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Memphis Housing Authority Hiring for Director of HR

Memphis Housing Authority (MHA) is looking for an energetic, innovative and dynamic leader, to oversee the operations of the Human Resources Department.


The Director of Human Resources performs administrative, managerial and supervisory work involving the planning, organizing, developing and directing of personnel management activities at the Memphis Housing Authority.  Ensures that all policies and procedures are in compliance with all applicable laws and with all applicable MHA and HUD rules and regulations.  Responsible for all training activities and for employee benefits.

The Director of Human Resources reports to the Executive Director and serves in an at will status.

To learn more about this position, including how to apply, click Dir of Human Resources JOB ANNOUNCEMENT(Word Document)

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Frayser Community Development Corporation Hiring for Housing Counselor

Under the direct supervision of the Housing Counseling Program Manager, the Housing Counselor, while working with the housing counseling program team, is responsible for following the NeighborWorks America and HUD guidelines for providing housing counseling education, information and guidance in order for clients to make an informed decision of the options available to them. The counselor is responsible for conducting group education workshops, such as homebuyer education; and conducting
one-on-one housing counseling services, specifically in the area of credit and pre-purchase counseling, along with program administrative responsibilities. This position requires the use of independent judgement and decision-making skills.

To learn more about this position, including how to apply, click HC_position

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Temporary / Seasonal Job

“5 positions – Temporary/seasonal work in a cotton gin, from 10/1/2017 to 12/31/2017 at Farrell Gin Company, Clarksdale, MS in Coahoma county.

“This job requires a minimum of three months or prior employment experience in out-of-doors manual labor jobs.  Saturday work required.  Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs.

“Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required after a worker has an accident at work.

“$10.38/hr or current applicable AEWR.  Raise/bonus at employer discretion.

“Workers are guaranteed 3/4 of work hours of total period.  Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker.

“Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment.  Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract.

“Interviews required.  Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or WIN Job Center, 236 Sharkey Avenue 3rd Floor Federal Building, Clarksdale, MS 38614.  Provide copy of this ad.  MS Job Order #MS226884.”


Source:  The Commercial Appeal. (2017, September 10). Localfieds. The Commercial Appeal, 176(253), p. 4C.


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Memphis Housing Authority Position

Job Title:  Recertification/Admissions Specialist

Number of positions: 1


SALARY: $31,775.33



NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: Felony records will be reviewed and drug testing shall be required prior to employment.  A physical examination limited to job-related necessity may also be required. Testing for some positions, oral and/or written, may be administered based on job-related functions.

Minimum Qualifications: Some college with job-related experience and training in fields of business or related area.  Knowledge of and experience in public housing procedures are highly desirable.  Must be familiar with basic office equipment.  Must demonstrate the ability to work with all types of people.  Must be familiar with computer operation including Excel, Microsoft Word. Must have good working knowledge of other governmental agencies.  Must have caseload management experience.  Must be able to perform basic accounting duties. Must pass interviewing pre-test (exercise in Word and Excel).


  • Obtain and verify information regarding tenant income and files.
  • Process, complete and audit all recertification and income changes completing necessary paperwork and forms using basic accounting principles and in accordance with current Memphis Housing Authority and Department of Housing and Urban Development guidelines.
  • Coordinate all tenant recertification and conduct mass and individual briefing sessions with families.
  • Recommend tenants who fail to complete the recertification process in a timely fashion for lease cancellation with proper documentation.
  • Input certified tenant income and family data into centralized computer system and submit required change form to the accounting department.
  • Type letters, reports, memorandums, requisitions, etc., or related items as needed.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Applications may be filed at Memphis Housing Authority, 700 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38105.  All applications must reach the Authority before the close of business on 8/15/17.


Appointments will be based on merit as it relates to position requirements without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or disability.

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MIFA Has an Opening for Family Housing Advocate


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.

Job title: Family Housing Advocate (FHA)                      Reports To: HPRP Program Manager

Compensation level: Professional C

Full-time: 40 hrs. wk Exempt

Opening date: December 14, 2016

Closing date:  December 27, 2016

Position Summary

The Family Housing Advocate assists families in attaining and retaining permanent housing through Rapid Rehousing services.  This includes assisting families to obtain client-choice housing that meets the family’s needs, conducting the HQS inspection, developing relationships with landlords, and working closely with community resources to connect families to supportive services.


  1. Bachelor degree required in Social Work, Behavioral Science, or related area of social service
  1. Three years’ experience working with low income and/or homeless families in a supportive relationship
  1. Proficient operating communication systems (computers, email, laptops, telephone, faxes, scanners, and presentation equipment.), Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and various database systems

Major Responsibility and Related Tasks

1.  Assist families with permanent housing attainment and retention, working with families in their home to meet or exceed the Continuum of Care goal of 85% housing stability at 12 months.

  • Assist all eligible families referred through the Central Intake, emergency shelters or on the street with the RRH application process, housing location, and retention
  • Work to build strong relationships with leasing landlords
  • Act as the direct liaison with management of rental properties; mediate acceptable rental and payment terms for the tenant
  • Perform HQS and lead paint inspections of all RRH rental assistance units; re-inspection of failed property as reasonable
  • Perform property tax checks, property ownership verification, and rent reasonableness determinations for all units
  • Complete all inspections and documentation in the established time frame
  • Identify barriers to retention of permanent housing with families and assist them in developing a plan to remediate barriers to the extent possible
  • Coach families on how to be a lawful tenant (adhere to lease agreement, paying rent etc.) so not to lose housing
  • Document contacts and conduct at least one monthly home visit during assistance period
  • Document progress and case notes in HMIS and/or CoactionNet as applicable

2.  Support families in gaining and maintaining employment to meet or exceed the Continuum of Care goal of 45% of clients with earned income.

  • Coach and support families in finding employment by determining needs and skills, and assist in addressing barriers to employment
  • Refer families to job readiness workshops and other services as needed

3.  Counsel and guide families in developing a working plan for financial independence

  • Assist families with developing a household budget
  • Assist families with credit checks and resolving credit issues
  • Meet or exceed the CoC goal of 84%of families accessing mainstream benefits

4.  Source and refer children and families for appropriate services

  • Assist parents in finding resources for needed children’s services
  • Identity and verify that all children and youth receive appropriate benefits and services such as Head Start and Families First
  • Advocate that children are able to continue to attend their school of origin, and receive appropriate educational resources for homeless children

Other Responsibilities

  1. Maintain knowledge of community services by networking, with a goal of maximizing external collaborations to deepen program imp
  2. Maintain accurate, complete client records in the hardcopy file, and in any required database(s).
  3. Assist with reports, audits or other reviews as needed.
  4. Prioritize duties, and maintain a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends to accommodate families’ needs
  5. Assist in identifying ways to engage volunteers to increase program efficiency and imp
  6. Maintain the utmost client confidentiality at all time Attend and actively participate in Housing team and staffing meetings, as well as other MIFA meetings as needed.
  7. Work as an engaged member of the Housing team to continually explore and implement best practices for services for homeless families.
  8. Cover the caseload if the other FHA is absent.
  9. Experience in managing a large caseload, while balancing multiple priorities
  10. Ability to provide compassionate and supportive services, while maintaining a professional balance and allowing for family self-determination
  11. Experience and ability to monitor, document, report, and track resident’s progress
  12. Knowledge of the requirements of the HEARTH Act and RHH; and ability to stay abreast of federal, state and local issues of homelessness
  13. Knowledge of best practice case management methods; (Trauma Informed; Strength Based; Vandenberg Wraparound) preferred.
  14. Knowledge of or willingness to learn HQS inspection process
  15. Ability to work with limited supervision; frequent field work in low income communities and/or high crime areas is required
  16. Strong interpersonal skills to motivate and support families, volunteers, and coworkers
  17. Ability to welcome and respect people of diverse ages, races, household compositions and persons in crisis
  18. Ability to be flexible and adaptive to the changing day to day/hour to hour demands of the program
  19. Ability to use emails various data bases and Social Networking skills to communicate
  20. Ability to demonstrate individual initiative to organize projects
  21. Ability to handle client and donor information confidentially and discreetly.
  22. Access to adequately insured automobile and valid driver’s license

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

Reports to:  HPRP Program Manager; Full-time (40 hours per week)/Exempt Starting Rate $16.50 -$18.50 per hour

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. Position may also require ongoing or periodic exposure to high crime environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 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.

MIFA full-time benefits: MIFA employees may be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs on or before the 90-day trial period:  Medical and dental insurance plans, short-term disability, long-term disability, employee assistance program, paid time-off (PTO), employer sponsored life insurance, paid holidays, and MIFA’s matching 401k plan after a year of service.

MIFA employment guidelines

MIFA is an equal opportunity employer.

MIFA is a non-smoking facility.

Employment documents: (1) Application and/or resume; (2) I-9; (3) Form W-4; (4) Official transcripts verifying education if education is a requirement of the job.

Employment authorization and identification: Current federal law requires that documents be presented which verify both employment authorization and identification. One or more of the following documents must be presented before employment: Social Security card, state driver’s license/identification, U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, other U.S. government document.

Please note that it is the practice of MIFA not to allow the employment of relatives or of those living at the same address other than in the job classifications of special, temporary, or substitute.

To apply

Mail or forward resume or application to MIFA Human Resources, 910 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN  38126 or email to hrcoordinator@mifa.org. prior to the closing date.  No phone calls, please.


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Case Manager Job Opening @ North Memphis CDC

North Memphis CDC

Job Title:                                                        Case Manager

Program:                                                        Permanent Supportive Housing Leasing Program

Reports To:                                                    Program Director

Supervisory Responsibilities:                       None

Position Type:                                                Full Time

Salary Range:                                                $28,000 – $30,000


Provides overall coordination of individualized services designed to help program participants obtain and remain in permanent housing; increase their skills and/or income; and achieve greater self-determination.



  1. Provide direct services to program participants;
  2. Aid program participants in obtaining food, clothing, other basic needs;
  3. Provide complete assessments of program participants;
  4. Assist program participants in the development and implementation of individual service plans;
  5. Assist program participants in achieving goals;
  6. Assist program participants in securing and maintaining public benefits and entitlements;
  7. Facilitate groups and activities;
  8. Teach and/or assist program participants in developing ADL skills, communication and self-advocacy skills;
  9. Assist program participants with budgeting;
  10. Facilitate access to legal/advocacy services for program participants;
  11. Facilitate program participants involvement and community activities;
  12. Make referrals to community-based services;
  13. Advocate for needed services;
  14. Link program participants to employment and/or employment programs;
  15. Assist program participants in meeting the obligations of tenancy;
  16. Collaborate with property management staff to help program participants maintain housing;
  17. Maintain confidentiality of all program participants records;
  18. Participate in regular collaborative meetings of the housing and support services teams; and
  19. Provide other services as needed.


Qualifications:  Bachelor of Social Work degree or equivalent.  Three years of related experience.


Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may qualify an applicant for consideration.


Submit Resumes to:

North Memphis CDC 88 Union Ave . Suite 1100 Memphis Tn. 38103.

For Inquiries: call 901-907-0035.

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Administrative Assistant Position @ Friends for Life


Job Title:  Housing Administrative Assistant  Job Classification: Hourly/non-Exempt
Employment Status:   Full Time Percent of Time:  39 hours per week

Please note that all applications for Clinical Services Liaison will be reviewed for this position also.

Position Overview

The Friends For Life Housing Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the Housing Department as assigned.

Essential Components

Shelter Plus Care Program (S+C), Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA), Short Term Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance (STRMU), Representative Payee (RP)

Essential Job Functions

Provide timely clerical support and program assistance to the Housing Department as assigned by the Director of Housing Operations.  Schedule and conduct inspections of properties within the Housing Department in conjunction with the Director of Housing Operations.  Notify tenants in writing, at least 24 hours in advance, of property inspections.  Maintain Housing Department files as directed.  Assist in monthly, quarterly and or annual review of Housing charts.  Document all maintenance requests in maintenance log, submit requests to Property Technician and copy to Director of Housing Operations.  File all completed maintenance request work orders.  Maintain maintenance request log and requests in orderly and up to date manner. Print out , submit and track monthly preventative maintenance requests. Maintain keys to all agency properties in secure lock boxes.  Use sign in/out sheet to track distribution/check out of any agency keys.  Coordinate with Housing Director as assigned, the scheduling of vendors for routing property services such as pest control, lawn care, etc. for agency properties. Compile and distribute monthly rent statements for Housing tenants by the 20th of each month. Receive and receipt rents for Housing tenants by the 5th of each month.  Track late rents, compile and mail late rent statements by the 6thth of each month.  Direct all receipts and transactions to the business office according to the SOP for rent collection.  Submit applicable subsidy report by the 5th of each month.  Submit applicable match report by the 5th of each month. Submit additional reports according to schedule as assigned.  Track recertification dates and mail recertification letters for S+C according to HUD timelines. Typing as assigned. Enter Surveys/Program Assessment data into CAREWARE weekly. Maintain Service Activity Log (SAL) binder on a daily basis. File progress notes, other documents submitted for housing program charts. Maintain all Housing program waiting lists, according to HUD guidelines. Issue Representative Payee checks and maintain proper documentation of check issuances.  Complete Service Activity Log (SAL) each time that representative payee activity is conducted.  Monitor supplies for Housing Department to prevent depletion of supplies.  Submit purchase orders to request additional supplies. Route client walk–in inquiries to appropriate housing personnel. Maintain and distribute Housing Department numbered request for assistance forms.  Issue vendor checks as requested. Issue bus tokens to Housing tenants as needed. Receive incoming orders for janitorial and office supplies in absence of environmental tech and property maintenance tech. Collect supportive services forms monthly for match report. Submit report of outstanding maintenance requests monthly. Mail maintenance surveys to Housing tenants within 48 hour of completed maintenance, track and file returned surveys.


Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Must have intermediate to advanced computer literacy and skill level.  Must have ability to create documents in Excel.  Must have excellent organizational and recordkeeping skills. Must be able to multitask in a fast pace environment.  Must be able to complete assignments with accuracy and in a timely manner with minimal direct supervision.  Must be able to work well with all types of people.  Regular and predictable attendance is necessary.  Maintain confidential information and adhere to all policies and procedures regarding Protected Health Information(PHI) 

Other Skills/Abilities

The ability to communicate effectively.  The ability to work well in a fast pace environment.

Physical Demands

Extended periods of standing and sitting.  The ability to lift 20 -25 lbs as needed.  Extended periods of computer use.

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 May 25, 2012

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

FFL Employment Application

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