RISE Foundation, Inc. -Program Coordinator


Job Title:                                              Program Coordinator

Location:                                              2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 2400   Memphis, TN 38118

Division/Department:                    Programs

Status:                                                  Full-time, Non-Exempt

Opening Date:                                   May 1, 2019

Closing Date:                                      Open until position is filled.

Projected Start Date:                     ASAP

Salary:                                                   $40K annualized


A partnership between the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, the Memphis Housing Authority and the United Way of the Mid-South led to the creation of RISE in October 1999. With its original mission to help public housing residents achieve financial independence, RISE served 48 families and helped them create assets of $83,000.

Since that time, RISE has provided over 800 families with financial information that has assisted them with purchasing their first large assets, encouraged over 500 youth to excel in school each academic year, improved the money management skills of over 3,000 area employees, and brought together more than 130 organizations to address predatory lending practices and educate citizens about ways to avoid costly alternative lending traps.  To date, RISE’s work has created over $8 million in assets in the City of Memphis. Simply put, RISE empowers people to stand on their own feet financially and have long-term financial sustainability.  For more information, please visit http://www.risememphis.org.

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in social/human service, counseling, education, finance or a related field.  Job requirements include at least two years demonstrated experience working in human/social service programs serving low-income adults.  Experience leading basic financial education/asset building workshops is preferred.    Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. Experience with VistaShare management information system or SalesForce software is preferred.    Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary.  The work schedule requires some evening and weekend hours.  The coordinator is required to travel locally frequently and must have daily access to an operable automobile with State mandated automobile insurance.

Working Conditions: 

The position requires the employee to sit for hours at a time, drive, stand, walk, type, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, kneel, bend, stoop, talk, see and hear.  Candidates must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities require close and distance vision and requires looking at a microcomputer screen for extended periods of time.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate.  The employee is exposed to moderate levels of stress during peak periods.


How to Apply:  Submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and a resume to Shelia Terrell, Chief Operations Officer, via email at humanresources@risememphis.org. Position will remain open until filled.  RISE is an equal opportunity employer.

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