Please join us as we hold our Winter Orientation for the Save Up program. Come learn how you can earn $3000 for use in purchasing a home, computer, post-secondary education or small business.

Save Up, RISE Foundation’s matched-savings account program, is designed to help those employed learn to manage their income; improve their credit; save money; purchase assets such as homes, computers and post-secondary education; and even establish their own small businesses.

The orientation will be held on Thursday, January 23rd at the Benjamin Hooks Library in meeting room “C”. We look forward to assisting you in learning how to better manage your financial resources.

 

Bests,

 

Rod Lomax, Senior Program Coordinator

RISE Foundation, Inc. | 1355 Lynnfield Rd., Ste. 101 | Memphis, TN 38119

(O) 901-507-6639 | (F)  901-507-6640

www.risememphis.org

IF YOU CAN SAVE $1,000, WE WILL MATCH YOUR SAVINGS WITH AN ADDITIONAL $2,000 TO HELP YOU PURCHASE A HOME, COMPUTER, OPEN A SMALL BUSINESS OR FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION. 

Introducing  THE SAVE UP PROGRAM

An asset-building Program sponsored by the RISE Foundation

You may qualify if you are employed and on Section 8 through MHA, or if you are employed and eligible to file for Earned Income Tax Credits.  You must meet RISE qualification guidelines.

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT THE ORIENTATION SESSION

WHEN:    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:45 pm

WHERE:    RISE FOUNDATION 

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

 CALL (901) 507-8884 to RSVP AND (901) 507-8883 TO LISTEN TO  A DETAILED OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM.

RISE Foundation, Inc. Position Announcement –

Job Title: Development Coordinator

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

Division/Department: Administration

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Closing Date: Friday, November 6, 2015 or until filled

Projected Start Date: November 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 Friday, November 6, 2015. All correspondence sent via the US Postal Service must be received by the same day. ONLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS NEED APPLY.

Organization 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 800 youth to excel in school, improved the money management skills of over 3,000 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.

Position:  Reporting to the President and CEO, the Development Coordinator assists with planning and maintaining a comprehensive private and public sector fund-raising program on behalf of RISE Foundation, Inc. The coordinator supports the efforts of the Board of Directors development committee. Coordinates special events. Maintains donor files via fundraising software (currently Raiser’s Edge).

Key Responsibilities

 Aggressively seek new corporate, foundation, individual funding sources and maintains relationships with current and past donors. Represents organization in meeting with potential funding sources.

 Implement a comprehensive development program and appropriate marketing strategies. Assist with updating programs and strategies as required.

 Actively work with board members to engage them in major gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts.

 Collaborate with the Chief Operations Officer and staff members to develop and implement RISE’s financial and program strategies.

 Prepare supporting documentation for grants and contracts. Gather supporting documentation for reports as assigned.

 Coordinate all aspects of special events for the agency including, but not limited to, communications, donations, reservations, payments, etc.

 Maintain donor database and fundraising software (currently Raiser’s Edge) accurately. Draft and mail correspondence.

 Monitor all donor information; provide written statistical analysis as it relates to donor giving and the development program.

 Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the company’s discretion.

Qualifications:  Passion for RISE’s unique mission and work. Experience in development and marketing. Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships. Experience working with boards and senior management. Self-motivated, strong team player, highly organized, high energy. Ability to prioritize. Passion for RISE’s unique mission and work. Willingness to travel locally. Ability to meet with prospective donors to build relationships. Knowledge of marketing and communications. Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent), CFRE preferred. Knowledge of traditional fundraising software. Raiser’s Edge knowledge is a must. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

Compensation: $40K-$50K annualized.

IF YOU CAN SAVE $1,000, WE WILL MATCH YOUR SAVINGS WITH AN ADDITIONAL $2,000 TO HELP YOU PURCHASE A HOME, COMPUTER, OPEN A SMALL BUSINESS OR FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION. 

Introducing THE SAVE UP PROGRAM

An asset-building Program sponsored by the RISE Foundation

You may qualify if you are employed and on Section 8 through MHA, or if you are employed and eligible to file for Earned Income Tax Credits.  You must meet RISE qualification guidelines.

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT THE ORIENTATION SESSION

WHEN:    Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 at 5:45 pm

WHERE:    RISE FOUNDATION

2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 2400 

Memphis, TN  38118

CALL (901) 308-7473 to RSVP AND (901) 572-1615TO LISTEN TO  A DETAILED OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM

RISE Foundation, Inc. Position Announcement – August 26, 2014

RISE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Title: Program Coordinator

Division/Department/Status: Programs, Goal Card/Nonexempt part-time (with potential for full-time)

Recruitment: Internal/External-Open Date: August 26, 2014

Closing Date: September 10, 2014

Projected Start Date: October 1, 2014

Salary Range: Up to $15.38 per hour depending on experience

Organization

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, RISE served 48 families and helped them create assets of $83,000.

Since that time, RISE has provided over 500 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 3,000 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.

Position:

RISE Foundation, a local nonprofit with a mission to empower low income residents of Memphis and Shelby County to build and sustain human and financial assets, has a part-time opening (with potential for full-time) for a Program Coordinator. The primary work site for the position will be in Fayette County. The Program Coordinator will coordinate the “Goal Card” incentive program, currently serving eighth graders who attend school in Fayette County, Tennessee. Essential functions include, but are not limited to, recruiting youth program participants and adult coaches (mentors), assessing the social/academic needs of program participants, facilitating services, tracking/monitoring program outcomes for evaluation purposes and other tasks as assigned.

Applicants must possess a degree in social/human services, counseling, education or a related field.

Experience requirements include at least two years experience working in youth programs (preferably in a rural setting). Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows-based computer software applications required. Applicants must have the ability to maintain case records. Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to relate to youth.

The work schedule requires occasional evening and weekend hours. The Coordinator will travel and must have daily access to an operable automobile with State mandated automobile insurance.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references to Shelia Terrell, Chief Operations Officer, via email at humanresources@risememphis.org by Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Thank you for your interest in RISE Foundation, Inc.

IF YOU CAN SAVE $1,000, WE WILL MATCH YOUR SAVINGS WITH AN ADDITIONAL $2,000 TO HELP YOU PURCHASE A HOME, COMPUTER, OPEN A SMALL BUSINESS OR FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION. 

Introducing

THE SAVE UP PROGRAM

An asset-building Program sponsored by the RISE Foundation

You may qualify if you are employed and on Section 8 through MHA, or if you are employed and eligible to file for Earned Income Tax Credits.  You must meet RISE qualification guidelines.

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT THE ORIENTATION SESSION

WHEN:  Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5:45 pm

WHERE:  RISE FOUNDATION 

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

 

CALL (901) 308-7473 to RSVP AND (901) 572-1615 TO LISTEN TO  A DETAILED OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM

RISE Foundation Save Up Program Orientation – 

February 27, 2014

 

IF YOU CAN SAVE $1,000, WE WILL MATCH YOUR SAVINGS WITH AN ADDITIONAL $2,000 TO HELP YOU PURCHASE A HOME, COMPUTER, OPEN A SMALL BUSINESS OR FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION. 

Introducing

THE SAVE UP PROGRAM

An asset-building Program sponsored by the RISE Foundation

You may qualify if you are employed and on Section 8 through MHA, or if you are employed and eligible to file for Earned Income Tax Credits.  You must meet RISE qualification guidelines.

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT THE ORIENTATION SESSION

WHEN:    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm

                    WHERE:    RISE FOUNDATION

                                         2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 2400

                                         Memphis, TN  38118

 

CALL (901) 308-7473 to RSVP AND (901) 572-1615 TO LISTEN TO  A DETAILED OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM