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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

September 26, 2007

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What's New

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Don't miss these upcoming NMI courses!

Financial Management Principals for Nonprofit Organizations - NMI 103
Sept. 28-29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

Analyze the principles of financial management for nonprofits. Learn to apply the fundamentals of accounting, budgeting processes, cash flow analysis, expenditure control, long-range financial planning, audits, grants and contracts to nonprofit organizations. This course is a prerequisite for NMI 113.

Diversity Strategies for the Nonprofit Organization - NMI 119
Oct. 5-6, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day

Understand diversity as a critical business strategy that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their mission. Learn to identify layers of diversity within the organization. Explore one’s comfort level working with others who are different than oneself and learn why this knowledge is critical. Learn to develop strategies for managing in a culturally diverse organization. Learn to identify and recognize stereotypes of colleagues and to develop an action plan to challenge those beliefs.

All courses take place at the Mercado at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe in Phoenix.

Visit http://nmi.asu.edu to register today!


Mark your calendars! 15th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies, Mission and Messaging: Cutting Through the Noise, Nov. 29-30 (Phoenix)

You can cut through the noise with innovative public relations, messaging and marketing tactics. Attend this interactive conference and learn how to effectively position your organization for clients, donors and the media.

Scheduled keynote speakers include:

Scheduled workshop topics include:

  • Annual Fundraising
  • Information: What Must Be Shared and What Must Be Protected
  • Crisis Communications
  • Branding: It's Not Just for Cattle Anymore!

Click here to register today for special early bird pricing! Questions? Visit http://nonprofit.asu.edu or call 602-496-0500.



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Fennemore Craig attorney Ellis Carter named one of "Best Lawyers in America" 2008

Fennemore Craig nonprofit attorney Ellis Carter was recently selected by her peers for inclusion to The Best Lawyers in America® 2008 list. Carter was selected in the Nonprofit and Charities Law category.

Carter’s practice focuses on advising tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations with respect to corporate, tax and regulatory issues. Carter is an instructor in the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management's professional development program, Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI).

Carter and fellow Fennemore Craig attorney and 2008 "Best Lawyers in America" colleague Kendis Muscheid are scheduled workshop presenters for the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management's 15th Annual Fall Nonprofit Conference, Mission and Messaging: Cutting Through the Noise, Nov. 29-30. Their workshop is titled, "Information: What Must Be Shared and What Must Be Protected." Click here to register, or visit http://nonprofit.asu.edu.


Arizona Quest For Kids Offering Volunteer Opportunities

BECOME A MENTOR: The Arizona Quest for Kids (AQFK) mission is simple: to prepare high-potential, low-income students for success in college and beyond. Enrolled in the fifth grade or sixth grade, students are paired with a caring adult mentor who supports their academic and personal development. Career-focused enrichment opportunities and a comprehensive college guidance initiative are essential components of the program. Students who meet all program requirements and graduate from high school receive individualized support to access a wide variety of scholarship and financial aid opportunities for college.

The Madison Park School site in Central Phoenix needs mentors for existing and new students! Mentors meet with their student for one hour a week during the school calendar year. If you are interested in a rewarding, relationship-based mentoring experience with a young person this is the program for you. Contact Biss Kuttner-Martinez at 602.745.3803 or e-mail emartinez@msd38.org.

Grants Available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs (Phoenix)

The Arizona Community Foundation is now accepting requests for funding from its Deaf and Hard of Hearing Initiative fund. Grants will be given specifically for capacity building (supporting the organizations ability to fulfill its mission over time), scientific research in the area of deafness and hearing loss, project support and feasibility planning for capital projects.
Projects proposed for funding should address one or more of the following: public policy, cochlear implants, hearing aids, sign language, or quality of life for individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired.

For the application criteria and to find out if your organization qualifies, visit www.azfoundation.org/grants. Qualifying organizations must apply online at that Web address. Applications are due by noon on Friday, Oct. 12.

Funding for the initiative comes from the Naomi Craig Fund at the Arizona Community Foundation. Craig demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the hearing impaired, and in 1982 she transferred her private foundation assets to ACF to support work in this area. Upon her death in 1990, the fund received an additional $1.5 million from the Craig Trust. The investment returns from this endowed fund provide grants annually to organizations serving the hearing impaired.
More information is available at www.azfoundation.org.


Accepting Nominations for the 6th Annual Nonprofit 'Director of the Year' Awards

The Organization for Nonprofit Executive (ONE) recognizes nonprofit directors who are examples in the community and are dedicated to excellence in the management and leadership of their organizations. This is the perfect opportunity for staff, board members and community members to promote the achievements and community impact of their nonprofit executive director's dedicated work. Any Executive Director of a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)3 status in Arizona may be nominated. Nominations must be submitted online through ONE's Web site (www.oneaz.org) and must be received by Oct. 5, 2007.  Please check the ONE Web site for submission instructions or call 602-264-8578 for more details. Honorees will be announced on Nov. 1. The awards will be presented at ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management's 15th Annual Nonprofit Conference in late November.

Request for Proposal for Investment Services - The Hopi Education Endowment Fund

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is soliciting proposals from qualified, professional firms to provide investment management services. The HEEF is a nonprofit Internal Revenue Code Section 7871 organization established in 2000 by the Hopi Tribal Council. Although endowed, the Fund operates much like a foundation as the interest earned from investments is granted to educational programs serving the Hopi people. A comprehensive RFP packet is available. Interested firms should contact the HEEF at 928-734-2275 to request an RFP packet. All complete and sealed proposals must be postmarked by September 30. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed.


Valley of the Sun United Way is Searching for Community Volunteers

Valley of the Sun United Way is searching for Community Volunteers to invest contributions in local programs. Ever wonder where your contribution to Valley of the Sun United Way goes? Here's your chance to find out AND make a difference in the community. Dedicated volunteers that reflect our community--all ages and from all backgrounds-- are invited to actively participate in the annual Community Investment process.

What does it take to be a Community Investment Volunteer? Volunteer responsibilities include:
New Volunteer Orientation (2 hours) and First Panel Meeting (2 hours)
Training: How to Review Funding Applications (2 hours) Review of Proposals (5-10 hours) - Panels meeting to review funding applications (2-5 hours) Final allocation recommendations meeting (3-5 hours) Annual Recognition Event (optional, 2 hours) *An additional 9-19 hours may be required to attend site visits at United Way funded agencies.

For more information, call Amanda Scott-Thomas at 602-631-4877 or apply online today at: https://volunteer.e-cfund.com/login.aspx?=true&org=03040F


Valley of the Sun United Way Releases 2008—2009 Helping the Working Poor Fund Applications

WHAT: Valley of the Sun United Way will accept Letters of Intent (LOI) from qualified charitable organizations interested in applying for funding from its 2008-2009 Helping the Working Poor Fund. The Helping the Working Poor Fund helps provide job-skills training, affordable childcare, education and more to hundreds of low-wage working families throughout the Valley. These United Way-funded programs provide vital support that enables many working families to increase their financial stability and independence.

WHO: To qualify for Valley of the Sun United Way’s Helping the Working Poor Fund, applicants must be certified through the Arizona Department of Revenue as a Qualifying Charitable Organization (www.revenue.state.az.us). In addition, applicants must also spend at least 50 percent of their budget on services to Arizona low-income residents and their households, and must provide collaborative services in the areas of job training and placement, childcare, transportation, as well as food and shelter.

HOW: This year the application process will begin with a Letter of Intent. To receive the LOI Application Packet please send an email to jdemass@vsuw.org.

LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: Thursday, Oct. 4 by 4 p.m. to the Valley of the Sun United Way Office, 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix 85014 (16th Street & Osborn Rd.).


The Arizona Women's Partnership – Grant Applications Now Available

The Arizona Women's Partnership, a local all-volunteer nonprofit which awards mini grants to grass roots nonprofits that assist underserved women and children at risk, is accepting applications for its 2008 grants. Grant awards range from $500 to $2,000.    

The grant application, which is due by Jan. 31, 2008, as well as a profiles of present and past grant recipients, and the AZWP brochure are available by visiting www.azwp.org

The Arizona Women's Partnership, Inc. has awarded over $80,000 in grants to local charities, since its formation in 2003.  

For more information, contact Michele McBride-Bolte, AZWP 2008 Grants Chairwoman: azwpinc@aol.com (No phone calls, please).


Best Buy Children's Foundation Grant Making Program (Chandler)

The Best Buy Children's Foundation is piloting a grant making program in the Arizona market to help support 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that provide programs that use interactive technology to make learning fun.

*Provide programs that use interactive technology to make learning fun for kids
*Are located within 50 miles of a Best Buy store.
For more information on the local giving program, related guidelines and to find the required online application, go to www.bestbuy.com/communityrelations and click on Local Giving. The deadline for proposals is 8:59 p.m. MST, Sept. 30. Final decisions will be communicated by January 31, 2008. Questions? Contact Tim Simpson via e-mail at timothy.simpson@bestbuy.com



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Improving your Online Presentation Skills - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Sept. 28 (Webinar)

Overview: Ken Molay, president of Webinar Success, presents tips to help you become a more effective online speaker. Discover ways to consciously adjust your vocal style in order to build rapport with your audience. Identify common presentation errors that can detract from your message. As an added benefit, attend this event and receive a free speaker evaluation form that can be used to help identify strengths and weaknesses in your own presentation style. This seminar is appropriate for anyone who delivers public presentations over the web. It is valuable for those currently using webinars in their business and for those just getting started with webinars as a new communications medium. A live question and answer session will let you guide the session to concentrate on topics of the most interest and benefit to you.

Date/time: Sept. 28, 10 a.m. MST

Location: Online

Cost: FREE!

To Register: Visit www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=152802


Unemployment Insurance Workshops - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Multiple dates (Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson)

Overview: Nonprofits across Arizona can save 25 - 60 percent off their state unemployment costs, and you can save too! Join nonprofits across the country that are cutting their unemployment taxes by thousands of dollars. Find out more at one of three FREE workshops exclusively for Arizona nonprofits. Who should attend? Any 501(c)3 nonprofit executive who is looking for a solution to the organization's unemployment tax obligation with the State, looking for HR tips to reduce claim activity, or already taking advantage of the reimbursement method,  Executive Directors, Financial Managers, Human Resources/Benefits Staff.

Date/time: Oct. 2, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen Ave 
Cost: FREE! 
To Register: Visit www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?id=88

Date/time: Oct. 3, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
Location: Jobing.com, 4747 N. 22nd Street, Suite 100  
Cost: FREE! 
To Register: Visit www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?id=87

Date/time: Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Location: United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, 330 N. Commerce Park Loop  
Cost: FREE! 
To Register: Visit www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?id=89


Succession Planning for Nonprofit Executives - CGSI Community Resource Center
Oct. 9 (Phoenix)

Would your organization be prepared if faced with the task of replacing its Executive Director? Do you know the impact to your clients? Could you lose donors, staff or board members? Attendees will come away with the skills to: Develop and implement a succession plan, set up process for successful executive transition, review and discuss case statements and research, use an Emergency Succession Plan Template as a guide

Date/time: Oct. 9, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Grand Canyon University, Kaibab Conference Room

Cost: $85.00 (includes continental breakfast and boxed lunch)

Presenter: Linda Searfoss spent thirty-one years as the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. Linda has taught at Scottsdale Community College and serves as a trainer for nonprofit boards through Arizona State University Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. She is a consultant for St. luke's Health Initiatives.

For more information and to register, visit www.cgsi.us and click on "workshops."


Brown Bag Seminars and Workshops - Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona
Multiple dates (Flagstaff)

Save these dates!

Mark your calendars NOW for NPRC’s upcoming Brown Bag Seminars and workshops!

Oct. 11 – Crafting Effective Cover Letters (BB)

Oct. 18 (rescheduled from October 4) Tour of Foundation Center and Arizona Guide Online, Flagstaff Main Library (limited to 16 participants!)

Nov. 8 – Marketing your Nonprofit with Limited Resources (BB)

Nov. 13 – Annual Member Networking and Thank You Luncheon PLUS Advocacy in the Nonprofit Sector presentation Aspen Valley Golf Club

Dec. 13 – Nonprofit Financials 101 (BB)

To Register: Please visit http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/BrownBagRegister/html.


Phoenix Grants Forum - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Oct. 11 (Phoenix)

Overview: This forum connects grant seekers from nonprofits with funders to learn about opportunities for partnership. Scheduled presenters: Lynn Timmons - City of Phoenix; Irene Jacobs - The Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families; Bob Booker - Arizona Commission on the Arts. The Alliance is proud to partner with the City of Phoenix, Arizona Grantmakers Forum, JUST GRANTS! Arizona and the Association of Grant Professionals AZ Chapter to connect you to funding partners in our community. The Phoenix Grants Forum is held four times each year -- twice in the fall and twice in the spring. For 11 years, this session has been one of the premier opportunities for nonprofits and funders to learn from one another.

Date/time: Oct. 11, 9 - 11 a.m.

Location: Burton Barr Library, 1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix

Cost: $25 fee, $15 for Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Members of AAGP

To Register: Visit www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=7


Conference on Homelessness: Weaving the Community Web - Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness
Oct. 15 - 16 (Phoenix)

Description: Register now for the 14th Annual Statewide Conference on Homelessness: Weaving the Community Web! Featured speakers are representatives from Denvers Road Home, a successful Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.  Come learn about their collaborative strategies. In partnership with the Training Institute, up to 9 CEUs are available for attending the conference!

Date: Oct. 15-16

Location: Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix

Register: Workshop details, CEU approved sessions, and online registration can be found at www.azceh.org


Tucson Grants Forum - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Oct. 17 (Tucson)

Overview: This forum connects grant seekers from nonprofits with funders to learn about opportunities for partnership.

Date/time: Oct. 17, 8:30 - 11 a.m.

Location: BIO5 Institute: Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building, 1657 E Helen Street

Cost: $25 for non-members, $15 for Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and members of AAGP

Scheduled presenters:  Sharon Foltz, Unisource; Ann-Mary Johnson, Arizona Humanities Council; others to be announced - check Web site for details. The Alliance is proud to partner with the Association of Grant Professionals Arizona Chapter and The University of Arizona Foundation GIFT Center to connect you to funding partners in the community.

To Register: Visit www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=85

Effective Board Members Speak Out! ONE - Organization for Nonprofit Executives
Oct. 17 (Phoenix)

Overview: ONE - The Organization for Nonprofit Executives announces its next luncheon open to members and friends of the nonprofit community. This luncheon will feature a panel of effective nonprofit board members and a Board regulatory issues update.

  • Why do Board Members serve?
  • What factors and practices help foster good Board and communication?
  • What do Board Members need from EDs to be most effective?

Date/time: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Phoenix Country Club, 2901 North 7th Street

Cost: $30 for ONE Member organizations, $40 for nonprofit non-members, $50 for all others.

How to Register: Please visit the Events page of the Web site www.oneaz.org to register.  Please call Emily at 602-264-8578 with questions.


Collaboration and Beyond - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Oct. 25 (Phoenix)

Overview: Nonprofit leaders are looking for tools and strategies to build bridges in the community: ranging from developing new partnerships to collaborating more effectively, from sharing resources to consolidating with other nonprofits. The Alliance is partnering with Arizona Grantmakers Forum, thanks to support from American Express and Lodestar Foundation, to present "Collaboration and Beyond" on October 25 in Phoenix. The workshop is available for up to 25 nonprofit teams. To be eligible to attend the workshop, you must register a team: at least two people must come from your organization and/or coalition -- someone from your staff and preferably someone from your Board or from another organization with which you have a partnership. Teams will be limited to 4 persons per organization. If you are not able to assemble a team for the workshop, you can register as an individual for the luncheon

Date/time: Thursday, Oct. 25, nonprofit Workshop: 8 - 11:30 a.m.; luncheon: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Phoenix Country Club

Cost: For Workshop and Luncheon - $75; $50 for members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits For Luncheon only - $45; $30 for members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

Speaker: The workshop will be presented by David La Piana, a nationally recognized expert in strategic restructuring (collaborations, alliances and mergers) with 25 years of experience working with nonprofits across the country.

To Register: Visit http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=92 For more information about eligibility, contact Jennifer Blair at (602) 279-2966 or jenniferb@arizonanonprofits.org.


Collaboration: Tools for Tomorrow - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Oct. 26 (Tucson)

Overview: Nonprofit leaders are looking for tools and strategies to build bridges in the community: ranging from developing new partnerships to collaborating more effectively, from sharing resources to consolidating with other nonprofits. The Alliance is partnering with Southern Arizona Grantmakers and Arizona Grantmakers Forum, with support from Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, to present "Collaboration: Tools for Tomorrow" on October 26 in Tucson.

Date/time: Friday, Oct. 26, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: YWCA Tucson, 525 N. Bonita Ave.

Cost: $35 non-members; $25 for Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

Speaker: The workshop will be presented by David La Piana, a nationally recognized expert in strategic restructuring (collaborations, alliances and mergers) with 25 years of experience working with nonprofits across the country. The workshop will answer the following questions:
*What is real collaboration?
*What are the benefits of collaboration?
*How collaborations really work?
*What are the options beyond collaboration?

To Register: Visit http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=93


Grantsmanship Training Program - The Grantsmanship Centers Nov. 5-9 (Mesa)

Overview: The Grantsmanship Training Program covers all aspects of researching grants, writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources. During the workshop, participants learn The Grantsmanship Centers' proposal writing format. Upon completion of the training, participants receive free follow-up, including professional proposal review, access to The Grantsmanship Centers exclusive online funding databases, and an array of other benefits.

Date/time: Nov. 5-9

Location: City of Mesa Library, 64 East 1st Street

Cost: Tuition for the Grantsmanship Training Program is $875 ($825 for each additional registrant from the same organization).

Registration: To ensure personalized attention, class size is limited to 30 participants. To register online, to learn about scholarship opportunities for qualifying organizations, or for more information, visit http://www.tgci.com. Or call The Grantsmanship Centers Registrar at (800) 421-9512.

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Executive Director – Highlands Center for Natural History (Prescott) 

Description: At 6,000 feet in the National Forest near Prescott, Ariz., the Highlands Center for Natural History (www.highlandscenter.org) is a mature organization serving school and adult populations. It is based in a new sustainable LEED certified facility. 
Salary range $50,000-$55,000. Includes management, community outreach and fundraising. 
Starts Dec. 1; application deadline Oct. 5. 

How to Apply: E-mail Kathi Stevens highlands@cableone.net for instructions (no phone calls please).

Community Council Manager - DC Ranch Community Council (Scottsdale)

Description: The role of Community Council Manager (CCM) is to serve as the facilitative leader of the DC Ranch Community Council and the catalyst for the community of residents, businesses, strategic alliances and other stakeholders in DC Ranch. The CCM provides energy and inspiration that will shape the sustainable community. In addition to being a champion for the community’s vision, the core elements of a strong CCM include the ability to oversee all resident programs and communications initiatives and operate Council governance operations.

Qualifications: Experience working with community or nonprofit organizations preferred. Real Estate experience preferred. Experience working with municipal government and/or public agencies helpful. Background in marketing, communications and/or public relations helpful. At least two years experience in supervising the work of professional staff. Experience working with volunteers (clubs, committees, neighborhood groups, etc.). Comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups. Effective budget management. Excellent verbal, written and personal communications skills. Ability to create strategic management/leadership plans. Excellent troubleshooting skills.

How to Apply: For more information on this position or to apply please contact Melinda Gulick at 480-513-1500 or e-mail: mgulick@dmbinc.com


Regional Director - Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter (Las Vegas)

Description: The Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter is seeking a dynamic professional to lead its social service and education programs, community outreach and fund development activities in Las Vegas. The Regional Director will develop and execute strategies to achieve the Desert Southwest Chapters vision, mission, and goals in Southern Nevada. The Regional Director has primary responsibility for fund development and community outreach activities in the area. The Southern Nevada Regional Director serves as part of the Chapters management team, along with other regional and department directors reporting to the Executive Director. Some travel is required for this position.

Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include a progressively responsible work history in nonprofit social service management including fund development, community outreach, program supervision, and volunteerism. A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related field and experience in gerontology are needed. Effective communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential.

How to Apply: Please send letters of interest and resumes to Deborah.schaus@alz.org.

Administrative Assistant – Victim/Witness Services (Coconino County)

Description: Victim/Witness Services for Coconino County is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, victim assistance, witness advocacy, crime prevention education, and victim compensation to victims of crime and crisis. Permanent, part/time 20 hr/week with flexible schedule.  Salary: $10.00-$12.50 hour DOE.  Requires excellent computer skills; experience with Microsoft Office systems, Excel & Access. Must have valid AZ driver's license and reliable transportation. Will be subject to fingerprinting and background check.  For a description of job duties visit: http://www.victimwitnessflagstaff.org/

How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to kmusselman@coconino.az.gov or fax to: 928-214-8775 Open until filled.


Career Development Specialist (CDS) Aide - AZ Women's Education & Employment, Inc. (Phoenix)

Description: Description: The CDS Aide position is 20 hours/week in Sunnyslope, 914 W. Hatcher Rd. The CDS Aide will assist Career Development Specialists (CDS) with clerical needs, participant follow up, community development and office maintenance. This position will work closely with CDS staff. The CDS Aide will work with sensitive information and must be keenly aware of keeping that information safeguarded at all times. This CDS Aide will be supervised by the Path to Living Free Project Director.
Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support to the Program Staff
  • Follow-up communication with participants.
  • Database entry into multiple reporting systems.
  • Clerical duties as assigned.
  • Maintain tracking system to assure attendance at program activities.
  • Coordinate job announcement data bank
  • Community Connections
  • Distribute AWEE information to organizational partners.
  • Assist in community outreach opportunities as assigned.
  • Office maintenance
  • Ensure office is properly stocked with supplies.
  • Ensure computers and printers are clean and in proper working order.
  • Organize and perform other office housekeeping duties


Major Requirements and Education:

  • Two years experience in a position that requires organizational skills, attention to detail and adapting rapidly to changing assignments.
  • Customer service skills
  • Computer proficiency in database entry, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer
  • Valid drivers license and car insurance

Preferred Requirements:

  • Associate degree or two years experience in related area.
  • Bilingual/Spanish

How to Apply: For more information on this position or to apply, contact Kathie Rudolph at 602.223.4342 or e-mail kathierudolph@awee.org


Administrative Assistant - Phoenix Revitalization (Phoenix)

Description: Phoenix Revitalization Corporation is in need of a full-time Administrative Assistant. Starting hourly rate of pay is $12.75. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for general office support of an ever changing array of office activities. Office activities are those that support and facilitate the efficient and effective running of the PRC offices and the work of staff, Board of Directors, and community projects. Work towards achieving this efficiency implies that the work is well planned, organized, timely, and reviewed through the effective management of coworkers’ time, securing needed supplies and materials, and assuring clear direction and instructions.

Qualifications: The Administrative Assistant must be able to communicate well, have excellent interpersonal skills with an emphasis on effective conflict management, be well organized and detail oriented, have above average time management skills, be able to work independently within appropriate authority levels, and take direction in the performance of duties from multiple managers/directors. A high level of Microsoft products knowledge and experience (specifically, Word & Excel), and a high comfort level with learning the use of new technology products are required.

How to Apply: For more information on this position or to apply, contact Nydia Cortez at 602-253-6895 or e-mail nydiacortez@phxrevitalization.org


Development Operations Assistant - Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)

Description: Temporary; part time; non-exempt; 27 1/2 hrs. per week through Sept. 31, 2008; Pay Scale $12.00/hr. Responsibilities include: processing of gifts into Raiser's Edge donor base, prepare fulfillment packages & donor letters. Respond to e-mail and phone inquiries.

Qualifications: 3 yrs of customer service, Microsoft Office proficiency, 3 yrs database experience, ability to work in a team environment and handle multiple tasks and work independently.

How to Apply: Send resume to flinowski@dbg.org or fax to 480-481-8170 or mail to Desert Botanical Garden Development Office, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008.


Administrative Assistant/Office Manager - Youth Re:Action Corps (Tempe)

Description: Youth Re:Action Corps (YRC) is a nonprofit organization that educates, empowers, and invests in young people to change the world. YRC is seeking administrative support to help the organization through a major growth spurt. Candidate should be entrepreneurial and able to work in a fast paced environment to help develop and implement sound practices related to human resources, accounting, financial reporting, and daily operational issues. Ongoing responsibilities include but are not limited to: overseeing accounting systems, data entry, tax documentation, record keeping, responding to requests for information, processing donations and acknowledgements, maintaining donor and volunteer databases, processing new Corps site applications, preparing correspondence and materials for external meetings and presentations, creating reports and external communication pieces, filing, copying, overseeing supply purchasing, and making travel arrangements.

Qualifications: Must possess a professional and collaborative attitude. Administrative experience and knowledge of the nonprofit sector needed. Applicant must possess strong oral and written communication, exceptional organizational skills, and must be competent with QuickBooks. Additionally, the applicant must believe in the mission and vision of Youth Re:Action Corps.

How to Apply: Willing to consider part time and full time applicants. Full time salary range: $31,000-$35,000. Please send resume, and salary requirements to Courtney@yrcorps.org or fax to 602.263.0510 To learn more about YRC visit: www.yrcorps.org


Administrative Assistant – Living Christ Community Church (Flagstaff)

Description: The Administrative Assistant will provide primary support to the congregation and pastor of Living Christ as it relates to the daily work of the office.
Reports to: Living Christ Council and the Pastor for all day-to-day position concerns.


  • Strong/Excellent Organizational and Planning Skills
  • College degree
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated; Initiator
  • Competency in MS Office XP, Publisher and Internet Communications

Hours and Compensation: This is a part-time 25-30 hour per week, W-4 employee position at $15 per hour working daily, Monday through Friday, 5-6 hours each day.  

How to Apply: Please direct inquiries to the attention of Pastor David Hahn and the Living Christ Personnel Committee via email at email@livingchristflagstaff.org or by phone at 928-526-1899.

Fundraising / Financial

Grant Writer - Save the Family Foundation of Arizona (Mesa)

Description: This position is responsible for managing and expanding the grant program which includes the following: writing all funding applications, grant presentations, researching grant opportunities, and coordinating/leading all of the activities of the grant program.  This position serves under the direction of the Executive Director.  Save the Family seeks a creative experienced grant writer who is able to connect grant opportunities with the agency’s needs. 

Qualifications: Three years experience in grant writing (nonprofit), strong research, writing, planning, organization and problem solving skills, with a high level of diplomacy and the ability to organize and multi-task multiple projects concurrently. One hundred percent of Employee-only Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance benefit premiums are paid for by the agency.

How to Apply: Send resumes to teresag@savethefamily.org Save the Family is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Development Director - Save the Family Foundation of Arizona (Mesa)

Description: The Director of Development with the guidance of the Executive Director, will be responsible for achieving fund raising goals and strategies for capital and annual funding programs; move current annual donors to higher giving levels and acquire new annual and capital donors; plan, direct and implement all fund raising and stewardship activities in all areas of contributed annual income including individual, corporate, foundation government and volunteer support and sponsorships and oversee donor recognition. The Development Director is responsible for developing, coordination, and supervising fund raising activities to support an annual operating budget of $5.3 M. 

Qualifications: The individual applying for this position must have an understanding of comprehensive fund raising and the ability to achieve financial objectives, and must have: 

  • A four-year college degree or equivalent of 5 years of experience 
  • Excellent written and verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills 
  • The ability to function as a member of a team 
  • A proven and strong track record in annual campaign, special events, and endowment fund raising 
  • Must demonstrate sound judgment, initiative and independent thinking.

How to Apply: Send resumes to: teresag@savethefamily.org. Save the Family is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pay:  D.O.E. One hundred percent of Employee only insurance premiums paid by the agency for health, dental, vision and life insurance.


Director of Finance & Administration - Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: Office staff of 13 seeks a professional, courteous and energetic individual w/5+ yrs experience in not-for-profit accounting. CPA preferred. B.S. Accounting required.  Peachtree, Financial Edge knowledge beneficial.  This position also handles HR administration with the support of a finance and administrative coordinator. Competitive salary plus excellent benefits.

How to Apply: For more information please contact Adrian Lopez at 602-395-9474 or e-mail at alopez@wishaz.org.

Bookkeeper - Hozhoni Foundation, Inc. (Flagstaff)

Description: Hozhoni is proud to offer exceptional benefits, including 100 percent PAID medical, dental, vision, and life premiums for FT Employees; PAID training; generous time off; pension plan; Employee Assistance Program; and more. The Hozhoni Foundation, Inc. is a leading provider of services for people with disabilities.  Our Flagstaff and Prescott facilities currently offer the following opportunity to truly help and change someone's life:

Qualifications: Requires 2 years experience in the Finance/Accounting area.  Good 10-key and Excel skills are necessary. A/P experience referred. Previous nonprofit experience helpful.  Salary DOE.

How to Apply: Resumes are welcome; however, the Foundation requires a completed application for all positions. Applications may be downloaded from our Web site and then mailed or faxed . Or please come into one of our facilities to pick up an application.  The Foundation will only consider completed applications for open positions Web site: www.hozhoni.com. E-mail: hozjobs@earthlink.net Application forms can be faxed or mailed to: The Hozhoni Foundation, Inc. 2133 N. Walgreen St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004 P: 928-526-7944 F: 928-526-5909. The Hozhoni Foundation supports a Drug Free Work Environment.  EOE.


Staff Accountant - AZ Women's Education & Employment, Inc. (Phoenix)

Description: The Staff Accountant will provide daily financial support (payroll, A/P, A/R).  The Staff Accountant will be working closely with and be directly supervised by the AWEE Controller.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Apply the fundamental principles and practices of accounting.
  • Reconcile Bank and General Ledger Accounts
  • Process cash disbursements and deposits
  • Assist in the preparation of end of month financial statements.
  • Provide financial management necessary for special events.
  • Process payroll twice monthly with outside payroll service
  • Perform audit-related duties as assigned.
  • Assist in the implementation and integration of new accounting/fundraising software package


  • Associate degree in Accounting
  • Three years nonprofit or governmental accounting experience.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated data entry skills.
  • Ability to deal with and prioritize multiple tasks and respond quickly to changing priorities.
  • Strong Microsoft Office applications skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and as a member of a team, demonstrating flexibility and interpersonal skills.
  • Valid Arizona Drivers License and current automobile insurance.

Preferred Requirement: Bilingual English/Spanish

How to Apply: For more information on this position or to apply, contact Kathie Rudolph at 602.223.4333 or e-mail kathierudolph@awee.org.


Accounting Clerk - Catholic Charities Community Services (Flagstaff)

Description: A full-time Accounting Clerk is needed to handle A/P, Payroll, Human Resources, and clerical tasks. 

Qualifications: Requires high school diploma, two years of accounting and data entry experience. An additional year of HR experience preferred. Must have bookkeeping, computer (word processing & spreadsheet), and office management skills. This is a high energy—high profile position which offers lots of challenges and opportunities!  Pays $12.85 - $15.48 per hour depending on experience. 

How to Apply: Mail or Fax (928-774-0697) your resume to: Business Manager, Catholic Charities, 43 S. San Francisco, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. An equal opportunity employer. Diversity is valued.


Development Coordinator - University Advancement - Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff)

Description: The Development Coordinator Position supports two key communication areas in University Advancement, the NAU Fund and the proposal development and submission process.  The NAU Fund program is responsible for soliciting gifts from all individual constituencies -alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends for NAU by using direct mail, telefunding, electronic, and personal solicitations. This position is responsible for personal solicitations of high-level annual contributions.  The  position plays a vital role working with the NAU Fund director in developing the strategies and communication vehicles for the annual giving program.
This position is involved in many aspects of NAU Advancement communications and will include coordinating, researching, developing, editing and reviewing messages and materials for internal and external audiences. These include developing major gift proposals to individuals, corporations, and private foundations, the NAU Fund solicitation letters, scripts and collateral materials, the Annual Report to Donors, creating case statements for support documents and donor relations/stewardship materials.

Minimum Qualifications:        

  • Bachelor's degree; AND,
  • Knowledge of annual giving and/or major gift fundraising practices and/or strong marketing or sales experience.
  • Two years related experience and success in proposal writing to private sources of funding (individuals, corporations and foundations), development; OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with college/university fundraising program.
  • A background in marketing or a related field.
  • Personal solicitation experience and/or skills.
  • The ability to strategically organize and execute multifaceted programs.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Be able to interact efficiently with a wide variety of professionals and donors.

How to Apply: For more information or to apply please contact Mary Thompson at 928.523.2012 (phone) or 928.523.4445 (fax) or look at http://advancement.nau.edu  


Technical Writer - Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix (Phoenix)

Description: Put your writing talents to work writing proposals, grants and other types of donor communication.  As a Technical Writer your organizational skills will be needed to manage and keep track of proposals; and your talent for surfing the web will be needed for researching new funding opportunities. Offering a fully paid medical plan, excellent benefits and salary in the high $30s.

How to Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, 2645 N. 24th St., Phoenix, Arizona 85008.  Fax to 602.956.3320.  Online: www.bgcmp.org.


Director of Development - Sharlot Hall Museum (Prescott)

Description: The Museum now seeks a dynamic development officer/grant writer to oversee the planning, development, coordination, direction, and management of all development, membership, and general marketing efforts to proceed with implementing Phase 2 and 3 of the Museum’s evolving strategic plan.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The development officer is a key member of the senior management team and reports to the Museum’s executive director. He/she will work closely with and provide leadership for the Museum’s board members and volunteers and supervises development, membership, and the marketing personnel. The successful candidate will have the ability to represent Sharlot all Museum effectively and articulate its mission to diverse constituencies. Major duties include researching funding opportunities and drafting proposals and strategies for submission to prospective donors and granting organizations including individuals, private organizations, and federal, state, and local governments; coordination with museum staff, board, and volunteers to fulfill development goals and provide member programs and services, as well as ensure general marketing efforts designed to promote community support and broad public awareness of the Museum’s regional educational and economic impact.


  • Bachelor's degree required; CFRE and continuing education preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years direct fundraising and staff management
  • A proven track record raising major gifts and meeting fundraising goals and deadlines
  • The ability to effectively manage and motivate board members and volunteers and to cultivate meaningful relationships with donors and prospects
  • Knowledge of marketing and membership in nonprofit sector highly desirable
  • Computer literacy, experience with fundraising database software, project management, research, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Evening and weekend work will be required as needed with events and activities.
  • A valid Arizona driver’s license will be needed

Salary (maximum) $35,000 per annum. Benefits including health plan, vacation, sick leave, and retirement 

How to Apply: A letter of application, resume, and list of three references with contact information should be sent postmarked NLT Oct. 15. The application package should be sent to Sharlot Hall Museum ATTN: Development Officer Search Committee 415 W. Gurley St. Prescott, AZ 86301.

Development Director - Pima Council on Aging (Tucson)

Description: Responsible for planning, implementation, administration, management and evaluation of fund development plans and activities; reports to and through the Executive Director to manage/support the fundraising activities of Pima Council on Aging and the Council on Aging Foundation; must have proven success in fund raising including planned giving, annual giving and capital development.  E.O.E.   

How to Apply: Send resume to jmurphy@pcoa.org or fax Executive Director (520) 790-7577.  Closes Oct. 17, 2007.

Chief Financial Officer - Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (Arizona)

Description: AASK has experienced an incredible amount of growth in recent years and requires a process-driven, experienced business leader to assist in the accounting duties crucial to managing the agency and its financials. Share your passion for making a difference in the community and support a worthy social cause while working in a challenging, dynamic environment. Offering the opportunity to make a real impact in a rapidly growing agency.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include management & development of:

  • Accounting department staff
  • Month-end close processes
  • Departmental policies & procedures
  • Strategies to ensure adherence to generally accepted accounting principles
  • Assessment of business alternatives
  • Business planning

Review and preparation of:

  • Monthly and quarterly financial statements
  • Periodic journal entries G/L postings bank reconciliations
  • Month end entries Annual financial and 401k audits
  • Periodically communicate financial results to Board of Directors, CEO, departmental manager

Qualifications: Must have at least 4+ years in an accounting or finance leadership role, and a B.S. in Business Finance or Accounting, CPA preferred. Strong analytical skills to evaluate financial data are imperative. Great Plains experience is preferred. Confidentiality is essential.

How to Apply: For more information on this position or to apply, contact Heinrich Fan at 602-930-4453 or e-mail at hfan@aask-az.org

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications

Boutique Manager - Ballet Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: Ballet Arizona is looking for a passionate, customer-service oriented individual to join its team during the holiday season!
Supervisor: Development Grants and Volunteer Manager FLSA
Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Temporary, Part-Time (25-40 hours per week for 4-5 weeks)
The Ballet Arizona Volunteer Corps purchases merchandise, sets up, and staffs a gift shop at Symphony Hall during the many performances of The Nutcracker in the month of December. The Boutique Manager serves to run the daily operations of the boutique and is responsible for directing other volunteers. Providing excellent customer service and projecting a professional image of the ballet, while pushing sales of Boutique merchandise, are the primary goals of this position.


  • High school diploma
  • 1 year of customer service experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform designated duties with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Skilled in establishing effective working relationships

How to Apply: For more information, please visit www.balletaz.org. To apply for this position, please e-mail jwalter@balletaz.org.


Membership Associate - The Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)

Description: The responsibilities of this position include coordinating all aspects of membership marketing, sales and fulfillment, and working closely with the Manager of Individual Giving and Membership on pricing structure, regional demographics, and the design of membership recruitment campaigns. The Membership Associate tracks, analyzes and reports membership metrics; coordinates membership sales and acquisition campaigns; prepares an annual income and expense budget; serves as vendor liaison for membership renewal programs; provides Tending the Garden campaign support; supervises a part-time Membership Sales Representative; and manages the Envoy volunteer program.

Qualifications: Requirements include a college degree and 3 years of experience in marketing or related nonprofit work; a proven track record with target market analysis, planning and sales; direct mail fundraising experience; excellent customer service and communication skills; and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point & database management. Proficiency with Raiser's Edge and experience with membership marketing or development preferred. 

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to: Beckie Mayberry, Manager of Individual Giving and Membership, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 or by e-mail to bmayberry@dbg.org.

Information Technology / Technical Support

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Maintenance, Facilities, and Food Service

Protection Services Officer - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale)

Description: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA) seeks part-time security officer to monitor facilities & events in compliance with established security/safety procedures. Ensures protection parameters and protocols are being properly adhered to. Provide information to staff, visitors and guests. Respond to fire/medical or other emergencies. Report on activities of fire/intrusion alarm systems as well as performing daily diagnostic and system procedures. Perform welfare checks and patrol of all SCPA managed facilities as needed.

Qualifications: Must have high school diploma or equivalent and one (1) year experience in the security industry. Understanding of or study in the arts is desired.  $8.50 - $10.50/hr DOE. 

How to Apply: Please send resumes to Resumes@sccarts.org. EOE.

General Program / Coordinator

Curator/Senior Curator - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale)

Description: The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art seeks an energetic and creative curator/senior curator. The ideal candidate will have broad interest in contemporary art, architecture and design; strong art-historical background; excellent writing, research, interpretive and speaking skills; and a commitment to community engagement, audience issues, collaboration and cross-disciplinary programs. Responsibilities include oversight of the  exhibition program and related budgets; conceiving and implementing exhibitions, special projects and related publications; collections development; public speaking; participation in related fund-raising; supervision of associate curator, curatorial coordinator and registrar.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be engaged in the field internationally and have strong organizational, project-planning and communication skills, a minimum five years museum experience and the ability to work flexibly with the community. The position is an opportunity for an ambitious, team-oriented person to help build a diverse exhibition program of regional and international prominence. SMoCA, located in the growing Phoenix metropolitan area and designed by architect Will Bruder, has 12,000 square feet of exhibition space and a courtyard that features a James Turrell skyspace. Reports to director. Master's degree required; language skills desirable.

How to Apply: Candidates should submit a resume and examples of publications to Scottsdale Cultural Council, Human Resources, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 OR E-mail: resumes@SCCARTS.org. EOE.


Director of CarePartner Support - Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (Tucson)

Description: The Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) seeks a full-time Director of CarePartner Support to oversee support services for people living with HIV/AIDS.  Responsibilities include coordination of CarePartner support services, supervision of volunteer CareTeams, Poz Caf monthly lunch program, and other volunteer-based support services for CarePartners living with HIV/AIDS.  Additional responsibilities include recognition and retention practices that will support TIHAN volunteers and programs, and maintaining relationships with healthcare providers and social service agencies. 

Qualifications: Requires bachelor's degree, 3-5 years experience in client support services and volunteer coordination, sensitivity to HIV-related issues, interfaith and multi-cultural issues, and confidentiality. Full-time position requiring evening and weekend hours.  Minimum salary of $28,600; benefit package includes health and dental insurance.  Bilingual persons and persons living with HIV encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. 

How to Apply: Complete job description with minimum qualifications available at www.tihan.org. Submit resume and list of three professional references to TIHAN, 1011 North Craycroft Road #301, Tucson, Arizona 85711 or e-mail to scott@tihan.org.  Open until filled; review of resumes begins September 19.


Health & Fitness Director - Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA (Phoenix)

Description: The Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, creative individual with a strong work ethic to be a part of an expanding YMCA branch as a Health & Fitness Director. Applicants should be motivated individuals with 3-5 years experience in health and fitness programming.  Must have the ability to manage fitness staff, group exercise programs, PE programs, Adult Basketball programs, develop and implement wellness and fitness programs for all ages and create a positive environment for all members, staff and volunteers.  Responsibilities include staff development, program development, personal training, conducting and coordinating educational lectures for members and corporations and developing and managing budgets. Candidate will work closely with membership department on program partnerships and member retention.  Branch currently serves 2,200+ membership units, with an annual budget of over $2.7 million.  The facility recently underwent a significant renovation and is ready for a dynamic leader to push our YMCA into the forefront of the Health and Fitness arena. 

How to Apply: Resumes to Jeff Myers at jmyers@vosymca.org by Oct. 9.


Senior Program Director Copper Basin YMCA (Queen Creek)

Description: This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is highly experienced and motivated that may be seeking career advancement.  The Senior Program Director is responsible for the development and direct implementation of new programs as well as instituting a full array of Membership & Healthy Lifestyle programs. This position will oversee 2 full-time directors including Aquatics and Membership/Point of Contact. The Senior Program Director is responsible for the following areas: marketing; financial development with the annual campaign; fiscal management; program development; program management; program administration; volunteer development to support programs; and hiring, supervision and management of various program staff.

How to Apply: Please send resumes by Oct. 15 to lncorral@vosymca.org.


Program Assistant -Catholic Community Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: This position is responsible for administrative and logistical support to the Director of Special Projects in the administration of the grant and scholarship programs, fundraising, special events and marketing efforts of the Foundation.

Qualifications:  Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to organize, prioritize, set schedules, work both independently and with other members of the department in a team setting, and under the direction of President and Directors; working knowledge of general office procedures, including secretarial techniques, accurate record keeping, filing, and attention to detail; computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; ability to adapt to Exceed! donor/fundraising database software; and ability to demonstrate a high level of professionalism required when interacting with other staff and Diocesan employees, volunteers and donors. 

Minimum qualifications:  Associate degree or equivalent in business or related field; additional vocational training in office procedures preferred; three years work experience in an equivalent position with similar job functions; donor database and fundraising software experience preferred; and must have extensive knowledge of the Catholic Church, its vision, teachings and structure.

How to Apply: Hiring salary range $26,012 to $31,340 DOE.  E-mail resume and cover letter to: applicants@diocesephoenix.org, mail to Human Resources, Diocese of Phoenix, 400 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ 85004, or fax to (602) 354-2428


Associate Director for Advocacy Services – Victim/Witness Services (Coconino County)

Description: Victim/Witness Services for Coconino County is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, victim assistance, witness advocacy, crime prevention education, and victim compensation to victims of crime and crisis. Energetic, innovative supervisor to assist the Executive Director; train, supervise and evaluate victim advocates and volunteer coordinator; develop, coordinate and strengthen the services available to victims of crime; manage the victim/witness advocacy and crisis response programs and provide advanced casework to victims of crime and crisis. Salary: $42,500-$45,800 (includes complete benefit package)  For a description of job duties and an application packet visit: http://www.victimwitnessflagstaff.org/

How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to kmusselman@coconino.az.gov or mail to: 5200 E Cortland Blvd. Suite B-5  Flagstaff, AZ 86004. Open until filled.


Shelter Home Managers - Catholic Charities Community Services (Flagstaff)

Description: Part time – weekend 12 hour shift positions. Needed to oversee client activities during assigned shifts and provide assistance and support to shelter families. Must have a minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.  Driving is required, therefore, must have reliable transportation and valid AZ driver's license, registration and insurance. Pays $8.57 to $10.94 hourly, depending on experience.

How to Apply: Mail resume to Shelter Family Coordinator, 2115 E. Cedar, Flagstaff, AZ  86004 or fax to (928) 774-0697. An equal opportunity employer. Diversity is valued.


Quality Assurance Specialist - AZ Women's Education & Employment, Inc. (Phoenix)

Description: Under direction of the Project Director, promotes quality achievement and performance improvement at a project and organizational level. The Quality Assurance Specialist will communicate directly with subcontractors and project staff in identifying trends, analyzing data and assuring accuracy and consistency of all reports.

How to Apply: For more information on this position or to apply, contact Kathie Rudolph at 602.223.4342 or e-mail kathierudolph@awee.org


Lead Case Manager - AZ Women's Education & Employment, Inc. (Phoenix)

Description: The Lead Case Manager (LCM) works under the supervision of the Project Director. The LCM assists in recruiting qualified participants and supporting them in recognizing their employment, education and/or training related opportunities. The LCM knows and understands the requirements of AWEE funding streams, focusing on those requirements while keeping the participants needs paramount. This position is grant funded and available so long as funding is available.


  • Bachelor's degree in Education or Social Service with emphasis on workforce development
  • Three years direct case management services
  • Demonstrated ability in motivating clients
  • Demonstrated communication skills coordinating within a team approach
  • Two years experience using data systems to monitor client activities

How to Apply: For more information on this position or to apply, contact Kathie Rudolph at 602.223.4333 or e-mail kathierudolph@awee.org


Projects and Planning Coordinator - Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness (Phoenix)

Description: Candidate must be detail-oriented and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent computer skills. Ability to plan and implement conference and fundraising activities necessary. Knowledge of advocacy strategies and grant writing skills a plus.

Qualifications: Candidate must have a bachelor's degree in social work, public administration, community development, or a related field. Starting salary range $28,000-$32,000.

How to Apply: Please e-mail, fax or send cover letter and resume to: Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, 2700 N. 3rd St., Suite 2011, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Fax: (602) 257-8951 coalition@azceh.org


Development Manager  - Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: There is an immediate opening for the Development Manager position with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona.  The Development Manager manages internal events (Duck Derby, Walk for Wishes, Wish Ball and Golf Classic) with annual net revenues exceeding $600,000.  Per the direction of the Development Director, may assist with major gifts, as needed.  Provides support, at the direction of the Development Director, for the overall fundraising strategic plan to enhance the Foundation’s ability to grant wishes and recruit volunteers.


  • BS/BA or comparable experience required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in nonprofit fundraising, event planning/coordination preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record in special event and corporate fundraising, sponsor development, and volunteer management.
  • Requires excellent project management, customer service, inter-personal, writing and presentation skills, and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work within tight time lines and limited budgets, ability to work with a diverse community, communicate with passion and relevancy to a diverse constituency and fully contribute to a collaborative team-oriented, pro-active, fast-paced organization.
  • Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook (including e-mail), donor database management software desired; auction software program experience a plus.
  • Bilingual preferred.

How to Apply: For consideration, please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements, indicating the job title in the subject line, to: Kim Lewis, Director of Development & Communications, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona, 602-395-0722 fax or klewis@wishaz.org.  Deadline for applications: Oct. 3, 2007.


Project Director - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

Description: The Project Director oversees the implementation of procedures for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and supervises site coordinator positions, determining workloads, establishing work schedules and monitoring work performance through site observations.  The project director develops and manages the budget associated with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and ensures that resources are used appropriately.  The Project Director also supervises the development of a database used for reporting information on student and adult participants and classes offered. The director serves as a liaison to coordinate programs with other agencies or educational institutions and attends meetings and seminars to remain current on all procedures related to the 21st CCLC.

Qualifications: Knowledge of accounting procedures necessary for tracking grant expenditures and revenue received. Writing reports and communication that are clear, concise, accurate, and technically correct. Preferred qualification: experience working in an elementary school district and/or supervising grant funded projects

How to Apply: Please send resumes to Chasidy Gray at csgray@vosymca.org by Sept. 28.

Free Arts of Arizona - Make A Difference AmeriCorps Team (Phoenix)

Description: As a Make A Difference AmeriCorps member, you will have the chance to change your life and the lives of others in the Valley. The Make A Difference Citizen Action AmeriCorps program is one of the largest in the State of Arizona. AmeriCorps members dedicate a year of their lives to building a better future for the people in the communities they serve. Make A Difference is offering a unique opportunity for individuals to gain valuable nonprofit and career experience while serving on the 2007 AmeriCorps team. 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 Oct. 2007. Occasional evenings and weekends are required. A minimum of 1700 hours must be served within the term. Benefits: A 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).

How to Apply: Mail: Make A Difference, Attn: Elisha Mueller, 5151 N. 19th Ave., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85015, Email: elisha@makeadifference.org Fax: 602-973-9233.

Medical / Health / Direct Service

Case Manager - Save the Family (Mesa)

Description: Save the Family is a transitional self-sufficiency housing program for homeless families with children located in the East Valley. The Case Manager position is responsible for a low case load of 15 families and for assisting these families in becoming financially, personally, and parentally self-sufficient.

Qualifications: Knowledge of community resources is necessary and bilingual skills are a plus. A bachelor's degree in social services or related field is required. $28-30K DOE. EOE. The agency pays 100 percent of Employee Only premiums for Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance policies.

How to Apply: Send resumes to: lauras@savethefamily.org and teresag@savethefamily.org

Behavioral Health Clinician - Native American Connections (Phoenix)

Location: Outpatient Clinic
Supervisor: Clinical Supervisor
FSLA: Exempt
Rate:$14/hour + DOE at 40 hrs/wk,
Class: Regular Full time
Under the direct supervision of the Outpatient Clinic Supervisor/Director, the Behavioral Health Clinician I is responsible for the management and delivery of direct client counseling services to assigned individuals and groups participating in Native American Connections programs at the NAC Assessment / Outpatient Clinic.


Bachelor’s or master’s degree in behavioral health field and one year experience in direct counseling with chemically dependent individuals and families, in both group and individual counseling; OR any combination of education, professional training or work experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties of the position.

  • Experience in working with Native Americans desirable.
  • Possess a background in the delivery of individual/group/family counseling services, with a chemical dependency population.
  • Familiarity with community resources for referral purposes.
  • Able to function in a teamwork environment.
  • May be Licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family therapist, Social Worker or other license as appropriate.
  • Current TB test and physical examination documenting the ability to perform all job duties.
  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria.
  • Must be credentialed and privileged as a Clinical Liaison with the Maricopa County Regional Behavioral Health Authority, within 90 days of hire.

Benefits: Native American Connections offers: a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, accidental death and dismemberment, Simple IRA, training programs and time off programs for all regular, full-time employees. Regular, part-time employees may participate in the Simple IRA, as well as time off.
Native American Preference: Preference is given to qualified Native American Applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act. If claiming a preference, a copy of valid documentation must accompany the employment application. EEO/AA.

How to Apply: Send resume or complete application: NAC, 4520 N. Central, Suite 600, Phoenix, Az 85014; fax to 602-256-7356 or email to m.stilwell@nativeconnections.org


Behavioral Health Specialist - Native American Connections (Phoenix)

Hours of work: On call evenings and weekends
Location: Indian Rehabilitation
Supervisor: Behavioral Health Manager
FSLA: Non-Exempt
Class: On call
Position Summary: The BHS is responsible for the safety of all clients and the facility, monitor daily house keeping and report required maintenance of the facility. The BHS must secure the facility, lock the gates and staff offices at designated curfew each night, and log the presence/absence of each client at this time. The BHS must prepare a written report of clients' activities each night, checking for attendance at mandatory meetings. The BHS assigns house duties to each client on a weekly rotation basis. The BHS observes clients self-administration of medications and documents that action. The BHS must notify their supervisor of any incidents that require an incident report. The BHS is responsible for securing the property and assisting in all inventory control.


  • One to two years experience in behavioral health field and understanding of the recovery process of the chemically dependent individual.
  • If a recovering individual, be chemically free for a minimum of one year of sobriety.
  • Oral skill to effectively communicate the rules and guidelines of the agency in an assertive manner.
  • Written skill to document night activities, incident reports and bed logs.
  • Work independently and make responsible decisions in crisis situations.
  • Understanding of the Native American individual--Indian preference.
  • Valid Arizona driver's license preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.

How to Apply: Send resume or complete application: NAC, 650 N. 2 Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003; fax to 602-256-7356 or email to m.stilwell@nativeconnections.org. 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.

Housing Services

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Training and Education

Community Bridges Prevention Partnership - Bilingual Community Education Specialist (Mesa)

Description: The Community Bridges Prevention Partnership is currently looking to fill the position of Bilingual Community Education Specialist with two part time or one full time person. The hours range from 20-40 per week and responsibilities include the following:

  • Facilitate parent education curriculum in English and Spanish at designated program sites.
  • Facilitate Life Skills education for youth at designated program sites.
  • Provide community education on substance abuse (including Current Drug Trends and Signs & Symptoms of Drug Use).
  • Facilitate parent outreach by creating & disseminating educational flyers & related material in English and Spanish through the Substance Abuse Prevention Mobile Classroom.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills to work well with youth, parents and communities. Individuals must also be proficient in Microsoft Office applications MS Word, Excel and knowledge of MS Access would be helpful.

How to Apply: If you are interested in the position, please:
Fax Resume to: 480.831.7562
Trish Miller, Operations Coordinator 480.831.7566, ext. 205
1811 So. Alma School Road, Suite 160 Mesa, AZ 85210


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