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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

January 17, 2007

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CNLM Announces 9th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness: "Speak Out!" Empowering Nonprofits to Help Shape Public Dialogue - Friday, March 2, 2007 (Glendale Civic Center)

Featuring Elizabeth Heagy, President, Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest

Please visit the CNLM website at http://nonprofit.asu.edu/ for program updates and registration information.



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Is Your Organization Doing a Capital Campaign?

If you do have a capital campaign, it should be in this database. The Arizona Grantmakers Forum keeps a database of current capital campaigns that is available and frequently viewed at our website.  (http://www.arizonagrantmakersforum.org/resources/CapitalCampaigns120706.pdf)

Nonprofits are encouraged to send updated figures and information about capital campaigns not currently included in this database so that this document can remain up to date. Please email Madia Logan at mlogan@arizonagrantmakersforum.org or contact her via phone at 602-977-2756.


Arizona Women’s Partnership Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Arizona Women's Partnership, a local all-volunteer nonprofit which awards mini grants to grassroots nonprofits that assist underserved women and children at risk, is accepting applications for its 2007 grants.  

Founder Paula Cullison is proud to note that the Arizona Women's Partnership has awarded $70,000 in grants to local charities, since its formation in 2003. Grant awards range from $500 to $2,000. Applicants must be: 501(c)3 nonprofits, have a total operating budget of under $200,000, be non-sectarian, and in good financial standing.

The grant application, which is due by January 31, 2007, and the AZWP brochure are available by visiting www.azwp.org

For more information, contact azwpinc@aol.com.


Gompers Center Names New Executive Director

The Gompers Center, Inc. is pleased to announce the naming of Mark Jacoby as its new Executive Director.

Mark joined Gompers in December 2003 as Chief Operations Officer and Assistant Executive Director. In this role he strengthened the organization’s work and compliance processes and significantly enhanced its overall Quality Control procedures. He feels any success he may have had is directly related to his management “philosophy,” -- “in making any decision,” he states, “the most important factor should always be how it benefits the clients; and, in doing that, only good things can happen.”

Mark graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Architecture. After more than 4 years of working in the architectural field, he made a career change, and for more than fifteen years, has worked in both Michigan and Arizona in the developmentally disabled human services nonprofit area.

For more information, please call Mark Jacoby, Executive Director, at 602.336.0061 and/or visit website: www.gomperscenter.org.


Volunteer Center of Maricopa County Receives Grant to Promote Earned Income Tax Credit

Capital One Financial Corporation is partnering with the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network to help working low- to moderate-income families take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

The EITC & Asset Building Initiative, sponsored by Capital One, will support the efforts of volunteers in 10 communities throughout the United States.

One of the grant recipients is the Volunteer Center of Maricopa County. “We will increase free tax returns completed by 9.1 percent (up from 5,681 returns completed in 2005) and increase EITC returns by 13.1 percent up from 2,006 returns completed in 2005,” said Margie Coggins, Director of Volunteer Services.

For more information, call 602-263-9736 or visit www.volunteerphoenix.org.


Penelope Cagney to Speak at AFP International Conference

Penelope Cagney of Young & Company will be speaking on "Leadership and Influence: The Power of Consultation" on the morning of Wednesday, March 28th, at the Association of fundraising Professional's (AFP) International Conference in Dallas. Penelope has more than 20 years experience as a consultant internationally, nationally and locally, as well as having taught graduate nonprofit management courses at Columbia College, the School of the Art Institute, and American University in Cairo, Egypt. She will be sharing her insights into the actual process of consultation in organizational development. This session is for consultants, those who work with consultants, and those who will find consultation techniques of use as managers and leaders inside of their organizations, providing results-getting alternatives to the use of direct authority.


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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The Soul of Healing: Bloom Where You Are Planted
January 26 (Tucson)

Date and time: Friday, January 26, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Sentinel Building, Tucson Community Resource Campus, 340 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, AZ (1 block west of Interstate-10; between Congress & St. Mary's Road)

For details and conference registration, please visit our website: http://ssw.asu.edu/spirituality/azpssw/. E-mail: azpssw@asu.edu or shu1@mindspring.com.


Volunteer Management Training Series – Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona
Multiple Dates (Tucson)

All workshops held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona located at 924 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711

Workshop 1: Developing a Volunteer Program (January 26)

  • Overview of volunteer trends in the U.S.
  • Characteristics of effective volunteer programs
  • Volunteer involvement and motivation models
  • Conducting basic needs assessment
  • Creating volunteer position descriptions
  • Developing a purpose statement, policies and budget

Facilitator(s): Rachel Perlis and Maria Harvey, Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona

Workshop 2: Recruiting and Placing Volunteers (February 9)

  • Developing effective volunteer recruitment strategies and messages
  • Accessing underutilized volunteers
  • Interviewing and screening for optimal placement
  • Leveraging the Web-based Volunteer Solutions database to effectively manage volunteer recruitment
  • Engaging Baby Boomers effectively

Facilitator(s): Linda Krause and Linda Walker, Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona

Workshop 3: Orienting, Training, and Supervising Volunteers (March 2)

  • Identifying training needs
  • Building a training session
  • Effective training delivery
  • Defining and communicating expectations
  • Supervising and recognizing people with different motivations
  • Dealing with the difficult volunteer
  • Developing a recognition plan

Facilitator(s): Dave Chandler, Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona & Dave Green, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Tucson

Workshop 4: Evaluating and Improving Your Volunteer Program (March 16)

  • Why is evaluation important?
  • Designing and implementing a program assessment
  • Developing a logic model for your program
  • Performance Measures – deciding what you need to evaluate
  • Assessing volunteer satisfaction and community impact
  • Using evaluation information to improve your program

Facilitator(s): Scott Ingram, MBA, and Dave Chandler, Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona

To register, call (520) 881-3300. Fee for each course is $65. $250 if paid in advance for all four sessions. Lunch is provided.


Volunteer Management Pathways - Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
February 1 (Multiple Locations)

The Volunteer Center is proud to present a new educational series to assist volunteer managers and those interested in volunteer management. This series consists of three-hour trainings, one and a half hour workshops, 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:

February 1: Start a Volunteer Program (3 hrs)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Bryan Cave LLP Conference Room
Two North Central Avenue, Suite 2200
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Trainer: Ava Stanford, Mayo Clinic Hospital
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.


Board Member/Executive Workshop - Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona
February 2 (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 & 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: Friday, February 2, 2007
Time: 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Place: 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 no later than January 31, 2007.


Major Gifts: Finding the Perfect Donors - Benevon
February 7 (Tempe)

Please be our guest at a complimentary session MAJOR GIFTS: Finding the perfect donors who love your mission and will stay with you for life

Presenter: Lynda Bowman
Date and time: February 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Heidi’s Events and Catering, 2095 West 15th Street, Tempe, AZ
Cost: Free

Stop suffering on the annual fundraising treadmill. Learn a tested and proven system to rapidly identify and cultivate the perfect major donors who love your mission, donors who will give for operations, capital, and endowment. Learn how other organizations have grown their major gifts programs year after year. Engage your board without requiring that they ask for money. This session is designed for board members, executive directors, CEOs, and fund development professionals.

By the end of this session, you will have learned: A proven system for generating a steady stream of mission-focused major donors. A method for converting existing donors into major donors. To engage your board in the fundraising process without requiring that they ask for money.

Register soon; space is limited. You must register if you plan to attend so we can notify you if there are any changes to the session (date, time, location).

To register: Go to Introductory Session Registration and fill out the registration form: http://sforce.benevon.com/intros/southwest.htm. Questions? Contact Ashley Petty at 206-709-9400 ext. 131 or ashley.petty@benevon.com.


Advanced Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 113)
February 9-10 (Phoenix)

Date/time: February 9-10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $290
Location: ASU Mercado, 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
Instructors: Thomas Avery, Matthew Madonna and Rob Leslie

This course provides an in-depth study of budgeting and planning, tax issues, internal/external reporting requirements and technology for financial management.

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


Volunteer Management: Attracting and Keeping the Best Volunteers
February 14 (Glendale)

Date and time: February 14, 2007, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Location: Quality of Life Community Services, Inc., 7206 N. 55th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301
Cost: $25.00

You MUST Pre-register by February 9, 2007

Presented via video tape by: Professor Karen F.A. Fox, Dept. of Marketing, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, CA.

Facilitated by: Lucia W. Causey

Provided by Valley of the Sun United Way, ASU’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management and Quality of Life Community Services.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: articulate why their nonprofit organization involves volunteers at all and to broaden their vision of what volunteering is and can be; recognize the importance of employee/volunteer relationships and how to lay the foundation for teamwork; describe the steps to successful volunteer recruitment and assess whether current volunteer job descriptions are likely to attract the most desired candidates.

Please fill out the registration form and return with a check in the amount of
$25.00 to Quality of Life Community Services, 7206 N. 55th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301. Make check payable to Quality of Life Community Services, Inc.


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: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $15 for Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits; $25 for Non-members

Dates and Presenters:

  • 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 Presenters: Arizona Humanities Council; Helios Foundation (tentative); others to be announced

To register, visit http://www.arizonanonprofits.org.

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


"Speak Out!" Empowering Nonprofits to Help Shape Public Dialogue - The 9th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness, presented by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management
March 2 (Glendale)

Featuring Elizabeth Heagy, President, Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest

Please visit the CNLM website at http://nonprofit.asu.edu for program updates and registration information.


Training Opportunity: Methods for Strategic Collaboration
March 5-8 (Amado, AZ)

The training will be held from March 5-8, 2007 in Amado, Arizona. Participants will learn how to utilize Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology, and World Café to generate strategic collaborations. Faculty will be Christine Whitney Sanchez and Claudia Haack, owners of KAIROS Alliance Inc. More information is available at: http://www.triunemilagro.com/methods_for_strategic_collaboration.

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President/CEO - The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management (Tempe)

The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management (TWI), a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation founded in 1993, is seeking a President/CEO to manage the activities of the corporation and provide leadership. The ideal candidate will be an organization builder who demonstrates strong social entrepreneurial skills. A strong commitment to the corporation’s nonprofit vision to build ethics in community and the ability to advance that vision in planning and organizing for the future growth of the corporation are essential. This individual will report directly to the TWI Board of Directors.

Essential skills and abilities: Management of the organization; collaboration with diverse partners; development and management of a current budget of $250K with demonstrated ability to grow the organization; expansion of TWI’s social entrepreneurial activities to generate revenue to fund an increasing number of community service projects; successful implementation of plans with measurable outcomes; creation and execution of long-range plans; collaboration and team building with a Board of Directors; supervision of a three-member staff with plans to expand with the growth of the corporation; and management of independent scholars, contractors and community volunteers.

Qualifications: Ten years experience in organizational or program management. Nonprofit and supervisory experience is preferred. A demonstrated track record of proven leadership, professionalism, innovation and integrity. An advanced degree in a field commensurate with the TWI mission preferred. Excellent writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills are required for this position. Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. MST February 1, 2007. Projected start date: May 2007.

If interested, please contact TWI at EthicsTWI@aol.com to request an application package. Applications will be held in confidence. www.Ethics-TWI.org.


Vice President of Program Development – Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is seeking a motivated dedicated individual to enhance the delivery of existing programs and develop new opportunities for strengthening the Valley of the Sun YMCA. Incumbent will provide leadership to the Association in the development, implementation and monitoring of all programs including licensed childcare, health & fitness, aquatics, sports and community initiatives. Evaluate new program models and develop systems to support branch delivery.

The preferred candidate will provide staff leadership to improving and enriching program offerings via ongoing quality improvement and innovation. This position calls for a person of good judgment with broad vision, excellent interpersonal skills, strong organization, verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate must have demonstrated success in staff supervision, teamwork, development and implementation of innovative concepts and collaborations with a proven track record of strategic thinking, influencing others, and responding to multiple priorities. The incumbent will have a successful track record in applying proven practices related to relationship management and program services. A background with licensed childcare is also preferred. Position requires a college degree in a related field, recognition as a YMCA Senior Director and progressive professional and supervisory experience with the YMCA. Consistent with the mission of the YMCA implement plans that are in accordance with the Associations strategic plan to achieve results. Come join a progressive Association with 12% paid retirement and great benefits including competitive medical insurance.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, four references and your most significant work-related accomplishment. Resumes accepted until 2/1/2007. Email: dlong@vosymca.org.


Administrative Assistant – Arizona Humanities Council (Phoenix)

AHC is looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant to begin January 16, 2007. Desirable experience and qualifications include knowledge of Macintosh computers, attention to detail, previous work in an office environment, and a liberal arts degree. Preparation in or work with the humanities would be of particular interest. AHC is an equal opportunity employer and aggressively seeks applications from both men and women, as well as from all ethnic populations.

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

Applicants should send a letter of application and a resume to the AHC office (Arizona Humanities Council, The Ellis-Shackelford House, 1242 North Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85004). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Executive Assistant - Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

The Executive Assistance is a professional level administrative support position within a nonprofit health and social service organization. Perform a variety of highly responsible and complex administrative and secretarial tasks in support of the Desert Southwest Chapters vision, mission, and goals in Arizona and Southern Nevada. Assist the Executive Director in providing support for the Chapters governing board and its committees. Coordinate and maintain Chapter records and operational contracts, assisting the Executive Director with human resource functions, providing clerical and operational support, and serving as a member of the management team. The position involves significant teamwork and collaborative efforts with staff, volunteers, and diverse community members.

Qualifications: Progressively responsible work history as an executive secretary/administrative assistant. bachelor's degree in business or associate degree in secretarial science or related formal education. Extensive computer and office skills. Effective written and oral communication skills.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes and salary expectations to: Deborah Schaus, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 East McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006. Email: Deborah.schaus@alz.org. Phone: 602-528-0545 x 201.


Administrative Coordinator – Arizona Grantmakers Forum (Phoenix)

AGF is seeking an individual to fill our part-time (10-15 hours per week) administrative assistant position. Position duties include program, meeting and special event support, database maintenance, and other general office activities as assigned.

Qualifications: proficient in using Microsoft applications like Word, Access, and Excel. Strong commitment to and skill in providing excellent service. Ability to work well as part of a team, yet also be self-motivated and work independently when appropriate. Outstanding attention to detail– must enjoy being a nitpicker at times! Writing skills appropriate for correspondence, email, etc. Experience and dependability in working with financials. Efficient, accurate and organized. Proficient in using Windows Applications. Willingness to develop new skills as needed (training provided).

For more information please contact Madia Logan at mlogan@arizonagrantmakersforum.org.


Development Assistant – TGen (Phoenix)

This position is a clerical position that supports the development activity of the major gift fundraisers at the TGen Foundation. While providing limited support to the President, the position primarily provides clerical support to the Vice President and the National Director of Neurogenomics. The Administrative Assistant will provide general clerical support in terms of fundamental organization and services, including but not limited to maintaining an executive calendar and ensuring preparedness for meetings and presentations, arranging and helping host tours for visitors, taking and returning calls, assisting with special events and ensuring that supplies and promotional materials are on hand at all times.

Qualifications: Must have at least three years clerical experience; MINIMUM one year development or project management experience preferred. Excellent communication skills are a must. Also experience planning meetings and coordinating activities, in establishing follow-up systems and reminders so tasks are accomplished on time and without reminders. Must have very strong computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. This includes proficiency with merge documents from various sources of data; creating stylish presentations, having list management experience and the creation of and use of spreadsheets. Must be able to download, use and manipulate electronic lists. Must be able to load files onto a laptop and work with CDs and DVDs. Experience in Raisers Edge is preferable. Experience in graphic design is a plus.

To apply for this position, visit https://www.tgen.org/about/careers.cfm and submit your resume for this position. If you have any questions about the company or how to post for a position, please contact tgenhr@tgen.org.


Administrative/Financial Associate – Arizona Citizens for the Arts (Phoenix)

Arizona Citizens for the Arts seeks an energetic self-starter for an entry-level position as the Administrative/Financial Associate for the statewide arts advocacy organization. Full-time position provides the opportunity to gain contacts both in the arts and in politics. The Administrative/ Financial Associate acts as the first point of contact for many Arizona Citizens for the Arts customers, and as such must be personable, helpful, and customer service oriented. Additionally, the Administrative Associate does the bulk of accounts payable/receivable bookkeeping, management of office equipment and supplies, and registration for events, programs and memberships. Please send resume and cover letter to lisle@AzCitizensfortheArts.org.


Board Secretary – AIDS Network of Arizona (Phoenix)

This is a non-paid, volunteer position for a 2 year term. The responsibilities as secretary include: Records and maintains the minutes. Ensures the minutes are distributed to all board members. Assisting with writing and organizing the monthly agenda. Keeping an up-to-date attendance log of each meeting. Making a record of all committees and notifying members if they were named to a committee when they were absent. Handling some of the correspondence from outside sources as needed. Presiding at the meeting when the Chair and Co-Chair are absent Making reports and sending to the proper place as needed. Keeping a copy of the bylaws with amendments properly entered. Taking part in each meeting.

Qualifications: Is a member of the Board. Previous nonprofit and/or board experience preferred. Sufficiently familiar with legal documents, articles, by-laws, IRS documents, etc. Moderate computer skills.

Please contact Alan Kittle to apply or for further questions. Voicemail (602) 222-6226. Website: www.aidsnetworkofarizona.org. E-mail: aidsnetworkofarizona@wowmail.com.

Fundraising / Financial

Director of Development – Arizona Foundation for Women (Phoenix)

The Director of Development is responsible for creating and executing a comprehensive development program for the Arizona Foundation for Women. This individual will work with Board members and community leaders to advance the organization on behalf of women and children in Arizona. It is the expectation of the organization that this individual will not only build a sustainable development program, but will expend considerable time in cultivating and soliciting major donors.

Candidates must: Have at least 5 years development experience with three years in major gifts or equivalent combination of experience and education. Preference given to those who have worked with endowments and/or donor advised funds. The candidate must possess a broad range of development experience and knowledge in order to build a comprehensive program. Hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Demonstrate significant fundraising results from previous positions and be able to document achievements. Be an enthusiastic communicator and positive team member when working with both small and large groups of people. Have a genuine interest in women’s and children’s issues. Some degree of familiarity with these issues is desirable. Be able to work independently with minimal supervision and able to self-direct work once the annual plan is approved.

Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to Emily Dietz at edietz@azfoundationforwomen.org. Rolling deadline on applications until position filled.


Development Director - Fountain of Life Lutheran Church School & Day Care (Tucson)

This individual reports to the Senior Pastor and is a member of the senior staff group. Responsible for the development and growth of two endowment funds as well as the managing and coordinating of all aspects of the organizations ministries fundraising activities.

Responsibilities include: management and participation in all required operations for the development of donor prospects, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement and ongoing donor relationships; development and leadership of the implementation of strategic financial support for both present and future ministry and mission goals including fundraising priorities, calendars, etc.

For completed job description go to http://www.follutheran.org, click on job opportunities, click on Development Director. Interested individuals need to complete and submit the job application form which is also available at this website, by January 31, 2007. Immediate placement is desired.


Director of Development - Friendly House (Phoenix)

Friendly House seeks a Director of Development with a proven record of performance in planning and implementing fund Development programs to support mission driven programs.

Responsible for the planning and execution of a comprehensive Financial Development program that will support Friendly House strategic goals. Supervise Special Events staff. Supervise and manage Grant Writers. Direct the Annual Campaign. Develop a Planned Giving program. Provide support to the COO & CEO in Capital efforts. The Director of Development will report to the Chief Operations office and will be supported by a Financial Development Mentor Consultant.  

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; a minimum of five years of demonstrated success in donor development; excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously; and the ability to create productive relationships with staff, donors, community leaders, and volunteers. Experience with either capital or annual campaigns desirable. Proven success in strategic planning, soliciting major gifts, and building long-term relationships is highly desired. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills desirable.

Compensation and benefits are competitive. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume either electronically or by mail to the following addresses: Electronic address: terril@friendlyhouse.org.  Mail applications to Friendly House, PO Box 3695, Phoenix, AZ 85030.


Development Director - Arizona Human Rights Fund and Foundation (Phoenix)

AHRF seeks a passionate, outgoing, experienced Development Director to plan and direct the fundraising activities of the organization. The successful candidate will have a strong fundraising track record and proven leadership skills to ensure that funding is available to support AHRF’s efforts to secure equality for LGBT individuals and families in Arizona. Key responsibilities include researching, organizing, implementing, and evaluating all fundraising activities of the organization.

Qualifications: Five years of experience in development and foundation major gift fundraising, including a strong background in personal solicitation and use of volunteers in fundraising efforts. Demonstrated persuasion skills and good personal gift solicitation record. Strong written and verbal communications skills, including grant writing experience. Ability to deal pleasantly and effectively with donors, volunteers, staff and diverse community groups and key publics is a must. Knowledge of local, state, and national philanthropic community. Experience with marketing and media relations. Ability to work cooperatively with diverse staff and volunteers. Be able to work flexible work as hours as required. Computer knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is a must (preference for eTapestry and Get Active software experience as well).

Email resume and cover letter to barbara@ahrf.org or mail to Barbara McCullough-Jones, Executive Director, Arizona Human Rights Fund and Foundation, PO Box 25044, Phoenix, AZ 85002. A full position description can be found at www.ahrf.org.


Development and Communication Director – ALS Association Arizona Chapter (Phoenix)

Under the Direction of the Executive Director and according to the policies of The ALS Association Arizona Chapter, the Development and Communications Director will be responsible for creating and overseeing the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising and communication which will include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, events and in-kind resources as well as development and implementation of a comprehensive communications plan that includes both website and newsletters.

Qualifications: At least 5 years practical fundraising / related communication experience covering a broad spectrum of methodologies (annual giving, special events, major gifts, grant proposals and planned giving). Being a member of AFP is strongly recommended Candidates will be able to demonstrate a track record of fundraising achievements, a sound knowledge of major gift planning and excellent communication skills. Strong knowledge of Windows-based applications, including Microsoft Office are mandatory; database management experience highly preferred. Training or hands-on experience in graphic design is also of value.

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


Development Coordinator - The Hemophilia Association (Phoenix)

The Development Coordinator is a newly created position that will be responsible for refining and implementation of an established development plan, working closely with the executive director and others in support of the organization’s mission. The Development Coordinator will take a leadership role in two major fundraising events, working closely with external consultants in the planning and execution of our tournament and Salsa Challenge. Duties will include grant writing and cultivation of relationships with corporate supporters and foundations. Qualifications include excellent communications and interpersonal skills, experience in fundraising and events. Grant writing and marketing experience preferred.

The position is full-time and offers a competitive salary with potential for telecommuting as appropriate. Visit www.salsachallenge.org. Please send cover letter and resume to mary@hemophiliaz.org or Mary Alba Kurth, Executive Director, Hemophilia Association, 818 E. Osborn Road, #105, Phoenix, AZ 85014.


Development Associate – Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale)

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art seeks a 30 hour full-time Development Associate to support community and donor cultivation events, VIP membership events and membership initiatives. This position will plan and implement events and trips, solicit and steward new members, manage special events, play principal role in SMoCA's spring fundraiser and other events as determined. Assist with cultivating strong volunteer/committee participation and leadership; solicit in-kind and related sponsorships for development activities including: membership activities and special events. Strong communication and people skills, knowledge of community, ability to sell Museums mission and solicit support/donations, ability to articulate Museums programs and case, basic budgeting skills, computer skills, strong writing skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, proven ability to work with volunteers and committees. Minimum bachelor's degree and/or an appropriate combination of education and experience. Send letter of interest and resume to Resumes@sccarts.org.


Associate Director Corporate Relations – ASU Foundation (Tempe)

The Associate Director, Corporate Relations is an experienced fundraiser who has primary responsibility to partner with the Vice President of Corporate Relations in all aspects of administering the ASUF Office of Corporate Relations (OCR), in order to ensure the achievement of ASUF corporate fundraising goals. Working with the Vice President, the Associate Director will help to plan, organize, and implement strategies to maximize philanthropic investments from local, regional, and national corporations and work with faculty and development colleagues in a broad range of academic disciplines to increase corporate support for ASU funding priorities. The Associate Director of Corporate Relations will manage a portfolio of major corporate prospects. Position will report to the Vice President of Corporate Relations.

Education / Qualifications: bachelor's degree; master's preferred AND a minimum of five years experience in corporate development, preferably in higher education, with progressively greater administrative responsibilities. Demonstrated success in corporate development at the major-gift level.

For more information on the ASU Foundation, visit our web site at www.asufoundation.org. If interested in the Associate Director Corporate Relations position, please send your resume and cover letter to asufhr@asu.edu indicating the job title in the subject line.


Grants Manager – Girl Scouts Arizona (Phoenix)

Responsible for implementation of fundraising programs to support the Council's operating and capital needs. Manages grant applications and reporting. Writes grants and edits for other grants writers. Serves as a member of the Organizational Enhancement Team.

Requirements: Minimum of two years experience in developing grants proposals. bachelor's degree, and /or equivalent related work/volunteer experience. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills. EOE

Email resume to employeeservices@girlscoutsaz.org or fax 602-252-1159.


Finance Manager – The Nature Conservancy (Tucson & Phoenix)

Great opportunity to work for the leading conservation organization in the world. The Nature Conservancy in Arizona seeks Finance Manager. bachelor's degree + 4 years experience. CPA/MBA preferred. Position location negotiable (Tucson or Phoenix). Great benefits, great staff, great mission. Visit our web site at www.nature.org/careers for a complete job description. Send letter/resume to James E. Cook, Director of Operations, email address jim_cook@tnc.org. TNC is EOE.


Finance Manager – Grand Canyon Trust (Flagstaff)

Responsible for accounts payable, employee benefits, depreciation schedules, and payroll for three of our entities. Five years bookkeeping experience required. Experience with MS Excel worksheets and Word. Accounting degree a plus.

For more information on this position or to apply, call Evelyn Sanders before 5 p.m. on January 19, 2007 at (928) 774-7488.


Controller – Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center (Scottsdale)

Oversees accounting department staff, prepares monthly financial statements, reconciles general ledger accounts, anticipates and tracks cash position daily, oversees purchase orders and budget tracking.

bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent or directly related work experience; minimum 3 years experience CPA a plus; strong accounting systems Microsoft Office.

Contact Beth Mitchell, HR Manager, at bethm@vosjcc.org.

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications

Writer/Editor, Development Communications – ASU Foundation (Tempe)

The ASU Foundation’s rapidly growing communications and marketing team is currently searching for a Writer/Editor - Development Communications.

Essential Functions: Edit and/or compose compelling major gift proposals, case statements, reports, presentations, brochures and Web copy required for major gift fundraising efforts. Write, edit and coordinate communications for development-related projects, meetings and special events. Research presidential and college initiatives, interview appropriate people, write, edit and gather approvals on projects such as proposals, case statements and reports that have multiple stakeholders and audiences. Work closely with the communications and marketing team to develop creative direction for proposals and case statements, printed and electronic. Perform other editorial assignments and projects as assigned.

Qualifications: bachelor's degree, preferably in communications, marketing, journalism, English or related field AND at least five years of writing/editing experience in a nonprofit, higher education or marketing environment.

For more information on the ASU Foundation, visit our web site at www.asufoundation.org. If interested in the writer/editor, development communications position, please send your resume and cover letter to asufhr@asu.edu.


Event and Communications Associate – Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona seeks self-motivated and detail-oriented professional with excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills.

The person in this position will have an important role in the Development Department in the Arizona chapter office of a large, international wish-granting organization. Responsibilities include the management of all external events, marketing, communications and brand management.

Requirements: a minimum of 2 years related working experience for a nonprofit or related business, a bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or marketing; possess strong writing, communication and customer service skills. The ability to work quickly and independently, create priorities and report action items and results is important. The person in this position is also a team-player and passionate about the mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona. Familiarity with Microsoft suite, graphic design software, budget skills and event management experience is also required.

Please email resume, cover letter and salary expectations to kmazur@wishaz.org. No phone calls please.


Communication, Event & Education Coordinator – Arizona Nursery Association (Phoenix)

The Arizona Nursery Association, a 375-member nonprofit trade association, is seeking a Communication, Event & Education Coordinator to join their professional staff.

Major responsibilities include: Writing, compiling and editing stories as well as selling advertising for a 6 issue per year trade magazine. Assisting with planning and staging six major events per year. Compose press releases and newsletters electronically. Execute, schedule and monitor the certification and education programs four times a year around the state. Assist the Executive Director and assigned committees on projects.

Must have great communication skills and should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Access, Adobe Acrobat and Publisher. Prior association experience is desired.

For more information or to submit your resume, please contact ANA by email at info@azna.org or fax your resume to 480-966-0923.

Information Technology / Technical Support

There are currently no submissions under this job category.


Legal Assistant – Save the Family (Mesa)

This position is responsible for assisting the Legal Advocacy Director, conducting all client legal need assessment intakes, conducting client workshops, and assisting clients in preparing legal (domestic relations & poverty law) documents to be filed with the courts. Legal experience or BA a plus. Agency pays 100% of its Employee Only Health, Dental, Vision, Life, ST& LT disability premiums. Starting salary $30,000 DOE. EOE. Send resumes to: teresag@savethefamily.org.

Maintenance, Facilities, and Food Service

There are currently no submissions under this job category.

General Program / Coordinator

Program Coordinator – ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management

The mission of ASU's Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is to help build the capacity of the social sector by enhancing the effectiveness of those who lead, manage, and support nonprofit organizations. Our mission is accomplished through a comprehensive portfolio of research, education, technical assistance and conference activities that provide stakeholders with knowledge and tools that enhance their effectiveness and impact.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting a broad-based portfolio of noncredit Professional Development Education (PDE) programs and workshops associated with the Center. This includes providing day-to-day support for the Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI), a 13-year old comprehensive training program located at the ASU Downtown Center that offers adult learners a variety of workshops on contemporary topics related to nonprofit leadership and management.

Under the supervision of the PDE unit director and in collaboration with other center staff, the Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of activities related to the delivery of the workshops, seminars and continuing education classes including the coordination of logistics, instructor relations, student advising and the collection and analysis of data related to program evaluation. Coordinator also works with other staff in support of additional program activities including new program development, the coordination of business related activities, and the development of marketing and communications strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Six years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:
Master's degree preferred. Two years of experience in adult and continuing education field preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of: operation of nonprofit organizations; principles of nonprofit management.

For more information, click here and search for Program Coordinator, job ID 10360 at the Downtown Campus.


Program Director – About Care, Inc. (Chandler)

About Care, Inc. is seeking an experienced nonprofit professional who is passionate about community service and working with the frail elderly and physically challenged. About Care is a volunteer-driven, grant-funded organization. We are currently developing a private donor base and are governed by a 9 member Board of Directors. Our services include medical transportation, friendly visits, respite care, reassurance phone calls, minor home repairs, shopping/errands and business help.

Candidate should be familiar with grant application and administration processes, community outreach, program development, promotion/marketing and budget preparation and oversight. Additionally, the Administrator will hire, train and supervise office staff. Proficiency in all Microsoft programs and the ability to learn our custom Access database is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Interested candidates may refer to our website at http://aboutcare.org. Please submit resume to information@aboutcare.org or by mail to P.O. Box 3278, Chandler, AZ 85244-3278.


Program Director - National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona Chapter (Tempe)

Self-directed individual needed for full-time position of Program Director for statewide chapter serving over 6,000 people living with multiple sclerosis, their families and medical professionals. Responsibilities include strategic planning, oversight and management of staff to develop, implement and coordinate the delivery of educational programs and services for clients, professionals and the general public. The Director must have strong human services skills and a minimum of five years of experience in: program design, delivery, supervision, budget management, building community alliances and public speaking . Advocacy, volunteer management, computer literacy and time management skills a must. Bachelor’s degree in related field required, master’s degree preferred.

Please send cover letter, resume, three references and salary history to Caroll Pilcher, Director, Client Programs Department, National MS Society, PO Box 173759, Arlington, TX 76003-3759 or email caroll.pilcher@nmss.org


Director of Programming and Patient Services – Arizona Kidney Foundation (Phoenix)

The Arizona Kidney Foundation is seeking a motivated professional for a full-time position as Director of Programming and Patient Services. Qualified individual will be responsible for the development and maintenance of high-quality educational programs and patient services; the development and implementation of a sustainable, comprehensive community relations program; and strategic planning, grant making and budgetary oversight for all programmatic activities. Responsibilities include supervision of staff. Minimum requirements: bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or counseling; master's degree and experience in the renal field preferred; demonstrated success in nonprofit agency programming; and management and administrative experience. Excellent communication and critical thinking skills, as well as proficiency in Word, Outlook, Excel, and Access, a necessity. Apply by submitting cover letter and resume by email to Maryannm@azkidney.org or fax (602) 840-2360. No phone inquiries accepted.


Program Coordinator, College of Medicine – University of Arizona (Tucson)

The Program Coordinator will be primarily responsible for coordinating the administrative and health education aspects of the Intergenerational Component for middle-school age girls and their mothers. The Coordinator will work with the Partnership team to ensure goals and objectives are met.

Duties include: Serve as a member of the Partnership team; implement recruitment and retention strategies of program participants and volunteers; Co-facilitate group activities for girls; Maintain inventory of program supplies; Coordinate program logistics (i.e., classroom space, meetings); Participate in all aspects of evaluation; Assist with report writing.

Minimum qualifications: bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Preferred: bachelor's degree in public health, social, behavioral sciences or related area AND one year administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, four years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience. Computer skills related to word processing, basic spread sheets, email use. Knowledge of and/or experience in group facilitation with adolescents. Bilingual (English/Spanish). Knowledge of communities in the Southwest, public health and prevention.

For more information and application instructions for this position, please visit http://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=186171.


Program Coordinator - The Hemophilia Association (Phoenix)

We are seeking an experienced nonprofit professional to plan and manage programs for children and adults and to help us expand our services to Tucson and other locations. Our programs include educational events that are supported by pharmaceutical companies, a week-long summer camp for kids in Northern Arizona, support groups for parents and children, and a leadership program for teens. This newly created position requires excellent planning and communication skills, and experience in working with programs serving children and adults.

The position is full-time and offers a competitive salary for the right experience. Please send your resume and cover letter to mary@hemophiliaz.org or Mary Alba Kurth, Hemophilia Association, 818 East Osborn, Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85014.


Event Coordinator - Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

Duties and Responsibilities: Work under the direction of Executive Director to manage the Foundation’s events. Maintains existing and identify new relationships with businesses and individuals that will generate monetary and non-monetary (in-kind) support for the agency. Recruits, trains and manages volunteers, ensuring an adequate number of volunteers attend events.

Skills and Abilities Required: Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills to prepare presentations, materials, reports and documentation. Demonstrated ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, reprioritizing work as necessary.

Knowledge and Experience Required: Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in communications or marketing. Six months prior experience in a nonprofit organization or event planning.

Candidates can send a resume to: mmaclei@chw.edu or fax to 602-406-6147.


Volunteer Manager – Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona seeks highly personable individual with networking/recruiting skills. The Volunteer Manager develops and manages a strategic volunteer plan that addresses reaching an annual volunteer recruitment/placement goal and the retention, development, management and recognition of volunteers, chapter-wide; and enhances and supports the Foundations ability to grant wishes and raise funds.

Qualifications: Experience with volunteer training/interviewing. Strong professional, interpersonal and multitasking skills. Minimum 3 years experience managing 250+ volunteers plus goal development. Bachelor's degree preferred. Occasional weekend work required. Travel required throughout the state of Arizona. Please email resume, cover letter and salary expectations to alopez@wishaz.org.


Weekend and Night Relief Manager - Ronald McDonald House Charities (Phoenix)

Responsible for managing the operations of the house during designated night (Monday-Friday 5-10 p.m.) or weekend hours (2 Shifts 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. or 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.) and providing family and property supervision. Has to be computer literate, with a warm, friendly and understanding personality. Has to be able to walk stairs while lifting 40 LBS. Please fax resume to: RMHC 602-264-5670


Multiple Positions – PetSmart Charities (Phoenix)

We have had several new positions added to our PetSmart Charities team for 2007! Many of these positions are entry level requiring 1-3 years of experience. We have a great benefits package as well as comparable salary ranges. Please see below for brief job descriptions or visit www.petsmartjobs.com for full details.

Development Assistant

This position is responsible for all aspects of gift processing, donor acknowledgements, and database management and maintenance with oversight by the Development Manager of Annual Giving.

Major Gifts Facilitator

This position is responsible for proactively supporting fundraising campaigns/projects with oversight by the Development Director of Major Giving, supports the research and identification of potential donors using Raisers Edge and additional fundraising software products, supports in the execution of all elements and aspects of major giving fundraising activities, including the coordination of travel requirement as needed

Communications Facilitator

This position will develop and distribute PetSmart Charities marketing communication collateral materials and messaging. Support internal and external communications initiatives from both the Charitable Giving and Development areas of PetSmart Charities. Research, plan and coordinate projects to help increase awareness of PetSmart Charities programs and achievements among various target audiences. Assist in creating and implementing communications plans to support PetSmart Charities initiatives. Represent PetSmart Charities on cross-functional team projects.

In-Store Development Facilitator

Coordinate new initiatives from concept through testing to rollout, works closely with Manager of In-Store to identify and develop new in-store fundraising programs, co-creates, implements, and executes select aspects of in-store fundraising campaigns, researches and recommends new promotional opportunities and may negotiate contracts; creates, manages and executes the delivery of promotional communications and messaging to associates, field management and stores, manages and directs the delivery and fulfillment of all marketing and cross-functional communication, processes donations, maintains database and produces reports related to management of the in-store fundraising programs, produces reports on revenues and expenses and manages payables

Special Events Coordinator Assistant

Coordinate new initiatives from concept through testing to rollout, identify and develop new special initiative fundraising programs, researches and recommends event venues and may negotiate contract(s), research new sponsorship opportunities and cultivates existing sponsors, manages and directs the delivery and fulfillment of marketing and promotional items to event venue on a timely basis and within budget parameters, manages project elements such as: timelines, key milestones and cross-functional communication, etc., processes donations, maintains database and produces reports related to management of the special initiatives programs, produces reports on revenues and expenses and manages payables. In addition, produces acknowledgement letters, creates, manages and executes the delivery of communications and messaging to associates, field management and stores.

Medical / Health / Direct Service

Behavioral Health Clinician – Native American Connections (Phoenix)

Under the direct supervision of the Outpatient Clinic Supervisor/Director, the Behavioral Health Clinician is responsible for the management and delivery of direct client substance abuse counseling services to assigned individuals and groups participating in Native American Connections programs at the NAC Assessment / Outpatient Clinic.

Responsibilities: Provide chemical dependency counseling to individuals/groups in an outpatient clinic setting. Provides intake, assessment and referral services. Document / monitor the documentation of all services provided through client records and data (i.e., demographic data, treatment plans, psychosocial history, progress notes, discharge planning, etc.). Facilitate groups in the areas outlined in the program description and structure of content. Oversees and assists each assigned client with individualized service planning and reviews. Provide culturally sensitive therapy modalities through existing services, outside referral services, or the development of new services. Assist in clinical discharge planning and / or referring clients to / or providing alternative services. Maintain productivity standards at a level that is no less than 1144 hours of direct clinical delivery, annually and manage the delivery of services to 40 – 60 outpatient clients. Serves as the “Clinical Liaison” for all assigned clients. Provides reports / other utilization management documents to other agencies involved in a clients care. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred in behavioral health field and one year experience in direct counseling with chemically dependent individuals and families, in both group and individual counseling; OR any combination of education, professional training or work experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience in working with Native Americans desirable. Possess a background in the delivery of individual/group/family counseling services, with a chemical dependency population. Familiarity with community resources for referral purposes. Able to function in a teamwork environment. May be Licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family therapist, Social Worker or other license as appropriate. Current TB test and physical examination documenting the ability to perform all job duties. Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license. Demonstrated working knowledge of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria. Must be credentialed and privileged as a Clinical Liaison with the Maricopa County Regional Behavioral Health Authority, within 90 days of hire.

Native American Preference: 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. 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003; fax to 602-256-7356 or email to m.stilwell@nativeconnections.org.


Katrina Program Case Manager – St. Vincent de Paul (Phoenix)

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is accepting applications and resumes for immediate hire of a full time Case Manager to work with the Katrina Program through September 30, 2007. Job duties entail performing case management duties for Hurricane Katrina survivors including conducting team home visits; providing emergency assistance; assisting clients in exploring options and developing a recovery plan; developing and maintaining case files and program forms in accordance with standard requirements; data entry; and reviewing cases with the supervisor on an ongoing basis.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience, case work experience in a social services organization, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, and be computer literate. A current Arizona State License is required along with personal insurance and access to an automobile to conduct onsite visits. Applicants must be flexible, able to work independently, and be results oriented. Some evening hours will be necessary to perform this position.

You may complete an application online at www.stvincentdepaul.net to bring to our Human Resources office located at 420 W. Watkins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85002, you may fax your application to 602-850-6744, or you may pick up an application and complete it on-site. Resumes must be included with your application. Call Mindy Morgan at 602-261-6812 for additional information.

Housing Services

Housing Counselor – LULAC National Housing Commission (Multiple Locations)

The LULAC National Housing Commission is seeking experienced Home Counselors to provide counseling services to clients in the areas of credit, financial planning, loan prequalification and other services to prepare clients to become successful homeowners. Positions are available in San Antonio, Chicago and Phoenix.

Requirements: 5 years experience as a housing counselor; 2 years experience as a loan officer in the private mortgage industry; Client tracking and customer service experience; Certifications in related fields; Must be bilingual in both English and Spanish.

Competitive Salary and Benefits.

Interested candidates should mail, fax or email resumes to: Executive Director, LULAC National Housing Commission, 6500 Greenville Avenue, Suite 515, Dallas, Texas 75206. Email: email@lulachousing.com. Phone: 214-750-8194; Fax: 214-750-8195.

Training and Education

Consultant, Professional and Leadership Development Workshops – Affiliation of Arizona Indian Centers (Phoenix)

The Affiliation of Arizona Indian Centers, Inc. is seeking a Consultant to assist in designing and implementing Professional and Leadership Development workshops. This position will work closely with the Executive Director to identify workshop topics, workshop resources, and strategies to conduct workshop session in 4 counties throughout the state of Arizona.

The contract period will begin January 01, 2007 and conclude on May 31, 2007. The ‘Consultant’ and the activities will be evaluated monthly by the Executive Director to ensure all deliverables are meeting the organizations mission, the program performance measures, and expectations of the clients.

Duties include the following:Conduct a preliminary assessment to determine the workshop content and subject matter. Following the assessment, the ‘Consultant’ will provide a narrative that summarizes the assessment activities and identifies workshop recommendations. Develop workshop formats based on the recommendations presented in Level 1. The development activities for each workshop will include a) Workshop subject matter; b) workshop materials / resources; and c) workshop pre and post evaluation formats. Work closely with AAIC Administration Staff and Program Staff to conduct the workshops in 4 counties through out Arizona. Those counties include Mohave, Navajo, Apache, and Yavapai County. Upon completion of implementing the workshops, the ‘Consultant’ will provide a narrative summarizing all activities and providing recommendations for future workshop activities.

Bid information and commission questions contact Ron Interpreter – Executive Director, at (602) 266-6245 or fax (602) 266-6316. Email: interpreter@aaiconline.org.

Intern, Volunteer Conservationist Program – Grand Canyon Trust (Flagstaff)

The Grand Canyon Trust is hiring an intern to assist in the development, coordination and facilitation of volunteer projects on the Kane and Two Mile ranches, north of the Grand Canyon. The position is characterized by both logistical set up and the leading of volunteer field crews beginning in May continuing through August and potentially beyond.  Transportation is provided as well as food when in the field. The position requires extended stay in field conditions including some weekends. Position is full-time, $8-$10 / hour DOE.

Qualifications: Experience working with and/or leading volunteers in the field; Current First Aid and CPR required/WFR preferred; Must work well with people, be able to work independently and be well organized; Background in Biological Sciences preferred; Ability and desire to work over extended periods of time in harsh and physically strenuous conditions; Demonstrated ability to train others and coordinate logistics from the office and in the field; Personal attributes: Energy, enthusiasm and willingness to work weekends and evenings to get the job done.  Schedule flexibility during the field season (late spring through early fall) is required. Must be comfortable camping for extended periods of time. Backpacking experience preferred.

To apply, submit a cover letter detailing your interest in this position and a current resume via e-mail to rslayton@grandcanyontrust.org or mail to: Grand Canyon Trust Volunteer Program, c/o Robyn Slayton-Martin, 2601 N. Ft. Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Deadline for applications is February 5, 2007. Position is for 4 months (minimum) starting in May 2007.


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