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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

October 24, 2007

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What's New

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Don't miss these upcoming ASU Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) courses!

Effective Governance in Modern Nonprofit Organizations- NMI 111
Oct. 26 - 27, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

This course provides a comprehensive review of contemporary board governance issues, alternatives, and recommendations. The course will include nonprofit organization success factors, board imperatives, board organization, board development, board-staff relationships, strategic planning, board financial management concerns, manpower and financial resource development, and stakeholder liaison.

Advanced Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations- NMI 113
Nov. 2 - 3, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

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

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!


Register today! 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. Everyone from volunteers to executive directors is encouraged to attend—there’s something for everybody. Everyone in your organization represents your mission; help them learn how to get the word out!

Scheduled workshop topics include:

  • Marketing Tools for Fundraising
  • Content is King: Marketing Your Web site
  • The Basics of Managing Your Brand
  • Crisis Communications

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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Valley Leadership Man & Woman of the Year Nominations Accepted

Entering its 59th year, Valley Leadership continues the legacy of celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of one exceptional man and one exceptional woman at the annual Man & Woman of the Year luncheon. Nominations are solicited from the public in its search for qualified candidates, seeking those who have demonstrated significant visionary leadership and community service in the Valley. The 59th Man & Woman of the Year award recipients will be honored at a presentation luncheon on March 20, 2008. The nomination deadline is Nov. 20, 2007.

For more information, call 602-952-6775 or visit www.valleyleadership.org


Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) seeking participants - Valle del Sol

Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) is currently seeking participants for its leadership-training program beginning January 2008. Applications are available to download at www.valledelsol.com or by calling 602-248-8101, ext. 121. The deadline for submitting an application is Dec. 7, 2007.

Sessions, for the 18-week institute, will begin on January 22, 2008 including a one-day leadership retreat to focus on cultural identity, team building, and service to community.


Community Assistance Fund grant applications now available - Junior League of Phoenix

The Junior League of Phoenix (JLP) is excited to reach out to nonprofit organizations across the Valley by providing an opportunity to apply for and receive grant funds through the JLP's Community Assistance Fund. Each year, a portion of fundraising revenues is set aside to assist other deserving 501(C)(3) organizations that respond to needs in the community. This year's focus is on early childhood education for children 0-6 years of age.

To apply for a 2007-2008 Community Assistance Fund grant, please visit www.jlp.org. Applications are due Dec. 1.


Philanthropy Day - Mexico City Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Penelope Cagney, CFRE, will be the featured guest speaker on Philanthropy Day in Mexico City on Nov. 22. She will speak on board leadership and the policy governance model. Lorenzo Zambrano, CEO of Cemex, will be honored as philanthropist of the year. The event will be held at the Four Seasons in Mexico City and attendance of 350 persons is anticipated.



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Collaboration and Beyond - 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 Arizona Grantmakers Forum and Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, with support from Southern Arizona Grantmakers and Tucson Electric Power, to present "Collaboration: Tools for Tomorrow" on October 26 in Tucson.

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?

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

Location: YWCA Tucson, 525 N. Bonita Ave.

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

Click here to register


Effective Governance in Modern Nonprofit Organizations - ASU Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI)
Oct. 26-27 (Phoenix)

Effective Governance in Modern Nonprofit Organizations- NMI 111
This course provides a comprehensive review of contemporary board governance issues, alternatives, and recommendations. The course will include nonprofit organization success factors, board imperatives, board organization, board development, board-staff relationships, strategic planning, board financial management concerns, manpower and financial resource development, and stakeholder liaison.

Date/time: Oct. 26-27, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

Location: Mercado at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe in Phoenix.

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


Skills for the 21st Century - Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Oct. 30-31 (Phoenix)

Overview: Arizona Coaltion Against Domestic Violence's annual conference, Skills for the 21st Century. Speakers include Jacquelyn C. Campbell, published author on domestic violence and the Rev. Al Miles, author of Ending Violence in Teen Dating Relationships. Conference tracks include Nonprofit Management, Cultural Component, Innovative Practices and Advocacy.  E-mail acadv@azcadv.org for registration information.

Date/time: Tues. and Wed. Oct. 30-31

Location: Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix


Teaching Children the Art of Giving - Arizona Grantmakers Forum
Oct. 31 (Phoenix)

Overview: Arizona Grantmakers Forum, in partnership with a number of other philanthropic and civic organizations around Arizona, will host a luncheon with noted author Susan Crites Price, who will provide participants with information to help adults teach children - from toddlers to teens - how to use their time, talent, and money to help others. Attendees will leave with strategies for teaching children about philanthropy and a copy of Price’s book, The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others, which provides scores of inspired ideas, real stories, specific tips, exercises and resources that are easy to use in any home.

Date/time: Wed. Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix

Cost: $50 - Luncheon (includes copy of Ms. Price's book)
$100 - Luncheon and attendance at private reception with Ms. Price
$1000 - Table for Ten, attendance at Luncheon and Reception for all

To Register: Visit http://www.arizonagrantmakersforum.org/Events/2007_Giving/2007_Giving_Index.html. Reservations will be taken until Friday, Oct. 26. If you have questions about the event, please contact Lauren Shebuski at 602.977.2756 or at lshebuski@arizonagrantmakersforum.org.


Is It for You? Grant Consulting - Just Grants! Arizona
Nov. 1 (Phoenix)

The workshop you've been waiting for -- everything you need to know about building and maintaining a successful practice as an independent grants professional. You will start by exploring your own personal motivation for becoming a Consultant:

  • Assessing your consulting spirit
  • What do you give up?
  • What do you gain?
  • What is my professional growth path?

You'll then be taken on a guided journey to developing your own practical, reality-based business plan -- that incorporates your strengths and mission for your practice.  This includes workable advice on how to:

  • Position yourself for success;
  • Set a flexible, realistic fee structure;
  • Build your client base through successful marketing;
  • Deal with the most common tricky situations;
  • Manage the ethics of grants consulting;
  • ...and much, much more!

This workshop also includes worksheets and templates to help you plan and manage the details of your consulting practice.

Date/Time :   Nov. 1, 1 - 4 p.m.

Location: Phoenix - Catholic Community Foundation, 400 E. Monroe.

Cost : $55 through Oct. 25, $70 after.  

Details and registration: http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=497


Advanced Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations - ASU Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI)
Nov. 2-3 (Phoenix)

Advanced Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations- NMI 113
This course provides an in-depth study of budgeting and planning, tax issues, internal/external reporting requirements and technology for financial management.

Date/time: Nov. 2-3, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

Location: Mercado at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe in Phoenix.

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


Three Cups of Tea: Book Discussion- Make a Difference
Nov. 5 (Tempe)

The Citizen Action Book Club provides individuals with a lively forum for discussing books with socially relevant themes. No membership necessary. And don't worry if you don't finish the entire book; bring your insights to share with the group anyway!

Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built 55 schools, especially for girls that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, "Three Cups of Tea" combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

Date/Time: Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe

Cost to attend: Participation is free

How to register: Space is limited, so please RSVP at www.makeadifference.org


Grant Workshop - Arizona Community Foundation
Nov. 5 OR Nov. 6 (Phoenix)

To help nonprofit organizations prepare for the Arizona Community Foundations 2007 Open Competitive Grant Cycle, ACF will conduct two grant workshop on Monday, Nov. 5, and Tuesday, Nov. 6, both from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the ACF office, 2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 202, in Phoenix. The same workshop will be presented both days and will cover ACF’s grant making processes and procedures. All nonprofits interested in applying for grants during this annual application period are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Diana Green at (602) 381-1400, ext. 2062.

Grant applications will be available at www.azfoundation.org/grants on Oct. 30. The application period will close at 5 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2008. Grant proposals may range from $10,000 to $30,000 and should address projects or initiatives in one or more of the following areas: Leadership Development and Philanthropy in Diverse Communities, Affordable Housing, Community Development, Financial Literacy, Early Childhood, Intergenerational Projects, Workforce Development, Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture and/or Endowment Building Initiatives. Please RSVP to Diana Green at (602) 381-1400, ext. 2062.


November Brown Bag - Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona
Nov. 8 (Flagstaff)

Marketing is that enigmatic buzz word that is presented as the cure-all for what ails ya'.  Marketing is one of those topics that inspires folks to be great arm-chair coaches — they know good marketing when they see it, but haven’t a clue how to reproduce its effects. Examine the pros and cons, and provide examples of, these tools: Web sites and online donations, e-mail newsletters, fliers, brochures, calendars, posters, publicity, speaking engagements, using photography, YouTube and other electronic message devices, events and collaborations, licensed merchandise. Presenter Kelley Durham comes with an extensive background in communications, marketing, and management for such nonprofit organizations as the Brazos Animal Shelter (Bryan, TX) and the Houston Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Kelley serves as Executive Director of Second Chance Center for Animals in Flagstaff.

Date/Time : Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff

Cost: Free for NPRC, $10 for others

For more information: http://www.nonprofitnaz.org/BrownBagRegister.html. Contact LinMarie Dicianni, Program Coordinator 928-527-7926


The Art of Electronic Communications - NPower Arizona
Nov. 13 (Phoenix)

Description: Using the internet as a communications tool has become a "must-do" for any organization. Even if your direct clients are not online, your other stakeholders (board members, funders, employees and volunteers) most likely are...and they EXPECT you to be there too! This Tech Tuesday will be a discussion on some strategies for tapping into your online potential. You will learn the 10 basic rules of eCommunications, some strategies to create more impact with your emails, and how this relates to your Web site and services.

Date/time: Tuesday Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: TBA

How to Register: Visit us on the Web to register: http://www.npoweraz.org/getinvolved/events/


Workforce Development and Nonprofit Capacity Building: Developing a Livable Arizona for all Ages - Office of the Governor and Arizona Community Foundation
Nov. 15 (Phoenix)

Join a select gathering of key innovators and representatives from across Arizona and contribute to a national conversation on aging co-hosted by the Office of the Governor and Arizona Community Foundation. The State of Arizona has been selected by MetLife Foundation, Partners for Livable Communities and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging to host the second of six national workshops on creating livable communities for all ages. This workshop will focus on enriching the lives of older adults through meaningful paid and unpaid work opportunities while improving nonprofit effectiveness- a growing issue the region is creatively working on now.

Visit www.aginginplaceinitiative.org to register by Friday, Nov. 9.

Date/Time: Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Gateway Community College, 108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix

The workshop is free and lunch will be served; however, space is limited and pre-registration is required for guaranteed seating.


Increasing Community Outreach with Today's Internet Technologies - Cox Communications, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and NPower Arizona
Nov. 28 and Dec. 11 (Tucson)

Overview: Learn how to use today's Internet technologies to increase awareness of your mission. Nonprofit organizations, grassroots community groups, and government representatives that need to learn more about how to reach and build communities online should attend these FREE workshops:


  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 - Making the Case for MySpace (and other free Internet tools) - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11 - The New Frontier: Digital Storytelling - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation building, 3182 N. Swan, Tucson AZ 85712

Cost: Free

How to Register: Registration begins at 11 a.m. and a complimentary lunch will be served. To access directions to the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation or for more information on workshop outlines, please visit www.npoweraz.org or www.cfsoaz.org.

15th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies, Mission and Messaging: Cutting Through the Noise - ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management
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. Everyone from volunteers to executive directors is encouraged to attend—there’s something for everybody. Everyone in your organization represents your mission; help them learn how to get the word out!

Scheduled workshop topics include:

  • Marketing Tools for Fundraising
  • Content is King: Marketing Your Web site
  • The Basics of Managing Your Brand
  • Crisis Communications

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

Job Opportunities
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Executive Director - Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix)

Description:  The Arizona Humane Society, currently providing services to approximately 50,000 animals per year, has a dedicated and knowledgeable staff in excess of 200, and has an annual operating budget of approximately $14 million.  This dynamic, growing and well-respected organization, now in its 50th year, seeks leadership in the form of an Executive Director who can partner effectively with a volunteer board of directors to serve as the chief executive officer of the organization and to build and sustain broad community support necessary to operate this sustainable and well-resourced organization.

The Executive Director will provide progressive leadership in strategic planning, relationship building, fundraising, public relations, programming, marketing, operations and board relations.  The Executive Director will work with the board and managerial staff to develop a shared vision for the future of the organization and will then carry the responsibility of developing and implementing various initiatives to accomplish the strategic goals. Arizona Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 10 years of management experience and an MBA or equivalent in experience.
  • Attention will be given to animal welfare and non-profit sector management experience.
  • Proven skill with interpersonal relationships is an asset.
  • Knowledge of general administrative procedures including budget. preparation/control and practices of supervision.
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills and ability to define and carry out program objectives within the policies established by the board of AHS.

How to apply: Expressions of interest and applications (including a cover letter, resume and list of five references) should be submitted by e-mail to HR@AZHumane.org. Applications may also be faxed to the Search Committee at the Arizona Humane Society at 602-944-5386. For more information about the AHS please visit www.AZHumane.org.


President & CEO - Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: The Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Tucson and serving Southern Arizona. Seeking a seasoned executive who is a dynamic, self-starting, visionary leader with strong management, organizational, fundraising, communication, and consensus-building skills. Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of increasingly responsible experience in an applicable setting. An advanced degree and previous CEO or Senior Management experience is preferred.
  • Must be politically astute and comfortable dealing at all levels of government.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, a hands-on management style and the ability to address and solve problems as they arise.
  • Capacity to manage and expand the organization's effectiveness and raise the funds necessary to ensure success and display sufficient authority, credibility and charm to raise money, with experience in soliciting and cultivating donors an added plus.
  • Exceptional leadership and strategic thinking skills; must be able to facilitate constructive dialogue among diverse constituencies and competing demands.
  • Must be bright, diplomatic, of the highest integrity, and possess sound judgment and interpersonal skills as well as a sense of humor.

How to Apply: Complete job description can be viewed at www.volunteersoaz.org. To apply, send a cover letter and a current resume by Oct. 31, e-mail only, to: searchcommittee@volunteersoaz.org.


Executive Director - Friends of Flagstaff's Future (Flagstaff)

Description: The Executive Director is responsible for general management, representation, communications, public affairs, membership, and management of F³ issues and projects. The Executive Director will work closely with, and under the supervision of, the Board of Directors of the organization to design, develop and implement projects and activities that support and further the mission and objectives of F³. Responsibilities include directing the organization’s fundraising activities, developing contacts and alliances with a variety of organizations and individuals, developing and working with volunteers and the general membership, and participating in planning activities with the Board. The Executive Director is supervised directly by the President of the organization and will supervise staff, volunteers and interns as needed.

Duties include management of F³’s policy and project agenda, assisting the Board of Directors to raise funds for F³ programs, publication of a regular newsletter, promoting communication with a variety of groups and individuals, providing accurate and timely information about F³’s work and positions to members, the press and the general public.

Salary range: $35-40,000 annually.
A stipend is given for health insurance to be obtained by employee.
Vacation ranges from 10-20 days annually.
10 paid holidays and 12 paid sick days annually.

How to apply: Please contact Jackie Dierks-Walker at jdwphd@uneedspeed.net or send a cover letter with your resume to F3, PO Box 23462, Flagstaff, AZ 86002


CEO - The Amblyopia Foundation of America, Inc. (Phoenix)

Description: The Amblyopia Foundation of America, Inc. (AFA) was incorporated in 2003 to protect children and their families from the devastating effects of undetected vision disorders by establishing our country’s first nationwide vision screening program for schoolchildren. We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic leader to serve as the Chief Executive Officer and lead AFA efforts towards a tremendous positive impact on public health while driving quality and consistency throughout the organization.

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the CEO will use a collaborative style to ensure the achievement of AFA’s mission, vision, and goals. The CEO will have primary responsibility for organizational leadership, growth, planning, fund development, financial and organizational management, external communications, and effective organizational development and program quality. AFA is an equal opportunity employer and a diverse slate of compelling candidates is being sought for formal consideration.

How to apply: Please review information about AFA and a complete job description (see Main Page at www.AFAKids.org. Interested candidates are invited to email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, salary requirements, and how you heard about this opportunity. Please submit both documents in Word format, to jobs@amblyopia-foundation.org with a subject line of Chief Executive Officer. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Executive Director - Valley of the Sun YMCA

Description: Discover the YMCA as a place to build a career and an enriched life. The Valley of the Sun YMCA is seeking energetic, self-motivated, creative individuals with strong work ethics to be a part of a premier YMCA branch as an Executive Director. This is an excellent opportunity to join the Valley of the Sun YMCA in leading a $3.5-4 million branch.

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is seeking 2 Branch Executive Directors with experience in branch supervision, program development, staff and volunteer development, fiscal management, operations and facility management, financial development and collaborative partnerships. Valley of the Sun YMCA offers a full benefit package and 12% retirement.

How to apply: Send resume by Nov. 9 to Sally Lauro at sxlauro@vosymca.org.


CEO - Phoenix Interfaith Counseling (Phoenix)

Description: Phoenix Interfaith Counseling (PIC) is accepting applications for CEO position. PIC is a well-established and prestigious provider of services to mentally ill adults, and to children, adolescents and families.


  • Will have a behavioral health background.
  • Management experience, and experience with negotiation of large provider contracts is required.
  • Familiarity with behavioral health provider networks, and experience with the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (now Magellan) is also desired.

How to apply: Please send resume and/or questions to Patti J. Shelton, President of the Board of Directors, at ps@azprobatelaw.com. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.


Philanthropy Assistant- The Nature Conservancy (Phoenix)

Description: Join The Nature Conservancy and help protect nature and preserve life! Provide administrative support to top-notch fund raising team for leading conservation organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 year related experience or equivalent combination, or high school diploma plus 2-3 years related experience or equivalent combination of experience.
  •  Demonstrated experience in MS Office, Word, and Excel.  Will require basic database management skills and ability to produce reports.  Ability to use advanced computer functions including navigating the Internet. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize time and manage diverse activities and meet deadlines.

How to apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Sharon Frye, Administrative Manager, Phoenix Office, The Nature Conservancy in Arizona, 7600 N. 15th Street, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Or e-mail: jarner@tnc.org.  Please include position title in subject line of e-mail.


Las Artes Case Administrative Assistant - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

Description: Welcome to your new home! 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 Las Artes de Maricopa Program, where we get the job done through committed staff members who are carefully selected for their interests, experiences and enthusiasm.

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 is a GED/Work Readiness program that serves young adults, ages 16-21. This position will assist with intake of program participants/ WIA outcome tracking and support the administrative needs of the staff team. Duties include: support and assistance to staff team, record keeping, assist in the tracking of student attendance, educational progress, and WIA outcomes.


  • Two or more years of experience in an administrative setting with good computer and phone and data entry skills.
  • A DPS fingerprint clearance card, a valid driver’s license, and bilingual ability in Spanish are required.

How to apply: Please send your resume until Oct. 24 to Matt Sandoval at msandoval@vosymca.org.


Correspondence Coordinator - ASU Foundation (Tempe)

Description: The correspondence coordinator is responsible for ensuring investors to ASU receive timely, personalized, meaningful correspondence on behalf of the president of the University and other ASU leadership. They will work closely with many areas on and off campus including gift processing, marketing and communications, ASU units/campuses, and the president’s office to assist with acknowledging our donors as well as sharing the impact of their gifts.

Transparency and accountability are paramount in our relationship with our investors. This position will embody tact, trust, creativity, excellent writing and communication skills, and strong ethics and integrity. Creates, adapts and personalizes letters of thanks, condolence, and other special greetings to donors for signature by the university president, foundation president and other areas as needed.

This also includes assisting units in developing correspondence materials; revising all gift processing receipts, reminders and letters annually; and assisting with ASUF Board correspondence Develops protocol and auditing system to ensure all acknowledgement letters are sent out on a timely basis, maintains and updates stewardship web site content, serves as subject matter expert for donor communications. The ASU Foundation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan and reduced tuition at ASU.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, preferably in English, journalism, communications or marketing or related field AND at least three years of writing/editing experience (in a nonprofit and/or higher education at an executive level a plus).
  • Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects or deadlines. Requires very little physical effort. May sit for long periods of time preparing documents on the computer.

How to apply: For more information on the ASU Foundation, visit our Web site at www.asufoundation.org. If interested in the Correspondence Coordinator position, please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to asufhr@asu.edu indicating the job title in the subject line.


Administrative Assistant - Scottsdale Leadership, Inc. (Scottsdale)

Description: The Administrative Assistant has a key role on Scottsdale Leaderships 3-member staff team. He/she will provide clerical support, office management, and receptionist services. This position requires a professional, motivated, and detail oriented person.

Duties include interacting with the public, volunteers, alumni and donors via phone, e-mail and office reception, providing clerical support that meets professional business standards, maintaining data base systems, management of record keeping, filing, and archiving, managing incoming and outgoing mail, mail merges, large mailings, processing and tracking invoicing/payment for membership, event registration and sponsorships, preparing board of directors meeting packets; record and transcribe board meeting minutes, administering website updates; conduct internet research, maintaining and/or purchase office supplies, equipment, and services, attending and assisting at events when necessary.

FT salary $22,000 - $25,000; willing to consider less than 40 or flexible hours for top performer. Vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, $200 monthly healthcare stipend, mileage reimbursement.


  • Two years experience as administrative assistance, preferably one in the non-profit sector. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Editing capabilities for content, grammar and business formats Strong organizational skills; detail oriented passion for accuracy. Ability to multi-task; able to work independently.
  • Professional in appearance and demeanor. Occasional evening, early morning or weekend work required. Valid driver’s license; AZ required auto liability insurance; and vehicle for errands.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume with salary history to KKelewae@scottsdaleleadership.org. Deadline is Nov. 1.


Direct Service Personnel Representative - Save the Family Foundation of Arizona (East Valley)

Description: Save the Family is an East Valley transitional housing program for homeless families with children. The Direct Service Personnel Representative position is responsible for but not limited to: explaining the housing application process to those that inquire, phones, logging of various information, e-mailing vital information to staff for client needs and auditing client files. Knowledge of Excel, Word and e-mail is a must. EOE.

How to Apply: Agency pays 100% of all Employee Only premiums for Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance policies.

Please send resumes to teresag@savethefamily.org.


Administrative Assistant - New Horizons Independent Living Center (Prescott Valley)

Description: FT. Seeking personable, multi-tasker for non-residential center serving people with disabilities.

How to Apply: New Horizons Independent Living Center, 8085 E. Manley Dr., Prescott Valley. Phone (928) 772-1266; fax (928) 772-3808. A fragrance free facility.


Administrative Assistant Executive - Children's Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix)

Description: This is a full-time position responsible for the efficient operation of the CEO's office, including supporting the fundraising campaign administrative functions. It requires confidentiality, flexibility, accountability and professionalism.

Duties include: prepare correspondence, documentation, schedule meetings and resources; interact frequently with members of the Board of Directors; develop and maintain the company filing system; maintain policy manuals; distribute and file invoices/receipts for A/P as necessary; and manage office equipment/services and phone/reception duties. All staff work in a spirit of cooperation and celebration of our differences. See www.childrensmuseumofphoenix.org

Fundraising / Financial

Director of Development - Friendly House (Phoenix)

Description: Friendly House, one of Arizona’s oldest human service agencies building success and independence since 1920, seeks a Director of Development with a proven record of performance in planning and implementing fund Development programs to support mission driven programs. 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the planning and execution of a comprehensive Financial Development program that will support Friendly House strategic goals, supervising/managing Special Events staff and Grant writers, directing the Annual Campaign, developing a Planned Giving program and provide support to the COO & CEO in Capital efforts. The Director of Development will report to the Chief Operations office and will be supported by a Financial Development Mentor Consultant.


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

How to apply: Please submit cover letter and resume via email to terril@friendlyhouse.org or by mail to Friendly House, PO Box 3695, Phoenix, AZ 85030.


Controller - Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Description: Southwest Human Development, a non-profit organization, provides high quality services in early childhood development, child health and welfare, services for children with disabilities, training, and Head Start.

Controller will manage finance/accounting and information systems functions, provide strategic leadership by working with the Executive Management Team, Board of Directors and Finance Committee establishing long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies, direct and manage agency fiscal and information technology functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), cost reimbursement principles and current IT trends and regulations in keeping with the goals and objectives of the agency, oversees agency program budgets, general accounting and Information Technology functions, and stay abreast of trends and regulations to ensure effectiveness and compliance. The ideal candidate should be and educator who will instinctively share pertinent information with colleagues and serve as a mentor to administrative management team and staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, an MBA and/or CPA required.
  • Eight to ten years prior experience in financial analysis, financial planning, contracts, budgets, accounting and operational analysis within a non-profit or corporate business unit FP&A department.

How to apply: Apply online/visit our website at www.swhd.org or send your resume to Southwest Human Development, Job # 09-1000, 2850 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 or via email to kkuntz@swhd.org or fax to (602) 274-8952.


Development Specialist - Homeward Bound (Phoenix)

Description: Homeward Bound, Arizona’s largest transitional housing program for homeless and domestic violence families with children is seeking a Development Specialist. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising for the Family Sponsor and Give a Child a Chance programs. Principal duties include generating new and recurrent funds, making presentations and giving tours, financial tracking and recognition of donors.


  • Candidates should have a background in fundraising or sales
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, self-directed, have public speaking/presentation expertise and proficient in general office procedures and practices.

How to apply: Please email cover letter and resume to d.bogart@hbphx.org. For information on Homeward Bound please check our website at www.hbphx.org.


Accountant - ASU Foundation (Tempe)

Description: This position is responsible for performing a broad scope of professional accounting activities. Essential Functions include sharing responsibility for maintaining accounting system, including accounts and object codes, understanding non-profit accounting policies and fund accounting, preparing journal entries and other reconciliations, ensuring that all journal entries are made prior to month end closing, preparing monthly balance sheet reconciliations and annual audit work papers, contributing to team special projects as assigned, creating and maintaining procedures manual for area responsibilities, meeting deadlines while working on multiple tasks, maintenance and recording of pledges and pledge payments.

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


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related area with accounting coursework and minimum two years of professional accounting experience. CPA optional.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting, accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Experience working with investments, reconciling bank accounts, personal computer including spreadsheets, word processing, and LAN applications.
  • Experience with financial accounting software Experience with not for profit or educational institutions preferred.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on behalf of the Foundations donors and colleagues Self motivated and detail oriented with team spirit Strong customer service skills.

How to apply: For more information on the ASU Foundation, visit our web site at www.asufoundation.org. If interested in the Accountant position, please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to asufhr@asu.edu indicating the job title in the subject line.


Development Assistant - Translational Genomics Research Institute (Phoenix)

Description: The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a nonprofit organization focused on developing earlier diagnostics and smarter treatments.

Duties include developing and implementing a strategic plan of action with detailed objectives, timelines and evaluation criteria, for a successful Annual Fund Program, writing and developing material for distribution to Annual Fund prospects and donors, preparing and disseminating monthly progress reports and assisting in the preparation of presentations on the Annual Fund Program, designing and manage any Annual Fund special events, assisting in developing computerized systems and records and organizing a series of regular and strategically planned solicitations. Other tasks include assigning tasks as appropriate to the Development Assistant, providing regular updates on the Annual Fund program to the President of the TGen Foundation at the regular staff meetings, working closely with the Assistant Director of Development for the TGen Ambassador Program.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Three or more years of professional fundraising experience.
  • Successful track record of cultivating, soliciting and closing gifts, and the ability to function well in the academic and/or research environment.

How to apply: Please go to https://www.tgen.org/about/careers.cfm and submit your resume for this position. Please take a moment to read about our employee benefits and learn more about TGen. If you have any questions about the company or how to post for a position, please contact tgenhr@tgen.org. Please apply to all the jobs you are interested in. Only resumes submitted through the TGen career website will be considered. EOE / AA


Vice President of Development & Marketing - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona is a leading mentoring organization in the United States. Matching adult volunteer mentors to children in need of a positive adult role model.

The Vice President of Development & Marketing is directly responsible to the President & Chief Executive Officer. This position carries overall responsibility to enhance current fund development programs and corporate relationships; develop, evaluate and maintain new funding and marketing sources; and for hiring, training, supervising and evaluating the Development/Marketing Staff. Responsibilities include identifying and connecting with current and prospective donors; effectively working with the Board of Directors, committees, staff and volunteers on all projects; overall development and implementation of special event fundraising, marketing and public relations plans and activities, annual campaign, and all grant activity; promote agency to community in a positive and professional manner.


  • Bachelor’s degree and seven to ten years experience in fund development and management.
  • Minimum requirement of four years satisfactory related experience.

How to apply: Please send resume with cover letter to Hiring Manager, 1010 E McDowell #400, Phoenix AZ 85006 or email to hiringmanager@bbbsaz.org.

Grant/Program Officer - Childhelp (Phoenix)

Description: Childhelp has come up with an exciting opportunity to cultivate relationships with new and existing grant donors for a prestigious nonprofit organization in a fast-paced, growth-oriented team environment. The selected candidate will be responsible for prospect research, program conceptualization, grant writing production, grant management, and relationship management. Competitive benefits and salary will be included. Childhelp is an EEO employer.


  • Prefer advanced degree and grant writing, funding research/analysis, and program-design experience.
  • Should be self motivated, detailed, and possess excellent writing and time-management skills.

How to apply: Please send resume and salary history to jobs@childhelp.org or fax to 480-922-7061.


Assistant Director of Annual Giving - Thunderbird School of Global Management (Glendale)

Description: Duties will include setting goals, implementing solicitation techniques and determining parameters for special campaigns. He will be specifically responsible for managing international and domestic phonathon; coordinating the on-campus student campaign, alumni chapter fund raising, and other special annual giving campaigns; supporting other aspects of Thunderbird Annual Fund as needed, including (but not limited to) direct mail, web giving, other special campaigns, alumni giving challenges, and future campaign initiatives. He will hire and train phonathon callers and supervisors, provide hands-on supervision of the in-house fall and spring on-campus phonathons, manage relationship with external phonathon vendor, determine data selects and segmentation strategies. And evaluate supervisors and callers and manage calling staff appropriately.


  • 2+ years of higher education fund raising experience, preferably in annual giving
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings during peak phonathon times.
  • Well organized, creative, people-oriented, able to multitask, and comfortable with change.
  • Highly developed computer skills in MS Office.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional development and training through CASE, AFP, or other organizations is a plus.
  • Familiarity with international issues; second language and/or travel experience a plus.
  • Sense of humor, good natured, ready to contribute to and be part of an extraordinary team.

How to apply: Please send resume to: Thunderbird School of Global Management, Human Resources, Ref. #1702, 15249 N. 59th Ave. , Glendale, AZ 85306 or e-mail resume to HRresumes@t-bird.edu. EEO/MFDV


Major Gifts Officer - The Trust for Public Land (Tempe)

Description: Responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, acknowledging major gifts, including planned gifts, to support TPL's work in Arizona and Southern California. Directs, supports, facilitates fund raising activities of the region/state.


  • Commitment to land conservation.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent normally required; master's degree preferred.
  • 4-6 years of development related experience, including making direct solicitations.
  • Development management experience desirable.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills - attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, take initiative, make recommendations in resolving problems and provide guidance to other staff.
  • Experience with PC applications.
  • Good, enthusiastic telephone skills.

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to wrojobs@tpl.org. Reference job title and job #478B in subject line. RECRUITING DIVERSE WORK FORCE

Vice President of Development - HomeBase Youth Services (Phoenix)

Description: The successful candidate will utilize his proven fundraising, marketing and leadership skills to help HomeBase provide solutions that teach "at-risk and homeless youth how to live healthy and independent lives." Reporting directly to the President and CEO, you will develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan to meet or exceed the budgeted revenue goal as approved by the Board as well as give oversight to the marketing communications and grant writing efforts.

Salary to mid 60s, depending on experience along with competitive benefits including medical, dental, life, vision, STD, vacation, holiday, sick and paid time off along with a Retirement Savings Plan are currently in the works.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business or related field, and five years of related fundraising experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to meet fund development goals.
  • Experience in marketing, communications, development and managerial skills in staff and donor relationship.
  • Proficient in verbal and written English.

How to apply: Please send your resume via email to humanresources@hbys.org or fax to 602-263-5498, Attention: HR.

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications

Development Specialist - Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Description: Seeking a Development Specialist who will be responsible for coordinating a number of development department activities including grants, direct mail, donor research, special events, marketing and public relations. Under direction of the development manager, will also assist in writing and editing grants as well as marketing and communication materials and be responsible for performing all standard administrative functions associated with the Donor Perfect database system. Position is located at main office in a professional yet casual work environment. Position is full time with an excellent benefits package. EOE AA.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with minimum two years of experience in development and/or non-profit event management or directly related experience of at least four years required.
  • Must possess strong computer skills in Word, Excel, Power Point; fundraising database software (Donor Perfect) experience a plus.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills required. Must be able to interact efficiently with a wide variety of professionals and donors.

How to apply: Apply online/view our website at www.swhd.org or send your resume to Southwest Human Development, Job #09-5206, 2850 N. 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008 or via email to kkuntz@swhd.org or fax to (602) 274-8952.


Marketing and Outreach Coordinator - Sun Sounds of Arizona (Flagstaff)

Description: Nonprofit organization seeks highly organized, self motivated individual possessing excellent writing skills, ability to communicate clearly, and meet deadlines. Use of MS Office and some local travel required.  Ideal candidate has experience in volunteer supervision, special event coordination, as well as marketing and outside sales experience. Pay scale: $9/hr, up to 20 hrs per week. 

How to apply: Letter with resume to Sun Sounds of Arizona, 1300 S. Milton Rd. Suite 202 Flagstaff, AZ 86001.  http://sunsounds.org. EOE.


Director of Communications/Marketing - Planned Parenthood (Phoenix)

Description: The Director of Communications/Marketing develops, implements and evaluates an annual external marketing, media and communications plan to advance the overall image and mission of PPAZ, and to protect the integrity of the PPAZ brand. Provides results oriented marketing, outreach, public relations, media relations, advertising and communications support to the various agency departments. PPAZ offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Supplemental Insurance (AFLAC), Vision Discount Plan, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) Plan with match, Paid Time Off, Nine Paid Holidays, Direct Deposit, Employee Assistance Program, Prepaid Legal Services, MyWorksPerks, Chase At Work free checking account, Credit Union membership and Discounts on Health Center Services.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or public relations required. A minimum of five years experience in high-pressured positions of marketing and public relations.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, and meet deadlines within budget and on time.
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Publisher, Power Point, Excel and similar programs.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining a brand.
  • Strong media contacts. Media savvy.
  • Experience in advertising development, placement, evaluation and measurement.
  • Strong communications skills written and verbal. People skills.
  • Experience in overseeing a budget.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to work in dynamic environment.
  • An insurable driving record is required.
  • Commitment to the goals and philosophy of Planned Parenthood is essential.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume to uroesler@ppaz.org. PPAZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Information Technology / Technical Support

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Legal Assistant - Save the Family (Mesa)

Description: Save the Family is an East Valley nonprofit Transitional Housing Program for homeless families with children and is in need of a Legal Assistant. This position is responsible for assisting the Legal Advocacy Director, conducting all client legal needs assessment intakes, domestic relations/poverty law research, conducting client workshops, and assisting clients in preparing legal documents to be filed with the courts. Candidates must be self-starters and have strong writing skills. Legal experience and/or Bachelor's degree a plus. Save the Family pays 100% of its employee only insurance premiums for Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short-term and Long-term Disability insurance policies. $32K-$38K DOE. EOE.

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

Maintenance, Facilities, and Food Service

Property Manager - Save the Family (Mesa)

Description: Save the Family is an East Valley transitional housing program for homeless families with children and is in need of a Property Manager to supervise/perform maintenance and upkeep of 150 housing units and a administrative building utilizing staff, volunteers, and vendors. Agency pays 100% of employee only insurance premiums for Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance the first after 90-days. Save the Family is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply: E-mail resumes to teresag@savethefamily.org

General Program / Coordinator

Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator - Planned Parenthood (Phoenix)



  • Assist in the organization and facilitation of grassroots advocacy events in targeted communities.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Public Policy draft updates during the Legislative session to inform supporters, donors, coalition partners and volunteer activists about legislation impacting reproductive freedom, including talking points and relevant social, medical and political implications of the bill.
  • Organize advocacy events to heighten awareness or Planned Parenthood advocacy goals and issues.
  • Assist the Volunteer Coordinator on volunteer recruitment and orientation activities as it relates to advocacy.
  • Establish, track and manage e-activist Planned Parenthood Action Network (PPAN) membership . Involve e-activists more deeply in PPAZ mission, strengthen current mechanisms for involving e-activists, increase the total number of e-activists by reaching out to new audiences, and explore and implement ways to increase both the quality and quantity of e-activism.
  • Work with Director of Public Policy to craft and issue legislative alerts to Planned Parenthood Action Network (PPAN)and other community stakeholders.
  • Oversee the activities related to health center advocacy and outreach to involve PPAZ patients and health center staff in advocacy efforts, including voter registration, PPAN, and education on current issues.
  • Represent Planned Parenthood at community meetings held by local and state officials, organizations and political parties.
  • Provides reporting of advocacy efforts to Director of Public Policy.
  • Assist the Director of PPAA and Director of Communications and Marketing with development of PPAA materials such as brochures, candidate guides, candidate questionnaires, voter guides and GOTV materials.  


  • Commitment to Planned Parenthood's Mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or commensurate experience plus related training.
  • Prior experience in grassroots organizing and/or volunteer coordination is preferred.
  • Experience working with fund raising and campaign experience is desirable.
  • Must have a minimum of six months experience working with youth and prior experience with youth education and/or activism.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide services in a culturally sensitive and culturally competent manner to people from a variety of ethnic, religious, socio-economic, and other diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to organize one’s own time, schedule, and work, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours and provide own reliable transportation.
  • Ability to coordinate special events and several simultaneous projects.
  • Excellent writing skills required.
  • Fluency in Spanish is desirable.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, database systems, and spread sheet software required. Experience with desktop publishing is a plus.

PPAZ offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Supplemental Insurance (AFLAC), Vision Discount Plan, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) Plan with match, Paid Time Off, Nine Paid Holidays, Direct Deposit, Employee Assistance Program, Prepaid Legal Services, Chase At Work free checking account, Credit Union membership and Discounts on Health Center Services.

How to apply: Submit your resume to uroesler@ppaz.org. PPAZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Program Director - Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona, a values-oriented, residential children’s services provider, takes good kids out of bad situations. We give HOPEHomes, Opportunities, Parenting, and Education—to children with potential and promise who are typically missing one of these crucial elements. Duties include helping the Executive Director develop and monitor annual budgets; managing a staff of Residential Counselors and volunteers, helping recruit, screen, and place kids in the residential settings and ensuring that they’re getting the education, maintain the records and networking with schools, social service agencies, and neighborhood groups and build strong community relationships.


  • Social services professional (graduate degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field).
  • 5 or more years experience preferred.
  • Local candidates are preferred. Spanish language skills are a major plus.

How to apply: For more information, visit www.boyshopegirlshope.org. All resumes should be sent to execsearch@bhgh.org.


Program Director - The ARC Recreation Center (Tempe)

Description: The ARC Recreation Center has four focus areas: Education, Life & Social Skills, and Community Involvement & Recreation. The Director will be supervised by the Executive Director, Program Chair, and the Board President.

Duties include organizing, executing and participating in daily activities in the four focus areas in order to spread proper awareness, doing supervisory functions and delegating the appropriate activities to the Assistant Director. He will also be responsible for monthly meal plans, purchasing and cooking within the meal budget, performing background checks, recruiting, training, supervising and dismissing around 10 part time employees including the Assistant Director and volunteers, coordinating with the cities of Tempe, Mesa and Chandler on Special Olympics and maintaining a good working relationship with the Down Syndrome Network and other such organizations serving the same population.


  • At least 21 years of age with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent of 2 years management experience with the developmentally disabled.
  • Direct experience with developmentally disabled teenagers & adults.
  • Mandatory managerial and programming experience. Adept with MS Word and Power Point.
  • Proficient in mass communication with excellent oratorical, written and delegating skills.

How to apply: For further questions and application process, please contact Teresa Wickersham at teresaeggs@juno.com


Volunteer Coordinator - UMOM New Day Centers (Phoenix)

Description: Seeking a person interested in working in a rewarding environment serving homeless children and families.  The person should exhibit excellent speaking and writing skills to interact with a wide audience including volunteers, faith-based groups, donors, clients and staff.  Responsible for the recruitment and retention, training, and oversight of agency volunteer functions & events, coordinating schedules and assuring appropriate staffing.  Promotes the agency and volunteer opportunities to corporations, churches and civic groups.  Other responsibilities include writing for publications, assisting with special events, and distributing staff updates for campus volunteer activities.

Salary:  Competitive with similar nonprofits & commensurate with education and qualifications.  Excellent benefits. 

Qualifications: HS diploma, drug testing, and fingerprinting required. College degree preferred and/or equivalent experience in the volunteer management field.  Strong diplomatic skills, computer knowledge (Microsoft), proficient with database management, and a flexible leadership style that promotes collaboration and passion for the mission.

How to apply: Please e-mail your resume and salary expectations to: mbraunhut@umom.org. UMOM New Day Centers, Inc. (UMOM) is the largest nonprofit shelter serving low-income and homeless families in the State of Arizona.  The continuum of services that UMOM provides includes shelter, food, case management, transportation assistance, child care, education, housing, job search and relocation assistance.


Child Care Director - Valley of the Sun YMCA

Description: The YMCA is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, creative individual with a strong work ethic to be a part of an expanding YMCA as a Child Care Director. The Child Care Director is responsible for the administration, budget development and management, program development, staff and volunteer recruitment and overall marketing and communication of child care programs. This position oversees the operation of 2 licensed before and after school program locations, intercession camp and summer day camp. The Child Care Director ensures ongoing communication with parents, program participants, staff and program host locations. Child Care Directors must ensure program locations comply with current state licensing regulations and YMCA policies. Incumbent must have good communication skills and experience in recruitment, training and supervision of staff.


  • Applicant must be 21 years of age.
  • Degree in Elementary Education or related field.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in managing multi-site programs.

How to apply: Please send resume until 10/26/2007 to Charmaine Gudgeon at csgudgeon@vosymca.org.


Retention Specialist - Arizona College Scholarship Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: The Arizona College Scholarship Foundation (www.azcsf.org) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing college scholarships & mentoring to high potential/low income students to increase the number of Arizona citizens with baccalaureate degrees. ACSF is seeking a suitable candidate to serve as an ACSF staff advisor to college scholarship recipients, assisting in their overall persistence and retention and helping in the coordination of the scholarship selection, training and administrative processes.

Essential duties include coaching and advising student scholars on academic, personal and career related topics to ensure retention with colleges/universities; implementing recruitment efforts with ACSF community and college/university partners to generate annual scholarly applicant pool; aiding in the development and implementation of applicant college preparation training and new scholars orientation; assisting in the planning and coordination of annual events; tracking student scholar progress through database management.

Compensation of $30-$35K annual salary; competitive benefits package are included.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work, nonprofit management.
  • Two-three years related experience.
  • Experience with/understanding of low-income/minority college-bound youth.
  • Prior experience with/understanding of college/university resources and scholarship programs.

How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, salary history and three professional references to carchibeque@azcsf.org via email or by mail to Cristina Torres Archibeque, 1430 E. Missouri Avenue, Suite #205, Phoenix, Arizona 85014. Application deadline is Nov. 2.


Training Coordinator - Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Phoenix)

Description: Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence (AzCADV) is seeking an enterprising candidate who will be responsible for researching and designing curriculums individually and with the training department; delivering trainings on domestic violence and related topics throughout the state of Arizona to domestic violence service providers, Department of Economic Security employees and programs, and other interested parties; providing technical assistance; representing the Coalition at events, meetings, and task forces; and coordinating the activities of AzCADV committees. Training Coordinators uphold the mission, vision and guiding principles of AzCADV.


  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Gender or Women’s Studies, Justice Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Communications, Human Services, or a related field.
  • Thorough understanding, training/ direct service experience in domestic violence and a commitment to ending domestic violence. Ability to create and implement curriculum surrounding domestic violence issues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as under independent supervision with flexibility.
  • Reliable means to commute with a valid Arizona state driving license. Must be able to travel statewide, including overnights and on weekends.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence Attn: Training, 301 E. Bethany Home Road, Suite C194, Phoenix, AZ 85012 or fax: 602-279-2980, email: acadv@azcadv.org

Medical / Health / Direct Service

Case Manager - Save the Family Foundation of Arizona (Mesa)

Description: Save the Family Foundation of Arizona 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.

The agency pays 100% of Employee Only premiums for Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance policies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field is required.
  • Knowledge of Community Resources is necessary.
  • Bi-lingual skills are a plus.

How to apply: Please e-mail resumes to lauras@savethefamily.org and cc resumes to teresag@savethefamily.org.


Behavioral Health Clinician - Native American Connections (Phoenix)

Description: 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.

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


Victim Advocate - MADD


  • Provide effective and timely assistance to victims who contact MADD for assistance; ensure completion of Victim Information sheet, document intake of all victim calls, visits and other service requests as necessary.
  • Utilize a network of key individuals in the criminal justice, legal and social service systems within assigned territory to facilitate assistance for victims.
  • Recruit volunteers to work as victim advocates from the general public and provide appropriate training and coaching in accordance with MADD guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of phone calls, documentation, contacts, referrals, court information, etc. to insure compliance with MADD Victim Assistance Requirements.
  • Assist with planning and scheduling appropriate victim programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Two years of previous work experience in a service environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, education or counseling preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; ability to establish rapport with individuals in difficult situations; and high level of customer service initiative required.
  • Ethical behavior and confidentiality are a must in this position.
  • Transportation to court attendance is required along with a flexible schedule.

How to apply: Interested candidates please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements. Please see link below for full description and information: http://www.careerbuilder.com/jobseeker/jobs/jobdetails.aspx?job_did=J8A7WT6FKV60VZXHD9D

Housing Services

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Training and Education

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