Daily Archives: July 18, 2012

City of Memphis Openings thru July 27

For a complete listing of job openings please visit web site at www.memphistn.gov.

THE CITY CHARTER REQUIRES THAT CITY EMPLOYEES MUST ESTABLISH RESIDENCE WITHIN SHELBY COUNTY

WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS FROM DATE OF EMPLOYMENT.   PROOF OF RESIDENCE WILL BE_REQUIRED AT THE  TIME OF HIRE

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POSITIONVEHICLE EXAMINER(1 Opening)SALARY: $11.08/Hr-Entry; $12.76/Hr-60 Days;                       $16.31/Hr-5 Months;   General Services/MVIB     J.O. #12-079 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the supervision of a Motor Vehicle Inspection Station Supervisor.  Performs inspections of vehicles at City-owned inspection stations or mobile units to ensure compliance with safety and emission requirements and regulations:  Visually examines and operates computers, electronic testing equipment, and exhaust gas analyzers to inspect specified components of a vehicle such as brake system, lighting system, exhaust emissions, directional signals, windshields, etc.; inputs data such as vehicle identification numbers and pass/fail indicators into computer and responds to the computer-guided questions; and communicates with citizens regarding the inspection process. 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

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

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Requires ability to operate a computer and electronic testing equipment.  Requires the ability to communicate effectively with citizens such as giving instructions.  May require some lifting (approx. 15 lbs.), stooping, bending, and standing for extended periods of time.  Requires ability to hear and visually inspect vehicle components such as windshield, lights, exhaust system, and signaling devices. 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Majority of work is performed inside on an inspection lane with some outside work on mobile units.  Work involves extensive contact with citizens.  May be exposed to some exhaust fumes and hot/cold temperatures.  Some driving throughout the City is required when operating a mobile unit. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  High school graduate or equivalent and one (1) year computer data input and first-line public relations experience; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Must possess a valid Tennessee Drivers’ License. (PROOF OF DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIRED)

 

 

POSITIONCOMMUNITY OUTREACH SPECIALIST – (1 Opening) Annual Salary: $32,754.25 – $51,521.60;

 

                      Bi-weekly: $1,259.78 – $1,981.60;     Parks & Neighborhoods     J.O. #12-074 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the direction of the Community Affairs Administrator to act as a liaison between recognized neighborhood associations and public and private organizations in providing support tools to assist neighborhood groups reach unique goals designed to improve their community.  Develops relationships with community based organizations to provide financial support, logistical assistance, and training to neighborhood groups.  Compiles and maintains up-to-date data relating to neighborhood lay-outs, resident associations, support providers, and contact persons.  Works with Mayor’s Citizen Service Center, Housing and Community Development Division, and other agencies to respond to citizen questions and concerns regarding neighborhood issues.  Provides support in planning and implementing various community projects such as neighborhood clean-ups, safety watch program, issue-based summits, and educational workshops.  Coordinates assistance with resources from other City divisions such as Police Services, General Services, Code Enforcement, and Memphis City Beautiful and/or private organizations.  Assists neighborhood organizations in disseminating pertinent information through City of Memphis databases and rapid response communication tools.  Creates and prepares a variety of correspondence, memoranda, spreadsheets and reports by utilizing various computer applications.  Attends and travels to various location throughout the City to attend meetings and/or seminars. 

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

 

            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. Requires some lifting and carrying objects such as office supplies weighing up to 15 lbs.  Requires the ability to operate an automobile.     

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is performed in an office environment and at various meeting sites within neighborhoods across the city.  Requires frequent travel throughout the City to attend various meetings or seminars and possible exposure to various weather conditions while attending various locations.  Requires the ability to work flexible hours including some nights, weekends and holidays.                            

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in Public/Business Administration, Education, Communication or any related field and two (2) years’ experience including coordinating multiple large scale projects and communicating extensively with the general public; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Previous experience in neighborhood projects preferred.

(PROOF OF EDUCATION/DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIRED)

 

POSITION:   FIRE RECRUITFire Services/Firefighting;  J.O. #FRENTRY072012  Grade 00B

      Fire Salary and Salary Schedule

                                      Entry salary Fire Recruit $31,122.00 ($1,197.00 biweekly)

                                      Fire Private II (Yr 1)   $44,441.02 ($1,709.27 biweekly)

                                      Fire Private II (Yr 2)   $47,642.92 ($1,832.46 biweekly)

                                      Fire Private II (Yr 3+) $49,331.62 ($1,897.37 biweekly)                             

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under an assigned Lieutenant; listens for alarm and details of radio message received from alarm office; puts on protective equipment such as air pack, turnouts, and gloves; searches for victims in smoky areas; determines safest evacuation routes for self/victims; pries open vehicles, equipment, or structures using specialized equipment such as the hydraulic rescue tool; drags or carries an unconscious victim down ladders or stairs; connects hoses and couplings to water sources, pumps, nozzles, etc.; advances charged hose lines to fight fire; identifies flammable or hazardous materials; lifts and maneuvers hand-held and hand-raised ladders; extinguishes fires in areas where there is no visibility and extreme heat; opens holes in structures using axes, pike poles, or other equipment; preserves evidence of arson for use by an arson investigator; develops and maintains current knowledge of well-established firefighting procedures; maintains certifications; maintains licenses; cleans equipment; inspects or tests equipment on apparatus; questions patients or other bystanders to gather medical information; conducts assessments of patients; and administers emergency medical care as an Emergency Medical Technician and/or transports patients to the appropriate hospital for appropriate treatment in response to patient’s condition. 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

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

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be able to lift and carry a victim, hose, or other equipment weighting an average of 160-200 lbs. while wearing turnouts, air tank, air mask, gloves, etc. Requires walking, running, crawling, standing, lifting, climbing, or stooping for long periods of time while wearing turnouts, air tank, air mask, gloves, etc. Requires the ability to meet all physical demands required to extinguish fires and to make routine inspections of buildings, hydrants, and immediate surrounding for existence of fire hazards.

 TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Will be exposed to extreme heat, thick smoke, and toxic fumes in firefighting situations. Works from assigned fire station to perform firefighting duties in emergency vehicles, such as trucks, pumpers, or other apparatus at the scene of fires and/or on other emergency calls. Works a twenty-four (24) hour shift, fifty-six (56) hours a week. Exposed to all types of weather conditions. Deals with the public under possibly stressful and/or dangerous conditions. 

THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS PRIOR TO INITIAL EMPLOYMENT:

1. Must be a citizen of the United State.

2. High school graduate or equivalent required.

3. Candidate’s age must be at least twenty-one (21) years by the starting date of the Fire Recruit Class for which he/she is considered; and candidate’s age cannot exceed thirty-five (35) years by the date of the employment in this position.

4. Must be record-free of any felony and/or misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude and pass required background investigation.

5. Must pass comprehensive medical examination which meets the National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA-1582). Must pass a battery of tests which may include written fire selection tests and physical ability test.

  1. Must have and maintain a valid Class D Tennessee Driver’s License with Endorsement F, as a condition of employment. Out of State applicants must have a valid driver’s license upon entry into the Fire Training Academy and within six (6) months must have a valid Tennessee Driver’s License with Endorsement F. Knowledge of the Memphis geographical area preferred. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS THAT MUST BE COMPLETED AS A CONDITION OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT

1. Must successfully complete course work and testing in order to become certified by the State of Tennessee as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intravenous (EMT-IV) and maintain EMT-IV Certification within one (1) year with the Memphis Fire Department, as a condition of continued employment. If State of Tennessee laws and/or regulations change, eliminating the title of EMT-IV and enacting a new title for Emergency Medical Technician (EMTs), the employee must successfully complete course work and testing within one (1) year reflective of the highest EMT licensure as a condition of continued employment. 

2. Must successfully progress through the State of Tennessee Firefighter I Certification Program within one (1) year with the Memphis Fire Department and must successfully progress through the State of Tennessee Firefighter II Certification Program within three (3) years with the Memphis Fire Department (as specified in NFPA Standard 1001), as a condition of continued employment. 

3. As dictated by staffing needs of the Memphis Fire Department, some Fire Recruits will be required to become Paramedics licensed by the State of Tennessee within three and one half (3-1/2) years of employment, as a condition of continue employment. Successful applicants will be notified if this requirement applies to them at the time of the employment offer. 

Prior to entering the paramedic licensure program, candidate must be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

 Must complete a semester of College-level Mathematics or Algebra) no remedial Math);

  • Must complete two semesters of College-level English; and
  • Must take an examination acceptable to the State of Tennessee Emergency Medical Services Board, such as the Compass® or other approved test, to determine academic eligibility into the program, unless the applicant meets the requirements through the ACT scores or accumulated college credits.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates must apply online.  Visit our website at www.memphistn.gov during the posting period and follow the instructions below. 

                 1. Scroll to the ‘I Want To Section’

                 2. Click Employment

                 3. Click Discover Career Opportunities

                 4. Follow the instructions to create a profile and Register for Fire Employment 

SPECIAL NOTE TO APPLICANTS: APPLICATION RETURN PROCESS:   

Applicants will be notified by email regarding Application Return Process. 

The email address in your Contact Information must be valid to receive information regarding Application Return Process. 

 

POSITIONAC/REFRIGERATION SERVICE TECH– (1 Opening) Annual Salary: $57,197.14; Bi-weekly:

 $2,199.89;   General Services/Property Maintenance   J.O. #12-077

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the general supervision of an assigned supervisor in General Services. Performs routine maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and installation of commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Removes and installs various compressors, motors, condensing units, and/or furnaces of assorted sizes in various locations such as basements, roofs, and ground level. Welds copper, threads, and pipes and installs refrigerant, water, and other piping as necessary. Performs maintenance such as changing belts and filters. Operates vehicles ranging in size from 3/4 ton service van to 2 ton bucket truck (4 speed shift).  Fabricates sheet metal duct work, plenums, etc. 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

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

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Requires the ability to carry and handle equipment such as tool pouch weighing approximately 25 lbs. Carries, sets up, and climbs ladders with loads weighing up to 75 lbs. Requires the ability to stoop, bend, reach, push, and pull. 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed indoors and outdoors.  May be exposed to various weather conditions, confined spaces, fumes, dust, odors, and noise.  Requires the use and wear of protective gear as necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  High school graduate or equivalent and five (5) years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Must possess a 1st Class Proficiency Refrigeration License and a Master Gas License. Must possess a valid driver’s license. 

(PROOF OF DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIRED)

 

POSITION: BENEFITS OPERATIONS MANAGER(1 Opening) Annual Salary: $64,616.01 – $94,502.44;

                     Bi-weekly: $2,485.23 – $3,634.71   Human Resources/Benefits   J.O. #12-080

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the general supervision of the Benefits Officer.  Provides

supervision to professional and support staff to ensure accomplishment of City benefit projects and processes through coordination with the human resource business partners.  Manages the day-to-day administration of employee benefits/call center operations and interprets plan provisions and requirements.  Resolves administration and policy issues and questions.  Coordinates activities with vendors, active employees, retirees, and COBRA participants.  Assists in analyzing and implementing benefit program trends.  Identifies, designs, and proposes best practices and competitive benefit programs to support organizational strategies and associate needs. Assists in analyzing and implementation of cost and utilization data and recommends changes to achieve cost containment goals.  Manages timely and accurate enrollment of new hires, qualifying events, terms, and data transmission to third parties.  Leads all aspects of the annual open enrollment process including preparing communication material.  Works with internal and external resources to identify optimal media and creating specific and accurate plan materials.  Advises Benefits Officer and the leadership team on interpretation of plan provisions.  Serves as liaison with internal clients and external vendors on benefit topics or employee issues. Participates in the budget preparation and budget management process.  Maintains a high level of proficiency and knowledge of benefits and vendor systems, including the Benefit Enrollment System.  Identifies and reports operational problems and sees them through to resolution.  Reviews service center audits for call center, pension and other  related projects.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

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 personal computer and telephone. 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office environment. 

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration or a related field and seven (7) years of professional experience in Human Resources to include experience in benefits design and administration with three (3) of the seven (7) years in a supervisory capacity; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Specific experience in managing the operations of a call center preferred.  Certified Associate Benefit Specialist (CEBS) certification, Certified Benefits Professional or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification is preferred. Working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Oracle is preferred.  (PROOF OF EDUCATION REQUIRED) 

HIPAA REQUIREMENT: All employees who have access to health information which requires confidentiality procreated by the HIPAA Privacy Rule are required by the Rule to receive training so that they have an understanding and knowledge of both the Privacy Rule that corresponds to their job responsibilities and of the health plan’s policies and procedures that impact on their job duties.  Training on the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the plan’s health information policies and procedures under the direction of the plan Privacy Officer must be completed within the initial six (6) months as a condition of continued employment.  Employees who violate the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule will be subject to disciplining action up to and including termination.

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Open Postions at MATA

Posting Title Maintenance Foreman 
Job Category Administrative  
Date Opened Thursday, July 12, 2012//
Closing Date Thursday, July 26, 2012//
Reference  
Compensation $48,500.00

Job Information:

DEFINITION: Schedules and oversees maintenance work in one or more divisions, such as preventative maintenance, air conditioning, electric fare-boxes and equipment, building equipment, brake and unit rebuilding, overhaul, etc.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions: 

  • May be assigned to supervise personnel in any area in the Maintenance department as directed by the Assistant Director of Maintenance.
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the Director and Assistant Director of Maintenance in their absences.
  • Directly supervises assigned shift employees.
  • Ensures employee compliance with general shop and OSHA rules in assigned work areas.
  • Assigns work schedules and coordinates work between shift groups.
  • Plans work assignments and evaluates the performance of maintenance employees in any division.

Other Job Functions: 

  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
  • Instructs new Maintenance personnel.
  • Requisitions bus parts for repair jobs.

Qualifications

Education/Experience – High school diploma or GED required with a minimum of six years’ experience as a Diesel Mechanic in the repair of auto and diesel engines. Previous supervisory experience preferred and must possess ability to effectively supervise and administer work policies and regulations. Good oral communication skills required; good work record essential; possess Class A (“P” endorsement) Commercial Driver’s License. Must have ability to do the same work as those supervised and to be able to assist if necessary. Good Work Record. ASE – preferred.

Mental Effort – Ability to understand and interpret labor agreement essential.

Physical – Extensive walking and standing at least 90% of the time; lifting a maximum of 50 lbs. and lifting parts and materials overhead. Requires ability to withstand exposure to negative surroundings such as uncomfortable weather conditions, dust, engine fumes, toxic chemicals and extreme noise levels. Must be able to climb on a ladder or other equipment up to heights such as on roof of buildings at MATA facility. Must be able to crawl or stoop into tight areas and lay horizontal under a vehicle. Requires ability to perform hand-over-hand method of steering vehicles and be able to grip a steering wheel.

Audible/Visual Demands – Requires ability to hear telephone and directions given; ability to distinguish vehicular problems associated with trouble shooting repairs; visually perform essential functions for satisfactory job performance. Ability to view visual display terminal.

Miscellaneous – Must be willing to work shift hours and days as assigned.

 

Posting Title Run Dispatcher
Job Category  
Date Opened Thursday, July 13, 2012//
Closing Date Thursday, July 26, 2012//
Reference  
Compensation $48,000.00 – $51,000

Job Information:

DEFINITION: Responsible for assigning bus operators to runs in a manner that is consistently cost-effective for the company and in compliance with the labor agreement.

Essential Functions: 

  • Assign scheduled bus runs and extra work to the bus operators daily.
  • Compile and input statistical data into the computer pertaining to bus operations.  Maintain bus operators work records.
  • Provide payroll information to the Finance Department regarding the completed runs for bus operators.
  • Monitor telephones and radios in the Dispatching Office.
  • Assist with monitoring security cameras.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:   High School Diploma or GED required.

Other:  Minimum 3 years experience in Transportation or equivalent in a related field necessary. Must have working knowledge of existing MATA route system and the street network of the Memphis area.  Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public.  Experience with personal computer equipment necessary; typing speed of 35-40 wpm.  Requires the ability to handle numerous activities at one time.  Ability to understand and interpret bus operator rules and regulations and Labor Agreement required.  Must possess a Class B ( “P” endorsement) Commercial Driver’s License.

Environment:   Extensive standing in course of normal business day, however some sitting is required.  Requires ability to withstand exposure to negative surroundings such as uncomfortable weather conditions, dust, engine fumes, toxic chemicals and extreme noise levels.  May be required to lift or push 15 lbs; overhead lifting.  Requires the ability to hear telephone and directions given; visually perform essential functions for satisfactory job performance. Ability to view visual display terminal for extended periods of time. Requires flexibility of fingers for data entry.

Miscellaneous – Must be willing to work shift hours and days as assigned. Work record of current employees will be reviewed for satisfactory performance on the job.

Employment Applications can be picked up and dropped off at both of our transit facilities:

North End Terminal
444 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

American Way Transit Center
3921 American Way
Memphis, TN 38118

Human Resources Department
Mid-South Transportation Management, Inc.
901.722.7113 Phone
901.722.7135 Job Hotline
901.722.7142 FAX

 

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The Arc Midsouth – Employment Opportunities

Are you dependable, compassionate, and

self-motivated to help others?

Apply to The Arc Mid-South today to become a Direct Support Professional/Homemaker!           

There is an immediate need to fill positions in the following areas: Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, Germantown, Lakeland, Millington, and Oakland.  This is a great opportunity for seniors, retirees, or college students specializing in social work, special education, therapy, psychology, nursing, and other social and human service fields.  For more information, please call The Arc Mid-South at 901-327-2473 or apply online at www.thearcmidsouth.org.

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City of Memphis Job Posting thru July 27, 2012

For a complete listing of job openings please visit website at  www.memphistn.gov  

THE CITY CHARTER REQUIRES THAT CITY EMPLOYEES MUST ESTABLISH RESIDENCE WITHIN SHELBY COUNTY  WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS FROM DATE OF EMPLOYMENT.   PROOF OF RESIDENCE WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE.

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  POSITION:     BENEFITS SPECIALIST – (2 Openings) Annual Salary:  $32,754.25 – $51,521.60      Bi-weekly: $1,259.780 – $1,981.60      Human Resources/Health, Wellness & Benefits     J.O. #12-082 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general supervision of the Benefits Operations Manager.  Performs advanced clerical customer service, administrative support, and data maintenance duties providing assistance in administration of benefits and pension programs.  Performs customer service duties: assists city employees/retirees with life, pension, medical, and dental/vision coverage concerns, questions, or claims issues; receives and processes FLMA requests or refers as appropriate; verifies data via computer printout; mails forms or requested information to employees/retirees; and assists with any other benefits or pension updates/changes as needed.  Consults with Benefits Analyst when difficult or complex issues occur.  Performs database maintenance duties: enters and maintains pertinent benefits data in the personnel and payroll systems including updating benefit deductions for employees; processes enrollments into the insurance plan and sets up other benefits; and maintains employee/retirees files through data imaging.  Performs various administrative support duties: Assists in the Annual Open Enrollment for health, life, dental, vision, short term and long term disability insurance plans including providing basic information to employees/ retirees regarding changes in benefits, and processing all changes, and forwards appropriate documentation to insurance companies for enrollment and claims issues.  Assists in compiling data necessary for pension, eligibility to retire, disability retirement, and DROP plan.  Maintains data for COBRA compliance and notifies insurance carriers and former employees of status and requirements.  Notifies employees on leave without pay of requirements to continue coverage and logs in premium payments.  Coordinates resolution of issues between Payroll and Benefits departments.  Assists in the coordination of employee benefits activities and health and wellness programs.  Assists in the benefit exit process for terminating employees by collaborating with HR Administration, HRIS system, and benefits carriers to ensure termination of coverage.  Scans documents received into employee computer files and indexes as directed.  Responds to Medical Support Notices from the Department of Human Services with regards to child support issues.  Produces Certificates of Coverage for those requesting them or legally required to receive them from the City.  Conducts employee benefits presentations. 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  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 personal computer and telephone.  Requires the ability to lift and carry objects such as bunches of files weighing up to 15 lbs. 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office environment.                            

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School graduate or equivalent and six (6) years increasingly responsible experience in data processing and customer service or a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field and two (2) years increasingly responsible experience in data processing and customer service; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Must have experience working independently with confidential information.  Human resources or insurance/claims experience preferred. 

HIPAA REQUIREMENT: All employees who have access to health information which requires confidentiality procreated by the HIPAA Privacy Rule are required by the Rule to receive training so that they have an understanding and knowledge of both the Privacy Rule that corresponds to their job responsibilities and of the health plan’s policies and procedures that impact on their job duties. on the requirements of th Training e HIPAA Privacy Rule and the plan’s health information policies and procedures under the direction of the plan Privacy Officer must be completed within the initial six (6) months as a condition of continued employment.  Employees who violate the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule will be subject to disciplining action up to and including termination.

      

 

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Job Opening at DSAM

Job Description – Executive Director, DSAM

 

Job Title:                    Executive Director

Overview of the Position 

The Executive Director is responsible for providing direction to and leadership in the achievement of the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & The Midsouth’s vision, mission, strategic goals and objectives.  

Key Accountabilities/Desired Outcomes

 Responsibilities of this position include: 

Board:

  • Maintains communication with the Board of Directors and keeps them informed of DSAM operations so that the Board has adequate information for carrying out its policymaking and governance responsibilities and is able to act in the best interest of DSAM. 
  • Assists the board in recruiting new members.
  • Provides orientation of DSAM services and board member responsibilities and expectations. 

Planning:

  • Oversees the implementation of the strategic/business plan and reports outcomes routinely to the Board of Directors. 

Budget:

  • Directs the preparation of the annual budget and submits to the Board of Directors for approval.
  • Prepares monthly budget and fiscal activity report for Board review.
  • Prepares and maintains a system for monitoring the budget and proper accounting of funds.
  • Ensures DSAM adheres to professional standards of budgeting, accounting, bookkeeping, reporting and fiscal discipline. 
  • Oversees the annual audit of financial statements. 

Programs:

  • Provides oversight/direction in the promotion, marketing, design and delivery of DSAM programs and services benefitting DSAM’s vision and mission.
  • Provides quarterly assessment of programs and makes recommendations to Board of Directors regarding continuation or modification of programs. 

Staffing:

  • Determines staffing needs based on DSAM goals and objectives.
  • Develops job performance and compensation plans with board approval and within the limits of the budget. 
  • Responsible for the recruitment and retention of appropriate staff (including training, supporting, evaluating and supervising staff). 

Management:

  • Develops and directs implementation of policies and procedures for staff and DSAM supported programs and activities as approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Negotiates and oversees maintenance of all DSAM contracts, grants, sponsorships, collaborations, and lease and purchase agreements. 

Development:

  • Takes a leadership role in the planning and implementation of DSAM’s fundraising efforts such as grant applications, corporate sponsorships and ongoing donor solicitation.
  • Establishes partnerships and collaborative relationships with other organizations that provide services to individuals with developmental challenges. 

Communications:

  • Acts as the chief spokesperson for DSAM.
  • Supervises community awareness activities.
  • Promotes good public relations by representing the organization and having positive relationships as its Executive Director in all dealings with other organizations, families, clients, individuals, members, funders, and the general public including Board members and staff.  

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:                

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalency in social sciences (i.e. education, social services, health education) or business. 

Experience:               

  • Minimum three (3) years successful leadership experience in the non-profit or private sector required.          
  • Experience in the greaterMemphisarea preferred.
  • Experience with individuals with Down syndrome preferred.
  • Experience in development, volunteer management, event management, communications, and supervising staff of 5 or more preferred. 

 

 

Skills/Abilities:          

  • Possess the ability to think and act strategically, tactically and creatively within budget limits.
  • Possess strong administrative abilities, effective written communication skills, understanding of development and financial management skills.
  • Be technically savvy with a proven track record of learning and using software as well as database and website management. 

Additional Requirements:          

        • Must possess and maintain a valid driver license in the state of residency and maintain personal transportation with applicable insurance coverage.
        • Travel to attend conferences and meetings, both locally and nationally, required.

Contact Board@dsamemphis.org if you have any questions regarding this position or are interested in submitting your resume.

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City Vendors Certification Process Workshop – July 24, 2012 @ 10-11am

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