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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

September 25, 2006

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What's New

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New Submission Deadlines and Publish Dates for the Arizona Nonprofit Community Report

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is announcing new submission datelines and publish dates for the Arizona Nonprofit Community Report (ANCR). The ANCR will now be sent out biweekly on Wednesdays. For more information on submission deadlines and publish dates, please visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_azncr.htm


Fundraising Methods and Strategies Workshop
October 26-28 (Phoenix)

Date & Time: October 26-28, 2006 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday & Friday; 9:00 am - noon, Saturday
Cost: $390
Location: ASU Mercado, 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
Instructor: Bill J. Harrison, CFRE, B.S.

Successful fundraising involves preparation, presentation and professionalism. Explore effective methods for securing funds from corporations, foundations, individuals and government entities. Examine the potential of special events, planned gifts and for-profit ventures in determining the best strategies for reaching organizational fundraising goals. The required textbook will be provided the first day of class.

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


Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) October Course Offerings

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

  • Effective Governance in Modern Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 111) October 13-14
    9am - 5pm
  • Advanced Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 113) October 20-21 9am-5pm
For more information or to register, please contact us at (602) 496-0500 or at nmi@asu.edu . You may also visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_cer.htm

NMI Instructor Ellis Carter Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2007

Ellis Carter, Attorney from Quarles & Brady Streich Lang LLP, and Instructor for ASU’s professional development course: Law & Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations, was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007 (Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) in the category of nonprofit/charity law.



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Valley Teen Leadership Applications Now Available

Valley high school sophomores and juniors looking for a chance to hone their leadership skills, educate themselves about the community and explore solutions to critical local issues impacting their lives are invited to apply for the Valley Teen Leadership program.

Copies of the application are available by calling (602) 952-6760, ext. 2 or by going to www.valleyleadership.org. Completed applications must be turned in to the Valley Leadership office by no later than November 10, 2006.


Scottsdale Leadership Announces Class XXI

Scottsdale Leadership, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving Scottsdale and the surrounding community, has selected participants for the nine-month Core Program. This year’s class will discuss a wide variety of issues facing Scottsdale including economic development, education, health care and public safety. Through education, skill development, mentoring and community trusteeship, Scottsdale Leadership empowers class participants to make a difference in the community.

Class XXI participants include: Jeanne Alspaugh , WW. Grainger, Inc.; Vanessa Babcock, DMB Associates, Inc.; Kim Ballein, Jewish Family and Children's Service; Bill Bergdoll, Bergdoll Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.; James Bissonett, Monterey Benefits, LLC; Jennifer Bongiovanni, ABM Landscape Services; Joy Borum, Family Mediation Center; Michelle Buxbaum, USI; Carl Campbell, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; Nikki Capetz, Catalyst Systems, LLC; Xavier Castro, City of Scottsdale; Katherine Conrad, Bottomline Hospitality Group; Carol Damaso, Scottsdale Public Library; David Dorward, Merrill Lynch; Ronald Finkel, Retail Brokers, Inc.; Michael Gowans, Desert Life Church; Burl Haenel, Scottsdale Police Department; Carly Huston, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties; Kara Kahnke, Community Volunteer; Jennifer Kaplan, PRIME 3, LLC; Robert Leger, Scottsdale Republic; Jason Mayer, National Bank of Arizona; Alexis Megeath, Community Volunteer; Ruben Meza, Wells Fargo Bank; Aaron Morrison, Pearson Digital Learning; Deborah O'Hara, Calvin Charles Gallery; Kara Pelletier, Scottsdale Insurance Company; Gayle Pincus, Community Volunteer; Marita Ralston, Sorget & Associates; David Richard, The Phoenician Resort; Rachel Ruthenberg, StarWest Associates; Nancy Splain, Beatitudes Center DOAR; Erica Stierle, City of Scottsdale; Doug Towne, General Dynamics; Jason Zoucha, Sun Devil Trophy.

For more information on Scottsdale Leadership, call (480) 627-6710 or visit www.scottsdaleleadership.org.


Community Education Presentations Available Free from Southwest Behavioral Health Services

Southwest Behavioral Health Services, Community Youth Development Program is pleased to offer at no cost Community Education Presentations to your organization, staff and/or program participants in the 85040, 85041, 85042, 85339 zip codes.

Presentation topics include: Effects of Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs; Stress Management; Community Development: Family, School & Community Involvement; Community Resources: Searching for the community treasure; Too Smart to Start preventing underage alcohol use.

It is our goal to prevent and/or reduce the use of substances among youth, and families. These workshops are design to help participants make health decision regarding Alcohol, Tobacco, and other drugs.

If you are interested in having someone come to your organization (located in 85040, 85041, 85042, 85339 zip codes) to speak on any of the above topics, please contact Angela Boozer at 602-305-7126 X 3353 or via e-mail at angelab@sbhservices.org to schedule a presentation.


Youth in Action AmeriCorps Program Seeks Service Mentor Sites

Youth in Action AmeriCorps provides people of all ages and backgrounds with service opportunities to meet critical needs in Flagstaff, Arizona and Coconino County. We are a state AmeriCorps program located in Flagstaff Arizona and are proud to be the oldest and largest AmeriCorps program in the state. We tutor in schools protect the environment serve local government support social service agencies, non profits and much more!

Applications to become a Service Mentor Site are now available. For more information, please visit www.nau.edu/americorps or contact Deidre Crawley at 928.523.2182.


Nominate a Nonprofit Director for a ONE Award

Each year the Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE) recognizes nonprofit directors who are examples in the community and are dedicated to excellence in the management and leadership of their organizations. Nominate a nonprofit director who you admire today!

Follow this link for detailed information to access the online Award Nomination Form: http://www.oneaz.org/default.asp?PageID=10001175


Volunteers Needed for National Make A Difference Day Events

October 28, 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+. 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.


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

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



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Grantsmanship Essentials: 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: $425 

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. 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


Phoenix Grants Forum: Connecting Nonprofits and Funders
October 10 (Phoenix)

Fall is here and it's time to get connected to funders in our community. This forum is for grant seekers from nonprofit organizations to learn about opportunities for partnership with funders for community projects.  Presenters will discuss funding opportunities to address local needs.

The Alliance is proud to partner with the City of Phoenix, Arizona Grantmakers Forum, JUST GRANTS! Arizona and the Arizona Association of Grantmaking Professionals to connect you to funding partners in our community.

The Phoenix Grants Forum is held four times each year -- twice in the fall and twice in the spring. For 11 years, this session has been one of the premier opportunities for nonprofits and funders to learn from one another. The next forum is:

Next forum: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Phoenix - Burton Barr Central Library, Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 North Central Ave.
$25 fee; $15 for nonprofit members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Members
Scheduled Presenters: Dennis Ichikawa, Casey Family Programs and Lara Slisko, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education

Register online at www.arizonanonprofits.org


Creating a Boomer-Friendly Environment - Association for Volunteer Administration of Central Arizona
October 12 (Tempe)

If you work with volunteers, this workshop is for you. You will walk away with a better understanding of the Boomer perspective--their expectations, motivations, etc. The Boomer Generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) are a highly skilled and educated population. This workshop will explore the benefits and challenges of working with this generational group. Speakers who work day-to-day with Boomers will share their tips on how to create meaningful volunteer opportunities, how to best recruit these valuable volunteers and how to handle sticky situations.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 12, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Tempe Public Library/Tempe Learning Center

The workshop includes a continental breakfast and is just $25 for the public, $10 to AVACA members. Or save $15 off the regular membership fee by joining AVACA when you register for the workshop; membership and workshop just $35.

Call Margie Coggins at the Volunteer Center at 602-263-9736 for questions or more information. Registration can be returned to the Volunteer Center by fax at 602-264-9555 or through the mail to c/o Margie Coggins, Volunteer Center, 722 E. Osborn Rd., Su. 400, Phoenix, AZ  85014. Registration deadline is Friday, October 6. AVACA is a program of the Volunteer Center of Maricopa County.


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


Women Taking Power Seriously - Luncheon featuring Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
October 18 (Phoenix)

Location: Arizona Biltmore, Gold Ballroom

VIP Reception & Luncheon - 10:45 - 1:30 p.m.
Individual Tickets: $120

Luncheon Only - 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Individual Tickets: $70

Purchase tickets by phone by calling the YWCA at (602) 258-0990 or online at www.ywca.org/maricopacounty

The YWCA invites you to attend an inspirational luncheon featuring Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Former Lt. Governor of Maryland, child advocate, and daughter of Robert Kennedy. Townsend offers a historic overview of women’s search for power, and how their ambition has often been criticized. She addresses the challenges young women continue to face today, and shows how to identify and overcome them. In a funny, entertaining, and above all inspiring manner, Townsend offers valuable, useful insights based on her personal experiences in “a man’s world”.


The Nonprofit Guide to Customer Service - Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix
October 19 (Phoenix)

Your organization depends on “customers” for its livelihood. With so much riding on acquiring and retaining these relationships, it’s imperative to provide top-notch customer service at every touch point in your organization.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this interactive half-day workshop:

  • how quality customer service ties into your brand
  • the differences between internal and external customer service
  • what you and your organization can gain by practicing exceptional customer service
  • Golden Rules for Processing Customer Complaints
  • customer service guidelines
  • telephone tips and more

Presenter: Elaine Fogel has several years of senior level marketing experience in Toronto’s nonprofit sector and is currently president and CMO of Solutions Marketing & Consulting LLC, providing marketing and communications consulting to nonprofits and businesses. As a former musical performer and educator, TV host and theater buff, Elaine can help nonprofit arts organizations connect the dots between quality customer service and “living their missions.”

Date/time: Thursday, October 19, 2006, 9:00 am – noon
Location: Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Cost: $50.00

To register, contact Jeanette Thomas at 602-364-7457 or jthomas@artsbusinessphoenix.org.


Maximize Your Mission: Learn to Keep Staff and Save Money
October 20 (Tucson)

As contributions and other financial resources become tougher to find, nonprofits must find new ways to support their missions.  By identifying and addressing hidden employee-related costs, nonprofit leaders are able to keep staff and have more operating funds without raising a single additional dollar. This half-day interactive workshop offers tools to find and eliminate unnecessary hidden expenses in your organization.  The session provides tricks of the trade to help each participant discover his or her nonprofit's own cost savings potential.

Maximize Your Mission is presented by Karen Ramsey of Compliance Partners, a human resource coach and consultant with extensive experience improving processes for nonprofit organizations.  Ramsey, a published author and national speaker, has a proven track record of improving productivity for nonprofit organizations.

Presented with support from the Arizona Community Foundation. Seating is limited, so register soon for one of these 3 sessions:

Friday, October 20 (TUCSON)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
330 N Commerce Parkway Loop, Suite 200 , Tucson
$35 for Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits members; $60 for non-members

Thursday, November 2 (PRESCOTT VALLEY)
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Step One Center
3343 N Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley
$35 for Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits members; $60 for non-members

Tuesday, November 14 (PHOENIX)
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Flinn Foundation
1802 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix$35 for Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits members; $60 for non-members

Register online at www.arizonanonprofits.org


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.


When Bad Things Happen to Good Meetings – ASU Professional Meeting Manager Partnership
October 25 (Phoenix)

John Foster, ESQ, noted attorney specializing in legal aspects of meetings, conventions, trade shows and events, will be featured speaker at ASU's Professional Meeting Manager Partnership, a program designed for those individuals with the responsibility of planning an event or meeting or conference.

Date & Time: Wednesday, Oct 25 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Phoenix Convention Center

In addition, he will present an informative program entitled “Hotel Contracts 101” in the same morning. Descriptions of the course and all the courses that ASU is offering this coming October can be found by clicking on http://scrd.asu.edu/pmmp/ You will also find the registration and fees to attend. Discounts for two or more from the same agency.

For more information, contact Jim Fausel, CMP, CMM, Director of the PMMP program at 602-496-0161.


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.


AFP After 5 Event – Association of Fundraising Professionals
November 7 (Phoenix)

AFP After 5 Event at Johnny's Uptown (NE corner of Central and Camelback)

Please come mix and mingle on Nov. 7th at 5:30pm to see our very own Karen Ramsey of Compliance Partners speak on "How to Negotiate a Raise." Karen is a human resource consultant and coach with extensive experience with nonprofit organizations and AFP. 

Numerous connections were made at our last meeting so please join us to meet some fellow AFP members and get the most out of your membership.  If you have any questions please call Michelle at 480.203.3880.


Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* Chief Executive Officer – American Red Cross (Phoenix)

The Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross, headquartered in Phoenix, provides a variety of services to the community, including disaster relief, emergency preparedness, health & safety training, and international messaging & tracing services. We seek a polished, dynamic and caring Chief Executive Officer who will take the leadership role in raising funds and developing community partnerships for the organization. S/he will also be responsible for management of this non-profit organization with 67 paid and nearly 2,000 volunteer staff and a budget of $6.4 million. Our ideal candidate possesses a minimum of 10 years of successful business leadership experience, including demonstrated knowledge, experience & ability in fund development, building inter-organizational partnerships, fiscal management, program development, short & long range planning, and human resource management; ability to build and lead effective teams; strong communication & interpersonal skills. Masters degree preferred. We offer one of the most desirable communities in the US, a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity to work with a nationally recognized organization. View complete job announcement at www.arizonaredcross.org.

Send cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Grand Canyon CEO Search Committee via e-mail to fiorittom@usa.redcross.org or via mail to 1771 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 200-B, Las Vegas, NV 89119 by 10-15-06.


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

The Executive Director will report directly to the Board of Directors and provide leadership in all aspects of the organization. The position requires an experienced leader who can engage, motivate, and lead others in furthering the mission and work of the organization. The director will be an action-oriented, results driven, analytical, strategic thinker who can develop, support and lead an effective and cohesive team toward improving the well-being of Arizona’s children and youth and the professionals who serve them.

Duties: Plan, direct, supervise staff and manage agency work toward the development and implementation of policy and initiatives. Oversee the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of all staff and support and lead an effective and cohesive team. Direct the development and implementation of a strategic resource development plan to include direct fundraising from foundations, corporations, individuals, special events, and in-kind contributions. Oversee all grant and proposal development. Plan, implement, and ensure effective management of public policy, community education, community capacity building, professional development and quality enhancement of programs in the State. Forge relationships that significantly impact the ability to accomplish policy objectives as well as influence funding decisions of current and future sources. Forge collaborations with other executives in government, social services, foundations and business leaders toward accomplishing policy goals. Develop, nurture and leverage relationships with state and national elected and appointed officials to influence policy decisions related to the agency’s mission and goals. Develop positive relationships with print and electronic media to further goals. Provide on-going staff leadership to the Board of Directors supporting members in all aspects of their governance role including providing staff support to the regular and ad hoc committees, developing strategies to increase board members’ knowledge of programs and activities and ensuring board involvement and participation in resource development and oversight. Develop and monitor the budget in collaboration with the Board Finance Committee and ensure that all appropriate reports and regulatory requirements are properly addressed and the organization’s financial objectives are met.

Requirements: An advanced degree in public policy, public administration, nonprofit management, or a related field or a Bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience.  Relevant experience in program development, advocacy and public policy development related to children, youth and families. High level of energy and enthusiasm, and a track record of professionalism, innovation, and integrity. Commitment to and knowledge of child and youth development. Demonstrated ability and success in translating knowledge and research into public policy. Exceptional ability to collaborate with colleagues, funding agencies, and partners. Strong ability to persuade and negotiate. Knowledge and experience in grant and proposal development. Excellent writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills, with a history of superior results.

Applicants interested in the position should send by e-mail or mail a cover letter, resume, and three recent letters of reference to Linda Cannon . E-mail: lindac@cannon-inc.com or Linda Cannon, Linda Cannon & Associates, 12120 S 43rd Ave, Laveen, AZ 85339.


*New Listing* Executive Director, Center for Planned Giving – Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (Tucson)

The Executive Director of the Center for Planned Giving is a senior-level exempt position that reports directly to the President/CEO of CFSA and to an Advisory Council. The Executive Director is chiefly responsible for coordinating the functions of the Center. The position serves CFSAs charitable gift planning needs and provides assistance to individuals, professional advisors and other nonprofit organizations exploring options associated with planned giving.

Requirements: Bachelors degree. A background in law or accounting with concentration in the area of trusts and estates would also be appropriate for this position. Minimum of five years experience in the development field including substantial work and success in soliciting major gifts and marketing planned gifts. Strong knowledge of a range of planned giving vehicles and the tax laws related to charitable giving. Organizational and management skills, strategic thinking and the capacity to develop strategies and carry out the detailed steps needed to achieve it. Self-motivation, high energy, sense of humor, creativity and an appreciation of the role of philanthropy in building community. Excellent communication (written and oral) and listening skills for multiple and diverse audiences. The ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Technical skills or aptitude to be comfortable with computer databases, word processing, spreadsheets, email, and websites. Experience with software for gift calculations (PG Calc, Crescendo) a plus.

To apply, please submit a cover letter including salary requirements, a resume and the names of three professional references to Steve Alley, President/CEO, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719.


*New Listing* Assistant Executive Director/Chief Operations Officer – Never Again Foundation (Chandler)

We are a dynamic nonprofit legal foundation that provides free legal representation to help provide justice and closure for women & children victims of domestic violence/sexual molestation. Currently operating in Arizona, with expansion plans to open branches nationwide. Our headquarters is in Chandler, Arizona. 

Responsibilities will include: fundraising, grant-writing, nonprofit administration and compliance, board development, strategic development of national expansion, community relations, event planning, volunteer coordination, etc. Book keeping skills are a plus. Applicants must, at a minimum have bachelor’s decree and 3-5 years experience working with non profits.  Must also be congenial and add to a positive work environment. 

Salary & benefits commensurate with experience, with potential for performance based bonuses.

Send resumes to Never Again Foundation, Attn: Keith Perkins, P.O. Box 2483, Chandler, Arizona  85244-2483.


*New Listing* Director of Development - Rosie’s House (Phoenix)

This new position has been created on a contract basis to ensure the long-term sustainability of Rosie’s House through the creation and implementation of a fundraising program. This position is initially structured to be an interim contract role however it may transition into a full-time year-round position. 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 Artistic Director. Specific duties will include research of funding sources, implementing direct solicitations, working with directors, writing grant proposals and mail appeals, as well as directing and facilitating special events.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree; a passion for music and/or young people; strong organizational skills; three or more years of successful fundraising experience; good working knowledge of the funding community; strong communication and interpersonal skills and strong computer skills. This position pays a minimum of $22 per hour for 25-30 hours per week.

To apply: e-mail or fax cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3) references to: employment@rosieshouse.org or 623-322-7798 (fax only).


*New Listing* Development Assistant – Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix)

Make a difference in the lives of animals in need! The Arizona Humane Society is the state's largest nonprofit animal welfare and protection agency. In 2004 we were nationally named "Shelter of the Year" and our work is currently featured on "Animal Heroes Phoenix", an Animal Planet reality series.

We are currently seeking a Development Assistant to be an integral part of our Development team. This position is responsible for data input, setting up donor files, opening mail, and processing donations and acknowledgements.

Word, Excel spreadsheet software and ten-key proficiency is required. Experience with Raiser's Edge fundraising software is highly desirable. Individual must also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work well with both internal and external customers.

Apply in person or mail resume to: 1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix, 85041. Fax: 602-944-5386. Visit our website at www.azhumane.org for more information.


*New Listing* Development & Communications Coordinator – Tempe Community Action Agency (Tempe)

Tempe Community Action Agency is looking for a part-time Development & Communications Coordinator who will be responsible for database management, donor recognition, and online & written communications. The individual will coordinate a variety of day-to-day development functions such as grant coordination, database management, and other supportive functions; including administrative support for the Executive Director and Financial Analyst.

Qualifications: College graduate with 2 or more years experience preferably including communications, fundraising, media and data management. Strong computer & writing skills required. Part-time position up to 29 hours per week.

Email a cover letter and resume to: Beth Fiorenza, Executive Director, Tempe Community Action Agency, 2150 E. Orange Street, Tempe, 85281, Email: bethf@tempeaction.org.


*New Listing* Development & Public Relations Officer - Hacienda HealthCare (Phoenix)

If you're searching for a career where your passion and efforts are appreciated, and where you positively impact the lives of kids with special needs, Hacienda HealthCare is where you belong! Hacienda HealthCare (HHC), through its subsidiaries, Hacienda, Inc., Innovative Home Health and Los Ninos Hospital, Inc., is the leading provider of specialized services for medically fragile and chronically ill infants, children and young adults in Arizona.

Job Requirements: Excellent organizational skills, shall demonstrate initiative and creativity, shall be detail oriented, and possess excellent written, spoken language and presentation skills. Demonstrate professionalism in cultivating donors and volunteers and have a proven track record of success in philanthropic development. Computer literacy and proficiency required. A B.A. or B.S. degree in related discipline is preferred but not required. Organize the development & implementation of an annual giving campaign. Develop & implement in cooperation with the Director, a planned giving campaign. Institute the development & implementation of a memorial giving campaign. Research potential grant donors and write grants proposals as needed. Coordinate the generation of in kind donations for all programs and facilities as needed. Provide tours of facilities to potential donors and/or volunteers as required. Conduct community awareness programs and events including presentations and public speaking. Develop corporate contacts to increase corporate contributions. Cultivate third party donor events and individual donors. Meet with the Director of Marketing & Development regularly to report on activities and progress of goals and objectives. Provide written reports to the Director of Marketing & Development upon request. Perform other projects as assigned by the Director of Marketing & Development. Must be able to lift 50lbs.

Candidates must pass a drug screen and a criminal background check prior to the first day of employment. Also, must be able to obtain a Class I fingerprint clearance card. For more information, please visit: http://www.losninoshospital.com/jobs/


*New Listing* Program Manager – AZ Lost Boys Center (Phoenix)

The AZ Lost Boys Center www.azlostboyscenter.org is looking for a Program Manager to create, implement and manage programs and workshops to support the vision, mission and values of the AZ Lost Boys Center. The goal is to empower the Sudanese refugees known as the Lost Boys and Lost Girls of Sudan residing in our community lead happy, productive and successful lives. Examples of programs needed include vocational training (resume, job search, interviewing), computer proficiency, scholarship and financial aid, life skills, public speaking, citizenship, alcohol / drug abuse, mentoring, arts, drama, music, sports and recreation. The Program Manager will work will other Center staff and numerous volunteers. Other duties include building partnerships with affiliated non-profit and government agencies, establishing job opportunities with employers for Center clients, and recruiting, training and managing volunteers and interns.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience and a minimum of three years of full-time related work experience; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; proficiency with various computer software programs including Microsoft Office; must be a team player able to work with co-workers, volunteers and Executive Director; ability to be flexible and manage in a dynamic environment; demonstrate enthusiasm, compassionate leadership, and belief in the abilities of the Lost Boys & Girls to succeed and an understanding of the philosophy and objectives of refugee self-empowerment. Salary starting up to $33K, with benefits.

Please fax or email cover letter and resume to 602-262-2310, rserpico@azlostboyscenter.org.

*New Listing* Program Coordinator – Arizona Quest for Kids (Phoenix)

The program coordinator reports to the Director of Quest Programs, and is responsible for ensuring effective delivery of program components at AQFK school sites.

Essential Duties: Market AQFK to the surrounding community and represent AQFK program at local volunteer-recruitment events. Ensure effective recruitment, screening, training, evaluation and recognition of mentors and volunteers serving AQFK school sites. Serve as liaison between community agencies, volunteers and site coordinators to address the needs of the AQFK school sites. Assist in the development of student enhancement programs. Develop and provide presentations that will encourage parental involvement and support.

Requirements: Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent work experience. Excellent organization, training, coordination and leadership skills. Understanding of basic child/adolescent development principles, preferred. Demonstrated understanding and respect for cultural and human diversity. High level of interpersonal and communications skills. Networking ability in the educational and business community. Proficient computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs. Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) are preferred. Must be able to successfully complete a background check. Must have reliable transportation, valid AZ drivers license & proof of current automobile insurance.

Work Hours: M-F, 8:30 - 5:30; some evenings and weekends (Some travel within the Phoenix Metropolitan area required). Salary Range: $24-30K

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and salary history to rmena@azquestforkids.org OR Bob Mena, 1430 E. Missouri Avenue, #205, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Closing Date: October 6, 2006.


*New Listing* Program Coordinator - Northern Arizona Area Health Education Center (NAHEC)

Program coordinator needed to develop and support continuing education programs for health professionals in northern Arizona. Responsibilities include planning, marketing, and producing continuing education programs for health professionals such as doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and behavioral health professionals. Ideal candidate would have experience in health, education, and special events. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. Some travel necessary. Competitive salary.

Please send resume and three references to: Sallie Kladnick, jobs@northcountrychc.org, fax # 928-774-7066.


*New Listing* Program Coordinator, Club ASU – Arizona State University (Tempe)

Under general direction of the Director performs functions of planning/organizing/implementing daily operations of Club ASU, a community outreach program within the Office of Public Affairs. Responsible for cultivating & maintaining relationships with youth organizations/ schools/ community organizations. Also responsible for identifying opportunities for & developing/maintaining program partnerships & collaborations with other university programs & services in order to achieve exciting & meaningful programming for Club ASU youth members & their families.

Program planning & the development of written program materials are other key functions of the position along with preparing written reports for program monitoring & decision-making. Conducts on-campus visits/programs/tours for youth & their families. Responsible for doing presentations and maintaining communications with club members & their parents/schools & other partner organizations internal & external to the university. Responsible for maintaining database & developing/producing reports on program performance. Responsible for identifying sources of funding support for program & writing proposals & developing reports for donors. Will monitor & maintain oversight of program budget & other administrative program aspects including observance of applicable policies and procedures.

To apply, see Job Posting SR# O-125625 at the ASU website www.jobsatasu.com


*New Listing* Club ASU Coordinator – Arizona State University (Tempe)

Under direction of Director, performs functions of programmatic development & supervision of Club ASU operations & its two affiliate programs which incorporate several components: College Fest & Inspiring Voices. Responsible for supervising/training/evaluating assigned staff and volunteers; developing and accomplishing program work plan in accordance with specifications, objectives, and funding limitations. Prepare budget proposals and recommendations; establish budget control system for controlling expenditures; recommend equipment & resources for function/program. Responsible for identifying opportunities for & developing/maintaining program partnerships & collaborations with other university programs & services in order to achieve exciting & meaningful programming for Club ASU youth members/families. Program planning/develop written program materials/procedures/process, website/tool kits; preparing written reports for program monitoring/decision-making.

Responsible for making presentations & maintaining communication with club members & their parents, schools & other partner organizations internal & external to the university. Responsible for maintaining database & developing/producing reports on program performance. Identifying sources of funding support for the program/writing proposals/developing reports for donors. Monitor program budget oversight/over program budget & other administrative program aspects: observance of applicable policies/procedures. Staff supervision.

To apply, see Job Posting SR# O-125635 at the ASU website www.jobsatasu.com.


*New Listing* Administrator – Organization for Nonprofit Executives (Phoenix)

The Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE) seeks an individual or company specializing in association management to provide general support services. The average monthly time requirement is 70 hours. ONE is a nonprofit membership organization, exclusively for nonprofit directors, with a working board of directors and 96 members. A detailed request for proposal can be found online at:

http://www.oneaz.org/files/156/documents/Admin%20RFP%2006.pdf. Proposals must be received by the ONE Hiring Committee by October 6, 2006. For more information please call (602)264-8578.


*New Listing* Outreach / Program Specialist – 1n10 (Phoenix)

1n10 is seeking a full time Outreach / Program Specialist to enhance the quality and scope of this project through outreach and recruitment within the targeted population. This is a full time position that will report to the 1n10 Program Coordinator. Salary range is $29,000-$32,000 per year.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in social work or a related field or equivalent experience. Experience working with youth in classroom, counseling, case management, leadership, peer-based and/or at-risk setting. Experience working in HIV prevention or HIV services. Experience working with young MSM and transgender youth, particularly of color. Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to LGBTQ and HIV issues. Strong interpersonal, organizational, computer and communication skills. Spanish speaking skills are highly desirable. Valid AZ drivers license. Ability to move standard meeting room furniture.

To apply, send resume to: Attn: Coordinator, 1n10, Inc. P.O. Box 33367, Phoenix, AZ 85067 or email info@1n10.org. Interviews will be conducted as applications are received, position is open until filled.


*New Listing* Volunteer Coordinator – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottdale)

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts seeks a part-time Volunteer Coordinator to assist with the planning, recruitment, scheduling, training and coordination of all Center for the Performing Arts volunteer programs. This position implements the volunteer program plan including volunteer recruitment and day to day program activities. Assist in the recruitment of volunteers for special events, solicitation of corporate volunteers, securing donations and hospitality items, scheduling and training of volunteers, including application process and confirmation and overseeing volunteers day of event. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication a must. This position assists in the preparation and coordination of volunteer communication pieces. Pro-actively recruit volunteers for leadership and other volunteer activities. Minimum high school diploma or equivalent and considerable (2-4 years) experience in a responsible secretarial/clerical or paraprofessional capacity or combination of appropriate education and experience. An AA degree is desirable. Experience in volunteer management or event planning is preferred.

To apply, please send resumes to resumes@sccarts.org.

*New Listing* Member Services Analyst - Arizona Association of Counties (Phoenix)

The Member Services Analyst is responsible for the compilation, analysis, and publication of research results in the Associations monthly and annual publications. This includes the compilation of the Associations electronic newsletter (The County Line) which has a circulation of more than 2500 subscribers, the publication of the Associations Salary & Benefit Survey, Election Guide, Newly Elected Training Manual and Local Government Directory. Additionally, the Member Services Analyst will maintain the content on the Associations website (www.azcounties.org) and produce promotional materials for Association conferences, trainings, research products and special events. Equally essential to success in this position are superior written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently as a self-starter and within a group, strong social research and analytical skills and enthusiasm for public service.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter, contact information for three professional references and current salary requirements 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 October 6, 2006.


*New Listing* Provider Network Representative – Health Care Connect (Phoenix)

Health Care Connect, an organization committed to improving the health of eligible uninsured Maricopa County Residents is looking for a Provider Network Representative. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and serves as the primary liaison to contracted and non-contracted providers in the development and implementation of provider services education programs to enhance provider/member satisfaction and retention.

Health Care Connect, under the umbrella of Arizona Association of Community Health Centers offers employer paid health, Life, and STD for its employees. Paid vacation, personal days, sick time and a generous 403B is part of the compensation package. Dental and Vision and AFLAC programs are also available.

Please send resumes to Terry McPeters or Nadine Cummins at terrym@healthcareconnect.com or nadinec@aach.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 conduct analysis of all online appeals.

The position requires a bachelor’s 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 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* Marketing Specialist – KUAT Communications Group (Tucson)

Solicit & secure, on behalf of KUAT Communications Group, new and/or continuing program underwriting agreements for KUAT-TV Channel 6 (PBS), KUAT-FM (Classical music) and KUAZ-FM (NPR News/Genuine Jazz). Salary: $36,440 - $42,000 (annually) Plus Commission & outstanding UA benefits! Review of materials begin 9/21/06 & continues until position is filled.

For qualification, full details & to apply online, visit www.uacareertrack.com. Apply today! The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer-M/W/D/V. (Job Number 36161).

Departmental Home Page: http://www.kuat.org. To apply go to Quick Link: www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=184971.


*New Listing* Marketing/Membership Coordinator – Northwest Valley Chamber (Northwest Valley)

The Northwest Valley Chamber is a growing, dynamic 725 member chamber of commerce serving the communities of Surprise, Sun City, Sun City West, El Mirage and Youngtown. The coordinator is one of three staff members who support the President/CEO in the daily operation of the chamber.

The coordinator works with potential members to explain the benefits of membership, is the staff contact for member-related issues, provides support to member committees, maintains the membership data base, organizes chamber membership events such as the monthly breakfast, ribbon cuttings, and socials. Because the chamber operates a visitors information center, the coordinator also provides information to walk-in visitors or to callers and fills in for other staff members when necessary.

The position requires skill with Microsoft Office applications and a positive, customer-service oriented outlook. Previous experience with a membership organization is highly desirable. Knowledge of the Northwest Valley is a plus.

Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to chamber@northwestvalley.com.


*New Listing* Marketing Assistant – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts seeks a part-time Marketing Assistant to support the marketing department with ongoing projects and activities including web site, mailing lists and mailings, maintaining department files and calendar of projects. Gives information to callers and otherwise relieves department of clerical work and administrative and business detail. AA Degree from an accredited Community College, Bachelors degree, currently a degree candidate with a strong interest in marketing and communications, or a combo of education and experience. EOE

Send letter of interest and resume to resumes@sccarts.org.


*New Listing* Grantwriter – Evergreen Consulting Group (Phoenix)

Evergreen Consulting Group, Inc. is a small but busy development consulting company based in Phoenix, Arizona. We work with all types of nonprofit organizations in the fields of health and human services, community development, education, and the arts. We are seeking an experienced grantwriter to join us on a part-time contract basis with potential for a full-time work-load. The ideal candidate will have comfort with deadlines, a flexible schedule, and the ability to work from home.

Requirements: 2 years experience developing grant proposals, particularly public applications. Experience working with budgets, including organizational and program budgets. Must be organized and self-motivated. Must have own computer, internet access, phone, and fax. Excellent persuasive writing skills; Research experience, particularly involving the internet; Flexibility and grace under pressure.

Please send a resume, letter of interest, and 3 professional references by mail to: Evergreen Consulting Group, Attn: Elisabeth Luther, 5025 N. Central Ave., #311, Phoenix, AZ 85012 or by fax to (602) 248-4484 or by e-mail to teal@uneedspeed.net. Closing Date: September 29, 2006.


*New Listing* Community Liaison – Ryan House (Phoenix)

The successful candidate will interact with key stakeholders in the community and play an essential role in raising awareness and developing relationships for the Ryan House project, planned for opening in 2008. Strong public speaking, planning and organizational skills are required along with a working knowledge of the health care system in Phoenix and Arizona as it pertains to families with children who have life-limiting conditions.

Work will include establishing lines of communication with families connected with condition-specific organizations, planning and executing a public speaking schedule, training and educating volunteers, educating and informing the community as a whole and providers in particular, creating and managing a contact database, continuing development of www.ryanhouse.org and the development and execution of numerous outreach events.

Applications are due no later than October 6, 2006. Please visit the Ryan House website for a detailed job description at (http://www.ryanhouse.org/images/communityliaison0906.pdf).


*New Listing* Real Estate Manager – Neighborhood Housing Services (Phoenix)

The Real Estate Manager is responsible for establishing and implementing affordable housing developments and managing a variety of special projects for the organization. With the Executive Director, the Manager establishes the overall objectives for the construction department and develops a comprehensive plan to include performance measures and a timeline for meeting goals and achieving the overall objectives.

The Real Estate Manager implements and oversees the real estate developments and internal controls to ensure that the construction department operates in an organized, coordinated, and efficient manner. He or she provides leadership and guidance to the staff to achieve these ends.

Requirements: a B.A./B.S. plus 5 years of management experience in the affordable housing, construction or real estate market; demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and allocate staffing resources efficiently; and accomplishments that reflect the ability to take a proactive approach, exercise professional judgment, and make sound decisions. A detailed job description is available at http://www.nhsphoenix.org/jobs.html.

Interested persons should send a resume and cover letter to Patricia Garcia Duarte at pgarciaduarte@nhsphoenix.org or via fax to 602.258.1666.


*New Listing* Construction Manager – Neighborhood Housing Services (Phoenix)

The Construction Manager is responsible for the development and management of all phases of construction for affordable housing, inclusive of preliminary site related development, written scope of work, cost estimates, CAD design, bid procedures, processing contractor draw requests and daily inspections for new infill construction, acquisition rehab and master planned market rate/affordable housing subdivision. The ideal candidate will have: a combination of 3-5 years of new construction and/or rehab experience at a management level; general computer literacy including Auto CAD, Job Specification/Cost; estimating and project management software; organizational skills; experience in cost estimating and writing construction specifications; and knowledge of local and national building codes.

A detailed job description is available at http://www.nhsphoenix.org/jobs.html. Interested persons should send a resume and cover letter to Patricia Garcia Duarte at pgarciaduarte@nhsphoenix.org or via fax to 602-258-1666.


*New Listing* Social Services Supervisor – International Rescue Committee (Phoenix)

The Social Services Supervisor is charged with the task of improving the standard of case management services and maintaining quality control for both service provision and contractual compliance.

Duties: Ensure the Case Management team provides quality case management services through regular and timely case file reviews, weekly case debriefing discussions and on-site supervision of services both in the office and in the field. Oversee contract compliance for the case management functions of the Reception and Placement, Matching Grant and Refugee Programs contracts. Manage case file closure or transfer at 180 days after arrival. Develop and ensure appropriate case filing system. Ensure case management forms are appropriate and translated. Supervise case management staff in their daily activities. Provide direct assistance for difficult cases or new arrivals in times of high arrivals. Supervise and coordinate the daily walk-in hour. Attend the quarterly Public Consultation, weekly staff meetings and other meetings as required. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: M.S.W. or equivalent work experience in a multicultural setting; Fluency in written and spoken English, bilingual ability preferred; Computer literacy, data base experience preferred; Ability to effectively communicate and work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. Must have a valid drivers license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.

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


*New Listing* Job Coach – RISE (Tucson)

The Job Coach designs tasks and training strategies for custodial and/or landscaping work crews, promoting a productive work environment and providing on-the-job-training. Members of the work crews come from the SMI, homeless, and/or substance abusing populations. Wage: $9.00 to $10.00/hour dependingon education and experience.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED plus one (1) year combined education and experience providing behavioral health services (i.e., assessment, diagnosis, or treatment of an individual’s behavioral health issue) in an agency. Prefer experience in field of vocational support. Agency-specific training will be required upon hire.

Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age (licensing requirement). Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license and be insurable under RISE automobile policy (i.e., no more than two [2] moving violations in the last three [3] years—DUI or reckless driving are automatic exclusions). Able to work flexible schedule as needed. CPR and Standard First Aid certified at time of hire or within one month of hire date (must maintain certification throughout employment with RISE).Other trainings will also be required. Able to positively interact and develop rapport with participants and their families, professional support staff, team members and various levels of staff from community agencies. Able to maintain a calm, non-defensive, supportive attitude during stressful situations.

To apply, please email your resume to Bernadette@RISE-Inc.org. RISE is located in downtown Tucson, AZ.


*New Listing* Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor – NCADD (Phoenix)

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is looking for a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. This person will work with NCADD Women's Outpatient Treatment Program and Weldon House, supportive housing apartments for pregnant women and women with children.

The philosophy of NCADD is "we go to any lengths to help a woman get through her barriers to treatment". We work as a team to support this woman and her children in their quest for a strong recovery. We also support the family in their pursuit to become independent and self-sufficient.

If you are interested in this philosophy and working with NCADD please e mail or fax your resume to Thelma Ross thelmr@ncadd-phx.org or fax to (602)265-2102 attn: Thelma. This position will be open until filled.


*New Listing* Business and Resource Development Manager – VistaCare Hospice (Phoenix)

The Business and Resource Development Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily administrative functions of the VistaCare Hospice Foundation Office, managing the support team and systems to assure proper and timely handling of daily activities. The person will also be responsible for the design and implementation of the major donor cultivation and direct mail campaign development.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS.) or equivalent from four-year college or university with a focus on accounting, management, or finance; or three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Some non-profit management and fundraising experience is preferred. Computer skills (w ord processing, QuikBooks, Spreadsheets, Internet software, E-mail, Order processing, Database software, Contact Management software).

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Cyndi Newburn at 480-648-4531.


*New Listing* Case Worker – International Rescue Committee (Phoenix)

This position is jointly funded and is responsible for the provision of comprehensive and culturally appropriate case management services to eligible victims of human trafficking and refugee clients 180 days after arrival.

Duties: Provide culturally appropriate case management services as required by OVC and State of Arizona grants and contracts. Coordinate with other case managers for effective client service. Maintain linkages with community service providers for referral and follow up services. Maintain case file documentation to detail type of service provided including client need, outcome and follow up requirements, ensure case notes are clear and concise. Conform to contract requirements including the recording of units for services provided. Ensure appropriate social services, immigration, and legal follow up for pre-certified victims of human trafficking. Assist clients to become socially and economically self-sufficient. Properly complete contractual reports and submit on a timely basis. Utilize interpreters as needed. Participate in quarterly public consultations, weekly staff meetings and other meetings as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: B.A./B.S. or previous work experience in the provision of case management for diverse populations; Fluency in written and spoken English, bilingual ability preferred; Computer literacy, data base experience preferred; Ability to effectively communicate and work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment; and Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. Must have a valid drivers license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.

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


*New Listing* Resident Club Manager, Heritage Club– Marley Park (Surprise)

The Marley Park Heritage Club Manager will actively support Marley Park’s community values, vision and philosophies, while demonstrating leadership and creativity through coordinating clubs, classes and activities that allow residents to interact and build relationships. Primary responsibility is to plan, execute, implement and evaluate Heritage Club classes, events, programs and manage and maintain the Heritage Club and pool site to impeccable standards. This position requires a positive attitude, the ability to handle multiple activities with exceptional follow through and solid organizational skills.

Requirements: Possession of Bachelors Degree in related field is preferred. All workshop, seminar and on the job training will be considered. 3-5 years experience in facilities management and programming. Ability to negotiate contracts with vendors and service providers. Demonstrated skill in producing detailed work plans, programs, and reports. Strong computer skills and knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook. Outstanding organizational, prioritization, follow through and time management skills. Excellent trouble shooting skills. Experience working with and recruiting volunteers. Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work productively as part of a team. Ability to work within a flexible schedule that involves occasional evenings, weekends and holidays. Certification in CPR, AED and Water Safety or ability to acquire within 6 months of hire date.

Qualified applicants interested in applying for the position described above should submit a cover letter and resume to Scott Gerken, sgerken@dmbinc.com or via fax 623-466-8828.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Arizona Women's Education and Employment (Phoenix)

Arizona Women's Education and Employment is a workforce development organization whose mission is changing lives through the dignity of work. Arizona Women's Education & Employment (AWEE) has been successfully helping women and their families for over twenty-five years. Please email resume & cover letter to Kathie Rudolph at kathierudolph@awee.org.

Executive Assistant

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

Project Assistant

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

AWEE staff enjoys great employee benefits including, medical and dental benefits, 401k opportunities, and vacation, sick and personal time. Openings are for immediate hire, to work at the Central Office. A full job description can be found on AWEE’s website in the “What’s New” Section. http://www.awee.org/whatsnew.html


*New Listing* Development/Administrative Assistant – Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona seeks a detail-oriented individual with excellent data entry, customer service, and computer skills. The Development/Administrative Assistant provides support to the development and finance department by providing administrative support, managing constituent activity in the Raisers Edge database to assure donations are accurately entered and maintained, and creating a positive customer service environment. Ideal candidates will have Raisers Edge data entry experience preferred, 1-2 years data entry experience, proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; have good telephone, communication and organizational skills. Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to info@wishaz.org or fax to 602-395-0722.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant – Arizona Community Action Association (Phoenix)

Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) is seeking a full time non-exempt administrative assistant to provide administrative support. Job duties include: answering phones, greeting visitors, opening and distributing mail, drafting correspondence, maintaining office supply inventory, scheduling meetings, taking minutes at board and committee meetings, maintaining financial files and records, maintaining membership files and database, light bookkeeping duties, and other supportive functions. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, excellent written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access, knowledge of Quickbooks Online, skills in desktop publishing, excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently, ability to multi-task, and ability to travel within Arizona. The successful candidate must possess a valid Arizona driver's license. Bilingual English/Spanish is highly desired but not required. Ideal candidate will have at least two years experience performing administrative assistant responsibilities. ACAA offers competitive wages and benefits.

Fax resumes to 602-604-0644 or email to czwick@azcaa.org. Visit www.azcaa.org to view job description. 


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant – Tempe Community Council (Tempe)

Tempe Community Council offers medical, dental, life, and long term disability insurance coverage, vision benefits, medical leave benefits, vacation leave benefits, retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement benefits, and holiday pay. This is a full time front office position with an hourly starting wage of $16.16. Typical hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F.

Requirements: strong clerical and computer software skills. Ability to work with a variety of people in the community which often requires dealing with sensitive issues. Excellent English skills and ability to type and proofread a wide variety of reports, take and transcribe meeting minutes, and compose routine correspondence. Applicants must be willing to purchase supplies, run errands in the Tempe area on occasion, and assume responsibility for the general appearance of the front offices. Working knowledge of Microsoft Software applications including: Excel, Outlook, and Word. Knowledge of Front Page is desirable. Training on computer software is available.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Applicants whose experience and training most closely match the needs of Tempe Community Council may be selected for further testing/interviews.

Submit resume to tcc_applicant@tempe.gov or mail to the above address. Position open until filled.


*New Listing* Executive Assistant – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale)

Executive Assistant needed to support Director of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Working under general supervision, performs a variety of complex tasks to relieve officials of clerical, administrative, development fulfillment and business detail. Essential duties and responsibilities include clerical administration, supporting the Board to prepare meetings, agendas, minutes, and postings. Schedule coordination and appointments, correspondence, special projects, and processing mail. Supervises the work of administrative assistant and volunteers in administrative office. Organize and maintain 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. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bachelor degree (B.A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. EOE

To apply, please send resumes to Resumes@sccarts.org.


*New Listing* Executive Assistant to Director of Stewardship - Diocesan Pastoral Center (Phoenix)

To support the Diocese of Phoenix in its mission in service of the Body of Christ, this position performs office administrative, database management and clerical support for the Office of Stewardship.

Requirements: Working knowledge of general office procedures, including secretarial techniques, accurate record keeping, filing, and attention to detail; must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information; must be well organized, keep records accurately, and pay attention to detail; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to compose effective business communications; excellent organizational skills; ability to work independently, set schedules, prioritize tasks, and work with other members of the office in a team setting; working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook); ability to demonstrate the high level of professionalism and confidentiality required when interacting with people of varying backgrounds; ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a fast paced environment. Minimum qualifications: Associate degree in or a vocational certificate/training in Business; formal training in computer software applications and office procedures; five years work experience in an equivalent position with similar job functions.

Submit resume and cover letter online: applicants@diocesephoenix.org, by fax: 602-354-2428, or mail: Human Resources, Diocese of Phoenix, 400 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.


*New Listing* Retail Office Assistant – Scottsdale Cultural Council (Scottsdale)

The Scottsdale Cultural Council seeks a part-time Retail Office Assistant to support the operation of three retail stores, the annual Scottsdale Arts Festival and the Sunday AFair exhibiting artist program. This position assists with all aspects of the retail office operations, focusing on inventory management data entry, accounts payable and monthly management reports. Supports retail staff and volunteers and assists with sales, gift wrapping and merchandising as needed. Coordinates exhibiting artist and cuisine vendor selection, contracts, logistics, and evaluation process to support the Scottsdale Arts Festival. High school diploma or equivalent and one year related experience and/or training in retail office operations or equivalent combination of education and experience. EOE

For more information on this position or to apply, please send your resume to resumes@sccarts.org.


*New Listing* Campaign Assistant – Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (Phoenix)

We have a part-time, 29 hour a week, Campaign Assistant position open for our Team In Training and Hike for Discover Fundraising Programs. Looking for someone with great computer and phone skills. If you are interested in finding out more, please email me at reidj@lls.org.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (Phoenix)

To apply for any of the following positions, candidates should forward their full resumes to: Kathy Hand, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, 300 North 18th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006 or by fax to 602-218-8716 or by email: khand@autismcenter.org.

Program Manager

This position is responsible for providing training and support (PRT, ABA, DTT) for habilitators. Will oversee program management for families and habilitators.

Duties: Oversee daily operations of habilitation program and staff. Train interventionists and habilitation providers. Supervise/provide in-home program management for families.

Requirements: Master's in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Psychology or other relevant field. Preferred BCBA Certified. Extensive knowledge and experience with a number of therapy strategies and treatments relative to autism; including in-depth knowledge of ABA, Applied Verbal Behavior (AVB), Discrete Trial Training (DTT) and Pivotal Response Treatments (PRT). Computer knowledge of office-based programs a must! Five (5) or more years of previous autism experience in a clinical setting preferred. Experience creating and implementing curriculum. Experience working with multiple children of varying ages. Experience training adults in intervention techniques.

Vocational and Life Skills Academy Executive Director

This position will lead the Vocational & Life Skills Academy in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services that benefit client populations to include young adults (ages 14-21) and adults. This is a new program that will provide supported employment and life skills training for adults with autism spectrum disorders. The program will have a strong values orientation based on: Person-centered planning which supports principles of self-determination and independence. Maximizing integration into the community through supported employment. Collaborating with community agencies and employers to provide positive experiences and comprehensive support.

Duties: Provide planning, development, implementation, evaluation, management and coordination of the Vocational & Life Skills (VSL) program. Participate in policy and decision making regarding resource allocation and future direction and control of programs, services, training and educational opportunities participating as an active member in the strategic planning process of SARRC to ensure full integration of SARRC's VLS programs at SARRC's Campus and within the community. Develop, maintain and enforce program-related policies and standards relating to the delivery of high quality client services and educational opportunities to VLS clients and collaborating partners. Ensure that programs and services operate according to internal standards, external accrediting agency standards and legal requirements. Promote and oversee relationships between SARRC and external entities (i.e. government, funders, researchers, health care organizations and the community) for the VLS program. Ensure appropriate training for the VLS program is in place to attract, retain and develop key staff required to support its service delivery objectives. Foster relationships that will provide opportunities for VLS clients to work and train within businesses in the community. Collaborate with the CEO and senior staff on grant proposals, collaborations, budgets and data management, and board presentations required for VLS program. Provide direct services to clients as required.

Requirements: Advanced Graduate Degree in Psychology, Special Education, Social Work or related field with active licensure/certification in Arizona or license eligible. Clearly demonstrated understanding of the evolving challenges relative to the increasing evidence of autism and the demanding changes required in the organization, financing and delivery of services for teens and adults. Leadership skills as characterized by the ability to develop a common vision with SARRC's Advisory Board communicate effectively and take responsibility for ideas and actions. A management style that emphasizes teamwork, communication, collegiality, flexibility, an entrepreneurial spirit and patience. Significant experience in the field of autism and related disorders. Experience in managing diverse professional groups in service delivery to children and families.

Occupational Therapist

This position is responsible and accountable for structuring SARRC's occupational therapy program. Provide occupational therapy to individual clients and community school participants. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate and determine treatment needs of individuals with autism.

Duties: Completes or obtains an assessment of the client's skills and needs in the areas of fine motor, sensory motor, oral motor/feeding, reflexes/muscle tone, functional living skills and equipment needs. Provides intervention and treatment within the scope of practice of a licensed occupational therapist to implement goals and objectives of the ISP.

Provide written documentation of client's progress as required by DDD.

Requirements: Must be an occupational therapist with an Arizona license or eligible to get an Arizona license. Must have knowledge of autism interventions. Must have a minimum of 2-3 years occupational therapy experience. Experience working with individuals with autism for over three (3) years. Must be self motivated. Able to work with little supervision. Able to work in a team environment. Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office.

Accounting Manager

This position is responsible for the Accounting Department. This position must work with the CFO to insure the department and its systems evolve to meet the needs to the growing organization as its funding sources and accounting requirement become more complex.

Duties: Maintain the General Ledger Accounting System. Monthly and annual financial closings. Prepare and review ledger entries and reconciliations. Supervise Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and Fixed Asset Accounting. Ensure restricted and/or special purpose funds are accounted for according to donor and contractual requirements. Bi-weekly payroll review and submittal. Monthly financial statements and budget variance reports. Participate in annual budget preparation and system input. Annual Financial Audit and Annual Tax Filing schedule preparation for SARRC's outside auditors along with review of annual 1099 tax filings. Improve the efficiency of the Accounting Department and the accounting software. Lead person for accounting inquiries from other departments and CFO.

Requirements: Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting A good understanding of how to utilize accounting software and proficiency in Microsoft office products with emphasis on Excel. Five (5) years of experience with operational and financial accounting and reporting. Prior supervisory experience. Experience in government and/or nonprofit accounting.


*New Listing**Multiple Positions* Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley (Multiple Locations)

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley currently has the following openings: Teen Director--Gila River, Sacaton Branch Youth Development Director--Gilbert Branch Computer Education Director-- Gila River, Komatke Branch. Please visit our website at www.clubzona.com for more information.


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.

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.


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, oversee 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 (East and West Valley)

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.

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.
Afterschool 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 years 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.


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