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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

February 14, 2005

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What's New


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

LAST CALL - 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.



NPower CEO Patrick McWhortor Named Interim Executive Director of NPower National

NPower Arizona, a nonprofit organization that puts technology know-how into the hands of nonprofits, announced today that CEO Patrick McWhortor has been named the interim Executive Director for NPower National, the national office of the NPower Network. NPower Arizona is one of 12 local nonprofits in the NPower Network, whose mission is to help other nonprofits use technology to better serve their communities. McWhortor will assume his role immediately, and will serve in this post for 3-6 months while NPower National conducts a nationwide search for a permanent executive director. He will split his time between the national office and NPower Arizona.

"I was delighted that the national board of directors expressed such confidence in me, by asking me to take on this important job," noted McWhortor. "Working half-time as the national ED and half-time as the CEO of the Arizona affiliate allows me the unique opportunity to build upon the strengths of both organizations, and the NPower network as a whole. The staff and board of directors here at NPower Arizona are extremely supportive and enthusiastic about this opportunity."

To learn more about NPower Arizona, please visit the website at

Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation Announces New Program Manager Lori Tapia

Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation announces that Lori Tapia has joined the organization as Program Manager. Tapia, an Arizona native from Douglas, brings considerable experience in working with at-risk youth in both educational and community-based settings. She will be responsible to support expansion efforts for the New Pathways Mentoring Program, the prime program offering of the nonprofit.


Community Arts Grant Program - Scottsdale Cultural Council

The Scottsdale Cultural Council is accepting applications for the Community Arts Grant Program, which provides funding for Scottsdale-based arts and cultural organizations, as well as to Valley arts organizations to foster community engagement, professionalism and long-term growth in Scottsdale 's arts community. More information, guidelines and applications are available online at .

Approximately $50,000 is available for the 2005-2006 granting period.  Grant requests should be at least $1,000, but not more than $10,000.  The application deadline is April 8, 2005 . 

For additional information about the Community Arts Grant Program, contact Michelle Klinger, Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Communications, at or call (480) 874-4656.

The Scottsdale Cultural Council, a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) management organization, administers the arts and cultural affairs of the City of Scottsdale and manages the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Scottsdale Public Art Program.


VisionMark - Spring Grant Round to Focus on Life Skills

The VisionMark Youth Crew has selected the topic of Life Skills for the focus of their Spring 2005 Grant Round. The Youth Crew will award a total of $50,000 in grants ranging from $1,000-$10,000. The Request for Proposals (RFP), created by the Youth Crew, is now available on VisionMark's website. Proposals are due March 1, 2005 and awards will be made in June 2005. Non-profit, tax-exempt organizations that serve youth in the greater Tucson area are eligible to apply. Please note that this is the only grant round VisionMark will conduct in 2005.

VisionMark will hold two pre-proposal information sessions, during which VisionMark staff and Youth Crew members will be available to answer questions about the proposal process and help organizations determine if their Life Skills program is a fit with the focus of VisionMark's RFP. The sessions are scheduled for Monday, February 7 and Tuesday, February 8 from 4:00 5:00 p.m. at VisionMark (2851 N. Country Club Road, just north of Glenn). Please R.S.V.P. (615-2100) if you plan to attend one of these sessions. Although the sessions are not mandatory, VisionMark strongly encourages all potential applicants to attend. Please visit for more information.


Arizona Quest for Kids Mentors Needed

Arizona Quest for Kids is a program that provides mentoring, enrichment and college scholarships for low-income students with high academic potential, grades 5th - 12th grade. WE NEED MENTORS! The program at the Madison Park campus is currently interviewing nominated 5th graders and can only bring as many kids into the program as we have mentors. The basic requirements for a mentor are:

1. 18 years or older
2. Able to meet with a student once a week during the school year
3. Able to make a minimum one year commitment to the program

We are in URGENT need of new mentors, men and women. Please pass this information onto anyone you think might want to experience the joy of making a difference in a child's life through our program. Have them contact (602) 745-3803 for more information.


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 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 .




The Long Road Home What You Can Do To Assist Refugees

February 15 - Mesa Community College
February 17 - Phoenix College
February 24 - Arizona State University

What you, your community, and your government can do to assist refugees both here and abroad. Forums will include presentations on refugee facts, conditions, and personal testimonials from a local refugee. Participants will then have an opportunity to formulate their own answers to the forum's focal question. A summary of each group's input will be presented at the Town Hall. What should the U.S government be doing to more effectively respond to and improve refugee conditions globally?

Feb 15th, 6-8 PM - Forum 2: What should the U.S government be doing to more effectively respond to and improve refugee conditions globally?
Mesa Community College
1833 W. Southern Ave.
Library Room- LB 145

Phoenix College - Feb 17, 6-8 PM - - Forum 3: What can Arizona communities do to better respond to the needs of refugees resettled in their areas?
1202 W. Thomas Road
Bears' Den in the Lower Level of the Hannelly Center

Town Hall Meeting -Feb 24, 6-8 PM
Arizona State University
Main Campus, Tempe, AZ
Memorial Union, Pima Room #218

Contact Jessica White or John Oyler at or 602-955-4811 for more information. This series is being sponsored by Interaction and the Institute for Cultural Affairs.


Nonprofit Enrichment Series - Mission Based Management: More Mission for Your Money

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.


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 for more details and a registration form.


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).


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 or contact us at (480) 965-0607 -


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.


Self Defense Training for Save the Family
February 26

Corporate America's Personal Security Trainer since 1986, Mike Hayashi has delivered his powerful seminars to over 350,000 men and women at 250 universities, associations and Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Mayo Clinic and The Ritz Carlton. He has appeared on TV and radio 250 times in 20 states and was nominated for an Emmy Award. You will learn the most important aspects of how to stay safe, the psychology to handle confrontations successfully, and Mike's "dirty dozen" self defense techniques. For more information, go to or call Mike at (480)221-0044

Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E McDonald Dr., Scottsdale, Arizona (McDonald Dr, two blocks west of Scottsdale Road) 9 am 12 noon $20 per person ($25 at the door) Proceeds benefit Save the Family, a 501c3 organization serving homeless families, majority with domestic violence backgrounds.


"So, You're Thinking About a Capital Campaign"
March 8

Having worked with more than 1,000 organizations, this seminar will be facilitated by senior consultants from the DVA Navion team of international fundraising consultants. Their expertise includes small campaigns of less than $1 million to those with goals exceeding over $250 million. You will enjoy their frankness, their openness and their humor. Don't miss this opportunity to attend at the great price of $79, being held in Central Phoenix from 9am-4pm. Registration for 30 participants is on a first-come, first-served basis. You may review details for the day and pre-register on-line with a credit card at or mail your registration with payment directly. Pre-registration cost is only $79, or $94 at the door, and includes lunch. For additional information or questions, contact Sue M. Gaub, CFRE, Senior Consultant at (602)404-4410 or .


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.


Job Opportunities


*New Listing* Executive Director MentorE

Executive Director - MentorE

The Executive Director of MentorE will manage and coordinate all activities related to the operation of a newly created nonprofit in Scottsdale , Arizona . The Executive Director will be guided by the vision and goals described in the MentorE Business Plan and will work under the supervision of the MentorE Executive Board. Working closely with the Executive Board and various planning teams, the Executive Director will support the development and implementation of action plans to successfully operate pilot programs in community centers and juvenile correction and detention facilities.

We seek an articulate and visionary leader with substantive knowledge of at-risk youth and mentoring, as well as an interest in computers and technology. MentorE Online Youth Services' mission is to enable youth to take charge of their futures. Our program re-engages alienated youth with support and guidance, shifting their internal dialogue from one of resignation to one of possibility. Through interaction with adult mentors, we will achieve remarkable results with at-risk youth.

It is well established that the single most effective way to help an at-risk youth overcome the detrimental factors in his or her life is to pair that youth with a mentor, a caring adult who is committed to him or her. Unfortunately, the majority of youth who want and who would benefit from a mentor will never have one because of the in-person time demands traditionally imposed on these adults.

Qualifications Required:

1. Graduate degree in Education, Public Administration or a related field
2. In-depth knowledge of at-risk youth and mentoring
3. Working knowledge of the Internet and business computer applications
4. Interest in technology and computers
5. Demonstrable leadership skills
6. Effective written and oral communication skills
7. 2-5 years professional experience

1. Successful grant proposal writing experience
2. Experience developing or managing Web sites or computer networks

E-mail a cover letter and resume to . All applications must be received by February 20, 2005 . Please include your salary requirements in your cover letter. MentorE will be considering candidates who are looking to earn $35K+ a year, depending on experience. The start date for the Executive Director is flexible and could accommodate a part-time commitment through the end of the Spring 2005 semester.


*New Listing* Executive Director Arizona Natural History Association (Flagstaff)

Arizona Natural History Association, a nonprofit interpretive association partnered with US Forest Service, is looking for full time Executive Director in Flagstaff. Requires strong retail, business management skills. Experience with QuickBooks and inventory control highly desired. $26-28,000/yr plus benefits. Send resume with 3 professional references, postmarked by Feb 19, 2005 to: ANHA, 2200 N Raintree Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, 86004.


*New Listing* Case Manager Arizona's Women Education & Employment, Inc. (AWEE)

Case manager positions open at growing nonprofit. AWEE has 2 openings; 1 in East Valley & 1 in West Valley for immediate hire. Prepare clients for employment, career advancement. Create service plans, assist job search and retention. MSW preferred and bilingual preferred. Excellent pay and benefits in a friendly environment. Fax resume: Kathie Rudolph at (602)223-4338

Instructor positions open to deliver training to participants using AWEE established curricula and training aids. BA or BS in Education, Social Service or related experience. 3-5 yrs, exp working in adult education. Bilingual Spanish preferred. Curriculum development a plus. Please email or call (602) 223-4342.


*New Listing* Executive Assistant - The Scottsdale Cultural Council

The Scottsdale Cultural Council seeks an Executive Assistant to support the CEO, VP Finance/Administration, and Strategic Planning and Corporate Communications director with administrative and clerical needs. Working under general supervision, performs a variety of complex tasks to relieve officials of clerical, administrative, and business detail. Essential duties and responsibilities include supporting the Board of Trustees to prepare meetings, agendas, reserving and preparing facilities, taking and distributing minutes, and postings both on website and open notices.

Supports CEO by coordinating schedule, travel arrangements, correspondence, making appointments, special projects, and processing mail. Directly supervises the work of communications assistant and volunteers in administrative office to include coordination of schedules, projects, and assignments. Organize and maintain corporate file system, and other records including credit card authorization, policies, and contracts. Acts as custodian of corporate documents and records. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have advance knowledge and proficiency of Database, Internet, Spreadsheet, Word Processing and presentation software. Bachelor degree (B. A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. EOE To apply, send your cover letter of interest and interest with your resume to: E-mail: OR MAIL TO: Scottsdale Cultural Council, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 OR Fax: (480)874-4699.


*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Communities In Schools of Arizona

Communities in Schools of Arizona is currently searching for a dynamic, team-oriented individual to serve as Administrative Assistant responsible for management of the administrative functions of the office. General office management duties will include answering phones, handling incoming & outgoing correspondence, database management, scheduling, supply management, basic financial duties, report generation and meeting coordination. Qualifications include a High School Diploma or GED. An Associates Degree or three years progressive office experience preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) required. A high level of communication skills, schedule flexibility and the ability to handle multiple tasks required. Salary range is $22,000 - $26,000 DOE, plus benefits. Email cover letter and resume to or fax to (602)252-5314.


*New Listing* Accounting Clerk - Phoenix Revitalization Corporation

This is a non-supervisory position which performs a variety of complex clerical and entry level accounting activities applying accepted procedures to the preparation and maintenance of accounting and other records, and preparing financial, statistical, and/or technical reports to ensure accurate accounting records.

The position may include combination of calculating, posting, and verifying to obtain financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. Compiles and sorts documents, such as invoices and checks, substantiating business transactions. Verifies and posts details of business transactions, such as funds received and disbursed, and totals accounts. Computes and records charges, refunds, and similar items. The position may also include typing vouchers, invoices, checks, account statements, reports, and other records. Position is also responsible for reconciling bank statements.

Salary Range $20,000 - $25,000. 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


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 .


Child Care Director - Valley of the Sun YMCA

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


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 Please include a writing sample with your application.


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.


*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.


*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 .


*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 and submitt an application or email resume to Jessica Lowe, VISTA Program Coordinator at or call 720-988-4510.


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:  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


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


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

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 @


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