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Nextdoor is seeking applicants for the position of

Memphis Field Organizer

Ideal candidates are driven self-starters with a strong connection to their city who are passionate about building stronger, safer communities. They are detail oriented and have an analytical background.  They are dependable and have experience handling challenging situations and resolving them in a respectful manner.

Organizers will report to a Field Manager based in their city or a Regional Field Manager based in Nextdoor's San Francisco headquarters. Dependent on location, this role is a 4-8 month contract beginning in February 2014.

Responsibilities

  • Represent Nextdoor in the community
  • Identify potential leaders to start new Nextdoor neighborhoods
  • Develop and maintain relationships with members, working to increase membership in existing Nextdoor neighborhoods
  • Identify and attend community events through in-depth local research
  • Work collaboratively with Nextdoor members to define their neighborhood boundaries on Nextdoor
  • Identify compelling local Nextdoor user stories for potential press opportunities
  • Communicate progress regularly via reporting and tracking tools
  • Meet daily deadlines and participate in daily/weekly calls

Requirements

  • Located in and has deep local connections to Memphis
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal); strong listening and negotiation skills
  • Ability to quickly adapt, analyze problems and implement creative solutions
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently is a must
  • Must be a team player
  • Experience as an active member of Nextdoor
  • Passionate about the mission of Nextdoor
  • Ease with managing high volume of email correspondence, experience with Google Maps, and aptitude for using web-based data systems
  • Community or political organizing experience is a plus
  • All applicants must currently have a legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Please visit nextdoor.com/jobs to apply.


St. Charles County, Missouri is accepting applications for

Planner II within its Community Development Department.

One of the Midwest's fastest growing counties, St. Charles County (pop. 368,666) is the second largest jurisdiction in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area (pop. 2.8 million). Major county employers include Master Card's Global Operations Headquarters, Citi Mortgage, General Motors, and Boeing. The Community Development Department is responsible for planning and development review within unincorporated areas of the county with approximately 95,000 residents. Natural and cultural amenities of the county include outstanding water recreation along both the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, nationally-recognized bike trails, and Augusta Wine Country. Located within downtown St. Charles, the County's offices are located steps away from Historic Main Street which draws a million visitors annually.

Description

The County is seeking candidates with experience managing plans and projects relating to land use and development, basic administrative experience with federal grant programs, and the ability to administer land use regulations such as zoning and subdivision standards. The ideal candidate will have the qualities necessary to succeed as a public service professional: strong interpersonal skills, an ability to work constructively both on small teams and within the larger organization, have excellent research, analysis, and writing skills, and desire to serve in the public interest. This position will require periodic attendance of evening meetings.

Qualifications

Consideration requires a Bachelor's degree in urban planning or closely related field with three years of planning experience, or a combination of an advanced degree and experience. A Masters degree and AICP certification are preferred.

Salary

$46,548 annually plus excellent benefits, including health insurance and pension.

To apply visit: http://hr.sccmo.org/hr/

Online applications only.

Application deadline: Sunday, February 9, 2014.

St. Charles County, Missouri welcomes diversity. EOE


Wilson County, TN is seeking a candidate for the position of

Planner

This is an entry-level position within professional planning distinguished from the Planning Technician position because it involves professional-level duties and judgment, and fewer routine administrative tasks. This position level receives considerable immediate supervision from the Planning Director. A bachelor's degree and a master's degree or related experience is required.

Job Summary:

  • Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations
  • Reviews or assists in the review of moderately difficult development proposals and site plans for conformance with codes, plans, and regulations
  • Prepares and presents detailed reports on development proposals to government bodies
  • Collects a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, tax base data, and occupancy rates
  • Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of rezonings, ordinance amendments, site plans, plats, special use permits, variances and other proposals
  • Acts as liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans
  • Coordinates community review of public and private development project
  • sProvides information to the public regarding development regulations
  • Conducts field evaluations and assessments
  • Attends occasional evening meetings

Typical Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning
  • Knowledge of a relevant specialization such as transportation, land use, or affordable housing is desired
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection
  • Knowledge of effective writing techniques
  • Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and GIS

Typical Skills

  • Ability to demonstrate empathy for customer issues and provide reasonable solutions
  • Oral communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the public
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems
  • Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions
  • Ability to create graphic designs, development strategies, and render site plans via sketches and/or computer graphics highly desirable.Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed
  • Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Geoscience, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering or closely related field; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training in public planning, zoning, site plan review, geographic information systems,; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver's license. Master's degree preferred. AICP Preferred. GIS Experience and GIS mapping experience is strongly desired along with requisite background/education in public planning.

Application Deadline:               Thursday December 26, 2013 at NOON

To download employment applications please visit http://www.wilsoncountytn.com/Human%20Resources.htm

To apply, please send a resume and completed application to:

Human Resources
228 E. Main Street
Room 212
Lebanon, TN 37087
The Community Development Council of Greater Memphis (CD Council), a coalition of organizations and individuals who support the development and redevelopment of safe, healthy, and attractive neighborhoods throughout the Memphis region, is seeking candidates for the position of 

Livable Memphis Program Manager

to implement and execute the wide variety of projects, programs and activities within the organization's Livable Memphis program.

The ideal candidate would:

• Work quickly to meet immediate needs while balancing longer term projects and goals;
• Work independently, yet be responsive to the needs of the executive director and staff;
• Be a creative problem-solver with a high standard of quality;
• Be detailed-oriented and highly organized in order to fully implement the Livable Memphis program work plan and strategies;
• Have a passion for neighborhoods and supporting the people working to make them great.

Qualifications and Requirements

• Excellent writing and presentation skills. Comfort speaking with a wide variety of partners.
• Grant writing and management of multiple grants simultaneously is a must.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in the field.
• Proficiency in typical office computer hardware and software required. Must be comfortable learning and using new technology. Regular use of social media.
• Comfortable working with a wide range of individuals - including grassroots leaders, funders, and elected officials - as well as in a variety of neighborhoods types.
• Knowledge of urban planning/development and neighborhood revitalization issues desirable. Interest in public policy is a plus.
• Energetic and enthusiastic attitude.
• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

The full posting can be viewed here: http://www.livablememphis.org/2013/12/we-are-hiring-seeking-a-new-livable-memphis-manager.html

To Respond

Interested candidates should send their resume accompanied by a cover letter to info@memphiscommunitydevelopment.com. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.


Community LIFT, a local community development intermediary is currently recruiting

AmeriCorps VISTA Members

to serve as full-time volunteers for one year. VISTAs, which stands for Volunteers In Service To America, will focus on building the capacity of the organization to create a lasting impact. Benefits of service include a monthly living allowance of $892 per month, health benefits, and the choice between two different post-service awards: an education award of $5,350 or a cash stipend of $1,500.

VISTA Member duties:

The VISTA member will work closely with the Program Officer in the strategic areas of neighborhood planning, human capacity-building and neighborhood stakeholder engagement; providing compelling research that will support plans and program recommendations that act upon the mission, core values and philosophical approach of Community LIFT in the South Memphis area.

Specifically:

  • Act as a liaison with stakeholder groups, including companies, organizations, and neighborhood groups, elected officials; and maintain productive relationships with all of the agency's partners and the public
  • Identify and establish new partnerships/relationships with key institutions, neighborhood groups and human capacity-building organizations
  • Assist in developing steering committees in the South Memphis
  • Assist in conducting research and comparative analysis in the areas of planning, grants dispersal and human capacity-building as assigned
  • Assist in the coordination of the meetings, agendas and minutes for the Community LIFT Board of Directors and River City Capital Board of Directors
  • Coordinate focus groups and meetings
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews
  • Update visual surveys
  • Connect resources among neighborhood agencies
  • Identify programs and strategies within our communities in an effort to increase partnership and collaboration efforts
  • Assist in developing communication material for Community LIFT's neighborhood planning, human capacity-building and neighborhood stakeholder engagement activities and program

Please submit all resumes to Ashley Cash at Ashley@communitylift.org no later than 3 pm, March 19, 2013.


Shelby County Government is seeking

a MUNICIPAL PLANNER in the Office of Planning and Development

The position works under general supervision of the Manager of the Land Use Controls Section of the Office of Planning and Development to act as project manager for individual land use requests presented to the Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board and Board of Adjustment.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Three (3) years experience in project management of land use cases; and
2. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in city or regional planning, urban geography, urban studies; or
3. Equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
4. (Master's degree in city or regional planning, urban geography, or urban studies may substitute for two (2) years experience.)
5. (PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED)

Apply online here.


Spatial Systems Associates, Inc. is seeking

GIS technicians

For temporary, part time (24-40 hours per week) assistance in collecting public safety related information within Shelby County/Memphis, Tennessee. The information will be collected from within a well-marked vehicle traveling on public roadways using a customized ArcGIS application and remote control camera system both of which are operated by a passenger in the vehicle allowing the driver to focus on safety and navigation.

This effort is anticipated to continue until December 31, 2013.

Candidates must have the following:

  • Clean driving record, no accidents, no moving violations in previous 2 years and valid driver's license.
  • Willingness and ability to pass background investigation and random drug screening throughout the project.
  • High reliablity (show up for work on time every day, ready to go).
  • Transportation to daily work meet-up locations throughout Shelby County (company vehicles will be used for actual work activities).
  • Excellent verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent team work skills.Excellent sense of direction and natural way finding ability.
  • Good eyesight.
  • Familiarity with Shelby County/Memphis region.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to hr@spatialsys.com


The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is recruiting a

Long Range Planning Manager

Located in Stateline, Nevada, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is located on the border of California and Nevada in the incredibly beautiful Lake Tahoe Basin in the Sierra Nevada.  The spectacular area is home to world class resorts and year round outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking and swimming in the summer, and skiing and snowboarding at Squaw Valley, Heavenly Resort or any one of Tahoe's premier resorts in the winter.

TRPA has a unique perspective as a bi-state compact agency, working with local, state, federal and private partnerships to deliver environmental gain on the ground and implement the first Sustainable Communities Strategy.  The TRPA Long Range Planning Manager has the opportunity to provide leadership to make a real difference in the protection and restoration of Lake Tahoe. Please see the position brochure here.

Applications will be reviewed beginning the first of November with interviews being held the week of December 2, 2013. To apply send resume and cover letter to hr@trpa.org by October 31, 2013.

For questions about the position and process please contact:

Michele R. Chouinard SPHR
Human Resouces Director
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
128 Market Street
PO Box 5310
Stateline NV 89449
(775) 589-5276 phone
(775) 588-4527 fax
mchouinard@trpa.org


Slaughter & Associates, PLLC, Urban Planning Consultants is currently seeking candidates for a

City Planner

Slaughter & Associates is a private planning firm that specializes in municipal annexation and related planning matters such as: comprehensive planning, zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, political redistricting and other city and county planning issues.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate must hold a Masters degree in Planning, be a self-starter, motivated, capable of taking instructions, and possess excellent communication skills. The applicant must also be familiar with the preparation of comprehensive plans and proficient with computers (i.e., word processor, spreadsheet and the preparation of maps utilizing ArcView or ArcGIS).


Salary: Commensurate with education, qualifications, work experience and certifications.
Benefits: BlueCross BlueShield health insurance and retirement plan
Start Date: As soon as reasonably possible.

Fax, mail or email coverletter and resume to:

Kim Caine, Office Manager
P.O. Box 2401
1109 N. Lamar Boulevard
Suite #4
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.234.6970
Fax: 662.234.6262
Email: kcaine@saplanners.com


South Memphis Farmers Market (SMFM) through The Works, Inc. is currently seeking candidates for a

Green Grocer– Store Manager

The Works, Inc. is a not-for-profit, non-religious corporation closely associated with St. Andrew A.M.E. Church. The Works, Inc. is built upon the church's history of substantive social services provided in the South Memphis community for over 135 years. Established as an independent nonprofit in 1998, The Works, Inc. is creating a Renaissance Community in the South Parkway area, which includes new and renovated single- and multi-family properties, education and social services, and commercial and economic development projects, as outlined in the South Memphis Revitalization Action Plan.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The responsibilities of the Green Grocer Store Manager will include, but are not be limited to:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the green grocer meeting sales, margin, inventory, and customer service.
  • Hires, trains, schedules and maintains a qualified staff.Ensures that employees provide excellent customer service and receive appropriate customer service training.
  • Properly documents personnel matters.
  • Ensures safety of staff and customers, responds to emergencies and safety hazards.
  • Ensures that green grocer is fully stocked, face, and rotated, following established merchandising procedures.
  • Ensures that shelves, displays, aisles and storage areas are maintained in a clean, orderly condition, satisfying Health Department and store safety standards.
  • Ensures safety and quality of all grocery products by monitoring storage conditions, temperatures and shelf life; discounts short dated product.Keeps all supplies stocked and equipment on working order and communicates needs to Executive Director.
  • Maintains working knowledge of personnel reports, margin reports, weekly sales numbers and financial goals.
  • Designs and implements procedures for ordering, receiving, inventory tracking, and back room organization.
  • Communicates relevant sales, margin and labor goals to team on a regular basis.

Reporting Relationship: To the Executive Director.

REQUIREMENTS: An ideal candidate for this position must possess a high level of integrity, excellent interpersonal skills, dedication, a high level of motivation with a sense of urgency, the ability to work independently, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment at all times with all levels of employees; and a background including (at a minimum):

  1. At least two years of college or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Competence with business software and management information systems.
  3. Considerable proficiency with verbal and written communication.
  4. Three years experience in management.
  5. Successful completion of Math, Cashier and Physical Test.

The position is full-time and will require significant schedule flexibility, including some evening and weekend commitments. The job requires standing, walking, bending throughout the entire work-day and the ability to lift, stack and maneuver objects.

SALARY: To be determined, based on background and experience.


 SoMe RAP through The Works, Inc. is currently seeking candidates for an

Outreach Manager

The Works, Inc. is a not-for-profit, non-religious corporation closely associated with St. Andrew A.M.E. Church. The Works, Inc. is built upon the church's history of substantive social services provided in the South Memphis community for over 135 years. Established as an independent nonprofit in 1998, The Works, Inc. is creating a Renaissance Community in the South Parkway area, which includes new and renovated single- and multi-family properties, education and social services, and commercial and economic development projects, as outlined in the South Memphis Revitalization Action Plan (SoMe RAP).

JOB DESCRIPTION: The responsibilities of the Outreach Manager will include, but not be limited to:

• Coordinate all resident-facing outreach activities of the South Memphis Revitalization Action Plan

• Coordinate monthly SoMe RAP steering committee meetings including:

o Secure locations

o Notify the public and outreach to new participants

o Prepare agendas and other meeting materials

o Ensure setup and preparation of meeting space

o Coordinate special guests at monthly meetings

• Organize and staff SoMe RAP steering committee project-specific sub-committees

o Manage meeting schedules and provide meeting reminders to committee members

o Prepare agendas and other meeting materials

o Ensure setup and preparation of meeting space

o Coordinate with any special guests or external committee advisors for meeting participation

• Recruit volunteers for SoMe RAP projects as needed

• Supervise SoMe RAP volunteers and interns as directed

• Work collaboratively with research partners to ensure ongoing SoMe RAP evaluation and benchmarking efforts remain on track

• Work with Deputy Executive Director and Steering Committee/sub-committees to pursue funding for SoMe RAP project implementation efforts

• Conducts significant community outreach to engage more South Memphis residents in SoMe RAP. This will include presentations to church and civic groups throughout South Memphis, as well as to external partner groups

• Represent the organization in the absence of the Deputy Executive Director.

Reporting Relationship: To the Deputy Executive Director.

REQUIREMENTS: A competitive applicant for this position must possess a love for people, excellent interpersonal skills, proven creativity, initiative, the ability to work independently, demonstrated respect for authority; and a background including (at a minimum):

1. Bachelor's Degree;

2. Competence with business software and management information systems; and

3. Considerable proficiency with verbal and written communication.

Experience in community development and organizing, or related fields is preferred. The position is fulltime and will require significant schedule flexibility, including some evening and weekend commitments.

SALARY: To be determined, based on background and experience.


 Community LIFT is currently recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA Members to serve full-time for one year.

VISTA stands for Volunteers In Service To America, and is a lot like the PeaceCorps, but instead of going overseas, Members serve at non-profit organizations in the United States. VISTA Members serve as full-time volunteers and focus on building the capacity of the organizations where they serve to create a lasting impact. Benefits of service include a monthly living allowance of $892 per month, health benefits, and the choice between two different post-service awards: an education award of $5,350 or a cash stipend of $1,500.

VISTA Member duties:

The VISTA member will work closely with the Program Officer in the strategic areas of neighborhood planning, human capacity-building and neighborhood stakeholder engagement; providing compelling research that will support plans and program recommendations that act upon the mission, core values and philosophical approach of Community LIFT in the South Memphis area.

Specifically:

  • Act as a liaison with stakeholder groups, including companies, organizations, and neighborhood groups, elected officials; and maintain productive relationships with all of the agency's partners and the public
  • Identify and establish new partnerships/relationships with key institutions, neighborhood groups and human capacity-building organizations
  • Assist in developing steering committees in the South Memphis
  • Assist in conducting research and comparative analysis in the areas of planning, grants dispersal and human capacity-building as assigned
  • Assist in the coordination of the meetings, agendas and minutes for the Community LIFT Board of Directors and River City Capital Board of Directors
  • Coordinate focus groups and meetings
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews
  • Update visual surveys
  • Connect resources among neighborhood agencies
  • Identify programs and strategies within our communities in an effort to increase partnership and collaboration efforts
  • Assist in developing communication material for Community LIFT's neighborhood planning, human capacity-building and neighborhood stakeholder engagement activities and program

Community LIFT's Core Values & Philosophical Approach

  • Community development is best done holistically – with comprehensive approaches including Housing, Human Capacity-Building and Economic development
  • Community development must include the interconnection and inclusion of education, healthcare and public safety
  • Community development planning and activities should be asset-based
  • Community development programs should be place/site-based
  • Community development must have ownership by residents and other stakeholders – from vision to implementation to benefiting from the transformation
  • Community development must have a commitment to community/grassroots organizing
  • Community development should include a data driven approach with increased accountability for results
  • Community development should bring all the sectors together around one shared plan to leverage resources
  • Community development should utilize the private market to work for the benefit of resource-poor communities – attracting private sector capital, structures and investments
  • Community Development Corporations must be professional and effective organizations and the CDC industry must be strong and sustained
  • All communities should have comprehensive neighborhood plans that will specify remedies and include a marketing strategy based on the uniqueness of a neighborhood
  • There must be a long term commitment to community revitalization and a institutionalization of best practices

Community LIFT was created on November 10, 2010, as a local community development intermediary to fill the void of targeted, comprehensive neighborhood-level community and economic redevelopment. Greater Memphis Neighborhoods (GMN): A Blueprint for Revitalization is the strategic approach and plan of Community LIFT.

Mission Statement

Community LIFT's mission is to revitalize neighborhoods through strategic investments in the areas of human capacity-building, and economic and community development that result in sustainable thriving communities.

Please submit all resumes to Ashley Cash at Ashley@communitylift.org no later than 3 pm, March 19, 2013.


Shelby County Government, an Equal Opportunity Employer is seeking applicants for the following:

Type of Posting: "GRANT-FUNDED"
Job Title: MUNICIPAL PLANNER (TRANSPORTATION)
Department: OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Close Date: 08/27/2013
Position Summary:
The Memphis MPO is seeking a qualified individual to assist in the development and implementation of transportation planning programs in the Memphis region. The individual will work closely with public transportation providers, local governments, social service agencies, advocacy groups and local communities to implement public transportation projects funded through federal programs for the general public.
Under general supervision of the Memphis MPO Coordinator, this individual will plan, organize, and participate in routine to complex work related to the development of transportation plans and studies; develop, implement, and manage projects; complete technical assignments; provide written and oral presentations to the public, committees, and the Transportation Policy Board; and provide advice and assistance to the public on transportation planning projects, studies, and programs. Work performed includes significant project management responsibilities, involving coordination among team members and stakeholders with project administration tasks. Work is performed independently, receiving assistance from the MPO Coordinator and other staff members as needed.

SALARY:
Salary Commensurate with Experience


Minimum Qualifications
1. One (1) year of experience in transportation planning or urban planning: and
2. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in transportation or urban planning, engineering, environmental science, economics or closely related field: or
3. Equivalent combination of related education, training and/or experience.
4. (PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED)

Special Requirements
1. Knowledge of Geographical Information Systems software, ArcView 10.0.
2. Working knowledge of the Metropolitan Planning Organization rules, regulations and planning functions.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Prepares and coordinates Metropolitan Planning Organization functions, long range transportation planning, land use planning, bike ped planning, transit planning, freight planning, travel demand forecasting (TransCAD), GIS analysis (GIS ArcView 10.0).
2. Leads assigned planning team staff on individual planning projects and develops and presents technical information to a wide variety of audiences as related to transportation planning
3. Collects, analyzes, and interprets social and statistical data for various planning and area studies as related to transportation planning.
4. Prepare maps, charts, models, sketches and other graphic and visual presentations to illustrate study findings.
5. Attends and conducts MPO planning meetings and responds to public inquiries in person, on the phone, or in writing.
6. Coordinates the implementation of planning projects and manage transportation monitoring databases, i.e. public policy, planning strategies and legislations related to regional planning.
7. Prepares summaries, narrative statements, and analyses of the pertinent technical facts reported in project studies.
8. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Some experience working with relational database & spreadsheet software, (ArcGIS, MS Office, Sketch up, Adobe software).
2. Knowledge of channels to use in obtaining and disseminating information.
3. Ability to develop a plan and work schedule for assigned projects and to implement projects and manage transportation monitoring databases.
4. Ability to evaluate planning projects for technical validity and prepare analytical reports.
5. Ability to explain technical data to a variety of audiences.
6. Knowledge of statistics, and research procedures and sources.
7. Consensus-building as well as strong written and oral communication skills necessary.
8. AICP certified a plus.
Work Location 125 N. Main Avenue, Room #450, Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Shelby County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin or handicap status

 


Alcy Ball Community Development Corporation

Program Director

Overall Responsibility
To oversee and facilitate all life skills training, identify businesses to provide employment opportunities, and identify banking institutions for the unbanked program participants
Key Areas of Responsibility
• Engage local congregations, apartment complexes, and community associations to identify and recruit participants
• Engage partner churches, colleges and universities, and businesses to identify and recruit Champions (mentors)
• Facilitate multi-site life skills programming
• Assist in community organizing and advocacy efforts
• Assist in fund raising effort
• Provide follow-up for all program participants

Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent work experience in the helping profession
• Excellent Customer Service Skills
• Great Organizational Skills
• Ability to Multitask Well
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Ability to effectively manage volunteers
• Proficient With Microsoft Office

If you or someone you know has a heart for Alcy Ball and wants to return to the community to make a difference, email your resume and cover letters to alcyball@gmail.com in the subject box write "Program Director"

 


The Downtown Memphis Commission, an equal opportunity employer, is now seeking candidates for the position of:

Planning and Development Analyst (posted 07/19/2013)


The Planning and Development Analyst manages the research needs of the organization, prepares demographics reports and market studies, assists with the preparation and implementation of Downtown plans and studies, assists with DMC's affiliated board meetings, and provides support for a range of programs that facilitate economic development and investment in Downtown Memphis.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee the collection and analysis of market, census, housing, tax, and land use data and respond to incoming requests, internally and externally, for market data; prepare market reports and presentations
  • Manage the DMC's GIS data, conduct spatial analysis, and prepare maps and property surveys
  • Maintain databases related to current development projects and apartments and conduct apartment occupancy surveys
  • Assist with the implementation of various downtown plans as they relate to development and public improvements
  • Assist with community planning initiatives that relate to land use, zoning, transportation, and parking
  • Assist DMC legal counsel with identifying and documenting vacant properties and unmaintained sidewalks and notifying property owners of non-compliance
  • Provide administrative support to the DMC's affiliated boards
  • Other Functions:
  • Prepare grant applications for community initiatives
  • Develop and administer programs and tools for economic and community development
  • Foster ongoing relationships with public agencies and neighborhood groups
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Architecture, Real Estate, Marketing or a related field
  • Minimum of (2) years experience in planning, market research, real estate, or community development
  • Thorough working knowledge of community planning, real estate, and economic development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with the public, developers, board members, and public agencies
  • Computer and graphic presentation capabilities; thorough knowledge of ArcGIS 9.2 or later and Microsoft Office
  • Enthusiasm and passion for Downtown revitalization efforts

Salary Range:

Position salary range is commensurate with experience level.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Jaske Goff
Director of Development and Diversity Outreach
Downtown Memphis Commission
114 N Main St
Memphis, TN 38103
goff@downtownmemphis.com

No phone calls please.


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