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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

December 7, 2005

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What's New

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The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management Introduces New Programs to Improve Your Individual and Organizational Effectiveness

Effective, Motivated Board Governance

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is committed to helping develop knowledgeable and well-prepared boards and board members. This half-day board training integrates university-based research into a 4-hour interactive presentation which covers all ten of the project modules. The material can be abbreviated or built-out for custom workshops, or each respective module can be addressed in greater specificity in a seminar fashion. For more information please click here or contact Andrew Ortiz by email at andrew.ortiz@asu.edu or by telephone at 480.965.7593.

Introducing the new Nonprofit Strategic Evaluation & Planning Program
(NSTEP Program) -
RFP Available Now!

DEADLINE : January 31, 2006 ~ 5:00PM

The newly designed NSTEP Program is a comprehensive and collaborative 9 month process that uses multiple assessment tools, educational workshops, and facilitated strategic planning to strengthen and enrich participating nonprofit organizations. The NSTEP Program is a unique opportunity for board, staff, and stakeholders to explore, examine and evolve their organizations. The NSTEP program is the evolution of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management's (CNLM) Nonprofit Self-Assessment Program which began in 2000. Based on insights from past participants, community members, and scholarly research, the newly designed NSTEP Program was created to provide select agencies with the knowledge and tools needed to clarify their focus, add stability, and increase their organization's capacity, efficiency, and effectiveness.

If you are interested in learning more about the NSTEP Program, you can attend one of the three public information sessions being held at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe Street in downtown Phoenix:

  • Wednesday, January 4, 2006 4:30-6:00p.m.
  • Monday, January 9 8:30-10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 10 3:30-5:00 p.m.

To download the complete RFP and informational packet or to submit your application online, go to http://nstep.asu.edu. If you would like more information, please contact Kelly Campbell at (480) 727-8414 or via email at kelly.campbell@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 ANYTIME!

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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Arizona Women's Partnership, Inc. Announces Grant Recipients

The Arizona Women's Partnership is pleased to announce the distribution of $15,000 to its 2005 grant recipients who were selected through a grant application and review process. "Our goal is to empower grass roots organizations that work tirelessly to improve the lives of Arizona 's disadvantaged women and children at risk," notes Paula Cullison, President and Founder of the Arizona Women's Partnership, Inc. This year we were honored with a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts which included funding from the National Endowment for the Arts; as well as an additional grant from the Gap Foundation. These grants were for a photojournalism project entitled: Yes, We Can Do It! by Tracy Rasinski, AWP Artist in Residence. The photography exhibit, which portrays the faces of the women and children assisted by our grant recipients, is available for display.

The Arizona Women's Partnership 2005 grant recipients are: Arizona Sexual Assault Network: a statewide awareness project; Asian Pacific Community in Action: health programs in Maricopa County; Community Kids of Globe: programs for disadvantaged children; Foster Angels of AZ Serving Together: mentoring for children in foster care; Gabriel's Angels: animal/pet therapy for abused children in Maricopa County; Havasu for Youth: programs for disadvantaged children; Payson Community Kids: after-school program for children in need and at risk; Soroptimist International of Mesa: mentoring for at risk girls; Soroptimist International of the San Tans in Chandler: work reentry project for underserved women; Tucson International Alliance of Refugee Communities: refugee women's support groups and educational programs; Washington Education Foundation in Phoenix: educational programs for disadvantaged youth; and WHEAT Clothes Silo: clothing for underserved women in Phoenix and Mesa.

Grant applications for 2006 are available at www.azwp.org.


United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona Awards $311,247 to groups serving seniors

Groups that help senior citizens in Pima County stay independent and active will receive $311,247 through United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona 's Southern Arizona Compassion Initiative.

Members of United Way's Supporting Seniors Impact Council - comprised of experts on senior issues, nonprofit agencies and community volunteers - reviewed 62 applications from community and faith-based groups in Pima County before reaching their decisions.

The Southern Arizona Compassion Initiative is a partnership of the United Way of Tucson, Pima Council on Aging, PRO Neighborhoods, Interfaith Community Services and the Multicultural Leadership Development Program.


Arizona Women's Partnership Seeks Grant Applicants

Arizona Women's Partnership, Inc. is issuing a call for 2006 grant applicants.  The grant application has been posted on the AWP website www.azwp.org. Deadline: 1/31/06.

Grant applicants must be from 501(c)(3) nonprofits with operating budgets of under $200,000. Applicants must be non-sectarian and independent (not part of a larger organization); and whose mission includes assisting underserved women and/or children at risk. Arizona Women's Partnership, Inc. raises funds through individual, small business and corporate support of its annual Wine, Women & Jazz event.


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.



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December Brown Bag Seminar - Nonprofit Resource Center
December 8 (Flagstaff)

Audits--What Small and Large Nonprofits Need to Know: Whether you are a small nonprofit or a large one you need to always prepare your organization for an official audit. For small nonprofits, there are two levels preceding the audit that you need to be prepared for and aware of. 

This Brown Bag Seminar will cover what you must have, what you need to keep and what you need to be doing during the entire life of your nonprofit. Large or small, you need to be thinking about these things and be informed.

Find out what all nonprofits, small to large, need to know about financial audits: the three different levels of "audits" and the required documentation that all nonprofits are expected to provide; what an audit is, how to be prepared for one and what you need to know now if you are a small organization; if you need to perform one of the lower levels of audits (compilation or independent review), how to be prepared; pending legislation that could directly affect your nonprofit; and w hat you need to have and to keep.

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2005
Time: 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
Cost: free for NPRC members, $5 for nonmembers

To RSVP click this link: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/RSVP.html. An RSVP helps us plan seating and handouts. Thank you.


*Special Event*
Nonprofit Community Holiday Party - ONE and the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management
December 15 (Phoenix)

We cordially invite you to attend our Nonprofit Community Holiday Party co-hosted by the Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE) and the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. Greet old friends & make new acquaintances!

Prize drawings ~ Cash Bar ~ Great Appetizers ~ Holiday Spirit

Date: Thursday December 15, 2005
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: Portland's Restaurant & Wine Bar, 105 W Portland Street, Phoenix    

There is no charge, but space is limited, so please Register NOW!


ASTD Holiday Mixer Networking Event - American Society for Training and Development
December 15, 2005 (Tucson)

Date and Time: Thursday, December 15, 2005 , 4-7 p.m.
Location: Viscount Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701
Cost: $15 members; $20 non-members
Information and online registration at: www.ASTD-Tucson.org

Registration includes fun, prizes, and appetizers. There will be a cash bar for cocktails. This is a great chance to network informally with other trainers, educators, and workplace development professionals. Learn more about how ASTD can benefit nonprofit organizations. We will also introduce our 2006 Board of Directors, so see you there!


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.


Grantsmanship Training Program - The Grantsmanship Center
January 23-27, 2006

This training is offered by The Grantsmanship Center in collaboration with the Maricopa County Human Services Department, Workforce Development Division.

First offered in 1972 and continuously updated, TGCI's Grantsmanship Training Program covers all aspects of researching grants, writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources. More than 100,000 nonprofit and government personnel have attended this rigorous 5-day workshop. Designed for both novice and experienced grantseekers, this workshop covers all aspects of searching for grants, writing grant proposals, and negotiating with funding sources. The program will teach you to use TGCI's proposal writing format, the most widely used in the world. During the workshop you will search out funding sources and, as part of a team, you will develop a proposal for your own agency or help a classmate develop one. You will leave this workshop with new skills and the ability to apply those skills to the needs of your own organization.

Tuition for the Grantsmanship Training Program is $825. A limited number of half-tuition scholarships are available for organizations with annual budgets of less than $300,000.

To register or apply for a scholarship, call 800-421-9512 or visit http://www.tgci.com/training/tprogram.asp. For local information, contact Allie Masters at 602-506-4888.


Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* Executive Director - Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix (Phoenix)

Nonprofit developer at forefront of affordable housing, new homeownership education and lending in metro region seeks financially savvy leader to take corporation to next level as provider of innovative products and services aimed at financial literacy and equity development among low/ moderate income families. Successful candidate will be a new business and partnership developer recognized for creative solutions, familiar with neighborhood real estate markets. Passion for community with cross-cultural experience required. Spanish language skills a plus. Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more details, please visit http://www.nonprofitjobs.org or http://www.nhsphoenix.org. Submit resume by 1/15/06 to susanm@nonprofitjobs.org.


*New Listing* Executive Director - MAVIN Foundation (Seattle, WA)

This position provides leadership for MAVIN Foundation through advocacy in health, education and public policy for people within the mixed heritage and transracial adoption communities. Responsible for overall strategic planning, revenue generation, financial management, organizational development, staff management, and program operations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and leading the strategy of the organization within the broad context of the local and national landscape by using performance measurements to guide strategic and operational decision-making. O verseeing preparation of the annual budget and other necessary financial documents. Providing information and justifications for Board of Directors in its budgetary review and approval process. Conducting people management activities including hiring, separation of employment, ongoing staff development, performance management, compensation and benefits. Ensuring that organization has the appropriate systems, physical space, and technology to operate efficiently and effectively. Managing all fund development activities, including grant writing, cultivation and stewardship of donors, event planning, and identifying new resources. Promoting MAVIN's visibility and welfare through participation and membership in community forums, civic organizations and activities that are aligned with MAVIN's mission and vision. Advocating at the local, state and federal level for the health, education and public policy issues that impact people within the mixed heritage and trans-racial adoption communities. Developing a strategic marketing plan that provides a clear and concise message telling the organization's story. Oversees the execution of marketing and media relations. Overseeing the development, design and delivery of program initiatives, assuring that the goals and objectives are aligned with MAVIN's overall strategic plan.

Qualifications include: a minimum of 5 years nonprofit work experience in comparable fields; at least 3 years of demonstrated success in staff leadership, fundraising, partnership development and financial management; demonstrated success of effectively leading change and organizational growth through strategic planning; demonstrated knowledge of health, education and public policy issues that are faced by people within the mixed heritage and transracial adoption communities; demonstrated success in acquiring agency support through successful grant applications and general fundraising; strong fund development, marketing and public relations experience to successfully engage stakeholders, including funders, business partners, policymakers, media and communities; strong and effective oral and written communication skills; personal qualities that include integrity, commitment to MAVIN's mission, respect for diversity and the ability to inspire and motivate; must be Microsoft Office proficient, i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

To apply, interested individuals should email their cover letter, resume and three references by December 18, 2005 to hr@mavinfoundation.org.


*New Listing* Volunteer Executive Director - Children's Museum of Chandler (Chandler)

The Board of Directors for the Children's Museum of Chandler seeks a volunteer Executive Director for an emerging children's museum currently operating as a "Museum on the Go" without a permanent facility. This position will require an enthusiastic person with a multitude of interpersonal and managerial talents. The successful candidate will lead the museum through a growth and maturation phase critical to long-term success. Initially this is a volunteer position but as the museum grows and funding becomes available, it will become a paid position. The Board estimates that the volunteer Executive Director will spend between 20 and 30 hours a week performing these duties.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in a management-related field is preferred. Two or more years in a leadership position within a nonprofit organization, experience with the start up phase of a nonprofit entity ideal. Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills. Successful fundraising and/or grant writing experience. Early Education experience and/or experience with children's museum a plus.

Please send resume to Carol Carlson, President, Board of Directors, Children's Museum of Chandler, PO Box 2906, Chandler, AZ 85244, or email ccarlson@cmchandler.org. Please also visit our website www.cmchandler.org for further information.


*New Listing* Vice President of Programs & Operations - Communities In Schools of Arizona (Phoenix)

Communities In Schools of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that mobilizes and connects community resources with schools so that young people can learn, stay in school and successfully prepare for life.

We are currently looking for an individual to work closely with the President & CEO to accomplish the goals and objectives and the strategic plan set forth by the Board of Directors. This position will oversee and manage the direction and evaluation of programs and services consistent with the organization mission and strategic plan.

Ideal candidates will have the minimum of a Bachelor's degree and demonstrated experience in program management and evaluation and knowledge of community resources. A strong network in business, education and/or social sciences is necessary. Preferred skills include excellence in oral and written communications, strategic thinking and analysis and the ability to organize around multiple priorities.

Email cover letter indicating experience and interest, resume and salary expectations to cisa@cisarizona.org or fax to 602-252-5314. Please note Vice President of Programs & Operations in the subject line. Position open until filled.


*New Listing* Director of Operations - Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation (Phoenix)

Incredible opportunity to measurably impact Arizona 's native wildlife affected by the state's booming spread into natural animal habitats. Liberty Wildlife, the state's leading and fastest growing provider of rescue, rehabilitation and preventive services for non-pet raptors and mammals, seeks a Director of Operations to oversee its expanding business operations, which includes the planning, construction and move to its new home near the Phoenix Zoo. This new position will be responsible for the employees, volunteers and activities of the organization's four divisions: Rehabilitation, Community Services, Administration and Facilities, and Research and Conservation. The ideal candidate will have seven to 10 years in progressively responsible leadership positions and successful experience in the areas of programs and services, facilities, finance and accounting, human resources, systems and information, communications, and administration, in a nonprofit environment, preferably in animal welfare services. A passion for the mission is critical as well as a style that is down-to-earth, motivating, collaborative and nurturing. Join the team and help nurture the nature of Arizona.

If interested in this one-of-a-kind opportunity, email your resume to palmercom@cox.net or fax to 602-604-9045.


*New Listing* Director of Development - West Valley Symphony (Phoenix)

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; grant writing (foundations and government and corporate agencies); direct mail campaigns; donor benefits, cultivation, and stewardship.

For more information or to apply, please call 623-972-4484 or e-mail info@westvalleysymphony.org.


*New Listing* Development Coordinator - Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (Tucson)

The Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) seeks to contract with a consultant or independent contractor to provide ongoing fund development services. The fee allocated for this position is $1,000/month for approximately 20 hours of service each month and is not negotiable.

The Development Coordinator (DC) is charged with the responsibility of managing activities and volunteers related to the planning, execution and evaluation of fund development activities. The DC works with and through the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Development Committee, and other agency volunteers for all fundraising programs designed to enhance and support the overall mission of TIHAN.

Responsibilities: Work in partnership with the Executive Director, Board, and Development Committee to create and implement a yearly, overall agency development plan. Serve as staff liaison to Development Chair and Committee. Identify and evaluate prospects for major gifts. Coordinate cultivation of major donors and provide support to Board, volunteers and Executive Director in asking for major gifts. Research funding opportunities for corporate, foundation, and government grants and coordinate efforts of volunteer grants team to write and submit grant proposals and reports (approximately 12-15 annually). Prepare and coordinate distribution of direct mail appeals and other mail solicitations (generally 2-3 annually). Coordinate donor cultivation, recognition, and stewardship events. 6. Coordinate donor acknowledgment and record-keeping with administrative assistant. Work with staff and volunteers to ensure that all in-house and third-party fundraising and community relations programs are consistent with the overall mission. The Development Coordinator is the activator of the development function and is a planner, organizer, educator, trainer, persuader, manager and motivator.

Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to Scott Blades at TIHAN, via email at the address listed below or mail to 492 N Alvernon, Tucson, AZ 85711. Email: scott@tihan.org. Website: http://www.tihan.org.


*New Listing* Health/Fitness & Aquatics Director - South Mountain YMCA (Phoenix)

Seeking motivated, personable, outgoing, enthusiastic individual with 2-4 years experience in health and fitness and aquatics. Ability to manage fitness and aquatic staff and volunteers, develop and implement programs for a variety of members and create a fun environment for all. Responsibilities include staff development, program development, overseeing personal training and all aquatic programs, conducting educational lectures for membership and corporations, overseeing membership partnering programs, overseeing the retention program and assist in budgeting. Full benefit package includes 12% retirement. Hiring range: $28,162--$35,203.

For more information or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at lktaylor@vosymca.org or call 602-252-2963, ext. 105. Please submit resumes by December 29, 2005.


*New Listing* Northern Arizona Regional Manager - Arizona Community Foundation (Flagstaff)

ACF seeks a nonprofit professional to lead established local community foundations and funds in Coconino, Apache and Navajo counties. Major responsibilities include building success of local affiliates through asset development, donor relations, strategic grantmaking, and community convening. Located in Flagstaff, the regional manager acts as liaison to central office and travels to regional affiliates. Degree in Nonprofit Administration or related field preferred. BA required; advanced degree preferred. Successful candidate will have excellent written and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated effectiveness in management and fundraising. Desire familiarity with northern Arizona adn local non-profit community and experience in working with non-profit boards. Excellent benefits package; salary DOE.

Please submit resume with salary history by December 15 to Sharon R. Ellis, HR Officer, Arizona Community Foundation, 2201 E. Camelback Rd, #202, Phoenix, AZ 85016.


*New Listing* Program Coordinator - Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education (Phoenix)

Position coordinates trainings, activities, and events, and produces marketing and program materials. Communicates with registrants and potential registrants including database management. Desired qualifications: Bachelor's or equivalent experience in nonprofit management, communication, education or other related field. Experience in project management; program coordination or coordinating events; Ability to work with the public; Ability to work on multiple projects with limited supervision; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; have advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite; Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Projected start date: January 1, 2006 . Starting salary: $30K.

Submit resume by end of business day December 12, 2005 to: Attn: Lara Slifko, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, 4201 N. 24th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85016. No phone calls. The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


*New Listing* Fundraising Specialist - American Liver Foundation (Phoenix)

The primary function of the position is to manage, coordinate and implement major fundraising projects annually to generate unrestricted funds for American Liver Foundation.

The major responsibilities include cultivating and soliciting new corporate and individual donors for all events; volunteer recruitment, organization, orientation, and training; assisting with developing written communication and event materials; public relations (if experienced); and monitoring of each event/activity budget.

Other duties include recruiting and providing support for new volunteer groups, organizations, and community resources for development of new events; interacting with members of Chapter's Board of Directors and Committees as assigned; performing administrative tasks necessary to the maintenance of the chapter office, such as answering phones, handling or referring calls as appropriate; maintaining office supplies; disseminating educational information as needed; performing other duties as required to meet the needs of the American Liver Foundation.

The position requires either a Bachelor's Degree with emphasis in Marketing, Business, or a 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. Two years experience with nonprofit organizations preferred. Microsoft Office Suite proficient (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends. The salary range is $27,000-$30,000.

For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact the American Liver Foundation at 602-953-1800 or e-mail mmccracken@liverfoundation.org.


*New Listing* Information Systems Specialist - Catholic Social Service (Phoenix)

Catholic Social Service of Central and Northern Arizona provides database and administrative support in the daily operation of the Development Office. Is responsible for updating and maintaining the fundraising database and donor files (Raiser's Edge), as well as for providing ongoing clerical support and data entry. Accuracy and attention to detail is of utmost importance.

Updates new address, employment, membership, and demographic information in Raiser's Edge, the Development Office's fundraising database; Processes obituary information and updates Raiser's Edge; Designs and runs queries and reports from Raiser's Edge as requested by Development staff. Processes donations and records gifts in Raiser's Edge; Processes and mails gift receipts/acknowledgements in a timely fashion; and Maintains hardcopy donor files. Answers telephone, assists callers, takes messages as necessary; Picks up, opens, and distributes mail; Runs monthly pledge reminders/invoices for payment; Handles ordering and tracking of office supplies. Provides necessary support of fundraising activities, including managing databases, merging form letters, preparing mailings, coordinating mailings with printer/mail house, maintaining files, handling general correspondence, providing statistical reports, and performing assigned duties as assigned; Drafts and/or produces letters, memos, and reports as requested; Creates and maintains appropriate filing systems for various fundraising activities; and Operates office equipment, including copy machine, personal computer, typewriter, facsimile machine, calculator, and telephone.

Must have demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Excel and PowerPoint) and Windows; Must have experience with database management. Knowledge of, and experience with, Raiser's Edge database software is required; Must have ability to verify data input and correct errors, as well as ability to prioritize, follow through, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while providing excellent customer service; Must have ability to exercise judgment and maintain confidentiality on a wide spectrum of topics; Must have good communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently; Requires a minimum of a high school degree, with an Associates Degree preferred; Must have a valid Arizona driver's license, valid AZ registration and reliable transportation.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and the names of three references via email to tacton@cssaz.org or via fax to: 602-285-0311 attn: Development Office.


*New Listing* Database and Web Staff Member - Arizona Parks & Recreation Association, Inc. (Phoenix)

This is an immediate full-time position (@ $12 to $14 per hour). We're looking for a multitalented individual who can: be the staff person for an outside-related organization (Arizona Heritage Alliance) for which we are doing association administrative membership support work. Database and web management experience helpful; work into becoming the 'webmaster' for our association web site (www.azpra.org). This includes managing and updating the site with current information through a 'wizard' type of template formatting; maintain APRA's membership database and manage the membership dues billing and follow-up; do general office support work - filing, mailing, data entry - as well as some accounting/bookkeeping support using QuickBooks software.

This person will report to the Executive Director as the third person on our very small, but dedicated, staff. Park and recreation experience is helpful, but not required. Association management office experience is helpful, but not required. General office skills, including PC-based computer experience, are required.

If interested in applying for this position, contact Ira M. Rubins, APRA Executive Director, at apra@azpra.org or 602-335-1962. Fax: 602-335-1965.


*New Listing* Grants Specialist - A.T. Still University (Mesa)

A.T. Still University (ATSU) of Health Sciences is seeking applicants for a dynamic Grants Specialist position on its growing Mesa, AZ campus (see ATSU's Arizona Schools/programs at www.atsu.edu). Bachelor's degree required, plus 3-5 years relevant experience and track record. Prior knowledge/success with NIH, HRSA, DoEd, and other federal, state, and foundation grants preferred. Individual will facilitate the establishment/operation of a Mesa campus grants office and work with an energetic faculty and an accomplished University grants team in developing/writing competitive grant applications for innovative health education and research projects. Some overtime and travel are required. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

To apply, e-mail application letter, resume, grant writing sample, and three professional references to neitel@atsu.edu, or mail application materials to: Human Resources; A.T. Still University; 800 West Jefferson; Kirksville, MO 63501. Website: http://www.atsu.edu.


*New Listing* Crisis Therapist - EMPACT Suicide Prevention Center (Tempe & Glendale)

EMPACT-SPC (Suicide Prevention Center) is an industry leading nonprofit based in Tempe & Glendale. We're dedicated to providing valuable community resources for crisis management, sexual assault services, outpatient counseling, case management, and suicide prevention since 1989. We are looking for seasoned crisis therapists to join our team!

These individuals will provide direct service crisis de-escalation and counseling to individuals and families using a Systems based approach to interventions. See for yourself why our staff enjoy providing community services our way & enjoy the work they do.

This position requires a Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy & must be AZBBHE licensure eligible. We offer competitive benefits & compensation including PTO, 401(k), Tuition Assistance, & differentials for Spanish speaking or ASL ability.

Please specify job number (110-46) in fax/email to Human Resources at 480-736-4939, or hr@empact-spc.com. Check us out online at www.empact-spc.com. EOE.


*New Listing* Part-time Nurse - Youth Evaluation and Treatment Centers (Phoenix)

Looking for a LPN or RN with experience working with youth, mental health services or staff training and development, who will assist us in teaching a developed Medication Administration Curriculum to staff as well as assess youth in their level of self medication proficiency.

This position is temporary, currently 8 hours per month, flexible - evening/weekends. This position could possibly work into more hours in the future.

For more information or to apply, please contact Brenda Sondersted, Director of Quality Management and Performance Improvement, at 602-285-5550 x 333 or bsondersted@youthetc.org.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Prehab of Arizona (Phoenix)

For more information on any of the above positions and their locations throughout the valley, please visit the job listings on Prehab's website at http://www.prehab.org/jobs.asp.

Nurse Practitioner

Responsible for providing care to clients/patients via direct services and by providing clinical leadership and consultation to the multi-disciplinary treatment team. Participates in determining the clinical program and services needed. Is directly responsible to and supervised by the Medical Director for all clinical issues and to the Clinical Director for all administrative issues. Provide direct patient care, i.e. psychiatric evaluation and medication management. Provide consultation and clinical leadership duties for all members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team. Maintain medical records as set forth by PREHAB policy. Be available to take calls and perform on-call responsibilities as assigned by the Medical Director. Maintain communication with other agencies on behalf of PREHAB clients. Participate in PREHAB meetings, medical staff meetings and other professional committees as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities Required: Strong leadership and group facilitation skills required. Must possess ability to monitor and facilitate the delivery of community-based integrated services from diverse providers. Must be energetic, flexible, creative, innovative individual who can develop strengths-based, family-centered support plans. Ability to function as a member of a team is critical. Communication skills both verbally and in writing also required. Task and follow-through with details.

Education and Experience: Completion a Registered Nursing Program from an accredited school. Completion of a Nurse Practitioner Program from an accredited school. Must be licensed as a RN and hold a Nurse Practitioner certification from the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Nurse Practitioners to hold a current and valid license to practice in the State of Arizona . Nurse Practitioners to have full prescription authority and maintain current D.E.A. licensure. Nurse Practitioners to provide evidence of medical malpractice insurance. Demonstrate clinical competency by having practiced in a behavioral health setting for a minimum of 2 years, or demonstrated equivalent experience. Demonstrate ongoing evidence of continuing medical education. Valid Driver's license is required for this position. Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card from DPS.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

General duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Engages in Family Centered, strengths-based treatment planning and coordination and reports consumer needs to Child and Family Team. Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships with consumers and significant support systems. Provides information, education and guidance to consumers and support system members, advocacy, and coordination of care. Meets frequently with consumer in their natural setting, or the setting of their choice. Serves as a positive role model/mentor for the consumer. Provides minimal tutoring/help with homework if applicable.

High school equivalency diploma, high school diploma or associates degree. Experience in behavioral health field preferred. Psychiatric experience with children and/or adults required. Experience working with children/adolescents preferred.

Nurse-Direct Services Residential

Duties include but are not limited to: Distribute and monitor client medications. Intake/Psychosocial Assessments, treatment plans, treatment plan summaries/monthly case staffings (to be completed during staffing), weekly case staffing, discharge summaries. Work with program coordinator to assure client files always meet standards. Complete health assessments to include pain screening, nutritional screening and growth charts for each client within appropriate time frame. Complete weekly vital checks for each client. Prepare for and participate in monthly psychiatric evaluations. Assist coordinator in ensuring all psychotropic medications are filled for the month. Provide information to program on issues/concerns relative to medical and physical needs of clients. Participate in group process and recording progress notes. Participate in Client Records Audit Committee. Completed Behavioral Health Outcome Studies (BHOS) for clients within appropriate time frames.

Must have exceptional skills in communications (written and verbal), conflict resolution and client relations. This position interacts with all levels, both inside and outside the company (e.g. clients, courts, agencies, etc.) Must be able to read and interpret documents. Must practice good teamwork and have excellent interpersonal skills. Responsible for performing own works assignments and may provide guidance to others. Ability to apply concepts of basic math. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram or schedule form. Must be able to think "on your feet" to problem solve client's needs.

LPN Licensure-Prefer minimum of 2 years psychiatric nursing experience. Must have good communication and people skills. Knowledge of and experience working on the computer. Valid Driver's license is required for this position. Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card from DPS.

Parent Support Specialist

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Proficiency in word processing. Exhibit a strong willingness to learn and high initiative. Organizes, sets priorities, meets deadlines, handles multiple tasks and assumes ownership in completion of projects. Provide crisis counseling, domestic violence education, and referral service for callers on crisis hotline. Provide initial intake assessment for eligibility into program. Supervise and provide support services/case management for children during visits with parent and case manager. Provide parenting information and support to parents participating in Red Cross/Hotel/Motel Program. Establish/maintain client documentation and agency paperwork in an accurate and timely manner. Participates in speaking engagements and educating the community about PREHAB and domestic violence.

Qualifications include, but are not limited to: high school or GED Degree. A.A. or Bachelor's degree preferred. Knowledge of child development and issues relating to domestic violence a plus. Experience working in the domestic violence field preferred. Experience working with children. Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card from DPS.


Duties will include but are not limited to: clinical supervision and case management under the Primary Behavioral Healthcare Provider standards (if applicable). Be available for crisis situations per current crisis procedures. Creating and maintaining client documentation. Complete all necessary documentation as directed by the court and other funding entities. Testifying in court hearings when involved with clients referred by CPS, DES or the various probation departments as required.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or a closely related field. Professional counselors shall be certified or Board eligible by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Prefer experience working with Families and at-risk youth. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills with good problem solving techniques. Basic computer skills; good organization and time management skills; skills necessary to engage and work with others from diverse ethnic and cultural groups. Valid driver's license is required for this position. Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card from DPS.

Behavioral Health Paraprofessional

General duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Attend and actively contribute to weekly staff and training meetings. Document (verbal/written) and submit significant and routine paperwork such as progress notes, statistics reports, daily activities, upcoming events, special concerns, varied incident reports, etc., as required by the program and submit to appropriate personnel. Under the direction of the manager/director, implement day-to-day structure. Role model appropriate behaviors to clients Provide resources, education & screening crisis calls. Answer phones (multiple lines). Complete Client intake/exit forms. Complete program paperwork designed to job Oversee off-site activities. Brief clients on house rules, chores, housekeeping requirements, fire & safety instructions, assuring adherence. May assist or perform duties related to providing and/or monitoring self-administration of mediation to clients. Provide varied verbal and physical crisis intervention and counseling. Assist with the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), taking meal counts & documenting, completing production worksheets, etc. along with serving nutritious meals and snacks and clean up.

Qualifications: High school equivalency diploma, high school diploma or associates degree. Experience in behavioral health field preferred. 2 plus years of behavioral health experience.

Child Care Teacher

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: plan, post and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans in conjunction with other teachers in the classroom; submit requests for supplies to appropriate staff. Determine specific developmental levels of each child enrolled, utilizing observation and standardized developmental assessment tools. Provide verbal and/or written feedback to parents regarding their child's participation, interactions, daily activities, upcoming events and special concerns. Implement individual lesson plans based on recommendations to enhance development. Document and report to the lead teacher all suspected incidences of child abuse, neglect and abandonment. Monitor medications as prescribed by physician and in compliance with statutory regulations.

Education and experience: high school or GED degree. Prefer training in Early Childhood Education. A minimum of two years in a licensed child care facility working directly with children preferred. Must have personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with children, families and staff. Must demonstrate strong communication skills. Must have the ability to implement program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. Must be committed to teamwork. Must demonstrate the willingness to assume ownership in completion of assigned tasks.

Case Managers (In-Home Respite Workers, Behavioral Health Case Managers)

General duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Providing case management and coordination services to children and their families with serious behavioral health issues in a way that includes families as professional partners of the child's Collaborative Family Team under the principles of the Family Centered, Strengths Based, Arizona Vision and Practice Model. Being directly responsible to the supervisor for administrative and clinical issues regarding admission, discharge and utilization management issues, while being in conformance with accepted clinical practice and the agency's program definition and policies (as relevant to program/client needs). Bringing Child and Family Teams together and serving as a facilitator and/or team member; acting as an extension of the clinician; and ensuring that the Plan is carried out. Becoming skilled in building/supporting Child and Family Teams or any alternate collaborate approach. Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with consumers, their family members and significant support systems. Meeting frequently with consumers and family members in their natural setting; providing face to face and telephone crisis interventions (while under appropriate clinical supervision). Screening, assessing and developing treatment/service plans under the direction of the Team. Ensuring that treatment/service planning will include a plan for discharge and estimated date of discharge.

Required skills and education: high school diploma/GED required as well as an AA in Behavioral Health, 2 years experience working in the field of behavioral health. Bilingual Spanish preferred, experience working in the Behavioral Health Field . Valid Driver's License is required for this position, in addition Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card from DPS.  


This position interacts with all levels, both inside and outside the company (e.g., clients, courts, agencies, etc). General duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Some programs may require meal and snack preparation for clients and staff. Other meals/snacks for clients as requested by administration. Some programs may assist with transporting food to programs. Supervise kitchen and provide clean-up following license standards. Prepare meals according to established weekly menus approved by nutritionist. May prepare meals for Agency functions as requested by Agency need. Do marketing and other shopping as necessary following program protocol and maintaining program budget. Formulate dietary planning and preparation, including special dietary needs of clients.

Education and experience: high school equivalency diploma, high school diploma required. Two plus years of cooking experience. Maintain Food Handlers Certification. Must be able to cook for 50-80 people at a time.


*New Listing* Executive Assistant - The Nature Conservancy (Phoenix)

The Arizona Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the world's largest private conservation organization, seeks an Executive Assistant to support the State Director. Ideal candidate is energetic and professional, with strong relationship cultivation capabilities. Must have excellent coordination, administrative and communication skills, and ability to interact with major donors, community and corporate leadership, board members and staff. For more information visit www.nature.org/careers.

Send letter/resume and salary expectations by December 9 to James E. Cook, Director of Operations, The Nature Conservancy, The Plaza at Squaw Peak 1, Suite 145, Phoenix, AZ 85020, or email to jim_cook@tnc.org. TNC is EOE. Join the team and Help Save the Last Great Places on Earth!


*New Listing* Citizen Action AmeriCorps Members - Make A Difference (Phoenix)

Make A Difference is offering a unique opportunity for individuals to gain nonprofit and career experience while serving needs in the Valley.

Positions include:

Education Coordinator - Make A Difference
Civic Engagement Coordinator - Make A Difference
Community Disaster Coordinator - Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
Program Coordinator - Arizona Saves
Volunteer Development Coordinator - The Family School
In-kind Donation Specialist - HomeBase Youth Services
Volunteer Coordinator - Phoenix Youth at Risk
Literacy Program Coordinator - John C. Lincoln Learning Center
Volunteer Program Coordinator - John C. Lincoln Desert Mission Programs
Volunteer Program Coordinator - Audubon Arizona
Volunteer Program Coordinator - AWEE
Volunteer Program Coordinator - NPower Arizona

Position Overview: These are full time, 10 month positions. Candidates will need to be available to begin on Monday, January 2, 2006. Hours: 40+ hours per week. Schedules will vary per position. Evening & weekends are required as needed.

Stipend & Benefits: A living allowance of $12,000, distributed in equal installments every two weeks during the term; Basic health insurance; Loan forbearance for federal student loans; A $4,725 educational award upon completion of your service term (a minimum of 1700 hours is required); Childcare assistance (available for those who qualify).

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents.

You must be at least 18 years of age. The time commitment is a 10 month time frame. Computer literate; comfortable using Microsoft Office (Word & Excel primarily). Minimum education requirement is a high school diploma.

lease call Lisa Stevenson ASAP at 602-973-2212 ext. 229 or visit our website www.makeadifference.org for more information.


Executive Director - Phoenix Day (Phoenix)

Phoenix Day is currently seeking an Executive Director. Reporting to the board of directors, this position provides leadership of the highest ethical standards consistent with the organization's philosophy, mission and strategic plan in order to achieve its annual goals and objectives

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 5 years experience in management. Experience building a supportive relationship between the organization and its community a must. Management style that promotes teamwork, enhances creativity and motivation, facilitates communications and builds consensus. Excellent communication and oral skills.

Overall responsibilities: Community and Public Relations, Fundraising, Strategic Planning. Maintain effective working relations with social service agencies in the Phoenix area. Responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Oversight of day to day operations of facility and staff.

Salary based upon education and experience. Benefits include health insurance, dental, vision, vacation and sick time. Please email resume and three professional references to Linda.Thompson@aps.com or send via regular mail: Linda Thompson, Phoenix Day School Board Chair, c/o APS, PO Box 53999, MS 8414, Phoenix, AZ 85072-3999.


Chief Executive Officer - NAZCARE (Flagstaff)

NAZCARE (Northern Arizona Consumers Advocating Recovery and Empowerment) in Flagstaff seeks to significantly enhance its recovery philosophy and organizational culture. To do so, they are recruiting a skilled Chief Executive Officer that is able to demonstrate genuine and successful involvement of staff/consumers in his/her past leadership experiences.

This position requires a professional that has experience managing nonprofit organizations, preferably with a background in behavioral health. NAZCARE prefers an individual who has utilized the behavioral healthcare system personally in some manner and/or has experience with consumer-participative programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: oversight of operations management, strategic business planning, oversight of human resources/staffing management, financial planning and budgeting, risk analysis and quality management. Bachelor's degree in related field required. MBA or other advanced degree strongly preferred. Experience managing nonprofit organizations required. Experience with volunteers preferred. 3 years of executive level experience required. Knowledge of Recovery initiatives preferred. Past or present consumer of behavioral healthcare services strongly preferred. Ability to thrive in an unpredictable, ever-evolving and often stressful environment a must. Salary range: $50,000-$60,000/year. Dedicated to a multicultural workplace. Seeking bilingual candidates.

To apply, visit http://narbha.org or send resume to: Director of HR, Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority, 1300 S Yale St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Phone: 928-774-7128; Fax 928-774-5665.


Chief Operations Officer - Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix (Phoenix)

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix has a newly created top level management opportunity. The Chief Operations Officer (COO) will lead the organization in club program & operations management and special fundraising initiatives.

The primary function of the COO is to increase organizational capacity through the solicitation of gifts, development of partnerships and collaborations and, to provide managerial oversight and program excellence for all programs and services. Demonstrated experience in capital campaign drives, relationship development and management, knowledge of community resources, familiarity with nonprofit accounting and management requirements are required for this position.

Highly motivated applicants should include general salary expectations with resume addressed to: Carol Sterling, HR Manager, BGCMP, 2645 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008 or fax to 602-343-1331 or see us on the web at www.bgcmp.org.


*Multiple Positions* The Centers for Habilitation (Phoenix)

Operations Manager

Coordinate residential services by directly overseeing the operations of residential settings. Job performance should be both ethical and consistent with TCH mission. To effectively plan, organize, oversee programming and work with internal and external customers ensuring contracted services are delivered effectively to consumers while minimizing operating expenses. College degree from a year university is preferred, four years in the developmental disability field including at least one year of supervisory experience may be used in place of education. Must be 21 years of age or older, have a clean driving record and have reliable transportation. Background and drug screen required. Up to 38,000 a year plus benefits.

Financial Coordinator

This is very important work involving the management, and maintenance of general ledger, financial statements, contract coordination and related processes for TCH. Associates degree required, preferably in finance or accounting and or equivalent experience/ education required. $12-14/hour DOE; non-exempt.

Group Home Leads

Assist in coordination of the operations of a group home for the developmentally disabled. Duties include but are not limited to training, ensuring task completion, and modeling appropriate behavior/ work habits in order to set an example to fellow co-workers. Supervise staff and provide direct care. Required 1 year related experience, high school diploma or equivalent, 21 years or older, Arizona Driver's License, clean driving record, background and drug screen required. $10/hour plus benefits.


Up to $8.00/hour. No experience required. Paid training. Drug screen and background check required. To apply, please contact TCH: 215 W Lodge Dr, Tempe. Fax: 480-730-6525. Call: 480-838-8111 ext. 205. EOE.

To apply for any of the above positions, please contact TCH: 215 W Lodge Dr in Tempe. Fax: 480-730-6525. Call: 480-838-8111 ext. 205. EOE.

For all positions, there will be open interviews every Tuesday in the North Valley at 10 a.m. sharp! 9801 N. 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020. Open interviews every Wednesday at 10 am at Tempe location. For more information, please visit www.jobing.com or www.tch-az.com.


Program Manager - Tempe Community Action Agency (Tempe)

The Tempe Community Action Agency, a nonprofit social services organization, is seeking a team-oriented professional for a full-time program manager position. Job duties include serving as a member of the agency's management team, supervising case management staff, overseeing client services, preparing program reports, writing grant proposals, and creating collaborative linkages in the community for working poor/homeless families. The qualified applicant must have program management experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. The position requires a B.A. or equivalent experience. Bilingual skills preferred. We offer a competitive salary, retirement plan and full benefit package. Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter to: Beth Fiorenza, TCAA, 2150 E. Orange St., Tempe AZ 85281 or email to bethf@tempeaction.org.


*Multiple Positions* Central Arizona Shelter Services (Phoenix)

Development Manager

The Development Manager will be an experienced, field-oriented professional responsible for managing CASS events, soliciting sponsorships and developing relationships with major donors and prospects. The Development Manager will supervise the Development Services Specialist as well as volunteers as necessary for events.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor degree in Marketing, Communications, Fundraising, or related business field, or 5 years of professional work experience, and 3-5 years of progressive development experience; a proven track record in all aspects of event management and relationship development, strong management and administrative skills; and experience in strategic and annual planning. They must have strong verbal and written communication skills; experience in representing an organization in public; and a keen sense of constituent relations and communications. It will be beneficial if the candidate has prior experience in the human services sector, and an ability to relate to and understand the needs of the homeless community.

For more information about this position please email your resume to jkelly@cass-az.org, call 602- 256-6394 ext. 3034 or fax your resume to 602-256-6401. For more information about CASS please visit our website at www.cass-az.org. EOE.

Shelter Manager I

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

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 ext. 10. For more information about CASS please visit our website at www.cass-az.org. EOE.

*Multiple Positions* Arizona Humanities Council (Phoenix)

The Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) is looking to fill the following positions:

Temporary Development Coordinator

Ideally this person can begin in early December and will stay through March to fill in for maternity leave, and will support the coordinator of the Arizona Book Festival (an April event).

Special Event Planner

A Special Event Planner is needed for History on the Mall, a February event commemorating statehood day, and takes place at the State Capitol featuring museums and historical organizations, and a lunch for legislators.

Full-time Administrative Assistant

Begins as soon as possible. Desired experience and qualifications include a knowledge of Macintosh computers, attention to detail, previous work in an office environment, and a liberal arts degree. Preparation in or work with the humanities would be of particular interest. AHC is an equal opportunity employer and aggressively seeks applications from both men and women, as well as from all ethnic populations. The salary is $21,000 per year, with paid holidays, health insurance, sick leave, and retirement plan. There are currently six full-time staff members, and this entry-level position offers significant opportunities for advancement.

Applicants should send a letter of application and a resume to the AHC office. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. AHC is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and provides support through competitive grants, staff assistance and other program resources to hundreds of libraries, museums, community groups, cultural and educational agencies, and other nonprofit organizations that present humanities programs throughout the state.

For more information or to apply, please visit our website: http://www.azhumanities.org.


Community Resource Coordinator - Boys Hope Girls Hope (Phoenix)

The Community Resource Coordinator is a key staff member for the Links Community Networking and Mentorship Project. Working primarily with the affiliate Program Director, the Community Resource Coordinator assists the affiliate in its efforts to connect in meaningful and sustained ways with the community in order to give scholars access to a variety of resources that help them reach their full potential.

Responsibilities and activities: identify potential partners and contacts; develop and maintain community partnerships through planned and organized outreach to a broad spectrum of agencies, businesses, services organizations, schools and higher education; enlist community volunteers to provide mentorship; screen all volunteers prior to their service; plan and implement training for volunteers appropriate to their role in the program; provide on-going support for volunteers including regular communication and recognition; consult with the Program Director and residential staff on matters of matching scholars to mentors and integrating community volunteers into activities and the schedule of the home; complete a professional portfolio that documents contributions to the project's overall progress in additional to professional growth; and prepare bimonthly reports detailing activities of the program.

Critical criteria: strong communication skills (written and verbal), motivation and initiative, judgment and maturity, flexibility, organization and multiple task management skills. Applicants must be willing to initiate contacts in the community, make presentations and lead meetings.

This is an AmeriCorps Member position based in the administrative office of a Boys Hope Girls Hope affiliate . The Community Resource Coordinator will serve an affiliate for 1700 hours over a 10-12 month period. The work schedule will vary depending upon the availability and scheduling of volunteer training, recruitment and support activities, and may include evenings and weekends. Occasional travel locally and within the United States on behalf of the affiliate or for training will be required. Upon successful completion of the required term of service, the AmeriCorps member earns an education award of up to $4,725 that can be used to repay college loans or tuition.

Persons interested in applying for or getting more information about this position should contact Jennifer Bretz at 602-266-4873 or at jbretz@bhgh.org.


Director of Member Programs/Services and Communications - Arizona Grantmakers Forum (Phoenix)

The scope of this position is broad, including developing and implementing programs/services for current members as well as overseeing all related aspects of communication for AGF including exchange of information with members, non-members and the general public. This includes developing and producing publications, designing and maintaining the Web site and other electronic communications, and maintaining the database. The job also entails some basic administrative work like tracking program registration, ordering lunches, mailing board packets, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:Undergraduate degree with 3-5 years in professional capacity, preferably involving one of the following: program management,grantmaking, development, membership services, event planning, marketing/PR, communications. Must have excellent organizational and communication skills, be proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, have experience with print and e-mail newsletters. Website maintenance experience a plus as is familiarity with philanthropic/nonprofit sector.

For more information go to www.arizonagrantmakersforum.org.


Communication Specialist - American Red Cross (Phoenix)

The American Red Cross seeks a Communication Specialist to prepare day-to-day communications and marketing materials for internal and external audiences, manage graphic requests and serve as spokesperson for the Chapter. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, marketing or comparable area of study; minimum of three years experience in communications, marketing, graphic design or public relations; advanced writing skills; strong editing and public speaking skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), and design software (Photoshop, Publisher, Quark, InDesign or others). This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. The salary range for this position is $31,200 - $39,200 per annum depending on experience.

Please mail your resume with cover letter to American Red Cross, Attn: Human Resources, 6135 N. Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix, Arizona 85015. Or you may email your resume with cover letter to hr@arizonaredcross.org.           


*Multiple Positions* Northland Family Help Center (Flagstaff)

Community Educator

This position is responsible for the delivery of Northland Family Help Center's Community Education Programs promoting the prevention of rape and relationship violence through education and outreach with youth, campus and community members, and professionals in Flagstaff and nearby rural communities.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities: Assist in the planning and development of NFHC's community education program. Assist in the identification of funding sources and development of proposals for funding of educational programming. Report as requested and/or required to ensure compliance with programmatic specifications of applicable grants and contracts. Develop content of educational presentations. Deliver educational presentations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Curriculum development and program planning and evaluation; knowledge of broad scope of issues related to family violence (i.e., sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse), including multiple prevention paradigms; k nowledge of or experience with diverse cultural issues related to family and personal relationships; computer knowledge in word processing and database management; public speaking and interactive education facilitation.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Health or Education; any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.

Programs Support Specialist

This position is primarily responsible for maintaining agency database, statistical reporting, receiving callers and visitors, accepting and processing donations, and shopping for all agency programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Manage and maintain database system for agency programs. Maintain client files and security safeguards for computer systems. Enter data from client charts, collection tools, computer programs, and raw data. Assist the Programs Supervisor in the coordination and/or completion of all program reports. Provide basic training and support to agency's computer users. Operate a multi-line telephone system in a courteous and professional manner. Greet and assist walk-in clients, shelter residents, donors, and other visitors. Receive, log, and process donations at HALO House. Organize and maintain donations storage room. Maintain visitor log and confidentiality agreements. Transport interoffice mail between HALO House and Administrative offices on a daily basis. Shop for groceries and other necessities for all agency programs and departments. Attend meetings as required. Coordinate routine maintenance of office equipment, such as copier, fax, and telephone system.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to organize and prioritize workload. Knowledge of the functions and capabilities of database systems. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and/or Access. Ability to develop rapport and positively interact with others. Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and oral formats. Ability to maintain professional standards of confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years of age. Associates Degree; Bachelors Degree preferred. Two years of responsible office experience and/or two years experience working with database. Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.

Required certifications include the a bility to successfully pass fingerprinting and background check for the purpose of obtaining a Class One or Class Two Fingerprint Clearance Card, a successful annual TB Test, and a valid Driver License.

For more information on either position, or to apply, please call 928-774-4503.


Development Interns - The Automobile Safety Foundation

The Automobile Safety Foundation (ASF) is currently seeking development interns who can work from their own location and establish their own hours. ASF is offering seed money of ten dollars ($10) an hour, for up to twenty (20) hours a week to help fund initial expenditures. Additionally, there is a possibility for remuneration based on success.

ASF Development interns should be able to: apply their nonprofit business management development skills in developing a 501 (c)(3) automobile safety organization: managers will create a business plan which they can implement; be a "Partner for Auto Safety" (see www.carsafe.org); help develop this program for enlisting the aid and business skills of all those concerned with auto safety worldwide; create a marketing program for the ASF CARD; initiate the national "Safe Mirror Campaign"; help research sponsors and national implementation starting with colleges and universities; and assist with fundraising.

ASF executive positions are available to successful interns, as ASF seeks those with a sincere concern for automobile safety, which may lead to a lifelong career at the Automobile Safety Foundation.

Please review the ASF webpage: www.carsafe.org then send your resume, and a brief statement explaining how you would apply your skills as ASF Development Manager, along with your goals for ASF. For further information please visit our website at www.carsafe.org or contact Rex King, ASF Development Manager, by email: carsafedotorg@hotmail.com, or by telephone: 858-831-1871.


*Multiple Positions* Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (Phoenix)


This position is responsible for providing direct supervision and teaching to children 18-36 months. Essential Job Duties: collaborate with team to develop curriculum to meet the needs of all children. Supervise and interact with children while supporting their educational and emotional needs. Learn and implement current intervention strategies (i.e. DTT, Floortime, PRT, PECS, Incidental Teaching, etc.). Complete daily classroom paperwork. Work in collaboration with staff to create a safe child-oriented, active, positive environment for children. Communicate with parents and staff on a daily basis in regards to observations, progress, concerns, questions, etc.

Required: minimum AA degree or 12 units in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field. Preferred: BA degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field. Ability to work in a fast pace, loud environment. Ability to work effectively with team members.

Experience: Two or more years of previous administrative experience. Minimum: One year experience working in a preschool setting. Preferred: two years teaching experience in an early childhood/preschool setting AND two years teaching with special needs, preferably autism.

1:1 Habilitator

This position is responsible for providing one-on-one intervention to children 18-36 months as well as supervision and training to new habilitators participating in the Habstart training program.

Essential Job Duties: Responsible for 1:1 (2:1) implementations of behavioral interventions. (DTT, Floortime, PRT, etc.). Assist with developing and evaluating programs for ASD children. Learn and implement current intervention strategies (i.e. DTT, Floortime, PRT, PECS , Incidental Teaching, etc.). Accurately complete daily paperwork (data sheets, notes, etc.). Work in collaboration with staff to create a safe child-oriented, active, positive environment for children. Communicate with parents and staff on a daily basis in regards to observations, progress, concerns, questions, etc.

Required: minimum AA degree or 12 units in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Psychology Human Development or a related field. Preferred: BA degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Psychology Human Development or a related field. Ability to work in a fast pace, loud environment. Ability to work effectively with team members.

Experience: Minimum: Six (6) months working in the behavioral field and experience implementing a Discrete Trial Program. Preferred: Two (2) + years working in the behavioral filed and experience implementing a Discrete Trial Program. Experience implementing other behavioral interventions (i.e.: PRT, Floortime, PECS, etc.)


This position provides one-on-one intervention (PRT, ABA , Floortime) with children aged 2- 6. Create school age summer program and after school curriculum (ages 5-18) and participate in summer and after school program implementation.

Essential Job Duties: Jumpstart support; classroom, one-on-one, discussions. Implement Hooked on Play after school program. Plan and implement summer Day Treatment & Training Programs. Develop summer camp curriculum. Provide substitute support for SARRC Community School . Individual programmatic updates for families and habilitators.

Education/Knowledge/Skills: Bachelors in Special Education, Psychology or other relevant field. In-depth knowledge of ABA , Discrete Trial Training (DTT) and Pivotal Response Treatments. Familiarity with a number of therapy strategies and treatments relative to Autism. Computer knowledge of Office-based programs a must.

Experience: two or more years of previous autism experience in a clinical setting. Experience creating and implementing curriculum. Experience with summer day camp programs a plus!

To apply for any of the above positions, candidates should forward resumes to Kathy Hand, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, 300 North 18th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006, or by fax: 602-218-8716, or e-mail: khand@autismcenter.org.


Child Care Tutors - Camp Fire USA Greater Arizona Council (Phoenix)

If you enjoy working with children, this position is perfect for you. We are a nonprofit organization that will be instructing elementary children in our after-school program located in Glendale. This position will be 10-15 hrs a week, $10.00 an hour. If you have previous experience in student teaching, previous child care experience, or experience being a camp counselor, please e-mail your resume to info@campfireaz.org or fax 602-954-7352.


Advocates - Maricopa County Youth Advocate Programs (Phoenix)

Seeking committed, strong individuals to serve as advocates, modeling behavior for court-involved teenage males and their families. $9/hour. Must pass fingerprint clearance & have 100,000/300,000 vehicle liability coverage.

For more information on this position or to apply, please send an e-mail to Lhayes@yapinc.org or call 623-939-5757.


Staff Consultant for RefugeeWorks - Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service

Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service seeks primary instructor for RefugeeWorks' training activities; to conduct research related to refugee employment and share with national network; to respond to affiliates' requests for individualized technical assistance; to coordinate the publication of RefugeeWorks' newsletter; and to write and coordinate activities that ensure compliance with contract deliverables. Must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent; advanced degree preferred; training or teaching experience, minimum one year; and ability to travel extensively as necessary. Experience with employment and/or programs serving refugees, immigrants or others with limited English proficiency preferred. Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience. See complete position description and application procedure http://lirs.org/DonateServe/employment/ConsRefWks.html.

Deadline for applications: January 21, 2006.


Administrative Assistant - Tempe Community Council (Tempe)

This is a full-time position with an hourly starting wage of $14.63. This position is eligible for paid vacation, medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and retirement benefits. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Typical hours for this position are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Other days and hours are infrequently required to staff meetings and events. Our office is located in downtown Tempe.

Need individual with good secretarial, organizational and computer software skills. Applicant must have strong attention to detail and working knowledge of Microsoft Software applications including Word, Outlook and Excel. Web development and updating skills are desirable. Tempe Community Council uses Front Page and follows the City of Tempe guidelines for web design.

Sample tasks include: Greeting people in the front office, answering phones, filing, word-processing and proofreading a wide variety of reports, and composition of routine correspondence. Approximately 50% of the job is assisting the Tempe Community Council Executive Director by reviewing mail, setting appointments and working with a thirty member Board of Directors. Applicant must be comfortable taking and transcribing minutes and working in a small office.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Applicants whose experience and training most closely match the needs of Tempe Community Council will be selected for further interviews. Connection to the community of Tempe is a plus. Submit resume to tcc_jobs@tempe.gov.


Administrative Assistant - Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Phoenix)

LISC is seeking a qualified Administrative Assistant in its Phoenix office. The Administrative Assistant will work with the Program Director, and will be responsible for office administration, record keeping and follow-up functions. The successful candidate will be energetic, well organized, have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to relate to senior level executives. The position reports directly to the Program Director.

Responsibilities: Relieve Program Director of operational and office administrative details. Assist in preparing proposals, reports, research papers and grant applications. Compose responses to office correspondence. Maintain LISC fund raising records, mailing lists, and office filing systems. Process materials for, and take and prepare minutes of all Local Advisory Committee meetings. Assemble materials from files and records for use in preparing reports, answering correspondence and other inquiries. Coordinate meetings and conferences. Schedule appointments, make travel arrangements. Responsible for office management functions, equipment leases, etc. Process all invoices and expense reports for payment. Monitor and reconcile office revolving checking account and petty cash.

Education and experience: High school graduate, Associates degree or some college desired. 2-3 years of full time Secretarial or administrative experience. Previous community development, banking or legal experience preferred.

Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: Ruth Osuna, Program Director; LISC Phoenix; 101 North First Avenue, Suite 990; Phoenix, Arizona 85003. Email: rosuna@lisc.org.


Administrative Assistant - Special Olympics Arizona (Phoenix)

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

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

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


*Multiple Positions* Save The Family (Mesa) 

Administrative Receptionist

Seeking enthusiastic, customer oriented individual for full-time position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to phones, greeting and directing visitors. Schedule donation pick-ups and meetings as directed; update, distribute and maintain adequate supply of inter-office directories, marketing material and grant attachments; and order and maintain office supply inventory. Must be PC Microsoft Office knowledgeable. $10 per/hr DOE (depending on experience), full benefits, EOE. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Teresa at 480-898-0228 ext. 259.

Maintenance Technician/Handyman

Maintenance Technician/Handyman needed for East Valley nonprofit $9-10/hr DOE. Must have a clean MVR. Full benefits, EOE. If interested, please contact Warren at 480-898-0228, ext. 210.


Council Shop Assistant - Girl Scouts AZ Cactus-Pine Council (Phoenix)

Provides customer service and support to the Council Shop and to other business service areas. Processes counter, mail, fax, telephone, and event orders for all items sold through the Council Shop. Provides quality customer service to all customers. Reserves, checks out and checks in loan equipment, library books and other resources, maintains accurate records of same. Stocks and maintains Council Shop inventory items. Keeps accurate records and prepares reports as required. Cross-trained in multiple tasks and/or back-up functions as a Business Services support team member.

To apply, please contact employeeservices@girlscoutsaz.org or visit website at www.girlscoutsaz.org.


i-Learn Program Director - Lincoln Family YMCA (Phoenix)

Desired candidate will have teaching experience to instruct and assist teen and young adult dropout students participating in the YMCA i-Learn program. These students will be taking classes via a computer-based system and will need assistance answering general study questions and resolving minor technical issues that may arise. Ideal candidate will have 2 years of classroom experience, be Arizona Secondary Certified in either English, Social Studies, Math or Science, and be a self-motivated problem-solver. Duties include facilitating online high school courses, conducting new student interviews, scheduling students and supervising students in a lab environment, working with students one-on-one with high-school level curriculum, tracking student attendance and progress, following up with parents and counselors, as well as other task as assigned. A DPS fingerprint clearance card and a valid driver's license are required.  Please note this is a 12 month position. Hiring range: $25,837--$32,296.

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. Resumes by: 12/7/05.


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