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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 28, 2006

Welcome to the
Arizona Nonprofit Community Report.

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What's New

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ASU in the Community: Search, Map, Connect!

If you have ever needed to know what ASU is doing in the community, you'll be happy to learn that this information is available from ASU in the Community , an online resource of ASU's community outreach programs ( www.asu.edu/community ). With ASU in the Community, you can browse through a list of summer programs and camps , search for programs in a particular zip code or serving a particular audience, map program locations, connect with ASU faculty and staff who coordinate community outreach programs, and more!

The web site is accessible at www.asu.edu/community and from the "Community Outreach" link on the ASU home page. The site is rich in content and tools, including information about more than 355 programs being conducted in over 460 locations throughout the site; the ability to conduct searches with 10 different criteria; and an interactive mapping tool with census data and school district boundaries.


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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ACF Announces Funding to Support Nonprofit Technology

The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is offering one-time grants up to $10,000 to improve nonprofit organizations technology capabilities and to strengthen their effectiveness. The deadline is 5 p.m. on March 30, 2006.

The first day grant applications can be accessed is Wednesday, March 1 at https://www.azfoundation.org/rfp/index.xpl. This is only an online application process.

Eligibility Criteria

Recipients of 2005 Capacity Building grants in technology are not eligible. Any Arizona 501c3 organization (excluding public, private and charter schools). Any Arizona government entity, including Councils of Governments. Any Tribal entity or organization. Any organization that has registered (is visible) on www.azfoundation.org. Organizations may only apply for one ACF grant offered during the capacity building spring cycle. Schools K-16 are not eligible to apply. The Foundation currently funds schools through special initiatives. Organizations without a 501(c)(3) must use a fiscal agent to apply on their behalf. Fiscal agents must have a visible profile on the ACF website. Organizations uncertain of their eligibility may inquire by sending an e-mail to grants@azfoundation.org.

For more information, visit the ACF website at www.azfoundation.org or call 602-381-1400.


Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth now accepting nominations for the 2006 Caring for Children Awards

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each year at a Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-off Luncheon (April 3rd), the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth honors a few people who are truly deserving of recognition for their work on behalf of the young people of Coconino County.

This award is intended to honor those front-line individuals (not supervisors) who do great things, often with little recognition, to improve the lives of our kids.  Those who are selected will be our guests at the Kick-off luncheon on April 3rd where we will honor them for their service.

Please consider nominating someone for this year's award.  Just write a few paragraphs (no more than a page) telling us why your nominee should receive the Caring for Children Award (supporting statements from supervisors are also helpful).  Nominations will be reviewed by the Coalition's Child Abuse Prevention Committee.  Nominations must be received in our office no later than March 15.

Send your nominations via email to avtar@coconinokids.org or by mail to: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth,
2625 N King Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004.


Contest for Nonprofit Leaders to Award $20,000 Office Remodel

Online nominations are being sought for the Goodmans Eye for the Good Guy program, which will award a nonprofit leader in Maricopa County and another in Pima County with a $20,000 office remodel and the title "Good Guy." Boards of directors, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders are invited to nominate their 501(c)(3) executive director, president or CEO for the contest, which is presented in Maricopa County by Goodman’s Interior Structures and The Business Journal, and in Pima County by Goodman’s and Inside Tucson Business. Nominations will be accepted online at www.GoodmansGoodGuy.com March 3 - April 3, 2006 and the public will vote for 10 finalists in May.

"One of the benefits of creating a great work environment is its effect on retaining highly valued workers," says Adam Goodman, president of Goodmans. "This is an opportunity for an organization to reward its leader and also create a unique employment benefit that can help the nonprofit retain that leader."

Goodmans Interior Structures, founded in 1954, is a third generation, family-owned and -operated business. The company is a long-time supporter of local charitable organizations. To place a nomination, or to learn more about the program, please visit the Web site at www.goodmansgoodguy.com.


Scholarships Now Available for NPower Arizona training classes!

Scholarships are now available for the following NPower classes:

Excel Basics 1 & 2, March 8, 2006, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Front Page Basics 1,
March 15, 2006, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Advanced Word 1 & 2,
March 16, 2006, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visit http://www.npoweraz.org/education/events/index.htm for class locations and scholarship information.


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


Aid to Adoption of Special Kids Seeking Volunteers

AASK - Aid to Adoption of Special Kids is seeking volunteers to participate in the Special Friends program. A Special Friend volunteer acts as a role model, advocate, mentor, teacher and friend to one special child living in Arizona 's foster care system.

Although Special Friends come from all walks of life, they are all caring adults who listen, support and encourage foster children while enriching their lives through shared interests such as sports, the arts, and volunteerism in the community. Special Friends also have the opportunity to tutor children through fun reading activities and participate in monthly events sponsored by AASK. Most important, Special Friends can provide a sense of stability to some great kids.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and commit to a minimum of one visit per month for a six-month period. For more information, please contact AASK at (602) 254-2275 or specialfriends@aask-az.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.


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.



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

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
Cost: $185
Details/To Register: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=496


"Wake Me Up When the Data is Over: Using Stories to Drive Results" - AZSAE
March 9 (

Hear the key insights and practices gathered from over 70 organizations around the world that are using stories to address these critical issues and strengthen their overall performance. Learn from Lori Silverman, co-author of Stories Trainers Tell and editor of Wake Me Up When the Data is Over, how you can strategically use stories to help your organization get similar results.

You'll learn how to: Craft memorable stories and listen for stories on a daily basis. Evoke stories around specific topics. Dig into stories to enhance organizational knowledge & decision-making. Select stories that reinforce key business communications. Embody stories in multiple ways to positively impact people's behaviors, attitudes, and thinking.

For more information, go to www.azsae.com or call 602.266.0133.


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

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.

Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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.


Marketing for the Nonprofit Organization (NMI 112)
March 10 & 11

The Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI), a program of the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, offers fifteen noncredit courses taught by outstanding practitioners and academicians. Each course may be taken individually or as part of a comprehensive professional development certificate program. In this course, participants will learn the principles and practices of marketing and public relations in your nonprofit organization as well as improve skills in written and oral communications. Students will also begin the development of a marketing plan for your own organization. The instructor is Stephanie Nowack. March 10, 12PM - 5PM and March 11, 9AM - 2PM at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street , Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $165. For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-1867 - nmi@asu.edu.


How to Make Your Board Members Superstars - Association of Fundraising Professionals
March 10 (

Presented by Rebecca Kenyon and Sandi Ernst Perez

Fundraising and nonprofit leadership require board members who are active, committed and informed-but such leaders are usually made, not born. Learn techniques to identify and motivate trustees, encourage board self-management, and prepare board members to confidently participate in resource development and other leadership tasks. Rebecca Kenyon is a Financial Advisor currently serving on leadership development committees with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley, NPower, and PAFCO. Sandi Ernst Perez, Ph.D. is Interim Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Arizona, which serves children and youth in Maricopa County.

Members $15 - Non-members $25
RSVP required by Monday, March 6

Sign-up and pay through the Chapter's new website www.afpsoaz.org Or by contacting Artie Stone, Chapter Administrator, admin@afpsoaz.org or 520-403-9871 "No-shows" with reservations will be billed! Non-members and guests are welcome. RSVP today!


Winning Federal Dollars: Essential Skills of Federal Grantsmanship - Just Grants! Arizona
March 21 (

Date/time: Mar. 21 -- 9am-4pm
Phoenix -- Catholic Community Foundation, 400 E. Monroe
Cost: $85** by Mar. 7 -- register early and save $15!
Details/To Register: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=469

Designed for novices and experienced grantseekers alike, this workshop will give you the tools, techniques and confidence you need to make your way successfully through today's changing federal-grants environment. We'll take an insider's tour of the federal grants process; reveal what to really look for when you read an RFP; dissect a typical federal funding proposal; explore the key up-to-the-minute Internet resources to support your federal grants research; and much more.


Tech Tuesday Presentation - The Total Value of Technology: Communicate to Funders About Your Technology's Bottom Line
March 28 (

Date and Time: March 28, 2006, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (free event)
Location: City of Glendale Public Library, Main Branch - Large Conference Room, 5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302.


Make Your Organization "Volunteer Ready" - Nonprofit Resource Center
March 30 (


Cheryl Brock
Executive Director -
Flagstaff Cultural Partners

Christina Boyd
Program Manager - Nonprofit Resource
Center of Northern Arizona

Participants will be able to identify the tasks that a volunteer can do in their organization, as well as develop new ways of recruiting volunteers. They will also discover additional methods for inspiring and motivating volunteers.

Time: 9:00AM - 12 noon
Cost: $30 - Members, $40 - Nonmembers
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts,
To register: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/WorkshopRegister.html or call 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 (

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.


Grants Research on the Internet: What Works, What Doesn't Work - and What Makes the Difference - Just Grants! Arizona
March 31 (

Date: March 31
Time: Choice of morning (9am-12 noon) or afternoon (1-4 pm)
Place: ASU West Campus,
4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
Cost: $55** before Mar. 17 -- register early and save $15!
Details/To Register: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/schedule.cfm

In this hands-on, interactive Internet lab session, we'll cut through the many misperceptions about grants research on the Internet, and zero in on the sites, services and strategies to help you connect quickly with the right private and public grants resources for your program. You'll have your own Internet-connected computer station to support you as you learn what to consider when designing your search criteria; how to use standard search language to get the results you want; which online resources are best for researching federal, state, and private grant opportunities; and how to get the best results for your investment of Internet research time.

BONUS: Free two-week guest pass to the Arizona Guide to Grants Online -- Arizona's premiere resource for corporate and foundation grants.


Professional Development Opportunities for Nonprofit Leaders
Free Information Sessions (
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.


Brown Bag Seminar: Positive Leadership Skills - Nonprofit Leadership Skills
April 13 (

Presenter: Deidre Crawley
Project Director - Youth In Action/AmeriCorps

Individuals attending this Brown Bag will participate in activities that sample just a few of the steps needed to create a collaborative and successful relationship with the individuals they supervise.

Location and time: Coconino Center for the Arts (Flagstaff), 11:30AM - 1:00PM

To RSVP go to http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/RSVP.html or call 928-527-7930


The Hiring Process - For Staff and Volunteers - Nonprofit Resource Center
April 14 (

Presenter: Theresa Alvarado, Director of Human Resources -- City of Flagstaff

Often wonder whether or not to trust that gut feeling when employing staff or volunteers? Use more than that to do smart hiring! There are ways to screen and conduct interviews to make certain you get the "right fit" for the job and your organization.

Time: 9:30AM - 12 noon
Cost: $25 - Members, $35 -- Nonmembers
Location: TBA
To register: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/WorkshopRegister.html or call 928-527-7930


Effective Supervision (NMI 104)
April 14 & 15

New supervisors and those seeking enhancement of supervisory effectiveness will gain insight on being an effective supervisor based on self-assessment and practical skill development. Review employment laws, behaviorally based interviewing, performance management, coaching and counseling, confident delegation and employee recognition and retention strategies. 8AM - 5PM, April 14 & 15 at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Instructor Alice Conner, M.S. from Arizona State University, is the former director of human resources for Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona. She currently provides human resource management consulting services to nonprofit organizations locally and nationally. Cost: $250. For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-0607 - nmi@asu.edu.


Job Opportunities

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

Hope, Strength, and Joy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona 's (MAWAZ) mission is to provide this life changing experience to every Wish Child we serve. MAWAZ is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer. The ideal candidate will have the exceptional leadership qualities, community presence, superb communication skills, relevant experiences to lead quality staff, and capabilities to work closely with our Board of Directors in fulfilling and expanding this mission. The demonstrated ability to lead significant fund raising efforts and to successfully develop and execute strategic and operational plans is critical. Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree is required, and a graduate level degree would be an asset. Extensive non-profit experience in a Senior Management or CEO position is preferred. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package. Interested candidates should submit confidential letters of application and a current resume to our Search Committee at MAWAZCEOSearch@cox.net. All candidates will be contacted regarding next steps and to answer any questions after receipt of your application.


*New Listing* Full-Time Director - Hadassah (Phoenix)

Hadassah, a National Jewish women's organization seeks a highly organized and flexible individual to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Hadassah Valley of the Sun covering the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale area. Partnering with lay leaders, the successful candidate will help implement fundraising, membership and programming initiatives, and oversee implementation of the annual plan. Duties include: work with and support lay leaders, market the Chapter, coordinate special events, oversee budgets and expenses, and supervise staff of one.

3-5 years experience required. Candidates must possess superior interpersonal skills and administrative and financial expertise. Must have excellent facility with computer/databases. Knowledge of and experience in the Jewish community is beneficial. No phone calls, please. Send cover letter and resume directly to: jobs@hadassah.org. EOE. For more information, please visit, www.hadassah.org.


*New Listing* Director of Development and Administration - Unilimited 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.

To apply, e -mail resume and questions to u-potential@qwest.net.


*New Listing* 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.

To apply, e-mail resume to palmercom@cox.net or fax to 602-604-9045.


*New Listing* Director of Major/Planned Gifts - John C. Lincoln Health Foundation (Phoenix)

Responsible for administering a comprehensive major and planned giving program. Responsibilities include identifying and engaging prospects, creating and implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies, steward donors, writing effective proposals, using planned giving vehicles to maximize donor commitments, and establishing effective working relationships with administration, volunteers, Board members, and colleagues within the network and Foundation. Bachelor's Degree preferred along with 5-7 years related experience required and CFRE Certification preferred. Must have working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software as well as professional level fundraising/major gifts, charitable laws governing the state of Arizona . Frequent local driving required/clean MVR.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 5-plus years of experience.

To apply for this position, please contact: Human Resources/K at 602-870-5219 or fax: 602-870-6066. You may also email: klynch@jcl.com. Address: 250 E. Dunlap Avenue Phoenix AZ 85020. For a full description of this position, click here.


*New Listing* 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 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.

Apply to: 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.


*New Listing* 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 http://www.petsmartjobs.com.


*New Listing* Fund Development Director - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona (Show Low)

The Fund Development Director will be responsible for management of the agency's fund raising activities in Navajo and Apache Counties. This will include coordination of events as well as the identification and cultivation of individual and corporate donors.

A qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and three years successful fund development experience. Candidates must be people oriented, well organized, and able to work independently. Travel throughout the counties served and flexibility in work schedule will be necessary.

The position is full time with benefits. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Please mail resumes to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona, PO Box 1722, Show Low, AZ 85902 or email to bbbs@citlink.net. For further information call 928-537-1996.


*New Listing* Chapter Resources Director - American Red Cross (Phoenix)

The American Red Cross seeks a Chapter Resources Director to oversee and integrate chapter activities in communities within an assigned geographic area. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in nonprofit management, social services, or emergency services administration; equivalent work experience may substitute for degree; minimum of 5 years relevant work experience and 2 years Red Cross experience preferred; prior chapter management or multi-discipline experience a plus; daily travel within assigned area; effective verbal and written communication and public speaking skills; fundraising skills helpful. FT w/excellent benefits. Please submit your resume with cover letter (Microsoft Word format) to hr@arizonaredcross.org by March 10, 2006 EOE/AA.


*New Listing* Director of Philanthropy - Valley of the Sun United Way Foundation (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.

To apply, e mail resume to palmercom@cox.net or fax to 602-604-9045.


*New Listing* Director of Hispanic Programs - AASK (Phoenix)

The Director of Hispanic Programs will develop and implement programs and activities tailored to the unique needs of Hispanic families with the goal of bringing those individuals and families forward as potential adoptive, foster or mentor families, helping those families to work through the process successfully and supporting those families on an ongoing basis. The Director will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for designing programs and managing program staff. The Director will create recruiting strategies that utilize multiple recruiting methods, including media based recruiting, recruiting through churches and schools and recruiting through grassroots outreach. The successful candidate will be fluent in Spanish and have the ability to address skillfully the unique needs, wants and perspectives of the Hispanic community. The candidate should be able to forge positive relationships with appropriate governmental and social service agencies and local businesses in order to promote and support the programs. The successful candidate should have the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment characterized by growth and change. Familiarity with adoption and foster care is helpful but not required. Social work degree is preferred. Interested persons should fax a resume to AASK 602-212-2564 or email to mlarsen@aask-az.org.


*New Listing* Program Director - National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona Chapter (Phoenix)

Self-directed individual needed for full-time position of Program Director for statewide chapter serving over 5,000 people living with multiple sclerosis, their families and medical professionals. Responsibilities include strategic planning, oversight and management of staff to develop, implement and coordinate the delivery of educational programs and services for clients, professionals and the general public.

The Director must have strong human services skills and a minimum of five years of experience in: program design, delivery, supervision, budget management, building community alliances and public speaking. Advocacy, volunteer management, computer literacy and time management skills a must. Bachelor's degree in related field required, Master's degree preferred.

Please send cover letter, resume, three references and salary history to Caroll Pilcher, Director, Client Programs Department, National MS Society, PO Box 173759, Arlington, TX 76003-3759 or email caroll.pilcher@nmss.org.


*New Listing* Foundation Grants and Program Manager - Vistacare Hospice Foundation (Scottsdale)

Vistacare Hospice Foundation is seeking a Foundation Grants and Program Manager 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.

To apply, please contact John Vack, VistaCare Hospice Foundation,
4800 N. Scottsdale Rd., #5000; Scottsdale, AZ 85251 or e-mail John.Vack@vistacare.com.


*New Listing* Manager, Grants and Programs - Amateur Athletic Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)

The Amateur Athletic Foundation (AAF) in Los Angeles, CA has a new opportunity for a Manager, Grants and Programs.

Reporting to the Vice President, Grants and Programs, the Manager will supervise and direct three professionals: a senior program officer, a program officer and an associate program officer.

Ideal candidates will have five to seven years in grants and programs management with at least three years of management experience. Candidates must have the ability to use GIFTS for Windows grant information system, be able to work creatively and proactively and to balance the details and the big picture to achieve results.

A detailed position profile is available. Additional information regarding AAF may be found at www.aafla.org. Please contact us directly or encourage appropriate persons to e-mail us an indication of their interest in this opportunity. Inquiries and résumés should be directed to Johnston and Company, Attn: AAF, 6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 140, Culver City, CA 90230. Electronic résumés and cover letters preferred. E-mail to JandC@johnstonco.org.


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

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

To apply, email application letter, résumé, grant writing sample, and three professional references to neitel@atsu.edu or, mail application materials to: Human Resources; A.T.
Still University; 800 West Jefferson; Kirksville, MO 63501.


*New Listing* Grant Officer - Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Phoenix Art Musuem is looking for a motivated grant writing professional to join its development team. This person will manage and expand the Museum's grant program, and research, coordinate, submit and track grant applications and proposals to government agencies and private foundations. BA and minimum 3 years experience fundraising, preferably for nonprofit organization. High level of communication skills, proven research and writing skills, organizational and multi-tasking skills. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to job code ANP-GRANT, Attn: HR Dept, 1625 N Central, Phoenix, AZ 85004, or fax to 602-257-2127, or email to hr@phxart.org.


*New Listing* Project Director - AWEE (Phoenix)

The Project Director will implement AWEE's Department of Labor (DoL) Prisoner Release Initiative Grant and manage AWEE's Women Living Free program, funded by two grants. The director will be the project liaison to the Department of Labor, all sub-contractors, correction officials and community partners. The Director will report on the successes and challenges of the program to the President & CEO and the Vice President. This position is grant funded and available as funding is available. Duties include: Supervision of project specific DoL Program Assistant, Retention Specialist, Business Liaison and Group Facilitators; Project Liaison to DOL, subcontractors, corrections officials and community partners; oversight and evaluation of the projects and achievement of performance goal preparation of fund source reports; seamless delivery of AWEE's services through coordination with other AWEE staff and contractors; community-building, resulting in effective outreach, partnerships and services; Leadership of the project team. Responsibility for performance management, contract management, and subcontractor monitoring; oversight of program expenditures Leadership for fundraising and project sustainability efforts.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Kathie Rudolph at 602-223-4342 or kathierudolph@awee.org.


*New Listing* Community Event Coordinator - Marley Park Community Association (Surprise)

The Marley Park Community Event Coordinator will actively support Marley Park 's community values, vision and philosophies, while demonstrating leadership and creativity through coordinating community events and activities that allow residents to interact and build relationships. Primary responsibility is to plan, execute, implement and evaluate Marley Park community signature events and neighborhood activities.

Requirements include: Possession of Bachelors Degree in related field is preferred. All workshop, seminar and on the job training will be considered. 2 + years experience in event planning and implementation. Ability to negotiate contracts with vendors and service providers. Demonstrated skill in producing detailed work plans, programs, and reports. Strong computer skills and knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook. Outstanding organizational, prioritization, follow through and time management skills. Excellent trouble shooting skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience working with and recruiting volunteers and event committees. Certification in CPR, AED and Water Safety or ability to acquire within 6 months of hire date.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Scott Gerken 623-466-8824 or e-mail sgerken@dmbinc.com.


*New Listing* Bilingual Early Childhood Program Coordinator - Association for Supportive Child Care (Tempe)

FT opportunity for a bilingual Child Care and Early Education Professional. Looking for a Program Coordinator, who is a self-starter, for an exciting early childhood program at the Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC). Bilingual in oral and written English/Spanish required. BA in ECE or related field, 5 years work experience in early childhood, 3 years supervisory experience required. Excellent computer, customer service and organizational skills essential. $30,000-$45,000/year dependent upon education and experience. Generous benefits. Pick up an application at the Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC), 3910 South Rural Road , Suite E, Tempe, AZ or fax resume to 480-820-7288.


*New Listing* Financial Analyst - Tempe Community Action Agency (Tempe)

TCAA is seeking a Financial Analyst to manage the financial, accounting, and business operations of a complex and growing non-profit organization with an annual budget of over $1 million. Duties include: Update, maintain, and implement a computerized fund accounting, cost allocation, and bookkeeping system which includes the management of diverse funding and contractual requirements from multiple governmental, corporate, foundation, private, and other fund sources; develop budget and policy recommendations; and provide financial and business leadership to the agency's staff. This full-time position offers a competitive salary, based on experience, and an excellent benefits package that includes, medical, dental, vacation, matched Simple IRA plan and holiday pay. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree; 3-5 years nonprofit experience; experience using Quickbooks/Nonprofitbooks required; High level of computer proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point; Valid driver's license and proof of insurance. Mail, e-mail or fax a cover letter and resume to: Beth Fiorenza, Executive Director, Tempe Community Action Agency, 2150 E. Orange Street, Tempe, 85281, Email: bethf@tempeaction.org; or fax to 480-350-5894. The position will be open until filled, first resume review will occur on March 10, 2006. TCAA's mission is to empower our community members to address basic needs to live with dignity, self-reliance and optimum health. Find out more information on www.tempeaction.org.


*New Listing* Controller - Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Phoenix Art Museum is seeking an experienced Controller to serve as a key member of the Museum's management team. The Controller will report directly to the Deputy Director of Finance and Administration, and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department. This position will enforce financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems, ensure legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions, and coordinate the daily operations of all accounting functions and staff.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Phx Art Museum, Attn: HR Dept, Job Code NP-CON, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, or via email to hr@phxart.org, or fax to 602-257-2127. Salary commensurate with experience. EEO


*New Listing* Marketing Coordinator - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Phoenix)

Marketing Coordinator to promote and recruit for Nike Women's Marathon for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training Program. 29 hours per week from March to May. Some nights and weekends. For more information contact Julie Reid at reidj@lls.org.


*New Listing* Licensing and/or Adoption Specialist - Arizona Action for Foster Children (Tempe)

Foster and adoption agency seeking 2 candidates for licensing and/or adoption specialist positions. Will consider full and part time candidates. Bachelor degree in social services or related field required. Bilingual and MSW preferred. Flextime, pleasant work environment.

$23-26K DOE (depending on experience and degree), plus benefits, EOE. Fax resume to K. Rodgers at 480-345-2678 or e-mail resume to krodgers@arizonaaction.org.


*New Listing* Network Provider Representative - Health Care Connect/AACHC (Phoenix)

Reporting to the Executive Director of Health Care Connect, the Network Provider Representative is a full-time exempt position. Serves as the primary liaison to contracted and non-contracted providers; participates in the development and implementation of provider services and education programs to enhance provider/member satisfaction and retention. Contracts with physicians, hospitals and other health care providers to provide discounted services to HealthCare Connect enrollees.

Qualifications for this position includes: Bachelor's Degree in related field or 2-4 years experience in Provider Relations and contract negotiation or equivalent combination. Knowledge of Commercial and Public health programs. Availability to work some evenings and weekends. Bilingual is a plus.

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


*New Listing* Part-time Child Therapist - Chrysalis (Phoenix)

Currently Chrysalis is looking for a part-time (30 hours per week) Child Therapist at our Phoenix Shelter. Please email a cover letter and resume to chrysalis@chrysalis-shelter.org.

Qualifications: Masters degree in Counseling or related field; certification preferred or willingness to apply for certification within the state of Arizona when eligible; Ability to provide client assessment with adults and children Experience with individual and group counseling, including parenting. Demonstrated knowledge, training and experience in working with children and families. Experience and/or knowledge of domestic violence and issues that relate to children and families from higher risk populations. Ability to perform crisis intervention with adults and children and children's groups. Ability to utilize play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, etc. in working with children. Ability to obtain Fingerprint Clearance according to ARS § 36-3008 & § 46-141. Bilingual a plus.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Read and update staff log and bed log at the beginning and end of each shift. Review client files and notes from weekly staff meetings weekly. Participate at a member of the clinical team in providing services. Maintain a case load of all children over three years of age. Document all pertinent client information in individual client files. Develop and follow through on all individual treatment plans and provide individual counseling to children over three years of age residing in the shelter. Facilitate group counseling for adults and children.


*New Listing* Part-Time Childcare Worker - Chrysalis (Phoenix)

Chrysalis is currently searching for part-time childcare workers who are mature, dependable, and conscientious for our shelter located in Scottsdale. Childcare is critical so mothers in program can attend group and individual counseling sessions, go to work, or just get away for some much needed rest and quiet.

The ideal candidate is at least 21 years of age, has a high school or equivalent education, has experience in supervising children, both individually or in large group settings, the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing, and the ability to work in a high pressure, limited resource environment.

We have two positions available presently: Monday thru Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Monday thru Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 PM. You can make a difference in our community.

Please email a cover letter and resume to chrysalis@chrysalis-shelter.org.


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

To apply for any of the following positions, send resume or complete application: NAC, 650 N. 2 Ave, Phoenix, Az 85003; fax to 602-256-7356 or email to m.stilwell@nativeconnections.org. 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 Clinician I

Under the direct supervision of the Outpatient Clinic Supervisor, the Behavioral Health Clinician I is responsible for the management and delivery of direct client counseling services to assigned individuals and groups participating in Native American Connections programs at the NAC Assessment / Outpatient Clinic.

Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in behavioral health field and one year experience in direct counseling with chemically dependent individuals and families, in both group and individual counseling; OR any combination of education, professional training or work experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience in working with Native Americans desirable. Possess a background in the delivery of individual/group/family counseling services, with a chemical dependency population. Familiarity with community resources for referral purposes. Able to function in a teamwork environment. May be Licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family therapist, Social Worker or other license as appropriate. Current TB test and physical examination documenting the ability to perform all job duties. Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license. Demonstrated working knowledge of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's Patient Placement Criteria. Must be credentialed and privileged as a Clinical Liaison with the Maricopa County Regional Behavioral Health Authority, within 90 days of hire.

Behavioral Health Clinician - Assessor

The Behavioral Health Clinician - Assessor 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 Behavioral Health Clinician - Assessor completes all client assessments in a timely manner and recommends placement either at NAC or to the most appropriate agency.

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.

Life Skills Coordinator

This Part Time position would be responsible for evaluating need, coordinating and delivering needed Life Skills training to residents in the supportive housing units.

Qualifications: Associate's Degree in social services field and one year experience in providing service delivery or any combination of related education, professional training or work experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully perform duties. Knowledge of life skills and recreational activities. Experience working with Native Americans desirable. Demonstrates good written and oral communication skills. Demonstrates good organizational skills. Demonstrates ability to work well with others in team approach.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Hozhoni Foundation, Inc. (Flagstaff and Prescott)

The Hozhoni Foundation, Inc. is a leading provider of services and advocacy for people with disabilities. With facilities in both
Flagstaff and Prescott, we have the following opportunities to truly help and change someone's life. To apply for any of the following positions, visit us at: www.Hozhoni.com. Stop by in person at: Flagstaff at 2133 N. Walgreens St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004. In Prescott at: 371 Garden St, Suite H 86305. Fax resumes to Flagstaff: 928-526-5909 Prescott: 928-445-6985 Attn HR.

DTA Instructor

You will train and supervise assigned program participants in a professional manner, while increasing their quality of life and fostering more independent functioning; implement each consumer's program according to a developed plan; and provide a mature, adult role model with regard to dress, interests, social skills, etc. This professional will be aware of resources and services in the community and involve the consumers in outside recreational/social activities on a half-day basis. Also provides ongoing informal counseling/role modeling to the consumer as needed.

40 hours/week. Hours are
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Starting pay is $9.00/hour. We also have various part-time and night positions available - perfect for students and night owls.

Weekend Home Manager

The Weekend Home Manager assists individuals with personal growth, developmental opportunities, and choice making. This is done through positive role modeling and active intervention with the consumers. Also manages the group home with staff, consumers, and the Residential Supervisor working as a team to accomplish daily tasks. Duties include housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal planning and preparation, assisting with personal care needs, laundry, community outings, and reporting home maintenance needs. Provides a safe, healthy environment that remains in compliance with licensing, and monitor rules as stated by the Division of Developmental Disabilities.

45 hours/week in residential setting. Hours are
3:00 p.m. Sunday through 8:30 a.m. Friday. You will be off work each day between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Fridays at 8:30 a.m.). Sleepovers are required. Starting pay is $9.75/hour + benefits. We also have various part-time and night positions available - perfect for students and night owls.


*New Listing* Bilingual Office Manager - WellCare Foundation (Phoenix)

The WellCare Foundation is looking to hire a bilingual Office Manager. Interested persons should contact Ray Burden, Executive Director, at 602-263-7619.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Chrysalis (Phoenix)

Chrysalis seeks to employ an assistant in its Administration department to provide administrative and logistical support to the Executive Director, including agency fundraising activities. The assistant supports all administrative functions with friendly/courteous telephone and personal greetings to donors and others who call or visit the Administration office; accurate record keeping, production of reports, management of lists; and organization of Development materials. This position assists in managing donor acknowledgements and donor files. This position will also assist with Development-related events such as fundraisers and meetings. Assists the Executive Director as liaison to the Board of Directors: attends meetings, takes minutes, sends meeting notices to committee/Board members, etc.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has five years of related work experience in an office environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities, an interest in the non-profit arena, effective verbal and written communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and database management software. Experience with scheduling software is also helpful. Candidates should be well organized and have the ability to work in a high pressure environment. Public speaking and presentation experience is desired. Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence would be helpful but is not required.

This is a full-time employment opportunity offering liberal medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and other benefits.

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


*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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


*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.


*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.


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.


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.


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.


*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.


*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: complete 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.


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