The Center for Southern Literary Arts presents an evening with 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant fellow Nikole Hannah-Jones. Ms. Hannah Jones, a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, will present her work reporting on school re-segregation across the country and join us for a conversation led by Wendi C. Thomas, founder of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, and moderated by community organizer Tami Sawyer.

Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant fellow for reshaping national conversations around education reform and for her reporting on racial resegregation in our schools. She is a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine and founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which strives to increase the number of reporters and editors of color. In 2016, she was awarded a Peabody Award and George Polk Award for radio reporting for her This American Life story, “The Problem We All Live With,” about education inequity and school segregation.

This event is a part of the Lyceum Mainstage Series, a program of the Center for Southern Literary Arts, which presents special evenings with world-renowned, change-making writers and authors from around the world.

Tickets: https://orpheum- memphis.com/event/nikole- hannah-jones

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POSITION: GRANTS ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST – (1 Opening)

Annual Salary: $36,186.54 – $57,283.20; Bi-weekly: $1,391.79 – $2,203.20; Parks & Neighborhoods/Administration J.O. #13-058

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general direction of the Deputy Director to develop and manage grant funding opportunities for the Parks and Neighborhoods Division. Researches new available grant funding opportunities. Determines feasibility of developing programs to supplement local annual budget allocations. Coordinates application process to enhance opportunity for funding. Monitors on-going grant projects and prepares reports of grant activity status. Ensures compliance with grant requirements through communicating with funders, auditors and the Office of Contract Compliance. Analyzes trends in allocation of funds and audits data collected to ensure accuracy. Coordinates operations with Parks and Neighborhoods’
Office of Business Affairs throughout annual budgeting process. Reports on progress of grant projects and responds to general questions regarding funding opportunities and requirements.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:  Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as a computer and telephone.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office environment. Some travel to meetings across the City and periodically outside the City of Memphis is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Public Relations or Journalism, or any closely related field and three (3) years’ experience writing, editing, and managing grants; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.

Proven effectiveness in internet-based and market research strongly preferred. Educational experience and proven track record of successful federal grant procurement is preferred.

(PROOF OF EDUCATION REQUIRED)