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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

November 21, 2003

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What's New
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Nonprofit Leadership Education - Spring Schedule Now Available!

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is pleased to announce the Spring schedule of professional development and graduate education courses in nonprofit leadership and management. The Center serves as a hub for nonprofit leadership education through a comprehensive array of both credit and noncredit curricular offerings. Classes start the week of January 20, 2004.

As a program of the Center, the Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) offers fifteen noncredit courses taught by outstanding practitioners and academicians. Each course may be taken individually or as part of a comprehensive professional development certificate program. The Spring schedule includes: Financial Management Principles, Leadership and Ethics, Strategic Management, Program Evaluation and Law and Legal Issues. For more information, visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi.htm, call (480) 965-1867 or e-mail to nmi@asu.edu.

The Center also offers a fifteen credit Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. Graduate courses offered this Spring include Financial Management, Philanthropy: Theory & Practice, Program Evaluation, and Arts and Public Policy. For more information, visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/edu_grad.htm, call (480) 965-0607 or e-mail to nonprofit@asu.edu.

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*Save the Date!* - Nonprofit Community Holiday Party
December 17th

Join us for the Nonprofit Community Holiday Party, co-hosted by Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE) and the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Portland's Restaurant & Wine Bar 105 W Portland St, Phoenix. Meet old friends, make new acquaintances, mix & mingle -- cash bar, great appetizers. No charge, but space is limited - so please register ASAP at the ONE website at: www.oneaz.org. For more information, e-mail to info@oneaz.org.

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Announcements

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*Last Week to Register!* - 11th Annual Nonprofit Day
December 5th

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is pleased to present: "Inspiring Confidence and Trust: Issues and Answers for Nonprofits" to be held on December 5th at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Phoenix. The agenda includes provocative speakers, informative workshops and stimulating dialogue with peers about this very important and timely subject.

Workshop topics include:

  • Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset
  • Developing an Ethics Program
  • Strategic Communication
  • Donor Stewardship
  • Transparency and the Form 990 - Presented by GuideStar

Space is limited - so please register by November 28th to ensure your spot.
For more information or to register for the 11th Annual Nonprofit Day, visit the Center's website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_npday_info.htm, call (480) 965-5548 or e-mail michelle.lyons-mayer@asu.edu.

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Highlight on Groundspring.org

As part of its work with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's "Unleashing Resources" initiative, the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is collaborating with nonprofit support and capacity organizations across the country. Although the organizations involved in this broad national coalition have diverse programs, all share the common goal of helping nonprofit organizations achieve their missions. We will highlight one or two organizations in each of the future issues of the Arizona Community Report. Community stakeholders of our Center are encouraged to contact these organizations directly to see how they may benefit from their offerings.

Groundspring.org is a nonprofit organization whose mission is "Growing Nonprofits with Internet Tools and Training" . Groundspring offers nonprofit organizations three popular technology tools:

  • Donate Now - A simple and cost-effective way for nonprofits to process credit card donations directly through their web site. DonateNow has raised over 5 million dollars for nearly 670 nonprofits since its inception.
  • Email Now - An email messaging tool to help nonprofits send eNewsletters, raise money online, and communicate with supporters. This low-cost service comes with many features, including html formatting, tracking, and import/export features.
  • Ebase - Groundspring has joined forces with ebase, a database system built by and for nonprofits that includes fundraising, volunteer, and contact management. Groundspring will help support and maintain ebase for the over 4,000 nonprofit organizations currently using ebase, and will also increase the awareness of ebase by adding it to Groundspring's current offerings.
  • To contact Groundspring or to find out more, please visit their website at www.groundspring.org.

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    Events

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    NPower Arizona Brown Bag - "Web Strategies for Nonprofits"
    December 2

    A web site can be a very powerful tool: It can communicate your mission to the public. It can reach out to funders for donations. It can offer interactive features to your constituents. Creating and maintaining a web site can be simple, or extremely complicated, depending on what you want your site to do. NPower Arizona offers tips on working with your web site, whether you're just starting the planning process or are improving your current site. 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at NPower Arizona, 1295 West Washington, Suite 104, Tempe, AZ 85281. These events are open and free to the community. Seating is limited, so please contact Beverly Tyson at (602) 343-6797 for details or to register. For more information about NPower Arizona and upcoming events, please visit their website at www.NPowerAZ.org.

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    AFP Luncheon - "2003 Professional Development Partnership Program"
    December 3

    Give yourself a gift this holiday season! Come to the AFP meeting on Wednesday, December 3, 2003. Consistently regarded as one of the best educational presentations of the year, the December luncheon features the 2003 participants in the Professional Development Partnership Program. Each will present a summary of their requisite service projects and each will be prepared to entertain your questions. If you are new to the field, you will enjoy hearing from those with a similar perspective. If you are seasoned professional, you will be rejuvenated by fresh perspectives. This program will be emceed by John Scola, 2003 Chair of the Professional Development Partnership program. The panel includes: Hank Arens - Kivel Campus of Care, Jeff VanBrunt - Arizona Right To Life, Nicolle Walker - St. Mary's Food Bank, Michele Spidel - Kids Voting Arizona, Patrick McWhortor - NPower AZ, Larry Bleich - Arizona Humane Society.

    AFP monthly luncheons are the first Wednesday of every month (except in August due to the State Conference) at the Phoenix Country Club, located on the northeast corner of 7th St. and Thomas Rd. Meet and greet is 11:30 am -12:00 pm with the luncheon from 12:00 pm -1:30 pm. Cost: Lunch-$25 Members $35 Non-Members; Workshop-$25 Members $35 Non-Members.

    For more detailed information on the upcoming luncheon as well as online registration forms visit the AFP website at: http://www.afpaz.org/events.html. Or - call (602) 241-6774 or send e-mail to afp@assocmgrs.com to make your reservation. Payment is due at the registration table on the day of the meeting. Attendees who do not RSVP cannot be guaranteed a lunch. No Shows will be billed.

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    11th Annual Nonprofit Day - "Inspiring Confidence and Trust: Issues and Answers for Nonprofits"
    December 5

    The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is pleased to announce that the 11th Annual Nonprofit Day will be held on December 5, 2003. This year's topic will be "Inspiring Confidence and Trust: Issues and Answers for Nonprofit Organizations" and will coincide with the release of a research monograph on this same subject. Nonprofit Day, held on the first Friday in December each year, is designed to equip nonprofit leaders with the best knowledge and tools available to address emerging challenges and opportunities in the nonprofit sector. Utilizing a blend of sound theory and practical tools, Nonprofit Day is developed with the nonprofit professional in mind. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Phoenix, 122 North Second Street - For more information or to register, please visit the Center's website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_npday_info.htm.

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    NPower Arizona Brown Bag - "Tech Security for Nonprofits"
    December 9

    Nonprofits rely on computers, email and databases to do business. But increasingly, they need to be concerned with the security of this technology. NPower Arizona staff will offer tips and best practices to keep your systems and information protected against harm. 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at NPower Arizona, 1295 West Washington, Suite 104, Tempe, AZ 85281. These events are open and free to the community. Seating is limited, so please contact Beverly Tyson at (602) 343-6797 for details or to register. For more information about NPower Arizona and upcoming events, please visit their website at www.NPowerAZ.org.

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    Basic Volunteer Management Training -"Supervising Volunteers & Evaluating the Volunteer Program"
    December 17

    Basic Volunteer Management trainings are designed to provide basic information about starting and/or managing a volunteer program. This year, the Volunteer Center has expanded basic volunteer management trainings to include an overview (similar to the "original" Basic Volunteer Management training) and more in-depth training around volunteer recruitment, placing volunteers, orienting and training volunteers, supervising volunteers and evaluating your volunteer program. All trainings are from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Each training session is $60 with discounts for Full and Affiliate Partners of the Volunteer Center as well as current AVACA members. A 10% discount will apply to those registering for the series of 3 trainings. There will only be a hour for lunch - participants can provide their own lunch or one will be available for an additional $7.50. The Basic Volunteer Management training will utilize the curriculum developed by the Points of Light Foundation. Contact Lenore Parker, Director of Program Services at (602) 263-9736 ext. 504 or lenore.parker@volunteerphoenix.org.

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    Nonprofit Enrichment Series - "Board Governance: Building Passion for Mission"
    January 21 - West Valley Location
    January 23 – East Valley Location
    January 26 - North/Central Location

    The third of seven segments included in the Nonprofit Enrichment Series, offered by the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This three-hour seminar contains a video lecture presentation on the topic from a leading national expert and includes facilitated group discussion and exercises. Participants will:

  • Learn how to assess board composition
  • Learn how to build a diverse board, where to find board members and how to recruit them
  • Learn creative approaches to board orientation and to building board commitment to mission
  • January 21, 9:00 am -12:00 pm at Catholic Social Services - Westside Head Start, 7400 West Olive, Phoenix; or January 23, 9:00 am -12:00 pm at the Mesa United Way, 137 East University, Mesa; January 26, 9:00 am -12:00 pm at the Flinn Foundation, 1802 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. Fee is $30 per person - pre-registration is required. For more information about the entire series, or to register, visit the Center's website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_ees.htm or call (480) 965-0607.

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    Job Opportunities

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    *New Listing* - Gear-Up Scholarship Program Coordinator

    Coordination of scholarship funds conveyed by Northern Arizona University (NAU) GEAR UP to the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is made possible through the management services of the Foundation. ACF is charged with creating the means for administering GEAR UP scholarships, including the employment of an individual to provide for this function.

    This individual will serve as the primary link between Northern Arizona University, its Central GEAR UP Office, and the Arizona Community Foundation. Policy and procedural decisions will be developed in conjunction with the NAU GEAR UP Director, Principal Investigator, NAU Office of Grants and Contracts, and NAU Financial Aids Office. The position will also serve as a link between GEAR UP Scholarship funds and other public or private resources available to support GEAR UP students. Prior to 2006, this position will focus primarily upon planning, coordinating and preparing to implement the scholarship component of NAU GEAR UP and public awareness activity; after 2006, when GEAR UP participants become eligible to receive Arizona GEAR UP Foundation support, and if funding permits, the position focus will transition to scholarship fund disbursement and monitoring of student progress. Start Date: January 1, 2004. For more information about this position go to: http://www.azfoundation.com/content/view_article.xpl?article_id=681.

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    *New Listing* - Chapter Director - American Liver Foundation

    Exciting opportunity to join growing National Health Agency in position of Director for Phoenix-based statewide Arizona Chapter. Ideal for experienced #2 looking to run own agency. Must have proven experience in the following areas: fundraising (particularly special events); board and volunteer development; community outreach; and planning/budgeting. Knowledge of patient education and services a plus. Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefit package. Please send resume and salary history in confidence to: Joe Kleiber, American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, NY 10038. FAX: (212) 483-8179 or jkleiber@liverfoundation.org.

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    *New Listing* - Program Associate - Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA)

    The Institute of Cultural Affairs in Phoenix is pleased to announce a job opportunity for the position of Program Associate with the Youth as Facilitative Leaders program. The position will join the 'Community Leadership and Learning' team to oversee the implementation, support and coordination of the program. The Program Associate will be largely involved with facilitating action plans for youth groups as part of a funded youth civic engagement campaign; and delivering ICA training to youth. We are especially interested in candidates that have experience of ICA's 'Technology of Participation' facilitation and training, and we welcome applications from those that are able to assume position responsibilities immediately. For a copy of the job description and application details, please send an email to Shelley Hung shung@ica-usa.org or call on 602-955-4811. More information about the Institute of Cultural Affairs can be found at www.ica-usa.org.

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    *New Listing* - Receptionist - Phoenix Day

    Phoenix Day is a child care facility located in South Central Phoenix. We are the oldest, continually operating child care facility in Arizona. We pride ourselves in maintaining an excellent reputation and being a highly respected center. We are currently seeking a receptionist to help manage our front office and reception area. 40 hours per week at $7.50 per hour. Benefits: medical and dental coverage, paid holidays, sick/personal days, vacation days, professional development opportunities. If you are interested, please fax a cover letter describing your qualifications and attach a resume to (602) 254-6350. Questions should be directed to Yvette Toledo Katsenes, Executive Director at (602) 254-4613.

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    *New Listing* - Community Representative - Student Exchange Program

    AYUSA International is a non-profit high school foreign exchange student organization. We welcome teenagers from over 60 countries worldwide and provide host family placement and ongoing supervision for 5 and 10-month academic programs. The Community Representative is a part-time position designed for people with a strong desire to do something rewarding in the community and earn some extra money to help supplement their income. Applicants best suited for this work should enjoy teenagers, have a strong interest in cross-cultural communication, and feel comfortable networking in the community. Basic responsibilities include recruiting and interviewing host families, providing ongoing support to families and students and maintaining professional contact with local high schools. All applicants must be available during some evening and weekend hours. Full training and support will be provided through branch offices located throughout the U.S. Payment is in the form of a stipend per student placement. This is a statewide opportunity. If interested, please email staff@ayusa.org or call toll-free (888) 552-9872.

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    *New Listing* - Data Manager - Arizona Family Planning Council

    The Arizona Family Planning Council is a private non-profit organization founded in 1974 with a vision to increase access to family planning. The Council administers federal Title X funds for family planning services in the state of Arizona through a network of community based agencies that provide clinical family planning services to about 40,000 individuals per year. Operational responsibilities of this position include management and analysis of both primary and secondary data sources for program management, program evaluation and needs assessment activities. Other responsibilities include provision of technical assistance, program development, community collaboration and preparation of reports. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

    Resumes, including expected salary range, are accepted by fax, mail or email to Arizona Family Planning Council, 2920 N. 24th Avenue #26, Phoenix, AZ 85015; Fax: (602) 252-3708 or charrison@azfpc.org. For inquiries feel free to contact Charlotte Harrison, Executive Director at (602) 258-5777 or charrison@azfpc.org. This announcement is available at www.azfpc.org. Position is open until filled.

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    *New Listing* - Executive Director - Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education

    The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education ("AFLSE" or the "Foundation"), the philanthropic arm of the State Bar of Arizona, is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. The Foundation plays a leading role in preparing Arizona youth for civic responsibility and providing access to justice for Arizona's poor. The Foundation reaches more than 100,000 school children each year through its Law Related Education (LRE) program by training teachers, school resource officers, and probation officers about our laws, justice system and the foundations of democracy. The Foundation also receives Interest on Lawyer's Trust Accounts (IOLTA) money and uses the money for grants to non-profit organizations that provide free legal assistance to the poor so all people in Arizona can have a voice in our justice system.

    The Executive Director will be responsible for general foundation administration and development in accordance with the policy and programmatic decisions of the Board of Directors; will organize, direct, coordinate and implement activities to accomplish policy and programmatic decisions; will oversee and administer an annual budget of approximately $3 million; and will serve as a liaison with the State Bar, Supreme Court and other relevant entities, including the public, IOLTA grantees, educational agencies and related national organizations. For more information, visit our website at www.azflse.org.

    Salary: $80,000+ commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package. To Apply: Send a letter of interest along with current resume and salary requirements to Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, Attn: Human Resources-WS, 111 West Monroe, Suite 1800, Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1742, or fax materials to (602) 271-4930. Close date for receipt of resumes is December 1, 2003. The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    *New Listing* - Membership Services Coordinator - Maricopa County Bar Association

    The Maricopa County Bar Association, a voluntary organization servicing the needs of the legal profession has an immediate opening for a membership services coordinator. Primary duties include maintaining the database, general office work, seeking out potential member benefits and day to day communication with members. Works closely with the membership director on special projects, as assigned. The individual must possess excellent customer service skills, excellent oral/written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office, and be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy. Bachelor degree preferred. Salary range $27K - $30K with excellent benefits. Interested parties please send a letter of interest and your resume to: Maricopa County Bar Association, Sonya Brant, 303 East Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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    *New Listing* - AmeriCorps - Make A Difference

    Make A Difference is offering a unique and exciting opportunity for individuals to gain non-profit and career experience. Made possible by a grant from our national affiliate, City Cares, we are hiring a team of 17 people to fill newly created AmeriCorps positions. We have five exciting positions still available:

  • John C Lincoln Health Network - Literacy Coordinator
  • St. Vincent de Paul - Case Manager
  • St. Vincent de Paul - Public Relations/Volunteer Coordinator
  • Make A Difference - Community Programs Coordinator
  • The Salvation Army, Project Hope - Homeless Outreach Coordinator
  • See details on our website www.makeadifference.org. Please send resume and cover letter to: Lisa Stevenson, c/o Make A Difference, 5151 N 19th Avenue, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85015 or fax to: 602-973-9233 or email to lisa@makeadifference.org. These positions will begin December 2003/January 2004.

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    *New Listing* - Executive Director - Leadership Workshops Foundation for Youth and Family

    Leadership Workshops Foundation for Youth and Family is a young organization that offers nationally recognized programs that have been around for twenty-five years to Arizona's teens and families. The programs include a unique youth-mentoring-youth approach, along with a highly skilled staff of adult educators, parents and leaders from within the community, along with the use of cooperative games and problem-solving initiatives to make the learning relevant to each individual's personal life.

    The Foundation is seeking an Executive Director with excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for youth to bring this organization to the next level. The successful candidate will demonstrate success in building relationships and interacting with a diverse group of community activists and volunteers, young people, parents, and corporate leaders. Proven organizational development skills are required, as well as the ability to develop, implement and monitor a budget, strategic plan and associated performance objectives. Fundraising experience, non-profit management and public speaking skills are highly desirable. Leadership Workshops Foundation for Youth and Family offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

    Please send a resume and cover letter to: LWF@cox.net. Deadline for submission of resume is December 12, 2003. For more information, please visit our web site at www.leadershipfdn.org.

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    *New Listing* - Training Coordinator - NPower Arizona

    NPower Arizona seeks a qualified Training Coordinator. NPower Arizona was formed in 2002 to help all Arizona nonprofits - regardless of size, sector or geography - access and use technology to expand the reach and impact of their services. We provide technology planning, implementation and training services to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

    The Training Coordinator will focus on developing the training services and the community services programs. The Coordinator will develop nonprofit technology curricular content, ranging from hands-on, skill-based software application training to informational seminars and workshops for nonprofit leaders. The Coordinator will also work with the Director of Nonprofit Services to identify opportunities for collaboration in the community, which leverages local resources and facilities to ensure affordable training for nonprofits that is geographically convenient. The Coordinator will ensure that the quality of training meets NPower Arizona quality assurance expectations, and work with individual trainers to fulfill that objective. Salary in the lower 40's, but DOE. A bachelor's degree is required, and two (2) years of teaching or training experience is preferred.

    Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a thorough resume detailing their professional experience, a minimum of three (3) references, two (2) recent writing samples and a cover letter to: Karen Hurlbert, NPower Arizona, 1295 W. Washington, Suite 104, Tempe, AZ 85281. Position open until filled. Interviews will begin after November 17. No telephone solicitations please. For more information about NPower AZ - visit the website at: www.npoweraz.org.

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    *New Listing* - Program Director - All-Star Kids Tutoring

    All Star Kids Tutoring, a volunteer literacy tutoring program for elementary-school-age children, is looking for a career seeking individual who wants to make an impact. Diverse job requires strong integrity, professionalism, people skills, and work ethic. Duties include volunteer management and recruitment as well as program development and marketing. Must have positive attitude, exceptional organization skills and ability to manage multiple projects and follow through on assignments. Bachelor degree required. Fax salary and resume to (602) 861-6838.

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    *New Listing* - Area Agency on Aging Director - Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG)

    This is a full time position located at the NACOG central office in Flagstaff. The AAA Director is responsible for the overall administration, planning, monitoring, evaluation, and development of the regional program for the elderly under the Older Americans Act, Title V, and other programs. Experience and training equivalent to a Master's Degree in Gerontology, Business Management, Public Administration, Social Services, or related field plus five years related experience and/or training, including supervisory experience is required. The pay range begins at $42,538. This is a program funding dependent position. The recruitment closes at 4:00 P.M. December 10, 2003. An application is required. Contact NACOG Human Resources for a job description and application, (928) 213-5200, 119 E. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ. 86001.

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    Director of Operational Support - Teach For America Phoenix

    The Director of Operational Support works directly with the staff of a regional office of Teach For America and is responsible for not only providing smooth day-to-day operation of the regional office, but also acting as the region's technological and financial contact. In addition, the Director of Operational Support will take on a substantial role in development and/or programmatic activities that take place in the office. Qualifications: Seeking candidates who demonstrate excellent responsibility, organizational and communication skills, and believe deeply in our organization's mission. Teach For America makes a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for staff positions. We are especially interested in candidates who are able to assume position responsibilities immediately. Compensation: Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. For a complete job description, and to apply online, please visit our website at www.teachforamerica.org/staff_opps.html. We will only accept applications through our online module.

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