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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

April 11, 2007

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What's New

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ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management Seeks Director, Professional Development Education (Phoenix)

This position is responsible for the comprehensive continuing, extended and distance learning education programs associated with Arizona State University's Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management (CNLM) within the College of Public Programs. In the role as director of the Professional Development Education (PDE) unit, the individual plans, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the activities and operations of a broad-based portfolio of training programs, certificate offerings, workshops and conferences associated with CNLM and its community-based education unit known as the Nonprofit Management Institutes (NMI).

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in Education or related field and five (5) years of related administrative experience, including four (4) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Preferred: Master's degree in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies, Adult and Continuing Education, or related field. Work experience in the public or nonprofit sector involving nonprofit capacity building, organizational development, and/or volunteer and paid staff leadership development. Higher education experience in: management and operations; educational program development; distance learning; marketing. Supervisory experience.  Experience with multicultural environments and diverse populations. Experience with budgeting and finance. Experience networking and collaborating to initiate benchmark and partnership programs. Experience promoting programs, developing marketing and publicity materials; securing underwriting support. Effective verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills.

To view the full job description and apply for the position, visit www.jobsatasu.com, posting number 10852. Closing date: April 16, 2007.


*Apply Now* Public Allies Arizona

Public Allies Arizona, a program of the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, is pleased to announce the launch of its recruitment campaign for the program year beginning in the Fall of 2007. Public Allies Arizona places dedicated, service minded young people (Allies) in 10-month full-time paid apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations (Partner Organizations) throughout the greater Phoenix community. 

Public Allies Arizona is looking for:

  • Innovative Nonprofit Organizations that are seeking to expand their human resources while committing to mentor an emerging young nonprofit leader
  • Enthusiastic Young People that want to gain leadership skills and professional experiences while making a difference in their community

Please visit http://publicallies.asu.edu or click on the following links to:

Partner Organization and Ally applications are due May 31. For more information please contact Michelle Lyons-Mayer , Program Director, Public Allies Arizona at (602) 496-0425 or michelle.lyons-mayer@asu.edu.


Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) Spring 2007 Course Schedule Now Available

The Spring 2007 course schedule for the Nonprofit Management Institute is now available at http://nmi.asu.edu. NMI provides a variety of professional development opportunities including courses leading to a Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Topical Workshops, and Information Sessions. Questions? Visit http://nmi.asu.edu or call 602-496-0500.


Advanced Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 113)
May 4-5, 2007 (Phoenix)

Date/time: May 4-5, 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_reg.htm. For more information, call 602-496-0500 or e-mail nmi@asu.edu



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Alliance of Arizona Announces Limited Time Fee Reduction for New Members

Thanks to support from the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), new Nonprofit Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits may be eligible for a significant discount on their 2007 membership dues.

Beginning April 16, 2007, nonprofits who join the Alliance for the first time may have their dues offset by funds from ACF. The goal of this incentive program is to expand membership into every county of Arizona, so a limited number of these opportunities are available in each county. This offer ends when the incentives are depleted in each county, and will not extend beyond August 31, 2007, so apply today.

This offer is available to nonprofits only who join for the first time after April 16, 2007. These new members will save up to $150 off their regular dues in 2007.

To take advantage of this offer, complete the Alliance for a Statewide Incentive form. Nonprofits submit a regular Nonprofit Member application, a check for dues, along with the Statewide Incentive form. For information, contact info@arizonanonprofits.org or call Director of Member Relations Jennifer Blair at 602-279-2966.


Contest for Nonprofit Leaders to Award $20,000 Office Remodel

Online nominations are being sought for the Goodman’s Eye for the Good Guy program, which will award a nonprofit leader in both Maricopa and Pima counties with a $20,000 office remodel and the title Good Guy. Boards of directors, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders are invited to nominate their 501(c)3 executive director, president or CEO for the contest, which is presented by Goodman’s Interior Structures. Nominations will be accepted online at www.GoodmansGoodGuy.com through April 16, 2007. The public will vote on the nominated finalists in May.

To place a nomination, or to learn more about the program, please visit the Web site at www.goodmansgoodguy.com.


YWCA Appoints Two Members to Board of Directors

The YWCA of Maricopa County has appointed two members to the board of directors: State Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and Dr. Heather Cunliffe of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).  

Both Sinema and Cunliffe were honored this past March at the YWCA’s 14th annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon, which recognizes outstanding women in Maricopa County whose lives and accomplishments reflect the YWCA’s mission of developing opportunities for women's growth in leadership and power to achieve human rights, dignity, freedom, health, security, justice and peace for all people. Sinema received the Emerging Leader award, and Cunliffe was honored as the Health and Sciences Leader.

For more information, visit www.ywca.org/maricopacounty.


CEO of Valley YWCA Appointed to Two Advisory Groups

The YWCA of Maricopa County announced today that Chief Executive Officer Dana Campbell Saylor has been appointed to serve on two Valley advisory groups: the Arizona State University Community Council and the Phoenix Woman Magazine Advisory Board.

Campbell Saylor, a Central Phoenix resident, is also a current member of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research Institute, National Council of Jewish Women, Central Phoenix Women and Charter 100. She has a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies from ASU and has certification work related to social justice issues that affect women and their families.

For more information visit www.ywca.org/maricopacounty or call 602-258-0990.


Netvesta Launches Charitable Community Giving Program

Netvesta's newest portal, www.foodsong.com, "everything about food in Phoenix" is launching a new Charitable Community Giving Program beginning April 16, 2007. People visiting foodsong.com will register as a user and recommend the charity of their choice for quarterly cash gifts. The Charity that has the most recommendations each quarter will be awarded a cash gift from a percentage of Netvesta's revenues.

The employees of Netvesta and foodsong.com genuinely care about the well being of our community, therefore we have developed the Netvesta Charitable Community Giving Program. The charity seeks to help people in need, especially children and families, to protect animals and nature, and to enrich community life in the Phoenix metropolitan area. For more information on how your organization can benefit from or how you can recommend your favorite charity for our Community Giving Program please email us at communitygiving@netvesta.com.



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Nonprofit Banking – What’s in it for Your Agency? – Nonprofit Resource Center
April 12 (Flagstaff)

Often the myriad choices nonprofit professionals encounter when attempting to create a successful relationship with a financial institution seem overwhelming! If your staff or board members are facing (or will face) these tough decisions, you’ll definitely want to mark your calendar for Thursday, April 12th, to learn from two local banking experts the most effective way to establish this important connection.

Learn the basic questions to ask when interviewing a financial institution. How do you make the most informed decisions about all aspects of banking, and use those answers to choose the best “bank for your buck?” When seeking loan funding, what range of products is available to your agency? What pitfalls or hidden costs should you be aware of?

Date/Time: Thursday, April 12, 2007, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
Cost: Free for NPRC members, $10 for non-members


  • Melanie Chavez, Retail Branch Manager, First State Bank
  • John Fockler, Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer, First State Bank

Click here to register: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/BrownBagRegister.html. Your confirmed registration guarantees you will receive presenter handouts and an attendee roster, a valuable networking tool.


Individual Prospect Research: Where to find information on  donor  prospects and what to do with it – CGSI Resource Center
April 17 (Phoenix)

Discover the resources, methods and strategies for unearthing biographical, financial, affinity, and other information critical to the cultivation and solicitation of gifts for your organization. Presented by Scott Sheldon, this workshop is appropriate for all levels of fundraising experience, from the beginner to the seasoned professional.  

Date: April 17, 2007
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Grand Canyon University – Kaibab Conference Room
Cost: $85

For more information and to register: http://www.cgsi.us or call 602-323-1915.


The Essential Evaluation Toolkit : Defining and Measuring Success – Just Grants! Arizona
April 17 (Phoenix)

This workshop presents the must-have tools and must-do techniques for constructing a solid evaluation plan for your program - and integrating it into your funding proposals. In this interactive, hands-on session you'll explore these topics and much more:

  • What does "success" look like in our grant-funded programs?
  • What exactly are "outcomes"?
  • What makes a strong "objective"?
  • What kinds of results and reporting do funders want from us - and how do we deliver?
  • What resources are available for measuring our success, and how do we use them?

Date/Time: April 17, 2007, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $70
Details/registration: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=422

It is strongly recommended that you have attended a Grantsmanship Essentials workshop: Introduction and Overview, The Grantsmanship Game - Playing to Win, Principles and Practice Certificate Course or The Ultimate Grants Toolkit Workshop.

For complete details and registration, click here:  http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=422


Using an Intranet to Improve Collaboration – NPower Arizona
April 17 (Phoenix)

If your staff is on the go or works out of different locations, an Intranet can often assist with information delivery and collaboration. Intranets allow you to provide a secured space to your employees and other stakeholders for sharing information, keeping informed and managing projects - like that upcoming fundraiser, you know the one.

If you are an operations manager, development director, or executive director for your organization and need improved collaboration and communication - this is a session you should attend. Explore the tools available to make use of an Internet, Intranet and even an "Extranet" to best serve your needs and meet your mission.

Date: April 17, 2007
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: The Carnegie Center - Downtown Phoenix
Cost: FREE of charge and open to the community

For more information and to register: http://www.npoweraz.org/getinvolved/events/tt_online_collaboration.htm


Understanding State Budget Policy – Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
April 18 (Phoenix)

Presented in partnership with Children's Action Alliance

The annual state budget process is a major forum for setting state policies affecting the nonprofit sector across Arizona, whether the concern is health and human services, housing, education, arts or the environment. Through work with the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI), Children's Action Alliance has established expertise and credibility in state budget and tax issues. They have delivered presentations to nonprofits board of directors - a program now extended to your nonprofit.

This workshop will 1) demystify state budget and fiscal issues for nonprofits, 2) strengthen the voice of the nonprofit sector, and 3) provide tools to confront the impact of state budget and tax decisions.

Fee: Free to Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, $10 for non-members

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

For questions, contact Jonathon Gonzales at Children’s Action Alliance (602)277-0606 x209, jgonzales@azchildren.org or Jennifer Blair at Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits (602)279-2966, jenniferb@arizonanonprofits.org.

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

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 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 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 execghsc@qwest.net.


Using an Intranet to Improve Collaboration - NPower Arizona
April 19 (Tucson)

You have heard of the Internet, but do you know what an Intranet is all about?

If you have a workforce that must be mobile, or work from multiple locations, sharing and providing resources can be a daunting challenge. An intranet can serve many roles in project management, collaboration and as a simply warehouse of mission critical data.

Date: April 19, 2007
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 E Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85719
Cost: FREE of charge and open to the community. 

If you are an operations manager, development director, or executive director for your organization and need improved collaboration and communication - this is a session you should attend. We will explore the tools available to make use of an Internet, Intranet and even an "Extranet" to best serve your needs and meet your mission.

Participating in this session will be Jane Hagen, Vice President of Marketing for GroveSite, an NPower Arizona business partner and expert in online collaboration.

Please register to ensure a seat and allow us to prepare enough handouts. If you need to cancel, please give advance notice.

For more information or to register, go to: http://www.npoweraz.org/getinvolved/events/ttt_online_collaboration.htm


5th Annual Corporate Volunteerism Awards – Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
April 19 (Scottsdale)

The fifth-annual Awards for Excellence in Corporate Volunteerism Awards, hosted by the Volunteer Center of Maricopa County and The Business Journal, will be held April 19, 2007 at the Camelback Inn, Scottsdale from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Christopher Gates, Executive Director of the PACE Foundation, topic will be “Reinventing Civic Engagement in America's Communities.” There will be a pre-luncheon event with Gates that will be an informal conversation on civic engagement.

The Awards for Excellence in Corporate Volunteerism rewards employee (and retiree) volunteer efforts among companies in Maricopa County. The awards will honor four companies with operations in Maricopa County that have made volunteer efforts a central part of their culture. Awards are presented in categories based on the size of the business’ employee base. One award will be give in each category: Community Spirit (1-50 employees), Community Builder (51-250 employees), Community Leader (251-1000 employees) and Community Sustainer (1001 and above).

Reservations are being accepted until April 13. For more information please contact Cynthia Brooks at 602-263-9736 ext. 870 or cynthia.brooks@volunteerphoenix.org.


Put Your Ideals Into Practice: Not Only Doctors at Doctors Without Borders
April 20 & 21 (Multiple Locations)

Join Chris Sauer, a firefighter from northern California, as he shares his experiences working as a logistics specialist and administrator for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the Darfur region of Sudan, southern Sudan, Uganda, and Liberia.

One out of every three MSF aid worker is a logistician, administrator, or other non-medical specialist. These are the people who dig wells, rehabilitate hospitals, transport medical supplies to emergencies, negotiate security agreements in conflict zones, hire local staff, manage budgets... and much more.

What is a "log"? Could you become one? What other field opportunities does MSF offer non-medical professionals? Join us to learn more about MSF and the variety of job opportunities offered in our overseas programs.

Come and find out how you can put your ideals into practice.

Tempe: Friday, April 20, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

REI - Tempe
1405 W Southern Ave (at Priest)
Tempe, AZ 85282

Phoenix: Saturday, April 21, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

REI - Paradise Valley
12634 N Paradise Village Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Space is limited - for information and to register, please visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org/volunteer/field/logtour.htm or call 800-601-1466.


CGSI Resource Center presents: Intro to Evaluation – CGSI Resource Center
April 20 & 25 (Phoenix)

Does this question make you cringe: What are your measurable outcomes? Do you dread grant application questions about effectiveness of your program? This workshop will remove the mystery from this process and provide you with the basic skills to develop a strategy and design for evaluating your programs.

This workshop teaches the fundamentals of how to conduct program evaluations in a way that is especially relevant to social service providers and educators. Participants learn about: (1) the nature of program evaluation; (2) evaluation designs; (3) logic models; (4) outcome and process evaluations; and (5) evaluation queries and analyses. Exercises are designed for beginners.

Date: April 20, 2007
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Canyon University
Instructor: Dr. Richard Nagasawa
Also coming up in April:

  • April 17: Individual Prospect Research with Scott Sheldon
  • April 25: Nonprofit Law I with Raya Tahan

For more details, visit www.cgsi.us.


Yuma Grants Forum – Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
April 24, 2007 (Yuma)

Get connected to Arizona funders. This forum connects grant seekers from nonprofits with funders to learn about opportunities for partnership. The Alliance is proud to collaborate with the Yuma Area Nonprofit Institute (YANPI) to connect you to funding partners in Yuma County as well as statewide grantors.

Date/Time: Tuesday, Apr 24, 2007, 1-3:30 p.m.
Location: Old City Hall - 180 West 1st Street, Yuma

Cost: $25 ($15 for Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and YANPI)

Scheduled presenters:

  • Lara Slifko - Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
  • Ann-Mary Johnson - Arizona Humanities Council
  • Judy Gresser - Yuma Community Foundation
  • Amy Gill - Sturges Foundation

Register online at http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=65


Public Service Expo and Career Fair – PPIA Program and NFBPA
April 24 (Phoenix)

The Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Program and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) invite students and young professionals, particularly from historically underrepresented communities, to attend the Public Service EXPO and Career Fair at the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday, April 24th from 12 to 4 p.m.

The purpose of the EXPO is to promote professional public service and to encourage more college students and young professionals from diverse background to enter the field of public service. The event will serve several objectives including: creating a unique forum for students, young professionals, public officials and graduate school administrators to explore the various fields of public service, its challenges and rewards; linking students with graduate school opportunities for studies related to public administration & public policy; connecting students and young professionals to employment opportunities in the public sector; and providing a one-on-one consultation with a career advisor who will offer practical advice, guidance and skills needed to land the perfect job.

For more information and student registration, please visit the Web site at www.ppiaprogram.org/expo.


Volunteer Management Pathways – Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
April 25 (Phoenix)

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:

April 25: New Age Volunteers Possibly Boomers?

Best Practices Brown Bag Breakfast

Time: 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Desert Botanical Gardens, 4100 N Galvin Parkway, Webster Auditorium
Host: Jolie LaBrot, Association for Environmental Education

Go to admissions and they will direct you to this meeting. Please RSVP to Ginny Herring at ginny.herring@volunteerphoenix.org or 602-263-9736 EXT 893.

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.


Good Ergonomics Make Good Economics – Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
April 26 (Tucson)

Do you have a healthy workplace? Have you considered the cost to your business of workplace injuries? Are your employees spending time on computers? Join the Alliance and Wist Office Products for a lunchtime seminar on how "Good Ergonomics Make Good Economics."

This lunchtime workshop will educate you on the basics of incorporating ergonomic practices into your business. An ergonomic professional with Fellowes will explain the benefits, demonstrate simple techniques, and answer your ergonomic questions. Learn how you can prevent these injuries and keep your workplace healthy.

Lunch will be provided.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 26, 2007 , 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Tucson - Child & Family Resources - 2800 E. Broadway Blvd.
Fee: Free to Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, $15 for non-members

Register online at www.arizonanonprofits.org.


Phoenix Grants Forum Connects Nonprofits and Funders in the Community May 3, 2007 (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.

The Phoenix Grants Forum is 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 - 11 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: Julie Yoder, Arizona Humanities Council; Cindy Barnes-Pharr, Qwest; Paul Luna, Helios Foundation

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

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


Advanced Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 113)
May 4-5, 2007 (Phoenix)

Date/time: May 4-5, 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_reg.htm. For more information, call 602-496-0500 or e-mail nmi@asu.edu


Foolproof Web Planning – NPower Arizona
May 24 (Tucson)

Ready for Web 2.0? Want a site that is easy to navigate for your stakeholders, is rich in features and content and helps you meet your mission? Better start with a plan. Learn how to keep your Web site project from stalling and failing.

Also called "The Rational Approach to Web Site Planning," this topic is a must-attend for nonprofits seeking to create a new Web site. Join Design 44's founder, Joey Borane, for this fact-filled and energetic discussion.

Date: May 24, 2007
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Community Foundation for Southern Arizona 2250 E Broadway Tucson, AZ 85719
Cost: FREE of charge and open to the community

For more information or to register, go to: http://www.npoweraz.org/getinvolved/events/tt_tucson_webplanning.htm

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Executive Director – Reading Seed (Tucson)

Reading Seed, an award-winning, dynamic children’s literacy program, is currently seeking candidates to fill its Executive Director position. Major responsibilities include management and direction, fundraising, marketing, volunteer recruitment, training & recognition, administrative activities, office management, strategic development, collaborations/partnerships and interaction with and support of the Board and Board Committees. Position is full time; reduced hours June & July. E.O.E.

Send resumes to President, Reading Seed, 1920 E. Silverlake Rd, Suite 207, Tucson, AZ 85713. Job description available 258-5068; closes April 20, 2007. For more information, visit http://readingseed.org.


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

BHHS Legacy Foundation is recruiting for a Vice President – Program Development for its Northern Region, serving the greater Bullhead City and Laughlin, NV communities.

Duties: refine, manage, and implement the Foundation’s community grantmaking process in the greater Bullhead City/Laughlin Region. Identify potential community nonprofit grantee organizations and health-related grant projects/programs; solicit, advise, review and respond to grant proposals; perform grantee site visits, prepare grantee due diligence and recommendations for Foundation funding; evaluate the results and effectiveness of community grants; represent the Foundation regarding community grant programs and oversee the Foundation’s local scholarship program. Assist the CEO and Board with various Foundation projects and the annual Legacy Connection fundraising efforts. Collaborate with the Legacy Foundation local area Board members, staff and colleagues in other Foundations and community nonprofit organizations.

Requirements: master’s degree related to the healthcare industry preferred. Desired: professional grantmaking experience with a philanthropic organization, knowledge/experience in the nonprofit healthcare sector, knowledge/experience with greater Bullhead City/Laughlin area health-related nonprofit organizations and public health agencies, experience developing/implementing community-based nonprofit projects/programs. Computer and analytical skills; ability to analyze, compile, and write effectively; strong oral communications and presentation skills, strong interpersonal skills.

Please send a confidential resume and salary requirements to Gerald L. Wissink, CEO, 2999 North 44th Street, Suite 530, Phoenix, AZ 85018-7294, or by e-mail to gwissink@bhhslegacy.org.


Office Manager – Neighbors Who Care (Sun Lakes)

The Office Manager reports directly to and works with the Executive Director to manage organizational operations. Primary areas of responsibility include: management of daily activities in the office and supervision of staff & volunteers; basic book keeping in cooperation with organizations CPA; working with the Executive Director, Case Management, and Volunteer Management. Position is 40 hours per week.

Qualifications: 5-7 years experience as an office manager or comparable experience; excellent communication skills; strong organizational skills; ability to easily use computer including Word, Excel, and email; experience working with volunteers; and a sincere desire to become knowledgeable about NWC and an ability to exhibit compassion toward our senior clientele.

Resume, cover letter stating qualifications in relationship to primary areas of responsibility, and complete information for contacting three references should be mailed and received by April 27 to: Neighbors Who Care, attn: Chris Stage, 10450 E Riggs Rd., Ste 113, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248-7760. Please, no telephone inquiries.


Case Manager, Adult Deferred Prosecution Program – TASC (Phoenix)

Under the direct supervision of a TASC Program Supervisor, is responsible for a Diversion client caseload.  Performs tasks necessary to screen eligible clients for program acceptance, schedules drug testing and monitors results, makes referrals for appropriate services, tracks client compliance with diversion program requirements. Serves as representative in court hearings and meets with outside organizations as needed to ensure efficient and effective client service delivery. Assists immediate supervisor as needed.

Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Behavioral Sciences or related field OR combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job duties of this position. Case management experience, knowledge of substance abuse treatment modalities preferred. Must pass urinalysis screening. Must know basic office procedures and be familiar with operating office equipment. Must have good organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal. Must be able to adhere to detailed instructions concerning process and procedure.

This is a full time, permanent position.  Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m . Salary will be based on experience. Full benefits package (Vac/Sick/Holiday/Medical [BCBSAZ PPO]/Dental/401K + others) available. Please email resume with salary requirements in Word doc format to: hrjobs@tascaz.org. EEOC.

Fundraising / Financial

Director of Finance – Northland Family Help Center (Flagstaff)

This position is responsible for the administrative management of the agency, including finance, operations, facilities, and risk management.

Skills and abilities: strong skills in working with mathematical accounting and financial analysis concepts. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of accounting instructions and deal with abstract and concrete variables. Ability to define problems, collect and interpret data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong computer skills, including accounting software, word processing, spreadsheet development, database management and electronic communications. Strong knowledge of non-profit financial and administrative management and government grant management. Strong skills in supervising employees, interviewing, coaching, reviewing performance, mediation of grievances.

Qualifications: bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related area with accounting course work AND one year of professional accounting experience, OR five years progressively responsible and diverse accounting experience and course work, which includes at least one year professional accounting, in which a broad exposure to all areas of accounting and accounting principles, practices and procedures was acquired, OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources. Certifications: Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card; successful annual TB test; valid Arizona Driver License and Proof of Vehicle Insurance; any other certification(s) or acknowledgement(s) as may be required by NFHC, Behavioral Health Licensure, and/or funding sources.

For more information on this position, or to apply, call 928-774-4503, fax 928-774-5809. Visit www.northlandfamily.org.


Development Director - United Cerebral Palsy (Phoenix)

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is currently looking for a Development Director to plan, develop and maintain a comprehensive fundraising program on behalf of the agency, and to enhance the mission and vision established by the President and the Board of Directors.

Duties: identify, define and acquire funding resources available to the agency. Design and implement a comprehensive development program and appropriate marketing strategies. Work collaboratively with staff members to identify avenues of fundraising programs and projects. Develop strategies for and coordinates all fundraising activities of the agency in keeping with agency goals and budgets. Aggressively seeks new funding sources and maintains relationships with current/past sources. Represents the agency in meetings with potential funding sources. Maintain a close working relationship with the Board of Directors as it seeks to increase funding sources for the agency. Maintain ongoing contact with and direction of the staff regarding fundraising events and activities. Maintain knowledge about the external environment as it relates to disabilities. Direct public relations efforts of the agency.

Skills/Requirements: BS/BS from an accredited college or university in business, public relations, public administration, or related field and five years of fundraising experience. Preferred: master’s degree with five years fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization. Membership in a professional association, such as NSFRE. CFRE certification desirable.

Please email resume to hr@ucpofaz.org, indicating compensation requirements.


Development Officer - American Red Cross (Phoenix)

The incumbent is responsible for actively managing assigned fundraising priorities to secure gifts from both individual and corporate donors. Incumbent works with a relationship management system that focuses on donor interests in the American Red Cross. Through effective planning, research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, this person will increase donor partnerships, and support to the Chapter with the assistance of the Chief External Relations Officer (CERO), Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), and other staff members.

Qualifications: Expertise in broad based fundraising and sponsorship generation, Knowledge of cause related marketing strategies and opportunities Demonstrated skill in written and verbal communications and presentations Knowledge of Microsoft programs as well as donor management data based programs, Raisers Edge preferred. Minimum of 5 years experience in the nonprofit sector with demonstrated success in event management/production, working with volunteers, sponsor and product/service solicitation Ability to meet and communicate effectively with donors, sponsors and prospects on a regular basis. Demonstrated ability to develop creative plans and solutions and implement them BA degree in related field.

Submit resume with cover letter to: American Red Cross, 6135 N Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85015-1892. Attn: Human Resources. Applicants can also send by email: hr@arizonaredcross.org (attach Microsoft Word files). Resumes will not be accepted without a cover letter. Resumes accepted until position is filled.


Director of Development - The Orme School (Mayer, AZ)

The Orme School is currently seeking a Director of Development to develop and lead a team to continue capital fundraising, oversee the Annual Fund, and establish planned giving and scholarship programs.

The ideal candidate will have many years of educational fundraising experience, coupled with strong organizational, motivational, and leadership skills. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced development professional inspired by this unique and compelling educational environment. Salary is negotiable. The position includes housing in an attractive home on campus and meals.

To apply, submit cover letter, current resume, statement of educational philosophy and/or other supporting material (e.g. articles or speeches) useful to the Search Committee, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Send info by email to: searches@wickenden.com or by mail to: Arthur J. Merovick, Wickenden Associates, 1000 Herrontown Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. For more information about this opportunity, call Wickenden Associates at 609-683-1355.


Director of Development and Communications - Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

The Director of Development and Communications develops, manages and executes a fundraising plan to raise funds; develops and manages communications and public relations/marketing; closely monitors the receipt of funds and the acknowledgement of the sources of the funds; recruits, trains, and manages staff, volunteers and interns who coordinate and raise funds.

Please email resume, cover letter and salary expectations to info@wishaz.orgNo phone calls, please.


Fund Development Director – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona (Show Low)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona is seeking applicants for the position of Fund Development Director. This position will be responsible for the management of all fund development efforts for the agency. A qualified applicant will have a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years experience in fund development. Duties will include identification and cultivation of donors as well as coordination of fundraising events. The position is full time and includes benefits. Travel is required throughout the agency service area of Navajo and Apache Counties. Salary will depend on education and experience. Resumes may be sent to P.O. Box 1722, Show Low, AZ 85902 or emailed to bbbs@citlink.net. For more information, call 9280537-1996.


Manager, Direct Mail and On Line Giving - American Red Cross (Phoenix)

Responsible for managing the Chapter’s direct mail and online giving programs which includes securing annual gifts from individual and corporate donors. Through effective planning, research, cultivation and stewardship, this position administers relationship management strategies focusing on donor interests as well as transitioning direct mail donors to mid-level donors and mid-level donors to major gift donors. Also functions as the principle Raiser’s Edge report writer for the fundraising department.

Qualifications: knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or similar donor database) and Microsoft software programs. Knowledge and expertise in annual direct mail programs, e-mail marketing and online giving. Demonstrated successful experience with multi-level, multi-track donor programs a plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to be creative and implement creative solutions to direct response programs. Solid demonstrated analytical skill plus the ability to handle a variety of projects in a fast paced work environment. BA degree in related field.

Please submit resume with cover letter either by mail: Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross, 6135 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85015, or email: hr@arizonaredcross.org (attach Microsoft Word files). Resumes will not be accepted without a cover letter detailing salary requirements.


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.

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.


Grant & Major Gifts Officer – ChildHelp (Phoenix)

Excellent opportunity to cultivate relationships with new and existing grant and major gift donors, creating program funding for prestigious nonprofit in fast-paced, growth-oriented team environment. Responsible for prospect research, grant writing production and relationship management. You will be self-motivated, detailed and possess outstanding communications and time management skills. Prefer advanced degree and 1-2 years grant writing experience. Competitive benefits and salary. Enclose salary history. An EEO employer.

Send resumes to jobs@childhelp.org or fax to 480-922-7061.


Accounting Specialist - Aid To Adoption of Special Kids (Phoenix)

The Accounting Specialist will be responsible for the organizations business transactions and records maintenance. Individual will handle all aspects of Accounts Payable, Billing functions including follow up collections, record keeping as well as provide other accounting and administrative support.

Candidates for this position must have a minimum of 2 years experience in the accounting field. Excellent PC skills; proficient knowledge in Word and Excel required, Great Plains experience preferred. A degree is not required although some college education is helpful. Candidates for this position must be accurate and pay attention to detail. Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills are required. Positive interaction with internal as well as external customers is a must. Candidate should be able to work independently and take initiative. Confidentiality is imperative.

Please submit resume to wcullen@aask-az.org or fax 602-930-4531.


Accountant – Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center (Phoenix)

The Valley of Sun Jewish Community Center is seeking an energetic team player to join the Accounting Department. Oversees accounts payable, billing, accounts receivable, and backs up payroll. Ensures financial statement integrity: prepares monthly and year-end financial statements; presents same to board of directors finance committee; determines appropriate accounting accruals, deferrals, prepaids, etc.; prepares monthly departmental financial statements and others as necessary, prepares balance sheet account reconciliations each month. Cash management: updates daily cash log, Oversees purchase order process; uses budget tracking sheets to ensure adherence within budget limits. Maintains the general ledger chart of accounts.

Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Office and can easily pick-up on new computer programs, able to prioritize, strong accounting systems a plus, management experience, strong general ledger skills, detail- oriented/hands on. Bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent or directly related work experience, Minimum 3 years experience, and a CPA a plus. Excellent benefits, free gym membership and discounts on classes.

Submit your resume and salary history to resumes@vosjcc.org.


Event Recruiter – American Cancer Society (Phoenix)

American Cancer Society seeks temporary recruiters to call individuals and companies to recruit teams to participate in the 9th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Recruiters work alongside staff making cold calls and call backs to last year's participants to meet established goals for this November 17th event. Must have excellent communications skills, a working knowledge of Windows XP and Microsoft Office, ability to work well with others, and have reliable transportation. $10.00 per hour P/T position (up to 30 hours per week July-November, 2007). EOE.

E-mail resume, and cover letter to anitha.thomisee@cancer.org or fax to 602-224-7466.


Grant Writer - ASU Foundation (Tempe)

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

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

For a complete job description and list of requirements, please visit our web site at www.asufoundation.org.


*Multiple Positions* University of Arizona (Tucson)

The University of Arizona, located in Tucson, is currently accepting nominations and applications for the following development positions in the Arizona Health Sciences.

  • Director of Development , Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
  • Director of Development , College of Pharmacy
  • Director of Development , BIO5 Institute
  • Senior Director of Major Gifts , Steele Children’s Research Center
  • Director of Annual Giving and Special Events , Steele Children’s Research Center
  • Associate Director of Major Gifts , Steele Children’s Research Center

All positions will require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and several years of experience managing and directing fundraising programs or equivalent. For specific details on each position, please contact: Bryan Rowland, Vice President for Development, Arizona Health Sciences at (520) 621-9065 or rowland@al.arizona.edu. You may also visit The University of Arizona’s on-line applicant site at www.uacareertrack.com as these and other development positions become available.

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications

Events 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. This position will provide support to our events and manage all marketing and communications. 

Requirements include minimum of two years related working experience for a nonprofit or related business, a bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or marketing; strong writing, communication and customer service skills and the ability to work independently and prioritize projects. Experience with Microsoft suite, graphic design software, budget skills and event management experience is required.

Please email resume, cover letter and salary expectations to  info@wishaz.org. NO PHONE CALLS.


Development Writer/Editor – American Red Cross (Phoenix)

This position supports the chapter’s ability to strategically communicate and build relationships with constituents through various activities; internal and external communications, grant and proposal writing, speaker’s bureau; and relationship management.

The successful candidate will have: over three years of successful experience in creative and technical writing; demonstrated success in developing proposals and securing grant funding; skill and experience in developing successful communications designed for targeted audiences; strong analytical and research skills; previous experience working in a nonprofit environment including the direction of volunteers; demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment managing, prioritizing and completing a variety of projects with frequent interruptions; strong interpersonal relations skills along with the ability to work with a wide variety of people in a patient, professional manner; BA degree in a related field.

Internal applicants please submit an Internal Application, current resume and a copy of most recent performance review. Please submit a resume with cover letter by mail: American Red Cross, 6135 N. Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ 85015-1892, Attn: Human Resources, or by e-mail: hr@arizonaredcross.org (attach Microsoft Word files). Resumes will not be accepted without a cover letter. Position open until filled.


Marketing Position - ASID (Washington, DC)

ASID, A D.C.-based nonprofit professional society of more than 38,000 members, seeks a highly motivated, creative thinker and well organized individual to be the new addition to a growing and vibrant marketing & brand strategy department. The candidate should embody a variety of strengths and feel comfortable in a time-sensitive, high profile department and perform a wide range of tasks.

Tasks include but are not limited to the following: Director of Marketing Administrative assistance, filing, scheduling and daily department operations, Public Relations Manager support, press clips administration, assembling press kits, distribution of press releases, copy editing, graphic design and visual communications support, helping maintain ads, assistance with Chapter ad, logo and graphics requests, small graphic needs on a daily basis, assist with printer quotes and production needs.

Qualifications: bachelor’s degree or upcoming graduate is preferred, along with strong computer skills and excellent written and verbal communications skills. Candidate must be flexible with time and evolving working environment. Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and standard business software is preferred.

Please send resume, a brief writing sample and anything else you feel defines your goals and capabilities to marketingteam@asid.org.

Information Technology / Technical Support
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General Program / Coordinator

Program Manager – Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (Tucson)

CAAF seeks for an individual to serve as the Program Manager and report to the Vice President, Programs in our Tucson, AZ office. The manager will assist in CAAF’s international grantmaking and special initiatives.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or its equivalent; a minimum of three years in the HIV/AIDS field with grants administration experience preferred; experience with grant review and evaluation; training/education, program design and implementation. International experience is highly preferred and full proficiency in Spanish is required. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated successful collaboration among a broad and diverse range of communities, be able to build partnerships with co-workers and grantees, and be able to travel both domestically and internationally.

To apply, submit resumes electronically to Angelica M. Valenzuela at angelica.valenzuela@caaf4kids.org.


Program Coordinator for Alumni Affairs – ASU College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation (Phoenix)

This new position in the College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation is to develop, recommend and implement new or revised program goals and objectives for the college’s alumni affairs and to coordinate the development side of scholarships within the college. The Program Coordinator will develop and schedule a program work plan in accordance with specifications and funding limitations; oversee daily operations and coordinate activities of program; and determine priorities. Monitor and approve program expenditures ensuring that budget allocations are not overspent. Prepare or assist in preparation of proposal for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors, especially in regards to events. Confer with and advise staff, students and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions and program goals and policy interpretation related to alumni activities and scholarships (in conjunction with the college’s Office of Student Services and the Business Office).

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: experience in development, event planning, alumni affairs, and Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook. Experience with fundraising software.

Please apply online at ASU’s website at http://www.asu.edu/asujobs/. Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. April 13, 2007. Arizona time on the day indicated. Complete required information and attach cover letter, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references. REQUESTED MATERIAL MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our customer service center at 480-965-2701.


Chief Preparator – Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale)

The Chief Preparator reports to the Registrar and is responsible for the coordination, construction and implementation of all exhibitions for the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Supervises Preparator and outside contractors engaged in exhibition production. Maintains and meets installation budgets. Oversees all technical aspects of art handling with regard to storage, installation, movement, loans and packing, including maintenance and upkeep of art storage areas in coordination with the Registrar. This position works with curator, staff and graphic designer to assist with the creation of inventive exhibition spaces. Requirements:

Qualifications: bachelor's degree (BA) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of the design and construction of museum exhibitions. Knowledge of the standard tools, practices and methods used in painting rough and finish carpentry as well as cabinet work, and the use and application of lumber, fabrics, plastics, mechanical fasteners, and adhesives. Experience designing and building crates to transport artwork, handling art and knowledge of museum standards. Ability to explain and carry out methods and procedures relating to the handling of irreplaceable objects of art. Knowledge of technical equipment including lighting, video and computer set-up. CAD software, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Photoshop. This position requires the ability to work evenings/weekends during periods of installation and deinstallation. Maintain a professional demeanor, ability to work as a team member and also work independently on projects. Forklift certified a plus. EOE

To apply, submit resume and letter of interest to Resumes@sccarts.org.


Special Events Coordinator – Coconino County Parks and Recreation (Flagstaff)

Responsible for pre and post-event procedures; supervises multiple events simultaneously while enforcing CCPR policies and rules; ensures accurate event record keeping/ cost accounting; guides event applications through approvals and negotiates contracts with lessees; responsible for arena and grounds preparation and maintenance related to event needs; responsible for safe and efficient operation of special events.

Requirements: 60 semester hours of post high school work in functional area and 2 years of related experience including one year of supervisory. Must possess valid AZ driver’s license and must have or obtain Class A CDL with tanker endorsement.

Applications available at 219 E Cherry Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 or visit http://coconino.az.gov or call 928-779-6702.


Community Resource Organizer - Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona (Phoenix)

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona is seeking to hire a 24-hour-per-week Community Resource Organizer (CRO). The CRO 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 CRO provides, with support from administration, orientation, training and continued support to the mentors and volunteers. Schedule is flexible and may require an occasional weekend day or weekday evening.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to mmcclintock@bhgh.org. Visit www.bhghaz.org for more information about our organization.


Community-Based Educational Program Assistant – Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona (Phoenix)

Program Assistant needed for a private, educational/community-based program serving non-delinquent, at-risk youth with academic potential, ages 10-18. Program Assistant works with Program Manager in ensuring quality delivery of services to scholars in a private school setting. Responsibilities include: general case management; supervision of after school program and month long summer program, mentor supervision and support; crisis management; as well as networking with families, school personnel and community. Candidates must possess excellent relationship and organizational skills and ability to multitask. MSW and Spanish proficiency a plus. Competitive salary range depending on education and work experience.

Send resume and salary history to Executive Director, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona, 3443 North Central Avenue, Suite 713, Phoenix, AZ 85012 or mmcclintock@bhgh.org.


*Multiple Positions* Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development (Phoenix)

Tumbleweed is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

Group Home Program Manager, Tumbleweed Open Hands Shelter

Program Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the program including counseling services, interaction with primary funding sources, supervises program staff. Must possess excellent organizational skills along with the ability to interface with a diverse population, manage priorities and foster effective work teams. Masters Degree in Human Services and 2 years experience. $35-$40K DOE. This facility is a short- and long-term program that provides crisis intervention, counseling, and skill development serving youth ages 11-18 years.

Part-time GBLTQ Project Coordinator

Provide administrative support services. Project Coordinator will assist with research of Grants, RFP's, including typing, copying, mailings, faxing documents, file correspondence and coordinate/schedule meetings. REQ: HS Diploma, 3 years experience. Must have strong computer skills and exp. with database management, good written and oral communication skills. $11-$13 per hour.

Youth Care Workers FT, PT, overnight & weekend shifts. Provide supervision, social skills development, crisis intervention, facilitate groups, and role model positive behavior working with at-risk youth ages 11-22 yrs. Must have valid AZ Drivers License, pass fingerprint clearance, HS Diploma/GED required. $9.00-$11.00 DOE + benefits.

For employment consideration fax resumes to 602-271-0240 or e-mail resume to hr@tumbleweed.org. Apply on line at www.tumbleweed.org.

Medical / Health / Direct Service

Behavioral Health Clinician - Assessor – Native American Connections (Phoenix)

The Behavioral Health Clinician - Assessor maintains a professional working relationship with numerous behavioral health and social service agencies for the purpose of referring clients in/out of NAC programs. The Intake Specialist maintains a daily waiting list of clients and coordinates all placements of NAC clients for both residential and outpatient treatment. The Behavioral Health Clinician - Assessor completes all client assessments in a timely manner and recommends placement either at NAC or to the most appropriate agency.

Qualifications: master’s degree in behavioral health or related field (from Masters Program of at least 48 hours) and one or more years of counseling experience. Must be certified by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. Knowledgeable about the economic, educational and social challenges of Native Americans. Able to function as a team member. Familiar with assessment tools that pertain to substance abuse, depression, and other behavioral health issues. Possess effective written and communication skills to engage clients in the treatment process and record necessary assessment information.

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.

To apply, send resume or complete application: NAC, 4520 N. Central, Suite 600, Phoenix, AZ 85012; fax to 602-256-7356 or email to m.stilwell@nativeconnections.org.

Housing Services

*Multiple Positions* Community Services of Arizona (Multiple Locations)

 Community Services of Arizona is currently seeking candidates for the following positions.


  • Compliance Specialist


  • Housekeeper (Liberty Cove)
  • Leasing Agent (Pine Crest)
  • Leasing Agent (Summit Apartments)
  • Maintenance Technician (Pine Crest)
  • Porter (Summit Apartments)
  • Property Manager (Pine Crest)
  • Resident Services Assistant (Park Lee)


  • Leasing Agent (Shalimar & Area)
  • Maintenance Technician (Shalimar & Area)
  • Property Manager (Shalimar & Area)

Show Low/Pinetop

  • Maintenance Technician (Mountain Park/Pinetop Hills)

For more information or to apply, please contact Kate Blackstock, Director of Employee Services, at 480-963-6276 X 218 or email kblackstock@csainc.org.

Training and Education

Director, Professional Development Education – ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management (Phoenix)

This position is responsible for the comprehensive continuing, extended and distance learning education programs associated with Arizona State University's Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management (CNLM) within the College of Public Programs. In the role as director of the Professional Development Education (PDE) unit, the individual plans, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the activities and operations of a broad-based portfolio of training programs, certificate offerings, workshops and conferences associated with the CNLM and its community-based education unit known as the Nonprofit Management Institutes (NMI).

Minimum qualifications: master's degree in Education or related field and five (5) years of related administrative experience, including four (4) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved .

Preferred: master's degree in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies, Adult and Continuing Education, or related field. Work experience in the public or nonprofit sector involving nonprofit capacity building, organizational development, and/or volunteer and paid staff leadership development. Higher education experience in: management and operations; educational program development; distance learning; marketing. Supervisory experience.  Experience with multicultural environments and diverse populations. Experience with budgeting and finance. Experience networking and collaborating to initiate benchmark and partnership programs. Experience promoting programs, developing marketing and publicity materials; securing underwriting support. Effective verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills.

To view the full job description and apply for the position, visit www.jobsatasu.com, posting number 10852. Closing date: April 16, 2007.


Instruction Specialist – Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education (Phoenix)

Administers statewide Law Related Education (LRE) and Civic Education training and technical assistance for various LRE programs. Recruits teachers and other volunteers to serve as program participants. Develops training program curricula, training agendas and appropriate techniques for follow-up (i.e., surveys, phone calls, working groups, etc.).

Requirements: Undergraduate degree or 2 or more years professional teaching experience with youth. A general knowledge of adult learning and Arizona State Standards; ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and diverse groups; excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills; ability to travel in and out-of-state, if necessary.

Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Salary is $39K. The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education is an Equal Opportunity and an Affirmative Action Employer. For further details and to apply, visit: http://www.azflse.org/ Submit resume and cover letter to: Lara Slifko, Director of Compliance, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education 4201 N. 24th St., Ste. 210, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Due date is April 18.


After-School Program Positions – Friendly House (Phoenix)

Friendly House is currently searching for two part-time employees to work in their after-school program. Position is 16-20 hours/week; must be 21 years or older; must possess a valid AZ Driver’s license; must possess/be able to obtain a class one fingerprint clearance card; must have some experience working with kids. Training is available.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Teresa O. Peña, Youth Services Director, at 602-416-7328. Fax: 602-416-7387.


VISTA Positions – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona, Concho CAN (Show Low/Concho)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona and Concho CAN are seeking to fill four Americorps* VISTA member positions. Americorps*VISTA, or Volunteers in Service to America, provides individuals an opportunity to engage in service to the communities in which they live, while helping to build permanent infrastructure and capacities in nonprofit organizations and communities. Although these are volunteer positions, members receive a modest living allowance. Additionally, after successful completion of service the Americorps* VISTA members are eligible to receive an educational award of up to $4,725 or an end-of-service stipend. For more information about this opportunity to serve your community through helping to build the capacity of these two organizations, please contact Brett Curry with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona at 928-537-1996 or bbbs@citlink.net, or contact Linda Jones with Concho CAN! at 928-337-9339 or conchoconnection@frontiernet.net, or log onto the Americorps* Vista website at www.cns.gov.


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