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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
Improving the quality of life in communities by providing knowledge and tools that enhance nonprofit effectiveness
Arizona State University College of Public Programs

August 1, 2007

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What's New

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Registration Now Open for NMI 2007 Fall and Winter Certificate Program

The Nonprofit Management Institute is Now Year-Round and Online!

The Fall 2007 schedule reflects our introduction of the new NMI four-term "year". As our students have requested, we are adding to our programs to offer professional development opportunities in Fall (September-November), Winter (December - February), Spring (March - May), and Summer (June - August) terms. Now you will find even more opportunities convenient to your schedule.

Also, we now offer online versions of two of our courses (NMI 102 & 112) and are in process of developing more.

For more information, please contact Jason Mistlebauer at 602-496-0193 or jason.mistlebauer@asu.edu.


*Apply Now* Public Allies Arizona

Do you know a young person who is committed to community service and interested in developing their leadership skills? 

Public Allies Arizona, a program of the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, has just a few slots left for the new Fall program year. 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 enthusiastic young people (ages 18-30) that want to gain leadership skills and professional experiences while making a difference in their community.

Please visit http://publicallies.asu.edu or learn more about becoming an Ally

For more information please contact Andrea Tavilla at (602) 496-0427 or publicallies@asu.edu.


ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management releases "Speak Out, Speak Up," a proceedings paper covering the role of nonprofits in public policy and advocacy

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management (CNLM) has released “Speak Out, Speak Up,” a proceedings paper based on the Think Tank on the Role of Nonprofits in Public Policy and Advocacy, hosted April 4, 2007, as part of the 9th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness, “Speak Out! Empowering Nonprofits to Help Shape Public Dialogue.” The Think Tank, moderated by Dr. Rob Melnick, director of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, gathered leaders from a variety of agencies, including nonprofits, corporations and government. “Speak Out, Speak Up” captures the lively and involved discussions had by Think Tank participants concerning whether nonprofits should engage in advocacy and how best to engage in the process of public policy. The 12-page publication also provides a listing of acceptable advocacy activities, tax facts, a listing of online advocacy resources and a wealth of firsthand knowledge and experience.

The publication is free of charge and may be downloaded in .pdf form at http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/res/res_thinktank.htm or by calling the Center at 602-496-0500


ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management releases 2007 Compensation and Benefits Report

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management has released its 2007 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report for Maricopa County and Pima County nonprofit organizations. The 99-page report contains compensation data for 8,375 nonprofit employees across 82 different nonprofit positions, findings on employee retirement, insurance, paid time off, and detailed salary and demographic information on executive directors.

The 2007 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report is available to nonprofit organizations for $113, and $277 for all other organizations and individuals. A brief highlight of the report is available on the CNLM Web site: http://nonprofit.asu.edu. Questions? Call 602-496-0500 or e-mail nonprofit@asu.edu.



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Basics of Non-profit Boards in Tucson Date Incorrect

The date for the workshop on Basics of Non-profit Boards in Tucson is incorrect. The workshop is on August 1, not August 2.


Form 990 "Wiki" Launched

A Form 990 "Wiki" has been launched by the Urban Institute's National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) together with Guidestar. The revisions to the Form 990 this year represent a "once in lifetime" opportunity help shape the development of the nonprofit sector. The NCCS Wiki entitled "Form 990 Review: Let's Reason Together to Create the Best Possible Form" is designed to collect input from the active preparers and users of the Form 990. Therefore, you are invited to contribute your thoughts on the Form and to share this opportunity with others, who may wish to contribute.

Ready to begin? Go to: http://www.nccs2.org/wiki

If you wish to contact NCCS directly, please e-mail nccs@ui.urban.org.


Catholic Healthcare West Announces Launch of 2007 Community Grants Program

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is pleased to announce the official kick-off of the 2007 CHW Community Grants Program for St. Joseph 's Hospital and Medical Center on July 30. The objective of CHW's Community Grants Program is to award grants to nonprofit organizations whose proposals respond to the St. Joseph 's Hospital's strategic priorities identified in the health assessment and/or the community benefit plan. CHW grant funds are to be used to provide services to under served populations.

Criteria: Funding up to $25,000. Due to availability of funds, hospitals may reduce this limit. Strict adherence to grant guidelines. Proposals must identify the type of change expected and how and over what time period progress will be measured.

Qualifications: applicant must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or have a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)3 organization and capable of administering the project's funds. Project/program must be a response to the health priorities identified in the local hospital's Community Health assessment or Community Benefit Plan. Project must involve collaboration with other organizations and/or with a CHW hospital.

The deadline for Letters of Intent is 5 p.m. on August 24. LOI Template can be found on www.chwhealth.org or by e-mailing CommunityGrantsSJHMC@chw.edu.

Letters of Intent are to be submitted by e-mail to CommunityGrantsSJHMC@chw.edu and one copy to be mailed to: Marisue Garganta, Director of Health Integration, St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center, Great American Tower, Suite 1000, 10th Fl, 3200 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012.


McDowell Mountain Music Festival Seeks Local Charities for 2008 Festival

The McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) is actively seeking two local Phoenix charities as the 2008 nominated nonprofit organizations.

The amount of proceeds given will be determined by the amount of tickets that are sold for the upcoming festival. In 2007, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona and Phoenix Day Child and Family Learning Center each received $50,000, for the second year in a row. Similarly, the 2008 total profit will be evenly distributed amongst two newly selected organizations.

MMMF would like to assist a nonprofit that meets the following criteria, including but not limited to the following:

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the Phoenix metropolitan community

  • A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the Phoenix metropolitan community
  • An organization centered around children, education and leadership
  • A nonprofit that has an active board willing to team with festival organizers in efforts to raise awareness in the community

If you need more information, please visit www.mmmf.net or contact the MMMF Director of Corporate Sponsorships and Communication, Kelly Laabs, call 602.343.0233 or e-mail klaabs@wespacconstruction.com.


Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Announces New Partnership with First Nonprofit Unemployment Insurance

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is excited to announce a partnership with First Nonprofit Companies (FNC) that offers nonprofits a chance to save substantial money on state unemployment insurance taxes up to 50%.

501(c)3 nonprofit organizations can elect to opt out of the state system and choose to self-insure and reimburse the state dollar-for-dollar for actual unemployment benefits paid. With this method they are no longer subsidizing the costs of other employers' layoffs and are not paying extra funds that will never be received back.

FNC has been offering an unemployment savings plan to nonprofits since 1993. Over 1,000 nonprofits have saved thousands of dollars by utilizing FNC programs and support services.

While the plan offers the chance for any nonprofit to save on their unemployment taxes, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits members are offered an additional 20 percent discount on First Nonprofit Unemployment Saving Programs one-time enrollment fee.

If you have any further questions please contact Cecilia Piazza, Director of Member Services at 800-526-4352 x 7729 or Piazza@firstnonprofit.com.


Office Space Available in Gilbert

Perfect for a grassroots organization looking to expand into their first office or a larger organization looking to downsize! Office rent includes receptionist, shared conference space with full audio/visual, kitchenette, phones, internet, reception area and huge patio with a lake view. All offices have windows with exterior views.

  • Office #2 (97 sf) $625/month
  • Office #3 (104 sf) $665/month

Please call Megan with any questions: 480-629-4064.


Office Space for Lease in Phoenix

Single office available for sublease in historic Roosevelt Row arts district with convenient access to the I-10. This space is ideal for a small arts organization, with close proximity to downtown, galleries, local arts organizations and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. The environment is very quiet and tenant will have access seven days a week. The office has a large window and private storage closet. Shared space includes conference room, kitchen and restroom facilities. Rent is $350 per month and includes all utilities, cleaning service, alarm monitoring fees and parking. Desk and credenza furnished if desired.

If interested, please contact Arizona Citizens for the Arts at 602-253-6535.



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Wipe Out Domestic Violence Business - Networking Luncheon - JFCS
October 18 (Phoenix)

JFCS, one of the Valley's largest and longest-standing providers of behavioral health services, will hold a special business-networking luncheon on October 18, titled “Wipe Out Domestic Violence.” The luncheon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix and will focus on the impact of domestic violence in the workplace, featuring keynote remarks by Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, as well as other special guests.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics show that employers absorb a significant portion of the estimated $4 billion in annual health care costs that arrive from acts of domestic violence. Additionally, large numbers of domestic violence victims report increased absenteeism from work following violent incidents in the home, and most report diminished work capacity for months following incidents of abuse.

For additional information regarding Wipe Out Domestic Violence, please contact Kristin Boyd (office: 602-567-8305, kristin.boyd@jfcsarizona.com) or Jeremy Helfgot (mobile: 310-413-3360, jeremy.helfgot@jfcsarizona.com).


1st Annual Media Training Conference - Hispanic Outreach Alliance August 18 (Phoenix)

With limited resources, many organizations cannot afford to hire an experienced media relations professional to get them the media coverage they deserve. The Hispanic Outreach Alliance has heard the voices of its members ask for additional training to meet the needs of the growing Hispanic community.

The Hispanic Outreach Alliance developed ideas for a conference specially designed for nonprofit community organizations. The goal is to more effectively connect with media sources to educate the public about the wonderful programs and organizations you belong to. The 1st Annual Media Training Conference was designed to give you one-on-one training with media professionals from the Arizona Latino Media Association who will coach you on interviewing skills and give you tips on how to get your stories covered. To accompany the conference the Alliance is offering a complementary copy of the Hispanic Outreach Alliance Media Guide to all registered attendees to assist you in your efforts.

The Media Training Conference will also feature keynote speaker Raul Yzaguirre, ASU Presidential Professor. Mr. Yzaguirre helped to create the ASU Center for Community Development & Civil Rights.

Date/time: August 18, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: Abrazo Health Care, 8620 N 22nd Ave, Suite 103, Phoenix, AZ 85021 Cost: $75.00 (limit two per organization; includes copy of Hispanic Outreach Alliance Media Guide (a $50 value). Some scholarships available (see below for more details).

Registration deadline is August 10. Please e-mail for registration form to hispanicoutreachalliance@yahoo.com. For more information on this event or scholarships, please reply to this message or call Mary Verdugo at 602-513-3629.


You & the Alliance - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
August 7 (Webinar)

Do you have questions about the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits? Are you a member already, but need more information about the Alliance's programs and benefits?

"Walk through" the Alliance during this 30-minute Webinar. Alliance staff will answer your questions and connect you to the knowledge you need.

Don't fear the technology - if you have a telephone and an Internet connection that you can use at the same, you have all the technology you need for this session. No software downloads, no training required.

Date/Time: August 7, 10-10:30 a.m. (Please note that the time for this session is Mountain Standard Time. It will begin one hour later for participants in the Navajo Nation).
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

To register, visit www.arizonanonprofits.org.


HR 101: The Basics for Nonprofit Leaders - CGSI
August 7 (Phoenix)

This half-day interactive workshop offers tools to improve leadership skills and reduce turnover in your organization. The session provides tricks of the trade to help each participant realize his or her nonprofit's own cost savings potential.

At the end of the workshop, you will know what is involved in conducting a human resources audit, tools for effective hiring, and how to reduce risk when terminating employees. This workshop will also teach you how to calculate the cost of turnover for your organization, conduct a behavioral interview, and implement low-cost ideas for retaining nonprofit employees.

Date/time: August 7, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Grand Canyon University, Kaibab Conference Room, Phoenix
Cost: $85 - includes continental breakfast and boxed lunch

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


Grants Research on the Internet - What Works, What Doesn't Work...and What Makes the Difference – Just Grants! Arizona
August 7 (Phoenix)

In this hands-on, interactive Internet lab session, cut through the many misperceptions about grants research on the Web, and zero in on the sites, services and strategies to help you connect quickly with the right private and public grants resources for your program. You'll learn what to consider when designing your search criteria, how to use standard search language to get the results you want, and which online resources are best for researching federal, state, and private grant opportunities.

Date/time: August 7; your choice of a.m. (9 a.m. - noon) or p.m. (1-4 p.m.)
Location: Catholic Community Foundation, 400 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Cost: $55 through July 31; $70 thereafter

For details or to register, click here: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=470 or here: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=578.


The ABCs of Web Conferencing - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
August 8 (Webinar)

How can your organization use Webinars? Daily teleconferencing: hold board and committee meetings, collaborate with colleagues across the state or country. Phone and Web meetings: Share your desktop. Work on budgets or present slide presentations. Communicate with your donors and other stakeholders. Training: Recruit and train new volunteers, board or staff members. Simplify and save: Save time and money. Reduce travel expenses.

Want to learn more? Attend a free informational Webinar on August 8 at 11 a.m. ReadyTalk makes conferencing simple for everyone.

Enhance your organization's meetings regardless of technical knowledge, office location or type of computer you are using. All you need is a telephone and computer with an internet connection. Hold meetings from your office, home or cell phone at your convenience.

Date/Time: August 8, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

To register, contact tracey.grant@readytalk.com.

Alliance Members save up to 70% off the regular price. Calculate your savings today! Visit www.readytalk.com/ncna and use the calculator to instantly see how much money you can save each month.

To learn more about this and other Alliance membership benefits, contact Jennifer Blair, Director of Member Relations, at jenniferb@arizonanonprofits.org or 602-279-2966.


August Brown Bag: Creating a Successful Special Event - Nonprofit Resource Center
August 9 (Flagstaff)

The Board of Directors for your agency, in its annual retreat, has decided it is time to host a fundraising dinner, complete with an out-of-state celebrity keynote speaker, a silent auction, and a live musical act. They are convinced based on reading newspaper articles of other organizations' glowing financial results this is the ticket to sustainability, but is it? And is your agency prepared for the effort involved?

Join Deb Grogan, owner of Peak Events, as she shares her more than 20 years' experience in creating and coordinating fundraising events. You won't want to miss the interactive exercise where random groups will each receive a packet for a fictional organization and then design a suitable event in the face of the unexpected issues hidden within their packet!

Date/time: August 9, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
Cost: FREE for NPRC members; $10 for nonmembers


To register, click this link: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/BrownBagRegister.html. Contact LinMarie DiCianni, Program Coordinator, with questions: programs@nonprofitnaz.org or 928-527-7926.


A Healthy Workplace Keeps Working - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
August 16 (Phoenix)

Do you have a healthy workplace? Have you considered the cost to your business or workplace injuries? Are your employees spending time on computers?

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are the most prevalent, most expensive and most preventable workplace injuries in the country. They can affect muscles, tendons, nerves, joints and the spine. They also affect productivity, and that means your mission isn't being served. More than 600,000 employees suffer lost-workday MSDs each year. The leading cause of worker's compensation claims and costs, they account for $20 billion in direct costs each year and $100 billion in indirect costs.

Join the Alliance and Wist Office Products for a lunchtime workshop that 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: August 16, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Jobing.com, 4747 N. 22nd Street, 2nd Floor, Phoenix
Cost: FREE to Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, $15 for nonmembers

For more information or to register, contact Katie Kloos at katiek@arizonanonprofits.org.


Major Gifts: Finding the Perfect Donors - Benevon
August 16 (Flagstaff)

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

Presenter: Lynda Bowman
Date/time: Thursday, August 16, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Flagstaff City - Coconino County Public Library, 300 W. Aspen, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
Cost: FREE

Register soon; space is limited. You must register if you plan to attend so you can be notified of any changes to the session (date, time, location). To register, go to http://sforce.benevon.com/intros/Flagstaff081607
and fill out the registration form.


Winning Federal Dollars: Essential Skills of Federal Grantsmanship – Just Grants! Arizona
August 16 (Phoenix)

Federal grantsmanship: It's a challenging, often perplexing funding arena - but one with the potential of tremendous reward as well. Designed for novices and experienced grantseekers alike, this workshop will give you the tools, techniques and confidence you need to make your way successfully through today's changing federal grants environment. Take an insider's tour of the federal grants process; reveal what to really look for when you read an RFP; dissect a typical federal funding proposal; explore the key up-to-the-minute Internet resources to support your federal grants research; and much more.

Date/time: August 16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Catholic Community Foundation, 400 E. Monroe, Phoenix
Cost: $85 through August 9; $100 thereafter

For details or to register, click here: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=469.


Foundation and Grants Collection Tour - Central Library
August 17 (Phoenix)

If you represent a nonprofit organization, are new to fundraising, or looking for a refresher on the funding research process, then plan to attend this free tour. This presentation covers:

  • Defining your vision and mission
  • Meeting all your legal requirements
  • Building your board
  • Planning programs
  • Developing budgets
  • Database demonstrations of Foundation Directory Online and Arizona Guide to Grants

This tour does nto cover scholarship or business funding.

Date/time: August 17, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Burton Barr Central Library, 1st Floor, Public Training Room
For details or to register, call 602-534-7768 or e-mail


IRS Form 990 Panel Discussion - Community Resource Center & National Bank of Arizona
August 21 (Phoenix)

IRS FORM 990 Panel Discussion: Reporting Requirements & Impacts

Date/time: Tuesday, August 21, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: National Bank of Arizona Biltmore Conference Center , 6001 N. 24th St., Building C, Phoenix , AZ 85016.

There is no charge for this event, but you must RSVP by August 15 to save a seat and reserve a lunch - seating is limited.

To register, visit www.cgsi.us and click "workshops" and then "non-profits".


Best Accounting Practices for Nonprofit Organizations - Nonprofit Resource Center
August 23 (Flagstaff)

NPRC invites you to join Marjorie McClanahan and Amanda Gibbs, both of Flagstaff's Nordstrom and Associates, as they share their combined 35 years of public accountancy experience with us, addressing the most urgent and frequent concerns of staff, directors, and consultants serving the nonprofit sector.

Date/time: August 23, 1-4 p.m.
Location: Coconino Community College, 3000 N 4th St, Rm. B-34, Flagstaff
Cost: $35 for NPRC members, $60 for nonmembers

Who should attend?

  • Directors of Boards responsible for fiduciary oversight of nonprofit organizations
  • Executive Directors seeking a deeper understanding of all things financial
  • Staff members responsible for bookkeeping and fund accounting
  • Program managers or nonprofit consultants who create and/or manage budgets 

To register, click here: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/WorkshopRegister.html. Please register early; this workshop is limited to 40 participants!

Questions? Contact LinMarie DiCianni, Program Coordinator, at programs@nonprofitnaz.org or 928-527-7926.


Grant Professionals Statewide Meeting - American Association of Grant Professionals - AZ Chapter
September 14 (Flagstaff)

This meeting begins with the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Grants Panel featuring funders from Unisource, APS, Wells Fargo and the Arizona Community Foundation. Dr. Bev Browning will deliver a keynote titled, "Energizing, Uplifting and Motivating the Weary Grants Professional" as well as a breakout session "Check-Up" for grant writers.

Barbara Polston will lead a great session on the "The Logic of Evaluation" or if you missed the April Workshop on Tribal Gaming Grants you can attend a breakout session with Lynn Timmons, City of Phoenix, to find out about 12% Grants that pass through cities and counties to local agencies.

Date/time: September 14, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Flagstaff City Hall , Flagstaff
Cost: Full-day registration is $30 for AAGP-AZ members, $60 nonmembers)

For additional information or to register, contact pmoloff@glendaleaz.com.


Professional Certification for Grant Writers Offered in West Valley - American Grant Writers Association
October 15-29 (Glendale)

In October, the American Grant Writers Associations (AGWA) Certified Grant Writer Course will be held at the Glendale Civic Center. Attendees receive comprehensive training and a one-year membership in the American Grant Writers Association. Graduates also receive documentation of Certification as well as invaluable professional support through the Association.

The certification course is designed to develop professional skills and ethics in individuals wishing to start a consulting business or who apply for grants as employees or volunteers of nonprofit organizations.

Date: October 15-19
Location: Glendale Civic Center
Cost: $699 per person (price breaks available)
Trainer: Ann Alexander, Certified Grant Writer and Trainer

Lunch will be provided. The five-day extensive training will culminate in exam review and exam. Graduates receive professional Certification which is renewable every five years.

To register, visit www.agwa.us.


Nonprofit Workout - Third Sector New England
November 7 (Boston, MA)

Join over 300 of your peers on Friday, November 7 at the Omni Parker House, Boston, for the Nonprofit Workout, an intensive, day-long conference focused on building inclusive, participatory nonprofit organizations. Presented by Third Sector New England, the conference will show you what's new and what works in areas like nonprofit fundraising, leadership development, marketing and communications, community organizing and team building with a special focus on The Ways We Lead.

For more information about this conference, please call 617-523-6565 x 209 or e-mail conference@tsne.org.


A Day for Downtown – Make A Difference
November 17 (Phoenix)

Project proposals are now being sought from Valley nonprofit organizations for the eighth annual “A Day for Downtown” volunteer event in Downtown Phoenix. This event will mobilize more than 800 corporate and community citizens in a rewarding day of service to benefit the downtown Phoenix community. Presented by the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Make A Difference, and the Phoenix Community Alliance, A Day for Downtown revitalizes and beautifies the Phoenix downtown area neighborhoods.

All Community Service Partner Organizations within the following boundaries, Glendale Ave. to Baseline, 43rd Ave. to 44th St., are invited to submit a Project Request Form to participate in this day of service. Please submit project proposals no later than September 7. Site visit scheduling will begin in early September.

A “Day for Downtown” project should:

  • Involve a group of 20-100 volunteers
  • Meet a need of the organization
  • Produce tangible results
  • Take three to four hours to complete

The following types of projects are typically not accepted for “A Day for Downtown”:

  • Administrative work (filing, copying, stuffing envelopes, etc.)
  • Interior work in occupied single-family homes
  • Child care
  • Fundraising events

Event Date/time: Saturday, November 17, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Event Location: Phoenix downtown area (Glendale Ave. to Baseline Rd., 43rd Ave. to 44th St.)

To request a project proposal form, or for more information, contact Kristi Tate at kristi@makeadifference.org.

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Executive Director - Fort Apache Heritage Foundation (Fort Apache, AZ)

The Fort Apache Heritage Foundation (FAHF) seeks an Executive Director who will bring significant capacities and skills in nonprofit organizational development, small business planning and development, entrepreneurship, fundraising and finance to build upon FAHF and partners existing strengths in education, interpretation, historic preservation and property management.

Primary duty station will be Fort Apache, located on WMAT Tribal lands in the foothills of the White Mountains in east-central Arizona. Compensation will be negotiated on the basis of qualifications and experience, with on-site housing and excellent benefits available. Position may be contracted for a minimum of 12-18 months, or may be longer term.

For more information please contact Fort Apache Projects Coordinator Karl Hoerig at 928-338-4625 or karlhoerig@hotmail.com.


Administrative Assistant - Free Arts of Arizona (Phoenix)

Must be organized, pro-active problem solver with excellent people skills and a desire to make a difference in the lives of Arizona's children! The Administrative Assistant will support the Operations Director in donation tracking and general office management. The ideal candidate will have one to two years of practical work experience in a business setting. Professional telephone techniques, writing ability and leadership qualities are ideal. High customer-service skills, general office/clerical procedures and practices and computer proficiency in Windows-based applications including Microsoft Office are mandatory.

Please submit resume, cover letter indicating desired position and Essay entitled My Favorite Arts Experience or Why I Love to Organize Stuff by August 12 to: Brenda Bernardi, Operations Director, Free Arts of Arizona, bbernardi@freeartsaz.org, 103 W Highland Ave, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85013. No phone calls please.


Administrative Assistant - Tempe Community Council (Tempe)

Need friendly individual with strong clerical and computer software skills. Individual will be working with a variety of people in the community which often requires dealing with sensitive issues.

Applicants should possess excellent English skills and be able to type and proofread a wide variety of reports, take and transcribe meeting minutes, and compose routine correspondence. Applicants must be willing to purchase supplies, run errands in the Tempe area on occasion, and assume responsibility for the general appearance of the front offices.

Applicants need working knowledge of Microsoft Software applications including: Excel, Outlook, and Word. Knowledge of Front Page is desirable. Training on computer software is available. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Applicants whose experience and training most closely match the needs of Tempe Community Council may be selected for further testing/interviews. Submit resume to tcc_applicant@tempe.gov or mail to the above address.


Administrative Assistant - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is looking for a candidate to work alongside Las Artes staff members to perform administrative/intake and reception duties. Las Artes GED-Work Readiness program serves young adults to prepare them to obtain GEDs and develop work readiness skills. This position will assist in intake of program participants/ WIA outcome tracking and support the administrative needs of the staff team.

Qualifications: two or more years of experience in an administrative setting with good computer and phone and data entry skills. Duties include: support and assistance to staff team, record keeping, assist in the tracking of student attendance, educational progress, and WIA outcomes. A DPS fingerprint clearance card and a valid driver's license are required. Full time.

Resumes to Matt Sandoval at msandoval@vosymca.org by August 10.

Administrative Secretary I (SPF) — Rio Salado College KJZZ/KBAQ (Phoenix)

Job Summary: This position assists the Listener Services Coordinator in using a database software program designed specifically for public radio to generate and receive listener donations for KJZZ and KBAQ.  The position performs routine database maintenance and data entry, standard office and administrative duties and is a part of the development team interfacing with listeners and donors.  The position requires fast and reliable data input skills, experience working with detailed and secure information and the ability to maintain a broad awareness of ongoing activities regarding the stations and the fund development efforts.  

Minimum Qualifications: Experience in a nonprofit environment; Proficient with database programs; Experience dealing with customers or donors in person, over the phone and through e-mail; Detail oriented; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Work experience as part of a team.

For more information, please visit http://www.maricopa.edu/hrweb or contact Anna Flores at 480-517-8171.


Center Service Manager - Chicanos Por La Causa (Multiple Locations)

Center Service Manager in the following cities: Eloy, Wilcox and Surprise, Arizona Coordinates and monitors all CPLC/Early Childhood Development Program service component and the day-to-day operational activities at the ECDP center. Provides direction, supervision, planning and coordination support to all center staff and volunteers.

Qualifications: good communication skills, both verbal and written. Computer literacy in MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, and Outlook. B.A. in Education, or closely related field and two years experience in Human Service Program or Preschools setting. Staff supervision, training and administrative experience. Food Handler's permit, CPR, and First Aide certified must pass a criminal background check to include a Child Abuse and Neglect register check, provided by CPLC. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Salary is comparable with experience.

Apply as follows: 1112 E Buckeye Rd, Phoenix, AZ; fax resumes to 602-257-0700; e-mail to ruby.hernandez@cplc.org.


Administrative Assistant - Chrysalis (Phoenix)

The Administrative Assistant is an integral member of the Chrysalis Development Team (a staff team) and assists in all administrative duties associated with the Development Team. This position is primarily responsible for all aspects of gift processing, donor acknowledgements, database management/maintenance and assists with planning and execution of special events with oversight by the Executive Assistant.

Qualifications: experienced, dependable, and conscientious and should have a high school diploma or equivalent and one to three years related experience in fundraising administrative work or database maintenance. Excellent written and verbal skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, ability to write copy and other communications. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and experience using donor maintenance software is also required.

The individual filling this position must provide their own transportation and automobile insurance as some travel throughout the community is possible. She/he must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance as required by Chrysalis and ADHS licensure requirements, maintain current CPR and first aid certification as required by Chrysalis policies, and must be 21 or older. Please send resume with cover letter to: chrysalis@noabuse.org.


Office Manager - Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Wickenburg, AZ)

Looking for a full-time Office Manager to head front office for a nonprofit museum. Must be able to work evenings and weekends during special events. The individual must be proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office applications, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint. The front office is the support for all the museum staff from the Executive Director, Curator, Marketing Director and others. They will be responsible for making deposits and basic entry into QuickBooks and to maintain the membership database.

For a complete overview of position and to schedule an interview, please contact Royce Kardinal, Executive Director, at 928-684-2272 or rkardinal@westernmuseum.org.


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

This position serves as part of a team that monitors the overall performance of Make-A-Wish Foundation affiliates across the country, and implements action plans to improve chapter performance. The individual will be responsible for providing on-site intervention of chapter operations, ensuring adherence to policies, and serving as a consultant to assigned chapter staff and chapter board leadership. The candidate must possess a bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience in nonprofit organizations. Demonstrated experience in fundraising, program delivery, volunteer recruitment, training, and community development required. Excellent communication, presentation, conflict-management and problem-solving skills are also required. In addition, strong negotiation skills and the ability to travel for job-related functions are a necessity.

Submit resume and cover letter stating the position you're applying for to Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, at hr@wish.org.


Cashier/Operator - Auction & Event Solutions (Phoenix)

Auction & Event Solutions has been assisting nonprofit organizations with their fundraising events for the last 15-plus years in Denver and in Phoenix for the last three years. They are currently hiring for a Cashier / Operator position.

Duties include registration of patrons on event night, closing out the silent auction, tabulate the bidding in the live/cash call auction and cashiering of the patrons.

Qualifications: customer service background, cash handling skills, basic computer skills and a great attitude.

Pay is $100-$125 per event. Most events are on the weekend evenings, but you must be available to work some weekday day events as well.

If you are interested in applying for this position please e-mail Robyn Broshears at robyn@aesarizona.com. Last date to apply is August 20.

Fundraising / Financial

Major Gifts Officer (SPF) – Rio Salado College KJZZ/KBAQ (Phoenix)

Job Summary: This position works with the Development Director in implementing and building a comprehensive major gifts program designed to generate financial support from individuals, corporations and foundations for KJZZ/KBAQ. The position will work to further develop the KJZZ/KBAQ Patrons Leadership Society and is responsible for setting face to face meetings and solicitations.  

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of two to three years of successful fundraising experience for a social or cultural nonprofit; Experience with individuals in community leadership, philanthropy and volunteer positions; Knowledge of public radio and the principles of public radio fundraising; Demonstrated experience in planning donor events and activities, materials and proposals to use in managing a program of donor contacts designed to increase annual revenue.

For more information, please visit http://www.maricopa.edu/hrweb or contact Anna Flores at 480-517-8171. 


Junior Accountant - Aid To Adoption of Special Kids Description (Phoenix)

The Junior Accountant will be responsible for the agency's month end closing process, journal entries, general ledger posting and maintenance of prepaid and fixed asset accounts. Individual will handle bank reconciliations, month end entries, and audit preparation. Responsibilities will also include assisting Controller with analysis and resolution of outstanding receivables.

Requirements: minimum of four years experience in the accounting field. Excellent PC skills; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Intermediate Microsoft Excel required. Great Plains experience preferred. Candidates for this position must be accurate and pay attention to detail. Excellent verbal, written, and organizational sills are required. Positive interaction with internal as well as external customers is a must. Candidate should be able to work independently and take initiative. Strong analytical skills to analyze financial data are necessary as well as the ability to work in a fast paced environment. For more information on this position or to apply, contact Weze Cullen at 602-930-4431 or wcullen@aask-az.org.


Director of President's Club - ASU Foundation (Tempe)

The director will design and coordinate strategic planning and goal setting within specific functional areas, including major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation support, special events, stewardship and research. As a key member of the Investor, Engagement and Cultivation team, the director will provide fundraising and development advice and will assist in executing a comprehensive strategy for the mission and vision for the Presidents Club and university campaign.

Manages/directs all aspects of the ASU Presidents Club. Develops and implements plans to significantly grow the President's Club membership. Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards prospects for ASU President's Club to meet and exceed the annual goals. Provides exemplary customer service to ASU President's Club donors to result in upgrade gifts to Presidents Club and to other areas of ASU. Manages and directs President's Club's staff who will oversee fundraising activities to fulfill annual fundraising and unit goals. Manages all budget and administrative functions of the department.

Qualifications: bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of successful professional development and/or fundraising related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

If interested in the Director of Presidents Club position, please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to asufhr@asu.edu indicating the job title in the subject line.


Director of Development - NPower Arizona (Phoenix)

The Director of Development is responsible for securing philanthropic support and facilitating partnerships to support the operations of NPower Arizona. The Director will create and implement the organizations fund development plan. The Director will work with the CEO and Board of Directors to develop relationships in the community that build long-term sustainability for the organization. In addition, the Director will work with NPower Arizona program staff to identify projects and opportunities for partnership that expand the agency's services and leverage its resources for the benefit of the community.

For more information on this position or to apply, contact Marsha Lamb at 602-343-6797 x 11 or marsha@npoweraz.org.


Director of Development - Childsplay (Phoenix)

Childsplay, Arizona's ensemble-based professional theatre for young audiences, is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial individual to lead its fund development efforts. The Director of Development is part of a larger team of artists and administrators who, together, are creating a new model for arts management and arts integration in our community.

The Director of Development works closely and effectively with the Managing Director, Board of Trustees, and other volunteer groups to plan and execute a comprehensive fund development program based upon Childsplay's strategic plan. The Director supervises a staff of two full-time employees plus seasonal and contractual employees as necessary. The ideal candidate will have three to five years of progressive experience in fundraising or related fields, with a proven track record in closing major gifts, building and maintaining long-term relationships with donors, contributing to a collaborative team, and supervising employees. Bachelor's degree required. A sense of fun and the ability to laugh are essential!

Please send cover letter and references to development@childsplayaz.org or fax to 480-350-8584. No phone calls, please.


Development Director - Hemophilia Association (Phoenix)

The Development Director works closely and effectively with Executive Director, Board of Directors, volunteer groups, administrative and program staff, and key constituents to plan and execute a comprehensive fund development program based on the associations strategic plan. Plans and submits annually, a detailed and comprehensive fund development plan describing development activities and schedules to meet specific operational, program needs for the next fiscal year.

Qualifications: bachelor's degree with a minimum of five years experience with fundraising, public relations, marketing and planned giving. The ability to plan, organize, gain support for and implement fundraising activities effectively as well as to personally participate in high-level individual and corporate/foundation solicitations. Familiarity with computerized donor-tracking systems.

Submit resume and cover letter via e-mail to Alexis Christensen at alexis@hemophiliaz.org.

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications

Development and Communications Coordinator - Tempe Community Action Agency (Tempe)

Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) is looking for a part-time Development and Communications Coordinator who will be responsible for database management, donor recognition, some grant writing, and online & written communications. The individual will coordinate a variety of development functions such as grant coordination, database management, and other supportive functions; including managing web content and writing communication materials.

Qualifications: college graduate with two or more years experience preferably including communications, fundraising, media and data management. Strong computer & writing skills required.

To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to: bethf@tempeaction.org.

Information Technology / Technical Support

IT Systems Specialist/Business Analyst - Coconino County Health Department (Flagstaff)

The IT Systems Specialist/Business Analyst will perform technical work of considerable difficulty in systems application design and programming including designing systems and applications using various tools; interacts directly with Health Department end users to perform business process analysis, definition and management of requirements; responds to and performs impact analysis on changes; creates functional and high-level technical design specifications; participates in development and implementation of test plans; defines overall process requirements with end users and recommends improvements; formulates and defines system scope and objectives through research and industry knowledge; establishes cost and time estimates for implementation and produces business process flow charts. Designs, modifies and implements data base applications; conducts system feasibility studies; evaluates hardware and software options for applicability.

Qualifications: bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or closely related field and two years work experience in programming and systems analysis; OR, any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Visio software experience; ability to collect and understand business requirements, translate them into requirement documents, and use cases and functional specifications; ability to communicate business requirements and functional specifications to ensure that the deliverable performs as expected; experience with hands-on programming; experience with local public health department; excellent communication and organizational skills.

Forward your resume and application to the Coconino County Recruiter team at e-mail: recruiter@coconino.az.gov. Questions about this position may be directed to the recruiting team at: 928-779-6676. For more information about this opportunity or to receive an application, visit http://www.coconino.az.gov/jobline.asp.


Integration Specialist, Information Technology - Make-A-Wish Foundation (Phoenix)

Make-A-Wish Foundation seeks an Integration Specialist to work with the Project Team to bring chapters onto the Make-A-Wish Suite of software applications: Raiser's Edge; Financial Edge; and the Wish Module.

The Integration Specialist is the Foundation's key representative on chapter engagements, meaning that a collaborative and partnership based approach to projects is critical to success. This position will be responsible for all aspects of a chapter's implementation: planning; data mapping; conversion programming; data testing; training; and providing go live assistance.

Qualifications: bachelor's degree in CIS or a related field with a minimum of two years experience in implementation planning, data conversion, and training. Demonstrated ability to train individuals and the ability to travel for job-related functions. Excellent computer skills and expertise in Blackbaud applications; ability to partner with team members and staff and effectively lead and mentor local project teams.

Submit resume and cover letter stating the position you're applying for to: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, 3550 N Central Ave, Ste 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012, or e-mail hr@wish.org.


Senior Network Engineer - NPower Arizona (Phoenix)

The Senior Network Engineer leads a team responsible for providing direct services and assistance in a membership program that seeks to increase the technical capacity and know-how of Arizona nonprofits so that they may, in turn, enhance their missions through more effective use of resources. The Senior Nonprofit Network Engineer is responsible for responding to requests for information and assistance from nonprofits, and helps in tracking the success of the program. As part of the team, the Senior Network Engineer also provides direct, hands-on services to meet customers IT needs.

For more information on this position or to apply, contact Marsha Lamb at 602-343-6797 x 11 or marsha@npoweraz.org.


Information Systems Manager - Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

The Information Systems Manager will develop, plan and manage all aspects of information systems and voice/telephone communications in accordance with organization policies and goals; manage and oversee the daily operation of voice and data communications systems including telephone, computer network, audio/visual and office equipment. Plan, supervise, and take full responsibility for the successful operation of the IT department.

Requirements: bachelor's degree in computer science or a related area of study from an accredited four-year university; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum five years experience in the role of IT Manager, preferably in a museum or visual arts organization. Advanced knowledge in technology, professional certification (such as MCSE); Comprehensive knowledge of network systems and services, desktop hardware and software. Knowledge of acceptable practices for systems maintenance and disaster recovery techniques, documentation; working knowledge of network protocols and concepts. Effective leadership skills and ability to provide strategic direction, strong budgeting skills and ability to make recommendations regarding purchase of hardware, software and other technology. Effective verbal and written communications skills.

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to JOB CODE ASUNLM-ISM at HR@phxart.org or Human Resources Department, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685. Fax: 602-257-2127.


Paralegal/Legal Assistant - Save the Family (Mesa)

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. 100% of Employee-only Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance premiums paid for by the agency.

Send resumes to teresag@savethefamily.org.

Maintenance, Facilities, and Food Service

Facilities Use & Events Coordinator - Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff)

The Facilities Use & Events Coordinator is responsible for assuring the quality and financial success of the MNA facility rental program and the MNA rental properties used for events. He/she is responsible for managing all aspects of use of the Colton House Complex and all other Museum facilities, and all activities associated with outside events occurring on the Museum campus in these rental facilities. He/she prepares the facility for use and provides support services. The Colton House Complex is defined as the Colton House and surrounding rental facilities, the Coops, Schaefer, Pearson and other rental facilities on the MNA Research Campus, and Branigar Auditorium and other Exhibit Building rental facilities. He/she offers quality customer service, prepares/secures rental agreements, readies the facilities for use, and staff the events.

Qualifications: bachelor's in Business, Marketing, Hospitality or a related field with two years experience managing facility rentals or five years successful experience with event coordination, marketing and/or hospitality management. Accounting and budgeting experience required. Experience working in a customer service capacity. Ability to work scheduled weekends or evenings as required. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all professional matters. Experience supervising staff and/or volunteers required. Experience working with security systems and safety precautions. Satisfactory driving record. Job contingent on satisfactory passing of background security check.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, three professional references, and EEO Identification Form (located at the top of the employment section of this Web site) to: Human Resources, Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Fax to 928-774-1229. E-mail in Word format to pshriver@mna.mus.az.us.

General Program / Coordinator

Program Assistant - Free Arts of Arizona (Phoenix)

The ability to perform multiple tasks and work with diverse groups of people including volunteers, facility staff, and children is mandatory. The Program Assistant will support the Program Director and Program staff in special projects and daily administrative activities. The ideal candidate will have one to two years of practical work experience in a business setting; experience working with children in a creative environment desirable. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, writing ability and leadership qualities are ideal. General office/clerical procedures and practices and computer proficiency in Windows-based applications including Microsoft Office are necessary. Vacation; Health Insurance; Mileage Expenses; Professional Development included.

Please submit resume, cover letter indicating desired position and Essay entitled My Favorite Arts Experience or Why I Love to Organize Stuff by August 12 to: Brenda Bernardi, Operations Director, Free Arts of Arizona, bbernardi@freeartsaz.org, 103 W. Highland Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85013. No phone calls please.


Program Coordinator II - Catholic Charities (Phoenix)

Supervise the daily activities of the Foster Home Program and Community Adoptions Program staff. Assist in the interviewing, hiring and training of new staff members. In conjunction with other regional offices, coordinate all advance training sessions for foster parents and produces an annual training catalogue. Track training activity. Conduct reviews on foster/adoptive parent files on quarterly basis. Complete review of files for all initial studies on prospective foster/adoptive families to ensure all required documentation is current and that any concerns have been resolved. Review renewal studies and supporting documentation for completeness, accuracy and thoroughness.

Qualifications: familiarity with foster care and adoption system. Good interviewing and case recording skills and must be familiar with local resources and have good writing skills. Able to work as a team and work with all types of people. Bachelor's in Social Work or closely related field required. Master's preferred. Two years experience in child welfare required with one year supervisory experience preferred. Work schedule requires some evenings and weekends with a willingness to be on-call for emergencies. Ability to obtain fingerprint clearance required. Driving is an essential function. Must have valid AZ driver's license, AZ insurance, AZ registration and own transportation required.

Contact Criscynthia Lindsey, MSW, Foster Care Community Adoption Program Supervisor, Catholic Charities East Valley, Mesa Office, 480-964-8771 x 3243, clindsey@cc-az.org.


Director of Early Childhood Policy - Children's Action Alliance (Phoenix)

Children's Action Alliance, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and advocacy organization, has an opening for a Director of Early Childhood Policy. This position will provide leadership on early childhood issues, including expanding access to quality child care and preschool. The Director will conduct research and policy analysis, prepare fact sheets and reports, and increase public awareness. He or she will work with policymakers, early care and education providers, community leaders, media, and national colleagues to develop recommended early childhood policies and build support for positive action.

Qualifications include a graduate degree and three years of experience; excellent analytic, writing, and leadership skills; and knowledge of early childhood policy.

Send cover letter and resume to: Dana Wolfe Naimark, Children's Action Alliance, 4001 N 3rd St, Suite #160, Phoenix, AZ 85012 or e-mail hr@azchildren.org. Full position description available at www.azchildren.org.


Membership Director - Mesa Family YMCA (Mesa)

The Mesa Family YMCA is looking for a Membership Director to join a team of committed staff to manage the branch membership department.

Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Membership Director will be responsible for branch member services, including membership sales, enrollment, special events, volunteer development and member involvement and retention. Branch currently serves 2,200 membership units and has an annual branch budget of almost $2.3 million.

Qualified applicants will have three to five years of YMCA experience, excellent communication, leadership and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to drive sales and increase retention is a must. Responsibilities include; supervision of staff and volunteers, fiscal development and management, planning and promotion of all YMCA programs. College degree in business, marketing, recreation or similar field preferred.

Resumes to Damon Olsen at daolsen@vosymca.org by August 10.

Volunteer Coordinator - Chrysalis (Phoenix)

Chrysalis is seeking a full time volunteer resource manager to join our team. Responsibilities include: recruitment, screening, training, placement and management of volunteers, coordination of volunteer group activities and assistance with resource management.

The candidate for this position should have a bachelor's degree or higher in communications, business or a social service field and have a minimum of two years experience in a nonprofit setting or in a managerial position. Prior supervisory experience important; volunteer management preferred. Strongly demonstrated organizational skills are essential, as are excellent oral and written communication abilities. Necessary computer-related skills include word processing and Excel. The ability to interact professionally and easily with volunteers, other staff, and the public is essential. Knowledge of the community and domestic violence are also helpful.

Requirements: Must provide own transportation and automobile insurance and have the ability to travel throughout the community. Must be able pass a fingerprint and background clearance as required by Chrysalis and ADHS licensure requirements. Must maintain current CPR and first aid training as required by Chrysalis policies. Occasionally will need to be available evenings and weekends.

Please send cover letter and resume to chrysalis@noabuse.org.


Health & Nutrition Coordinator - Chicanos Por La Causa (Phoenix)

The Health/Nutrition Coordinator is hired to provide expert resource information, support, and recommendations in the health and nutrition content areas to assure delivery of services and compliance with County, State and Federal Laws and regulations. Will support staff with advice or training on all activities affecting the health and nutrition of children in the Early Childhood programs.

Requirements: B.A. in Health and Education, Child Health or other Health related field with at least two (2) working in a community health system that serves culturally diverse low-income families; or an A.A. in Childhood Development or Social Work and three years working in Head Start or in a community health system that serves culturally diverse low-income children and families. Bilingual English/Spanish verbal and written proficiency preferred. Knowledge of developmental and educational needs of special needs children is desired. Data entry experience is required; plus working knowledge of computer, MS Word, MS Excel, & MS. CPR, and First Aide certified, must pass a criminal background check to include a Child Abuse and Neglect register check, which are provided by CPLC. Salary comparable with experience.

Send resume to 1112 E. Buckeye Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85034; fax to 602-253-6237, or e-mail to ruby.hernandez@cplc.org.


Autism Coalition Coordinator - Arizona Autism Services Coalition (Phoenix)

This position is responsible for coordinating communications, meetings and activities of the newly formed Arizona Autism Services Coalition.

Initially under the direction of SARRC's Director of Public Policy, this position provides administrative support to the Coalition, including correspondence, filing, communications (phone, FAX, e-mail) and meeting logistics, setup, agenda preparation, note taking and cleanup. Other duties include strategic planning support and recruiting/networking with existing and future members.

Qualifications: high school diploma or equivalency. Two or more years of previous administrative experience. Knowledge of Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook). Excellent organizational skills. Strong oral/written communication skills, including recording minutes. Knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting processes. Knowledge of legislative and advocacy practices (local, state, federal). Preferred: bachelor's in public administration, nonprofit management, business and/or early childhood. Experience working in fledging nonprofit environment. Experience working with a Board. Knowledge of autism and/or early intervention. Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Candidates should forward their full resumes to Kathy Hand, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, 300 N 18th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006, by fax to 602-218-8716, or by e-mail to khand@autismcenter.org.


Coordinator, Child Abuse Prevention Education Program - Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth (Flagstaff)

Plans, coordinates, publicizes, and evaluates the Child Abuse Prevention Education Program throughout Coconino County, with guidance from the Child Abuse Prevention Committee and under the direct supervision of the Executive Director.

This is a part-time position (20 hrs/wk) requiring excellent organizational and communication skills, some travel, the ability to work within a budget, good human relations skills, and a commitment to improving the lives of children. Hours are flexible, but periodic staff and committee meetings must be attended.

Qualifications: bachelor's (master's preferred) in social, behavioral, or health science, public administration, or related field; at least three years experience working in nonprofit organizations or government agencies, and knowledge of issues related to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Compensation: $1,500 per month. This is a grant-funded position, currently resourced through July 31, 2008. It may be extended if additional funding is secured. The position currently has no insurance benefits.

Mail cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, 2625 N King St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, or send via e-mail to coalition@coconinokids.org.


Project Coordinator *AmeriCorps position*- Free Arts of Arizona (Phoenix)

As a Make A Difference AmeriCorps member, you will have the chance to change your life and the lives of others in the Valley.

As a Free Arts "Project Coordinator," you will help us expand our services by recruiting volunteers and supporting our creative programs to bring the healing effects of the arts to abused, neglected and at-risk children throughout the Valley!

Hours and schedule: 35-45 hours per week over an 11-month period beginning in October. Occasional evenings and weekends are required. A minimum of 1700 hours must be served within the term.

Benefits: living allowance of $13,000, distributed in equal installments every two weeks during the term. Basic health insurance. Loan forbearance for federal student loans. A $4,725 educational award upon completion of your service term (a minimum of 1700 hours is required). Childcare assistance available for those who qualify.

For more information, contact Make A Difference, Attn: Elisha Mueller, 5151 N 19th Ave, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85015. E-mail: elisha@makeadifference.org. Fax: 602-973-9233.


*Multiple Positions* Homeward Bound (Phoenix)

Program Coordinator, Client Services

Homeward Bound is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to coordinate all mandatory and extracurricular program activities for clients. Principal duties include managing & recruiting volunteers, maintaining detailed records of client participation, active involvement with clients regarding their participation, maintaining and building community partnerships and relationships for all resources. Position also includes management of part time wellness clinic and the medical partnership for services. Candidates need to be task-oriented self-starters with exceptional organizational and people skills, and ability to work with diverse populations. Candidates must also have a familiarity with community social services, government services, and medical resources/services

Case Manager, Client Services

Homeward Bound is seeking a full-time Case Manager to assist clients in achieving long-term self sufficiency and affordable home ownership by providing active case management services. Principal duties include assessing clients needs, monthly home visits, crisis intervention, preparation of statistical and narrative management reports, and coordination of resources for needs related to housing, employment, physical and mental health, education, finances, legal, etc. Candidates need to be task-oriented self-starters with exceptional organizational and people skills, and ability to work with diverse populations. Candidates must also have a familiarity with community social services, government services, and ecumenical services/resources.

For more information about Homeward Bound please visit www.hbphx.org. Both positions require advanced education, reliable transportation, and ability to pass a background check & drug screening. Experience in working for a nonprofit organization and bilingual preferred, but not necessary.

Please submit your resume & cover letter to human resources via e-mail b.lechner@hbphx.org or fax 602-374-8820.

Medical / Health / Direct Service

Case Manager/Substance Abuse Counselor - TASC (Phoenix)

TASC is seeking a full-time Case Manager/Substance Abuse Counselor. Handle intakes, assessments, and group counseling.

Qualifications: associate's or bachelor's degree related behavioral health filed; Minimum of one year full-time behavioral health work experience; if associate's degree is held, licensure (LSAT) must be obtained and/or current.

Note: the combination of academic achievement and full-time behavioral health work experience must total six years. Knowledge of substance abuse and mental health counseling theory and techniques; Must pass fingerprinting and background check; Must pass urinalysis drug screen.

Resumes in Word format with salary requirements to: hrjobs@tascaz.org.


Case Manager - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is looking for a candidate to work alongside Las Artes staff members to case manage young adult students participating in the Las Artes GED-Work Readiness program. These students will need to have Individual Service Strategies designed and then monitored with WIA outcomes measured and tracked. Duties include facilitating learning through support and planning, assisting with supervision of student lab at Las Artes Program site, tracking student attendance, educational progress, and WIA outcomes and following up with parents and counselors.

Ideal candidate will two or more years of working with young adults in a case management-GED/Work Readiness setting. A DPS fingerprint clearance card and a valid driver's license are required. Full-time $31,498-34,000.

Resumes to Matt Sandoval at msandoval@vosymca.org.

Housing Services

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Training and Education

GED Preparation/Work Readiness Instructor - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is looking for a candidate to work alongside other YMCA/PSA staff members to instruct and assist teen and young adult students participating in the Las Artes de Maricopa County program. This program will work with teen/young adult students who will be taking GED Preparation and Work Readiness classes via a computer-based system and will need assistance answering general study questions and resolving minor technical issues that may arise.

Ideal candidate will have GED/Adult Basic Education Certification or teacher certification. A minimum of two years classroom teaching experience. Experience with computers, including word processing and database software. Ability to develop positive relationships with young adults/teens. Ability to communicate effectively with members, staff, peers, volunteers, and supervisor. Ability to effectively communicate information on YMCA Teen Programs. A DPS fingerprint clearance card and a valid drivers license are required.

Resumes to Matt Sandoval at msandoval@vosymca.org until August 10.


*Multiple Positions* Preschool Teacher - Chicanos Por La Causa (Multiple Locations)

Preschool Teachers are needed in the following cities: Eloy, Wilcox and Surprise, Arizona.

Requirements: B.A. in Early Childhood Education, one year experience in teaching young preschool children, or an AAS in Early Childhood Education with two years experience in an Early Childhood Education classroom setting. Assist in providing parents with information to support their child's development and education in the home. Consideration will be given to candidates who are currently enrolled in CDA and will obtain their accreditation within six months of hire. Bilingual English/Spanish verbal and written proficiency preferred. Knowledge of developmental and educational needs of special needs children is desired. Data entry experience is required; plus working knowledge of computer, MS Word and MS Excel. Food Handlers permit, CPR, and First Aide certified, must pass a criminal background check to include a Child Abuse and Neglect register check, which is provided by CPLC. Salary comparable with experience.

To apply, send resume to 1112 E. Buckeye Rd, Phoenix, AZ, 85034; fax to 602-253-6237; e-mail to, ruby.hernandez@cplc.org.


i-Learn Assistant - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

Where can you find meaningful work that offers rich rewards, where can you work with people who thrive in a values-based environment of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility? All of this can be found in the YMCA i-Learn Program, where we get the job done through committed staff members who are carefully selected for their interests, experiences and enthusiasm. The Community Initiatives YMCA is looking for a candidate to work alongside i-Learn staff members to instruct and assist teen and young adult students participating in the Southwest Valley YMCA i-Learn program. These high school students will be taking classes via a computer-based system and will need assistance answering general study questions and resolving minor technical issues that may arise. Ideal candidate will have two years of classroom experience and be a certified Arizona secondary teacher. Duties include facilitating online high school courses, tutoring students at YMCA i-learn sites in the metro Phoenix area, tracking student attendance and progress, and following up with parents and counselors. A DPS fingerprint clearance card and a valid drivers license are required.

Resumes to Matt Sandoval at msandoval@vosymca.org until July 29.


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