Testing Dates for ACT and SAT

College Test Prep Season has begun! Here are the testing dates for the ACT and SAT this school year:  

 

ACT Dates:

September 13, 2014

   

October 25, 2014

   

December 13, 2014

   

February 7, 2015

   

April 18, 2015

   

June 13, 2015

   

 

SAT dates:

October 11, 2014

November 8, 2014

December 6, 2014

January 24, 2015

March 14, 2015

May 2, 2015

June 6, 2015

 

TEL has free practice tests, tutorials and e-books to help students prepare for the ACT, SAT and hundreds of other exams, in Learning Express Library. Each student creates an account for their personal use with the username (or email) and password of their choice. Watch this video for more information.  

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Crime Victim Advocate – Victims to Victory

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Victims to Victory Inc.

Crime Victim Advocate

About Us:

Victims to Victory is a faith-based non profit that provides information, advocacy, counseling and support services to violent crime victims and victim family members.

Position Summary: Crime Victim AdvocateGrant funded

Works under supervision of Victim Services Director to deliver services to family members of  homicide victims and victims of other violent crime.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for outreach, client contacts and crisis counseling.
  • Obtains intake information to assist in assessing clients’ service needs.
  • Provides victim compensation information and claim filing assistance.
  • Develops individualized client service plans in coordination with other staff.
  • Provides court preparation, accompaniment and support during criminal justice proceedings.
  • Makes referrals and acts as an advocate to help victims secure services.
  • Helps educate community to identify victims and available services.
  • Collects client outcome feedback as required by granting agency. 
  • Meets for case staffings and communicates client progress on regular basis.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in crisis intervention, knowledge of trauma and victimization impact
  • Skilled in supportive listening, displaying empathy and sensitivity to clients
  • Knowledge of community resource networks and service providers.
  • Working knowledge of criminal justice system.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly in both verbal and written communication
  • Good interpersonal skills with diverse clients and service providers.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with law enforcement, criminal justice professionals and social service agencies. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, or related Social Services.  Prefer 3 years successful work-related experience.  Email letter and resume to Dr. Katherine Lawson, Executive Director at contact@victimstovictory.org.  Deadline August 29, 2014

 

 

Employment requires satisfactory criminal background and references check.

 

 

 

 

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Watch “Finding and Applying for Jobs in the Federal Gove…” on YouTube

Finding and Applying for Jobs in the Federal Gove…: http://youtu.be/ahg1fselvMg

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Sales Representative – Fell & Company International

Fell and Company International has an opening for an Inside/Outside Sales Representative selling metric industrial supplies and processing machinery for chocolate, cocoa as well as soybean, corn and oilseed. 

We are a family owned business located near the Memphis airport area. 

This position will close the application process on 10/20/14. 

Interested applicants should forward a resume with cover letter to marc@fellcoinc.com or via fax to 901-332-6433.

No phone calls please.

http://www.fellcoinc.com

 

 

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Program Specialist -Agape Child and Family Services

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Job Openings – Girls Incorporated

 

girls inc Inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold

Girls Incorporated of Memphis inspires girls ages 6 – 18 to be strong, smart and bold.  Since 1947, Girls Inc. of Memphis has offered programs designed to build girls’ capacity for college preparedness, confident and responsible adulthood, economic independence and personal fulfillment.  As a local affiliate of our national organization, Girls Incorporated, we benefit from researched, outcome-based, age progressive programming specifically designed for girls.


Make a Difference in the lives of Girls as the new Assistant Center Director

Girls Incorporated of Memphis seeks candidates for our Assistant Center Director position to provide program support to the center in keeping with the Girl Inc. Experience, mission, logic model and annual objective goal numbers. Oversees the management of the mentoring program at the center and focuses on teen programming.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure that curricula being facilitated provides the Girls Inc. Experience, meets Girls Inc standards and are in alignment with the needs of girls and agency mission
  • Develop and implement a quality year round program/curriculum with teen girls ages 12 – 18
  • Ensure that the mentor and volunteer program is efficient and effective by providing the appropriate resources to the mentors and volunteers for a positive and quality experience
  • Support and equip mentors for placement to include: mentor/mentee match and monthly reviews of each mentor/mentee pair
  • Ensure all center staff are aware of the mentor and volunteer program, it’s purpose, it’s process as well as their unique role in the key element of Mentoring Relationships on an ongoing basis with all of our girls
  • Ensure that the effective and efficient program delivery model is documented, implemented and evaluated through the TraxSolutions process in reference to online registration, online payment, outcomes evaluation agreement forms, outcome evaluations, attendance, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with all agency program staff to ensure continuity of program delivery and support
  • Assist center director to ensure financial documentation is accurate and submitted in a timely manner as specified by program and finance policies and procedures
  • Assist with center director to prepare and manage center budget as well as center purchases for effective and efficient program facilitation in line with the approved set center budget
  • Assist with building janitorial needs, maintenance needs and equipment inventory
  • Assist center director to provide the agency’s vision and ensure all policies and procedures are followed by both staff, participants and volunteers in order to provide effective programming
  • Assist center director to provide accurate and timely information for grant and other funding applications, reports and documentation
  • Assist center director with recruitment of participants within a 3 mile radius of center and serve as community resource and agency representative so that program capacity is met
  • Act as immediate supervisor in the absence of the center director and ensure effective communication is continued with staff, parents, participants and other community stakeholders
  • Actively seek personal and professional growth opportunities for self and any staff including participation in conferences, training, meetings and seminars
  • Follow all agency policy and procedures as outlined in the staff handbook
  • Provide appropriate supervision for participants in Girls Inc programs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in education, sociology, psychology, human services or other relevant major.
  • Youth development experience
  • Staff management experience
  • Program and curriculum development experience
  • Community recruitment and outreach experience
  • Effective written, oral and presentation skills

 Special Requirements:

  •  Current valid driver’s license and insurance with reliable transportation
  • Ability to work nights and weekends

To Apply:

or

  • Mail cover letter and resume to: Girls Inc. of Memphis, Attn: Netisha Burnett, 2670 Union Extended, Suite 606, Memphis TN 38112

 

Make a Difference in the lives of Girls as the new Program Specialist I 

Girls Incorporated of Memphis seeks candidates for our Program Specialist I position to provide program support to the center in keeping with the Girl Inc. Experience, mission, logic model and annual objective goal numbers. Oversees daily activities and safety for all Girls Inc participants. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure that curricula being facilitated provides the Girls Inc. Experience, meets Girls Inc standards and are in alignment with the needs of girls age 6-18 and the agency mission
  • Provide appropriate supervision of participants on field trips, van and in the center
  • Work collaboratively with all agency program staff to ensure continuity of program delivery and support
  • Work with participants in small groups and individually to ensure the girls actively participate in programs
  • Assist with building janitorial needs, maintenance needs and equipment inventory
  • Actively seek personal and professional growth opportunities for self and any staff including participation in conferences, training, meetings and seminars
  • Follow all agency policy and procedures as outlined in the staff handbook
  • Provide appropriate supervision for participants in Girls Inc programs.

Qualifications:

  • Youth development experience
  • Effective written, oral and presentation skills

Special Requirements:

  • Current valid driver’s license and insurance with reliable transportation
  • Ability to work nights and weekends

 

To Apply:

or

  • Mail cover letter and resume to: Girls Inc. of Memphis, Attn: Netisha Burnett, 2670 Union Extended, Suite 606, Memphis TN 38112

 


 

POSITION:   Career and Financial Aid Advisor for Trio Program (Educational Talent Search)

SALARY:   $ 26,000

 

SOME ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  

  1. Secures appropriate documentation of client eligibility & maintains accurate & confidential client records.
  2. Disseminates information on program and its services to clients, parents and schools.
  3. Manually uses computer and calculator to prepare & complete agency and program reports and submits as due.
  4. Develops and maintains working & trusting relationships with clients and acts as advocate whenever necessary.
  5. Uses knowledge of admissions and financial aid to provide technical assistance in the admission process and in securing student financial aid.
  6. Reviews academic profile with students and orally advises them regarding academic course planning necessary for post-secondary entry.
  7. Designs, develops and presents workshops on topics such as financial aid, admissions, self-esteem, goal setting, etc. Involves lifting materials up to 50 lbs.
  8. Uses knowledge of advising and career development to provide professional guidance regarding career exploration and planning.
  9. Makes tutorial referrals as needed.
  10. Uses relatively high degree of concentration to design, develop and present workshops to clients in such areas as career exploration, goal setting, self-esteem, etc.
  11. Coordinates and chaperons student educational/career field trips within various environments under various lighting and climate conditions. Involves driving van.
  12. Provides opportunities for parental involvement with the program and in the student career exploration process.
  13. Uses vision to assess and maintain inventory of current information on student financial aid and post-secondary programs.
  14. Acts as liaison and consultant to community agencies, school systems and other referral sources.
  15. Attends professional meetings, conferences and workshops. Involves out-of-town travel.

REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge – Requires:  1) thorough knowledge of advising, counseling, social group work and the financial aid/admissions process; 2) ability to speak and write in a clear and understandable manner for internal/external relations: understand  complex verbal or written instructions; 3) demonstrated ability to counsel and explore with clients their individual career/post-secondary options, to work with a variety of people, to facilitate cooperative work and to develop and implement approaches in response to client’s needs; 4) knowledge ordinarily acquired through bachelor’s degree in social services, education, social work, sociology or related area plus a minimum of two year’s work experience.  Work experience must be in at least one of the following areas:  counseling, guidance, social group work, case work or teaching.

Special Requirements – Must be a licensed insured driver with own transportation.

This is a grant position – salary is none negotiable.

Applications accepted Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at:

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF MEMPHIS

2670 Union Extended Avenue, Suite 606, Memphis, TN 38112

or email resume to:  phenderson@girlsincmemphis.org

 

OPENED UNTIL FILLED

For more information email: Patricia Henderson, phenderson@girlsincmemphis.org

 GIRLS INCORPORATED OF MEMPHIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

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Frito Lay Job Openings

frito layFrito Lay has openings in the following positions

  • Forrest City Arkansas – Part Time Detailer Position
  • Forrest City Arkansas – Full Time Route Sales Associate
  • Jackson Tennessee – Full Time Route Sales Associate
  • Memphis, TN – Part Time Detailer Position

 

Applications are ONLY accepted on-line at www.fritolayemployment.com.

DETAILER (Sales Support/Stocker)

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

    • Under limited supervision, restocks products in customer locations during high volume and high traffic times on off days of Route Sales Representatives, pulling product from storage areas in ‘back of the store’.
    • Ensures products are properly displayed and rotated.  Clean and straighten shelves/racks, checking code dates, rotating product and removing unsaleables.
    • Employee may assist in assembling and disassembling temporary mobile displays. Limited contact with store customers and clients. 
    • Decision making is moderate, which is governed by procedure while focused on daily operations. 
    • Analyzes situation accurately, taking effective action; following written and oral instructions; organize and coordinate work; 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. 
    • Reliable transportation and driver’s license is required as well as proof of insurance coverage.
    • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, evenings. 
    • Position is part time, 5-25 hours per week, days vary.
    • This job requires working in all weather conditions, a background investigation for work history and criminal record check, and the ability to  pass a drug test
    • This job specification 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.
    • PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
    • Ability to climb, push/pull, bend, stoop, and kneel for extended periods.  Ability to see (depth perception, near acuity and far acuity), drive a vehicle, lifting 15 – 40 pounds.
    • 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.                                                                            
    • SUMMARY DESCRIPTION 
    •  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.
  • PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
  •  
  • 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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City of Memphis Job Openings – August 13, 2014

City of Memphis

City of Memphis Job Opportunities for Wednesday, August 13, 2014:

  • General Foreman – Stationary Engineering          Public Works
  • Stationary Engineer I                                                      Public Works
  • Assistant Community Center Director                     Parks & Neighborhoods
  • Crewperson                                                                       Public Works
  • Payroll Specialist                                                               Finance
  • Right-Of-Way Maintenance Foreman                     Public Works
  • Heavy Equipment Operator                                        Public Works
  • Communications Manager                                           Police
  • Maintenance Foreman                                                  Public Works
  • Property Maintenance Craft Supervisor (Electrician)        General Services
  • Building Maintenance Mechanic                                               General Services
  • Special Officer Flagman                 Engineering
  • Police Radio Technician                 Police
  • Inventory Control Clerk                 Public Works
  • Inventory Control Clerk                 General Services
  • Semi-Skilled Crewperson             Public Works
  • Criminalist                                           Police
  • Associate Accountant/A               Police

Durational Register Vacancy

  •  General Clerk/B                                Police

Promotional Vacancy

  • Senior Design Engineer                                                 Engineering

Grant Funded with Benefits

  • Planning & Development Manager                          Housing & Community Development

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Southwest’s Tennessee Promise Opens Free Educational Opportunities

Southwest’s Tennessee Promise Opens Free Educational Opportunities for Local May 2015 High School Grads Southwest Tennessee Community College has developed an aggressive grassroots promotional strategy to ensure that all of the Mid-South’s 2015 graduating seniors can fulfill the Tennessee Promise (TN Promise) at Southwest. Effective Fall 2015, the TN Promise will provide Tennessee May 2015 high school graduates the opportunity to attend Southwest for two years free of tuition and fees, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Southwest launched its awareness campaign during the Fall 2014 registration period at local high schools and will continue to inform students, parents and community organizations about the future benefits of TN Promise.

 

Both a scholarship and mentoring program, TN Promise will provide students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the Hope scholarship, or the Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program (TSAA). The Tennessee Department of Education expects that more than 25,000 students will apply, which represent 40% of graduating seniors. The enrollment period starts early fall for high school seniors who will be required to work with an assigned mentor and attend mandatory meetings in their counties by January.

 

Student Requirements:

  • Apply to the Promise program at www.tnpromise.gov before November 1
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15

each year at www.fafsa.gov

  • Attend all scheduled team meetings and a mandatory college orientation
  • Maintain at least 12 hours per semester
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA)
  • Completed at least eight (8) hours of community service each semester

 

Important Dates To Remember – in order for students to participate in the program, they must meet several requirements and deadlines:

 

For more information, contact our Student Recruitment Office at (901) 333-4399 or online at: www.southwest.tn.edu/recruitment .

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Consumer Action :: Your college is closing, now what?

Consumer Action :: Your college is closing, now what?.

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City of Memphis Office of Contract Compliance-Pre-Certification Process 8/21/14

PreCertification Workshop

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Goodwill Job Center

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The Goodwill Job Center helps job seekers prepare themselves for finding a job, and to look for current job openings with area businesses. If you’re unemployed, underemployed, looking for your first job or seeking a better job, the staff at Goodwill Job Center can help.

Several services are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Drop in and find out more about the variety of services you can use, including:

  • Free job search & placement assistance
  • Free job fairs with employers
  • Connections to area hiring managers
  • One-on-one career & job counseling
  • Interview, networking & resume help
  • Job leads & referrals
  • Interest/aptitude assessments
  • Computer skills assessments
  • Job readiness classes
  • Unlimited computer/internet access
  • Warehouse, janitorial training programs
  • Placement follow-up services for 90+ days

When you visit Goodwill Job Center, a qualified job counselor will work with you to identify your own goals, interests and skills. You’ll get help on preparing a resume that outlines your unique experiences and abilities. You can visit the Goodwill Job Center any time during our business hours to use our computers to do online job research and to look for job leads.

Several skills classes are also available:  

Basic Computer Skills Mondays – 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Job Readiness (Preparing for interview, dress, etc.)  Tuesdays – 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays – 8:30 a.m. to Noon

How to Develop Your Resume Mondays – 8:30 a.m. to Noon Wednesdays – 12:30 to 4 p.m.

How to Do Effective Job Searches Tuesdays – 8:30 a.m. to Noon Thursdays – 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Get started now. Here are the steps you can take:

  1. Visit the Goodwill Job Center. Find out about services and get a free job assessment.
  2. Meet with your career counselor. Your counselor is your partner and will discuss your goals, skills and interests with you.
  3. Make a plan. Working with your counselor, list your job goals, and what steps are needed to get there. Get help to build a resume that shows your skills and experience.
  4. Build your skills. Take advantage of computer training and job readiness classes.
  5. Work for success. Visit the center regularly to do online job searches and research. Stay In touch with your counselor. Start seeing results from your job search efforts.

 

3830 Austin Peay, Memphis, TN, 38128 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (901) 384-6745

The Goodwill Job Center is located next door to our Raleigh area Goodwill store, at the corner of Austin Peay & Covington Pike.

http://www.goodwillmemphis.org/work-us/goodwill-job-center-0

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Virtual Job Fair for Veterans, Service Members and Spouses 8/12-8/13

Event: Hiring Our Heroes

Virtual Job Fair

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 and Wednesday, August 13, 2014 – 6:00am-3:00pm CDT
Hiring Our Heroes

Join us for a virtual job fair on Tuesday, August 12th and Wednesday, August 13th at virtualjobscout.org.

Virtual Job Scout brings all the benefits of a live fair to those who cannot make it to our traditional fairs. It allows job seekers and employers to connect with each other in real time – no matter their physical location. Because Virtual Job Scout is available 24/7, recruiters can also connect with top veteran, transitioning service member, and military spouse candidates outside of the live hiring fair times.

Virtual Job Scout is a free service. Thanks to the support of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Virtual Job Scout is free to both job seekers and employers.

Event Schedule:
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Virtual Hiring Fair

Location:
virtualjobscout.org

Registration

► Job Seekers: Click here to register.

► Employers: Click here to register.

If you have any other questions, please visit our FAQ page or email us at hiringourheroes@uschamber.com.

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Shelby County Government Posting Alert 8-8-14

POSTING ALERT 08 08 2014 Shelby County POSTING ALERT 08 08 2014 Shelby County_1https://jobs.shelbycountytn.gov

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Attorney – Memphis Area Legal Services

Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. seeks staff attorney for housing unit; fair housing, landlord-tenant, mortgage default and foreclosure counseling; analysis of legal issues.  Licensed in TN preferred; salary D.O.E. with excellent benefits including 401(k).  Send resume, three professional references and writing sample to Janese K. Perry, Chief Financial Officer/HR Officer @ jperry @malsi.org.

E.O.E.

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