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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

September 11, 2006

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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



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Tumbleweed Announces Change in Board of Directors

Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development is pleased to announce that Ellen Perkins, a director of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, has accepted the office of the Treasurer for the nonprofit agency. She has been serving as a member of the Finance Committee since joining the Board last year. In addition, Rob Leslie, Senior Vice President and Director of Nonprofit Services of First National Bank of Arizona was confirmed at the August 22 board meeting as a new director to the Board and will be providing his expertise to the Finance Committee.

Tumbleweed's mission is to serve abused, abandoned, troubled and neglected youth in our community. It is our vision that every young person in our community will have a safe place to live and receive the support and guidance necessary to grow to their full potential. Tumbleweed has been serving the Valley of the Sun's community for more than 32 years.


Arizona Humanities Council Announces 2007 Program Catalog

The updated 2007 Program Catalog, which describes all of AHC's resources in brief, was mailed in August. Find out how your museum, library, or other community organization can participate in General Grants, the Speakers Bureau, Community Book Discussions, Motheread ® Arizona, the Arizona Book Festival, History on the Mall, Arizona Heritage Traveler and other programs, events, and special initiatives.

Items of note both in the catalog and on the Web site include new titles in the Community Book Discussion library, and "Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care ®," AHC's new hospital-based reading-and-discussion program for health care professionals.

For more information , call (602) 257-0335 x25 or visit the updated website at www.azhumanities.org.


McCarthy Seeks Nonprofit Agencies for Annual Grant

McCarthy Southwest Region is hosting its annual Heart Hats Golf Tournament in December and is seeking one non-profit partner to benefit from the golf tournament proceeds. The construction company invites 501c3 nonprofit agencies that provide enrichment/mentoring/recreational programs for youth in the metropolitan Phoenix area to complete an application outlining how they would use this donation and the impact it would have in the community. In past years the golf tournament has raised up to $25,000.

All applications will be reviewed by McCarthy's Heart Hats community involvement committee and the recipient will be announced in October. Deadline for applications is September 25, 2006. The grantee will be announced by the end of October. To request an application, please contact Julie Allen at 602.277.9530, x230 or email JAllen@bjc.com.

McCarthy is as passionate about community involvement as it is about building. The construction company's annual Heart Hats Golf Tournament is one of many charitable activities the company and its employees participate in each year as part of its Heart Hats community program. The beneficiary of McCarthy's 2005 golf tournament was Crisis Nursery. Celebrating more than 25 years of success, McCarthy's Southwest Region headquarters is based in Tempe, Ariz., with a divisional office in Las Vegas, and operates in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.

Nominate an Extraordinary Woman for a 2007 YWCA Tribute to Women Award

YWCA of Maricopa County is pleased to announce nominations for the 14th Annual YWCA Tribute to Women Awards are being accepted! Over 1,000 friends, family, and community members will gather at the Arizona Biltmore on March 8, 2007 to honor the women of achievement selected to receive the awards. The 14th Annual YWCA Tribute to Women Luncheon recognizes distinguished women who have worked to eliminate racism and empower women and while achieving success in their career field. A nomination form must be completed for each woman nominated.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Supports the success of the YWCA of Maricopa County.
  • Lives and/or works in Maricopa County.
  • Exemplifies respect for the value of diversity and contributes to the empowerment of women.
  • Demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities in the category for which she is nominated.
  • Commits to participate in the Tribute video program and the 2007 YWCA Tribute to Women luncheon on March 8, 2007.

Award categories are: Business Leader, Creative Arts Leader, Education Leader, Emerging Leader (30 years and under), Health & Science Leader, Philanthropy Leader, Public Service Leader, Racial Justice Leader, Sports Leader, Dorothy Willey Award (YWCA Volunteer)

Please visit our website at www.ywca.org/maricopacounty to download a nomination application, or contact Dahlia Anderson at (602) 258-0990 Ext. 11 or by e-mail at ywca.d.anderson@fastq.com to request nomination forms. The deadline for submitting nominations is 5:00 P.M. on September 15, 2006.


Arizona Humanities Council Infuses Library with Fresh Titles for Community Book Discussions

In support of the Arizona Humanities Council's (AHC) community book discussions on important contemporary issues, The Williams Institute has donated money to purchase three titles on immigration: Enrique's Journey (Sonia Nazario) , Hard Line: Life and Death on the U.S.-Mexican Border (Ken Ellingwood) , and Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the U.S.-Mexican Border (Miriam Davidson and Jeffery Scott). The books are available for community discussions now, and also will be used in conjunction with "Between Fences," the Smithsonian/Museums on Main Street touring exhibition coming to Arizona in the fall of 2007.

In addition, two organizations have taken advantage of the expansion program, in which organizations can request new titles to be included in AHC's library. The Flagstaff Public Library and the Tucson Museum of Art requested Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest (Sandra Day O'Connor and H. Alan Day) and Horse Heaven (Jane Smiley) be added to AHC's library.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Arizona State Library, AHC has acquired The Tie That Binds (Kent Haruf), and two titles in Spanish, Los Sueños de los Animales (Animal Dreams) by Barbara Kingsolver and Un Mundo de Pasiones y Silencios (Plainsong) by Kent Haruf. Finally, AHC purchased the 2006 OneBookAZ selection, An Unfinished Life (Mark Spragg). AHC encourages eligible organizations to enjoy this fresh infusion of titles, and take advantage of discussions facilitated by well-qualified humanities scholars.

To borrow any of the new titles for programming at eligible organizations, visit www.azhumanities.org or call 602/257-0335 X23.


Volunteer Mentors Needed for Wired & Nspired

Presented by Avnet, Wired & Nspired, a new program opportunity offered by Make A Difference and NPower Arizona, gives teens the opportunity to develop their technology and community building skills through a creative and innovative curriculum. Participants, ages 12-18, will have the chance to explore issues in their community through the development of web sites, slide shows and other digital presentations. They will work with volunteer mentors to create these projects, and will have the opportunity to participate in a culminating celebratory event.

Mentors will be the driving force behind this program as they provide instruction, support and encouragement to youth participants. They will commit to a 1-2 hour session each week, offering individual instruction on the technology curriculum as well as assisting with the issue-based idea development. Volunteer mentors will continue to help teen participants with their project development throughout the course of the program. Make A Difference and NPower Arizona will provide volunteers with all necessary curriculum and instructional materials.

To download the volunteer application, click here, or contact rebecca@makeadifference.org, 602.973.2212 x 221 for more information.


Volunteers Needed for National Make A Difference Day Events

October 28th 2006 is National Make A Difference Day and millions of people are expected to volunteer nationwide. The Volunteer Center will be coordinating service opportunities for over 2,000 valley volunteers. This would be a great opportunity for your agency/group to utilize volunteers.

We are looking for projects that will accommodate volunteer groups as small as 5 and as large as 100+. Ideas of possible projects:

  • Sorting donations, clothes, books
  • Planting flowers
  • Helping with neighborhood cleanup
  • Helping with a special event
  • Interacting with children/clients
  • Painting projects
  • Repairing or cleaning donated items
  • Any project that helps your agency

For more information on this event or to apply, please contact Douglas Wilkey at 602-263-9736 x 892 or email doug.wilkey@volunteerphoenix.org .


Nominate an Exceptional Woman for Girl Scouts 2006 Woman of Distinction

Do you know an exceptional woman in the community who was a Girl Scout in her youth? The Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) encourages you to nominate her as a 2006 Woman of Distinction. The award celebrates the achievements of six local women who are role models for our next generation of leaders.

The criteria for selection includes the nominee's contributions in her field of expertise as well as how she exemplifies the values of Girl Scouts in her professional and personal life. Recipients will be honored in six categories: humanities, community service, arts, learning and the future.

The nomination application is available at http://worldawards.girlscoutsaz.org. Nominations are due to the GSACPC by September 15, 2006.

For more information, contact Rachel Seward at (602) 253-6359 ext. 1209.


IOLTA Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

IOLTA Legal Services Grant applications now being accepted by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education. IOLTA grants are given by the Foundation to non-profit organizations who provide legal aid to Arizonans. Applications for 2007 grants may be found at the Foundations website http://www.azflse.org/AZFLSE/legalservices/ioltagrants.cfm and are due November 8th.

For questions please contact Lara Slifko at Lara.Slifko@azflse.org .


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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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.


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


Effective Governance in Modern Nonprofit Organizations - NMI 111
October 13-14 (Phoenix)

Date & Time: Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $290
Location: ASU Mercado, 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ

This course will examine and compare how board responsibility is defined and executed under new techniques in board governance including the Carver Governance Model, the Executive Focus Model and the "new work" of the nonprofit board. With a mix of theory and practical applications, students will examine what criteria should determine the application of a particular technique to their 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


Celebrate the Worth of a Woman – Breaking Up Walls, Inc.
October 21 (Phoenix)

We cordially invite you to join us, Breaking Up Walls Inc., to participate in an opportunity for women to gather and celebrate the Worth of a Woman.

Unity Art Project: January 2008: A collaborative effort of women-owned & non profit businesses whose goal is to bring awareness to and demand action to be taken regarding the abuse of ALL women, of all ages in the Valley of the Sun.

This visual women built expansive project will undertake the educational enrichment of all viewers and participates to recognize the plight of intra-generational woman regarding mental, spiritual, financial, physical, sexual, emotional, and educational abuses.

First collaborative meeting (Hosted by: Breaking UP Walls, Inc.)

When: October 21, 2006 – 9 am- 12 pm
Where: 14819 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032

For more information about this event, please call Colette Eckard at 602-368-8885.


Arizona Humanities Council Lorraine W. Frank Lecture by Dr. Richard Rodriguez
October 29 (Tucson)

Date & Time: Sunday, October 29 at 4:00pm
Cost: The event is free and open to the public, however due to space constraints, reservations are required.
Location: Hilton El Conquistador Resort (10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ)
Lecturer: Dr. Richard Rodriguez, a Noted essayist, author, and media commentator. For more than 10 years he has appeared as an essayist on "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer." His televised essays on American life were honored in 1997 with a George Peabody Award. In addition, he has worked for over two decades for the Pacific News Service in San Francisco and has most recently published Brown: The Last Discovery of America in 2002.

Each October, in conjunction with National Humanities Month, the Arizona Humanities Council hosts the Lorraine W. Frank Lecture in the Humanities, a free public humanities program featuring nationally renowned authors and scholars. During the evening's program, the AHC Board of Directors honors individuals and organizations that have furthered the mission of AHC over a period of time. Awards categories include Distinguished Organization, Friend of the Humanities, and the Dan Shilling Public Scholar Award. All award recipients receive a glass sculpture. The Dan Shilling Public Scholar and Distinguished Organization also receive $500 each.

Reservations may be made by calling 602/257-0335 or emailing jmiller@azhumanities.org.


Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* Executive Director - Arizona School-Age Coalition (Laveen)

The Executive Director will oversee all aspects of this statewide organization; leadership, management, staffing, communication and advocacy at all impacting levels, collaboration with executives in business, social services, foundations, and government. It is expected that a candidate for this position will have 3-5 years of experience in the public policy / administration, nonprofit management or child/youth related services in addition to the appropriate educational background.

Visit www.azsac.org for a complete job description.

To apply, a letter of intent, a current resume and three current letters of reference should be sent to Linda Cannon, lindac@cannon-inc.com or mailed to 12120 S. 43rd Avenue, Laveen, Arizona 85339.

*New Listing* Executive Director – Community Performing Arts Center (Green Valley)

The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the policies of the Community Performing Arts Foundation Board as well as the day-to-day operations of the Performing Arts Center. The executive director manages the Performing Arts Center’s budget, generates revenue, oversees programs, supervises staff and volunteers, maintains good community relations, is responsible for public relations and marketing, provides the board with accurate and timely reports and functions as spokesperson for the organization. The Executive Director works at the direction of the Board Chair, and in cooperation with, the board of directors. Major responsibilities include development and implementation of fundraising program; development and implementation of a comprehensive PR and marketing campaign.

Qualifications: 5 years experience as Executive Director or upper management in the arts or equivalent non-profit org., preferred; Successful startup experience, preferred. Proven track record of successful grant writing and fund development. Excellent written and oral communications. Sound financial expertise. Experience in personnel management- hiring, leading, coaching, developing, evaluating personnel to include taking care of needed corrective action, and wage/salary administration. Knowledge of capital campaigns. Experience operating and managing facilities. Demonstrated people and administrative skills. High ethical standards. Demonstrated ability to multi-task. Board development and strategic planning experience a plus.

Please submit resume and letter of interest outlining demonstrated success in Fund Development to CPAC Foundation, Attention ED Search Committee, P.O. Box 703, Green Valley, AZ 85622 or email to: cpacfoundation@qwest.net.


*New Listing* Exchange City Director – Junior Achievement (Tempe)

Junior Achievement is looking for a dynamic Exchange City Director to manage the development, implementation and expansion of our Exchange City program. This is a unique position for an individual who enjoys working with and on behalf of children, while managing a business unit with budgetary, customer satisfaction, strategic and staffing responsibilities. Exchange City is a 7,000 sq ft child-sized city, consisting of 14 business enterprises, where students learn what it takes to create a business, supervise employees, hold an elected office and personally earn and manage money.

The Director will manage day-to-day operations to ensure high quality program delivery, o versee build out of a second experiential site, manage team members, develop an annual budget, and have direct marketing responsibilities. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, financial and business acumen, supervisory and project management skills, and strong leadership skills.

We offer a competitive salary, a pension @ 6.3% of annual salary, 100% paid employee medical, 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 susanL@jaaz.org or faxed to 480-377-8558 for consideration. Please type “Exchange City Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


*New Listing* Vice President, Chapter Performance - Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Phoenix)

This corporate officer position is responsible for the management of the Chapter Performance Department, which provides direct support and assistance to the Foundations chapters, and employs assessments and action plans targeted to foster performance improvement. The individual will provide on-site intervention and management of chapter operations in order to protect the Foundations assets. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the individual will be instrumental in the strategic planning and implementation of national Foundation initiatives. The selected candidate will also work closely with the Chapter Performance Committee to monitor and manage the performance of chapters nationwide.

The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of ten years experience providing leadership, development and guidance to senior staff, as well as managing complex systems and personnel within the nonprofit environment. Expertise in strategic and operational planning, program development and evaluation, fundraising, volunteer management, financial oversight and systems, conflict management, human resources, quality assurance models, mergers and acquisitions, and training of boards and staff required. Demonstrated ability in clear and effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills are also required, as well as the ability to travel for job-related functions.

For immediate consideration, please submit resume and cover letter stating the position you’re applying for to: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, 3550 N. Central Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012; Fax: 602-279-0855; Email: hr@wish.org; www.wish.org.


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

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), a national nonprofit organization serving students with print disabilities, seeks an organized, dynamic Development professional for the Arizona Unit. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the position generates financial support for the programs, operations and operating "reserve" for the AZ Unit through a comprehensive fundraising plan.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree and 3-5 years hands on experience in a professional fundraising and development environment or related field; computer literacy including donor data base management; excellent oral and written skills, outgoing, creative, resourceful, self-starter with ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Send resume with cover letter electronically to employment@rfbd.org.


*New Listing* Development Director– Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix (Phoenix)

The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix seeks a Director of Development with at least five years of demonstrated major gift experience. The successful candidate will have proven skills and measurable accomplishments in the area of Planned Giving, Gift Planning and Endowment Development. A good understanding and working knowledge of Jewish philanthropy and the regional Jewish community is highly desirable.

The Director of Development will report to and work closely with the Executive Director the Foundation's lay leadership, legal and professional financial advisors and other staff to identify, cultivate and solicit donors who are interested in supporting the Foundation's mission. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of ways in which donors' philanthropic interests can be achieved through the use of Donor Advised Funds, Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Trusts, Support Foundations, Life Insurance, Real Estate, IRA's and Bequests and other gift vehicles. The Director of Development will be expected to contribute to the significant growth of the Foundation's unrestricted Fund for Jewish Philanthropy as well as its Designated and Field of Interest Endowments. The successful candidate will be actively involved in Foundation development initiatives such as the Leave a Legacy Program, Endowment Book of Life, the annual Tax & Legal Seminar for professional financial planning, estate and legal advisors and the B'nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program.

Interested candidates should send their resume and salary requirements to:  Executive Director, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 202 , Scottsdale , AZ 85255 .


*New Listing* Director of Development - Literacy Volunteers of Tucson (Tucson)

This new position has been created to enable Literacy Volunteers of Tucson (LVT) to become independent of restrictive government funding and free to retain its commitment to provide tutoring to all adults who are motivated to learn. Additionally, this position will work for the long-term sustainability of LVT through the creation and implementation of a legacy program and an endowment.

This position's primary responsibility is for identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects, working both with and without the Board of Directors and closely with the Executive Director. There will be additional responsibility for conducting research of funding sources, implementing direct solicitations, working with directors, writing grant proposals and mail appeals, as well as directing and facilitating special events. This position will implement and oversee Public Relations and Marketing as related to fundraising.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree; three or more years fundraising experience with a track record in donor development; good working knowledge of public and media relations; strong communication and interpersonal skills and strong computer skills including fundraising database experience.

Compensation is based on experience from a very competitive salary range. Benefits include: Full Health & Dental; L&S Disability; Paid Holidays and Vacation; Flexible work environment; Working with a wonderfully dedicated group of volunteers and staff.

To apply: Email cover letter and resume to bstauffer@lovetoread.org. Website: www.lovetoread.org.


*New Listing* Capital Campaign Fundraiser/Development Director – Gompers Center (Phoenix)

Responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of a public relations program to publicize, promote and raise funds for Gompers Center’s programs, activities and capital campaign. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Identify new donors, solicit donations, establish long-term relations with contributors and secure significant gifts for Gompers Center’s Capital Campaign and major programs; Prepare promotional and informational material (including newsletters and annual reports) concerning Gompers Center and its programs and activities for publication and circulation in the mass media; Represent Gompers Center to local media and promote positive public relations and information regarding Gompers Center’s, its programs, and activities; Act as liaison between Gompers Center and the media.  Prepare press releases, public service announcements, etc.; Develop and plan events to publicize, promote and raise funds for Gompers Center; Maintain database of donors; Supervision of one development assistant.

Requirements: BA required; Five to ten years experience in fundraising including capital campaign, major gifts and annual campaigns; Knowledge of who is who in Arizona, in both political arena and for profit companies.

For more information, please visit our website: www.gomperscenter.org or contact Don at 602-336-0061 ext 101. Fax: 602-336-0151.


*New Listing* Development Director - Tocqueville Society (Phoenix)

Valley of the Sun United Way has two open positions for a Development Director, reporting to the Vice President of Resource Development-Tocqueville. The Development Director(s) will assist Valley of the Sun United Way with the identification, cultivation, retention, and development of Tocqueville Society members (donors of $10,000 or more per year), both in the Community and Workplace arenas.

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


*New Listing* Development Director - Arizona Animal Welfare League (Phoenix)

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (www.aawl.org) seeks a Development Director with a proven record of performance to plan, organize and implement a strategic fund development program to support the mission and programs of Arizona's oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter. The Development Director will report to the President/CEO and be responsible for the coordination of all development efforts to support a $2.1 million fiscal year budget.

The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor's Degree in a related field; a minimum of five years of demonstrated success in donor development; excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with capital and annual campaigns is desirable.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume either electronically or by mail to the following addresses: info@thebalsergroup.com or mail to The Balser Group, 1616 E. Indian School Rd., Suite 480, Phoenix, AZ 85016.


*New Listing* Development Operations Associate - Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)

The Development Operations Associate will assist the Operations Manager in lending administrative support to the Development Departments daily operations. Maintaining and producing accurate membership and donor mailing lists and reports, producing renewal reminders, processing, acknowledging and preparing membership fulfillment packets all while providing excellent customer service to members and donors.

Applicant must possess good communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy. Must be a team player and be able to multi-task in this fast paced environment.

Qualifications include: No less than 3 years professional experience in database coordination, data processing, coding systems, and proficiency in queries and reporting. Expertise with Raisers Edge software is strongly preferred in addition to, Microsoft Office and Excel. Must have a mature work attitude, reliable and resourceful.

Please send your cover letter and resume to the attn: Development Operations Manager, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490. Deadline for submissions: 9/15/06.


*New Listing* Development Operations Assistant – Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)

Temporary, part-time position in the Desert Botanical Garden Development Office. Applicant must have one year database experience and customer service skills. Ability to work in a team environment handling multiple tasks. Knowledge of Raisers Edge software preferred. Please send your cover letter and resume to Attn: Development Operations Manager, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 or by fax to 480-481-8170 or email to hr@dbg.org.


*New Listing* Individual Gifts Manager - The Phoenix Zoo (Phoenix)

This position exists to extend the Zoo into the individual donor community to obtain support for operating and capital programs to sustain the Zoo’s activities in the near and long-term. This will be accomplished by individual activity and by working in collaboration with others to support the mission of the Phoenix Zoo "to inspire people to live in ways that promote the well-being of the natural world.” The individual in this position will also be expected to plan and execute donor special events, with the objective of expanded financial support for the Zoo, including secondary support for ZooFari (Zoo's largest fund raising event) Committee. This position will have the ability to effectively secure significant donations from individual, corporate and foundation prospects. A Bachelor degree and 5+ years development or similar experience preferred. This individual must have strong interpersonal, oral and written skills.

To view the full job description and to apply online, please visit the Phoenix Zoo's website at http://www.phoenixzoo.org/working/current_opportunities.aspx or forward your cover letter and resume to the Phoenix Zoo; Attn: Human Resources; 455 N. Galvin Pkwy; Phoenix, AZ 85008. Questions should be forward to Human_Resources@thephxzoo.com. EEOC/ADA


*New Listing* Fundraiser/Philanthropist (Contract Position) - Kyrene School District (Tempe)

The Kyrene School District currently has a request for proposals out to procure a fundraiser/philanthropist to work with their Foundation.  The solicitation will close on September 22 at 2:00pm.  The consultant will serve as the Interim Executive Director of the Kyrene Schools Community Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to secure resources that support and enhance educational opportunities within the Kyrene Schools community by building partnerships between business, the community and its schools. For many years, Kyrene has benefited from many programs funded through external funding sources. The Executive Director will build community support (funding, partnerships, etc.) and awareness for the targeted programs and services. For more information on this request for proposals, please visit the Kyrene School District purchasing website at http://www.kyrene.org/purchasing/Solicitations.htm.


*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 (20hrs/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.  Drug-Free Workplace, EOE.


*New Listing* Program Manager-- Phoenix Youth at Risk (Phoenix)

Duties include: Administering screening procedures, training and supervision procedures for volunteer mentors. Recruit youth for participation in the New Pathways program, ensuring interested youth and parents complete their applications and are appropriately screened prior to program acceptance. Arrange and manage all logistics for program activities. Attend all volunteer training sessions, participating in volunteer education. Serve in a leadership role at the program intensive retreat. Lead and work in partnership with the Mentor Leadership Team to produce a New Pathways program which meets program goals. Attend all program workshops, community service projects and related event. Administer evaluations and track all program related statistics, compile data and work with program evaluator for rapid turn-around of evaluative reports. Provide coaching support to volunteer mentors and mentor managers. Provide case management and appropriate referrals for youth participants. Produce written program reports on a continual basis.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in social work, psychology, education or related field; Bilingual English/Spanish preferred; Minimum three years of related work experience and demonstrated success working with adults or youth in a human services or educational setting; Case management experience a plus; Experience with landmark education a plus; Excellent communications skills, verbal and written; Computer skills, IBM compatible, MS Office proficient.

This position requires at least one day per week of working a 1pm to 10pm shift; Flexibility to work two evenings per week until 10 p.m. and some Saturdays; Pass fingerprinting screen and FBI background check.

Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to: heather.walsh@phoenixyouthatrisk.org.

*New Listing* Senior Director of Member Services – State Bar of Arizona (Phoenix)

The State Bar of Arizona is seeking a Senior Director of Member Services who will be responsible for guiding, directing and coordinating the strategic planning process for the Member Services division, which includes development, implementation and delivery of programs and services desired by the attorney members and/or identified by the Board of Governors to enhance members ability to practice law efficiently and effectively.

Desired Qualifications: Bachelors degree required, preferably in business, management or related field; Masters degree or J.D. preferred. Must have five to seven years of senior management experience, ideally in service or nonprofit association settings, and experience in new business development, membership development and assessment. The ideal candidate will also have experience in formulating, administering and monitoring budgets; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent platform and presentation skills. And the ability to interact well with people at all levels and effectively manages, motivate and evaluate staff.

The State Bar of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; employer-paid health, dental, life and Long-Term Disability insurance; employer-paid pension plan; 401(k) plan with employer match; voluntary vision, supplemental life and Short-Term Disability insurance; medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts; flexible work hours; free parking or paid bus pass.

For more information on our organization, please visit our web site at www.azbar.org. To apply, send a letter of interest with your resume to: The State Bar of Arizona, Attn. Human Resources-ASU, 4201 N. 24th Street, Phoenix AZ 85016-6288, or fax: (602) 271-4930. EOE.


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

This position coordinates and provides public policy leadership 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. Ability to take the initiative to work creatively and independently to implement the policies and strategies of the board. Excellent written and oral skills. Creative problem solving skills. Excellent judgment and management skills. 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 uroesler@ppcna.org or fax to 602.277.5243 Attn: Human Resources. EOE


*New Listing* Corporate Relations Officer - Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Phoenix Art Museum is seeking an experienced Corporate Relations Officer to manage and expand the Museums corporate support program.

Duties include: Research and identify sources of corporate funding. Research grant proposal requirements and submittal deadlines, develop and maintain ongoing relationships with corporate sponsors, and maintain a calendar of grant deadlines and reports. Meet with Museum staff to determine project and departmental goals and objectives, scope, feasibility, and funding needs for programs, projects and operations; maintain current files on present and future programs and projects. Write, edit and submit applications, proposals and reports to sources of corporate funding. Prepare, assemble and coordinate delivery of proposal documents. Track status of proposals, follow up to provide additional information as required by funding sources, and file all financial and narrative reports as necessary. Recommend goals for corporate contributions to the annual operating fund and project sponsorships; monitor income status reports related to analysis of programs toward annual goals and project funding needs. Plan and coordinate events for corporate partners.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree in arts administration, business or related field. Minimum of five years experience fundraising for a non-profit organization or similar experience in for-profit environment. Strong leadership, interpersonal, planning, organization, written and oral communication skills. High level of problem solving skills and diplomacy. Experience in Raisers Edge or other automated fundraising software desirable. Proficient in Microsoft Office, including adept use of email and the Internet. Ability to organize and accomplish multiple projects concurrently. Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of Museum supports, visitors, members, volunteers and staff.

Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements, with reference to JOB CODE AZN-CORPOFF, to HR@phxart.org. Or contact Human Resources Department, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685. Fax: 602-257-2127.


*New Listing* Youth Sports and Aquatics Director – Chris-Town YMCA (Phoenix)

Seeking motivated, personable, outgoing, enthusiastic individual with 2-4 years experience in sports and aquatics. Ability to manage sports and aquatic staff and volunteers, develop and implement programs for a variety of members and create a fun environment for all. Responsibilities include staff development, program development, overseeing youth & adult sports and all aquatic programs. The individual will be an active member of the branch team and will be involved with member involvement and the overall operation of the Chris-Town YMCA. $28,725-35,907 plus YMCA membership while employed.

Resumes accepted until 9/27/2006. Email resumes to dxcurran@vosymca.org.


*New Listing* Childcare Program Director - Glendale/Peoria/Deer Valley YMCA (Glendale)

The Glendale/Peoria/Deer Valley YMCA is looking for a Childcare Program Director. Responsible for administration, fiscal development/management, program development, staff and volunteer recruitment and overall marketing/communication of program departments. This position currently oversees the operation of 19 licensed before/after program locations, 6 summer day camp locations, and 3 preschool program locations. Ensures ongoing communication with parents, program participants, staff and program host locations. Must ensure all program locations are able to comply with current state licensing regulations and YMCA policies. Incumbent must have good communication skills and experience in recruitment, training, supervision of staff.

Qualifications: Applicant must be 21 years of age, have high school diploma or equivalent, Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred, with a minimum 2 years experience managing multi-site programs. Salary is $28,725-35,907 annually DOE plus YMCA membership while employed. Resumes until 9/30/2006.


*New Listing* Policy & Research Analyst – Arizona Association of Counties (Phoenix)

The Policy & Research Analyst is responsible for the analysis of state public policy issues impacting Arizona’s fifteen county governments. Essential to this challenge is an understanding of the state legislative process and the functions of Arizona’s county governments and how the effective operation of these functions is related to state policies and agency actions. Additionally, the Policy & Research Analyst will be charged with public policy research projects that will include identifying the fiscal and programmatic impact of legislation, emerging public policy issues, and other research priorities identified by the Executive Director.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to the Arizona Association of Counties, Attn: Executive Director, 1910 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85009, or by fax: 602-254-0969 or by e-mail at azcounties@yahoo.com. First review of applications will be September 15, 2006.


*New Listing* Behavioral Health Specialist (Guiding Star) – Native American Connections (Phoenix)

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

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

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

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


*New Listing* Assistant Curator of Education - Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Phoenix Art Museum is looking for an Assistant Curator of Education to assist with the planning and coordination of ongoing and special Museum education programs.

Duties: Serve as educator on exhibition teams: coordinate exhibition programs, edit/write/supervise production of labels and associated didactic materials, and provide interpretation. Develop gallery aides and teacher materials. Consult with docents and volunteers on exhibition interpretation as needed. Participate in docent training as requested. Interact with Education Coordinator and Youth/Family Programs Coordinator to develop cohesive program presentations. Prepare correspondence, reports, and other materials as assigned. Conduct research for Education Division, including online research.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelors degree in art history, museum education, art education or equivalent. Masters degree preferred. Minimum of two years related museum experience, and familiarity with a wide range of museum education issues. Proficient in Microsoft Office, adept use of the Internet and email. Excellent writing, communication and teaching skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple projects concurrently. Ability to follow through independently on routine responsibilities. Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus.

This is a full-time position and includes the following: health and dental insurance; life insurance; LTD coverage; a Museum-funded pension plan; vacation, holiday and sick pay; Museum membership; and great discounts at Museum Store, Cafe and other cultural organizations in the Valley.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Human Resources and note JOB CODE AZNP-ACE in your submission. Email: HR@phxart.org . Mail: Human Resources Manager, Phoenix Art Museum , 1625 N. Central Avenue , Phoenix , AZ 85004-1685 . Fax: 602-257-2127.


*New Listing* 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.


*New Listing* WIA File Manager/JAG Field Coach - Jobs for Arizona's Graduates (Scottsdale)

Individual will split time 50/50 between our youth Workforce Investment Program and our In-School Jobs for Arizona's Graduates Programs. Travel to Program Sites (high schools 12 in metro Phoenix, 2 in Tucson, 1 in Eloy) is an essential aspect of the position.

WIA File Manager – maintains hard copy files to assure compliance with WIA, state and VSUW regulations. Coordinate with Case Manager to assure all eligibility and program enrollment materials are in place prior to official enrollment. Respond to all monitoring requests and corrective actions.

JAG Field Coach - provide guidance to In-School Program Coordinators improving their implementation of the JAG Model: including review of paper and electronic files, support of off campus follow-up or marketing responsibilities, coordination of multi-program events.

Required Skills/Experience: highly organized and attentive to details; ability to be exact in dealing with policies and procedures; some supervisory experience; technical writing; 2 years in position with similar duties. Preferred Skills/Experience: Workforce Investment Act experience; Experience with youth related programs; Marketing or public relations experience; College degree.

Compensation Package: 30,000/year+ health benefits stipend; mileage reimbursement. Send Cover Letter and Resumes to 480-441-2317 or jason.moore@jagaz.org.


*New Listing* Direct Response Manager Online - Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Phoenix)

This position manages the operation of online donation and auction programs. The candidate researches, recommends, and implements strategies for donor acquisition and renewal. Responsibilities include working with all aspects of the cultivation and retention of donors originating from direct response media including online marketing and direct mail. The individual will provide budget recommendations, manage production, and analysis of all online appeals.

The position requires a Bachelors degree, or a relevant combination of education and experience. A minimum of least three years experience in direct response or marketing, and two years experience in online marketing/fundraising are required. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication & customer service skills, strong computer skills including web design software, exceptional analytical skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

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


*New Listing* Marketing Coordinator – Eight/KAET-TV (Tempe)

Eight/KAET-TV seeks a Marketing Coordinator to help generate growth of the Friends of Eight membership base by using mail, telemarketing and e-communications to acquire new members, secure renewals and generate additional contributions from current members. Deadline: 5 pm 9/18/06; if not filled, then every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. Salary: $26,085 - $33,105. AA/EOE.

For qualifications / application info, see SR #O-125436 (Req #0700257) at: www.asu.edu/hr/jobs or at www.azpbs.org.


*New Listing* Membership Coordinator/Development Assistant - Tohono Chul Park (Tucson)

Tohono Chul Park is looking for a Membership Coordinator/Development Assistant to work directly with the Director of Development. The Coordinator will assist with the acquisition and stewardship of Tohono Chul Park members and donors. Duties include gift and membership processing, including generating membership renewals, new member packets and acknowledgements for gifts received. In addition the Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the member/donor database, generating reports and providing administrative support for the Annual Fund Campaign.

Member and donor customer service activities such as assisting with New Member Tours and working at fundraising events are also part of this position. Assisting the Development Director on an as-needed basis by researching grant possibilities, helping with special event coordination and assisting with memorials gifts is a strong component of this job. Some evening and weekend work required. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.

Qualified candidates must have: Good knowledge of MS Access, Strong administrative & organizational skills including knowledge of MS Office including mail merges and database management Excellent customer service skills Good written and oral communication skills Ability to handle sensitive information discretely Sense of humor and patience Candidates with the following qualifications preferred: Experience in nonprofit environment, preferably in membership, volunteer management or development A desire to grow within the organization College degree in a related field

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Tohono Chul Park, Attn: Human Resources, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704. Call 520-742-6455 or fax to 520-797-1213.


*New Listing* *New Listing* Program Development Intern – VistaCare Hospice Foundation (Phoenix)

The Intern will participate in available Program functions of non profit management within the Foundation. Assist in all phases of nonprofit organization management by hands-on learning experience including financial, program, fundraising campaigns, event planning, marketing, public relations, research, reports, and data base development. The Foundation will provide a weekly training module to facilitate understanding. Stipend of $500 provided for 15 hours weekly, nine week internship, and a 100% performance achievement award $500 granted upon successful completion of assigned tasks.

Tentative assignments: internet research for end of life authors for lecture series; help coordinate library collection build-outs and dedication ceremony press kits; help plan 2007 VistaGiving Campaign.internal employee fundraising effort; help design and prepare 2006 Annual Report; develop database for Newsletter distribution; assist in reporting requests and grants data; help design program for Nursing School Scholarships.

Minimum qualifications: Top 20% GPA student completing a degree program majoring in social work, political science, marketing or other behavior science plus related on and/or off campus related experience in event planning and fundraising. Energetic, team-oriented, resourceful, reliable, mission-driven, and friendly.

Computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Access/database. Eagerness to learn nonprofit organizational fundamentals. For more information on this position, please contact cyndi.newburn@vistacare.com.


*New Listing* Member Relations Professional – Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits (Phoenix)

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits (Alliance) announces an opportunity for an energetic, creative team member to support our membership through marketing, communications, and customer service. The Alliance is a young, vibrant nonprofit with a mission to serve, support, promote and protect Arizona’s nonprofits. We work with nonprofits statewide, serving as their champion and advocate, and connecting them to valuable resources. As a membership organization, a successful Member Relations program is essential to our success. We seek someone who is customer-oriented, entrepreneurial, and an excellent communicator. The position involves disseminating web-based marketing, responding to members, and managing member databases. We seek someone who is technology-savvy, but also people-oriented. We are a small organization, so you must be willing to roll up your sleeves and work. As a young nonprofit, we offer the opportunity to shape the future of a new program and grow with us.

If you’re ready to join our team, please send a resume with cover letter to info@arizonanonprofits.org with “Member Relations” in the subject line or mail a hard copy to: Member Relations Opening, PO Box 16162, Phoenix, AZ 85011-6162. Position open until filled; interviews begin week of Sept 11, 2006. No phone inquiries, please.


*New Listing* Office Manager – Friends of Arizona Highways (Phoenix)

Friends of Arizona Highways (doing business as Arizona Highways Photo Workshops) conducts photography workshops throughout the American West. Students come from around the country to attend our classes, and the proceeds go to help support Arizona Highways magazine, as well as other outreach projects. We are looking for a self-motivated, computer-savvy individual to manage our small office full time. Strong customer service skills are a MUST! Position requires workshop registrations, general office duties, and coordination of volunteers. We also require operational knowledge of Microsoft Office and the aptitude to learn new software. Bookkeeping data entry will be one of your job requirements so basic accounting skills are important. The ideal candidate is attentive to detail, has the ability to multi-task, and possesses supervisory skills. Interest in photography is a plus.

For more information on this position or to apply, please email Robyn Noll at info@friendsofazhighways.com.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Phoenix Boys Choir (Phoenix)

Full time position: Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Power Point. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills plus the ability to handle multiple tasks, work independently, take notes and distribute minutes of meetings. This position supports both the artistic and administrative staff. An Associate degree and previous office experience are required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) written and verbal skills preferred. Benefits include health insurance, matching IRA contribution and paid vacation.

Send letter, resume and three references to info@boyschoir.org.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant – Arizona Humanities Council (Phoenix)

AHC is looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant to begin as soon as possible. Desirable experience and qualifications include knowledge of Macintosh computers, attention to detail, previous work in an office environment, and a liberal arts degree. Preparation in or work with the humanities would be of particular interest. AHC is an equal opportunity employer and aggressively seeks applications from both men and women, as well as from all ethnic populations.

The responsibilities of the administrative assistant include: Answer phones and greet visitors; Manage AHC’s telephone system; Opening and/or closing office, depending upon hours; Track registrations for special events; Open and distribute incoming mail to appropriate staff members; bundle and take outgoing mail to post office; Organize and maintain office filing system for general correspondence, financial records, and grant paperwork; Provide support services to staff members as requested; Maintain AHC mailing list; Maintain Petty Cash box; Maintain Checks/Cash Receipt List on computer; Mail out checks (except grant payments); Maintain inventory/order supplies; Maintain office equipment, including postage meter, copy machine and fax; Send materials to NEH as needed, such as publications and forms for Board member changes; Maintain inventory list of AHC’s computers and software; Coordinate technical support with outside consultants; Assist program staff with clerical portions of grants management; Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

The salary is $22,000 per year, with paid holidays, health insurance, sick leave, and retirement plan. Applicants should send a letter of application and a resume to the AHC office (Arizona Humanities Council, The Ellis-Shackelford House, 1242 North Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85004). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


*New Listing* Part-time Bookkeeper – Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (Scottsdale)

This is a 20-hour a week position performing a variety of accounting functions as part of a team of three reporting to the Vice President of Finance. Applicant should have at least one year experience in bookkeeping, and proficient computer skills including Excel, Word, and accounting software. Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment are important.

Please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to jdechant@starsaz.org, or fax to Joanne Dechant at 480.994.0491. For more information call Joanne at 480.994.5704.


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

A non-profit agency whose mission is Helping Families…Changing Lives. Our philosophy is to carry out our work with compassion, sincerity, and clarity of purpose.

East Valley (Mesa)

Behavioral Health Paraprofessional - BA pref, various positions in youth residential ctrs, behavioral health exp. pref
Parent Support Partner - F/T, working w/ children in domestic violence shelter.
Social Worker - F/T, BA, Must have child & family counseling skills.
Child Care Teacher – F/T or P/T, Working with children in homeless shelter.
LPN or RN – FT, residential trtmt ctrs., psychiatric exp req’d.
Receptionist – Mon-Fri (P/T) office/clerical exp. Exp w/ med. Records preffered. Cust service/computer skills req’d.
Driver – P/T, driving youth group. Must be able to meet our driving requirements.

West Valley (Glendale)

Support Partner - P/T & Overnight positions, BA pref, Exp. w/ domestic violence populations pref.
Child Care Worker - F/T, enjoys working with children.
In-Home Respite Worker - P/T, working w/children in their homes. Pays $15/hr.
Week-end BHPP Worker - Sat & Sun ($12/hr) 9am-6pm. Supervising kids, recreation activities, social skills etc.
After-school Program Worker - Mon-Fri ($12/hr) 3:30PM-7:30PM, Supervising kids, recreation activities, social skills etc.

Due to our OBHL requirements all employees must be at least 21 yrs of age and able to obtain a DPS fingerprint clearance card. For more information call (480) 464-7466. Fax resume to (480) 969-2696 or email resume to cgaulden@prehab.org. EOE.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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)


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


*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.


*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.


*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.


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