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September 8, 2010

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ASU Lodestar Center presents the 18th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies

The ASU Lodestar Center is pleased to collaborate with the Greater Arizona Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to offer "From Red to Black: Innovative Thinking for Generating Income and Resources."

We are excited to present Kay Sprinkel Grace, Clara Miller, and Steven G. Seleznow as our Conference Keynote speakers.

Click here for a full agenda with listings of all conference workshops and presenters.

Cost: $198 for general Early Bird registration. Don't procrastinate! Our Early Bird discount saves you 10% on registration until September 14th! Other affiliation discounts are outlined here.
Date: October 14 - 15.
Location: Desert Willow Conference Center. Phoenix, AZ.
Registration: Click here to register.

Get in front of hundreds of nonprofit professionals!
Take advantage of the opportunity to expose your organization's products and services to 250-300 nonprofit professionals, including CEO's/Executive Directors of various nonprofit organizations from across the state of Arizona. The Exhibitor rates for this year's conference are $250 for nonprofit and $500 for corporate/private organizations. Click here to download the exhibitor form and return it to the ASU Lodestar Center today! Questions? Call the Center at 602-496-0500 or email [email protected]. For more information, click here.
ASU Lodestar Center is seeking a Senior Program Coordinator

Senior Program Coordinator - ASU Lodestar Center (Phoenix)
Description:
The ASU Lodestar Center is searching for a Senior Program Coordinator for Capacity Building Initiatives. The senior program coordinator performs work of considerable difficulty in the management, planning, development, and implementation of activities for the Center in accordance with external grant deliverables and within the mission of the Center. 

The position requires significant experience and nonprofit expertise to develop and guide the Center's programmatic offerings. The incumbent works with key on-campus and off-campus stakeholder groups to plan and implement a range of capacity building efforts that accentuate the Center's role as the "knowledge and tools leader for nonprofit effectiveness."

Qualifications: Applicants must possess, at minimum, a bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years' administrative/coordinative program experience; or, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.

Applicants are also encouraged, though not required, to have experience working with diverse groups and accepting broad ideas, managing group processes and reaching consensus, and managing a nonprofit organization. A demonstrated knowledge of the Arizona nonprofit sector and the Arizona higher education system is also desired.

How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, please click here. Applications will continue to be accepted and considered until this search has closed.

Current offerings from ASU’s Nonprofit Management Institute

Laws and Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 110)
September 10 - 11: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 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 nonprofit organizations, including a discussion of conflicts of interest, private inurement, private benefit, excess benefit and self-dealing transactions. Also, learn about legal and tax implications related to fundraising, charitable giving, political activities and commercial activities of tax-exempt organizations.

Basic Fundraising and Resource Development (NMI 106)
September 13 - October 4 (ONLINE)
One major challenge facing all nonprofit leaders today is ensuring that their organization has the financial resources it needs to meet its mission and serve its constituency. Learn the basics of ethical fundraising, how to manage the philanthropic process and develop plans that will ensure the effectiveness of staff and volunteers. This class is a prerequisite for NMI 126.

Marketing for the Nonprofit Organization (NMI 112)
September 17 - 18: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-12. p.m., Saturday
This course will provide principles and practices for marketing your nonprofit organization. You will also learn current strategies and techniques for successfully positioning your organization and developing a marketing plan.

The Press, Power and Politics (NMI 116)
September 24 - 25: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday
This course develops the knowledge and skills for nonprofit advocacy, including how to build a campaign, mobilize constituents for effective action, and organize public messaging. You’ll learn how nonprofits can make their "message" known to external groups and the techniques practitioners use when working with elected officials and media. The course will also cover the basic legal requirements for lobbying.

Financial Management Principals for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 103)
October 1 - 2: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday
Analyze the principles of financial management for nonprofit organizations. Learn to apply the fundamentals of accounting, budgeting processes, cash flow analysis, expenditure control, long-range financial planning, audits, grants and contracts to nonprofit organizations. This class is a prerequisite for NMI 113.

Human Resource Management (NMI 102)
October 4 - 25 (ONLINE)
This course will provide you a foundation for human resource management, including complying with federal and state employment laws and compensation systems. You will learn practical and lawful strategies to develop human resource policies and job descriptions, retention strategies, and appropriate staffing structures.

Social Entrepreneurship (NMI 121)
October 8 - 9: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday
This course introduces you to how nonprofit organizations are earning income and diversifying funding through social entrepreneurship. You will compare nonprofit to for-profit business and learn the difference between social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. You’ll also learn how to recognize opportunity and alternative revenue models, as well as develop organizational structures and nontraditional funding to launch your own nonprofit organization’s social venture.

Managing Volunteer Effectiveness (NMI 109)
October 22 - 23: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday
Learn techniques in managing volunteers from recruitment through effective utilization within the nonprofit organization. Also examine creative recruitment, supervision, training, liabilities and budgeting for volunteer expenses and staff.

Diversity Strategies for the Nonprofit Organization (NMI 119)
October 29 - 30: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday
In this course, you’ll learn how fostering diversity among staff, volunteers, and board members can strengthen an organization’s ability to serve its clients and fulfill its mission. You’ll also learn to identify layers of diversity and adapt strategies for recruiting, retaining, and mentoring diverse cultures and constituencies within your organization.

All in-person courses take place at the Mercado at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe in Phoenix.
Visit http://www.regonline.com/2010_fall_nmi to register today!
Questions? Contact the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500.

Sign up for AzGATES today!

The Arizona Grants Access Tool and Experts Source (AzGATES) is an online database connecting those in need of funding with local, national and international sponsors who can help serve that need. More than 800 active users have already discovered AzGATES to help find the funding they need. With 900 current sponsors/funding resources, AzGATES caters specifically to Arizona residents, communities, and organizations by providing the most relevant funding opportunities possible. Access is free and includes a member profile. Sign up today! http://azgates.asu.edu.

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Scottsdale Leadership announces Class XXV

Scottsdale Leadership, Inc., a nonprofit community leadership organization serving Scottsdale and the surrounding community, is pleased to announce the newest class members for its 25th anniversary year. This year, 43 participants were selected for Class XXV. They represent a varied cross-section of the community in terms of professional and cultural backgrounds.

The nine-month program began on September 3 and features curriculum that includes economic development, community stewardship, education, health care, and public safety. The program enhances the success of community leaders by providing a knowledge base and a support network from which members can contribute to their communities through awareness, involvement, and trusteeship. For a complete list of class members, click here.
The Center for Progressive Leadership is recruiting for the 2011 Arizona Political Leaders Fellowship

The Arizona Political Leaders Fellowship is a nine-month political leadership program for top emerging leaders in Arizona who represent the most promising future candidates, nonprofit organizational leaders, campaign staff, and community organizers. The fellowship is a powerful and competitive program consisting of weekend workshops, one-on-one faculty coaching, mentoring, and networking with the foremost progressive leaders in the state and the country.

To nominate someone or apply, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Angelica Delgadillo at 602.254.1495 or [email protected]. The deadline for early applications is November 1. All other applications are expected by December 1.
Market America NPO offers corporate funding for nonprofits
Interested in acquiring corporate-sponsored royalties designated solely for qualified nonprofit organizations? Applicants may be eligible for up to $187,000. The deadline for application is December 31. For more information, or to request an application packet, contact Shawn Elder, NPO Customer Service Manager, at 866.306.9004.
Central Arizona College is calling for presenters for the inaugural Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Service-Learning

Are you an expert in the field of volunteerism or service-learning? Do you have expertise in a specific area of volunteer administration, resource development, youth development, corporate/business volunteerism, or another subject you would like to share with Arizona's volunteer and service-learning community? Please consider sharing your knowledge, expertise, and/or best practices with others at the inaugural Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Service-Learning.

This year's theme is "Inspire. Energize. Mobilize." The summit will explore and expand the knowledge and skills to further establish, cultivate, and enhance volunteer and service-learning efforts across Arizona for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

The summit program committee is now accepting proposals for workshops that will be held on December 3-4 at Central Arizona College, located in Coolidge. The deadline for proposal submissions is Wednesday, October 6. Please see the workshop guidelines and proposal outlines by clicking here.

Click here to visit the Summit website. For questions or more information, contact Ashley Miles at 602.542.3495 or [email protected].
Liquis Design offers a free custom website
Liquis Design is offering to design a free custom website for a cause in need. The deadline for submission is September 13. They would love the opportunity to help a cause in need! Applications must be submitted by video, but do not need to be professional (can even be taken on a digital camera or webcam). It's so easy! For more information, click here to visit their website.
US Airways Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The US Airways Community Foundation has begun accepting grant applications for its fall 2010 funding cycle. The US Airways Community Foundation supports multi-year capital campaigns (bricks and mortar building projects only) for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in, and providing services in, the major metropolitan areas of Charlotte, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Please note that only construction of a new building or major renovation/expansion of an existing facility is eligible for support.

Interested nonprofit organizations should visit the "US Airways Community Foundation" section on http://www.usairways.com/corporategiving to review grant guidelines and apply online. The application deadline is Friday, October 1 and awards will be distributed in late November. The Community Foundation has two annual funding cycles of April 1 and October 1.

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Laws and Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 110) - ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute
September 10 - 11 (Phoenix)

Laws and Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 110)
September 10 - 11: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 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 nonprofit organizations, including a discussion of conflicts of interest, private inurement, private benefit, excess benefit and self-dealing transactions. Also, learn about legal and tax implications related to fundraising, charitable giving, political activities and commercial activities of tax-exempt organizations.

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

Visit http://www.regonline.com/2010_fall_nmi to register today!
Questions? Contact the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500.

Basic Fundraising and Resource Development (NMI 106) - ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute
September 13 - October 4 (ONLINE)

Basic Fundraising and Resource Development (NMI 106)
September 13 - October 4 (ONLINE)

One major challenge facing all nonprofit leaders today is ensuring that their organization has the financial resources it needs to meet its mission and serve its constituency. Learn the basics of ethical fundraising, how to manage the philanthropic process and develop plans that will ensure the effectiveness of staff and volunteers. This class is a prerequisite for NMI 126.

Visit http://www.regonline.com/2010_fall_nmi to register today!
Questions? Contact the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500.

ONE Open Luncheon - Organization for Nonprofit Executives
September 15 (Phoenix)

Have funding woes got you down? Don't put all of your eggs in one basket! This presentation will help organizational CEOs/EDs and development professionals plan their own diversifying strategies, including things to consider and systems to have in place before charging ahead. The luncheon will include the following speakers:

  • Marc Kellenberger, a consultant with the Phoenix Philanthropy Group who is an expert in "courting" major donors and grants
  • Carrie Kinnear, whose organization, AZ Planned Giving Institute, runs a program which gives organizations the tools and education they need to develop and implement endowment building programs
  • Jim Teter, President and CEO of one of the definitive Social Enterprises, Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona

Cost: $30 for ONE member organizations; $40 for nonprofit non-members; $50 for all others.
Date / Time: Wednesday, September 15. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: National Bank of Arizona Conference Center. 6001 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Free parking is immediately adjacent.
Registration: Visit the Events page of www.oneaz.org to register, or call 602.264.8578 for more information.

Grantseeking Workshop: Winning Federal Funding 2010 - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
September 15 (Yuma)

Whether you're a federal-grants veteran or a first-timer, this workshop will demystify the new world of federal grantsmanship and give you the up-to-the-minute tools, skills, and key resources you need in order to navigate its challenges with clarity and confidence.

Cost: $90 for Alliance/YANPI Members; $115 for non-members (includes lunch and snacks).
Date / Time:
September 15. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Yuma County Library District. 2951 S. 21st Drive, Yuma, AZ 85364.
Registration: Click here to register.
Grantseeking Basics for Nonprofits - Pima County Public Library
September 17 (Tucson)

Join the Pima County Public Library for an orientation to the library's resources for volunteers, staff, and board members of nonprofit and community organizations. Learn how to research grant opportunities for nonprofits. Orientations do not address the needs of individual grantseekers or businesses.

Date / Time: Friday, September 17. 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Tucson, AZ.
Registration: Registration is required. Click here to register, or call Infoline at 520.791.4010.
Not-for-Profit Conference - Arizona Society of CPAs
September 17 (Phoenix)

There will be something for everyone at this year's Not-for-Profit Conference, with three choices for each breakout session. Eve Borenstein will open the conference with lessons learned about 990 in the first year. The conference will close with a panel discussion, including executives from the top local charitable trusts who will discuss the criteria that is considered when making grants. Topics for breakout sessions include: internal controls, accounting boot camp, audit readiness, fraud/risk management, disaster recovery, advanced accounting, unrelated income, health care reform, and how to lobby for a nonprofit.

If you do not work in a nonprofit but are serving as a board member for a nonprofit, this conference will help you be a better board member and bring more value to the organization you are passionate about.

Date: September 17.
Location: Black Canyon Conference Center. Phoenix, AZ.
Registration: Register by clicking here.
Marketing for the Nonprofit Organization (NMI 112) - ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute
September 17 - 18 (Phoenix)

Marketing for the Nonprofit Organization (NMI 112)
September 17 - 18: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday

This course will provide principles and practices for marketing your nonprofit organization. You will also learn current strategies and techniques for successfully positioning your organization and developing a marketing plan.

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

Visit http://www.regonline.com/2010_fall_nmi to register today!
Questions? Contact the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500.

Lunch Meeting - Planned Giving Round Table of Arizona
September 21 (Phoenix)

This lunch meeting's topic is "The Law and Ethics of Endowments." The speaker will be Stephen S. Case, JD. Endowment can be described as a permanent fund that pays income to a charity, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. This program will examine the accounting and legal rules that govern the management of endowments and the ethical rules that guide professionals, especially attorneys, in their roles in building, managing, and advising endowments.

Cost: $35 for members; $45 for guests (payment is required at the door - cash or check only).
Date / Time: Tuesday, September 21. 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Country Club. 2901 North Seventh Street, Phoenix, AZ.
RSVP: RSVP before noon on Thursday, September 16. Click here for the announcement and the RSVP form. For inquiries, call 602.840.2900 and ask for Judy.

Programs and Grants Workshops - Arizona Humanities Council (AHC)
September 21 (Yuma)

AHC is hosting workshops across Arizona that are free of charge and open to anyone interested in learning more about the Arizona Humanities Council and its available resources, or how to write a competitive AHC grant proposal.

Eligible applicants for AHC grants and community programs include private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations; local, tribal, and state governments; institutions of the federal government; academic institutions; and unincorporated organizations or groups that are constituted for nonprofit purposes. Out-of-state applicants are eligible only if their project's resulting programming takes place in Arizona. For more information about the Arizona Humanities Council, click here.

Cost: Free
Date / Time: September 21. 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Location: Yuma County Public Library District, Main Library, Room C. 2951 S. 21st Drive, Yuma, AZ 85364.
Registration: Click here to register, or contact Erica Kinias, Grants Manager, for more information at [email protected].
Federal Grants 101 - Grant Writing Training Foundation
September 24 (Payson)

The Grant Writing Training Foundation presents "Federal Grants 101: Understanding the Peer Review Process" in Payson, AZ. This workshop will teach you what it's like to read and score grant applications once they're submitted for funding review.

Have you ever wondered what happens once you mail your grant application? What exactly is the peer review process? How can one grant application be awarded funding and another is rejected when both grant applicants filled out all of the forms and followed the instructions for writing the narrative? This dynamic session will take you through the grant application peer review process.

Working alone and in small peer review teams, Dr. Bev Browning will show you how to do the following:

  • Identify technical errors that can eliminate your grant application prior to it reaching the peer review process
  • Spot weaknesses in the grant application narrative
  • Write objective feedback for failed grant applicants
  • Work alone and in peer review teams to come to a group consensus on approvals and rejections
  • Turn weaknesses into strengths
  • Obtain skills that can carry over to your own grant writing efforts and improve your chances of winning a highly competitive grant award

Cost: $129. The cost includes Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals (McGraw-Hill), written by Dr. Bev Browning. Registration also includes beverages and pastries. Sign up early; space is limited.
Date / Time: September 24. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Best Western Payson Inn. 801 North Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ 85541-3709.
Registration: http://www.grantwritingbootcamp.us - Click on Sept. 24: Payson FG101 for information.
Information: 480.768.7400.

The Press, Power and Politics (NMI 116) - ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute
September 24 - 25 (Phoenix)

The Press, Power and Politics (NMI 116)
September 24 - 25: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday

This course develops the knowledge and skills for nonprofit advocacy, including how to build a campaign, mobilize constituents for effective action, and organize public messaging. You’ll learn how nonprofits can make their "message" known to external groups and the techniques practitioners use when working with elected officials and media. The course will also cover the basic legal requirements for lobbying.

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

Visit http://www.regonline.com/2010_fall_nmi to register today!
Questions? Contact the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500.

ACF Basics - Arizona Community Foundation
September 28 (Phoenix)

The Arizona Community Foundation invites you to join its programs department for "ACF Basics," a free seminar providing an overall view of the general funding priorities and grantmaking of ACF. This ongoing seminar is intended to familiarize nonprofit organizations with ACF's grantmaking procedures and will provide information about ACF's current initiatives and funding opportunities. All nonprofit organizations wishing to gain a better understanding of ACF's grantmaking and funding processes are encouraged to attend.

This is an informal and interactive seminar with topics including:

  • Funding priorities
  • Grant cycles
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Components of ACF's online grant application
  • The grant application review process

Date / Time: September 28. Held on the third Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Upcoming sessions include: October 26.
Location: Arizona Community Foundation. 2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 202, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
RSVP: Seating is limited; please RSVP to [email protected] or 602.381.1400, ext. 2062. Remember to indicate which session you plan to attend.

PhoeNEXT - Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
September 29 (Scottsdale)

Join the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce for the first PhoeNEXT event, designed to engage Phoenix's next generation of leaders and community activists. Learn how to build a diverse business network, incorporate volunteerism into your professional goals, and connect with charitable boards and commissions. Register today!

Cost: $40 for members; $50 for non-members.
Date / Time: Wednesday, September 29. 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Check-in is at 2 p.m.)
Location: Hotel Valley Ho. 6850 E. Indian School Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
Registration: Click here to register. For more information, visit http://www.phoenixchamber.com/phoenext.

Financial Management Principals for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 103) - ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute
October 1 - 2 (Phoenix)

Financial Management Principals for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 103)
October 1 - 2: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday

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

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

Visit http://www.regonline.com/2010_fall_nmi to register today!
Questions? Contact the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500.

Nonprofit Board of Directors Boot Camp - The Grant Writing Training Foundation and the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired
October 2 (Tucson)

Get your board members on the right track! It is time for them to roll up their sleeves and take on more responsibility to help your organization reach sustainability. Using a train-the-trainer approach, Dr. Bev Browning will take nonprofit Board of Director members through a rigorous SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis of the organization each member represents. This session will also cover the A to Z basics of organizational, leadership, and resource development for board members.

Cost: $399. Group registration fee includes resource notebook, morning refreshments, lunch on site, and lots of surprises! (Up to three board members per organization may attend for the $399 group registration fee; one must be an officer.)
Date / Time: Saturday, October 2. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired. 3767 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85705.
Registration: Click here to register.
Human Resource Management (NMI 102) - ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute
October 4 - 25 (ONLINE)

Human Resource Management (NMI 102)
October 4 - 25 (ONLINE)

This course will provide you a foundation for human resource management, including complying with federal and state employment laws and compensation systems. You will learn practical and lawful strategies to develop human resource policies and job descriptions, retention strategies, and appropriate staffing structures.

Visit http://www.regonline.com/2010_fall_nmi to register today!
Questions? Contact the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500.

Social Entrepreneurship (NMI 121) - ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute
October 8 - 9 (Phoenix)

Social Entrepreneurship (NMI 121)
October 8 - 9: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday

This course introduces you to how nonprofit organizations are earning income and diversifying funding through social entrepreneurship. You will compare nonprofit to for-profit business and learn the difference between social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. You’ll also learn how to recognize opportunity and alternative revenue models, as well as develop organizational structures and nontraditional funding to launch your own nonprofit organization’s social venture.

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

Visit http://www.regonline.com/2010_fall_nmi to register today!
Questions? Contact the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500.

18th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies - ASU Lodestar Center
October 14 - 15 (Phoenix)

The ASU Lodestar Center is pleased to collaborate with the Greater Arizona Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to offer "From Red to Black: Innovative Thinking for Generating Income and Resources."

We are excited to present Kay Sprinkel Grace, Clara Miller, and Steven G. Seleznow as our Conference Keynote speakers.

Click here for a full agenda with listings of all conference workshops and presenters.

Cost: $198 for general Early Bird registration. Don't procrastinate! Our Early Bird discount saves you 10% on registration until September 14th! Other affiliation discounts are outlined here.
Date: October 14 - 15.
Location: Desert Willow Conference Center. Phoenix, AZ.
Registration: Click here to register.

Managing Volunteer Effectiveness (NMI 109) - ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute
October 22 - 23 (Phoenix)

Managing Volunteer Effectiveness (NMI 109)
October 22 - 23: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday

Learn techniques in managing volunteers from recruitment through effective utilization within the nonprofit organization. Also examine creative recruitment, supervision, training, liabilities and budgeting for volunteer expenses and staff.

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

Visit http://www.regonline.com/2010_fall_nmi to register today!
Questions? Contact the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500.

ACF Basics - Arizona Community Foundation
October 26 (Phoenix)

The Arizona Community Foundation invites you to join its programs department for "ACF Basics," a free seminar providing an overall view of the general funding priorities and grantmaking of ACF. This ongoing seminar is intended to familiarize nonprofit organizations with ACF's grantmaking procedures, and will provide information about ACF's current initiatives and funding opportunities. All nonprofit organizations wishing to gain a better understanding of ACF's grantmaking and funding processes are encouraged to attend.

This is an informal and interactive seminar with topics including:

  • Funding priorities
  • Grant cycles
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Components of ACF's online grant application
  • The grant application review process


Date / Time : October 26. Held on the third Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Arizona Community Foundation. 2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 202, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
RSVP: Seating is limited; please RSVP to [email protected] or 602.381.1400, ext. 2062. Remember to indicate which session you plan to attend.

Diversity Strategies for the Nonprofit Organization (NMI 119) - ASU's Nonprofit Management Institute
October 29 - 30 (Phoenix)

Diversity Strategies for the Nonprofit Organization (NMI 119)
October 29 - 30: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday

In this course, you’ll learn how fostering diversity among staff, volunteers, and board members can strengthen an organization’s ability to serve its clients and fulfill its mission. You’ll also learn to identify layers of diversity and adapt strategies for recruiting, retaining, and mentoring diverse cultures and constituencies within your organization.

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

Visit http://www.regonline.com/2010_fall_nmi to register today!
Questions? Contact the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500.

4th Annual Art of Giving Luncheon - Arizona Grantmakers Forum
November 3 (Phoenix)

Arizona Grantmakers Forum is pleased to announce their 4th Annual Art of Giving Luncheon, featuring Craig Kielburger, the young, dynamic founder of Free the Children (FTC). FTC is the world's leading youth-driven charity, having built more than 500 schools in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Craig's topic will be "The World Needs your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute." His presentation will include lessons on nurturing families to care about the world around them. It will renew your faith in the capacity of young people to address global problems and inspire you and your family to get involved, as well as pass on that inspiration and action to others. To learn more about Craig, his brother Marc, and their nonprofit work, check out a video by clicking here.

They will also be celebrating AGF's ten-year anniversary by providing a grant to a local, youth-driven charity - New Global Citizens. For more information about this event, please click here.

Cost: $100 (including a copy of Craig and Marc's book, The World Needs Your Kid).
Date / Time: November 3. 11:30 a.m.
Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort. Phoenix, AZ.
Registration: Click here to register.
Writing Winning Grant Proposals and Contract Bids - The Grant Writing Training Foundation and the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce
November 19 (Buckeye)

The Grant Writing Training Foundation, in partnership with the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a workshop on grant proposals and contract bids. The workshop, which is facilitated by Dr. Bev Browning, will cover how to find grant funding and contract bidding opportunities, how to write award-winning grant proposals and contract bidding narratives, and describe other competitive edge skills and tips for grant proposals and contract bids.

Who should attend:

  • Government employees
  • School district employees
  • Nonprofit employees
  • Nonprofit volunteers
  • Nonprofit Board of Directors
  • Faith-based employees
  • Faith-based volunteers
  • Faith-based Board of Directors
  • For-profit business owners (newly forming and existing)
Cost: $129 per person ($29 of each registration paid will be donated to the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce).
Date: Friday, November 19.
Location: Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce. 508 East Monroe Avenue, Buckeye, AZ 85326-2806.
Registration: Click here to register.

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Executive / CEO
District Executive Director - American Cancer Society Great West Division (Phoenix)

Description: American Cancer Society is seeking a dynamic individual responsible for leading staff and volunteers in achieving specific income and program goals in the Phoenix Metro market. Responsibilities include cultivating strategic corporate relationships that assist in advancing the mission of their organization. This position develops relationships with key business, civic, political, and professional leaders throughout the district. This position also assures that division resources, staff, and volunteers are effectively engaged in cancer control and income development activities specific to the established outcomes. Seeking opportunities to better serve diverse constituents affected by cancer and ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations are also job requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience, plus five years' experience with fundraising, business, sales/marketing, and/or health agency
  • Three years' supervisory experience
  • Ability to analyze benchmarks data
  • Ability to travel extensively (may be required depending on business needs)
  • Physical and mental stamina to withstand a long work day
  • Reliable transportation
How to Apply: Click here to apply online. Job ID# 6384.
Administrative
*New* Executive Assistant - The Phoenix Symphony (Phoenix)

Description: This position provides highly personalized administrative support to the President. This position also assists the President in all internal and external affairs of the organization. Some responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage a daily calendar for the President
  • Schedule board meetings and assemble board packets, ensuring that they contain accurate and up-to-date information
  • Oversee interaction with the board members, including board giving, ticket distributing, and board contact information updating
  • Facilitate written and verbal, internal and external, communications to and from the President
  • Assess and prioritize issues that require the attention of the President
  • Independently respond to issues and requests that do not require the President's attention
  • Write general correspondence, executive summaries, proposals, and other text for the President
  • Arrange for all interstate/international travel and hotel arrangements for the President and third parties
  • Manage personal affairs, e.g., bookkeeping, doctors' appointments, handling insurance renewals, and personal mail, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Seven + years' experience as an assistant to a senior executive
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, work independently, and exercise substantial discretion and judgment
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities at the office and in the community
  • Knowledge of classical music and familiarity with entertainers and musicians strongly desired
  • Four-year college degree desired

How to Apply: Please e-mail your resume and a letter of interest to [email protected]. EOE.

*New* Temporary Office Manager - P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E. Center (Scottsdale)

Description: The Parent Organized Partnerships Supporting Infants and Children Learning to Eat (P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E.) Center is seeking an Office Manager to fill in while their colleague is out on maternity leave. The schedule for the temporary position is as follows: October 1 to October 29, 35 hours per week; November 1 to November 30, 20 hours per week; and December 1 to December 31, 15 hours per week. This position:

  • Maintains the filing system
  • Schedules appointments
  • Creates and coordinates general communications, including letters and e-mails
  • Coordinates website updates
  • Manages the contact database, including working with database programmers to develop reports, tables, and efficient database procedures and functions
  • Orders and maintains the inventory of office supplies and collaterals
  • Handles all mailing requests for brochures, videos, etc.
  • Develops and updates forms and flyers and maintains the master files
  • Inputs financial information
  • Facilitates presentations for community partners, as assigned
  • Coordinates facility arrangements for board meetings, workshops, conferences, and miscellaneous meetings and working sessions
  • Participates in team meetings and captures meeting minutes, as assigned
  • Coordinates the volunteer program
  • Locates local health fairs and participates in vendor booth community outreach

How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, contact Bonnita Everett at 602.222.6222 ext. 1 or [email protected].

*New* Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director - Community Legal Services (Phoenix)

Description: Community Legal Services is looking for an Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director. The position is confidential in nature, in accordance with the National Labor Relations Act, and is a non-union position.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years' executive administrative experience with coordination of meetings, a calendar, and travel arrangements, and administrative support for an Executive Director/CEO
  • Minimum five years' executive administrative support for a Board of Directors
  • Proficient word processing skills, preferably with MS Word and Word Perfect
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to efficiently and effectively deal with staff, board members, clients, and the general public
  • Knowledge of acceptable business practices and procedures
  • Knowledge and the ability to operate essential office equipment
  • A demonstrated interest and sensitivity for indigent and low-income people

How to Apply: For more information on this position's duties and qualifications, contact Carol Rook at 602.258.3434 ext. 2300 or [email protected]. To apply, send your resume, along with three professional and two personal references, to:

Lillian O. Johnson, Executive Director
Community Legal Services
P.O. Box 21538
Phoenix, AZ 85036-1538.

Fundraising / Financial
*New* Annual Giving Manager - Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Description: Phoenix Art Museum seeks an Annual Giving Manager to manage and expand the museum's Major Donor Circles of Support membership program for individuals through research, cultivation, recruitment, and retention of individual donors at the $1,500 to $10,000 level. Job duties include the following:

  • Initiate contact and meet with current and prospective donors to solicit unrestricted donations
  • Create strategic annual/multiannual fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship plans to ensure fundraising goals are met
  • Manage programs to maintain current annual donors and recapture lapsed donors
  • Develop strategies to increase participation by securing new members and upgrading current members
  • Prepare an annual budget for Circles revenue and expenses
  • Manage relationships with the Circles Chair and Advisory Committee members, including Board of Trustees members and donors
  • Coordinate quarterly meetings and manage the goals and objectives of the Advisory Committee
  • Support the Advisory Committee in cultivating new donors, re-engaging lapsed members, and developing strategies for the program
  • Work with the Director of Development to identify donors for individual support and solicit unrestricted donations
  • Oversee the planning and coordination of all donor recognition and cultivation events for Circles members

Qualifications: For information about minimum qualifications, click here.

How to Apply: EOE. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and your salary history/pay requirements to job code ASU-AGM:

Human Resources Manager
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685
[email protected]
Fax: 602.257.2127.

*New* Annual Fund Manager - Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus Pine (Phoenix)

Description: The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for the implementation of the annual fund plan, with an emphasis on appeals to individuals. S/he will assist in evaluating and refining the plan to meet goals and grow contributed income, and for donor cultivation and stewardship. S/he will partner closely with the senior associate in major gifts, planned giving, and the capital campaign.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years' experience in fundraising, with an emphasis on annual funds
  • Demonstrated creativity and success in implementing, evaluating, refining, and growing fundraising appeals and in setting and meeting goals
  • Demonstrated success in identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and recognition of donors and donor groups
  • Experience in face-to-face fundraising with mid-level to major gifts
  • Excellent communication skills specific to fund development, including listening, speaking, writing, and applying social media
  • Working knowledge of data mining and analytics in order to define donor segments and structure customized approaches
  • Solid working skills in information technology, including word processing, spreadsheets, and fund development databases (Raiser's Edge, or equivalent) 
  • Bachelor's degree in philanthropy, business, marketing, communications, or equivalent
  • CFRE certification desired, but not required
How to Apply: To apply, click here. For more information about the Girl Scouts, click here. EOE.
*New* Chief Fund Development Officer - UMOM New Day Centers (Phoenix)

Description: UMOM New Day Centers, the largest homeless shelter for families in the Arizona, is recruiting for the position of Chief Fund Development Officer. The Chief Fund Development Officer (CFDO), a key member of UMOM's management team, is responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of the organization's fundraising operations, marketing, and volunteer services. UMOM's annual contributed revenue of approximately $2 million is comprised of contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, government, planned giving, direct mail, and special events.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Six + years in a senior fundraising position with a strong knowledge of fundraising operations, infrastructure, and policies and procedures
  • Experience managing and growing a comprehensive, multi-faceted fundraising operation
  • Track record of consistently meeting annual fundraising goals
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff in all areas of development
  • Experience developing strategic plans and implementing programs and systems
  • Experience developing and managing budgets
  • Experience with Matchmaker, or comparable fundraising software
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, including your salary requirements, and resume to [email protected]. Position is open until filled.
*New* Director of Development - Tesseract School (Phoenix)

Description: Tesseract School, a nonprofit independent private school in Paradise Valley and Phoenix, seeks a full-time Director of Development. In September 2008, Tesseract opened its second campus, in Phoenix, to house the middle school and its new high school. The Director of Development will help Tesseract move into the next phase of its institutional life with the launch of its capital campaign, Breaking New Ground, and the continued growth of its annual giving program. The Director of Development is a professional fundraiser with a primary responsibility for managing and coordinating all aspects of the school's capital and annual fundraising campaigns. Major responsibilities include the following:

  • Leading a capital campaign, major gifts efforts, and the annual giving program
  • Identifying, cultivating, and soliciting key donors and prospective donors
  • Identifying and developing grant proposals for foundations and corporations
  • Developing and coordinating the production of materials used to communicate with fundraising-related constituencies
  • Planning and monitoring the development office's annual operating budget
  • Directing programs to encourage increased activity and more productive relationships with the school's alumni

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of five years' experience with fundraising and organizing events for nonprofits, ideally for independent schools
  • Ability to organize and motivate volunteers
  • Outreach, networking, and grant writing experience
  • Appreciation and passion for education
How to Apply: Qualified candidates may send a resume and cover letter to Tracie Glover Hawxhurst at [email protected].
*New* Community Director Fundraiser - March of Dimes Arizona Chapter (Phoenix)

Description: This position acts as a liaison between the March of Dimes, its volunteers, and the outlying communities in Arizona and the metro Phoenix community. Some travel in Arizona is required. Some responsibilities include the following:

  • Secure, organize, and manage sponsorship for events with a revenue budget of $300,000 +
  • Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers
  • Manage and provide leadership to volunteer committees on each event in the assigned area
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with community leaders and organizations to promote the March of Dimes' message, build support for the mission, and maintain volunteer involvement in activities and programs
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records/data to evaluate cost-effectiveness, profitability, and public awareness of events and/or program activities
  • Prepare income/expense budgets and compilation/analysis of events statistics
  • Ensure that every event contains program content to enhance the knowledge of the audience and the general public regarding the March of Dimes' mission, programs, special services, and benefits for mothers and babies

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three to five years' experience in fundraising, sales, event planning, corporate sponsorship recruitment, budgeting, and volunteer and staff management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including problem solving, organization, leadership, and computer skills
How to Apply: To apply, e-mail a letter and resume to [email protected], or fax them to the State Director at 602.266.9793.
*New* Deputy Development Director - Border Action Network (Tucson)

Description: Position responsibilities include the following:

  • Lead the organization-wide process to develop and prioritize long- and short-term fundraising goals, and develop strategies and tactics to meet those goals
  • Track fundraising performance, assessing upcoming development needs and preparing updates/reports for foundation donors
  • Develop, implement, and monitor foundation grant strategies, including researching, writing, reporting, and keeping foundation contacts updated of the progress
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors and prospects with the assistance of the Executive Director, key staff, and the board
  • Organize the cultivation and solicitation efforts of the Executive Director and members of the Board Development Committee
  • Assist the communications team in developing the annual report
  • Oversee organizational planning efforts by developing and tracking organizational success metrics, designing and leading an organization-wide shared planning process, and ensuring strong, integrated work plans throughout the organization
  • Oversee the human resources function, including the development and implementation of effective hiring, compensation, benefits, training, and professional development systems and policies

A competitive, professional salary is dependent on experience. The salary range is $44,000-$51,500. The position's benefits package includes health and dental insurance, generous vacations, sick leave, and sabbatical policy.

How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, contact Michael Monyak at 520.623.4944 or [email protected]. EOE.
*New* Major Gift Officer - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (Phoenix)

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) is accepting applications for four development professionals to manage a portfolio of 100+ major and planned gift prospects in their respective JDRF Region. A minimum of 50% travel is required, including overnight travel and weekends.
They are seeking to hire a development professional for each the following four regions:

  • West Region - JDRF's Los Angeles or Phoenix office
  • Northeast Region - JDRF's New York metro area office
  • Mid-Atlantic Region - JDRF's Philadelphia office
  • Midwest Region - JDRF's Chicago office

Some key position responsibilities include the following:

  • Serve as a catalyst in driving revenue generation of major gifts of $10,000+
  • Develop and implement strategies for account management to achieve regional major gift and planned giving goals
  • Work with the chapters to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major and planned giving prospects and conduct regular prospect strategy reviews
  • Utilize available tools to identify prospects (Central database, Wealthengine.com, and NOZA) and prepare appropriate contact and activity reports

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree; advanced degree or CFRE is preferred
  • Seven + years' professional major gift fundraising experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proven track record in successful major gift solicitation
  • Demonstrated knowledge in moves management and prospect research
How to Apply: Send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to [email protected] and indicate "MGO" in the subject line. Click here for a list of all JDRF career opportunities. EOE.
*New* Development Director / Fundraiser - Care for Life (Mesa)

Description: Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will spearhead fundraising efforts as Care for Life (CFL) continues to grow. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Evaluating CFL's future financial needs and goals
  • Developing and executing CFL's annual fundraising plan
  • Instituting a public relations program
  • Securing financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Training board, staff, and volunteers in fundraising
  • Managing the implementation of Donor Perfect
  • Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large, sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Overseeing the organization of special events
  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising and grant opportunities

Qualifications:

  • B.A. (required), M.A. (a plus)
  • Two or more years' experience in fundraising
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Donor Perfect, or other similar program
How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, contact Linda Harper at 480.529.5290 or [email protected].
*New* Director, Heart Walk - American Heart Association (Tempe)

Description: The Pacific/Mountain Affiliate of the American Heart Association is recruiting for the Director, Heart Walk position in their Tempe location. This position conducts at least 16 external appointments per week with corporate CEOs/upper level management in the territory and increases companies that participate in the Walk each year. This position currently has a $250,000 (net) fundraising goal made up of sponsorship and walker dollars. The American Heart Association offers a competitive salary, travel reimbursement, and a great benefits package. Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide the vision and strategic direction for the Heart Walk event
  • Organize a written plan to meet or exceed goals by using AHA best practices for Heart Walk events
  • Develop, implement, and manage the event timeline and budget
  • Conduct gap analysis and strategy meetings with volunteer leadership to support goal achievement

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience
  • Two to four years' related experience in event organization, fundraising/sales, and volunteer management
  • Experience working with executive-level volunteers, preferred
  • Knowledge of fundraising practices
  • Demonstrated experience or aptitude in sales and/or marketing
  • Ability to travel overnight or work evenings/weekends
  • Ability to maintain a current driver's license, drive a car, and provide reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Satisfactory background checks, including consumer credit, motor vehicle, and criminal history
How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, go to www.heart.org and click on "Careers."
*New* Director of Development - Center for Teacher Success (Phoenix)

Description: This position is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating all aspects of the organization's comprehensive fundraising program. In addition to managing development staff and overseeing internal operations for fundraising, the Director will also manage corporate communications for the Center and will personally manage his/her own portfolio of prospects and donors. The Development Director will create new systems for donor acquisition and stewardship and implement them, thus helping to increase the capacity of the Center to expand effectively.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five to seven years' nonprofit management experience and comprehensive fundraising experience, particularly with major gift development and relationship management
  • Proven track record in:
    • Managing comprehensive fundraising operations, including:
      • Individual, corporate, and foundation donor cultivation
      • Grant authorship
      • Annual funds
      • Direct mail and electronic solicitation
      • Planned giving
    • Personally securing large philanthropic contributions
    • Building strong, sustainable fundraising operations

How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, contact Sheila Grinell at 602.266.4417 or [email protected]. Candidates are expected to bring writing samples that demonstrate successful experience.
Major Gifts Fundraiser - Bible League International (Southwest Region)

Description: Bible League International is currently seeking a highly motivated, persuasive individual to build, manage, and sustain donor relationships and raise funds to support the ministry. This territory will cover the Southwest Region of the United States.

Qualifications: Applicants should be a Christian, have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and also agree with the Bible League's Statement of Faith. Candidates should have a minimum of five years' successful fundraising experience for a nonprofit or charitable organization, or equivalent experience in a related field such as field sales or territory management. Individual should also be knowledgeable of the area's evangelical community and have an understanding of fundraising as a stewardship ministry. Excellent communication, presentation, and time management skills are required, as well as a college degree or equivalent. This individual will work out of a home office and ideally will have worked out of a home office previously. Frequent travel throughout the region is required with limited overnight travel. Candidate must reside in the Southwest Region of the United States.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act Section 702, the Bible League has the right to and will only hire candidates who agree with the Bible League's Statement of Faith and profess Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

How to Apply: E-mail resume and cover letter to [email protected] or fax to 708.367.8990. Click here for more information.
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations - Arizona Science Center (Phoenix)

Description: The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will manage the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate donors and sponsors and foundation donors. S/he will also assist with developing department goals, strategies, donor recognition, and communications. This position will also be expected to collaborate with other departments to determine funding needs and to develop substance for proposals to corporations and foundations.

This position is full-time, and occasional nights, evenings, and weekends are required. Occasional travel is a possibility.

Qualifications: Applicants should possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; or a minimum of two years' related fundraising experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred 
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytic, written, computer, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task, effectively manage concurrent processes/projects, and ability to focus on the small but important details in all projects
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while maintaining a sense of humor

How to Apply: Qualified candidates may submit their cover letters and resumes to:

Kristin Priscella
Vice President of External Affairs
600 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
[email protected]
Development Assistant - Glencroft Retirement Community (Glendale)

Description: Glencroft Retirement Community, a Christian community, has an opening for a Development Assistant. This position is 20 hours per week and is responsible for maintaining donor records, preparing thank you letters, producing development reports, maintaining relations with donors, and assisting with fundraising activities. This position pays $11/hour.

Qualifications: Knowledge of Raiser's Edge software is a plus.

How to Apply: Please e-mail your resume to [email protected].
Program Coordinator Annual Giving - ASU Foundation (Tempe)

Description: The program coordinator for annual giving will coordinate activities and functions of the student call center (Tell-a-Devil Network) in coordination with other annual giving staff members. The position will ensure goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time, and funding limitations or other specifications, under administrative direction of the director of annual giving. This position will assist in the recruiting, hiring, training, and management of student workers and student supervisors. The program coordinator is an integral part of the development team and shares responsibility for cultivating a sustainable flow of revenue by inspiring ASU's more than 300,000 alumni to invest in their alma mater.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and three years' administrative/program coordinator experience (background in development or annual giving preferred)
  • Knowledge of SmartCall and Advance or similar calling or donor database systems
  • Knowledge of departmental budgeting and analysis
  • Ability to discern and maintain highly confidential information
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of MS Office software
How to Apply: If you are interested in the Program Coordinator - Annual Giving position, please click here. The ASU Foundation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan and reduced tuition at ASU. For more information on the ASU Foundation, visit their website at www.asufoundation.org.
Major and Institutional Gifts Manager - Arizona Opera (Phoenix)

Description: The Major and Institutional Gifts Manager is responsible for directly identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding institutional and major individual gifts, developing an "in kind" gifting solicitation strategy and serving as a key relationship manager. This position will work collaboratively with the Director of Development to create individual and institutional giving strategies to ensure that general operating, endowment, capital and special program or project funding priorities are met.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum of five years' senior development and/or community relations experience in a nonprofit organization
  • Demonstrated track record in successfully soliciting and securing major gifts
  • Database management experience; Raiser's Edge or Tessitura preferred
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong social skills, demonstrating a comfort level interfacing with donors and patrons
  • Attention to detail and high level organizational skills
  • Background in the arts or as an arts consumer preferable
How to Apply: For a detailed job description, click here. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. EOE.
Events and Outreach Manager - Arizona Opera (Phoenix)

Description: The Events and Outreach Manager is responsible for the development and production of various public and private donor events designed to cultivate, steward, and recognize donors and prospects. This position also has principal responsibility for the annual opera gala and is the principal liaison to the Arizona Opera Leagues in Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott, and Sedona. Additional responsibilities include grant writing and department support. Donor stewardship and personal interaction is integral to this position. Support will be provided for special projects.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Annual Opera Ball - committee liaison, contract negotiations, sales, funding, and production
  • Public and Private Events - donor benefit fulfillment, cultivation, and outreach
  • Opera Receptions - intermission receptions at all performances
  • Opera League Liaison - interact with leagues to assist in fundraising activities
  • Donor Interaction - stewardship and personal interaction
  • Grant Request Support - preparation, writing, and coordination
  • Department Support - assist Director of Development in special projects

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree from accredited university
  • Minimum of four years' fundraising, marketing, and public relations experience
  • Strong database management experience; Raiser's Edge or Tessitura preferred
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office and design applications
  • Background in the arts or as an arts consumer preferable
  • Nonprofit experience a plus
How to Apply: For a detailed job description, click here. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. EOE.
Fundraising Campaign Manager - Arizona Opera (Phoenix)

Description: The Fundraising Campaign Manager oversees annual and renewal fundraising campaigns with direct mail, e-mail, and personal interaction and is responsible for tracking and reporting results. The position is also responsible for donor benefit fulfillment by insuring that patrons receive appropriate seating, recognition, accommodation, and other benefits. The position manages the development database and is the primary source for reporting on development revenue. The position manages grant cycles, prepares grants with team assistance, and ensures that grant requests and reports are filed accurately and on time.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Fundraising campaigns - annual, anniversary, year end, and individual
  • Donor benefit fulfillment - stewardship and personal interaction
  • Database management - input, list preparation, and gift entry/acknowledgment
  • Financial tracking, projections, and reporting
  • Grant management - tracking, writing, coordinating, preparing, and submitting
  • Event support - annual ball and event outreach

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree from accredited university
  • Minimum of four years' fundraising, marketing, and public relations experience
  • Strong database management experience; Raiser's Edge or Tessitura preferred
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office and design applications
  • Background in the arts or as an arts consumer preferable
  • Nonprofit experience a plus
How to Apply: For a detailed job description, click here. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. EOE.
Public Relations / Marketing / Communications
*New* Director of Marketing and Public Relations - Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Description: Phoenix Art Museum is seeking a creative, energetic, and experienced Director of Marketing and Public Relations to provide leadership and management for the direction, planning, and execution of marketing and public relations strategies, programs, events, and initiatives. The Director of Marketing and Public Relations will execute tactical plans to promote the values and mission of the museum and to position the museum as an arts leader, a vibrant destination, and a cultural hub for metropolitan Phoenix.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must value and be able to articulate Phoenix Art Museum's mission and speak of it with authentic passion. S/he must be a good listener, with the ability to synthesize ideas, seek alignment with the museum's goals, and move from idea to action. S/he is a strategist and knows how to effectively pull diverse people together to implement initiatives. S/he takes a consultative approach to coaching the organization's leaders in all aspects of marketing and communications in support of the museum's goals.

The ideal candidate brings an element of risk, open-mindedness, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit to voicing opinions tactfully and to challenging the status quo. S/he has credible experience to lead the overall marketing strategy, communicate what drives attention to destination marketing and branding, and implement activities to achieve increased revenue.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history to [email protected]. For further information about the museum and a more detailed job description, click here.

*New* Public Relations Manager - Arizona Humane Society (Sunnyslope, South Mountain, and Field)

Description: Arizona Humane Society is seeking an experienced Public Relations Manager (PRM). This individual will serve as the primary spokesperson for all media/public matters of the organization. The PRM will identify and pitch stories that have the best potential for attracting Valley, regional, and/or national news coverage, as well as stories that are likely to be of interest to AHS donors, partners, and constituents.

Position responsibilities include the following:

  • Developing comprehensive media strategies
  • Developing story ideas and message points relative to Field Operations/Second Chance Animal Hospital daily situations
  • Supplementing storytelling efforts by writing articles for AHS collateral
  • Coordinating all press conferences
  • Managing crisis communication and media relation policies
  • Serving as the producer of the AHS Pet Telethon
  • Managing all video production and feature article submissions
  • Maintaining media database and managing all media tracking
  • Coordinating shelter tours for community members
  • Overseeing tradeshow opportunities and events

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, broadcasting, or similar field
  • Minimum five years' experience working with Valley media outlets
  • Expertise working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong verbal presentation and written communication skills with AP-style knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and drive results with minimal supervision

How to Apply: Interested candidates must submit their salary requirements, resume, and cover letter to [email protected] no later than September 23.

Information Technology / Technical Support
*New* Raiser's Edge Database Specialist - TGen Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: This position is the application expert for TGen Foundation's database software, Blackbaud Raiser's Edge and NetCommunity. Duties include the following:

  • Enter constituent and gift data, process bank deposits, and perform other necessary functions to manage all donations to the TGen Foundation, including online gifts and event registrations through Blackbaud NetCommunity
  • Prepare acknowledgement letters notifying families of gifts
  • Maintain accurate tribute records to support the memorial giving program
  • Assign user and group security and establish code structures used for accurate revenue reporting
  • Maintain database integrity by following the guidelines for consistent and accurate donor/prospect records
  • Recommend policies and procedures for system use, income processing, and other related functions to ensure timeliness, consistency, and quality control
  • Assist with data conversions and software updates with an emphasis on minimum downtime and in coordination with the IT staff
  • Research areas of duplication and provide solutions to data problems that could cause conversion delays and process consolidation
  • Work with facility development directors to build a prospect base and action tracks

Qualifications: Qualified applicants must have previous database management experience. A familiarity with Blackbaud products and nonprofit experience is preferred.

How to Apply: For up-to-date job listings, or to apply, click here. If you have questions about the company or how to apply for a position, contact [email protected]. Please apply to all the jobs you are interested in. Only resumes submitted through the TGen career website will be considered. EOE/AA.
*New* Fundraising Database Administrator - Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Phoenix)

Description: The successful candidate will take primary responsibility for the constituency database, Raiser's Edge. This position will also be a liaison to other administrative offices, such as finance. The Administrator will provide support to the corporate alliances and development staff by managing multiple projects, including the following:

  • The creation of accurate statistical, analytical, and financial reports and data files
  • The training and implementation of database standards and procedures
  • The development and implementation of policies and procedures to streamline and guide data entry and fulfillment efficiencies
  • The maintenance of the integrity of the database through regular audits and cleansing

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree; a proficiency in high-level database administration, query-writing, prospect and constituent management; and experience with data imports and exports and report creation. Supervisory experience, a minimum of five years' experience using Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge and Crystal Reports, gift entry experience, and the ability to travel for job-related duties are required.

How to Apply: For immediate consideration, click here. Submit your resume and a cover letter in Word format to: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.
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Maintenance, Facilities, and Food Service
*New* Lead Cook - Chrysalis (Central Phoenix)

Qualifications: A successful candidate must be at least 21 years of age and able to lift and carry loads weighing up to 50 pounds multiple times during the work shift. Candidates must also be flexible and adaptable to work variable hours and/or days. Applicants should also possess the following:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited culinary/cooking vocational or technical training institution, preferably concentrating in food preparation and service
  • Two years' experience as a lead cook, baker, or assistant cook
  • Experience with food preparation for institutions (such as, but not limited to, schools, hospitals, cafeterias, or other health care facilities)
  • A current Arizona food handlers' card
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety standards
  • Basic knowledge of domestic abuse issues
  • A passing criminal background check to obtain a class 1 fingerprint card
  • Current CPR, First Aid, and TB test certifications
How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, contact Joseph Marrow at 602.955.9059 or [email protected]. EOE.
General Program / Coordinator
*New* Community Relations Coordinator - Tucson Electric Power (Tucson)

Description: This position will manage, administer, and promote UniSource Energy Corporation's corporate volunteer program, the Community Action Team (CAT), by facilitating volunteer opportunities for employees and retirees. This position also requires developing and implementing volunteer and stakeholder communications, creating accurate data reports, and working to enhance the corporate reputation. Some other responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the corporate volunteer program
  • Monitoring CAT activities and advises volunteers
  • Overseeing and managing the input and tracking of all volunteer hours, activities, projects, expenses, and in-kind donations
  • Providing assistance to the company spokesperson for news media inquiries regarding the corporate volunteer program
  • Planning, organizing, and managing the annual volunteer recognition event and budget
  • Researching, recommending, and collaborating on volunteer opportunities for company and department projects
  • Overseeing and coordinating the company's annual internal United Way campaign
  • Representing UNS, TEP, and the corporate volunteer program at community meetings and events

Qualifications:

  • Six years' relevant work experience, or bachelor's degree and two years' relevant work experience
  • Valid driver's license and vehicle
  • Ability to have a varied work schedule
  • Ability to lift at least 40 lbs
  • Experience in coordinating large-scale, volunteer-based projects
  • Accelerated computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access) and experience with database management
How to Apply: For a detailed job description, or to apply, click here. Closing date is September 10. No phone inquiries.
Senior Program Coordinator - ASU Lodestar Center (Phoenix)

Description: The ASU Lodestar Center is searching for a Senior Program Coordinator for Capacity Building Initiatives. The senior program coordinator performs work of considerable difficulty in the management, planning, development and implementation of activities for the Center in accordance with external grant deliverables and within the mission of the Center. 

The position requires significant experience and nonprofit expertise to develop and guide the Center's programmatic offerings. The incumbent works with key on-campus and off-campus stakeholder groups to plan and implement a range of capacity building efforts that accentuate the Center's role as the "knowledge and tools leader for nonprofit effectiveness."

Qualifications: Applicants must possess, at minimum, a bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years' administrative/coordinate program experience; or, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Applicants are also encouraged, though not required, to have experience working with diverse groups and accepting broad ideas, managing group processes and reaching consensus, and managing a nonprofit organization. A demonstrated knowledge of the Arizona nonprofit sector and the Arizona higher education system is also desired.

How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, please click here. Applications will continue to be accepted and considered until this search has closed.

Conservation Outreach Associate - Arizona Wilderness Coalition (Phoenix)

Description: This position will work in a campaign environment where coordination with, and support of, other campaign personnel will be essential. This position will:

  • Present the campaign's brand and message to thousands of people through hosted, invited, or self-organized events in West Valley communities
  • Facilitate strategic actions among the growing list of supporters to influence decision-makers and key stakeholders
  • Manifest support-building activities with letters, organizational endorsements, signatures, and phone calls to campaign targets
  • Envision and facilitate strategies to garner support from key targets which will likely include activities such as field outings, house parties, and other creative outreach means
  • Work with AWC Deputy Director to develop outreach materials, monitor media outlets, and generate appropriate feedback/response from supporters

Frequent travel will occur throughout the West Valley with less frequent but consistent travel to more remote federal lands within the campaign's purview. Frequent evening and occasional weekend work will be necessary; therefore, a flexible schedule will be developed.

Qualifications: This position will be filled by one who knows how to effectively organize community support for public interest initiatives. While the applicant should have some basic understanding of public land policy and effective conservation messages, the Coalition is particularly interested in those who have, or can form, strategic relationships with stakeholders. Spanish proficiency is a plus.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample via e-mail to Matt Skroch at [email protected]. PDF files are preferred. Position is open until filled.
Bilingual Education Services Coordinator - Fresh Start Women's Foundation (Phoenix)

Description: Fresh Start Women's Foundation is seeking an Education Services Coordinator to coordinate the activities and functions of the Education Services Program at the Jewell-McFarland Lewis Fresh Start Women's Resource Center. This position works 30 hours per week and should be available to work some evenings and Saturdays.

Job requirements include the following:

  • Managing scheduling, registration, and classroom setup of daily workshops and seminars, including coordination of details with workshop facilitators
  • Recruiting, scheduling, and managing volunteers in the community to present workshops in English and Spanish
  • Collecting, inputting, and reporting data on program progress
  • Preparing content for seasonal program catalog

Qualifications: Applicants should possess the following:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Associate's degree preferred
  • One+ years of experience working in the nonprofit or social services sector
  • One+ year as an assistant or coordinator
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook
  • Fluency in English and Spanish, both verbal and written

How to Apply: Please e-mail resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected], or fax Attn: Chloe Hanson Hebert and Leslie Novick to 602.257.9691. Please include your salary requirements in your cover letter. No phone calls, please.

Western Arizona Program Manager - American Red Cross, Grand Canyon Chapter (Lake Havasu)

Description: This position ensures the delivery of Red Cross programs in Mohave and La Paz Counties. This is largely accomplished through the recruitment and development of volunteers, as well as the process of building partnerships with businesses, community and local government agencies. This position is responsible for the delivery of Emergency Services and Health and Safety programs. The Program Manager will also oversee volunteer management and provide support for fundraising activities. This position participates in disaster response planning, chapter-wide responses, and providing on-call support.

Qualifications: Applicants should possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in nonprofit management, volunteer management, emergency management, or a related field
  • Knowledge of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery activities
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Three+ years' experience in nonprofit, volunteer, and/or emergency management

Red Cross experience is preferred. Experience in project management, building relationships, and diverse cultures is also highly preferred.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume with a cover letter by mail or e-mail. Resumes will not be accepted without a cover letter. This position will remain open until filled. EOE.

Send applications to:
American Red Cross
6135 N. Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Attention: Human Resources
[email protected] (attach Microsoft Word files)
Bilingual High School Program Manager - Arizona Quest for Kids (Phoenix)

Description: The High School Program Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the organization's high school program. Responsibilities include ensuring programming is developed and implemented for high school students and providing support to the site coordinators at Arizona Quest for Kids High Schools. This position also maintains high school student files and monitors grades, attendance, and participation on a semester basis. The Program Manager also retains and organizes all high school program electronic files.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student, parent, and mentor population. He or she will also possess knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, standardized testing, and financial aid policies and procedures. Candidates must be, at a minimum, conversationally bilingual in the English and Spanish languages and possess a bachelor's degree in administration, education, or business (master's degree is preferred). Experience in relevant areas may suffice for the type of degree. Also, a minimum of two years in college admissions, high school counseling, or youth development is expected. Candidates must successfully complete a background check, and have reliable transportation, a valid Arizona driver's license, and proof of current automobile insurance. Applicants should be able to work some nights and weekends.

How to Apply: Send resumes via e-mail to Rosa Villarreal, Director of Programs, at [email protected]. No phone calls.
Evening Reporting Center Enrichment Coordinator - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

Description: The Valley of the Sun YMCA is looking for a candidate to coordinate program activities planned for young adult males participating in the South Mountain YMCA Evening Reporting Center (ERC) Intervention program. The coordinator will implement academic, cultural, and cognitive development program strategies in accordance with Maricopa Country grant measurements. Duties include intake and eligibility assessment, development of service strategies for participants, supervision of youth, coordination with the County Probation department, and monitoring of current and former students for outcome tracking purposes.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates will possess two or more years' experience in working with young adults in an Intervention/Prevention setting. Bilingual ability in Spanish is highly desirable.

How to Apply: Please contact Matt Sandoval for more information at [email protected].
Medical / Health / Direct Service
*New* Part-time and On-call Client Advocates - Chrysalis (Central Phoenix)

Description: Chrysalis is searching for two client advocates. The part-time client advocate works Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. (30 hours). For this position, days will not be separated; this is one shift. This position is an hourly, non-exempt position eligible for vacation and sick time accrual.

The on-call client advocate works the evening shift (10 p.m. to 8 a.m.), but hours and days may vary. This is an hourly, non-exempt position.

Qualifications: The ideal candidates have an associate's degree or equivalent education and experience. Candidates will also have experience with and/or knowledge of domestic abuse and women's issues. Candidates should also be able to perform client assessments and crisis intervention, while maintaining working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, clients, and community agencies. Additionally, candidates must be able pass a fingerprint and background clearance. They must also maintain current CPR and first aid training and TB testing.

How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, contact Joseph Marrow at 602.955.9059 or [email protected]. EOE.
*New* Bilingual Counselor (MSW) - Wesley Health Clinic (Phoenix)

Description: Work activities for this position will include the following:

  • Conducting counseling sessions, emphasizing cognitive/behavioral therapy
  • Assessing the client's needs, abilities, or behavior using a variety of methods, including psychometric tests
  • Conducting interviews and directly observing behavior
  • Designing and monitoring appropriate programs of treatment, including therapy, counseling, or advice
  • Developing and evaluating the curriculum for group sessions
  • Providing consultation to medical staff
  • Communicating results in written and oral form, with treatment recommendations as appropriate
  • Writing behavioral treatment plans for patients
  • Ensuring crisis intervention assistance
  • Providing on-going group therapy to clients
  • Organizing and leading case management meetings
  • Participating in quality improvement projects

This position is full-time, with a salary range of $40,000 to $50,000.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum master's level counselor degree (MSW)
  • Three years of clinical experience
  • Current Arizona license
  • Bilingual ability (English - Spanish)
How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, contact Emma Viera at 602.257.4338 or [email protected].
*New* Family Support Specialist - Parent Aid (Tucson)

Description: The Family Support Specialist works with families to strengthen parenting skills, enhance family quality time, improve child behavior, improve problem solving skills, increase family self-sufficiency, and strengthen knowledge of life skills such as budgeting, nutrition, home safety, etc. Primary duties include the following:

  • Visiting families regularly and providing family support
  • Teaching, role modeling, demonstrating, and, where applicable, offering group training to families
  • Implementing family assessment at intake and during regular intervals
  • Supporting families in identifying and accessing community resources
  • Facilitating parent education workshops and/or classes
  • Maintaining accurate and timely documentation and administrative records
  • Inputting data into a database
  • Working with families to establish and accomplish family goal plans
  • Participating in all staff meetings
  • Representing Parent Aid in the community
  • Answering phones
  • Accepting and/or making referrals
How to Apply: Click here for a full job description. To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by September 13th.
*New* Behavioral Health Clinician, Adolescent IOP - Native American Connections (Phoenix)

Description: This position is responsible for the coordination, management, and delivery of direct client counseling and case management services to assigned individuals and groups participating in Native American Connections' programs. Some responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide chemical dependency counseling to individuals/groups using the Matrix Model
  • Engage in contingency management services, including UA administration and coordination of activities that support the Adolescent Outpatient Program
  • Document all services provided through client records and data (i.e., demographic data, treatment plans, psychosocial history, progress notes, discharge planning, etc.)
  • Oversee and assist each assigned client with individualized service planning and reviews
  • Provide culturally sensitive therapy modalities through existing services, outside referral services, or the development of new services
  • Assist in clinical discharge planning and/or referring clients to/or providing alternative services
  • Provide reports/other utilization management documents
  • Develop and maintain community relationships to recruit new clients
  • Facilitate and participate in Child and Family Teams
How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, contact Madeleine Stilwell at 602.254.3247 or [email protected].
Case Aide Manager - Native American Connections (Phoenix)

Description: The primary responsibility of this position is to direct and manage the case aide staff. This position represents case aides at staff meetings and management meetings. Some responsibilities include the following:

  • Scheduling, training, orienting, supervising, and evaluating case aide staff
  • Working a variety of shifts to observe, train, and motivate staff (on call 24/7)
  • Monitoring client chores, activities, and medication
  • Documenting, monitoring, and implementing document requirements of all log books
  • Assuming responsibility for facility quarterly fire alarm drills and first aid kit maintenance and submission of documentation
  • Assisting in inventory control and secures Facility Treatment Program Center property and supplies

Qualifications: Candidates with a bachelor's degree in a social services or mental health field are preferred. Other qualifications include the following:

  • Two to five years' supervisory experience
  • Two years' experience in a behavioral health field
  • Ability to perform general janitorial duties, including bending, moving furniture, heavy and light cleaning, and carrying up to 40 lbs
  • Experience with the Native American population is preferred
  • Valid Arizona driver's license
  • Valid CPR, first aid, and fingerprint certificates (after hire)
How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, contact Madeleine Stilwell at 602.254.3247 or [email protected].
Clinical Supervisor - Native American Connections (Phoenix)

Description: Native American Connections is offering a dynamic opportunity to administer clinical assessments and provide therapeutic and support services through individual counseling and group work with both homeless transitional aged youth (ages 18 to 21) and those in transitional housing. This opportunity provides a key position on an SAMHSA grant. This position will be expected to do the following:

  • Provide success plan recommendations to Youth Development Coordinators and other HomeBase Youth Services (HBYS) staff based on clinical interactions and assessment tools administered
  • Provide substance abuse and general mental health counseling to individuals, families, groups, or significant others as necessary
  • Provide supervision and/or consultation to employees and interns within the Clinical Services department
  • Research, develop, and present new psycho-educational groups

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in clinical social work, counseling, or closely related discipline (master's preferred)
  • Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Licensure preferred
  • Three to five years' specialized experience in social services working with the general mental health and/or substance abuse population
  • Three to five years' supervisory experience
  • Skill in the application of DSM-IV methodology and Motivational Interviewing
  • Experience in working with the homeless population and/or substance abuse preferred
How to Apply: For more information, or to apply, contact Madeleine Stilwell at 602.254.3247 or [email protected].
Housing Services
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Training and Education
*New* Job Preparation Specialist - Concerned Citizens for Community Health (Scottsdale)

Description: This position screens and selects high-potential candidates for job training services who meet standards for specific programs. The position also provides case management for 35 individuals (12 on an intensive basis) to establish goals, provide direction, maintain case notes, and track costs. The position is responsible for community outreach and job development. The Job Preparation Specialist also presents workshops, coordinates job and education fairs, and assists clients in a career center.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have experience in vocational services, great time management skills demonstrated in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to utilize various computer systems. A skill in communicating with clients, other social service agencies, and team members located in the facility is also expected.

A qualified candidate's background reflects a bachelor's degree in human services and a minimum of two years' work experience in vocational training and case management. S/he will have excellent written, verbal, and computer skills, and a commitment to serving others.

How to Apply: Send your resume and a cover letter, including salary requirements, to [email protected]. Only e-mail responses will be considered.
Part-time General Instructor - Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (Scottsdale)

Description: Under the direct supervision of the Youth Development Supervisor, this position will assist in all clerical, instructional, and program tasks. The salary range is $9-$12/hour. Job duties include the following:

  • Supervise children in a variety of program areas and activities such as art, sports, fitness, game room, tech lab, education, life skills, and character and leadership development as assigned
  • Plan, prepare, and develop various teaching aids
  • Assist students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts
  • Present subject matter to students, utilizing a variety of methods and techniques, such as lecture, discussion, and supervised role playing
  • Administer pre- and post-course tests
  • Drive children to/from branch locations
  • Assist with and attend field trips
  • Assist children with school homework
  • Confer with parents on the progress of students

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent, plus meaningful work experience closely related to the tasks of the job
  • Ability to supervise children in a variety of program areas and activities
  • Ability to plan and coordinate multiple and varied tasks
  • Excellent team building and team leadership skills
  • Strong customer service attitude
  • At least 21 years of age preferred
  • Prior experience working with children in a learning environment preferred
How to Apply: Send resumes to [email protected].

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