Human Trafficking Event Flyer

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:     Paula Jones

901.219.2930

paularjones@bellsouth.net

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. – Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Public Forum

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (October 23, 2015) – Shelby County (TN) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will shine a light on the horrors of human trafficking at a public forum on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church located at 7289 Highway 64 Bartlett, TN. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings mainly for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor. It is a horrific crime against humanity on a local and global level. Mostly young girls— are trafficked and fall victim to this exploitation. We want you to join us for an afternoon to hear about we are affected right here in Shelby County.  The FBI, Memphis Police Department Sex Crimes Unit, US Attorney’s Office of Ed Stanton and other community resource vendors will be on site.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Consisting of a sisterhood of more than  200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority  currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan  (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas  and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust:

Economic Development

Educational Development

International Awareness and Involvement

Physical and Mental Health

Political Awareness and Involvement

The Sorority was founded January 13, 1913, by 22 students at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities.  The Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides public service in the areas of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, Eads, Fisherville, Germantown, Lakeland, Millington & Southeast Shelby County. The award-winning chapter was chartered on April 25, 2009, and has awarded over $50,000.00 in scholarships since 2011. For more about Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. visit us at http://www.sctacdst.com

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Title: Project Coordinator

Reports to:  Executive Director of Memphis Shelby Crime Commission

OVERVIEW

Memphis Shelby Crime Commission is a nonprofit agency that spearheads Operation: Safe Community (OSC), a public safety plan to reduce crime in Memphis and Shelby County, The public safety plan has 26 strategies and 62 action items that engage 100 partners representing local and state government, nonprofits, the private sector and faith based agencies. MSCC is a pillar agency of Memphis Fast Forward and has a distinguished board of directors composed of public and private sector representatives. The board oversees the public safety plan and works to make Memphis and Shelby County a safer place to live.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Project Coordinator supports the executive director in the development, refinement and implementation of OSC crime strategies. The position is an integral member of the MSCC team responsible for coaching partners on how to achieve short and long term outcomes to reduce or prevent crime. The Project Coordinator in collaboration with law enforcement, government, private sector and community based agencies utilizes data- driven decision management to reach full implementation. The Project Coordinator is the lead staff for the Department of Justice Forum on Youth Violence activities and works with the executive director to ensure these efforts are aligned with OSC plan and board priorities.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Serves as primary liaison and implementer for all projects generated through the Department of Justice Forum on Youth Violence including attending national meetings/conferences, producing monthly reports, and coordination of peer city visits or special local meetings hosted by the Forum.

·         Assists the executive director in fundraising  and drafts project proposals,  grants and RFP’s,

·         Prepares partner meeting  summary  and materials for core teams

·         Tracks the progress and quality of work being performed by partners using project scheduling and control tools; and produces agency quarterly reports

·         Effectively and accurately communicates relevant project information to the partners and project team

·         Represents the agency at selected events or meetings

·         Coaches community based agencies on how to utilize data to reach desired outcomes

·         Supports agency marketing efforts through scheduling of media interviews, providing information to external clients and updating the website.

·         Keeps the executive director informed on a regular basis about project status and issues that may impact donor, board or partner relations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         BA degree required. Masters in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Marketing or Public/Business Administration is a plus.

·         Track record of working with teams and multisector stakeholders to achieve results

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Three years of demonstrated experience working with a comprehensive planning or community initiative that engages private or governmental leaders.

·         Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

·         Must have reliable transportation daily to travel within the city and to travel within the state and out-of-state on occasion.

·         Performs other duties as delegated.

Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000 plus standard benefits.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: YFleming@memphiscrime.org  no later than March 26.

 

 

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