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Food Commodities Schedule, February 17 – 21, 2014


Mid-South Food Bank announces today that U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed to eligible area residents for Memphis   and Shelby County on FEBRUARY 17-21, 2014

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17,                                   

No Distribution



38114   Magnolia First Baptist Church               1518 South Cooper                       9:45 AM



No Distribution



38053  Baker Community Center                        7942 Church                                   8:29 AM

38107   United Methodist N’borhood –Smith Ctr.                                                     10:25 AM



No Distribution 

**All Commodities will be distributed at all locations from start time until completion of distribution.

**Please note if your zip code is not listed, look in next Sunday’s edition of The Commercial Appeal newspaper or call (901)527-0841.

                   2014 Commodity Card Registration Schedule



Grace United Methodist Church

1619 East Raines Rd                                              9:00 AM-12:00 Noon

Eligibility will be based on all household income not in excess of the State-established

maximum percentage of the poverty line for the appropriate household size.  Also, anyone receiving aid from one of the following programs is eligible for USDA commodities: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as Food Stamps), Families First, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or documented residence in public housing.  All documents must be current for fiscal year 2013.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  

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Bank on Memphis Event 4/26 @ Court Square

Bank on Memphis

Bank On Memphis Celebrates Financial Literacy Month in April

Budgeting, Credit Repair feature of April 26 event @ Court Square

Memphis, Tenn. (April 12, 2013) – Bank On Memphis is celebrating National Financial Literacy Month in April with a series of financial literacy workshops culminating with an April 26 - 11:30-1:30 event at Court Square in Downtown Memphis.

Several Bank On Memphis partner financial institutions and credit counseling services will be available to discuss savings and checking account options, as well as tips for credit repair. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling recently released the results of its annual Consumer Financial Literacy Survey noting that, among its findings, only 40 percent of adults have a budget and track spending. Separately, credit data management firm Transunion Interactive Inc. noted that the Memphis metro area had the lowest consumer credit score among major metropolitan areas.

“Results like that demonstrate the need for education around financial literacy, especially personal finance, is greater than ever,” said Terica Lamb, coordinator for the Bank On Memphis initiative and manager of Community Outreach and Financial Empowerment for Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir.

The April 26 event is being held in conjunction with the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Downtown Alive! Rain date is May 3.

Entertainment at Downtown Alive! will include artists from Overwater Entertainment between 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Also, the Memphis Public Library’s JobLINC Mobile Career Center will be on-site during the event. JobLINC, a Bank On Memphis community partner, provides listings to available jobs, aids in locating training opportunities, one-on-one assistance in job searches and job readiness workshops.

Preceding the April 26 event Bank On Memphis representatives will conduct a number of free financial literacy classes on personal finance and budgeting around the county. For a complete list of those events, go to the ‘Event Calendar’ at

Bank On Memphis provides financial literacy and financial access through a public, private and non-profit collaboration. The program was launched locally by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir.


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Laptops available at all Memphis Public Libraries

Memphis Public Library

Laptops for Checkout at All Memphis Public Library Locations
By: Marcey Evans

Books aren’t the only things library customers can check out. Now, the “smartest” card in your wallet offers access to laptops which can be checked out for internal use at any library branch system wide.

No line. No waiting. Customers needing to use computers no longer have to wait on the next desktop computer. They can use these printer-ready laptops equipped with current software such as Microsoft Office 2010.

“Come, check them out, and use them,” advised JobLINC Services Manager Robyn Stone, who helped to secure the mobile computers for public use. “We are expanding access with these laptops. While we have hundreds of computers, they were not enough. We have WiFi access at each (library) location, and we have the resources to satisfy our customers’ need to know.”

More than 170 laptops were purchased for Memphis public libraries through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), a federal grant meant to increase access to health information, workforce development training, financial literacy resources, and job search assistance in urban areas. After state government secured federal dollars, the City of Memphis also contributed to the fund, which totaled more than $200,000. This gift was given to the Library system to “bridge the gap between Tennessee’s impoverished and unemployed,” as outlined in the grant’s overall objective.

To reach this ambitious goal, each laptop has icons that are connected to websites on the aforementioned topics, along with a hyperlink to the JobLINC web page ( Connecting people to employers and other resources, this web page offers job readiness information, career planning and assessment, classes and workshops, facts for small businesses, test preparation and practice, computer tutorials, and connections to several other opportunities.

To check out a laptop, customers must be 18 years of age with a Library card and valid Tennessee driver’s license or government-issued picture identification. Users must complete a one-page laptop registration form and review the checkout policy with a librarian.

“We’re here to help you,” Stone said. “We just want customers to take advantage of this opportunity to become familiar with this technology.”

For more information on how to check out a laptop, call your local library branch or visit any circulation desk. At Central Library, laptops are available on the third floor in the Business/Sciences Department.

“We only ask that you bring a flash drive, if you’re working on your resume,” Stone added.

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Project Homeless Connect 2/14/13

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Commodity Schedule February 11-15, 2013

Mid-South Food Bank announces today that U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed to eligible area residents for Memphis and Shelby County on FEBRUARY 11-15, 2013.


38112 Early Grove Baptist Church 557 Lester 2:12 PM

38118 Easthaven Church of Christ 4833 Tchulahoma 9:55 AM

Also serving zip codes 38115, 38125 & 38141


38018 Bert Ferguson Community Center 8505 Trinity Road 12:52 PM

Also serving zip codes 38002, 38016, 38017 & 38028


38116 Cumming Street Baptist Church 794 East Raines 8:14 AM


38106 St. Jude Baptist Church 853 East Trigg 8:08 AM

38106 Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church 491 East McLemore 9:14 AM

Also serving zip codes 38103, 38104 & 38126

38017 Collierville VFW Post #5066 347 Center 1:00 PM


No Distribution

**All Commodities will be distributed at all locations from start time until completion of distribution.

**Please note if your zip code is not listed, look in next Sunday’s edition of The Commercial Appeal newspaper or call (901)527-0841.

“2013 Commodity Card Registration Schedule”

No Registration for the Week

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U.S. Department of Labor – Open House on Twitter 1/18/13


The U.S.   Labor Department has touched families and lives across the country for nearly   one hundred years. From infancy, we ensure that working parents can care for   newborns under the Family and Medical Leave Act. And in retirement, we’re the   folks who protect your pensions.  Health and safety in the workplace?   That’s us. A paycheck that just doesn’t add up? We are your first   call.  Job training after a lay-off, protecting civilian jobs for   returning service members, guarding against discrimination at companies that   do work for the federal government? That’s us, too.

This Friday, January   18 at 12:30 p.m. EST, Secretary Solis will host an open   house on Twitter as part of the 57th Presidential Inauguration   activities. This is an opportunity to chat about the important services that   the Department provides for American workers through its various agencies:   from job-readiness and workforce development to worker protections and civil   rights in the federal contractor workplace. In addition, we will highlight   the Department’s growth and accomplishments over the century in commemoration   of our Centennial.     Join the conversation Friday by using the hashtag #DOL100. You may also tweet   questions in advance to @HildaSolisDOL. Please forward this information to   your networks and we look forward to chatting with you.

The inauguration activities will continue on Saturday with the National Day   of Service.  Continuing a tradition he started at his first inauguration   in 2009, President Obama is calling on Americans in all 50 states to honor   the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and participate in the National Day   of Service on Saturday, January 19th, 2013.     The National Day of Service is the First Family’s most treasured inaugural   event – but it’s not just about January 19th: The President will be asking   Americans to make an ongoing commitment in their communities, focusing on   seven issue areas: health, faith, education, the environment, honoring our   veterans and military families, community resilience, and economic   development. To find an event in your area, please visit to   sign-up for a service activity.

For those that will be in Washington, DC, please join us on the National Mall   for a historic Service Fair to engage with federal agencies, including the   Department of Labor, and service organizations from across the country on the   issues you care about. Speaking and performing at the Service Summit will be   National Day of Service Honorary Chair Chelsea   Clinton, PIC Co-Chair Eva   Longoria, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, Iraq war veteran and Delaware   Attorney General Beau   Biden, American Heart Association spokesperson and television   personality Star Jones,   actress Angela Bassett,   gospel singer Yolanda   Adams, U.S. Rep and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth,   Philadelphia Mayor Michael   Nutter, U.S. Rep. Emanuel   Cleaver and the Washington   Children’s Choir. The event will be emceed by local radio   host Tommy McFly. RSVP today and commit to being   part of the National Day of Service Summit.

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Memphis & Shelby County Commodity Schedule January 14 – 18, 2013

Mid-South Food Bank announces today that U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed to eligible area residents for Memphis and Shelby County on JANUARY 14-18, 2013.


38112 Early Grove Baptist Church                                            557 Lester 2:12 PM

38118 Easthaven Church of Christ                                            4833 Tchulahoma 9:55 AM

Also serving zip codes 38115, 38125 & 38141


38114 Magnolia First Baptist Church                                       1518 South Cooper 9:45 AM


No Distribution


38053  Baker Community Center                             7942 Church 8:29 AM

38107  United Methodist N’borhood –Smith Ctr.                        602 Looney 10:25 AM

Also serving zip code 38105

38114 Monument of Love Baptist Church              2639 Lamar 12:00 PM


No Distribution


Raleigh Assembly of God                                                         3683 Austin Peay Hwy 9:00 AM

**All Commodities will be distributed at all locations from start time until completion of distribution.

** Please note if your zip code is not listed, look in next Sunday’s edition of The Commercial Appeal newspaper or call (901)527-0841.

2013 Commodity Card Registration Schedule


Gaisman Park Community Center

4221 Macon Road   9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Eligibility will be based on total household income not in excess of the

State-established maximum percentage of the poverty line for the appropriate

household size. Also, anyone receiving aid from one of the following programs

is eligible for USDA commodities: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

(SNAP) (formerly known as Food Stamps), Families First, Supplemental

Security Income (SSI), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or

documented residence in public housing. All documents must be current for

fiscal year 2013.

Mid-South Memphis Food Bank telephone (901) 527-0841; please call our office

(hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday).

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race,

color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.


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FAFSA Application Assistance January 2013

Leadership Memphis Launches Campaign to Help Students Complete FAFSA

— Posted on January 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm.

Memphis, TN – December 19, 2012 – Leadership Memphis is launching a campaign to encourage high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications in January. The goal of the campaign is to increase the total number of FAFSA completions in Memphis/Shelby County by 20 percent in 2013.

The campaign includes a number of hands-on “Fill out the FAFSA” events from January 10-27, 2013 at various locations around the city.  (See list of dates, times, locations below.)

The sessions are for students and parents who want help completing the forms.

DATE    TIME             LOCATION                              

1/10      3pm – 7pm     Whitehaven Library Career, Coach Mobile Unit

1/12      10am – Noon   Southwest Tennessee Community College (Whitehaven, Corner of Airways and Brooks)

1/12      10am -2pm      Whitehaven High School, Career Coach Mobile Unit

1/13      10am – Noon   Southwest Tennessee Community College, Macon Cove Campus

1/14       3pm – 7pm      Benjamin Hooks Main Library, Career Coach Mobile Unit

1/15       6:30 – 7:30pm  Benjamin Hooks Main Library

1/16       5pm – 7pm      EMC Foundation, Inc., 594 N. Second Street

1/19       10am – Noon    Southwest Tennessee Community College, Union Campus

1/25         3pm -7pm      Urban Youth Initiative, 1548 Poplar Ave

1/26        10am – 2pm     Urban Youth Initiative, 1548 Poplar Ave

1/27/2013          2pm-4pm          EMC Foundation, Inc., 594 N. Second Street

For updated site information and/or to sign up to be a volunteer at one of the sites, please go to:

This help is made possible by the Memphis Talent Dividend (MTD), one of several Leadership Memphis action initiatives that focus on increasing college attainment. MTD involves more than 100 organizations working together to increase the number of college graduates in the Memphis metro areas.

“Difficulty in completing the federal student aid forms has been identified as a major barrier to many students pursing college entry,” said Fred Turverey, Director of Memphis Talent Dividend.  “About 5,500 students completed FAFSA applications in 2012. The goal is to increase that number to more than 6,600 in 2013.”

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Oselen, Program Coordinator at 901 278-0016 or or Jeanette McKinley-Bowen, Urban Youth Initiative, or 901-725-3127.


Leadership Memphis is a non-profit, community leadership development organization. Its mission is to empower the community to step up and make Memphis great. Leadership Memphis is dedicated to helping the city fulfill its potential by advancing the values of diversity, connectivity and inclusion, and leveraging the power of collaborative action. Founded in 1979, the organization has trained and graduated more than 2,000 leaders from its signature programs: Executive, FastTrack and Grassroots. Its Action Initiatives are Memphis Talent Dividend/Graduate Memphis, Imagine Memphis and SUCCESS High Schools.

For more information about Leadership Memphis visit our websites:

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Get EnergySmart @ Your Library-Workshop Schedule January thru April

All workshops are from 10:30 am – 12:30pm 


January 2013

Tuesday, January 15 — Levi

Tuesday, January 22  — Whitehaven

Saturday, January 26—Central/Sciences  L-56 


February 2013 

Tuesday, February 12 — Cordova

Saturday, February 16– Frayser

Tuesday, February 19– Randolph


March 2013

Tuesday, March 12 – Gaston Park

Saturday, March 16– Crenshaw

Tuesday, march 19– Hollywood


April 2013 

Tuesday, April 9 — North

Tuesday, April 16– Raleigh

Saturday, April 20—East Shelby


MLGW Contact:

Jacquelynn Royston

Cell: 901-692-8254

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Job Listings & Opportunities December 10 – 15, 2012

Handyman (Need experience, reliable transportation; Call and leave message at 1-424-263-0338)


Horse Groomers, Rossville Farms, Rossville, TN (Need some experience; Fax resume to 761-1741)


Maintenance, Presidential West Apartments, 5459 Hudgins Rd., Memphis (Need EPA certificate; Call 346-6814)


Warehouse (Email resume to


Bookkeeper (Need computer skills; Email resume to


Tax Preparers (Will train; Email resume to


Service Technician, Landers Nissan (Need experience; Email resume to


Warehouse, SIMOS, 4205 Hacks Cross Road, Suite 114, Memphis (Apply in person Wed., Dec. 5 – Tues., Dec. 11)


Construction – Form Setters (Need experience; Call 1-501-499-6705 ext. 2006)


Customer Service (Call 881-0694)


Maintenance, Woodchase Apartments, 1946 Williamswood Rd., Memphis (Need own tools and transportation; Apply in person Tues. – Fri. 10 am – 3 pm)


Avon (Call Florence Chamberlin at 572-7343)


Hair Stylist, East Memphis (Please call 438-3236)


School Bus Drivers, Durham School Services, 1384 Farmville Road or 1681 Getwell Road, Memphis (Apply in person)


Receptionist, Studio LaRue, 5131 Wheelis Drive, Memphis, TN (Apply in person with resume to Magen)


Groundskeeper (Need valid driver’s license; Apply online at and select “Join Our Family”)


Warehouse, Scansource, Inc. (Apply online at


Hotel Desk Clerk/Asst. Manager (Email resume to


Industrial Maintenance Mechanic/Technician (Need experience; Apply online at


Courier (Need car/covered truck/van; Call 521-8282 ext. 1034)


Warehouse/Forklift, Select Staffing, 6635 Quince Rd., Suite 107, Memphis (Apply in person 8 am)


Customer Service/Vehicle Attendant, Avis Budget Group (Apply online at


Warehouse, Talent Force, 2899 S. Mendenhall, Suite 1, Memphis (Apply in person 8 – 11 am)


Appraisal Assistant/Trainee (Need computer skills, reliable transportation; Email resume and cover letter to


Commercial Roofer, Tremco, Inc. (Need experience, valid driver’s license, reliable transportation; Call 1-888-657-7490)


Carpet Cleaning Technicians (Need experience; Email resume to


Job Matchmaker! Call 1-888-862-9540, free job placement service provided by the Commercial Appeal


Reach/Picker/Lift Operators, Prologistix (Need certification; Call 1-662-655-0485)


Customer Service/Laborer (Call 881-0702 or 881-0713)


Warehouse/Labor, Talent Force, 2899 S. Mendenhall, Suite 1, Memphis (Need two forms of ID; Apply in person 8:30 am – 12 pm Mon. – Thur.)


Forklift, Paramount (Call 367-888 ext. 2707)


Packer/Sales/Warehouse/Maintenance/Production/Technicians/Distribution/Trade Jobs, Workforce Investment Network (WIN)(Go online to view jobs and submit resume at


Dealer/Server/Staff/Cook/Bartender, Gold Strike Casino (Apply online at


Pickers/Packers/Warehouse/Forklift, PSP Solutions, 8705B Northwest Dr. #10, Southaven, MS (Apply in person 9 am – 1 pm)


Forklift Drivers, Kelly (Need experience; Call 398-9386)


Customer Service (Call 730-8946 for East Memphis, 881-5465 for Arlington)


Help Wanted (Call 324-4199)


Carpet Technician, Stanley Steemer (Need good driving record; Call 937-8863)


Collection/Disconnect Tech (Need truck or van; Call 214-4358)


All Positions, Resorts Casino Tunica (Apply online at


Window Cleaners (Call 624-4558)


Production Workers, Guardian Fiberglass, 7046 Stateline Road, Mineral Wells, MS (Regularly accepts applications 8 am – 5 pm)


Material Handlers/Pickers/Forklift/Operators, Axcess Staffing Services, 6073 Mt. Moriah Road Ext., Suite 19, Memphis (Apply in person 9:30 am – 2 pm)


Forklift/Warehouse, Kelly Services (Need some experience; Call 1-877-535-5992 for warehouse, 1-901-398-9386 for forklift)


Jobs/Education/Training/Grants, Tennessee Career Center, 444 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Memphis Area Transit Authority Terminal, Memphis, TN, 38105 (Apply in person or call 545-2240)


Production Control/Scheduling Clerks, Technicolor (Need warehouse/production experience; Apply online at

FedEx Ground (Company does not hire ex-offenders; Apply in person at 555 Compress Drive, Memphis, or call 948-0045)

Customer Service (Call 546-9161)


All positions, Sam’s Town (Apply online at


General Employment, Baptist Memorial Hospital (Call Job Hotline 226-4500)


Hourly worker, O’Reilly Auto Parts (Call 1-888-OREILLY)


Air National Guard (Call 1-800-TO-GO-ANG)


Air Force (Call 1-800-423-USAF)


Army (Call 1-800-USA-ARMY)




Clerical/Customer Service/Warehouse, Express Employment, 6100 Primacy Parkway (Apply in person or call 680-1933)


Reach/Picker/Lift Operators, Prologistix (Need certification; Call 1-662-655-0485)


Warehouse/Pickers/Forklift, Simos, 4205 Hacks Cross Road, Suite 114, Memphis (Need Forklift Certificate; Apply in person)


Pickers/Packers/Warehouse/Forklift, PSP Solutions, 8705B Northwest Drive # 10, Southaven, MS (Apply in person with two forms of ID 9 am – 1 pm)


Order Selectors/Machine Operators/Forklift, PSC Staffing, 3731 S. Mendenhall or 1979 S. Third Street (Apply in person)


Forklift Drivers, Kelly Services (Need valid driver’s license; Call 398-9386, ext. 213)


Warehouse, Talent Force Staffing, 2899 S. Mendenhall, Suite 1, Memphis, (Apply in person 8:30 – 11 am with two forms of ID)


Warehouse, Swift Staffing, 2715 Kirby Parkway, Suite 13 (Apply in person)


Warehouse/Laborers, All In A Day Temp Services, 6084 Apple Tree Drive, Suite 8, Memphis (Apply in person or call 375-4797)


Warehouse, Unlimited Staffing Services, 2590 Lamar (Apply in person or call 791-2929)


All positions, Allied Forces, 6759 Winchester (Apply in person or call 546-7524)


Paramount Staffing, 5888 Distribution Drive, Memphis (Need HS Diploma or GED, experience; Apply in person Tue. – Thur. starting at 9 am or call 367-8888 ext. 2707)

Laborers/Sales/Service/Maintenance, Labor Force, 3834 E. Shelby Drive (Fax resume to 372-1810, apply in person or call 542-0002)


Warehouse/Foodservice/Manufacturing, LSI Staffing (Call 526-1111)


Warehouse, Randstad (Call 766-9305)


Warehouse/Assemblers, Manpower (Call 761-3232)




Housekeeping (Email resume to


Janitorial/Housekeepers (Call 800-385-8800)


Home Cleaner, Zoom n Broom (Need own vehicle; call 356-9581 10 am – 2 pm)




Host/Food Expo/Server/Dishwasher/Food Prep/Barback/Assistant Manager, Local Gastropub, Downtown Memphis (Email resume to


Line Cook/Bartender/Server, River Oaks Restaurant, 5871 Poplar Ave., Memphis (Apply in person 3 – 5 pm, Mon. – Fri.)


All Positions, Five Guys Memphis (Apply online for Memphis location at


Servers/Hostess/Bartenders/Bussers/Cooks, TGI Friday’s at the Doubletree Hotel, 185 Union Avenue, Downtown Memphis (Apply in person 2 – 4 pm)


Cooks/Servers, Resorts Casino Tunica (Apply online at


Help Wanted, The Peabody, 149 Union Avenue (Apply online at


All Positions, Backyard Burgers (Fax resume to 381-4312 for all locations)




Pickers/Packers/Warehouse/Forklift, PSP Solutions, 8705B Northwest Dr. #10, Southaven, MS (Apply in person 9 am – 1 pm)


Production Workers, Guardian Fiberglass, 7046 Stateline Road, Mineral Wells, MS (Apply in person 8 am – 5 pm)


Package Handlers, FedEx, 8505 Nail Road, Olive Branch (Apply in person Mondays at 5 pm)

Warehouse, All-In-A-Day Temp. Services, 3360 Goodman Road, Southaven,

MS (Apply in person)


Warehouse, Peoplelink, Olive Branch (Call 877-323-5627)




Truck Driving Students, ASU, Marked Tree, AR (Call 870-358-2117)


Schneider National (Will train; Call 1-800-447-7433)


Local Training in Jackson, TN (Call 1-800-423-2730)


USA Truck (Call 1-800-237-4642)


Truck Drivers (Call 1-877-893-1539)




Sales (Need computer skills; Email resume to


Family Service Advisors, Memorial Park Funeral Home (Email resume to


Sales, Landers Auto (Call Jerry Bryan at 1-662-549-8941)


Sales (Call 881-0694)


Manager Trainees, RSM (Call 335-6747)


Sales (Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to


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Agape Job Postings


Position Title: Director of Finance & Accounting (Full-time)

Location: Memphis, TN

Reports To: Executive Director

Position Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Agape, a non-profit agency is seeking dynamic, motivated and assertive DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ACCOUNTING.

The DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ACCOUNTING reports to the Executive Director. Conducts the financial affairs of the agency and prepares financial analyses of its operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules. The financial statements are designed to inform and guide the management team, while providing accountability to the board and to external constituents. The DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ACCOUNTING is responsible for the agency’s financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the conduct of its relationships with the financial community, the maintenance of its fiscal records, the integrity of its financial systems, and the preparation of financial reports. The position involves supervision over cash management, grant accounting, grant and contract compliance, state and federal compliance, general agency accounting, cost accounting, and budgetary controls. The DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ACCOUNTING will also be responsible for coordinating the scheduling and use of external auditors and consultants.

Education and Experience Requirement:

 BA/BS Degree in Accounting, Finance or related major, CPA certification or candidacy, 2-3 years of experience in public accounting or other relevant experience, demonstrated knowledge of current accounting standards applicable to non-profit institutions, prefer supervisory experience with professional staff, demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people, excellent communication skills both verbal and written, proven ability as a problem solver and self- starter, excellent computer skills, and demonstrated user orientation. Preferred qualifications include: a master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting or related field, 4+ years of experience with non-profits through public accounting or financial management, and 2+ years supervisory experience with professional staff.

Position Title: Clinical Director (Full-time)

Location: Memphis, TN

Reports To: Director of Operations

Position Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Agape, a non-profit agency is seeking dynamic, motivated and assertive CLINICAL DIRECTOR. The CLINICAL DIRECTOR is responsible for the management and quality assurance of all clinical and other child and family program services provided by Agape, including the training and supervision of all clinical and program staff (Adoption, Maternity, Foster Care, etc.)

The CLINICAL DIRECTOR is also part of the Leadership Team, which supports compliance with all delivery of services to the fiscal, ethical and legal standards upheld by the Tennessee Board of Behavioral Sciences and the core values and mission of Agape Child & Family Services. In addition, as the CLINICAL DIRECTOR, this person will assist in providing leadership to all staff by creating a positive work environment and promoting the professional growth of supervisors in managing day to day operations to ensure fiscal and program service goal achievement according to Agape policies, practices, and procedures. Candidate must be innovative in thinking and flexible, as well as the ability to work independently are critically important. The CLINICAL DIRECTOR must be proficient in managing multiple grants, projects and/or contracts. This applicant will represent Agape as an articulate and professional spokesperson with effective public presentation skills and the capacity to communicate with diverse audiences, including high-level policy makers, community leaders, media representatives, and other advocates and colleagues. This person must have the ability to write and speak cogently and persuasively, and possess highly-developed collaborative abilities. Strong management skills with demonstrated capacity to recruit, retain, lead and marshal the talents of a diverse, professional, experienced, and creative staff, who are often themselves recognized as leaders in their particular areas. The CLINICAL DIRECTOR must also be capable of building trust while ensuring accountability. Timely and critical decision-making skills are necessary.

Education and Experience Requirement:

Desire a Doctorate Degree in Psychology (APA Approved) is required with licensure in the state(s) to clinically practice as a psychologist required. An experienced therapist having worked with a wide range of clients and client needs and diagnosis. Experienced in administering programs to ensure the organization meets each set of requirements to maintain funding sources; and managing the administrative aspects of an upper level management role. Also, should have a track record of being an effective speaker and presenter on issues related to families, mental health, prevention, communications, etc. Applicant must have demonstrated experience in this general field and at least 3-5 years of supervisory experience. Also, development/fund raising or related experience desired. Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, proven ability as a problem solver and self-starter. Will be required to work a flexible schedule; possibly be available evenings and weekends.


Send detailed résumé with references to: Agape Child & Family Services, Inc. Nichole Love, BBA, Office Manager E-mail: P. O. Box 11411 – Memphis, TN 38111 Or you may fax to: (901) 323-3640

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Bright Horizons Job Opening


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by | December 4, 2012 · 4:04 PM

… the 20 questions you need to ask in a job interview

1. What’s the biggest change your group has gone through in the last year? Does your group feel like the recession is over and things are getting better, or are things still pretty bleak? What’s the plan to handle either scenario?

2. If I get the job, how do I earn a “gold star” on my performance review? What are the key accomplishments you’d like to see in this role over the next year?

3. What’s your (or my future boss’) leadership style?

4. About which competitor are you most worried?

5. How does sales / operations / technology / marketing / finance work around here? (I.e., groups other than the one you’re interviewing for.)

6. What type of people are successful here? What type of people are not?

7. What’s one thing that’s key to this company’s success that somebody from outside the company wouldn’t know about?

8. How did you get your start in this industry? Why do you stay?

9. What are your group’s best and worst working relationships with other groups in the company?

10. What keeps you up at night? What’s your biggest worry these days?

11. What’s the timeline for making a decision on this position? When should I get back in touch with you?

12. These are tough economic times, and every position is precious when it comes to the budget. Why did you decide to hire somebody for this position instead of the many other roles / jobs you could have hired for? What about this position made you prioritize it over others?

13. What is your reward system? Is it a star system / team-oriented / equity-based / bonus-based / “attaboy!”-based? Why is that your reward system? What do you guys hope to get out of it, and what actually happens when you put it into practice? What are the positives and the negatives of your reward system? If you could change any one thing, what would it be?

14. What information is shared with the employees (revenues, costs, operating metrics)? Is this an “open book” shop, or do you play it closer to the vest? How is information shared? How do I get access to the information I need to be successful in this job?

15. If we are going to have a very successful the year after next in 2014, what will that look like? What will we have done over the next 12 months to make it successful? How does this position help achieve those goals?

16. How does the company / my future boss do performance reviews? How do I make the most of the performance review process to ensure that I’m doing the best I can for the company?

17. What is the rhythm to the work around here? Is there a time of year that it’s “all hands on deck” and we’re pulling all-nighters, or is it pretty consistent throughout the year? How about during the week / month? Is it pretty evenly spread throughout the week / month, or are there crunch days?

18. What type of industry / functional / skills-based experience and background are you looking for in the person who will fill this position? What would the “perfect” candidate look like? How do you assess my experience in comparison? What gaps do you see?

19. In my career, I’ve primarily enjoyed working with big / small / growing / independent / private / public / family-run companies. If that’s the case, how successful will I be at your firm?

20. Who are the heroes at your company? What characteristics do the people who are most celebrated have in common with each other? Conversely, what are the characteristics that are common to the promising people you hired, but who then flamed out and failed or left? As I’m considering whether or not I’d be successful here, how should I think about the experiences of the heroes and of the flame-outs?


These 20 questions are taken from the following newsletter.–it-s-about-you—-the-20-questions-you-need-to-ask-in-a-job-interview


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Madison Automotive Spreading Christmas Cheer

Madison Automotive is sponsoring a campaign to help one family, individual or charity with free auto repairs this Christmas. Nominate those in need by December 14, 2012 by mailing a submission outlining why they need help to Madison Automotive locations at either 440 Union Avenue, Memphis 38103 or the location at 2457 Covington Pike, Memphis 38128.

Winner will be announced on December 21, 2012; vehicles will be repaired and returned to the owner shortly after New Year. All questions can be directed to (901) 276-6460 or (901) 386-9600.

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Corporate Vice President and Corporate Controller Opening

A privately held manufacturer  and marketer of  sausage,  beef  jerky,  hot  dogs,  corn  dogs  and  other  processed products,  is  looking  for  a  high  energy,  results  oriented  Corporate Controller.  Headquartered in Memphis, TN, the Company operates four processing   plants  employing   nearly   1300  team  members.   Recognized as a great place to work by the Memphis Business Journal, the Company has  also been  recognized  on INC Magazine’s  annual  list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the fourth year in a row.


Reporting to the CFO, the Corporate Vice President and Corporate Controller  will  manage   an  organization   of  10  managers   and  team members.  Direct reports include the Sr. Director of Accounting and Finance,  Director  of  Financial  Analysis  and  Planning,  and  the Accounting and Treasury Analyst.


Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:


•      Experience in manufacturing and multi-plant operations, food processing preferred


•      Strong cost accounting principles


•      Small company or privately owned business experience


•      Experience in Mergers and Acquisitions analysis and transactions is a plus


•      Proven record of building strong teams


•      BS in Accounting or Finance, CPA or CMA required, MBA preferred but not required


Specific responsibilities include:


•          Direct activities of the accounts receivable and accounts payable department, including the preparation of financial budgets, forecasts, and financial statements for the Company.


•      Maintain the existing excellent banking and investor


relationships.  Manage all external financial reporting, tax, internal controls, internal audit and policies and procedures.  Ensure compliance with GAAP, FASB, and other regulatory requirements.


•      Ability to read, interpret and write abstracts of various legal documents and agreements.


•      Provide solid and effective leadership to effectively utilize team members.


If you meet the position requirements and are interested, please follow the instructions below:


1)     Register at and upload your resume.  In the Additional Information box put the job title.


2)    Email your resume to  Put the job title and the date of this email in the subject line.

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