Daily Archives: May 1, 2013

AmeriCorps Project TLC @ Exchange Club



You can earn up to $5,550 towards the cost of your education, while you serve your community!!!

AmeriCorps Project TLC is offering full-time & half-time, one year positions in Memphis beginning August 2013.

You will earn an educational award to help pay for college, graduate school, vocational/technical training, or to pay off student loans.

  • Full-time -1,725 hours minimum ($5,550) plus a modest living stipend, insurance and child care (if eligible)
  •  Half-time – 925 hours minimum ($2,775)

Meanwhile, you will gain:

  • Invaluable communication and networking skills
  • Satisfaction of being challenged and making a difference
  • Opportunities to be a catalyst for positive change
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership & Responsibility
  • Experience for a future career

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“I’ve worked in lots of jobs, but this is without a doubt one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. It’ll be a tough act to follow.” – Kathy Henderson


This program is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee

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Graphic Designer Opening @ MIFA


Job Announcement

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

To apply, email your resume to mifajobs@mifa.org

or mail to MIFA Human Resources, P. O. Box 3130, Memphis, TN  38173-0130.


Job Title

Graphic Designer

Full-time, $20.00 to $22.60/hour

Posting date: April 30, 2013

Closing date: May 10, 2013

Position Summary

The graphic designer designs a wide variety of visual presentations and serves as steward of MIFA’s graphic identity, creating and maintaining a strong, dynamic, and unified graphic communication. This service is completed in collaboration with staff on an assortment of projects from conception to production while ensuring a consistent visual brand.



1.      Bachelor’s degree required

2.      Two years of graphic design job related experience required

3.      Strong design skills using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop required

4.      Knowledge of printing and emerging technologies in new media

5.      Knowledge of video and photographic technology and equipment

6.      Ability to clearly present ideas and concepts

7.      Ability to proofread  and edit copy

8.      Copy writing  experience preferred

9.      Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel proficiency required

10.  Ability to work with a diverse base of external constituents

11.  Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines

12.  Social media and website development familiarity


Major Responsibility and Related Activities

Create graphic concepts, designs, and layouts within established budgets and timeframes for an array of campaign materials, reports, direct mail, and website.

a.      Develop and produce effective direct mail solicitations, including the No-Go Gala and Holiday Cards, in conjunction with the Development Officer of Direct Mail and Individual Giving

b.      Provide design layouts for the targeted campaigns including Circle of Hope and MIFA Champions

c.       Develop and design graphics for all periodicals, annual reports, cards, and website graphics

d.      Design and produce fliers, invitations and programs, signage, displays, forms, certificates, manuals, business cards, and website graphics

e.       Design collateral material associated with special events including Feed the Soul,  Day of Reflection and Service, ML King Day among others

f.        Establish and meet deadlines for all design projects

g.      Maintain archive of all printed material


Manage vendor relationships

  1. Secure  competitive bids for all printing and selected photo and video projects
  2. Develop  RFP, clearly establishing deadlines for bid presentation, artwork   submission, receipt of proof, and delivery of job
  3. Maintain  vendor records


Manage and provide photographic and video activities.

a.      Recommend, plan, and handle photo and video opportunities, including production of new organizational multi-purpose presentation

b.      Maintain accurate photo and video archive/database to ensure images can be easily searched and retrieved

c.       Prepare photographic materials used in publications, exhibits, presentations, and website

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk (or means to transport oneself); sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 15 to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision.


Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moderate to high levels of stress during peak periods, and atypical work hours are periodically required.

Our vision: Uniting the community through service.

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



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Nutritious Summer Meals Available to Children in Need

Free summer meals (breakfast, lunch, or snacks) will be served to children in low-income areas at sites such as neighborhood parks, libraries, schools, places of worship, mobile buses, and recreation centers.

To find free summer meals near you, call the toll-free National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or visit www.whyhunger.org/findfood.

If you work for an organization that serves low-income children, you can learn more about addressing childhood hunger when school is out by watching the Summer Food training videos.

Learn more about the summer meals program. You can also get childhood nutrition e-mail updates from the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.

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