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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

February 14, 2006

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What's New

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Scholarship opportunity for the 8th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness
*Deadline February 15!*

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management has a limited number of partial scholarships that will be awarded for the Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness. The purpose of the scholarships is to afford access to this educational opportunity to nonprofit and community leaders who otherwise would not be able to attend.

The scholarship award will cover all but $25 of the total registration fee for the conference. Staff and board members of nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to senior level staff and board member applicants from small to medium sized organizations. Preference will also be given to applicants representing organizations located outside of Maricopa County. Click here to download scholarship application.

Forum Workshops Will be Held on the Following Topics:

  • Supporting Your Nonprofit Staff For Maximum Effectiveness: Dr. Lois Zachary, President of Leadership Development Services, LLC
  • Developing Boards That Make A Difference:
    Linda Volhein, Executive Director of Florence Crittenton
  • Understanding The Basics of Capacity Building:
    Will Brown, ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management
  • Framing Evaluation from a Community-Wide Perspective: Dr. Wayne D. Parker, Ph.D., Director of Research and Evaluation at The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust & Kelly Campbell, Faculty Associate at the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management

Come out and participate in the dialog and help shape our sector's future! Stay tuned for speaker announcements and other updates. Please visit our website to register & for more information. http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_ann_info.htm

Nonprofit Academic Centers Receive $7.5 Million for First Large Scale Center Collaboration: Joint Effort Will Strengthen Nonprofit and Philanthropy Education, Increase Capacity and Diversity of Nonprofit Sector

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management at Arizona State University, The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, and The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State University have received a $7.5 million dollar grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. This pioneering cross-institutional collaboration will utilize each center's strengths to increase the capacity and diversity of the nonprofit sector. The three universities will operate the programs under the banner of the AIM (Arizona-Indiana-Michigan) Alliance.

To read more about this collaboration, please click here.


Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Launch Events

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is proud to announce the formal launching of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. Our Center's leadership, along with several other individuals and organizations involved with incubating the Alliance idea, urge your attendance at one more of the upcoming kickoff events located across the state (Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff). You may RSVP your attendance by e-mailing launch@ArizonaNonprofits.org. For questions, please call 623-512-1578.

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is a unifying association formed to advance the common interests of more than 20,000 nonprofits in the Grand Canyon State. They are a statewide organization of, by, and for all of Arizona's nonprofits.  Click here to see or print the full invitation. 

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.


*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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Linda Backer Joins ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management as Director of Professional Development Education

Linda R. Backer has joined the Center as Director, Professional Development Education (PDE) programs, effective February 16, 2006. Linda's responsibilities will include developing the Center's Professional Development Education in ways that bring together the strengths of the existing Nonprofit Management Institute programs, the ongoing Nonprofit Enrichment Series, the Annual Nonprofit Conference (held in the fall each year) and the Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness (held the first Friday of each March). New programming elements will be developed in response to stakeholder needs and the PDE unit, under Linda's leadership, will be responsible for new and innovative offerings that build nonprofit capacity. Linda brings 20 years of leadership and management experience in continuing and extended education programs across an impressive array of content themes and delivery systems, most recently in a key leadership role for ASU's School of Extended Education . In prior work experience, Linda was a market research analyst and a marketing manager in the corporate world. She earned her BA in Economics from the University of Colorado and her MS in Marketing from Colorado State University . For information about the Center's professional development education programs, please direct your browser to the following location: http://nonprofit.asu.edu


Volunteer Project Proposals Still Sought for 13th Annual Serve-A-Thon

Make A Difference is still accepting volunteer project proposals for the 13th Annual Serve-A-Thon. Nonprofits, low-income schools, and neighborhood associations are encouraged to submit their requests for projects that can accommodate 20 or more volunteers for the March 25, 2006 event. Download the proposal packet for more information by clicking here.


Adler School of Professional Coaching's "CAN Project" To Help Local Nonprofits

In celebration of 2006 International Coaching Week, the Adler School of Professional Coaching announces the launch of the CAN Project: Coach Approach for Nonprofits. The 2006 CAN project participant will be selected through an application process open to all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the Phoenix Valley area. During the project, the Adler School will partner with the chosen nonprofit to expand the organization's capacity and effectiveness. Adler's award winning 2-day "Workplace Coaching Skills for Leaders & Managers" program will be customized for the organization. This will be followed by three months of individualized coaching services for the organization's board members, executives and management teams. Pro bono services offered by the Adler School to the selected nonprofit are valued at $35,000-$45,000.

The 2006 CAN Project is scheduled to begin in May and will accommodate the scheduling needs of the recipient organization. Applications must be received by March 31, 2006 and the selected nonprofit will be announced by mid April.

Please see the Adler School website (www.adlercoachsw.com) and click on the "Special Events" tab for more information about CAN and application details, or call 602-493-1886. To request an application contact CAN project director at southwest@adlercoach.com. If you are a member of the media and would like to schedule an interview with CAN Project leaders, Laura Atwood, Adler School President and Isabel McDougall, CAN Project Director, please contact: Barbara Nixon at 480-200-2026, bnixon5@cox.net or Lee Shapiro at 602-441-3777, coachlee1@cox.net.


Share Your Nonprofit's Technology Success Stories with Net2Ask

Share the challenges your nonprofit organization is facing with new technologies at Net2Ask http://www.netsquared.org/catlist/list/2. Your stories will help inform the bustling community of innovators at netsquared what organizations like yours need to begin using cool new tools like blogging, podcasting and wikis to extend the reach and impact of your work.

Already podcasting?  Blogging for social change? Great! Profile your organization's work on NetSquared in Action http://www.netsquared.org/catlist/list/1. Your profile will help serve as an inspiration to other nonprofits and NGOs trying to figure this new wide web out (and you might even get some good publicity).

Questions or bright ideas? Reach Britt Bravo, Netsquared's Community Builder, at britt@techsoup.org


Mentors Needed: Phoenix Youth At Risk

Phoenix Youth At Risk is looking for individuals to mentor youth committed to changing their lives. Spend time one on one modeling positive behaviors and helping young people make goals for the future. Meet in weekly community workshops. Free mentor training provided. Wednesday night program starts March 1; other opportunities available. Contact Phoenix Youth At Risk at 602-258-1012 or jessica.white@phoenixyouthatrisk.org.


Mentors Needed: Arizona Quest for Kids

Arizona Quest for Kids is a college scholarship program that provides one-on-one mentoring, enrichment activities and family support for low-income students with high academic potential beginning in their 5th grade year and continuing through their senior year in high school. Students who successfully complete the program receive a tuition scholarship for four years of college. My school site is bringing in new students this spring and NEEDS NEW MENTORS! If any of you are interested in a rewarding, relationship-based mentoring experience with a young person this is the program for you. Contact Biss Kuttner-Martinez at 602.745.3803 or email emartinez@msd38.org.


AZFLSE to Invest $55,000 in Law-Related Education Grant Programs

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education will distribute a total of $55,000 toward the Law Related Education grant programs. Distribution of dollars will be made with the consideration of the Foundation priorities and greatest impact from support offered. Award amounts are anticipated to range from $500 to $10,000 dependent upon the grant program and total number of qualifying grant applications received.

Grant applications must be received by the Foundation by March 15, 2006.

For more details on this grant program and how to apply, please go to our website: www.azflse.org, or contact Jeffrey Schrade at Jeffrey.schrade@azflse.org or Lara Slifko at Lara.slifko@azflse.org.


McCarthy to Donate $25,000 Heart Hats Funds to Area Nonprofit Organization

McCarthy Southwest Region raised $25,000 at its annual Heart Hats Golf Tournament and is looking for a way to put this money to use in the community. The construction company invites 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies that serve the metropolitan Phoenix area to complete an application outlining how they would use this donation and the impact it would have in the community. All applications will be reviewed by McCarthy's Heart Hats community involvement committee and the recipient will be announced in April.

Deadline for applications is February 24, 2006. To request an application, please contact Julie Allen at 602.277.9530, x230 or email JAllen@bjc.com.


Affordable Housing Institute Applications Available

The Arizona Department of Housing announces the availability of the 2006 Affordable Housing Institute (AHI) application. The submission deadline is March 10, 2006.

The AHI is an intensive "hands on" technical assistance series in which teams take an actual housing project from concept to fruition. It is highly recommended for nonprofit organizations with limited experience in housing finance and/or development. For more information about the AHI or to make application, call 602-771-1092 or visit www.housingaz.com.


Nominations for 2006 Moral Courage Awards Now Being Accepted

The Martin-Springer Institute invites you to nominate someone for the 2006 Moral Courage Awards. The Martin-Springer Institute began the Moral Courage Awards to foster its mission of using the lessons of the Holocaust to teach about moral courage, altruism and tolerance. These awards educate and inspire others to also exhibit moral courage.

What is moral courage? People who exhibit moral courage: recognize that something is wrong or unfair and oppose it; stand up against prejudice, unfairness or bullying behavior; take a stand that is unpopular or may even harm their reputation or character; advocate for others even in the face of those who have more power than themselves.

The Martin-Springer Institute is looking for community members who have exhibited moral courage. If you know someone like this, nominate her/him simply by writing a one page description of how she/he exemplified moral courage. Please use the description above as a guide. You may complete this form by mailing your letter with the attached nomination form completed by February 17.

Thank you for your nomination. Each nomination reminds us of the hope that we can move our society forward in positive directions.

For more information on how to apply, please contact The Martin-Springer Institute, Box 5624, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, or call 928-523-2464. http://www4.nau.edu/msi/


AAGP Seeks Content-Area Experts for Grant Credentialing Process

The American Association of Grant Professionals is taking the lead to uphold the highest standards of ethical and professional practice among grant practitioners by creating the nation's first valid and viable credentialing process for grant professionals. We've run updates on this process before -- you can find out more at http://www.grantprofessionals.org/credentialing/cred_overview.php. All work at this point is being done under the auspices of Grant Professional Certification Institute, or GPCI. An affiliate of AAGP, GPCI is overseeing and financing the study to define certification standards.

GPCI is now recruiting a pool of 75 to 100 "content-area experts" nationwide to assist in the validation of the testing tool. According to GPCI: "As we develop professional credential standards, we will use the expertise of these current leaders in our field who understand the required knowledge and skills that best define our profession. They will represent grant seekers, grant writers, grant developers, grant managers, funders, policy makers, trainers, legal and financial consultants, evaluators, authors-people around the nation who steer our profession."

Maryn Boess of Just Grants! Arizona is a founding board member of GPCI and a designated content-area expert, and is helping recruit additional content-area experts for the test development process. If you're interested in finding out more and perhaps being nominated to participate, please email your expression of interest and relevant experience to Maryn at mboess@azgrants.com. Please be sure to include your phone number for follow-up.

Professional Meeting Managers Partnership – Spring Semester Begins

The Professional Meeting Managers Partnership program (PMMP) at ASU has developed its spring courses and the emphasis this semester is on Multicultural Issues facing business and the Hospitality Industry.

The first program MULTICULTURALISM: A BUSINESS IMPACT, will be held on Tuesday, February 21 at the Comfort Inn, 1031 E. Apache in Tempe and will be conducted by Karen Garcia-Gonzales, Managing Director of the Multicultural Initiative for Meeting Professionals International. The second offering, MULTICULTURAL SERVICES FOR MULTICULTURAL CUSTOMERS, will be presented by Dr. Denis LecClerc, President of DLC Management Services on Tuesday, March 7, also at the Inn.

For a detailed description of the course and other offerings that ASU is presenting, click on the PMMP website: http://scrd.asu.edu/pmmp or call Jim Fausel, CMP, CMM, Director of the
program at 480-965-0638.


Participate in the eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

N-TEN is part of the steering committee for the eNonprofit Benchmarks Study that is being led by M+R Strategic Services. The eNonprofit Benchmarks Study is collecting and analyzing key online communications data from nonprofit organizations engaged in online activism, online fundraising, and email messaging. The study will measure email open rates, advocacy response rates, online fundraising conversion rates, paid email recruitment trends, and more. The study will establish nonprofit online communications performance benchmarks, giving nonprofits a tool for evaluating the effectiveness of their own online programs, and to compare it to those of similar organizations.

You can help our study! If you work for a nonprofit organization engaged in online activism, online fundraising, and email messaging, please take our confidential online survey sharing some of your organization’s online communications metrics:
(Only one survey response per organization, please.)

The survey includes questions relating to your organization’s budget and staffing, email open rates, response rates, web statistics, etc., and thus may require some research. Any data collected will remain confidential and will only be used in the aggregate. Your organization’s data will not be used individually.

The eNonprofit Benchmarks Study, to be released in early 2006, is sponsored by Advocacy Institute and M+R Strategic Services. It is co-sponsored by Beaconfire, Convio, Donor Digital, GetActive Software, and Kintera. The study also received generous support from the Beldon Fund and the Surdna Foundation. For more information about the eNonprofit Benchmarks Study, please contact Ben Smith at bensmith@mrss.com.



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February Workshop - Planned Giving 101
February 21 (Flagstaff)

Is a planned giving program possible with limited staff and little budget? Absolutely! The next generation will likely inherit $41 trillion from their parents. Your organization simply can't afford not to have a piece of this action. A planned giving program can be as simple as receiving a bequest-in fact, most planned gifts come from a bequest. 

Learning Objectives & Participant Outcomes: Planned Giving 101 will provide the essentials of gift planning emphasizing the operations of a planned giving program as opposed to the mechanics of gift instruments.

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 10 am to 12:00 noon
Location: Nonprofit Resource Center -- East Flagstaff Community Library
Cost: $20 - members of NPRC / $30 - nonmembers

Due to seating, the maximum number of participants is 40. To register, click this link -- http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/Workshops.html.

Presenter: Kristi Edwards, CFRE, CSPG, is the Arizona Community Foundation's (ACF) North Central Regional Manager. She works with the Yavapai County Community Foundation and the Greater Sedona Community Foundation and in Yavapai and Gila Counties. Kristi is a frequent workshop presenter, author of numerous articles, and the Northern Arizona Chapter's Fundraiser of the Year in 2000.


Grantsmanship Essentials: Principles and Practice Six-Week Certificate Course - Just Grants! Arizona
February 22 (Phoenix)

Are you ready to make a deeper commitment to your practice as a grant professional? This six-week, 21-hour course will challenge you to expand your knowledge of effective grantsmanship through intensive, hands-on skill-building experiences. You'll explore in greater depth the essential principles -- the "Five Rules" -- of effective grantsmanship and learn to apply them in the successful grantseeking organization. And you'll work with your instructor and fellow classmates on a specific real-life project from your own grants environment, building a complete, grant-fundable proposal from the inside out, step by step.

Date/Time/Location: Phoenix: Feb. 22-Mar. 29 [Wed. only], 8:30am - 12 noon
Register before Feb. 16 and save $50!
$375 before February 16; $425 after**
Details/To Register: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=405


The Benefits and Challenges of a Member-Based Organization - SAAN
February 22 (Tucson)

Date and Time: February 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Main Library 
Speaker: Vicki Doyle, Vice President, Partner Development and Visitor Services, Metro Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau
Discussion: What should the Membership Structure and annual dues for SAAN be?
Facilitator: TBA

Enter through back door of Library. If locked, ring doorbell. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by February 17, 2006 to SAAN100@aol.com. Questions? Call Artie Stone at 520-403-9871.


You're Hired! Finding Your Next Development Job - Association of Fundraising Professionals
March 1 (Phoenix)

The Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is sponsoring a fast-paced, interactive workshop focused on successfully conducting a job search.  The session will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the Phoenix Country Club (immediately following the AFP luncheon). 

The session will focus on how to conduct a successful job search, tips for creating a great resume, and techniques to impress potential employers during an interview.  Job search tools and resources will be handed out during the workshop.  The cost to attend is $25 for AFP members and $35 for nonmembers.

Speakers include AFP members: Peggy Paullin, MA; Hazel Richards, CFRE; and Karen Ramsey, SPHR.  Each brings a different perspective to the workshop: Peggy has conducted successful development job searches; Hazel recently earned her CFRE certification to enhance her career; and Karen is a human resource professional who has hired hundreds of employees over her 20+ year career.

To register, call Emily Ward at 480-609-3999 or e-mail her at admin@afpaz.org.

Please RSVP no later than Monday, February 27, 2006.


The Grantsmanship Game: Playing to Win - Just Grants! Arizona
March 2-3 (Phoenix)

Arizona's leading workshop on becoming a successful grantseeking organization in an era of change! For beginners and veterans alike, this workshop offers an intensive, hands-on, skill-building approach to corporate and foundation grantsmanship. You'll learn how to build a solid, fundable grant proposal from the inside out and from the bottom up. You'll work with planning tools and worksheets to make your proposals clear, concise, complete, coherent and compelling. And you'll learn how to organize the details of your work in a way guaranteed to take you to the next level of grantseeking success -- no matter where you're starting out.

Date/Time/Location: Phoenix: Mar. 2-3, 9:00am - 4:30pm both days
Register before Feb. 16 and save $30!
$155 before Feb. 16; $185 after**
Details/To Register: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=496


Selecting a Donor Management System - Nonprofit Resource Center
March 9 (Flagstaff)

Whether you are a small grassroots organization or a large nonprofit with thousands of donors, management of donor and prospective donor information is of critical importance. This session will explore the selection and implementation of a donor management system.

Important points that will be covered are: What options are available for donor management systems and where to begin your search. What you need to know before you start. What you need to ask during the search process. What are the keys to implementing a donor management system.

Diana V. Hoyt, CFRE, has over thirty years of professional and volunteer fundraising experience. She markets MatchMaker to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, and also provides fundraising consulting services and training to nonprofit organizations and facilitates board and staff strategic planning retreats.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 11:30AM-1:00 PM
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
Cost: Free for NPRC members, $5 for nonmembers
To RSVP go to this website: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/RSVP.html.

If there are any questions or comments please contact Christina Boyd, Program Manager, NPRC at 928-527-7930.


Using Private Sector Skill to Aid the State of Arizona : Tips on Receiving a Gubernatorial appointment to a State Board or Commission
March 30 (Phoenix)

The March event for Women, Wine and Politics is a great opportunity for women interested in learning more about the process of political appointments. How are individuals selected to serve the governors office? Two key women from Governor Napolitano's office will share their insight, answer questions and discuss their journey that led to the Governor's office.

Women, Wine and Politics showcases featured speakers sharing their knowledge and expertise on various political hot topics and issues effecting our city and state. This non-partisan monthly event invites Republicans, Democrats, Independents and yet-to-decide females of all political stripes to join community leaders, politicians and businesswomen to discuss politics, mix and mingle and learn from those "in the know". Women, Wine and Politics welcomes women throughout the Valley. Speakers are Dora Vazquez and Jeanine L'Ecuyer from the Governor's Office

Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Deb Carstens will be hosting at 7101 N. Desert Fairways. Please RSVP with Laurie via email at laurie@gunslinger-az.com or telephone: 602-522-9333.


Professional Development Opportunities for Nonprofit Leaders
Free Information Sessions (Phoenix)
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


Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* Executive Director - Social Venture Partners Arizona (Phoenix)

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ), a donor advised fund of the Arizona Community Foundation, is a network of accomplished professional individuals who combine the power of business and the passion of philanthropy. Affiliated with SVP International, SVPAZ is a partner driven organization with more than 130 Partners that has given more than $2.3 million dollars back into the nonprofit community in the greater Phoenix area. Building a dynamic connection between entrepreneurial energy and grassroots innovation, SVP Arizona links professionals with nonprofit organizations to make a hands-on difference.

SVPAZ seeks an Executive Director to promote the mission of the organization and develop a culture of delivering superior service and value. The Executive Director must be a skilled leader, facilitator and negotiator, with the ability to both lead and serve a group of passionate, independent individuals. SVP historically has a staff of 2 and a budget of approximately $200,000 (exclusive of approximately $300,000 - $400,000 for grants to nonprofits). Expertise in developing strategic partnerships and 5+ years experience in operational management is required. Candidates are welcome from the for-profit, non-profit, philanthropic and public sectors.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a unique organization that leverages time, expertise and resources to make a strategic investment in the local community.

Send a resume and cover letter to Sarah A. Strunk, Social Venture Partners Board Chair, 2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 202, Phoenix, AZ 85016, with the subject line "SVPAZ Executive Director" no later than February 24, 2006.


*New Listing* Executive Director - Arizona Geriatrics Society (Phoenix)

The executive director position for the AzGS is a part-time position consisting of approximately 20 hours per week. Depending on programs and projects in progress position may require more than the 20 hours estimated. A part-time staff may report to the ED who is responsible for their supervision.

Responsibilities: Develop the Annual conference and other conferences including: exhibits, meeting space, registration. Maintain and promote membership. Secure advertising for the Journal. Work with the Editor to get the Journal into production. Write grants for conference funding. Manage the AGS website. Oversee day-to-day management of the office and operations. Other duties as assigned by the President and/or Board.

Qualifications: minimum five years business experience, fundraising experience preferred. Bachelor's degree required and graduate work preferred. Background in aging field preferred. Conference management experience desired.

Ideally the executive director will have some healthcare experience, a strong management background, an understanding of finance, information systems and strategic planning. The position requires good communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to delegate and follow-up to assure performance goals are being met. The ED is expected to fundraise including writing small grants for funding meetings. The position requires good organization skills and the ability to prioritize work requirements. The ability to work with a wide variety of professionals with differing expectations is necessary, as is an understanding of how to meet these expectations in a satisfactory manner. This person should be a leader who can encourage and facilitate others' involvement in the Society and encourage membership growth and corporate participation.

Salary: dependent on experience.

Submit letter and resume electronically as a Word document to William.arnold@asu.edu. Please include the names and phone numbers of at least two references. Application deadline: February 20, 2006.


*New Listing* Executive Director - Arizona Lost Boys Center (Phoenix)

AZ Lost Boys Center (AZLBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that unites the compassion and resources of Americans with refugees' unwavering determination for a better life to serve the educational, employment, cultural, and emotional needs of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for leadership and management of the AZLBC; oversees all programs, services and activities; promotes cooperation and teamwork among staff, volunteers, and Lost Boys; develops and implements short and long term plans to increase management of the AZLBC by the Lost Boys; maintains sound fiscal management; develops grant and fundraising strategies; and ensures that AZLBC has a visible and effective public image.

Candidates should possess demonstrated skills in interacting with the public and with people from various cultures and socio-economic groups; a high level of interpersonal and teambuilding skills; excellent leadership, management, organization, and supervisory skills; and proven fiscal and fundraising experience.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Nonprofit Management, Business Management or related field or equivalent experience; minimum of five years of management experience with three years in a nonprofit leadership role preferred. Demonstrated ability in public speaking and effective interpersonal skills with people from diverse cultures.

Candidates should submit letter of interest and resume via e-mail to azlostboys@yahoo.com or mail to AZ Lost Boys Center, 1918 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85009.


*New Listing* Center Director - Fresh Start Women's Foundation (Phoenix)

Fresh Start Women's Foundation is seeking a Center Director for the Jewell McFarland Lewis Women's Resource Center. This comprehensive self-help center has become a national model for empowering women and Fresh Start is looking for a capable executive to help continue the center's growth. The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader with excellent operational skills, someone who thinks strategically, is innovative and results oriented and has a client and marketing orientation. A proven track record is required. Only passionate, professionals need apply. Send resume to: kpreston@fswf.org.


*New Listing* Development Director - Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (Phoenix)

A national nonprofit serving student's with print disabilities seeks an organized, development professional to manage the corporate and foundation giving program, the individual giving program, public relations and other fundraising projects for the Arizona Unit. This position requires an enthusiastic self-starter who has excellent written and people skills and who can work independently as well as in a team. Grant writing experience in an educational or nonprofit organization is preferred. Familiarity with the Raising More Money fundraising model and Raiser's Edge 7.1 experience a plus.

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic offers competitive salary, excellent benefits and generous time off policy. Please send resume with salary requirements to: RFB&D, Attn: Human Resources; 20 Roszel Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. Fax: 609-243-7093 employment@rfbd.org. EOE. No relocation package available. Deadline to apply: February 17, 2006.


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

Childhelp Children's Center of AZ is a children's advocacy center responsible for the investigation and treatment of child abuse and seeks an experienced F/T Licensed Psychologist. Position requires clinical experience with children and adolescents, play therapy and CBT. 5 years trauma & abuse treatment required. EMDR, forensic and courtroom experience helpful. Responsibilities include administration, clinical supervision, grant administration, as well as a clinical caseload. Salary $65K - $74K. Send letter of application, vitae and three letters of recommendation to: Bill Copeland, Director, fax 602-282-0102 or bcopeland@childhelpusa.org. Open until filled.


*New Listing* Director of Marketing/PR - Arizona Opera (Phoenix)

Arizona Opera is seeking a Director of Marketing/ Public Relations for its operations. This position is responsible for creating and implementing all marketing strategies to generate $3.1 million in annual ticket revenue. Arizona Opera produces five fully staged Opera productions in Phoenix and Tucson each season.

The Director of Marketing/PR oversees subscriber acquisition and retention campaigns, single ticket campaigns, and the development of new audiences. Candidate should be familiar with patron segmentation, CRM initiatives, yield management strategies and analysis, e-commerce and website development and maintenance, promotions, telemarketing, and group sales. The Director administrates all communiqués and advertising efforts through direct mail, print, radio, TV and outdoor campaigns. Public relations responsibilities include oversight of key messages, relations with press and constituents, maintaining the company's image as well as profiling the performances and artists in national and local media. The Director of Marketing/PR oversees front of house operations at the venues, all box office activities and negotiates key vendor agreements. 

The Director of Marketing/ PR is responsible for developing departmental budgets and financial reporting, forecasting sales for subscription and single ticket sales and is a key member of the senior staff. This position supervises a staff of eight, including box office, PR, and database manager.

The ideal candidate should possess knowledge of operatic repertoire and artists to assist in planning and promotion of the performances. Arizona Opera is one of the major arts organizations in the state serving Phoenix and Tucson. Work environment is artistic, creative and fast-paced. Salary is commensurate w/ experience, including medical/dental, 401k savings plan, plus vacation and holiday pay. Interested candidates submit resume & cover letter by February 17, 2006 via email to betty@azopera.com, Fax 602-266-5806 or Mail 4600 N. 12 th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 ATTN: Human Resources/ Betty Wildes.


*New Listing* Finance Officer - Mungapi Family Wellness Center, Inc. (Tuba City)

Position will perform a variety of professional financial and administrative duties including operations, marketing; in addition supervise the Center while the Director is away. Requirements are a bachelor degree in accounting or business administration and knowledge of MIP Nonprofit Accounting Software, or 5 years of progressively responsible accounting experience. Any combination of education and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge for successful performance will qualify.

Applications can be picked up at the Center with a complete job description and duties. Native American Preference laws will be followed. Salary is negotiable based on education and experience. Position is open until filled. Funds subject to availability. For more information on this position or to apply, please direct inquiries to POB 1488, Tuba City, Arizona 86045, 928-283-2932, fax 928-283-2931, or famwell@citlink.net.


*New Listing* Foundation Grants and Program Manager - VistaCare Hospice Foundation (Phoenix)

While working in a Class A office environment in Scottsdale, the Grants Manager is responsible for helping the caregivers of people facing end of life decisions by providing grants for last wishes and basic human needs through consultative support with 60 programs around the country.

Developing outcome measurements for grant activity and assisting program personnel in soliciting timely feedback on family satisfaction. Collaborating with strategic partners for professional and community-wide educational efforts and end of life care education and research. Providing consulting support for fundraising efforts, event planning and community collaboration projects. Assisting program personnel in setting specific goals and objectives of community based initiatives, developing outcome measurements and evaluation process. Designing customized promotional and content materials for specific audiences including funeral directors and other stakeholders. Assisting in design and managing an on going internal and external communications program related to Foundation activities. Supporting and assisting media-relations efforts to maximize visibility of Foundation supported activity. Recruiting, training and managing volunteer staff support as needed to support Foundation initiatives. Ability to work hours outside the standard 8-5 timeframe and to travel, if necessary.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, three years successful professional non-profit fund development and or fund raising experience or any equivalent combination of education and or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising preferably for a social service organization. Requires exceptional research skills as well as verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should be well organized, people-oriented, able to multitask, and able to maintain effective working relationships.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: John Vack, VistaCare Hospice Foundation, 4800 N. Scottsdale Rd, #5000; Scottsdale, AZ 85251 or e-mail to: John.Vack@Vistacare.com.


*New Listing* House Manager (Part Time) - Arizona Transplant House Foundation (Phoenix)

Unique opportunity for a flexible caring individual to contribute to the leadership of a hospitality house about to undergo rapid growth and change. The Arizona Transplant House provides 7 spacious rooms in a secluded home on six acres in N. Scottsdale, for patients, families and caregivers waiting for and recovering from an organ Transplant at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. We are a non profit foundation, separate from Mayo, with a mission to provide high quality, affordable accommodations in a caring home-like environment. Our overwhelming success since inception in 1999, combined with Mayo's desire to address a growing number of other patients with special convalescent needs, has led to a bold new vision: extending our model to a broader range of patients, changing our name to the Arizona Hospitality Village, and over time constructing a ten building Hospitality Village on Mayo's hospital campus in Phoenix. To allow our Executive Director the flexibility to participate in the planning and implement

Reporting to the Executive Director, this exempt person will be responsible for the seamless, effective and caring operation of the house. We anticipate a 20 hour week comprising both weekday and some weekend shifts each month. These hours will increase during the summer, including some 40 hour weeks keyed to the Executive Director's schedule. In a nutshell, this individual will wear many hats - from hands on innkeeper and sensitive confidant to crisp administrator. Our ideal candidate will have not for profit experience, perhaps in social services or health care, understand how to work with volunteers, and possess the psychosocial skills necessary for working with families in crisis. Your level of experience will be less important than the quality thereof; and this may be an interesting position for someone with very substantial experience considering a "second career." While competitive compensation will be negotiated, our successful candidate will see this role as a calling, more attracted by the nature.

Please email your resume to Vance Howe at annvance@cox.net who will in return provide a copy of the full position specification allowing further insight into the situation.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Civitan Foundation (Phoenix)

Camp Director / Special Needs Camp

The Civitan Foundation is seeking a Camp director to lead its nonprofit special needs camp. The camping programs have been in operation for more than 10 years, with 10-12 weeks of camping sessions held in the cool pines of Williams, Arizona. The camp has undergone many upgrades and new structures in the last few years and is ADA compliant.

The Civitan Foundation is licensed for respite, habilitation, and attended care; many campers utilize this service for payment and care. The Position will include the overall camp operations, development and implementation of new programs and all activities. Coordinate outdoor educational, fun camping sessions. Introduce new experiences, to include art, music, cooking, wildlife and other interesting topics. Organize the assignment of campers to specific weeks. Camp at this time is predominantly summer season only. We would love to increase weeks to include some year-round camping events. Plan and facilitate special weekend groups to camp. Maintain and increases the capacity of respite care. Facilitate education and outreach to families with developmental disability children and adults.

Applicant must posses strong communication skills, recruit, develop and train staff and volunteers. Work closely with volunteer coordinator to help develop new training and recruitment. Oversee the scheduling of staff, providers and clients. Recruit and retain new campers and clients for programs. Maintain strong parent and caregiver relations.

Camping sessions will include private on-site accommodations, board and transportation. Salary and benefits. For more information, call 602-953-2944 or email campcivitan1@cox.net. View our website www.campcivitan.org.

Volunteer Coordinator

The Civitan Foundation is seeking a volunteer coordinator to help recruit and train youth to help organize and operate summer camp for developmental children and adults. Camp Civitan operates 10 week-long camping sessions in Williams, AZ for the developmentally disabled, and has for more than 10 years. Recruitment for camp, will take place throughout the entire state to find dedicated youth to volunteer and help make camp the best adventure for all attendees. The Coordinator must work well with youth and be able to train and keep the youth motivated. Each session requires approx 20 volunteers for one-week sessions. This position is for the camping season, but has many opportunities to develop into a full-time year round position, with the growth of the Foundation. The position will include private on-site accommodations and board must attend and be present for all camping sessions. For more information, call 602-953-2944 or email campcivitan1@cox.net. View our website www.campcivitan.org.


*New Listing* Community Development Specialist II - Arthritis Foundation (Phoenix)

Under the general supervision of the Community Development Specialist III, the Community Development Specialist - II is responsible for the overall development of Juvenile Arthritis (JA) services and programs. Plan and execute all JA programs including the overnight camp (Camp Cruz) and monthly family/youth activities. Plan and implement a Day Camp and Teen programs for JA youth. Interface with physicians referring JA youth to AF. Responsible for marketing of the JA program and planning and implementing events. Implement and maintain arthritis information outreach to the community. This will include assuring that information on arthritis and the Foundation are available to the medical community and patients. Management and interaction with volunteers will be developed and maintained.

Bachelor's degree required with a major in recreation, social work, education is preferred. Two or more years experience working in youth development with an agency or department is preferred. Youth camping and program design experience is preferred. Experience with children with arthritis or other health related disorders is desired. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently. Experience working in a voluntary health agency is helpful.

Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office is required. A valid driver's license and an insured vehicle are required. Salary: Starting at $26,000 +, DOE. Full benefit package.

Apply to: Submit cover letters and resumes at tavery@arthritis.org or mail to Exec. VP of Administration, Arthritis Foundation, 1313 E. Osborn, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Website: www.arthritis.org.


*New Listing* Resource Development Associate - Kids Voting USA (Tempe)

Kids Voting USA is accepting applications for a Resource Development Associate to assist CEO with proposals to foundations and corporate sponsors. Principal duties include: researching opportunities, drafting proposals, managing proposal process, and coordination of efforts by members of board. Candidates must have strong writing skills, be highly organized and able to work effectively in a team environment. Grant writing experience is desirable but not essential. Candidates should have a Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in the social sector. Salary is negotiable based on experience.

Mail Resumes to: Director of Administration, Kids Voting USA, 3933 S. McClintock Dr., Suite 505, Tempe, AZ 85282.


*New Listing* Grant Writer Specialist - American Red Ross (Phoenix)

American Red Cross seeks a part-time Grant Writer Specialist for researching grant opportunities, writing appropriate grant applications, and maintaining relationships with grantors. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience; three plus years in creative and technical writing; demonstrated success in securing funding and preparing Requests for Proposals; and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. The hourly rate for this position is $19.25 - $21.65 per hour depending on experience. Please submit your resume with cover letter to hr@arizonaredcross.org. EOE/AA.


*New Listing* Program Manager - The JOE FOSS Institute

The Program Manager is responsible for the Veterans Inspiring Patriotism program in the eastern portion of the United States. This person will focus on the execution and promotion of the program in that territory. This individual works with the senior Program Manager and Vice President to set program direction, coordinate partnerships, and assure the Institute is adequately represented. This person will develop and maintain strong relationships with schools, youth organizations and veterans in that region. The position will require limited travel with the majority of communications being accomplished through email, telephone and mail.

The idea candidate will be proficient in MS Word, Excel and Access. The individual must have strong time management skills, ability to effectively communicate through written and oral means, and possess the personal initiative to work independently. Preference will be given to the candidate that has nonprofit and/or sales experience.

For a complete job description or to apply email your resume and salary requirements epfossinstitute@aol.com or fax to 480-348-8980.


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

East Valley nonprofit seeking candidate for Case Management position. Candidate responsible for low case load of 15 client families. Pleasant working environment and great benefit package. A Bachelor degree in social services or related field required.

$27K DOE (depending on experience), excellent benefits, EOE. Fax resume to Laura S. at 480-898-1191 or e-mail resume to lauras@savethefamily.org.


*New Listings* *Multiple Listings* The Bethesda House (Phoenix)

Part Time Case Manager

Responsibilities include managing the transition of newly released incarcerated women; developing relationships prior to release, weekly accountability meetings, occasional weekend and evening events. This position will work closely with the house manager. Generic computer skills needed for reports, must be flexible with hours and MUST be a Christian, and either a recovered addict with a proven track record of sobriety for more than five years; formally incarcerated and living successfully in the community for not less than three years; or a degree in Women's Studies or Criminal Justice.

House Manager

Responsibilities include living on site at the Bethesda House Women's Christian Discipleship Program. Managing the daily operations of the Bethesda House including morning corporate prayer, resident house meetings, inventory, assisting with transportation needs for women residents, small maintenance. Must be a Christian with strong knowledge of the Word, a recovered addict or similar past tribulation is preferred.

For more information please call Women Living Free Ministries' office at 602-973-9662.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Florence Immigrant & Refugee Project, a legal services nonprofit, has four job openings:

  • (2) Staff Attorneys
  • Pro Bono Coordinator
  • Social Worker

Visit http://www.firrp.org/jobs.asp for complete details.


*New Listing* Project Assistant - Rebuilding Together (Phoenix)

Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun is seeking a Project Assistant to provide professional services in the area of free home repairs to low-income homeowners in Maricopa County. The individual must be a team leader and be able to work independently. Major duties include: event management, some bookkeeping and payroll duties, information management (website), filing systems, grant management, budgeting and coordination of activities with the Board of Directors and sponsors.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary, based on experience and a benefits package that includes medical, vacation and holiday pay. A Bachelor's degree is required and 1 to 3 years nonprofit experience preferred. A high level of computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications as well as HTML is desirable. Fluent (oral & written) in Spanish a must!

Please mail, email or fax a cover letter and resume to: Rebuilding Together at 2123 S. Priest Drive, #213, Tempe, AZ 85015. You may fax us at 480-774-0136 or email dennis@rebuildingtogetherphx.org.

*New Listing* Executive Assistant to the Board of Supervisors - Coconino County Human Resources (Tuba City)

Under general supervision schedules and controls appointment calendars; formats, composes and types correspondence and other documents from written drafts and dictating equipment of routine, complex and confidential matters; schedules, gathers materials and prepares agenda for various meetings; prepares reports and maintains records; establishes and maintains complex filing systems; exercises discretion and judgment on minor administrative decisions; may supervise and train subordinate staff. Essential functions of this position include: driving; sitting at desk to perform duties; working with and around others; dealing with interruptions from phones and requests from the public; repetitive motion (hand-wrist and elbow-shoulder) for computer input; vision-acuity (near) for computer screen; speech (ordinary conversation) for communicating with the public, staff and Supervisors; touch (finger dexterity) for computer input, etc.

This position will provide direct support for Elected County Supervisor; may be required to work occasional evening or weekend hours; may be asked to represent assigned Supervisor at community or chapter meetings or forums; candidates selected for interview may be asked to complete a writing sample as part of the interview process.

Qualifications: Bilingual-Navajo/English (candidates will be required to demonstrate fluency in Navajo as part of interview process). Five years experience performing general secretarial or office work; including two years in an administrative capacity; or, any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Must obtain an Arizona driver's license by date of hire and maintain it throughout employment.

Ideal candidate must be bilingual Navajo & English. One-person office; must be able to work with limited supervision. Attends local area meetings as a representative of the assigned supervisor as required.

Preferences: Experience with Word, Outlook, Excel, Access; experience setting up and maintaining databases; experience with calendaring to schedule appointments and meetings.

For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact Coconino County Human Resources, 219 East Cherry Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, or call 928-779-6702. Applicants may also contact the Tuba City Branch Office, West Maple, Tuba City, AZ 86045, or call 928-283-4518.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness (Phoenix)

ACEH searching for administrative assistant to support executive director and assist in coordination of agency activities. Must have excellent verbal and writing skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Word & internet. Able to learn Quickbooks, Excel, Access & other programs as needed. Must be self-starter; able to work independently. Salary/benefits competitive. E-mail resume to jtaylor@azceh.org or fax to 602-257-8951.

*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* PREHAB (Multiple Locations)

For more information on any of the following positions, or to apply, please visit www.prehab.org or call (480) 464-7466 (Human Resources Department).

East Valley Openings
  • Client Care Worker - BA pref, various positions in youth residential centers, behavioral health exp. Pref.
  • Behavioral Health Paraprofessional -DV shelter, exp. w/ crisis and counseling pref.
  • In-Home Respite Worker - P/T, working w/children in their homes.
  • Facilities Manager - Must provide own transportation. Exp in all areas of maintenance (carpentry, remodel, plumbing, electrical) Supervisory exp.
  • Afterschool Day Program - P/T, 2:30P-8;30P Mon-Fri, working w/ children ages 5-12.
  • Parent Support Partner - F/T, BA pref, exp with domestic violence, exp working w/ children.
  • Clinical Liaison - F/T, Mon-Fri (10A-7P) MA req'd, must be licensed in the State of AZ.
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - F/T, Mon-Fri, licensed RN, AZ state board certification, must have full prescription authority.
  • Recreation Specialist - P/T, homeless shelter, work w/ group of youth, exp w/ at-risk youth.
  • Child Care Teacher - F/T or P/T, Pref training in Early Child Educ, 2 yrs in licensed care facility pref.
  • Shift Director - F/T, working in RTC for youth boys, supervisory and BH exp.

West Valley Openings  

  • Program Supervisor - F/T, Exp working in DV Shelters. Supervisory exp. Bilingual Span pref.
  • Client Care Worker - P/T, F/T & Overnight, BA pref, Exp. w/domestic violence populations, Bilingual Span pref
  • Child Development Teacher - P/T, Pref training in Early Child Educ, 2 yrs in licensed care facility pref
  • Housekeeping - F/T, housekeeping exp preferred, lift a minimum of 25lbs, customer service, Bilingual Span pref
  • Family Support Partner - F/T, HS req., exp working with children w/ behavioral disorders.
  • Clinical Liaison - F/T, Mon-Fri (10A-7P) MA req'd, must be licensed in the State of AZ.
  • Cook - F/T, DV shelter, cook for 50-80 people, food handlers license req'd.
  • Community Education Specialist - F/T, working w/ at-risk youth, exp w/ group classes for youth and parents. Bilingual (Spanish) pref.

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

For more information, or to apply for any of the following positions, send resume or complete application: 650 N. 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003; fax to 602-256-7356 or email to m.stilwell@nativeconnections.org.

Outpatient Enrollment Specialist

The Outpatient Enrollment Specialist: Maintains Client Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) eligibility, enrollment and enrollment status processes; Coordinates / interviews eligible clients to obtain enrollment documents from clients and files AHCCCS enrollments with DES/AHCCCS; Develops and maintains a database for tracking enrollment processes and provides enrollment reports to the Regional Behavioral Health Authority and monthly enrollment reports to NACI Administration. The position requires professional interpersonal and organizational skills, as interfacing with the public and other professionals and coordinating multiple activities are primary behaviors in successfully meeting the objectives of the position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Verifies / evaluates and records client AHCCCS enrollment status. Interviews and obtains required documents from clients for AHCCCS enrollment processes. Files with DES/AHCCCS completed client enrollment documents. Checks PRIDUS and MHS daily and follows up to correct any errors. Works closely with finance to ensure that all data needed for billing purposes is entered accurately and timely. Researches closed client records and develops Title XIX status reports.

Qualifications: Basic working knowledge of windows based software systems. Experience in AHCCCS enrollment and benefit verification processes. Bachelor's degree in related field or any combination of experience and education indicative of success in assigned duties.

Preference is given to qualified Native American Applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act. If claiming a preference, a copy of valid documentation must accompany the employment application.

Behavioral Health Specialist

The BHS is responsible for the safety of all clients and the facility, monitor daily house keeping and report required maintenance of the facility. The BHS must secure the facility, lock the gates and staff offices at designated curfew each night, and log the presence/absence of each client at this time. The BHS must prepare a written report of clients activities each night, checking for attendance at mandatory meetings. The BHS assigns house duties to each client on a weekly rotation basis. The BHS observes clients self-administration of medications and documents that action. The BHS must notify their supervisor of any incidents that require an incident report. The BHS is responsible for securing the property and assisting in all inventory control.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Responsible for the safety of facility and clients during shift hours. Observe client self-administration of medications. Document in the Bed Check Log, and Daily Log, incident reports when necessary, shift change. Monitor daily house keeping, general house maintenance, and report repairs to maintenance department. Preparation of beds and rooms for admitting clients. Distribution of linens, personal hygiene items, maintain inventory and order required program supplies.

Qualifications: One to two years experience in behavioral health field and understanding of the recovery process of the chemically dependent individual. If a recovering individual, be chemically free for a minimum of one year of sobriety. Oral skill to effectively communicate the rules and guidelines of the agency in an assertive manner. Written skill to document night activities, incident reports and bed logs. Work independently and make responsible decisions in crisis situations. Understanding of the Native American individual--Indian preference. Valid Arizona driver's license preferred. High School Diploma or GED required.

Preference is given to qualified Native American Applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act. If claiming a preference, a copy of valid documentation must accompany the employment application.

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: Reviews 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. Consults with Nutritionist to ensure proper diet. Ensures proper food preparation techniques to produce appetizing, safe and nutritious meals according to the approved menus. Prepares food orders for food items from purveyor bi-monthly and from grocery stores weekly in accordance with the menu. Prepares reports of per meal costs. Maintains inventory of food and maintains records and reports as required. Operates all equipment and uses food preparation techniques in accordance with safety regulations. Ensures sanitary condition of all equipment, work areas, dining areas, and food storage areas to comply with Arizona Department of Health Services.

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.

Training & Human Resource Development Coordinator

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.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Ensure the integration of the organization Vision and Mission through employee orientation, ongoing training and organizational involvement. Prioritize Cultural Competency and understanding of Native healing practices in all required employee training and organizational development. Ensure that Cultural Competency training meets the needs of the behavioral health, housing and community economic development projects which we manage or participate in through collaborative ventures with community partners. Direct the design, delivery and documentation of licensure and agency required training programs ensuring that training delivered exceeds state, tribal, and other contractual obligations for a licensed Behavioral Health and Affordable Housing provider. Develop in-house training delivery systems utilizing existing staff content experts and extensive collaboration with community partners.

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.

Preference is given to qualified Native American Indian applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act. If claiming preference, a copy of valid documentation must accompany employment application.

Child Care Provider

Duties include, but are not limited to: Attend to children at Guiding Star Learning Center. Oversee feeding or any playing activity in lunch room. Organize and participate in recreational activities such as games. Read to children & teach them simple painting, drawing, hand games and songs. Serve meals & refreshments to children. Regulate rest time. Discipline children & recommend or initiate other measures to control behavior, such as caring for own clothing & picking up toys or books.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED preferred. One year work experience in child care. Fingerprint Clearance card, or ability to obtain. CPR and First Aid Certificates. Knowledge of the economic, educational and social problems of Native Americans. Knowledge of parenting skills and methods of behavior modification and discipline of children from dysfunctional family systems.

Preference is given to qualified Native American Indian applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act. If claiming preference, a copy of valid documentation must accompany employment application.

Case Manager

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: c omplete initial orientation and admission of incoming clients. Complete all intake forms with clients and notify clinical supervisor and primary counselor of any missing documentation. Assist with or facilitate skill groups; coach individuals and/or groups in life skills development. Provide referral for emergency stabilization needs. Develop individual and client cultural competencies. Emergency follow-up on any communicable diseases noted during intake.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in behavioral health field, OR Bachelor's degree in any field and one year work experience in behavioral health service delivery, OR any combination of education, professional training or work experience totaling a minimum of four years. Experience in working with Native Americans desirable. Understand the dynamics of chemical dependency and demonstrate the ability to integrate the knowledge for practical application. Know the economic, educational and social problems of Native Americans and referral sources available for services. Able to work well with others in a team approach. Capable of generating the written data and reports necessary for contract compliance. Valid Arizona Driver license. Valid CPR, First Aid, Fingerprint Certificates after hire.

Preference is given to qualified Native American Applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act. If claiming a preference, a copy of valid documentation must accompany the employment application.

Intake Specialist

The Intake Specialist maintains a professional working relationship with numerous behavioral health and social service agencies for the purpose of referring clients in/out of NAC programs. The Intake Specialist maintains a daily waiting list of clients and coordinates all placements of NAC clients for both residential and outpatient treatment. The Intake Specialist II completes all client assessments in a timely manner and recommends placement either at NAC or to the most appropriate agency.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist clerical staff in general office procedures and scheduling of all referrals for client assessment. Complete all assessments and place client in appropriate service within NAC or make referrals to the provider network. Schedule all clients for timely admission to residential or outpatient by priority (i.e., pregnant, crisis medical needs, homeless, etc.). Keep a written waiting list of all clients making contact with Native American Connections, Inc. and appropriate action taken for ValueOptions and NAC needs assessment. Notify clients and referral sources of all documents and needs for entering treatment. Assist in the preparation of all IHS (CDMIS), Title XIX data entry forms and ValueOptions forms.

Qualifications: Masters degree in behavioral health or related field (from Masters program of at least 48 hours) and one or more years of counseling experience. Must be certified by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. Knowledgeable about the economic, educational and social challenges of Native Americans. Able to function as a team member. Familiar with assessment tools that pertain to substance abuse, depression, and other behavioral health issues. Possess effective written and communication skills to engage clients in the treatment process and record necessary assessment information.

Preference is given to qualified Native American Applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act. If claiming a preference, a copy of valid documentation must accompany the employment application.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Rebuilding Together Southwest AmeriCorps*VISTA Project (Multiple Locations)

The Rebuilding Together Southwest AmeriCorps*VISTA Project is currently seeking (7) exceptional individuals to serve in Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Colorado Springs, Colorado; St. Louis, Missouri and Washington D.C. as Americorps*VISTA members.

Rebuilding Together is a growing national nonprofit organization with over 250 chapters in United States. Rebuilding Together's mission is to repair the homes of low-income elderly and people with disabilities so that they may live warm, safe and dry. We are a dynamic growing grassroots organization that helps thousands of homeowners remain in their homes each year. Like Habitat for Humanity, we use teams of volunteers to do major repairs on the homes of the elderly and those with disabilities in poverty.

In addition to the many benefits of VISTA service, we pay for our VISTAs to attend interesting out of state trainings and conferences. Our VISTAs take charge of a particular program area and create infrastructure so that the program can continue after the service year. We love self-starters who can dive in, take ownership and develop the vision of their host organization. We look for individuals with a commitment to helping others, and excellent organization/writing/presentation skills. Degree or relevant life experience required. Recent college grads, retirees, stay-at-home moms looking to return to the workforce and those looking for second careers or experience in nonprofits are welcome! Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps*VISTA positions are full-time volunteers with non-profit organizations for a one-year term of service. VISTAs receive around $800.00 per month as a living stipend to cover basic living expenses. Other benefits include: the choice of an education award of $4,725.00 (before taxes) upon completion of service to pay off student loans or apply towards more schooling or an end of service cash stipend of $1200.00 (before taxes), moving allowance (if relocating), health insurance, child care benefits, and a support network of other VISTAs. Must be 18 or older and have college degree or life experience and no other school or work commitments. VISTAs may not be in school or have other outside paid employment while they serve.

To Apply: 7 positions open in Arizona, Missouri, Colorado,and Washington D.C. that begin on April 25, 2006. Interviews will take place in February. Apply online at www.americorps.org, (Select "Join Now" link, then search by VISTA and state of interest, then scroll down to Rebuilding Together), then email Jessica Lowe, RT VISTA Program Coordinator your resume at rtvistacoord@yahoo.com or call 303-961-7815 with questions.


Director of Major Gifts - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

The Director of Major Gifts will assist with the identification, cultivation, retention and development of Leadership Givers. Responsibilities: manage and execute programs for annual donors of $1000 and above; work closely with key donors and volunteers in the acquisition and retention of members; work closely with President and Development staff in the identification and cultivation of potential members; identify industries, demographics or geographic areas with high potential for member recruitment and create strategies to access these potential members; coordinate with Development and Marketing Departments; plan and orchestrate fundraising and special events for leadership prospects and donors. Ability to work hours outside the standard 8-5 timeframe and to travel, if necessary.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, three years successful professional nonprofit fund development and or fund raising experience or any equivalent combination of education and or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising preferably for a social service organization. Requires exceptional research skills as well as verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should be well organized, people-oriented, able to multitask, and able to maintain effective working relationships.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, 1010 E McDowell Rd., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85006/Email: lcallan@bbbsaz.org. EEO/MFDV.


Director of Philanthropy - Valley of the Sun United Way Foundation, Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Unique opportunity to measurably impact the top human care priorities in Valley communities as part of a dynamic leadership team. Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) is seeking a highly skilled senior financial development leader to develop and execute VSUW Foundation strategies and activities. Reporting to the Foundation CEO and President of VSUW, this new position will create and implement plans for the Foundation's endowment and planned giving initiatives, establish and evolve infrastructure to support growth, cultivate productive and diverse relationships, manage and mentor staff, and integrate efforts with other functional areas of the organization. Ideal candidate will have seven to 10 years of successful experience in foundation, planned giving, capital campaign and endowment programs, with at least five in management roles. Must have technical know how in program and product development and implementation, excellent leadership and managerial skills, natural ability to cultivate and sustain relations.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, outstanding benefits and relocation assistance if required. Email resume to palmercom@cox.net or fax to 602-604-9045.


Manager of Major Giving - PetsMart Charities (Phoenix)

PETsMART headquarters (Store Support Group) in Phoenix, Arizona currently has an opening for a Manager of Major Giving. The Manager of Major Giving is responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of donors $5,000 and above and the development of planned giving objectives, strategies, and tactics used for PETSMART Charities to build major and planned giving revenue from current and prospective donors. Identifies, develops, implements, and monitors major giving fundraising strategies, and works with the Director of Marketing and Development to set annual goals and analyze donor demographics for specific targeted solicitations. Develops a planned giving strategic plan, which outlines strategies, tactics and timelines for cultivating/growing donors, implementing donor prospect/research, management of prospect and invitation lists and acknowledgement system for major and planned gift donations. Conducts analysis and develops reports to analyze campaigns.

Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, or related field from a four-year college or university; and a minimum of five years experience in one or more of the following areas: major and/or planned giving fundraising, and annual and/or capital fundraising, coupled with solid business acumen. Candidate with demonstrated animal welfare advocacy preferred.

For more information or to apply online please visit us at www.petsmartjobs.com or to be routed directly to the application please click here.


Director of Development and Administration - Unlimited Potential (Phoenix)

Director of Development and Administration sought for a South Phoenix educational program serving primarily Hispanic women, children and families. Duties include fundraising, grant writing, outreach and networking. Minimum education: Bachelor's Degree required. Preferred but not required: Administrative experience, Spanish/English proficiency.

E-mail resume and questions to: u-potential@qwest.net.


Vice President of Development - Alexis de Tocqueville Society, Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Creative and strategic opportunity to impact the most vital human care issues in the Valley as part of a dynamic, caring team. Valley of the Sun United Way is seeking a highly skilled major gifts development officer to lead and execute the Alexis de Tocqueville Society efforts which include investors of $10,000 or more, working in conjunction with the annual Workplace Campaign. Reporting to the SVP of Development, this position will create and implement strategies and plans for major gifts; supervise and develop the Society staff; cultivate productive and diverse relationships; staff volunteer leadership and manage recruitment for activities and committees; serve as a collaborative member of the development leadership team; and help increase and evolve product offerings and revenue over time. Ideal candidate will have five to seven years of technically diverse development, donor relations and moves management experience, with at least four years in major gifts and supervisory roles.

Compensation includes a competitive salary and outstanding benefits. Email resume to palmercom@cox.net or fax to 602-604-9045.


Manager of Finance and Lending - Self-Employment Loan Fund (Phoenix)

The Manager of Finance & Lending is responsible for overseeing all lending activities at SELF. The position is required to establish and oversee all operations of lending department; recruit, hire, train, and supervise underwriter activities; and conduct project management, public relations, financial reporting.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Public Relations: Represent agency at community functions and with national project; increase community awareness of SELF services. Data Management: Maintain and oversee all borrowers' files; monitor loan performance and compliance. Client support: Participate in or represent borrowers at loan committee meetings; provide technical assistance to borrowers; perform business coach and facilitator duties as needed (facilitate peer group meetings, assist in loan packaging, provide technical assistance).

Qualifications: BS in business related field or commensurate work experience with on-the-job training; Two or more years experience in accounting, finance, lending, self-employment, or micro enterprise; Advanced understanding of budgeting, marketing, accounting, lending, and finance; Proficiency in Microsoft Office and related products; Experience developing organizational growth plans and budget management; Ability to write and communicate effectively in public forums; Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and community organizations; Bilingual is a plus; Commitment to the philosophy of Self-Employment Loan Fund's vision, mission, goals and objectives.

Join the SELF team to work in an exciting environment with competitive pay and benefits! Position is part-time, non-exempt. Salary range is $35,000 to $50,000, DOE. Benefits include paid vacation, parking garage, retirement plan, and more. To apply, send resume to Sonia Singh, soniasingh@selfloanfund.org. Contact: Sonia Singh at 602-340-8834. Email: soniasingh@selfloanfund.org. Website: http://www.selfloanfund.org.


West Valley Resource Center Coordinator/ Family Care Consultant - Alzheimer's Association (Sun City)

Provide case management and related services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families, in keeping with the Desert Southwest Chapter's vision, mission, and goals. Provide community outreach and education, with a special focus on coordinating the operations of the West Valley Resource Center. The position involves significant teamwork and collaborative efforts with staff, volunteers, and aging/social services organizations in Central Arizona.

Preferred qualifications include a progressively responsible work history of case management or similar work with vulnerable older adults. A Master's degree in Social Work, Gerontology, or a related field is highly preferred. Effective communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential.

This position is based in Sun City, Arizona. Competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes and salary expectations to: John Durbin, Director of Central Arizona Region & Government Affairs, Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 East McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006. John.Durbin@alz.org. 602-528-0545.


Day Camp Director (Seasonal) - Arizona Cactus Pine Girls Scouts (Phoenix)

Responsible for the management and direction of a day camp. Direct summer day camp programs through the development of program resources, delivery of camp staff training, and on-site program management. Participate in the recruitment, interviewing, selection and placement of camp staff. Develop, with Project Manager, and coordinate the delivery of pre-camp and in-service staff training; maintain routines, schedules and procedures for camp operation.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Katie Dailey at 602-253-6359 or katiedailey@girlscoutsaz.org.


Program Coordinator - Arizona Association of Community Health Centers (Phoenix)

Reporting to the Director of Outreach and Enrollment, the Program coordinator is a full-time exempt position. The primary responsibility of this position is to Coordinate compliance activities of AACHC grants and contracts with federal, state, and other agencies and assist with implementation and coordination of women's health programs in the areas of health education, outreach, research, leadership, and clinical.

Qualifications for this position include: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Health or closely related field with knowledge of health care project management OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Have at least 1 year previous experience in public health or health care setting; preferably involving state and federal health care programs. Grant writing and research experience preferred. Send resume and cover letter to: NadineC@aachc.org or Nadine Cummins, 320 W. McDowell Rd Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85004.


Sports Coordinator - Special Olympics Arizona (Phoenix)

Provides administrative support to Sports Department staff; service requests from local programs for information and support regarding state competitions. Manages all elements of competition registration and athlete entry, including assembly and distribution of informational packets for participants, coaches, and local coordinators, transmittal of entry confirmations to local coordinators, and preparation of reports, forms, and badges for use during competitions. Ensures that all registration applications including medicals for each state-sponsored competition are on file. Tracks the registration and participation of athletes in all state and area events; prepare annual report on athlete registration and participation. Assists with coach registration, data entry, and other clerical duties on the day of competition. Assists in planning for state competition and training events, consistent with established standards, including housing arrangements, preparation of contracts, and acquisition of needed supplies and equipment. Provides administrative and clerical support for operation of sports programs, including copying, mailing and filing. Serves as the staff GMS expert and trainer; serve as technical support for all field and staff GMS users. Assists with the coordination of the Games Management.

Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree; experience in Sports Management, administrative background; Special Olympics volunteer. Required skills: excellent customer service skills; solid verbal and written communications; ability to work independently on diverse projects; office procedures and phone etiquette; knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, Outlook, Project; Games System. Must be detail-oriented and have excellent organizational skills. Salary DOE.

Applications accepted through Friday, March 3, 2006 (or until a qualified application is found). Please submit cover letter and resume to Dee Lively Bowman at deeb@soaz.org or mail to Dee Lively Bowman, Special Olympics Arizona, 1850 N Central Ave, Ste 900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-4540.


Program Case Manager: Creating Healthy Families - Fresh Start Women's Foundation (Phoenix)

Assess client's needs, provide pre and post testing, customized referrals, ongoing case management, and outcome reports. Recruit women for the program through a variety of marketing techniques. Master's degree in social work or related field with a proven background of experience in abuse, domestic violence, or inter-personal violence, required. Fax resume to Fresh Start 602-261-9691, attn: Annette Morrison, or e-mail to amorrison@fswf.org.


*Multiple Positions* Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale)

For more information on any of the following positions, please contact Valerie James at 480-874-4639 or email ValerieJ@sccarts.org.

Membership Manager

The Scottsdale Cultural Council seeks a Membership Manager to manage the membership program and department staff. Meet/exceed membership budget income projections for new and renewal memberships. Create, develop, market, solicit, and implement membership acquisition and renewal programs. Ensure high quality records and customer service for existing and potential members. Four year college degree in a related field plus min. three years development department experience, training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Communications Manager

Scottsdale Cultural Council seeks a Communications Manager to manage and implement corporate communications for the Scottsdale Cultural Council and its divisions to gain recognition and awareness while managing special program initiatives. Communicate with members, donors and prospective donors. Write and produce communication vehicles as required including, but not limited to, updates to board and staff, website content, e-mail blasts, media releases, editorials, articles for media, annual report etc. Write and produce speeches, presentations, and papers for CEO, key board members and senior staff. Liaisons with Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau to manage the cultural tourism initiative contract. Administer annual Community Arts Grants Program. Educate board, committees, membership and audiences on the positions of candidates and issues related to arts and culture including City Council elections, State and City budgets and other initiatives. This person will report to the Vice President of Development.

Sponsorship Manager

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA) seeks a Sponsorship Manager to plan and coordinates fund raising activity as it relates to cash and promotional sponsorship. Solicitation targets include corporations, individuals and organizations. Manage the SCPA sponsorship program by creating and maintaining a comprehensive strategy for satisfying the philanthropic and promotional objectives of existing and prospective sponsors. Minimum Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and 5 years experience in corporate management, or equivalent combination of education and related development experience.

Marketing Assistant

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art seeks a temporary, part-time Marketing Assistant with quality clerical and computer skills to assist the PR Manager. Support department with maintenance of mailing list, database, and on-line calendar management. Maintains department files & museum marketing archives, assists with design & maintenance of electronic correspondence, website updates, and press releases and press packets. Assist with incoming calls, and other clerical and administrative duties as assigned. AA Degree from an accredited Community College or graduation from an accredited secretarial school, minimum three years of experience or a combination of education and experience.

Database Administrator

The Scottsdale Cultural Council is seeking a Microsoft SQL administrator who will initially assist in the conversion of the donor data base and ticketing systems to a new customer relationship management system (Tessitura) combining donor and ticketing information. The position will ultimately provide the on-going management of the Tessitura system. Responsibilities include working with the Scottsdale Cultural Council Operating Divisions and the development staff to insure data accuracy, data standardization, data entry protocol, report writing and analysis, Tessitura user support and training, and customizing applications and reporting to match business practices. The Database Administrator will work closely and coordinate the Tessitura system with the Cultural Council IT Coordinator and the IT service provider. The Database Administrator ensures efficient services designed to achieve the mission and business plan objectives and meets the needs of the organization, operating divisions, and other arts o

Afternoon Receptionist

The administration office of the Scottsdale Cultural Council has an immediate opening for a part time receptionist. This afternoon position is 12:30PM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. The ideal candidate will present a professional appearance, have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, the ability to keyboard at least 40 wpm, have intermediate proficiency with computer software programs and previous experience in office procedures. In addition to coordinating telephone calls, mail delivery, visitor inquiries and staff requests, this position assists the administration department staff with various clerical duties.

Gallery Attendant

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has an immediate opening for a part-time Gallery Attendant in our Protection Services Division. Attendants are specially trained to assist museum and center patrons with information, to observe, report and document incidents and accidents. Previous security experience is a plus. We have an excellent working environment and offer flexible shifts for weekdays, evenings and weekends. The starting hourly rate is $7.30/hr.

Retail Sales Associate

Friendly, energetic and dependable sales associates are needed for the Stores at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Duties include assisting customers with purchases, merchandising, assisting volunteers and ensuring an esthetically well maintained retail environment. We are open 7 days a week and offer flexible schedules. Previous retail sales experience of at least 6 months is desirable. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Creative merchandising skills and an interest in visual and performing arts are a plus.

Box Office Representative

Scottsdale Center for the Performing is looking for a Customer Service Representative who enjoys working in a fun and fast-moving atmosphere, and working with computers. The Box Office Representative will perform customer service computer entries and accounting relating to service and sales of tickets and promotion of excellent customer relations. Must posses a positive sales-oriented attitude, provide consistently courteous service to the public and demonstrate ability to handle cash and credit card transactions with integrity. Box office experience is strongly desired.


Marketing Representative - Health Care Connect: Arizona Association of Community Health Centers (Phoenix)

Reporting to the Marketing Director, the Marketing Rep is a full-time exempt position. The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as the primary liaison to state and local small business associations, small employer groups and the individual broker community. Participates in the development and implementation of marketing materials and education programs to enhance provider/member satisfaction and retention.

Qualifications for this position includes: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or equivalent experience in marketing in public or private health care market or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of Commercial and Public insurance programs. Bilingual preferred (Spanish/English).

Send resume and cover letter to: NadineC@aachc.org or Nadine Cummins, 320 W. McDowell Rd Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85004.


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

The Enrollment Specialist will focus on interviewing, enrollment and assessment of volunteers, children and families who participate in one of the most successful and respected mentoring programs in the United States.

The Enrollment Specialist must be able to interview, assess and document effectively; be self-motivated; highly organized; adept at time management, and highly skilled at verbal communication.

Requirements include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and at least two years professional experience, preferably in social services, human resources or a similar field; proficient in Microsoft Office; ability to work a flexible schedule.

The starting salary range is $25,000 - $28,000, depending on experience. Hours may include several evenings a week. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, sick time off, health, dental, and life insurance and a generous 403(b) retirement plan.

Send resume with cover letter to Laurie Callan, 1010 E McDowell #400, Phoenix, AZ 85006; email lcallan@bbbsaz.org. No faxes please.

*Multiple Positions* Maricopa County Advocate Program (Phoenix)

MCAP is now serving Mesa and Chandler due to expansion. Advocates are needed for empowering court-involved youths and their families through community supports and positive direction, to foster successful community living. The multiple advocate positions available are all part-time at $9-20 per contact hour. Resumes may be faxed to 623-939-6060 or e-mailed to cblackburn@yapinc.org. For more information, call 623-939-5757.


Accounting Clerk - Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

The Accounting Clerk assists the Finance Director in maintaining the computerized fund accounting, bookkeeping system, and financial reporting requirements needed to achieve the Desert Southwest Chapter's vision, mission, and goals in Arizona and Southern Nevada. He/she is responsible for preparing and maintaining financial ledgers and statements in keeping with approved budgets. Other responsibilities include preparing checks for disbursements and invoices and claims for collections, processes credit card contributions, and prepares bank deposits and bank account reconciliation. The position involves significant team work and collaborative efforts with staff and volunteers throughout the communities served by the Chapter.

Full-time (40 hours/week) non-exempt position. Competitive hourly wage and benefits package. This position is based in Phoenix.

Preferred qualifications include a proven work history of effective, accurate, and dependable bookkeeping, accounting, and some budget preparation and/or execution. High level of proficiency in using related computer technology is needed; experience with MAS 500 is preferred. The ideal candidate will have an associate's degree in accounting and experience with non-profits.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes and salary expectations to: Curt Larabell, Finance Director, Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 East McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006. curt.larabell@alz.org.


Administrative Assistant - Raising Special Kids (Phoenix)

Excellent Customer Service skills required. Phone, computer, clerical duties for nonprofit organization. Full time with benefits package. To apply, fax resume to 602-242-4306. For more information, visit www.raisingspecialkids.org.


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