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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

January 31, 2007

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What's New

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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)

Keynote speaker Elizabeth Heagy, President, Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest will share the knowledge, tools and collaboration available to nonprofits looking to make an impact on public policy.

Additional scheduled workshop topics include leveraging your strengths for advocacy while overcoming your fears; advocacy and citizenship; forming a public policy agenda; and a governing board's role in public policy.

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


Arizona Compassion Initiative Grant Applications Available

The Arizona Compassion Initiative (ACI) is a statewide capacity building program funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of ACI is to assist grassroots, faith, tribal and community groups that serve elders in need and/or families in transition from welfare to work to maximize their social impact, increase their sustainability and effectiveness, enhance their ability to provide social services and create collaborations to better serve those most in need. The initiative partners will provide training, technical assistance and $200,000 in sub-awards to qualified applicants.

ACI partners are United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, the Governor’s Office of Faith and Community Initiatives, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Arizona State University Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, and the consulting firm of LeCroy & Milligan Associates. Assistance will be provided at no cost to organizations and associations.  For more information, click here.

For more information, please contact Sharon Gartner, United Way Tucson and Southern AZ, at (520) 903-9000 extension 420 or sgartner@unitedwaytucson.org.


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.

To register, please visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_wkshop.htm. For more information, call 602-496-0500 or e-mail nmi@asu.edu



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NPower Arizona Seeks Nonprofits to Participate in Total Technology Solution Program

NPower Arizona will soon be selecting up to 10 nonprofits statewide to participate in its Total Technology Solution (TTS) pilot program thanks to the generous support of Lodestar Foundation. TTS is an off-site managed IT service that will be first piloted with a cross-section of organizations and then available to all nonprofits statewide. NPower will be working alongside Ensynch to develop this managed service offering at its world-class Network Operations Center. Ensynch is a pioneer in the hosted services arena, recognized by Microsoft and its many customers as the leading provider of these services in Arizona. Combining Ensynchs proven track record along with NPowers knowledge of the nonprofit sector, TTS is poised to transform the way nonprofits use technology to serve their communities.

Participating nonprofits will need to devote staff resources to share both live and anecdotal experience with the TTS system (average amount of staff time per organization is estimated to be 4-6 hours per month). This would include questionnaires, participation in online user groups and occasional meetings with NPower staff and other pilot organizations.

The cost for participating in this pilot program will be $2,000 per organization and will include a valuable computer hardware and software package that participants will own upon completion of the program. The total value of this pilot program per organization is estimated at $10,000, making this a tremendous value to participating organizations. Space is limited, so act now!

To apply, visit www.npoweraz.org to download the application form. Please email your completed application to adamw@npoweraz.org. Email confirmation will be sent within 24 hours after your application submission. If some documents are not available in electronic format, you may mail, fax (602-343-6795) or deliver a hard copy of those documents to the NPower Arizona office located at the following address: NPower Arizona, Adam Weiss V TTS Project Manager, 5125 N. 16th St., Suite C-136, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16. Announcement of final participants will be made by Monday, February 26.


Hon Kachina Council Now Seeking Nominees for Hon Kachina Volunteer Award

The Hon Kachina Council is conducting its annual statewide search for outstanding volunteers whose contributions qualify them to be nominated for the well-known Hon Kachina Volunteer Award.

If you know someone who may qualify in any of the following categories: health care, neighborhood revitalization, youth and senior activities, the arts, education, food banks and nutrition services, justice, housing or social services please fill out a nomination form.

Those chosen will be honored at an exclusive awards presentation. Each winner will receive the coveted Hon Kachina doll, plus a cash award for their nonprofit organization.

To receive nomination forms call 480-905-1578 or visit the Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards website at www.honkachina.org. All nominations must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than February 5, 2007. Any individual, high school age and older, is eligible for nomination.

Volunteer Center of Maricopa County Seeks Nominations for 2007 Corporate Volunteerism Awards

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa is accepting nominations for the 2007 Corporate Volunteerism Awards. There are thousands of ways volunteers and corporate volunteer programs help the Arizona community. The Volunteer Center and The Business Journal, will for the fifth year join together to highlight the efforts of these outstanding volunteers.

The Volunteer Center’s annual Excellence in Corporate Volunteerism awards luncheon will be held April 19, 2007 at the Camelback Inn. At this luncheon, they recognize the efforts of small businesses and Valley companies for their outstanding volunteer service.

To nominate your company please visit www.volunteerphoenix.org for an application. The deadline is February 15, 2007.


Merl Waschler Named New President of Valley of the Sun United Way

Valley of the Sun United Way’s Board of Directors voted to appoint Merl Waschler as the new President of Valley of the Sun United Way.

As a Valley resident for more than 26 years, Merl possesses a deep understanding of the human care needs and the nonprofit community in Maricopa County. Merl brings to this position a passion for this community and a commitment to delivering measurable results for the key health and human services issues in our community.

Merl was selected through a rigorous, national search conducted by a 14-person search committee primarily made up of United Way Board Members.

Merl has been with Valley of the Sun United Way for more than 15 years, serving first as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and then assuming the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer role in 2001. He has been a key leader within the organization helping to lead the development of the organization’s strategic direction. 

Women of Scottsdale Names Vicki Collins Edwards 2006 Woman of the Year

Women of Scottsdale will honor Vicki Collins Edwards as 2006 Woman of the Year at the Friday, February 16, Woman of the Year Celebration Luncheon meeting at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

Edwards was selected for her contributions to the community as a business owner in Arizona for more than 20 years. She has been a Rotarian for more than 10 years and has mentored many others coming into the advertising, public relations and publishing business during that time. She has served on the City of Scottsdale Economic Development Board and contributed her services to many nonprofit community organizations serving children, women, healthcare and the community.

Information and invitations are available at http://www.womenofscottsdale.org or 480-391-6585.


ASU for Arizona Internship Program Now Seeking Applicants

ASU for Arizona is currently seeking to fill five student intern positions for the 2007-2008 academic year. Interns will work closely with program staff throughout the year to develop and implement a project. While there is significant flexibility in project development, which is tailored to maximize each student’s individual strengths and talents, all projects emerge from community need.

To view and print internship application go to http://www.asu.edu/vppa/asuforaz/intern.html. Applications are due February 16, 2007. Call 480-727-5057 for more information.



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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.


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

Benevon invites you to be its 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 Benevon 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.


2007 Summit on the Status of Arizona Women – Arizona Foundation for Women
February 8 (Phoenix)

Join other Arizona women leaders in shaping our future! Participate in the 1st Summit on the Status of Women, presented by the Arizona Foundation for Women.

The Summit on the Status of Arizona Women will introduce, in depth, research findings from AFW’s new Report on the Status of Women. The Summit will engage participants in dialogue about the research findings and result in participant consensus around the top 3 issues currently facing Arizona women. The Summit will also build, through voluntary application, the first AFW Advocacy Network. AFW will track public policy on the three determined issues and communicate with the Network regarding progress and potential action.

Participants of the Summit will receive a copy of the Report on the Status of Women that addresses five (5) critical areas: Health, Economic Self-Sufficiency, Social Justice, Education, Political Participation.

When: February 8, 2007
Where: Wyndham Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: $65.00 per person, including Lunch

For more information, contact Emily Dietz at 602-532-2800 or edietz@azfoundationforwomen.org. To register, visit: www.azfoundationforwomen.org.


Soliciting Gifts: Taking the Fear out of Making “The Ask” – Nonprofit Resource Center
February 8 (Flagstaff)

This is a mini-training for both board members and other volunteers in how to solicit gifts. Awareness, overcoming objections, and making “the ask” will be discussed. This brown bag will be a great introduction if you are new to soliciting gifts or it will be an excellent refresher. Come ready for fun and role playing.

Presenter: Kristi Edwards, CFRE, CSPG

Ms. Edwards, CFRE, CSPG is the Arizona Community Foundation’s North Central Regional Manager. She works with the Yavapai County Community Foundation and the Greater Sedona Community Foundation. She has a master’s degree in community services with a concentration in the administration of a nonprofit organization and holds certifications in fundraising and planned giving, CFRE and CSPG respectively, and received the Northern Arizona Chapter’s Fundraiser of the Year in 2000.

Date/time: Thursday, February 8, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff
Cost: Free for NPRC members; $10 for nonmembers

An RSVP is appreciated so they can be sure each person receives a handout and seating can be arranged. Simply send an email with your name, title, company name, address, phone number, and email info@nonprofitnaz.org.


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

Recruiting and Placing Volunteers (February 9)

  • Developing effective volunteer recruitment strategies and messages
  • Accessing under-utilized 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

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

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.


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.

To register, please visit: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_wkshop.htm. For more information, call 602-496-0500 or e-mail nmi@asu.edu


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.

To obtain a registration form or for more information, please contact execqlcs@qualityoflifeaz.org


Town Hall: Engaging Older Adults and Nonproifts
February 20 (Phoenix) and February 28 (Tucson)

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Center for Civic Participation are pleased to provide this program that will involve a discussion of how the nonprofit sector can maximize the potential represented by Baby Boomers who will be undertaking major life changes in the next 20 years. Engage in dialogue about these questions: What are the challenges of involving older adults in your nonprofit? What are your success stories? Can your nonprofit be transformed by the addition of a “new model” of workforce drawn from the ranks of experienced adults? Join your colleagues in a lively discussion of the issues presented by boomers entering retirement.

Where: Phoenix and Tucson

Dates: Feb.20, 2007 - Phoenix, Flinn Foundation, 9-11 a.m. and Feb. 28, 2007 - Tucson, time and date TBA.

Free and open to the public.

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


A Girl's World is Different – Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scouts
February 22 (Phoenix)

Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, will speak at the upcoming conference, A Girl's World is Different, to be held on Thursday, February 22, 2007 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Black Canyon Conference Center. The program is sponsored by Girl Scouts--Arizona Cactus-Pine Council in partnership with the City of Phoenix.

Directed to all professionals who work with girls in education, social service, juvenile justice systems and youth counseling, this one-day session will focus on the issues that affect the lives of girls ages 8-17. Participants will learn about newly developed research and what can be done to provide successful futures for girls, whether the environment involves families, schools, communities or justice systems.

In addition to Frances Hesselbein, the conference will feature Jon H. McCaine, Ph.D., author of Moments of Truth: The Recovery and Discovery of Selfhood and clinical director of The Youth Development Institute. Other speakers include Aracelys Gonzalez R., Fatimah Halim, Anne McQuaid, Kathleen Mitchell, Kathy Twohawks and Rosemary Ybarra-Hernandez.

Conference registration is available at www.girlscoutsaz.org/agwid. For more information contact Jennifer Geiler at 602-253-6359 ext. 1221 or jennifergeiler@girlscoutsaz.org.


"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)

Keynote speaker Elizabeth Heagy, President, Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest will share the knowledge, tools and collaboration available to nonprofits looking to make an impact on public policy.

Additional scheduled workshop topics include leveraging your strengths for advocacy while overcoming your fears; advocacy and citizenship; forming a public policy agenda; and a governing board's role in public policy.

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.


Strategic Planning: Charting Your Course for Success
March 14 (Glendale)

Understand the relationship between planning and organizational effectiveness. Learn the basic steps and major challenges in the planning process. Acquire practical tools and techniques to help create a strategic plan and prepare for the planning process.

Presented via video tape by: Professor Karen F.A. Fox, Department 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.

When: March 14, 2007, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Where: Quality of Life Community Services, Inc., 7206 N. 55th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301
Cost: $25.00

***You MUST pre-register by March 9, 2007.

To obtain a registration form or for more information, please contact execqlcs@qualityoflifeaz.org


Marketing: Connecting with your Clients and Community
April 18 (Glendale)

Learn the steps for developing a marketing plan, including the structure and content of a useful marketing plan. Learn cost-effective ways to listen to and learn about your clients and community, and to translate that information into better marketing decisions. Learn how to measure, align, and communicate an accurate, positive, and compelling image for your organization.

Presented via video tape by: Professor Karen F.A. Fox, Department 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.

When: April 18, 2007, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Where: Quality of Life Community Services, Inc., 7206 N. 55th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301
Cost: $25.00

***You MUST pre-register by April 13, 2007.

To obtain a registration form or for more information, please contact execqlcs@qualityoflifeaz.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: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $15 for Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits; $25 for Non-members

Next scheduled date and presenters:

  • 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.

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Executive Director – Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (Flagstaff)

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a $500,000 annual budget, is seeking a full time Executive Director, to begin no later than June 1, 2007. Competitive salary plus benefits. The Executive Director is the principal Development Officer and Administrative Manager for the Orchestra. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors (Board) of the Flagstaff Symphony Association (FSA), provides support to the Artistic Director/Principal Conductor and is an Ex-Officio member of all Board committees. 

Qualifications for this position include a successful track record in fundraising; strong financial and administrative skills; strong interpersonal skills - ability to work effectively with a variety of constituents, including artists, the FSA Board, major donors, Northern Arizona University and the Northern Arizona business community; experience in public speaking; high energy and enthusiasm; experience in working with nonprofit boards desirable; strong advocate for the performing arts.

Please send, via postal mail, a resume, three (3) references with contact information and cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above no later than February 16, 2007. Review of applications will begin at that time. Interviews for selected candidates will be scheduled at a later date in Flagstaff. Send Materials to: Flagstaff Symphony Association, Box 122, Flagstaff, AZ  86002.


Executive Director – Arizona Citizens/Action for the Arts (Phoenix)

Arizona Citizens/Action for the Arts seeks an Executive Director who is a proven leader with integrity, political savvy and a strong work ethic. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer and lead advocate and fundraiser for the statewide arts advocacy organization. As such s/he must have strong communication skills, be able to work on multiple projects concurrently and possess good interpersonal skills for partnering with the Board of Trustees, sponsors, staff and constituent organizations to achieve the organizations mission. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

For a full job description and to learn more about Arizona Citizens/Action for the Arts go to http://www.AzCitizensfortheArts.org/execdirectorsearch.html. To apply, send resumes and cover letters to search@AzCitizensfortheArts.org by March 1.


Executive Assistant – Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (Phoenix)

Executive Assistant position available for part- or full-time work. The position requires good computer and public relations skills. Database management experience preferred. Must have/get background check and fingerprinting. Excellent opportunity for someone interested in learning every aspect of nonprofit work. Please e-mail resume to affcf@Qwest.net or fax to 602/264-6802.


Development Assistant – Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (Scottsdale)

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) seeks a Development Assistant who is organized, believes in providing outstanding customer support, and applies good common sense to problem solving to join our Southwest Chapter located in Scottsdale. In this role, you will provide general office and secretarial support for our staff and reception support for the office. You will also assist with the creative and administrative aspects of our fundraising, special events and educational efforts. Strong candidates will have strong basic skills in data entry and database management (Raiser’s Edge experience preferred) and high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel and the internet. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to prioritize and manage projects are essential.

This position includes a competitive benefits package. Please send resume and salary expectations to bhaley@ccfa.org. CCFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fundraising / Financial

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. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite is a must (preference for eTapestry and Get Active as well).

Salary is competitive and is based on experience.  Health and dental benefits included.

To apply, email a 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.


Director of Development/Chief Development Officer – The 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. The Symphony's contributed revenue of approximately $5 million annually is comprised of component campaigns for individual, board of directors, corporate, foundation, government, and planned-giving opportunities. In addition, the department oversees the Symphony's volunteer fundraising groups, whose projects include the annual Symphony Gala.

Minimum Requirements: 10 years of proven experience in managing a comprehensive development operation including organizational development, implementing structure, goal setting, and employee development. 10 years of proven experience as a major gifts officer. Proven track record in managing comprehensive fundraising operations including individual, corporate and foundation donor cultivation, grant writing, annual fund direct mail and email and web-based solicitation, events management, and planned giving. Experience with reengineering development departments. Experience in strategic, long range, and annual planning. Experience in working in and enhancing a collaborative work environment. Ability to be both an effective team member and to work independently. Ability to effectively supervise, motivate and support others in a demanding team environment. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interact with and represent the organizations mission effectively to diverse constituents and the public. Ability to effectively interface and build relationships with the organizations prospects, donors and board members. Budget management and financial reporting skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook and Tessitura, Raiser's Edge or other fundraising system. Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.

Respond to: Peter Reaves, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO and the Music Director preaves@phoenixsymphony.org. Phone: (602) 495-1117 x 314. Fax: (602) 253-1772.


Director of Development – Bridging AZ Furniture Bank (Mesa)

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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Demonstrated excellent marketing and sales skills. Positive experience in fundraising and development work with nonprofit organizations. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral. Proven ability to plan, organize, and implement special events. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Ability to develop effective working relationships with private donors, foundations and businesses. Successful candidate should be creative, resourceful, innovative and flexible.

Credentials and Experience: Bachelor degree in marketing desirable. Minimum three years paid work experience in sales and promotion; emphasis on fundraising and special events. Nonprofit experience desirable.

Special Requirements: Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Needs reliable vehicle for local travel. Must be self-motivated and organized. Basic computer skills, MS Office required (PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Access). Knowledge of community service and philanthropic organizations highly desirable.

Salary: $36,000-$40,000 DOE plus benefits. This position has a 90-day introductory period followed by a performance review. Please send resume to: jim@bridgingaz.org.


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 supports 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 Officer 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 is desirable. Proven success in strategic planning, soliciting major gifts, and building long-term relationships is highly desired. It would be desirable for the candidate to be bilingual. (English/Spanish)

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 Officer - Northern Arizona University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Flagstaff)

Northern Arizona University seeks an experienced, energetic development officer to pursue private, foundation, and corporate support for the University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  The position reports jointly to the Associate Vice President for University Advancement and the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and is housed within the College.

The Development Officer is responsible for overall leadership and management of the college’s development efforts.  Major gift development is the primary focus of the position. Allied responsibilities include: participation in strategic planning; planned giving liaison; annual giving and gift club liaison; working with volunteer and advisory boards; communications and public relations planning; and Corporate/Foundation liaison.

Qualifications: bachelor’s degree; minimum of three years fundraising or resource development experience; record of successful major gift fund-raising; strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrated skills in interpersonal relationships.  Prior experience in fundraising and sponsorship development in higher education, and a graduate degree or degree in a related field are preferred. This position requires travel and a willingness to work weekends and evenings as necessary.

Please complete applications through the NAU Human Resources website www.nau.edu/hr and send a letter of application, salary expectations, a current resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three current professional references to: Associate Vice President for University Advancement, Northern Arizona University, PO Box 4094, Flagstaff, AZ  86011. Phone (928) 523-2012 / Fax (928) 523-4445. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.


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.

Requirements: 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. The ability to build effective, collaborative relationships with deans, center directors, department chairs, faculty, and development officers, to assess programs and identify those with a strong potential for corporate funding, build effective relationships with corporate representatives and learn appropriate levels of information about a broad range of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary areas.

The ASU Foundation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan and reduced tuition at ASU. 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.


Assistant Director of Annual Giving - ASU Foundation (Tempe)

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving manages the day to day operations of a high-performance, state-of-the-art call center. The Assistant Director works with the Director of Annual Giving and other staff within the Office of Annual Giving (OAG) to achieve increased levels of annual support from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of ASU.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Minimum three years experience working in a higher education, automated telemarketing environment, with management and supervisory responsibilities.

If interested in the Assistant Director of Annual Giving position, please send your resume and cover letter to asufhr@asu.edu indicating the job title in the subject line.


Development Associate - Sun Health (Phoenix)

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

Qualifications: related bachelor’s degree and at least three years of progressively responsible experience related to major gifts and planned giving (development, banking, estate planning). Success in this position requires exceptional analytical, interpersonal, writing, editing and facilitation skills. You must be organized and highly detail oriented. You must also be able to create spreadsheets and reports to monitor gift and estate activity.

For more information, call 800/486-5576 or send an email to HR@SunHealth.org. Apply online: www.SunHealth.org. EOE/AA. Substance abuse testing is a condition of employment.


Project Manager for Grant Outreach – Arizona-Mexico Commission (Phoenix)

Develop a supportive environment that will increase the number and frequency of proposals submitted to external funding sources (including federal and state agencies, foundations and corporations) for priority projects within the State of Arizona. This position will manage and organize resources, encourage/facilitate grant applications and serve as a liaison to the public and private sectors. Maintain connections with the grantmaking network, including subscriptions to grants newsletters, email lists, participation in events, etc. Identify and communicate grants-related information (opportunities, meetings/forums, workshops, etc.) to database members with similar interests. Manage the funding website and database including maintenance, utilization and improvements. Support AMC marketing efforts to best meet the needs of the grant seeking/grantmaking communities.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in communications, business administration or marketing OR; Minimum of 4 years of related experience. Bilingual- English/Spanish. Expert communication, writing and critical thinking skills. Experience collaborating with various levels of organizations both internally and externally. Ability to work in a team environment and multitask. Desired:Demonstrated knowledge of grants administration. Experience coordinating and preparing competitive research proposals. Experience producing, reviewing and editing large-scale funding proposals. Bilingual. Knowledge of border issues.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to lcarellano@az.gov or fax (602) 542-1411.


General Ledger Accountant – Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Phoenix Art Museum is seeking a General Ledger Accountant to support the accounting and related financial activities of the Museum and help maintain the professional standards of accounting and financial management.

Maintain the integrity of the General Ledger accounting system with analysis of G/L accounts. Assist in: Month end close & associated journal entries, Monthly financial statement preparation with reconciliation, Annual financial audits with preparation of audit workpapers, lead sheets, etc. Review pre-posting work of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, & Cash Receipts. Prepare financial statements of Support Organizations. Prepare bank reconciliations. Responsible for G/L account reconciliations. Maintain Fixed Asset accounting.

Requirements: bachelor’s degree in accounting is required. A minimum of 3 years relevant general ledger experience required. Supervisory experience and nonprofit experience preferred. High level of problem solving and analytical skills preferred. Knowledge and experience with high-end accounting software, Excel, Word and Outlook required. Ability to organize and accomplish multiple projects concurrently. Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of Museum supporters, visitors, members, volunteers and staff. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Good communication skills required.

Competitive salary and benefit package that includes: health and dental insurance 80% employer funded for employee and dependants; life insurance; LTD coverage; a 100% Museum-funded pension plan; vacation, holiday and sick pay; Museum membership; and great discounts at Museum Store, Café and other cultural organizations in the Valley.

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to JOB CODE ANP-ACCT

Email: HR@phxart.org. Mail: Human Resources Department, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685. Fax: 602-257-2127.


Grants Specialist - Jewish Family & Children’s Services (Phoenix)

The Grants Specialist will be responsible for researching potential funding sources for JFCS programs, completing and submitting grant applications, monitoring the programs' outcomes and submitting progress reports to the funding sources as required by the awards.  The Grants Specialist will also maintain copies of financial and agency materials to be used for grant applications.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of grant writing experience in the nonprofit sector. The preferred candidate will have a bachelor degree or have an equivalent professional history in grant writing. An understanding of behavioral and social services programs is helpful.

Salary range is between $32,000 to $40,000. Position is located at our corporate offices off of 20th Avenue and Indian School.

To learn more about this position and submit an online application, visit www.jfcsaz.org or contact Michelle Ashley at 602-567-8314. Fax 602-264-1806 or email Michelle.Ashley@jfcsarizona.org. JFCS is an equal opportunity employer.


Grant Writer – West Valley Child Crisis Center (Glendale)

West Valley Child Crisis Center is seeking a part-time, contractual Grant Writer (14 hours weekl/56 hours monthly). The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of grant writing experience in the nonprofit sector. Responsibilities include researching potential funding sources for general operations, as well as a capital campaign, programs and fundraising events, completing timely applications with appropriate attachments, monitoring the programs’ outcomes and submitting progress reports to the funding sources as dictated by the award.

This is a part-time, contract position, reporting to the Director of Development. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent professional history in grant writing. Please forward all resumes and salary requirements to klewis@wvccc.org or mail to:  PO Box 850, Glendale, AZ 85311 by February 9, 2007.


Grant Writer - Children’s Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix)

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is seeking a part-time, contractual Grant Writer. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of grant writing experience in the nonprofit sector.  Responsibilities may include researching potential funding sources for the Museum’s capital campaign, programs and fundraising events, completing timely applications with appropriate attachments, monitoring the programs’ outcomes and submitting progress reports to the funding sources as dictated by the award. Additionally, the Grant Writer may develop and maintain a library of financial and agency material that supports its requests for funding. This is a part-time, contract position, reporting to the Director of Development and Marketing. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent professional history in grantwriting.

Please forward all resumes to kwells@childmusephx.org or mail to: PO Box 2439, Phoenix, AZ 85002 by February 9th, 2007. EEOE  www.childrensmuseumofphoenix.org.

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications

Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy and Marketing - Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Incredible opportunity to impact the top human care priorities of Phoenix area communities, as part of a dynamic team in an environment of business transformation. Valley of the Sun United Way seeks a highly skilled brand and marketing leader to direct the evolution, creation and execution of branding and marketing strategies in support of its new business model. S/he will be accountable for a broad base of functional areas responsible for educating, informing and engaging specific investor, stakeholder and customer segments, and for leading the integration of all branding and marketing activities for the Annual Campaign, Foundation, and products and services of Community Impact.

Ideal candidate will have: 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience in steering diverse functions including brand and image positioning, market segmentation and research, product development and delivery, advertising, public and media relations, and direct and e-marketing; technical expertise in developing and executing multi-year branding and marketing strategies; success in cultivating high performance teams; track record in evaluating, realigning and building infrastructure; understanding of resource development marketing; skills in cultivating strong, productive relationships; and superior leadership qualities. Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree a plus; nonprofit and sector experience in health and human services desirable. Compensation includes competitive salary plus outstanding benefits and relocation assistance.

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


Marketing Director - Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

The Marketing Director will oversee and advance comprehensive marketing and public relations strategies, programs, and initiatives for audience building and revenue generation. This position is responsible for maintaining the artistic/intellectual integrity of marketing and public information efforts to promote the values and mission of the Museum, and managing the marketing and PR budget, staff and activities of the Department. Must improve public awareness of the Museum as a vibrant destination, and help develop brand recognition.

Requirements: bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, arts administration or related field. Minimum five years progressively responsible marketing experience, including demonstrated managerial and supervisory experience. Knowledge of budgeting practices. Knowledge of analytical marketing tools. Strong leadership, interpersonal, planning, organization, written and oral communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and the Internet. Ability to organize and oversee multiple projects concurrently. Nonprofit experience preferred; art history background helpful. Ability to work effectively, tactfully and professionally with a wide variety of Museum supporters, visitors, members, volunteers and staff.

For best results, apply directly to Phoenix Art Museum. Salary requirements must be included in resume or cover letter. Send to job code ASU-MRK. Email: hr@phxart.org. Fax: 602-257-2127. Mail: 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Attn: HR Dept.

Information Technology / Technical Support

Tessitura Application Coordinator – The Phoenix Symphony (Phoenix)

This position will work with Development, Box Office, Marketing and Finance staff to facilitate organization-wide integration and effective use of the Symphony's new ticketing and fundraising software (Tessitura). The Tessitura Application Coordinator will oversee effective usage of the Tessitura software and to ensure that it is set up to provide staff with the tools required to perform their jobs. This position will serve as the Symphony's main internal contact and resource person for system utilization, training, procedure and protocol implementation, set-up and reporting from the new application.

Minimum Requirements: Three or more years experience in box office or development functions within a nonprofit environment; Experience with Tessitura application is desirable, but not required; Experience with ERP systems such as Great Plain, SAP or People Soft may substitute for some or all of the experience above; Past experience in interfacing applications with websites is desirable; Must have proven ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities; Must have ability to multitask and work with diverse constituencies; Strong oral and written communications skills along with the ability to work with people of diverse experience levels; Must have some knowledge of MS Windows and MS Office applications; Some experience in managing workflow reengineering would be an asset.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume by fax or email to: Randy Mitchell, Information Systems Manager, The Phoenix Symphony, 602-253-1772 (fax), rmitchell@phoenixsymphony.org (no phone calls please).


Legal Assistant – Save the Family (Mesa)

Save the Family is an East Valley nonprofit Transitional Housing Program for homeless families with children and is i n need of a Legal Assistant. This position is responsible for assisting the Legal Advocacy Director, conducting all client legal needs assessment intakes, domestic relations/poverty law research, conducting client workshops, and assisting clients in preparing legal documents to be filed with the courts. Candidates must be self-starters and have strong writing skills. Legal experience and/or Bachelor’s Degree a plus.

Save the Family pays 100% of its employee only insurance premiums for Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short-term and Long-term Disability insurance policies. $32K-$38K 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 Manager - Arizona Community Action Association (Phoenix)

The Program Manager will play a major role in crafting agency standards, processes and measurements and conducting outreach and program expansion activities. We are seeking a well rounded professional with skills in: public speaking, outreach, inter-agency collaboration, staff training, policy and procedure writing and client data management. Experience in utility, weatherization and/or conservation programs preferred. Strong technological skills a must. Client/Case management experience a plus. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in social services or business management related fields and 3-5 years experience providing direct services in low-income/anti-poverty programs.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit resume to: Jeff Jameson, Director of Energy Programs, Arizona Community Action Association, 2700 N. 3rd St. #3040, Phoenix, AZ 85004 or Jjameson@azcaa.org. Deadline: February 20, 2007.


Business/Program Manager – Arizona Community Action Association (Phoenix)

Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA), a nonprofit organization, is seeking a full time exempt Business/Program Manager. Responsibilities include contract management, budgeting, preparing state and federal grant reports, preparing board and monthly financial reports, maintaining financial records, monthly grant billing, managing the Arizona Public Service (APS) low-income Weatherization Program, assisting in fundraising activities and assisting in the planning of the ACAA annual conference, coordinating the printing of the Peoples Information Guide and staffing board committees.

The ideal candidate will possess a B.A. degree, although a Master’s degree is preferred and at least three years experience in program or management. Required skills and abilities include: knowledge of principles and practices of project managements, grant and report research findings, excellent skills and ability to facilitate meetings and lead group activities. Must have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of varied social, cultural, and educational backgrounds. The position requires advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, PageMaker, and Access. Skills are also required in QuickBooks and Adobe Acrobat Professional. The successful candidate must be able to travel within Arizona and must possess a valid Arizona driver’s license. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Email resumes to klockhart@azcaa.org or mail to 2700 N. 3rd Street, Suite 3040 Phoenix, AZ 85004. Visit www.azcaa.org to learn more about Arizona Community Action Association.


Youth Programs Manager – Make A Difference (Phoenix)

Reporting to the Director of Community Programs, the Youth Programs Manager position is a full-time salaried (FLSA exempt) staff position that will be responsible for overseeing and expanding the educational and youth programming of the organization. The Youth Programs Manager is charged with cultivating relationships and enhancing volunteer programs that capitalize on existing community assets, building overall community capacity within nonprofits, schools and neighborhoods and educating and engaging volunteers as active, informed individuals.

Please mail, e-mail or fax cover letter and resume to: Make A Difference, Attention: Director of Operations, 5151 North 19th Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85015. Fax: (602) 973-9233. E-mail: Lisa@makeadifference.org (please be sure to reference this position)


Volunteer Services Coordinator - West Valley Child Crisis Center (Glendale)

The Volunteer Services Coordinator oversees the volunteer opportunities for individuals which serve the Center's mission and which enhance and compliment staff and organizational functions. Provides information regarding volunteer issues and maintains compliance with all local, state and federal laws. Tasks include, but are not limited to: Processing new volunteer applicants, Providing Orientation Training and Placement for new volunteers, Maintain volunteer personnel files, Maintain volunteer database, Respond to phone and email inquiries, Produce monthly volunteer newsletter, Assist with Events,

Skills/Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least two years experience in a nonprofit environment managing volunteers. Organizational, Multitasking, Communications, and Public Relations skills. Strong PC skills required. DPS fingerprinting and drug screening required.

This position is part-time, 30 hours per week and pays a competitive salary based on experience. Please send a resume along with salary history to Jennifer Kehren, West Valley Child Crisis Center, PO Box 850, Glendale, AZ 85311, or fax 623-848-8863, or email JKehren@wvccc.org.


Community Resource Coordinator – Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona (Phoenix)

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona is seeking to hire a 24 hour per week Community Resource Coordinator (CRC). The CRC is responsible for community networking with local companies, agencies, organizations, schools, groups and individuals for the recruitment of mentors and program volunteers. Once recruited, the CRC provides, with support from administration, orientation, training and continued support to the mentors and volunteers.

The CRC must have reliable transportation, good computer skills as well as good communication and public speaking skills, ability to multi-task, manage time well and interact with diverse populations.

Schedule is flexible and may require an occasional weekend day or week day evening. Check out www.bhghaz.org to find more reasons Boys Hope Girls Hope is the place to impact the life of a child.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to mmcclintock@bhgh.org.


Resource Development Event Coordinator – Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

Valley of the Sun United Way has an open position for a Resource Development Event Coordinator. The person in this position is a member of the Resource Development department, reporting to the Vice President, Resource Development-Tocqueville and is responsible for managing the planning and execution of development and other organizational activities.

Primary Responsibilities: managing the logistics of development activities including but not limited to: Tocqueville Tuesday, CEO Luncheons, Industry breakfasts and Leadership Giving networking events. This includes venue, invitations, RSVPs, programs and all other event details. Working with Tocqueville Director to plan and execute all logistics for Fall and Spring Tocqueville Social events. Establishing working relationships with area vendors. Negotiating pricing and reviewing contracts for all venues. Maintaining accurate and current database records on event attendees. Managing assigned budget lines to ensure project completion within budget.

For complete details on skills and requirements, how best to get your resume/cover letter to us and to learn more about our organization, please visit www.vsuw.org. Once there, click on About Us, then Career Opportunities. VSWU offers excellent benefits and a great working environment and is an E.O.E. Deadline for submission of information is end of day February 7, 2007.


Family Services Coordinator - GALA Human Service Co-op (Guadalupe)

The Family Services Coordinator is a member of the senior staff team and participates in decision making to expand and improve the overall program and services provided by GALA HSC to families of children with Autism.

Duties include, but are not limited to: intakes and needs assessments for families seeking services for their child; a variety of administrative tasks and developing highly organized tracking systems in the GALA HSC office. Day-to-day operations in the event of the Executive Director’s absence, whether planned or unplanned. Developing and implementing effective recruiting systems, both for new staff and new families. Overall program and agency development.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in related field; At least 2 years experience working with children and/or families; High level of organization and attention to detail; Comfortable with public speaking and preparing presentations; Computer literate (knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, etc.); Able to type 40+ WPM. Preferences: Experience with Autism and/or other special needs; bilingual; fluent in Spanish (speaking and writing).

Please call 480-820-2924 with questions.


Border Coordinator – Arizona-Mexico Commission (Phoenix)

This position will coordinate efforts on the local, state, federal and international level as they relate to the Arizona-Mexico border. This position has a heavy emphasis on border infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to Arizona’s ports of entry with Mexico. The position will provide support the Governor’s Office, Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC), Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), and CANAMEX Taskforce.

Duties: Coordinate efforts on border projects, provide timely recommendations to stakeholders to advance border projects, draft talking points, correspondence, and articles on Arizona’s border projects, provide information to AMC Border Infrastructure Initiative to update the Border Infrastructure Project (www.azbip.org), coordinate outreach forums with local, state, and federal agencies and other stakeholders to raise awareness of BIP, serve as the AMC staff to the Border Infrastructure Initiative.

Qualifications: bachelor’s degree. Advanced written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work in a team environment and multitask. Knowledge of government structure. Desired: Bilingual. Knowledge of border issues with an emphasis on ports of entry.

Submit a resume and cover letter to: Office of the Governor, Arizona – Mexico Commission, by mail: 1700 West Washington Street, Room 180, Phoenix, AZ 85007; by fax: (602) 542-1411, or by email: lcarellano@az.gov. Open Until Filled (AZ STATE GOVE – AA/EOE)


Exchange City Coordinator – Junior Achievement (Tempe)

The coordinator will work in Exchange City with the schools as they bring their 5th & 6th graders in for their day to run the city. The position will work two to three days a week during the school year. There will be no work during the summer, holidays, and days schools are not scheduled in the City. The coordinators day will consist of preparing the city to open in the morning, working as JA staff while the school is in attendance, and then preparing the city for the next day. Other duties will be assigned as needed to keep the city running.

For a full job description please see the JA website at http://www.jaaz.org. Click on About JA Arizona then click on Work for JA. To apply for the Coordinator, Exchange City positions please email a resume to Kim Barber at KimB@JAAZ.org.


Race Manager – Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (Phoenix)

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is seeking a Race Manager to oversee all aspects of the Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure. The Race Manager will coordinate Race planning and development, operations oversight, fiscal management, support the various volunteer Race committees, and coordinate relations with core businesses (i.e. city and local jurisdictions, vendors and sponsors). This is a full-time position that reports to the Executive Director.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and/or three-plus years of related experience in event management and/or operations management of high exposure public projects; experience with budgets and fundraising, volunteer development and nonprofit organizations preferred. Knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, Web interface programs and database software. Valid driver’s license, personal insurance and access to reliable vehicle required. Must be able to lift and carry 30 pounds and capable of standing for one hour or more. Requires travel and some weekend and evening work.

For a complete job description visit our Web site at www.komenphoenix.org.  Resumes should be sent to pelder@komenphoenix.org.


Outreach Specialist – Sahuaro Girl Scout Council (Tucson)

The Sahuaro Girl Scout Council is seeking Outreach Specialist to carry out assigned special projects and programs that create innovative approaches to program delivery.

Qualifications: Minimum of one year experience in children’s programs. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to achieve goals. Good human relations and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual (in appropriate languages) highly desirable. Willingness to work flexible work schedule, including evenings and some weekends.

Please submit resume to jbarlow@sahuarogsc.org or fax to 520-319-3199. Visit www.sahuarogsc.org for a complete job description. Ongoing recruitment.

Medical / Health / Direct Service

Promotora de Bienestar /Promoter of Well-Being – Golden Gate Community Center (Phoenix)

The Promotora works with community residents to provide a range of services and promote community building initiatives. Position involves meeting with community residents, building social support networks among residents, and teaching the availability and use of formal and informal community resources for health and safety.

15 - 20 hours a week - $10.00 per hour; some evenings and weekends

Qualifications: 21 years of age, high school degree or equivalent, legally able to work in the U.S, bilingual Spanish/English, possess a valid Arizona driver’s license and be insurable under the agency’s automobile policy. Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients’ homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies. Able to pass a fingerprint clearance. Preference given for residents of the area served: 35th Ave, to 43rd Ave, McDowell to Encanto.

If you are interested in this position, please call Phyllis Habib at 602-233-0017 ext. 13 or Christina Araiza at 602-233-0017 ext. 14.


*Multiple Positions* Prehab of Arizona (Multiple Locations)

East Valley

Behavioral Health Paraprofessional - BA preferred, various positions in youth residential centers, behavioral health experience preferred.
Support Partner - DV shelter, experience with crisis and counseling preferred.
Parent Support Partner - F/T, BA preferred, exp with domestic violence, experience working with children.
Child Care Teacher – F/T or P/T, Prefer training in Early Child Education, Working with children in homeless shelter.
Receptionist/Billing – Mon-Thurs, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., office/clerical experience. Experience with medical bills. Customer service/computer skills required.
LPN or RN – FT, residential treatment centers, psychiatric experience required.
Driver – P/T, driving youth group. Must be able at least 25 years of age.
Payroll Specialist - Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., must be experience in payroll. Must have superb computer knowledge and great customer service skills.
Utilities Specialist - Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., customer service, computer skills. Working with families in crisis helping them with resources.
Receptionist – P/T, week in reception area of agency. Computer skills and customer service a must. Must have great personality.
Records Case Manager – Mon-Fri, Maintain all case records for juvenile program.

West Valley

Support Partner - Overnight, Experience with domestic violence populations, Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
Child Care Worker - P/T, Prefer training in Early Child Education, enjoys working with children.
Social Worker - F/T, BA, must have child & family counseling skills.
Direct Care Worker (BHPP) - F/T, working with at-risk youth, experience with group classes for youth and parents. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

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

Housing Services

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Training and Education

Education Specialist – Childhelp (Scottsdale)

Childhelp seeking Prevention Education Specialist. Growth position that cultivates relationships, sales and promotion of child abuse prevention education curriculum products and programs in Arizona, especially focused on schools and educational audiences. Preferred candidate will have prior background in educational sales or business-to-business sales, and possess as a minimum a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal, time management and facilitation skills and be a team player. Good working skills with Microsoft Office products, especially Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; demonstrated ability and willingness to work effectively with internet-based customer relationship management sales tool. Some travel involved.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Donell Carey at dcarey@childhelp.org.


Eco Camp Teacher – Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)

Part-time, temporary. 10-20 hours/week while camp is in session, 10-15 hours prior to camp for preparation and training. 

This position entails teaching all three sessions of DBG Spring Eco Camp: Pollination Party. Primary responsibilities include serving as the lead teacher and supervisor for one class, initiating all activities and outings, coordinating teaching responsibilities with volunteer teaching assistants and facilitators, assisting in the supervision and mentorship of one teen volunteer, assisting in the preparation of materials, and maintaining a safe and fun learning environment. 

Requirements include demonstrated teaching and classroom management capabilities, knowledge of desert ecology, participation in camp training, familiarity with camp curriculum, and the flexibility to work in a team environment. Experience working in a camp setting preferred.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Julie Gidley at hr@dbg.org.

Early Childhood Program Specialist, Niños en Mi Casa Program – Association for Supportive Child Care (Flagstaff)

Assist individuals with family child care certification and training. FT/ with generous benefits $12/hr. AA in early childhood education or equivalent work experience Reliable transportation required for travel in Coconino, Apache & Navajo Counties.

For more information on this position, contact Program Coordinator at 928-714-1716.

To apply, bring resume to Association for Supportive Child Care, Niños en Mi Casa Program, 2708 North Fourth Street, Suite C-1, Flagstaff, AZ 86004.

Full-Time Preschool Teacher – Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)

The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate and facilitate fun, engaging environmental education experiences for children in the Sammy's Seedlings Preschool Program and summer Eco Camps for preschoolers. Duties include developing curriculum, organizing supplies, conducting classes, coordinating Seedlings Volunteer Program, and working with the Education Team to advance excellence in preschool programming.

Requirements include an A.A. degree, experience teaching at the preschool level, knowledge of desert ecology, flexibility to work in a team environment, and excellent interpersonal skills.

For more information about this position or to apply, please contact Julie Gidley at 480-481-8123 or jgidley@dbg.org.


Workforce Skills Trainer - Phoenix Indian Center, Inc. (Phoenix)

Trains customers to develop job readiness skills. Develops curriculum and updates lesson plan. Develops resources and speakers through community linkages. Maintains files with progress notes, required documents and logged support services. Supervises a part-time program aide.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or Education with 2-3 years experience in conducting classroom workshops. Strong oral and written communication skills. Valid Fingerprint Card. Must have dependable transportation with valid drivers license and automobile insurance coverage in compliance with Phoenix Indian Center requirements. Knowledge of social, educational and economic issues of off-reservation Native Americans. Maintains positive working relationships with staff and the community.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled.

Apply at Personnel Office, 4520 North Central Avenue, Suite 250, Phoenix, Arizona 85012. Phone: 602-264-6768, ext 2103.

Preference: In accordance with the Indian Preference Regulations, preference is given to American Indians. To claim American Indian preference a copy of tribal affiliation must be submitted with application and resume.


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