the update and implementation of BLDG Memphis' communications plan.
• Ensure that employees are aware of changes and projects within the company.
• Distribute messages and internal memos, prepare print materials and presentations, and conduct meetings to share information.
• Develop print materials and branding strategies for employee use.
• As needed, direct marketing and public relations contractors and provide communications coaching for employees.

External Communications
• Serve as liaison with members, partner agencies, media, and other interested parties to build awareness of existing and new program offerings, and to discuss organizational changes in a way that attempts to maintain a positive image of the company.
• In coordination with the Executive Director, represent BLDG Memphis to stakeholders, interested parties, and the public.
• Develop and distribute materials that convey BLDG Memphis programs, priorities, and position on relevant issues.
• Other duties may include issuing press releases, arranging interviews, and compiling press kits.

Program and Organizational Support
• Collaborate with the Capacity Building Program Manager to deliver communications support for program offerings, and to help CDCs build their communications capacity by offering occasional training opportunities, coaching, and connecting of CDCs to communications partners.
• Develop benchmarks to track interactions and measure success in BLDG Memphis communications platforms, and suggest refinements as needed.
• Collaborate with the Advocacy and Engagement Program Manager to deliver communications support for projects and policy priorities.

BLDG Memphis
Position Description - Communications Coordinator

Qualifications and Requirements
• Bachelor's Degree in communications, public relations or a relevant field is required.
• At least 5 years related work experience. Internships, fellowships, and volunteer work may be considered.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Comfortable using and learning typical productivity software and online communications platforms.
• Experience in graphic design and document preparation.
• Ability to work as part of a collaborative team.
• Adept at working with a diverse set of stakeholders, including neighborhood residents, nonprofit leaders, government officials, business leaders, and others.
• Energetic and enthusiastic, efficient and productive.

To be determined in discussion with the selected candidate.

To Respond
Interested candidates should send their resume accompanied by a cover letter to Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Workplace Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity
BLDG Memphis cultivates a work environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all employees. We are firmly committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.
BLDG Memphis is an equal opportunity employer. It is our strong belief that equal opportunity for all employees is central to the continuing success of our organization. We will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, physical disabilities, political affiliation, sexual orientation, color, gender identity characteristics or expression, marital status, veteran status, or medical condition (for example, AIDS, ARC-related illness, or cancer) in hiring, promotion, demotion, training, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, recommendations, rates of pay, or other forms of compensation. Opportunity is provided to all employees on the basis of qualifications and job requirements.

Development and Operations Coordinator CENTER FOR TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES

Development and Operations Coordinator
Job Profile and Description

The Development and Operations Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the Executive Director and provide support both operationally and administratively across the organization. Primary duties will include day to day operations of CTC; internal and external communications; providing administrative and general support to the Director; buildings and ground management; cultivating meaningful partnerships within the Commons; preparation of proposals, grant applications and assisting with donor relations; supporting special events and community meetings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Coordinate planning, logistics, set-up and communications for meetings and workshops.
• Provide development support through grant writing, data entry into CTC’s donor management
system and assistance with appeals and acknowledgements.
• Providing marketing communications support through maintaining CTC’s social media presence, creating a monthly e-news, blog and print materials.
• Perform basic bookkeeping.
• Manage the organization's physical infrastructure and systems maintenance (phone system, computer system, janitorial services, ordering supplies, etc.).
• Assist with the creation and maintenance of organization’s procedures and policies.
• Maintain building relations.
• Provide technical assistance as needed in the designated community engagement hubs.
• Champion CTC’s mission and work in Memphis along with other staff and the CTC board.
• And other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
• At least 18 years of age at the commencement of service
• 2-year degree, business administration or related field

Desired Qualities and Skills
• Demonstrated proficiency in basic technologies including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
• Highly organized with excellent time management skills.
• Self-motivated requiring minimal supervision or direction.
• Strong interpersonal skills to interact with various staff and stakeholders.
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to give, accept, and respond to feedback in a constructive manner.

Work Conditions
• The job requires some evening and weekends in order to support community meetings, events or to meet project deadlines.

Salary is $30,000 per year with benefits. This is a full time position.

CTC’s Mission:
"CTC engages, equips, and mobilizes individuals, organizations, and congregations to be agents of holistic transformation in their neighborhoods and communities."

CTC’s Core Values
• Diversity, equity and inclusion
• Mutual and reciprocal relationships of trust
• Participatory, collaborative, collective action
• Focusing on capacities, assets, and strengths
• The importance of history, heritage, and local culture
• Visioning, organizing, action, reflection, change

To Apply
Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume to or mail to Center for Transforming Communities, 258 N. Merton, Memphis, TN 38112.

Please note that an invitation to interview for the position will be based on the strength of your cover letter. You letter should explain how your qualities, skills and experience will make you an ideal candidate for the job. Early submissions are encouraged, as applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled.



Technical Director
Crosstown Arts Theater (official name TBD)

The Technical Director at Crosstown Arts is responsible for the technical operations supporting all performance and event production in the newly constructed black box theater located on-site at Crosstown Concourse. This position serves as the building manager for all theater facilities and includes the provision and supervision of ongoing maintenance of all equipment and theater infrastructure such as audio/visual, lighting, modular seating, etc. The Technical Director is also responsible for coordinating the logistics of daily operation for load in/out working both independently and when needed supervising large crews of part-time staff.

The Technical Director reports directly to the Theater Director and works closely with other theater staff, as well as staff in every area of programming at Crosstown Arts (Events, Film/Video, Music, Performance, etc.) supporting a wide variety of diverse uses of the theater ranging from conventionally-structured professional productions to highly experimental performances that push the boundaries of traditional theater operation. The Technical Director works to provide a safe and productive workflow of activity in the theater and is integral to ensuring the financial stability of the theater through budget development and management.

• Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of rigging, lighting, modular and telescopic seating, acoustic draperies, control rooms, audio/visual and communications equipment.
• Manages the ongoing use and maintenance of all stage facilities and storage.
• Works with the Theater Director to develop written policies and procedures related to use, setup, safety and care for all in-house spaces, equipment, and resources.
• Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and any specialized needs necessary for events and performances presented at the theater in advance of production dates, including reading show riders and stage plots to plan for upcoming changes in theater set-up.
• Supports the theater’s AV technical staff by maintaining the efficient operation of lighting and audio/visual systems for all theatrical use including music, film, dance and other productions for Crosstown Arts’ theater programming, as well as guest/collaborator/rental projects performed in-house.
• Advises outside production managers, event planners, and/or lighting and audio/visual designers on the technical specifications and usage of technical equipment required for specific shows, and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs.
• Assists the Theater Director in orienting facility renters and visiting productions to all technical characteristics and limitations of the theater to thoroughly provide a safe experience for all users of the space.
• Arrange for and assist with the load in/out of all production equipment (music gear, lighting, sets, etc.) for collaborating individuals/organizations working with Crosstown Arts or renting the facility for their own use with the clear understanding that the theater is intended to be a shared space among a variety of users, including assembly/meeting space for other Concourse tenants, Crosstown High charter school (located inside the building) and other users.
• Assists in recruiting, training and assignment of part-time lighting and/or audio/visual technical staff, stage hands, runners, etc., as needed, for recurring uses or for any specific show’s needs.
• Maintains a detailed, up-to-date inventory of all theater equipment/supplies and monitors the condition of all equipment and theater infrastructure.
• Works with Crosstown Arts Co-Directors and Theater Director to develop and manage the annual operating budget in regard to ongoing costs of preventative maintenance and repairs.
• Able to lift, push or pull objects up to 60 pounds using appropriate tools as well as safely supervise and assist with the theater’s daily changing configuration and set up with any/all necessary tools and clothing (i.e.: steel toed boots, etc.).

• Bachelor's degree from a 4-year university or equivalent experience, Master’s degree preferred
• Significant experience as a Technical Director and/or in a technical support role in a performing arts center or theater
• Working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of music, film, dance and theater productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management, computerized lighting systems and appropriate safety precautions and procedures
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
• Technical expertise to perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on theatrical equipment and facilities
• Ability to establish and maintain effective and congenial working relationships with representatives of various groups, vendors and co-workers
• Ability to maintain irregular and extended working hours, including nights and weekends
• Ability to interact with people from a variety of backgrounds

Crosstown Arts is a contemporary arts center in Memphis that uniquely provides performance and exhibition spaces, shared art-making facilities, a multidisciplinary artist and musician residency program and a diverse range of education opportunities - all in one location with immediate access to healthcare, wellness and childcare resources.
Crosstown Arts’ mission is to further cultivate the creative community in Memphis by providing resources and opportunities to inspire and support a wide range of audiences. The organization operates within Crosstown Concourse, a one million square foot adaptive reuse of the historic Sears building, constructed in 1927 and once a major distribution center and retail store for Sears, Roebuck & Co in Memphis, Tennessee. The larger Crosstown Concourse complex is a vertical urban village focused on arts, education and healthcare, and includes a charter high school for arts and sciences, graduate program in education, health and wellness institutions, grocery and marketplace, commercial/office, and a diverse range of residential living spaces. Crosstown Arts manages a variety of spaces and programs (both inside and outside of the building) that integrate exhibition, performance, production, retail and education while also helping to manage the redeveloped Crosstown Concourse.
The collective vision of collaboration and sharing of resources to benefit the neighboring community and the city at large is the unifying quality that connects all programming, spaces, tenants and services of Crosstown Arts and other organizations located within Crosstown Concourse, a 19-acre smoke-free campus in the center of Memphis.

Concourse Theater is a 425-seat black box theater located on-site at Crosstown Concourse in the center of the largest renovation project in Memphis’ history. Crosstown Arts owns and operates all aspects of the theater as a site for a wide range of performing arts and community uses as a compliment to the 45,000 square feet of contemporary art space the organization manages inside Concourse.
Consistent with Crosstown Arts’ existing and future spaces, the theater will serve a multi-use function as a venue for other community uses as well as a site for Crosstown Arts’ own programming. Community uses will include access for performing arts/music/film groups and organizations across the city, as well as large-group assembly and meeting space for Crosstown High (charter school located on-site) other Concourse tenants and commercial businesses.
This complimentary mix of uses in the theater exemplifies Crosstown’s “better together” motto and is emblematic of
a high value placed on sharing resources and intentionally interconnecting people working in different fields.
The theater building itself is designed to be a flexible space that is an additive resource to existing and established theaters and performance spaces Memphis’ creative community. The theater is designed with a sprung wood floor stage, modular open floor and retractable seating to provide a performance space that can be transformed completely from an open room with 5,000 square feet of flat floor into a proscenium, thrust, black box, or theater- in-the-round configuration in a matter of hours. The 2nd floor balcony can accommodate seated or standing audiences, as the stage can exist in multiple locations inside the space for a variety of theatrical performance set ups.
State of the art acoustic treatments and lighting have been designed to accompany a premiere sound system that will offer a uniquely intimate space for musical performances ranging from touring headliners to Memphis-based musicians performing for standing or seated audiences. A state of the art Digital Cinema Package (DCP) projection system with 4K projection has been included in the design to offer Memphis’ film community a new venue to experience international and nationally acclaimed art house films and independent cinema, as well as to offer Memphis-based filmmakers a space to screen their work an extraordinarily high level of digital projection. The theater can accommodate 600 people standing, 425 in theater style rows, and 250 in banquet style seating.

This position requires an ongoing commitment to the following character traits in the workplace:
• Even-tempered disposition. Ability to work under pressure in a composed, focused, affable and courteous manner, with the clear understanding that unprofessional, unkind or unfriendly interactions with the public or other staff members are not acceptable under any circumstances.
• Adaptable and flexible. Ability and willingness to accommodate ongoing modifications to all tasks and projects, including regular interruptions to workflow and changing of plans.
• Prompt and timely communicator. Ability to manage a demanding level of correspondence in all forms of communication with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Collaborative. Eagerness to work collaboratively with Crosstown Arts’ staff across all departments, as well
as partnering organizations and guest users.
• Organized. Ability to manage a high volume of information and tasks for multiple projects simultaneously, at varying levels of completion.
• Accommodating. Ability to seek out supportive solutions to accommodate guests in all Crosstown Arts’ spaces, including the general public as well as artists, musicians or event organizers realize the full potential of their creative vision, whenever possible.
• Gracious with people. Ability to work well with the public - often idiosyncratic and distinctive personalities during sensitive situations - with a composed and supportive attitude, and to exhibit a good-natured, positive, gracious and cheerful demeanor toward others, at all times.
• Enthusiastic, energetic and positive. Ability to sustain an ongoing spirit of positivity in high-pressure and demanding situations. Great level of passion and enthusiasm surrounding delegated projects, programs and promotional campaigns.
• Receptive. Ability to accept and execute a wide range of tasks necessary to complete projects, including simple/basic tasks as well as highly detailed directives, regardless of scale
• Attentive to details. Ability to sustain close attention to an ongoing set of constantly emerging details unique to each situation, ranging from visual/space needs to interpersonal requests from other staff and event participants.
• Assertive, determined and focused. Ability to stay on task, working under pressure within given deadlines to problem-solve and proactively find solutions to obstacles in resourceful ways, seeing all projects through to completion.
• Caring for user experience. Ability to find incentive and motivation in a satisfactory end-user experience for all guests and event participants.

This is a salaried, full-time position eligible for all Crosstown Arts benefits (including health insurance, 401k, YMCA membership, etc.). Salary commensurate with level of experience and skill.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and references to:

Administrative Assistant, Part-Time RISE FOUNDATION

Job Title/Department: Administrative Assistant, Part-Time
Location: 2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 2400   Memphis, TN 38118
Status/Recruitment: Part-time, NonExempt, Up to 20 hours per week
Closing Date: Position open until filled (Projected Start Date in August 2018)
Hourly Rate: $15-$19 per hour depending on experience

How to Apply: Submit a resume and three (3) professional references to Shelia Terrell, Chief Operations Officer, via email at
Priority consideration given to those who apply by Friday, August 3, 2018.  Only qualified applicants need apply.  RISE is an equal opportunity employer.   

A partnership between the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, the Memphis Housing Authority and the United Way of the Mid-South led to the creation of RISE in October 1999. With its original mission to help public housing residents achieve financial independence, RISE served 48 families and helped them create assets of $83,000.
Since that time, RISE has provided over 800 families with financial information that has assisted them with purchasing their first large assets, encouraged over 500 youth to excel in school each year, improved the money management skills of over 3,000 area employees, and brought together more than 130 organizations to address predatory lending practices and educate citizens about ways to avoid costly alternative lending traps.  To date, RISE’s work has created over $8 million in assets in the City of Memphis. Simply put, RISE empowers people to stand on their own feet financially and have long-term financial sustainability.  For more information, please visit

RISE Foundation, a local nonprofit with a mission to empower low income residents of Memphis and Shelby County to build and sustain human and financial assets, has an opening for a part-time Administrative Assistant.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Establishes, develops and maintains filing systems; prioritizes and routes external calls and requests; opens, sorts and distributes mail and responds to regularly occurring requests for general information; acts as liaison with other departments and outside agencies; handles confidential and non-routine information and explains policies as necessary; records and transcribes meeting minutes; assists with accounts receivables and payables; types general correspondence with accuracy and clarity of final copy; orders materials and supplies; schedules and organizes activities such as meetings, travel, conferences and departmental activities; performs other tasks as assigned.     

Applicants must have at least 2 years of college courses in Office Management or a related field of study.  Associate degree preferred.  Experience requirements include at least two years of full-time experience working in an executive office.  Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and the ability to master other Windows-based computer software applications required.  Certification in Microsoft Office applications preferred.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary.   
The work schedule may require early morning, evening and occasional weekend hours depending on the need of the organization.  Applicants will be required to travel locally and must have a valid driver’s license, daily access to an operable automobile with State mandated automobile insurance.

Working Conditions:
1. The position requires the employee to sit for hours at a time, drive, stand, walk, type, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, kneel, bend, stoop, talk, see and hear.\
2. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
3. Specific vision abilities require close and distance vision. The job entails looking at t microcomputer screen for extended periods of time.
4. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
5. The employee is exposed to moderate levels of stress during peak periods.