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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

October 10, 2005

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What's New

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13th Annual Nonprofit Conference
Building Boards: Strengthening Communities
December 8-9, 2005

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management announces the 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference early registration will close this Friday, October 14. With the powerful pre-conference sessions and influential national and local speakers, this conference is a definite must-attend. Register today to guarantee your seat.

  • Scholarship Applications Available Now: Click here for Scholarship information.
  • Last Chance to Register Early & SAVE! Click here to register now!

For more information visit our website at http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_npday_info.htm.


*New Course* - Effective Technology Management for Innovative Nonprofits
October 11, 13, 18 & 20

Presented by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management in partnership with NPower Arizona - this course can be taken alone or as part of the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Effective nonprofits, whether small or large, can and should use technology as a strategic asset in serving their missions. Limited time and money, staff comfort levels and day-to-day work demands often make strategic use of technology difficult. This non-technical course is designed to teach managers about the basic functions that technology can play in their organizations and will help them to consider realistic ways of making technology work for both their organizations and the communities they serve.

The instructor is Patrick McWhortor. Course is held from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $250. For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://nmi.asu.edu or contact us at (480) 965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.


*Register Now* - Nonprofit Enrichment Series

Are you interested in getting a lot of reliable information & resources on a specific topic, in a quick three-hour format?

Presented through the Nonprofit Management Institute by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, the "Nonprofit Enrichment Series" is a monthly series of workshops on important topics. Each three-hour seminar features a video lecture presentation on the topic from a leading national expert and includes facilitated group discussion, exercises and great resource materials you'll be able to use long after the class!

Fee is $40 per segment. For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://nmi.asu.edu or contact us at 480-965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.



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Jerry Colangelo to Speak at First Business Forum Luncheon

The Harvard Business School Club of Arizona will hold its first Business Forum Luncheon meeting of the season on Wednesday, October 19 from 11:45a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Radisson Phoenix Airport North Hotel, 427 N. 44 th St. in Phoenix . Mr. Colangelo, Chairman and CEO of the Phoenix Suns will be the guest speaker. His topic is "Why Nonprofits Are Important to the Business Future of Arizona". The public is invited to attend, but seating is limited.

Sandy Cowan, Executive Director of Fresh Start will also be introduced. She is the winner of the Club's 2005 scholarship to the Harvard Business School 's course on "Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management". The club will announce its 2006 scholarship program for Arizona nonprofit senior managers at the meeting.

Cost of the luncheon is $25. Reservations are required. Mail your payment to Judy Numbers, the Harvard Business School Club, 1001 Country Park Dr., Prescott, AZ 86305; call 928-771-1811(messages); 928-772-7718 (day); Fax 928-772-8099; or e-mail HBSCofAZ@aol.com by Monday, October 17.

IOLTA Grant Applications Now Posted

IOLTA grants are given by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education to non-profit organizations to aid the poor in Arizona. The 2005 IOLTA application is now posted at: http://www.azflse.org/AZFLSE/legalservices/ioltagrants.cfm

Please submit the application electronically to Lara.Slifko@azflse.org by October 14, 2005. If you can not submit via email, please mail the application without staples to 4201 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85016. Do not fax submissions. Please have narratives in Microsoft Word and budgets in Microsoft Excel. Do not fax, do not staple; electronically submit as an attachment in Word and Excel. If unable to submit via email, send by mail. If you have any questions, please contact Lara Slifko at the above email or at 602-340-7235. For more information on AZFLSE and the IOLTA grant, please visit our website: www.azflse.org.


All-Star Kids Tutoring Seeks Volunteer Literacy Tutors

All-Star Kids Tutoring (ASKT) is in critical need of volunteer reading tutors. ASKT is dedicated to breaking the cycle of illiteracy and poverty by providing free of charge, one-on-one volunteer literacy tutoring to second- and third-grade students struggling to master basic reading skills. We recruit, train and support community volunteers who tutor and mentor one student for the duration of the school year. In the libraries of partner schools around the Valley, groups of approximately 15 tutor and student pairs meet the same day each week for 90 minutes. Each meeting includes an hour of one-on-one tutoring, a healthy snack and drink break, and a literacy related group activity.

For more information, call 602-957-0000 or tutoring@askt.org.


Phoenix Youth at Risk Recruiting Mentors for New Pathways Mentoring Program

Phoenix Youth At Risk is now recruiting members for their next New Pathways program. Orientations are held every Wednesday and training begins October 29. Phoenix Youth at Risk offers an orientation every Wednesday from 6 - 7 pm at their office located at 1001 E. Pierce Street in Phoenix. If you cannot make an orientation, please let me know and I will be glad to make alternative arrangements for you to learn more about our program. Please RSVP to Doreen at doreen.pollack@phoenixyouthatrisk.org or call 602-258-1012, ext 306.


Local Business Offers Office Furniture Donations to Area Nonprofits

Business closing down and is willing to donate entire suite of office furnishings to a nonprofit. We have six modular desk systems, a reception desk, file cabinets, chairs, conference table, lobby furnishing. We are located in Phoenix, AZ. Please respond via message posting through "Philanthropy News Digest" at: http://members4.boardhost.com/PNDtalk/msg/42327.html.


Volunteer Center to Launch Online Volunteer Management System

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County will soon launch the 1-800-Volunteer.org online community-based volunteer management tool in Maricopa County. This powerful Web-based software designed with the volunteer manager in mind combines recruiting tools with event management, flexible reporting, emergency response and volunteer recognition features. The Volunteer Center's use of 1-800-Volunteer.org will provide non-profit organizations in Maricopa county with not only a way to recruit volunteers, but will also provide management, recognition and impact reporting tools -- enabling local organizations to report on their impact in the community. Designed by and built especially for Volunteer Centers by the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network, the 1-800-Volunteer.org system allows volunteers to search and find opportunities 24 hours a day. This cost-effective tool is available at special rates to local non-profit organizations who join before the end of the year.

To attend a free information session, contact Michael Esposito at 602-263-9736 ext 892 or e-mail: michael.esposito@volunteerphoenix.org. A preview is available at www.volunteerphoenix.org.


Need Volunteers?

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County has several hundred volunteers willing to be placed with Valley nonprofits. We received an overwhelming response from volunteers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and would like to refer them to nonprofit agencies planning to utilize their services. If your nonprofit is in need of volunteers, please contact Margie Coggins at 602-263-9736 ext 501 or e-mail her at: margie.coggins@volunteerphoenix.org.


“Nonprofit Boards at Work” Photo Project - Still Accepting Submissions

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is pleased to announce the “Nonprofit Boards at Work Photo Project”. The purpose of this project is to showcase the valuable service of nonprofit board members throughout the state as they conduct their work in a variety of settings, from the board room to the community. The Center invites nonprofit organizations to submit digital photos of their board members for possible inclusion in the project. Selected photos will be featured in a photo montage on our website and at the 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference. In addition, a small number of photos will be featured in promotional materials leading up to and following the event, and in the promotion of other board development programs of the Center in the future. Photos will be selected based on the quality of the image and the degree to which the photo portrays nonprofit board members in their varied and important community roles.

For more information, please visit http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_npday_info.htm or contact Madia Logan at madia.logan@asu.edu or 480-965-5288.


AFP Membership Scholarships Still Open for 2005 - Take Advantage of this Great Opportunity!

The Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is now accepting applications for Diversity Membership Scholarships and Introductory Membership Scholarships from individuals employed in the fundraising profession in Maricopa County. Qualified applicants must have either never been an AFP member, or not have been an AFP member in the last five years.

Chapter membership provides many benefits including monthly networking and educational opportunities, on-line resources from the national AFP website, a local job bank, and more. Members must adhere to the AFP Code of Ethics, a valuable tool for today's professional fundraisers.

For more information, contact Nikki Fisher, AFP Scholarship Chair, by phone at 602-354-3682 or by e-mail at nfds@cox.net, or visit the Chapter website at http://www.afpaz.org. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis to qualified applicants! 



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Professional Development Opportunities for Nonprofit Leaders -
Free Information Sessions (Phoenix)
January 10, 2006      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
April 12, 2006            12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
June 8, 2006              5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Interested in advancing your career? The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management offers a full spectrum of professional development programs through the Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI). NMI offers an array of workshops and courses that provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today's fast-paced and competitive nonprofit environment.
These programs include:

  • Continuing Education Courses
  • Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  • Nonprofit Excellence Enrichment Series
  • Topical Workshops
  • Conferences

You are invited to attend a free orientation to learn more about the professional development programs offered through NMI by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. Each Brown Bag session will take place at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 East Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. For more information or to RSVP, please contact us at 480-965-1867 or at nmi@asu.edu.


Effective Technology Management for Innovative Nonprofits (NMI 114)
October 11, 13, 18 & 20 (Phoenix)

Effective nonprofits, whether small or large, should use technology as a strategic asset in serving their missions. Limited time and money, staff comfort levels and day-to-day work demands often make strategic use of technology difficult. This non-technical course is designed to teach managers about the basic functions that technology can play in their organizations and will help them to consider realistic ways of making technology work for both their organizations and the communities they serve.

Offered by the ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, and presented in partnership with NPower Arizona, this course may be taken alone or as a required core course toward the professional certificate in nonprofit management. The instructor is Patrick McWhortor. October 11, 13, 18 & 20; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $250. For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.

Grantsmanship Essentials Three-Hour "Starter Kit" Workshop - Just Grants Arizona
October 12 (Tucson)

In this fast-paced, information-packed session, you'll explore the essential rules of the grantsmanship "gameboard," including mission-driven grantsmanship, the power of partnership, effective program planning, funder research and relationships, and creating winning proposals. You'll discover how the overall grants process works and how you can contribute to your organization's grantseeking success. And you'll leave with three of the most powerful tools you need to get you started on your way to grants success. Bonus: Free one-week guest pass to the Arizona Guide to Grants Online!

TUCSON : Wednesday, October 12, 6:00-9:00 pm. Child & Family Resources Main Office, 2800 E. Broadway Blvd. Cost: $60. Details/To Register: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=413.


October Brown Bag Seminar - Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona
October 13 (Flagstaff)

An introduction to the basics of financial statements and accounting terminology. Learn about: balance sheets, income statements and other accounting topics. Question and answer period for financial issues facing your nonprofit organization. Presented by Wayne Fox, MS, CPA, Director of NAU's Center for Business Outreach

Date and Time: Thursday, October 13, 2005, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
Cost: Free for NPRC members, $5 for nonmembers  

To RSVP, please visit http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/RSVP.html. An RSVP helps us plan seating and handouts. For more information on this event you may also contact Christina Boyd, NPRC Program Manager, at 928-527-7926.


Are You Covered? Filling in the Gaps for Profit and Nonprofit Organizations - PLUS Southwest Chapter
October 13 (Scottsdale)

The PLUS SW Chapter presents an educational seminar on October 13, 2005 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Topic: Are You Covered? Filling in the Gaps for Profit and Nonprofit Organizations.

Location: The Gainey Suites Hotel, East Gainey Suites Drive, Scottsdale, AZ.

Guest speakers to include: Will Brown, PhD, ASU, Helen Savaiano, V.P. Monitor Liability Managers, Karen Callanan, Sr. V.P. NIF Risk Management, and attorneys from the local law firm Jones, Skelton & Hochuli. Keynote speaker will be Terry Cooper, Chief, Arizona Dept. of Insurance Fraud Unit. Charge: $55.00 for PLUS members, $70.00 for nonmembers

Call Pat Reid at reidp2@scottsdaleins.com for registration form and further information. You may register at the door at the time of the event as well.


Raising More Money: Reigniting the Passion for Your Mission
October 13 (Flagstaff)

Passion for the work of your organization is at the heart of all successful fundraising today. This fast-moving, hands-on session introduces board members, volunteers, and staff to the Raising More Money Model for fundraising, reconnects you to your initial passion, and trains you to use that passion to speak powerfully about the work of your organization.

By the end of this two-hour session, you will have learned an overview of the Raising More Money Model for building sustainable funding from individual donors; articulated why you work or volunteer at your particular organization; identified the top three programs and two little-known facts about your organization; designed an "Essential Story" which conveys the essence of your work; conducted a "One-on-One Point of Entry" with someone unfamiliar with your organization's work; and learned how you could conduct a similar "passion retread" session for your own board, staff, and volunteers.

Guests are encouraged to bring other staff, board, volunteers, and business associates to engage them in this practical and effective new team-based approach. (Please, no babies or children at the session.) Register soon; space is limited. You must register if you plan to attend so we can notify you if there are any changes to the session (date, time, location).

Date and Time: October 13, 2005 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: United Way of Northern AZ, 1515 East Cedar Street, Suite D1, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Cost: No fee to attend

To register: Go to http://www.raisingmoremoney.com/introductions/RPM, scroll down to this session, and click "Register."

Questions: Contact Sara Olsen at 206-709-9400 ext. 128 or sara.olsen@raisingmoremoney.com. If you are unable to attend this session, please visit our Introductory Sessions Web page at http://www.raisingmoremoney.com/introductions/default for information about conference call opportunities, our pre-recorded online session, and other live in-person sessions in your area.


Resource Development: Involvement and Investment
October 14 (Phoenix)

The second of eight stand-alone workshops included in the Nonprofit Enrichment Series, offered by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This three-hour seminar contains a video lecture presentation on the topic from a leading national expert and includes facilitated group discussion and exercises. Participants will learn techniques to acquire, renew and upgrade donor support for the work of your organization. Fee is $40 per person. October 14th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Flinn Foundation. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://nmi.asu.edu or contact us at (480) 965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.


"Practitioner" Series Courses - Just Grants Arizona
October 17 (Phoenix)

Are you ready to go deeper into your practice as a grant professional.sharpen the tools you already have.and add some powerful new ones? JUST GRANTS! Arizona 's "Practitioner" series will help you do just that. And in October we wrap up our six-session series with three of our most powerful and popular topics. All "Practitioner" sessions are held in Phoenix from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Catholic Community Foundation/Phoenix Diocese, 400 E. Monroe, Room 159C. Register by the early-bird deadline.and save $15!

In this workshop, we'll explore how to assure your program's success by building a solid management plan into your proposal from the very start. Cost: $70. Details/To Register: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=428.


ASU Professional Meeting Managers Program Seminar
October 18 (Phoenix)

The Arizona State University Professional Meeting Managers Program (PMMP) will conduct a program for those who plan meetings and special events on the Art of selecting a site that is cost effective for their organization and it's scheduled for the ASU Downtown Center , 502 E. Monroe St. from 8:30 to 11:30 on Tuesday, Oct 18.

Entitled "What's A Nice Group Like Us Doing in a Place Like This?", the seminar will offer those nonprofit agency, government, association event planners some practical ideas on how to select a venue for the event.

"The Meetings Industry in this country is over 100 billion dollars a year and much of it is wasted by staff who have no idea how to select a site for their event," according to Jim Fausel, Director of the Program and facilitator for this course. The course will help those agencies who plan these events learn new ideas for understanding their return on investment.

For more information about this course and all the other courses that ASU is offering to the community, contact Fausel at 480-965-0638 or click on http://scrd.asu.edu/pmmp.


Raising More Money: Building Sustainable Funding for Your Nonprofit - The Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona
October 19 & 26 (Telecourse)

The Volunteer Center is pleased to present this workshop with renowned fundraiser Terry Axelrod as part of our LearningPoint training program. This interactive, two-part audio course gives you a practical, step-by-step approach to building long-term sustainable funding from individual donors. In the two 90-minute sessions, complete with handouts and on-site exercises, participants practice key exercises necessary to the successful implementation of each step of this model, including asking people to Point of Entry and Ask Events. Conducted by Terry Axelrod, founder and CEO of Raising More Money, this course is designed for staff, board members, and volunteers-even those who do not participate directly in fundraising. Discover a permission-based system that will lead your organization to sustainable funding by naturally attracting and cultivating the people who are truly passionate about your organization's mission.

Date and time: October 19 & 26, 2005, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $39 for both sessions

To register, call the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona at 520-881-3300. Registrations will be on a first come, first served basis, as capacity is limited.


Human Resources Management (NMI 102)
October 21 & 22 (Phoenix)

Presented by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management - this course can be taken alone or as part of the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Improve your working knowledge of human resource management using legal, technical and practical concepts. Learn about compliance with federal and state employment laws, compensation systems, practical and affordable recruitment/retention strategies, problem performance analysis and the development of personnel policies and job descriptions. The instructor is Alice Conner. Oct. 21 & 22, 8AM - 5PM at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $250. For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.

Make a Difference Day - Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
October 22 (Phoenix)

Make A Difference Day is October 22, 2005. The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County is the local lead agency and is looking for community service projects and groups of volunteers interested in participating this year. For more information on how to get involved, please contact Mike Esposito at 602-263-9736 ext. 892 or visit our website at www.volunteerphoenix.org.


Planning for Life Expo – Volunteers for Hospice
October 22 (Phoenix)

This one-of-a-kind event will deal exclusively with the legal, medical, housing, financial, physical, spiritual and emotional concerns of seniors and baby boomers with aging parents. Nonprofits might be interested in submitting a speaker application, exhibiting or helping to promote the event! The event will take place on October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Phoenix Civic Plaza Exhibit Hall E. Admission is $6 per person.

For more information, call Raoul Sada at 623-583-4490 or e-mail him at rsada@vfhaz.org. For additional information visit our website at http://www.vfhaz.org.


Community Leadership Forum – Make A Difference, The Phoenix Chamber of Commerce & Valley Leadership
October 26 (Phoenix)

The Community Leadership Forum attracts a diverse group of public, private and nonprofit leaders for a dynamic day of skill building, issues awareness and leadership education. More than 40 provocative and exciting facilitators and panelists participate in a variety of sessions geared to provoke thought leadership, community engagement, advocacy, and provide direction to help develop individual roadmaps for leadership and service. All sessions are designed with input from an array of community leaders.

The Community Leadership Forum will help translate your knowledge, skills and passion into action for our community. It provides valuable opportunities to connect with others who are making things happen in our community. It's a chance to step up your leadership role, or recharge your leadership efforts, whether it's in your office, your neighborhood or a board room. Previous Forums have inspired board service, political leadership, organizational stewardship and enhanced the understanding of various issues and the need for engagement within the community.

The fifth annual Forum will be held this year on October 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix. Please contact Brandy at 602-973-2212 or brandy@makeadifference.org for more information.

Annual Conference – American Association of Grant Professionals
October 26-28 (Scottsdale)

The American Association of Grant Professionals will be holding their 7th Annual Conference, " The Power of Mission-Centered Grantsmanship", in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, from October 26-28, 2005. This national professional membership organization is the premier authority on the grants profession, seeking to elevate the profession while providing networking opportunities for all those working in the field of grantsmanship.

This year's theme calls us into our own deepest understanding of the meaning of "mission," in our own lives and for the organizations and causes we serve, and how we can live that understanding through the choices we make in our practice as grant professionals.

Mark your calendars and watch for more details and registration information here: http://www.grantprofessionals.org/#AAGP%202005 or contact Jerry Dillehay, Conference Co-Chair at 480-644-4202. E-Mail: jerry.dillehay@cityofmesa.org for earlier details.


Fundraising Methods and Strategies (NMI 106)
October 27, 28, & 29 (Phoenix)

Successful fundraising involves preparation, enthusiasm and professionalism. Participants will explore effective and ethical methods of securing funds from corporations, foundations and individuals. Participants will also examine the potential of special events, planned giving, internet fundraising, individual solicitations, capital campaigns and much more, in determining the best strategies for reaching their organizational fundraising goals.

Offered by the ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, this course may be taken alone or an elective toward the professional certificate in nonprofit management. The instructor is Bill Harrison, CFRE. Oct. 27 & 28, 8AM - 5PM; Oct. 29, 8AM - 12PM at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $330 plus a $20 materials fee. The required text, "Fundraising: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly", will be provided the first day of class. For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at 480-965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.


Advanced Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 113)
November 4-5 (Phoenix)

This course provides an in-depth study of budgeting and planning, tax issues, internal/external reporting requirements and technology for financial management. With three instructors, this class promises a wealth of knowledge and a resource material booklet that will serve as a handy reference for long after you take the course.

Offered by the ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, this course may be taken alone or an elective toward the professional certificate in nonprofit management. Instructors are Thomas Avery, Matt Madonna, and Rob Leslie. Nov. 4 & 5, 8AM - 5PM at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $330 plus a $30 materials fee.

For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://nmi.asu.edu or contact us at 480-965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.


Managing Volunteer Effectiveness (NMI 109)
November 10, 15, & 17 (Phoenix)

Learn techniques in managing volunteers from recruitment through effective utilization within the nonprofit organization. Also examine creative recruitment, supervision, training, liabilities and budgeting for volunteer expenses and staff.

Offered by the ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, this course may be taken alone or an elective toward the professional certificate in nonprofit management. The instructor is Pam Betz. Nov. 10, 15, & 17 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $165 plus a $25 materials fee.

For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://nmi.asu.edu or contact us at 480-965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.


Annual Statewide Conference on Homelessness - Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness
November 14-15 (Phoenix)

The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness presents the 12th Annual Statewide Conference on Homelessness on November 14-15, 2005 at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix . Featured Speakers include Representative Rick Renzi (Arizona Congressman, District 1), Mary Jo West (Mental Health Advocate), Barbara Duffield (National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth), and Michael Dixon (KBAQ Radio Personality). Some of this year's innovative workshops include Eliminating Stigma, Working with the Media, Understanding Trauma, Preventing Burnout, Issues in Housing, The Road to Recovery, Alternative Detox Treatments, Marketing for Nonprofits, Resources for Effective Governance, and many more. For more information and online registration details, visit our website at www.azceh.org or call 602-340-9393.

St. Nick's 2005 – Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
November 18-19 and December 5-6 (Phoenix)

A Visit From St. Nicholas provides backpacks filled with toys and books to children in selected Title 1 elementary schools in Kindergarten - 2nd grade on St. Nicholas Day.  This project involves corporate and community volunteers in the assembly, stuffing, and distribution of 2,500 backpacks and the participation in the St. Nicholas Discovery Day activities.

To find out how to get involved or for further information, please contact The Volunteer Center at 602-263-9736.

Board Governance: Building Passion for Mission - Enrichment Series
November 18 (Phoenix)

The third of seven segments included in the Nonprofit Enrichment Series, offered by the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This three-hour seminar contains a video lecture presentation on the topic from a leading national expert and includes facilitated group discussion and exercises. Participants will:

  • Learn how to assess board composition
  • Learn how to build a diverse board, where to find board members and how to recruit them
  • Learn creative approaches to board orientation and to building board commitment to mission

Date, Time and Location: November 18, 9 am - 12 pm at the Flinn Foundation, 1802 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. Fee is $40 per person - pre-registration is required. For more information about the entire series, or to register, visit the Center's website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_ees.htm or call 480-965-0607.


Diversity Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 119)
November 18 & 19

Understand diversity as a critical business strategy that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their mission. Learn to identify layers of diversity within the organization. Explore one's comfort level working with others who are different than oneself and learn why this knowledge is critical. Learn to develop strategies for managing in a culturally diverse organization. Learn to identify and recognize stereotypes of colleagues and to develop an action plan to challenge those beliefs.

Offered by the ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, this course may be taken alone or an elective toward the professional certificate in nonprofit management. The instructor is Alice Conner. Nov. 18 & 19 from 9am to 3pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: 165. For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://nmi.asu.edu or contact us at 480-965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.


*Early Registration Rates Available* 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference -
"Building Boards: Strengthening Communities"
December 8 & 9, 2005

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is pleased to announce that Nonprofit Day has evolved into a premier two-day conference event filled with many exciting and new opportunities for learning, networking and dialogue. Designed to equip nonprofit leaders with the best knowledge and tools available to address emerging challenges and opportunities in the nonprofit sector, the Annual Nonprofit Conference is developed with nonprofit staff and volunteers in mind.

This year's conference will focus on the theme of Board Governance and will feature two days of activities including:

  • Nationally recognized speakers
  • Pre-conference sessions
  • Conference bookstore
  • Information packed workshop sessions
  • Conference binder filled with valuable resources
  • Opportunities to network with other nonprofit and community leaders

As more details become available, they will be presented in this newsletter and at our website at http://nonprofit.asu.edu.


Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* CEO - Northern Arizona Consumers Advocating Recovery and Empowerment (Flagstaff)

NAZCARE seeks to significantly enhance its RECOVERY philosophy and organizational culture. To do so, they are recruiting a skilled Chief Executive Officer that is able to demonstrate genuine and successful involvement of staff/consumers in his/her past leadership experiences.

This position requires a professional that has experience managing non-profit organizations, preferably with a background in behavioral health. NAZCARE prefers an individual that has utilized the behavioral healthcare system personally in some manner and/or has experience with consumer-participative programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: oversight of operations management, strategic business planning, oversight of human resources/staffing management, financial planning and budgeting, risk analysis and quality management.

Requirements, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field required.
  • MBA or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing nonprofit organizations required.
  • Experience with volunteers preferred.
  • 3 years of executive level experience required.
  • Knowledge of RECOVERY initiatives preferred.
  • Past or present consumer of behavioral healthcare services strongly preferred.
  • Ability to thrive in an unpredictable, ever-evolving and often stressful environment a must.

To apply, visit www.narbha.org or send resume to: Director of HR, Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority, 1300 S. Yale St., Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001. Phone: 928-774-7128; Fax 928-774-5665; or e-mail hr@narbha.com. Dedicated to a multicultural workplace. Seeking bilingual candidates.


*New Listing* Executive Director - High Country Early Intervention Program (Prescott)

High Country Early Intervention Program seeks Executive Director to start January 1, 2006 . The agency serves families with children from birth to age five with and without disabilities/developmental delays. Position oversees all aspects of the organization, including financial, program development, program implementation, grant development, staff development, and staff supervision. Requirements include: business management skills, budget development/management, supervisory experience, program development skills, sensitivity to individuals representing a variety of cultures and to families raising children with special needs, ability to collaborate with staff, other agencies, groups, and families in a team approach, MS in Early Childhood, SPED, Pediatric PT, OT, SP, or related field and three years experience required. 30 hour work week. Benefits include flexible schedule, health insurance and vacation pay. Salary DOE. HCEI serves families with children (0-5 years) with special needs. See www.hceip.org. To request complete job description call Karen Fay at 776-4349 or Christine Merrill at 771-2406. To apply, submit letter of interest, resumé and 3 reference contacts to HCEIP, 340 North Mount Vernon Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301.


*New Listing* Executive Director - Yuma Family YMCA (Yuma)

Seeking an Executive Director with 5 years operation and budget experience of $1.8+ million. Excellent opportunity to contribute to growing community and continue to expand on all three current YMCA locations. Must demonstrate strong leadership skills and community development experiences, need to be able to work well with variety of community partnerships. Strong staff, volunteer, fiscal/financial development skills and a vision for the future. Full benefit package and 12% retirement.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at lktaylor@vosymca.org or call 602-252-2963, ext. 105. Please submit resumes by October 20, 2005.


*New Listing* Director of Education - Arizona College Scholarship Foundation (Phoenix)

The Director of Education will be responsible for setting up the entire ACSF program including: scholarship program and management; financial aid evaluation process and modeling; college access information program for students and mentors; on-campus college mentoring system; coordination with feeder mentoring organizations. The Director will report directly to the CEO.

Essential duties:

  • Provides leadership to the CEO and Board in the establishment, development and management of scholarship, education and mentoring programs.
  • Establishes and communicates program goals to CEO and the Board.
  • Develops and directs the Foundation's scholarship programs and staff
  • Further develops Foundation's pilot scholarship for Fall 2005
  • Creates scholarship program goals, guidelines, criteria, selection process, and tracking system.
  • Implements, coordinates and evaluates all programs.
  • Develops and directs the financial aid program
  • Develops model for financing
  • Reviews applications for aid potential
  • Creates fiscal models for scholarship administration which include projected new contributions, enrollment yields, and retention and graduation rates.
  • Creates system for disbursement
  • Develops and manages college prep education program to students and mentors.
  • Develops and manages on campus mentoring program for students.
  • Coordinates with mentoring and college prep organizations.
  • Provides supervisory support to staff.
  • Works with CEO and Board to determine strategic plans for establishment of new programs.
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in field related to education/administration (Master's Degree preferred); a proven record (at least 5 years) in higher education, student financial aid, scholarship management and/or program development; demonstrated organizational skills; outstanding communications and interpersonal skills; technological literacy; demonstrated skills in fostering collaborations with community partners; good analytical skills. Must be positive, outgoing and personable. Must be creative and able to problem solve in a work environment composed of a small mission-focused team working together to accomplish the goals of the Foundation. Salary is dependent upon experience.

Please send resume to: Martha Fraser Harmon, CEO, Arizona College Scholarship Foundation, 4520 North Central, Suite 560, Phoenix, AZ 85012 before October 20, 2005.

*New Listing* Youth Sports Program Director - Chris-Town YMCA (Phoenix)

Exciting opportunity for energetic, motivated individual to join a team of committed branch staff team to manage the sports department. Looking for an individual who has the ability to show significant growth in all areas of sports department. Budget size of $144,000. Facility includes an outdoor multi-sport court, sports field, and skate park. Qualified applicants will have 3-5 years of youth and adult sports program experience, excellent organization skills, communication skills and must be multi-task oriented. Responsibilities include; supervision of staff and volunteers, fiscal development and management, planning, promotion and implementation of all sports programs. College degree in related field and bilingual a plus. Hiring range: $28,162-$35,203.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at 602-252-2963, ext. 105 or e-mail lktaylor@vosymca.org.


*New Listing* Finance Manager - Community Information & Referral (Phoenix)

This position is responsible for recording/reporting information necessary for the planning and financial control of the agency's finances, safeguarding assists, complying with legal/corporate reporting requirements. The position reports to the Executive Director and assists in the development of financial reports, operating budgets, and funding proposals. A minimum of 10 years full charge bookkeeping experience and use of QuickBooks Pro accounting software is preferred. Salary DOE plus excellent benefits including health care coverage and retirement plan. E-mail resume to roberto@cir.org.


*New Listing* Marketing Specialist - Save The Family (Mesa)

Full-time position responsible for agency marketing and graphics. Responsible for assisting Development Team with all aspects of fundraising and event planning. The ideal candidate will be proficient with PCs, PageMaker, PhotoShop, Acrobat, Publisher, and Microsoft Office. Candidate must be very internet savvy and have excellent organizational skills and people skills to interface with the public. 2 years experience in layout and graphic design required. Applicants must submit samples of prior work along with resume. $30K -$34K DOE (depending on experience), full-benefits, EOE.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email johnL@savethefamily.org.


*New Listing* Program Manager - Kids Voting Arizona (Phoenix)

Kids Voting Arizona is currently seeking a Program Manager to oversee all activities related to the development of new programs, implementing existing programs and projects and providing training to teachers throughout Arizona . The Program Manager reports directly to the Executive Director of Kids Voting Arizona.

Duties & Responsibilities: developing innovative and exciting new programs, materials and events to increase K-12 student participation and classroom involvement with Kids Voting Arizona; providing teacher training, school presentations, and other projects/programs; coordinating day-to-day program and project activities; maintaining database of community contacts; collecting and analyzing program activity data; developing and presenting comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports; developing advertising and marketing strategies for Kids Voting Arizona programs and services; writing/publishing quarterly electronic newsletter; and coordinating media coverage prior to and during Election Day.

Requirements & Qualifications: Experienced professional with exceptional program development and organizational skills. Outstanding written and oral communication skills, public speaking and training experience. Working knowledge of K-12 education field as well as community resources and contacts. Proven ability to prioritize and manage a multi-project workload and to exercise initiative. Experience with Word, Excel, Access, Front Page, PowerPoint and Windows XP Professional. Willing to travel extensively throughout the State.

Education/Experience Required: Bachelor's Degree in Education or a related field from and accredited college or university. A minimum of two years program development, management and marketing experience. Experience working in an educational setting or teacher training experience is essential. Experience in government, civic engagement, or curriculum development is desirable. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. Understanding of nonprofit organizations is helpful.

For a more complete job description, please visit our web site at: http://www.kidsvotingaz.org/prog_mgr.doc.

Please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to paul@kidsvotingaz.org.


*New Listing* Event Consultant - Arizona Foundation for Women (Phoenix)

The Arizona Foundation for Women is in the position to contract an Event Consultant that specializes in walk/marathon coordination. This person will work with AFW on the Walk to End Domestic Violence, an annual event that has over 4,000 participants. Responsibilities include: organizes, develops, coordinates and leads the growth of the Walk to End Domestic Violence. Works in conjunction with the CEO and volunteer leadership to expand revenue streams, volunteers and relationships. Administers Walk-related event activities. Requirements for this position are: college degree and/or equivalent educational training and no less than 3 years of fundraising/event and business experience. Salary range: $35-45k.

If interested, submit cover letter and resume to: Nancy Dean, CEO, Arizona Foundation for Women, 2828 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Applications accepted until position is filled.


*New Listing* Development Assistant - The Centers for Habilitation (Tempe)

Interested in Fundraising, Event Planning, Communications, working for a nonprofit? Apply now for the Development Assistant position (internship or regular part-time position) at The Centers for Habilitation, a local nonprofit empowering people with disabilities since 1967. No specific experience is required. We are looking for someone with customer service, computer, and public speaking skills who is interested in the nonprofit arena. $10/Hr. + benefits. Part-time with some schedule flexibility. Please call 480-730-4221, fax 480-730-6525, email brandyorona@tch-az.com, or apply in person: 215 W. Lodge Dr. Tempe. EOE.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Special Olympics Arizona (Phoenix)

Special Olympics Arizona is a nonprofit organization that specializes in athletic training and providing competitions to over 8,500 intellectually disabled individuals throughout the state of Arizona.

Special Olympics Arizona is seeking a team-oriented, professional Administrative Assistant. This individual will be key in opening and closing the front office and all administrative functions for the office including: greeting guests, conference and meeting planning, ordering supplies, maintaining office machines, answering phone, data entry, an assortment of assigned tasks as needed and maintaining calendars for the Office and Executive Director. This individual must be able to handle multiple tasks and be a self motivator.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is dependent upon experience and skill. Qualifications include a High School Diploma, Associate's Degree or six years progressive experience. Proficiency in Microsoft (World, Excel and Access) and Outlook Calendar.

Interested applicants please fax resumes to 602-230-1110, Attn: Julie Hall.


*New Listing* Administrative Receptionist - Save The Family (Mesa)

Seeking enthusiastic, customer oriented individual for full-time position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to phones, greeting and directing visitors. Schedule donation pick-ups and meetings as directed; update, distribute and maintain adequate supply of inter-office directories, marketing material and grant attachments; and order and maintain office supply inventory. Must be PC Microsoft Office knowledgeable.

$10 per/hr DOE (depending on experience), full benefits, EOE. Fax or e-mail resume to Teresa Garcia, Human Resource Manager, at 480-898-9007 or teresag@savethefamily.org.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* U.S. Vets (Phoenix)

U.S. Vets provides housing and employment services to homeless veterans. We are accepting resumes for the following positions: Case Manager and AmeriCorps Members.

Case Manager

Candidates for the Case Manager position should have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and 2 years of experience. Strong computer, written and verbal skills are a must. Small case load and flexible schedule. Salary: 24k to 30k depending on experience.

AmeriCorps Members

We are in need of Veteran Services Coordinators (VSC) and Intake Specialists. The VSC position provides daily oversight and structure for veteran activities. We have VCS overnight positions available as well. As a member of AmeriCorps you will receive a monthly living stipend of approximately $850.00, limited health insurance and upon successful completion of your 10 month term a $4,750.00 Education Award.

Please e-mail resumes and letters of interest to TonyJohnson@usvetsinc.org or call at 602-305-8585.


*New Listing* GED Coordinator - Jeremiah Project (Phoenix)

Position open for GED Coordinator. Responsibilities include teaching GED classes and being a part of a team that develops curriculum, recruits, and trains volunteer tutors/teachers. This person must be a certified GED instructor or in the process of obtaining certification. They must be a certified GED instructor and have past experience working with urban youth. Please call 602-252-5225 for more information.

*New Listing* AmeriCorps Positions - Make A Difference (Phoenix)

AmeriCorps members dedicate a year of their lives to building a better future for the people in the communities they serve. Make A Difference is offering a unique opportunity for 20 individuals to gain nonprofit and career experience while serving on the 2006 AmeriCorps team. This program places members in the Phoenix Metropolitan area within Make A Difference, as well as, our community partner sites, addressing issues relating to homelessness, education, the environment, neighborhood revitalization, and much more. These are full-time, 12-month positions. The program begins in January 2006. For a more detailed position description and for information about how to apply please visit our website www.makeadifference.org.

Executive Director, Ryan House (Phoenix)

Ryan House is a new venture to create a freestanding pediatric palliative care facility in Arizona. The facility will provide a community of support and palliative care (also called comfort care) in a home-like setting for children with life-limiting conditions and their families, including emergency or short-term respite, and end of life care. Ryan House will be the first pediatric facility of its kind in Arizona and the Southwest. Ryan House incorporated as a nonprofit on 2004; it has moved through planning and development with its Board of Directors and is now ready to begin hiring for critical positions as dates near for groundbreaking and construction. The Executive Director will take on the exciting challenge of leading Ryan House through facility development, licensure and onward to serving families and children facing life-limiting illness.

Requirements: MBA or other equivalent advanced degree in a related field; seven years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, at least five of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. Knowledge of the health care administration, principles of palliative care, contract administration and negotiation, community organization, fiscal and organizational management, principles and practices of marketing, and public relations. Ability to plan, direct and coordinate activities; negotiate and administer contracts; work with health care providers, commercial vendors, government agencies, community groups and other organizations as necessary; and communicate effectively in both written and oral forms.

Please send Cover Letter and Resume by e-mail or fax to: Nancy E. Hook, nancy@hookandassociates.com or 602-795-6833 (fax). For more information on this position, visit http:/www.ryanhouse.org.


Fund Development Director - Valley of the Sun School and Habilitation Center (Phoenix)

Valley of the Sun School and Habilitation Center provides vocational and placement assistance, day services programming and residential housing to people with developmental disabilities. With a budget of over $13 million annually, VALLEY serves over 400 clients in the Phoenix area. As part of the executive team, this position will report directly to the President and work closely with the Board of Directors and senior staff to develop and implement fund development activities to achieve annual goals. This position will manage all fund development efforts (including events, donor campaigns, grants, etc.) and will directly supervise 2 staff members.

Preferred qualifications include BA or BS in related field, a minimum of 5 years of experience successfully leading fund development teams to meet annual goals, CFRE certification, and a strong knowledge of local funding opportunities.

Request a detailed job description by calling 602 371-0806. To apply, send resume to bramos@valleyofthesunschool.org or mail to Betsy Ramos, Valley of the Sun School and Habilitation Center, 1142 W Hatcher, Phoenix, AZ 85021.


Development Director, Ryan House (Phoenix)

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Development Director is responsible for developing, coordinating, and supervising fundraising activities to support an annual operating budget of $1.6 M and a comprehensive $6 M capital campaign. This position requires an individual with the energy and passion to articulate the mission and goals of Ryan House to a variety of audiences, and who can develop harmonious relationships with staff, volunteers, and community leaders. The individual applying for this position must have an understanding of comprehensive fundraising and the ability to achieve financial objectives, and must have:

  • A four-year college degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • The ability to function as a member of a team
  • A proven track record in fundraising
  • Must demonstrate sound judgment, initiative and independent thinking

Please send cover letter and resume by e-mail or fax to: Nancy E. Hook, nancy@hookandassociates.com or (602)795-6833 (fax).


Associate Director of Development - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale)

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (a six-year-old institution with an active exhibition program in modern and contemporary art, architecture and design), seeks a development officer. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated fundraising and grantwriting experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work flexibly with the community, donors, collectors and volunteers. The position is an opportunity for a resourceful individual to help build a growing museum program of local and national significance.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum B.A. degree with related course work in art or non-profit management including annual fund, major gifts, special events and sponsorship, or related field and 5 years development experience. CFRE preferred. Grant writing and major gift experience is strongly desired. This position executes fund raising activities and programs including corporate, individual, foundation, government giving, grant research and grant writing initiatives. Reports to director and VP of development in the museum's umbrella corporate organization. Send resume and cover letter to Resumes@sccarts.org.


Development Associate - STARS (Scottsdale)

The mission of Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (STARS) is to provide adults with severe disabilities the opportunity and resources to achieve their highest levels of personal, social and economic independence. The agency, which began in 1973, has a $2.1 million budget of which about $500,000 is raised through special events, individual gifts and grants. STARS is seeking to hire a highly motivated fundraising, marketing and/or event-planning professional with very strong communication, administrative and organizational skills. The job requires exceptional computer skills, database management (Matchmaker), extraordinary communication skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and balance the needs of a variety of internal and external contacts including donors and volunteers. Minimum qualifications: High school diploma; some advanced education preferable; three years experience in a corporate, marketing, sales or event planning position preferable; positive, high energy; strong corporate presence; advance computer skills; exceptional organizational and communication skills; a self starter who is not afraid to take initiative in a highly charged environment is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. STARS has a great benefit package. Successful candidate must have reliable transportation and be willing to work evenings and/or weekends for events. Job applicant subject to background fingerprint clearance. Send resume and salary history to ssmith@starsaz.org or fax to S Smith at 480.994.0491 with cover letter and contact information. No calls please.

Development Associate - Arizona Science Center (Phoenix)

The Arizona Science Center, with the mission to inspire, educate, and entertain people about science, seeks an energetic professional to join our team as a Development Associate. This position will work closely with the Director of Development and volunteer committees to plan, organize, and implement fund-raising events, including the annual Galaxy Gala and golf tournament. In addition to special events, the Development Associate will assist with cultivating and soliciting corporate contributions.

Qualified candidates will have stellar interpersonal, organizational, analytic, verbal, written, and computer skills. Must be a detail-oriented self-starter capable of juggling multiple priorities. Must work well both independently and with the team. This is a FT position with some evenings and weekends required.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Assistant Director of Development, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004; fax: 602-716-2099; e-mail: development@azscience.org.

Director of Mental Health Services - Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona (Phoenix)

The Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona, located in Phoenix, and is recruiting applications for the position of Director of Mental Health Services. The Childhelp Children's Center is a fully co-located Children's Advocacy Center responsible for the investigation and treatment of victims of child abuse. The center is a Full Member of The National Children's Alliance and houses MDT partners in law enforcement, child protection, medical services, child advocacy and mental health. The Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona operates as a project of Childhelp USA, founded in 1959, one the oldest and largest child abuse organizations in the country.

The Director is responsible for: administration of direct clinical services program; provide therapeutic services to clients age 4 to adult; provide training, supervision and consultation for staff and students; participation as part of management team for center operations; ensure compliance of center policies and state licensure regulations; administration of grant funds and grant funded positions.

Requirements include: Doctorate in Psychology; eligibility for Arizona licensure; experience in cognitive behavior theory, play therapy and the treatment and assessment of abuse victims and trauma. EMDR certification a plus. 5 years experience in victimology and trauma. Forensic and court experience helpful.

Salary: $65,000/yr plus benefits. Start date to be determined following notification of successful applicant.

Please fax cover letter and resume to: Bill Copeland, Director, Fax: 602-282-0063, or e-mail in Word format to: bcopeland@childhelpusa.org.


I-Learn Program Director - South Mountain YMCA (Phoenix)

Candidate with teaching experience to instruct and assist teen and young adult dropout students participating in the YMCA i-Learn program. These students will be taking classes via a computer-based system and will need assistance answering general study questions and resolving minor technical issues that may arise. Ideal candidate will have 2 years of classroom experience, be Arizona Secondary Certified in either English, Social Studies, Math or Science, and be a self-motivated problem-solver.

Duties include facilitating online high school courses, conducting new student interviews, scheduling students and supervising students in a lab environment, working with students one-on-one with high-school level curriculum, tracking student attendance and progress, following up with parents and counselors, as well as other task as assigned. A DPS fingerprint clearance card and a valid driver's license are required. Please note this is a 12-month position. Hiring range: $25,837-$32,296. Closing date for resumes: October 31, 2005.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at 602-252-2963, ext. 105 or lktaylor@vosymca.org.


Human Resources Director - COPE Behavioral Services (Tucson)

Under the direction of the Executive Vice President, the Human Resources Director manages the planning, organization and administration of COPE's Human Resources function; ensures compliance with all applicable state, federal, and funding source requirements; ensures the development and management of policies and procedures; and performs related professional and administrative work as required. The HR Director develops staff orientation and training programs, promulgates customer service standards, works with senior staff to develop action plans in response to opportunities for improvement, and assesses the work environment for risk, compliance, customer service, diversity and cultural competence. The HR Director is a member of the Executive Management Team and provides advice and assistance on personnel related matters to senior staff, managers and directors and the COPE Board of Directors.

Candidates should have, at minimum, a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business Administration, or related field. Candidate should also have, at minimum, three (3) years of human resources or organizational development experience at a supervisory or management level. Position is full-time with a salary range of $48,000 to $62,500 DOE, plus an excellent benefits package. A full job description and application is available at www.copebhs.com. The position is open until filled.


Operations Manager - Helping Hands Housing Services (Phoenix)

Helping Hands Housing Services, a local area nonprofit serving low-income families, is seeking an Operations Manager. Prerequisites: college degree; desire to serve others; experience with nonprofits; skills at managing multiple projects; good with numbers; excellent written communication skills; must be well organized and computer skills a must. Prefer grantwriting and bookkeeping skills. Competitive salary. For more information, please submit resumes to hhhousing@aol.com or fax to 602-381-7706.


Sponsorship Manager - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale)

Plans and coordinates fund raising activity as it relates to cash and promotional sponsorship. Solicitation targets include corporations, individuals and organizations. Manage the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts sponsorship program by creating and maintaining a comprehensive strategy for satisfying the philanthropic and promotional objectives of existing and prospective sponsors. Minimum Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and 5 years experience in corporate management, or equivalent combination of education and related development experience. Send resume and cover letter to: Resumes@sccarts.org.


Marketing/Development Manager - The Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix (Phoenix)

Great growth opportunity for individual with passion for the arts and skills in promotion, business development, fundraising and relationship management. If you are looking for a challenge - this is it. Bring a positive attitude. Send resume and cover letter by October 15 by fax or e-mail to: Fax: 602-364-7089. E-mail: infor@artsbusinessphoenix.org. Please, no phone calls.


Administrative Assistant - Tempe Community Council (Tempe)

Part-time position opening, 10-15 hrs/wk, $12.50/hr. Flexible hours Monday-Friday. No benefits. Need strong clerical and computer software skills and strong attention to detail. Data entry or bookkeeping experience required. Assist with front office. Working knowledge of ACCESS, Word, Outlook and Excel necessary. Sample tasks include: data entry and verification, bookkeeping under the direction of accounting manager, greeting people in the front office, answering phones, filing, wordprocessing and proofreading a wide variety of material. Downtown Tempe location. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit planning agency. Position will begin in October. Send resume to tccjobs@tempe.gov.


Administrative Assistant, Operations - Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona seeks a highly personable, detail-oriented individual with excellent customer service & computer skills; minimum 1-3 years experience in administrative tasks and general bookkeeping. Must possess excellent telephone & writing skills. Bilingual (Spanish) Preferred. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position. Please fax a resume, cover letter and salary requirements immediately to 602-395-0722 or to ebrown@wishaz.org.


Youth Care Workers - Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development (Phoenix)

Provides direct services to agency clientele and group management. Functions as a behavioral example to youth through use of role modeling. Provides for and maintains a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment. Part-time or full-time hours available. Two years college education or experience in the Human Services field. For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Anna Journey at 602-271-9904 or e-mail ajourney@tumbleweed.org.


*Multiple Positions* Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scout Council (Phoenix)

Accountant (Accounts Receivable)

To provide the services of receipting all incoming monies on a daily basis, maintaining the accounts receivable process, and assist in maintaining the ongoing accounts payable process. As part of the yearly rotational program, responsible for fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the financial positions of Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Financial Reporting. Full time.

Area Team Program Aide

Primary duty is to assist assigned area team with the development, extension, and maintenance of girl and adult membership by providing program activities for girls. Provides support with recruitment and placement of girls for specific program activities. Prepares and organizes necessary program materials and supplies. Part-time.

Assistant Registrar

Primary duty is to input, edit and/or maintain a variety of registration information related to general girl membership, program events/activities, adult training sessions and summer camp participants. Full-time.

Human Resources Specialist

Responsible for directing and planning the day-to-day operations of the group benefit programs. Provides excellent customer service, education and quality benefit plans. Investigates new benefit programs, improves existing programs, supervises, and monitors benefit administration. Serves as a primary staff liaison to Summer Camp personnel operations. Full-time.

Member Services Executive (2 positions)

To develop, extend, and maintain girl and adult membership within a specific geographic area. Position also supports training, program and fund development activities. Includes collecting and evaluating data, planning and implementation, problem solving, volunteer management. Experience with team-focused work performance a plus. Bilingual - English/ Spanish - preferred with the ability to read/write in both languages. Ability to work a variety of hours, including nights and weekends (this position may require frequent travel outside of Maricopa County). Full-time.

Product Sales Specialist

Responsible for the development, implementation, and delivery of quality Girl Scout product sale related program and adult product sale related training. Will work to enhance product sales program at troop, neighborhood and council-wide levels to both girls and adults. Includes volunteer recruitment and management, budget management, record keeping and reporting. Full-time.

HR Manager

Responsible for developing, administering, evaluating, and revisiting policy and procedure material for Council staff. Provides staff leadership and support services to ensure compliance with all state and federal employment regulations. Provides direction and support to Council-wide task groups and/or committees. Full-time.

Outdoor Program Manager

The Outdoor Program Manager works in direct partnership with the Girl Program Manager in the development and implementation of quality council-wide program and resource services delivery to a diverse membership base. Valid Arizona Driver's License needed for this position; full-time.

Visit http://www.girlscoutsaz.org/home.htm for more information on these and other job postings.


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