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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

January 2, 2008

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What's New

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Save the date! 10th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness, "Doing It Right: Achieving Mission, Embracing Ethics," March 7, 2008

Mark your calendars now to attend the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management's 10th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness, March 7, 2008! This year's theme centers on the many challenging dilemmas nonprofits face and how the best organizations rise to these challenges ethically and successfully.

Keep checking back to the Center's Web site, http://nonprofit.asu.edu for event updates!


Patricia Lewis receives Henry A. Rosso Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Ethical Fund Raising

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is pleased to announce that Senior Professional-in-Residence, Patricia Lewis, has been honored with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University’s Henry A. Rosso Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Ethical Fund Raising, the Center’s most prestigious award, at a ceremony Nov. 4th in Indianapolis.

Since 1990, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University has presented this annual award to exceptional individuals. The Rosso Medal was created to honor Henry A. “Hank” Rosso (1917-1999), a founder of the Center on Philanthropy and founding director of its public service program, The Fund Raising School. Past honorees include Indiana University Chancellor Herman B. Wells, University of Notre Dame President Theodore M. Hesburgh, and national fund raising firm executives George A. Brakeley and Donald A. Campbell, Jr.

Click here to read more.


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

Results-Oriented Program Evaluation - NMI 108
Jan. 11 - 12, 2008, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - noon Saturday

In today’s environment of shrinking resources, growing demand and competing priorities, a manager needs information in order to make sound decisions about where and how to focus resources to achieve desired results consistent with the agency’s purpose. This class covers the design and implementation of a results oriented program evaluation system that produces valid, credible and useful information.

Law and Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations - NMI 110
Jan. 25 - 26, 2008, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - noon Saturday

Learn about the legal framework under which tax-exempt organizations operate and are regulated including a discussion of the oversight responsibilities of the Internal Revenue Service and various state agencies as they relate to the nonprofit sector and tax-exempt organizations. Explore legal rights and fiduciary obligations of directors, trustees, officers and members of non-profit organizations including a discussion of conflicts of interest, private inurement, private benefit, excess benefit and self-dealing transactions. Be apprised of legal and tax implications related to fundraising, charitable giving, political activities and commercial activities of tax-exempt organizations.

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!



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Social Venture Partners Announces $100,000 in New & Continuing Nonprofit Investments

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) announced its latest round of new and continuing grants to the Maricopa County nonprofit community. Since its inception in 1999, SVPAZ has invested over $2.7 million in children’s and educational nonprofits in the greater Phoenix area. New investments were made to one agency, bringing the total number of nonprofits in SVPAZ’s portfolio to eight:

  • $30,000 to All Star Kids Tutoring to enhance and expand their early intervention volunteer tutoring program for students in second and third grade in low-income areas.

SVPAZ also announced the following continuing investments:

  • $40,000 to Scottsdale Prevention Institute, for capacity support for family centered prevention programs to improve the quality of life and maintain the well being of children, families and the community.
  • $30,000 to NPower Arizona for capacity support to develop and offer to nonprofit organizations an online math, science, and technology enrichment program (LearnTEK) for students in grades 3-9.

For further information: Contact Terri Wogan, Executive Director, phone: 602-22-0041x 101.



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Results-Oriented Program Evaluation - ASU Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI)
Jan. 11-12 (Phoenix)

Overview: In today’s environment of shrinking resources, growing demand and competing priorities, a manager needs information in order to make sound decisions about where and how to focus resources to achieve desired results consistent with the agency’s purpose. This class covers the design and implementation of a results oriented program evaluation system that produces valid, credible and useful information.

Date/Time: Jan. 11 - 12, 2008, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - noon Saturday

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

For more information or to register: Visit http://nmi.asu.edu.


The Arizona Embrace 2008: Prayers of Peace - Arizona Department of Peace
Jan. 13 (Phoenix)

Overview: The Arizona Interfaith Movement (AIFM) and the Arizona Department Of Peace Campaign (AZDOP) invite all Arizonans to gather to envision the year 2008 as one of peace, prosperity, bipartisanship, and cooperation for all elected officials, constituents, and all Arizonans. After greetings, prayers, songs, and music are heard, all gathered participants will form a circle around the entire Capitol building to place a collective embrace around the state capitol as a symbolic group hug for Arizona, its leadership, and all Arizonans. Welcome activities begin at 1:30 p.m., and the event program commences at 2 p.m. The event will culminate in one big hug around the State Capitol Building from 1,000 or more people all at once, acting as one.

Date/Time: Jan. 13, 2-3 p.m.

Location: House of Representatives Lawn of the State Capitol at 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

For more information: Visit http://www.azdopcampaign.org and http://www.interfaitharizona.com.


Trends Affecting Volunteerism - Quality of Life Community Services
Jan. 16 (Glendale)

Overview: Quality of Life Community Services, Inc. is sponsoring a workshop called Trends Affecting Volunteerism. The presenter will be Lucia Causey, previously the Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of Maricopa County and presently the President of the Assistance League of the East Valley. Objectives of the workshop are: identifying trends that are affecting you, your volunteers, and your organization; creating strategies to accommodate changes brought about by these trends; and learning to better understand how to work with a more diverse base of volunteers.

Date/Time: Jan. 16, 9 - 11 a.m.

Location: Quality of Life, 7206 N. 55th Ave., Glendale, 85301, 623-937-9034.

Cost: $25.00 and pre-registration is required no later than Jan. 14, 2008. Seating is limited to 20.

Other upcoming workshops are: Motivating the Volunteer; Effective Training Techniques; and Recognizing Your Volunteers.


YWCA Women's Empowerment Lecture Series - YWCA
Jan. 17

Overview: Dana Campbell Saylor, chief executive officer of the YWCA Maricopa County, welcomes Ann Crittenden as a featured speaker of the Women's Empowerment Lecture Series.  The series heightens awareness of equal rights and issues that affect women by educating and engaging Valley residents to become active in advocacy efforts. Ann Crittenden, award-winning author and advocate of women's roles and mothers, will inaugurate the YWCA Maricopa County's 2008 Women's Empowerment Lecture Series at a luncheon meeting at The Arizona Biltmore on Thursday, January 17.

Date/Time: Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

Cost: Individual tickets are $65 and a table of 10 can be purchased for $650.  To register, visit http://www.ywcaaz.org


LearningPoint Workshops - Volunteer Center for Southern Arizona
Jan. 18, Jan. 23

Overview: Register online at http://www.volunteersoaz.org/ , click on the link for LearningPoint. Contact: Marilyn Robinson (520)881-3300 Ext: 136

Date/Time: Jan. 18, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona, 924 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711.

Presenter: Catherine Land, Grants Manager, Amphitheater Unified School District

Topic: How to find grant money and how to write effective proposals

Date/Time: Jan. 23, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona, 924 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711.

Presenter: Scott Ingram, Dir. Programs, Volunteer Ctr. Of Southern Arizona

Topic: Board development, governance, and strategic planning.


Introduction to Grant Writing - CGSI Community Resource Center
Jan. 24 (Phoenix)

Overview: This workshop teaches the fundamentals of researching and preparing a grant proposal. Learn about research tools and funding resources; how to prepare a project for a grant; types of grants available; and key elements of a grant proposal. This workshop will be taught by three instructors, Carole de Cosmo, Megan Jefferies, and Paula Moloff. Go to the CGSI Web site, http://www.cgsi.us, for more information.

Date/Time: Jan. 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Grand Canyon University, McKinley Hall (Located within the Student Union)

Cost: $85.00 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all course materials)

Registration:  To register please visit: http://www.cgsi.us, and click on "workshops."


Inaugural Event - Phoenix Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
Jan. 25 (Phoenix)

Overview: The Phoenix Chapter of the national Young Nonprofit Professionals Network is hosting its first event! Come for a meet and greet on January 25th: meet some of your peers and learn more about becoming a member of Phoenix YNPN!

Date/Time: Jan. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: The Ritz Carlton, Colonnade Room, 2401 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Please send RSVP to phoenix@ynpn.org


Law and Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations - ASU Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI)
Jan. 25-26 (Phoenix)

Overview: Learn about the legal framework under which tax-exempt organizations operate and are regulated including a discussion of the oversight responsibilities of the Internal Revenue Service and various state agencies as they relate to the nonprofit sector and tax-exempt organizations. Explore legal rights and fiduciary obligations of directors, trustees, officers and members of non-profit organizations including a discussion of conflicts of interest, private inurement, private benefit, excess benefit and self-dealing transactions. Be apprised of legal and tax implications related to fundraising, charitable giving, political activities and commercial activities of tax-exempt organizations.

Date/Time: Jan. 25 - 26, 2008, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - noon Saturday

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

For more information or to register: Visit http://nmi.asu.edu.


Building Performance, Collaborations & Discovering New Opportunities - Nonprofit Connection Series
Feb. 5, Feb. 6 (Phoenix, Glendale)

Overview: Making Internal Connections: Tools for Assessing Your Organization's Performance

This workshop focuses on improving the internal performance of your nonprofit organization. Discover “What is your role and how do you fit in?”, “How to bring tools back to my agency?”, “How successful board members perform?” and “Do you have what it takes to be an executive director?”

Designed for: Nonprofit Staff - Front Line Service Providers, Directors/Managers, Board Members & Executive Directors

Presenters: Various topic experts sponsored by ASU Partnership for Community Development and the Valley of the Sun United Way

Topics: strategic/business plan, marketing/PR plan, communication plan, organizational plan, SWOT analysis, organizational focus, board and executive director relations

Date/Time: Feb. 5, 9-11:30 a.m.

Location: Estrella Mountain Community College , 3000 N. Dysart Rd. , Avondale , AZ 85323 (South Community Room, Estrella Hall 2nd Floor)


Date/Time: Feb. 6, 9-11:30 a.m.

Location: Arizona State University 's West Campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd. , Glendale , AZ 85306 (B- La Sala Ballroom)

Contact: Laurie Pierce email laurie.pierce@asu.edu or call (602)543-6677.


Phoenix Grants Forum - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Feb. 12 (Phoenix)

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

Scheduled presenters: Mary Thomson, BHHS Legacy Foundation; others to be announced

The Alliance is proud to partner with the City of Phoenix, Arizona Grantmakers Forum, JUST GRANTS! Arizona and the Association of Grant Professionals Arizona Chapter to connect you to funding partners in 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: Feb. 12, 9 - 11 a.m.

Location: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

Cost: $25; $15 for Members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Association of Grant Professionals

For more information: http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?id=97.

Job Opportunities
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Executive / CEO

Executive Director - Epilepsy Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: As the Executive Director, one will provide the overall leadership and management for all affiliate activities, including those strategies designed to create cost-effective and on-going sources of revenue, community presence, and mission advancement within the affiliates area. The selected candidate will be responsible for leading and implementing growth managing financial resources, developing an annual budget and plan of operations, positioning the affiliate for public relations, and developing a long term plan of balanced fundraising activities.


  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience, including at least 2 years of staff management. 
  • Broad working knowledge of fund development, board and committee development, financial and office administration, and human resource management. Community and public relations skills are vital. 
  • Demonstrated success in large scale special event fundraising is a plus. 
  • Proven team building, statistical analysis, strategic planning, organization, and decision making abilities are important.  Advanced degree or related experience is preferred.

How to apply: Please e-mail or fax resumes including cover letter and salary history to:
Gary Berg, Epilepsy Foundation, Vice President of Affiliate Relations.
Email: gberg@efa.org or fax: 301-918-2100.


Executive Director - Foundation based in Southwest (Sedona)

Description: The Executive Director will demonstrate an understanding of spiritual traditions, and be prepared to assume a leadership role as spokesperson while managing the discretionary grants and cultivating donors. S/he will provide strategic leadership for educational programs and publication of collected research materials, oversee special projects, and ensure the financial viability of the organization. Experience managing a foundation, raising funds, coordinating needs with limited staff resources, and initiating and leading successful partnerships and collaborations will determine success.

How to apply: Please send resume and expressions of interest to: Leadership Recruiters, Pinnacle@leadrecruit.com.


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

Description: Friends of Flagstaff's Future, a nonprofit organization dedicated to activism and advocacy of policies supporting a livable community, seeks Executive Director. The ideal candidate must have aptitude for fundraising, innovation, strategic thinking and familiarity with issues relating to sustainable communities, ability to embrace mission and goals of the organization.

For full job description go to http://www.friendsofflagstaff.org and click on 'action items'. To submit a cover letter and resume, e-mail Naima at naima@friendsofflagstaff.org. Closing date is Jan. 15th or until position is filled.


Director of Operations - Tempe Community Action Agency (Tempe)

Description: Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) seeks an experienced Director of Operations. The DOO will work closely to the Executive Director (ED) in managing program services, executing development initiatives, overseeing day to day operations and in creating and implementing goals and strategies to improve the capabilities and success of the organization.  For a full job description, please visit http://www.tempeaction.org.


  • B.A. or B.S. required, MSW or MPA highly desirable. 
  • Bi-lingual preferred.
  • A minimum of five years progressively responsible work history in social services with program development and evaluation experience.
  • A minimum of five years of management and supervisory experience. 
  • Knowledge and experience with performance-based evaluation systems.
  • Fund development and budget management experience, including reviewing grant proposals and negotiating contracts. 
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.  Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, DonorPerfect and Quickbooks.

Hot to apply: Please send resume and cover letter to bethf@tempeaction.org.


Administrative Assistant - Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness/WHEAT (Phoenix)

Description: The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) and WHEAT, 501 (c)(3) organizations based in Phoenix, are seeking a job share position for the position of Administrative Assistant. Eligible candidates must be oriented to working on policy advocacy issues of homelessness and hunger. Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills; thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word and ability to learn programs such as QuickBooks, Excel, and Access.

How to apply: Please e-mail, fax or send cover letter and resume to: Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, 4800 N. Central, Ste 101, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Fax: (602) 257-8951 jtaylor@azceh.org.


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

Description: 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. 


  • 2 or more years of experience in an administrative setting.
  • Good computer and phone and data entry skills. 

Duties include:  support and assistance to staff team, record keeping, assist in the tracking of student attendance, educational progress, and WIA outcomes.  A DPS fingerprint clearance card, a valid driver's license, and bilingual ability in Spanish are required.

How to apply: Resumes by January 3rd to Matt Sandoval at msandoval@vosymca.org.

Fundraising / Financial

Fund Development Manager - Community Information & Referral (Phoenix)

Description: The Fund Development Manager is the anchor to CIR's fundraising efforts, working with the Executive Director to create an overall strategy and vision for fund development; establishing annual goals, and instituting sustainable processes and systems to develop and maintain financial support. Specific duties include implementing Beneveon, “Raising More Money” model, promoting Community Information & Referral among stakeholder groups, developing and executing strategies to secure new funders/sponsors/donors and to re-engage lapsed supporters, establishing record keeping systems for contacts made and contributions received.


  • Minimum of five years' fund raising experience, including event management, public relations and marketing, with proven personal success in fundraising for nonprofit organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of annual giving, capital campaign, foundation/corporate solicitations, deferred giving, special events, and foundation/corporation grant processes and grant writing.
  • Experience with event planning (e.g., auctions, donor events, parties that generate funds, etc.
  • Ability to develop and manage individual and major donor programs, including tracking of donor activity.
  • Excellent communication skills, including excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

How to apply: Please contact Roberto Armijo at 602-263-8845 ext.111 or e-mail at rarmijo@cir.org.


Grant & Pledge Drive Associate - Rio Salado College (Tempe)

Description:  The position is responsible for coordinating and scheduling volunteers to serve during the five annual fund raising pledge drives for KJZZ and KBAQ; this position also works with the Development Team Managers in building relationships with individuals and organizations in the community; in addition, the position works on developing strategies inside and outside of the station to present the value of KJZZ/KBAQ as a cultural community service to funding sources in the community; this includes researching and letter and proposal writing.  


  • College degree; minimum of two years of significant and successful fundraising experience.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills and highly developed oral and written communication, phone and grammar skills; experience working in a high profile, public contact position.
  • Experience in recruiting and scheduling up to 30 volunteers for projects; experience in securing small, medium and large operational and project grants for public radio or cultural organization; previous experience working as part of a team.
  • May require some evening/weekend hours and local travel. May require lifting up to 30 lbs.

How to apply: For required application and additional information, please visit our website, http://www.maricopa.edu/hrweb/.


Assistant Director of Advancement - Seton Catholic High School (Chandler)

Description: The Advancement Office at Seton Catholic High School is seeking an energetic qualified individual to fill the position of Assistant Director of Advancement.  Duties and responsibilities include implementing an internal and external public relations and marketing plan, implementing a development program, including an Annual Fund Campaign, working with the alumni association. The position requires the ability to design printed and written materials related to fundraising, including press releases, brochures and mail solicitation pieces.  


  • Minimum B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Proven ability and minimum two years in institutional fundraising and marketing; background in solicitation program.
  • Proficient in public speaking, excellent writing skills, effectiveness in personal communication and motivating others. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and experience using fundraising software (Raiser's Edge strongly preferred.)
  • Ability to use software to create brochures, reports, newsletters and web pages.

How to apply: E-mail resumes to Paula Osterday, Director of Advancement, at posterday@setonchs.org or mail to Seton Catholic High School , Attn. Paula Osterday, Director of Advancement, 1150 N. Dobson Rd. , Chandler , AZ 85224 . Application deadline: January 16, 2008.


Senior Director, Walk - American Heart Association (Tempe)

Description: The organized, enthusiastic, self-motivated Senior Director is responsible and accountable for supervision, recruitment, training and management activities to ensure efficient growth and development of the Heart Walk event within the assigned geographic territory.  The Senior Director, Walk will supervise Heart Walk staff; recruit and orientate Heart Walk volunteer leadership and committee members; conduct evaluation, planning, and strategy meetings to support goal achievement; develop business relationships within local community; actively solicit local sponsorship in conjunction with volunteers; oversee data entry and maintenance of database. 


  • BA or BS degree or business/sales or related field.
  • Minimum of five to seven years relevant work experience, including supervisory experience.
  • Ability to train, manage, guide, and motivate staff and/or volunteers to achieve objectives.
  • Minimum of two to three years relevant work experience, including proven success in sales/fundraising.
  • Excellent computer skills. 

How to apply: Candidates must apply on-line as the AHA's recruitment process does not include the utilization of faxed or hard copy resumes. Visit http://www.americanheart.org/careers and click ‘benefits' for more information or to apply.


The Director of Annual Giving - The Tesseract School (Paradise Valley)

Description: The Director of Annual Giving reports to the Director of Development and will advance the following institutional priorities: Plan and execute programs which increase non-tuition revenues for the School, develop and coordinate a plan to increase parental support of, and involvement in, non-tuition giving to the School.


  • Minimum five years in fund raising activities
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Superb people skills
  • Bachelor's degree

How to apply: Director of Finance & Operations, Tesseract School , 4800 East Doubletree Ranch Rd, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253, Phone: 480-367-6639, ext 208 Fax: 480-607-3721, Email: cvollmer@tesseractschool.org.


Senior Advancement Officer - Arizona Community Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: The Senior Advancement Officer focuses on cultivating relationships with prospective donors in order to increase contributions, endowments, and major gifts primarily within the greater Phoenix metro area. The Senior Advancement Officer, a member of the Advancement Team, will focus primarily on funding for initiatives and major gifts. This position will work directly with the Board of Directors, Chief Executive, Operating and Finance Officers, and will be supervised by the Chief Operating Officer.

Qualifications: Salary is commensurate with experience.

  • Minimum educational requirement: Bachelor's degree. Certification as a Fund Raising Professional a plus.
  • Minimum five years experience in the nonprofit sector, specializing in major gift acquisition.

How to apply: Please submit resume with cover letter to sellis@azfoundation.org no later than Monday, January 7, 2008. Full job description can be viewed at http://www.azfoundation.org.


Accountant - Arizona Community Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: The Accountant is a full time exempt position that functions as part of the ACF Finance Team, a group of professionals dedicated to providing excellent service to ACF donors, grantees, staff and professional advisors by maintaining the highest level of clearly stated, timely and accurate financial records which are compliant with all IRS and Arizona laws. Essential job functions are reconciliations of investment accounts, CRT administration, financial statement preparations, FASB 136 monitoring and calculations and fund statement preparations.


  • Knowledge of automated financial/accounting reporting systems and nonprofit accounting methods.
  • Experience in the nonprofit, and/or banking and investment fields preferred.
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal.

How to apply: Please submit resume with cover letter to sellis@azfoundation.org. Full job description can be viewed at http://www.azfoundation.org.


Development Associate - Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development (Phoenix)

Description: Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development is accepting resumes for the position of Development Associate. The Development Associate reports to the Fund Development Director and provides support to the development operations: organizes and maintains donor computer records, processes pledge payments, assist with fundraising efforts, solicits in-kind donations for agency special events, participates in the recruitment of volunteers and maintains the volunteer program. He will assist with the collection of information in preparation of grants, proposals and reports to donors and funding sources.


  • Prior relevant work experience required.
  • Proven track record of successful project and event management experience. Candidate must be able to handle multiple projects, be highly organized, strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

How to apply: Applicants may fax resumes to (602) 271-0240, e-mail: hr@tumbleweed.org or mail resumes to Human Resources at Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development 1419 N. 3rd St. #102 Phoenix , AZ 85004 . Visit our website at http://www.tumbleweed.org.


Associate Director of Annual Giving - University of Arizona (Tucson)

Description: The University of Arizona Foundation is looking for an Associate Director of Annual Giving to lead our direct mail programs. Additional program responsibilities will include; coordinating faculty and staff program, developing and implementing internet solicitation program and involvement with ancillary annual giving programs.

Please visit http://www.uafoundation.org/resources/Associate%20Director_AG1007.pdf to see the official position announcement. 

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications

Community Awareness Coordinator - United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: The Coordinator manages, coordinates and implements specifically identified projects to produce community awareness of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (UCP) and of the agency's prominent corporate sponsors. This will be accomplished via administrative support to and coordination with corporate sponsors to organize, publicize and carry out various fundraising events and via coordination of general public relations with regard to corporate sponsors' efforts on behalf of UCP. Check us out at http://www.ucpofaz.org


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Microsoft Publishing or similar desktop publishing program. 
  • Minimum AA degree required, with experience in duties identified in the job function.  Prefer experience in marketing or special event setting.

How to apply:  E-mail resume, with salary requirements, to hr@ucpofaz.org, or fax it to 602-943-4936.

Information Technology / Technical Support

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Maintenance, Facilities, and Food Service

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General Program / Coordinator

Program Manager for Resettlement - International Rescue Committee (Phoenix)

Description: The Program Manager is responsible for the overall management and supervision of three core refugee programs: BPRM funded Reception and Placement, ORR funded Matching Grant, and DES funded Refugee Programs and oversight of 10+ direct multi-cultural program staff. The Program Manager is also a member of the Leadership Team.

How to apply: Please visit: http://ircjobs.org.


Fitness Center/Healthy Lifestyles Counselor - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Chandler)

Description: The selected candidate will manage and promote a large (1200+ participants) successful sports program: Exceptional organizational, communication and computer skills a must develop and manage volunteers, be a pro-active problem solver, schedule games, officials, fiscal development and management, be directly involved in daily operations of the Chandler-Gilbert Family YMCA. Communication skills with staff at all levels and volunteers must be top notch!

How to apply: Resumes by January 18th to Charmaine Gudgeon at cgudgeon@vosymca.org.

Medical / Health / Direct Service

Director Support Workers - Youth Evaluation and Treatment Centers (Phoenix)

Description: Behavior Coach has responsibilities that include assisting the child and their family to identify strength and needs, teaching and training the child and their family in skills such as living, social, communication, self-care, and household management. As a Behavior Coach, one will also introduce the parent and/or guardians to alternative techniques to parenting. In addition, he will be working as an integral part of the Child Family Team Model for each at-risk youth that is served. Inexperienced applicants who are enthusiastic, eager to learn and have interest in human services are encouraged to apply.


  • Bachelor's degree in human services field or H.S. diploma and four years experience working with children and adolescents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of child development and surrogate parenting techniques.
  • Effective in working in the clients' home and community.


  • Bachelor's Degree with:
    Basic understanding of child development and family dynamics.
    Interest in working in clients' home and community.
    Willingness to learn, excellent work ethic, commitment to quality.

All applicants:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age, valid driver's license and meet all contractor and licensing requirements for agency personnel.
  • Must be able to pass a state and federal background check and obtain a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Ability to function independently in a fast paced program.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Incentives for Bilingual Spanish

How to apply: Please apply to kpedersen@youthetc.org or fax resume to Youth ETC at 602-285-5546.


Kids Care Outreach Worker - Tempe Community Action Agency (Tempe)

Description: Kids Care Outreach worker in Tempe and Guadalupe schools to identify and enroll uninsured eligible children and adolescents in AHCCCS program.  


  • Previous work experience in human services program.  
  • Bilingual Spanish/English; well organized, can work independently; can establish boundaries and good working relationships with school personnel and low income families; reliable personal transportation for travel to local schools.
  • Bachelor degree preferred.

For more information: Please contact Ellie Gersten, phone: 480-350-5891
email: ellieg@tempeaction.org.


Multiple Positions - Native American Connections (Phoenix)

Clinical Supervisor - Intake - Seeking a master's level, experienced manager and clinician who will participate as an integral member of the management staff of Native American Connections.    The successful candidate will direct the intake, assessment and administrative functions of a dynamic Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program.  

Behavioral Health Specialist Manager – Seeking a bachelor's level, experienced manager to direct and work second shift with the Counselor Aide staff at women's level two residential substance abuse facility.  The successful candidate will represent the Counselor Aide staff at management meetings

Training Coordinator –  Seeking a highly organized person who can train employees to use the Essential Learning on-line training and coordinate additional training events as needed. The ideal candidate will not necessarily facilitate all the training, but will coordinate internal and external trainers and track compliance with contractually mandated training.

How to apply - Qualified, interested parties should send a letter and resume or complete and application in one of the following manners: At NAC, 4520 N. Central, Suite 600, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Fax to 602-256-7356, E-mail to m.stilwell@nativeconnections.org. Visit: http://www.nativeconnections.org.

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