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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
Improving the quality of life in communities by providing knowledge and tools that enhance nonprofit effectiveness
Arizona State University College of Public Programs

November 7 , 2005

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ONE Announces Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year Awards

Congratulations to this year's recipients of ONE's Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year Awards!

M. Lisa Weyer, Executive Director, Stepping Stones of Hope
Small program category ~ budget less than $500,000

Stephanie Small, Executive Director, Free Arts of Arizona
Medium program category ~ budget less than $2 million

Susan Levine, Executive Director, Hospice of the Valley
Large program category ~ budget more than $2 million

Award recipients will receive a one year complementary membership in ONE, complementary registration to ASU's Nonprofit Conference on December 8 & 9, 2005 and the thanks of ONE's membership for their outstanding work and powerful example.  For more information about the program and this year's honorees visit: www.oneaz.org.

The Awards will be presented on December 9 at ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management's Nonprofit Conference. For information about the conference and registration visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_npday_info.htm

Congratulations to the honorees and thanks to all of you who work so hard for the benefit of your clients every day!


Annual Nonprofit Conference - December 8-9, 2005 - REGISTER NOW!

Have you been trying to decide if you're going to attend the Annual Nonprofit Conference? Not only does this conference have national and local speakers and a great lineup of workshops. Check out the special conference features you can enjoy as an attendee.

We are please to announce the following "special features" for the benefit of conference attendees.

For your shopping convenience - the conference bookstore will feature the most popular titles related to strong board governance and effective nonprofit leadership and management. As a bonus - conference attendees will enjoy a discount of 15% off of the list price.

Evening Dine-Arounds (Thursday, December 8th)
Enjoy dinner at one of the Copper Square's finest restaurants while conversing with peers about a topic of interest to you. Check out the "sign-up" board in the conference registration area and we'll make all of the arrangements for your group. Please note that dinner is "on your own".

Breakfast Roundtables (Friday, December 9th)
For the "early birds" - grab a cup of coffee and a pastry and join one of our Breakfast Roundtables. Check-out the topics and sign-up for your table in the conference registration area.

Curbside Clinic
Want to talk individually with an experienced consultant about issues in your daily work? Appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your questions and arrive early to reserve your time with the consultant of your choice. Sign up for your one-on-one opportunity in the conference registration area. Check back to our website periodically - more details will be posted as they become available.

For more information, or to register please visit our website at http://nonprofit.asu.edu.

Graduate Courses in Nonprofit Leadership and Management - Spring 2006

These classes will help you develop your skills to lead and manage nonprofit organizations.  Courses include: Fiscal Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Program Evaluation, Service Management, and Arts and Public Policy. For more information, visit the CNLM website: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/edu_grad.htm or call 480-965-0607. Classes start the week of January 17, 2006.


Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI)
Full Catalog Available Online Now! - START TODAY!

The academic year has begun, but with NMI you can start ANYTIME! The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management's professional development programs (NMI) are available in a variety of formats and topics designed for the busy working professional.

So whether you'd like to take one class on something specific like financial management, or earn a professional certificate in nonprofit management -- you can do something about it today with a simple click-through to more information.

Still not sure NMI is for you? The next information session for NMI will be held on January 10, 2006 from 5:30-6:30pm. Come out and have all your questions answered!

For more information visit http://nmi.asu.edu or call 480-965-1867.


*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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Managing Volunteers & Diversity Strategies - LAST FALL NMI COURSES REGISTER NOW!

Managing Volunteer Effectiveness (NMI 109)

Volunteers are the life blood for many nonprofits but how can we make them more effective?

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.

About the Instructor:
Pam Betz, with a B.A. from Wilson College , is a graduate of the Nonprofit Management Institute. Since 1996, Betz & Company, Inc. has been providing consulting expertise to both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors in annual giving and special event fundraising, volunteer management, and the design and implementation of community resource development plans. She currently serves on the Board of AFP and is Vice Chair of the Community Leadership Council of United Blood Services.  Visit http://nmi.asu.edu for more information or to register.

Cost: $165
Date: Nov. 10, 15, & 17
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Special Fee: $25 fee for course materials.

Diversity Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 119)

Embracing diversity is more than smart business practice. It's about building diversity as a strategic organizational asset. 

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.

About the Instructor:
Alice Conner, M.S. from Arizona State University, is the former director of human resources for Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona. She currently provides human resource management consulting services to nonprofit organizations locally and nationally. Visit http://nmi.asu.edu for more information or to register.

Cost: $165
Date: Nov. 18 & 19
Time: 9am - 3pm


Volunteer Center of Maricopa County Lead Agency for National & Global Youth Service Day

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County has been named one of fifty Lead Agencies for the 2006 National & Global Youth Service Day celebrations set for April 21-23, 2006. Awarded by Youth Service America and funded by State Farm Companies Foundation, the Lead Agencies unleash the ingenuity, passion, and idealism of young people, ages 5-25, to transform their communities through year round service-learning and civic engagement activities beginning on National & Global Youth Service Day.

National & Global Youth Service Day, the largest service event in the world, mobilizes young people to identify and address community needs through service, supports youth on a life-long path of service and civic engagement, and educates the public about the role of youth as leaders and assets. Planning Tool Kits, Service-Learning Curriculum Guides, classroom posters, grants, and more are available for youth, parents, teachers, and organizations. For a listing of the 2006 National & Global Youth Service Day Lead Agencies, please go to: http://www.ysa.org/nysd/local_celeb/leadagencies2006.cfm.


New Arizona Family Wins Marketing Contest

New Arizona Family will receive some much-needed marketing and communications help and it won't cost the nonprofit a nickel! A Valley marketing and communications consulting company - Solutions Marketing & Consulting LLC - recently announced its contest winner and New Arizona Family is the lucky, local nonprofit organization that will receive marketing expertise from company president and CMO, Elaine Fogel.

The nonprofit organization has been devoted to providing residential and substance abuse recovery programs for low-income seriously mentally ill individuals, pregnant and parenting women, and their children. Maryann Beerling Thomas, the organization's director of planning & development says that the agency is looking forward to working with a professional organization to help kick off a marketing campaign for its upcoming 12 th annual golf benefit.

As Solutions Marketing & Consulting's founding president and chief marketing officer, Fogel brings extensive experience managing fundraising and fee-for-service marketing and communications, including nonprofit health-related services. In her last position before moving to Phoenix in late 2004, she served as director of communications, sales and marketing for a $75 million organization that generated almost $20 million of its revenue from private sector services.

Solutions Marketing & Consulting LLC is one of Phoenix's up and coming marketing and communications companies. With the mission to help clients reach their business goals strategically, creatively, and cost-effectively, the company's philosophy is to provide clients with responsive service, professionalism, creativity, and quality results.


Younger Women's Task Force Movement Seeks Allies in Phoenix

In case you haven't heard yet, there is a new movement in Phoenix called the Younger Women's Task Force! YWTF is a nationwide and inclusive grassroots movement dedicated to organizing younger women and their allies to take action on issues that matter most to them. The Greater Phoenix Chapter is hosting an AZ Meet-Up of Younger Women in Arizona, January 26-28, 2006 in Scottsdale, AZ and is currently seeking younger women in their 20s and 30s to become involved in the planning and coordination of the event and to become members. The event will feature a cocktail party, creation of an Arizona Younger Women's action agenda, intergenerational dinners with prominent women of AZ, and a legislator and leaders luncheon where the participants in the Meet-Up will share the newly developed action plan.

We are seeking allies to show their support for younger women's activism towards progress and change by becoming involved in the event. For more information please visit www.ywtf.org or contact Kristin Bradfield, Greater Phoenix Younger Women's Task Force, at ywtfphx@cox.net.


Computer Desk for Sale, Copier Available for Donation in Sedona

The New Earth Foundation in Sedona has a large copier/10 set collator they would like to donate to a northern Arizona nonprofit organization. They also have a computer desk for $50. 

The Konica copier collates 10 sets or groups, as needed; automatic feed tray. You move it. Black copies only. Comes with new toner cartridge installed and 1 backup cartridge. Has been serviced regularly. Recommend you get a service agreement. Additional information available upon request. The c omputer desk is in excellent condition with sliding keyboard shelf, file drawer, sliding printer shelf, and locking storage in detachable hutch available for $50. Original cost was $300. 

Please direct inquiries to Lorna at 928-282-5196 or 928-204-1151.


Volunteer Mentors Needed at Phoenix Youth At Risk

Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors in our program which works with our community's at-risk youth. Help us help at-risk teens by teaching them goal-oriented behaviors. Our curriculum is designed to build self-esteem and leadership skills, increase school attendance and performance, decrease gang activity, violence and substance abuse.

For more information, please contact Doreen Pollack at 602-258-1012 ext. 306 or doreen.pollack@phoenixyouthatrisk.org or visit our website at www.phoenixyouthatrisk.org.


AFP Announces Availability of Applications for the 2006 Professional Mentoring Program

The Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Arizona Chapter is proud to announce the availability of applications for the 2006 Professional Mentoring Program for mid- and advanced-level fundraisers, or for those who are making a career transition into the fundraising profession. This nationally recognized program offers a complete overview of fundraising, an experienced mentor and a group of similarly minded colleagues.exactly what any fundraiser needs!

"The Mentoring Program is the best investment one can make in his/her professional development," says Jacquelyn Ahrenberg, Development Director for the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, and a Class of 2004 graduate.

Program applicants must be AFP members or applicants for membership, have fundraising as their primary job responsibility, have the support of their organization's CEO, and be willing to make a substantial time commitment to the program. The cost is $150 and scholarships are available.

Class size is limited. The deadline for submission of the application and tuition fee is December 15, 2005. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit the chapter's website at www.afpaz.org, click on "Greater Arizona, then "Mentoring Program" link at the bottom on the left toolbar), or contact Lisa Olivas-Cook, CFRE at 602-703-1660 or by email at lisao-c@cox.net.


Office Space Available at Camelback and Central Location in Phoenix

Looking for office space? Approximately 3,000 square feet available in central location (Camelback and Central), 5th floor, spacious offices, beautiful views of Camelback and Piestewa Peak, shared office suite (and expenses) with two reputable valley nonprofits. Rent is $2,000 per month. Available starting December 1. For more information, send an email to tj@azquestforkids.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.


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.


Board Members: Roles and Responsibilities - Arizona Society of CPAs
November 8 (Webinar)

Don't miss this one-hour Webinar (web seminar) designed for nonprofit board members and for individuals that work with boards. Some of the topics covered will be: the importance of mission statements; understanding expectations as a board member; time commitment; duty of care; being informed, acting accordingly (independent judgment); risk duty of care requirement; Illegal activities; dealing with volunteers; and recommendations of the panel on the nonprofit sector.

For more information or to register go to http://net.ascpa.com/continuinged/Catalog/CourseDetails.aspx?courseID=05NFPNOV%20%20

Date/Time/Location: 11/8/2005, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, ASCPA Online Webinar

Cost: $20 members, $30 non-members


The Grantsmanship Game: Playing to Win - Just Grants! Arizona
November 8-9 (Tucson)

For beginners and veterans alike, this workshop offers an intensive, hands-on, skill-building approach to corporate and foundation grantsmanship. You'll learn how to build a solid, fundable grant proposal from the inside out and from the bottom up. You'll work with planning tools and worksheets to make your proposals clear, concise, complete, coherent and compelling. And you'll learn how to organize the details of your work in a way guaranteed to take you to the next level of grantseeking success -- no matter where you're starting out. You'll explore the essential elements of a successful grantseeking organization and share the extraordinarily powerful yet amazingly simple tools and techniques to help you transform your good ideas into great grant-funded programs. Bonus! All participants will receive a free two-week guest pass to the Arizona Guide to Grants Online.

Date/Time: Nov. 8-9 -- 9:00 am-4:30 pm both days
Location: Child & Family Resources Main Office, 2800 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson
Fee: $155 before Oct. 25; $185 after (early-bird registration saves $30!)
To Register: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=407

Questions? Contact Sally Clifford, JGA training coordinator, toll-free at 1-866-472-6878, ext. 11, or sally.clifford@grantsusa.net. For our complete training schedule for Fall 2005, visit: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/schedule.cfm.


The Future of Volunteer Management - Association for Volunteer Administration of Central Arizona
November 9 (Tempe)

The Association for Volunteer Administration of Central Arizona (AVACA) is an organization for anyone who works with volunteers. Its purpose is to promote professionalism, education, networking and support. Put simply, we help each other succeed.

You are invited to check us out at our November meeting on Wednesday, November 9, at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe. That's in the Tempe Community Center Complex on the southwest corner of Rural Rd. and Southern Ave. and just north of the library.  Networking time is 8-8:30 a.m. with the programming starting at 8:30 a.m.  

This month our educational presentation will be on "The Future of Volunteer Management" and will include presentations from Peter Nelson of Coordinate It! and Mike Esposito of the Volunteer Center talking about two new online volunteer management programs. In addition, Jeannine Berg from KAET will be the Take Five presenter and will discuss her organization - KAET.

For more information on this event, please contact Maryanna Bastin at maryanna_bastin@tempe.gov.


Developing Your Budget and Proper Internal Controls - Nonprofit Resource Center
November 10 (Flagstaff)

At this brown bag luncheon, participants will learn how to develop agency budgets and develop and maintain proper internal controls. There will be a "question and answer" period to provide additional insight to managing the financial side of your agency. This workshop will be presented by Blake A. Rolley, President & CEO of First State Bank.

Date/Time: Thursday, November 10, 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
Cost: free for NPRC members; $5 for nonmembers

T o RSVP, click this link: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/RSVP.html. The RSVP form may not have a title listed. Please fill it out anyway; it will be received. Remember, an RSVP helps us plan seating and handouts.


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.


Grant$ Magic: Turning Good Ideas into Great Grant-Funded Programs - Little Colorado River Plateau RC&D
November 14-16 (Pinetop, AZ)

In this special expanded version of "The Grantsmanship Game" (see above), you'll have the opportunity to go even more deeply into each of the powerful tools of successful grantsmanship. You'll experience what it's like to be "on the other side" as a grant proposal reviewer -- and see how that experience can enhance your own skills and understandings as a grantseeker. And using your new tools and with feedback and suggestions from your colleagues, you'll work with a good idea of your own to build a grant proposal that is complete, clear, compelling -- and ready to turn into a great grant-funded program. Bonus! All participants will receive a free two-week guest pass to the Arizona Guide to Grants Online.

Date/Time: Nov. 14, 15, 16, 9 am-4 pm all three days
Location: Hon-Dah Casino and Conference Center, Pinetop
Fee: $300 (POs, checks, money orders accepted; must be paid in advance)

For details or to register, call Karen Slade, 928-524-6063, ext. 5.


Mapping Arizona Communities: An Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis
November 14, 15, or 16: One-Day Workshop (Tempe)

Participants will learn the fundamentals of using ArcGIS (ArcView 9.1), as well as how to extract and use current data from the Census of Population and Housing for community analysis. Participants will also learn to map addresses and conduct spatial analysis. This workshop is intended for social researchers, government and nonprofit employees, or any one that would like to learn to map demographic data for their local community.

Participants will learn three core components of GIS: thematic mapping, geocoding (address mapping) and spatial querying, as well as how to extract data from the Census. Mapping techniques transferable to all communities. Exercises are designed for beginners. Intermediate Excel skills required.

Date/Time:  November 14, 15, or 16, 2005 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) Note: This is a one-day workshop. Participants choose which one day to attend.
Location: New Horizons Computer Learning Center 725 S. Rural Road, Suite C-207 Tempe, AZ 85281 (Limited seating; please register early)
Fee: $399; Checks, credit cards and purchase orders accepted

For more information on this workshop, or to register online, visit www.urban-research.info or telephone us at 877-241-6576.


Technology Strategies for Nonprofit Leaders - NPower Arizona
November 15 (Phoenix)

How do you plan for your technology needs?

NPower Arizona had the busy nonprofit executive in mind when we created this powerful planning and advising workshop. At this concise one-day strategic workshop you will get the help you need to create a healthy vision for your organization's technology - to assess your current technology needs - to prioritize those needs - and to ACT! Create more strategic grant proposals that include your technology needs and stop avoiding this critical aspect of your organization's future success. Tech Strategies is a condensed, one-day intensive workshop that prepares the leadership of Nonprofits to effectively inventory, assess and plan for their technology needs.

Date/Time: 9 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Carnegie Center, 1101 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007

To learn more about this event, please contact: Beverly Tyson at 602-343-6797 or at beverlyt@npoweraz.org


Conference: "Health in a New Key" - St. Lukes Health Initiatives
November 16 (Tempe)

In celebration of their 10th Anniversary, St. Luke's Health Initiatives (SLHI) is sponsoring Health in a New Key, a conference on strength-based community development and advocacy on Wednesday, November 16, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Featured speakers include John Kretzman, Co-Director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University , and Lattie Coor, President Emeritus of ASU and Chairman-CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona. SLHI will also be announcing over $1 million in Health in a New Key Community Partnership and Explorer grants, as well as outlining its plans over the next five years to link health policy and community development through the creation of powerful knowledge and practice networks. 

Registration materials and more information are available at SLHI's web site: www.slhi.org. Don't miss it!

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 Workshop
November 18 (Phoenix)

We all know how important the conversation on Board Effectiveness is. Get a half-day session full of information you can use to begin to better understand Board Governance. In this class you will learn how to assess board composition, learn how to build a diverse board, where to find board members and how to recruit them, and learn creative approaches to board orientation and to building board commitment to mission. 

Video Presenter: Carol E. Weisman
President, Board Builders
St. Louis, MO

Carol is a practical humorist who is a speaker, trainer, author and consultant. She has served on 21 boards and has been president of six. Carol is the author of A Corporate Employee's Guide to Nonprofit Board Service and is featured in "Speaking of Money" with Hugh Downs. A prolific writer, she is also a regular contributor to Nonprofit World. 

Click here (http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/con_ees.htm) to register or learn more about this workshop.


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

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. November 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.


How to Start a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization in Arizona
November 28 (Phoenix)

This workshop will help participants determine if forming a new nonprofit corporation is the most viable strategy for meeting their goals. Key terminology and core issues will be discussed, including important differences between nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

All forms for application for nonprofit status will be provided and reviewed.

Date: Monday, November 28
Time: 8:45 am - 1:30 pm
Location: ASU Downtown Center
Cost: $75 plus $25 materials fee; lunch will be provided
Instructor: Tim Delaney

Tim Delaney, joint J.D./M.P.A. from University of Texas, is an attorney who founded the Center for Leadership, Ethics and Public Service. He is a former chief deputy attorney general, partner in a large law firm and president of various nonprofits in the Valley.

Register for class by visiting http://nmi@asu.edu or calling 480-965-0607.


Applied Strategic Planning - Nonprofit Resource Center
November 30 (Flagstaff)

Learn how to develop a relevant, values-based strategic plan for your organization. Participants will understand the principles of internal and external scanning, as well as other components of a well-crafted plan. Hands-on planning tools will be utilized. Elements of individual plans may be addressed.

Who should attend? Board members and/or staff involved in strategic planning, as well as anyone facilitating the development of a strategic plan. If you are hiring a consultant, this information will help you determine a scope of work and desired outcomes.

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 30, 2005, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Coconino Community College, 4th Street Campus (corner of Lockett and Fourth), Room C-16. Note: no parking permits will be required.
Cost: $35 NPRC members, $45 nonmembers
Presenter: Mike Lainoff, Dean of Extended Learning, Coconino Community College

This workshop is limited to 20 people. Click here to register: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/WorkshopRegister.html.


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

For more information, or to register please visit our website at http://nonprofit.asu.edu.


Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Chicanos Por La Causa Early Childhood Development Program (Phoenix)

Head Start Director

MA Early Childhood Education and 3 years of supervision experience. Manages and administers the overall operations of all Head Start programs Assures all centers comply and operate within the guidelines of local, state, and federal regulations, and mandated standards. Proven experience in the development and management of the programs annual budget. Provide leadership as well as supervision to all regional and state personnel. Good verbal and written communications skills-bilingual preferred.

Family Service Coordinator

BA Social Services/Human Services with 3 years working with young children in an Early Childhood Education environment. Display strong communication skills both verbal and written. Experience working with low-income and a culturally diverse population. Knowledge and experience in the area of Head Start Standards and Arizona Childcare Licensing.

Center Service Manager (Willcox, AZ)

BA/BS in Early Childhood Development is required. Also, 3-5 years experience in providing high quality comprehensive services in ECE, culturally sensitive services to children and families. Knowledge and experience in the administrative, programmatic, and managerial of the day-to-day center operations. Staff supervision is required. Bilingual preferred.

Disability Coordinator

MA Early Childhood Education/Special Education with 3 years working with young children in an Early Childhood Education environment. Working knowledge and experience in the area of the Head Start Performance Standards, State and Federal regulations, and Arizona Childcare Licensing. Experience of and the ability to access community resources with special emphasis on Child Disability Services. Display strong communication skills both verbal and written. Experience working with low-income and a culturally diverse population. Bilingual preferred.

For more information on these positions, please contact Helen O. Rubalcava at 602-254-4827. Applications are available at 1112 E. Buckeye Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85034.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Arizona Women's Education & Employment, Inc. (Phoenix)

Currently we are seeking candidates for a variety of positions. We are looking for individuals with experience, skill, excellent attendance and a desire to work to improve our participants' lives. Excellent pay and benefits. Please fax resume & cover letter to Kathie Rudolph 602-223-4338 or email kathierudolph@awee.org.

Career Development Specialist

Currently AWEE has three openings; one in Tempe , Gilbert and one in the West Valley . The Career Development Specialist will prepare clients for employment, career advancement, create service plans, and assist job search and retention. Experience in workforce development and bilingual preferred.

Coordinator of Career Development Specialists (CDS)

To supervise a team of CDSs working at multiple sites. The Coordinator will work closely with other coordinators reporting to the program manager. The coordinator is responsible for ensuring that staff and sites achieve program objectives. The correct candidates will supervise direct service staff and multiple locations. Manage staff performance, identify and address staff training and support needs. Ensure application of effective case management practices. Maintain knowledge of project, funding, and contract specifications to ensure goals are achieved. Function as a team member to support operations, program performance, and continuous improvement. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in related field; Masters preferred. Two years relevant work experience' working with workforce development programs and/or economically disadvantaged individuals. Strong supervisory background (2 year minimum). Computer literacy and excellent communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Program Manager

To supervise a team of program coordinators working on all AWEE programs. The Program Manager will work closely with the President/CEO and the Vice President to set program direction, ensure program performance, coordinate community partnerships and to represent programs in the community. This person will need experience in management, workforce development. The correct candidate will be able to: provide direction, leadership and supervision of program coordinators; implement new services and projects; oversee program expenditures; evaluate program effectiveness; establish/maintain community partnerships; and prepare program reports. Skills/Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in a related field; Master's Degree preferred; three years education, social service or workforce development program management; proven ability to manage programs to achieve successful outcomes; computer literacy; excellent communication skills; experience in creating and sustaining community partnerships.

*New Listing* Child Care Program Director - Glendale/Peoria--Deer Valley YMCA (Glendale/Peoria)

Responsible for administration, fiscal development/management, program development, staff and volunteer recruitment and overall marketing/communication of program departments. This position currently oversees the operation of 19 licensed before/after program locations, 6 summer day camp locations, and 3 preschool program locations. Ensures ongoing communication with parents, program participants, staff and program host locations. Must ensure all program locations are able to comply with current state licensing regulations and YMCA policies. Incumbent must have good communication skills and experience in recruitment, training, supervision of staff. Hiring range: $28,162-$35,203.

Applicant must be 21 years of age, have high school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred, with a minimum 2 years experience managing multisite programs.

For more information or to apply, pleast contact Laura Taylor at lktaylor@vosymca.org or call 602-252-2963, ext. 105. Resumes are due on 11/30/05.


*New Listing* Program Director II - Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA (Chandler)

Seeking an energetic, self-motivated, creative individual with a strong work ethic. Incumbent will be responsible for full operation of licensed Preschool, After School Child Care, Day Camp, and Adventure Club program. Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education preferred, with a minimum of 3 years experience managing multi-site programs, staff recruitment, training and supervision, budget development and monitoring, marketing and program development and assessments. The ideal candidate will have knowledge, experience and education with the National Association for the Education of Young Children's standards and criteria; in addition, the candidate will also be familiar and have worked with the Arizona Self-Study project for Accreditation. VOS YMCA provides an excellent benefits package including 12% retirement. Hiring range: $32,386-$40,483.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at lktaylor@vosymca.org or call 602-252-2963, ext. 105. Closing date for applications is November 25, 2005.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Phoenix Rescue Mission (Phoenix)

Aftercare Counselor

Phoenix Rescue Mission, nonprofit, Christian agency is currently accepting resumes for the position of Aftercare Counselor for Transition and Aftercare for the Men's Addiction Recovery Program. Prefer a licensed or certified substance abuse counselor, but will consider an intern or student. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. Please email resume and references to employment@phoenixrescuemission.org, or Fax to 602-272-5614. No phone calls, please.

Women's Program Director

Phoenix Rescue Mission, nonprofit, Christian agency is currently accepting resumes for the position of Women's Program Director of a future Women's and Children Center. Master's degree required. Substance Abuse licensure/certification & minimum of 5 years experience preferred. Please email resume and references to employment@phoenixrescuemission.org, or Fax to 602-272-5614. No phone calls, please.

*New Listing* Camp Director - YMCA Chauncey Ranch

Join the dedicated team of YMCA Camping Services in AZ as the Director of Chauncey Ranch. Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the operation, programming, staffing and budgeting. Must be knowledgeable in general camp operations; including facility (maintenance & development), food service, program operation and development. Candidate will be called to provide leadership in High Ropes course and climbing tower, Team Initiatives, Equestrian programs, Upland bird hunting, waterfront and target sports. Candidate must display leadership qualities and have a track record of building a team, have demonstrated experience in budget development and control, be a creative problem solver, dedicated to the ‘Y’ Mission and be motivated to build Chauncey into a premier “western camp.” 2006 budget exceeds $800K, camp has 175 beds with an incredible Equestrian facility and hunting operation. On-site position requires 5 years YMCA camp experience, striving for/or having attained a Sr. Director Certificate. Hiring range: $35,300--$44, 125; includes housing & 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. Closing date for applications is November 30, 2005.


*New Listing* Development Coordinator - Sustainable Harvest, International (Maine)

Sustainable Harvest International seeks a new full time staff member to coordinate its development efforts. The successful candidate will implement SHI's fundraising plan by working closely with the President, other members of the staff, Board members and volunteers on donor solicitations, event management and grant writing.

The person must be able to work on many projects at the same time, adhere to deadlines and work well with others. Excellent written and verbal communication, ability to work independently, good people skills and willingness to travel required. Knowledge of sustainable development issues a plus. Should be comfortable with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), e-mail, other web-based programs and databases. Commitment to SHI's mission and philosophy is a must. Job offers good benefits, advancement potential and the opportunity to live in beautiful Down East Maine.

Application Deadline: November 9, 2005.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send cover letter and resume to flo@sustainableharvest.org. For more information visit: http://www.sustainableharvest.org/job_opportunities.cfm


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Development Officer

Valley of the Sun United Way has an opening for a Development Officer. The person in this position is a member of the Development department and is responsible for raising funds, developing/managing assigned companies in the planning, organizing, reporting and auditing of the yearly fundraising campaign, while maximizing funds to help those most in need throughout our community. Primary responsibilities will include; extensive contact with high level community and business leaders, United Way partner agencies, campaign coordinators and committee members, Loaned Executives and United Way staff on a year round basis, recruitment, training and management of volunteers, establishment of goals and objectives for improvement of campaign results, extensive public speaking during annual campaign and as needed throughout the year, researching, testing and implementing strategies to improve campaign programs and campaign effectiveness and ensuring goals of the campaign are met, keeping abreast of business and community affairs by attending appropriate meetings and seminars, maintaining accurate account information and planning and executing programs that support overall fundraising efforts. Detailed information on skills and abilities requirement and ways to provide your resume and cover letter to us, please visit our website at www.vsuw.org. Click on About Us, then Career Opportunities. Complete details will be available. Valley of the Sun United Way is an E.O.E. with excellent benefits and working environment.

Aspire Program Coordinator  

Valley of the Sun United Way has an opening for a person to provide programmatic support to the Valley of the Sun United Way Aspire Initiative by working closely with the Empowering Initiatives Director to support the progress and success of initiative. This position is a part time twenty five hour per week position, with no benefits. Funding is coming from a source outside Valley of the Sun United Way . Responsibilities Include; assisting in meeting preparation for Initiative committees, communicating regularly with initiative partners, providing or gathering information, conducting follow-up, collecting data and draft reports related to initiative activity and/or results, developing and managing a database to collect initiative evaluation data, learning and understanding relevant initiative outcomes and performance indicators, and assisting in monitoring initiative partner performance and conducting on-site monitoring visits of contract partners to assess compliance and performance towards required outcomes. For detailed information on skills and abilities requirement and ways to provide your resume and cover letter to us, please visit our website at www.vsuw.org . Click on About Us, then Career Opportunities. Complete details will be available. Valley of the Sun United Way is an E.O.E. with excellent benefits and working environment.


Valley of the Sun United Way has an open position for an Accountant. This person will perform accounting duties for the Finance & Administration department, as directed by the Vice President, Controller. This position is responsible for the fiscal management of all government contracts and acts as a liaison between the department, the contract's governing boards and the end recipient agencies. Main responsibilities are; Fiscal management of all government contracts, acting as main point of contact for government audits and interpreting government contract regulations and implementing identified procedures. Detailed information on skills and abilities requirement and ways to provide your resume and cover letter to us, please visit our website at www.vsuw.org. Click on About Us, then Career Opportunities. Complete details will be available. Valley of the Sun United Way is an E.O.E. with excellent benefits and working environment.


*New Listing* Development Manager - Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (Phoenix)

The Development Manager identifies and secures funding and support for the programs of the Arizona State Library through grantsmanship and partnerships. With the senior management team, this position will seek additional support from federal funders, corporations, foundations, individuals and other. Development activities include conducting research, defining strategies and designing budgets and to obtain new funds and to leverage federal, private and general fund monies. The position works within the goals and objectives of the State Library and in a collaborative team environment.

The State seeks to establish an endowment for federal and other grants match requirement. In addition, the several historic buildings maintained by the State Library require capital campaigns. An average external funding level of $250,000 is necessary. Some weekend and evening hours may be required. Note: This position is not covered by the Arizona State Personnel Merit System Rules.

Desired Knowledge and Skills: Must have knowledge of the principles and practices of development and fundraising. Establish relations with Arizona and national foundations, not-for-profit, fundraising or media industries; be able to plan, oversee, and execute marketing or publicity campaigns. Demonstrated track record of fundraising successes. Knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations pertaining to funding of public programs and fundraising in the government and not-for-profit environments. Must be a self-starter, energetic, very detail-oriented and have the ability to work both in a team environment and independently. Ability to interpret and explain agency and agency commission goals, objectives and programs. Skill in negotiation and solving problems proactively. Superior oral and written communication skills. Ability to write detailed reports, grant requests, research reports, etc. Outstanding leadership skills suited to a collaborative, team-oriented environment. Strong public and community service orientation.

Desired Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's Degree or higher in Business, Marketing, Communications, Public Policy, Public Relations or a related field. Experience: three years program development or fundraising experience, preferably in a government or nonprofit agency.

Starting Salary: $55,000 - $64,000 per year, DOE. Work Location: 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Open until filled.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and a resume to ASLAPR Human Resources - DM, 1700 W. Washington, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85007. An EEO/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

*New Listing* Development Manager - Florence Crittenton (Phoenix)

Florence Crittenton, a 110-year-old leading nonprofit organization that’s fiscally sound and growing, seeks a Development Manager for a new position in the development department. Competitive salary and exceptional benefits. A great environment to work and grow professionally backed by a committed, qualified and professional leadership team and board of directors.

Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Development Manager is responsible for managing, coordinating and supervising fundraising activities of the annual giving campaign, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals, foundations, corporations and small businesses. This position requires an individual who has the ability to implement a successful annual campaign and has demonstrated success in cultivating and securing major gift funding support and developing strong relationships. Must be able to develop and implement strategies to increase first time givers and create a membership for lower tier donors and have demonstrated experience and success with major gift solicitations; corporate gifts; grantwriting; direct mail campaigns; donor benefits, cultivation, and stewardship. Must be a committed professional in presence and communication, a critical and strategic thinker with an acute sense of detail and organization, and advanced computer and communication skills.

Qualifications: College degree required. Requires three years minimum experience in fundraising and annual campaign planning and management. Documented track record of fundraising success and experience with volunteers required.

If you are a qualified candidate interested in joining a dynamic growing organization, fax your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to 602-274-7549 or e-mail to jgrady@flocrit.org. EOE. Employee drug testing required.


*New Listing* Youth Development Program Administrator - Governor's Office for Children, Youth & Families (Phoenix)

The Youth Development Program Administrator plays a key role in promoting youth development throughout the state of Arizona by supporting the Governor's Youth Commission, the Arizona Statewide Youth Development Task Force, and the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism.

Responsibilities include coordinating the GYC's quarterly meetings, planning and executing the GYC's annual project, managing all communication to/from the GYC and the Governor's Office, managing membership and recruiting, maintaining the GYC's web site, and completing other activities as needed. The Administrator is also responsible for managing funding related to the GYC and its projects, including submitting reports to meet all contract requirements.

Bachelor's (BA or BS) degree or equivalent required; two years experience in an administrative professional capacity or project coordination; teaching credentials a plus. Ability to pass state and federal criminal background checks. Experience in youth development. Experience in working directly with youth. Experience in developing and implementing training. Aptitude and interest in learning about underage drinking (substance abuse) and youth workforce development. Computer experience including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and comfortable acquiring new technology skills.

To apply or receive more information on this position, please contact Erin Hart, Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families, Division for Community and Youth Development, 1700 W. Washington, Suite 101, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Fax: 602-542-3423. E-mail: ehart@az.gov. Please submit cover letter & resume with all applications.


*New Listing* Program Manager - Arizona Community Action Association (Phoenix)

Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, professional individual for a full time Program Manager position. Job duties include community presentations/training; preparation of grant proposals, program reports, budgets; contract management; liaison to community groups; staff various Committees. Some travel required.

This is an immediate opening. The qualified applicant has: contract and project management experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to analyze, interpret, research, and report findings. This position requires a B.A. or equivalent experience. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package. Qualified candidates send resume and cover letter to: Program Manager Position, ACAA, 2700 N. Third St., Suite 3040
Phoenix, AZ 85004 or email to info@azcaa.org.


*New Listing* Mentor Program Manager - Phoenix Youth At Risk (Phoenix)

Phoenix Youth at Risk has an opening for a Mentor Program Manager. Candidate must be fluent in Spanish, have previous experience working in youth programs, able to work evenings and weekends when needed. Contact Doreen Pollack at 602-258-1012, 306 or send resume and salary requirement to doreen.pollack@phoenixyouthatrisk.org.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (Phoenix)

Special Events Coordinator

Develop, refine and implement AC&C's mobile and off-site adoption programs. The position will drive a 32' mobile adoption bus and provide adoption counseling to new adopters. The coordinator will select animals, assure paperwork and monies collected are processed according to AC&C policies, monitor, order and replenish supplies and equipment as necessary. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings and able to carry up to 70 pounds. A valid AZ Driver's License is required and position must obtain a CDL within 3 months of hire. Applications are only available through the Maricopa County eRecruit system, www.maricopa.gov. For more information, contact Cherry Burk at cburk@mail.maricopa.gov or call 602-506-2740.

Volunteer Coordinator

Develop, refine AC&C's volunteer program while recruiting, training and communicating with volunteers. Update and maintain volunteer database, determine volunteer needs, coordinate assignments, recommend volunteer position descriptions and generate reports. Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills required along with working knowledge of MS Office Suite. Must be comfortable with public speaking and giving presentations. Position must be comfortable working a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. H.S. Diploma or G.E.D. and 3 years experience required. Applications are only available through the Maricopa County eRecruit system, www.maricopa.gov. First review of applications will occur on November 7.


*New Listing* Youth Development Coordinator - Communities in Schools of Arizona (Phoenix)

Communities In Schools of Arizona is currently taking applications for a Youth Development Coordinator to serve at a small high school learning academy in Phoenix . General responsibilities include program development, implementation and evaluation, resource coordination and database management. A Bachelor's degree or documentation of relevant equivalent experience in Education or Social Sciences required.

The successful candidate will have a high level of energy, interpersonal and communications skills and excellent organizational, training, coordination and leadership skills. Preferred skills include bilingual, volunteer management and an established network in the education, social sciences and/or business community. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and transportation (including documentation of insurance) required. Starting salary in mid-20's. Position is full time and includes benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to Communities In Schools of Arizona, at cisa@cisarizona.org.


*New Listing* Masters-Level Counselor - Tumbleweed (Phoenix)

Tumbleweed is a nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to help troubled youth in our community. Tumbleweed has eleven programs that provide a full range of services for at-risk youth that includes: short and long term shelter, transitional and independent living, independent living skills training, individual and family counseling, group counseling, tutoring, job development, personal and social skills development, Life Skill Development, Drop-in Center services, Street Outreach.

This position will provide counseling to youth and families. Performs screening and evaluation, information and assistance and case management to families. Maintains case records, assessments and reports. Must have Masters Degree in Counseling or Social Work, current certification or able to obtain certification. Must pass fingerprint background clearance.

For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact Anna Journey at 602-271-9904 or e-mail ajourney@tumbleweed.org.


*New Listing* Assistant General Counsel - Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Phoenix)

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America seeks an individual with a minimum of three years legal experience and the ability to manage a broad range of issues involving general corporate and tax, legal/regulatory compliance, intellectual property, contract negotiations/ drafting and employment law. Prior nonprofit legal experience is highly desirable. Successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, initiative and ability to appreciate complexities of relationships between and among the national organization and 72 separately incorporated chapters across the country.

Submit resume and cover letter stating the position you're applying for to: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, 3550 N. Central Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012; Fax: 602-279-0855; e-mail: hr@wish.org; www.wish.org.


*New Listing* Case Manager - Save the Family Foundation of America (Mesa)

East Valley nonprofit seeking candidate for Case Management position. Ideal candidate will be responsible for case managing a caseload of no more than 20 client families and assisting those families in becoming financially, personally, and parentally self-sufficient. Knowledge of Community Resources is necessary and bilingual skills are a plus. A Bachelor degree in social services or related field is required. Salary: $26K DOE, full benefits, EOE.

Fax resume to Laura Skotnicki at 480-898-1191 or e-mail resume to lauras@savethefamily.org.


*New Listing* Database Manager - Grand Canyon Youth (Flagstaff)

Grand Canyon Youth, a local nonprofit organization, is looking for help with access database management, design and instruction for our growing nonprofit. The ideal candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Access and be able to help teach database skills to GCY staff.

This position is offered on a contract basis and salary will be negotiated based on experience. Position Open Until Filled. Please submit résumés to info@gcyouth.org or mail to P.O. Box 23376 Flagstaff, AZ 86002. Call 928-773-7921 with any questions.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Self-Employment Loan Fund (Phoenix)

Business Facilitator

The Business Facilitator is responsible for conducting semi-monthly Circle meetings, as well as micro-loan packaging. This position will facilitate group meetings and provide technical assistance in marketing, managing, organizing, and financing small business. Facilitate setting agendas, and continue the business education of the borrowers within the circle. Review Business Plans and financial statements. The facilitator's main objective is to develop strategies to help business owners to grow their businesses.

Qualifications: Minimum of BA/BS in a related field or commensurate work experience with on the-job training. Two years minimum experience in community organizing, conflict resolution, team building, or group dynamics. Self-employment or micro-enterprise field experience strongly desired. Bilingual preferred. Ability to work with different cultures and diverse community organizations. Ability to resolve conflict within circles or other organizations. Work effectively with volunteers using project management skills. Ability to facilitate small groups a requirement. Fundamental understanding of marketing, accounting, lending, and finance desired. Ability to respond to a variety of demands and personalities. Energetic, open, creative attitude, good organizational skills and attention to detail. Commitment to the goals and philosophy of SELF is essential.

This position is part-time, non-management, non-benefited, and non-exempt. Pay range: $20/hr. Hours/Month: varies (afternoon & evening - Monday through Thursday).

Program Assistant

The Program Assistant is responsible for directing all Program Interest Calls (PICs) to the Program Coordinator. Also responsible for the input of data into excel spread sheets. Duties also include all underwriting functions including but not limited to preparation of all loan documentation, receipt of loan payments, sending loan payment reminders, and filling of loan documents. Knowledge of bookkeeping a plus. Must be detail oriented. Receive and respond to all incoming telephone calls. Take and deliver accurate, detailed messages. Screen calls as required. Assist both the Executive Director and Manager of Finance & Lending with all administrative functions. Maintain office procedures such as running errands, maintaining the general appearance of the front office and reception area. Process all incoming and outgoing mail.

Qualifications: Minimum of high school diploma, high school equivalent, or work experience with on-the-job training. One (1) year minimum experience in office related environment (training may substitute for experience). Proficient in Microsoft Office and Windows operating environments. Excellent phone demeanor. Ability to work with different cultures and diverse organizations. Ability to resolve conflict with individuals or other organizations. Work effectively and professionally with employees and volunteers using project management skills. Ability to accurately type 40 words per minute. Bilingual a must. Must have the a bility to respond to a variety of demands and personalities. Ability to create, develop and maintain working relationships with other employees and volunteers. Work well under pressure and able to meet deadlines. Energetic, open, creative attitude, good organizational skills and attention to detail. Maintaining the goals and philosophy of SELF is essential. Bilingual is a must.

This position is full-time, non-management, non-exempt. Pay range: $21,000- $28,000/yr. Salary is negotiable depending on experience. Benefits: two weeks vacation/yr, two weeks sick leave/yr, two personal days/yr, eleven paid holidays/yr, paid health and life insurance. Covered parking, self paid dental and AFLAC, 403B eligibility.

For both positions, cover Letters and resumes should be faxed to: 602-340-8953 Attn: Thomas or emailed to: thomashusband@selfloanfund.org.


*New Listing* Assistant Program Coordinator Intern - Phoenix Children's Hospital (Phoenix)

Arizona is second in the nation for child drownings. A unique position is available to be a part of the solution. This position will aid in the implementation of a program to prevent child drownings, Water Watchers at Phoenix Children's Hospital. A strong focus for the position will be public relations work related to Water Safety Day, the largest and most well known water safety event in Maricopa County. 

Hours are flexible; this position will consist of approximately ten hours per week during the months of December and January, increasing to 15 hours per week during the months of February through April. The position will be unpaid through December, with the possibility of a small salary available in January, depending upon the status of funding.

The position will entail assistance in event planning, marketing water safety messages to the co mmunity, and addressing community demand for water safety information and education. The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills, computer skills related to word processing, spreadsheet, and navigation of the web. Sound public relations skills are essential: confidence, an imaginative approach to problem solving, and strong collaborative abilities.  

Interviews will begin in November, with the position being filled by the end of November. For more information, please send your resume to Tiffaney Isaacson at or call 602-546-1712.


*New Listing* Executive Assistant - Chrysalis (Phoenix)

Chrysalis is currently searching for an experienced Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have five years of related experience, effective verbal and written communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, ACCESS, Adobe PageMaker and Publisher. Development and fundraising and/or non-profit experience extremely desirable. Experience with scheduling software and fundraising databases also helpful. You must have the ability to work in a high pressure, limited resource environment. Candidate must be well organized and able to prioritize duties. Public speaking and presentation experience is also desired.

Responsibilities for this position include: assist Executive Director with phone calls, letters, correspondence, etc.; responsible for distribution mail from Executive Director outbox; staff liaison to Board of Directors; attend monthly Board of Directors meetings to take minutes and distribute; attend committee meetings as needed; attend all Management meetings to take notes and distribute; represent Chrysalis at community meetings as needed; assist with fundraising events as needed; assist with grant preparation as needed; prepare monthly, quarterly or annual reports for funding sources as needed; place employment classified ads as requested by management; provide support to staff through answering phones, scheduling, etc.; supervise front office staff; organize special events and projects as assigned; oversee updates and changes to Policy & Procedure Manual as directed; be an active member of the Policy and Procedure Committee; assist CFO and Development Director as requested; other duties as assigned.

If you would like to be a part of the Chrysalis administrative team please e-mail or fax a cover letter and resume to Michelle Wynne Johns at mwjohns@chrysalis-shelter.org 602-955-0165. Chrysalis is an EEOE.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Arizona Animal Welfare League (Phoenix)

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) seeks an administrative assistant with excellent customer service skills and MS Office proficiency to provide general support for the Development and Marketing areas.

The person in this role will manage the gift processing system including data entry, coding, producing acknowledgement letters, and running reports utilizing Raiser's Edge fundraising software. Additional responsibilities include giving tours of the shelter, taking donations via the internet and over the phone, working on events, and providing general support for the development and marketing departments. This position also serves as the liaison to the board of directors in preparing materials for board meeting.

Requirements include four-year degree, excellent customer service and time management skills. Proficiency with MS Office required. Familiarity with Raiser's Edge preferred. 

For more information about AAWL, visit www.aawl.org. Please email resume and cover letter to lisa@aawl.org. No phone calls, please.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Child Crisis Center (Mesa)

Child Crisis Center East Valley, a nonprofit, non-discriminatory, non-sectarian agency dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the roles of the following positions.

Childcare Specialist (Full-time or Part-Time)

Responsibilities include interacting with children, reinforcing concepts presented in class and group; admitting and discharging children as per Center policies; charting ongoing observations of children's behaviors; taking appropriate actions to protect the well-being of all children at the Center; administering and charting all medications as prescribed; reporting all emergencies, concerns of children and building needs to the appropriate parties; guiding volunteers in the care and activities of children and promotes positive and professional relationships; completing housekeeping duties as assigned; assisting in the preparation and serving of meals and snacks; maintaining safety, security and supervision of children at all times; responsible for morning and afternoon routines, including but not limited to hygiene, transportation to/from school, appointments, and field trips; participating in classes and groups with children as appropriate; assisting with upkeep of outdoor play area.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age. Education must consist of a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have 1 year experience meeting the basic needs of children ages birth to 12 years. Must have a valid Arizona Driver's license, pass a CCCEV driver's test and be eligible to be added to the Center's automobile policy. Salary range: up to $21,320 depending on candidate's relevant work history and educational background.

Counselor (Full-Time)

This position provides counseling services for children 13 years of age and younger. Responsibilities include providing on site individual and group counseling; participating in the development and implementation of procedures and protocol for efficient program functioning and utilization; maintaining appropriate and complete clinical documentation, initiates modifications of case plan as needed; maintaining awareness of children in placement, makes observations, file reviews, contacts with case managers, families, others involved in child's welfare; making recommendations as to child's potential assignment to receive agency's clinical services; determining, directing and facilitating the most beneficial and therapeutic service for children; utilizing consultation services as available and appropriate; assisting with crisis and post-crisis management as needed; assisting in the development, management and facilitation of assigned classes and groups.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related area. One on One and group counseling experience with children under 13. Licensing as a Counselor or Social Worker from Arizona Behavioral Health Examiners is preferred. Must have flexibility of weekly evening and occasional weekend hours. Must have experience in word processing in a Windows environment. Prior clinical supervision preferred.

Family Support Specialist 

Responsibilities include conducting home visits to assess family needs and provides supportive home visitation services; coaching and mentoring parents in the development of reasonable steps to realize their goals; facilitating family decision-making concerning the needs of the child without imposing personal biases or supplanting family authority; recognizing and identifying crisis and working within parents and other service providers to reduce or alleviate the severity of the situation; arranging and/or providing transportation to medical appointments and to obtain other social services; evaluating situations and determining when support from supervisor or other professionals would be beneficial to support families or to obtain services; supporting parents in fully utilizing all available community, agency/department, and school district resources; making referrals for services such as education, family planning, food stamps, employment, health services, assessment of children, vocational rehabilitation, psychological services, etc.; educating families on the health delivery process and their options, and encourages preventative utilization of these services; working in collaboration with the family to ensure follow-up treatment is received; advocating on behalf of families for social and health services and notifying appropriate individuals of crisis situations and ongoing problems in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications: Child Development Certificate AND 3 years in-home or family support experience or an Associate's degree in Social Work or related field AND 2 years in-home or family support experience OR Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field AND 1 years in-home or family support experience. English/Spanish bilingual helpful. Must have experience in word processing in a Windows environment. Must have a valid Arizona Driver's License. The salary range is up to $32,968 depending on candidate's relevant work history and educational background.

Interested parties may apply by sending or faxing a resume to: Child Crisis Center, East Valley, Inc., Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 4114, Mesa, Arizona 85211. Fax 480-969-9277. You may also apply in person at 604 West 9th Street in Mesa. Please call our job hotline at 480-969-2308 x273. Please indicate shift/day availability on resume/application.


Responsibilities include food preparation and storage; maintaining compliance of sanitation techniques according to Maricopa County Health Department; adhering to menu as developed; preparing shopping lists, purchasing and preparing food items; tracking meals per federal food service program guidelines. Minimum Qualifications: high school diploma or equivalent; current food handler's license or obtain within 90 days of employment; at least 21 years of age; valid Arizona Driver's License; pass a CCCEV driver's test and be eligible to be added to the Center's automobile policy; ability to lift and carry at least 40 pounds; experience in institutional food service preferred. Computer experience (internet) preferred. This is an entry-level position and salary is dependent on candidate's relevant work history and educational background. Please state salary requirements when applying.

Pick Up and Delivery Driver

Responsibilities include picking up, loading, transporting and unloading items donated to the Center. Minimum Qualifications: at least 21 years of age; valid Arizona Driver's License; pass a CCCEV driver's test and be eligible for addition to the CCCEV automobile policy. Must be able to lift and carry at least 75 pounds. This is an entry-level position and salary is DOE.

FT Store Clerk

Responsibilities include assisting in the daily operation of the store located at Alma School and University in Mesa ; maintaining cleanliness and appearance of the store; customer service, including running the cash register. Minimum qualifications: high school diploma or equivalent; at least 18 years of age; ability to lift 40 pounds. Wage (with retail experience): $8.00 per hour. For all positions, interested parties may apply by sending or faxing a resume to: Child Crisis Center, East Valley, Inc. Attention: Human Resources PO Box 4114 Mesa, Arizona 85211. Fax 480-969-9277. Please call our job hotline at 480-969-2308 x273 to hear all job openings.


*Multiple Positions* ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management (Tempe)

Director of Professional Education Programs (Nonprofit Management Institute)

Under administrative direction the Director plans, organizes, directs and controls the activities of Professional Development Education (PDE) programs, including the noncredit certificate offerings of the Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) of the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management (CNLM) in the College of Public Programs. Provides overall leadership and supervision for comprehensive continuing, extended and distance- learning education of programs associated with CNLM. Identifies market-place opportunities in continuing extended (NMI) and distance education for CNLM. Organizes, manages, promotes and evaluates CNLM conferences and convenings.

Maintains formal and informal communication and collegial relationships with faculty, community partners and nonprofit-sector stakeholders to facilitate relevant program planning and implementation. Oversees the management of continuing, extended and distance-education programs, conferences, and associated personnel, fiscal policies, business development activities and procedures to assure financial sustainability of the PDE activities. Networks with similar programs nationally and with selected international programs to benchmark and initiate collaborative programs. Markets educational programs as appropriate. Coordinates the development of marketing, underwriting support and publicity materials for PDE educational programs.

For more information on this position and how to apply, visit http://www.hr.asu.edu/vacancy_notice/vacancy_posting.asp?id=121962.

Program Coordinator (Nonprofit Management Institute)

Responsible for supporting a broad-based portfolio of noncredit Professional Development Education (PDE) programs and workshops associated with the Center. This includes providing day-to-day support for the Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI), a 13-year old comprehensive training program located at the ASU Downtown Center that offers adult learners a variety of courses and workshops on contemporary topics related to nonprofit leadership and management.

Under the supervision of the PDE unit director and in collaboration with other Center staff, the Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of activities related to the delivery of the workshops, seminars and continuing education classes including the coordination of logistics, instructor relationships, student advising and the collection and analysis of data related to program evaluation. Coordinator also works with other staff in support of additional program activities including new program development, the coordination of business related activities, and the development of marketing and communications strategies.

For more information on this position and how to apply, visit http://www.hr.asu.edu/vacancy_notice/vacancy_posting.asp?id=122002.


Program Executive / Resident Camp Director (Full-time)

Responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of quality Girl Scout program that; addresses current girl needs, interests and societal issues; provides girls with a sense of self worth; creates for girls an opportunity for development of skills an knowledge; and, responsible for the management and direction of a resident camp.

To apply, send resume to employeeservices@girlscoutsaz.org or contact Katie Dailey, katiedailey@girlscoutsaz.org for more information.


Executive Assistant, Association Services - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

Under the supervision of the Executive Vice President/COO, this position is responsible for providing office, administrative, and secretarial support to the Operations Department. Also responsible for assisting the general coordination, development, and research of future facilities within the association. Computer literate with a high proficiency in Microsoft Office preferred. Minimum 3 years administrative office experience preferred. Must be able to work with little to no supervision, take initiative on projects, have excellent follow-through skills and manage time effectively. 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. Closing date for applications is November 18, 2005.


Director of Development - West Valley Symphony (Sun City)

The Director of Development will: develop fund raising goals and strategies for capital and annual funding programs; move current annual donors to higher giving levels and acquire new annual and capital donors; plan, direct and implement all fund raising and stewardship activities in all areas of contributed annual income including individual, corporate, foundation, government and volunteer support and sponsorships; oversee donor recognition; develop and implement a 5-year endowment campaign with a goal of $500,000 per year; maximize the resources of the Association through the effective training of board members and volunteers. Develop and implement strategies to increase subscription and single ticket sales. Demonstrated experience and success with major gift solicitations; corporate gifts and sponsorships; grantwriting (foundations and government and corporate agencies); direct mail campaigns; donor benefits, cultivation, and stewardship; and special events planning and execution.

Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 6-8 years experience. Must have strong/effective writing, communication and interpersonal skills; goal and detail oriented; special event planning and execution experience. Marketing experience a plus. Full time exempt position with partial benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. 

Send cover letter and resume to Richard Shelton, Executive Director, West Valley Symphony, P.O. Box 1417, Sun City, AZ 85373. Fax or e-mail accepted: 623-972-4495 or info@westvalleysymphony.org.


Development Associate - Herberger Theater Center (Phoenix)

The Herberger Theater Center seeks a Development Associate to assist the Director of Development with all fundraising events and programs. In addition, the position will share specific administrative tasks with Administrative Assistant Position.

Qualified candidates will have excellent organizational, verbal, written and computer skills. Experience in database management; proficiency in Raiser's Edge a plus. Must be a detail-oriented self-starter capable of juggling multiple tasks. Must work well independently and with the team. This is a part-time position (20 hrs/week; afternoons) with occasional evenings and weekends required.

Please send cover letter and resume: Director of Development, Herberger Theater Center, 222 East Monroe, Phoenix, AZ 85004; fax: (602) 254-7399 x105; email: laustin@herbergertheater.org.


Research and Evaluation Director - Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

This position is responsible for collecting, analyzing, evaluating and organizing data in support of Valley of the Sun United Way's efforts to identify community assets and challenges, develop strategies to address community challenges, and evaluate the progress of VSUW's work in supporting improved community conditions and results that matter.

Responsibilities Include: Research and identify trends related to community needs in Maricopa County and Sub regions, Identify, evaluate and collect data in support of the development of initiatives, grant applications and community strategies, Research and recommend best practices/benchmark data in defined impact areas, Develop outcome measurements and provide training and support to investment and initiative partners, Design and manages program information and outcome measurement systems for United Way. Oversees data collection system, Manage development and analyze data for internal use, such as program information on funded activities, GIS mapping, and Health and Human services trends, Draft reports on community and human services for large scale distribution collection, report design and writing, and collaboration with marketing staff on report production, Represent United Way in collaborative research efforts with other organizations, serves as lead in community data partnerships, Supervise and manage Grantsmanship Developer.

For a full description, including skills/abilities and how to submit your information, please visit our website at www.vsuw.org. Click on VSUW openings under the Quick Link section. VSUW offers great benefits and working environment and is an E.O.E.


Volunteer Coordinator - Laveen Community Council (Laveen)

The Volunteer Coordinator will provide basic support and coordination for the Laveen Project and work closely with the consultant and members of the Laveen Group. The basic function of the Coordinator will be to develop the policies, procedures and guidelines for a future Volunteer Referral Center and Community Center.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Write volunteer assignment descriptions to accurately reflect the volunteer position and include all pertinent information in an organized and uniform format.
  • Work with webmaster to develop a Virtual Volunteer Referral Center.
  • Work with community organizations to evaluate their need for volunteer services.
  • Develop new assignment descriptions, as a result of newly identified needs.
  • Recruit, interview and assign volunteers to meet an organization's needs.
  • Develops a volunteer application form.
  • Develop a volunteer orientation, training and performance evaluation to ensure consistent, high quality service to organizations.
  • Develops goals and objectives for the Volunteer Referral Center and monitor progress toward their achievement.
  • Develop a policy and procedure manual for the Volunteer Referral Center.
  • Prepares and administers the department's budget.
  • Directs the development of recognition, retention and motivation programs for volunteers.
  • Maintains appropriate volunteer personnel records/reports and documents volunteer services and hours.
  • Communicates regularly with consultant and Laveen Group.

Required Education & Skills:

  • A Baccalaureate degree preferred, with a major in the behavioral sciences, personnel administration, business management or communications.
  • Prior experience of three to five years in supervision or management, preferably in a similar organization.
  • A demonstrated commitment to volunteerism, which could include actual volunteer experience.
  • The ability to relate to persons of all ages and of diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities.
  • A high level of verbal and written communication skills.
  • Management and organizational skills to carry out the responsibilities of the position
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus

This is a temporary part-time position, which may lead to a permanent part time or full time position. Send resumes to Russell Luder, President, Laveen Community Council, P.O. Box 488, Laveen, Arizona 85339.


Fundraising Specialist - American Liver Foundation, Inc. (Phoenix)

Manage, coordinate and implement major fundraising projects annually to generate unrestricted funds for American Liver Foundation. Responsible for cultivating and soliciting new corporate and individual donors for all events. Assist with developing written communication and event materials. Perform support and other duties as required to meet the needs of the ALF.

Requirements: Minimum Bachelors Degree with emphasis in marketing or business, or closely related field, or two years of fundraising experience and an AA degree from a community college or technical school with a major in marketing. Working knowledge of word processing and other related skills on the computer. Preferred: Bachelor's Degree and two to three years fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization.

Contact: Melissa McCracken at 602-953-1800, or send resume and cover letter referencing this position to mmccracken@liverfoundation.org.


Bilingual Enrollment Specialist - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona is a leading mentoring organization in the United States. We match adult volunteer mentors to children in need of a positive adult role model.

We are currently hiring for a Bilingual Enrollment Specialist. The Bilingual Enrollment Specialist will focus on interviewing, enrollment and assessment of Volunteers, Children and Families who participate in one of the most successful and respected mentoring programs in the United States.

The Bilingual Enrollment Specialist must be able to interview, assess and document effectively; be self-motivated; highly organized; adept at time management, and highly skilled at verbal communication. Requirements include: 1. A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and at least two years professional experience, preferably in social services, human resources or a similar field 2. Proficient in Microsoft Office 3. Ability to work a flexible schedule. 4. Must be fluent in Spanish.

Send resume with cover letter to Laurie Callan, 1010 E McDowell #400, Phoenix, AZ 85006; email lcallan@bbbsaz.org. No faxes please. Position is open until filled. EEO/AA


Sponsorship Manager - 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 Sponsorship Manager. This position will manage the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate contributions and sponsorships. The Sponsorship Manager will work with the Director of Development, Assistant Director of Development, and Director of Marketing & Sales to develop and execute overall corporate fundraising strategies and to manage and support volunteer committees.

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.


Case Manager - Homeless Outreach Program (Phoenix)

This position is responsible for the case management of homeless individuals and families who are referred to our central Phoenix office. The position involves significant data entry and computer generated reporting. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the issues of homeless individuals, including veterans, substance abusers and the mentally challenged. Familiarity with community services available to this population preferred. Salary DOE Call John at 602-267-4196 for information.


Trip Coordinator - Grand Canyon Youth (Flagstaff)

Grand Canyon Youth is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Flagstaff, AZ. Our mission is to provide youth an experiential education along the rivers and in the canyons of the Colorado Plateau in an effort to promote environmental awareness, community involvement, personal growth, and teamwork among people of diverse backgrounds.

Being a Trip Coordinator is a demanding yet extremely rewarding experience. It is an integral component to Grand Canyon Youth's success with its participants on the river, and is essential in promoting our mission. The responsibility of this position begins far before the river component, in aiding participants with service learning and educational projects, and continues even after the trip has ended, with a post-trip party, evaluations, and transitional support. All of this work is rewarded by experiencing, with the youth, the beauty and inspiration of an educational river trip. Your commitment of time and energy to our program is the payment that we are looking for: Previous experience facilitating or guiding youth for extended periods of time, whitewater rafting, and supervising youth in remote settings; excellent communication skills; the ability to commit to all Trip Coordinator responsibilities; a basic understanding of the Experiential Education process; and basic knowledge of the Colorado Plateau environment.

Contact Grand Canyon Youth for Application by 11/20/05. Submit GCY application and resume by 12/01/05. Questions? Please don't hesitate to call 928-773-7921 or email info@gcyouth.org.


*Multiple Positions* The Salvation Army Kaiser Homeless Family Shelter (Phoenix)

Program Coordinator
Position is full-time exempt, salary DOE. Excellent benefits include health, vision and dental coverage, sick leave, paid holidays, a retirement plan and 4 weeks vacation annually. Duties of this position, which manages a 119 bed family shelter include: developing, expanding, and implementing services to meet the needs of homeless families, hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and disciplinary measures of staff, responsibility for compliance with grant mandates and outcome measurements, and preparation of monthly and annual reports.

The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field, and have experience in Social Services as well as experience supervising staff.

Activity Coordinator
Full-time position with excellent benefits including health, vision, and dental coverage, sick leave, paid holidays and a retirement plan. Duties include arranging recreational opportunities for shelter clients and their children, oversight of activity volunteers and assistance to the Program Coordinator in the administration of relevant program issues such as childcare and child safety. Candidate should be responsible, energetic and have experience working with "at risk" youth. Knowledge of community resources preferred.

Facility Monitor
Full-time and part-time position openings for entry-level position that is responsible for the supervision and safety of all clients residing in the shelter. They are responsible for phone screening, assisting with intakes, drug testing, room checks and monitoring meals. They work closely with case managers to assist families moving from crisis to stability and self-sufficiency.

For all positions, please send resume and cover letter to hr@tsasw.org.


*Multiple Positions* Phoenix Indian Center, Inc. (Phoenix)

Prevention/MIS Specialist
Assist with education and prevention program implementation including all levels of data collection (form development, training of staff, technical assistance to staff, timely collection of forms, etc.) with all programs in department. Work closely with all Phoenix Indian Center (PIC) program coordinators regarding development of an overall database and all issues of data collection (instrument development, staff training, data entry, and report data). Prepares drafts of required program data for submission to funding sources, PIC quarterly reports.

Workforce Skills Trainer
Trains customers to develop job readiness skills. Develops curriculum and updates lesson plan. Develops resources and speakers through community linkages. Maintains files with progress notes, required documents and logged support services. Supervises a part-time program aide.

Workforce Specialist
Assesses individuals to determine education, employment and training service plans. Provides counseling to address barriers to identified goals. Works with customer's one-one-one and in small groups. Identifies community resources to address customer's issues and needs. Obtains information on staffing needs of local employers and assists customers with job placement. Maintains contact with employers and community agencies. Negotiates On-the-Job Training (OJT) contracts. Maintains required paperwork and files for customers and notes activities in same. Maintains professional working relationships with department and agency staff and local community representatives.

For information and application visit www.phxindcenter.org or call Ms. Carol Ortiz, 602.264.6768 ext. 103.


*Multiple Positions* Central Arizona Shelter Services (Phoenix and Sunnyslope, AZ)

Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) is Arizona 's largest homeless center.  The mission of CASS is to empower men, women, and children with diverse needs to end their homelessness by providing shelter and supportive services. CASS offers a wide variety of services, including emergency shelter services for families, women, and men; adult case management and employment services, dental services, and a child development center.  CASS seeks to hire full-time shelter staff to work with homeless adults in the downtown Phoenix area and with families in the Sunnyslope area.

Shelter Mananger I
Shelter Manager I works to maintain a safe and humane shelter environment, and to assist guests in achieving their highest level of self-sufficiency. The Shelter Manager I does not require any experience. They will be part of CASS's Shelter Team. The Shelter Manager I pay is $8.00 plus excellent benefits including medical, dental and life insurance as well as a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer matching contributions. For more information about the downtown Phoenix openings please call (602) 256-6945 ext. 3120 and for more information about the Sunnyslope openings please call (602) 944-0960 ext. 22.

Preschool/Toddler Teacher
CASS seeks to hire full-time Preschool/Toddler Teacher to provide quality childcare to homeless children in the Sunnyslope area. This position requires a CDA or AA and a minimum of 6 months of experience. The salary is DOE plus excellent benefits including medical, dental and life insurance as well as a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer matching contributions. For more information about this position please email your resume to jwise@cass-az.org or call (602) 870-8778.

For more information about CASS please visit our website at www.cass-az.org . EOE.


Administrative Coordinator - Youth On Their Own, Inc. (Tucson)

Nonprofit organization providing services to homeless and abandoned youth throughout Tucson and Pima County seeks highly motivated and organized individual to coordinate and manage office and staff activities, assist executive director in preparation of materials and assist board and committees. Prefer BA in business admin., education, social service or related field. Successful candidates will possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Ability to effectively interact with people from all backgrounds. Candidate well versed in Access, Word, Excel, and Power Point with strong general computer knowledge.

Ideal candidates will have a 2-5 year track record in business or nonprofit, supervisory experience and ability to manage a wide variety of task concurrently. Competitive salary plus generous benefits. Send cover letter, resume, and references to Youth On Their Own, Tomás León, Executive Director, tleon@yoto.org or fax 520-888-7233. Open until filled.


Payables/Business Position - Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development (Phoenix)

Payables/Business office has full-time position. Process AP invoices and petty cash, data entry work, contacting vendors, maintaining and reconciling excel workpapers, and other accounting/business office functions. 3+ years college education or work related experience in bookkeeping or payables. Must know Excel and computerized driving. For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Anna Journey at hrdirector@tumbleweed.org or 602-271-9904.


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