The National Extraordinary Professional Women will host a free grant workshop on Friday, May 20th at The Bartlett Library, located at 5885 Stage Rd. Limited attendance for this event is 40. Registration is already open!
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Community Alliance for the Homeless is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

Office Administrator/Accounting Assistant

CABHI Grant Coordinator

A complete summary of the essential duties and other requirements is attached for each position.  Interested candidates should apply using the instructions on the attached posting by 3/30/16 at 5:00 p.m.



Grant Writing Workshop – Last chance to register!!!

We are one week away from an amazing grant writing symposium that is being held on Saturday, February 27th at the Calvary Church, 1851 N. Houston Levee Road in Cordova, TN.  You won’t want to miss this incredible experience learning to navigate your way through the non-profit and grant writing world.  You will begin writing group-grants the same day to practice your skills.  You will hear from finance professionals on the art of making an effective budget, learn how to speak the funder’s language, and what funders are looking for.

Come and join us for this amazingly interactive workshop that will be sure leave a lasting impression!

Grant Writing Workshop Flyer 2-27-2016

The following positions are currently open at Southern College of Optometry:

POSITION TITLE: Grants & Community Engagement Coordinator

Southern College of Optometry, a leader in optometric education, has an opening for a Grants & Community Engagement Coordinator.

The Coordinator provides support to the Director of Grants & Community Engagement related to grant writing and data management, facilitation and coordination of SCO’s service projects, and development of community partnerships.


  • Creates and maintains project management tools for each community engagement project and its funder, including developing comprehensive workflow processes.
  • Provides grant research and writing support as assigned by Director of GCE.
  • Gathers and manages project data required by grant funders and/or faculty who lead community projects; writes required grant reports as directed.
  • Strategizes with Director to meet grants and community engagement program goals and metrics.
  • Works with SCO students/employees/volunteers and community partners to coordinate respective roles for community engagement projects.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent direct project management experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three years of related nonprofit service work experience or equivalent combination of experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently to collaborate effectively, and maintain flexibility and prioritize tasks under pressure.
  • Attention to detail and high level of organization.
  • Passion for public service and education.
  • Proactive and positive work style.

This position is funded for a period of 1 year. The successful candidate will be employed by SCO pursuant to a 1 year commitment with agreed upon benchmarks that must be met as a condition of continued employment.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via email to: with GCE Coordinator in the subject line. Internal candidates should submit the SCO internal application, and resume to

Southern College of Optometry is an equal opportunity employer. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS!



07/25/2015 8:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. – – Grant Writing Workshop – –

Another amazing Comprehensive Grant Writing Workshop will be held at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 8979 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38125. The cost is $120.00/per person and includes all training material, continental breakfast, lunch, a list of over 500 funders, tax forms, and a high impact and interactive grant writing session. You will begin writing a group grant before you leave the training and will feel quite comfortable with the whole process! You will be amazed at your ability to write grants throughout this process. We are here to empower you and will do so throughout this course.

You need to register Seating is limited, and group discounts are available. For more information, contact Kimberly Benson, via

City of Memphis Openings: HR Generalist, HR Admin, Housing/Community Development

POSITION:     HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST – (1 Opening) Annual Salary:  $37,939.20 – $57,283.20                   

Bi-weekly: $1,459.20 – $2,203.20     Human Resources/Administration          J.O. #15-119

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the direction of the Deputy Director of Human Resources to coordinate Civil Service Commission functions and perform diverse Human Resources Generalist functions in coordinating HR Administration operations, often requiring independently resolving immediate customer issues and needs utilizing sound judgment in decision-making.  Performs HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with the HR Director and Deputy Director in the following operational and functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.  Coordinates and supports the Civil Service Commission involving frequent interaction with individuals at all levels within City Government: plans and schedules hearing dates including coordinating the schedules of commissioners, attorneys, court reporters, etc.; maintains the status of Civil Service appeals from receipt to resolution including tracking cases held cases in abeyance, allowed a continuance, etc.; prepares and maintains Commission decisions, subpoenas, and other legal documents and correspondence.  Coordinates Supplemental Military Pay involving reviewing military orders submitted for employees on extended military duty; processes monthly reports to accounts payable and benefits departments listing employees out on military leave and eligible to receive supplemental payment per administration guidelines; ensures the timely disbursement of payments. Analyzes unemployment compensation claims for separated employees including gathering and submitting required supporting documentation and coordinating with outside unemployment agencies to ensure claims are processed accurately and timely. Tracks unemployment hearings for contested/appealed cases to ensure proper City Division representation and attends hearings as needed.  Maintains, revises, and distributes/communicates Personnel Policies as directed by the Deputy Director of Human Resources.  Serves as an assistant to the Deputy Director of Human Resources performing detailed, advanced and diverse functions of a highly responsible and confidential nature requiring knowledge of City of Memphis Policies and operations.  Composes correspondence; plans and prioritizes meeting schedule and prepares related materials; receives calls, visitors, and mail and responds to resolve issues or forward to the appropriate party.  Coordinates special projects as directed by Human Resources Director or Deputy Director including Divisional meetings, conferences and events.  Assists in the development of training sessions relating to HR administrative processes and attends trainings and conferences.


  1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be able to communicate clearly verbally and in writing with employees, attorneys, etc.  Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as a personal computer, telephone, copier, and fax.  Requires some lifting and carrying objects such as file folders and office supplies weighing up to 15 lbs.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is performed in an office.  May require working extended hours.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in in Human Resources Management, Public Administration, or a related field and three (3) years professional human resources experience; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Additional related professional experience may substitute for the bachelor’s degree.  A related master’s degree and/or SHRM-PHR or SPHR preferred.

NOTE:  Before applying, please update your profile through your “My Account” screen (address, employment history, education, etc.) to ensure the most current and accurate information will be considered.  Please note that incomplete applications may not be considered.  You may be contacted via email regarding your application.

                                                               ***GRANT FUNDED WITH BENEFITS***

POSITION:     PLANNING & MAPPING ANALYST – (1 Opening) Annual Salary:  $42,120.00 – $64,022.40                   

Bi-weekly: $1,620.00 – $2,462.40      Housing & Community Development/Planning & Grants            J.O. #15-120


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the direction of the Planning and Development Manager in managing and coordinating the Geographical Information System (GIS) and /or Auto-Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) and data management system activities to include the development, implementation, preparation of plans, specifications, maps, reports, and studies. Monitors and coordinates the neighborhood redevelopment and planning functions for the Planning and Grants Service Center. Collects data and tracks conditions and progress over time in neighborhoods and communities targeted for redevelopment.  Utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software to analyze data and monitor revitalization activities for the division.  Develops charts, models, maps and other visual presentations to illustrate the results and present to staff and general public on a regular basis.  Maintains various types of supporting mapping data into applicable database formats, such as spreadsheets and shape files, for the division. Researches, analyzes and compiles a significant amount of data to prepare various required reports according to government regulations. Creates goals and objectives and identifies and evaluates community needs from compiled data.  Conducts mapping research to ensure accurate use of data. Responds to questions and concerns from other staff members.  Collects and manages data to analyze programs, projects, and geographic areas. Ensures that data is collected properly and is accurate and organized in a way that guides decision making. Develops, improves, manages, and implements the GIS and data management systems within the Division of Housing and Community Development and the Memphis Housing Authority. Makes on-site visits to various properties to survey and verify computer data. Attends various meetings. Takes digital photographs to document project/properties survey data. Assists in the development of plans, including the Consolidated Plan 3-year strategy and annual, agency, and neighborhood plans. Participates in the coordination of the Disaster Response and Recovery Plan for the Division. Creates and prepares a variety of correspondence, proposals, memoranda, and other written documents by utilizing various computer applications.  Interacts and communicates verbally and in writing with general public, management, and staff on a variety of issues and concerns.


  1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Primarily desk work. Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.  Requires the ability to operate a personal computer, calculator, copier, fax machine and telephone.  Requires the ability to read and interpret federal regulations, architectural plans and drawings.  Requires the ability to lift and carry files up to 15 lbs.  Requires the ability to operate automobile and ability to traverse uneven ground from time to time to visually inspect property.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is primarily performed in an office environment with some of the work performed in an outside environment. Work involves contact with the public at times under stressful conditions.  Will frequently travel to sites across the City for visual inspection of property and to attend various meetings.  Outside work requires exposure to dust, fumes, odors, noise, heat and various weather conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Geography, Computer Science, Public Administration or closely related field with four (4) years of experience in planning and mapping activities including the development and implementation of GIS  and/ or AutoCAD software; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must possess and maintain a valid driver license as a condition of continued employment. Master’s degree preferred.  Proficiency in ArcGIS Mapping Software preferred.

NOTE:  Before applying, please update your profile through your “My Account” screen (address, employment history, education, etc.) to ensure the most current and accurate information will be considered.  Please note that incomplete applications may not be considered.  You may be contacted via email regarding your application.

Community Legal Center, a 20-year-old non-profit, has an opening for an Executive Director.This person is responsible for managing an agency with four distinct legal service programs and a staff of eight. Licensed attorney preferred.  Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to by 7-1-15.  These documents should address your experience in non-profit management, development, communication, financial management, the practice of law, volunteer coordination and grant management.

StartCo is Accepting Applications for Summer 2015

Startco is recruiting tech startups for their Summer 2015 Accelerators: Seed Hatchery for B2B Startups, Upstart for Women-Led Startups and Sky High for Social Impact Startups. Applications period closes on March 1. Program Dates are May 4th – August 13th. Click the link more information!

Half a Million Books for the Mid-South. Apply today!

The largest book distribution in Mid-South history!


Literacy Mid-South and First Book have partnered to bring more than 500,000 books to Memphis to distribute throughout the Mid-South.  These books are available to schools, churches, and nonprofits and are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Your organization MUST have a free First Book account to apply for this book grant.


Organizations are responsible for picking up their own books during the designated times between March 9-13.


Please share with all school, church, and nonprofit personnel that may be interested.  The application closes very quickly, as we will receive many applications.