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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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November 22, 2006

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What's New

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New Additions to Website for ASU CNLM Fall Nonprofit Conference,
Sustainability Strategies: Healthy Communities

November 30 - December 1, 2006 -- Hyatt Regency Downtown Phoenix

  • Information on Featured Conference Speakers
  • Pre-Conference Workshop Descriptions and Presenters
  • Special Conference Features

Visit http://nonprofit.asu.edu for more information and online registration.


2007 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Study - Get a Complimentary copy of the 2007 Report!

Your organization is invited to participate in the 2007 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Study, sponsored and published by the Arizona State University Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This report is an update of the 2004 Nonprofit Compensation & Benefits Report and will contain salary and benefits information for executive directors and over 60 other nonprofit job positions in Maricopa and Pima counties.

Your participation in the survey will entitle your organization to a complimentary copy of the 2007 report, which will be published in the spring. The cost of the publication for nonprofit organizations that do not complete the survey will be $100 (the price for other organizations and individuals will be $250). The time you invest in completing this survey now will pay dividends in providing pertinent information to help your organization in its future decision-making.

This year, the survey is online and includes a function that allows for saving and returning to the survey at a later time. If your organization is a 501(c)3, has at least one full-time paid staff person, and is NOT an endowed foundation, institution of higher education or a hospital, you are eligible to participate.

The deadline to complete the survey is December 15, 2006.

To access the online survey, go to http://salarysurvey.asu.edu and register as a new user.



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ONE Announces Recipients of the 2006 Nonprofit ‘Director of the Year’ Awards

The Organization for Nonprofits Executives (ONE) is proud to announce the recipients of the 5th Annual Nonprofit ‘Director of the Year’ Awards. ONE recognizes nonprofit executives who are examples in the community and are dedicated to excellence in the management and leadership of their organizations. 

This year’s recipients are:

  • Jill LaRose, Founder, Angel Society, Inc.
  • Carmen Watts-Clayton, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Southwestern Institute for Culture and Art
  • Bobb Cooper, Producing Artistic Director, Valley Youth Theater
  • Diana (Dede) Yazzie-Devine, President/CEO, Native American Connections

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

For more information, visit www.oneaz.org.


Hispanic Leadership Institute Now Seeking Participants

The Hispanic Leadership Institute, an 18-week program of weekly classes conducted in the evening at ASU’s Downtown Center, is now seeking program participants. HLI participants receive Continuing Education Units through ASU’s School of Extended Education. HLI offers participants the opportunity to engage Arizona’s foremost business and policy authorities in a continuing dialogue about leadership and our Latino communities.

The Hispanic Leadership Institute enhances participants’ understanding of the role culture plays in a variety of circumstances, with specific attention to the enduring influence of Latinos in Arizona. The curriculum builds from participants’ experiences, emphasizing personal and professional development with a practical orientation. Sessions focus on ethics, cultural and personal identity, community issues, public and media relations skills, board/commission service, and meetings and protocol among other topics.

For more information, contact Dan Cortez at (602) 248-8101 (ext. 158), or visit www.valledelsol.com/HLI.htm.


Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards: Nominations Now Accepted

The Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards recognize 16 individuals and businesses who exemplify the motto, “Give Today, Touch Tomorrow” by giving selflessly of their time and effort to help improve the quality of life for the citizens of Arizona. Nominate an outstanding volunteer or group of volunteers who has shown a strong ethic of service in Arizona today. The nomination deadline is December 8, 2006.

For additional information on the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards, please contact the Governor’s Division for Community and Youth Development at (602) 542-3489 or visit www.volunteerarizona.org.

Community Volunteers Needed for Girls on the Run
We are looking for motivated and energetic volunteers to help us work aid stations at the RYKA Iron Girl Run, Saturday, December 2, at Tempe Town Lake.  This is the program’s final run of the fall season.  Be a part of our effort to show support for our girls and their Running Buddies!
Even if you are running in the Iron Girl Run, as a Running Buddy, or a community participant, please consider passing this note along to friends and family who may be interested.
Please contact Laura Klug, at tltklug@cox.net or 480-699-7368, by Wednesday, November 29. Please include your name and contact information and your preferred method of contact (i.e., email, work, cell, etc.)
To learn more about our organization and our goal to promote a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living for young girls, visit www.gotrmc.org.

YWCA Honors Valley Women Leaders with 2007 YWCA Tribute to Women Awards

YWCA of Maricopa County celebrates and honors 11 Valley women in its 14th annual 2007 YWCA Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon. The annual awards recognize outstanding women in Maricopa County whose lives and accomplishments reflect the YWCA’s mission of empowering women and eliminating racism.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Karen Woodford, President, Summa Associates (Business Leader)
  • Jewel Parker Rhodes, Ph.D., Artistic Director and Piper Endowed Chair, Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University(Communication Leader)
  • Kimber Lanning, Owner of Modified Arts and Executive Director of Arizona Chain Reaction (Creative Arts Leader)
  • K Royal, Director of Pro Bono Program and Student Life, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (Education Leader)
  • Kyrsten Sinema, State Representative, Arizona House of Representatives (Emerging Leader)
  • Dr. Heather Cunliffe, Research Investigator, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN) (Health & Science Leader)
  • Michelle Robson, Founder/President, Healthy Women, Healthy Choices Foundation (Philanthropy Leader)
  • Carol Kamin, Ph.D., President & CEO, Children’s Action Alliance (Public Service Leader)
  • Cassandra Mason Motz, Police Public Relations Representative, Phoenix Police Department (Racial Justice Leader)
  • Jessica Livingston, Founder and President, AZ Girl’s Lacrosse and Desert StiX (Sports Leader)
  • Karen Ewing, Owner of Spring Air Mattress in Phoenix, will be honored with the YWCA’s Dorothy Willey Award. 

All of the women will be recognized at the 14th annual 2007 YWCA Tribute to Women luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 8, 2007, at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The event is open to the public. Table sponsorships are $1,250; individual tickets are $125 – both are available online at www.ywca.org/maricopacounty or by calling the YWCA at (602) 258-0990. 


West Valley Women Announce Five Philanthropy Partners for 2007

West Valley Women, a group that connects women in the West Valley, celebrated the "Spirit of Philanthropy" by honoring five nonprofit groups: Eve's Place, St. Mary's Westside Foodbank Alliance, Heard Museum West, West Valley Art Museum and Interfaith Community Care.

Each organization was presented with a complimentary group membership for 2007 and complimentary luncheons for the coming year. This allows representatives from these nonprofit groups to connect with West Valley Women, create relationships, share information and create awareness for many community causes.

For more information visit www.westvalleywomen.org or call 602 235-2370.


Arizona Humanities Council Honors Founding Director with an Endowment

To honor founding director Lorraine W. Frank, who passed away in December 2005, and to ensure that her legacy will continue far into the future, the Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) will use the donations received in memory of Ms. Frank to create an endowment to support the annual Lorraine W. Frank Lecture in the Humanities. To contribute, please visit www.azhumanities.org or call 602/257-0335 x25.

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 allows nonprofits the opportunity to find what weaknesses exist in a reassuring environment, and provides a roadmap for strengthening their organization. It's building the capacity of organizations through self-examination. To learn more about this program, please click here. http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_pofe_info.htm



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Volunteer Center of Maricopa County Presents - Volunteer Management Pathways (Multiple dates - Phoenix)

The Volunteer Center is proud to present a new educational series to assist volunteer managers and those interested in volunteer management. This yearlong 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:

November 28: Volunteer Management Consultations (45 min.)

Location: Volunteer Management Team Members and CEO of Volunteer Center individual consultations available to address your volunteer needs. Please call for appointments.
Cost: $10 for individual consultations this month (normally $50).

December 7: Legal Issues Associated with Utilizing Volunteers (3 hrs.)

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Southwest Human Development Boardroom,  2850 N. 24th St., Phoenix
Trainer: Raya Tahan of Tahan Law Office
Cost: $60 (Partner and AVACA member discounts apply)

For more information please contact Douglas Wilkey at 602-263-9736 ext. 892 or doug.Wilkey@volunteerphoenix.org. To register please contact Patsy Kraeger at 602-263-9736 ext. 505 or Patsy.Kraeger@volunteerphoenix.org.


Arizona State University Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management, 14th Annual Nonprofit Conference Sustainability Strategies: Healthy Communities
November 30 – December 1, 2006  (Phoenix)

Pre-Conference Workshops on Social Enterprise, Fundraising & Donor Loyalty, Special Event Marketing
Cost: Conference Registration fees $198-$220; Pre-conference workshops $75
Location: Hyatt Regency Downtown Phoenix, 122 North Second Street

Keynote Speakers: Emily Gantz McKay, Mosaica, Washington, DC; David Chernow, JA Worldwide (Junior Achievement),and Paul Luna, Helios Education Foundation.

Choose from Fourteen Workshops: Writing an Effective Case Statement, Media and Public Relations to Promote Your Organization, Social Entrepreneurship, Financial Responsibilities of the Board, Succession Planning, Unique Nature of the Nonprofit Business Plan, the Capital Campaign Process, Online Fundraising Techniques, Successfully Integrating Volunteers, and more!

A Must-Attend for All Nonprofit Professionals! Ice Cream Social Networking Event, Focus Group Dialogues, Scope of the Sector Report. For more information and online registration, http://nonprofit.asu.edu


Phoenix Grants Forum Connects Nonprofits and Funders in the Community (Multiple dates - Phoenix)

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is proud to partner with the City of Phoenix, Arizona Grantmakers Forum, JUST GRANTS! Arizona and the Association of Grant Professionals Arizona Chapter 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 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:

  • December 12, 2006 - Scheduled Presenters: JoEllen Lynn, American Express, Terri Wogan, Social Venture Partners of Arizona and Tom Ambrose, Phoenix Suns Charities
  • 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?id=38.

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


Survivor: Nonprofit Island -- Nonprofit Executives Prepare for Leadership Challenges
January 17, 2007 (Phoenix)

Are you prepared to deal with the challenges of the new year? Do you feel sometimes like you're alone on a remote island? Are you ready to build alliances with your board, your staff and your funders to strengthen your organization?

This one-day conference features dialogue with fellow executives about the challenges of nonprofit leadership. Hear a national speaker discuss findings from the Daring to Lead study of nonprofit leadership. Enjoy an innovative lunch presentation focusing on board-executive relations. Afternoon workshops will provide you with tools and skills to handle stress, burnout, organizational continuity planning, and innovative leadership strategies. A resource fair will introduce you to services and providers to support your nonprofit.

Co-presented by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Organization for Nonprofit Executives and ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

$105 for Alliance and ONE members; $155 for non-members (discount for multiple people from same org)

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Black Canyon Conference Center – Phoenix
Cost: $155 fee; $105 for nonprofit members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and members of the Organizations for Nonprofit Executives (ONE)

Register online at http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?id=44
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Associate Director - Social Venture Partners Arizona

The Associate Director of SVPAZ reports to the Executive Director and will be responsible for promoting the mission of the organization and facets of the venture philanthropy model of SVPAZ. This includes but is not limited to, coordinating Partner Committees for Investment, Reinvestment, Capacity Building, Education, Events, Partner engagement, as well as assisting with external/internal communications and some administrative functions of SVPAZ. In addition, the Associate Director will work with SVPAZ Partners and committees to help manage the Investee Portfolio and coordinate the SVP Teen program.

The Associate 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. This individual must have excellent written and oral communications sills, and proven analytical and organizational abilities.

This position requires a bachelors degree in business administration, social work, nonprofit management, or a related field combined with several years of progressive nonprofit management experience. Specifically, the Associate Director will have experience in nonprofit organizational development and grant making.

For more information or to apply, contact twogan@svpaz.org


President - Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

The Board of Directors is seeking a President for Valley of the Sun United Way. The President is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organization including senior staff, fundraising, fiscal and legal oversight, budget development, program planning, relationship development and community engagement. This person will also be active in the development and implementation of an endowment strategy. The President should be ready to continue to execute the current Business Plan and further a strategic vision that is tied to outcomes that are focused on improving lives and creating lasting change in common community conditions.

Qualified candidates should have 10+ years experience in a senior leadership role preferably with a large nonprofit organization, as well as demonstrated capabilities as a proven leader, convener, collaborator, funder with strong emotional intelligence and experience in foundation development. A detailed position description can be found at www.vsuw.org. Once there, click on About Us, then Career Opportunities.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Garry Langefeld/VP Human Resources by November 30, 2006. Information can be sent by email to glangefeld@vsuw.org, fax to 602.776.3303 or mail to 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Compensation package is competitive and based on qualifications and relevant experience.


Executive Director - Sedona Jazz on the Rocks (Sedona)

Sedona Jazz on the Rocks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving jazz through education and performance programs, has an exceptional opportunity available for a dynamic and committed Executive Director. This individual will be responsible for operational, financial and administrative management of the organization, including development and production of a nationally-renowned jazz festival, music education programs, strategic planning, fundraising and marketing.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of progressive achievement in nonprofit leadership, including programming, marketing, fundraising, and management of staff and budgets; and will be a collaborative leader who is well organized, attentive to detail, and able to multitask in a fast paced environment.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and salary history to susannah@sedonajazz.com.


Executive Director - Flagstaff Cultural Partners (Flagstaff)

Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has overall responsibility for all programs, staff and activities of Flagstaff Cultural Partners in order to achieve the mission of the organization.

Minimum Qualifications: Five (5) years of leadership experience in an arts, science or cultural organization and a bachelor’s degree in a related field.  Leadership experience in a related field may be considered when the applicant demonstrates knowledge of and passion for arts, science and culture. Ability to work constructively with diverse populations, funders and governmental agencies on all levels of operation. Demonstrated fiscal and personnel management skills. Demonstrated success in fundraising. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Access. Working knowledge of donor database management.

Projected Start Date: February 1, 2007

Submit a resume, cover letter and names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references. Send to:Executive Director Search Committee, Flagstaff Cultural Partners, P.O. Box 22190, Flagstaff, AZ 86002. Position open until filled.

No phone inquiries please. Applications will be held in confidence. Flagstaff Cultural Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For information on Flagstaff Cultural Partners go to www.culturalpartners.org.


Vice President, Program Development - BHHS Legacy Foundation (Bullhead City/Laughlin)

BHHS Legacy Foundation is recruiting for a Vice President – Program Development for its Northern Region who will report to the Foundation CEO and will be one of two Vice Presidents. The Foundation’s Northern Region serves the greater Bullhead City and Laughlin (Nevada) area communities.

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the Foundation in achieving its mission through the refinement, management and implementation of the Foundation’s community grantmaking process in the greater Bullhead City/Laughlin Region. In addition to developing and implementing the grantmaking process, the Vice President will identify potential community nonprofit grantee organizations and health-related grant projects/programs; solicit, advise, review and respond to grant proposals; perform grantee site visits, prepare grantee due diligence and recommendations for Foundation funding; evaluate the results and effectiveness of community grants; represent the Foundation regarding community grant programs and oversee the Foundation’s local scholarship program. The Vice President will assist the CEO and Board with various Foundation projects and the annual Legacy Connection fundraising efforts, plus will collaborate with the Legacy Foundation local area Board members, staff and colleagues in other Foundations and community nonprofit organizations locally and nationally.

A college and master’s degree related to the healthcare industry is preferred. The Foundation offers competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send a confidential resume and salary requirements to Gerald L. Wissink, CEO, at gwissink@bhhslegacy.org.


Executive Assistant – AWEE (Phoenix)

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.

A full job description 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 Rudolph kathierudolph@awee.org.


Curator/Collections Manager - The Phippen Museum of Western Art

Seeking an enthusiastic individual to plan and execute museum exhibitions and manage the Museum's Permanent Art Collection.

For more information visit www.phippenartmuseum.org. Send letter of interest and resume to Kim Villalpando, Director at kvillalpando@phippenartmuseum.org or mail to 4701 Hwy 89 N. Prescott, AZ 86301.


Senior Manager, Chapter Performance – Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Phoenix)

This position evaluates chapter performance and implements action plans to improve chapter performance. The individual will be responsible for providing on-site intervention of chapter operations, ensuring adherence to policies, and serving as a consultant to assigned chapter staff and chapter board leadership.

The candidate must possess a bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience in nonprofit organizations. Demonstrated experience in fundraising, program delivery, volunteer recruitment, training, and community development required. Excellent communication, presentation, conflict-management and problem-solving skills are also required. In addition, strong negotiation skills and the ability to travel for job-related functions are a necessity.

For immediate consideration, submit resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, 3550 N. Central Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012; Fax: 602-279-0855; e-mail: hr@wish.org; www.wish.org.


Human Resources Coordinator – Friendly House (Phoenix)

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field; six plus years experience with payroll, policy & procedures, labor laws both Federal and State, and training. Well organized, efficient and fluent in Spanish. Salary DOE, full time, M-F. Send resume with salary requirements to Friendly House, Inc. P.O. Box 3695, Phoenix, AZ 85030 E.O.E.

Fundraising / Financial

Director of Finance and Administration - NAU Foundation (Flagstaff)

This is a leadership position in the division of University Advancement at NAU in Flagstaff, AZ reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement. The Director is responsible for ensuring a strong partnership with the university and its president, and with the donor community based on trust, effective service, and accountability. The Director plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the fiscal and administrative operations of the Foundation. Specific areas of responsibility include gift receipting, databases and information services, accounting, budgeting, investing, financial, and compliance reporting requirements, volunteer management, and the implementation of university and NAU Foundation Board policy. Emphasis is placed on strong interpersonal and management skills and strong accounting, tax, and investment knowledge.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field and 10 years experience in accounting, finance, management, and/or Information Technology. Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Preferred: Masters degree and/or CPA, CFP, CFA Experience in not-for-profit accounting and nonprofit management. Knowledge and experience in higher education and strong desire to associate with Northern Arizona University Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience.

This position is open until further notice. Please see www.nau.jobs for full job description and details on how to apply. Refer to job posting #556640.


Director of Development - Arizona Opera (Tucson)

Arizona Opera, a nonprofit musical art organization, is now seeking a Director of Development for Tucson and Southern Arizona. This person will be responsible for all aspects of fundraising, including planning, corporate, foundation, and individual fundraising; stewardship; fulfillment activity management; donor research. Furthermore, the Director will supervise the Assistant Director and act as the liaison with volunteer groups.

Applicants should have excellent communication and leadership skills and experience as a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization.

Great health benefits, dental and vision option, and 401K.

Mail Resume to: Jenny St. John, VP of External Affairs, 4600 N. 12th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. To learn more about our organization, please visit www.azopera.com.


Vice President Development, Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (Scottsdale)

Reporting to the President and CEO of the agency, the position will be responsible for the strategic direction and execution of fundraising efforts that currently raise about $500,000 annually, and working with the CEO and consultants to complete a $15 million capital campaign.

The ideal candidate must have more than five years of progressively significant and relevant development experience; a proven track record in managing and marketing major events; be able to work independently and create opportunities to identify, cultivate and solicit new donors and retain current donors; manage volunteer committees; identify funding sources and write grants. The candidate must also be comfortable with handling public relations and preparing the agency’s newsletters and annual report. Other qualifications include a strong presence with the public; make decisions quickly; respond to donor needs; manage multiple projects concurrently; have exceptional organizational; leadership and communications skills. BS/BA degree required for this full-time position. Compensation includes a competitive salary and good benefits.

Email your resume to jbattle@starsaz.org. No calls please.


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.

For immediate consideration, 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; e-mail: hr@wish.org.  


Grants & Contracts Coordinator – Sonoran Institute (Tucson)

Busy nonprofit conservation office seeking an individual to provide grant and contract coordination and monitoring, and other accounting responsibilities. Requires bachelor's degree in accounting & 3+ years of similar experience; or equivalent combination of education & experience. $30-35,000 DOE. More info at www.sonoran.org, including application.

Send cover letter, resume & application by 11/27/06, to: Sonoran Institute-HR, 7650 E. Broadway Blvd. #203, Tucson, AZ 85710 or carla@sonoran.org. EOE


Controller – AWEE (Phoenix)

The AWEE Controller will be responsible for all financial related matters within the organization, including budget development, cost controls, agency and grant reporting, financial forecasting, daily accounting activity (payroll, A/P, A/R). The controller will be working closely with and be directly supervised by the President & CEO.

A full job description 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 Rudolph kathierudolph@awee.org.


Part-Time Development Assistant - Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Phoenix)

This position reports directly to the Director of Development and supports all functions of the development program as assigned. The position has primary responsibility for all administrative activities required to accomplish the goals of the department. Interface with staff, board of directors and volunteers.

Qualifications: Minimum of associate's degree or comparable experience required. Some development experience preferred. Proficiency with database management, Raisers Edge experience preferred. Excellent attention to detail and data entry accuracy essential. Good organizational skills. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

For more information, contact Diana Miladin, Director of Development at 602.273.7411 X146 or send resume and cover letter to: Diana Miladin, Director of Development, Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 3100 East Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications

Community Outreach, Media & Grant Coordinator – Donor Network of Arizona (Phoenix)

Donor Network of Arizona saves and enhances the lives of Arizonans through dedicated work as the state's only federally-designated nonprofit organ procurement organization, providing organs to save lives, tissues to enhance lives and corneas to restore sight.

Duties: help promote public awareness about organ donation via a federal grant that tests theories about people’s attitudes regarding organ donation in hopes of motivating them to become donors. Write and send press releases, track resulting media exposure, handle media requests and coordinate details for media interviews. Other duties may include public speaking engagements, writing articles for quarterly newsletter and editing various written materials, working with volunteers and helping set up / work various outreach events.

Requirements: AA or BS in communications, marketing or related field; Minimum of 1-3 years in marketing or related field; Excellent written and communication skills; Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and general office equipment; Able to work flexible hours; Good driving record required: some travel may be necessary.

To apply, fax, mail or e-mail cover letter and resume to Human Resources. Fax: 602-222-2202; Mail: Donor Network of Arizona, 201 W. Coolidge, Phoenix, AZ 85013; E-mail: human.resources@dnaz.org. Open until filled.

Information Technology / Technical Support

There are currently no positions available under this job category.


Staff Attorney - ACLU Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the staff attorney will administer the statewide legal program, which is based in our ACLU-AZ offices in Phoenix. The staff attorney may personally engage in litigation approximately 25% of his/her time.

Qualifications: A J.D. with 2-3 years of legal experience; Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in constitutional or public interest law.

Applicant must be licensed to practice in at least one jurisdiction, though membership in good standing in the Arizona Bar is preferred. Excellent analytical, writing and speaking skills; Applicant should be self-motivated and have a commitment to civil liberties and civil rights; Applicant must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability and willingness to function as a member of the team; Applicant must be skilled in managerial and administrative tasks, including supervising volunteers and coordinating with others inside and outside of the ACLU; Applicant must have an understanding of organizations and the ability to work effectively with others in a number of different capacities; and ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

Please send a cover letter that illustrates your commitment to civil liberties and civil rights, a current resume, a legal writing sample, proof of bar admission in any jurisdiction (a copy of a bar admission card will suffice), and contact information for three professional references to: Alessandra Soler Meetze, Executive Director, ACLU of Arizona, P.O. Box 17148, Phoenix, AZ 85011-0148 (Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job posting). Starting November 27, 2006, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Maintenance, Facilities, and Food Service

*Multiple Positions* Save the Family (Mesa)

Van Driver

Full-time Van Driver needed for East Valley Transitional Housing Program for homeless families with children. Candidate must be 25 years old or older, have a clean MVR, willing to work a flexible schedule (days and/or evenings depending on class schedules), and comfortable driving a 15 passenger van. 100% of employee only-Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short-term and Long-term disability premiums paid by agency. $11.00/hr DOE. EOE. E-mail resume to conniew@savethefamily.org, fill out an employment application at 450 W. 4th Place, Mesa, AZ 85201, or fax resume 480-898-9007 attn: Connie. For answers to any questions please call 480-898-0228, ext. 270.

Property Manager

This position is responsible for but not limited to: maintenance, upkeep, and safety of 150 housing units and 4 admin. Buildings utilizing staff, volunteers, and vendors. $40-45k DOE. EOE. Send resumes to teresag@savethefamily.org.

General Program / Coordinator

Phoenix Program Coordinator - Civitan Foundation (Phoenix)

Coordinates projects and programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities in after school programs, evening programs, and weekend programs. Oversee and direct program staff, including site managers, direct care staff, and volunteers. Report directly to the Executive Officer Programs.

Requirements: At least 4 years experience working with people with developmental disabilities (at least 1 year in a supervisory role); Experience developing programs/activities in community based settings for people with developmental disabilities; Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment; Ability to muli-task many different projects/programs simultaneously and prioritize as needed; Affective verbal and written communication skills; General computer skills; First-Aid/CPR and Article 9 Training; AZ Drivers License.

This is a full-time, salaried position. This position offers a competitive salary based on experience, including the possibility of a company car and medical benefits.

For further information contact Ron Tilley or Liz Kowske at 602-953-2944 or email info@campcivitan.org.


Conservation Program Coordinator – Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter (Flagstaff)
Duties: Organizes and implements a major conservation program for the Restoration of Grand Canyon and the Greater Grand Canyon Ecoregion; Plans, develops and implements campaign strategies for the Grand Canyon project, in cooperation with the Campaign Steering Committee; Recruits, coordinates and facilitates grassroots involvement in the Grand Canyon project; Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates laws, initiatives and new developments affecting the Grand Canyon at the community, state and national levels; Makes presentations to community, political, and governmental bodies regarding the project; Writes news releases newsletters, flyers, etc. to keep the Sierra Club membership and the general public informed; Assists with fundraising to support the Grand Canyon project.

Qualifications: BA/BS degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field. 1-2 years experience in the environmental field that includes research and organizing campaigns, press relations, fundraising and public speaking; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Proficient computer skills; Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.

To apply, contact Sandy Bahr, Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, 202 E McDowell Rd, Ste 277, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Email Sandy.Bahr@sierraclub.org or fax 602-258-6533. Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and two references. Application deadline: November 30, 2006.


Bilingual Outreach Coordinator – International Rescue Committee (Phoenix)

Under the supervision of the ALERT Program Manager, conduct a comprehensive outreach campaign targeted at the Latino population specifically in industries where forced labor may be found. The campaign aims to provide direct person-to-person counseling and information and increased community understanding and awareness.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience; Fluency in written and spoken; English and Spanish. Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented. Familiar with the Latino culture and knowledgeable of the Phoenix area; Excellent writing and analytical skills. Ability to work independently and be a flexible team player. Ability to communicate and work effectively with collaborative partners, the community, and clients in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and ACCESS Database.

Salary: $25,000 with benefits

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Amila Glisic at amilag@theirc.org or 602-433-2440 x 208.


Project Assistant – AWEE (Phoenix)

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.

A full job description 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 Rudolph kathierudolph@awee.org.


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

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley has the following job opportunities available in our Clubs:

Intel Computer Clubhouse Coordinator (Chandler)

The candidate for this position is responsible for running the Intel Computer Clubhouse for young people (ages 8 to 18) from inner-city neighborhoods. The Clubhouse offers our members the opportunity to work on projects utilizing computers and technology. Fax a cover letter and resume to (480) 899-9223 or email vaughnm@clubzona.com.

Health & PE Director (Gilbert)

Candidates for this position must have the ability to organize various sports leagues and sports programs for youth & teens, work with parents, and coordinate volunteers. Fax a cover letter and resume to (480) 813-2019 or email steveh@clubzona.com.

Branch Secretary (Guadalupe)

Candidates for this position must have the ability to greet members and guests, answer phones, record messages, keep accurate membership data on the computer, type correspondence and reports, and organize the front office area. Fax a cover letter and resume to (480) 768-1543 or email wyntonb@clubzona.com.

Teen Director (Sacaton)

Candidates for this position must be able to implement teen programs and supervise the teen center and staff. The Teen Director must have knowledge and practice on how teens learn, what motivates them, and what socialization practices promote a healthy development. Fax a cover letter and resume to (520) 562-3892 or email chilof@clubzona.com.

Medical / Health / Direct Service

*Multiple Positions* Prehab of Arizona (Multiple Locations)

East Valley (Mesa)

Behavioral Health Paraprofessional - various positions in youth residential centers, behavioral health experience preferred
Parent Support Partner- F/T, working w/ children in Domestic Violence shelter.
Support Partner- F/T, working w/ the clients of the DV Shelter
Social Worker- F/T, BA, Must have child & family counseling skills. Bilingual required.
Child Care Teacher – F/T or P/T, Working with children in homeless shelter.
LPN or RN – FT, residential treatment centers, psychiatric experience required.
Driver– P/T, Mon-Fri 8AM-1PM, must be at least 25 yrs of age to meet our eligibility requirements.
Receptionist - Mon-Fri, 7AM-4PM, Must be proficient in all Microsoft office products, especially Excel
Living Skills Coordinator - Mon-Fri, provide direct care for Men’s shelter, some BH exp preferred.

West Valley (Glendale)

Support Partner - P/T & Overnight positions, BA preferred. Experience with domestic violence populations preferred.
Medical Assistant -F/T, 8AM-5PM, (Bilingual) Back Office responsibilities.

Due to our OBHL requirements all employees must be at least 21 yrs of age and able to obtain a DPS fingerprint clearance card.

For more information call (480) 464-7466. Fax resume to (480) 969-2696 or email resume to cgaulden@prehab.org. EOE.

Housing Services

There are currently no positions available under this job category.

Training and Education

Career Development Specialist – AWEE (Phoenix)

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

A full job description 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 Rudolph kathierudolph@awee.org.


Job Developer – AWEE (Phoenix)

The Job Developer is responsible for engaging employers and industry in the AWEE Paths to Living Free program, for ex-offenders as well as all AWEE participants. This position will require travel throughout AWEE’s service delivery area in Maricopa County. This position is grant funded and available so long as funding is available.

A full job description 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 Rudolph kathierudolph@awee.org.


Field Coordinator – ACLU Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

The Field Coordinator, which will be based in Phoenix, will be responsible for implementing membership education programs and mobilizing chapter volunteers to spearhead public education campaigns in conjunction with our National ACLU office.

Duties: Design and implement grassroots strategies to mobilize ACLU of Arizona members and supporters to take meaningful action on ACLU's local, state, and national agenda; Train, empower, and organize volunteers to become community leaders in a statewide civil liberties movement; assist chapters in meeting their organizational requirements and track their progress; Expand use of web-based technologies as a tool for activists to advance ACLU of Arizona program goals; and maintain regular communication with volunteers to keep them updated on ACLU-AZ activities, Design, produce, and coordinate distribution of targeted mailings and email alerts to ACLU of Arizona members on legislative topics; Organize large-scale public education and organizing events such as community forums, public hearings, panel discussions, phone banks, movie screenings and trainings for chapters.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Minimum three years experience with organizing and grassroots mobilization. Demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and civil rights. Experience with online organizing and communication. Excellent communication skills; experience as a public spokesperson and advocate; ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Ability to keep organized in a fast-paced environment and to manage several projects simultaneously Proficient in using Microsoft Office and web development software. Experience in supervising and motivating volunteers and working cooperatively with groups. Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings, and to travel often to other Arizona cities.

Send resume, writing sample, and cover letter to: Alessandra Soler Meetze, Executive Director, Re: Field Coordinator [U-04], P.O. Box 17148, Phoenix, AZ 85011-0148. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. Please indicate where you learned of this job posting. Electronic applications in MS Word preferred.


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