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Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
Improving the quality of life in communities by providing knowledge and tools that enhance nonprofit effectiveness
Arizona State University College of Public Programs

March 2 , 2005

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What's New


Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Formed – In Search of a President/CEO

Responding to the need for an organization that supports Arizona's more than 20,000 statewide nonprofits, the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits has been formed. This new initiative will support, protect and promote Arizona's nonprofits. It will also advance a public policy agenda and create economical group purchasing opportunities, like health insurance. The Alliance will coordinate with existing capacity building efforts and networks that provide training, research and best practices in nonprofit management.

While long-term fund development efforts for the Alliance are under way, initial funding and human resource support has been provided by the Arizona Community Foundation and the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. In acknowledging its role in developing the Alliance, Dr. Robert Ashcraft, director of ASU's Center said, "We've been called to give leadership to the creation of a state association in Arizona. It's an idea whose time has come." In partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation and other individuals and networks across the state, the Alliance's board is seeking a president/CEO to guide its efforts. "We're excited about the potential of creating the next generation of nonprofit state associations, said Bruce Astrein, Senior Vice President of Programs for ACF. The Alliance, by its very nature, involves collective action for a purpose and our collective ability to advance social justice, civic engagement and democracy in Arizona is the return on investment the Alliance will bring."

Details regarding the position of president/CEO may be found in the jobs section of this newsletter. For a complete job description or to send a resume send an email to See also the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Website at



Update on Proposed Charity Reforms

The Independent Sector, on March 1, 2005, proposed to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee recommendations designed to strengthen charitable organization and their operations. These recommendations were developed by the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector as a result of national discussion and dialogue. "In its Interim Report, the Panel calls upon the nation's 1.3 million charities and foundations to implement a series of measures to improve their governance and financial disclosure, and it also suggests enhancing government oversight of charitable organizations through actions by Congress and the Internal Revenue Service."

To review a copy of the interim report or to learn more about the Panel, please visit their website at: To participate in a local panel discussion regarding the potential implications of these efforts, please join us at the April 26th Risk Management Seminar. See details below.


Save the Date! – Money & Mission: Managing Financial Risk in Your Organization
April 26th

Presented by the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management in collaboration with the Nonprofit Risk Management Center and the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI). Veteran nonprofit managers often say that it's only a matter of time before a nonprofit faces a theft, abrupt loss of funding, costly workers' compensation claim or other threat to its well-being and resources. Financial risk management addresses the loss waiting to happen by providing a game plan for avoiding mistakes and security gaps that can lead to an organizational crisis and integrating practical measures that lift up and protect a nonprofit's charitable, community-serving mission.

Participate in this training and learn:

  1. How a practical approach to financial risk management can help your nonprofit avoid downside risks such as theft or violation of likely new regulatory requirements based on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  2. What role your professional staff and board should play in protecting the financial assets of your nonprofit.
  3. What services and help you can and should expect from outside advisors with respect to managing financial risk.
  4. What potential implications exist for nonprofits as a result of the work of the Senate Finance Committee and the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector.
Detailed program information and registration available in early March at the Center's website at For more information, contact Michelle Lyons-Mayer at 480.965.5548 or


Association of Fundraising Professionals Seeking Proposals for Conference Presentations

The Association of Fundraising Professionals 2005 Arizona Statewide Conference is seeking proposals for conference presenters for the July 21 and 22, 2005 conference to be held in Tucson, Arizona at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.

The Conference Theme is "Secrets of Success: Realizing Your Potential." Conference topics include Fundamentals of Fundraising; Strategic Maneuvers; Ethics, Leadership, and Beyond; and Technology, Communication and Marketing.

The deadline for proposals is March 18, 2005. For more information, please visit the website at


Arizona Community Foundation Announces Grants to Build Nonprofit Organizational Technology

The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is offering one-time grants up to $10,000 to improve nonprofit organizations technology capabilities and to strengthen their effectiveness.

NPower Arizona, an organization that provides technology assistance and training to local non-profits, is partnering with ACF and will provide full-day grant and technology workshops to help nonprofits apply for grants through its online grant process. A list of the workshops can be found at ACF's website Registration is required and only one person per organization is invited to attend each workshop. To be considered organizations must have a current organizational profile on ACF's website. Register by email at or call 602.381.1400.

In addition to the technology workshops, ACF will also host two workshops to assist nonprofit organizations highlighting the application and online registration process. The sessions will be from 9 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. on Mar. 16, 2005 at the Arizona Community Foundation located at 2201 E. Camelback Ave., Suite 202, Phoenix, AZ 85016. To register, email and include the session time you would like to attend. For more information go to the Grants Applications section on ACF's website or contact ACF's Programs Department at 602.381.1400 or 1.800.222.8221. The review process will take place in May.

To be eligible for a spring grant you must:
  • Be an Arizona 501(c)(3) organization (public, private and charter schools are not eligible to apply).
  • Be an Arizona government entity, including Councils of Governments.
  • Be a Tribal entity or organization.
  • Have an updated approved profile on ACF's website at
Organizations can only apply for one ACF grant offered during the spring cycle. Schools K-16 are not eligible to apply. The Foundation currently funds schools through special initiatives. If your organization received a 2004 spring grant, you may apply for a 2005 spring grant. Organizations without a 501(c)(3) must use a fiscal agent to apply on their behalf. Fiscal agents must have a visible profile on the ACF website. Organizations uncertain of their eligibility may inquire by sending an e-mail to The Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide philanthropy with 11 affiliates which matches donor interests with community needs. Established in 1978, ACF has an endowment of more than $400 million, and in 2004 it awarded $24.8 million in grants to other nonprofit organizations. Areas of interest focus on children, youth and families, education, intergenerational programs, community development, arts and culture; and the environment. For more information, visit the ACF website at or call 602.381.1400.


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

0 Launches Nonprofit Innovation Award Program

Deadline: April 28, 2005 has announced the creation of the Nonprofit Innovation Award program a nationwide search to discover and reward nonprofit organizations whose innovative approaches and breakthrough solutions most effectively improve their communities or the world at large.

The program will honor one U.S. nonprofit organization whose innovative approach to philanthropy has achieved maximum impact. Along with the Stanford Business School's Center for Social Innovation (, which will review applications and select the semi-finalists, a panel of celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, and leading philanthropists will choose the finalists. The competition will culminate with customers selecting the final winner. Beginning July 19, 2005, the ten nonprofit finalists will be profiled on the Amazon site, where customers and visitors will be able to find, discover, and make direct online contributions to their favorites. Donations will be accepted through September 30, 2005. The organization that receives the largest total contributions from Amazon customers will be granted the 2005 Nonprofit Innovation Award, along with a matching grant from

Award applications will be evaluated based on criteria, including "Need" -- the urgency, relevancy, and complexity of the problem the organization seeks to address; "Gap analysis" -- clear evidence of a gap between the targeted problem and existing solutions; "Innovation" -- the inventiveness of the solution and how it breaks from traditional approaches; "Results" -- clearly defined metrics and a measurable record of improvement for at least two years; and "Perpetuation" -- a well-developed plan for promoting continued innovation. Complete program details and applications are available at the Web site. RFP Link: For additional RFPs in Philanthropy and Volunteerism, visit:



Partnership Pays: Building Collaborations that Work [Phoenix] A JUST GRANTS! Arizona Presentation
March 8 – Phoenix
March 9 - Tucson

A federal program officer was speaking for many 21st-century grantmakers when he said a few years ago: "Whether we require partnership or not, the truth is, if your proposal ain't collaborative, it ain't gonna be competitive!"

Thinking and working collaboratively "pays" in many ways for your grantseeking organization. But creating and sustaining meaningful partnership doesn't get any less challenging when there's a grant proposal at stake. In this thought-provoking, down-to-reality workshop, we'll take a close look at what "collaboration" means in the community -- and how you can make it work for you.

Time for both locations is 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Catholic Community Foundation, 400 E. Monroe, Room 157. In Tucson the location is University of Phoenix, 5099 E. Grant Rd., Room 105. $55 if you register by Feb. 22. $70 after that date. Visit for more information.

"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 9 am to 4 pm. 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


LearningPoint Workshops – Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona
March 9 - Understanding Volunteering
March 21 – Grants Management
March 30 – Planning a Volunteer Program

The Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona LearningPoint project offers several workshops to help to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations. Visit to download a brochure or call 520.881.3300 for more information. Our March offerings include Understanding Volunteering on March 9; Grants Management on March 21; and Planning a Volunteer Program on March 30. Cost is $55 per session.


Weaving Your Nonprofit into the Fabric of the Community - Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona
March 10

This brownbag discussion will focus on weaving your nonprofit into the fabric of the community and enhancing the image and public perception of our nonprofit organizations. Join other nonprofit leaders in a lively dialogue. Share successes in enhancing the image and public perception of our organizations. This discussion will help identify new ways to create strategic and effective relationships throughout the community.

Location is the Coconino Center for the Arts, 11:30 am to 1 pm. Event is free for NPRC members and $5 for nonmembers. Please RSVP by calling 928.527.7926 or emailing For more information please visit


Nonprofit Management Institute - Marketing for the Nonprofit Organization
March 17, 22, & 24

Learn the principles and practices of marketing and public relations in your nonprofit organization as well as improve skills in written and oral communications. Begin the development of a marketing plan for your own organization. Cost: $165

Instructor, Stephanie Nowack received her M.B.A. from Arizona State University, and is the President and CEO of the Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau. Stephanie was previously employed at Motorola and Valley of the Sun United Way. For more information please visit, email us at or call 480.965.1867.


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.


Nonprofit Excellence Enrichment Series
Social Entrepreneurship: Financially Empowering Your Organization
March 23 - Kids at Hope
March 25 – Mesa United Way
March 28 – The Flinn Foundation

This affordable training leverages a powerful knowledge base! If you want to gain an understanding of why nonprofits are aggressively adopting entrepreneurial strategies as well as become familiar with the critical success factors identified by the pioneers in the field. This training will also familiarize participants with "The ESP Gridฎ," a strategic planning tool that enables nonprofits to simultaneously sort through everything they do from both a social purpose and an earned income perspective.

Video Presenter: Jerr Boschee, Founder and Executive Director of The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs, has spent the past 20 years as an advisor to social entrepreneurs in the United States and abroad. He helped start The National Center for Social Entrepreneurs in 1984, served as President and CEO from 1990 to 1999, remains a member of the Center's Board of Directors, and is now the Founder and Executive Director of The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs.

Workshop Cost is $40. To register please visit If you have any questions, please call 480.965.1867 or email us at


Regional Equity Conference: New Strategies in Wealth Creation, Asset Building, Housing and Community Development
March 28-29

Nationally prominent experts in the fields of equitable development, fair distribution of affordable housing, and inclusionary zoning will offer a new vision for the region through a focus on community development and wealth building.

Interactive skill building workshops led by local and regional professionals will provide hands-on strategy learning opportunities.

You won't just sit, listen and take notes … you'll learn by participating. Everyone will have the opportunity to leave with a plan, tools and implementable strategies. You can choose to be part of an on-going work group that seeks to implement policy and become part of next year's learning conference.

Register early for discounted rate! Registration is $100 before March 7th and $125 after. Visit for more information or to register.


Job Opportunities


New! - President/CEO
Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits (Phoenix)

Lead an exciting, dynamic organization dedicated to providing a wide variety of services including communications, cost-savings, education, public policy and technical assistance to Arizona's large and diverse nonprofit sector. The President/CEO works in partnership with a Board of Trustees, a statewide Leadership Council and other key stakeholders to articulate and implement strategies that strengthen the nonprofit sector as a whole. The position involves managing all facets of the Alliance including budgeting, administration, fund development, and community and media relations. The successful candidate will be a collaborative self-starter with at least 10 years of progressive responsibility working in a nonprofit environment. The individual must possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, a willingness to travel throughout the State, and excellent public speaking and writing abilities. College degree required. Advanced degree, bilingual in Spanish, background in public policy, advocacy, legislative and/or legal experience a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. For a complete job description or to send a resume send an email to See also the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Website


*New Listing* Manager of Civic Engagement – Make a Difference

This is a full-time, salaried, permanent staff position, reporting to the Director of Outreach. The Manager of Civic Engagement oversees the development, management, and evaluation of the Community Leadership Forum, Citizen Academy workshops, and training and leadership development programming. The Manager of Civic Engagement will oversee an AmeriCorps member, who will serve as Civic Engagement Coordinator, and together will support community and volunteer leaders by providing ongoing strategic direction for civic engagement programming and leadership development efforts. Salary & Benefits: This position offers a competitive salary, based on experience, and an excellent benefits package that includes, medical, dental, vacation and holiday pay and more.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree; at least 1-2 years experience with a proven track record in volunteerism, civic engagement, community mobilization and/or facilitation and training; supervisory experience; experience in developing and leading workshops and/or trainings; event management experience; high level of computer proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point – working knowledge Quark or other publishing software a plus.

Please send, e-mail or fax cover letter and resumes to: Make A Difference 5151 North 19th Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85015 Attention: Director of Finance and Human Resources Fax: 602.973.9233 E-mail:

Please be sure to reference this position. We also have some exciting AmeriCorps positions available. Please visit our website for more information.


*New Listing* Development Director – Northland Hospice

Northland Hospice is accepting resumes for development director. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and directing special events & activities that generate significant revenue to support hospice services. B.S. degree preferred, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills imperative. Must be self-motivated with high level of energy. E.O.E.

Send Resume to: Northland Hospice, P.O. Box 997, Flagstaff 86002 or FAX to (928) 779-5884 Email:


*New Listing* Development Assistant – Scottsdale Cultural Council

We have an immediate opening at the Scottsdale Cultural Council 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 e-mail:


*New Listing* Executive Director - Northland Family Help Center (Flagstaff)

Responsible for ensuring integrity and quality of all services and operations of Northland Family Help Center (NFHC), as well as the agency's reputation and appropriate function in the community. Areas of oversight include administrative management, funding procurement and compliance, strategic planning and delivery of services, community relations, and adherence to the mission of the agency. Minimum Qualifications • Master's Degree in business or public administration or related field. • Five years experience in management or delivery of behavioral health services.

Required Certifications • Ability to successfully pass fingerprinting and background check to obtain an Arizona Department of Public Security Fingerprint Clearance Card. • Successful Annual TB Test. • Valid Driver License and Proof of Insurance. • Any other certification(s) or acknowledgment(s) as may be required by NFHC, Behavioral Health Licensure and/or funding sources.

Please submit NFHC application, cover letter, resume, a sample letter to a foundation, and a sample proposal to a state/federal agency.
320 N. Leroux St., Suite C, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
Fax - 928.774.4503


*New Listing* 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: OR MAIL TO: Scottsdale Cultural Council, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 OR Fax: 480.874.4699


*New Listing* Membership Manager – The Scottsdale Cultural Council

The Scottsdale Cultural Council seeks a Membership Manager to manage the membership program and staff. Meet/exceed membership budget income projections for new and renewal memberships. Create, develop, market, solicit, and implement membership acquisition and renewal programs. Ensure high quality records and customer service for existing and potential members. Four year college degree in a related field plus min. three years development department experience, training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Raiser's Edge experience a plus. EOE Send your cover letter and resume to: Scottsdale Cultural Council 7380 E. Second Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Fax: 480.874.4699 E-mail:


*New Listing* Senior Vice President of Development - Valley of the Sun United Way

Valley of the Sun United Way is seeking a highly motivated and skilled senior financial development leader to develop and execute annual campaigns in support of its transformation to the Community Impact business model. This new position will create and implement strategies and plans for annual campaigns, evolve and grow the roles of the Development team; build a culture and infrastructure where successful development takes place; cultivate and sustain productive and diverse relationships; serve as a collaborative member of the senior team; instill support for sustainable organizational change; and, integrate work efforts with all functional areas.

Ideal candidate will have 10-15 years of experience, with at least five in a senior role, superior leadership and managerial qualities, and success in creating and directing complex, integrated fund development programs in the health and human services sector. Must have proven success in developing high performance teams; evaluating and realigning systems and infrastructure; leading and developing major fundraising initiatives and workplace campaigns; operationalizing new business models; building excellent relationships; and, working as part of a united senior team. Compensation includes competitive base, outstanding benefits and relocation assistance. Email resumes to or fax to 602.604.9045.


*New Listing* Executive Director - YWCA of Maricopa County

The YWCA of Maricopa County is a non-profit organization devoted to eliminating racism and empowering women & their families. Position reports to the Board of Directors. Provides oversight, leadership and strategic direction to the YWCA. Primary responsibilities: manage day-to-day operations and administration; long-term planning, fiscal and information management; lead corporate and individual philanthropy efforts; supervise staff and program activities.

Requirements & Qualifications: B.A. (Master's preferred) in business or public administration or related area; 5-8 years relevant work experience in non-profit management and fundraising. Excellent oral & written communication skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Internet. Some travel required. The YWCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Email resume to or fax to 602.258.9116 or send to YWCA of Maricopa County, 755 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006-2796. Position closes 3/15/05


*New Listing* Program Coordinator - Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, a non-profit health and social service organization, is seeking a part-time Program Coordinator for our Northern Arizona Regional Office located in Prescott. This new position will provide case management, education, and other services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families, and assist in community outreach efforts. Preferred qualifications include a progressively responsible work history of case management and/or comparable experience working with vulnerable older adults. A master's degree in social work, gerontology, or a related field is preferred. Multicultural competency and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds are needed. Bilingual Spanish-English skills are desirable. Effective communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes to: Northern Arizona Regional Director, Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, 225 Grove Avenue, Suite B, Prescott, Arizona 86301. 928.771.9297


*New Listing* Accountant (Payroll) – Girl Scouts AZ Cactus Pine

Process payroll and assist with the ongoing accounts payable process. As part of the yearly rotational program, responsible for fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the financial positions of Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Financial Reporting. [Regular, full-time, non-exempt]

  • Record, maintain, and review payroll for current and new hires.
  • Generate, maintain, and review applicable payroll checks and reports.
  • Record, maintain, review and make appropriate adjustments to transaction(s) as reflected on invoices, purchase orders, and check requests into an accounts payable system.
  • Generate checks, maintain, and review accounts payable reports.
  • Operation knowledge of miscellaneous office machines, i.e., 10-key (by touch), copiers, fax machines, etc.
  • Successful customer service experience (both by telephone and in person).
  • Complete working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
  • Familiarity with systems-supported accounting procedures; computer literate with word processing and spreadsheet software applications, such as ABRA or an equivalent, Microsoft Word and Excel.

Forward resumes to: Human Resources, PO Box 21776, Phoenix, AZ 85036 Fax: 602.252.1159 e-mail: Employment Applications and fully detailed job descriptions can be downloaded from


*New Listing* Assistant Box Office Manager - Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona, the state's only professional ballet company, is searching for an Assistant Box Office Manager. Primary duties include selling tickets over the phone and in person using TicketMaster, managing online inventory and sales, fulfilling charitable donation requests, and assisting the Box Office Manager and other departments with projects as necessary. Ideal candidate must possess extensive customer service experience, knowledge of computer and data entry, attention to detail a must, an outgoing and patient personality with clear speaking voice, and an appreciation of the arts. Full benefits, including complimentary tickets to performances, paid vacation, and sick time. Some evening and weekend hours are required, especially during December. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and references by March 2 to:

Dave Siefert
Box Office Manager
Ballet Arizona
3645 East Indian School Road
Phoenix AZ 85018
Fax: 602.381.0189


*New Listing* Entry Level Managers – Kids Voting USA

Kids Voting USA (KVUSA) has two AmeriCorps*VISTA opportunities for entry-level program managers. Make a difference for America by helping KVUSA build a new generation of active, engaged citizens. Assist KVUSA in supporting and serving its nationwide network of affiliates to develop lifetime citizenship and voting habits in youth. Help facilitate national fund-raising efforts through grantwriting and partnership development. Develop project management, networking, communication, and grant writing skills. One member will serve as affiliate services and another as resource development manager.

Specific duties for Affiliate Services Manager include: support affiliates through coordination of communication efforts, delivery of services and information management; develop information-gathering processes to collect data about affiliates, territories served and program impact; and coordinate the collection and dissemination of program implementation "Best Practices."

Specific duties for Resource Development Manager include: assist with establishment of new affiliates and related promotional materials; help organize and implement national fund-raising and partnership efforts; and create databases for national and affiliate demographics, civic/voter participation and other data to assist with academic research.

Skills necessary for both positions include: strong project management expertise; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; interest in civic education and the political process; computer literate; background in fund raising, communication or project management a plus. To apply, go online to and submit an application. Contact Paula Case, vice president, affiliate services, at 1.866.500.VOTE (8683) for more information or visit the KVUSA Web site at


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.


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.


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. Bachelor's 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.


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