RISE Foundation, Inc. – Program Assistant Opening (Part-time) #jobs #job #admin

RISE Foundation, Inc. Position Announcement 

RISE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Title: Program Assistant

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

Division/Department: Asset Building

Status: Part-Time, Nonexempt

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer

Recruitment: External-Open Date: Friday, January 22, 2015

Closing Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015

Projected Start Date: February of 2015

How to Apply: Email or mail a cover letter, resume and three professional references (name, contact information) in one email to humanresources@risememphis.org no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday,

February 5, 2015. ONLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS NEED APPLY. No phone calls please.


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, and on a first year budget of only $22,000, RISE served 48 families and helped them create assets of $83,000.

Since that time, RISE has provided over 600 families with financial information that has assisted them with purchasing their first large assets, encouraged over 500 youth to excel in school, improved the money management skills of over 2,500 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 $6 million in assets in the City of Memphis/Shelby County. 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.


Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer (COO), the part-time Program Assistant is responsible for providing administrative assistance for the asset building programs.


Support the COO and partner with program coordinators to assist participants/clients in building and sustaining financial assets. Manage information systems for asset building programs. Monitor participants’ savings accounts. Coordinate special events for program participants. Prepare materials for meetings and classes as requested. Assist with program research. Provide and present statistical analysis for asset building programs. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education

Passion for RISE’s unique mission and work. Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills. Two years or more experience working with low-income adult citizens. Self-motivated, strong team player, highly organized, high energy. Ability to prioritize. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher) is required. Working knowledge of VistaShare software application is a plus. Ability to master other software applications as required.

Ability to type 50 wpm with accuracy. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Compensation: $12-$15 per hour depending on experience.

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