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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

December 6, 2006

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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 and 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 plus tax, shipping and handling (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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Social Venture Partners Announces $120,000 in New & Continuing Nonprofit Investments

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) has announced its latest round of new and continuing grants to the Maricopa County nonprofit community. New investments were made to one agency, bringing the total number of current nonprofits in SVPAZ’s portfolio to nine:

$30,000 to NPower Arizona to develop and offer to nonprofit organizations an online math, science, and technology enrichment program (LearnTEK) for students in grades 3-9.

$40,000 to Scottsdale Prevention Institute, for its “Girls Across the Ages” programs that promotes positive youth development skills aimed primarily at girls ages 5-17.

$30,000 to Project LEAD, a nonprofit foundation that supports academic enrichment programs at Maie Bartlett Heard Elementary School, to transform it into a comprehensive community-based learning facility for youth, parents and community members.

$20,000 to Arizona Quest for Kids, a nonprofit agency that offers mentoring and financial support for students with high academic potential from economically disadvantaged families in Arizona.

For further information, please contact Social Venture Partners Arizona at 602-224-0041 or twogan@svpaz.org


McMurry Invites Grant Applications from Groups Supporting Child Abuse Causes; $700,000 Available

McMurry’s charitable arm Theresa’s Fund announced today it will begin seeking grant applications from nonprofit agencies that address child abuse and domestic violence issues in Arizona and the Capital Region of New York state. McMurry’s two offices are based in those locations.

The fund will distribute $700,000 over a five-year period to applicants that have met the foundations requirements and have successfully navigated its grantee selection process.

The funds, according to Preston V. McMurry Jr., chairman and founder of Theresa’s Fund, come from McMurry profits, friends, vendors and, more significantly, from staff of 150, of whom close to 100 percent contribute voluntarily.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Melissa Cartier at melissa.cartier@mcmurry.com.

Valley of the Sun United Way and think MTV Seek Young Individuals for Alternative Spring Break Gulf Coast

Valley of the Sun United Way and think MTV are actively searching for energetic young individuals to participate in Alternative Spring Break Gulf Coast. Throughout the month of March, United Way and think MTV will send individuals ages 18-24 to travel to Lake Charles, Louisiana in efforts to help rebuild communities affected by the unprecedented hurricane activity of 2005. Interested individuals must complete applications before December 8, 2006. Participants are only responsible for covering the cost of transportation to and from the Gulf Coast region. During Alternative Spring Break Gulf Coast, various projects will take place such as renovation work to child care facilities and housing rehabilitation as well as environmental restoration. Selected individuals will be notified mid-December of this year.

Spring Break Dates: March 10-17 or March 17-24

For more information, contact Jessica Feldman at 602-631-4908 or jfeldman@vsuw.org.

Apply at http://www.mtv.com/thinkmtv/asb/2007/index_submit.jthml


Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards: Nominations Now Accepted

There is still time to nominate an individual, organization, business, National Service member, and/or service-learning practitioner in your community for the Governor's 2006 Volunteer Service Awards, which is considered to be the highest volunteer award in the state.  At a special reception in April 2007, Governor Janet Napolitano will recognize and honor 16 deserving recipients who have performed exceptional volunteer service in their communities. 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.


Arizona Humanities Council Wins National Award

The Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) has been awarded the 2006 Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize by the Federation of State Humanities Councils for its “Heritage Travelers Web Site.”

The AHC, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, developed the website in conjunction with the Arizona State Office of Tourism. The state-of-the-art site, which can be found at www.arizonaheritagetraveler.org, features nearly 300 heritage destinations throughout the state and allows travelers to plan an itinerary for their Arizona vacation based on interests ranging from astronomy to architecture to Native American and Old West History.

The Schwartz Prize is a national award given annually to an outstanding public humanities project. Presented by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, the membership association of the state humanities councils, the Schwartz Prize recognizes initiatives that use innovative approaches to provide cultural programming to large and diverse audiences.

For more information, contact Carrie Graf at cgraf@statehumanities.org.


Basic Mission in Need of Socks, Blankets and Jackets

Joe Razo, Executive Director and Founder of Basic Mission, a ministry that reaches out to the homeless, is in need of socks, blankets and jackets to hand out to our homeless people on the streets between the coldest hours of 10 pm and 4 am.

If you can help with any of these items or make a donation of cash to purchase blankets and socks please call 623-332-9580 or 623-332-1415 to make arrangements to drop off or have them picked up.


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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7th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon - Scottsdale Leadership
December 8 (Scottsdale)

When: Friday, December 8, 2006 from 11:00AM to 1:30PM
Where:  Chaparral Suites Resort Conference Center in Scottsdale
Cost: $60

Award Finalists & Winners:

Ted Tyler, Recipient of the Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award, presented by Rural/Metro

William (Bill) Mack, Recipient of the Drinkwater Leadership Award, presented by Merrill Lynch

Janelle Brown, Melissa Dunmore and Jason Kramer, Finalists for the Youth Leadership Award, presented by Wells Fargo

For more information call the Scottsdale Leadership office at 480.627.6710 or visit our Web site at www.scottsdaleleadership.org.


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 the community.

For the past 11 years, the Phoenix Grants Forum has been held four times each year: twice in the fall and twice in the spring. 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: 8:30AM - 3:30PM
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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Executive / CEO

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 bachelor's 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


Vice President, Program Development – BHHS Legacy Foundation (Bullhead City, AZ and Laughlin, NV)

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.

Qualifications: bachelor’s and master’s degrees related to the healthcare industry are preferred. Professional grantmaking experience with a philanthropic organization, working knowledge of and/or experience in the nonprofit healthcare sector, knowledge of and/or experience with greater Bullhead City/Laughlin area health and health-related nonprofit organizations and public health agencies, and experience developing and implementing community-based nonprofit projects/programs. The successful candidate will possess computer operations and analytical skills; the ability to analyze, compile, and write effectively; strong oral communications and presentation skills, and have strong interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will possess the flexibility and capacity to work both independently and in a dynamic and collegial small team environment.

Please send a confidential resume and salary requirements to Gerald L. Wissink, CEO, at the above address or by e-mail to gwissink@bhhslegacy.org.


Assistant Manager / Manager Trainee – Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Tucson)

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Tucson Diocesan Council seeks an Assistant Manager/Manager Trainee for Retail Resale Thrift store. The individual should demonstrate effective organizational, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. A Minimum of two years retail management experience preferred and basic PC skills.

Please apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, 3 references, salary history and salary requirements to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Tucson Diocesan Council, 829 South Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, 520.624.9102 facsimile and email: info@svdptucson.org. For a full job description, questions and application contact: 520.628.SVDP (7837).


Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper - Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Tucson)

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

Qualifications: 5 years experience as a bookkeeper and/or a combination of education to match. Competent and proficient on computer software: QuickBooks; Mission Assist (donor base program) and Microsoft Office including Outlook. Strong interpersonal skills (written and oral) and an understanding of the rules of English grammar and syntax, to write clear, concise correspondence and briefings. Bilingual is a plus.

Please apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, 3 references, salary history and salary requirements to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Tucson Diocesan Council, 829 South Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, 520.624.9102 facsimile and email: info@svdptucson.org. For a full job description, questions and application contact: 520.628.SVDP (7837).


Scheduling & Billing Specialist – Body Positive (Phoenix)

Body Positive, an HIV/AIDS research and resource center is seeking a Scheduling & Billing Specialist, responsible for maintaining provider schedules, assuring payment for services, and processing third party medical insurance claims. Accuracy, consistency, quality, and a team attitude are requirements of this position. F/T, $12.00/hr, medical insurance, vacation/sick time, and 401K available.

Bilingual English/Spanish. Excellent telephone and customer service skills. Organizational skills a must. Previous medical billing, scheduling or accounting experience. Microsoft programs and billing software experience/proficiency.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Jennifer Hawkins at jhawkins@phoenixbodypositive.org.


Receptionist – Scottsdale Cultural Council (Scottsdale)

Scottsdale nonprofit arts management agency seeks afternoon part-time Receptionist. 1-4PM, 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.

Qualifications: 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.

Fundraising / Financial

Director of Development/Chief Development Officer – Phoenix Symphony (Phoenix)

The Director of Development serves as a key member of the Symphony's senior management team. Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Development oversees a department staff of seven responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of the organization's fundraising operations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: develop and manage the execution of strategic and annual fundraising plans, including the establishment of fundraising priorities, goals, calendars, and budgets. Create and articulate the fundraising case for support. Manage the prospect and donor relationship management process, including the identification, qualification, cultivation, engagement, solicitation and stewardship of individual, corporate, foundation, and donors. Direct all fundraising strategies. Execute the process of face-to-face solicitations. Help lead any future endowment or capital campaigns. Explore opportunities for new, diversified sources on income. Help manage and direct the fundraising efforts of the CEO and key volunteers particularly in terms of donor identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive donor/prospect research, tracking and management system.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred. Ten years of proven experience in managing a comprehensive development operation including organizational development, implementing structure, goal setting, and employee development. Ten years of proven experience as a major gifts officer. Proven track record in managing comprehensive fundraising operations. Experience with reengineering development departments. Experience in strategic, long range, and annual planning. Budget management and financial reporting skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook and Tessitura, Raisers Edge or other fundraising system.

Respond to Peter Reaves at preaves@phoenixsymphony.org, Phone: (602)495-1117 x 314, Fax: (602)253-1772.


Director of Development - Bridging Furniture Bank (Mesa)

The Development Director will play a key role in recruitment of corporate sponsors, donor cultivation, donor acknowledgement and special fundraising events. Will be familiar with day to day activities and be involved in external communications including cultivating and managing media relationships. Position is primarily to develop and increase resources to strengthen the financial base of the organization. This is a full time position. Reports to Executive Director.

Credentials and Experience: bachelor's degree in marketing desirable. Minimum three years paid work experience in sales and promotion; emphasis on fundraising and special events. CFRE certification a plus.

May be required to work evenings and weekends. Needs reliable vehicle for local travel. Must be self-motivated and organized. Basic computer skills, MS Office a plus. Knowledge of community service and philanthropic organizations highly desirable.

Salary: $36,000-$40,000 DOE plus benefits

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Jim Piscopo at jim@bridgingaz.org.


Development Officer, Parent Fundraising - ASU Foundation (Tempe)

The Development Officer will direct the implementation and coordination of a comprehensive ASU parent fundraising program. They will manage functions to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward annual and special gifts for the Parents Fund while identifying and cultivating major and planned gifts prospects for university programs. The Development Officer will report to the Director of Parent Programs and the Vice President of Development Services. In addition, the Development Officer will plan, implement and coordinate a comprehensive fundraising program to secure donations from the parents of ASU students; solicit gifts in the $1,000 to $100,000 range from parents: solicit sponsorships for key Parent Association programs; direct and monitor the ASU Parent Funds annual campaign including the solicitation plan and materials and foster an environment for successful parent fundraising throughout the university by providing on-going information for academic leadership and faculty regarding fundraising initiatives, and by preparing unit development officers and others to participate effectively in cultivation and solicitation activities

Education: bachelor's degree in a related field OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been achieved. Minimum of two years of professional fundraising experience or equivalent sales/marketing experience, preferably in a higher education setting; must demonstrate a record of performance with direct solicitations.

Must be willing to travel and participate in evening and weekend engagements.

If interested in the Development Officer, Parent Fundraising position, please send your resume and cover letter to asufhr@asu.edu indicating the job title in the subject line.


Fundraising Coordinator – ALS Association of Arizona (Phoenix)

The Fundraising Coordinator provides anticipatory, forward thinking and self-starting support of major operational event and fundraising opportunities for The ALS Association Arizona Chapter. Manages and helps direct event and fundraising efforts including direct mail appeals, corporate and foundation solicitations, and workplace giving. Responsible for supporting the implementation of all aspects of special events, fundraising and development programs.

Qualifications: Three to five years experience in nonprofit special events and fundraising including experience working with Executive Director, a Board of Directors and volunteers. College degree desirable. Combination of education and experience acceptable. Demonstrated ability to project and achieve goals. Personable, yet professional and confidential. Must have a mature work attitude; reliable and resourceful. Ability to work with and achieve success through volunteers. Computer literacy; database management experience highly preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Success in managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team with a range of people including, but not limited to Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and comply with continuous and multiple deadlines and evolving priorities. Willingness to work on evenings and weekends for special projects and events when needed. Working knowledge of nonprofit fiscal management, including fund accounting and budgeting.

Please send resume and salary history to ken@alsaz.org or fax to 602-297-3804.


Grant Writer – Body Positive (Phoenix)

Body Positive, an HIV and AIDS Research and Resource Center, is seeking a full-time Grant Writer. The ideal candidate will have more than 5 years of grant writing experience in the nonprofit sector. This person will be responsible for researching potential funding sources for programs and fundraising events, completing timely applications with appropriate attachments, monitoring the programs' outcomes with the Program Manager and submitting progress reports to the funding sources as dictated by the award. The Grant Writer will develop and maintain a library of financial and agency material that supports its requests for funding.

This is an exempt, full-time position, reporting to the Program Director. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in Journalism or Communication or an equivalent professional history in grant writing. Please forward all resumes to cweiner@phoenixbodypositive.org by December 15, 2006. Body Positive is an EEOE.

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications

Communications Coordinator – ASU Foundation (Tempe)

The Communications Coordinator for the ASU Foundation is responsible for researching, writing and editing content for a variety of communication vehicles including e-newsletters, Web sites, print newsletters, brochures, letters, solicitation communications and other collaterals. The position assists the Communications Manager with maintaining consistent editorial tone, content and style for all the Foundation's communication pieces.

This individual must have outstanding content development and writing skills for a variety of media (print, online, etc.), as well as the ability to work effectively with internal teams.

Education / Qualifications: bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism, communications, marketing or related field AND two years of business and/or marketing writing experience. Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects or deadlines.

If interested in the Communications Coordinator position, please send your resume and cover letter to asufhr@asu.edu indicating the job title in the subject line.

Information Technology / Technical Support

There are currently no submissions under this job category.


Attorney – Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (Florence, AZ)

The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project seeks an attorney to assist in developing and managing the Arizona-Defending Immigrants Program. The program will provide training and mentoring to Arizona’s legal defenders on immigration law and safe-haven pleas for non-U.S. citizens.

Responsibilities: Provide technical assistance and advice to Arizona’s public defenders and other indigent legal defenders to ensure that indigent, non-U.S. citizens are informed of the immigration consequences of their criminal proceedings. Field calls and email requests, research and write memos advising defense counsel and maintain a listserv for discussion on criminal and immigration issues. Develop materials and seminar curriculum on immigration and criminal law in Arizona. Litigate on issues concerning the intersection of immigration and Arizona criminal law. Work with advocates in the immigration and criminal justice systems to identify best practices and help modify practices that negatively impact AZ immigrant defendants and their communities. Collect measurable outcomes such as number of trainings provided, referrals and advice given, materials developed, and outreach activities performed.

Qualifications: Law degree, admission to Arizona Bar or willingness to take 2007 exam Experience in immigration removal defense and/or criminal defense; detention work. Excellent communication skills, including writing and public speaking and the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of people Spanish speaking skills preferred, but not required. Commitment to immigrant rights and social justice issues. Highly organized, independent and hard working

Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to Victoria Lopez, Executive Director, PO Box 654, Florence, Arizona 85232 or via email at vlopez@firrp.org. Closing date is December 30, 2006.

Maintenance, Facilities, and Food Service

There are currently no submissions under this job category.

General Program / Coordinator

Interpretative and Market Center Director - Monument Valley Economic Development Association (Flagstaff)

Monument Valley Economic Development Association (MEDA) is seeking a director for the newly constructed Monument Valley Interpretative/Welcome Center and Vendor Marketing facilities.

Responsible for the development and implementation of the Interpretative Center, including development of the policies and procedures; Plan Of Operation for the center; participate in the lease agreement with the Navajo Nation; hire consultant to design and implement the interpretative program; plan and implement the rental of all appropriate space in the center; hire and supervise staff; and provide technical assistance and training for the vendors and the Monument Valley Artisans Association. Duties require working with Navajo communities in organizational development and planning, initiating coordination of hospitality & tourism, building collaboration, writing grants, and coordinating program activities with Navajo, state, county, federal agencies, and private foundations and organizations. Work will be performed under the supervision of the MEDA Board of directors.

Requirements: bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, tourism or related field; four to six years of advertising, marketing and/or tourism development experience; strong computer skills; research background; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. A minimum of four years of experience in management, working with boards/commissions, communities and/or grassroots organizations in economic and tourism development. A minimum of two years work experience in the tourism industry.

The MEDA Board of Directors gives preference to eligible and qualified applicants in accordance with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act.

Please send or email/fax resume with cover letter to: Vanessa Vandever, Monument Valley Economic Development Association, 2601 N. Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, 928-774-7570 (fax), vvandever@grandcanyontrust.org. Closing date for applications is December 15, 2006.


Community Development Specialist II – Arthritis Foundation Greater Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

Under the general supervision of the Executive Vice President of Advancement, the Community Development Specialist (CDS) II is responsible for the overall development and delivery of the chapters Juvenile Arthritis (JA) programs. The position will plan and implement all aspects of the JA programs including the overnight camp (Camp Cruz), and a weekend family camp (Camp ILA) and monthly activities during the school year. This position will interface with physicians, school nurses and other medical professionals as an integral part of the chapter’s medical outreach to introduce children and their families to the chapter's programs and services.

Qualifications: bachelor's degree required with a major in recreation, education, physical training, social work or health related field is preferred. Three or more years experience working with children and adults in program development and delivery is required. Youth camping and program design experience is preferred. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently. Demonstrated experience in planning and executing complex projects with multiple deadlines is required. Demonstrated experience in the recruitment, management and retention of volunteers is required. Experience working in a voluntary health agency is helpful. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office is required. A valid driver’s license and an insured vehicle are required.

Salary: Starting at $32,000+, DOE. Full benefit package.

Submit cover letters and resumes to Thomas Avery at tavery@arthritis.org or mail to Thomas Avery, Arthritis Foundation, 1313 E. Osborn, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014. No phone calls please.


Part-time Program Outreach Coordinator – Nonprofit Resource Center (Flagstaff)

This position is responsible for coordinating the Nonprofit Resource Center’s monthly programs and brown bag workshops, which are held in Flagstaff and will be delivered via webinar to remote sites. Duties will include planning, organizing and scheduling the programs, securing presenters, handling registration, gathering feedback for evaluation, entering evaluation data into NPRC’s database, and writing periodic reports on workshop activity to the board and Program Manager. Program planning will be a major task. This will include working with NPRC’s program manager and advisory board to research topics of interest and experts in the community who are willing to present (often pro bono) on the topic.

The Coordinator will also help implement NPRC’s new distance delivery initiative (webinar). In the early stages of this project, NPRC will provide a computer expert to assist with the technical aspects of setting up computer and telephone equipment at the host and receiving sites, securing a webinar connection, and troubleshooting the distance delivery process.

Requirements: Strong written and oral communication skills. Enjoy people, the networking process and building relationships. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and preferably ACCESS (NPRC will provide ACCESS training if needed). Strong organizational and time management skills. Desired: experience with distance education – such as having taken one or more courses via distance delivery or webinar. A flexible schedule. NPRC workshops and seminars are held on weekdays. Experience communicating with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Individuals 18 and older may apply. This is an AmeriCorps position. Visit www.nau.edu/americorps for full details of AmeriCorps and the application process. If you are interested in this position, please fill out the application and submit it according to instructions on the website.

Questions about the position? Call Christina Boyd, Program Manager at the Nonprofit Resource Center -- 928-527-7930 -- or email her at nprc@nonprofitnaz.org. Questions about the AmeriCorps process? Call AmeriCorps at 928-523-9043.


Program Coordinator – Free Arts of Arizona (Phoenix)

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

The ideal candidate will have a masters-level degree in Creative Arts Therapy, Counseling or a related field or equivalent. One to three years of experience working with children mandatory.

A detailed job description is available. Interested persons should send a resume and cover letter to Susan L. Paull, Program Director, Free Arts of Arizona, 103 W. Highland, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85013 or spaull@freeartsaz.org.

Medical / Health / Direct Service

Client Care Specialist – Body Positive (Phoenix)

Body Positive, an HIV/AIDS research and resource center is seeking a Client Care Specialist, responsible for the verification of client eligibility documents, appointments, and insurance information. Works closely with other Front Office team members in an effort to provide outstanding quality care to clients. F/T, $10.00/hr, medical insurance, vacation/sick time, and 401(k) available.

Qualifications: Bilingual English/Spanish. Excellent communication, organizational and customer service skills. Experience and proficiency in Microsoft programs.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Jennifer Hawkins at jhawkins@phoenixbodypositive.org.


Part-Time Client Care Specialist – Body Positive (Phoenix)

Body Positive, an HIV/AIDS research and resource center is seeking a part-time Client Care Specialist, responsible for the verification of client eligibility documents, appointments, and insurance information. Works closely with other Front Office team members in an effort to provide outstanding quality care to clients. $9.50/hour.

Bilingual English/Spanish. Excellent communication, organizational and customer service skills. Experience and proficiency in Microsoft programs.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Jennifer Hawkins at jhawkins@phoenixbodypositive.org.

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
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 insurance requirements.
Cook – P/T, Mon-Fri, 6AM-1PM, must have food handler’s card. Able to cook for up to 50 people. DV Court Advocate - P/T, Monday & Fridays, working w/ victims of physical abuse.

West Valley (Glendale)

Program Supervisor - Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM, supervise the Domestic Violence shelter.
Support Partner - P/T & Overnight positions, entry level positions working with victims of domestic violence.
Medical Assistant - F/T, 8AM-5PM, (Bilingual) Back Office responsibilities.

Due to 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

Case Manager – Save The Family (Mesa)

East Valley nonprofit seeking candidate for Case Management position. Ideal candidate will be responsible for case managing a caseload of no more than 20 client families and assisting those families in becoming financially, personally, and parentally self-sufficient. Knowledge of Community Resources is necessary and bilingual skills are a plus. A bachelor's degree in social services or related field is required. $28K DOE, full benefits, EOE.

Fax resume to Laura S. at 480-898-1191 or e-mail resume to lauras@savethefamily.org.

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