Recruitment and Volunteer Care Specialist for Mississippi GIRL SCOUTS HEART OF THE SOUTH

Girl Scouts is hiring!

We're looking for the best and the brightest for this full-time, salaried positions with benefits. This position requires night and weekend availability, necessitating travel and non-traditional work hours at times.  Additionally, this position will have individual and team-based pieces to their job responsibilities. 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.


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.


Interested applicants should respond by Friday, May 11. 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.

Outreach & Recruitment Specialist GIRL SCOUTS HEART OF THE SOUTH

Girl Scouts is hiring!

We're looking for the best and the brightest for this full-time, salaried positions with benefits. This position requires night and weekend availability, necessitating travel and non-traditional work hours at times.  Additionally, this position will have individual and team-based pieces to their job responsibilities. 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.


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.

Interested applicants should respond by Friday, May 11. 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.

 

Bridge Builders® Event Planning Intern BRIDGES

POSITION TITLE:    Bridge Builders® Event Planning Intern

REPORTS TO:    Director of Community Engagement

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This is an unpaid internship for the following purpose: BRIDGES will host a large-scale youth and family event for over 1500 middle and high school students and their families from the Greater Memphis area in August of 2018. BRIDGES is seeking three (3) summer interns to work directly with senior leadership at BRIDGES and members of the Bridge Builders Youth Leadership Board to assist in planning and designing an event that embraces youth empowerment and unity in the Greater Memphis area.

POSITION BENEFITS:
•    Serve as a project lead for a new, large-scale youth and family event
•    Gain experience in event planning and promotion
•    Learn from a leading non-profit in the local community
•    Meet other professionals in the business and non-profit sector
•    Be a part of a fun and dynamic team

INTERNSHIP HOURS AND REQUIREMENTS: The intern will be required to work 30 - 35 hours per week from June 4, 2018, to August 10, 2018. This is an unpaid internship with flexible hours.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for academic credit through their university or college.

TO APPLY: Go to www.bridgesusa.org/internships and complete the online application. Your resume and cover letter must be attached to the application.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.    Assist with the planning, promotion, logistics and coordination of large-scale youth event.
2.    Collaborate with Youth Department staff and Bridge Builders Leadership Board to develop event activities and entertainment focused on youth empowerment and unity.
3.    Serve as event promotion team; lead outreach and recruitment efforts targeted to current participants, local non-profits and youth organizations. Create social media campaigns to attract and engage adolescent youth
4.    Assist in identifying and securing contracts with community partners and with local vendors for food and entertainment. Vice President of Bridge Builders must approve of and sign all contracts.
5.    Identify potential sponsors and under the direction of the Development Team assist in sponsorship solicitation.
6.    Collaborate with marketing and communications team to develop promotional materials.
7.    Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
 
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
1.    Must have completed at least 1 year of college.
2.    Experience in event planning and logistics, recruitment and/or marketing and promotions with focus on social media and attracting/engaging adolescent youth strongly preferred. Experience in promotion and coordination of large-scale events (250+ participants) strongly preferred.
3.    Familiar with and committed to BRIDGES mission/values, including a passion for youth empowerment and youth-led social change initiatives and community-building in Memphis.
4.    Ability to handle multiple tasks in a timely fashion with a high degree of accuracy; be detail oriented and team oriented.
5.    Exhibit professionalism at all times.
6.    Computer literacy with knowledge and experience using Microsoft products and programs required; strong verbal and written communication skills required.
7.    Must pass background check and drug screen after offer and prior to start date.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1.    While performing the duties of this position, intern is regularly required to walk, talk, see and hear.
2.    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
3.    Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit departments at BRIDGES Center and to attend any sessions held off campus.
4.    The Intern is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

INSTRUCTIONS: Go to www.bridgesusa.org/internships and complete the online application. Your resume and cover letter must be attached to the application.

EOE – M/F – V/H

 

AmeriCorps Full-Time Member: Bridge Builders® Specialist BRIDGES

POSITION TITLE: BRIDGES AmeriCorps Full-Time Member: Bridge Builders® Specialist

REPORTS TO: CONNECT and AmeriCorps Coordinator and Director of Bridge Builders®

POSITION DESCRIPTION: BRIDGES is seeking five (5) full-time AmeriCorps Members (1720 hours of service required) to serve as Specialists for the Bridge Builders® program from August 7, 2018, to August 6, 2019. Members will serve an average 35-40 hours per week during the academic year and 40+ hours per week during the summer (June –July).

*To serve in AmeriCorps, individuals must be at least 17 years of age; have a high school diploma or GED at the start of service; and be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident alien. Documentation of government issued photo identification, education and citizenship are required once an offer has been extended. Social security number is required for E-verify.

BENEFITS: AmeriCorps Members will receive a stipend of $17,500, in 27 bi-weekly pay periods, and, upon successful completion of service, an education award*. Other benefits include student loan forbearance, healthcare coverage (optional), professional networking and skill development, research and training in local social justice issues, training as an experiential learning facilitator and the opportunity to serve with a dedicated team of AmeriCorps members and BRIDGES staff to create positive community change.
*Education Award amounts for the 2018 - 2019 program year have yet to be announced.

ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: BRIDGES unites and inspires
diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. Our Bridge Builders® program has three levels: CONNECT, COLLABORATE & CHANGE. We use an experiential learning/adventure based education model throughout our programming and to bring together middle and high school youth across the Mid-South region to grow leadership skills, take action within communities and create transformative spaces. The Jim Boyd BRIDGES Center is located in the Uptown neighborhood and is the first green commercial building in Memphis. It features a state of the art indoor/outdoor rock climbing wall, indoor high ropes course and serves as a model for sustainable environmental design.


ESSENTIAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SPECIALIST:
1.    Serve 35-40 hours per week during the academic year and 40+ hours per week during the summer. Program dates and times vary but normally occur during the school day and afterschool (Monday through Friday from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm) and on weekends (Saturdays from 8am - 5pm and Sundays from 12pm - 7pm). Intensive summer programming occurs May-July; hours vary but normally occur Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - 8:00 pm.
2.    Work collaboratively to facilitate/co-facilitate Bridge Builders® meetings, workshops and full day events at the Jim Boyd BRIDGES Center, schools and outside organizations (members will receive training on Bridge Builders® curricula).
3.    Lead groups of 15 - 25 adolescent youth through experiential learning activities and discussions focused on social and emotional learning skills, leadership, community and justice.
4.    Assist with the recruitment and retention of Bridge Builders® participants including:
a.    distributing materials;
b.    building relationships with youth organizations and colleges;
c.    attracting new partners and program participants.
5.    Assist the CONNECT Coordinator with recruiting and scheduling CONNECT workshop events and Retreat Days (members will receive training in CONNECT recruitment and scheduling).
6.    Prepare and maintain program materials and curriculum.
a.    Assist with set-up and logistics;
b.    Perform Site Coordination at Bridge Builders® meetings and workshops;
c.    Clean-up for Bridge Builders® meetings, workshops, events and trainings.
7.    Facilitate pre- and post-program evaluations and assist with entering in evaluation data.
8.    Attend and provide support at BRIDGES meetings and events, including volunteer trainings, parent orientations and community events.
9.    Represent BRIDGES and the AmeriCorps program through social media, national service days and events. This may involve presenting at in town and/or out of town meetings and/or conferences.
10.    Ensure, with the guidance of the Director of Bridge Builders® and the AmeriCorps Coordinator, that risk management procedures are implemented and followed during Bridge Builders® programming.
11.    Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Director of Bridge Builders®, AmeriCorps Coordinator or other senior managers.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/STRENGTHS FOR FACILITATION SPECIALIST:
1.    Participate in a criminal history check including but not limited to a state and federal fingerprint check and National Sex Offender Public Registry check.
2.    Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
3.    Embraces the AmeriCorps Spirit of Service; seeks to serve wherever needed in order to support the Bridge Builders® program and youth participants.
4.    Experience working with adolescent youth; experience in the field of experiential/ adventure based education is a plus.
5.    Possess a genuine interest, knowledge and passion for the BRIDGES mission and Bridge Builders® program components, including community building, leadership development and youth-led movements for social justice.
6.    Desire to serve a diverse population of adolescent youth and to assist in coaching and developing the strengths and skills of youth participants so that their unique assets are recognized and developed.
7.    Is a lifelong learner.
8.    Effective communication skills such as active listening, body language, clear and concise expectations, etc.; effective interpersonal, intercultural, and leadership abilities.
9.    Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
10.    Must be computer literate with knowledge of and experience using Microsoft products.
11.    Reliable transportation (public or private) required to the Jim Boyd BRIDGES Center and to multiple program venues throughout the city.
12.    Must be able to serve evenings and weekends on a regular basis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1.    Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit departments at the Jim Boyd BRIDGES Center, schools, off campus training sessions, summer camps, conferences, etc.
2.    Member will participate in high-energy activities of the Experiential Learning Center; participation requires ability to climb, run, stoop, elevate to high ropes course, etc.
3.    Able to lift, carry and/or move 25 pounds unassisted and up to 75 pounds with assistance.
4.    Member is regularly required to walk, talk, see and hear.
5.    While performing the duties of this position, the member is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk, hear and see.
6.    The member is required to use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
7.    Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, disability age, sex, political affiliation or religion.

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at www.bridgesusa.org. Cover letter and resume are required as part of the application process. Application deadline is July 13, 2017. Applicants selected for AmeriCorps service will be required to create an account and submit an application through the My AmeriCorps portal. For additional information about AmeriCorps, please visit www.americorps.gov. For additional information about BRIDGES and the Bridge Builders® program, please visit www.bridgesusa.org.
 
EOE – M/F – V/H

 

Bridge Builders® CHANGE Support & Adviser BRIDGES

POSITION TITLE: Bridge Builders® CHANGE Support & Adviser

REPORTS TO: Bridge Builders® CHANGE Coordinator

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Bridge Builders CHANGE Support & Adviser - Intern will assist Bridge Builders program staff in guiding and supporting a group of 12-15 middle and high school student leaders in the design and implementation of a one-year, issue-based youth campaign. Position starts with a five-day Social Change Leadership retreat in followed by twice weekly meetings during the school year.

Position is a paid position and may also be eligible for academic credit.

INTERNSHIP HOURS AND REQUIREMENTS: The intern will be required to attend a five-day team retreat in July 2018 and serve a minimum of 8-10 hours per week from August 2018 – May 2019. This is a paid position and may also be eligible for academic credit. Please contact your faculty advisor or university adviser.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete the online application HERE by June 1st, 2018. Resume and cover letter are required.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.    Attend a one-week Social Change Leadership retreat in July, provide support to BRIDGES staff, and participate as an active member of the Bridge Builders CHANGE team.
2.    Attend a minimum of (2) two out of (3) three Bridge Builders CHANGE meetings each week, working collaboratively with BRIDGES staff to facilitate meetings (meetings held Saturday from 9am-12pm and Tuesday/Thursday from 4pm-7pm).
3.    Provide support and guidance to Youth Interns through the design and implementation of an issue-based campaign to include research, youth and community organizing, facilitating and meeting planning.
4.    Assist BRIDGES staff in training Youth Interns in community organizing strategies and techniques.
5.    Serve as a mentor to Youth Interns to help them meet their individual goals, while maintaining proper boundaries
6.    Provide Youth Interns feedback through observation and evaluation.
7.    Assist with planning and set-up for Bridge Builders CHANGE meetings and events.
8.    Monitor Youth Intern attendance and participation; provide follow-up as necessary.
9.    Participate in BRIDGES trainings and events for college students and serve as an ambassador for BRIDGES on campus.
10.    Other reasonable duties as assigned by the Bridge Builders® Change Coordinator and/or the Vice President of Bridge Builders®.
 
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
1.    Must have completed at least one year of college or have the equivalent in experience in the various BRIDGES programs.
2.    Familiarity with and commitment to BRIDGES and its mission/values, as well as to the mission/values of Bridge Builders.
3.    Possess a genuine interest, knowledge and passion for working with a diverse population of adolescent youth so that their unique assets are recognized and developed.
4.    Values diversity and seeks out opportunities to interact and learn in diverse settings; ability to work in a diverse team.
5.    Experience in programs with an experiential/adventure education core where participants’ knowledge and experiences are honored and strengthened through shared experiences.
6.    Must possess high-energy, enthusiasm and strong initiative.
7.    Good communication (verbal and written), exhibits interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to speak effectively in front of large and small groups.
8.    Exhibit strong professionalism at all times as well as a strong commitment to lifelong learning.
9.    Strength in developing and maintaining positive working relationships where open communication exists with BRIDGES staff, other interns, participants, stakeholders and community partners.
10.    Must be computer literate with knowledge and experience using Microsoft products and programs.
11.    Must pass background check and drug screen after offer and prior to start date.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1.    Intern will regularly participant in high-energy activities that require running, stooping, etc.
2.    While performing the duties of this position, intern is regularly required to walk, talk, see and hear.
3.    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
4.    Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit departments at BRIDGES Center and to attend any sessions held off campus.
5.    The Intern is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
6.    The Intern must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

INSTRUCTIONS: Complete the online application at HERE by June 1st, 2018. Resume and cover letter are required.

EOE – M/F – V/H
 

 

Bridge Builders CHANGE Program Specialist BRIDGES

POSITION TITLE: Program Specialist, Bridge Builders CHANGE                  

REPORTS TO: Bridge Builders CHANGE Coordinator and Director of Bridge Builders

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Under supervision of the Bridge Builders CHANGE Coordinator, the Program Specialist for Bridge Builders CHANGE will have the primary responsibility of training, supervising and supporting 20-40 high school CHANGE fellows (approximately 60% of time). Under the supervision of the Director of Bridge Builders, the Program Specialist will support Bridge Builders program implementation (approximately 40% of time). Full time, exempt.

I.    ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    Supervise 20-40 high school fellows 6 hours per week in the afternoon/evenings and weekends to develop and implement a year-long, youth-led campaign designed to raise youth voice and address injustice in Greater Memphis.
2.    Work collaboratively with the Bridge Builders CHANGE Coordinator on planning and implementation of activities and training for CHANGE level of program, including but not limited to the Leadership Institute.
3.    Work collaboratively with the Director of Bridge Builders in the planning, coordination and implementation of assigned projects/events.
4.    Support Bridge Builders curriculum at any program level, as needed and in accordance with the position and department work plans.
5.    Locate and coordinate resources that provide students with subject and issue area specific opportunities, ideas, research and access to leaders at the local and national level to achieve program success.
6.    Work collaboratively with the Bridge Builders staff (specifically the CHANGE Coordinator and Evaluation Manager) to develop and implement clear protocols for evaluation of participant outcomes.
7.    Communicate regularly with youth participants, including 1-on-1 check-ins with youth each semester, and with parents/guardians (when necessary), to maintain positive group dynamics and high levels of participation.
8.    Strive to maintain an atmosphere among staff and youth participants that is consistent with BRIDGES core values, and report any behavior issues of staff or students to a supervisor in a timely manner.
9.    Implement best practices for youth development and youth-led social change in a manner consistent with BRIDGES’ organizational culture.
10.    Support youth in building connections and networks within BRIDGES and throughout the community in order to support their work.
11.    Work collaboratively with the Bridge Builders staff to achieve annual goals and stated outcomes of all levels of the Bridge Builders program.
12.    Maintain accurate records of youth’s attendance and complete required tracking of participation on a weekly basis.
13.    Participate in BRIDGES and Bridge Builders activities, events and fundraising efforts.
14.    Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Vice President of Bridge Builders or President of BRIDGES.
15.    Must be computer literate with knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office.

II.    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    At least two years of college level education from an accredited college or university. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
2.    At least two years in a field related to communications, social justice, youth development, youth organizing preferred.
3.    At least one year experience in teaching, counseling, and/or mentoring, preferably with adolescents.
4.    Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends as required, to provide students out-of-school time programming opportunities.
5.    Personal transportation required for meetings held offsite; must have proper insurance with the appropriate limits under Tennessee law and a valid driver’s license.
6.    Good communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and leadership skills.
7.    Have the demonstrated ability to:
a)    Draw logical conclusions and make appropriate recommendations, judgments and decisions;
b)    Gather, record and evaluate information; maintain accurate records of participant attendance;
c)    Maintain a positive attitude toward participants, staff and interns;
d)    Understand program objectives in relation to organizational goals;
e)    Evaluate and manage difficult or sensitive situations with youth and adults with appropriate procedures and boundaries as determined through BRIDGES staff handbook;
f)    Maintain confidentiality of information.

III.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1.    While performing the duties of this position, employee is regularly required to walk, talk, see, hear and stoop.
2.    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
3.    The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms.
4.    Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
5.    Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit departments at the BRIDGES Center and to attend training sessions held off campus.
6.    Requires excellent communication skills both spoken and written.

In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

IV.    ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND STRENGTHS:
1.    Is a life-long learner who is curious and motivated to learn new skills.
2.    Possess a genuine interest, knowledge and passion for working with a diverse population of adolescent youth and adults so that their unique assets are recognized and developed; desire, ability and passion for working with adolescent youth to provide an environment and opportunities to realize their unique strengths and actualize their potential.
3.    Values diversity and seeks out opportunities for self, staff, volunteers and program participants to interact and learn in diverse settings.
4.    Ability to train, supervise and empower a diverse team of youth, interns and volunteers.
5.    Strength in developing and maintaining positive working relationships where open communication exists with BRIDGES staff agency wide, community partners and funding agencies; experience working effectively and collaboratively with community organizations and schools.

Instructions: This position is full-time, regular; exempt. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to careers@bridgesusa.org with “CHANGE Program Specialist” in the subject line. No calls, please.

EOE – M/F – V/H

 

Evaluation Manager BRIDGES

POSITION TITLE:    Evaluation Manager                                                          REPORTS TO:    Vice President of Bridge Builders®

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
All Bridge Builders events, including conferences, are evaluated, and the results are reported out to the Board of Trustees, BRIDGES staff, stakeholders and other interested parties. The Evaluation Manager is responsible for the design of all evaluation instruments, the accurate recording of data, analyzing the data, and reporting out the results. Full-time, regular; exempt.

I.    ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Evaluation
1.    Manage and enhance an organizational evaluation plan for the three levels of Bridge Builders program: CONNECT, COLLABORATE, and CHANGE. The plan should strike a balance between participant outcomes and process evaluation and include both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
2.    Design evaluation tool(s) flexible enough to accurately measure results from CONNECT, COLLABORATE, and CHANGE, customizing the tool(s) for each program; tabulate, interpret and distribute results of Evaluation Plan.
3.    Meet with Vice President of Bridge Builders, Director of Bridge Builders and appropriate staff across the BRIDGES organization to share expert advice; plan, execute and implement the measurement tool(s).
4.    Work collaboratively with Bridge Builders staff and program youth to design evaluation projects, tools, and analysis as needed.
5.    Identify outside experts for guidance on design, revisions, analysis, best practices, and benchmarking.
6.    Maintain confidentiality of data and evaluation analysis sharing only on a need-to-know basis; maintain relationships/confidentiality of any external data sharing with partners.
7.    Assist and/or support internal and external outcomes reporting to funders, BRIDGES board, stakeholders, BRIDGES staff, and data sharing partners.
8.    Consult with Vice Presidents of Development and Bridge Builders and Director of Communications to create and implement an outreach strategy for Bridge Builder alumni survey.
9.    From the outreach strategy, develop a tool for following Bridge Builder alumni that has long- term effectiveness and leads to the design of the Bridge Builder alumni longitudinal study; study to allow for revisions at key time points.
10.    Monitor evaluation related software.

Professional Growth
1.    Attend professional training and conferences; reach desired level of proficiency in SPSS.
2.    Identify individual leaders in evaluation design, execution and data analysis for collaboration and sharing of best practices.
3.    Stay up-to-date in field by reading journals and other professional/academic material.

II.    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1.    Master’s degree in Evaluation, Applied Anthropology, Sociology or related field from an accredited college or university.
2.    Minimum of two-three (2–3) years of experience in design, execution and data analysis of evaluation instruments.
3.    Ability to actively participate in Bridge Builders® sponsored events; must be flexible and available for evening and/or weekend events as required to provide students out-of-school time programming opportunities.
4.    Have personal transportation as required for meetings held offsite, school visits, community meetings, etc.; must have proper insurance with the appropriate limits under Tennessee law and a valid driver’s license.
5.    Good communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and leadership skills.
6.    Maintain confidentiality of information.
7.    Ability to attend workshops and conferences both local and out of town; speaking before these groups might be required.
8.    Have the demonstrated ability to:
a)    draw logical conclusions and make appropriate recommendations, judgments and decisions;
b)    gather, record and evaluate information; maintain accurate records.
c)    maintain a positive attitude toward participants, staff and interns;
d)    understand program objectives in relation to organizational goals;
e)    evaluate and manage difficult or sensitive situations with youth and adults with appropriate procedures and boundaries as determined through BRIDGES Employee Handbook.

III.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1.    Employee will regularly participant in high-energy activities that require a substantial amount of walking, stooping, climbing, etc.
2.    Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit departments at BRIDGES Center and any off-site training programs.
3.    Requires excellent communication skills both spoken and written.
4.    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear and see. The employee is required to use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
5.    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
6.    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds unassisted; lift and/or move up to 75 pounds with assistance.

IV.    ADDITIONAL DUTIES, KNOWLEDGE OF AND STRENGTHS
1.    Supervise data entry ensuring accuracy and confidentiality.
2.    Have an advanced level of proficiency in Excel, MS Word and other Microsoft programs; have a basic, working knowledge of Salesforce and online evaluation tools such as Survey Monkey.
3.    Oversee and support Development staff in any longitudinal/alumni tracking activities.
4.    Work collaboratively with the Bridge Builders Staff to ensure that student feedback is gathered and applied in project planning.
5.    Be a lifelong learner who is curious and motivated to learn new skills.
6.    Possess a genuine interest, knowledge and passion for working with a diverse population of adolescent youth and adults so that their unique assets are recognized and developed; have desire, ability and passion for working with adolescent youth to provide the environment and opportunities to realize their unique strengths and actualize their potential.
7.    Possess experience and enthusiasm for coaching and developing the strengths and skills of staff members and/or volunteers.
8.    Value diversity and seek out opportunities for self, staff, volunteers and program participants to interact and learn in diverse settings.
9.    Strength in developing and maintaining positive working relationships where open communication exists with BRIDGES staff agency wide, community partners and funding agencies.
10.    Experience in providing and leading programs with an experiential/adventure education core where participant knowledge and experiences are honored and strengthened through shared experiences.
11.    Passion for living out and supporting BRIDGES mission to build a community of leaders to advance racial, economic, educational and environmental justice.
12.    Detail oriented with ability to multi-task while maintaining high quality accountability measurements and documentation for Bridge Builders and each of its components.

In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Instructions: This position is full-time, regular; exempt. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to careers@bridgesusa.org with “Evaluation Manager” in the subject line. No calls, please.

EOE – M/F – V/H

 

Victim Advocate FAYETTE CARES

DESCRIPTION

The Victim Advocate provides direct assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence from initial contact to self-sufficiency.  The Victim Advocate has a strong focus on delivering intervention, prevention, and support services for adults who have experienced violence within intimate relationships.

As a member of a direct service team, the Victim Advocate works out of the main Fayette Cares office, the Fayette County Justice Complex, and performs duties at locations in Fayette and neighboring counties. Some on-call, weekend, and evening work, as well as overnight travel will be required.

This is a full time Exempt position with paid leave, holidays, health insurance, and retirement benefits. The Victim Advocate must have a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Behavioral Science, or related field.  Another combination of relevant education/experience will be considered.

Qualifications and desired skills include but are not limited to:

A minimum of two years of experience working with victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or homeless families is preferred.

Applicants must possess excellent administrative and human resources skills including: computer expertise, written and verbal communication skills, self-confidence, initiative, flexibility, skills, and a high degree of professionalism.

Must be a team player, demonstrate motivation, exercise discretion and dependability, adhere to business profession code of ethics, and function well under stressful conditions.

Interested applicants can apply at FayetteCares.org/Careers and should send resumes to executivedirector@fayettecares.org.   Interviews are by appointment only.

Paralegal, Fair Housing MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES (MALS)

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 Fair Housing: Memphis Fair Housing Center (MFHC), a division of Memphis Area Legal Services, is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency offering a variety of services, including Mortgage Delinquency and Default/Loss Mitigation: identifying options to help clients save their homes from foreclosure; Fair Lending: identifying scams and predatory lending practices; Keep My Tennessee Home—Principal Reduction with Recast Program or Lien Extinguishment: guiding clients throughout the application process; and Post-Purchase/Non-Delinquent Counseling: assisting homeowners facing tax sales, homeowner associations’ liens, and other issues. MFHC provides legal advice and representation to homeowners who are victims of predatory lending, have been sued by the city or county government for delinquent taxes, have been sued by homeowner associations, and/or discriminated against based on race, gender, familial status, and/or disability.

Position Description: This position reports to the Managing Attorney of the Fair Housing Unit. It is responsible for and/or assists with providing foreclosure prevention counseling and legal services to owner-occupants of single family units with mortgage loans in default or in danger of default. This is a grant funded position.

Key Responsibilities:

The duties of the Paralegal, Fair Housing include:

Legal
• Conducts interviews of clients, including home visits, when appropriate; assists in advising clients; conducts investigations; and performs all other case management duties and responsibilities
• Conducts legal research; prepares and drafts legal documents, pleadings, and letters, case memos, and referral memoranda, as appropriate
• Files pleadings with the court clerk and delivers or directs delivery of subpoenas to witnesses and parties in cases
• Represents clients before administrative agencies and other appropriate forums; assists
attorneys in the representation of clients before judicial bodies on legal matters related to foreclosure prevention, the rescission of a foreclosure sale, the reinstatement of mortgage loans, and disputes of debts due to predatory lending practices
• Identifies systemic issues in areas that impact clients’ housing rights and strategies to address them, under the guidance and support of the Managing Attorney of Fair Housing Unit and/or the Chief Advocacy Officer
• Participates in case acceptance decisions for legal services, in consultation with the Managing Attorney of Fair Housing
• Maintains 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
• Other duties as required by the Managing Attorney of Fair Housing Unit Outreach
• Participates in community education and outreach activities on an ongoing basis
• At the request of the Staff Attorney, Fair Housing, attends public events and community
meetings to raise awareness about fair housing and to gather information about issues that may have an impact on home ownership
• Provides foreclosure prevention counseling services in accordance with the standards and practices applicable to HUD-certified housing counselors

Professional Development
• Stays up-to-date on the state of the law and procedures within area(s) of practice
• Actively participates in training activities as trainee or trainer, particularly state-wide and/or task force meetings and conferences

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
• Closes case files in a timely manner and submits to Managing Attorney of Fair Housing Unit for review

Other
• Collaborates with other staff as needed
• Maintains and promotes a positive working relationship with unit staff and other members of MALS staff
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Managing Attorney of Fair Housing Unit

Qualifications:
MALS is seeking a self-motivated, energetic, and detail-oriented individual to provide paralegal support and counseling services related to foreclosures, tax sales, fair housing, and mortgage delinquency.

Applicants should have:
• A bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies or graduate of a paralegal training program
• At least one year of experience as a paralegal
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Broad knowledge of state and federal court procedures
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted, and high volume environment
• Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others
• Excellent computer skills
• Cultural competency in working with low-income clients from diverse backgrounds

Status: Exempt

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

Contract Attorneys, Memphis Fair Housing Center (MFHC) MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES (MALS)

Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. is seeking four (4) contract attorneys for its Memphis Fair Housing Center (MFHC). MFHC is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency offering services including Mortgage Delinquency and Default/Loss Mitigation; Fair Lending; Keep My Tennessee Home—Principal Reduction with Recast Program or Lien Extinguishment; and Post-Purchase/Non-Delinquent Counseling. Contract attorneys will be responsible for providing foreclosure prevention counseling and legal services to owner-occupants of single family units with mortgage loans in default or in danger of default.

Other duties include:
• Interviewing clients, including home visits when appropriate and giving legal advice
• Conducting legal research and preparing and drafting legal documents, pleadings,
motions, briefs, appeals, case memos and referral memoranda
• Representing clients in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, and
other appropriate forums on legal matters related to foreclosure prevention, the
rescission of a foreclosure sale, the reinstatement of mortgage loans, and disputes
due to predatory lending practices
• Identifying systemic issues in areas that impact clients’ housing rights and strategies
to address them
• Acting in accordance with the Code of Professional Responsibility
• Staying up-to-date on the state of the law and procedures within area(s) of practice

Candidates must be experienced litigators with demonstrated commitment and passion for equal justice and legal assistance to low-income populations. Must have a license to practice law in Tennessee, admitted to federal practice, and a member of the Tennessee bar. Two to five years litigation experience in housing preferred.

Instructions: Send a letter of interest, with resume, writing sample, and listing three professional references to nmcgee@malsi.org. MALS is an E.O.E.

Staff Attorney, Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), Memphis Children’s Health Law Directive (Memphis CHiLD) MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES (MALS)

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 Medical-Legal Partnership and Memphis Children’s Health Law Directive
(Memphis CHiLD): The Medical-Legal Partnership leverages legal services inside health organizations to educate health care providers and others about the need for and impact of legal expertise and services in healthcare settings. Memphis CHiLD is a collaborative effort between MALS, the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital focusing on the identification of legal and social issues that impact child and family health and providing direct legal services, education, and systemic advocacy.

Position Description: This position reports to the Managing Attorney of the Family and Elder Law Unit. It is responsible for providing legal representation for low-income pediatric patients at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and their families related to public benefits, special education, and family stability issues. This is a grant funded position.

Key Responsibilities:
The duties of the Staff Attorney, MLP, Memphis CHiLD include:

Legal
• Conducts interviews of clients, including home visits, when appropriate; gives legal advice; and performs all other case management duties and responsibilities
• Conducts legal research; prepares and drafts legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs, appeals, case memos, and referral memoranda, as appropriate
• Represents low-income pediatric patients at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and their families in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, and other appropriate forums on legal matters related to public benefits, including but not limited to Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Social Security; special education cases; and cases involving poor housing conditions that contribute to poor health and issues that promote family stability, such as custody and conservatorships
• Identifies systemic issues in areas that impact child and family health and strategies to address them, under the guidance and support of the Managing Attorney of Family and Elder Law Unit 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 Family and Elder Law 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

Outreach
• Makes presentations to practice groups, the Shelby County Health Department, and other community partners about Memphis CHiLD
• Conducts training sessions for hospital patients and families, different practice groups, and community organizations
• Actively participates in the MLP University of Memphis Law School clinic and in clinical studies with medical students; participates in rounds with the MLP medical champion and medical residents

Relationships/Partnerships
• 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
• Maintains a positive working relationship with partners of Memphis CHiLD

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
• Closes case files in a timely manner and submits to Managing Attorney of Family and Elder Law Unit for review
• Supervises law clerks, paralegals, and support staff as assigned

Other
• Collaborates with other staff as needed
• Performs other duties as required by the Managing Attorney of Family and Elder Law Unit

Qualifications:
MALS is seeking a dynamic individual with a demonstrated commitment and passion for equal justice and legal assistance to low-income populations.

Applicants should have:
• License to practice law in Tennessee, admitted to federal practice, and a member of the Tennessee Bar
• Two to five years litigation experience in healthcare and family law 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 skills
• Cultural competency in working with low-income clients from diverse backgrounds

Status: Exempt

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

 

Staff Attorney, Fair Housing

Staff Attorney, Fair Housing Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS)

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 Tip ton 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 Fair Housing: Memphis Fair Housing Center (MFHC), a division of Memphis Area Legal Services, is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency offering a variety of services, including Mortgage Delinquency and Default/Loss Mitigation: identifying options to help clients save their homes from foreclosure; Fair Lending: identifying scams and predatory lending practices; Keep My Tennessee Home—Principal Reduction with Recast Program or Lien Extinguishment: guiding clients throughout the application process; and Post-Purchase/Non-Delinquent Counseling: assisting homeowners facing tax sales, homeowner associations’ liens, and other issues. MFHC provides legal advice and representation to homeowners who are victims of predatory lending, have been sued by the city or county government for delinquent taxes, have been sued by homeowner associations, and/or discriminated against based on race, gender, familial status, and/or disability.

Position Description: This position reports to the Managing Attorney of the Fair Housing Unit. It is responsible for providing foreclosure prevention counseling and legal services to owner-occupants of single family units with mortgage loans in default or in danger of default. This is a grant funded position.

Key Responsibilities:
The duties of the Staff Attorney, Fair Housing include:

Legal
• Conducts interviews of clients, including home visits, when appropriate; gives legal advice; and performs all other case management duties and responsibilities
• Conducts legal research; prepares and drafts legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs, appeals, case memos, and referral memoranda, as appropriate
• Represents clients in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, and other
appropriate forums on legal matters related to foreclosure prevention, the rescission of a
foreclosure sale, the reinstatement of mortgage loans, and disputes of debts due to predatory lending practices
• Identifies systemic issues in areas that impact clients’ housing rights and strategies to address them, under the guidance and support of the Managing Attorney of Fair Housing Unit 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 Fair Housing
• 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
• Other duties as required by the Managing Attorney of Fair Housing Unit Outreach
• Proactively reaches out to the community and other organizations and groups that support fair housing; makes presentations and participates in public speaking engagements
• Attends public events and community meetings to raise awareness about fair housing and to gather information about issues that may have an impact on home ownership
• Coordinates and implements community education projects including trainings for the
public, community organizations, and social service agencies working in the area of fair and affordable housing
• Develops and maintains knowledge of legal, social service, and community-based
organizations that can make appropriate referrals
• Provides foreclosure prevention counseling services in accordance with the standards and practices applicable to HUD-certified housing counselors

Relationships/Partnerships
• 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

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
• Closes case files in a timely manner and submits to Managing Attorney of Fair Housing Unit for review
• Supervises law clerks, paralegals, and support staff as assigned

Other
• Collaborates with other staff as needed
• Performs other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Managing Attorney of Fair
Housing Unit

Qualifications:
MALS is seeking an experienced litigator with a demonstrated commitment and passion for equal justice and legal assistance to low-income populations.
Applicants should have:
• License to practice law in Tennessee, admitted to federal practice, and a member of the
Tennessee Bar
• Two to five years litigation experience in housing 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
• Experience in legal services, nonprofit environment, and knowledge of poverty law preferred
• Excellent computer skills
• Cultural competency in working with low-income clients from diverse backgrounds
• Experience in public speaking and training others on the law

Status: Exempt

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

Navigator

Navigator Family Safety Center

The 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 Navigator who is highly motivated to assist clients and process their individualized needs through the various services provided with partner agencies.  This position will report to the Client Services Manager and will be an integral part of the growth of the organization.  This is a grant funded position.

Job Summary:  Assists clients in accessing services from on-site partners that accommodate the individual needs of the client.  Performs intake procedures to efficiently and effectively process clients through the organization.  Provides consultation, case management and information, completes administrative records, performs client follow-up, assists with and participates in professional development activities and client community outreach.

Responsibilities:

Provides welcome and trauma-informed assessments, referral and follow-up.
•    Welcomes clients and their families, assuring that the delivery of service is client centered and seamless.
•    Works with volunteers to provide light refreshments and rest during the delivery of service.
•    Assure that children receive child care while the client is receiving services.
•    Coordinates schedules for appointments with partner agencies and clients; assists with follow-up for missed appointments.
•    Provides and secures information from partner agencies based on client needs.
•    Assists partners with client information and makes referrals to community agencies when appropriate.
•    Assists clients with completing application for social service assistance, i.e., rent, utility, medication, clothing, transportation and victim’s compensation.

Provides consultation and case management.
•    Consults with appropriate staff and partner agencies regarding client needs and problems.
•    Completes the Danger Assessment and Safety Planning intake.
•    Assists in consultation and education services to other agencies and organizations.

Completes all administrative records pertaining to clients and caseload assignments.
•    Establishes and maintains client records and complies with all requirements related to documentation of services rendered.
•    Completes clients statistical documentation/reports by established deadlines.
•    Prepares and submits proper summaries and reports to other agencies and professionals promptly and in accordance with confidentiality protocols.

Assists with and participates in professional development activities and client and community outreach.
•    Assists with the organization, preparation and provision of professional development activities for the organization and other professionals.
•    Assists with the development and delivery of programs and activities promoting client outreach.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities
•    Working knowledge of domestic violence dynamics and its impact on children and families.
•    Ability to communicate with a wide range of children and families from different cultural backgrounds.
•    Knowledge of community resources.
•    Working knowledge of alcohol and drug abuse and its impact on children and families.
•    Demonstrated computer experience with word processing or varied software required.
    
Education and Experience
•    Undergraduate degree in social work or similar discipline from an accredited program with at least two years direct client contact; or an associate degree with life experience and at least two years of client contact.
•    Two years experience in providing direct service to domestic violence victims.

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

Application deadline:  April 30, 2018                                                            

 

Career Success Coach

Career Success Coach The Collective

The Position Overview: The Career Coach plays the most critical role in ensuring our young adults reach their vision and dreams. Coaches teach during the two-month intensive training run by The Collective, and then coach young adults through post-secondary education. The coach provides personalized guidance in a several ways: planning for life, navigating barriers, making it through school, preparing for the job application process, securing a career job, developing new skills, acquiring resources and sustaining employment. The Career Coach’s most important objective is to develop and cultivate a deep and meaningful relationship with each young adult. Career coaches are held accountable for the success of their cohort of young adults, and are expected to conduct weekly coaching sessions.

Responsibilities:

  • Builds strong and long-lasting positive relationships with young adults
  • Goes above and beyond to support young adults along their journey
  • Conducts outreach and recruitment of participants
  • Compiles and studies occupational, educational, and economic information to assist young adults in making and carrying out vocational and educational goals
  • Assists young adults in understanding their abilities, talents, interests, and personality characteristics in order to develop career options
  • Facilitates job readiness workshops that include resume writing, interview techniques, and additional soft skills training
  • Plans, organizes, and conducts individual coaching sessions
  • Adjusts coaching technique, based on the strengths and needs of individuals
  • Helps individuals create action/development plans
  • Supports young adults through their internship and employment placement process
  • Assists young adults in obtaining regular, full-time employment
  • Collects and maintains accurate and complete records as required, including information on the following: individual assessments, demographics, performance, and social development
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated passion and experience helping young adults to understand and communicate their true value
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; The Collective will consider meaningful educational, work and/or military project management experience in exchange for degree requirements where appropriate
  • Experienced in building, establishing, and maintaining effective relationships with young adults
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching/facilitating in small groups
  • Willingness to work collaboratively in a small team setting
  • Strong, intuitive communicator who is comfortable presenting to, and engaging with, young adults
  • Excellent organizational and data collection skills
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Professional experience with nonprofits or a significant track record of social sector volunteerism
  • High energy and positive attitude; shows passion about The Collective’s mission.

The Collective is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to supporting and encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome our employees’ differences regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.Benefits:This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality, with a proven track record and a passion for young adults. The Collective is prepared to offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary as well as health, 401(k), and vacation benefits.

To Apply: If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@thememphiscollective.org.

In your cover letter, let us know why you are interested in The Collective and specifically how you think you can contribute to the organization. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Family Service Worker – Bilingual

Family Service Worker – Bilingual Porter-Leath

DESCRIPTION

Porter-Leath's Family Service Workers share a special relationship with our children and their families. Our Family Service Workers provide effective social work and case management services to meet the individual needs of each child we serve. They ensure our families possess all of the resources they need to be healthy and thrive.

Our Family Service Workers:
• Use their knowledge of community resources and ability to prioritize tasks to manage caseloads effectively and independently
• Possess a strong conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change
• Forge mutually respectful partnerships with the children and families we serve
• Set limits and maintain the helping role of the employee and intervene appropriately to meet needs of children and families

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Job Functions
1. Performs duties according to the standards set forth by Porter-Leath, Head Start, the NAEYC, CWLA, and Tennessee Day Care Licensing.
2. Assists with completion of the application/enrollment process with participating families. Assists with the completion of social histories, nutrition assessments, and other health forms. Makes follow-up with community referrals to ensure eligibility to participate in the program. Ensures files are complete and updated.
3. Assists with providing extensive case management services required by families involved in Head Start to include: ensuring that enrollees have access to needed services. Ensures all clients enrolled have access to medical care. Develops and implements follow-up plans. Works with parents to promote parent participation in the delivery of services for their children.
4. Assists with recruitment of families with children ages three (3) to five (5). Provides information to the community about the program as assigned.
5. Assists with the completion of social histories.
6. Assists with the timely completion of professional, accurate, and thorough progress reports.
7. Assists participants in locating and enrolling in life skills training classes/workshops that will meet their particular needs.
8. Makes home visits to participating children/families as assigned.
9. Keeps Coordinator and Site Manager informed of programmatic issues in a timely and concise manner.
10. Performs research/study to remain current of the trends involving early childhood education, the needs of children at risk, and services to families affected by substance abuse.
11. Contributes to team efforts by performing other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Associate's degree in social services field or related field required.
• Bachelor's degree in social services field or related field preferred.
• Two (2) years of experience in a social service or educational setting.
• Head Start experience preferred.

INSTRUCTIONS

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE TODAY!
www.porterleath.org/opportunities

CONTACT INFO

Url

www.porterleath.org

Crisis Response Counselor-Memphis, TN

Crisis Response Counselor-Memphis, TN Youth Villages

DESCRIPTION

Now offering a $3,000 Sign-On Payment plus $2,000 Relocation Assistance!

Company Overview
Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20 years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Program Overview
Our Specialized Crisis Services program serves children and adolescents under the age of 18 who are experiencing a crisis- suicidal, homicidal, physical aggression, or psychosis. The program specializes in working with the client, family, and other systemic key participants to assess the risks versus the protective factors to keep the client and others safe. Specialized Crisis Services strives to use the least restrictive environment. The Youth Villages’ SCS Program uses a systematic treatment model where interventions are parent focused bringing change through the family, school, community, and peer groups; training staff intensively in conducting assessment, crisis management, in-home treatment, and respite care.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Position Overview
- Provide mobile crisis response and thorough, strength-based assessment of children and families in crises in their natural environments.
- Utilize crisis respite homes when appropriate
- Provide ongoing treatment and intervention to maintain the families until appropriate services are secured
- Working non-traditional hours
- 24 hour availability
- Having flexibility in your schedule
- Working well with others in a highly supervised atmosphere
- Documentation that is on-line/ web-based and available to you from home
- Collaborate with adult crisis teams and community consumers
- Counselors may serve a 60+ mile radius from the office
- Counselors may be required to attend meetings on their days off

Additional Information
Schedules vary and will be discussed in greater detail during the interview process Youth Villages' SCS teams are based out of the following cities: Memphis, Paris, Dyersburg, Jackson, Nashville, Columbia, Cookeville, Clarksville, Dickson, Chattanooga, Morristown and Knoxville.

Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance. Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements
A Master's degree in a social services discipline is required Degrees that can be considered include: social work, counseling, psychology, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications. One year of clinical experience counseling with youth Applicants who are provisionally licensed or working towards licensure are strongly preferred.
Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Basic computer knowledge
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance

Experience growth and development through our continuous training as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

Additional Benefits -
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement
EOE

INSTRUCTIONS

To Apply, please visit https://careers-youthvillages.icims.com/jobs/2199/crisis-response-counselor-%243%2c000-sign-on-payment/job

Contact Info

Url

http://www.youthvillages.org/

Project Support Specialist

Project Support Specialist New Memphis Institute

DESCRIPTION

Position Summary: The Project Support Specialist will work closely with the Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives and other key staff to broadly manage or support programmatic, communications, and special projects. The position provides an excellent opportunity to work for an established and dynamic non-profit.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Main Functions and Responsibilities:
- Supervise graphic, communications, marketing, and fundraising projects, coordinating timelines, approvals, and project-team communication
- Draft or support in drafting external communications for special projects
- Draft and send correspondence and materials on behalf of senior team
- Collect data from internal and external sources for use in impact reporting, funding proposals, and special projects
- Assist VP in monitoring team member progress on relevant goals and measures
- Steward relationships with speakers and partners for large events, as well as vendors providing in-kind donations for events
- Guide the preparation, communication and follow-up procedures for all board meetings
- Assist with the assembly and preparation of materials for New Memphis program classes
- Collaborate with staff to guide intern hiring and optimization across all programs
- Update contact information and other pertinent data in our database
- Manage information flow to ensure team members complete tasks requested by senior team
- Manage aspects of the senior team’s calendar and daily tasks, including the prioritization of calls and updating of staff activity
- Support team members in planning, budgeting, oversight, and document of all large projects

QUALIFICATIONS

Key Skills
- Organized self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment
- At least three years of relevant work experience
- Strong attention to details, with an aptitude for coordinating tasks and timelines
- Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
- Synthesize large amounts of information to support initiatives
- Manage demands, deadlines, and information needs of multiple projects with little guidance
- Establish and maintain productive external relationships to support the organization’s mission
- Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, and Excel; Salesforce experience a plus
- Full-time. Some evening, weekends and extended hours will be required.

INSTRUCTIONS

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 March 23 to info@newmemphis.org. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CONTACT INFO

Email

info@newmemphis.org

Url

http://www.newmemphis.org/about-us/contact-us/

Manager of Education Engagement

Manager of Education Engagement The Orpheum Theatre Group

DESCRIPTION

Summary:
The Orpheum Theatre Group Education department seeks to hire a passionate, innovative, and dedicated individual to join their growing team as Manager of Education Engagement. The Manager of Education Engagement will work closely with the Vice President of Education to create, develop, and execute new socially conscious programming as part of the Orpheum’s ongoing efforts to expand its educational offerings while serving the entire Memphis community. Through building partnerships, collaborating on a variety of engagement opportunities, and providing access to the broadest possible reach, we aim to use the arts to create hope, compassion, and inspiration for the people of Memphis. The ideal candidate is a visionary with a “roll up your sleeves and dig in attitude” that is equally at home when collaborating with everyone from young people to community leaders to board members. Candidates should have the ability to dream big and act locally in service to that dream.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but are not limited to:

• New Programming Design and Execution
o Work closely with Vice President of Education on creation, design, and implementation of all new programs and initiatives.
o Create program models and curriculum, schedules, and registrations.
o Lead programs and workshops as necessary.
o Recruit and engage with participants, their families, community partners, and other key collaborators.
o Identify continued needs for new programs, growth, expansion, and potential partners.

• Student Matinee and Entertainment for All Series Production Management
o Assist VP of Education in scouting, securing, and building relationships with touring productions, producers, and agents.
o Identify needs for new programs and develop ideas.
o Manage all necessary tour arrangements (including schedules, travel, housing, special needs, etc.), and facilitate communication with artists, companies, agents, etc. for smooth presentations.

• Musical Theatre Institute and Technical Theatre Institute Camps Manager
o Assist with camp curriculum and schedule, in conjunction with Camp Director.
o Assist with hiring Teaching Artists, oversee contracts, and submit check requests in a timely manner.
o Work with Camp Director to supervise daily camp operations and supply/food needs.

• Additional Departmental Duties
o Attend full and department staff meetings.
o Contribute to team effort to accomplish department goals.
o Assist as needed on all education programs and additional duties assigned by VP of Education.
o Participate in the Annual Auction Gala.

QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in the arts, education, or related field
• 3 years’ experience in arts or education
• 3 years’ experience in program design for youth

Competencies:
Creativity and imagination. Youth engagement and empowerment. The ability to multi-task, think outside the box, lead by example, and maintain trust. Flexibility. Excellent written and verbal communications, strong relationship building skills, strong working knowledge of Microsoft office suite, experience in contracts, working knowledge of backstage production and company management, teamwork, interpersonal skills, ability to prioritize time sensitive tasks, knowledge of theatre, dance, music, poetry, storytelling, and general arts and humanities. Bi-lingual capabilities preferred. Able to work flexible hours. Willing to work nights and weekends, as requested. Willing to travel up to three times per year.

Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands:
Employee required to spend 50% of time remaining in a seated position looking at a computer screen. 50% of time will be working events/running programs in a hands-on and energetic capacity. The employee will be required to stand, walk and lift up to 50 lbs. Employee will be in a well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.

INSTRUCTIONS

To apply:
Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume to Jennifer McGrath, Vice President of Education at mcgrath@orpheum-memphis.com with the words “Job Application” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

CONTACT INFO

Email

mcgrath@orpheum-memphis.com

Url

https://orpheum-memphis.com/

Marketing Director for Special Productions

Marketing Director for Special Productions The Orpheum Theatre Group

DESCRIPTION

Summary:
The Marketing Director for Special Productions plans, implements, and analyzes marketing campaigns for the Orpheum and Halloran Centre’s mission-based programs and at-risk events with of exception of Broadway shows. Such series and events include but are not limited to the Orpheum’s Theatre Group’s Halloran Centre Series, Summer Movie Series, fundraising events, educational programming, organizational awareness campaigns, and all special engagements presented by the Orpheum or Halloran Centre. This position includes media buying and budgetary responsibilities. This position requires staying up-to-date on market trends, seeking new and innovative marketing opportunities, and effectively managing trade and promotional opportunities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but are not limited to:
Essential functions are listed in order of importance:
• Prepares for Vice President’s approval advertising plans for the organization’s non-Broadway at-risk productions and organization awareness campaigns
• Implements and analyzes approved advertising campaigns
• Creates marketing settlements for the organization’s non-Broadway at-risk productions
• Seeks and implements strategies that maximize the effectiveness of advertising dollars such as trade and added value opportunities
• Monitors event sales and makes necessary adjustments to marketing strategies as needed
• Monitors advertising budgets and ensure that budgetary goals are met under supervision of the Vice President
• Ensures accuracy of advertising placements and advertising costs
• Ensures marketing assets are delivered to media outlets accurately and in a timely manner
• Seeks out, arranges, and implements approved promotional partnerships to increase reach and awareness
• Works closely with other members of the Marketing Department to maximize PR opportunities, social media presence, and graphic design needs
• Maintains positive working relationships with media account representatives as well as production marketing managers
• Collects insights and maintains close communication with other departments that have programmed the events being promoted alongside the Vice President
• Assists with Summer Movie Series planning, promotions, and event execution (in addition to facilitating advertising)
• Assists with select special events and initiatives (in addition to facilitating advertising)
• Ensures accuracy and consistency of the organization’s brand

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Concentration in Marketing, Communications, Advertising or Arts Management preferred
• Work experience: 3-4 years in marketing or advertising
• Experience in media buying preferred
• Experience in promoting nonprofit, arts, or entertainment events preferred

Competencies:
Computing: Proficient in Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of budgeting. Written and oral communication. Strong organizational and planning skills. Creativity. Diplomacy. Information gathering and data analysis skills. Problem analysis and problem-solving skills. Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making. Negotiation skills. Initiative. Discretion and confidentiality. Attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to prioritize. Ability to juggle several ongoing projects at a time. Flexibility. Ability to meet deadlines.

Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands:
Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Employee spends a considerable about of time seated; working at a desk in front of a computer monitor. Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with the fingers. Well-lighted, heated, and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation. For events, standing and walking are required about 25% of the time; may lift and carry objects up to 15 lbs.; may climb stairs; may bend, twist, kneel, stoop and reach overhead.

INSTRUCTIONS

To apply:
Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume to Amanda Finck, HR Manager, at afinck@cushioncorp.com with the words “Job Application” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

CONTACT INFO

Email

afinck@cushioncorp.com

Url

https://orpheum-memphis.com/

Memphis Program Manager

Memphis Program Manager Project Transformation

DESCRIPTION

Project Transformation’s mission is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support children in holistic development, and connect churches with communities.
In the spirit of this mission, the Memphis Program Manager is primarily responsible for the implementation and evaluation of all local programming activities; the supervision of summer site coordinators and interns; the development of state-wide elementary and middle school literacy interventions; and the creation of a nurturing, supportive work environment for summer interns. Works closely with the Director of Memphis Programs and Director of Programming to ensure program excellence. Responsible for upholding the mission and values of Project Transformation including the covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Key responsibilities include:       

• Summer Program – Implements and monitors evidence-based programs for children. Creates and evaluates literacy interventions for elementary and middle school programs state-wide. Ensures strong measurement and evaluation to capture impact and lessons learned. Oversees registration process with the goal of reaching maximum capacity. Visits sites throughout the week and provides daily and ongoing coaching, management, supervision, and support for the professional and personal development of interns. Maintains database to ensure information is accurate. Collects all required site paperwork, input data, and submits it to the Director of Memphis Programs on a weekly basis. Facilitates weekly leadership team meetings. Ensures program-wide adherence to organizational policies and procedures. Helps develop and maintain site libraries and coordinates supply donations, including books. Assists with management of volunteer projects. Facilitates and troubleshoots the problems associated with all service issues.

• Recruiting – Develops an annual local plan to recruit interns for the summer programs. Maintains existing and develops new relationships with campus ministries and university partners.

• Intern Supervision – Interviews, hires, and supervises summer interns. Works with senior program leadership to develop and implement an annual training schedule for summer interns. Schedules roommates, negotiate conflicts, and evaluates interns’ performance. Coaches interns in accordance with the organization’s coaching model. Attends community dinners and worship services throughout the summer to build developmental relationships with interns.

• Food Program Management – Initiates and manages the summer food program.

• Community Life – Works with Director of Memphis Programs to oversee community housing activities (i.e. worship, community dinners, devotions, chores, weekend activities, etc.). Attends intern dinners throughout the week to build developmental relationships with interns.

• Churches and Community Partners – Communicates with churches to share the mission of Project Transformation and seek volunteers, potential interns, and additional support.

• Operations – Under policy direction of the Director of Memphis Programs, performs a wide range of difficult to complex management. Uses considerable, independent judgment and leadership in decisions that influence Project Transformation programming. Provides vision and direction to the development of Project Transformation’s literacy interventions; assists the Director of Memphis Programs in the development of Memphis-based programming; advises other senior program leadership in planning, policy, and operations matters. Assists the Director of Memphis Programs in coaching and directing staff in operational activities to ensure compliance with organizational goals, objectives and budget. Assists the Director of Memphis Programs in grant writing. Ensures accountability to grants by implementing objectives and collecting data. Reviews on a continual basis the department procedures, staffing and equipment for maximum efficiency while controlling costs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications and Skills

• Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent years of experience plus 3-5 years of specialized program management/supervisory experience. Field experience in education and literacy intervention preferred. Experience as a Project Transformation intern, while not required, would be considered a strength.
• Must be accepting of diverse backgrounds including people of all ages, sexual orientations, races, nationalities, religions, economic status and disabilities.
• Must have knowledge of developmental levels for children and youth, specifically those in a low socio-economic context.
• Must have excellent computer and other technical skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, database management, computer aided design software, calculator, fax, phone, projectors, website and mobile phone.
• Must be able to read, write and speak English. Must have excellent communications skills both verbal and written. Must be able to work with others to resolve issues and maintain composure in an environment of changing priorities. Must have knowledge of all company policies and procedures.
• Must be able to work on a time table, follow instructions, respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance. Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments.
• Must have excellent organizational and detail orientated abilities. Must be able to work well under pressure. Possession of strong organizational skills is imperative.
• Must have exceptional customer service skills. Must have the ability to prioritize and execute tasks and to resolve problems in a timely manner. Must have excellent team experiences, working in a team orientated and collaborative environment.
• Knowledge of principles of personnel practices and employment laws, program budgeting, general accounting, and fiscal management practices; office procedures and business operating systems; and the appropriate methods and means of dealing with human behavior in a variety of business circumstances.
• Must have strong project management principles, interpersonal skills, ability to present ideas in a business and user-friendly language. This position must be able to analyze complex information and keep confidentiality.
• May be required to work weekends, evenings, and travel out of town for extended days.

INSTRUCTIONS

Contact Information and Procedure: Email cover letter and resume to Renee Dillard at dillard@pttennessee.org by March 23.

CONTACT INFO

Email

dillard@pttennessee.org

Url

https://projecttransformation.org/tennessee/jobs/memphis-program-manager/