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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

February 1, 2005

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What's New

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The Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness - Social Enterprise
March 3 & 4


Limited Number of Scholarships Available Now!

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management's 7th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness will be held March 3 - 4, 2005. The topic for this Forum is Social Enterprise: building service capacity through non-traditional approaches and strategic thinking for long-range sustainability. There are a limited amount of scholarship opportunities available. Scholarships cover all but $25 of the full-conference registration fee. (Scholarship recipients will pay $25 for conference registration). Priority will be given to senior level staff and board member applicants from small-to-medium size nonprofit organizations based outside of Maricopa County.

Please fax completed applications to the attention of Patricia Lewis at (480) 727-8878 no later than February 18, 2004. If scholarship support is being requested for multiple individuals from your organization, please complete a separate application for each individual. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than February 24, 2004.

Click here to download Scholarship Application (pdf)

National and state social enterprise experts will offer their experiences and practical strategies for success. Get ready to ramp up your strategic partnerships with the advice of Bill Strickland, MacArthur Genius recipient and Founder & CEO of the Manchester Craft's Guild and Bidwell Training Centre in Pittsburgh PA. Learn what is driving grantmaker decisions from Kathleen Enright, Executive Director of the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Washington DC. Dream big for earned income with the inspiration of author and national fundraiser Andy Robinson.

The price to attend this conference is $125. Board members may attend at the discounted rate of $90. Click here to register for this years Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness.

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Now Available! - Nonprofit Management Institute Spring 2005 Schedule

The Spring 2005 schedule of classes and workshops offered by the Nonprofit Management Institute is now available at our website with registration beginning immediately. Arizona State University continues its commitment to nonprofit professional development with an array of courses being offered at the Downtown Center.

Continuing education courses can be taken alone or as part of the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Among the course offerings slated for the coming semester: Strategic Management , Results-Oriented Program Evaluation, Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations, Leadership and Ethics in the Nonprofit Sector, Press, Power & Politics, and Marketing for the Nonprofit Organization. Click here to receive more information or e-mail us at nmi@asu.edu

The Nonprofit Excellence Enrichment Series continues through May with upcoming topics such as Marketing, Mission-Based Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Volunteer Management, and Strategic Alliances. Each three-hour seminar contains a video presentation on the topic from a leading national expert and includes facilitated group discussion and exercises. Click here to receive more information or e-mail us at nmi@asu.edu.

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Announcements

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Cochise County Steps Program Announces Grant Opportunities

STEPS to a Healthier Cochise County is now accepting applications for funds to support education and outreach projects in the second year of the program. Two grant programs are now available though the STEPS program. The first, a mini-grant initiative, will fund projects with budgets ranging from less than $100 to $5,000. The second initiative, a Cochise County RFP, will fund projects with budgets ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.

Any not-for-profit organization, entity, or group in Cochise County is eligible to apply for a STEPS grant to fund projects that support the objectives of the STEPS program: to help residents of Cochise College better understand, manage, and offset the chronic diseases of Diabetes, Asthma and Obesity. Programs and projects that offer creative and innovative ways to educate Cochise County residents of all ages about ways to prevent and manage these chronic diseases are encouraged.

The STEPS Program in Arizona is made possible by a grant from the National Centers for Disease Control who recognizes that Asthma, Diabetes, and Obesity are epidemics in the United States. The STEPS program in Cochise County invites all County residents to take advantage of this opportunity to help their groups, clubs, schools and organizations tackle the challenges of these diseases through education, special programs, and increased opportunities for physical activity.

The deadline for completion and submittal of the RFP is February 28, 2005, at 2:00 pm in the County's purchasing office at the Bisbee County Complex. A copy of the full RFP is available as an attachment to this Email, and from the Cochise County Purchasing Office in Bisbee. The RFP can also be requested by telephone by calling 520-432-8393. There are no deadlines for mini-grant applications. Applications will be accepted in person or by mail at the STEPS office in the Bisbee Health Department Offices. Applications will cycle each month. All application received by the last day of each month will be reviewed by the fifth day of the next month, with awards made monthly until all available funds are allocated. Application forms for mini-grants may be requested by telephone by calling 520-432-9455. More information about the STEPS grant program is available by calling the STEPS office: 520-432-9455.

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Volunteer Center of Maricopa County - National Youth Service Day

April 15 17 is National Youth Service Day and millions of youth are expected to volunteer worldwide. The Volunteer Center will be coordinating service opportunities for over 1,000 valley youth. This would be a great opportunity for your agency to utilize volunteers.

If your agency has a project you would like to include with National Youth Service Day, you may register it online at www.volunteerphoenix.org beginning January 31st or contact Sarah Aubrey and request registration forms be sent to you. To maximize recruitment efforts please send information by Wednesday, February 9th, 2005! If you have any questions please contact Sarah Aubrey at (602)263-9736 x870 or via email at sarah.aubrey@volunteerphoenix.org .

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Events

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Financial Management Principles for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 103)
February 4 & 5

Analyze the principles of managerial accounting. 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. The instructors are Tom Avery, Matt Madonna and Rob Leslie. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $330. For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-0607 - nmi@asu.edu.

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Leadership and Ethics in the Nonprofit Sector (NMI 105)
February 8, 10, & 15

Learn to implement principles and practices of effective leadership in the nonprofit sector including lobbying, empowering staff and volunteers and tracking emerging trends. Examine ethical challenges in nonprofit leadership. The instructor is Tim Delaney. 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $150. For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-0607 - nmi@asu.edu.

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The Arizona Society of CPAs - Hot Topics for Not-for-Profits: Impacts of SOX, Best Practices & Fiduciary Responsibility (Tucson)
February 9

This seminar will discuss SOX requirements and which ones might be beneficial to or eventually required by NPOs; how to setup and maintain audit committees; and current SAS99 requirements in auditing and how it affects management and boards of NPOs. Workshop will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and end around 12:00 p.m. Pima College Downtown Campus is located at 1255 N. Stone, Building CC Amethyst, Room 180. Member Fees are $40 and nonmember fee is $60.

To register or for more information - Click Here

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The West Valley Resource Coalition
February 9 - (Peoria)

WVRC offers "How to Collaborate".  Do you know the life cycles of a collaborative effort and how to make the best of the partners involved?  8am-9:30am at the Challenger Learning Center in Peoria, 21170 North 83rd Avenue.  This presentation is part of the Coalition's "Breakfast Buzz" Series.  More information can be obtained by calling Joyce Lopez-Powell at Valley of the Sun United Way at 602.631.4824 or email to jlopezpowell@vsuw.org

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Association of Fundraising Professionals (Greater Arizona Chapter) - The Buck Stops Here
February 10

Being a one-person development staff is a major balancing act. But it's also very individual. Each month, we will give you a chance to ask the questions you need answered to get your job done. Topics suggested by the participants: February 10: Okay, You're Hired! Now What? There is no charge for this session! Reserve by contacting Carole Kauffman via email at ckauffman@tobyhouse.com or by calling (602) 234-3338.

The session will be held at Communities in Schools at 4520 N. Central Ave., Suite 560, Phoenix, 1:30pm - 3pm.

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Nonprofit Enrichment Series - Mission Based Management: More Mission for Your Money
February 16 - West Valley Location
February 18 - East Valley Location
February 28 - North/Central Location

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 get more out of existing resources by using standard business techniques.
  • The business practices of a successful nonprofit organization
  • The key components of effective staff management in today's environment.

Peter C. Brinckerhoff, the video lecturer, is a nationally recognized expert on improving the management of not-for-profit organizations. He has led seminars, workshops, and training sessions for organizations across the country. He has been a featured speaker at many not-for-profit organization meetings and has written articles for the leading publications in the field. His work has helped thousands. Peter is also an award winning author of many books.

To learn more about this class or to register please click here.

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Volunteer Center of Maricopa County -Planning your Volunteer Program
February 17

This training will begin at 9am and end at 1pm. Event location is Arizona Call-A-Teen. Margie Coggins and Liz Weirauch of The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County will be presenting. This training focuses on identifying methods of conducting needs assessments, writing a purpose statement for your volunteer program, determining what roles are appropriate for volunteers, writing volunteer position descriptions, and identifying key elements of a volunteer program budget.

Please contact Liz Weirauch at (623)925-9445 or via email at elizabeth.weirauch@volunteerphoenix.org for more details and a registration form.

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Debbie Stewart of Stewart Communications - How to Get Free Publicity for Your Nonprofit Organization
February 17

Anyone who is interested in learning how to effectively communicate with the media to ensure the most complete and accurate free press coverage for their nonprofit organization should attend this seminar. All seminar participants will receive an extensive Seminar Notebook, including samples of Public Service Announcements, News Stories, and Fact Sheets. As an additional bonus, you'll receive a free copy of the "Chance Enhancer" Media Guide of tri-city media contacts. PLUS, you'll receive free media updates and "insider's tips" available ONLY to Media Guide owners via email for a full year.

Debbie Stewart of Stewart Communications will be presenting. Debbie is a nonprofit consultant. She has been writing releases and pitching stories to the media for nonprofit organizations for more than twenty years. She was a guest columnist for "The Prescott Courier," produced shows for KUSK-TV, and she's a frequent guest on radio and television. She also publishes "By the Seat of Our Pants," a newsletter for nonprofit managers.

The location for this seminar is Yavapai County Jeep Posse facility near Pioneer Park in north Prescott. Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (lunch on your own). Cost is $49 per person, advance registration only. Class size is limited. You may register by Check, Money Order, MC or VISA Credit Card, or by Purchase Order, by Mail to: Stewart Communications, P.O. Box 11929, Prescott AZ 86304, by Phone (928) 778-3747, or by Fax to: (928) 778-5275 (24 hours).

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Effective Supervision (NMI 104)
February 17 & 24
March 3 & 10

New supervisors and those seeking enhancement of supervisory effectiveness will gain insight on being an effective supervisor based on self-assessment and practical skill development. Review employment laws, behaviorally based interviewing, performance management, coaching and counseling, confident delegation and employee recognition and retention strategies. 5pm - 9pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Instructor Alice Conner, M.S. from Arizona State University, is the former director of human resources for Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona. She currently provides human resource management consulting services to nonprofit organizations locally and nationally. Cost: $250. For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit or contact us at (480) 965-0607 - nmi@asu.edu.

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Phoenix Grants Forum - Sharing the Vision for a Better Community
February 24

This forum is sponsored by The City of Phoenix and GRANTS USA, in cooperation with the Arizona Grantmakers Forum. Forum is for grant seekers from nonprofit organizations and the public sector. Speakers will discuss funding opportunities for partnering with you to respond to local needs.

Forum begins at 9am and ends at 10:45am. Continental breakfast will be served. The location is Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave. Please enter through the employee entrance, southeast or left of the public entrance. Featured speakers will be Jacky Alling and Rudy Guglielmo, The Arizona Community Foundation; Rene Deida, The Prudential Foundation and Cheryl Pablo, The Gila River Indian Community.

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AFP CFRE Review Course Offered in Phoenix
March 17-18

If you are planning to sit for the CFRE Exam in Phoenix in March or at another exam site, or just want to benefit from a review of the main components of a complete fundraising program, then consider taking some time for yourself and attend the AFP CFRE Review Course on March 17 & 18, 2005, in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Class size is limited, and the deadline for course registration is March 10.

Offered by the Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the class will be taught by senior fundraising professionals who hold the internationally-recognized CFRE credentials. Cost: $350 Members, $390 Non-Members.

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Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* *Multiple Listings* Scottsdale Cultural Council


Associate Director of Development Scottsdale Center for the Arts

The Scottsdale Center for the Arts seeks an experienced development professional to support the SCA director and the vice president of Development in the management and coordination of SCA's development and fundraising efforts to meet short and long-term budgetary needs. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum B.A. degree with related course work in non-profit management including annual fund, major gifts, special events and sponsorship, or related field and 5 years development experience. CFRE preferred.

Grant writing and major gift experience is strongly desired. This position executes fund raising activities and programs including corporate, individual, foundation, government giving, grant research and grant writing initiatives. The Center celebrates its 30th anniversary season and offers a wide range of programming including theater, world music, jazz, dance, classical music in three theatres; diverse educational programs for adults, families, and children; a three-day nationally-recognized Arts Festival; and creative special events. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package. To apply, send your cover letter of interest and interest with your resume to: E-mail: resumes@sccarts.org OR MAIL TO: Scottsdale Cultural Council, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 OR Fax: 480-874-4699

Development Assistant - Scottsdale Center for the Arts

There is an immediate opening at Scottsdale Center for the Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art for an experienced administrative assistant professional to support the Vice President of Development and Development staff in our fund raising department. Duties include coordinating donor recognition and fulfillment efforts, assisting in the preparation of grants and proposals, generating reports and correspondence, maintaining file records, preparing mailings, and assisting with special projects.

The ideal candidate will have AA Degree or graduation from accredited secretarial school, minimum three years related experience, service and detail oriented, possess excellent interpersonal skills and have a high proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database management. Non-profit development office and Raiser's Edge experience is a plus. To apply, send resume and cover letter to: Scottsdale Cultural Council, 7380 E. 2nd St. Scottsdale., AZ 85251; Fax: (480)874-4699; or via e-mail: resumes@sccarts.org

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*New Listing* Membership Manager - Desert Botanical Garden

The beautiful Desert Botanical Garden seeks a Membership Manager to: manage all aspects of membership marketing, sales and fulfillment; collaborate with senior managers and development staff on pricing structure, analysis of regional demographics, and design of membership recruitment campaigns; and ensure the membership program is the entry point into a long-term Garden relationship.

Job requirements include a college degree and at least 5 years experience in marketing or related non-profit work. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a team environment and will possess a proven track record with target market analysis, planning and sales; high level of self-direction and motivation; ability to set priorities, reach goals, evaluate and report results; excellent speaking and writing skills, ability to lead and organize teams; expertise in managing volunteers, and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and database management. Proficiency with Raiser's Edge and Crystal Reports software preferred.

Full-time, exempt position. Reports to Director of Development. Excellent benefits are offered. Send or fax resume and cover letter to: Human Resources Director, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Fax: (480) 481-8173. For more information about the organization, visit our web site at www.dbg.org .

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*New Listing* *Multiple Listings* Valley of the Sun YMCA


Child Care Director - Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA

We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated, creative individual with a strong work ethic. Incumbent will be responsible for full operation of Preschool & Childcare/Day Camp. Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education preferred, with a minimum of 3 years experience managing multi-site programs, staff recruitment, training and supervision, budget development and monitoring, marketing and program development and assessments. VOS YMCA provides an excellent benefits package including 12% retirement. Salary scale: $28,162-$35,203. Resume deadline is February 18, 2005. Please forward resume and application to Tony Shockency at tshockency@vosymca.org

Aquatics Program Director - Southwest Valley Regional YMCA

This is an exciting opportunity for energetic, motivated individual to join the leadership team for the Valley of the Sun's newest YMCA branch. Key duties include managing, staffing, and scheduling a dynamic aquatic complex. Includes Olympic-size competition pool and additional outdoor recreational pool.

Qualified applicants will have 3 5 years aquatic programming experience, excellent organization skills, communication skills, & must be multi-task oriented. Responsibilities include supervision of staff & volunteers, fiscal development and management, planning, promotion and implementation of aquatic & recreation programs. College degree in related field & current aquatics certifications required, bi-lingual a plus. Excellent benefits. Resume deadline is February 8, 2005.


Facilities Director - Southwest Valley Regional YMCA

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual to manage and supervise day to day functions of building maintenance, security, landscape and custodial functions for a brand new state-of-the-art 24,000 sq. ft. facility. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) hands-on maintenance of mechanical equipment, HVAC systems, custodial and large aquatics complex with two outdoor pools. Develops annual maintenance budget, monitors budget monthly, and aids in development of Maintenance Reserve budget. Creates purchase orders and hires association approved vendors for maintenance or projects beyond his or her scope. Responsible for site and building cleanliness and safety, and participates in association audits. Organizes and maintains orderly facility and storage areas.

The Facilities Director will have an extensive working knowledge of central plant operations and preventative maintenance practices, chemical usage, MSDS, supervisory, planning, and air conditioning systems. The incumbent will possess human relations skills and an understanding of the YMCA mission. Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary. Resume deadline is February 8, 2005.
Visit www.valleyymca.org for more information.

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*New Listing* Leadership Development Coordinator - Phoenix Revitalization Corporation

Responsible for establishing and maintaining a leadership development program. The Leadership Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all sessions and recruiting youth and adults for leadership development training with an emphasis on building their capacity to become active in their Neighborhood Associations and Block Watch groups. The Coordinator will also be responsible for working with existing associations and groups in expanding their membership through these leadership classes. For those associations and groups not currently functioning, the Coordinator will take an active role in reviving them through the leadership training component. The revived and revitalized associations and groups will then be supported through individualized technical assistance. As further support to the associations and groups the Coordinator will work with them to create community-based information sharing documents (i.e., weekly bulletins, and bimonthly newsletter). 30 hours per week. Salary: $13.50 - $14/hr. plus benefits. Interested individuals may e-mail, fax or mail a cover letter and resume to:

Nydia G. Cortez, MPH
Executive Director, CEO
Phoenix Revitalization Corporation
Fax 602-256-0712
nydiacortez@phxrevitalization.org

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*New Listing* Administrative Assistant for Development ACLU of Arizona

The ACLU of Arizona seeks a full time Administrative Assistant for Development. The position is task oriented assisting the Executive Director and Development Committee to carry out the necessary steps for assuring that sufficient funds are raised to carry out the mission of the ACLU-AZ; to protect and preserve civil liberties as guaranteed under the United States and Arizona Constitutions. The ACLU-AZ raises money through donor solicitation, membership growth and events

The position will provide opportunities for creativity and an opportunity for advancement with success of fund raising. The position will pay in the mid 20's with excellent benefits. Interested persons should address a cover letter and resume to Eleanor Eisenberg, director@acluaz.org by January 26th, 2005. The ACLU-AZ is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. You may also request a full job description.

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*New Listing* Executive Director - Teach For America

The Executive Director is responsible for maximizing Teach For America's impact by ensuring the effectiveness of corps members and alumni as a force for short-term and long-term change, growing a sustainable base of financial support, and raising community awareness and support. The Executive Director manages a regional staff and advisory board to accomplish these goals and reports to the Vice President of Regional Operations.

As members of Teach For America's national leadership team, Executive Directors play a significant role in guiding the organization's development. Teach For America seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for the position. Teach For America is building the movement to address the achievement gap that exists between children growing up in low-income and high-income areas by rallying our nation's most promising future leaders to commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Since 1990, Teach For America has grown into a $38 million organization with over 300 full-time staff members and 3,000 corps members teaching in 22 urban and rural regions across the country. Our 9,000 alumni are starting schools and nonprofit organizations, advising lawmakers on policy and social issues, providing healthcare and public health education in low-income communities, and marshalling the resources of major corporations and law firms to effect social change.

To apply, please visit our web site at http://www.teachforamerica.org/staff_opps.html Please include a writing sample with your application.

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*New Listing* Marketing & Communications Associate Community Foundation for Southern Arizona

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to implement a comprehensive marketing and communications plan to increase the Foundation's visibility in the region and engage the community in its mission.

Working under the direction of the Advancement Officer, this position will be responsible for the development of the Foundation's publications and marketing materials, including a newsletter and an annual report; planning and coordinating press releases and media-related events; and maintaining a website. Qualified candidates must have education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in marketing and communications or a related field; possess excellent oral and written communications skills; and have the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects in a team-oriented environment. A high-level of computer proficiency is required, as well as knowledge and experience with desktop publishing and graphic design.

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona's mission is to work with charitably minded individuals to strengthen Southern Arizona communities, now and for generations to come. Established in 1980, the Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization with over 450 funds and $70 million in assets, making it the largest resource of philanthropic capital for general charitable purposes in Southern Arizona.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Jennifer Jones, CFRE

Advancement Officer at Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85719.

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*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* - West Valley Arts Council


Teaching Artists (June - July 2005)

Gallery 37 is the West Valley Fine Arts Council's signature arts education program in which youth, aged 15-18 are apprenticed (paid) to work with professional artists.  Together, the teaching artists and apprentices create and install a significant work of public art for permanent display in the community.  

Teaching Artists responsibilities include conceptually developing the public art project with arts council staff and host site; participation in hiring student apprentices and program orientation; development and implementation of curriculum with other teaching artists and college staff; classroom instruction, safety, discipline, and overseeing the facility. Teaching artists will also be required to assist in the coordination of student activities including payroll time sheets and attendance, evaluation of student performance levels prior to and at the completion of the Gallery 37 program, observe, evaluate, and critique the effectiveness of the program in written and oral reports, and attend and help organize a community reception for Gallery 37, which involves students, families, and community leaders
 
Eligible candidates will have the following minimum qualifications to be considered for the position. Experience effectively working and interacting with teenage students, Excellent verbal, writing, and organizational skills, Experience communicating ideas and directives, Experience formulating and implementing curriculum, A working knowledge of the fundamentals of art and a detailed knowledge of one of the following fields: public art, sculpture, graphic design/computer-generated art.
 
Requirements include: A degree majoring in visual art or other relevant discipline, or commensurate professional knowledge and experience; Experience planning, developing and implementing public art projects; Demonstrable prior success working with youth and artists, preferably in a leadership role.


Interested candidates may fax or mail cover letter, resume and three references by Friday, February 18, 2005 to: Bernadette Mills, Director of Programs and Education, West Valley Arts Council, 525 N. Central Ave. Avondale, AZ 85323 Fax: (623) 935-4327.

Event and Program Coordinator

Responsible for providing the technical and administrative support necessary for programs and educational activities as well as coordinating the operational aspects of all events. Assists in the planning and preparation of programs and events including but not limited to: Plans and stages the physical and technical aspects of all events including sound, lighting, staging, fencing, signage etc, works with staff and committees to coordinate timelines, negotiates and oversees all vendor contracts. College degree preferred in event management, technical theatre or arts administration. For a complete job description please call 623-935-6384. Send resumes to the West Valley Arts Council, 525 N. Central Ave. Avondale, AZ 85323 or fax 623-935-4327 by February 25, 2005.

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*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Prehab of Arizona

East Valley

BA preferred, various positions in youth residential centers, behavioral health experience. preferred Behavioral Health Paraprofessional -DV shelter, PT, 3:30-8:30 Monday-Thursday, experience with crisis and counseling pref. Case Manager - DV shelter, BA preferred, experience in DV issues pref. Respite Worker- P/T, shelter, working with children ages 6-12 In-Home Respite Worker- P/T, working w/children

Maintenance- Must provide own transportation. Experience in all areas of maintenance (carpentry, remodel, plumbing, electrical. After school Program- P/T, 3P-8P Mon-Fri, working with children ages 5-12 Behavior Coach- BA pref. Experience working with families & youth in a behavioral health setting Parent Support Partner-F/T, BA preferred, experience with domestic violence, experience working with children Shift Director-F/T, BA pref., experience working with at risk youth in a residential/treatment home setting

West Valley

Nurse Practitioner-F/T, Mon-Fri, licensed RN, AZ state board certification, must have full prescription authority. Client Care Worker- P/T ,F/T & Overnight, BA preferred, Experience. With domestic violence populations, Bilingual Span preferred

Child Care Teacher- P/T, Preferred training in Early Child Education, 2 yrs in licensed care facility preferred Case Manager - BA preferred, Bilingual Span preferred, and community service experience.

Counselor- F/T, MA preferred, State cert., multiple positions, Experience providing group/family/individual therapy with diverse populations Housekeeping-F/T, housekeeping experience preferred, lift a minimum of 25lbs, customer service, Bilingual Span preferred Family Support Partner - F/T, HS req., experience working with children with behavioral disorders. Clinical Liaison-F/T, Mon-Fri (10A-7P) MA required, must be licensed in the State of AZ.

To learn more about the job opportunities Prehab of Arizona has available, or to apply, please visit http://www.prehab.org/jobs.asp .

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*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* AmeriCorps Vista

AmeriCorps* VISTA is a national service program in which dedicated individuals do one-year of community work in low-income communities essentially a domestic "Peace Corps." Rebuilding Together VISTAs will act as entry-level program managers in the areas of marketing, volunteer coordination, public relations, fund-raising, community outreach, and nonprofit mgmt. Our VISTA positions offer unique exposure to grassroots non-profits and provide excellent opportunities for leadership. RT VISTAs emerge with concrete skills and professional experience that is hard to find in other AmeriCorps positions. We pay for our VISTAs to attend fun out of state trainings and conferences. Our VISTAs take charge of a particular program and create infrastructure so that volunteer leaders can continue their programs after the service year. We love self-starters who can dive in, take ownership and develop the vision of Rebuilding Together. We look for individuals with a commitment to helping others, and excellent organizational/writing/presentation skills.  

AmeriCorps* VISTA positions are full-time volunteers with non-profit organizations for a one year term of service. VISTAs receive a $780/month living stipend to cover living expenses. Other benefits include: the choice of an education award of $4725.00 (before taxes) upon completion of service to pay off student loans or apply towards more schooling or an end of service cash stipend of $1200.00 (before taxes), moving allowance (if relocating), health insurance, child care benefits, and a support network of other Vistas. Must be 18 or older and have college degree or life experience and no other school or work commitments. Vistas may not be in school or have other jobs while they serve. We have excellent opportunities in Phoenix and Flagstaff.

To apply, go online to www.americorps.org and submitt an application or email resume to Jessica Lowe, VISTA Program Coordinator at rtvistacoord@yahoo.com or call 720-988-4510.

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*New Listing* Director of Stewardship, Donor Relations - ASU Foundation

Working in collaboration with all ASU schools, colleges and program staff at ASU and the Foundation, the Director of Stewardship Donor Relations will serve as the primary and central resource, expert and administrator for the stewardship of donors to the university and the Foundation, and participate with colleges and schools in the drafting of written financial endowment agreements between donors and the Foundation.  In addition, this individual will communicate appropriate Foundation financial and stewardship policies and procedures to both internal and external audiences, and will be specifically responsible for all activities related to ASUF gift endowment management and reporting. 

The Director of Stewardship is also responsible for drafting and coordinating Presidential acknowledgement letters to donors and coordinating annual donor reports.  This position oversees the utilization of innovative technology and the use of the Foundation's database system to maximize stewardship efforts. Position reports directly to the Executive Director, Donor Relations and ASU President's Club, and supervises one full-time staff member.

The successful candidate must have proven experience working in a team environment that deals with confidential financial and/or legal information in an institution of higher education, a corporation, legal firm or business.  The person must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex financial information to donors and  internal audiences; strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; strong analytical skills with an attention to detail; skill in operating and understanding donor database system(s); and the ability to effectively supervise others.  In addition, this individual must be able to demonstrate an extremely high level of sensitivity to customer relations, embrace a donor-centric philosophy, understand, adopt and model the Foundation's corporate values of client services, and produce quality output working as part of a team as well as independently on projects with minimal supervision.  Candidates must have the ability to exercise good judgment, problem solving and decision-making, and be able to work flexible hours in order to accomplish specific deadlines.

The position requires a bachelor's degree and five (5) years experience or master's degree and three (3) years experience in not-for-profit and/or related field.  Must possess and demonstrate significant writing and training/supervisory experience. Application material must include:  letter of application addressing the required qualifications,  accompanied by a resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references.  Send to Nadine Cummins, ASU Foundation, Human Resource Department via email address: nadine.cummins@asu.edu  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and a competitive benefit package.

Arizona State University Foundation is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer

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*New Listing* Vice President, Program Development - BHHS Legacy Foundation

The BHHS Legacy Foundation is recruiting for a Vice President Program Development who will report to the Foundation CEO and will be one of two Vice Presidents. The Foundation's mission is to enhance the quality of life and health of those we serve. The Foundation is committed to the following community grant funding priority areas: (1) Increasing and improving access to medical and dental care; (2) Improving community health; (3) Developing and expanding Arizona's healthcare workforce, and (4) Supporting community efforts focused on healthcare and related issues.

The Foundation's nonprofit charitable mission will be accomplished by proactively creating collaborative community relationships that involve contributing financial and leadership resources, plus technical assistance to health and health related service organizations and programs that focus primarily on the development, support and improvement of community health education, prevention, access and delivery for children, families and seniors. In the grantmaking process we identify unmet needs and service gaps in the community with an emphasis on community health and health related causes for the underserved/vulnerable targeted population where appropriate and help build the capacity of the community service organizations to better help themselves in the Greater Phoenix and Bullhead/Laughlin Regions, the service geography of our origin. In 2004 the Foundation awarded 88 grants totaling $2.8 million. Since inception in 2001 the Foundation has awarded more than $10 million in community grants.

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the Foundation in achieving its mission through the refinement, management and implementation of the Foundation's community grant process in the greater Phoenix Region. In addition to developing and implementing the grant process, the Vice President will identify potential community nonprofit grantee organizations and health-related grant projects/programs; solicit, advise, review and respond to grant proposals; perform grantee site visits; prepare grantee due diligence and recommendations for Foundation funding; evaluate the results and effectiveness of community grants; represent the Foundation regarding community grant programs and oversee the Foundation's scholarship program. The Vice President will assist the CEO with various Foundation projects and the annual Legacy Connection fundraising efforts, plus will collaborate with the Legacy Foundation staff and colleagues in other foundations and community nonprofit organizations locally and nationally.

A graduate degree related to the healthcare industry is preferred. Other desired qualifications include: Professional grantmaking experience with a philanthropic organization, working knowledge of and/or experience in the nonprofit healthcare sector, knowledge of and/or experience with greater Phoenix area health and health-related nonprofit organizations and public health agencies, and experience developing and implementing community-based nonprofit projects/programs strategies. The successful candidate will possess computer operations and analytical skills; the ability to analyze, compile, and write effectively; strong oral communications and presentation skills, and have strong interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will possess the flexibility and capacity to work both independently and in a dynamic and collegial small team environment.

The Foundation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send a confidential resume, salary requirement and brief sample of your writing skills by February 28, 2005 to Gerald L. Wissink, CEO, at the above address or by e-mail to gwissink@bhhslegacy.org.

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*New Listing* President & CEO - Arthritis Foundation Greater Southwest Chapter

The Greater Southwest Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation seeks a forward-thinking executive with strong operational and management skills and a proven development background to provide leadership and direction. This opportunity is for a seasoned professional who possesses diversified fundraising skills to build on the financial and organizational strengths of the Chapter. Major development priorities include corporate relations, annual giving, major gifts and special events.

Success in this position requires demonstrated experience in building programs and partnerships, cultivating and soliciting major gifts as well as experience in fiscal management, budget development, volunteer recruitment and strategic planning. Must have excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to recruit and work with top-level corporate and community leaders and to lead and motivate staff teams. A Master's degree is preferable. A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 7 years' related experience is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications a must. Competitive salary and benefits.

The Chapter office is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Its territory includes the states of Arizona, New Mexico and the city of El Paso, Texas. Staff are located in Tucson, Albuquerque and El Paso. To apply, send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume by e-mail to chapterresumes@arthritis.org.

Please reference job code G. Southwest Chapter 04 and your full name in the subject line when applying. Responses will be sent only to candidates selected for further consideration. EOE.

For additional information about the Arthritis Foundation visit our Web site @ www.arthritis.org.

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Marketing Coordinator The Scottsdale Center for the Arts

The Scottsdale Center for the Arts (SCA) seeks a full-time Marketing Coordinator to implement various marketing functions, including but not limited to, media strategies and buys, identifying promotional sponsorship opportunities, develop and maintain a variety of collateral material, schedules and coordinates department mailings and email marketing. Assist in developing and implementing pro-active marketing strategies targeting audience development and group sales. Database management, tracking accounting records, web skills, web page maintenance, and manage volunteers for the SCA marketing department. Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, or Public Relations and minimum of 2 year experience in marketing required. Send your cover letter and resume to: Scottsdale Cultural Council 7380 E. Second Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Fax: (480) 874-4699 or by email to resumes@sccarts.org.

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Vice President of Philanthropy Social Venture Partners Arizona

Social Venture Partners Arizona is a philanthropic partnership of more than 100 business leaders in the Phoenix area with the dual mission of developing innovative nonprofit programs into sustainable organizations and promoting philanthropy. Social Venture Partners was established in Phoenix in 1999, and now consists of 23 affiliates across the world. The V.P. of Philanthropy will work with members, prospective members, and other supporters to maximize the impact of the partnership in the community. The V.P. of Philanthropy will report to the Managing Partner (CEO)

Responsibilities include working with individual members (partners) to ensure a high quality, meaningful experience while maximizing the benefit of the partners contribution of money, time and talent; executing and improving existing partnership processes to maintain commitment to the organization and the impact of the entire partnership in the community; Developing and implementing new programs that promote philanthropy.

Bachelor's Degree required (advanced degree preferable), with a minimum of three years experience in donor development, account or relationship management with a proven record of success. Experience in management, marketing, event design, and the for profit sector is desired. Social Venture Partners Arizona offers a competitive salary, and benefits package commensurate with experience, as well as results based bonus. Social Venture Partners Arizona is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirement no later than January 30, 2004 to:
Social Venture Partners Arizona
2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 202
Phoenix, AZ 85016
jlcouleur@svpaz.org.

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*Multiple Listings* Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter

Director of Program Development

Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, a non-profit health and social service organization serving individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families in Arizona and Southern Nevada, is seeking a Director of Program Development. This position will provide staff leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services. The position involves significant teamwork and collaborative efforts with staff, volunteers, and aging, social service and health care organizations, throughout the communities served by the Chapter. This position is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Preferred qualifications include MSW or related degree with progressively responsible work history in direct services to older adults and their families and non-profit management/ program supervision. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a cover letter that includes salary expectations to: Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006. Email information to Deborah Kahan at deborah.kahan@alz.org . For more information please call (602) 528-0545 x201.

Administrative Specialist

The Administrative Specialist is a professional level administrative support position within the Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, a non-profit health and social service organization, serving individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families in Arizona and Southern Nevada. The position will perform a variety of highly responsible and complex administrative and secretarial tasks in support of the Desert Southwest Chapter's vision, mission, and goals, working with the executive director and governing board. The position involves significant teamwork and collaborative efforts with staff, volunteers, and diverse community members. Preferred qualifications include: Progressively responsible work history as an administrative assistance/executive secretary.

Bachelor's degree in business or associate degree in secretarial science or related formal education is required. This position required extensive computer and office skills and effective written and oral communication skills. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a cover letter that includes salary expectations to: Administrative Specialist, Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006. Email information to Deborah Kahan at deborah.kahan@alz.org . For more information please call (602) 528-0545 x201.

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Program Specialist - Camp Fire USA

Under the general supervision of the Program Director, administer programs, both directly and through staff and program volunteers for a nonprofit youth development agency in Phoenix. In addition, serve in an assigned camp position during the summer months. Prior experience in the nonprofit sector and Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Full job description located at http://www.campfireaz.org Send cover letter and resume to: Camp Fire USA Greater Arizona Council, Attn: Human Resources, 5110 N 40th Street, Suite 107, Phoenix, AZ 85018 or via email to info@campfireaz.org EOE.

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Community Relations & Special Events Coordinator - Salvation Army (Phoenix)

Qualifications include a BA in Communications or related field plus 3 years of experience. Duties include all aspects of public relations and event planning and execution. Excellent oral and written communication skills, desktop publishing skills, and excellent organizational skills are a must. Please fax cover letter and resume to (602) 267-4209.

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