Job Opportunities

Career Navigator

Memphis Bioworks Foundation’s Workforce Development Team is seeking a full-time Career Navigator for the Memphis Delta F.O.R.C.E. (Forging Opportunities and Restoring Careers through Education) Strengthening Working Families initiative.

The Delta F.O.R.C.E Strengthening Working Families initiative is a strategic partnership focused on providing training in healthcare, information technology and advanced manufacturing industries targeting unemployed or under-employed custodial parents in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale Counties in southwest Tennessee.  The Memphis Delta F.O.R.C.E. Grant is funded under a four-year H-1B Visa Technical Skills Strengthening Working Families Grant announced June 14, 2016, by the U. S. Department of Labor to Memphis Bioworks Foundation, a nonprofit organization located in Memphis, Tennessee.  The Memphis Delta F.O.R.C.E. Career Navigator reports to a Program Manager at Memphis Bioworks Foundation and has the following responsibilities:

Essential Functions

  • The Career Navigator provides intensive career navigation and case management that includes facilitating communication and coordination among all program participants and partners to monitor and evaluate a participant’s needs, including placement and/or supportive services;
  • Coordinates and delivers Essential Skills Training modules as required; trains new coordinators and/or participants.
  • Implements recruiting strategy to support recruitment goals on campus as well as throughout the four-county targeted service area, to include weekly on and off site information sessions;
  • Coordinates and participates in recruiting activities to include marketing, presentations, career fairs, interviews, assessments, and networking events;
  • Serves as a primary point of contact for potential students as well as facilitate linkages between participants and Memphis Delta F.O.R.C.E. partners including the non-profit, post-secondary institutions, local Workforce Investment Area Offices, supportive-service organizations, child-care referral services, and employers in the targeted service area;
  • Coordinates efforts with campus staff and faculty as well as Memphis Bioworks Workforce Development Team to ensure Department of Labor Guidelines are adhered to;
  • Serves as an ambassador for Memphis Delta F.O.R.C.E. to represent the interests of Strengthening Working Families Grant and Mission of Memphis Bioworks Foundation.

Desired Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, in a related field preferred
  • Computer-literate with MS Office Suite.
  • Minimum of 18 months of experience in talent identification, campus/student recruitment or job development, case management;
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing and verbally with all segments of the workforce community including job seekers, employers and training providers;
  • Experience presenting information in a concise and articulate manner appropriate to the specific audience;
  • Motivated; self-starter;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team;
  • Ability to travel locally to training partner sites, recruiting events, etc.


Salary commensurate with experience.  Position includes MBF benefits package.  This is a grant funded position, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through June 30, 2020.

Application Process

Start Date:  May 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately.  Application materials must include a resume, a letter of interest in the position, including the listing of two professional references.  Copies of college transcripts may be requested for finalists.  Submit application to:

Sondra Howell
Director of Workforce Development
Memphis Bioworks Foundation
20 S. Dudley Street, Suite 900
Memphis, TN  38103