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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

April 24, 2006

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What's New

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May 12, 2006 | Hyatt Regency Phoenix

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management and Smith Barney Consulting Group proudly present a one-day seminar to help your organization acquire and successfully manage the funds entrusted to your care.

This seminar will be especially beneficial for nonprofit decision-makers in the following positions:

  • board members
  • executive directors
  • financial officers
  • development officers
  • foundation and endowment executives and trustees

Seminar Highlights

Back by Popular Demand Kay Sprinkel Grace for Opening Session and Workshop; Special Luncheon Presentation - James Owen, author of Cowboy Ethics ; Sessions on the Fiduciary Center's Practices that Define a Prudent Investment Process and Building Effective Boards .

Click Here to view full seminar schedule. If you would like to register please visit http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_sbsem_2006_info.htm.

Principles of Effectiveness for Nonprofit Organizations

The Principles of Effectiveness for Nonprofit Organizations program is a tool that helps nonprofits assess their organization's strengths and weaknesses, create a plan to address what training they need, and undergo a peer review process that affirms the organization's advanced level of capacity.

This process essentially affords nonprofits the opportunity to find what weaknesses exist in a reassuring environment, and a roadmap that leads to a more effective nonprofit organization. It's simply building the capacity of organizations through self-examination. To learn more about this program, please click here.


*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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Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Calling for National Philanthropy Day Nominations

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is taking nominations for the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon to be held November 10, 2006, at the Westin La Paloma.

Celebrated nationwide in November, National Philanthropy Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to outstanding volunteers, donors, organizations and fundraising professionals who have made significant contributions of time, talent and money to nonprofits that serve southern Arizona communities. The public is invited to nominate individuals or organizations whose actions exemplify a spirit of giving.

Categories of nominations are Philanthropist of the Year, Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year, Corporate/Foundation Philanthropist of the Year and Professional Fundraiser of the Year. One person or group in each category will be honored at the event. Nonprofits also can nominate individuals to receive a Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

Past honorees include Nancy Bissell, Thomas Chestnut, Don and Joan Diamond, Enid and Mel Zuckerman, Davis Monthan AFB, Raytheon Missile Systems, and Tucson Electric Power.

Nominations must be postmarked Tuesday, May 16, 2006. Nomination forms and information packets can be found on the AFP Southern Arizona Chapter's website at: www.afpsoaz.org. For more information contact Robert Traub at 520-321-3704, ext. 169.

Volunteer Center Announces New Board Members

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Board of Directors. Chief Mike Duran, Phoenix Fire Department, Sharee Hurts, Suites & Event Coordinator, APS and Regena Frieden, PR Director, Blue Cross/Blue Shield. "We are excited to welcome new members to our board, their expertise will enhance the work done by the Volunteer Center," said Cathy Peterson, Volunteer Center Board President.

For more information call 602-263-9736 or visit www.volunteerphoenix.org.


AVACA Honors Volunteer Center Director

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County is pleased to announce that Margie Coggins, Director of Partner and Volunteer Services, is the recipient of the 2006 Lucia Causey Award for Excellence in Volunteer Management.

Coggins has been managing volunteers in Maricopa County for the past 11 years. She is responsible not only for referring over 30,000 people to volunteer opportunities by phone, in person and through web-based referrals, but also for placing volunteers within Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) offices throughout the county.

For more information call 602-263-9736 or visit www.volunteerphoenix.org.


BHHS Legacy Foundation Now on the World Wide Web

Since 2001, BHHS Legacy Foundation and its affiliates have committed more than $20 million to nonprofit organizations, programs and projects that benefit children, families and seniors within the Greater Phoenix and greater Bullhead City/Laughlin regions and support the Foundation's mission to enhance the quality of life and health of those served.

In an effort to become more accessible to the communities it serves, the Foundation launched its website in March 2006. The website includes information on previous grant funding activities, funding priorities, and guidelines for grant seekers. Also available online are Foundation publications, grant funding reports, program brochures and news releases. Please visit us at www.bhhslegacy.org.

Contact BHHS Legacy Foundation with comments or suggestions regarding the website at (602) 778-1200 or info@bhhslegacy.org.


Volunteer Consultants Available

Executive Service Corps of Maricopa (ESCOM), a program of the Volunteer Center of Maricopa County, has consultants available to help nonprofit agencies build their capacity to accomplish their mission. ESCOM is an organization of experienced executives and professionals who volunteer their time to serve as consultants in the areas of 1 - financial management, 2 - strategic and business planning, 3 - community relations & marketing, 4 - human resource management, and 5 - board development. Recent completion of projects has made some consultants available for assignment now. We are available to meet at your facility to discuss your needs and how we might be of assistance to you. To learn more about ESCOM or to apply to become a client or a volunteer, visit our website at www.volunteerphoenix.org/escom or send an e-mail request for information to escom@volunteerphoenix.org or call 602-263-9736 ext. 506 at the Volunteer Center for details.


Pat Tillman Community Service Awards - Now Accepting Nominations

The Pat Tillman Community Service Awards (part of the proceeds from the event are donated to the Pat Tillman Foundation). Please nominate worthy organizations and individuals as soon as possible, but no later than June 30. Any questions, please call Denise Meridith at 602-763-9900.


The Arizona Guide to Grants Online Now Available

For as little as 26 cents a day...around-the-clock, at-your-fingertips access to detailed profiles of nearly 1,900 corporations and foundations that make grants in Arizona - searchable, comprehensive, and continually updated and expanded. Here's just a sample of grantmaker profiles: (visit the www.azgrants.com for the entire profile analysis)

  • 796 who make grants in arts and culture
  • 952 with an interest in civic and public affairs
  • 614 who support science and research
  • 1,211 who make grants in social services
  • 268 who make capital and building grants
  • 959 who make grants for general or operating support

Price: $105 for 12 months; $190 for 24 months

Test-drive our free, full-featured Guide Online demo at http://www.azgrants.com/demo/guide.cfm.

Subscribe online! For quick, secure online ordering and instant setup of your subscription, visit: https://www240.ssldomain.com/azgrants/secure/store/category.cfm?Category=1. Your access to the Guide Online will be activated immediately, and you'll receive complete instructions by email within minutes.

Questions? Contact Sally Clifford, subscription services manager, at 602-230-5326, ext. 14 (toll-free: 866-472-6878, ext. 14) or sally.clifford@grantsusa.net.


PetSmart Charities Awards $2.3 Million in Grants from Katrina Donations to Support Ongoing Disaster Relief

Disaster relief agencies and animal welfare organizations will be better equipped to address the needs of abandoned, hurt or lost pets during hurricanes and other natural disasters and emergencies thanks to $2.3 million in grants recently awarded by PetSmart Charities.

The grants, awarded in February and March, will support three major initiatives: 1) development of a large-scale spay/neuter project in Louisiana and Mississippi; 2) underwriting for animal emergency response team training in up to 25 states; and 3) establishment of a fleet of regional PetSmart Charities emergency supply trailers.

The recent grants represent the remaining balance of $3.5 million in donations made to PetSmart Charities by customers, PetSmart associates, suppliers and others for hurricane relief during the storms of 2005. An initial $1.2 million went to local and national animal welfare organizations that were involved in relief efforts or whose facilities were damaged by the storms.

For more information, contact Paige Donnelly at (623) 587-2872 or pdonnelly@petsmartcharities.org.


Volunteers Needed - Volunteer Center of Maricopa County

In our efforts to make it easier for you to find volunteer opportunities and serve in our communities, we wanted you to take a sneak peak at our new volunteer matching and management system: 1-800-Volunteer.org.

To register and start using the system, simply visit the Volunteer Center's web site www.volunteerphoenix.org, click the 1-800-Volunteer.org link, then click on "Create Account", and complete the online application. To fully utilize the system we ask that you attend an orientation and become a partner of the Volunteer Center.

To learn more about becoming a partner of the Volunteer Center please contact Margie Coggins at 602-263-9736 x 505 or margie.coggins@volunteerphoenix.org.


Valley of the Sun United Way 2007 Helping the Working Poor Fund Applications Now Available

Valley of the Sun United Way will accept Letters of Intent (LOI) from qualified charitable organizations interested in applying for funding from its 2007 Helping the Working Poor Fund. All LOIs must be submitted to Valley of the Sun United Way, 1515 E. Osborn Road, by 4 p.m. on April 27, 2006.

To qualify, applicants must be certified through the Arizona Department of Revenue as a Qualifying Charitable Organization (www.revenue.state.az.us). Applicants must also spend a least 50% of their budget on services to Arizona low-income residents and their households, and must provide collaborative services in the areas of job training and placement, childcare, transportation, and food and shelter.

This year the application process will begin with a Letter of Intent. To receive the LOI Application Packet, please send your request via email to jdemass@vsuw.org.      


Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency Seeks Grant Reviewers

On a continuous basis, the three centers of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are seeking professionals to evaluate applications for Federal grants. SAMHSA reviewers must have related program experience and education, be able to analyze grant applications effectively against specific criteria, be able to express their evaluation clearly in writing, and be interested in contributing to the advancement of knowledge.

The agency is specifically interested in reviewers with background in community-based mental health services; substance abuse prevention; and evidence-based successful substance abuse treatment services and programs. Some grant reviews will require on-site meetings, generally in the Washington, DC area. Reviewers selected will receive taxable compensation for their services. For complete details, including reviewer application, visit: http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/emailform/call4review.asp. Or email: reviewer@samhsa.hhs.gov.


Third Wave Foundation Now Accepting Letters of Intent for 2006 Grants

Third Wave Foundation is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for the 2006 grantmaking cycle of its Reproductive Health and Justice Fund. Completed LOIs must be postmarked by May 1, 2006. Please download application and guidelines here: http://www.thirdwavefoundation.org/programs/LOI.html

The Reproductive Health and Justice Initiative aims to support organizations led by women and transgender youth between ages 15 and 30 who engage either the reproductive justice movement or social justice movements that incorporate a reproductive health and justice lens in their work. 


The Board of Visitors Invites Proposals for 2006 Funding Cycle

The Board of Visitors invites proposals from nonprofits in the Phoenix metropolitan area to serve the healthcare needs of women, children, and the elderly. Founded in 1908, The Board of Visitors is the oldest charitable organization in Arizona and has distributed more than $4.1 million to a variety of community organizations. At least $300,000 is designated for grants of at least $100,000; at least $50,000 will be awarded in smaller grants of at least $5,000 each.

Letters of interest are due May 1, 2006; full proposals will be due September 1, with award distribution to begin January 2007. For complete eligibility criteria, evaluation criteria, and guidelines for your Letter of Interest please visit The Board of Visitors website at www.boardofvisitors.org or contact by email (boardofvisitors@cox.net) or phone (602-235-9554). Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm.



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Multicultural Leadership Development Program - United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
April 26-28 (Tucson)

This workshop serves to broaden their understanding of cultural, racial, gender and religious differences. It will educate students to serve on community boards and committees with the confidence and experience needed to effectively impact the Tucson area.

Workshop sessions will cover cultural diversity, board management skills, committee participation, Robert's Rules of Order, the fundamentals of fundraising, and financial skills for board membership.

Click here for the workshop agenda. Click here for the workshop application.

The workshop is open to all who desire to make a difference in the community where they live. It also serves to increase the effectiveness of management and employees within the workplace.

The workshop will be held at Southwest Gas Corporation, 3401 E. Gas Road. A graduation ceremony will be held Sat., April 29, at the DoubleTree Hotel.


36th Annual Superior Service Awards Luncheon: "Racing Toward Excellence" - ASPA
May 1 (Phoenix)

Each year, the Arizona Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) acknowledges significant contributions to excellence in public and community service at our Superior Service Awards Luncheon. At this annual event, ASPA honors representatives in government and academia as well as citizens who exemplify superior public service.

Guest Speaker: Brian Sperber, President, Phoenix International Raceway
Moderator: Kent Dana, Anchor, CBS 5 News

Please join us as we honor this year's award winners:

Management Award: Kevin Robinson, Asst. Police Chief, City of Phoenix
Individual Contributor: Audrey Sibley, Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Public/Community Service: Ron Beal, City of Phoenix and Alexandra Jones, City of Phoenix Academic: Tempe Learning Center
Team: COMFORT Volunteer Program
Presidential Award: Dr. Michael Crow, Arizona State University
Past President Recognition: Dr. Charles Kime, Arizona State University
ASPA Service Award: Barbara Kellogg

Location: Phoenix Marriott Airport , 1101 North 44th Street in Phoenix
Time: 12:00-1:30PM (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
Cost: Individual Seats: $35; Table Reservation: $280 (seats 8 people)
RSVP: By April 26, 2006.

Email your RSVP to dbutler33@netzero.net (please include name, organization/agency, telephone number and email. Those who RSVP but do not attend will be billed. Or mail your reservations and payment to: ASPA, PO Box 1508, Phoenix, Arizona 85001-1508.


"The Nonprofit Doctor" Brings Executive Leadership Workshops to Arizona
May 1 & 3 (Phoenix and Tucson)

Bob Orser -- nationally known as "The Nonprofit Doctor" -- is coming to Arizona in May with two of his most popular workshop programs especially for executive directors of small- to mid-sized, growing nonprofits. JUST GRANTS! Arizona is proud to sponsor "The Nonprofit Doctor" for these two high-value, in-depth, all-day sessions guaranteed to re-energize, re-vitalize and re-excite you in your leadership role for your community. Registration fee is just $85 each before April 17; $100 after.

How to Keep Going...and Going...and Going: An Energizing Clinic for the Seasoned Executive Director - May 1 (Phoenix)

For details/to register: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=515

The Many Hats of an Executive Director: What Nobody Told You Before You Took the Job - May 3 (Tucson)

For details/to register: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=516


2006 Annual Convention - Arizona PTA
May 5, 6, 7 (Mesa)

The Arizona PTA Convention will be held on May 5th, 6th & 7th, 2006 at the Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa hotel in Mesa, Arizona. Arizona PTA was formed in 1906, so this convention will be a 100th year celebration. All PTA members across the state are encouraged to attend. For further information contact the AZ PTA office at 602 279-1811. Or go to our website at www.azpta.org.


Grants That Make a Difference RFP Informational Meetings
May 8, 9, 17; June 8 (Multiple locations)

Started in 2000 by Tucson Electric Power (TEP) for Pima County, and expanded to sister company UniSource Energy Services in Mohave, Coconino, Yavapai and Santa Cruz counties Cruz, Grants That Make a Difference is a competitive grants process for nonprofits serving at risk youth and their families. This grant process is separate from TEP's usual sponsorships and grants that support employee volunteerism, and is intended to encourage nonprofits to collaborate in service delivery and provide "boost" funds for new or expanding programs. It has been a rewarding process, and we are very proud of the wonderful programs we have partnered with these past six years.

Meetings Dates/Locations:

Monday May 8 for Yavapai County Nonprofits
Prescott College Crossroads Center
Prescott, Arizona
8:30 a.m. - Registration
9-Noon - Workshop
Noon - 1 - Lunch & Networking
RSVP required: bbeyer@tep.com or 520 884-3694

Tuesday May 9 for Mohave County Nonprofits
Kingman Library; Kingman, Arizona
8:30 a.m. - Registration, 9-Noon - Workshop, Noon - 1 - Lunch & Networking
RSVP required: bbeyer@tep.com or 520 884-3694

Wednesday May 17 for Pima County TEP service territory Nonprofits
Wilmot Library, Tucson, Arizona
9 - 10:30 a.m.

Thursday June 8 for Coconino County Nonprofits
NonProfit Resource Center Brown Bag Luncheon
Coconino Center for the Arts
11:30 a.m.
2300 N. Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, Arizona
RSVP to http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/BrownBags.html

Grants That Make a Difference guidelines and application available June 8, 2006 at uesaz.com and tep.com. Grants must be postmarked by September 12, 2006.


*Dates Announced*
Laws and Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 110)

May 9, 11, and 16

What are the basic laws and regulations governing nonprofit organizations? Learn more about the procedures for incorporating, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status as a nonprofit organization. Learn the legal principles and research methods as well as legal, regulatory and policy issues facing contemporary nonprofit organizations. The required course materials will be provided the first day of class. 5:30 - 9:00PM, May 9, 11 & 16 at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Parking provided.

Instructor: Ellis M. Carter, J.D., L.L.M. in Taxation of Quarles & Brady Streich Lang. For more information, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-0607 - nmi@asu.edu.


May Brown Bag Seminar: Listening for the YES behind the NO - Cultivating Unique Donor Relationships
May 11 (Flagstaff)

Build relationships with prospective donors by listening for the YES behind the NO. Learn how this change in perspective will renew your donor relationships, change the way you make the "ask" and support the cultivation of long term success with that donor.

  • Bring your troubling donor situations and see how they could be approached differently
  • Learn how to hear a NO without becoming defensive, taking it personally or giving up on the donor.
  • Learn how to keep the conversation going.

Presenter: Mary Mackenzie
Mary Mackenzie is the author of "Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion" and the executive director of the Flagstaff Center for Compassionate Communication, a non-profit peacemaking organization.  Previously, she was a fundraiser with universities in Arizona and Washington state for over fifteen years.

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2006
Time: 11:30AM-1:00 PM
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff

Free for NPRC members
$5 for nonmembers

To RSVP go to this website: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/RSVP.html


AFP 5-Year Review Course - Association of Fundraising Professionals
May 18-19 (Phoenix)

The AFP 5-Year Review Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program, prepare for the CFRE exam, or evaluate your knowledge and experience with others in the field at the 5-year level. It is a two-day, intensive program that focuses on the terminology, organization, and structure of a development operation.

Topics include: history of philanthropy; laying the foundation for fund development; defining an integrated development program; making the case; volunteers and staff: roles, responsibilities and relationships; identifying, involving, and retaining current and prospective donors; annual, capital and planned giving along with various fundraising methods; and marketing.

Course hours:
Day 1: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Day 2: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Catholic Community Foundation
400 East Monroe (SW corner 5th St. /Van Buren)
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

$350 for AFP Members, $390 for AFP Non-Members

Please note: Fees are refundable to registrants who cancel by end of day May 9, or credited toward the Course the following year. AFP of Greater AZ reserves the right to cancel the course on or before May 9 if sufficient registrations are not received by that date.

For more information on this course, contact: Pam Wanser, CFRE, 602-343-6527, pam@balletaz.org.You may also contact Sue Gaub, CFRE, at 602-404-4410 or smgaub@msn.com.


GRANT$ MAGIC: Turning Good Ideas into Great Grant-Funded Programs - Arts and Business Council of Greater Phoenix
May 17-18 and 19, 2006 (Phoenix)

Featuring Maryn Boess, Founder/CEO, JUST GRANTS!/GrantsUSA LLC

Location: Diocesan Pastoral Center, 400 E. Monroe Street (at N 5th Street), Phoenix, AZ 85004-2336. Free Parking - NW Corner of 5th & Monroe -- Level B1

OPTIONAL Proposal-Building Bonus: "On The Spot" - Add-On Session
Friday, May 19 (Same Location)

For beginners and veterans alike, this workshop offers an intensive, hands-on, skill-building approach to corporate and foundation grantsmanship.

More details are available at www.artsbusinessphoenix.org.


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


ASU Summer Institute on Community - ASU and Valley of the Sun United Way
June 16-18 (Tempe)

Arizona State University, in collaboration with Valley of the Sun United Way , will host the First Annual ASU Summer Institute on Community June 16-18, 2006 at its main campus in Tempe. The purpose of this event is to bring together community professionals, volunteers, researchers, and students to discuss and learn about recent developments in community research and practice. Students will be eligible to earn 3 ASU credits, with three weeks online follow up. Deadline to register is June 9. The summer institute will also feature a Community Organizations Fair on June 16 and 17 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The fair will encompass various Valley non-profit organizations who will provide educational information about their mission as well as volunteer and job opportunities. Registration fee for the Summer Institute is $135 per person. 

June 16-18, 2006
Arizona State University Main Campus, Neeb Hall, Tempe, AZ             

To register, visit http://asu.edu/ssc/communitypsychology or contact Dr. Marek Wosinski at (480) 965-6253 or Dr.Marek@asu.edu. If you would like to register your organization for the Community Organizations Fair, please send a completed registration form to Elisavet Ilannoue at Elisavet.Ioannou@asu.edu.  


*Call for Presentations* Tobacco and Health Youth Conference - Intertribal Council of Arizona
July 5, 6 & 7, 2006 (Phoenix)

The Hualapai Tribe and the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA), Community Tobacco Education and Prevention Program are announcing a Call for Presentations for the Tobacco and Health Youth Conference. This conference is open to all American Indian Youth ages thirteen to seventeen years of age. Last year, the youth conference attracted more than 100 youth participants from around the state of Arizona.

We encourage youth, youth coalitions, community health representatives, health professionals and educators, and individuals who have been affected by tobacco related diseases or ailments to submit a workshop proposal. Proposals for workshop sessions should be informative, interactive and relate to the conference theme. The theme for this year's conference is "Purpose. Pride. Passion." Deadline for submission: April 28, 2006. Incomplete or late proposals will not be considered. Prospective presenters must submit an abstract describing the topic to be discussed, a brief biography for each speaker and three learning objectives for your workshop. Please do not use acronyms or abbreviations in the abstract. Prospective presenters are responsible for their own travel costs.

Send presentation proposal to: Glenda Lumpmouth, Community Tobacco Program, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., 214 North Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85004. For more information or to request a proposal form, call (602) 258-4822 or email glenda.lumpmouth@itcaonline.com.


Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* President & CEO - Special Olympics Arizona (Phoenix)

The CEO will serve as the primary organizational leader for the overall administration and management of a Special Olympics in the State of Arizona . Responsible for overseeing the successful implementation of Programs, Marketing and Fund Development, Finance and Administration, as well as ensuring the effective execution of Board policies and organizational strategy. Provide ongoing leadership and professional guidance to staff and volunteers as the organization systematically follows its strategic plan and timeline to establish a highly successful and valued operation that plays a significant role in the lives of intellectually limited athletes and their families.

Skills Required: Proven ability to lead a dynamic organization. Ability to effectively manage in a matrix organization. Excellent verbal and written communications. Experienced in overseeing complex projects. Demonstrable success and experience in fundraising. Strong knowledge of personnel management and related laws/regulations. Highly experienced in coaching and motivating staff, volunteers, and Board leadership around a shared vision. Understanding of fiscal management and complex budgets.

Minimum Job Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; 4-6 years executive management experience. Proven success with building, leading, and sustaining a nonprofit or public-sector organization. Managed budgets of $2 million or more. Competence in the principles and practices of capital and annual fundraising campaigns.

For more information or to apply, please contact Mary Galloway at mkgalloway@gmail.com. Interested parties should also submit resumes to this email address.


*New Listing* Director of Development - Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona (Phoenix)

We have an opening for a Director of Development, who will develop and manage all aspects of the execution of the comprehensive strategic fundraising plans for operational fundraising, including individual major, planned, and annual giving; corporate, foundation, government and institutional relations and grants; fundraising special events; and development services and information management.

Duties: oversees and manages all aspects of capital fundraising; all aspects of individual major and planned giving; all aspects of corporate, foundation, government and institutional relations and giving; all aspects of the individual annual fund; all aspects of fundraising special events; and all aspects of development services and information management. Takes primary responsibility for the coordination of fundraising prospect development, including the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals, corporations, foundations, governments and other institutional prospects and donors. Serves as staff officer for campaign and fundraising volunteer leadership and the President/CEO as it relates to all fundraising activity.

Requirements: a commitment to Planned Parenthood's mission and the ability to communicate its objectives enthusiastically to potential donors; a m inimum of 7-10 years of senior level fundraising experience; a proven track record in managing a comprehensive fundraising operation and campaigns; effective people, project and administrative management and operational skills and experience; experience in managing and motivating staff; and experience and success in the solicitation of large contributions of five or more figures. Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience, including seven to ten years experience in successfully managing a comprehensive fundraising operation; Master's degree or equivalent in experience preferred.

Please submit your resume online to uroesler@ppcna.org, or fax to 602.277.5243 Attn: Human Resources. EOE


*New Listing* Director of Finance - Habitat for Humanity West Valley (Phoenix)

Come join an outstanding team in the West Valley and put your accounting skills towards a great cause! Habitat for Humanity is looking for a highly experienced Director of Finance. This individual will manage the accounting systems and financial management tools to facilitate completion of financial objectives established by the agency.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field and at least 5 years experience. Knowledge of QuickBooks or similar software program is necessary. CPA preferred.

We offer an outstanding salary and benefit package. Please email resume and cover letter to gail@hfhwv.org.


*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 EOE


*New Listing* Development Manager - Communities In Schools of Arizona (Phoenix)

CISA is looking for a creative individual to lead, implement, and oversee the Agency's development strategies, fundraising initiatives, corporate, individual and foundation giving programs, grant writing, special events and marketing efforts. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft office, Access-based funding software, grant writing, major event planning, professional level fundraising and major gifts, charitable laws governing the state of Arizona . Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field and minimum of 5 years experience in fund development, fundraising and major event planning preferred. Full-time position with excellent salary and generous benefits. Send resume and salary history to: Development Position, Communities In Schools of Arizona, 4520 N. Central Ave. Suite 560, Phoenix, AZ 85012 or email to: cynthia.vargo@cisarizona.org.


*New Listing* Development Campaign Manager - The WHEEL Council (Phoenix)

The WHEEL Council, Inc. an Arizona nonprofit is looking for a 12 month contract position for a Development Campaign Manager for an Innovative Youth Development Non Profit in Downtown Phoenix, AZ. Immediate Opening.

This person will be responsible for developing a mailing list, pinpointing potential donors, giving pr talks, creating a series of mailings, training board members in "asks", implementing appointments for "asks", Developing and implementing the Murphy Community Youth Club Campaign! with a $250,000 fundraising goal for school year '07-'08.

This individual must have prior donor campaign experience, passion for youth development and empowering people disenfranchised in US society. Please submit letter of intent, contract fees plus bonuses to info@wheelcouncil.org or by fax to 928-214-7379. Review of letters will be on going.


*New Listing* Project Director - Paths to Living Free and Women Living Free (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, corrections 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 so long as funding is available.

Duties and Responsibilities: Supervision of project specific DOL Program Assistant, Retention Specialist, Business Liaison, Group Facilitators, and Instructors. Project liaison to DOL, subcontractors, corrections officials and community partners. Performs oversight and evaluation of the projects and achievement of performance goals. Prepares fund source reports. Ensures seamless delivery of AWEE's services through coordination with other AWEE staff and contracts. Performs community-building, resulting in effective outreach, partnerships and services. Leads the project team. Responsible for performance management, contract management, and subcontractor monitoring. Performs oversight of program expenditures. Leads fund-raising and project sustainability efforts.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in social services or education; Masters Degree preferred. Two to four years relevant experience; Experience with coordinating programs with ex-offenders preferred. Prior experience in project planning and implementation, and working with at-risk populations. Skilled in project development and evolution. Experience in creating and sustaining community partnerships. Strong organizational, communication, and technology skills. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Valid Arizona Driver's License. Current car insurance.

For more information or to apply, call 602-223-4333.


*New Listing* Marketing Manager - The Phoenix Symphony (Phoenix)

Working in close contact with an industry-respected audience development firm, The Marketing Manager creates and implements marketing plans to drive sales and attendance growth. Negotiates media and printing/direct mail sponsorships. Coordinates customer subscription renewal and acquisition campaigns as assigned. Manages Telemarketing, and Direct Mail with vendors and box office. Works with Program Book and Information Coordinator on creation of ads, promotional cards and other graphic designs as required. Coordinates with Publicity and Promotions Coordinator on Public Relations Plans and Programs to drive the sale of concerts as well as major special events including the New Year's Eve Gala. Works with Webmaster to devise programs based on e-marketing initiatives and works to grow web distribution channel. Responsible for administration of the Marketing and Audience Development sub committee of the overall MAAAD Committee. Acts as a resource for other members of the department. Attends concerts as Marketing Department representative as required. Additional projects as assigned.

Requirements: Formal education, and 3-5 years experience in a marketing environment (preferable live event marketing). Knowledge of Classical music repertoire very helpful and a persuasive work style is a must.

Salary commensurate with professional experience. Excellent benefits package.

Applicants and sources should call or send credentials by April 30 to: Peter Reaves, The Phoenix Symphony, 455 N. 3rd Street, Suite 390, Phoenix, AZ 85004. 602-495-1117, ext. 314. Email preaves@phoenixsymphony.org.


*New Listing* Marketing and Graphic Design Professional - Save the Family (Mesa)

East Valley nonprofit in need of ideal candidate to fill a full-time position responsible for agency marketing and graphic design. This position is also responsible for assisting the Development Team with all aspects of fundraising and event planning. The ideal candidate will be proficient with PCs, Pagemaker, Photoshop, Acrobat, Publisher, and Microsoft Office. Candidate must be very internet savvy and have excellent organizational and people skills to interface with the public. Two years experience in layout and graphic design required. Applicants must submit samples of prior work along with their resumes. Full Benefits, $30-34K DOE, EOE. Send resumes and samples to teresag@savethefamily.org.


*New Listing* Nonprofit Network Engineer - NPower Arizona (Phoenix)

NPower Arizona seeks an experienced and energetic individual to join our team as a Nonprofit Network Engineer. The Nonprofit Network Engineer is responsible for providing direct services and assistance in a membership program that seeks to increase the technical capacity and know-how of Arizona Nonprofits so that they may, in turn, enhance their missions through more effective use of resources. The Nonprofit Network Engineer is responsible for responding to requests for information and assistance from nonprofits, and in helping tracking the success of the program. The Nonprofit Network Engineer provides direct, hands-on services to meet customers' IT needs.

The Nonprofit Technology Consultant reports to the Senior Engineer and will: Provide onsite and offsite network/workstation/server troubleshooting services and project work; Perform systems administration tasks including server build out, operating systems deployment and upgrades, application deployment and updates, operating system patches, environment documentation, backup and recovery for small to medium size networks; Provide emergency support for scheduled maintenance clients; Respond to basic information requests from members and lead them to appropriate resources, whether online, through NPower Arizona or in the community; Participate in organization meetings.

Qualifications: Superior customer relations skills; Background in nonprofit technology and assistances is preferred; Strong organizational skills; Ability to analyze and synthesize information and make sound decisions; Excellent verbal and written skills; Spanish language skills will be helpful; Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Key technical skills: Advanced computer skills, including troubleshooting facility with server operating systems, PC operating systems, office productivity and utility applications and hardware. Minimum 2 to 3 years Windows administration experience in an operations environment; medium-level mail systems deployment and troubleshooting skills in Exchange 2003 environment. Experience with Active Directory deployments preferred. Network administration experience including configuration and support of Linksys/Cisco is preferred. Bachelor's degree or equivalent is preferred.

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a thorough resume detailing their professional experience, a minimum of three (3) references, and a cover letter to: Pat Cooper, Director of Operations, at pcooper@npoweraz.org. Application materials may also be mailed to: 5125 N. 16th Street, Suite C-136, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

Position open until filled. Interview will begin the week of September 12. No telephone solicitations please.


*New Listing* Program Manager - The Diablo Trust (Flagstaff)

The Diablo Trust is seeking a Program Manager to manage the Diablo Trust office and coordinate the Trust's day-to-day activities. The qualified person will represent the Trust at various community and regional gatherings; coordinate all meetings and events, and be responsible for publication of the newsletter. The position offers a variety of opportunities and challenges, and accordingly requires a variety of skills. Required skills include: excellent people skills; oral and written communication skills; excellent computer skills and the ability to multi-task. A fundraising background is helpful but not required. Position averages 30 hours per week.

Program Manager Duties include: Coordinates, and records all Diablo Trust meetings and events; Creates all supplementary materials including PowerPoint presentations; Coordinates specific Diablo Trust Working Group projects; Includes extensive writing and editing; Produces Diablo Trust publications, including a bi-monthly newsletter; Manages office finances

Conducts general office duties; Corresponds and directs all communications; Oversees website and regularly updates website calendar; Hires and trains Diablo Trust interns.

This position offers the opportunity to gain experience in non-profit management and environmental sustainability. The job pays between $10.00 - 12.00 per hour depending upon skills. The position closes May 5, 2006. To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, writing samples and references to: The Diablo Trust, PO Box 3058, Flagstaff, AZ 86003, or you may send via fax to (928) 213-8110, or email: info@diablotrust.org.


*New Listing* Program Manager - Grants To You (Flagstaff)

Grants To You, a program of the United Way of Yavapai County, AZ is seeking a Program Manager to establish a chapter in the Flagstaff area. The chapter would hold quarterly, 9 hour classes taught by local professional grant writers/researchers in the community.

The Program Manager position would be responsible for scheduling classes, obtaining qualified teachers and suitable locations. In addition, the position would assure that press releases and PSAs were sent out as well as other free public relations so that classes would be full. He or she would also work with local clubs like Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis to obtain funding for the chapter which is $1,500 annually.

The Program Manager would work with specially created and easy to use software on the internet with the address: www.grantstoyou.org. The time required to run a quarterly class is 10 hours or about 3 plus hours per month once the program gets off the ground. The compensation recommended is $100 per class paid from the funding noted above.

Shirley Baskin (the new chapter coordinator) and I (the founder) stand ready to assist the Program Manager in all aspects of organization.

Interested persons should visit our WEB Site and then contact Paul or Shirley at 928-776-7976 or at communitywin@cableone.net.


*New Listing* K-12 Program Manager - Junior Achievement of Arizona (Tempe)

This person must work well in fast paced, team environment. Must be comfortable public speaking, highly organized and detail oriented, computer savvy, energetic & motivated. This position coordinates projects related to JA programs: recruits, trains and coordinates volunteer activities for JA school based programs; provides support to teachers and volunteers who implement JA programs, among other projects. Degree a plus. Excellent benefits, including 401K.

See www.jaaz.org for more information or fax resume to (480) 377-8558. No phone calls please.  


*New Listing* Family Care Consultant / Information and Referral Specialist - Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

The Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter is seeking a Family Care Consultant/ Information & Referral Specialist for our Northern Arizona Regional Office. This part-time position, based in Prescott , provides case management, education, and related services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families. He/she will provide community outreach, education, information and referral, and training, with an emphasis on multicultural diversity. Preferred qualifications include progressively responsible work history of community-based case management and/or comparable experience working with vulnerable older adults. A bachelor's or master's degree in social work, gerontology, or a related field is helpful; bilingual Spanish-English is preferred. Effective communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a cover letter to: Northern Arizona Regional Director, Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006.


*New Listing* Clinician - Treatment Assessment Screening Center (Phoenix)

Responsible for the treatment, counseling and case management for a caseload of program clients. Performs tasks required to screen clients relative to program eligibility requirements, conducts intakes for new clients, conducts ongoing interviews, develops client service plans, coordinates services provided to the client, and tracks/records and reports on client progress. Conducts chemical substance abuse and mental health assessments, and provides individuals, family, and group treatment. Serves as a representative in court hearings and in meetings with organizations external to TASC relative to specific clients. Carries out delegated administrative duties as required to ensure efficient and effective client service delivery.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Conducting clinical assessments of client substance use/abuse and mental health issues and developing treatment plans. Planning and carrying out individual, family, and group treatment. Performing case management tasks necessary to scheduling and conducting interviews, determining client program eligibility, screening of clients, conducting client intakes, and checking/recording and reporting on client progress. Maintaining accurate and complete records of clients on caseload. Scheduling and/or attending upon request/subpoena court hearings and other meetings with other individuals/organizations relative to a client's treatment.


  • Level I (Behavioral Health Technician - BHT): Bachelor's degree in a related behavioral health field. Minimum of one year of fulltime behavioral health work experience. Knowledge of substance abuse and mental health counseling theory and techniques. Must pass fingerprinting and background check. Must pass urinalysis drug screen.
  • Level II (Behavioral Health Professional - BHP): Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Clinical Social Work, or Justice Studies with focus on clinical counseling. Two years of direct practice experience in working with criminal justice/substance-abusing/mental health population. One year of direct treatment counseling preferred. Licensure (e.g., LPC, LISAC, LISW) may substitute for direct experience. Knowledge of substance abuse and mental health counseling theory and techniques. Ability to effectively use DSM-IV terminology and full Axis diagnosis. Ability to attain eligibility for licensure (LISAC as minimum) within six months of hiring; obtaining licensure mandatory. Must pass fingerprinting, background check, and urinalysis drug screen.

Skills and abilities include: Good writing and verbal communication skills. Able to effectively communicate with a variety of treatment and criminal justice professionals. Good individual, family, and group therapy skills. Basic computer skills, including experience with word-processing, spreadsheets, and charts. Able to integrate knowledge of substance abuse treatment into effective therapeutic practice on individual and small group basis.

For more information on this position, or to apply, please email hrjobs@tasc-arizona.org.


*New Listing* Direct Care Support Staff - Rusty's Morningstar Ranch (Cornville, AZ)

Dependable & compassionate Direct Care Support Staff needed to work with autistic men in rural residential setting near Cottonwood. Full time/$8.50 hr./medical benefits. Will train. Overtime possible. Email resume to rustys@commspeed.net, or mail to: Rusty's Morningstar Ranch, PO Box 759, Cornville, AZ 86325.

Must have valid Arizona Driver's License, and clean driving record Must pass fingerprint screening/criminal background check Must pass random drug testing.

For more information, please call: 928-634-4784 Website: www.rmr.org. Must be 18 years or older.


*New Listing* Staff Member - Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (Phoenix)

Support the Executive Director and AFFCF Board members of an all-volunteer nonprofit organization by providing the following assistance.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: general office responsibilities (phones, mailings, interoffice communications); attending monthly Board meetings and any other meetings as needed; taking minutes at meetings; preparing and distributing monthly Board meeting packets; general correspondence (sending information to applicants and potential donors, sending donor thank you letters); helping facilitate publicity and publications to promote the work of AFFCF; assisting with coordination of AFFCF awareness programs; processing and tracking General and Scholarship Awards; assisting with coordination and implementation of fundraising events as well as solicitation of major donors.

Skills and experience required: computer skills (word processing, database management, desktop publishing, bookkeeping), interpersonal skills, organizational skills, ability to work independently. Preferred: administrative experience, knowledge of foster children's issues, and experience fundraising for nonprofit organizations. Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact (602) 252-9445 or email AFFCF@cox.net.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Communities In Schools of Arizona (Phoenix)

Communities In Schools of Arizona seeks a motivated professional for a full-time Office Manager position. This position provides administrative support and database services and maintenance for agency programs. Responsibilities include: document and material generation, personnel file management, scheduling, meeting support, light receptionist and basic organizational technology duties. Requires Microsoft Office skills, basic accounting/bookkeeping skills, 4 years increasingly responsible office support experience. Competitive salary plus benefits including paid vacation and sick leave. Please send cover letter, resume, references and salary history to: President and CEO, Communities In Schools of Arizona, 4520 N. Central Ave. Ste. 560, Phoenix, AZ 85012 or email: cynthia.vargo@cisarizona.org.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* - Hozhoni Foundation (Flagstaff)

The Hozhoni Foundation, Inc. is a leading provider of services and advocacy for people with disabilities. We have the following opportunity in our Flagstaff facility to truly help and change someone's life:


Requires 2-3 years experience in payroll, A/P, A/R, JE prep, bank recon, Excel and 10-key. We offer 100% paid Medical/Dental/Life premiums. $11 - $12/Hr. DOE

Program Coordinator

You'll provide training and leadership to staff and the clients we serve. Responsible for providing a safe, healthy, productive environment. You'll strive to increase quality of life, personal growth, and choice-making through positive role modeling, professionalism, respect, and understanding. This is a fulltime supervisory position experience is required.

Web Site: www.hozhoni.com -for more information and to download an application.

E-mail your resume/application to: hozjobs@earthlink.net. Fax your resume/application to: 526-5909 attn HR.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Community Services of Arizona (Multiple Locations)

To apply for any of the following positions, please send an email to kblackstock@csainc.org or call 480-963-6276 X218.

Administrative Assistant

Location: CSA Main/Administrative Office (Chandler)
Classification: Full -Time/Non-Exempt
Hourly Wage: $9/hr
Schedule: M - F/8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Responsible for mail log and mail distribution, answer phones, provide program information and assistance to clients and general public, organize files and provide other clerical support to staff including CSA's corporate officers. Additional pay if Spanish bilingual. 

CFO/Director of Finance

Location: CSA Main/Administrative Office (Chandler)
Classification: Full-Time/Exempt

Responsible for overall financial management of the corporation and related entities. Provides leadership and supervision to finance department staff and is a key member of the Senior Management Team. Requirements include college degree in Accounting and extensive work experience in non-profit financial management or an equivalent combination of education and work experience; Knowledge of real estate accounting, cash forecasting, A-133 audits, and federal funding requirements; CPA preferred.

Child Care Teachers

Location: Chandler Learning Center
Classification: Full -Time/Non-Exempt
Hourly Wage: $8 - $8.50/hr

Must be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of 6 months experience working with infants and children in a childcare center or equivalent combination of education and experience. High school diploma or GED required. Other requirements include: fingerprinting, proof of a negative TB skin test, and a notarized copy of a criminal history affidavit. CPR, First Aid Certification, and Food Handlers Card must be attained within 30 days of employment.

Child Care Teacher Aides

Location: Chandler Learning Center
Classification: Part -Time/Non-Exempt
Hourly Wage: $8 - $8.50/hr
Hours: Less than 30 hours per week

Must be at least 17 years of age. High school diploma or GED required unless currently enrolled in high school or equivalent. Other requirements include: fingerprinting, proof of a negative TB skin test, and a notarized copy of a criminal history affidavit. CPR, First Aid Certification, and Food Handlers Card must be attained within 60 days of employment. 

Cook for Child Care Center

Location: Chandler Learning Center
Classification: Part -Time/Non-Exempt
Hourly Wage: $8 - $8.50/hr
Hours: Less than 30 hours per week
Schedule: M-F, 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Certified food handler to plan and prepare meals and snacks at child care facility. Must complete Food Managers Training certification within 30 days of employment. Must be at least 17 years of age. High school diploma or GED, as well as three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Other requirements include: fingerprinting, proof of a negative TB skin test, and a notarized copy of a criminal history affidavit. CPR and First Aid Certification must be attained within 30 days of employment.

Eligibility Specialist

Location: Gilbert Community Action Program
Classification: Full-Time/Non-Exempt
Hourly Wage: $8 - $9/hr
Schedule: M - F/8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Interviews individuals and families to determine their eligibility for programs. Identifies their need for services, and refers them appropriately. Follows established policies, procedures and guidelines. Explains programs and the applicants'/recipients' rights and responsibilities. Maintains complete and accurate records. Knowledge of public assistance programs, policies, and regulations helpful. Additional compensation if Spanish bilingual. High school diploma or GED required.

Eligibility Specialist/Bilingual (Lead)

Location: Gilbert Community Action Program
Classification: Full-Time/Non-Exempt
Hourly Wage: $10 - $12/hr DOE
Schedule: M - F/8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Provides leadership to program staff in small program office located in Gilbert. Interviews individuals and families to determine their eligibility for programs. Identifies their need for services, and refers them appropriately. Follows established policies, procedures and guidelines. Explains programs and the applicants'/recipients' rights and responsibilities. Maintains complete and accurate records. Knowledge of public assistance programs, policies, and regulations helpful. Spanish bilingual required. High school diploma or GED required. 

Homeownership Program Assistant

Location: Los Vecinos Office (Glendale)
Classification: Full -Time/Non-Exempt
Hourly Wage: $9 - $11/hr

Provides program information and assists clients involved in CSA's various homeownership activities. Answer phones, organize files, perform data entry, and provide other program support as needed. Spanish bilingual strongly preferred. Additional pay differential if Spanish bilingual.


Location: Gilbert Community Action Program
Classification: Full-Time/Non-Exempt
Hourly Wage: $8 - $9/hr
Hours: 40 hours per week
Schedule: M - F/8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Front desk reception: answer phones, record/deliver messages, provide program information and assistance to clients and general public, organize files, perform data entry, and provide other support to staff as needed. Additional pay if Spanish bilingual.


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

Behavioral Health Clinician (Guiding Star)

Under the direct supervision of the Clinic Supervisor/Director, 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 women's programs at the Guiding Star facility. Pay rate: $14/hr. plus DOE. Class: full time.

Behavioral Health Clinician - Assessor (NAC Outpatient Clinic)

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. Pay rate: $32,000+ DOE. Class: full time.

Case Manager (Guiding Star)

Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, provides intake, orientation and case management services for clients participating in Native American Connections programs. Pay rate: $24,500+ DOE. Class: regular full time.

Clinical Supervisor (Guiding Star)

Under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Director, supervises a substance abuse residential treatment facility, targeting the Native American population. Provides direct oversight of the daily operations, clinical and support staff, clinical programs and other compatible services in responding to the targeted community needs and support of the organization's overall mission, philosophy, and goals. Ensures the integration of best practices clinical counseling with Native traditional healing. Pay rate: $31,200 + DOE. Class: regular full time.

Child Care Provider (Guiding Star)

Under the direct supervision of the Guiding Star Lodge Child Care Supervisor, the Child Care Worker provides child care and positive role modeling as well as parenting support to chemically dependent parents. Pay rate: $7.00-$9.00/hr DOE. Class: regular full time.

For each position, 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.

Send resume or complete application to: NAC, 650 N. 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003; fax to 602-256-7356 or email to m.stilwell@nativeconnections.org.


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

Due to OBHL requirements, employees must be at least 21 years of age. For more information on any of these positions or to apply, please call Human Resources at (480) 464-7466. www.prehab.org.

East Valley (Mesa)

Client Care Worker - BA preferred, various positions in youth residential centers, behavioral health experience preferred.
Support Partner - DV shelter, experience with crisis and counseling preferred.
In-Home Respite Worker - P/T, working with children in their homes.
Parent Support Partner - F/T, BA preferred, experience with domestic violence, experience working with children.
Clinical Liaison - F/T, Mon-Fri (10A-7P) MA preferred. Counseling/Case Management experience.
Recreation Specialist - P/T, homeless shelter, work with group of youth, experience with at-risk youth.
Child Care Teacher - F/T or P/T, Preferred training in Early Child Education, 2 yrs in licensed care facility preferred
Classroom Aide - F/T, working with youth, assisting with school work
Driver - P/T, driving youth group from shelter to school, must meet driving restrictions.
Case Manager - P/T, working with youth group, experience in community resources.
Client Records Coordinator - F/T, experience in working with case files, proficient skills in computers, superb customer service skills. Organizational skills a must.

West Valley (Glendale)

Support Partner - P/T, F/T & Overnight, BA preferred, Experience with domestic violence populations, Bilingual Span preferred
Child Care Teacher - P/T& F/T, Preferred training in Early Child Education, 2 yrs in licensed care facility preferred
Housekeeping - F/T, housekeeping experience preferred, lift a minimum of 25 lbs, customer service, Bilingual Span preferred
Clinical Liaison - F/T, Mon-Fri (10A-7P) MA required, must be licensed in the State of AZ.
Cook - F/T, DV shelter, cook for 50-80 people, food handlers license required.

Summer Jobs (Temporary)

Earn extra money this summer!!

SUMMER DAY PROGRAMS (working with kids)

Mesa- May 30th - August 11th, 2006
Hours - 9AM-5PM

Glendale-June 7th - Early August
Hours - 9AM-5PM


*New Listing* Temporary Positions - Junior Achievement of Arizona (Tempe)

JA Kit Pick-Up

Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc. seeks one or more individuals with reliable transportation and auto insurance to collect kits and extra program material at schools around the valley for recycling. This would be primarily the week of May 15-May 22. The hourly rate is $6 plus mileage reimbursement.

Program Instruction

Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc. seeks enthusiastic, organized, responsible individuals to teach JA classes primarily at Phoenix Parks and Recreation facilities  (metropolitan Phoenix ). This would occur in June and July but we are flexible with schedules and how many hours people would like to work. The hourly rate is $10 (preparation and teaching) plus mileage. Training will be provided. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with excellent communication skills (comfortable speaking in front of youth, leading group activities, etc).

Candidates interested in either position please email Melissa Leasher at melissal@jaaz.org.


Executive Director - Friends of Saguaro National Park (Tucson)

The Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day management of the organization's activities. The ideal candidate possesses a passion for sensitive management and utilization of Park lands and a dedication to the advancement of Park objectives. As the sole employee of the organization, the incumbent will be responsible for a wide range of activities and is charged with developing additional funding sources for the expansion of FOSNP's work.

Primary responsibilities of the Executive Director include fundraising, marketing and communications activities, development of Board capacity, and service as the liaison to the public and the National Park Service. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors. Day-to-day oversight of the Executive Director is the responsibility of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

Required skills include: Bachelor's degree; advanced degree preferred. Three to four years of work experience in a nonprofit organization is preferred. Professional or volunteer experience in conservation field is desirable. Strong interpersonal and communications skills, with particular emphasis on public speaking skills. Proven fundraising experience, with demonstrated capacity to generate funding from individual donors, corporate sponsors, and foundations, including grant writing capabilities. The candidate must also have experience in managing fundraising events and direct mail activities. Demonstrated experience in planned giving is a plus.

The position offers a competitive compensation package with a starting salary range of $32,000 to $40,000 plus paid vacation and holidays.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, three references, and resume to Friends of Saguaro National Park, P.O. Box 18998, Tucson, AZ 85731-8998. Applications will be accepted until May 5, 2006, or until the position is filled. For more information, visit www.friendsofsaguaro.org.


Full-Time Director - notMYkid PEAK Program (Phoenix)

Responsibilities include managing the PEAK program of notMYkid, researching and developing prevention service contracts for Arizona school districts, maintaining financials (invoices, purchase orders and deposits) of school contracts, coordinating with local businesses to offer Corporate Brown Bag programming to their employees, presenting substance abuse programming for adults, attending and presenting at local and national conferences aiding in substance abuse prevention programming, coordinating PEAK prevention programming at local school sites, training and scheduling new speakers for the PEAK program, developing and maintaining professional relationships with school administrators, parent organizations, and media, serving as a liaison to contracted school districts and collaborative agencies, and responsible for the ongoing evaluation and database tracking of prevention services provided by notMYkid.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in health related field. 3 years experience in the field (health education, prevention, youth services, social services, substance abuse counseling). Experience with nonprofit organizations. Strong people skills. Ability to efficiently schedule time and activities. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Team player with strong work ethic. Self starter with ability to multi-task. Ability to maintain effectiveness in varying environments and with varying tasks, responsibilities, or people. Strong computer skills required. Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license and reliable transportation.

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to: Stephanie Weeks, 333 W. Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85013 or email to stephanie@notmykid.org. Deadline: May 5, 2006.


Chief Advancement Officer - American Red Cross (Phoenix)

American Red Cross is seeking a Chief Advancement Officer to lead and direct the chapter's fundraising efforts to meet assigned strategic and annual revenue goals. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree; CFRE designation preferred; 5 years experience in administrating a Development program within a complex organization; successful major gift experience with a large nonprofit; knowledge of marketing and media relations activities. FT w/excellent benefits. Visit www.arizonaredcross.org for more info. EOE/AA


Director of Development - Save the Family Foundation of Arizona (Mesa)

The Director of Development, with the guidance of the Executive Director, will achieve fundraising goals and strategies for capital and annual funding programs; move current annual donors to higher giving levels and acquire new annual and capital donors; plan, direct and implement all fund raising and stewardship activities in all areas of contributed annual income including individual, corporate, foundation, government and volunteer support and sponsorships and oversee donor recognition.

The Development Director is responsible for developing, coordinating, and supervising fund raising activities to support an annual operating budget of 3M. The individual applying for this position must have an understanding of comprehensive fund raising and the ability to achieve financial objectives, and must have:

A four-year college degree or equivalent of 5 years of experience. Excellent written and verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills. The ability to function as a member of a team. A proven and strong track record in annual campaign, special events, and endowment fundraising. Must demonstrate sound judgment, initiative and independent thinking.

Pay: $60,000-$65,000/yr + STF pays 100% of its employee only insurance premiums for health, dental, vision, ST, LT disability and Life insurance policies.

Send resumes to teresag@savethefamily.org.


Director of Program Development - Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, a nonprofit health and social service organization serving individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families in Arizona and Southern Nevada, is seeking a Director of Program Development. This position will provide staff leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services. The position involves significant teamwork and collaborative efforts with staff, volunteers, and aging, social service and health care organizations, throughout the communities served by the Chapter. This position is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Preferred qualifications include MSW or related degree with progressively responsible work history in direct services to older adults and their families and non-profit management/program supervision.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a cover letter that includes salary expectations to: Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 East McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006.


Director of the NAU Fund - Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff)

NAU seeks an experienced fundraising, marketing, public relations or communications professional to lead the NAU Fund which is central to our advancement efforts. The NAU Fund program includes direct mail, telemarketing, web marketing, and annual leadership gift personal solicitation. The position reports to the Associate Vice President for University Advancement and is a member of Advancement's leadership team. The NAU Fund is responsible for soliciting ongoing/annual gifts from all individual constituencies such as alumni, parents, faculty, retirees, staff, students and friends (including corporate matching gifts).

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree; a minimum of 3 years experience in fundraising, marketing/sales, program management or communication/public relations; ability to organize and lead a multifaceted program; documented success as an innovator and creative problem solver; excellent written and oral communications skills. The Advancement team and NAU Fund program personnel rely heavily on computers and data bases for information and communication; candidates must be prepared to use computers and software that supports these efforts.

Please see http://hr.nau.edu/m/content/view/620/476/ for full job descriptions and details on how to apply. NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.


Grant Writer Specialist - United Food Bank (Mesa)

United Food Bank seeks a part-time contract Grant Writer Specialist. This outside position will be responsible for researching grant opportunities and writing appropriate grant applications. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and/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.

To apply, please submit your resume with cover letter to the email address below.

Email: marlag@unitedfoodbank.org. United Food Bank, 358 East Javelina, Mesa, AZ 85210.


Grant Writer - Phoenix Theatre (Phoenix)

Phoenix Theatre seeks a grant writer to facilitate our foundation, corporate and government grant requests. Duties will include: developing written proposals, research prospecting funding sources, maintaining grant calendar, meeting annual giving goals, assisting with special events and strategizing with the executive and development team. The ideal candidates will possess exceptional and persuasive writing, computer and communication skills. Attention to detail is essential and 1 to 3 years of prior experience in writing for theatrical arts organizations preferred but not required.

Please submit cover letter, resume, salary history and two writing samples to: Fax: 602.889.6325. Email: e.reynolds@phxtheatre.org. Mail: Phoenix Theatre, c/o Beth Reynolds, 100 E McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004. No telephone calls please.


Volunteer Coordinator - Face in the Mirror (Scottsdale)

Face in the Mirror is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. We are looking for the educated mind in many programs needed to be implemented. One in particular is in the Volunteer Dept. We expect, over the next year to bring on board many volunteers. Very interested and in need of one who has worked in this capacity and would like to lend a hand with this outreach. Volunteer basis or on a "hired" basis. Due to being new, funds are low. We need someone to help in the fundraising dept. Someone with experience of writing for grants, etc. Go to website www.faceinthemirror.org and see if this is of any interest to you. Contact: Barbara MacLean at above number or personal cell 602-751-1425.


*Multiple Positions* Central Arizona Shelter Services (Phoenix)

For more information about CASS, please visit www.cass-az.org.

Volunteer Coordinator

CASS seeks to hire a full time Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, train, place, retain and recognize community volunteers and develop, plan and execute volunteer events. The Volunteer Coordinator assesses agency volunteers needs and recruits and trains community volunteers to meet those needs. The Volunteer Coordinator plans and coordinators volunteer projects and events, monitors and provides support to community volunteers, creates and distributes quarterly volunteer newsletter, maintains volunteer database and compiles statistical reports, and other duties as assigned. The Volunteer Coordinator requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of one year directly related experience, experience working as a staff person in special event or volunteer coordination. The Volunteer Coordinator should be proficient with word processing and computer spreadsheet preparation, possess demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written, and have a valid Arizona driver license and a satisfactory driving record. For more information email resumes to jkelly@cass-az.org, call (602) 870-8778 ext. 10, or fax (602) 256-6404. EOE

Preschool Teacher Aide

CASS seeks to hire a part time preschool teacher aide to provide quality childcare to homeless children in Sunnyslope. The Preschool Teacher Aide works to maintain a safe educational environment. The Preschool Teacher Aide will assists with cooking, laundry, teacher breaks, substitute coverage, inventory control, cleaning, etc. This position requires high school diploma or GED, background check (fingerprint clearance card), clean MVR, and six months experience. The Preschool Teacher Aide pay is $8.00 to $10.00 per hour plus excellent benefits including medical, dental and life insurance. For more information email resumes to jkelly@cass-az.org, call (602) 870-8778 ext. 10, or fax (602) 256-6404. EOE

Shelter Manager I

CASS seeks to hire full time shelter staff to work with homeless adults in the downtown Phoenix area and with families in the Sunnyslope area. The Shelter Manager I works to maintain a safe and humane shelter environment, and to assist guests in achieving their highest level of self-sufficiency. The Shelter Manager I does not require any experience. They will be part of CASS's Shelter Team. The Shelter Manager I pay is $8.00 plus excellent benefits including medical, dental and life insurance as well as a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer matching contributions.

For more information about the downtown Phoenix openings please call (602) 256-6945 ext. 316 and for more information about the Sunnyslope openings please call (602) 944-0960 ext. 22. Resumes are accepted by email to jkelly@cass-az.org or via fax at (602) 256-6401. EOE


*Multiple Positions* Native American Connections (Phoenix)

BH Clinician - Guiding Star Women's Residential Facility

Under the direct supervision of the Clinic Supervisor/Director, 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 women's programs at the Guiding Star facility.

Child Care - Guiding Star Women's Residential Facility

Under the direct supervision of the Guiding Star Lodge Child Care Supervisor, the Child Care Worker provides child care and positive role modeling as well as parenting support to chemically dependent parents.

Child Care/Life Skills Coordinator - Catherine Arm's Supportive Housing Unit

Under the direct supervision of the Residential Services Director, the Child Care/Life Skills Provider provides child care and positive role modeling to chemically dependent parents. The position would provide activities and training as well as parenting support for residents of Catherine Arms.

For more information on these jobs or to apply, please visit www.nativeconnections.org. If you have any questions please contact Madeleine Stilwell at (602)254-3247.


*Multiple Positions* PREHAB of Arizona (Multiple Locations)

East Valley (Mesa)

  • Client Care Worker - BA preferred, various positions in youth residential centers, behavioral health experience preferred
  • Behavioral Health Paraprofessional - DV shelter, experience with crisis and counseling preferred
  • In-Home Respite Worker - P/T, working with children in their homes.
  • After-school Day Program - P/T, 2:30P-8;30P Mon-Fri, working with children ages 5-12
  • Parent Support Partner - F/T, BA preferred, experience with domestic violence, experience working with children
  • Clinical Liaison - F/T, Mon-Fri (10A-7P) MA preferred. Counseling/Case Management experience
  • Recreation Specialist - P/T, homeless shelter, work with group of youth, experience with at-risk youth
  • Child Care Teacher - F/T or P/T, Preferred training in Early Child Education, 2 years in licensed care facility preferred

West Valley (Glendale)

  • Client Care Worker - P/T & F/T & Overnight, BA preferred, Experience with domestic violence populations, Bilingual Span preferred
  • Child Care Teacher - P/T & F/T, Preferred training in Early Child Education, 2 years in licensed care facility preferred
  • Housekeeping - F/T, housekeeping experience preferred, lift a minimum of 25 lbs, customer service, Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Family Support Partner - F/T, HS required, experience working with children with behavioral disorders.
  • Clinical Liaison - F/T, Mon-Fri (10A-7P) MA required, must be licensed in the State of AZ.
  • Cook - F/T, DV shelter, cook for 50-80 people, food handlers license required.
  • Community Intervention Worker - F/T, Overnight, experience with "at-risk youth" experience with individual/family groups

Summer Jobs (Temporary)
Earn extra money this summer!!

Summer Day Programs (working with kids)
Mesa- May 30 - August 11, 2006
Hours - 9AM-5PM

Glendale - June 7-Mid August
Hours - 9AM-5PM

Due to OBHL requirements, employees must be at least 22 years of age. For more information please call (480) 464-7466.


Full Charge Bookkeeper - Self-Employment Loan Fund (Phoenix)

The Full Charge Bookkeeper is responsible for accounting, recording loan activity and financial management. The Full Charge Bookkeeper reports directly to the Manager of Lending and Finance in setting financial goals and achieving the goals of the agency.

Qualifications: Minimum of two years of accounting background with Cost Accounting Preferred, and five years business experience.

Full-time, non-management, non-exempt. Range: $30,000- $32,000/year salary is negotiable depending on experience. Benefits: two weeks vacation/yr, two weeks sick leave/year, two personal days/yr, eleven paid holidays/year, paid health and life insurance. Covered parking, self paid dental and AFLAC, 403B eligibility.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Sonia Singh at (602) 340-8834 or soniasingh@selfloanfund.org.


Administrative Assistant - United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona (Tucson)

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona seeks a motivated professional for a full-time Administrative Assistant position. This position provides skilled administrative support and database services for a comprehensive federal program in compliance with federal mandates and deadlines. Responsibilities include scheduling and meeting support, file and database development and maintenance, document and material generation, and customer service. Requires Associate's degree in business, office administration or related field plus 3 years increasingly responsible office support, or equivalent combination of education/experience. Requires impeccable grammar, advanced writing and Microsoft Office skills, especially Access. Skills testing will be required.

Please send cover letter, resume & references to: Emily Fink Bauman, Program Manager, Supporting Seniors, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, P.O. Box 86750, Tucson, AZ 85754-6750, efbauman@unitedwaytucson.org.


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