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Commute Options Ambassador – Innovate Memphis

Job Title: Commute Options Ambassador

Company: Innovate Memphis

Work sites will include the Innovate Memphis office, employment locations, street festivals, public parks, community organizations, and other public events in Memphis.

Positions are open until filled.

Please contact: info@innovatememphis.com

Please include “Commute Options Ambassadors” in the subject line

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for bicycling, transit and walking? Do you enjoy encouraging others to take healthy, environmentally friendly transportation choices? Innovate Memphis is hiring 2-3 Commute Options Ambassadors to talk about transportation choices at worksites and around Memphis. Ambassadors will work as a team to increase transit use, bicycling, vanpool and walking to work and school. The project is funded with a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality

(CMAQ) grant for 18-24 months. The goal is to reduce people driving alone to work. The Commute Options Ambassadors will provide outreach and  communications on Commute Options Travel Demand Management (TDM) Initiative programs. The Ambassadors will talk to employers and commuters about transportation choices, answer their questions, organize events and promotions, and distribute informational materials. Ambassadors will work as a team and independently under direction of the Commute Options Manager and Transportation and Mobility Project Manager. Ideal candidates are responsible, friendly and outgoing self-starters who have a desire to help their community.

Hours include some evenings and weekends, working indoors and outdoors (in various weather), and a combination of office tasks, outreach and events.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, the following:

  • Schedule events and engagement opportunities for Commute Options with employers, staff, business associations, community organizations, volunteers, and other organizations and agencies.
  • Make presentations at events and workshops, in formal and informal settings.
  • Lead physical activities such as bike rides, walks, and trips by transit.
  • Attend community events and fairs to promote transportation choices.
  • Engage people from diverse backgrounds, including different cultural backgrounds, income levels, education levels, and types of jobs.
  • Maintain relationships with community and stakeholder groups.
  • Propose ideas about how to get more people taking transit, walking and bicycling.
  • Provide customer service; promptly respond to inquiries and resolve concerns.
  • While on duty, wear a Commute Options uniform (provided by the program) and a bicycling helmet when bicycling to and from events.
  • Represent Innovate Memphis and the Commute Options program in a positive, responsible, professional manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work sites will include the Innovate Memphis office, employment locations, street festivals, public parks, community organizations, and other public events in Memphis.


The ideal candidates possess a passion for making meaningful change in Memphis and are ready to work in a high-energy, openly collaborative work environment.

  • Be comfortable speaking with the public and communicate effectively with all types of people
  • Work well in an unstructured and informal environment, with limited supervision
  • Work well in a team and foster team spirit
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Be able to solve problems, think creatively, and self-motivate
  • Have experience with public outreach
  • Be enthusiastic about transportation options and helping members of the public
  • Be committed to social justice and increasing access to transportation choices for everyone
  • Have familiarity and personal experience with using Memphis transit, including some knowledge of routes, schedules, and TransLoc Rider app
  • Have familiarity and personal experience with using other transportation options including walking, bicycling, and car-share (like Zipcar)
  • Have experience bicycling in urban traffic and own a bicycle in good working condition

Desirable Skills, Experience and Knowledge

  • Be proficient in a language other than English (desirable)
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office applications and basic data entry and email
  • Be familiar with social media
  • Have bicycle mechanic skills (desirable)
  • Be able to lift up to 35 pounds, and able to work outdoors all day and in any weather
  • Own an approved bicycling helmet (helmet can be provided)

Salary: Hourly at $12/hour, depending on experience, plus benefits package. Two positions available at 25 to 35 hours per week.


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Director of Grants and Contracts Management – Friends for Life

Friends_for_Life_Corp__logo_with_tag_line_800x440 Director of Grants and Contract Management 1-3-2014

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JOB TITLE: Director of Grants and Contracts Management
DEPARTMENT: Administration
CLASS: Full Time
REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUMMARY:  The Friends For Life’s Director of Grants and Contracts Management will serve as the agency’s point of contact to engage in activities necessary to write grants and manage contracts to support the mission of Friends For Life.



Grants and Contract Management

Research grants funding to support mission of Friends For Life. Write grant proposals to support mission of Friends For Life. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual grant and contract reports. Oversee grant contracts to ensure timely earning of contracts. Maintain open communications with grant funders. Review all contracts for accuracy prior to execution. Maintain all grant and contract information in FR50. Complete reports as required that show annual levels of grants submitted and funded. Maintain electronic file of all grant requests, proposals and contracts and other grant/contract related materials. Other duties as assigned.


Take lead in ensuring agency-wide evaluation program is maintained. Ensure all program assessments are completed on schedule, data entered into CAREWare and program reports completed on schedule. Update evaluation forms as necessary. Complete all reports necessary to maintain up-to-date evaluation data. Analyze all data to ensure proposed program outcomes are being met. Provide accurate, complete and timely data entry and reporting of all relevant program and consumer data into CAREWare, HMIS, Evaluweb and/or other reporting systems as requested by supervisor.



Manage all aspects of the Friends For Life website. Create, write and distribute an agency e-newsletter monthly.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree preferred. Five years grant research and grant writing experience preferred. Proven success in grant writing and securing funding. Five years of experience in the development of programs to meet the needs of persons with HIV/AIDS preferred. Nonprofit background preferred. Minimum of 3-5 years management/supervisory experience preferred. Demonstrated leadership skills. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of MS Windows and MS office suite with an emphasis on MS Word and MS Outlook. Strong analytical and research skills. Ability to perceive and deal with sensitive issues while maintaining strict confidentiality. Ability to maintain objectivity. Public speaking skills. An ability to work well with all types of people. Flexibility.


Contact Information and Procedure:
Mail, fax or e-mail application and resume along with a cover letter highlighting in detail skills and experience. Applications can be obtained at the FFL office or www.friendsforlifecorp.org/employment/

Email applications in Word or PDF only. Candidates will be selected for interviews on the basis of materials provided.  Not all candidates will necessarily receive an interview.  No telephone calls please.

Deadline for applications is:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED, but priority will be given to those applications received by January 3, 2014.

Send application materials to:

Email:  gina.fortner@friendsforlifecorp.org

Mail:    Human Resources

Friends For Life, 43 N. Cleveland St., Memphis, TN 38104

Fax:       901-272-7458

*Position contingent upon continued grant funding- EEO/AA

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