Guide to College Admissions – OCDB

Guide to College Admissions: A comprehensive guide to navigating and surviving the college admissions process for students and their parents

Compiled by Online College  Database

From the site:

The guide explores important aspects of the admissions process including:

  • The application process and an explanation of who is responsible for which tasks
  • How to go about researching schools and creating a short list
  • An overview of standardized tests
  • The different types of application deadline options
  • A breakdown of the college application into all its components, and guidance for writing a great essay
  • The financial aid application process, which parallels the college application process
  • Guidelines for deciding which college to attend
  • Useful tips from admissions officers on how to be a successful applicant
  • What community college students and graduates need to know when transferring to universities

Click here for printable pdf of guide


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Current Openings- City of Bartlett

Administrative / Management


Posted July 18, 2014 8:00 AM | Closes July 31, 2014 5:00 PMThis position reports to the Finance Director to perform skilled technical work in the purchasing and procurement of a variety of materials, equipment, services and supplies… Full Description

Apply Online

Building Inspectors


Posted July 18, 2014 8:00 AM | Closes July 31, 2014 5:00 PMThis position reports directly to the Director of Code Enforcement and will be responsible for conducting daily inspections and entering results of property maintenance issues… Full Description

Apply Online

Dispatcher / Jailer


Posted July 25, 2014 8:00 AM | Closes August 8, 2014 5:00 PM

This position works in the Police Department Communications area. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, receiving requests for information and emergency services… Full Description

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Posted July 25, 2014 8:00 AM | Closes August 8, 2014 5:00 PMThis is a full-time position working in the City of Bartlett Jail. Jailers are responsible for taking custody of the incoming prisoners from any agency and subsequently… Full Description

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Recreation / Fitness / Aquatics


Posted January 3, 2014 8:00 AM | Open Until FilledThis is a part-time position working at the pool at the Bartlett Recreation Center.  Will work varied daytime hours Monday through Friday. Duties include, but are not… Full Description

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Posted July 25, 2014 8:00 AM | Open Until FilledThis is a part-time, on-site supervisory position that relieves for a full-time manager during the evening hours, on weekends and holidays.  Will supervise the front… Full Description

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School Crossing Guard


Posted July 25, 2014 8:00 AM | Open Until FilledThis is a part-time position working for the Bartlett Police Department. School Crossing Guards are responsible for the safety of the children crossing busy streets and… Full Description

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US Border Patrol Applications

Applications will be accepted online through
August 6, 2014, or until the first 12,000 applications
are received. For more information visit To apply now:

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Shelby County Job Openings

Shelby County Government Human Resources has enhanced its online application. The application process provides numerous enhancements that will allow applicants to apply for positions and receive notification of their status via email.

There are 3 STEPS to apply online:
1. Register (one time only) OR Login (if already registered)
To register,
click on the “Register to Apply Online” link above. You must have a valid personal email address that you can check for login information. A free email account can be acquired from many websites, including and If you have previously registered, click the “Login” link above to apply for jobs. DO NOT SHARE EMAIL ACCOUNTS

2.Complete Employment Profile and Apply
Note: The online job application will have 3 distinct sections: (Personal Information, Education & Training, and Work Experience). Failure to complete ALL 3 job application sections will result in an incomplete application and will not be processed.

3. View Current Employment Opportunities and Apply
Click on the “Current Employment Opportunities” link above to view the current jobs for which we are currently accepting applications. You can view the full job announcement description and apply for these positions.

Note: Shelby County Government participates in E-Verify

Update your personal information (Mailing address, email address, and telephone numbers) to ensure Shelby County Government Human Resources has the ability to communicate with you when necessary.

If you need assistance, please contact Human Resources Employment email us.
* * * * * * *
If you are a first time user and would like to apply for one of the open jobs listed below, you must first register. In order to register and use Shelby County E-Jobs, you will need a valid email address. If you do not currently have an email address, you can obtain a free internet email account from many websites, including and To access Shelby County E-Jobs registration page, click here.
If you have previously registered, click the “Apply Now” link beside the job you wish to apply for. You will be directed to a login screen where you will enter your previously created login and password.

NOTE: When completing information in Application Profile for your resume, please ensure that the information you enter is in a text only format. If you are copying and pasting information from a Word document, try this: save the Word document as text, open it in Notepad, copy and paste the information from Notepad. This will delete any of the Word formatting or special characters (even ones that you can not see on the screen).

Main Employment Page - Instructions to apply online with Shelby County Government.
Current Job Openings – List of jobs for which we are currently accepting applications.

Shelby County Government is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national orgin, or disability status.

Shelby County Government participates in E-Verify.

Apply at

Who May Apply Job Number Position Title Home Dept Last day
to apply
All Applicants 14-110 SUPERVISOR B HEALTH 7/29/2014
All Applicants 14-120 COUNSELOR A DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS 7/29/2014
All Applicants 14-119 LEGAL SECRETARY PUBLIC DEFENDER 7/25/2014
All Applicants 14-118 COUNSELOR B PRETRIAL 7/25/2014
All Applicants 14-117 TECHNICAL SPECIALIST HEALTH 7/25/2014
All Applicants 14-114 FINANCIAL ANALYST FINANCE 7/25/2014
All Applicants 14-109 MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST HEALTH 7/25/2014
All Applicants 14-000 TEMPORARY REGISTER VARIOUS JOBS 12/31/2014
All Applicants 14-095 CLERICAL SPECIALIST A ASSESSOR 7/25/2014
All Applicants 14-701 PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE HEALTH 12/31/2014
County Employees Only 14-345 ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNICIAN HEALTH 7/25/2014
County Employees Only 14-346 ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNICIAN HEALTH 7/25/2014
County Employees Only 14-342 FIREFIGHTER IV – DRIVER FIRE DEPARTMENT 7/29/2014
County Employees Only 14-343 FIREFIGHTER V – LIEUTENANT FIRE DEPARTMENT 7/29/2014

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Restaurant Positions – Chuckles Comedy House




Applicants must have better than average restaurant skills. We are looking for applicants with strong experience in a “sit down” restaurant, bar/grille or nightclub.

Chuckles Comedy House will challenge your skills but provide a fun place to work. You get to meet celebrities, watch stand-up comedy and make long lasting friendships. The money is good, the work consistent, the uniforms are inexpensive and easy to clean.

These jobs are fast paced. You must be able to read and follow specific directions. You must be able to lift trays of drinks, dishes, chairs and cans of garbage up to 35lbs. The WAIT/SERVER positions require close interaction with a variety of customer personalities. You must be able to collect cash money, run credit cards and make change accurately. We use the leading point of sale software, POSI-TOUCH. Can you operate a touch screen computer efficiently?

  • WAIT/SERVER – Can you serve 25-30 customers in 90 minutes?
  • BARTENDER – Can you make 90 drinks in 25-30 minutes?
  • KITCHEN – Can you cook for 120 customers in 25-30 minutes?

We are looking for mature individuals that are available to work in the evenings Wednesday through Sunday, including holidays every week. You must be age 21 or older.

  • WAIT/SERVER, BARTENDER, 6pm – until after service closes and clean-up is complete.
  • KITCHEN 4pm – until after service closes and clean-up is complete.

To apply for these positions, please click on our Online Application link and print the document.

Complete the application and drop it off at Chuckles Comedy House between 11am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. We will review the application and contact you for a possible interview. (If you are not able to print the online application, please come by the Comedy House,  1770 Dexter Springs Loop Cordova, TN 38016, 11am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. Be sure to bring your own pen to complete the application.

Chuckles Comedy House is committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equal valued and supported. Chuckles Comedy House seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and support the retention and advancement of diverse persons within our company. Chuckles Comedy House recognizes that the diverse knowledge, perspectives, ideas, experiences and qualities of all employees are critical to our success. The leadership and employees of The Comedy House, LLC are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Chuckles Comedy House, 1770 Dexter Springs Loop Cordova, TN 38016

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LatestCity of Memphis Job Openings

For a complete listing of job openings please visit web site at 

Closing Date – July 7, 2014


NOTE:  Before applying, please update your profile through your “My Account” screen (address, employment history, education, etc.) to ensure the most current and accurate information will be considered.  Please note that incomplete applications may not be considered.  You may be contacted via email regarding your application.


*POSITION:     ANIMAL SERVICES OFFICER– (2 Openings) ANNUAL SALARY: $39,145.60 BI-WEEKLY: $1,505.60     Parks & Neighborhoods/Animal Services      J.O. #14-112 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general supervision of an assigned supervisor at Memphis Animal Services to apprehend, rescue and retain unlicensed, stray, and uncontrolled animals for the protection of citizens. Investigates complaints concerning ordinance violations; answers calls concerning reports of animal bites. Assists in the training of new personnel. Performs euthanasia as required, both within the shelter and in the field. Provides information and assistance to the public. Operates a City vehicle to respond to calls concerning the need to apprehend unlicensed, stray, and uncontrolled animals. Makes court appearances related to citations and warrants issued and to apprehend animals. Acts as liaison with the Memphis Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Internal Revenue Services (IRS). Maintains and completes a variety of daily activity reports. Assists other personnel in the performance of these duties.


  1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Requires the use of equipment such as traps, chemical capture gun, nets, catchpoles, etc. Requires the ability to handle animals coming into the shelter such as dogs, cats, snakes, livestock and wildlife. Requires running and lifting of animals (up to approximately 50 lbs.). Requires operating a City vehicle to make on-site visits to apprehend, rescue, and retain animals.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed outdoors. May be exposed to potentially dangerous animals and various types of weather conditions. Involves contact with staff and the general public. Occasionally travels to meet court appearances.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School graduate or GED and two (2) years of general work experience, preferably in the animal control or animal care field, including some direct experience working with the public; or any combination of experience or training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Good communication skills and experience working independently preferred. Must possess a valid driver license. Must obtain and maintain a certification as a Certified Animal Euthanasia Technician within one year of employment, as a condition of continued employment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be available to work on assigned shift including working on second (2nd) shift as needed as a condition of continued employment in this position


*POSITION:     BUSINESS AFFAIRS MANAGER– (1 Opening) ANNUAL SALARY: $52,603.20 – $81,016.00 BI-WEEKLY: $2,023.20 – $3,116.00     Parks & Neighborhoods/Pink Palace Museum      J.O. #14-113 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the direction of the Director of Museums to manage financial/budget, human resources, security, and maintenance functions of the museum system’s, including Pink Palace Museum, Sharpe Planetarium, CTI IMAX Theater, Lichterman Nature Center, and Historic Properties. Plans, coordinates, and directs the preparation and administration of system-wide and department operating and CIP budgets, including budget forecasts and financial reports. Researches, reviews, and approves accounts payable and purchase instruments for contract compliance, compliance with city guidelines, and vendor payments. Reviews personnel guidelines, procedures, and documents for compliance with city and federal guidelines. Reviews, approves, and monitors implementation and effectiveness of security, maintenance, and financial operational policies and procedures. Serves as museum system liaison with Parks and Neighborhoods and City of Memphis Information Systems Division for computer and telecommunications project planning, implementation, and budgeting. Hires, supervises, and provides direction to support staff. Ensures staff is adequately trained.


  1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to management, museum staff, other City agencies, outside contractors, and Board of Trustees. Requires ability to operate computer.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed in an office environment. Requires traveling to other museum facilities. Work involves extensive contact with staff and Board of Trustees. Work schedule may include night or weekend hours.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and six (6) years administrative/managerial experience, with four (4) of those years in a supervisory capacity or any combination of experience or training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Advanced degree is strongly preferred. Experience and working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines for non-profit organizations preferred. Working knowledge of Computer accounting application/programs, including Microsoft Office Suite applications preferred. Experience working in non-profit and/or government sector in financial management preferred.


*POSITION:     PIPELAYER– (1 Opening) SALARY: $11.87/HR – ENTRY; $13.55/HR – 60 DAYS; $16.90/HR – 5 MONTHS     Public Works/Environmental Maintenance      J.O. #14-114 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the supervision of a maintenance foreman in the Public Works Division.  Performs skilled manual work in the repair and maintenance of the City’s sanitary sewer system: Lays pipe of various sizes and configurations; makes tie-in to structure, outfall lines or interceptor lines; applies cement or mortar to pipe to reconstruct pipe or seal cracks, sometimes from inside the underground pipe; clears around pipe to make repairs; and signals equipment operators to facilitate alignment to remove pipe; and drives tandem dump truck and crew cab to transport materials to and from job site.


1.       Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Requires walking, sometimes across ditches, climbing, crouching and ability to crawl into pipes.  Requires ability to lift tools and materials and to operate hand tools.  Requires ability to operate equipment.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions and temperatures.  May be exposed to traffic.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Ability to understand written and verbal instructions and six (6) months experience in construction and maintenance or related area.  Must be able to mix and apply concrete. Must possess a valid Class “B” Tennessee Commercial Driver’s License and must comply with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug testing rules.


*POSITION:     STORMWATER PROJECT COORDINATOR– (1 Opening) ANNUAL SALARY: $37,939.20 – $57,283.20 BI-WEEKLY: $1,459.20 – $2,203.20     Public Works/Stormwater      J.O. #14-115 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the direction of an Environmental Engineer to coordinate water pollution prevention projects to ensure that the City complies with local, state, and federal regulations and achieves pollution prevention goals.  Investigates complaints of storm water violations and prepares and presents written/verbal reports of findings.  Creates ad hoc reports as needed and develops and conducts a variety of limited duration, scientific studies as required such as Total Maximum Daily Load, etc.  Assists in performing environmental engineering analyses including examining topographical maps and drainage systems to accurately investigate pollutants and place monitoring equipment.  Assists in developing and reviewing engineering plans for the implementation of practices to minimize water pollution from sites.  Conducts field investigations to collect data used in determining sources of water pollutants; extracts water samples from storm drains and streams for laboratory tests and evaluates data to determine compliance and to access pollution problems; enters field data into computer and produces various reports.  Inspects industrial and municipal storm drainage systems and outflow areas to ensure conformance with government regulations and permit requirements. Inspects pollution control equipment for conformance with regulations and operates various types of water monitoring equipment.  Prepares and submits reports of daily activities.  Educates the public on water quality issues including giving presentations to and training community groups, facility workers, and school groups.  Researches and applies for grants/partnerships to increase the effectiveness of the storm water program. 


  1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.  Requires traversing uneven ground, reaching, bending and pulling in setting up pollution control equipment and lifting and carrying objects such as water monitoring equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.  Requires visual acuity and ability to distinguish colors in order to read various meters and gauges and to inspect construction drawings.  Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as a personal computer and telephone.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed outdoors occasionally in wooded, overgrown areas exposed to various weather conditions and wildlife.  Travel to conduct inspections and meetings across the City is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree in Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering or a related field and four (4) years experience in environmental protection/enforcement of environmental regulations including experience using MS Office software; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  A bachelor’s degree in one of the above fields may be used to substitute for two (2) of the required four (4) years of experience. Must possess a valid Tennessee driver’s license.


*POSITION:     SOLID WASTE DEPUTY DIRECTOR– (1 Opening) SALARY: Commensurate with Experience and Education     Public Works/Solid Waste Management Administration      J.O. #14-116 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the administrative direction of the Director of Public Works. Responsible for the administration of City solid waste collections and disposal operations. Directs the development and administration of the Solid Waste Operating and Capital Improvement budgets to include all collections and disposal contracts. Represents the Public Works Division in Labor Union negotiations. Administers Public Works’ residential collection and curbside program to include routes/scheduling and equipment needs and issues demonstrating exceptional knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws relating to Solid Waste issues. Evaluates reports and publications to ensure compliance with applicable ordinances and regulations that may impact current and future operations. Utilizes operational data and reports to develop staffing requirements and provide recommendations to continually enhance the operational effectiveness and efficiency. Provides direction in evaluating work performance, administering discipline, and resolving employee conflicts including coordinating grievance procedures with the Labor Relations Office. Interacts and communicates with the general public, vendors, management, and staff members on a variety of Solid Waste issues and concerns including attending public meetings on behalf of the Division of Public Works as needed. Makes presentations to various groups and the general public as needed.


  1.    Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as a computer and telephone.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office. Occasionally travels to meetings across the City and out of town travel to conferences and professional organization meetings may be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field and eight (8) years’ experience managing solid waste operations with four (4) of the eight (8) years at an administrative management level; or any combination of education and experience which enables one to perform the essential job functions.

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Customer Support Specialists & Technicians – AT&T

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AT&T Customer Support Specialists (Memphis, TN):   OR

  • Scheduling appointments to meet with candidates now
  • Full-time, regular status positions
  • Starting pay range $13.35 $15.26 per hr. Opportunities to earn more through sales and job performance/tenure incentives.


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E-Business Solutions for Small Business & Non-Profits Aug 2014

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Teachers – Memphis Academy of Science & Engineering

MASEMemphis Academy of Science & Engineering is seeking licensed teachers in the following disciplines:

  • HS Economics/Government/Finance
  • HS Engineering/Technology (STEM)
  • HS MATH  – HS Ecology/Earth Science
  • HS Music or Art
  • MS 6th ELA

We are a forward-thinking secondary high school looking for a highly-skilled, extraordinarily-committed teachers who are licensed and highly-qualified in his/her discipline. We are seeking individuals who will devote an uncommon focus toward excellence and demand it from their students, themselves, and their colleagues. These are full-time teaching positions with full benefits for the 2014-15 academic year. (Paid summers off but some professional development will be required during non-instructional time.)


Please send resumes to:

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Beyond Barriers; Access to Success Conference


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Supervisor of Dorm Life – Hooks Job Corps

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

1555 McAlister Drive,

Memphis, TN 38116

Phone (901) 396-2800 ~Fax (901) 344-5930


(2nd Internal/External Posting)

 Supervisor of Dorm Life (Prime)

Department: Residential Living                  Reports To: Director of Residential Living

Classification: Exempt                                  Dates of Posting: 07/22/14 – 07/29/14

SOC Code: 39-1020                                         Salary: Contact Human Resources



Administer the Residential Living program in accordance with the Policy and Requirements Handbook. Chapter 3; 3:16 Residential Living and the MINACT Positive Center Culture System. Guides and monitors established Dorm Life expectations for residential students.  Work closely with the Recreation Department to ensure that a viable program of recreational and avocation activities are provided to meet the leisure needs of residential students. Directs and monitors Career Success Standards (CSS) Life Skills session for students. Please note other duties may include, but are not limited to, mentoring, student recruitment and placement.


An Associate Degree with two years experience working with youth in a residential setting preferred.


LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:     A valid Driver License is required.

 NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Monday – Thursday; 2:45 pm – 11:45 pm

Friday and Saturday; OFF

You may apply online at Be advised your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

AA/EOE:   M/F/Veterans/Disabled




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Electrolux starts to hire 2nd shift

Article taken from The Commercial Appeal, Sat, July 19, 2014.


Appliance maker Electrolux has begun to hire the second shift as it boosts production at its new plant in Memphis.

Bringing on up to 300 new workers is considered welcome in Memphis, a jobs-hungry city which assembled a massive series of incentives to lure the $190 million factory and a promised 1,240 jobs.

With the new shift starting, officials at the Swedish company said some suppliers might soon make plans to relocate from Canada. The burst in hiring comes as Electrolux this week shuttered a Quebec plant replaced by the factory in Memphis.

Electrolux Memphis currently employs about 650 workers, and company officials say that figure could reach 800 to 1,000 in the next few months.

The Quebec-Memphis consolidation has reached its final stage, Electrolux chief executive officer Keith McLoughlin told industry analysts during a conference call Friday in which he praised employees for a “particularly good job” with the complex plant transition.

While it’s not clear how many suppliers might relocate to Memphis and the Mid-South, industrial experts say it’s common for factories to open close to the final assembly lines. The Electrolux Memphis site includes hundreds of vacant acres for supplier plants.

“With people trying nowadays to have shorter and shorter supply chains … you see more and more suppliers locating close to their larger partners,” said Shawn Jones, assistant professor of supply chain management at the University of Memphis.

Proximity cuts down on costs, so suppliers like to be as close as possible. But there are a number of factors — including taxes — that could determine whether Electrolux’s suppliers eventually end up in Memphis, or somewhere nearby, Jones said.

“One of the factors would certainly be ‘Who are the other manufacturers that they sell to?’ ” he said.

There are a number of appliance manufacturers in the American South. Whirlpool has a 1.5 million-square-foot factory and distribution center in East Tennessee at Cleveland, and Electrolux has 3,500 workers making freestanding ovens in Middle Tennessee near Nashville. Suppliers already in place to provide parts to those plants might stay in place and truck parts to Memphis.

Memphis’ workers make high-end cooking appliances, which were among the items driving Electrolux’s sales of major appliances in North America during the company’s second quarter. Electrolux said Friday that its global operating income, excluding items affecting comparability, was up 12.5 percent.

In Memphis, the plant opened in January and ramped up at a cautious pace as production processes were fine tuned, Jack Truong, chief executive of Electrolux Major Appliances North America, said in an interview.

Several weeks ago, Electrolux decided to start a second work shift, Truong said, and plans to bring that shift to full capacity, which is about 200 to 300 new employees, by late October.

“The products from Memphis look beautiful,” he said.

The growth in jobs is not unexpected. Electrolux, which received $188 million in state and local incentives to move its operation from Quebec, said at the time it expected to eventually have 1,240 jobs at the new plant.

Local officials are hopeful that Memphis’ plant will eventually look like the facility running in Juarez, Mexico, where Electrolux has consolidated its refrigeration business.

“I think you’re going to see that happen here,” said Mark Herbison, senior vice president of economic development for the Greater Memphis Chamber.

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Job Openings – WMCTV5


Title:  News/Content Specialist

Location:  WMC-Memphis, TN
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Posted Date:  1/15/2014If qualified, please apply online at No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V

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Route Sales-Frito Lay in MS apply 7/24/14

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The Frito Lay Memphis, TN – Oxford, MS Location has an opening for 1 Full-Time Route Sales Associate position.

The Frito Lay Memphis, TN – Coldwater/Batesville, MS Location has an opening for 1 Full-Time Route Sales Associate position.

The online applicant system will be open at 8:00 AM July 24, 2014.   All applicants must apply on line at .

                          Route Sales Associate – General


  •  Under general supervision, develops account sales and delivers products to various stores (i.e. grocery, convenience, schools, gas stations, etc.) within the designated route area.
    • Driving delivery truck in and out of the distribution center.  .  The type of truck will vary by route and zone needs, up to and including a 24’ box truck.  .
    • Performs inventory for product cases in truck, loading and unloading products to and from truck and delivering product cases to customer locations, may use a 2-wheel dolly or other rolling product equipment.
    • Displays product on display racks in customer accounts (Store Door Delivery).  May create signs and displays on product.  May be required to build displays of various sizes and heights.
    • Empties product cases, flattens, loads back on truck and returns to the Distribution Center.
    •  Responsible for communicating and selling product promotions, displays and maintaining key locations in high traffic areas within customer locations.
    • Ensures target goals are maintained for sales, waste and safety.  Maintains daily paperwork and cash flow integrity.
    • Directly impacts the sales process having continuous contact with customers.  Decision-making is extensive, which is governed by policy and guided by procedure while focused on daily operations.
  • Previous sales experience a plus. Able to read, write, communicate in English.
  • This is a full time position, averaging 50 hours a week, days off will vary depending on route type, hour may vary, and position may require early more starts in order to accommodate vendor requirements.
  • This position requires working in all weather conditions.
  • A “clear” driving record for the past (3) years is required.  A CDL license is not required.
  • This position analyzes situation accurately, taking effective action; following written and oral instructions; organize and coordinate work; collect, chart and interpret statistical data, calculate mathematical equations, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, analyze and problem solve, communicating tactfully and effectively, working independently in absence of direct supervision; ability to work under narrow time constraints; while maintaining effective work relations with those encountered in the course of employment
  • This position requires passing a pre-employment sales aptitude test, background investigation of work history and criminal check, a drug test and a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical.


  • This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Employees will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their supervisor.


  • Ability to climb, push/pull, bend, stoop, and kneel for extended periods.  This position is classified as medium work.  It involves frequent lifting, up to 15 pounds.  On occasion, lifting of 40 pounds may be required.  Position requires frequent reaching, pushing/pulling, and use of fingers.
  • Ability to see (depth perception, near acuity and far acuity), hear, lifting 15 – 40 pounds.

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Director of Corporate Giving – MIFA

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MIFA’s mission: Supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs. Our vision: Uniting the community through service. Our values are to welcome and respect all people, act with integrity, value individual initiative and ability, serve individuals and the community as an act of faith, and balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices.


Job title: Director of Corporate Giving

Reports to vice president of development; full-time, exempt, $24.70-28.00/hour

Opening date: July 16, 2014

Closing date: August 1, 2014

Position Summary

The director of corporate giving is a strategic leader, visionary, and expert in the area of corporate giving, sponsorships, and partnerships. This position is responsible for designing and implementing MIFA’s corporate fundraising strategies and works collaboratively with part of the development and communications team to support MIFA’s fundraising goals.


  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. Five to seven years of corporate philanthropy experience in either a corporate or nonprofit setting; experience in developing new and sustainable corporate partnerships
  3. Strategic and creative thinker with an entrepreneurial approach to raising funds and stewarding donor relationships
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of trends in corporate and foundation funding, corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, corporate giving, good corporate citizenship, and the methods, practices, and procedures for obtaining information about cause-marketing programs of corporations and foundations
  5. Strong strategic, analytical, and project management skills; demonstrated ability to take responsibility for a number of diverse projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision
  6. Excellent communication and writing skills; ability to articulate MIFA’s mission, program objectives, exposure opportunities, and/or resource needs persuasively to sponsors and corporate partners
  7. Superb networking, teamwork, negotiation, and interpersonal/diplomatic skills with ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve a common goal
  8. Ability to welcome all people and communicate with highly diverse groups with sensitivity to civic and cultural issues
  9. Proven track record of face-to-face solicitations, corporate presentations, and public speaking
  10. Proficiency at operating communication systems (computers, email, net books, telephone software, scanners, etc.), Microsoft Word and Excel, various database systems, and webmaster operations
  11. Ability to handle client and donor information confidentially and discreetly

Major responsibilities and related tasks

Develop strategic and effective fundraising plan and annual calendar for corporate giving to include face-to-face solicitations, corporate sponsorships/partnerships, grant writing, and management

  1. Identify, manage, and increase MIFA’s list of corporate partners, prospects, and gifts-in-kind through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with philanthropic goals aligned with MIFA
  2. Develop and maintain list of current and prospective corporate foundations with grant opportunities aligned with MIFA’s mission and/or vision and submit grants proposals as identified
  3. Prepare timely reports on all aspects of corporate giving efforts
  4. Work closely with MIFA’s communications team to ensure that all materials (both print and online) are consistent, compelling, and effectively support corporate fundraising efforts; collaborate on collateral pieces including newsletters, annual reports, brochures, and other materials as needed


Work with vice president of development and program leadership to conceptualize and develop sponsorship opportunities for MIFA events and programs that drive revenue growth for the organization

  1. Oversee identification of prospects, cultivation and solicitation strategies, and closing of solicitations
  2. Work with prospects to gain a clear understanding of their needs and develop customized sponsorship and proposal packages that meet both MIFA’s and the corporation/business’ goals.
  3. Provide timely responses to prospects and existing sponsor and partner requests and work in a consultative manner with sponsors and partners to deepen MIFA’s relationships and create annual revenue and renewal opportunities for MIFA


Utilize relationship-building skills to engage, cultivate, and steward current donors to help meet fundraising goals

      1. Serve as primary MIFA contact for corporate supporters and prospect
      2. Ensure timely and appropriate written gift acknowledgements within 48 hour
      3. Maintain stewardship contacts with donors through personal thank-you phone calls or notes within a week of gift’s receip
      4. Build and strengthen relationships with corporate representatives to improve communication with funders and increase likelihood of obtaining new funding and maintaining current funding, including organizing and leading site visits and keeping them informed about MIFA’s wor
      5. Build and maintain effective working relationships with the board of directors; enlist and motivate board members to leverage their corporate contacts on behalf of MIFA
      6. Work with the executive director, vice president of development, and other MIFA staff and stakeholders to identify personal connections between potential/actual corporate contributors.

Other responsibilities

Remain current on best practices on corporate giving through independent study, participation in seminars, workshops, and courses. Collect, process, and maintain corporate donor and prospect information as well as all contacts, stewardship activities, proposals, and gifts from corporate funders in Raiser’s Edge. Oversee integrity of donor data relating to corporate giving. Other duties as assigned to meet goals of the department.

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.

To apply

Mail resume and cover letter to MIFA Human Resources, P. O. Box 3130, Memphis, TN  38173-0130 or email to No phone calls, please.

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

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