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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

August 28, 2006

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What's New

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Effective Speaking and Writing in Nonprofit Contexts Workshop
October 5-6 (Phoenix)

Date & Time: Thursday-Friday, October 5-6, 2006 9:00 am-3:30 pm (Lunch Provided)
Cost: $290
Location: ASU Mercado, 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
Instructor: L. M. Larry Edmonds , M.A., FMP, CFBE

Effectively utilizing communication tools and knowledge is paramount in the success of individuals in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. This unique workshop provides practical tools and knowledge in both oral and written communication that can enhance effectiveness in communicating both inside and outside the nonprofit organization. Topics include:

  • Writing and delivering a winning presentation
  • Writing that looks good, reads well, and brings success
  • Speaking to groups in various contexts
  • Intercultural communication considerations
  • Effectively conducting meetings
  • Language that wins; Language that loses
  • Resolving conflict in a win-win style
  • Ethical communication choices

For more information or to register, please contact us at (602) 496-0500 or at nmi@asu.edu. You may also visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_wkshop.htm


Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) September Course Offerings

The Nonprofit Management Institute at ASU's Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management offers courses taught by outstanding practitioners and academicians. Each course may be taken individually to fine-tune working knowledge or as part of a comprehensive certificate program. Click here to view the entire schedule and pricing for courses. Upcoming September offerings include:

  • Human Resource Management (NMI 102) September 8-9 - 9am-5pm
  • Diversity Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 119) September 15-16 - 9am-3pm
  • Financial Management Principles for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 103) September 22-23 - 9am-5pm
For more information or to register, please contact us at (602) 496-0500 or at nmi@asu.edu. You may also visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_cer.htm

ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) Instructor Appointed As National Training Fellow to Increase Nonprofit Advocacy

The Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI) recently named Tim Delaney, president and founder of the Phoenix-based Center for Leadership, Ethics & Public Service, as one of ten CLPI Training Fellows. As a Training Fellow, Delaney will help CLPI accelerate nonprofit engagement in the public policy process, particularly legislative advocacy, by facilitating trainings for various 501(c)(3) organizations across the country.

A distinguished attorney, respected trainer, and nationally-recognized expert on the nonprofit sector, Delaney helped incubate the new Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and has served as senior advisor for the National Council of Nonprofit Associations. For more information, please visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/press/press_TimDelaneyCLPIfellow.htm



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ASU CNLM employee Andy Ortiz selected as Semi-Finalist for US Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Americans  

Tempe resident Andy Ortiz, 37, was recently selected as a semi-finalist for the United States Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Americans program. As a recipient of this distinction, Ortiz is recognized as one of the top 20 young leaders in the nation.  

Ortiz currently serves as the Project Manager for Capacity Building Initiatives with the Arizona State University Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management. The Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) project exists to recognize and honor ten Americans each year who exemplify the best attributes of the nation's young people, aged 18 through 40.


The Organization for Nonprofit Executives Seeks Nominations for Nonprofit Director of the Year Awards

The Organization for Nonprofits Executives (ONE), serving nonprofit CEO’s in Arizona, is excited to announce the 5th Annual Nonprofit ‘Director of the Year’ Awards. ONE recognizes nonprofit executives who are examples in the community and are dedicated to excellence in the management and leadership of their organizations. This is the perfect opportunity for staff, board members, or community members to promote the achievements and community impact of their executive director’s work.

An honoree will be selected from each of three organization categories: small, medium, and large. Category is determined by the size of the organization’s operating budget. Any executive director of a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status may nominated. Nominees must have held their current position for at least 3 years. Nominations will be accepted until October 6, 2006. Applications must be submitted online at www.oneaz.org.

Winners will be announced at ASU’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management 14th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Friday December 1, 2006. For more information about the Nonprofit Conference, please visit: www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_npday_info.htm.


Make A Difference Seeks Volunteers for Bookworm Buddies Program

Would you like to be a Buddy? Become a Bookworm Buddy for the fall and help a student learn to read! The Bookworm Buddies Program is a unique literacy, mentoring, and tutoring program designed to give students in under-resourced schools the opportunity to benefit from a one-on-one relationship with a committed adult while simultaneously working to improve their literacy skills. Volunteers are asked to commit to meeting with their student for one hour a week, for at least one semester. Students are in grades 1st-3rd and have been chosen by their teachers to participate in the program. To sign up for training today, contact Jennifer Smith at jennifer@makeadifference.org or Kaitlin Luna at Kaitlin@makeadifference.org or call 602-973-2212.


Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual (Latina Alliance Against Sexual Violence) Seeks Members

Would you like to network and seek guidance from and/or support other Latina victim rights advocates, professional trainers, state coalitions, and rape crisis center staff? Are you interested in the creation of Spanish language and culturally competent materials to address sexual violence among Latinas? If so, we invite you to join the Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual (ALAS).

The Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual (ALAS) is a national Latina-led membership network of victim advocates working to address and prevent sexual violence. Through collaborative efforts and cyber activism, ALAS promotes the leadership of Latina victim advocates and develops models, resources and policies to empower communities and eliminate access barriers for survivors.

We are currently seeking members who are committed to active participation. To receive an ALAS application please contact Arte Sana at artesanando@yahoo.com


Valley of the Sun United Way is searching for Community Volunteers to Invest Contributions in Local Programs

Ever wonder where your contribution to Valley of the Sun United Way goes? Here's your chance to find out AND make a difference in our community. We are looking for dedicated volunteers that reflect our community--all ages and from all backgrounds--to actively participate in our annual Community Investment process.

What does it take to be a Community Investment Volunteer?

  • A strong commitment to making a difference in our community
  • The desire to learn more about local human care needs
  • An interest in meeting other people who share your compassion to help
  • The ability to attend meetings during the regular business day
  • A time commitment of 30-70 hours over a nine month period beginning in the Fall

You will learn about critical needs in our community and make informed recommendations on how to invest donor dollars to make the greatest impact through local human care programs. Volunteer oversight of funding programs includes a review of agencies written proposals and may include agency site visits. You and other volunteers will decide how best to invest Valley of the Sun United Way contributions to improve lives and make our community a better place for all of us.

For more information, or to apply, call Amanda Scott-Thomas at 602-631-4877 or email at ascottthomas@vsuw.org.


AD 2 Phoenix Looking for Nonprofit Client

Ad 2 Phoenix is conducting its annual search for the recipient of a pro-bono advertising, marketing, and public relations campaign. Ad 2 Phoenix will assist a nonprofit organization in developing and executing a strategic campaign that corresponds with the client’s internal goals and objectives.

Each year, Ad 2 Phoenix chooses a nonprofit organization that benefits a diverse segment of the Greater Phoenix population and then creates a comprehensive pro bono advertising campaign for that client. Ad2 Phoenix professionals commit a full year of their time, creativity and expertise to the selected organization to highlight the nonprofit’s services and benefits while broadening the non profit’s scope of influence within the community.

An application must be submitted for consideration. Applications can be obtained by visiting the Ad 2 Phoenix website at www.ad2phoenix.com or by submitting a request to ad2phx_kscp@yahoo.com. Applications are due by September 12, 2006.


Phoenix Zoo Seeks Volunteers

The Phoenix Zoo, a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization is seeking volunteers, 18 or older to assist in a variety of programs, ranging from Assistant Keepers to helping with our Special Needs Children Program.

If you are interested in volunteering your time and which to help the Zoo achieve its mission of inspiring people to promote the natural world, please visit our website to apply for volunteer positions! For more information please visit: http://www.phoenixzoo.org/working/volunteer/become_a_volunteer.aspx


Women’s Foundation Seeks Applicants for Girls’ Philanthropy Program

The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA) is seeking 15-20 high school-aged girls in Greater Tucson to participate in Unidas, a girls’ philanthropy program. This program will teach philanthropy, social justice and leadership through a hands-on grant-making project. Participants will have $10,000 to grant to community organizations that serve the girls’ issue of their choice.

The program is scheduled to start in October with a retreat, followed by regular biweekly meetings. For six months, the group will visit with nonprofit organizations, learn about the issues affecting girls from professionals in the community, gain skills in leadership and consensus building, and learn the steps to create successful grants. 

The Unidas program is a collaborative effort among the Lovell Foundation, Every Voice in Action Foundation TM, and the Women’s Foundation, whose mission is to foster equity and opportunity for women and girls. WFSA has over 13 years of experience in making grants in southern Arizona.

For more information call Hillary Rosenfeld at (520) 622-8886. Information and applications are available online at www.WomenGiving.org. Applications will be accepted through September 28, 2006


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.



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Grantsmanship Essentials: Introduction and Overview
September 5 (Phoenix)

Date/time: September 5, 2006 -- 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $45.00 if you register by August 31; $60 after that date.  

TRAIN A TEAM AND SAVE! Special 3-for-2 Pricing: This is the perfect workshop to train an entire team -- of development staff, volunteers, board members, etc. -- in the skills and tools of successful grantseeking. Now, you can have a third person attend free, with every two paid registrations at $45 each! Here's how:

To find out more about the course, go to http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=411

To register online, go to http://www240.ssldomain.com/azgrants/secure/store/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=98

The Power of Community: How Charities Will Lead Society into the Future – Association of Fundraising Professionals
September 6 (Phoenix)

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Meet & Greet 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Luncheon 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
Cost: Members: $25.00 Non-members: $35.00

Guest Speaker: Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE, President and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals

Ms. Maehara will examine the increasing leadership role that charities play in society and how the nonprofit sector will become an even more influential and powerful force in the future. She will examine the sector’s current strengths and weaknesses and draw on inspirational stories and data to highlight its unique ability - the power to create communities, which is the key to bringing people together, creating change and improving the quality of life for people around the world.

Please join us for this special AFP luncheon by registering at www.afpaz.org.
Deadline for registration is 12:00 p.m., Friday, September 1, 2006. Questions; e-mail admin@afpaz.org or call the AFP office at 480-609-3999.


Town Hall on the Nonprofit Sector – Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
September 6 and September 22 (Multiple Locations Statewide)

Are you interested in giving voice to the issues affecting nonprofits in your community? Articulating your vision for the future of the nonprofit sector? Building your network of nonprofit professionals? Contributing to the formation of a national nonprofit vision?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, please join the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits’ series of Town Hall Meetings on the Nonprofit Sector.

In October 2006, nonprofits from across the country will come together in Washington D.C. to participate in the National Nonprofit Congress designed to provide a space where nonprofits can recognize their common aspirations and challenges, look collectively at the future and support the development of a nonprofit vision.

As part of the Nonprofit Congress movement, communities across the nation are hosting forums to engage nonprofit leadership and their supporters in a dialogue about the nonprofit sector. Arizona is contributing to this conversation through 6 Town Halls held across the state.

All town hall meetings are free and open to the public!

September 6 (Yuma)

Where: Yuma Community Food Bank - 2325 S. Engler Ave.
When: 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Co-presented by: Yuma Area Nonprofit Institute

Please register online at http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?id=18 for the September 6 Town Hall.

September 22 (Flagstaff)

Where: Museum of Northern Arizona -- Branigar-Chase Hall, 3101 N Fort Valley Road
When: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Co-presented by: Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona, in conjunction with the Community Builders Luncheon at 11:30 AM

Please register online at http://www.nonprofitnaz.org for the September 22 Town Hall.


Advising Tax-Exempt, Charitable Organizations in Arizona - State Bar of Arizona
September 7 (Phoenix and Webcast)

Laura A. Lo Bianco, Esq. and Kendis K. Muscheid, Esq. both of Fennemore Craig P.C. will provide guidance for attorneys and others who work with tax-exempt, charitable organizations. Some topics which will be addressed are: An overview of tax-exempt organizations; Advising the 501(c)3; Private foundations versus public charities; Working with Boards; Private Inurement and Excess Benefit Transactions; and Limitations of Lobbying and Political Activities

Date: September 7, 2006
Time: 1:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m.

Attend in person in the State Bar of Arizona Boardroom, 4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 200, Phoenix, Arizona To see a complete agenda and register to attend in person, visit our website: http://www.legalspan.com/azbar/catalog.asp?ItemID=20060602-314499-132812.

Or attend via LIVE WEBCAST from your home, office or wherever you have an Internet connection. (You will have three months to view or review this program online.) To see a complete agenda and register for the Live Webcast, please visit our website: http://www.legalspan.com/azbar/catalog.asp?ItemID=20060602-314499-130135

Registration fee: $100 (Discounts may be available)

For more information or to register please visit our website at www.myazbar.org/cle or call 602-340-7322.


Human Resources Management - NMI 102
September 8-9 (Phoenix)

Date & Time: Friday and Saturday, September 8-9, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $290
Location: ASU Mercado, 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
Instructor: Alice Conner, M.S.

Improve your working knowledge of human resource management using legal, technical and practical concepts. Learn about compliance with federal and state employment laws, compensation systems, practical and affordable recruitment/retention strategies, problem performance analysis and the development of personnel policies and job descriptions.

For more information or to register, please contact us at (602) 496-0500 or at nmi@asu.edu. You may also visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_schedule.htm


Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop – The Grants Institute
September 13-15, 2006 (Phoenix)

Location: Arizona State University Downtown Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Date/time: September 13 - 15, 2006, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Grant Institute’s Grants 101 Course is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing. This course is characterized by its ability to act as a thorough overview, introduction, and refresher at the same time. In this course, participants will learn the entire proposal writing process and complete the course with a solid understanding of not only the ideal proposal structure, but a holistic understanding of the essential factors, which determine whether or not a program gets funded. Through the completion of interactive exercises and activities, participants will complement expert lectures by putting proven techniques into practice. This course is designed for both the beginner looking for a thorough introduction and the intermediate looking for a refresher course that will strengthen their grant acquisition skills.

Registration: $597.00 tuition includes all materials and certificates. Each student will receive The Grant Institute Certificate in Professional Grant writing; The Grant Institute's Guide to Successful Grant Writing; and The Grant Institute Grant Writer's Workbook with sample proposals, forms, and outlines.

Registration Methods:
1) Online – Visit www.thegrantinstitute.com and click on the Registration area. Fill out the online registration form completely. We'll send your confirmation by e-mail.

2) By Phone - Call toll free (888) 824-4424 to register by phone. Our friendly Program Coordinators will be happy to assist you and answer your questions.

3) By E-mail - Send an e-mail with your name, organization, and basic contact information to info@thegrantinstitute.com and we will reserve your slot and send your Confirmation Packet.


Diversity Strategies for the Nonprofit Organization - NMI 119
September 15-16 (Phoenix)

Date & Time: Friday and Saturday, September 15-16, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $195
Location: ASU Mercado, 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
Instructor: Alice Conner, M.S.

Understand diversity as a critical business strategy that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their mission. Learn to identify layers of diversity within the organization. Explore one's comfort level working with others who are different than oneself and learn why this knowledge is critical. Learn to develop strategies for managing in a culturally diverse organization. Learn to identify and recognize stereotypes of colleagues and to develop an action plan to challenge those beliefs.

For more information or to register, please contact us at (602) 496-0500 or at nmi@asu.edu. You may also visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_schedule.htm

First Annual Statewide Meeting of the American Association of Grant Professionals - Arizona
September 15 (Flagstaff)

AAGP—Arizona (Founding Chapter) is pleased to present: Hot Grant Topics…Cool Pines
First Annual Statewide Meeting of the American Association of Grant Professionals - Arizona

Meeting Highlights

  • The Professionalization of Grantsmanship
  • Presenter: AAGP National Board President, Pauline Annarino
  • New Grant Dollars Through Indian Gaming
  • Funder Panel including: Charlie Thompson, Manager, Rural Community Development, Arizona Public Services and Rosemary Toscano, Grants Administrator, City of Flagstaff
  • Round Table Discussions with Statewide Grant Experts
  • AAGP-Arizona First Annual Business Meeting
  • Ample opportunities for networking with grant professionals from throughout the state!

Date and Time: September 15, 2006 from 8:00am-6:30pm
Location: Flagstaff City Hall, 211 West Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff

QUESTIONS: Email aagparizona@msn.com or call Kristine Koschke, AAGP-AZ Board Secretary at (602) 316-1457.


How to Start a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization in Arizona
September 16 (Phoenix)

Date & Time: Saturday, September 16, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Lunch Provided)
Cost: $125
Location: ASU Mercado, 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
Instructor: Tim Delaney, J.D./M.P.A.

This workshop will help participants determine if forming a new nonprofit corporation is the most viable strategy for meeting their goals. Key terminology and core issues will be discussed, including important differences between nonprofit and for-profit organizations. All forms for application for nonprofit status will be provided and reviewed.

For more information or to register, please contact us at (602) 496-0500 or at nmi@asu.edu. You may also visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_wkshop.htm


Online Auctions: Fundamental Fundraising Tools – cMarket
September 19 (Phoenix)

Please join us for a free seminar entitled, Online Auctions: Fundamental Fundraising Tools.  Complimentary breakfast or lunch will be served. This presentation will focus on how nonprofit organizations make the most effective use of online auctions as fundamental fundraising tools by:

  • Building awareness and raising money simultaneously
  • Engaging and expanding your donor community
  • Improving your fundraising ROI, and
  • Adding value for your sponsors by bringing them online

Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (Please Choose One)
Cost: Free (Complimentary Breakfast or Lunch will be served)
Location: Sheraton Crescent Hotel
Register: Please click on link http://www.cmarket.com/home/seminars_registration_or.htm

Questions? Contact Christine Priante at cpriante@cmarket.com or directly at 617-252-6448.


Ethics and Accountability for the Nonprofit – Organization for Nonprofit Executives
September 20 (Phoenix)

The nonprofit sector as a whole is facing more scrutiny from within and without than ever before. This movement toward greater accountability also presents an historic opportunity to build and enhance the excellence of the sector to a greater level than ever before. In this presentation, Andrew Ortiz will talk about some of the activities that are going on nationally, within states and throughout the nonprofit sector to make excellence and accountability two sides of the same coin. Ortiz will also talk about the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Managements new "Principles of Effectiveness for Nonprofit Organizations" program, and how Arizona nonprofits can enroll in this program that seeks to advance nonprofit organizational capacity throughout our state.

Speaker: Andrew Ortiz J.D., M.P.A.
Project Manager for Capacity Building
Arizona State University
Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management

Date: September 20, 2006
Location: Phoenix Country Club
Cost: $30 for ONE members, $40 for non-member nonprofits, $50 for others

Register on the events page of the ONE website: www.oneaz.org. For more information, contact the ONE Administrator at (602) 264-8578.

Charity vs. Justice Session
September 21 (Phoenix)

This session will speak more broadly to issues around hunger and poverty. H. Eric Schockman will present on charity vs. justice. Eric is President of MAZON, a California-based citizens' movement of tens of thousands of American Jews working collaboratively around the United States and the globe to bring critical relief to millions of hungry families. This event is sponsored by The Wallace Foundation.

This session is open to non-members of AGF at $35.00. 11:30-1:00 @ Burton Barr Library, Phoenix. To RSVP for this event click here.


Community Builders Luncheon & Town Hall on the Nonprofit Sector – Nonprofit Resource Center
September 22 (Flagstaff)

Community Builders Luncheon

Date/time: 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Location: Branigar-Chase Hall, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff

Join Nonprofits, Government, Business, Educational & Community Leaders to celebrate the contributions of nonprofits and volunteers in Coconino, Mohave, Apache and Navajo Counties.

  • Buffet Luncheon
  • Interactive Exhibits
  • Nonprofit Resources & Networking  
  • Awards

Special Guest: Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, District #2
Keynote Speaker: Robert Ashcraft, ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management

Register online: www.nonprofitnaz.org.
Cost: $20 NPRC Members, $25 Non-Members before September 18; $28 after September 18 and At the Door

Sponsors include McCoy Motors and Museum of Northern Arizona

Town Hall on the Nonprofit Sector

Date/time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Immediately following the Community Builders Luncheon) Location: Branigar-Chase Hall, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff

Join Arizona’s fourth statewide Town Hall on the Nonprofit Sector! Give voice to the issues affecting nonprofits in Coconino, Mohave, Apache and Coconino Counties. Articulate your vision for the future of the nonprofit sector. Build your network of nonprofit professionals. Contribute to the formation of a national nonprofit vision. Input from Arizona’s Town Halls will be shared at The Nonprofit Congress in  Washington, D.C. in October, a project of the National Council of Nonprofit Associations. This Town Hall on the Nonprofit Sector will be facilitated by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, www.ArizonaNonprofits.org.

Free admission. Seating limited to approximately 200. First preference will be given to Community Builders Luncheon attendees if attendance exceeds room capacity.
Register online
: www.nonprofitnaz.org or www.ArizonaNonprofits.org

Sponsors include NPRC and APS. Additional information is available from Christina Boyd, NPRC Program Manager at 928-527-7930, or Tonya Watson, NPRC PR Consultant at 928-522-5952.


Financial Management Principles for Nonprofit Organizations - NMI 103
September 22-23 (Phoenix)

Date & Time: Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $290
Location: ASU Mercado, 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
Instructors: Thomas Avery, B.S., Matt Madonna, M.P.A. and Rob Leslie, B.S.

Analyze the principles of financial management for nonprofits. Learn to apply the fundamentals of accounting, budgeting processes, cash flow analysis, expenditure control, long-range financial planning, audits, grants and contracts to nonprofit organizations.

For more information or to register, please contact us at (602) 496-0500 or at nmi@asu.edu. You may also visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_schedule.htm


Grantsmanship Essentials: Principles and Practice Six-Week Certificate Course
September 26 – October 31 (Phoenix)

Date/time: Sept. 26 - Oct. 31 (Tuesdays Only) 8:30am to 12 Noon
Cost: $375.00 if you register by September 12; $425 after that date. 

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

To find out more about the course, go to http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=405

To register online, go to http://www240.ssldomain.com/azgrants/secure/store/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=46


Auction Fundraising Workshop with Gary Corbett and Michael Wood
September 26 (Phoenix)

Increase revenue, simplify your procedures and add excitement to your next benefit gala by attending the next Country Club. Register by August 11th and save money! Additional participants from the same agency receive a significant savings. For details please visit www.auctionworkshops.org or call 1-866-360-2020.

Who should attend? Professional development staff, executive directors, board members, volunteers, event planners, auctioneers, sound and lighting companies, venue representatives.

Auction Fundraising Workshops provides entertaining do’s and don'ts with Gary Corbett, one of the nation's best fundraising auctioneers and Michael Wood, one of the country's leading event-night organizers. Experience a real live auction with the proceeds to benefit one of the participating nonprofit agencies. The workshop includes lunch with a question & answer session and the opportunity to identify and meet local Arizona fundraising resources.


Annual Leadership Forum – Arizona Society of Association Executives
September 28 (Tempe)

The Annual Arizona Society of Association Executive Leadership Forum is being held September 28, 2006 in Tempe, Arizona. This Forum will help association professionals at all levels expand their base of knowledge and their rolodex of professional contacts to address future challenges they might have. Issues and topics addressed will include membership recruitment and retention, latest legal changes for associations, and tips for navigating the various personalities and behaviors of volunteers.

Also available at this one-day conference is an exhibit opportunity for partners serving the association industry. For more information, please contact the AzSAE office at 602.266.0133 or online at www.azsae.com.


The Community Forum – Make A Difference
September 29 (Phoenix)

YOU are concerned about the graffiti that has popped up in your neighborhood. YOU want to ensure that your children can safely walk home from school. YOU want to start your community clean-up project. YOU want to be more connected to your neighbors and learn how to be a positive force in your community. YOU are a concerned citizen.

Join Make A Difference, Valley Leadership, local and national speakers and fellow participants at The Community Forum to learn how YOU can move beyond the conversation and into action. The Community Forum is a diverse, interactive day of workshops, discussions and planning activities designed for YOU. 

Date/time: Friday, September 29, 2006 – 8:30am to 3pm
Location: The Stone House Pavilion at the Phoenix Zoo ( 455 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008).

Register today at www.makeadifference.org. Cost is $85 which includes continental breakfast, light lunch and Forum resources. Call 602-973-2212 or email info@makeadifference.org with any questions.


Ten Behaviors of Managers Who Excel – HSC Workshops
October 4, 5, 6 (Multiple Locations)

Do you feel overwhelmed as a supervisor or manager? Perhaps you have had little or no training in how to be a successful manager. Maybe you want a refresher course on management covering all the latest information on essential management strategies. Without the right kind of training, the role of manager/supervisor can seem overwhelming, requiring you to juggle multiple priorities and demands. Join us and let us help you learn to excel as a manager.

This one-day, fast-paced, comprehensive seminar will provide you with the knowledge and, most importantly, the skills to improve the productive work of your staff. Whether you supervise a staff of one or 101, we will provide the basic skills training, as well as build on the skills you already have, to enable you to succeed in the many facets of your job. You will leave this program with the confidence and ability to create a strong winning team of competent employees.

When and Where:

Tucson, AZ (October 4)
Location: Holiday Inn, 4550 S. Palo Verde Blvd

Tempe, AZ (October 5)
Location: Holiday Inn, 915 E. Apache

Flagstaff, AZ (October 6)
Location: Holiday Inn Express 22320 E. Lucky Lane

Time for all programs: 8 AM - 3 PM (Lunch: 12-1 PM)

Cost to attend: $99. This includes morning coffee and rolls as well as training materials.

To Register: For your convenience you can pay with a personal check, agency check, credit card (VISA & MasterCard), or a purchase order. Mail registrations to: HSC Workshops, 1028 E. Manzanita Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85020. Call 602-674-0911 or fax registration to 602-331-8357. Email registration to: HSCWorkshops@cox.net.

A Certificate of Attendance for 5.5 clock hours will be provided. Please make check or PO payable to HSC Workshops.


Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* President - Northwest Valley Chamber of Commerce (Northwest Valley)

The Northwest Valley Chamber of Commerce is recruiting for the position of President. The Northwest Valley Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic organization representing over 700 businesses in one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. The Chamber represents the business communities serving the five communities of Surprise, Sun City, Sun City West, Youngtown, and El Mirage.

The President is the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for the Chamber by working with the Board of Directors, the staff, the membership, community leaders and other agencies. Responsible for establishing and implementing short and long term goals, strategies, planning, and policies in collaboration with the Board of Directors through innovative and enthusiastic leadership. Responsible for enhancing a successful and profitable Chamber of Commerce.

Minimum qualifications include B.A. in business or related field and 5-8 years of progressive experience in related fields. Salary range is $60,000 to $70,000 plus benefit package.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to nwvrecruitment@cox.net.


*New Listing* President – REDF (San Francisco, CA)

REDF is a nonprofit organization that funds and works with San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit organizations to create and support social enterprise businesses, which employ those who are homeless or at high risk. For more information, please visit the REDF website: www.redf.org.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President will provide visionary leadership and management of REDF, including fundraising, public/community relations, operations oversight, financial management, program development, strategic direction, and advocacy. Guided by REDF’s mission and values, the President will be the organization’s chief spokesperson and external relations builder while also providing oversight to the management of daily operations.

The President should have experience that demonstrates leadership in the management of complex and dynamic organizations. Although presidential candidates might have solid experience in the philanthropic community as grantors or as grassroots community-based grantees, it is also very possible that successful candidates might come from other sectors, including for-profit and public. A career path that has provided opportunities for broad intellectual interest which bridge traditional discipline and functional boundaries is important. Successful experience in general management, fundraising, financial management, human resources, marketing, program development, and Board relations is also important. An undergraduate degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred. EOE.

Send resume/CV and cover letter as attachments to: mb@morrisberger.com or by mail to Morris & Berger, 500 North Brand Boulevard, Suite 2150, Glendale, CA 91203-1923. Fax: (818) 507-4770.


*New Listing* Executive Director – Hemophilia Association (Phoenix)

Established Arizona nonprofit based in Phoenix seeks executive director. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and experience in management and operation of, and fundraising for, nonprofit organizations. Candidates should possess superior verbal and written communication skills, superior staff management skills, and a working knowledge of accepted business and accounting practices. Experience with nonprofit entities that provide programs and services for those with medical needs and fluency in Spanish would both be helpful, although not necessary. Competitive salary and benefit package, commensurate with relevant education, experience, and training, is being offered.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Jessica Steed at hemophiliaz@gmail.com.


*New Listing* Associate Executive and Camp Director – YMCA Camping Services (YMCA Camp Sky-Y)

This key leadership position is responsible for the daily operation and all facets (program, facilities, service & visioning) that contribute to the success of YMCA Camp Sky-Y. The Associate Executive Director will assist the Executive Director in Branch responsibilities that include volunteer committee development, annual support campaign success, leadership training & development and camp communication/marketing oversight.

Key result areas include: Budget development and control, program growth in summer camp and outdoor education, increased return rate development & growth of Ropes & Initiative programs, Camp Sky-Y facility management and development, maintaining an excellent customer service culture and having an overall vision for successfully meeting the Mission of the YMCA in Arizona through camping programs and Branch partnerships. The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in related field and 8 years of progressing responsibilities in YMCA Residential Camps. Must excel in communication, supervision, budget management, program development and facility management.

Benefits include a 3 bed/2 bath house, utilities, health insurance, partial dental and 12% retirement. The camp is located in an outdoor paradise at 6500 ft. elevation in the Bradshaw Mountains full of year round outdoor recreation. Salary range is $45,000-53,000 per year.

For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact Doug Grimm at dggrimm@vosymca.org.


*New Listing* Vice President of Fund Development & Marketing – Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (Prescott)

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prescott, Arizona is looking for a Vice President of Fund development and Marketing. This position will have the primary responsibility of assuring that the strategic initiatives and direction established by Yavapai Big Brother Big Sisters are achieved by identifying and developing funding sources, managing the implementation of these strategies and the nurturing and cultivation of these key relationships. Oversee the Marketing and Development Department for a countywide organization.

Duties: Creating and implementing strategies to identify and secure funding from public and private sources. Have the ability to interact with and guide/motivate Board members in supporting fund development efforts. Manage Donor Perfect System to support donor base and fundraising strategies. Developing and executing short and long range marketing plans and programs that will augment and increase revenue to ensure the stability, growth and expansion of the agency’s services. Developing communications material needed to implement marketing strategies and plans such as brochures and newsletters. Building and strengthening public relations capacity in order to continue to meet the needs of our clients. Ability to create and maintain relationships with business and community leaders, media representatives, etc. to promote chapter fund-raising activities.

Qualifications: A minimum of seven years experience in fund development, marketing and public relations. A minimum of seven years experience in managing, developing and implementing results oriented department. A proven track record in major gifts solicitation and procurement. Bachelors degree. Proven track record of effectively managing, developing and implementing results oriented funding and marketing programs. Exceptional written and verbal communications, interpersonal and planning skills. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Proven leadership abilities. Computer literate Knowledge and experience in non-profit organizations.

Please submit resume by email ybbbs@cableone.net or fax to 928-445-8909.


*New Listing* Vice President of Research and Evaluation - Chicanos Por La Causa (Phoenix)

This leadership position will direct and frame the Department of Research and Evaluation. This Department is responsible for defining, organizing, and maintaining the evaluation systems of several social service programs within a large state-wide nonprofit. The position requires a highly dependable person, who is comfortable with offsite work, often conducting remote supervision with staff.

Doctoral degree in social science or related field is required with evaluation experience preferred. Applicant must be proficient in program development, evaluation design and method, as well as grant writing. Position reports to Executive Vice President of Community Health and Human Services. Bilingual in Spanish also preferred. Travel within state and out-of state is required.

Submit resume to helen.rubalcava@cplc.org or mail to Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., Attn: Human Resources, 1112 E. Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ. 85034-4043 or Fax (602-253-6237)


*New Listing* Director of Development – Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Wickenburg)

Desert Caballeros Western Museum seeks a Director of Development to join energetic team at (Arizona's Most Western Museum) in Wickenburg. Applicant must be qualified with minimum of 5 years experience in all phases of non-profit fundraising. Send letter of interest and resume to rkardinal@westernmuseum.org or by mail to Royce Kardinal, Executive Director, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N Frontier St., Wickenburg, AZ. 85390.


*New Listing* Fund Development Director – Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development (Phoenix)

Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development is a nonprofit agency founded in 1973 to help troubled youth in the community. We are currently seeking a Fund Development Director to manage the Marketing and Development Department.  This position is responsible for development of the agencies annual plan for private giving to meet the agencies goals.  Conducts research and writes grants, coordinates agency relationship with the Philanthropic Community including United Way. Develops and implements an individual donor cultivation plan to include fundraising events, in-kind donations, donor contact plan, thank you events, and new donor outreach. Coordinates the agencies marketing materials, develops and maintains donor database and supervises development department staff.
Requirements: BA Degree in related field, 3 years experience in Fund Development with not for profit agency. Grant writing experience is a must, strong written and oral communication skills, computer proficiency and strong presentation skills.
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Excellent benefit package: health, dental insurance, life AD&D, paid time off, 401K w/ match, paid holidays. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and salary history to: hr@tumbleweed.org  fax to: 602-271-0240.


*New Listing* Development Services Manager - Make-A-Wish Foundation (Phoenix)

This position manages the foundation's development services and stewardship activities. The individual will work to automate and standardize a system in support of donor identification, cultivation, stewardship and recognition. In addition, the candidate works with the major gifts team to advance the cultivation, stewardship, and recognition of major donors. The position requires a bachelors degree in a related field, or a combination of relevant experience and education that directly contributes to the position. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years experience in nonprofit fund raising. Two years experience at a national nonprofit preferred. The individual must possess skills in donor database management; Raisers Edge experience preferred. In addition, exceptional verbal & written communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to travel are required.

Submit resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for to: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, 3550 N. Central Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012; Fax: 602-279-0855; e-mail: hr@wish.org; www.wish.org


*New Listing* Development Specialist - Homeward Bound (Phoenix)

Homeward Bound, Arizona’s largest transitional housing program for homeless and domestic violence families with children, is seeking a Development Specialist. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising for the Family Sponsor and Give a Child a Chance programs. Principle duties include generating new and recurrent funds, making presentations and giving tours, financial tracking and recognition of donors. Candidates should have a background in fundraising or sales and possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be self-directed, have public speaking/presentation expertise and be proficient in general office procedures and practices.

Please email cover letter and resume to d.bogart@hbphx.org. For information on Homeward Bound please check our website at www.hbphx.org.


*New Listing* Gift Officer - Make-A-Wish Foundation (Phoenix)

In conjunction with foundation staff and leadership volunteers, this position identifies, researches, cultivates, and solicits major/planned gifts with an emphasis on individual giving. The individual will create strategies for annual major gifts and long-term planned giving. In addition, the candidate identifies and researches individual prospects, and manages a portfolio of prospects for solicitation. The position requires a bachelors degree in a related field, or a combination of relevant experience and education that directly contributes to the position. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years experience in nonprofit fundraising. The individual must possess demonstrated success in soliciting major gifts. In addition, proficiency with donor database tracking software, exceptional verbal & written communication and organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to travel are required.

Submit resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for to: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, 3550 N. Central Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012; Fax: 602-279-0855; e-mail: hr@wish.org; www.wish.org.


*New Listing* Development/Marketing Coordinator - United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Manages, coordinates, and implements specifically identified fundraising projects annually to generate unrestricted funds for agency support. Serves as the agency’s marketing and communications liaison.

Qualifications: BS/BA from an accredited college or university in business, public relations, public administration, or related field, and two or more years experience in development, marketing and/or special events, or related field. Excellent presentation and communication skills are required, as well as database and word processing experience; able to persuade and sell. Well organized, self motivated, and able to handle multiple major duties.

Starting compensation is budgeted $28-32K, with full benefits: group medical, dental and life insurance; paid-time-off (vacation & sick days); paid holidays; 401(k) plan. Fax resume to (602) 943-4936 or email to hr@ucpofaz.org.


*New Listing* Development Manager – Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona seeks a proactive individual with excellent presentation, communication and project management skills. A minimum 1-2 years nonprofit development experience in successfully planning, managing and executing special events, fundraising auctions, building corporate sponsors and volunteer relationships ideal.

Preferred attributes: attention to detail, team player, computer literacy and flexibility within a fast-paced organization. Must value families and children.

Fax a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to 602-395-0722 or e-mail to info@wishaz.org.


*New Listing* Director of Family Services – West Valley Child Crisis Center (Glendale)

The Director of Family Services will ensure a family based mode of care provided by individual(s) who are licensed foster or certified adoptive parents. The Director will focus on identifying and supporting resources for each family and child, including teens and sibling groups and supervising supporting resources to maintain the placement until a permanent placement is identified.

Requirements: Masters Degree in Social Work, counseling or related social service field. Five to seven years of management experience in the social service or health field is preferred. Must have foster adopt experience to quality for this position. Proficient in clinical assessments, counseling, and case management, especially as it related to children in out of home care and families who foster and adopt them. Ability to interface with a positive, warm and friendly manner with persons of any economic, educational or social level and with persons of any racial, ethnic or cultural background.

Knowledge regarding community resources for families and children, as well as ability to assist families in utilization of these services. Ability to effectively coordinate and negotiate services for families.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume and salary history to mrodriguez@wvccc.org or fax to: 623-344-3556. EOE.


*New Listing* Special Events Manager – Junior Achievement (Tempe)

Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that creates a bridge between education and business for our youth. We are seeking an energetic and organized individual to be our Special Events Manager. This position organizes fundraising events to meet specific monetary goals, develops timetables and marketing pieces, recruits volunteers, secures sponsors and prizes as incentives, and ensures the efficient operation of the events.

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, public relations, marketing, or related field. Candidates should also have a minimum of 2-5 years experience in fundraising, management, or event planning. Strong communication and organizational skills are also critical.

We offer a competitive salary, a pension at 6.3% of annual salary, 100% paid employee medical and life insurance, and paid holidays. A full job description and additional information regarding Junior Achievement can be accessed at www.jaaz.org. Resumes can be emailed to specialevents@jaaz.org or faxed to 480-377-8558 for consideration. Please type “Special Events Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


*New Listing* Event & Gift In-Kind Assistant - Devereux Arizona (Phoenix)

We are a quality human services organization, who provides tools for children, adults and families with behavioral health and mental health needs to become successful members of the community. We're currently looking to fill a part-time temporary position (20 hrs/wk, 9/15/06-1/15/07). As a part-time team member of the Development Department, working closely with the Development Coordinator, the Event and Gift in Kind Assistant participates in the effective and efficient implementation of annual development initiatives to meet defined budget goals. This position assists with the successful planning and implementation of special events, mission-based events, special holiday gift campaigns and the development and implementation of the GIK Work Plan. Requirements: HS diploma/GED and minimum one year relevant experience in Development (campaigns, special events, proposals).  Flexible schedule (within regular hrs), may requires some weekend work. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to azhr@devereux.org, fax to 619-881-9254 or apply online at www.devereuxaz.org, click on careers, choose Admin Support. 


*New Listing* Event Coordinator - ALS Association Arizona Chapter (Phoenix)

The Event Coordinator handles assigned aspects of the Walk to D’Feet ALS® program and other major fundraising initiatives and is responsible for achieving budgeted annual revenue targets for walks and other fundraisers in their assigned region.

The ALS Association Arizona Chapter is seeking a seasoned development professional with proven experience and skills in the coordination of fundraising functions, as well as strong management skills to facilitate a statewide fundraising effort. 

Qualifications and Key Skills: 3-5 years experience in fundraising, managing special events, preferably walkathons. College degree or equivalent work experience. Documented track record of fundraising success. Experience with volunteer management required. Good computer skills. Personable, yet professional and confidential. Must have a mature work attitude, reliable and resourceful. Commitment to accuracy, excellent attention to detail, highly efficient and conscientious about thorough follow-up. Impeccable spelling, grammar, punctuation skills.

All interested applicants can submit a letter, resume and salary history to Marie Bliss at mariebliss@cox.net. Fax is also available at 480-219-2353.


*New Listing* Events Coordinator – West Valley Child Crisis Center (Glendale)

This position will be responsible for the inception and execution of several internally-produced fundraising events (i.e., golf tournament, gala, 20th anniversary signature event, silent & live auction parties, etc.), as well as assisting with many externally-produced events that benefit our organization. Annual income responsibility $200,000.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and one year experience in a nonprofit fundraising environment. Experience working with major donors, volunteers and multiple events. Excellent communication, event planning, creative writing, and graphic design skills, in addition to the ability to work independently & manage time and tasks effectively and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Demonstrated leadership and team building skills. Ability to be flexible, foster cooperative relationships with others. Occasional evening and weekend work.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume and salary history to jobs@wvccc.org or fax to: 623-355-3556. EOE.


*New Listing* Marketing & Events Coordinator - Air Conditioning Contractors Association (Phoenix)

Duties: Create and distribute promotional material for all events, training seminars, and committee meetings sponsored or co-sponsored by ACCA. Locating and securing trainers, speakers, food and facility arrangements. Attend all educational seminars, special events programs & membership functions for logistics management. Assist in securing celebrities for special events and member functions. Maintain office event calendar and tracking system of all meeting dates and events; financial forecast and budgets. Properly notify appropriate personnel in advance. Monitors office supplies and initiates appropriate re-supply as necessary. Consult and coordinate with hotels, banquet halls and building management personnel, as needed for events; prepare room arrangements, food and beverage arrangements, etc.

Prepare, edit and distribute ACCA newsletter and biweekly update. Assure timeliness of distribution. Maintain mailing list, email list and fax list changes for up to date ACT database. Prepare and update prospective member packets. Process paperwork for new members. Prepare and distribute the annual Product Directory. Sell advertising for publication, coordinate printer, and assure timeliness of distribution.

Photoshop, Quark, or Adobe Creative Suite highly desired. For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Antoine Coffer at acoffer@acca-az.org or call 602-298-5454.


*New Listing* Operations Manager – Civitan Foundation (Phoenix)

The Civitan Foundation Inc., a nonprofit, is seeking an Operations Manager to lead its Recreation, Respite, Habilitation, and HCBS and Camp programs. This position will report directly to the Executive Director, working together in growing the successful programs.

Minimum qualifications: Degree from an accredited institution in the area of study associated with care and education for people with developmental disabilities. At least 5 years hands-on experience with programs serving persons with developmental disabilities. CPR, First-Aid, I-9, CIT 1 and 2. Knowledge of Arizona State Vendor contracts for DDD respite and habilitation licenses.

The position will include overseeing the entire operations of The Civitan Foundation Inc. to include all recreation and respite programming, HCBS services, weekly group events, developing and implementation of new programs, supervision of personnel, polices and procedures. Maintain and increase the capacity of respite care. Facilitate education and outreach to families with developmental disability children and adults.

Applicant must possess strong communication skills, recruit, develop and train staff and volunteers. Recruit and retain new clients for programs. Maintain strong parent and caregiver relations. We are looking for a real team player, dedicated to serving the special needs population of our community, and growing with our foundation. Salary starting at 50k+ with benefits. Please fax or email resumes 602-997-4964, campcivitan1@cox.net.


*New Listing* Program Coordinator – Free Arts of Arizona (Phoenix)

The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the weekly mentor program and additional arts related programs within specific Free Art’s partner facilities (group homes, shelters and residential treatment centers). Responsibilities include screening, training, placing and supporting volunteers in the delivery of a weekly arts mentoring program; managing additional arts-related programs led by artists and volunteers; and managing the volunteer and facility evaluation process. Coordinates with facility staff and ensures a positive creative growth experience for the children in the program.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters-level degree in an expressive arts therapy area or equivalent and 1-3 years work experience in counseling, creative arts or a related field. Arts related background necessary. One to three years of experience working with children is required. Strong leadership and people skills with the ability to support and motivate volunteers. Excellent organizational, writing and creative ability will be needed. The capacity to perform multiple tasks and work with diverse groups of people including volunteers, facility staff, and children mandatory. Computer proficiency in Windows-based applications necessary.

Accountability: The Program Coordinator will report to the Program Director.
Hours: 40 hours per week; evening and weekends required.
Benefits include: Vacation, Sick Leave, Mileage Expenses, Health Insurance, Professional Development Opportunities

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Judy Nichols-Evans at jnicholsevans@freeartsaz.org.


*New Listing* Education Program Manager – Junior Achievement (Tempe)

Junior Achievement (JA) is looking for a dynamic Education Program Manager to facilitate the implementation of our programs with schools, educators and volunteers. Program Managers focus on the K-12th grade in-classroom JA programs by marketing to principals, teachers, and volunteers. This position partners volunteers with educators who would like to implement JA programs in their classroom, and is the liaison to ensure JA programs are implemented successfully. Program Managers assist with volunteer management activities with particular emphasis on training, placement, support, materials, recognition and evaluation.

Candidates should be comfortable with public speaking, and have strong marketing/persuasion skills. Candidates should also have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, strong organizational skills, and an ability to perform multi-level tasks in a fast-paced environment

We offer a competitive salary, a pension at 6.3% of annual salary, 100% paid employee medical and life insurance, and paid holidays. A full job description and additional information regarding Junior Achievement can be accessed at www.jaaz.org. Resumes can be emailed to melissaL@jaaz.org or faxed to 480-377-8558 for consideration. Please type “Education Program Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


*New Listing* Financial Training Program Coordinator – International Rescue Committee (Phoenix)

The Financial Training Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for program recruitment, the coordination of service provision, and outcomes tracking. Additionally, the Financial Training Program Coordinator assists with program development, specifically in the area of curriculum development, and reporting. This position is located in the Phoenix Regional Office.

Requirements: Bachelors Degree in finance, economics, or related field preferred; Minimum of two years previous experience in financial programming and training; Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with limited-English speakers in a multicultural environment; income tax knowledge preferred; Solid organizational skills including: planning, prioritizing, and multitasking; Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office applications; and bilingual ability desirable, but not required.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Amila Glisic at amilag@theIRC.org.


*New Listing* Victim Advocate I - Victim/Witness Services for Coconino County (Flagstaff)

This position provides case management for crime victims, provides direct services such as crisis intervention/counseling, court advocacy and assistance with filing crime victim compensation claims. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field and a minimum of 1 year experience in victim/witness assistance, crisis response, etc.  Must be available for on-call hours. Must possess valid AZ driver’s license and have reliable transportation. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Salary: $30,000-$31,500 year to start (includes complete benefit package). 

Applications and job descriptions available at: 5200 E. Cortland Blvd., Suite B5, Flagstaff, AZ  86004. Phone: 928-779-6163. Email: kmusselman@coconino.az.gov. Open until filled.


*New Listing* Data Entry Center Manager – American Cancer Society (Phoenix)

The American Cancer Society seeks a Data Entry Center Manager. The successful candidate is responsible for providing support for ACS constituents by assuming the lead role in coordinating, supervising, measuring and contributing to the activities of the Data Entry Clerks who are tasked with the quantity and quality of data in Siebel as submitted by internal and external constituents.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience required. Must be an excellent team motivator, with recent experience supervising staff, and possess a strong reputation for outstanding communication and organizational skills with an exceptionally strong customer service focus. Must be able to work well independently and as a team member, and is expected to be a contributing member of the Data Management Team. Requires ability to prioritize multiple projects, attention to detail, and self-motivation. Understanding of and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Salary + Excellent Benefits. EOE

Submit cover letter and resume with salary requirements, to: W. Richard Killewald, Data Entry and Quality Control Director, 2929 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Fax: 602-381-3096.


*New Listing* Database Developer/Administrator - Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Valley of the Sun United way has an open position, reporting to the Vice President Information Technology. This position is responsible for the following: Develop/implement business technology solutions to include the development of new and maintenance of existing reports and applications developed in Access, Crystal Reports, .Net and/or SQL2005 tools; Perform database maintenance on an ongoing basis for all VSUW databases, creating and monitoring database backups and procedures on a daily basis and creating new SQL logins and passwords; Perform recovery of VSUW databases when needed; Perform installation of fundraising and accounting software as well as maintaining login permissions for software; Assist with the help desk when needed and assist users with various issues; Other duties as needed to maintain technology for small not for profit organization that utilizes most recent technology; Give excellent customer support to all VSUW staff and volunteers; Maintain VSUW databases and to protect the safety/confidentially of our customer information; Develop efficient, effective business solutions with latest technology tools.

For complete details on skills/requirements and how best to get your cover letter/resume to us and to learn more about our organization, please visit www.vsuw.org. Once there, please click on About Us, then Career Opportunities. VSUW offers excellent benefits and a great working environment and is an E.O.E.


*New Listing* Regional Childcare Payment Administrator - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, Child Care this position is responsible for school-age and preschool child care, day camp/holiday camp registration procedures, billing and collections the Chris-Town, Downtown, Maryvale, Scottsdale, South Mountain and Southwest Valley YMCAs; enforce regulations & procedures set up by ADHS & DES; have accurate record keeping systems and be detail oriented. This position requires strong organizational abilities, good oral and written communication skills and strong problem solving techniques. Full-time.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Dawn Curran at dxcurran@vosymca.org.


*New Listing* Member Connection Coordinator – YMCA (Ahwatukee)

Provides instruction and leadership and maintain safe environment while conducting and monitoring effective and enjoyable exercise programs for individuals. Demonstrate clear explanations and exercise material with proper form and technique. Candidate must have a current Personal Training certificate from a nationally accredited program. Develop positive relationships with participants and provide motivational support and guidance. Encourages member involvement through connectivity of health and fitness programs such as but not limited to: Fitlinxx, Fitness Assessments, and member specific needs. Increase participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures. Complete incident and accident reports as necessary. Attend staff meetings and trainings as required. Develop and manage new health fitness programming with an emphasis on member retention. Supervise existing staff and maintain staff schedule. Incorporate the mission, philosophy, and 4 core values of the YMCA in all communication with participants and co-workers. Full-time.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Dawn Curran-Long at dxcurran@vosymca.org.


*New Listing* Membership Sales Representative – Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)

Part-time (20-25 hours per week). Responsibilities include staffing the on-site membership sales booth, selling memberships to on-site visitors, greeting Garden members and visitors, answering questions, facilitating visitor traffic flow, distributing promotional literature to visitors, setting up/taking down tabletop display, replenishing marketing materials (copy flyers, stock brochures, etc.). This position will also assist the membership manager with dropped member marketing surveys and telephone solicitations. Requirements include proactive sales and customer service skills, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, ability to work independently and with volunteers, and a courteous professional and enthusiastic approach. Must be available to work 5 to 7 hours per day Thursday through Monday. Evening availability required during the months of November and December.

For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact Beckie Mayberry at bmayberry@dbg.org.


*New Listing* Library Assistant I – East Flagstaff Community Library (Flagstaff)

Under supervision of the Library Supervisor, employees of this class are responsible for the day-to-day activities at the branch library, providing excellent customer service in the areas of circulation, reference, youth services, and computers. Creates and undertakes major projects for adult and youth (pending approval from the Branch Manager) to include creating, planning, instigating, and carrying projects through to completion in a timely manner. Requires a high level of independence and initiative and the ability to be creative and innovative while conducting library business. 

Requirements: two years of college coursework, two years of experience working in a public library, or any equivalent combination of training, experience, and education. Advanced computer skills. Some experience with youth and adult programming. Knowledge about the local community and its resources. Experience with library on-line and CD/ROM computer systems and software. Some supervisory experience. Familiarity with Dewey decimal system. Ability to speak Spanish.

Other requirements: Must possess, or obtain upon employment, a valid Arizona driver’s license. Ability and willingness to work evenings, holidays, and weekends, as dictated by open hours of the library.

To apply or for a full job description, visit our website: http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/Jobs.asp. Applications are due to Human Resources by 4 p.m. on September 1, regardless of the postmarked date. The City of Flagstaff is an EEO/AA employer.


*New Listing* Paralegal – Save the Family (Mesa)

An East Valley nonprofit transitional housing program for homeless families with children is advertising for a paralegal. This position is responsible for assisting the Legal Advocacy Director, conducting all client legal needs assessment intakes, conducting client workshops, and assisting clients in preparing legal documents to be filed with the courts. 1+ years of experience in domestic relations/poverty law required.

Send resumes to: teresag@savethefamily.org.


*New Listing* Bookkeeper/Payroll – Hozhoni (Flagstaff)

This is a fulltime position and a wonderful opportunity to make your experience count. 10 key by touch, general computer and accounting skills are required.

Benefits include: 100% paid medical, dental and life premiums for all full time employees, paid employee assistance program for all employees and household members, tuition reimbursement, retirement benefit (Company sponsored) for all full time employees, a generous vacation and sick leave package for all full time employees and a great work environment.

Apply in person at: 1233 N. Walgreen St Flagstaff, AZ 86004. Fax us your resume: 526-5909 attn-HR. Learn about us at: www.hozhoni.com. Hozhoni supports a drug free work environment. EOE


*New Listing* Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper - Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Tucson Diocesan Council (Tucson)

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Tucson Diocesan Council seeks a motivated professional for a full-time Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper. This position provides administrative support to the Executive Director. Responsibilities include scheduling and meeting support, independent initiative, mature judgment, confidentiality and discretion, all phases of bookkeeping and financial management, including general ledger, payroll and other duties. 

Qualifications: Applicant should have 1 to 2 years experience in bookkeeping; competent and proficient of computer software: Microsoft Office including Outlook and QuickBooks. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills (written and oral) and an understanding of the rules of English grammar and syntax, to write clear, concise correspondence and briefings. Bilingual is a plus.

Please apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, 3 references, salary history and salary requirements to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Tucson Diocesan Council, 829 South Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, 520-624-9102 facsimile and email: info@svdptucson.org.


*New Listing* Development & Administrative Assistant – Herberger Theater Center (Phoenix)

The Herberger Theater Center seeks a Development & Administrative Assistant for immediate employment. This position assists the President, Vice President and Director of Development with administrative functions. Prepares correspondence including letters, minutes, donor acknowledgements and reports. Schedules meetings, prepares bulk mailings and maintains donor database. Assists with fundraising events and programs.

Qualified candidates will have excellent organizational, verbal, written and computer skills. Experience in database management; proficiency in Raisers Edge a plus. Must be detail-oriented self-starter capable of managing multiple tasks. This is a F/T position with occasional evenings required; includes benefits package.

Please email cover letter and resume to laustin@herbergertheater.org. No phone calls please.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Phoenix)

Busy Director of national nonprofit serving development corporations engaged in neighborhood revitalization seeks able right-hand, a well-organized multi-tasker proficient with office technology and possessing superb writing and interpersonal/phone skills for whom attention to detail in correspondence, meeting logistics, reports and proposals, record-keeping, and interface with corporate executives will be enjoyable. Experience in real estate, finance, marketing helpful. Competitive salary & excellent benefits.

E-mail resume today to tbrice@lisc.org. EOE.


*New Listing* Part-Time Office Assistant - Arizona Foundation for Resource Education (Phoenix)

Looking for experienced general office worker. 15 hours per week. Great for college students, parents with kids in school, or someone who just wants to supplement income. Hourly pay; benefits include some holidays only. Hours most likely 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., but negotiable Monday through Friday. Start date: when the best candidate is selected

Work Duties: Support office staff; Reception (phones and visitors); Accounting clerical tasks; Reproduction and training materials assembly; Mail processing; Inventory of instructional materials; Workroom and kitchen management (stocked, clean, etc.); General office (filing, typing, etc.); Assist with preparations for education workshops.

Qualifications: Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, data entry, typing speed at least 60 words per minute with 90% accuracy; experience with Access and QuickBooks a plus! Well-developed skills in proofreading, spelling, grammar, working with numbers. Excellent customer/communication skills. Organized, detailed and accurate work. Able to lift and carry boxes of paper/books weighing 30 pounds. Able to do lifting, bending, step ladders, standing. Proven high-quality performance in other jobs.

Please submit electronically your current resume, cover letter introducing yourself as the best qualified candidate for THIS job, and references. Contact recruiter@afre.org. No phone calls.


*New Listing* Part-Time Executive Assistant – Arizona Friends of Foster Children (Phoenix)

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is seeking a part-time Executive Assistant to provide support for the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Responsibilities include: Answering phones; application processing; program services support; maintain database; event support; research for Grant Opportunities. Requirements: Must have proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Database experience preferred.

Send resume to: affcf@qwest.net or P O Box 36233, Phoenix, AZ 85067


*New Listing* Volunteer Mentors – Youth Re:Action Corps (Tempe)

Youth Re:Action Corps is seeking Mentors who believe in the power of young people to dream big and change the world.

As a volunteer Mentor for a YRC Corps Team in your area, you and a co-Mentor will work closely with a group of 15-20 high school students to assist them in initiating and developing sustainable plans and projects for social change. Mentors will receive training and support from YRC’s Mentor Leadership Coach, and will work in partnership with an onsite Advisor to facilitate the progress of the Corps Team.

Serving as a Mentor for a local Corps Team links you to a growing international movement of youth taking action to change the world. To receive a Mentor Application form, contact katherine@yrcorps.org. Mentor Applications are due by September 1st, 2006.


*New Listing* Interns – Education for Justice Project (Washington, DC)

The Education for Justice Project at the Center of Concern is an exciting web resource to promote Catholic Social Teaching. The Education for Justice Web Site provides resources and materials for teachers, social action directors, parish members, campus ministers and others in leadership roles to use with their groups/classes in order to deepen their understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and social justice. Members of the Education for Justice Web Site also have the opportunity to share, dialogue and connect with colleagues across the nation.

Support EfJ staff working on the project by: researching social justice concerns, creating informational resources to promote Catholic Social Teaching, helping create fact sheets, teaching units, articles, interactive materials, and prayers on justice and peace topics, brainstorming new and creative ideas to promote EfJ’s mission, assisting with the preparation of outreach materials.

Requirements: Good writing skills and research abilities; a commitment to social justice and to promoting religious social teaching. A self-starting attitude, with the ability to work independently. Previous experience using Adobe Pagemaker or willingness to learn a layout program.

EfJ offers: The opportunity to work in a Catholic, nonprofit organization committed to social justice and to reach thousands with positive justice and peace messages. A challenging internship experience and the potential to learn valuable skills. Unlike many other internships, the majority of tasks EfJ interns perform are substantive, not administrative. Free lunch and reimbursement of daily travel expenses to and from the office.

For more information about EfJ, please visit our website www.educationforjustice.org or contact Jill Rauh at (202) 635-2757 x131. Please send your resume to : efj@coc.org or to: Education for Justice, Center of Concern, 1225 Otis St. NE, Washington, DC 20017.


*New Listing**Multiple Positions* Chrysalis Shelter (Phoenix)

For more information on any of the following positions, please send an email to Chrysalis@chrysalis-shelter.org or visit www.chrysalis-shelter.org.

Shelter Director

Chrysalis is currently searching for a Shelter Director who is experienced, dependable, and conscientious for our shelter located in Phoenix. This position is without a doubt critical to our endeavors to break the cycle of abuse.

The ideal candidate has a Masters Degree in a Human Services related field with an Arizona State Independent License. She/he is self-motivated; has extensive management and supervisory experience, preferably in a crisis shelter environment; well organized; and has the ability to work in a high-pressure environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities. Naturally, effective verbal and written communication skills are a must as is public speaking and presentation experience.

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

Adult Therapist

Chrysalis is currently searching for a full-time therapist who is experienced, dependable, and conscientious for our shelter located in Phoenix. This position is critical to our endeavors to break the cycle of abuse.

The ideal candidate has a Masters degree in Counseling or related field with Arizona State Substance Abuse Certification and/or other state certification; experience and knowledge of domestic violence and women's issues; experience and knowledge of chemical dependency; experience and knowledge of program development and implementation; the ability to provide client assessment and crisis intervention; experience with individual and group counseling; the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing, Spanish bilingual highly desired; the ability to utilize effective organizational skills; the ability to obtain Fingerprint Clearance according to ARS 36-3008 & 46-141; and the ability to work in a high pressure, limited resource environment.

We have one full-time position available immediately at the Phoenix Shelter. You can make a difference in our community.

Client Advocate Supervisor

Chrysalis has a full-time client advocate supervisor position available. Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Health or related field with a minimum of 6 years experience or a combination of equivalent education and experience. Experience and/or knowledge of domestic violence, crisis intervention, substance abuse, mental illness, and women's issues. Ability to perform client assessment and crisis intervention. Ability to maintain working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, clients and community agencies. Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing Minimum of one year supervisory experience.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Provide orientation and initial training to newly hired client advocates and other staff as designated by the Shelter Director; Provide on-going training/mentoring for existing client advocates; Ensure that all client advocates are in compliance with the Agency’s Training Plan; Supervise all client advocates Audit client advocates paperwork/documentation and train as necessary; Assist the Shelter Director or designee with developing and implementing program, policy and/or procedure changes Schedule client advocate shifts to ensure adequate coverage for all shifts Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring client advocates; Assist the Shelter Director with training requirement compliance; Train and provide orientation to all new volunteers; Provide on-going training and supervision for all shelter volunteers; Coordinate special activities and shelter volunteers in conjunction with the Volunteer Resource Manager.

Client Advocate

Your help is needed to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse. The ideal candidate has an Associates degree or equivalent education and experience, experience and/or knowledge of domestic abuse and women’s issues, the ability to perform client assessments and crisis intervention, the ability to maintain working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, clients, and community agencies, the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing, and effective organizational skills. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus but not a requirement.

The full-time client advocate position is located at the Scottsdale Shelter. This is an overnight position, Sunday through Wednesday, 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. A generous benefits package including health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance is available to all full time employees. Chrysalis is an equal opportunity employer.

Child Care Worker

Chrysalis is currently searching for part-time childcare workers who are mature, dependable, and conscientious for our shelter located in Scottsdale. 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 several positions available presently: Monday thru Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Monday thru Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Part-Time Volunteer Resource Manager

Chrysalis is seeking a 3/4 (30 hour) volunteer resource manager to join our team. Responsibilities include: recruitment, screening, training, placement and management of volunteers, coordination of volunteer group activities and assistance with resource management.

Knowledge and Experience: The candidate for this position should have a Bachelors degree or higher in communications, business or a social service field and have a minimum of 2 years experience in a nonprofit setting or in a managerial position. Prior supervisory experience important- volunteer management preferred. Strongly demonstrated organizational skills are essential, as are excellent oral and written communication abilities. Necessary computer-related skills include word processing and excel. The ability to interact professionally and easily with volunteers, other staff, and the public is essential. Knowledge of the community and domestic violence are also helpful.

Requirements: Must provide own transportation and automobile insurance and have the ability to travel throughout the community. Must be able pass a fingerprint and background clearance as required by Chrysalis and ADHS licensure requirements. Must maintain current CPR and first aid training as required by Chrysalis policies. Occasionally will need to be available evenings and weekends.

Transitional Housing Advocate

This position is critical to our endeavors to break the cycle of abuse. The successful candidate for this position must have a Bachelors degree in human services or related field or a combination of education and experience; experience and/or knowledge of domestic violence; the ability to perform crisis intervention; case management functions; the ability to maintain working relationships with supervisors, associates, clients, and community agencies; and the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing. These services are normally performed in the evening and on weekends. Chrysalis is an EOE.


*New Listing**Multiple Positions* Scottsdale Cultural Council (Scottsdale)

Executive Assistant *2 openings*

Executive Assistants needed to support Executive Directors of Scottsdale Cultural Council and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Working under general supervision, performs a variety of complex tasks to relieve officials of clerical, administrative, and business detail. Essential duties and responsibilities include supporting the Board to prepare meetings, agendas, reserving and preparing facilities, taking and distributing minutes, and postings both on website and open notices. Schedule coordination and appointments, travel arrangements, correspondence, special projects, and processing mail. Supervises the work of administrative assistant and volunteers in administrative office to include coordination of schedules, projects, and assignments. Organize and maintain corporate file system, and other records including policies and contracts. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have advance knowledge and proficiency of database, internet, spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software. Bachelor degree (B.A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. EOE

Assistant House Manager *2 Openings*

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts seeks part-time Assistant House Managers to assist in managing front of house activities and volunteer theater usher staff for performances at the Center and other venues. Assist in managing usher orientations prior to performances, assignments for ushers and usher duty coordination prior to performances, during and post performances. Provide feedback to lead house managers on any functions or tasks that need attention or improvement and serves as usher in the event volunteer staff is unavailable. Complete and pass CPR certification and other safety related classes that are offered by the Center. High school diploma or equivalent plus minimum 6 months experience in front of house theater and usher management. EOE

Apply to: resumes@sccarts.org.


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

Group Sales Coordinator

The Group Sales Coordinator will oversee the Symphony’s group sales program (10 or more patrons). This position’s responsibilities include identifying prospective groups, promoting concerts, selling and tracking group tickets, and providing excellent service to group sale clients. The group sales coordinator develops and maintains strong relationships with a diverse cross-section of organizations and individuals throughout the Phoenix area and beyond to ensure growing sales to groups. The ideal candidate will possess strong customer service, communication, organization and marketing skills, as well as an attention to detail and follow-through. The Group Sales Coordinator must be a self starter and able to work independently to accomplish the stated sales goals. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access is required and the ability to quickly learn new software is necessary.

Marketing Assistant

The Marketing Assistant will participate in the Symphony’s institutional marketing and public relations efforts. This person will perform a variety of administrative and creative tasks in a fast-paced and frequently changing work environment. The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in public relations, marketing, journalism, English, communications or equivalent professional experience with 1-2 years in marketing, public relations, or editing and writing. The Marketing Assistant must have: excellent verbal and written communication; the ability to meet deadlines and function well under pressure; the ability to set and manage priorities; effective public speaking and presentation skills; and competent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. The Symphony is looking for a person with a strong interest in the arts and a detail-oriented work ethic; graphic and web design skills are a plus. Outgoing and creative applicants who are looking to learn about marketing and public relations in a collaborative nonprofit environment are encouraged to apply.

Accounting/Administrative Assistant

The Accounting/Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of accounting and administrative tasks in the Finance Department (75%) and in the Development Department (25%). The accounting tasks include basic accounting functions such as accounts payable and cash receipts. The administrative tasks include filing, word processing, mailing and making phone calls. The ideal candidate will possess 2-3 years of applicable experience, with at least 1 year of accounting/bookkeeping experience; excellent organizational skills; ability to work comfortably in a fast paced environment with multiple tasks and changing priorities; must be able to maintain a variety of working relationships throughout the organization. Computer skills including Excel, Word and Outlook skills are required as well as some experience working with accounting software applications.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please visit the Symphony’s website at http://www.phoenixsymphony.org/about/employment_opportunities.html for further information.


Executive Director - Salt River Financial Services Institution (Scottsdale)

The Executive Director will be the Chief Executive Officer of the Salt River Financial Services Institution (SRFSI) reporting to the Board of Directors (BOD). The Salt River Financial Services Institution is a new nonprofit lending entity created by Ordinance 311-06 by the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) Council on April 5, 2006.

The Executive Director provides leadership to SRFSI and manages the Institution’s day-to-day operations. The Executive Director plans, administers, implements and monitors operations in accordance with the enabling legislation at SRPMIC Ordinance 311-06. The Executive Director has administrative responsibility and oversight for lending and program services for home ownership, business lending and other programs of the SRFSI, ensuring compliance with all federal, state and Community contracts, regulations and policies.

Qualifications: A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Finance, Community Development or a closely related field AND 7 years experience in management of a lending body, public agency, private organization or national association similar to the administration of a Community Development Financial Institution. A Master’s Degree (MBA or Masters in Finance) is preferred. Experience working with mortgage/business loan underwriting, tribal realty laws and regulations and tribal commercial laws and regulations or closely related field is highly desirable.

Candidates must be insurable and have the ability to be bonded in the State of Arizona. A full background and drug test will be part of the hiring process. This position will require working in the evenings and on weekends at various times.

Direct questions about this request for applications to Stacey Gubser via e-mail at Stacey.gubser@srpmic-nsn.gov or to Bob Ramirez at bob.ramirez@srpmic-nsn.gov. Applications will be accepted starting August 1, 2006. Send resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references to Human Resource Department, Attention: B. Patrick, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, 10005 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256.


President & CEO – Catholic Community Foundation (Phoenix)

The President and CEO reports directly to the Board of Directors through its Chairman. The position is responsible for the fiscal and programmatic administration and management of the Foundation. He/she is the chief spokesperson for the Foundation and should be able to develop productive relationships with diverse constituencies.

The President and CEO oversees multiple activities including, but not limited to, identifying, educating and cultivating major prospects; develops programs and materials used to effectively communicate with potential donors; organizes estate planning workshops/seminars; cultivates relationships with attorneys, accountants and financial advisors; is knowledgeable of, and keeps up-to-date on, all technical and legal aspects of Planned Giving.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or comparable education. Minimum of five years increasing responsibility with experience in fundraising/ development and office management, some emphasis on planned and deferred giving and major gifts. He/she should have a proven record of achievement and demonstrable skills in dealing with volunteers, clergy and community leaders. Applicant should have experience in church-related organizations and be an active practicing Roman Catholic in full communion with the Church. Good communication skills are essential.

Excellent salary program with performance incentives and benefits. Send resume and salary requirements to: Chairman-Search Committee, Catholic Community Foundation, 400 East Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.


Chief Executive Officer - Arizona Tribal Community Development Financial Institution (Phoenix)

The Arizona Tribal Community Development Financial Institution (ATC) seeks a seasoned leader with startup experience to achieve the organization’s vision and meet its strategic goals. The successful candidate will be charged with bringing this innovative Indian Housing finance model to scale in the next five years. This is an extraordinary opportunity to use an unprecedented confluence of financial and technical resources to meet the pressing housing needs of Arizona's Indian people and to make this community development financial institution (CDFI) a national model, replicable in other states.

Function: Through goal setting and planning, provide direction and leadership achieving the organization’s vision and mission. Manage internal staff and internal resources; coordinate allies’ resources to meet the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. Ensure the control functions are uniformly maintained throughout the organization. Enable the Board to fulfill its governance function.

To apply, submit curriculum vitae to: Madeleine Stilwell, c/o Native American Connections, 650 N. 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003. m.stilwell@nativeconnections.org


Director of Government Relations – Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona (Phoenix)

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona (PPAA) has an opening for a Director of Government Relations. This position coordinates and provides leadership for Planned Parenthoods public policy and legislative plans including supporting and drafting legislation, developing grassroots advocacy, developing and implementing a statewide electoral program, and representing Planned Parenthood affiliates on appropriate statewide coalitions, with policy makers, and in appropriate media situations.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or eight years equivalent work experience required. Advanced Degree preferred. Five years work experience at the state level at a high level of responsibility in public policy, government relations, and legislative analysis. Volunteer work will be considered in lieu of paid experience. Prefer direct experience and knowledge of Arizona government, local media, and Planned Parenthood issues. Two years work experience in Arizona electoral campaigns. Ability to organize, set priorities and use time efficiently with minimal supervision. Must be able to establish partnerships with critical stakeholders and be able to communicate strategic concepts and ideas orally and in writing. Strategic thinking, vision and issues management are critical to this position. Computer skills to accomplish writing responsibilities and effectively utilize PPAA website and e-network. Demonstrated skills in communicating effectively with elected officials, departmental agencies, coalition partners, the public, staff and volunteers and working with a team. Demonstrated lobbying and public relations skills. A strong personal commitment to and an ability to communicate about the goals and philosophy of Planned Parenthood is essential.

Please submit your resume to msteinberg@ppcna.org or fax to 602-277-5243 Attn: M. Steinberg.


Donor Services Assistant - West Valley Arts Council (Avondale)

This position will be responsible for completing all administrative activities required to accomplish the goals of the Development Department. The position will interact with other staff members, volunteers, and the public and will be expected to professionally represent the organization at all times. The position is located in Avondale and will report to the Development Director.

Duties: Create, manage, and maintain development database in BlackBaud, Raiser’s Edge software. Keep renewal lists up-to-date and generate mailing lists for renewal letters. Run queries and generate reports and mailing lists. Manage mailings to include: direct mail, thank you letters, event invitations and donation requests. Assist with grant application submissions. Assist with donor relations activities. Handle overflow ticket sales, phones, and walk in visitors, as needed. Assist with Council events as needed.

Requirements: Proficiency with database management; Raiser’s Edge preferred. Accuracy with data entry is essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must be able to work in a face-paced team environment. Must to proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with grant application process. Minimum of AA degree, or equivalent business experience.

The West Valley Arts Council exists to build audiences for all of the arts, to drive arts policy forward, and to champion arts education throughout the West Valley. For more information, please contact Brenda Loman, Development Director, at bloman@westvalleyarts.org or 623.935.6384.


Events Coordinator – West Valley Child Crisis Center (Glendale)

This position will be responsible for the inception and execution of several internally-produced fundraising events (i.e. golf tournament, gala, 20th anniversary signature event, silent & live auction parties, etc.), as well as assisting with many externally-produced events that benefit our organization. Annual income responsibility $200,000.

This position will manage donor solicitation, committee volunteers, event volunteers, event logistics, print materials, promotions, and acknowledgement correspondence, as well as making follow up calls and planning and managing post-event donor stewardship. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and one year experience in a nonprofit fundraising environment. Experience working with major donors, volunteers and multiple events. Excellent communication, event planning, creative writing, and graphic design skills, in addition to the ability to work independently & manage time and tasks effectively and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Demonstrated leadership and team building skills. Ability to be flexible, foster cooperative relationships with others. Occasional evening and weekend work. Applicants are subject to meeting appropriate background standards. DPS fingerprinting and drug screening required. This position may require the use of personal or the organizations vehicles while conducting business, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume and salary history to jobs@wvccc.org or fax to: 623-355-3556. EOE.


Projects and Planning Coordinator - The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness (Phoenix)

The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Phoenix Arizona is seeking a Projects and Planning Coordinator. The Coalition is a statewide membership organization with the mission of strengthening the capacity of local communities in their efforts to end homelessness through statewide leadership, technical assistance and advocacy. Eligible candidates must be oriented to working on policy advocacy issues for those who are homeless. Candidate must have a bachelor's degree in sociology, public administration, community development, or a related field. Candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; have a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word and ability to learn programs such as QuickBooks, Excel, and Access. Knowledge of advocacy principles and strategies a plus.

Starting salary range $28,000-$32,000.

Please email, fax or send cover letter and resume to: (No phone calls please.) Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, 4800 N. Central, Ste 101, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Fax: (602) 257-8951 jtaylor@azceh.org

Caring Corps Leader – East Valley Senior Services (Mesa)

East Valley Senior Services is looking for someone to head up our Caring Corps program. Caring Corps matches up volunteers with homebound senior clients who need small services to help them remain independent and in their homes. There's lots of public contact, recruiting volunteers and clients, and public speaking. Skills should include grant writing, computer knowledge and ability to work well with seniors. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Applications are available at our office at 45 W. University in Mesa. For more information, contact Linda Starr, Outreach Coordinator, at 480-962-5612 or lstarr@evseniorservices.org.


Program Coordinator - ASU Foundation (Tempe)

The Program Coordinator will develop, schedule, coordinate and execute educational programs and events for multiple community engagement and cultivation teams. This Coordinator position will plan and manage the execution of all program logistics including research of ASU speakers and topics; all aspects of event management to include working with presenters on program details and technical arrangements; site specifics and coordination, catering and staffing needs. This position works closely with the Directors on financial aspects of each program, including tracking of budgets, payments and invoicing and maintains relationships with local hotels, caterers, and other vendors or departments within the University to ensure that they provide the best possible quality in their support functions. The Program Coordinator will be the primary manager of the President’s Community Enrichment Program.
Skills & Abilities: Strong organizational, prioritization and planning skills for balancing multiple programs and tasks from multiple directors; Be independent, self directed and resourceful and require minimal supervision; Ability to communicate clearly orally and in written communication; Highly attentive to and enjoy working with details; Ability to create behind-the-scenes infrastructure to get projects completed; Exercises good judgment and professional demeanor when communicating with donors; Excellent listening skills and organization skills; Proficient with computers, software and databases as well as new technology.
Education/Qualifications: Bachelors’ degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in program creation and planning; Working with groups in a team setting providing customer service; Organizational skills and managing priorities and logistical problem-solving with attention to detail; Effective verbal and written communication skills; Advanced knowledge of computer programs specifically word processing, spreadsheets and various database applications; Some evenings and weekends will be required. Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects or deadlines.
If interested in the Program Coordinator position, please send your resume and cover letter to asufhr@asu.edu indicating the job title in the subject line.


Part-time Program Manager - Valley of the Sun Community Diaper Bank (Phoenix)

A fun, flexible position with a unique Valley organization! Responsibilities for this position include database management, communications, and event management. The program manager will maintain the Diaper Bank database, inputting new contacts and updating records on a regular basis. Communication duties include answering voicemail and email, and disseminating the U.S. postal mail, as well as coordinating three newsletter mailings per year. In addition to providing support for an annual Valley-wide diaper drive, the program manager will organize three diaper distributions per year, handling event logistics and volunteer recruitment, and coordinating with agency partners for pickup of diapers.

Minimum Qualifications: Detail-oriented follow through, excellent customer service and organization skills, excellent computer skills, accuracy with database records, interest in the Diaper Bank mission, and ability to function independently. Commitment: Average of 15 hours per week; flexible hours. A majority of the work can be done from a home office. $15 per hour.

For more information, contact the Diaper Bank at info@valleydiaperbank.org or 602-253-0050.


Communications Specialist - American Red Cross - Grand Canyon Chapter (Phoenix)

Position prepares day to day communications and marketing materials for internal and external audiences, including newsletters, press releases, flyers, and web based communications: manages graphic request process, serves as a spokesperson for the chapter.

The successful candidate will have: A minimum of three years experience in marketing, communications, graphic design or public relations. Advanced level of written communication skill. Demonstrated strong editing, public speaking and graphic design skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft office software programs, design software (Photoshop, Publisher, Quark, InDesign or others). Ability to work in a fast paced, intense, unpredictable environment due to disaster response requirements. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and quickly adjust as needed. Ability to work successfully with a wide cross section of the community under disaster situations. Bachelors degree in: communications, journalism, English, marketing or a comparable area of study. Valid AZ drivers license.

Salary: $31,800 - $40,000

Please submit a resume with cover letter by: (Resumes will not be accepted without a cover letter) Mail: American Red Cross, 6135 N. Black Canyon Hwy. Phoenix, AZ 85015-1892, Attention: Human Resources or e-mail: hr@arizonaredcross.org (attach Microsoft Word files).


Paralegal - Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (Florence)

The paralegal will work with detained minors under the direct supervision of two staff attorneys. S/he will conduct client intake interviews, assist with applications for relief from removal, and help prepare children to be reunified with family in the United States. S/he will be responsible for daily case management and data entry, preparing supporting documentation and legal/ country conditions research, and when appropriate, communicating with family members.

Qualifications: The Project is seeking a candidate with a dedication to helping immigrants and refugees in their quest for justice. S/he must have excellent organizational, cross-cultural communication, and writing skills. Prior advocacy or academic experience in immigration or human rights law would be helpful. Computer skills are desirable and proficiency in Spanish is essential.

Terms of Employment: The job is for a one-year term with possible renewal depending on funding. Salary is $22,000 plus health, dental and other benefits.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, your resume and three references to: Victoria Lopez, Executive Director, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, P.O. Box 654, Florence, AZ 85232 or by email at vlopez@firrp.org.


Building and Maintenance Director – YMCA (Phoenix)

Excellent opportunity for self- motivated talented individual to manage and supervise day to day functions of 24/7 YMCA Downtown facility with 139-room resident facility.

Responsibilities include oversight and hands-on management of maintenance and custodial for a 100,000 sq. ft. full facility. Background requirements include minimum 5 years progressive experience and knowledge of facility and property management (i.e. safety enforcement, equipment maintenance, hotel management and staff training). Other responsibilities include being hands-on with all functions related to maintenance of mechanical equipment, HVAC systems, custodial, and indoor pool and above ground jacuzzi. Attention to detail, ability to multitask, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary. Benefits to include 12% retirement. $42,000 - $58,000.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Dawn Curran-Long at dxcurran@vosymca.org.


Resource Specialist - Communities In Schools of Arizona (Phoenix)

Act as the Communities In Schools of Arizona (CISA) resource specialist at partner schools in coordinating collaborative services that help ensure student success and achievement. Work closely with school staff, community agencies, parents/ families, and the students to ensure coordination of the community services for the benefit of the students and their families. Be responsible for achieving and documenting the project goals, objectives and outcomes listed in the school work-plan. Serve as a liaison between the CISA program office and the school principal/administration.

Qualifications: Minimum Bachelors Degree and two years experience working with community organizations or building collaborations preferred. High level of interpersonal and communications skills. General knowledge of outcome measurement tools, needs assessment and evaluation design. Knowledge of and operation of basic office machines including fax, printers and phones. Ability to handle multiple tasks successfully. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Computer proficiency required (Microsoft Office Suite). Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must have reliable transportation, valid AZ Driver’s license & current automobile insurance.

Benefits: Salary range $25-29K per year - salaried position; 10 vacation days; 12 sick days; 3 personal days; 401K after 1 year employment; Employer paid health and dental insurance.

end cover letter, resume and salary history to: cynthia.vargo@cisarizona.org or fax to 602-252-5314. Closing date: 7/25/07.


Homeless Outreach Caseworker – City of Tempe (Tempe)

Provides crisis intervention and advocacy services and limited transportation to homeless individuals and families in an effort to engage them into services. Receives direction from the Homeless Coordinator.

Duties: Provide mobile outreach, crisis intervention and advocacy to the homeless in Tempe. Respond to requests for service from Police and Fire, Tempe residents, businesses and churches, and social service agencies. Assess client needs and facilitate fulfilling those needs as appropriate. Coordinate follow-up services with social service providers and emergency responders. Develop new referral sources for clients, which may include mental health programs, substance abuse treatment, homeless and domestic violence shelters and transitional housing programs. Familiarity with various community resources and services is necessary. Maintain accurate records including clients served, referrals/advocacy provided, calls for service, computer data input, compiled monthly and quarterly reports and outcome tracking records. Maintain mobile van (check fluids, tires, wash van regularly, clean inside of van daily). Maintain supplies and resources in van. Maintain stock of supplies in the office. Conduct outreach to enhance the awareness of and access to services. Present information on the Homeless Outreach Program Effort to police officers, firefighters, Tempe residents, businesses, churches and social service agencies.

Experience and Training Guidelines: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. The hiring department may include job related experience, training, or license and certification preferences at the time of recruitment. Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills are desirable. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in social work, psychology or a related field.

Please contact Theresa James, City of Tempe Homeless Coordinator (480) 858-2360 for more information.


Temporary Homeless Outreach Caseworkers - City of Tempe Housing Services Division (Tempe)

The City of Tempe Housing Services Division is seeking 2 temporary, part-time Homeless Outreach Caseworkers to provide mobile outreach, advocacy, and limited transportation to homeless individuals and families in Tempe. Positions are 19 hours a week with varying days/hours.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a related field, experience working with homeless individuals/families, strong communication and client assessment skills, knowledge of homeless service delivery system, and ability to work as part of a team. Must have a good driving record. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

Applications are available at www.tempe.gov/housing. For additional information, contact Theresa James at 480-858-2360.


Nurses - Phoenix Elementary School District #1 (Phoenix)

Phoenix Elementary School District #1, in the heart of Phoenix, needs nurses to serve our diverse student population. We have many school-based clinics, on-site student dental services, and an all-BSN RN staff which collaborates with nursing assistants in providing student screening and care. If community and cross-cultural nursing are your passions, this is the place for you! Bilingual skills are a plus but not necessary. Call Lynette Cook at 602-257-3904 or log on to www.phxelem.k12.az.us for more information.


Account Executive, Underwriting - Kuat Communications Group (Tucson)

Solicit & secure, on behalf of KUAT Communications Group, new and/or continuing program underwriting agreements for KUAT-TV Channel 6 (PBS), KUAT-FM (Classical music) & KUAZ-FM (NPR News/Genuine Jazz).

Health benefits, retirement, tuition reduction for employee & qualified family members, plus paid vacation after months. For qualification, full details & to apply online visit www.uacareertrack.com. Apply today! The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer-M/W/D/V.

Departmental Home Page: http://www.kuat.org/

To apply go to Quick Link: www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=184497


Front Office Assistant – Body Positive (Phoenix)

Body Positive, an HIV/AIDS research and resource center is seeking a full-time, entry-level Front Office Assistant. Duties include scheduling, reception, collecting co-pays, filing, customer service, inventory and ordering, and vitamin/herb sales. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, be English/Spanish bilingual, Microsoft proficient, and have strong customer service skills. EOE.

Submit cover letter and resume to Julie Meza, fax 602-307-5021 or jmeza@phoenixbodypositive.org. No phone calls, please.


Part-Time Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - Children's Action Alliance (Phoenix)

Responsibilities: Provide back-up to full-time Administrative Assistant. Answer and direct incoming calls; take messages and/or screen calls when necessary; greet visitors and delivery people coming to the office; format and prepare correspondence and other documents; sort and distribute incoming mail and faxes to staff; assist with large mailings and projects as needed; set-up and break-down meetings; assist with maintenance of large constituent database; make copies and assemble packets for meetings and presentations; distribute and maintain tracking of CAA publications; assist with filing; run errands; and other administrative support duties as assigned. Usual hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasional variation in schedule may be required for special events or projects. Salary range $10.00-$12.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required. A desirable candidate will demonstrate proficiency in phone etiquette and handling multiple lines; experience in operation of FAX machines, copiers and printers; basic filing skills; and mailings. Computer skills (Word for Windows, Microsoft Outlook Email, Excel) are required.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to: Part-Time Receptionist Opening, Children’s Action Alliance, 4001 N. 3rd St., Suite 160, Phoenix, Arizona 85012, FAX: 263-8792, E-mail: hr@azchildren.org


*Multiple Positions* Direct Service Caregivers – Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (Phoenix)

AASK is looking for caring individuals to provide in home services to children with special needs. These services include: Attendant Care ($8.25-9.50/hr); Respite ($7.75-$10.00/hr); Habilitation $9.00-10.00/hr).

Hiring Requirements: 18 years old or older, High School diploma or equivalent, 3 months of child care experience, have or be able to obtain a Class 1 Fingerprint Card and complete all training & certification components.

Benefits include: Employee Referral Bonus, Full Time Bonus, Direct Deposit, Free Training and 401K

E-mail resumes to rfunk@aask-az.org or call 602-254-2275, ext. 508.


*Multiple Positions* Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix)

Development Assistant

The Arizona Humane Society seeks a Development Assistant to support all functions of the development program as assigned by the Manager of Annual Giving. Individual must be organized and detail oriented. Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel spreadsheet software and ten-key proficiency is required. Experience with Raisers Edge fundraising software is highly desirable. It is important that this person have the sensitivity and patience needed to deal with both internal and external customers. Individual must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Special Events Manager

The Arizona Humane Society seeks a Special Events Manager with three to five years of special event experience to coordinate and execute AHS fundraising events, community events, and facility rentals. Knowledge of nonprofit fundraising a plus. Must be creative, enthusiastic, organized and detail oriented. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Must possess computer skills, including word processing. Must maintain a professional demeanor and appearance and be able to work independently. The ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, is essential.

For more information about our organization and this job opportunity, please visit www.azhumane.org.


*Multiple Positions* - Arizona Women's Education & Employment, Inc. (Phoenix)

Arizona Women’s Education and Employment is a nonprofit workforce development organization whose mission is changing lives through the dignity of work. Do you want to be a member of our dynamic staff? We are looking for individuals with experience, skill, excellent attendance and a desire to work to improve our participants’ lives. Please email resume & cover letter to Kathie Rudolph kathierudolph@awee.org.

Job Developer

The Job Developer is responsible for engaging employers and industry in the AWEE Paths to Living Free program for recently-released ex-offenders. The Job Developer will create employment opportunities benefiting project participants by developing linkages to transitional and permanent employment opportunities.

Career Development Specialist - Chandler/Gilbert

The Career Development Specialist (CDS) works under the supervision of the Career Development Specialist Coordinator. The CDS assists participants in recognizing their employment, education and/or training related opportunities. The CDS knows and understands the requirements of AWEE funding streams, focusing on those requirements while keeping the participants needs paramount. This position is grant funded and available so long as funding is available.

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the President & CEO and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with daily operations and special projects; and supports the AWEE Board of Directors

Project Assistant

The Project Assistant will support AWEEs Path to Living Free and Women Living Free programs. The assistant will support the Project Director and other program activities.

Community Programs Coordinator

AWEE is hiring a Community Programs Coordinator for its Paths to Living Free (PLF) program, a re-entry program for men and women who are recently released from prison or jail. The Community Programs Coordinator will be under the supervision of the PLF Project Director and is responsible for assisting the Project Director on an on-going basis to ensure program success; development and coordination of an in-house mentoring program for PLF participants; development and coordination of a Community Coordinating Council that includes representatives of agencies who work with the PLF Project or PLF participants; and expansion of contacts for vocational training and education opportunities for PLF participants. The position is a full time position.

Full job descriptions on the above positions can be found at http://www.awee.org/whatsnew.html


*Multiple Positions* Native American Connections (Multiple Locations)

Job descriptions can be found on our website: www.nativeconnections.org

Guiding Star Women's Residential Facility:

  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Child Care Provider
  • Case Manager
  • BHS (12:30 am - 8:30 am shift)
  • Cook - Weekend Cook (.4 FTE- 16 hours/week)

Intensive Out-Patient Program:

  • Behavioral Health Clinician – OP
  • Behavioral Health Assessor - OP
  • Research assistant (.5 FTE- 20 hours/week)

Property Management/Social Services:

  • Housing Case Manager – Catherine Arms
  • Housing Life Skills/Activity Case Manager (.5 FTE- 20 hours/week) - Catherine Arms and other Housing Properties

If qualified and interested, send a letter and resume or complete and application in one of the following ways: 1) At NAC, 650 N. 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003. 2) Fax to 602-256-7356. 3) Online at www.nativeconnections.org. 4) Email to m.stilwell@nativeconnections.org.


*Multiple Positions* Global Interactions (Phoenix)

Manager – Financial Accounts

The Manager of Financial Accounts is the person responsible for the efficiency of financial accounts for the Corporation. Accounts receivable and payable will be managed in a timely manner associated with the events being planned and implemented by the organization. This person is knowledgeable about the costs, deadlines, penalties, current calendar, and financial tasks necessary for the programs to be successful. The Manager of Financial Accounts is directly responsible to the President and works in a collaborative capacity to ensure that the receivables and payments stay on schedule.

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant is the person responsible for the flow of work associated with the events being planned and implemented by the organization. This person is knowledgeable about the current calendar and tasks necessary for the programs to be successful. The Administrative Assistant is directly responsible to the President and works in a collaborative capacity to ensure that the projects stay on schedule.

For more information on either of these positions, or to apply, please call 602-906-8886 or email info@globalinteractions.org.


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