Job Title: Program Coordinator

  • Location: 2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 2400 Memphis, TN 38118
  • Division/Department: Programs
  • Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt
  • Opening Date: February 23, 2018
  • Closing Date: Open until position is filled.
  • Projected Start Date: March 2018
  • Salary: $40K annualized


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 academic 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


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 full-time, one-year grant funded Program Coordinator position. The successful candidate will coordinate the day-to-day operations for “Save Up,” an Individual Development Account (IDA) program that serves employed, low-income adults in Memphis/Shelby County. Essential functions include, but are not limited to, recruiting program participants, teaching financial education classes, managing program database, coordinating asset-specific training, coordinating special program events, conducting program related research, tracking/monitoring program outcomes for evaluation purposes, and other tasks as assigned.

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in social/human service, counseling, education or a related field. Experience requirements include at least two years demonstrated experience working in human/social service programs serving low-income adults. Experience leading basic financial education/asset building workshops is preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. Experience with VistaShare management information system is preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary. The work schedule requires some evening and weekend hours. The coordinator is required to travel locally frequently and must have daily access to an operable automobile with State mandated automobile insurance.

Working Conditions:

The position requires the employee to sit for hours at a time, drive, stand, walk, type, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, kneel, bend, stoop, talk, see and hear. Candidates must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities require close and distance vision and requires looking at a microcomputer screen for extended periods of time. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. The employee is exposed to moderate levels of stress during peak periods.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and a resume to Shelia Terrell, Chief Operations Officer, via email at by Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. RISE is an equal opportunity employer.