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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 19, 2005

Welcome to the Arizona Nonprofit Community Report.

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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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Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Installs Board of Trustees & Leadership Council

The Incorporating Board of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits announced today that it is expanding its numbers and introduced 16 leaders from across the state to be the founding members of the Board of Trustees of the Alliance.

In addition, a partial "inaugural" Nonprofit Leadership Council was announced, the other half of the Alliance's unique two-part leadership structure. More members of the Council will be announced in January. The Leadership Council deliberates and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees about Alliance membership and member services and programs, the Alliance advocacy and public education efforts, changes to the Alliance Bylaws, and other issues referred by the Board of Trustees.

"We are thrilled at the caliber of individuals in our leadership," said Angela Melczer, Chairperson of the Alliance's Board and Deputy Director of Girl Scouts/Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. "We are joined by some of the most innovative nonprofit leaders, long-time supporters of the nonprofit sector from business and government, and true advocates for the work of nonprofits in our communities."

The Alliance is also inviting nonprofit organizations, individuals and corporations to become "Charter" members by the end of 2005. Several nonprofits have already signed on as Charter Members, and the Alliance expects to have at least 20 organizations on that list in early 2006. If you're interested in becoming a Charter Member of the Alliance please visit http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/about/memb_charter.htm for more information.

To read the full press release please click here.


Just Grants! Arizona Book Release: The Ultimate Grants Toolkit

Just Grants! Arizona is proud to announce a brand-new resource designed to answer both these needs and support your grantseeking success at a whole new level. It's called The Ultimate Grants Toolkit: Essential Worksheets, Blueprints, and Step-By-Step Planning Guides to Help You Build Great Grant-Funded Projects!

Just as its name implies, The Ultimate Grants Toolkit collects together, in one place, all of the worksheets and planning tools that we use throughout our Just Grants! Arizona training programs -- as well as a number contributed by grants practitioners from across the country. The set includes over 300 pages of worksheets, explanations and examples in a three-ring binder, as well as a companion CD with the same worksheets in electronic form. As a toolkit, The Ultimate Grants Toolkit does not compete with any other grants book on the market. Rather, its "planning tools" approach supports the practice of strategic, mission-centered grantsmanship at every level and in every context.

Just Grants! is working hard to have The Ultimate Grants Toolkit ready to ship by January 3. Until then, you can order your copy at the special pre-publication price of $65 (plus $3.50 S/H) for each book/CD set -- a saving of $10 off the regular cover price. [Important note to Arizona Guide to Grants Online subscribers: Use your subscriber code when you order online and you'll automatically save an additional 10%!]

For more details, visit http://www.grantsusa.net/ultimate.pdf for a complete list of the worksheets and tools contained in the The Ultimate Grants Toolkit. To order, click here. For more information, please contact Sally Clifford, sally.clifford@grantsusa.net, by phone at 602-230-5326, or toll-free at 1-866-472-6878.


"American Grants and Loans Directory" Now Available

The "American Grants and Loans Directory" contains more than 1500 financial programs, subsidies, scholarship, grants and loans offered by the US federal government. It also includes over 700 financing programs available by foundations across the United States.

Businesses, individuals, municipalities, government departments, institutions, foundations, and associations will find a wealth of information that could help them start a business, improve existent activities, set up a business plan, finance personal projects, studies and research, or obtain assistance from experts in various fields of interest.

The Canadian Subsidy Directory is also available for Canada.

CD version: $69.95
Printed version: $149.95

To order, please call: 450-224-9275

Hon Kachina Council Seeking Nominations for Volunteer Award

The Hon Kachina Council is conducting its annual statewide search for outstanding volunteers whose contributions qualify them to be nominated for the well-known Hon Kachina Volunteer Award. To receive nomination forms call 480-905-1578 or visit the Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards web site at www.honkachina.org. All nominations must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than Tuesday, January 24, 2006. Any individual, high school age and older, is eligible for nomination.

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.


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.



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Grantsmanship Essentials: Introduction and Overview - Just Grants! Arizona
December 28 (Phoenix)

Your "Starter Kit" Workshop for Grantseeking Success: Here's everything you need to get started on your way to grantseeking success -- all in one fast-paced, resource-rich three-hour session. You'll explore the essential rules of the grantsmanship "gameboard," including mission-driven grantsmanship, the power of partnership, effective program planning, funder research and relationships, and creating winning proposals. You'll discover how the overall grants process works and how you can contribute to your organization's grantseeking success. You'll learn the six key planning questions that must be answered in any successful grant request. You'll learn the key strategies and resources for zeroing in quickly on those funders most likely to be interested in your project or service. And you'll leave with three of the most powerful tools you need to get you started on your way to grants success.

TRAIN A TEAM AND SAVE! Special 3-for-2 Pricing: Now, you can have a third person attend free, with every two paid registrations!

Date: December 28, 2005
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Catholic Community Foundation, 400 E. Monroe , Room 159C, Phoenix
Cost of registration: $45.00

For more details or to register, visit http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=477.


Webinar: Board Members - Roles and Responsibilities, Part II - Arizona Society of CPAs
January 10, 2006 (Webinar)

Don't miss part II of this one-hour Webinar designed for non-for-profit board members and for individuals that work with boards. Topics include: 1. Review Part I: a. passion for the mission, b. understand expectations, c. committees; 2. Volunteers: a. agents of the organization, b. written standards, i. selection, ii. training, iii. supervision, c. insurance needs, d. what activities, e. recording of volunteer time; 3. Recommendations of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector: a. Form 990, i. electronic filings, b. governing documents and policies, c. financial audits/reviews, i. attach to Form 990, d. executive compensation, e. travel policy, f. structure and size of board, g. audit committee, h. conflicts of interest.

Instructor: Michael F. Magnan, CPA
Date: 1/10/2006
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Registration at 11:45am)
Location: ASCPA Online Webinar, Phoenix
Fee: $20 members, $30 non-members, $20 non-CPA staff

To register go to http://net.ascpa.com/continuinged/Catalog/CourseDetails.aspx?courseID=05NFPJAN


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.


Strategic Management (NMI 107)
January 17, 19, & 24 , 2006

Explore the strategic management process and the nature of strategic decision making. Learn techniques to evaluate and develop organizational missions and goals, competitive positions, service programs and effective resource deployment. Study how to utilize agenda setting, strategic planning, strategy implementation and management of strategic change.

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 Lance Decker. Lance Decker , M.P.A. from Ohio State, is with L.L. Decker and Associates, Inc., and is a faculty associate at the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs. He was formerly a strategic planner for the City of Phoenix.

This class will be held at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 from 5:30 to 9pm on January 17, 19 & 24, 2006. 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 .


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.


Results-Oriented Program Evaluation (NMI 108)
January 26, 31 & February 2, 2006

In today's environment of shrinking resources, growing demand and competing priorities, a manager needs information in order to make sound decisions about where and how to focus resources to achieve desired results consistent with the agency's purpose. This class covers the design and implementation of a results oriented program evaluation system that produces valid, credible and useful information. B. J. Tatro, Ph.D. from Arizona State University, owns B.J. Tatro Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in planning, evaluation and group process.

Offered by the ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, this course may be taken alone or an elective toward the professional certificate in nonprofit management.

This class will be held at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 from 5:30 to 9pm on January 26, 31 & February 2, 2006. 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 .


Financial Management Principles for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 103)
February 3-4, 2006

Analyze the principles of managerial accounting. Learn to apply the fundamentals of accounting, budgeting processes, cash flow analysis, expenditure control, long-range financial planning, audits, grants and contracts to nonprofit organizations. This class is a prerequisite for NMI 113.

Learn from the pros! Instructors include Thomas Avery, Matt Madonna, and Rob Leslie.

Thomas Avery , B.S. in accountancy and political science from Arizona State University, is the chief financial officer at Camp Fire Greater Arizona Council.

Matt Madonna , M.P.A. from the University of Missouri, is retired from a thirty-two year career with the American cancer society, most recently as the president of the southwest division.

Rob Leslie , B.S. in accountancy from Arizona State University, is a C.P.A. and partner with Miller Wagner & Company, PLLC. He specializes in accounting for nonprofit organizations.

Offered by the ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, this course may be taken alone or an elective toward the professional certificate in nonprofit management. This class will be held at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 from 8am - 5pm on February 3-4, 2006. Cost: $330. 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 .


Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* YMCA Senior Executive Director - Lincoln Family YMCA (Phoenix)

This is an exciting opportunity to provide Senior Leadership to the re-launch and community positioning of the Lincoln Family YMCA in Downtown Phoenix. This original branch of the Valley of the Sun Association is currently undergoing a $6 million renovation and is uniquely positioned in the heart of the revitalization of Downtown Phoenix, the 5th largest city in the country. The Senior Executive director position will focus on Strategic Direction, Board Development, Financial Development and Collaborative Partnerships. The Lincoln Family YMCA has a $2.5 million budget, membership, residence, day camp, aquatics, adult and teen programs. Post renovation there will be a significant opportunity for membership growth and family programs. The branch has a strong staff team in place and is adding this additional level of experienced leadership to ensure that the branch is able to reach its post renovation potential. Full benefit package and 12% retirement. Hiring range: $85,000--$100,000.

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. Please submit resumes by January 6, 2006.


*New Listing* Director of Development - Boyce Thompson Arboretum (Superior)

Boyce Thompson Southwest Arboretum located in Superior Arizona seeks an advancement professional for the position of Director of Development. The Boyce Thompson Arboretum is administered collaboratively by the Arizona State Parks Board, Boyce Thompson Arboretum Board, and the University of Arizona 's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This position serves as a vital member of the administrative team focusing on major gift fundraising and annual fund activities to support Boyce Thompson Arboretum programs and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities: Works closely with the Boyce Thompson Arboretum (BTA) Director and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Senior Director of Development and Alumni Affairs to establish priorities for fund raising projects and to develop objectives, strategies and specific plans for such projects as determined by the Arboretum. Cultivates, solicits and provides stewardship to selected donors and prospects. Plans, coordinates and schedules visits. Prepares background information for visits. Serves as a spokesperson and liaison for development activities. Develops new funding opportunities for projects and programs. Coordinates responses to donors following receipt of gifts. Combines candidate's knowledge of program/facility needs with knowledge of the donor's interests and motivations to find a funding opportunity that will most effectively engage the prospective donor. This position will be located at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. It will be expected that the Director of Development will travel extensively in the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area and other parts of Arizona. Extensive driving in Maricopa County, Pinal County, and Arizona is expected.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Outstanding communication and relationship building skills. Excellent organizational ability. Knowledge of development and fundraising principles and procedures. Demonstrated success in major gift fundraising, annual fund activities, and/or related activities. Interest in Sonoran Desert vegetation. Valid Arizona driver's license.

Appointed Position: Salary: $45,000 to $55,000; Hours: Part or Full Time (20-40 hours/week)
Opening: Immediately; Closing: Open until filled

To Apply: Please complete the application process found on the University of Arizona Human Resources website at: www.uacareertrack.com/applicants . The job number is 33878. For More Information or Questions: Contact Bryan Rowland by email at rowland@ag.arizona.edu or by telephone at 520-621-7190 or see the BTA website at http://ag.arizona.edu/bta/


*New Listing* Director of Communications & Recruitment - Volunteers for Hospice (Phoenix)

The Director of Communications and Recruitment is responsible for the recruitment of volunteers, organizing and managing related volunteer committees, developing and implementing communication strategies as it relates media relations, fund development and public programs. The position recruits community partners, media sponsors and assists in the recruitment of teams for our annual walk event.

Experience in one of the areas is desired: not-for-profit program management, volunteer development, planning coordinating events, community and public relations, or sales and marketing. Good verbal and written communication. Excellent interpersonal skills. Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in training and experience. Must be computer literate (E-mail, Windows 2000, Office 2000).

This is an exempt, fulltime position which reports directly to the CEO. The position included paid holidays, health insurance, retirement benefits and three weeks of annual vacation after one year. The salary range for the position low to mid 30's depending on experience. Fax your resume to Raoul Sada at 623-583-4399 or e-mail him at rsada@vfhaz.org. For more information on VFH go to www.vfhaz.org


*New Listing* Foundation/Development Director - Coconino Community College (Prescott)

Organize, direct and implement a comprehensive fundraising program, including but not limited to major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, special events and alumni programs. This is a full-time, 12-month, benefit-eligible position. Salary commensurate with experience. For complete job description contact Alice Ferris in Flagstaff at 606-1692 (cell) or ferrisa@aol.com. To apply for the position, go to www.coconino.edu/hr/ and click on "How to Apply for Administrative or Staff Positions."


*New Listing* i-Learn Program Director - Chris-Town YMCA (Phoenix)

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

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: 12/31/05.


*New Listing* Vice President of Development - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

The Valley of the Sun YMCA seeks an individual with a Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four year college or university, a minimum 5 years experience and strong track record in annual campaign, special events, and endowment. The position is responsible for the Association branch campaigns at $1.5 million, and to provide consultation and training to key staff and volunteers.

The VP of Development is the Campaign Director for the Metropolitan Campaign Divisions $400,000 and Association Services special events of $175,000 per year. Responsible for the development of a marquee special event for the association. One third of the position is staffing the endowment committee and leading the association/branches in Heritage Club recruitment and obtaining the annual goal, conducting new member recruitment, and member stewardship. This position supervises Director of Development/Special Events. The position reports to the Senior Vice President/Chief Development Officer of the Valley of the Sun YMCA. Hiring Range: $75,000--$85,000.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at lktaylor@vosymca.org or call 602-252-2963, ext. 105. Please submit resumes by 12/28/2005.


*New Listing* Special Event Manager - Walk to Cure Diabetes Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (Phoenix)

The Desert Southwest Chapter seeks a Special Event Manager to continue the 20+% compound annual growth rate of the $1.5m Walk to Cure Diabetes, Arizona's largest family friendly Walk event. This position will be responsible for managing and expanding donor relationships, marketing, communications, and corporate partnerships across chapter activities.

Requirements include three years of fundraising or sales experience inclusive of board development, strategic planning, forecasting, and volunteer management. Implementation of large special events and marketing communication plans with a demonstrated track record of achievement a must. A positive, high energy and self-directed professional with strong corporate presentation, advanced computer skills, time management, and organizational skills preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history to: JDRF, Desert Southwest Chapter, Attn: SEM Position, 4343 E. Camelback Rd. #230, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Fax 602-224-1801 or e-mail vjones@jdrf.org. EOE M/F/D/V www.jdrf.org/arizona


*New Listing* General Manager - American Association of Cosmetology Schools (Scottsdale)

National Trade Association located in North Scottsdale that represents cosmetology schools is looking for a General Manager. Responsibilities to include supervision of two staffers and assisting Executive Director with event planning, member services and recruitment, overseeing member benefits programs, short and long term planning and representing the association at selected events and conferences. Travel 4-6 times during the year. Skills required include strong organizational and member service skills, experience with Microsoft programs, IMIS software experience a plus, general accounting knowledge. Compensation package includes health insurance and salary of $40-45K DOE. Please email resume to jim@beautyschools.org or fax to Jim Cox, 480-905-0993.


*New Listing* Payroll Coordinator - The Centers for Habilitation (Tempe)

The Centers for Habilitation -TCH, a nonprofit agency with a mission to serve people with disabilities in Arizona is searching for a qualified Payroll Coordinator. The position is being offered at $14-16.00 determined on experience. The position will be inputting for a weekly payroll of approximately 300 employees using Paychex. We offer excellent benefits, including medical, dental, life, pet and vision insurance; 403(b) retirement; paid time off; paid holidays; and tuition reimbursement. Apply by faxing your resume to 480-730-6525 or in person at 215 W. Lodge Dr. Tempe, AZ 85283.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Native American Connections (Phoenix)

To apply for any of the following positions, submit NACI employment application to Human Resources, Native American Connections, Inc, 650 North Second Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003, FAX: (602) 256-7356 or CALL (602) 254-3247 for more information. Preference is given to qualified Native American Indian applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act.

Director of Training & Human Resource Development

NAC envisions being the premier Native American training, internship, technical assistance, and staff development provider in the Southwest. The Director of Training & Human Resource Development is responsible for the development, implementation, and daily operations of NAC's "Learning Community" In addition, this position acts as the Director of Southwest Certification (SWC) activities and interacts with the SWC Advisory Board and ICRC Board. SWC is a recognized member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) and provides substance abuse counselor training and testing for State licensure.

The position has the primary responsibilities of 1: providing and coordinating the delivery of all agency required trainings and 2: developing external training and technical assistance opportunities with other nonprofits, tribal entities, private business and governmental entities. This position is a member of the Marketing and Executive Management Team and reports to the President/CEO.

Minimum qualifications: Master's Degree in Education, Business Administration or Public/Behavioral Health preferred. Considerable (5+ years) experience in working with Native Americans and tribal communities. Considerable (5+ years) Executive level experience in delivery of professional training programs with specific experience in Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling. Submit list of all presentations & training conducted in past 5 years. History of successful marketing and business development experience. Excellent communication skills - written and oral.

Qualifications: Master's Degree in a behavioral or social science discipline. Licensed by the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as an Independent Level Counselor, Social Worker, or Substance Abuse Counselor (or possesses the qualifications for licensure within 6-months). Two years progressive experience in the delivery and supervision of substance abuse and other behavioral health services. Demonstrates a working knowledge of Local, State and Federal standards and State licensure requirements. Previous experience in working with diverse cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds and with women and their dependent children, preferably Native American and Native American Tribes.

HR Director

Provides services and resources for the broad range of activities that make up human resource management including: classification, compensation, benefits administration, labor relations, policy and procedure development, training and development, records and systems management, employment, employee relations, performance management, and strategic planning. The Human Resource Office is a service department for all NAC departments to utilize.

Functions include, but are not limited to: Gather information and assess resources to coordinate all human resource functions under the Human Resource Department. Perform start-up activities including initial record keeping, review of employment practices, review HR policies and procedures. Ensure policies are in legal compliance. Update and maintain policy manual. Establish departmental goals and objectives. Develop, implement, interpret, and administer policies and procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations. Perform employment related activities such as, recruitment, screening, and other selection processes compliant with state and federal employment laws.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in human resource management, public administration, psychology or a closely related field. Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in human resource management of which 2 years is supervisory experience. Demonstrated expertise in communications and interpersonal skills. Master's degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration or closely related field preferred; professional Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification preferred.

Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities, include, but are not limited to: extensive knowledge of human resource management issues, policies, programs, and regulations; including experience with recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee relations, performance management, risk management, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and ADA . Working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency of principles of governmental or nonprofit organizations and public personnel administration. Prior experience working with the Native American population strongly preferred.

Clinical Supervisor - Guiding Star

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for daily oversight of operations of the Women's Level II Residential Behavioral Health Facility / Guiding Star. The clinical supervisor develops, directs and supervises the Treatment Center's clinical processes, programs and staff in delivering a broad range of substance abuse and other behavioral health services designed for and provided to women who are chemically dependent / women who are "co-occurring" chemically dependent with other mental health disorders. The Clinical Supervisor manages the program and its operations in manners that are consistent with: NAC's Mission and Philosophy, Clinical & Ethical Best Practices and Standards; Private and Public Managed Care reimbursement systems; Local, State and Federal Regulations; Tribal Governance Regulations; and various Independent Contract requirements, which are fiscally viable.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Provide daily oversight of the operations of the Guiding Star Facility. Be responsible for the hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and discipline of clinical staff. Evaluate staff performance and provide corresponding evaluations. Supervise clinical staff, maintain documentation of staff supervision and provide regular supervision reports. Maintain and Supervise staff in clinical and operational processes that are consistent with NAC policy and procedures, Arizona State Behavioral Health Licensure regulations, Private and Public Managed Care reimbursement systems, Local, State and Federal Regulations, Tribal Governance Regulations, etc. Supervises and Coordinates, with the Education and Training Coordinator and Human Resource Director: new hire and follow-up/annual staff health status; background evaluations; and staff education and training activities to ensure client safety, clinical care that is provided ethically and within best practices standards, continual staff development and compliance with regulatory and contractual standards. Supervises and coordinates the client treatment and discharge planning processes and meetings, including external provider / agency coordination of care and utilization review processes. Provides individual, group and family counseling and didactic education groups.

Food Service Manager

The Food Service Manager is responsible for the daily operation of the kitchens (3), purchasing of food supplies, meal preparation, and maintaining compliance with all State of Arizona Health Department sanitation requirements. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: review menu and recipes to determine types and quantities of items required for number of persons to be served for the breakfast, noon and evening meals. Consult with Nutritionist to ensure proper diet. Ensure proper food preparation techniques to produce appetizing, safe and nutritious meals according to the approved menus. Prepare food orders for food items from purveyor bi-monthly and from grocery stores weekly in accordance with the menu. Prepare reports of per meal costs.

Qualifications: Experience in preparing meals for adults and children in accordance with menus and recipes. Knowledge in basic nutrition. Must have Food Service Management certification, graduation form an accredited culinary arts program a plus. Experience in ordering and purchasing food supplies and maintaining inventory. Knowledge of preparing Native American and culturally diverse foods preferred. Knowledge of Arizona Department of Health Service sanitation requirements. Able to work independently with little supervision.

Receptionist - Guiding Star

Answers & forwards telephone calls to appropriate staff. Greets & assists visitors to reach their final destination at GS. Give information to clients and direct clients (telephone or in person) to proper staff. Informs (verbal and written) applicants on employment information, procedures. Assists in preparing client files, i.e., typing name tabs, preparing folders. Maintains bedlogs, transportation schedule and other duties. Performs clerical work for Director and staff. Assist in Client property search during orientation and/or return from leave. Monitor outgoing client phone calls, confirm time limits and phone pass. Assist in maintaining inventory control and dispense program & office supplies in stock room, performs standard administrative duties, i.e., special projects, questionnaires, etc., Assist in scheduling of driver and client appointments. Performs other duties as requested.

Minimum qualifications: HS or GED and 2 yrs Receptionist or clerical wk exp; or any combination of education and experience indicative of success in position. Effective organizational written and oral communication skills. Excellent customer service skills. Must be confidential to handle highly sensitive and confidential information. Outstanding telephone etiquette and work ethics. Good PC skills required. Valid Arizona driver's license.


Under the supervision of the Food Service Manager, is responsible for the daily operation of the kitchen. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: adhere to the State of Arizona Health Department sanitation requirements. Perform other duties as required. Follow menu and recipes to fix meals for residents/clients. Prepare and serve meals to clients. Order, purchase and replenish food and supplies. Use proper food preparation techniques to produce appetizing, safe and nutritious meals. Maintain record of inventory of food and makes reports of inventory. Operate food preparing and cleaning equipment and machines.

Qualifications: High School or General Education Diploma preferred. One year work experience in preparing meals following established menus and purchasing food. Current TB test and physical examination. Knowledge of basic nutrition. Valid Food Handler's Permit. Knowledge in preparing Native American cultural foods.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* ACCEL (Phoenix)

Special Ed Teachers, Substitute Teacher and Classroom Aide openings in the Metro Center area. Working with special needs students from 3-22 yrs old. Call 602-995-7366 or apply at 10251 N 35th Ave, Phoenix.


*New Listing* Fundraising Professional - Skyview School (Prescott)

Skyview is a small charter school for grades K-8 that has approximately 140 students. They are in need of someone to build their fundraising program. They have active and involved parents who are good at taking direction and carrying out tasks - they need strong ideas and someone who has a sense of how to make it work. Funds needed include professional staff development, equipment, and student travel. This will likely be a part-time position that could be done from one's home. Position reports to board of directors. Salary to be determined after initial meeting and project outline set-up. Contact Kim Belli at kimbelli@cableone.net for more info and to schedule meeting.


*New Listing* Grant Writer - Fresh Start Women's Foundation (Phoenix)

Fresh Start Women's Foundation is looking for a grant writer with experience in writing for human service organizations. Interested persons should reply to: scowen@fswf.org. This can be a full-time, part-time or contract position depending upon applicant's experience, track record or requirements.


*New Listing* Interns - Make-A-Wish Foundation (Phoenix)

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona is seeking motivated students who would like to complete a Spring internship for an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. We have internship opportunities available in our program department assisting with planning children's wishes, the development department assisting with our Walk for Wishes and Wish Ball fundraisers and the communication department assisting with media relations. If you are interested in an internship at Make-A-Wish, please contact Stephanie Krug at 602-395-9474 x 132 or skrug@wishaz.org.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


*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.


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.

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


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