ACT Summer Prep Intensive

The Teen Service’s College and Career Readiness team is hosting an ACT Summer Prep Intensive at the Benjamin Hooks Central Library.

You must visit www.memphislibrary.org, click on the tile labeled “ACT Summer Prep Intensive” to begin the application process and register.

During this eleven session summer series, learn test-taking strategies, calculator shortcuts, and more! Registration will be open during the month of May. Please be sure to register for the event as seating is limited. Session drop-ins are welcome, if space is available. Keep in mind space may not be available for drop-ins during any given session. Availability for drop-ins is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students are encouraged to bring their own calculators. A small number of calculators will be available for in-class use for students that do not own one.

DATES AND TIMES
The free sessions will be from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Benjamin Hooks Central Library in Room L-56 on:

June 22, 2019
June 29, 2019
July 13, 2019
July 20, 2019
July 27, 2019
August 3, 2019
August 10, 2019
August 17, 2019
August 24, 2019
August 31, 2019
September 7, 2019

*Light refreshments will be served or participants may bring their own lunch.

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Friend Of The Library Book Sale Friday May 24 & Saturday May 25

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

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Shelby County Schools – SCS
PUBLIC AUCTION FOR SURPLUS ITEMS
 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 – 9 am
(Display and inspection opportunity on Wednesday, May 8th from 9 am – 3 pm).
 
SCS Mallory Warehouse, 1384 Farmville, Memphis, 38122
 
Vehicles
Maintenance supplies
Kitchen equipment
Tables
Book box desks
Stack chairs
Teacher desks
Photo copiers
File cabinets
Refrigerators
Sewing machines
Saws
Drill presses
 
All sales are final.
No warranty and no guarantees as to quality. Sold “as is”.
Must be paid immediately by cash and cashier’s check, only, made payable to Shelby County Schools.
10% buyer’s premium added
9.25% sales tax
Must be removed by Friday, May 10th, 3 pm
 
More info? Call 901-416-2830 (SCS Office of Asset Management)
Grocery Giveaway – Saturday, March 23rd
 
Save Our Sons and Daughters Inc. will be giving away limited grocery items from 10:30 am until 12 noon.
 
Families that need assistance can visit Right Direction Christian Ministries Church at 3680 Rhodes Ave. Memphis TN 38111, fill out a short form and receive mostly non-perishable items based on family size while supplies last. It will be on a first come, first served basis.
 
Each 4th Saturday of the month, these grocery giveaways will take place. In addition, there is a clothes closet that may be useful to those who may need clothing. Families that are in an emergency situation can call the organization at any time for possible assistance at 901-244-5887. Staff will return the call in a timely manner.
 
Ron Hampton/Director

For the duration of the government shutdown, local organizations and businesses are offering discounts and free admission to all federal employees with the presentation of a government ID!

Here’s what we’ve seen so far:

  • 50% off food in the Crosstown Arts Cafe
  • 50% off membership fees for the Shared Arts Making spaces in Crosstown Arts
  • Free admission at Stax Museum of American Soul Music for federal employee and one guest
  • Free admission at National Civil Rights Museum for federal employee and one guest
  • Free admission into Dixon Gallery and Gardens for federal employees, contractors, and their families members (will continue on until one month after shutdown ends)
  • Free admission into the Brooks Museum for federal employees and their families
  • $20 tickets at Playhouse on the Square starting this weekend
  • $15 adult tickets (limit 2) for any Thursday night performance through March 31, 2019 at Theatre Memphis
  • A limited number of tickets are available for furloughed employees to Mary Wilson at the Halloran Centreon Jan. 26. To redeem, visit the box office between Jan. 22 and 25 and show government ID. One ticket per person.
  • Free admission to the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Memphis Hall of Fame for federal employee and one guest
  • Free day passes to cowork space at Wonder/ Cowork/ Create for federal employees- Free coffee, free wifi, cheap photocopies
  • $15 tickets for any seat in the house at the Memphis Symphony Orchestra until the end of the season to federal employees with a government ID
  • Free admission at the Metal Museum for two adults and any children until the end of the shutdown with valid government ID
  • Free admission to the IRIS orchestra for all furloughed employees until the end of the shutdown and $25 tickets for one month after its resolve
  • Free tickets (up to 2 per event) for “Indie Memphis Nights” weekly film series until the end of the shutdown. Government ID must be shown at the Indie Memphis box office at screening venue, open one hour before showtime – Offer not available for Malco special event screening of Roma on 1/29

Please send all resumes to ajohnson@midsouthfoodbank.org

Job Title #1:  Inventory Manager

Positions Supervised:  Customer Service Representative     

Status: Full-Time

Hours:  8:30 a.m.- until finished Monday –  Friday

Job Summary:  Responsible for superior inventory control of the major food programs to includes but not limited to: Donated, Purchase Program and USDA. Develops and maintains good working relationships with food vendors, state and federal food program representatives to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction. Partners with Director of Operations to manage established budget both from a cost and revenue perspective.

Responsibilities:

Track Inventory
Ensures Mid-South Food Bank has the right amount of stock to meet customer needs and also to avoid overstocking items to mitigating budget and storage issues. Maintains inventory via use of inventory management software, Ceres.

Documentation
Accurately records the quality, quantity, type, style, expiration dates, and any other characteristics of all inventory tracking what is available; what should be acquired; mitigating inventory shrinkage due to loss or theft. Additionally, when there is too much inventory or inventory nearing expiration, ensures these items are moved out quickly and efficiently.

Purchase New Inventory
Manages the purchases and inventory levels for the Food Purchase Program i.e., ordering and procuring of needed inventory from the appropriate suppliers; negotiating pricing and a timeline for delivery.  Sources suppliers who will provide needed goods to ensure operation is successful and profitable. Develops and maintains a good working relationship with suppliers via effective communication quickly addressing concerns or problems to ensure resolution. Stays knowledgeable and aware of current rates of other available suppliers who may be willing to provide food to ensure competitive pricing. Ensures that all necessary paperwork is thoroughly completed and associated purchase procedures are accurately and consistently followed and entered in Ceres.

 Inventory Management

Develop and maintain a space utilization plan to meet prescribed cost and efficiency standards.

Monitor the space layout plan regularly to ensure it continues to meet Feeding America standards.  Develop and implement an effective product locator system and update as necessary. Ensure current and accurate inventory control for all products.  Using the FIFO (first-in-first out) system, ensure the inventory is wholesome and useable.  Schedule and review regular inventory counts to ensure accuracy and complete reports as requested.

Record Keeping and Reporting

Determines and coordinates monthly and weekly cycle count processes, record keeping, data collection and information management for all food programs: Donated, Purchase and USDA.. Communicates with Operations Director and appropriate department leadership any variances or breaches of internal controls/procedures.

 Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

  • At least two (2) years of college and/or a minimum of five (5) years in inventory, preferably in a food warehouse environment with management level experience.
  • Experience in inventory management and broad knowledge of warehouse operations
  • Ability to maintain organized and detailed records
  • A broad range of management skills with particular emphasis on leadership, supervision, motivation, communication, planning, team building and multi-tasking
  • Proficiency in MS Office especially Excel and Word, and database management
  • Strong communications skills. Excellent oral and written skills
  • Acceptance of philosophy of food banking
  • High level of personal and professional integrity is essential
  • Certified in food safety and knowledgeable of safety and regulatory compliance issues or complete upon hire
  • Ability to work effectively with people of divergent background and opinions

Job Title #2:  Food Resource Coordinator

Status:  Full-Time

Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday  | Some overtime as needed

Job Summary: Responsible for increasing the amount and variety of food available to MSFB Partner Agencies by developing and retaining food donation from local sources i.e., manufactures and growers, and maintaining and enhancing our national food donations through Feeding America. Additional activities include tracking, evaluation and recognition of food donors.

 Responsibilities:

 Food Acquisition

  • Expand food acquisition program by calling on food companies, wholesaler, distributors, agricultural community and other food related industries in order to increase overall food donations to MSFB.
  • Maintain regular communication with Feeding America’s product sourcing department for updated information and background on national partners.
  • Stay current on changes in the food industry and use information to help develop local solicitation strategies to maximize possible donations of food. Keep management informed of issues that will require long-range attention.
  • Offer professional customer service that will attract new and repetitive food donations.
  • Help to engage and involve the manufacturing and agricultural industry in MSFB’s Mission
  • Maintain regular contact with all current and previous donors, to keep them informed with needed information or updates MSFB.
  • Maintain a regular program of researching and developing a food donor prospect list calling and prospective new donors in order to solicit donations and involvement with MSFB.
  • Attend food industry events including local and regional trade shows and association meeting and network conferences as required.

 Administrative

  • Develops a standard process plan for food solicitation
  • Utilize a donor tracking system to run donor reports for tracking trends and volume, and donor acknowledgement.
  • Ensure data integrity through timely updates and enhancement of the donor records
  • Maintain an activity/phone call log
  • Meet quota of weekly “out in the field” sales calls
  • Provides personal follow up or recognition for food donors
  • Produce weekly activity report on new and existing donors

General

  • Maintain positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, visitors, management, staff and board of directors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred- Associates’ or Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three years sales experience (preferably within the food and grocery industry)
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong writing, analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to travel, current valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Highly motivated and possess a positive attitude
  • Ability to maintain organized and detailed records and report on outcomes/results
  • Proficient in creating and maintaining computer generated database programs; ability to learn inventory software program
  • Acceptance of food banking philosophy

 

Job Title #3:  Retail Store Donation Coordinator

Status:  Full-Time

Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday | Some overtime as needed

Job Summary:  Duties include calling on retail grocery stores in support of the store donation program, educating store personnel on their program’s donation guidelines, attending store meetings and store training sessions, monitoring and reporting donation progress to store managers, district managers and program coordinators, and managing the donor recognition program.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify target stores by retail account.
  • Provide personal follow-up and recognition for retailers.
  • Create and routinely implement an onsite visitation plan.
  • Create a store donation toolkit for each retail chain, to be used when visiting stores.
  • Create and maintain a key contact data base, with follow-up correspondence on a consistent basis.
  • Process blue receipts.
  • Work with Agency Relations to establish a process for managing agencies participating in the SDP.
  • Work with drivers and warehouse staff to ensure stores are ready for driver pickups and are following donation guidelines.
  • Work with Donor Relations to recognize retailers where applicable.
  • Prepare weekly activity report on donor visits and store-level interactions.
  • Maintain working relationships that ensure the success of Food Bank programs. This includes maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with donors, vendors, agency representatives, Food Bank management and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred – Associates or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of three years customer service experience (preferably within the food and grocery industry).
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with emphasis on relationship building.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office and the ability to maintain accurate and legible records.
  • Motivated self-starter with a strong external customer focus.
  • A high degree of personal initiative to anticipate needs and solve problems.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Acceptance of philosophy of food banking.