Community Impact Associate UNITED WAY OF THE MID-SOUTH


DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Community Impact
REPORTS TO: Community Impact Director
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time
FLSA STATUS: Exempt

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
United Way of the Mid-South is a multi-million-dollar nonprofit public foundation that mobilizes financial and human resources, across 8-counties, to meet critical needs and to help ensure that hundreds of thoughts of Mid-Southerners can achieve their highest potential. We support high-performing nonprofit agencies who are on the front lines fighting to decrease poverty in our community by addressing the essential building blocks for success - education, financial stability, and health - while maintaining vital safety net services in food, shelter, and safety for individuals facing crisis situations. By joining United Way of the Mid-South, yu are uniting with a team who is moving the needle on poverty and making our community a place where everyone can thrive.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Community Impact Associate position is a proactive office leader who will work with our Community Impact team to fulfill UWMS’ overarching initiative to address poverty. Using our Driving the Dream (DTD) initiative to model our investments, this position will be critical in bridging tasks and functions to ensure that resources are strategically employed to meet community needs, and to have the greatest impact on the reduction of poverty.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Information Analysis – Working with Directors of Community Impact, conducts independent research in assigned content areas to provide staff and/or volunteers guidance, based upon analysis results.
● Planning - Possess good planning and decision-making skills regarding United Way investments, programs and initiatives.
● Community Impact Volunteer Management – Organizes volunteers, in assigned areas to meet established timetables. Supports planning and execution of volunteer-led committees, events and meetings. Works with internal Engagement team to ensure volunteer recruitment, registration and retention are implemented as needed. Represents the organization at events sponsored by United Way of the Mid-South, member agencies, and community organizations.
● Reporting – Periodically provides written reports, for an internal and external audience, documenting activities and results of impact area work. Assists in the collection and presentation of data and analytical reports on Community Impact activities.
● Communications - Communicates effectively with others within the organization to achieve the expected organization results. Communications, verbal and written, are correct and clearly convey information. Works with internal Communications & Marketing team to initiate and complete marketing and advertising materials as needed.
● Continuous Improvement/Results Orientation - Seeks and capitalizes on opportunities to improve work systems, processes, and priorities to enhance organizational results. Responds quickly to changing tasks, deadlines, workflow, and responsibilities.
● Finance & Budgeting - Work with Directors and Grants Manager to support financial management of grants. Along with leadership, support compliance, reporting and critical timelines of assigned grants.
● Technology - Possess or attain proficiencies in internet-related programs and Google Suite - Mail, Docs, Sheets, Smartsheets, etc. to create and to organize shared documents in a central location. Experience with Microsoft tool is a plus.
● Specific Program Support - Work with staff to ensure that logistics, timelines, and implementation are achieved in areas of direct services that meet and support DTD domain goals.
● Perform other work as assigned.
● Work appropriately and enthusiastically with others and respond appropriately in interpersonal situations.

QUALIFICATIONS:
● Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication, Education, Social Work, Public Administration or other related fields.
● Three years of experience working in the human services or related field.
● Flexibility to work in a “startup” like environment, where change is imminent.
● Demonstrated commitment to the field and a passion for serving under-served and under-resourced individuals, families and/or communities; particularly people living in poverty.
● Not just tolerance for, but the enjoyment of, working with a degree of ambiguity and ability to help others successfully move through change.
● Quick learner, possessing superior judgment with minimal supervision.
● Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments; and work well under pressure.
● This is not a supervisory position. It is expected to work across departments to provide information as well and request information to fulfill tasks and job functions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
This position does not require any heavy lifting, but occasionally might require moving up to 25 pounds of supplies and equipment using a mobile cart.
WORKING CONDITIONS
Must have reliable transportation.
This position might require occasional evenings and weekend work. The position also requires some local travel to meet with partners.
OTHER DUTIES
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
● Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to the mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
● Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before the process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
● Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
● Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
● Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three references (with phone numbers to the attention careers@uwmidsouth.org. Please be sure to reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your correspondence. For more information about United Way of the Mid-South, please visit us online at www.uwmidsouth.org.

Programs Assistant THE HYDE FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Organization
The Hyde Family Foundation (HFF) strives to create a thriving, unified Memphis for all. We work across all sectors to enable the cornerstones of place-based success: access and opportunity, connectivity and vibrancy, and aligned and visionary leadership. HFF provides funding and engaged support for innovative, determined, and optimistic initiatives across four key impact areas: High-Quality Education, Vibrant Spaces and Communities, Thriving Arts and Culture, and Engaged Leadership and Civic Pride.

Accountability
The Programs Assistant reports directly to the Senior Program Director/Learning Officer and supports other members of the Program team and the Grants Management office. The Programs Assistant also actively collaborates with the Executive Assistant and other support staff.

Summary Description
The Programs Assistant provides comprehensive administrative support to the Program team and Grants Management office. The Programs Assistant uses his/her skills to work
as a member of the Foundation’s team to advance the overall mission, goals, and priorities of the organization.

Essential Job Functions
Provide exceptional administrative support to the Program team and Grants Management office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
•    Communicate with grantees via phone, email, and letter, on behalf of Programs staff;
•    Manage the planning, logistics and preparation for meetings (scheduling, invitations, tracking attendance, event coordination, and follow-up with multiple parties);
•    Support program team with meeting-related tasks including preparing and distributing documents, research, notetaking, and reporting support;
•    Assist with pre- and post-travel-related needs (scheduling, travel logistics, trip itineraries, and expense reports);
•    Support the Grants Management office by facilitating grants management processes and workflow including grant application processing; ensuring grantee compliance; grant processing support; production of queries, research, and reports; and fielding and responding to basic inquiries and potential grant seekers;
 
•    Demonstrate awareness and appreciation for the Foundation’s mission, values, and goals and be well versed in the Foundation’s grantmaking priorities, guidelines, approval process, current grantees, and projects;
•    Perform other administrative duties such as answering phones, scanning, filing, mail distribution, ordering supplies, etc., as needed.

Professional Knowledge and Skills
•    Highly proficient in all aspects of administrative support and skilled at scheduling and travel management;
•    Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills and ability to organize and prioritize workload to effectively complete multiple tasks and projects across program staff;
•    Advanced capacity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
•    Knowledge of GIFTS Online grants management system a plus (comparable experience accepted);
•    Exceptional project management skills;
•    Ability to collaborate and work effectively with a wide range of diverse individuals and groups;
•    Knowledge and experience with the Memphis civic and non-profit landscape;
•    Adept at working effectively both independently and in collaborative team environments.

Personal Qualities
•    Consistently produces high-quality, detailed, accurate work;
•    Organizes, plans, and schedules in an efficient, productive manner;
•    Strong work ethic, persistent yet balanced;
•    Adaptable, flexible, resilient, and comfortable with multi-tasking;
•    Collaborates well with people of different races, backgrounds, experiences, and educational levels;
•    Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
•    Enthusiastic, dependable, and self-aware;
•    Team-oriented with strong interpersonal skills;
•    Trustworthy and discreet, when necessary.

Compensation
To be determined based upon experience and qualifications. Eligible for comprehensive benefit plans.

Contact
If interested in applying for the Programs Assistant position, please email your resume to Lauren Taylor at ltaylor@hydefoundation.org

Application Deadline: August 23, 2018

 

Project Researcher/Analyst CONSILIENCE GROUP

Project Researcher/Analyst

Overview
CG is a locally and woman-owned professional services firm dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of all people, with a focus on improving conditions for people facing social and economic disadvantage. We do this by working in partnership with our clients to align and integrate the systems that serve these individuals with the ultimate goal of improving individual, family, and community outcomes. We are a fun, dynamic team of professionals who are passionate and committed to furthering social change. We believe in nurturing the entire person and promoting the multifaceted components that make each of us unique and enrich the fabric of communities.

We are currently seeking a researcher/analyst to provide project support. This is a contracted position for approximately 30 hours per week.  While much of the work can be done independently, the candidate is expected to be available for scheduled interviews and meetings, which will generally occur during normal business hours. This position will report directly to the lead project researcher and analyst. The candidate must have a working laptop with access to Microsoft Office applications.

Responsibilities:
1. Identify, catalog, analyze, and synthesize secondary data sources related to research focus
2. Assist in conducting interviews and focus groups with primary responsibility for documentation
3. Work in partnership with lead researcher to identify key themes and catalog research accordingly
4. Support the development of research findings and corresponding presentation documentation
5. Assist with meeting preparation including the scheduling of meetings, printing and organizing of meeting materials, note taking, and follow-up correspondence
6. Participate in regularly scheduled project management meetings with the Consilience team as well as with the client(s).

Interests, Education, Skills, and Traits
The ideal candidate:
• Is passionate about promoting transformational change within the health and human services sectors
• Has a related undergraduate degree and has or is currently pursuing an advanced degree in a related field
• Can demonstrate related research experience either through prior work or their current course of study
• Is comfortable working with web-based applications such as Google Drive, Smartsheet, and other online technologies
• Has a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Offers strong analytical and critical thinking skills
• Exhibits excellent communications skills and uses a mix of mediums including, but not limited to, narrative, graphics and images, and oral presentation
• Enjoys thinking creatively and identifying solutions that challenge the status quo
• Is comfortable with trying new things
• Functions well within a team, but can move assigned work forward independently without extensive oversight or direction
• Is comfortable with a level of ambiguity and being responsible for generating solutions that help to bring greater clarity to an aspect of a project
• Can be flexible and responsive to shifting priorities
• Is committed to delivering high quality work
• Has a great sense of humor and can laugh!

To Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to info@consiliencegroup.com.

 

Fellowship Coach MEMPHIS MUSIC INITIATIVE (MMI)

Job Title: MMI Fellowship Coach
Job Location: Memphis, Tennessee

MMI Overview:
The Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) is a community-initiated and developed grantmaking initiative that uses high-quality music engagement to drive student, youth, and community outcomes. MMI builds on Memphis' robust musical legacy by developing and strengthening music engagement offerings in and out of schools and supporting youth-centered, community­ based music spaces for low-income Memphis youth. Our in-school program, one of three pieces of our strategy, aims to sustain existing in-school music education opportunities and expand instruction through partnerships with local musicians and music organizations. The anchor of the in-school strategy piece is the MMI Music Engagement Fellowship which partners in-school music programs with a wide range of musicians including hip-hop artists, music producers, classical musicians, jazz musicians, R&B singers, and others at over 30 public, parochial, and charter middle and high schools across Memphis.
Read more about MMI at www.memphisismusic.org.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Coordinator of In-Schools Leadership and Partnerships, the Fellowship Coach guides and supports a cohort of Music Engagement Fellows as they implement  high-quality music engagement  activities in support of  positive youth outcomes in programs across Memphis.

Key Responsibilities
• Supervise, support and manage a team of 15-17 fellows in all aspects of their work including effective support(s) for fellows to maximize positive youth achievement outcomes
• Support school Music Engagement Fellow, Music Director and/or school leadership in designing and implementing high-quality learning experiences in music and the arts
• Conduct site visits for observations, lead feedback and planning sessions, create action plans for a cohort of 15-17.
• Manage the implementation of field trips with adherence to MMI and school field trip procedures and policies
• Work with MMI In-Schools team, fellows, and school leadership to track and measure youth and program success, assess program design, and redevelop and/or update program
• Lead professional development and share back sessions with Fellow cohort and compile applicable reports and summaries for MMI leadership
• Support the In-Schools Director and Memphis Music Initiative staff in coordinating implementation activities and executing the Initiative Strategy
• Plan the delivery of the MMI Fellowship program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization
• Ensure that personnel files for the program are properly maintained and kept confidential
• Work with Coordinator of In-Schools Leadership and Partnerships to ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
• Work with the Coordinator of In-Schools Leadership and Partnerships to develop forms and records to document program activities
• Work with the MMI In-Schools team and Finance Director to implement the human resources policies, procedures and practices of MMI
• Inform and ensure that the Director of In-School Programs {DISP) and Fellowship Manager has the necessary information to effectively perform their duties
• Act as advocate and spokesperson for this work and this initiative in your respective musical communities and with your professional peers, including PR and Marketing Teams

Professional Qualifications
• Strong professional experience working with youth from low-income communities and communities of color
• Demonstrated project management and implementation experience; ability to manage multiple program components simultaneously
• Experience working in a creative youth development environment
• Knowledge of musical nonprofits and/or issues related to musicians and/or musical nonprofits
• Professional experience in navigating the field of education with knowledge of best practices and ability to identify strong music education programming
• Experience gathering, analyzing, and presenting data, and using data to inform strategy
• Experience with the music community in Memphis a plus
• A thorough understanding of comprehensive musicianship and a demonstrated ability of supporting students of diverse skill levels and backgrounds in learning with a commitment to bridging genres to drive relevant instruction
• Bachelor's degree preferred

Personal Characteristics
• Strong passion for the critical role music engagement can play in strengthening youth outcomes and developing youth leaders from low-income communities and communities of color
• Commitment to and passion for music education and youth development
• Demonstrates high levels of integrity and accountability
• High energy, ability to think creatively and work collaboratively and a sense of humor
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with youth, students, and a diverse range of people
• Strong ability to work independently and take initiative while supporting a larger team effort
• Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.

To apply, please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest, experience, and potential fit for the role addressed to MMI Selection Committee via fellowscoach@MemphislsMusic.org. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

The Memphis Music Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position. Employees ore chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

Director of Launch: Campus to Career NEW MEMPHIS INSTITUTE

New Memphis is a not-for-profit organization committed to attracting, developing, activating and retaining talent in order to forge a prosperous and vital new Memphis.

Title: Director of Launch: Campus to Career

Position Summary: The Director of Launch: Campus to Career is a new position charged with setting strategy, stewarding relationships, and managing overall program delivery for Launch: Campus to Career. Launch supports local employers that are hosting interns, offers year-round programming for college students and recent college graduates, and connects these groups through events and an online internship portal. This position reports to the Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives.

Position Responsibilities include:
• Develop and manage relationships with local employers, consulting with those organizations to support their growth or initial development of internship programs, and listing those opportunities on the Launch portal.
    o A primary aim of Launch: Campus to Career is to increase the number of, and access, to local internships
• Lead relationships with programmatic strategic partners, including professional associations, regional chambers of commerce, and higher education institutions
• Work with staff and site vendor to maintain and populate the online portal, ensuring the site is dynamic, user- friendly, and valuable to both employer and student users
• Enter and maintain accurate and complete records in Salesforce, including up-to-date listings of all regional employers offering internships
• Direct the communication and marketing strategies of the Launch program, with a focus on the online Launch portal to drive increased utilization among employers and candidates
• Supervise the Collegiate Engagement Specialist, working collaboratively to develop strategy and process for all Launch events and other engagement with college students.
• Cultivate Launch donors, with the support of fundraising team and CEO
• Create and implement a comprehensive evaluation structure for Launch, and use findings to update program metrics and program strategy
• Collaborate with other New Memphis staff who regularly communicate with HR teams at local companies
• Be a New Memphis ambassador, representing the organization at community events
• Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies and Experiences include:
• Able to make decisions and act independently
• Possess a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
• Collaborative
• Operate with a customer-focused mindset to manage expectations and effectiveness in partner relationships
• Experience directing others, including clearly communicating, distributing workload, and establishing objectives
• Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 7 years of professional experience that includes talent acquisition, customer relations, member services, business development or similar.

This is a full-time position that will require some evening, weekends and extended hours. Excellent benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance; generous retirement contribution plan. We are looking to fill this position immediately. Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter by August 3 to info@newmemphis.org. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

New Memphis Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

 

Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Advocate FAMILY SAFETY CENTER OF MEMPHIS AND SHELBY COUNTY

Job Title: Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Advocate
Reports To: Emergency Housing Manager
Status: Part-time
Positions Supervised: None
FLSA: Non-exempt
Hours: On-call

Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Memphis, TN, whose purpose is to effectively combine civil, criminal, health and social services in order to help victims of family violence.  We are seeking a Lethality Assessment Program Advocate who is highly motivated and organized to be part of a team of organizations and partners that are involved in the Connecting Victims of Family Violence to Supportive Services program.   This position requires teamwork and flexibility within the work environment to meet client needs.  This position will report to the Emergency Housing Manager and will be an integral part of the growth of the organization.  This is a grant funded position.

Job Summary:  Provides client centered services to connect individuals and families exposed and impacted by family violence to needed resources and services.  Responds to hotline calls during assigned hours.  Provides consultation, case management, and information, completes administrative records, performs client follow-up and referrals, performs supportive services consistent with the applicable regulations, assists with and participates in professional development activities and client community outreach.   Assists clients in accessing services from on-site partners that accommodate the individual needs of the client

After Hours On-call Duties:
• Responds to crisis calls from law enforcement including nights, weekends and holidays.
• Provides crisis intervention, supportive services and referral services in a trauma informed manner for all calls received from the Lap line.
• Performs assessments for the emergency domestic violence shelter program.
• For eligible clients, secures placement and arranges for the safe transport of the client to the shelter if requested by client.
• Provides documents the next business day to Housing Manager for all accepted clients.
• Contacts the Housing Manager and refers individual to meet with Family Safety Center Navigator to access services the next business day.
• Provides follow-up with client to identify any additional service needs and/or barriers to accessing services.

Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities
• Working knowledge of domestic violence dynamics and its impact on children and families.
• Knowledge of community resources.
• Good customer service and relationship skills.
• Sensitivity to cultural/ethnic differences.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Able to multi-task and function effectively under pressure.
• Ability to communicate with a wide range of families from different cultural backgrounds.
• Demonstrated computer experience with word processing or varied software required.

Education and Experience
• Requires associate degree in social work or other relevant education and/or training.
• Requires two years work experience working with individuals impacted by trauma.
• Requires experience in providing direct service, advocacy, or support for victims of trauma.

Family Safety Center Mission -
Our mission is to provide one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of family violence.

Family Safety Center Vision -
Our vision is a thriving community that embodies a spirit of compassion, collaboration and progressive change that values mutual respect, safety and serenity for all residents.

Family Safety Center Values -
Honesty, Openness and Accountability            
Flexibility
Quality                            
Collaborative Inclusive Teamwork
Dignity, Respect, Trust and Fairness            
Persistence, Resilience and Dedication
Diversity and Equality                    
Hope, Healing, Safety and Justice

Interested applicants:  Please send cover letter and resume with salary history to:  hr@familysafetycenter.org

Application deadline:  July 31, 2018   

GIRL SCOUTS HEART OF THE SOUTH

Girl Scouts is hiring!

We’re looking for the best and the brightest!  While the job descriptions vary and the locations for employment extend across our council, all of these positions will be full-time, salaried positions with benefits.  Each of these positions requires night and weekend availability, with some necessitating travel and non-traditional work hours more than others.  Additionally, all of these positions will have individual and team-based pieces to their job responsibilities. To apply for any of the positions listed below, please send your resume to jobs@girlscoutshs.org with the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Recruitment and Volunteer Care Specialist for Mississippi
This position will be based out of our Tupelo office and will function to lead our membership growth efforts across the Central MS region.  The person filling this role can expect to work very closely with the communities in the region to develop relationships that can facilitate increased awareness and participation in Girl Scouts.  This person’s work will also have an emphasis on supporting and training volunteers in the region through onboarding support, regular engagement, meeting attendance and adult leadership facilitation.   

Outreach and Recruitment Specialist for Greater Memphis
This position will preferably be based out of our Memphis office. The individual serving in this role will lead our membership growth efforts across the Memphis region, primarily working in Shelby and Tipton Counties, with some potential work in Desoto County.  Additionally, this person’s work will have an emphasis on conducting programming for the membership there, through outreach, Girl Scouts in the School Day, and training.  The person filling this role can expect to work very closely with the communities in the region to develop relationships that can facilitate increased awareness and participation in Girl Scouts.  This person will host and attend engagement events across the area, seeking partnerships with schools, churches, and other community organizations to grow Girl Scout participation of the families in the region.

Outreach and Recruitment Specialist for West Tennessee
This position will preferably be based out of our Jackson office. The individual serving in this role will lead our membership growth efforts across the West Tennessee region, including the counties North and East of Fayette and Tipton, but West of Davidson.  Additionally, this person’s work will have an emphasis on conducting programming for the membership there, through outreach, Girl Scouts in the School Day, and training.  The person filling this role can expect to work very closely with the communities in the region to develop relationships that can facilitate increased awareness and participation in Girl Scouts.  This person will host and attend engagement events across the 18-county area, seeking partnerships with schools, churches, and other community organizations to grow Girl Scout participation of the families in the region.

Outreach and Recruitment Specialist for Golden Triangle/Northeast MS Region
This position will be based out of our Tupelo office, with a large amount of remote-based work.  The individual serving in this role will have an emphasis on conducting programming, through outreach, and Girl Scouts in the School Day.  This person’s work will lead our membership growth efforts across the Golden Triangle/Northeast MS region, including the counties of Chickasaw, Choctaw, Noxubee and Winston, with the potential for additional surrounding areas.  The person filling this role can expect to work very closely with the communities and schools in the region to develop relationships that can facilitate increased awareness and participation in Girl Scouts.  This person will host and attend engagement events across the area, seeking and continuing partnerships with schools, churches, and other community organizations to grow Girl Scout participation of the families in the region.

Customer Care Specialist for Mississippi
This position will preferably be based out of our Tupelo office, but consideration will be given to applicants who could work from our Memphis office, as well. The individual serving in this role will mostly provide office-based support to our members and potential members, by assisting in placement for families, in on-boarding of new volunteers and by responding to general inquiries and needs of our customer base.  Additionally, this person’s work will have an emphasis on conducting programming for our membership, through outreach, Girl Scouts in the School Day, and training.

Interested applicants should respond by Friday, August 3.  We plan to begin conducting interviews immediately and hope to bring new employees on as soon as qualified candidates are screened and able to begin employment with GSHS.  Salary requirements, official job descriptions and other pertinent information will be discussed and provided throughout the interview process. 

Program Manager URBANART COMMISSION

Position: UrbanArt Commission – Program Manager (full time)
UrbanArt Commission (UAC) is excited to add a new Program Manager to the team with a focus on curatorial, temporary and event-based public projects. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and Program Management team to engage stakeholders and support artists through the development of public art and programming. This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing management of the Moveable Collection, approximately ten temporary public art projects and events annually (such as the recent UAC Block Party), and new programs that will activate existing UAC project sites. Through the Moveable Collection, artworks by Memphis-based artists will be purchased and displayed in city facilities around Memphis. This portfolio of work aims to stimulate broader interest in public art across the city and to and provide greater opportunities for Memphis-based artists to participate in public art.

Finally, this position will be responsible for collaborating with the UAC team to implement a new strategic plan and helping to deliver the mission of UAC to connect artists and neighborhoods to shape spaces.

Reports to: Executive Director Essential Duties and Responsibilities

+ Manage the City of Memphis’ Moveable Collection, including existing inventory, acquiring new work, and accompanying programming
+ Develop and manage large and small scale temporary projects for UAC events, projects and partners
+ Coordinate with key partners in the planning and execution of programs and events
+ Manage revenue and expenses for programs based on the organization or project budget
+ Recruit and manage volunteers and interns to assist in program implementation, as needed
+ Organize, implement, and promote programs and events in keeping with the strategic plan of UAC
+ Contribute social media and communications content related to portfolio, as needed
+ 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

Qualifications
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 people, personas and public interest.

+ Fine art or curatorial experience strongly preferred
+ Detail oriented, highly motivated and organized
+ Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
+ Able to work nights and weekends, as needed, for events
+ Interest in a lively, creative work culture

Education/Experience
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in arts management,art history, design, or a closely related field. 2-5 years previous project management experience required, specifically coordinating multiple stakeholders and adhering to a timeline. Professional background in public art, design and contemporary art issues a significant plus.

Compensation
Salary range will be commensurate with years of experience and qualifications.

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

About us: UAC is an independent non-profit organization committed to creating opportunities for artists and neighborhoods to connect and shape spaces through public art. UAC is committed to equity and inclusion in our work. People of color, LGBTQIA individuals, differently abled persons, indigenous peoples and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.uacmem.org.

 

Artistic Director, Stax Music Academy SOULSVILLE FOUNDATION

Soulsville Foundation
Artistic Director, Stax Music Academy


SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for steering the artistic and educational vision of the Stax Music Academy (SMA).  The Director will create goals and job descriptions for the artistic staff, define their responsibilities and ensure they carry out the mission, vision, and curriculum of SMA. The Director will work in tandem with SMA leadership to implement recruitment and retention strategies and oversee all formal and informal music education curriculum development and initiatives. The Director will work closely with the leadership of the Soulsville Foundation and all other Soulsville Departments in continuing the legacy of Stax Records and building the Soulsville/Stax Music Academy brand.

The Director is responsible for the leadership, further development, and management of all musical performances and classroom education aspects of the SMA programs and supervision of all SMA artistic staff.

The Director has the primary responsibility for the management, supervision and direction of all ensembles while meeting the goals and objectives of each program, guiding staff, and developing and instructing student participants.

ORGANIZATION
The Soulsville Foundation (soulsvillefoundation.org) was created in Memphis, Tennessee, in the late 1990s by a group of local business leaders, philanthropists, and former employees of Stax Records to carry forward the rich legacy of the Soulsville USA community, home to Stax Records in the 1960s and 1970s. The mission of Soulsville Foundation is to uplift and invigorate the music and heritage of Stax Records to develop young people for lifelong success, and continue to inspire and transform the world through the power of soul music. In service to this mission, Soulsville Foundation funds and operates three subsidiary organizations on its campus at the original site of Stax:
• Stax Museum of American Soul Music (staxmuseum.com) opened its doors as the first and only soul music museum on the original Stax Records site in 2003. Since then, the Stax Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors, sharing the story of American soul music – and especially the “Memphis Sound” – through special exhibits, events and various community outreach programs. An exact replica of the original Stax Records home, the Museum has more than 2,000 cultural artifacts, music exhibits, video footage, and items of memorabilia, all assembled to preserve and promote the legacy of American soul music.
• Stax Music Academy (staxmusicacademy.org) has been mentoring youth since 2000, initially from the surrounding Soulsville USA neighborhood and increasingly from across Memphis, using music as a connector. A highly regarded after-school program housed in a state-of-the-art facility, the Academy personifies the spirit of harmony, respect, and cooperation that defined the legendary Stax Records. The Stax Music Academy serves approximately 120 high school and middle school students in its SNAP! after School program during the school year and approximately 100 high school students during its 5- week SNAP! Summer Music Experience.
• The Soulsville Charter School (soulsvillecharterschool.org) is a tuition-free public charter school whose mission is to prepare students for success in college and life in an academically rigorous, music-rich environment. Launched in 2005 with 60 students, the school’s current enrollment is 600+ students serving grades 6-12 with an emphasis on college and post- secondary success. The Soulsville Charter School is a force rising up against ordinary expectations and the status quo of public education in Memphis.

THE OPPORTUNITY
The Artistic Director will collaborate with the COO, other SMA leaders and staff to build on SMA’s history, further the organization as a global leader in soul music, and youth development and deepen impact in the local community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Soulsville Foundation, Stax Music Academy, Artistic Director

Reporting to the Director of SMA, the Artistic Director will lead the artistic direction of SMA and have the following responsibilities:
• Develop, document, and implement music education curriculum that meets or exceeds national music education standards
• Oversee set list creation as well as charting and arranging for all productions to ensure quality performances
• Supervise all artistic staff and foster effective and efficient instruction and rehearsals
• Create and maintain a culture that reinforces faculty, staff, and student dedication, commitment, and accountability
• Oversee all performance and rehearsal related budgets and schedules
• Work in tandem with SMA programming staff to develop youth development lessons and workshops
• Coordinate the development, scheduling, and implementation of workshops, conferences, field trips and lectures
• Manage the audition and skill evaluation process for each student and ensemble
• Ensure departmental reports are communicated in a timely manner
• Initiate, develop, and maintain a positive relationship and network with all partner school/entities, local and national arts organizations as well as other service agencies
• Work with the Development Director of the Soulsville Foundation to create and solicit funding opportunities and grant opportunities for SMA programs
• Work in tandem with the SMA Leadership to oversee community engagement and recruitment
• Perform other reasonable duties as assigned by other Soulsville management

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
The successful candidate will have:
• Vision and ability to lead consensus-driven strategy setting
• The Artistic Director will need to have the ability to lead, influence, and collaborate with key leaders of SMA and Soulsville Foundation staff, and exhibit transparency and openness to all staff
• Ability to pivot and adapt successfully
• Dedication and passion for the mission of Soulsville Foundation, the history of Stax Records, and the community of Memphis
• Knowledge of soul music, youth development, and education
• Dynamic and inspiring communication skills:
    o Excellent communicator with ability to communicate passion for mission to students, parents, as well as outside stakeholders
    o Ability to effectively build buy-in internally through engaging staff in vision and strategy-setting
• Natural ability to understand what motivates others, how to find collaborative opportunities, and how to foster a positive culture
• Emotional intelligence with demonstrated self-awareness, self-regulation, social rapport, passion, and motivation
• Cultural sensitivity and adept at connecting with diverse communities

The successful candidate will be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and show proof of liability insurance coverage as required by the laws of the State of Tennessee.

COMPUTER SKILLS
Requires excellent PC skills; experience with Windows, Word, and Excel; aptitude and willingness to learn new software programs through hands-on use and self-study

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Master’s degree or six years equivalent experience in a relevant field
• 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
• A proven track record of strategic leadership in providing academic and social support for urban youth
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple complex tasks within a deadline and with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to bring a creative and entrepreneurial approach to problem solving
• A strong sense of protocol, tact, and diplomacy
• Ability to work well with a variety of people, especially creative personalities, and a willingness to take and utilize constructive feedback
• Personal characteristics of maturity, honesty, consistency, and integrity with the ability to serve as a role model to students and staff
• Enthusiastic self-motivation, the ability to motivate others, and little need for direct supervision
• Demonstrated ability to function as a “team player”
• Ability to make timely and difficult decisions
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Physical requirements include ability to sit for extended periods at a desk and at meetings on airplanes and automobiles, standing, climbing stairs, walking, mental pressure; lifting files, boxes, suitcases, etc., weighing up to 25 pounds. Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and holidays.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Fast paced office environment and travel to schools, community events, (and potential travel out of state or abroad) etc.

COMPENSATION
This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. The Soulsville Foundation is prepared to offer a very attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary as well as health, 401(k), and vacation benefits.

Soulsville Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that embraces a diverse, multicultural work environment. People of all ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in applying for this position please send a letter explaining your interest along with your current resume and salary history to soulsvilleartistic@soulsvillefoundation.org, and be sure to include “Soulsville Artistic Director” in the subject line. All nominations and expressions of interest will be held in the strictest confidence.

Lending Manager UNITED HOUSING, INC.

Job Title: Lending Manager
Reports To: Executive Director
Date: June 2018

Summary:

The Lending Manager is responsible for developing and managing a range of lending relationships and loan products required by the West Tennessee market to make homeownership possible for low- to moderate-income borrowers.  The Manager implements and oversees the service delivery system, internal controls, and underwriting to ensure that borrowers reach closing. The Manager assesses relationships on an on-going basis and develops new relationship with bank partners. The Manager solicits business from other Community Development Corporation’s who work with low-income homebuyers. The Manager originates residential loan files, and supervises other lending staff.  Weekend and evening hours are required from time to time. This is an exempt position.

Responsibilities:

• Stays current on all regulatory guidelines related to residential lending, shares information with others; ensures that department is in compliance.
• Generates revenue to support Lending Department by working with housing counselors and builders to bring loans to United Housing, Inc.
• Develops a comprehensive plan, timeline, and performance measures for meeting lending objectives.
• Oversees and manages the borrower flow from application to closing.
• Participate in community events presenting United Housing lending products to community partners and potential clients, public speaking when required.
• Monitors investor and bank partner relationships to insure the best leveraging of all loan products and relationships and satisfaction of all parties.
• Refines the lending systems as necessary to assure the highest quality service to the customers and partners.
• Supervises all lending and loan servicing activities and staff.
• Ensures that the standards of practice, the policies, the procedures, and the internal controls for successful lending meet industry standards.
• Ensures that appropriate protocols are followed for mortgage file maintenance.
• Assists with implementing a fee and point structure to create sustainability and produce revenue.
• Manages the maintenance and upgrades as needed of lending software.
• Supports supervisor in role as liaison to Loan Committee and provides them with management reports as required to include performance, cost analysis, and overall financial information.
• Performs other responsibilities and tasks as assigned by supervisor.  

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

• NMLS License with at least 5 years of residential lending experience in a financial institution.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Finance or Business or related field.
• Management experience with preference for the experience in community lending and building lending relationships with local and national banks.
• Prior training in regulatory compliance preferred.
• Ability to manually underwrite loans to ensure loans meet guidelines of bank partners.
• Closing Department or Secondary Market experience helpful.
• A combination of experience in the mortgage lending business.

Personal Qualities:

• Ability to exercise professional judgment and make sound decisions.
• Project management skills including the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
• Creative, strong analytical, systems, and problem solving skills needed to evaluate performance, prepare reports, and recommend/implement solutions using independent judgment.
• Skills in articulating ideas and concepts and the ability to build consensus that the goals are attainable and realistic.  Demonstrated ability in developing and motivating a team to meet or exceed objectives.
• Interactive training and public speaking skills.
• Leadership and problem solving skills that reflect teamwork, integrity, effectiveness, efficiency, and the ability to deliver high quality customer service.
• Ability to work with customers, partners, and staff of diversified backgrounds with a positive, optimistic, goal oriented attitude.
• Multi-tasked individual capable of handling several items at a time while continuing day-to-day operations.

Salary and Benefits:

• Salary is commensurate with the job responsibilities, skill required, and experience of the individual.
• Benefits are described in the Personnel Policy provided to each employee.
                                                                        
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Qualified candidates may email resume to Anne Meadors at ameadors@uhinc.org

 

 

Outreach and Recruitment Specialist for Golden Triangle/Northeast MS Region GIRL SCOUTS HEART OF THE SOUTH

Girl Scouts is hiring!
We’re looking for the best and the brightest!  

This position will be a full-time, salaried position with benefits.  The position requires night and weekend availability, with some necessitating travel and non-traditional work hours during peak recruiting/programming times.  Additionally, the position will have individual and team-based pieces to the job responsibilities.

Outreach and Recruitment Specialist for Golden Triangle/Northeast MS Region
This position will be based out of our Tupelo office, with a large amount of remote-based work.  The individual serving in this role will have an emphasis on conducting programming, through outreach, and Girl Scouts in the School Day.  A majority of weekday work will be spent delivering the Girl Scout program to participating girls in area schools. This person’s work will lead our membership growth efforts across the Golden Triangle/Northeast MS region, including the counties of Chickasaw, Choctaw, Noxubee and Winston, with the potential for additional surrounding areas.  The person filling this role can expect to work very closely with the communities and schools in the region to develop relationships that can facilitate increased awareness and participation in Girl Scouts.  This person will host and attend engagement events across the area, seeking and continuing partnerships with schools, churches, and other community organizations to grow Girl Scout participation of the families in the region.

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@girlscoutshs.org with the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Leadership Specialist GIRL SCOUTS HEART OF THE SOUTH

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is accepting applications for a full-time leadership specialist to work in the fast-paced environment at the Memphis Leadership office.

Job Summary:

The leadership specialist is responsible for both curriculum design and project management for various leadership programs serving girls and adults such as We Lead, Stand Beside Her Memphis Leadership Academy, civic engagement programming and other leadership development opportunities including programs for teens.  Strong in relationship building, this person will develop strategic partnerships for various programs.   
Volunteer leadership development as well as girl.   Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships at all levels and to collaborate with volunteers, community stakeholders and GSHS staff.  Must have prior leadership development experience.  Send resume to Melanie. Melanie.schild@girlscoutshs.org.  

Skills Needed:

•    Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are needed as are presentation and training/teaching skills.
•    Meeting facilitation skills
•    Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks and priorities.
•    Experience in public speaking
•    Good time management skills.
•    Problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@girlscoutshs.org with the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Staff Attorney, LITC, Consumer Unit MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES (MALS)

Job Title: Staff Attorney, LITC, Consumer Unit
Reports to: Managing Attorney, Consumer Unit
Date Updated: June 2018

About Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS): MALS is the primary provider of civil legal representation for low income individuals and families in Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby, and Tipton counties in Tennessee who are facing critical, sometimes life-threatening situations. Legal assistance is provided through advice and counsel, representation in court and administrative proceedings, and community education and outreach to vulnerable residents. Since 1970, MALS has grown to become a multi-faceted community law firm guided by values and principles that embody its commitment to equal access to justice for all.

About the Consumer Unit:  The Consumer Unit handles a wide variety of civil legal matters. It engages in legal actions for individuals who have been subject to unfair and deceptive acts and otherwise fraudulent practices in consumer transactions by predatory businesses and lenders. It provides legal advice and assistance to individuals in debt collection matters, contract and warrant disputes, utility bill disputes, special education matters, student loan problems, and other issues involving individual civil rights. The unit receives funding through the Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC) to provide legal assistance to individuals with tax disputes, and provides representation to individuals in unemployment hearings, and in cessation and overpayment (social security) cases. The unit also provides regular outreach services to Latino Memphis, a monthly bankruptcy clinic at MALS, and a weekly help-desk style in the courthouse called the Consumer Rights Clinic.

About the Low-Income Tax Clinic (LITC):  LITC assists taxpayers who have disputes pending before the Examination or Appeals Division of the Internal Revenue Service or who have cases below $50,000 pending before the U.S. Tax Court.  LITC handles issues including:  earned income credit, dependency exemption, head of household filing status, tip income, innocent (injured) spouse claims, self-employed audits, employee-independent contractor issues, and collections.

Position Description:  This position reports to the Managing Attorney of the Consumer Unit. It is responsible for representing clients on federal income tax issues in a variety of forums including the U.S. Tax Court. It also advises clients and works with the LITC Director/Staff Attorney and volunteers.

Key Responsibilities:
The duties of the Staff Attorney include:

Legal
•    Conducts interviews of clients, including home visits, when appropriate; gives legal advice; and performs all other case management duties and responsibilities
•    Represents low-income taxpayers and individuals who speak English as a second language in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, including audits, appeals, collection matters, and federal tax litigation; helps with responding to IRS notices and correct account problems; and provides education about taxpayer rights and responsibilities
•    Conducts legal research; prepares and drafts legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs, appeals, case memos, and referral memoranda, as appropriate
•    Identifies impact issues and implements plans designed to address identified problems on a broader scale under the guidelines and support of the Unit Managing Attorney and/or the Chief Advocacy Officer
•    Works with pro bono attorneys and private law firms as needed
•    Participates in case acceptance decisions for legal services, in consultation with the Managing Attorney of the Consumer Unit
•    Acts in accordance with the Code of Professional Responsibility
•    Maintains strong working knowledge of all policies, procedures, laws, rules and regulations governing the office and carries out case handling and case management duties and responsibilities accordingly

Relationships/Partnerships/Outreach
•    Maintains and promotes a positive relationship with the local bar and judiciary
•    Actively participates in bar activities, particularly the Memphis Bar Association and other bar associations in MALS’ service area
•    Maintains and promotes a positive working relationship with unit staff and other members of MALS staff
•    Works with the LITC Director and volunteers in community outreach and education activities within MALS’ four county service area

Professional Development
•    Stays up-to-date on the state of the law and procedures within area(s) of practice
•    Actively participates in professional development, including state and national conferences, to increase knowledge about the law and legal issues

Administrative
•    Maintains case files in accordance with case management procedures and protocols, time logs of daily activities, and a tickler system and calendaring of events for all client files; maintains accurate records and secures and enters data for required reports
•    Closes case files in a timely manner and submits to Managing Attorney of the Consumer Unit for review
•    Supervises law clerks, paralegals, support staff and volunteers as assigned

Other
•    Collaborates with other staff as needed
•    Performs other duties as requested by the Managing Attorney of the Consumer Unit

Qualifications:
MALS is seeking a dynamic individual with a demonstrated commitment and passion for equal justice and legal assistance to low-income populations. Candidates should be admitted or have a pending admission to the Tennessee Bar; at least one (1) year of legal experience; federal tax experience or LITC experience preferred; demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to the low-income community; ability to speak Spanish fluently a plus.  This is a grant funded position.

Applicants should have:
•    Admission or pending admission to the Tennessee State Bar
•    At least one (1) year of legal experience or equivalent preferred
•    Federal tax experience or LITC experience preferred
•    Experience in legal services, nonprofit environment, and knowledge of poverty law preferred
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Strong work ethic, analytical and organizational skills, and the ability to think and plan strategically
•    Excellent interpersonal skills
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted, and high volume environment
•    Excellent computer, administrative, reporting and data entry skills
•    Demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to the low-income community
•    Ability to speak Spanish fluently a plus

Status: Exempt

Please send a letter of interest, your resume, a writing sample and three references  to nmcgee@malsi.org; you will be asked to complete an employment application. MALS is an E.O.E.

Community Organizer, West Tn & North Ms PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF TENNESSEE AND NORTH MISSISSIPPI

POSITION TITLE:  Community Organizer, West TN & North MS
DEPARTMENT:  External Affairs  
REPORTS TO:  Community Engagement Manager
STATUS:  Full-time/Exempt

JOB SUMMARY
The Community Organizer will carry out grassroots advocacy work and implement strategic plans to build and engage Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi’s base of supporters.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•    Work with PPTNM staff to implement strategic organizing plan to build support for Planned Parenthood.
•    Mobilize volunteers to carry out PPTNM’s grassroots organizing plan via one- on-ones, phone/text, and email.
•    Recruit and train volunteers and interns, and develops the skills of volunteer leaders through ongoing training opportunities.
•    Develop volunteer trainings, lead phone banks, organize canvasses, and other volunteer activities.
•    Inform PPTNM staff, via written and verbal reports, of activities, developments, and progress of strategic plan.
•    Manage the outreach and organizing plans of organizing interns and volunteers, including Community Action Teams and Generation Action chapters. Set measurable goals and hold them accountable to the goals.
•    Maintain, update, track, and communicate with volunteers through EveryAction/VAN database; generate regular reports.
•    Represent PPTNM when needed at coalition meetings and work with partner organizations to implement our field plan.
•    Ensure compliance with 501 (c)(3) guidelines for approved activities
•    Travel is required, access to personal vehicle is strongly recommended.
•    Protect the confidentially of PPTNM clients, donors, board, and all areas of operation
•    Performs other duties as needed or directed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FOR THIS POSITION:
•    Alignment with the mission and values of Planned Parenthood.
•    Able to demonstrate behaviors that represent the Affiliate’s Workplace Values.
•    A passion for social justice, women’s rights and reproductive justice.
•    Excellent communication and team-building skills; ability to initiate, foster, and leverage contacts and networks to achieve strong, positive outcomes;
•    Proven ability to achieve measurable, meaningful results;
•    Self-driven and proactive with the capacity to work both independently and in groups;
•    Ability to adapt in a fast-paced work environment;
•    Strong problem-solver and critical thinker;
•    A learning orientation and an ability to embrace and incorporate direct feedback crucial;
•    Experience with diverse populations a plus;
•    Bilingual abilities are a plus;

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
EXPERIENCE: At least 3 years of professional experience preferred;  political, campaign and/or community organizing experience a plus, experience (volunteer or paid) recruiting, training, and mobilizing a team of 10 or more volunteers/members preferred

Other: Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends; full-time access to a car and a valid driver’s license is required; some travel required.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with this position. While intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to review and change this description as needed to maintain business goals and accomplishments. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically.  This job description is not a contract.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, disability, atypical hereditary cellular blood trait, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  PPTNM will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and any subsequent revisions or additions to related law/regulations.

Employees are expected to perform duties as assigned and directed by management.

Qualified applicants please click HERE to apply.

Community Engagement Coordinator, East Tn PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF TENNESSEE AND NORTH MISSISSIPPI

POSITION TITLE:  Community Engagement Coordinator, East TN
DEPARTMENT:  External Affairs
REPORTS TO:  Community Engagement Manager, Middle & East TN
STATUS:  Exempt/Salaried

JOB SUMMARY
The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for community organizing work in East TN. The Coordinator will provide leadership in maintaining positive volunteer relations and promoting the benefits of volunteerism and activism. The Coordinator will professionally represent PPTNM through activities in related professional organizations and outside agencies, as appropriate. Travel and personal car are required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•    Organizes volunteers and local actions under the supervision of Community Engagement Manager.
•    Recruits and trains volunteers, and develops the skills of volunteer leaders through ongoing training opportunities. Practice volunteer stewardship, including appreciation events and recognition.
•    Coordinates the Health Center Advocacy Program and offers statewide support to other HCAP organizers.
•    Develops and supports Generation Action chapters in East TN, including ETSU and UTC.
•    Manages the Tennessee Stories Project (TSP) across the state and implements action steps to achieve TSP’s goals to reduce abortion stigma and encourage conversations
about abortion, including maintenance of the TSP website and social media. Coordinates the Undue Burden Project in partnership with the National Abortion Federation.
•    Build partnerships with individuals and local organizations to further Planned Parenthood’s advocacy goals.
•    Coordinate with department heads to determine departmental volunteer and intern needs. Monitor personnel problems or security issues involving volunteers and interns and provide appropriate solutions. Function as the liaison on all volunteer and intern issues.
•    Work closely with External Affairs staff to develop leaders among teen, young adult, and adult Education participants, and Planned Parenthood supporters and donors.
•    Acts as the organizing Affiliate Data Manager which includes bulk uploads for the affiliates, creating survey questions, updating staff on data changes (VAN, Hustle), and attending monthly national Affiliate Data Manager calls
•    Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FOR THIS POSITION:
•    Commitment to the mission of Planned Parenthood including support of abortion rights.
•    Alignment with the mission and values of Planned Parenthood.
•    Able to demonstrate behaviors that represent the Affiliate’s Workplace Values.
•    Completion of all responsibilities in a timely and professional manner.
•    Commitment to a client-centered approach to customer care.
•    Occasional overnight travel may be required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: BA/BS degree in Education, Social Work, Political Science, or a related field. EXPERIENCE: Two years of related experience preferred. Prior experience in a supervisory or program coordination capacity highly desirable.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with this position. While intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to review and change this description as needed to maintain business goals and accomplishments. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically. This job description is not a contract.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, disability, atypical hereditary cellular blood trait, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. PPTNM will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and any subsequent revisions or additions to related law/regulations.
Employees are expected to perform duties as assigned and directed by management.
 
Qualified applicants please click HERE to apply.

Volunteer Engagement Associate UNITED WAY OF THE MID-SOUTH

Organizational Overview
United Way of the Mid-South is a multi-million-dollar non-profit, public foundation that mobilizes financial and human resources, across 8-counties, to meet critical needs and to help ensure that hundreds of thousands of Mid-Southerners can achieve their highest potential. We support high-performing nonprofit agencies who are on the front lines fighting to decrease poverty in our community by addressing the essential building blocks for success – education, financial stability, and health – while maintaining vital safety net services in food, shelter, and safety for individuals facing crisis situations. By joining United Way of the Mid-South, you are uniting with a team who is moving the needle on poverty and making our community a place where everyone can thrive.

Position Overview
Creates, promotes and supports high-quality volunteer experiences for corporate partners and community members. Must be able to accommodate evening and weekend scheduling for volunteer events.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•    Recruits and connects community members to volunteer opportunities, events and projects.
•    Collaborates with the Communications & Marketing Department staff to promote volunteer opportunities, events and projects.
•    Collaborates with Resource Development staff to identify date-specific, group service projects for campaign company employees. Provides support for agency tours, speakers and campaign presentations for company employees.
•    Develops and nurtures relationships with local agencies.
•    Posts volunteer opportunities and tracks volunteer hours on Volunteer United.
•    Writes project descriptions for volunteer engagement events.
•    Coordinates large scale volunteer initiatives such as Day of Caring, Trunk or Treat, Stuff the Bus, etc.
•    Plans and leads assigned volunteer and engagement site projects assigned by the Manager. Partners with team members to assist with planning and execution of other volunteer events as needed.
•    Cultivates relationships and manages regular communication with local agencies, schools, and nonprofits to maintain project inventory for individual and corporate volunteers.
•    Assists in the planning and execution of volunteer appreciation activities.
•    Completes engagement and impact reports.
•    Recruits volunteers and develops volunteer leaders for Community Impact initiatives, including Driving The Dream, Team Read and Free Tax Prep programs.
•    Tracks and reports outcomes for initiatives.

Qualifications
•    Supervisory Responsibilities: Community volunteers.
•    Education and/or Experience: Minimum of BA or BS degree or comparable work experience. A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of project management, event planning or volunteer management is preferred.
•    Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management, Community Relations and/or Sales and Marketing, and Project Management.
•    Interpersonal Skills: Excellent active listening, interpersonal, persuasion, and presentation skills required. Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and judgment skills required. Business writing and supervisory skills necessary. Strong administrative and operational skills essential.
•    Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret business periodicals, news articles and professional publications. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to present information to and respond to questions from groups of diverse organizational employees, managers, and senior level high profile decision makers. Fluency in Spanish is desired.
•    Computer Skills: Requires advanced knowledge of MS office software and data base programs. Experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems preferred.
•    Presentations Skills: Excellent public speaking and presentation skills needed.
•    Licenses: Valid TN Driver’s License
•    Other Skills: Problem solving capabilities and cultural diversity skills.

Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to use finger and hand motion and occasionally to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. There may be additional physical requirements associated with volunteer event. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions
United Way of the Mid-South is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions. United Way of the Mid-South will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

United Way Core Competencies
•    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
•    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
•    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
•    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
•    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

Application Process
Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three references (with phone numbers) to the attention of careers@uwmidsouth.org. Please be sure to reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your correspondence.

For more information about United Way of the Mid-South, please visit us online at www.uwmidsouth.org.