RISE Foundation, Inc. Position Announcement – May 1, 2019

RISE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Title/Department: Program Coordinator/Goal Card Program

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

Status/Recruitment: Part-time, NonExempt/Internal and External

Closing Date: Open until filled 

Salary Range: $15 per hour

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.  Only qualified applicants need apply.  Staff will acknowledge receipt of your documents via email.  RISE is an equal opportunity employer.   


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 800 families with financial information that has assisted them with purchasing their first large assets, encouraged over 500 youth to excel in school each year, 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 $8 million in assets in the City of Memphis. Simply put, RISE empowers people to stand on their own feet financially and have long-term financial sustainability.  For more information, please visit www.risememphis.org.


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 an opening for a part-time Program Coordinator.  The Program Coordinator will coordinate aspects of the “Goal Card” youth incentive program, currently serving youth who live in underserved communities.  Essential functions include, but are not limited to, recruiting youth program participants and adult coaches (mentors), assessing the social/academic needs of program participants, “coaching” youth to help insure academic success, facilitating services, tracking/monitoring program outcomes for evaluation purposes and completing other tasks as assigned.     

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in social/human service, counseling, education or a related field.  Requirements include at least five years o experience working in youth programs (preferably at-risk youth).  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and the ability to master other Windows-based computer software applications required.  Applicants must have the ability to establish and maintain program files in an orderly manner.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary.  Applicants must demonstrate the ability to relate to at-risk youth.  

The work schedule requires evening and weekend hours.  Applicants will be required to travel locally  and must have a valid driver’s license, daily access to an operable automobile with State mandated automobile insurance.