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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

January 16, 2008

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What's New

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

You don’t want to miss this interactive, hands-on approach to ethical decision making. Nationally-recognized experts in the field of ethical application will guide attendees through a variety of decision-making models and discuss how these help nonprofits make better decisions. Next, attendees will work through real-life case studies, learning how ethical decision making helps nonprofits be more effective.

Click here to register now!

Questions? Contact the Center at 602-496-0500 or nonprofit@asu.edu.


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

Laws 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.

Effective Supervision - NMI 104
Feb. 1 - 2, 2008, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

New supervisors and those seeking enhancement of supervisory effectiveness will gain insight on being an effective supervisor based on self-assessment and practical skill development. Review employment laws, behaviorally based interviewing, performance management, coaching and counseling, confident delegation and employee recognition and retention strategies.

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!


FREE workshops presented by ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI)

Do you have an annual operating budget under $500,000? Are you interested in FREE training? Register for FREE capacity building workshops through the Arizona Compassion Initiative today! Topics include board governance, strategic planning, resource development/annual fundraising and many more!

Click here to register now!

Questions? Contact the Center at 602-496-0500 or nonprofit@asu.edu.



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Channel Eight wants to recognize your nonprofit!

Eight, Arizona's PBS affiliate in Phoenix, is working with the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management and the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits to present the Be More Awards in May. Encouraging others to Be More in every walk of life, the Be More Awards™ is a prestigious awards luncheon honoring nonprofit organizations throughout Arizona. There are five award categories, each focused on a different area of organizational strengths and accomplishments, as well as three additional awards for community support, innovation and outstanding achievement.

To participate in the Be More Awards™, simply complete an application and submit it with the required support materials, no later than Feb. 15, 2008. All applications will be scored on an impartial basis by a panel of judges and will be based on the quality of the program and, equally important, quantitative results. Therefore, no matter how large or small your organization, results are based on your goals and your accomplishments.

For more information, visit: http://www.azpbs.org/bemore.


BHHS Legacy Foundation Announces over $4.5 million in Grants Awarded to Arizona Nonprofits in 2007

BHHS Legacy Foundation announced today that in calendar year 2007 the Foundation awarded over $4.5 million in grants to support health and health-related programs benefiting Arizona children, families and seniors. This reflects an increase in $300,000 from its 2006 grant making total of $4.2 million. The total grants also reflect more than $2 million in new funding for programs and projects in the community.

The Foundations 2007 grant funding awards supported community programs and projects that:

  • Improve access to health care
  • Improve community health through prevention and education
  • Expand Arizona’s healthcare workforce
  • Strengthen and support community efforts that impact health-related issues and organizations

For more information, contact BHHS Legacy Foundation at 602-778-1200 or visit the Foundation website at http://www.bhhslegacy.org


Treatment Assessment Screening Center (TASC) Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

TASC - Treatment Assessment Screening Center Laboratory, Phoenix, has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for the laboratory's patients. For more information: Call (602) 257-7588, E-mail: laboratory@tascaz.org.
Visit: http://www.tascaz.org.


Nominations Sought for Hon Kachina Volunteer Award

The Hon Kachina Council is conducting its annual statewide search for outstanding volunteers whose contributions qualify them to be nominated for the well-known Hon Kachina Volunteer Award.

Presented annually since 1977, this award helps increase public awareness about the importance of volunteerism. If you know of someone who has dedicated their time and resources to causes that include health care, neighborhood revitalization, youth and senior activities, the arts, education, food banks and nutrition services, justice, housing and social services, please nominate them for the 2008 award.

The recipients will be honored at an exclusive awards presentation in September at Camelback Inn-A J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa. Each winner will receive the coveted hand carved Hon Kachina doll, the most powerful healing Kachina in the Hopi Indian culture plus a cash award for their nonprofit organization.

To receive nomination forms visit the Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards Web site at http://www.honkachina.org and either complete the form and submit on line or print it out the PDF and mail to: 3104 East Camelback Road, Suite 212, Phoenix, Arizona 85016. All nominations must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than Monday, January 28, 2008. Any individual, high school age and older, is eligible for nomination, For further assistance call 480-905-1578.


Regional Partnership Council Member Applications Now Being Accepted -

Overview: First Things First – the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board – is launching Regional Partnership Councils. First Things First extends an invitation for any individual to apply who can commit to public service on a Regional Partnership Council. Applications are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2008. The Regional Partnership Councils are responsible for planning and improving early childhood development and health outcomes for children birth through age five in their designated region.  Local partnerships create a unique opportunity to work together in service to their communities, taking action and using their time and energy to bring about positive change for young children in their local communities.

Online applications are available at http://www.azecdh.gov or can be submitted via US mail or sent to: Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board, Regional Partnership Council Application, 4000 N. Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona, 85012  Fax: 602.274.7040



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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.

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

Location: The Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016

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


You and the Alliance - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Jan. 17

Overview: "Walk through" the Alliance during this 30-minute webinar. Alliance staff will answer questions and connect to the knowledge one needs.

No software downloads, no training required.

Date/time: Jan. 17, 3 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Online

Cost: Free

To Register: Visit http://www.arizonanonprofits.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=99


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


Laws 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.


Effective Supervision - ASU Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI)
Feb. 1 - 2 (Phoenix)

Overview: New supervisors and those seeking enhancement of supervisory effectiveness will gain insight on being an effective supervisor based on self-assessment and practical skill development. Review employment laws, behaviorally based interviewing, performance management, coaching and counseling, confident delegation and employee recognition and retention strategies.

Date/Time: Feb. 1 - 2, 2008, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

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 OR 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 e-mail 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.


Motivating the Volunteer - Quality of Life Community Services, Inc.
Feb. 13, 2008 (Glendale)

Overview: The workshop will focus on understanding the complex role of recruiting volunteers with a wide range of motivations; creating positions to appeal to a diverse volunteer base; and identifying strategies to retain volunteers even after original motivations have changed.

Date/Time: Feb. 13, 9 - 11 a.m.

Location: Quality of Life Community Services, 7206 N 55th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301

Cost: $25

Registration: Deadline is Feb. 11. Seating is limited to 20.

Contact Paige Garrett if you have any questions at execqlcs@qualityoflifeaz.org or 623-937-9034.


University as Civic Partner - Co-sponsored by the Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Feb. 14-16 (Phoenix)

Overview: Conference sessions will focus on place-making, program, and policy. Presentations will feature campuses around the country, ranging from Ivy League schools to public universities in the West. A number of cities will be represented, including Phoenix, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Portland (Oregon), Fort Worth, Baltimore, and Chicago.

Presenters: D. Friedman, F. Tiger and R. Melnick

Date/Time: Feb.14 (Early Evening Reception), Feb.15 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.), Feb.16 (8 a.m.-noon)

Conference fee: $75.

For more information: Please contact 480.727.9880 or http://www.design.asu.edu/purl/PURLconf.shtml. Scholarships are limited but available. To inquire about a scholarship, please e-mail a brief overview of the reason for your scholarship request to lincolninstitute@resource-plus.com.


Oxford Leadership Academy - Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
Feb. 27-29 (Phoenix)

Overview: Greater Phoenix has its first opportunity to learn from world-renowned leadership consultant, Brian Bacon, founder and president of the Oxford Leadership Academy. The program will feature the organization's Self Managing Leadership Course (SML), one of the world's most successful self-management courses for global executives, government officers and professionals across all industries. SML helps individuals connect with their deepest value systems and structures to lead with authenticity.

Date/Time: Feb. 27 noon-5 p.m, Feb. 28 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 29 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 East Cotton Center Boulevard

Registration: $750: single registration purchased prior to January 25; nonprofit professionals; or if three or more professionals from the same business, regardless of date purchased

$900: single registration purchased after Jan. 25

For more information: http://www.girlscoutsaz.org/leadership, contact 602-253-6359.


Be More Awards Luncheon and Awards Ceremony - Eight, KAET-TV
May 14 (Scottsdale)

Overview: Inaugural Be More Awards luncheon and awards ceremony honoring the outstanding achievements of nonprofit organizations.

Date/Time: May 14, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Camelback Inn, 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253

For more information: For tickets ($75 per person) or more information about the luncheon or the awards call 480.965.9614 or e-mail Eightevents@asu.edu.

Job Opportunities
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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 affiliate's 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 - Project Cure (Centennial, CO)

Description: The primary function of the Executive Director is to oversee the securing of resources from the community. Chief among those resources is the funding of the organization. The fundraising goal of the Executive Director is $1 million per year from the community. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and leading a C.U.R.E. Community Advisory Board, raising awareness of Project C.U.R.E. within the community and procuring funding. The Executive Director will work closely with the C.U.R.E. Community Operations Director, and will interface with the other C.U.R.E. Communities and the Project C.U.R.E. International Headquarters.


  • Abilities in successful fundraising, community involvement, excellent communication and dynamic leadership.
  • Self-starter, motivated by internal ambition and successful execution of organizational goals.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with individuals.
  • Four-year degree and a minimum of five years of fundraising experience.

How to apply:  Dr. Douglas Jackson, President/CEO, 10377 East Geddes Avenue, Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80112, (303) 792-0729 (o), (303) 792-0744 (f), e-mail: douglasjackson@projectcure.org.


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.


Administrative Assistant - Care for Life (Gilbert)

Description: Care for Life a nonprofit organization, based in Gilbert, Ariz., working in Mozambique Africa is seeking an Administrative Assistant for its US Operations Department. Duties would include: Assisting Department with maintenance of donor data base, working with and organizing volunteers, PR, marketing and fund raising. General office duties including write and assist with articles and photographs for the CFL newsletter, and the CFL Web site, and help coordinate fund raising events.

  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer skills related to word processing, spreadsheet, and navigation of the web are required.
  • Experience in recruiting, training and effectively placing volunteers helpful.
  • Strong PR and or Marketing skills needed.
  • Portuguese language helpful but not required.
  • Must be very self motivated, organized and dependable.

For more information please contact: Linda Harper, Care for Life US Operations Director linda@careforlife.org or phone: 480-529-5290.


Development Assistant - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale)

Description: Essential duties include maintenance of Razors Edge and Tessitura records, files, databases, member contact, professional office demeanor, assistance with special events, including SMoCA Nights. Candidates must possess strong communication and writing skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to multi-task, digital imaging and experience working with and managing databases, ability to work independently, ability to problem solve and to take proactive initiative per the needs of the department, bachelor's Degree from an accredited University or graduation from an accredited secretarial school, one year of direct work related administrative level duties or a combination of education and experience.

How to apply: To apply for this position send your cover letter and resume to Resumes@sccarts.org. EOE


Data Entry/Donor Server Specialist - Junior Achievement of Arizona (Tempe)

Description: The Services Specialist enters data daily into database (Raisers Edge) to ensure that all donor records are both current and accurate, manages and maintains internal processes to ensure that records are secure and that information is available to all appropriate users, generates customer invoices, acknowledgement letters, pledge reports, past due collections processes, batch reconciliation and reports, gift-in-kind information, designs and prepares reports and queries for mailings, matching gifts, and import/export of data, trains new and existing staff on Raisers Edge procedures and available user options.


  • Five years minimum database management experience; Raisers Edge experience strongly preferred; bachelor’s degree not required, but preferred.
  • Knowledge of database queries and reports.
  • Knowledge of general accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team. Proven ability to provide high quality customer service.
  • Ability to create and manage processes, procedures, and systems. Proficient with Excel and Word including mail merge mandatory.
  • Experience with Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or other similar software a plus

How to apply: Resumes can be e-mailed to RosemaryP@jaaz.org.


Front Desk Administrator - Ballet Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: The School of Ballet Arizona, the official school of the Southwest's premier ballet company, seeks a part-time Front Desk Administrator to join its team. The FDA reports to the School Business Manager. The Front Desk Administrator provides evening and weekend administrative support to staff, teachers, parents, and students of the School of Ballet Arizona (SBAZ). The FDA must: Maintain knowledge of SBAZ mission, policies and programs, provide administrative support such as reception support and maintenance of registration material.

For more information: Please visit http://www.balletaz.org. To apply, please e-mail jwalter@balletaz.org.


Administrative Assistant - American Liver Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: American Liver Foundation is seeking an Administrative Assistant to perform event and program administrative and support duties as assigned by supervisor and as necessary to ensure smooth flow of work. Job entails coordinating logistics and providing assistance on events, assisting supervisor/other staff in interacting with committees and volunteers, responding to information requests, assisting with the overall preparation for events, seminars, and meetings.


  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Internet, Excel & Access preferred.

How to apply: E-mail resumes to mmccracken@liverfoundation.org or fax to 602-953-1800.

Fundraising / Financial

Accountant - Arizona Community Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: The Accountant is a full time exempt position that functions as part of the Arizona Community Foundation (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.


Senior Advancement Officer - Arizona Community Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: With assets of over $560 million and nearly 900 separate funds, Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) works actively with donors, the nonprofit and public sectors, government, corporate and community leaders. ACF builds assets through fund development including major gifts, planned gifts, estate and bequest gifts. 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.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Minimum educational requirement: Bachelors 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 (open until filled). Full job description can be viewed at http://www.azfoundation.org.


Accountant - AZ Women's Education & Employment (Phoenix)

Description: The Accountant will provide daily financial support (payroll, A/P, A/R). The Accountant will be working closely with and be directly supervised by the AWEE Controller. Major duties include: Apply the fundamental principles and practices of accounting, reconcile Bank and General Ledger Accounts, process cash disbursements and deposits, assist in the preparation of end of month financial statements, provide financial management necessary for special events, process payroll twice monthly with outside payroll service, perform audit-related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • Three years nonprofit accounting experience.
  • Familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and nonprofit accounting ramifications.
  • Strong Microsoft Office applications skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access) with an emphasis on Excel skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Strong data entry skills.
  • Valid Arizona Drivers License and current automobile insurance.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

For further information: Please contact Kathie Rudolph, phone: 602.223.4342 or E-mail: kathierudolph@awee.org.


Director of Development - Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children (Phoenix)

Description: Emphasis is on grant writing and individual donor cultivation and solicitation. This position is responsible for developing, implementing and managing all fundraising efforts for Rosie’s House to meet current and future programmatic needs. The Director of Development position requires a maximum of 20 hours per week, with one full work day required to be spent at the office (McDowell and Central Avenue). The remainder of the 20 hours of work can be completed at a home office or at the organization’s office. Additional hours may be approved by the Executive Committee as needed.


  • Passion for the organization’s mission.
  • A minimum of three years grant writing and fundraising experience.
  • Marketing and public relations experience a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to develop positive relationships. The ability to listen and ask probing questions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to deal effectively and persuasively with individuals and groups.
  • Attention to detail and follow-up. The ability to multi-task and to determine priorities.
  • Demonstrated computer skills: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel

How to apply: If interested in this position, please send a cover letter, your resume and 3 professional references to: Judith@rosieshouse.org or by mail: Director of Development Search, Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, P.O. Box 13446, Phoenix, AZ 85002-3446.


The Director of Development - The Tesseract School (Paradise Valley)

Description: The Director of Development reports to the Director of Finance & Operations and will advance the following institutional priorities: Managing all professional fundraising activities of the Development Office by leading development team in securing annual, individual, corporate and foundation gifts to met the School’s fundraising goals and personally securing major gifts of $25,000 or greater, with attention to major projects and major prospects by making local, regional and national cultivation and solicitation calls, including cold calls.


  • 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, E-mail: cvollmer@tesseractschool.org.


Development Officer - Planned Parenthood Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: This position is responsible for raising unrestricted income through special events, as well as ensuring that all PPAZ Development events are of the highest quality and represent the organization favorably. This individual will support the needs of the Capital Campaign. The primary goals of this position are to increase the income raised by annual events, to devise and implement new fundraising strategies and event opportunities, and to ensure well-managed, high-quality development events which attract new donor prospects, steward existing donors, and introduce new people to PPCNA for volunteering, advocacy, and, most notably, fundraising.


  • Commitment to Planned Parenthood's mission.
  • 5-7 years event-planning experience.
  • Ability to negotiate with vendors and seek in-kind donations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communications skills.
  • Ability to work with media relations.
  • Must be able to maintain high level of confidentiality and autonomy.
  • Ability to work creatively within a limited budget.

How to apply: For consideration, please e-mail resume to uroesler@ppaz.org


Director of Development and Marketing - Tohono Chul Park (Tucson)

Description: The Director of Development and Marketing for Tohono Chul Park is responsible for generating private support and leading marketing and communications efforts for the Park, which has an annual budget of approximately $1.7 million and more than 6,000 members. The Director of Development and Marketing leads a team of four staff, coordinates the efforts of numerous volunteers, and works closely with the Park’s board of directors.  This is a senior staff position reporting directly to the Executive Director with responsibility for the development and implementation of all fund-raising, marketing, and communications activities on behalf of the Park.


  • Creating and maintaining an organized plan for the fundraising activities of the Park;
  • Working closely with the board of directors, senior staff and volunteers to coordinate, enthuse, and manage fundraising activities;
  • Actively encouraging Park members to establish planned gifts benefiting the Park;
  • Soliciting gifts from individuals, private foundations, corporations and government entities;
  • Ensuring that donors are recognized appropriately, and in accordance with current IRS guidelines, for their donations to the Park;
  • Preparing and submitting grant proposals and reports by their deadlines;
  • Soliciting major gifts and coordinating any special fundraising campaign(s) such as annual and capital campaigns.

How to apply: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Joan E. Donnelly, Executive Director, Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704 or Email to joandonnelly@tohonochulpark.org. For more information, please visit http://www.tohonochulpark.org/dev.html.


Associate Director of Philanthropy - The Nature Conservancy in Arizona (Tucson)

Description: An incredible opportunity to sustain natural places, locally and on a global scale, working on behalf of the most beloved and leading conservation organization in the world. The Nature Conservancy in Arizona, one of the largest and most dynamic chapters in the US, is seeking a resource development professional to create and implement strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects, including corporate, foundation and individual donors. Reporting to the deputy state director for Philanthropy, Marketing and Operations, s/he will build on an established and successful major gifts fundraising model in support of the chapter’s annual and multi-year campaign and conservation goals.


  • Five to seven years of related experience, including the ability to ask for and close major gifts.
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors and corporations.
  • Manage and track multiple prospects and donors, contribute to a collaborative team, and maintain knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts and planned giving.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, CFRE preferred.

Conservation experience is not required. The compensation is competitive and includes excellent benefits.

How to apply: E-mail resume to palmercom@cox.net.


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

Description: 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.


  • Minimum requirements of four years satisfactory related experience. 
  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 to 10 years experience in fund development and management.

How to apply: Send resume with cover letter to Hiring Manager, 1010 E McDowell #400, Phoenix, AZ 85006; e-mail: hiringmanager@bbbsaz.org.


Prospect Management & Research Manager - Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Phoenix)

Description: This position’s primary responsibility is to support the efforts of the capital campaign including contact reports, prospect assignments and ratings, prospect review sessions, and managing the tracking system. In addition, the individual coordinates the prospect research and information management functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree or a combination of relevant experience and education that contributes directly to the position.
  • Five years of research experience, with an emphasis in moves management, constituent profiles, gift table management and strategy development.
  • Thorough knowledge of prospect management and research techniques, management experience, strong project management skills, and a collaborative nature are required.
  • Strong group facilitation and problem-solving skills, excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to travel for job-related duties are a necessity.

How to apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Fax: 602-279-0855, E-mail: hr@wish.org.

Public Relations / Marketing / Communications

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Information Technology / Technical Support

Technical Support Specialist - Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Phoenix)

Description: Technical Support Specialist, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. This position provides first-level help desk support. The ideal candidate is a motivated individual with technical support experience. Duties include: On-site and remote support, assisting staff with common hardware and software problems, building and configuring PCs, creating and maintaining Active Directory accounts and completing projects as assigned.


  • In-depth knowledge of Windows 2003 Server, Terminal Server, Windows XP, Vista, MS-Office, and E-mail communications is essential.
  • Candidates must possess good analytical, interpersonal and communications skills and must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • A+ and/or MCP or greater level of certification is desired.

How to apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Fax: 602-279-0855, E-mail: hr@wish.org.  

Network Administrator - Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Phoenix)

Description: The Network Administrator provides administration and management of Windows and Linux servers, including server operation and security, application installations upgrades and support, server availability and networking initiatives. Position requirements include: installing and managing Windows 2003 and Redhat Linux servers, experience managing Active Directory, SQL 2005, Exchange 2003, thorough understanding of TCP/IP, routing, subnets, DNS, SMTP, proxy servers, backup strategies, disaster recovery operations, and experience configuring and managing Apache.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field and 5-7 years experience in a Systems Administrator role in a high availability production environment required.
  • Experience with large-scale environments, SAN, WAN, and fiber optic networking is desired.
  • Candidate must be able to work with a high degree of independence, and to work off-hours when necessary.
  • Excellent time management, customer service and communication skills also required.

How to apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Fax: 602-279-0855, E-mail: hr@wish.org.


There are currently no positions for this job category.

Maintenance, Facilities, and Food Service

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General Program / Coordinator

AmeriCorps*VISTA positions - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona (Show Low)

Description: These two positions will work with the team in the area of capacity building. This is a great opportunity to gain experience with a reputable organization, work with diverse communities within Navajo and Apache Counties. These are volunteer positions with a modest living allowance available. After the completion of one year of service, the member(s) are eligible for a cash stipend or education award. Other possible benefits are available, including mileage.

For more information: Please contact Brett Curry at (928) 537-1996 today.


Senior Fall Prevention Services Coordinator - Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun, Inc. (Tempe)

Description: The position will be in charge of Senior Fall Prevention Services, a program that provides volunteers to install fall prevention devices to low-income homeowners. The position is 20 hours per week and pay is $13/hr. Duties include coordinating work between homeowners and volunteers, recruiting volunteers at community events, ordering supplies and keeping inventory of program supplies up to date, communicating with referral sources and Rebuilding Together staff on a timely basis. Candidate must be computer literate with communication skills. Ideal candidate will have nonprofit and construction experience. This is a great position for a retiree.

How to apply: If interested, please contact Tomas at 480-774-0237 or tomas@rebuildingtogetherphx.org


Program Manager - Hopi Substance Abuse Prevention Center (Kykotsmovi)

Description: This position manages centers in First Mesa and Third Mesa; provides supervision and guidance to program Mentors; and ensures day-to-day operation of substance abuse education, counseling and mentoring services to the Hopi community. Experience and skills in substance abuse training/mentoring, supervision, grant-writing, program management preferred. Salary: $30,000—$35,000

Salary level based on selected applicant’s experience and qualifications.

For an application packet, please contact: The Hopi Foundation, Attention: Monica Nuvamsa, (Located SW of the Kykotsmovi Village Store), P.O. Box 301, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039, Phone (928) 734-2380 s Fax (928) 734-9520, Email: Paakwahoya@hotmail.com. Deadline: Friday, Feb.1, 2008


School to Work Transition Specialist - Arizona Builders’ Alliance (Phoenix)

Description: The purpose of this STW position is to encourage high school age students to consider careers in the construction industry. The STW specialist will maintain contact with vocational programs around the state. He/she will also recruit students for our summer internship programs via direct contact on campus and other venues. Ideally, that internship would lead to fulltime employment in the industry. This position reports to the Apprenticeship Director


  • Background in construction and knowledge of the K-12 education system. 
  • Public speaking ability is an important job requirement. 

How to apply: Please contact Mark Minter, Executive Director, Arizona Builders' Alliance, 1825 W. Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85007, (602) 274-8222
Part-time permanent employee eligible for all fringe benefits. Hiring and continued employment are on an “employment at will” basis.


Career Development Specialist - AZ Women's Education & Employment (Phoenix)

Description: The Career Development Specialist (CDS) works under the supervision of the Project Director for the Paths to Living Free project, funded by the Department of Labor Prisoner Re-entry Initiative Grant. The CDS assists ex-offenders in recognizing their employment, education and/or training related opportunities and assures that participants are adequately prepared for job search/placement and/or education. The CDS knows and understands the requirements of the different AWEE funding streams, focusing on those requirements while keeping the participants needs paramount. This position is grant funded and available as funding is available.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or Social Service that includes an emphasis on workforce development.
  • Two years relevant work experience working with workforce development programs and/or economically disadvantaged individuals, may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-to-year basis.

For further information: Please contact Kathie Rudolph, phone: 602.223.4342 or E-mail: kathierudolph@awee.org


Site Resource Coordinator - Communities In Schools of Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: The Site Resource Coordinator is responsible for connecting elementary and middle school-age students with resources that address their academic, social, medical, and family needs. As the liaison between the central office, school stakeholders, and young people, the Coordinator will organize and implement whole school programming, as well as manage individual case files.


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree and two years experience with community organizations or resource collaborations preferred.
  • High level of interpersonal/communications skills.
  • General knowledge of needs assessment and evaluation design.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

How to apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Cassandra Hilpman (cassandra.hilpman@cisarizona.org) or fax to 602.252.5314.


Program Coordinator – United Way of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff)

Description: United Way of Northern Arizona has an opening for a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Coordinator. This is temporary part-time position within United Way of Northern Arizona, reporting to the Director of Empowerment. General duties: Plan, organize, supervise and promote all aspects of the VITA free tax preparation program for the main VITA site and other satellite sites.


  • Maintain a flexible schedule which will include Saturdays and some evenings.
  • Reliable, trustworthy, and respectful of the entrusted confidential data.
  • Volunteer management and coordination.
  • Proficient PC skills and working knowledge of software in a windows environment .
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must possess demonstrated ability to work with community based volunteers. Ability to understand, implement and articulate UWNA mission.
  • A bachelor degree in a relevant field or comparable experience is preferred.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: United Way of Northern Arizona, Attn: Carol Dykes, 1515 E. Cedar Avenue, Suite D-1, Flagstaff, AZ 86004.


Assistant Bookstore Manager – Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff)

Description: The assistant bookstore manager is responsible for all functions in the bookstore. He/she supervises sales staff and volunteers, manages bookstore retail operations, merchandising, and purchases all items for sale in the bookshop. He/she is an expert source of information on the items and books representing the natural and cultural resources of the Colorado Plateau.


  • B.A. or B.S. in Business, Marketing or related field.
  • Minimum of two years experience as a manager in service oriented environment
  • Accounting and budgeting experience required.
  • Two years experience supervising and motivating sales staff and volunteers required.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate, orally and in writing, with culturally diverse communities.
  • Organizational skills, an ability to multitask, and an ability to maintain confidentiality in all professional matters.
  • Ability to utilize computerized inventory system, point of sale system, Microsoft Office Suite, email, and internet.

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, three professional references, EEO Identification Form (located at the top of the employment section of this website) to:

Human Resources, Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, or fax to 928-774-1229 or email in Word Format to pshriver@mna.mus.az.us.


Career Services Manager (Part Time; Potentially Full Time) - Fresh Start Women's Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Career Services Center. Including: screening, interviewing and training volunteer career coaches; coordinating monthly career coaching calendar; generating monthly reports, organizing and planning major career services events (e.g. Employment Fair and Starting Fresh Back to School Events); and continuous program enhancement and development. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in Education or Social Services that includes an emphasis on workforce development.
  • Two years relevant work experience working with workforce development programs and/or economically disadvantaged individuals.
  • Demonstrated communication skills to interface with internal and external customers.
  • Strong writing skills demonstrated in case notes and written communication with participants.
  • Strong Microsoft Office applications skills (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Valid Arizona Drivers License.
  • Background check clearance
How to apply: Email resumes to Emily Owen-Jones at eowen-jones@fswf.org.

Part-time Childcare Workers - Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc. (Phoenix)

Description: Chrysalis is currently searching for part-time childcare workers who are mature, dependable, and conscientious for our shelter located in Scottsdale. Childcare is critical so mom can attend group and individual counseling sessions, go to work, or just get away for some much needed rest and quiet.


  • At least 21 years of age, a high school or equivalent education, experience in supervising children, either individually or in large group settings.
  • The ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to work in a high pressure, limited resource environment.

One position open: Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  

For more information: Please contact Joseph Marrow, phone: 602-955-9059 or E-mail: chrysalis@noabuse.org.


Volunteer Coordinator (Part Time) - Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

Description: The Volunteer Coordinator will assist the Foundation with Wish assignment, complete the application process of new volunteers as well as assisting with the retention and recognition of current volunteers state-wide; while enhancing and supporting the Foundation's ability to grant wishes and raise funds. The Coordinator reports to the Volunteer Services Manager.

For more information: Please contact Victoria Peterson, phone: 602 395-9474 x139 or E-mail: vpeterson@wishaz.org.


Program Coordinator - Project for Arizona’s Future (Phoenix)

Description: The Program Coordinator will work with the Executive Director in all aspects of the organization’s work. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in getting a taste of the many facets of voter education and advocacy work. Responsibilities include: Monitor state legislative session activities and track progress of pieces of legislation, perform issue and policy research in accordance with the needs of the organization, assist with drafting and design of organization’s materials, including e-mails, press releases, communications materials and memos, maintain and update media contact lists, track news articles related to organization’s issues of focus and keep staff up-to-date, assist with developing and editing content for the website and tracking and analyzing website stats, assist Executive Director with accounting and bookkeeping responsibilities for the organization, using QuickBooks software.


  • Experience working on election campaigns and/or in grassroots organizing a plus
  • Experience working with databases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-organized and able to handle changing priorities and deadlines while juggling multiple responsibilities
  • Strong time-management skills

How to apply: Resumes to Melissa@azfuture.org. No phone calls please.


Childcare Program Director - Valley of the Sun YMCA (South Mountain)

Description: The South Mountain YMCA is seeking a dynamic, youth oriented professional to run the operations of the 20,000 sq. ft. Child Development Center. The Childcare Program Director is responsible for the administration, budget development and management, program development, staff and volunteer recruitment and overall marketing and communication of the child care program. The Child Care Director ensures ongoing communication with parents, program participants, staff and program host locations as well as ensures all program locations are able to 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, have high school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years experience managing multi-site programs.
How to apply: Resumes by January 18th to Robin Jordan at rrjordan@vosymca.org.
Medical / Health / Direct Service

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
e-mail: ellieg@tempeaction.org.

Housing Services

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Training and Education

Director of Education - Arizona Community Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: The Director of Education serves as the strategic and tactical manager of the Arizona Community Foundation's (ACF) work in public education reform in Arizona. In this role, the Director raises public awareness of the state of public education in Arizona, supervises continuing research into the state of public education in the state, convenes representatives of organizations and agencies around education issues, and leads initiative and grantmaking in the subject area of education.


  • Doctorate or master's degree is preferred.
  • Applicant must have at least five years experience in administration, expertise in the development and implementation of education programs/reform, and experience in negotiating and managing complex projects and collaborative relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Spanish language skills are a plus.

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


Distance Learning Assistant - The Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff)   

Description: The Distance Learning Assistant will play a significant role in implementing the distance learning pilot project of the Resource Center. The assistant will work with the technology assistant and executive director to ensure that workshops are professionally delivered, that the onsite logistics are managed effectively and that each remote location has received sufficient publicity to generate adequate attendance.


  • Comfort and experience with technology is a must.
  • Knowledge of MS Word and Excel, (knowledge of Access would be a plus) .
  • Able to easily navigate the internet, have the ability to self-train in the WebEx webinar system using tutorials .
  • Able to navigate web-based technical support for WebEx webinar services, AppleCare (MacBook Pro) and Dell Computers (DLP projector).
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and time management skills

How to apply: Contact Christina Boyd, Executive Director: nprc@nonprofitNAZ.org phone:928-527-7930. Location: 3000 N. Fourth Street, Suite 5, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (Located inside the East Flagstaff Community Library). To find out about additional benefits or for more information on AmeriCorps visit: http://www4.nau.edu/americorps/  


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