Daily Archives: February 22, 2012

Coordinator, Community Investment & Education Job Opening with Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies Job Opening

Title: Coordinator, Community Investment, Education

Reports to:

Community Investment

Manager, Community Investment

 Apply Online: http://grizzlies.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/jobs/default.cfm#

Position Purpose
The Coordinator, Community Investment is responsible for creating and implementing educational programs to ensure compliance with the NBA’s community programming mandate. The position will build an awareness and excitement for basketball within our educational and community systems, and assist the organization in “giving back to the community”

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize and implement  all educational programs including: Read to Achieve, Grizzlies Reading  Challenge, Grizzlies Stay In School Challenge, Grizzlies Reading Time Out,  Educator of the Month, etc.
  • Serve as primary contact with  the NBA to ensure compliance with educational programming requirements.
  • Organize and facilitate: team,  player, management and other special appearances and speaking engagements  for educational programs.
  • Organize Grizz, Grizz Girls and Street Team appearances for educational programs.
  • Write and formats educational content for the community section of the Grizzlies website.
  • Manage, writes, and edits the Grizzlies Annual Report.
  • Attend community programs on  budget.
  • Track and prepares updates on   all educational programs initiatives and provides information to the      Director, Community Investment.
  • Serve as primary contact for  local school systems.
  • Other related duties as required.

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in a related field.
  • 1 – 2 years of experience in  creating and managing community programs and special events.
  • Proficiency with MS Word,  Excel, Outlook and the internet.
  • Knowledge of professional  sports and sports philanthropy preferred.
  • Familiarity with non-profit organizations and development.
  • Familiarity of charitable  programs, initiatives, outreach and organizations in the Greater Memphis and Shelby County area.
  • Coordinate Grizzlies Black History Month in arena recognitions.
  • Ability to produce creative and  relevant written materials for a variety of publications.
  • Ability to build relationships  in order to develop and mentor personnel.
  • Excellent people skills with  the ability to interact with all types of people, including staff and  management, professional and elite athletes, members of media, senior  government officials and corporate representatives and children.
  • Excellent oral and written  communication skills required.
  • Ability to balance major  priorities on a daily basis.
  • Solid working knowledge of  Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge and passion for the  NBA basketball.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and  evenings, as required.


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Volunteer Fair and Expo 2-23-12

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Memphis EMBODI Conference on Saturday,March 10, 2012 – for Males grades 7-12


The Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in partnership with the Delta Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. are embarking on a significant program within the Memphis community. As charged by our National Office, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Memphis Alumnae is developing programming to address the male crisis that is impacting our youth. In that vein, our chapter is planning three mini-conferences aimed at supporting the work of male organizations within the city of Memphis. These events will occur in March 2011, October 2011, and March 2012.

We are inviting your male youth to attend Memphis EMBODI Conference on Saturday,March 10, 2012. The Conference is designed to Empower Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence. The Conference will offer exciting workshops, interactive sessions, and opportunities for the young men to network with some of the most influential men in the Memphis metropolitan area. The program will focus on youth in grades 7 through 12.

The Memphis Alumnae Chapter is hopeful that you will join our effort to strengthen our communities and work with our youth. We invite you to contact Dr. Charlotte M. Freeman, Chair of Program Planning and Development, at (901) 726-5200 or freeman_charlotte@hotmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it should you have questions.

Please contact Carlise Mathews at (901) 270-8208 or cumathews@yahoo.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register your youth for this most exciting program.  Please submit your registration by February 24, 2012. We look forward to building a lasting relationship between your family and ours.

 EMBODI March 2012 Spring Conference Registration Packet

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MCS Career & College EXPO – Feb 23-24, 8:30am to 1:30pm

On Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24, more than 6,000 high school students will attend the 4th Annual Career & College EXPO led by Memphis City Schools.  Held at the Cook Convention Center, the EXPO will assemble – under one roof – educational institutions, businesses, organizations, career centers, branches of the armed forces, law enforcement agencies, and health care professionals who will connect MCS students with career and college opportunities.  From 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day, students will network with college advisors, financial aid experts and employment recruiters.

The 2012 EXPO kicks-off with its first parent reception on Wednesday, February 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. While open to all parents, organizers especially encourage parents of eighth-graders to attend in order to inform them early of new programs that prepare students for specific careers. These include the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program, Memphis Health Careers Academy, and the soon to be launched Transportation and Logistics program.  Parents will be able to collaborate with MCS teachers, counselors and administrators, community leaders and other parents, as well as with members of the 2013 school merger Transition Planning Commission.

The EXPO helps youth to explore employment options, develop career-readiness skills, and discuss post-secondary education opportunities. Over the years, it has opened doors for many students through job interviews, apprenticeships, college placement and financial aid assistance. 

Confirmed 2012 EXPO exhibitors include Nucor Steel, Memphis Light, Gas and Water, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, University of Tennessee, University of Alabama, Dillard University, Bethune-Cookman University, LeMoyne-Owen College, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Remington College, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and many more.

For more information, contact Dr. Carol Peterson, Supervisor, MCS Division of Careers, Technology and Adult Education, at (901) 416-8046, or email her at petersonc1@mcsk12.net.


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MLGW Job Openings


JOB TITLE: Computer Operations Specialist (Level I)

Duties:Monitor, operate, control and set controls on various computer application schedules, multi-programmed and multi-processing computer and peripheral equipment; process/load input and output data; control/secure magnetic tapes; resolve technical/operational problems for internal and external customers; prepare/maintain data files and various records and reports; and maintain materials and supplies.

Associate degree in Computer Operations, Business Data Processing or Computer Science Technology or Associate degree with at least 12 hours college accredited programming/computer courses. Must be able to operate, monitor and control electronic data processing equipment. Must be able to lift boxes of cards, paper, forms, etc. and trays of cards 20 to 50 pounds. Must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence.

Works majority of time in the computer room; occasionally required to work on loading dock and driving in traffic. Subject to normal hazards associated in computer equipment operations, medium lifting, climbing ramps/pushing carts while transporting computer forms, sitting/standing for long periods of time, stooping and bending, and eye fatigue. Shift work required.


JOB TITLE: Computer Software Specialist (Level III)

Duties:Apply advanced-level business and information technology system practices and/or project management methodology in analyzing information requirements to determine hardware/software solutions; develop project plans; and implement, develop or maintain enterprise information systems to meet project deliverables.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or Business with a concentration in Information Systems or Math with a concentration in Computer Science or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 12 hours college accredited Information Technology or Information Systems courses. Must have six (6) years of experience and meet proficiency requirements. Must have at least one (1) year of demonstrated experience as the primary support person for a particular system or application and at least demonstrated knowledge and skills in one (1) or more fields listed below. Experience and knowledge requirements will vary according to area and departmental needs. Must have the ability to interface operational and informational needs for various departments for decision making based upon data within existing data warehousing software. Must have knowledge and skills in one (1) or more fields listed below. Experience and knowledge requirements will vary according to area and departmental needs. Database: Oracle, SQL. Applications Programming: SQL, or PL/SQL. Must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence.

Works inside under good conditions. Subject to sitting for long periods of time at computer terminals, eye fatigue, grasping/reaching for technical manuals/printouts and distinguishing color, and occasional light lifting, bending, stooping/crouching to load computer equipment, paper and carry materials.

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

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Job postings for Community Legal Center


JOB SUMMARY: The Administrative Assistant works under the direction of the Executive Director to maintain and organize the office, maintain the database, and perform clerical duties. The objectives of this position are to ensure the smooth operation of the CLC office, to present a positive image of CLC to the public, and to assist the Executive Director in running CLC. 


$                   With the ED, assess and implementCommunityLegalCenter’s office procedures

$                   Create a positive and professional image of CLC with telephone callers and other facets of the public with which the assistant has contact

$                   Answer client telephone calls if no volunteer is present

$                   Maintain the client and attorney databases

$                   Assist with the pro se clinic

$                   Other duties as assigned 


$                   Bachelor’s degree in business, social service, or related field or equivalent experience

$                   Working knowledge of Word, Access, and Windows

$                   Good written and verbal communication skills

$                   Interest in legal advocacy and public interest law


Office environment; flexible hours; some evening or variable hours to attend meetings and the legal clinic; pleasant working environment; work with staff and Board of Directors who are grateful for the help of assistants. 



JOB SUMMARY:  The Translator works under the direction of the Immigration Attorney to convert spoken and written languages one to another to enable communication between the attorney and his/her clients. 


Answers telephone calls from Spanish speaking clients.

  • Screens Spanish speaking clients to be sure they are within the income guidelines and to determine the type of assistance needed
  • Coordinates law student and undergraduate student volunteers who speak Spanish to assist with translation
  • Promotes   the Community
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Two years college or equivalent work experience
  • Good written and verbal communication and advocacy skills in both Spanish and English
  • Proficient in Word, Access, Quicken and Power Point
  • Ability to oversee a program 


            Office environment; evening or variable hours to attend clinic and seminars. 

CLASSIFICATION:          Non-exempt 

SALARY RANGE:  Salary depending on qualifications and experience.

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