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October 11 , 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


14th Annual Nonprofit Conference Sustainability Strategies: Healthy Communities - Website Update

ASU's Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management has posted a preliminary Program Agenda for the Fall Nonprofit Conference on the website - national speakers, workshop titles, events and activities, and more! Check the website often as more information becomes available.


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


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Phoenix Grants Forum Connects Nonprofits and Funders in the Community

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits 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. 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.

Location: Phoenix - Burton Barr Central Library - Pulliam Auditorium; 1221 N. Central Ave.
Time: 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Cost: $15 for Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits; $25 for Non-members

Dates and Presenters:

  • October 10, 2006 - Scheduled Presenters:  Dennis Ichikawa, Casey Family Foundation and Lara Slisko, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
  • December 12, 2006 - Scheduled Presenters: JoEllen Lynn, American Express and Terri Wogan, Social Venture Partners of Arizona
  • February 15, 2007 - Scheduled Presenter: **By Special Engagement** Kresge Foundation - a national foundation from Michigan interested in capital campaigns in Arizona.
  • May 3, 2007 - Scheduled Presenter: To be announced.

To register, visit http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventregistration.aspx?eid=37.

To become an Alliance member, sign up at: http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/get-involved/member.aspx.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona Announces New Board Members

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ), one of the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in the United States, appoints a new board chair and welcomes six new members to its board of directors.      

Kevin Hickey will serve as the new board chair. Hickey is president and chief executive officer of Phoenix-based NetPro Computing, Inc. and is also a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program.

BBBSAZ welcomes the following new board members:

  • Jack Braman is general manager of the Desert Mountain District for Microsoft Corporation. He is responsible for managing sales, systems engineering, marketing and consulting for the district, which encompasses the states of Arizona and New Mexico and portions of Southern Nevada. 
  • Karen Crotchfelt is vice president of Business Development and Marketing for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. She will serve as marketing chair.
  • Jay Fruchtman is senior vice president of Wells Fargo Consumer Credit Group- CFS.
  • Ross Hague is an investment representative with Edward Jones and will serve as chair of the Payson Advisory Board.
  • Charlie Harmon is president and founder of the Arby's franchisee FX4, LLC. Harmon started the business in 2000 and has become the major Arby's franchisee in the region.
  • Manny Molina is president of Molina Media Group and chief executive officer and founder of Molina/Lopez, a full-service advertising agency serving Phoenix and surrounding areas.
  • Robert Polston is senior financial analyst for Global Indirect Materials and Services (GIMS) at Intel Corporation.
  • Joe Puglise is vice president and market manager of Clear Channel Phoenix.
  • Tim Riester is president and chief executive officer of RIESTER, a full-service advertising and public relations firm providing a complete range of integrated services in brand planning, advertising, media planning, public relations, public affairs and interactive. The agency has offices in Los Angeles, Denver, Salt Lake City and Phoenix.
  • Duane Woods is senior vice president of Waste Management’s Western Group, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Group accounts for approximately $2.5 billion in revenue and employs 9,000 people across nine states.

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring services, please call (602) 264-BIGS or visit www.bbbsaz.org.


Nominations Sought for AzSAE Executive of the Year & Association Awards of Excellence

The Arizona Society of Association Executives (AzSAE) is pleased to coordinate this program and invites Members and Non-members to submit an entry or make a nomination. There are 2 programs: Executive of the Year and the Awards of Excellence in Association Management. The deadlines are listed below and additional information about these programs may be found online at www.azsae.com (under Awards). For more information, please contact the AzSAE Office at (602) 266-0133.

Deadline for Association Awards of Excellence is November 1!

Click Here to access the entry form.


2006 Valley Leadership Man or Woman of the Year Nominations Accepted

Entering its 58th year, Valley Leadership continues the legacy of celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of one exceptional man and one exceptional woman at the annual Man & Woman of the Year luncheon. Nominations are solicited from the public in its search for qualified candidates, seeking those who have demonstrated significant visionary leadership and community service in the Valley. The 58th Man & Woman of the Year award recipients will be honored at a presentation luncheon on March 28, 2007. The nomination deadline is December 1, 2006.

The nomination form is attached, and more info is on www.valleyleadership.org.


Social Venture Partners Arizona Announces Grant Cycle

Social Venture Partners Arizona, (SVPAZ), a Phoenix-based venture philanthropy fund, will be seeking grant applications from qualified nonprofits or schools serving the metropolitan Phoenix area in support of programs that improve the academic achievement of children in grades P-12.

The funding priority includes organizations with services/and or programs that promote, encourage and support parental involvement in their child’s education and/or organizations and plans that feature innovative or creative uses of technology that improve students' educational achievement.

Requests for up to $30,000 will be considered for general operating support. Those wishing to apply for the current Education grant cycle should complete an online application at The Arizona Community Foundation, https://www.azfoundation.org/rfp/index.xpl. The cycle will be open for applications until October 16, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Social Venture Partners Arizona 602-224-0041.


Arizona Parenting Alliance Seeks Board Members

The Arizona Parenting Alliance is recruiting Board Members. We are seeking dedicated, go-getters committed to strengthening families and improving the lives of Arizona's children. Additional qualities sought include: passion for our issues; willingness to commit time for board meetings, committee meeting, planning sessions and special events.  A Board application can be obtained by calling the APA office at 602.470.1587 or by emailing pwright@azparenting.org

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 20, 2006. For more information, visit www.azparenting.org.


Volunteer Center Will Lead National & Global Youth Service Day Efforts with Maricopa County Youth

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County will mobilize more than 1,000 young people to participate in the 19th Annual National & Global Youth Service Day, Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, 2007 in Maricopa County. Every year millions of youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries plan simultaneous service events and service-learning projects to celebrate National and Global Youth Service Day.

Awarded by Youth Service America and funded by State Farm Companies Foundation, the Lead Agencies unleash the ingenuity, passion, and idealism of young people, ages 5-25, to transform their communities through simultaneous volunteering efforts and events. National & Global Youth Service Day, the largest service event in the world, mobilizes young people to identify and address community needs through service, supports youth on a life-long path of service and civic engagement, and educates the public about the role of youth as leaders and community assets. Planning Tool Kits, Service-Learning Curriculum Guides, classroom posters, grants, and more are available for youth, parents, teachers, and organizations, at: www.YSA.org.

 For more information about local events or to get involved, please contact: the Volunteer Center (602.263.9736 x870 or Rachel.Schuelke@volunteerphoenix.org).


Arizona Certified Association Executive Program Exam Dates & Study Group

The Arizona Certified Association Executive (CAE) Program Study Group will be starting up soon - they will meet on Tuesdays in the early evening. Please contact Luz Rubio, CAE - luzrubio@asaaz.org if you are interested in participating.

Click Here to access more info on the ASAE website.

Applications Now Being Accepted for AFP 2007 Professional Mentoring Program

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Arizona Chapter is proud to announce the availability of applications for the 2007 Professional Mentoring Program for mid- and advanced-level fundraisers, or for those who are making a career transition into the fundraising profession. This nationally recognized program offers a complete overview of fundraising, an experienced mentor and a group of similarly minded colleagues--exactly what any fundraiser needs!

Program applicants must be AFP members or applicants for membership, have fundraising as their primary job responsibility, have the support of their organizations CEO, and be willing to make a substantial time commitment to the program. The cost is $150. Scholarships for new membership are available.

Class size is limited. The deadline for submission of the application and tuition fee is December 15, 2006. To download an application, click here. For more information or to have an application emailed to you, contact Lisa Olivas-Cook at (602) 703-1660 or lisao-c@cox.net.


Applications Now Being Accepted for John R. Sticht Memorial Scholarship

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education now accepting applications for this year's John R. Sticht memorial scholarship. The fund is to honor a man, Honorable John R. Sticht, who persevered against the odds, and is established for the purpose of providing assistance to disabled individuals who are striving for productivity and independence through careers in the legal profession.

This award is intended to assist those who have physical disabilities and are seeking to or are currently practicing in the legal profession; and attending or a graduate of one of the Arizona University Schools of Law; and able to secure a recommendation from an Arizona University Professor of Law; and willing to submit a letter of application which will include information about him/her self and a brief narrative explaining why they are interested in the practice of law.

The application letter, with the recommendation, must be submitted by October 25 to Attn: John R. Sticht Memorial Fund, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, 4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 210, Phoenix, Arizona 85016. For questions or a copy of the brochure, please contact Lara Slifko at 602-340-7235 or at Lara.slifko@azflse.org.


Nominate Volunteers for Arizona Cardinals Community Quarterback Award

The Arizona Cardinals Community Quarterback Award recognizes outstanding volunteers in the state of Arizona ages 13 and up. A panel of community leaders will determine the award recipients and award a total of $20,000 to the charitable organizations they serve. This program honors individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication, and a commitment to improving the communities in which they live through volunteerism. Individuals can nominate themselves or others for the 2006 Community Quarterback Award.

Nomination forms must be completed with all required information and returned to Sheldon Caldwell-Meeks at 8701 S. Hardy Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284. All completed applications must be postmarked no later than November 9, 2006 to be eligible for consideration for the 2006 Community Quarterback Award.

For nomination form, please visit: http://www.azcardinals.com/community/program_detail.php?PRKey=444


IOLTA Law Related Education Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

IOLTA Law Related Education Grant applications now being accepted by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education. The Granting Program for Law-Related Education supports and enhances educational efforts that prepare youth for the office of citizen. Applications for 2007 grants may be found at the Foundation's website http://www.azflse.org/AZFLSE/lre/lre_grants.cfm and are due November 10.

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


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.


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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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


Luncheon and Letter-Writing Workshop with Daniel Gottlieb – Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center
October 16 (Phoenix)

The Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center will host a luncheon and letter-writing workshop with author Daniel Gottlieb. Gottlieb is a renowned psychologist, award-winning radio show host and inspirational author of Letters to Sam: A Grandfather’s Lessons on Love, Loss and the Gifts of Life, a book he created out of letters written to his grandson who was diagnosed with autism at 14 months.

After a near-fatal car accident in 1979, Gottlieb became paralyzed from the chest down and he is now confined to a wheelchair. Two decades later following the birth of his grandson, Sam, Gottlieb began writing letters to not only share his life experiences, but also to help Sam understand the adversities he may face. These letters led to the creation of his latest book, Letters to Sam. The program offers hands-on learning experiences with artists, authors and other talented individuals.

Location: Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. 7 th Street , Phoenix, AZ 85014
Date/time: Monday, October 16, 2006, Noon-2 p.m. – Luncheon, 2:30-4 p.m. Workshop
Cost: Luncheon -- $50; Workshop -- $25 (includes autographed copy of Letters to Sam)

To RSVP, contact Alysa Ullman at (602) 218-8197 or aullman@autismcenter.org.


Engaging the Power of Advocacy – Organization of Nonprofit Executives
October 18 (Phoenix)

Today, more than ever, nonprofit executives must be active advocates on behalf of those served through their organizations and for those who continue to fall through the community’s safety net. As the election season heats up, join our expert panelists as they discuss the how and why of engaging in public policy debate and maintaining constructive relationships with elected officials at every level.

Location: Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. 7 th Street , Phoenix, AZ 85014
Date/time: October 18, 2006, Meet & Greet: 11:30-12:00; Lunch and Program: 12:00-1:30 pm
Cost: ONE Members & staff $30; Nonprofit Non-members $40; Other Non-members $50

To register: see the Events page on the ONE website (www.oneaz.org) or call Andrea at 602-264-8578.


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.


Volunteer Management Pathways – The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
October 19 & 25 (Multiple Locations)

The Volunteer Center is proud to present a new educational series to assist volunteer managers and those interested in volunteer management. This year-long series consists of three-hour trainings, one and a half hour work shops, best practices brown bag breakfasts, and individual consultations. The following is a schedule of trainings and resources available to all organizations interested in improving volunteer management.

October 19: Making Your Volunteer Program Boomer Ready (3hrs)

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm City Hall Facility Conference Room B3 
Location: 5850 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale
Trainer: Alexis Walker, CEO, Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
Cost: $75. Executive Directors, CEOs, and COOs may attend with their volunteer coordinators free of charge. 

October 25: Brown Bag Breakfast Volunteer/Staff Relations (1.5hrs)

Time: 9:00am to 10:30am
Location: Caf Program Room/Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd., Tempe (SW corner of Rural Rd. and Southern Ave.)
Host:  MaryAnna Bastin
Cost: free

For more information on either of these events, please call 602-263-9736.


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


Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members - Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona
October 21 (Tucson)

In response to community requests, the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona is sponsoring a half-day workshop designed for board members and key agency executives. Participants will explore the core areas of responsibility for nonprofit/volunteer boards. Topics to be covered include: Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members, Financial Stewardship, Policy Making, and Strategic Planning. The workshop will also include a panel discussion with several current nonprofit executives.

Facilitator: Scott Ingram, MBA, Director of Programs for the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona. Scott is the past President of the Governance Board for Child Parent Centers, the Head Start Grantee for Southern Arizona, and holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 2006 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona, 924 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson AZ 85711
Cost: $55 per participant (due in advance)

To register: Please call the receptionist at 881-3300 ext. 100. A minimum of sixteen registrants is needed to conduct this training session. Please register not later than October 18, 2006.


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

We cordially invite you to join us 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 & nonprofit 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 women regarding mental, spiritual, financial, physical, sexual, emotional, and educational abuse. First collaborative meeting (Hosted by: Breaking UP Walls, Inc.)

When: October 21, 2006, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: 14819 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032

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


“Building a Winning Proposal…On the Spot!” – Just Grants! Arizona
October 25 (Flagstaff)

This workshop is exclusively reserved for those who have taken one of the following workshops within the past 18 months:

  • The Grantsmanship Game: Playing to Win (2 days)
  • The Ultimate Grants Toolkit Workshop (1 day)
  • Grantsmanship Essentials: Introduction and Overview (1/2 day)
  • Principles and Practice: Six-Week Certificate Course
  • Grant$ Magic (1/2 day)

Attend “Building a Winning Proposal…On the Spot!” and put your power tools to work right on the spot, with coaching by Maryn Boess herself… and go home with a first draft of a winning proposal.

The first part of the morning will be a review of the key JUST GRANTS! power tools for building a winning proposal -- the Project Profile/Planning Worksheet; the Program Logic Model Map; the SMART? outcomes statement worksheet; the "Five W's" methodology worksheet; the Master Budget Checklist; and more. The rest of the day you'll spend working on an idea of your own choosing, using the power tools to craft a winning first-draft proposal – with Maryn by your side every step of the way to support you with one-on-one coaching, trouble-shooting and feedback.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (One hour lunch on your own)
Location: United Way of Northern Arizona, 1515 E. Cedar Ave, Suite D1, Flagstaff, AZ (Corner of Cedar and West in the Northeast Professional Plaza)
Cost: $125 members of NPRC / $150 nonmembers

To register, send an email to: info@nonprofitnaz.org or call Bridget at 928-527-7926.


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.


Churches and Other NPO’s: What are the differences? – ASCPA
November 2 (Phoenix)

The Internal Revenue Code provides many special provisions for Churches that are very different from those for other nonprofit organizations. Learn about those differences, as well as differences in Arizona law. We will also discuss some of the challenges in working with Churches from an audit and accounting standpoint that are different from other non-profit organizations.

Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: ASCPA Learning Center, 2120 N Central Ave Ste 100, Phoenix

Go to http://net.ascpa.com/continuinged/Catalog/CourseDetails.aspx?courseID=06NFPNOV%20%20 for more information.


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* Program Coordinator, Public Allies Arizona - ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management (Phoenix)

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Public Allies Arizona program operated by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. Public Allies is a national youth leadership organization that currently serves fourteen communities throughout the country. Our primary program is a 10-month long apprenticeship and leadership learning program for young adults ages 18-30, funded through AmeriCorps, and based in the values of collaboration, continuous learning, inclusion, focus on assets and integrity. The Program Coordinator will be the primary support for fifteen Allies as they go through the program, and will also manage the recruitment and communications processes for Allies and Partner Organizations (who host Allies in their apprenticeships).

This is a grant funded position. Initial employment is contingent upon grant funding; continued employment dependent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.  For a full position description and instructions on how to apply - please visit the ASU HR website at: www.jobsatasu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52093 and search for Program Coord listing at the Downtown Phoenix Campus.

Please direct all inquiries to the ASU HR department.  This position closes on October 20, 2006.


*New Listing* Executive Director – Social Venture Partners Greater Tucson (Tucson)

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is seeking an Executive Director for Social Venture Partners Greater Tucson (SVPGT). SVPGT gathers together individuals to leverage time, expertise and resources to make strategic philanthropic investments in the local community. Building a dynamic connection between entrepreneurial energy and grassroots innovation, SVPGT links individuals with nonprofit organizations to make a hands-on difference. SVPGT is a fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. The Executive Director should be ready and able to take the organization through a period of start-up and eventually building and maintenance. The Executive Director of SVPGT will be responsible for promoting the mission of the organization and developing a culture of delivering superior service and value. The Executive Director must be a skilled leader, facilitator and negotiator, with the ability to both lead and serve a network of passionate, independent organizations and individuals. He or she must listen to segments of the network; carefully consider different perspectives and opinions; and act as a creative problem-solver and consensus-builder. The qualities of personal integrity and honesty are essential. Bachelors Degree preferred. Candidates with at least three years experience in a leadership position in the for-profit, non-profit, philanthropic and/or public sectors are welcome.

Please submit cover letter (2 pages maximum), resume and three references to Steve Alley, President/CEO, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (salley@cfsoaz.org) with the subject line SVPGT Executive Director no later than October 27, 2006. Position is open until filled, but SVPGT ideally seeks to have an Executive Director in place by November 15, 2006.


*New Listing* Executive Director – Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (Northern Pinal County)

The Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) is hiring an Executive Director. CAAFA serves Northern Pinal County, Arizona. The agency’s current budget is approximately $550,000, with a growth expectance of 35% over the next 3 years.  The agency is staffed with 7 full-time employees, and 1 part-time employee.  The Executive Director supervises 3 program directors, including the Director of Prevention, the Director of Services and the Director of Community Partnerships.  Programs and services overseen by the Executive Director include a comprehensive response to domestic abuse through education, advocacy, appropriate interventions, prevention/education, perpetrator accountability, appropriate legislation, and community collaboration.

Strategic goals for the next 3 years include: developing communication and outreach tools to increase community awareness of domestic abuse, specifically targeting communities outlying Apache Junction, developing an earned-income venture to financially support the programs and services provided, purchasing and/or constructing a space suitable for functioning as an Outreach Office, increasing effective communication with community members and partners, specifically targeting ethnically diverse communities and populations, providing a continuum of individualized services to address the needs of those affected by domestic abuse, including legal advocacy services, employment services, transitional housing and access to services, and expanding early intervention and prevention services, specifically emphasizing healthy relationships and positive role models. 

The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing a $1 million housing project, expected to be completed Winter 2007.

For more information about this opportunity, please log on to www.caafaaz.org. Please fax your resume to: 480-982-0258, or email: executivedirector@caafaaz.org.


*New Listing* Vice President - Children’s Action Alliance (Phoenix)

CAA is seeking an experienced leader with a background in public policy issues and the policy process. The Vice President will report directly to the President/CEO and provide leadership in all aspects of the organization, with particular attention to resource development and communications. The successful candidate will be an action-oriented, strategic thinker who can manage projects and nurture relationships to improve the well-being of Arizona’s children and their families.

Responsibilities: Represent CAA in the media and in the community. Coordinate development and implementation of a strategic resource development plan with CAA’s Director of Organizational Advancement. Supervise senior staff toward the development and implementation of policy and legislative initiatives that further the work of CAA. Write, edit, and supervise the production and dissemination of policy briefs, research reports, and other publications. Forge collaborations with other executives in government, social services, foundations and business toward accomplishing CAA’s policy and development goals. Oversee office operations, including personnel, accounting, and computers. Provide leadership and advice to the President/CEO on board development, organizational development, and policy strategy.

Qualifications: high level of energy and enthusiasm, and a track record of professionalism, innovation, and integrity. Commitment to and knowledge of the human services needs of Arizonans. Commitment to the mission of CAA. Demonstrated ability in resource development for nonprofit organizations. Exceptional writing skills. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues, funders and partners. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, with a history of superior results. Advanced degree in nonprofit or public administration or other relevant field. 5+ years of high level experience with an organization(s) or business(es) that demonstrates exceptionally high level of strategic thinking, project management, and leadership.

Email resumes to: resume@azchildren.org.


*New Listing* Director, Go Red for Women - The American Heart Association (Tempe)

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. We are currently seeking an experienced fundraising professional to help save lives by fund raising for our Go Red for Women Luncheon in Tempe, Arizona! 

The ideal candidate needs to be an organized, enthusiastic, self-motivated person to work as part of a team to plan and execute a major fundraising event, manage and reach fundraising goals, and work with volunteers. Daily travel is required throughout the Tempe/Phoenix area.  Primary responsibilities include, raise funds for the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and other assigned events, prospect and obtain sponsorships, conduct sales calls to generate new business and manage existing companies, develop effective working relationships with volunteers, sponsors and donors, manage assigned logistics, account database and budgets, perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications include a BA degree or equivalent experience in sales, fundraising and/or marketing and 2-4 year’s relevant sales experience. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits; salary range is $35,000-$42,000. 

Please send a cover letter and resume which must include salary history to pma.recruiting@heart.org. EOE


*New Listing* Corporate and Foundation/Institutional Relations Officer (Phoenix)

Plan and implement a comprehensive corporate, foundation and institutional relations and grants program with activities needed to attract, retain and increase charitable support from corporate, foundation, governmental, and institutional donors.  Prepare and submit written proposals for funding to corporations and foundations insuring timely submission and compliance with published guidelines.  Prepare and submit required support materials. 

Work with Planned Parenthood staff to coordinate grant funding opportunities for the expansion of existing or development of new programs. Ensure that all institutional donors receive regular, timely, and informative reports regarding the achievement enabled by their giving; ensure that donor-required reporting is executed on a timely basis in conformance with donor requirements.  Design and maintain a recognition program for corporate/foundation donors, to include, but not limited to, preparation of materials such as pamphlets, plaques or insertion of specific acknowledgements in agency communication materials and stewardship and recognition events. In consultation with the Director of Development, prepare clear, specific financial goals for corporate and foundation support for each year and for the Capital Campaign.  Meet projected financial and programmatic goals. Oversee cooperative activities with agency financial management to ensure that the use of corporate and foundation donations reflects donor intentions. Work within data management software (Raiser's Edge) in managing grant tracking and reporting.  Devise and maintain an annual schedule to ensure that all foundation application deadlines are met well in advance.  Plan and manage a consistent reporting and assessment process to determine the effectiveness and outcomes of corporate and foundation relations programs and to maintain accountable donor relations Identify and research new institutional donors to determine appropriate matches for Planned Parenthood. Manage the United Way donor program.

In conjunction with the Annual Fund Direct Marketing Manager, develop and manage a matching gift program. Define roles for volunteers and utilize them whenever possible. Maintain confidentiality of records and personal donor and prospect information.

3-5 years experience in an established comprehensive development program. 3-5 years specific experience in corporate and foundation fundraising. Proven track record in grant writing. Proven track record in institutional relationship management. Commitment to Planned Parenthood's mission. Bachelor's degree. Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities. Strong human relations skills. Familiarity with computers and database management software. Good strategic judgment. Capability for statistical analysis. Strong organizational ability. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with Raiser's Edge software, preferred.

Please submit your resume online to uroesler@ppcna.org or fax to (602) 277.5243 Attn: Human Resources. EOE


*New Listing* Fund Development Professional (Bozeman, Montana)

The Trust for Public Land , located in beautiful Bozeman , Montana seeks an experienced fund development professional to be the first Northern Rockies Senior Development Manager.  Bozeman is the place to be for that small town feel with big city amenities.  An ideal place to reside and recreate, Bozeman was recently ranked #1 among small towns across the nation by Biz Journals as the Best Small Town in which to live.  With clean air, national forest access less than 10 miles away and a moderate year-round climate, this is a perfect place for outdoor recreation.  Residents of Bozeman receive the benefits of a wonderful standard of living with year round recreational and cultural events. The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization. that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

A newly created position for TPL, the Northern Rockies Senior Development Manager is responsible for the creation, implementation, and management of fundraising activities in the Northern Rockies program area, and Montana in particular.  The position reports to the Northwest & Rocky Mountain Region's Director of Development and works in close coordination with the Northern Rockies Program team and the region's Major Gifts Officer and Director of Institutional Giving to design and implement strategies for the ongoing cultivation and solicitation of individual, corporate, and foundation donors. 

The Northern Rockies Senior Development Manager will bring a high level of enthusiasm needed to build his/her own development program and ideally have expertise shepherding a fundraising program from infancy to maturity. A passion for TPL's conservation mission is essential.  The successful candidate will be self-directed and have a strong fundraising and development background, and possess the ability to demonstrate to the organization the benefits of a successful fund development program.

A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or substantial equivalent experience, including individual donor cultivation and stewardship, and work with advisory boards and volunteers is desired for this position.

The Trust for Public Land is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  Please send resume and cover letter (email preferred) as soon as possible to:  info@waldronhr.com .


*New Listing* Director of Development - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

The Director of Development will assist with the identification, cultivation, retention and development of Leadership Givers.

Responsibilities: manage and execute programs for annual donors of $1000 and above.; work closely with key donors and volunteers in the acquisition and retention of members; work closely with President and Development staff in the identification and cultivation of potential members; identify industries, demographics or geographic areas with high potential for member recruitment and create strategies to access these potential members; coordinate with Development and Marketing Departments; plan and orchestrate fundraising and special events for leadership prospects and donors. Ability to work hours outside the standard 8-5 timeframe and to travel if necessary.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, three years successful professional non-profit fund development and/or fund raising experience or any equivalent combination of education and or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising preferably for a social service organization. Requires exceptional research skills as well as verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should be well organized, people-oriented, able to multitask, and able to maintain effective working relationships.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: Hiring Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, 1010 E McDowell Rd., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85006 / Email: hiringmanager@bbbsaz.org. EEO/MFDV.


*New Listing* Director of Planned Giving - Valley of the Sun United Way Foundation (Phoenix)

Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) is seeking a highly skilled development professional to lead, market and grow the planned giving program for the re-envisioned Foundation, and to actively participate in the Foundation’s major gifts program. Reporting to the head of the Foundation and Senior Vice President of VSUW, this new position will have accountability for all aspects of the planned giving program’s strategic direction, execution and results, and for engaging in the personal cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual planned giving and major gift prospects.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of progressively significant and relevant development experience and a proven track record in managing and marketing planned giving programs. S/he must have the skills and know-how to build and manage a comprehensive planned giving program while also contributing to overall major gifts efforts; technical expertise and knowledge of planned giving vehicles, tax law and estate planning; a natural ability to cultivate and sustain relationships; a track record in securing major and planned gifts; and a style that is down-to-earth, enthusiastic, credible and confident. Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant experience and education required. Compensation includes a competitive salary, outstanding benefits and relocation assistance if required.

Email resume to palmercom@cox.net or fax to 602-604-9045.


*New Listing* Gift Planning Officer – Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)

The Gift Planning Officer will serve as the principal gift planning fundraiser with current donors, individual prospects and professional advisors. The Gift Planning Officer will work closely with members of the Development Staff on the identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects for gift planning and will provide stewardship of such donors and gifts.

Duties include: Work with members of the Development Staff to create and update a written plan with goals and a budget, which outlines strategies for identifying, cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of making planned gifts. Manage the implementation of those strategies. Plan, implement and evaluate gift planning marketing strategies, including printed materials, seminars and workshops, web site, newsletters and other methods of outreach. Respond to inquiries from donors regarding planned gifts; provide gift illustrations when appropriate. Plan, implement and execute events aimed at building the program, strengthening the existing program and establishing new gift planning initiatives. Manage the Garden Sonoran Circle Program; contact, visit and develop relationships with members. Maintain record keeping system and reporting. Contact, visit and develop relationships with prospective donors with the intended goal of encouraging donors to make a planned gift. Prospect newly targeted audiences.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Additional education or accreditation preferred in areas of estate planning principles and all forms of outright and deferred charitable giving options. Minimum five years experience in the area of fundraising, marketing and /or trust and estates. Conversant in appropriate tax laws, gift administration, planned giving instruments and knowledge of financial institutions. Ability to operate a personal computer and expertise with software programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and planned giving software such as Crescendo. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and ability to deliver presentations to various audiences. High level of self-direction, self-motivation and ability to set priorities, reach goals, evaluate and report results. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish effective relationships with prospects, donors, board members and professional advisors and other staff members. Experience in working with volunteers on fundraising. Must have reliable transportation for off-site functions and visits. Mileage will be reimbursed. Occasional evening, early morning or weekend work required. Knowledge of Raisers Edge a plus.

Please forward resumes to jmelter@dbg.org or J. Melter, Development Office, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008


*New Listing* Assistant Director of Annual Giving – ASU Foundation (Tempe)

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving manages the day to day operations of a high performance, state of the art call center, the Sun Devil TeleConnection (SDTC). The Assistant Director works with the Director of Annual Giving and other staff within the Office of Annual Giving (OAG) to achieve increased levels of annual support from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of ASU. The Assistant Director is responsible for setting, planning and achieving their annual fund goals. They must possess and demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, be able to articulate and identify the skills, knowledge and abilities that suggest a student has potential to excel as a telemarketer, possess the ability to teach/coach college students, have strong organizational and planning skills, prepare scripts and other support material, coordinate solicitation of area business for incentives for student callers, enforce call center policies and procedures, and develop and implement a plan to utilize SmartCall as effectively and efficiently as possible. The position requires strong software application skills in the areas of Microsoft office, automated telemarketing software and data management systems to assist in the development of various reports and solicitation calendars. Strong organizational and planning skills are a must for balancing multiple campaigns and tasks, and require an ardent attention to detail. There may be work required on some nights and weekends.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years experience working in a higher education, automated telemarketing environment. The Assistant Director will coordinate the activities of two full time staff and 80 part-time student workers.  

For a complete job description and list of requirements, please visit our web site at www.asufoundation.org. The ASU Foundation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan and reduced tuition at ASU.


*New Listing* Development Associate, Major Gift & Planned Giving Development – Sun Health (Phoenix)

In this rewarding role you will collaborate with the development team to identify prospects, cultivate relationships, ask for and close gifts, and steward the relationships. You will also have the opportunity to work with lapsed donors for gift renewals and gifting upgrades. When appropriate and where necessary, you will work with donors and their families and/or financial advisory teams to finalize major gifts, including outright, deferred and combination gifts. You will prepare donor and prospective donor correspondence as well as gift plan proposals. This position involves assisting with Allied Professional events.

To qualify, you will need a related Bachelor's degree and at least three years of progressively responsible experience related to major gifts and planned giving (development, banking, estate planning).  Success in this position requires exceptional analytical, interpersonal, writing, editing and facilitation skills. You must be organized and highly detail-oriented. 

Sun Health offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits and of course, a professional work environment with outstanding opportunities for you to grow in your career. We invite to come grow with a dynamic healthcare organization!

Phone: 800-486-5576
E-mail: HR@SunHealth.org
Apply online: www.SunHealth.org


*New Listing* i-Learn Program Director – YMCA (Southwest Valley)

Candidate needed to work alongside i-Learn staff members to instruct and assist teen and young adult students participating in the Southwest Valley YMCA i-Learn program. Program students will be taking classes via a computer-based system and will need assistance answering general study questions and resolving minor technical issues that may arise.

Ideal candidate will have 2 years of classroom experience with high school students. Duties include: facilitating online high school courses, tutoring students, tracking student attendance and progress, and following up with parents and counselors. Current Arizona Secondary Teacher Certification, A DPS fingerprint clearance card, and a valid driver’s license are required. $33,034-41,292 anually DOE. 

Resume deadline is 10/20/2006. Submit resumes to Dawn Curran-Long at dxcurran@vosymca.org.


*New Listing* Program Managers – Grants to You (Multiple Locations)

Grants To You, a nationwide nonprofit that provides free grant research and writing training to primarily seniors and students who, on completion of training, assist their favorite, local agency in their fund raising efforts, is seeking Program Managers to establish and operate local chapters throughout Arizona. Currently, there are three chapters in Arizona: Flagstaff, Prescott and East Mesa. Each chapter operates independently, utilizing a powerful computer system that provides class scheduling and automated registration and many other features.

Chapters are supported by funds from local clubs like the Lions, Rotary or Kiwanis and from these funds ($1,500 annually) pay the Program Manager a stipend of $100 for 10 hours of class service and a teacher a stipend of $200 for 9 hours of teaching. To date, Grants To You chapters have trained over 250 volunteers and these volunteers have raised more than $200,000 for local non-profits throughout the United States.

For more information, visit www.grantstoyou.org or call Paul or Shirley at 928-776-7976.


*New Listing* Program Officer – LISC (Phoenix)

America’s largest private, non-profit community development intermediary, dedicated to transformation of distressed neighborhoods into healthy communities, seeks full-time professional to deliver hands-on technical assistance in real estate finance & development, organizational capacity-building to enhance nonprofit community-based corporations engaged in affordable housing development in Maricopa County.

Requirements: Strength in real estate finance blending private/ public sources; organizational and underwriting analysis, project oversight. EOE

Review details at http://www.nonprofitjobs.org. Forward letter, resume, salary requirement by 11/10/06 to Tbrice@lisc.org.


*New Listing* Program Officer – Arizona Community Foundation (Phoenix)

The Arizona Community Foundation seeks Program Officer to work in collaboration with other Program staff to oversee their competitive grant cycles and initiative programs. This position is part of a larger team, working with the Community Foundation's financial and marketing professionals, as well as with ACF affiliate staff who manage local community foundations under the Foundation's statewide umbrella. This position is designed to work extensively with Arizona's nonprofit sector by providing technical assistance, through consultation and virtually through the Foundation's web-based grantmaking program at www.azfoundation.org.

Responsibilities: implement competitive, special initiative and donor advised grantmaking; provide leadership on select special initiatives of the Foundation, including Hispanics in Partnership, Individual Development Accounts and other programs of family support, and community development; and provide regular input regarding the full range of Program Department ideas and activities. Candidate must have a Bachelors degree or higher as well as several years' experience working with the nonprofit sector, and knowledge of a range of social issues pertinent to the Foundation's work across Arizona. Fluency in Spanish and experience in grantmaking are preferred. Must have strong communication skills, effective interpersonal and group leadership skills, excellent organizational skills, outstanding research and information gathering skills, an ability to multi-task and be computer literate. Candidate must be willing to travel (including driving own car on occasion) in and out of state. This is a full time position with medical, dental and life insurance, along with a 403(b). The salary range is $50,000 to $70,000.

Please submit resume with cover letter to Sharon Ellis, HR Officer, by email (sellis@azfoundation.org) or by fax (602-381-1575) no later that October 31, 2006.


*New Listing* Program Supervisor - Arizona’s Children Association (Phoenix)

Golden Gate Community Center is a supportive and positive work environment with staff that are truly passionate about what they do. GGCC also uses a team approach to look at and resolve challenges. 

Seeking a Health Program Supervisor who will organize and conduct monthly community health fairs; provide nutrition classes to community members; supervise the Promotora neighborhood revitalization program; work as a member of the health and fitness team at Golden Gate.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree in a related field, Masters degree preferred; 3 years related experience in the health field; Must be bilingual Spanish and English; Knowledge of health information and resources for minority populations; Supervisory experience preferred.

Salary Range: $30,000 - $45,000 plus full benefit package. Job Available beginning of December 2006.

For more information or to apply, please contact or send your resume to: Lilia Corona at LCorona@arizonaschildren.org, or fax 602-532-9408.


*New Listing* Advancement Specialist – American Red Cross (Phoenix)

This position is responsible for assisting with the creation, coordination, execution and evaluation of all Office of Advancement donor relations, special events, middle donor fundraising programs and activities.

Qualifications: three years fund raising experience, with an emphasis on donor cultivation and stewardship activities. Demonstrated ability and success in organizing volunteer and paid work teams to achieve project outcomes; managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously; building and maintaining effective customer relationships; time management; donor cultivation. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and data base fund development software such as Raisers Edge. Clear, concise, effective written and verbal communication skills. Quick thinking, creative, possess a sense of humor, highly energetic and outgoing. Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience.

Please submit a resume with cover letter by one of the following two methods. Resumes will not be accepted without a cover letter:

By Mail: American Red Cross, 6135 N. Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ 85015-1892, Attention: Human Resources. By E-mail: hr@arizonaredcross.org (attach Microsoft Word files)

Salary: $31,800 - $40,000 DOE, Equal Opportunity Employer


*New Listing* Director of Homeowner Services – Habitat for Humanity (Phoenix)

One of Habitat for Humanity’s largest and most innovative nonprofit affiliates in western U.S. seeks department leader to build staff team and design/implement programs that effectively market and recruit, orient and support prospective, low-income homeowners and enhance homeowner communities in Maricopa County. Seek nonprofit leader/manager respected for program capacity; passion for mission; minimum 5 years experience in social/human services and/or housing; keen insight and understanding of challenges facing low-income families; excellent bilingual Spanish/English skills. Salary negotiable, targeted 55-65k plus family health & dental. EOE

E-mail letter, resume, salary requirement to susanm@nonprofitjobs.org. Search job detail at http://www.nonprofitjobs.org. Learn more at http://www.habitataz.org.


*New Listing* Health and Fitness Director – South Mountain YMCA (Phoenix)

Seeking a motivated individual with 3-5 years experience in health and fitness programming. Ability to manage fitness staff, develop and implement wellness and fitness programs for all ages, and create a positive environment for all members. 

Responsibilities include staff development, program development, overseeing personal training, conducting and coordinating educational lectures for members and corporations, developing and managing budget. Candidate will work closely with Membership department on program partnerships and member retention. Branch currently serves 1,500+ membership units, with an annual budget of over a $ million. $28,725 - $35,907 annually. 

Deadline for resumes is 10/30/2006. Submit resumes to Dawn Curran-Long at dxcurran@vosymca.org.


*New Listing* Health and Wellness Director – Chris-Town YMCA (Phoenix)

Welcome to your new home. Take a moment and discover all that the YMCA has to offer! The Chris-town YMCA is looking for a Health & Wellness Director. Exciting opportunity for energetic, motivated individual to join a team of committed branch staff to manage the Health & Wellness Department.

Under the guidance of the Senior Program Director, the Health & Wellness Director will be responsible for all aspects of Group Exercise, Personal Training, and the Fitness Center. Qualified applicants will have a college degree or equivalent in a related field, current group exercise certifications and ability to teach a variety of classes, 3-5 years of experience in program development and implementation, fiscal management, volunteer/staff recruitment and supervision, excellent organization skills, communication skills and must be multi-task oriented.

Responsibilities include: supervision of personal trainers and fitness center staff along with 35 volunteer group exercise instructors, fiscal development and management, promotion of YMCA programs, participation in association management teams, special events, and annual support campaign. YMCA experience preferred.

28,725 - 35,907 annually DOE. Full benefits package with 12% retirement. Resumes accepted until 12/09/2006. Please email resumes to Dawn Curran-Long at dxcurran@vosymca.org.


*New Listing* Corporate Wish Manager – Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Phoenix)

Corporate Wish Manager, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. This position manages wish-granting programs with national corporate sponsors and oversees local chapter implementation of national wish-granting events and activities. The candidate generates wish materials for marketing efforts, prepares wish-related reports, implements tracking systems, and manages the national speakers’ bureau. The individual also serves as a liaison during sponsor-related wishes and wish activities.

The position requires a degree, or a relevant combination of education and experience, in nonprofit program delivery or corporate fundraising. A minimum of two years experience in fund raising, sales, marketing or advertising preferred. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication, presentation, and customer service skills, as well as strong computer skills. The position also requires the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information.

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.


*New Listing* Grantsmanship Developer – Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

The Grantsmanship Developer works under the direction of the Research & Evaluation Director of the Community Impact Department of Valley of the Sun United Way. The main responsibility is to develop a strategic plan to secure funding from private and corporate foundations and government sources and works with the VSUW Development Department to accommodate work-place campaign grant requirements. In addition, this position is responsible for conducting research, writing and managing all aspects of the grant process. Major responsibilities include; Develops strategic plan to secure funding from private and corporate foundations and government sources to support Community Impact Initiatives or VSUW Development Goals; Responsible for reporting requirements associated with receiving grant funding or contracts including evaluation of outcomes associated with disbursed funds; Research grants opportunities and statistical, social, economic and demographic data and literature to support Community Impacts initiatives and programs; Track and report annual grant revenue and verify with the finance and administration department; Help cultivate new relationships and help steward existing relationships in order to broaden the base of support for Valley of the Sun United Way; Support and/or lead special projects as they may arise within the Community Impact Department of VSUW.

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


*New Listing* Grant Manager – Homebase Youth Services (Phoenix)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Achieve a grant revenue goal of $437,600 in Government Grants. Ensure grant reporting compliance by submitting reports according to contract deadline and frequency or prior to next grant application or no later than 6 months after grant funds are completely expended. Submit monthly government reports to VOCA, HUD, and CDBG and quarterly and annual reports as dictated by contracts. Ensure that grant revenue goals are attained by June of each year through the support of each Development Team member and the attainment of their individual goals. Research, write, and prepare all grant proposals for foundation, corporate and government sources to support the full continuum of care. Work with program staff to develop program evaluation and success measure tools that comply with grant contracts and reporting requirements. Coordinate contract audits with program and finance staff. Assist Finance Department as appropriate with Development-related projects such as agency budget, cash flow projections, and restricted fund accounting. Prepare accounting guidelines for grant funds received according to restrictions outlined in grant agreements. Identify and implement networking strategies to develop stronger community ties and build the organization's reputation throughout the Valley with grant making institutions.

Qualifications: Three plus years of experience with grant writing, must have government grant writing experience. Bachelor’s degree or five (5) years of equivalent experience. Must be at least 21 years of age. The ability to embrace the HBYS mission – teaching at risk and homeless youth how to live healthy and independent lives and perform the principal functions in accordance with the HBYS cornerstone values of Accountability, Integrity, Quality and Respect. The ability to support the HBYS philosophical mandates. The ability to maintain confidentiality compliant to Federal mandate. The ability to work a flexible schedule as the position necessitates in order to complete the principal functions.

42,000 - $50,000 salary (Year-End Bonus if goal is met). Full-Time Position. Benefits Available – Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD, STD, AD&D, Holiday and Vacation pay. Location: 931 E. Devonshire Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Flexible Work Schedule. Send Resumes to: humanresources@hbys.org or fax to 602-263-5498.


*New Listing* Grant Writer – ASU Foundation (Tempe)

The ASU Foundation’s rapidly-growing communications and marketing team is currently searching for a Grant Writer.The Grant Writer will be responsible to develop effective grant materials, proposals, case statements, conceptual plans, letters of inquiry, acknowledgement letters, progress and stewardship reports, and other corporate and foundation communications, research and analyze information and data for proposal development, prepare attachments and other collateral material for proposals, prepare customized proposals according to each corporation’s and foundation’s guidelines, maintain an active, current body of knowledge relative to ASU, oversee the development of a library of commonly required data for grant writing skills, p erform other editorial assignments and projects as assigned.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, marketing, journalism, English or related field, AND four years of business and/or marketing writing experience.

For a complete job description and list of requirements, please visit our web site at www.asufoundation.org. The ASU Foundation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan and reduced tuition at ASU.


*New Listing* Writer/Editor – ASU Foundation (Tempe)

The ASU Foundation’s rapidly-growing communications and marketing team is currently searching for a Writer/Editor. The Writer/Editor will be responsible to research, write and edit a variety of materials such as leadership memos, e-newsletters, presentations, proposals, case statements, web content, visual communications, news releases and brochures targeted at internal-, community-, and investor (donor) audiences, contribute to ASU Foundation branding and marketing messages across all aspects of the enterprise to ensure consistency of brand identity and messaging through advertising, campaign messaging, presentations, web and collateral materials, c oordinates, updates and produces web content including news, organization and individual profiles, calendar items and other information, among ASU Foundation and other ASU departments ensuring effective and consistent presentation and dissemination of information, drafts correspondence related to events, special projects, speeches and/or gift acknowledgements for the ASU President and ASU Foundation President/CEO, maintains thorough files and project records and track client communications so as to find important information and project histories and perform other editorial assignments and projects as assigned.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, marketing, journalism, English or related field AND at least four years of business and/or marketing writing experience. 

For a complete job description and list of requirements, please visit our web site at www.asufoundation.org. The ASU Foundation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan and reduced tuition at ASU.


*New Listing* Event Sales Coordinator – Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Phoenix Art Museum is looking for an experienced Event Sales Coordinator to Identify, solicit and administer facility rental opportunities at Phoenix Art Museum. This position will work as back-up Event Management staff for Museum facility rentals and internal Museum special events.

Qualifications: College Degree and minimum 3-5 years hospitality, events and/or sales experience. Demonstrated high energy, strong work ethic and sense of urgency. Proactive with strong negotiation skills. Highly organized and able to coordinate a high volume of accounts/events, multiple tasks, priorities and time requirements; Excellent presentation, organization, and communication/listening skills; ability to communicate effectively with clients, Museum visitors, volunteers and staff. Strong team player who can balance needs of clients while achieving business goals. Strong computer skills able to work with Microsoft Office and internet. Event software experience a plus. Flexible work schedule; able to work on weekends or evenings if required.

Benefits: Health and dental insurance; life insurance; LTD coverage; a Museum-funded pension plan; vacation, holiday and sick pay; Museum membership; and great discounts at Museum Store, Café and other cultural organizations in the Valley.

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


*New Listing* Outreach Specialist – Teen Lifeline (Phoenix)

Teen Lifeline seeks an experienced, energetic Outreach Specialist to provide outreach and prevention services to youth and schools, coordinate outreach efforts, supervise teen crisis hotline two nights a week, train and supervise volunteers. Provides crisis intervention, debriefings, and counseling to school personnel and student body as required. Serves as a liaison between outside agencies and the hotline to provide information about community and youth issues, hotline developments, teacher trainings, volunteer trainings, and agency referrals.

The candidate must demonstrate strong public speaking skills and have the ability to tailor speaking and topic information to various populations such as adult, student, and general population audiences. Must be knowledgeable in the area of adolescent behavior, crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Knowledge of counseling practices and skills are essential. Excellent writing skills and time management are important. Effective performance of duties requires a Masters degree in Social Behavioral Sciences or equivalent, plus one year related experience in crisis telephone work or working with adolescents in crisis. Public speaking experience preferred. Starting salary $31K. Fax resume to 602-266-1958 or email to info@teenlifeline.org. E.O.E.


*New Listing* VISTA Recruiter - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona is a leading mentoring organization in the United States. We match adult volunteer mentors to children in need of a positive adult role model. We seek two VISTA recruiters.

This position requires an enthusiastic self-starter who will recruit volunteers from the faith community to be mentors for children of prisoners. Bachelors degree or minimum five years of relevant experience can be substituted. Recruiters receive $800 monthly living allowance as well as health benefits and life insurance.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Hiring Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, 1010 E McDowell Rd., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85006 / Email: hiringmanager@bbbsaz.org. EEO/MFDV.


*New Listing* Technical Director – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts seeks a full-time Technical Director responsible for preparation of theater facilities and execution of performing arts and rental events. Primarily concerned with insuring the operational readiness of all major technical systems. Supervises all Assistant Technical Directors and Theater Technicians. This position requires the ability to operate sound, lighting and rigging equipment and personal computer. Knowledge of word processing, spread sheet and data base software required. Knowledge of set-up and operation of stage sound, lighting and rigging systems is required. Knowledge of safe stage management practices and techniques. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, visiting artist and the general public. Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds and stand on feet for long periods of time, work up in catwalks up to 45 feet above ground. Must be available evenings and weekends and more than 40 hours per week. Bachelors degree in theater with an emphasis in technical theatre and sound and three years experience as a technical director at professional level or of combination of education and experience. Send resumes and letter of interest to Resumes@sccarts.org. EOE


*New Listing* Building & Maintenance Director – Southwest Valley Regional YMCA (Phoenix)

Southwest Valley Regional YMCA is searching for a Building & Maintenance Director. Excellent opportunity for self-motivated individual to manage and supervise day to day functions of building maintenance and custodial for a 25,000 sq. ft. full facility. Background requirements include minimum 5 years progressive experience and knowledge of facility and property management (i.e. safety enforcement, equipment maintenance, and staff training). Other responsibilities include being hands-on with all functions related to maintenance of mechanical equipment, HVAC systems, custodial, and Olympic-size outdoor aquatic complex. Attention to detail, ability to multitask, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary. Benefits include 12% retirement. $33,034-41,292. Resume deadline is 10/13/2006.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant – Lutheran Campus Ministry Flagstaff)

Duties: create a welcoming environment for students and visitors; answer telephone by providing information to callers, taking messages as needed and collect messages from voice mail. Update and maintain LCM database; Update and maintain LCM student database, including online calendar; Maintain, moderate and make use of LCM listservs when necessary; Work with students and pastor to plan, organize and edit quarterly newsletter; Prepare and transport mailings to the post office; Assist with seasonal mailings, such as Advent/Lent devotionals; Help with general filing; Pick up and sort the mail; Make copies for upcoming program events as needed; Check LCM email account(s) and maintain appropriate communications and responses as needed; Communicate with bookkeeper on weekly basis for donors, pledges, gifts, invoices, etc. Includes keeping accurate spreadsheets in Excel with all checks received, annual drive pledges made, sponsorships received, etc. Attend staff meetings; work with student associate to assist with events, programs, and other elements needed by the student team leaders.

Qualifications: Strong organizational and planning skills; College degree or equivalent life-experience; Team player; Self-motivated; Competency with database entry and reports; MS Office Suite and other computer skills. Writing and general communication skills; Competency using Microsoft Office Suite XP, MS Publisher; Marketing and PR skills; Interpersonal and Communication skills, both written and oral; Multi-tasking and detail oriented skills; Willingness to be self-critical and receive/provide feedback.

Specifications: 15 hours per week / $15 per hour. Flexible hours, but prefer 9 am to 12 noon; Monday through Friday.

Please email resume and cover letter to: Pastor David Hahn at nau_lcm@yahoo.com.


*New Listing* Data Entry Clerk – Scottsdale Cultural Council (Scottsdale)

Scottsdale Cultural Council a non-profit arts management agency has an immediate opening in its development offices for an experienced data entry clerk. This position supports the development department by performing data entry of deposits and contributions; mailings; generating reports; and coordinating development recognition efforts. Provides clerical assistance to the Development Department including composing, typing and mailing of correspondence, proposals, donor fulfillment materials, committee communications and other items. High school diploma or equivalent. Two years of related experience. Intermediate proficiency in use of personal computer, word processing, and spreadsheet and advanced proficiency in data base management. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be familiar with office equipment. Must keyboard minimum 50 wpm. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Employee may be asked to work an occasional flexible schedule at times of special events which may include evenings and weekends. This position is full-time with benefits. $9-12/hr DOE. EOE

To apply, please send a resume to Resumes@sccarts.org.


*New Listing* Receptionist – Scottsdale Cultural Council (Scottsdale)

Scottsdale nonprofit arts management agency seeks afternoon part-time Receptionist. 1PM-4PM, Monday - Friday. The ideal candidate will present a professional appearance, perform public relations by greeting external and internal customers, conveying information and answering questions, answering telephones, transport reasonable amounts of outgoing mail to U.S. Post Office, memos, correspondence, invoices, applicant tracking, check requests, and reports. Clerical duties as needed, such as filing, photocopying, database entry and collating. High school diploma or equivalent. At least six months experience in office procedures and in answering phones on a heavy volume switchboard. Starting $8.50/hr, DOE. Apply to Resumes@sccarts.org. EOE


*New Listing* Full-time and Part-time Youth Care Workers – Tumbleweed (Phoenix)

Provides direct care and supervision; functions as a team member in planning, developing, coordinating and implementing residential program activities and house management functions geared towards providing independent living and social skills development.

Requirements: HS Diploma/GED; prefer some college courses in the Social and Behavioral Health Sciences. 2 years experience working with at-risk youth. Must be min.21 years, pass fingerprint background clearance and have valid AZ Drivers License with clean driving history.

Pay range: $9.00-$11.00 per hour.

Fax resumes to (602)271-0240 or e-mail: hr@tumbleweed.org.


*New Listing* Interns – Alliance for School Choice (Phoenix)

The Alliance for School Choice, the nation’s leading advocacy organization promoting private-sector educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged schoolchildren, seeks interns for Fall 2006 at its headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.

Our interns perform research and engage in writing projects with various staff members. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills, a commitment to school choice, and a good sense of humor. One internship is compensated at $12/hr.; one internship may be available for academic credit, pending departmental approval. The Alliance provides a collegial and positive working environment, and is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, check our website at www.allianceforschoolchoice.org.

Application materials include: cover letter, resume and a short essay (up to 500 words) on why school choice is an important issue. Send application materials to Dr. Rhonda Meyer, Director of Research, Alliance for School Choice, 5080 N. 40th St., Suite 375, Phoenix AZ 85018; or e-mail rmeyer@allianceforschoolchoice.org.


*New Listing* Telerecruiters - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (Phoenix)

Looking for persuasive, individuals that enjoy working  on the phone to help support our mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Telerecruiters will play a vital role in the success of our School and Youth Programs: Pennies for Patients and Pasta for Pennies. This is accomplished by placing calls to schools throughout the state of Arizona and Utah and persuading them to enroll in the above Programs. 

Duties: Create relationships with schools via telephone that will exist past the initial recruitment. Persuade schools to enroll in the program. Find key decision makers at the school, i.e. Student Council Advisors, Counselors, and other advisors of student groups that might participate in community service projects. Meet a quota of calls per hour and a quota of enrollments per week.

Qualifications: professional phone presentation skills. Some background in sales, this is a plus, not a requirement. Hard sale techniques are not used but soft sales techniques are. The ability to phone for several hour blocks at a time. Commitment to furthering our mission.

Pay Rate: $10.50 per hour
Duration of position: This position has a possibility of going into February. Shorter durations are also available. Telerecruiters will not call during K-12 Holiday Breaks. 

Please contact Carlessa Duncan at (602)788-8622 or by email at duncanc@lls.org.


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

Office Manager
Position is responsible for greeting and assisting visitors, providing information to clients as appropriate, answering phones, assist in scheduling transportation and other general office work

Qualifications: HS or GED and 2 yrs Receptionist or clerical wk exp; or any combination of education and experience indicative of success in position; Effective organizational written and oral communication skills; Excellent customer service skills; Must be confidential to handle highly sensitive and confidential information; Outstanding telephone etiquette and work ethics; Good pc skills required. Valid Arizona Driver License.

Behavioral Health Specialist – On Call (2 Positions Available)
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: High School Diploma or GED. 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.

Peer Support Specialist
Peer Support services are provided by persons or family members who are or have been consumers of the behavioral health system. The intent is provide assistance in more effectively utilizing the behavioral health system service delivery resources through coaching, role modeling, mentoring and understanding the stressors of the individual.

Qualifications: HS or GED required; Valid drivers license; Good oral and written communication skills; Ability to establish goals and monitor progress.

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

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


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

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.

Full job descriptions can be found on AWEE’s website in the “What’s New” Section: http://www.awee.org/whatsnew.html. Please email resume & cover letter to Kathie Rudolphkathierudolph@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.


*New Listing* Multiple Positions - Foothills Caring Corps (Carefree)

The Foothills Caring Corps, a Program of the Foothills Community Foundation, has two part-time staff positions available as follows:

Volunteer Coordinator
Develops community partnerships for the purpose of establishing a strong corps of motivated and highly energized volunteers who are passionate about "neighbors helping neighbors." Prefer a Masters in Social Work and experience working in human and social services, and particularly experience working with the elderly.

Administrative Assistant
Perform a variety of office administrative and program duties. Good computer skills, including Word processing, Excel, and comfort with computer applications. Looking for an energetic person who is willing to chip in wherever needed.

More information on these positions is available from the Foothills Caring Corps office by calling (480) 488-1105. Resumes should be submitted to: Debbra Determan, Director, Foothills Caring Corps, P.O. Box 5892, Carefree, AZ 85377, with a deadline of October 31, 2006.


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.


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.


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.


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 are 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.


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).


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.


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.


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/


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.

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.


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


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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


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. Interested persons should send a resume and cover letter to Patricia Garcia Duarte at pgarciaduarte@nhsphoenix.org or via fax to 602-258-1666.


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.


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.


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.


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 (word 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.


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.


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.


*Multiple Positions* Arizona Women's Education and Employment (AWEE) (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


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


*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.


*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.


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