COOL Higher Education Coordinator – MIFA


Job Announcement

Job title: COOL Higher Education Coordinator

Reports to COOL program manager; full-time, exempt, $16-18/hour

Opening date: September 17, 2014

Closing date: September 30, 2014

Position Summary

The COOL Higher Education Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and directing the daily functions of students which includes participant selection and entry into the program, database management of participant records, case management plans, and follow-up records. Duties include student development; student evaluations; monitor student academic progress; and mentor, volunteer, and funder relationships and coordination.


  1. Bachelor’s degree required in social services, social work, education or a closely related field
  2. Three years of experience in a social service environment
  3. Three years of experience in customer service, administration and records processing, preferably in social services
  4. Ability to build relationships and effectively track volunteers.
  5. Knowledge of higher education system and admissions
  6. Strong background in the financial aid process and scholarship applications
  7. Must be a self-starter with proven project development experience
  8. Must have excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  9. Proficiency at operating communication systems (computers, email, laptops, telephone, faxes, scanners, and presentation equipment), Microsoft Office programs, and various database systems
  10. Flexible hours, evenings, some weekends, and some travel required
  11. Transportation and insurance required
  12. Ability to welcome and respect people of diverse ages, races, with sensitivity to civic and cultural issues.
  13. Ability to handle client and donor information confidentially and discreetly.

Major responsibilities and related tasks

  1. Supervise a class grade to assure student performance and success in attaining higher education.
  2. Maintain a student case load of at least 70 per school year
  3. Recruit students, encourage participation, and maintain enrollment
  4. Conduct weekly life skills classes utilizing staff and/or volunteers to enhance students’ college attainment and working skills
  5. Develop appropriate grade level curriculum for each life skills class
  6. Facilitate life skills programs and presenters for specific college readiness information
  7. Conduct monthly one-on-one meetings with each student to track progress, provide encouragement, and deal with any issues or challenges
  8. Coordinate ACT preparation and testing
  9. Conduct quarterly meetings with parents, provide program updates, and encourage active support of their students’ higher education goals
  10. Maintain accurate records and/or files for each student for reporting and tracking purposes.

Coordinate college tours, career learning opportunities, and field trips to present students with opportunities to experience college and work life.

  1. Contact local, state, and out-of-state colleges and universities to schedule various campus tours
  2. Book hotel rooms and make room assignments
  3. Make appropriate travel arrangements for each tour
  4. Schedule campus events during tours
  5. Chaperone and supervise all students, ensuring and promoting responsible behavior and safety at all times

Coordinate and facilitate mentoring through the recruitment, screening, training, and partnering of volunteers and for-profit and nonprofit partners with students to provide career learning opportunities.

  1. Recruit and appropriately screen adult mentors and career coaches
  2. Conduct mentor orientation and continuous training
  3. Coordinate all mentor/mentee student events
  4. Maintain contact with various organizations/corporations for career learning opportunities (i.e. internships or summer jobs)

Other responsibilities

Attend community-based meetings representing MIFA and COOL as needed. Work with the COOL advisory council to develop and implement ideas for program enhancement. Work closely with MIFA development team to ensure compliance with funder requirements through active and engaged relationships and communication. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory responsibilities


Physical demands and work environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk (or means to transport oneself); sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 15 to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision.

Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Position may also require ongoing or periodic exposure to high crime environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moderate to high levels of stress during peak periods, and atypical work hours are periodically required.

Our vision: Uniting the community through service. Our mission: Supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs.

Apply Online at You may also fax your resume to (901) 529-4530 or mail it to MIFA Human Resources, P. O. Box 3130, Memphis, TN  38173-0130.

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In-Home Companions – HomeCare by Wesley

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Direct Support Professionals – Arc Mid-South


Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) — Needed in Oakland, Millington, Lakeland, Arlington, Collierville, Cordova and Germantown areas

DSPs are people who work directly with people with physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities with the aim of assisting the individual to become integrated into his /her home/community or the least restrictive environment.

A direct support professional is a person who assists an individual with a disability to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community, assists with activities of daily living if needed, and encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion.

A DSP may provide support to a person with a disability at home, hospital and other community places. A DSP also acts as an advocate for individuals, in communicating their needs, self-expression and goals.

This is a great opportunity for seniors, retirees, or college students specializing in social work, special education, therapy, psychology, nursing, and other social and human service fields.

If you are interested in working as a Direct Support Professional at The Arc Mid-South, apply online at or apply in person at: The Arc Mid-South 3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 210 Memphis, TN 38111

The Arc Mid-South is an equal opportunity employer.

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Personal Injury Investigator – Cochran Firm

The Cochran Firm Memphis is seeking an experienced personal injury investigator with at least 3 years’ experience performing detailed examinations of injury related and medical negligent cases. Experience conducting through client interviews is required. Insurance and medical terminology knowledge is a plus. Submit resume to,

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Maintenance Technician – Promise Development Corporation

Promise Development

Job Title:

Maintenance Technician


To be responsible, under the direction of the apartment manager, for overall maintenance of the apartment community.


  1.  Participate in all maintenance projects.
  2. Perform electrical repairs on items such as appliances, fixtures, switches, outlets, circuits, etc.
  3. Perform plumbing work such as toilet and sink repairs, replacing fittings, etc.
  4. Replace broken glass, tile, carpet, screens, garbage disposals, fixtures, appliances, draperies, and locks.
  5. Paint interior of apartments and exteriors of building(s).
  6. Perform carpentry work such as, but not limited to, wood replacement, fitting doors, repairing windows, replacing and building shelves, etc.
  7. Assist in custodial work including, but not limited to, cleaning (Floors, walls, ceilings, windows, etc.)
  8. Maintain the grounds in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. Assist in grounds repair work as necessary.
  9. Repair concrete, masonry, roofs, and fencing as required.
  10. Perform limited extermination services as required.
  11. Train and supervise employees under your direct supervision.
  12. Participate in on-call emergency schedule for evening, weekends, and holidays.
  13. Responsible for inventory control and utilization of maintenance materials.
  14. Complete work order requests as prioritized together with manager in a timely manner.
  15. Assist the manager in performing apartment inspections.
  16. Responsible for repairs and general maintenance of apartments prior to new resident move-ins. Perform required maintenance per move-in/move-out inspection forms.
  17. Perform all work required to prepare vacant apartments ready for lease including, but not limited to, sheetrock repairs, paintings, general maintenance repairs and/or replacements, cleaning of floors, walls, ceilings, appliances, plumbing fixtures, closets, storage areas, shampoo carpet etc.
  18. Maintain accurate records regarding preventive maintenance, work orders, refurbishing, annual inspections, inventories and purchase orders.
  19. Perform scheduled maintenance on all equipment based on the manufacturer’s recommendations and operating manuals.
  20. Periodically inspect all units, buildings and common areas, performing repairs and janitorial assistance as needed.
  21. Have knowledge regarding water and gas meter cutoffs, all apartment and fixture cutoffs, and sewer cleanouts.
  22. Make sure storage areas and entrances are locked and adequate lighting in those areas is maintains.
  23. Have constant knowledge regarding contracts and suppliers, their cost of service and goods.
  24. Perform all other duties as required.


  1. Full-time maintenance experience in related fields.
  2. Some type of formal training and experience in the following areas: Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC repairs.
  3. Willingness to pitch in and work in areas other than strictly repairs maintenance, i.e. janitorial, custodial, gardening, painting, etc. as required.
  4. Neat and professional in appearance.
  5. Adherence to work safety program.
  6. Physically able to perform all duties required, without restrictions, including but not limited to driving, lifting, climbing, standing, bending, loading and unloading, and working outdoors in inclement weather.
  7. Ability to follow both written and oral instructions as received from Manager.
  8. Conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner while acting on behalf of the property and Promise Development Corporation.

TO APPLY: Please email resume to  or fax to 901-907-0055 Attn:  Felicia Brown.

Close date: open until filled


Job Description:

“Building A Better Place To Live, Work & Play”

  • Train assigned employees and service participants (adults with disabilities) in all facets of janitorial work, including safe and efficient operation of equipment and supplies, cleaning techniques, time management and development of good work habits.
  • Allocate employees and service participants to specific work assignments to complete all specifications outlined in the contract on a daily basis.
  • Work with service participants in the performance of the duties outlined in the contract specifications.
  • Provide Program Manager with ongoing communication regarding progress of service participants, concerns or problems and contract progress or problems.
  • Daily quality inspection of all work assignments.
  • Train and monitor performance of crew chiefs.
  • Timely and accurate record keeping of the crew’s work hours, attendance and other reports that may be required by management.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work hours will generally be 8:30am-4:30pm Monday – Friday but may vary
  • Work duties will be conducted in various consumers’ homes thus confidentiality will be practiced at all times
  • Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years’ work experience in the janitorial field.
  • Basic reading and writing skills.
  • Requires strong customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively with staff.
  • Requires valid driver’s license, good driving record and proof of insurance.
  • Requires full use of body and ability to carry, lift, push or pull up to 50 pounds.
  • Requires ability to stand and walk for extended periods.
  • Requires ability to reach, bend, stoop and twist.
  • Requires ability to perform physical tasks associated with a variety of cleaning and custodial duties such as emptying trash containers, sweeping, mopping, etc.
  • Exposure to cleaning solvents.

TO APPLY: Please email resume to  or fax to 901-907-0055 Attn:  Felicia Brown. Close date: open until filled

Promise Development Corp provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability.

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Installer and Sales Openings – Bath Fitter

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Job Description:  Installer

Summary: Responsible for accurate and professional installation of all products to complete satisfaction of the customer.  Essential Duties and responsibilities:

    • Adhere to all installation standards and procedures while doing installations and providing services.
    • Maintain a pleasant and professional attitude when dealing with customers.
    • Respect customers’ property and leave work area clean.
    • Always wear uniform on the job, observing rules of good grooming and hygiene.
    • Inform customers about the functionality, care and upkeep of their new installations.
    • Accurately complete and submit to office all necessary paper work and photos: e.g., EOI form, job costing sheet, checklists, etc.
    • Keep van stocked with all necessary tools and job components.
    • Responsible for the daily upkeep and security of the van.
    • Take inventory of installation vehicle as required.
    • Complete service calls as required.
    • Abide by all policies and procedures.
    • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
    • Attend and participate in regular branch and/or regional meetings and training sessions.
    • Realize the Installer’s role as the personal representative while in uniform and while driving the van and act accordingly.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

*There are some physical demands associated with this job, must be in good physical shape.

If qualified and interested, send resume to and

Job Description: Sales Consultant

Job Summary: The Sales Consultant provides each prospective customer with a complete, professional and compelling presentation of products and services using proven tools and techniques supplied by the company.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed closing sales objectives.
  • Responsible for generating leads; must meet set objectives.
  • Revisit completed jobs following installation.
  • Accurately measure and identify tubs or shower bases and walls at the time of the estimate using appropriate checklists and forms.
  • Prepare detailed, accurate and legible estimates. Using proven selling and process methods provide the customer with all information he or she needs to make a positive decision.
  • Submit all checks, cash, credit card information and signed EOIs to the office each day.
  • Maintain all sales presentation materials in top condition, replacing worn items as soon as necessary.
  • As required keep assigned mall displays clean and supplied with brochures and sign-up cards; collect all leads and submit to the office immediately.
  • Test-fit existing tubs with a test shell whenever necessary.
  • Work at home shows or other events, as assigned.
  • Abide by all policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in regular branch and regional meetings and training sessions.
  • Realize the Sales Consultant’s role as the personal representative while in uniform and while driving a company vehicle and act accordingly.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

If qualified and interested, send resume to and

Description:  Inside Sales Representative

Installer Consultant Job Purpose: Responsible for selling products to prospective customers.

Installer Job Duties:

  • The primary responsibility of the Inside Sales Representative is to set appointments for estimates in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Answer all incoming calls from prospective customers promptly and politely and set appointments with a success rate that meets or exceeds defined objectives.
  • Contact all prospective customers that have left their name at a show, event, mall, via the web site or phone message and set appointments with a success rate that meets or exceeds defined objectives.
  • Follow up on all leads for which an appointment has not been set and attempt to book an estimate appointment.
  • Follow up on all unsold estimates and either sell the job or set an appointment for a follow up sales appointment.
  • Evaluate uninstalled new orders and identify opportunities for value added sales and follow up with customer.
  • Answer the telephone promptly and politely. Handle customer inquiries and complaints with utmost professionalism.
  • Input and maintain all data related to leads and scheduling in our CRM systems.
  • Promote The Wave referral program to all customers and branch employees.
  • Provide support, tips and training to all branch Wave Members.
  • Conduct pre-appointment calls to targeted commercial and residential prospects.
  • Schedule the Sales Consultant’s post install quality control visit.
  • Conduct regular follow up with all prospects who either have not had an estimate scheduled, or have not yet purchased (by either phone calls, regular e-mails, newsletters, correspondence, etc.).
  • Abide by all Bath Fitter policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to all Bath Fitter safety policies and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in regular branch and/or regional meetings and training sessions.

Skills/Qualifications:  Mathematical skills, Punctuality, computer skills, independent, and great communication

If qualified and interested, send resume to and

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Shelby County Jobs Posting Alert 9/16/14

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Job Openings


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Sam’s Club – Greater Memphis – Interviews 9/18/14

sams-club-logoSam’s Club is now hiring.  Open interviews Thursday, September 18th, 9AM to 5PM, 465 Goodman Rd E, Southaven, MS.  Hiring for over 100 positions in clubs throughout Greater Memphis.  Must apply online before the Open Interviews:

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Job Title: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technician I
Opening Date: September 15, 2014
Closing Date: September 30, 2014

Duties: Install and maintain various types of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and controls according to specifications and codes; and perform other duties as directed.

Must have knowledge/skills in air conditioning and refrigeration systems.  Must have certification as “Universal Technician” as required by EPA 40 CFR part, subpart F.  Must be able to differentiate wire colors.  Must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence.  Must successfully complete Placement (Group 03A “Mechanics”)/ Performance Exercises and Physical Abilities Test (PCM Level II).

Works inside and outside under varying conditions.  Subject to the hazards of chemicals, working in proximity of steam boilers, electric equipment and operating machinery, climbing, balancing, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, crawling, reaching, standing/walking for long periods of time, pushing, pulling, grasping, and heavy lifting.

Candidates accepting Employment with MLGW must live and maintain their residence within the boundaries of Shelby County, Tennessee within six months of their employment date.  EOE M/F/D/V

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Academic Instructors – Benjamin Hooks Job Corps

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The Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center is currently accepting applications for the following positions: Substitute Academic Instructor (ALL SUBJECTS), and Academic Instructor (ALL SUBJECTS). Interested applicants should apply no later than September 23, 2014 in the Human Resources Office or your local MINACT, INC. facility Human Resources Department. Further information regarding qualifications, job description, salary, etc. is available in the Human Resources Office.  Be advised your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

These vacancy announcements are being advertised concurrently to all MINACT, INC. facilities as well as the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development/Career Centers. You may apply at;; or Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for interviews.   No qualified applicant will be discriminated against due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, religion, veteran status, disability, or a handicapping condition.  MINACT, INC. reserves the right to limit the interview pool based on review of requirements and number of applications submitted. Internal employees may email the letter of interest and updated resume to the attention of Sonya S. Walton, Human Resources Manager at  AA/EOE:   M/F/Veterans/Disabled

Position Posting Date:  September 16, 2014

Position Closing Date:  September 23, 2014

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Free Legal Clinic – Saturday, September 20, 2014


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Free Shred-It Day 9/20/14 @ Shelby County Credit Union-Sycamore View

Shelby County Federal Credit Union presents

Free Shelby County Shred-It Day!

The Shelby County Federal Credit Union is hosting a free Shred-It Day that offers all residents and workers of Shelby County an opportunity to dispose of old confidential documents safely and responsibly.  The event will take place Saturday, September 20 from 9 am – 1 pm at 1160 Sycamore View.  A Shred-It Truck will be stationed at the event.

Guests will be allowed to dispose of up to 10 boxes of old documents at no charge.  As a courtesy to all of the participants, guests will be allowed to shred up to 5 boxes at a time and then must withdraw to the end of the line to shred remaining documents.

Chartered in 1961, Shelby County Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution that offers competitive services for our members. Membership is eligible to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Shelby County.

Anyone who joins the Shelby County Federal Credit Union at the Shred-It Day event will receive a $25 deposit into their account.

For more information, contact the Shelby County Federal Credit Union at (901) 377-8929.

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Jobs4TN Hiring Event 9/16/14 – Covington, TN

Tenn Career Center To Hold Jobs4TN Hiring Event Covington – FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13.

- Tennessee Career Center of Tipton County is announcing the Jobs4TN Hiring Event Covington sponsored by Rep. Debra Moody and Sen. Mark Norris.

The event will be held on Tuesday, September 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Dyersburg State Community College-Covington located at 3149 Highway 51 South, Covington.

 A variety of job opportunities with all levels of skill requirements will be available at this event. More than 12 employers are set to participate including AutoZone, Transamerica Financial Advisors, and Unilever.

Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their résumé and dress professionally. For more information please contact Ron Hammontree at (615) 741-8892.

To view available jobs in your area, visit Jobs4TN Online that has more than 90,000 Tennessee jobs listed daily

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Customer Service & Lead Generator – Service Experts

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