Position overview

The College Initiative (TCI) seeks a dynamic, passionate, and proven Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization forward as it continues to deepen its impact in the lives of students and their families. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual who has the desire and experience to lead this organization to the next level and continue our excellent reputation with funders and community partners as TCI consistently achieves outstanding outcomes for its students.

The ED is accountable for effectively implementing TCI’s programs, successfully fundraising, and efficiently leading its operations. Specific responsibilities include:

Organizational Management and Growth.

The ED will partner closely with a Board of Directors. Together, they will establish the next forward-facing vision and direction for the organization, prioritize resource needs, and ensure that the organization is successful in achieving its mission.

The ED will be responsible for putting the proper infrastructure in place to allow for the high-performing, results-oriented leadership team to reach their goals. He or she will lead the development and management of TCI’s human and financial resources, including building efficient management systems that will keep pace with TCI’s continued growth.

Strategic Fund Development.

A key responsibility for the ED is to work with the Board of Directors to implement a comprehensive and strategic fundraising plan. Supported by the Board of Directors, the ED will expand the current donor base, steward current donors by keeping them engaged, informed, and inspired by TCI’s success, and increase philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and institutional partners. The ED will represent TCI and be an active participant in key donor development activities. By ensuring clear strategic priorities and action plans, the ED will empower the Board to continue building upon its base of individual and institutional support.

Team Management and Leadership.

Understanding the unique structure of TCI’s service model is essential for the ED. TCI is committed to not only making a difference in the lives of the students it serves, but also in the staff that will soon become the next generation of leaders committed to social equity.

The ED, motivated by a shared commitment to social equity and a deep connection to TCI’s students, will provide the structure and support for the professional growth and development of TCI’s very diverse, passionate, and capable team of professional staff, who are also early career professionals.

Community Engagement.

The ED will be a key ambassador for the organization and, with the Board of Directors, will continue to build awareness and strengthen TCI’s profile in the community. The ED will regularly meet with donors, community members, educational partners, and external decision makers to further TCI’s mission. As TCI continues to impact more students, the ED must foster and maintain strong relationships with officials and local champions who can help continue TCI’s reputation as a trusted partner. Under the ED’s leadership, TCI will be an active participant in community and regional initiatives regarding college readiness and access.

The ideal candidate will be a proven leader who is committed to TCI’s mission and the communities they serve. The selected candidate will have experience working with a Board of Directors, fundraising, and engaging with and developing young professionals. TCI seeks a:

Strategic leader who inspires confidence, trust, and respect.

She or he must be able to partner effectively with the Board to set agendas, grow and develop the Board, participate in committee work, and to develop and execute operating plans. The ED will have prior success as a mentor, who relates to and inspires staff to grow and learn. She or he must have highly effective communication and listening skills and be able to set clear and realistic expectations for staff. The selected candidate must bring transparency, collaboration, and humility to their work and demonstrate an appreciation for the diverse skills, talents and experiences of the team.

Fearless fundraiser.

She or he will be at ease in developing relationships, working with board members to cultivate new donors, and soliciting gifts on behalf of the organization. A reputation for strategic focus, connecting the right people and partnerships, and serving as a credible, enthusiastic advocate for an organization is highly valued.

Leader who identifies with the communities TCI serves.

The ED will work alongside motivated students and unwavering staff to help them create the change that they see is possible. Strong candidates will be inspired by the young people who are dedicated to transforming their lives and their communities by attending and graduating from college. This should translate into a commitment to continual learning about the communities served and a fierce optimism about the tremendous opportunity to bring about lasting change.


Quality benefits package includes health and PTO

Salary commensurate with experience




4-year degree




Please send resume, and cover letter to gabriel.fotsing@thecollegeinitiative.org


Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS) is seeking a Chief Advocacy Officer (CAO) to design, strategically grow and direct MALS’ litigation and advocacy programs to effectively address the issues of people and communities living in poverty. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is a key member of the senior management team. The CAO is responsible for creating and leading a strategic advocacy vision for MALS; overseeing the quality and effective delivery of legal services; and supervising the firm’s managing attorneys, special project teams and the legal work of each; managing litigation and reviewing requests for appellate and complex case representation.

The CAO also serves as General Counsel for the firm keeping the CEO and board of directors abreast of all laws, policies and regulations governing MALS. In partnership with the CEO and Chief Operations Officer, the CAO promotes a culture of high performance, continuous learning and improvement that supports the effective advancement of MALS’ values and mission.

The CAO is an individual with an extensive and varied litigation background, a history of creative and high impact advocacy, demonstrated leadership in litigation, and substantive expertise in poverty law issues. Salary DOE w/excellent benefits, including 401(K).

For a detailed description of key responsibilities, please visit  http://www.malsi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Chief-Advocacy-Officer-job-posting-FULL-8.20.pdf
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, writing sample, and resume to HR@malsi.org. MALS is E.O.E.

Director of Marketing & Donor Engagement ARTSMEMPHIS

About the Organization
ArtsMemphis sustains Memphis’ world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthens local communities through the arts. We pursue this mission by: amplifying awareness and driving arts support; investing in, and forging connections for, artists and organizations; and modeling organizational effectiveness. We envision a Memphis in which every individual feels pride in our city’s authentic cultural assets and experiences the impact of the arts in their lives. In pursuit of that vision, we're guided by a commitment to access, equity and inclusion, creativity and innovation, and transparency. Founded in 1963, ArtsMemphis has invested $80+ million in Shelby County arts organizations. Over the last decade, we have invested $40 million and created opportunities to support individual artists. We awarded 160+ grants to 75 organizations and artists totaling nearly $2.5 million this year.

About the Position
Reporting to and in partnership with the President & CEO, the Director of Marketing & Donor Engagement will spearhead the organization’s marketing, communication and development efforts to achieve annual and long-range goals.

The Director of Marketing & Donor Engagement will manage a staff of one or more; serve on the Leadership Team with the President & CEO, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Grants & Initiatives; work closely with the Board of Directors; and provide staff leadership to the Development Committee and Marketing Council.

Position Responsibilities
Management/ Leadership
- Develop team member skills by providing coaching, feedback and reviews to optimize performance and provide opportunities for growth
- Be a visible presence in the Memphis community, representing ArtsMemphis in community activities
- Develop brand strategies and lead tactics that drive energy for and awareness of ArtsMemphis among current and potential stakeholders
- Develop and drive digital strategy
- Leverage grantee impact stories and data to communicate and connect more deeply and broadly with our community and capitalize on opportunities for organic growth
- Set and guide a consistent brand strategy for all communications and oversee implementation and evaluation
        Social Media
        Media Relations
        Printed materials
        E-mailed content
- Manage relationships with web developers, graphic designers, printers and other related vendors

Development/Donor Engagement
Working with the President & CEO who in effect serves as Chief Development Officer and spearheads development efforts, oversee the development process including planning, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
- Motivate and nurture a high performing, diverse development team made up of staff and Board
- Provide coordination, direction and leadership to meet annual campaign revenue goals of $3M + annually
- Oversee solicitation, gift processing and reporting functions; oversee management of donor data within Raisers Edge database
- Using data and experiential engagement, draw current donors closer to what makes them associate with ArtsMemphis and understand what’s important to new and potential donors

- Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Communications or related field
- 7+ years of directly related work experience
- Direct experience in a fundraising organization as an employee or volunteer
- Experience in leading and mentoring a team
- Strong communications skills; both written and verbal
- Demonstrated experience in digital media, including social
- Familiarity with media relations
- Knowledge of the Memphis community preferred
- Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills
- Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; proficiency with databases, research tools and data intelligence tools; experience with donor databases (specially Raiser’s Edge) a plus

The ideal candidate will be:
- a strategic leader who is highly motivated, positive and entrepreneurial minded.
- one who has a desire to be a key player in the future of ArtsMemphis.
- willing to work with a small team in a collaborative, fast-paced, creative environment.
- a proven manager who promotes teamwork, creativity and open communication.
- able to create and deliver effective presentations to individuals and large groups; able to communicate data and technical issues to people with a wide range of data expertise.
- able to manage budgeting and forecasting procedures.
- able to take a job from conception to completion and open to doing whatever it takes to get the job done.

Candidate must be willing to handle flexible hours including occasional work on nights and weekends.

This position is full-time.  Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. A competitive package including insurance, 401(k) and vacation/holiday schedule will be offered.

Note that this position description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate summary of those principal job elements. This position may be required to perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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.

Director of Finance and Administration GMAC WORKFORCE

Launched in 2015, the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACWorkforce) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to solve the Greater Memphis region’s workforce skills gap.  GMACWorkforce does this by:
• Aligning training and education programs with employers’ skills requirements and with each other.
• Connecting employers to cost-effective training and hiring support.
• Driving coordination and improved outcomes among providers that serve job candidates.


The Director of Finance and Administration will be a strategic partner reporting to the Executive Director (ED).  The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, office administration, and IT.
The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as GMACWorkforce continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity.

Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Management
• Process receipts and expenditures for organization ensuring allowable, allocable and reasonable costs within a fund accounting system.  Work with external accounting firm to process vendor payments.  
• Prepare and submit all financial program and grants reports as required by funding agencies.
• Analyze and present internally generated financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; approve monthly and annual financial statements provided by accounting firm;
• Implement a robust contracts management and financial management / reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
• Coordinate annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the Board of Directors; assess any changes necessary.
• Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Executive Director; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
• Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
• Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
• Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Board of Directors.
Human Resources, Technology and Administration
• Support GMACWorkforce’s human resources and administration in alignment with EDGE, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
• Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
• Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
• Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.
• Organize office operations and procedures
• Coordinate IT services for all office equipment.

Competencies / Knowledge / Skills & Abilities
• A track record in grants / fund accounting
• Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
• Technology savvy and capable of coordinating software installations and relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software
• A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
• Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
• A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of GMACWorkforce
• Experience with final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously
• Minimum of a BA, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
• At least 5 to 7 years of overall professional experience, including broad financial and operations management experience

All interested parties should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references to Katina Williams kwilliams@gmacw.com


Agricenter International is an established Memphis-based non-profit that has brought $524M of economic impact to the region is seeking an experienced Director of Development.
The ideal candidate will have responsibilities for the planning, organizing and directing of all fundraising, including major gifts and planned giving programs; capital campaigns; and special events. As a senior level position, the Director will work closely with the President and Board of Directors on all development and fundraising endeavors.

Qualifications include:
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in professional fundraising.
• Required bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree or CFRE are a plus.
• Demonstrated managerial experience, public speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge of fundraising software or similar software / databases helpful.
• Must be available to work on organizational events. Some evening and weekend work will be expected; limited travel may be required
• Agri-business or agricultural related experience is a plus Salary range: $60,000 to $80,000

If you would enjoy being the face of a major agricultural non-profit with a focus on research, education and conservation; visited by over 1.3M people per year—send your resume and salary range requirements to: AMP Associates, a.pokrandt1@att.net.