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Arizona State University College of Public Programs

April 11 , 2005

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What's New

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Senate Finance Committee Continues Hearings on Proposed Charity Reforms
April 26

On March 5th, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on "Charities and Charitable Giving: Proposals for Reform." Among those testifying were Diana Aviv, president and CEO of Independent Sector, Leon Panetta, director of California's Panetta Institute for Public Policy and Brian Gallagher, president of the United Way of America. Each of these individuals is involved in the Panel for the Nonprofit Sector, a group convened by the Independent Sector to study and make recommendations on charity reform. To learn more about the Panel, review their interim report and read the testimony, please visit their website at: http://www.nonprofitpanel.org.

The Panel is not the only entity weighing in with recommendations. The upcoming edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly will be dedicated to this topic including a feature article summarizing proposals from: the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, the National Council of Nonprofit Associations, the Council on Foundations and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. The article, including links, can be found at: http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/section/677.html along with information about how to subscribe to this valuable resource for nonprofit leaders.

Opportunity for Dialogue on this Topic - The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management will convene a panel on the potential implications of these proposed reforms on our local nonprofit sector at the April 26th seminar Money & Mission: Managing Financial Risk in Your Nonprofit. Panelists include: Carolyn Sechlar, Sechlar CPA; Ellis Carter, Quarles & Brady Streich Lang; and Tim Delaney, the Center for Leader, Ethics and Public Service. For more information or to register, visit our website at: http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_money.htm.

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Money & Mission: Managing Financial Risk in Your Organization
Last Chance to Register!!
April 26

Presented by the ASU 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.
Registration is available at the Center's website at http://nonprofit.asu.edu. For more information, contact Michelle Lyons-Mayer at 480.965.5548 or michelle.lyons-mayer@asu.edu.


Announcements

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Arizona Women's Partnership 2005 Grant Recipients Selected

Arizona Women's Partnership, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2005 grant recipients who were selected through a grant application and review process. The awards benefit "grass roots organizations who work tirelessly to improve the lives of Arizona's disadvantaged women and children at risk," says Paula Cullison, President and founder of the Arizona Women's Partnership. The 2005 grant recipients are:

  • Asian Pacific Community in Action: health programs in Maricopa County;
  • Arizona Sexual Assault Network: a statewide awareness project;
  • Community Kids of Globe: programs for disadvantaged children; Foster Angels of AZ Serving Together: mentoring for children in foster care;
  • Gabriel's Angels: animal/pet therapy for abused children in Maricopa County;
  • Havasu for Youth: programs for disadvantaged children;
  • Payson Community Kids: after school program for children in need and at risk;
  • Soroptimist International of Mesa: mentoring for at-risk girls;
  • Soroptimist International of the San Tans in Chandler: work reentry project for underserved women;
  • Tucson International Alliance of Refugee Communities: refugee women's support groups and educational programs;
  • Washington Education Foundation in Phoenix: educational programs for disadvantaged youth;
  • WHEAT Clothes Silo: clothing for underserved women in Phoenix The total grant awards are dependent upon the outcome of the Wine, Women & Jazz FUNdraising event scheduled for November 6th.

Visit www.azwp.org for ticket information. Business and corporate sponsorships are available. For more information, contact: Paula Cullison at (602) 863-9744, e-mail paulacullison@aol.com, or visit www.azwp.org

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KaBOOM! Seeking Community Organization Help in Funding and Coordinating Playground Project

Greetings from KaBOOM! a national nonprofit organization whose vision is to create a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

KaBOOM! brings together young people, community leaders, and corporate partners to facilitate the group planning and design of new community playgrounds where they are most needed. The goal of KaBOOM! is not only to build a new playground but also to use the project to strengthen existing support networks and build new relationships within the community. The playground is built in one day; starting with an empty lot and ending the day with a new playground for children.

A KaBOOM! corporate sponsor would like to build a playground in the Flagstaff area in July 2005. The Funding Partner will cover the majority of the expenses, and KaBOOM! is currently looking for a community organization that can do the following:

  • Fundraise $10,000 cash toward the cost of equipment (after completion the playground values at roughly $35,000). Community Partners also receive a free Toolkit, a set of four books, including a fundraising guide, to help you fundraise for your Community Partner contribution
  • Provide available land and complete any needed site preparation, i.e. removing old equipment, asphalt, grading the land
  • Recruit parents who are excited about serving on planning committees for a 2-3 month period
  • Recruit 50-100 volunteers for Build Day and 10-20 parents for the planning phases
  • Accept ownership and maintenance responsibilities for the playground upon completion

In order to be considered, you must complete the Playground Profile and submit it to KaBOOM! Please send in your responses by April 15, 2005. A community outreach representative will contact you upon receiving your Playground Profile to conduct a phone interview and discuss next steps. Please note, your playground does not have to be open to the public if your organization is a non-profit. If you are unable to take advantage of this opportunity please try to recommend others who may benefit. If you would like more information about KaBOOM!, please visit www.kaboom.org.

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Community Food Bank to hire full-time CEO

The Community Food Bank has engaged the services of DHR International, a Phoenix-based executive search firm, to aid in hiring a full-time CEO for the organization.

"We feel that DHR will help us to identify and attract the type of leader we are seeking to work with the Board and staff to set future directions for the food bank," says Askin.  "Ideally, we hope to have the position filled by the start of our new fiscal year July 1."

Jackie Askin, chair of the Board of Directors for the Food Bank, invites interested candidates to contact Richard B. Wilder, executive vice president at DHR, regarding the position.

His phone number is (602) 992-7810. He can also be reached by e-mail at rwilder@DHRInternational.com . More Information is available online at the Community Food Bank's website: www.communityfoodbank.org.

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Opportunity for ToP Group Facilitation Methods Course during the International Training of Trainers (IToPToT) Program in 2005

The 6th bi-annual IToPToT program will be held from April 13 to May 20, 2005 at the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) Training Center in Phoenix. After several weeks of preparation, teams of international trainers from Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America, accompanied by a U.S. mentor trainer will be conducting 2-day courses for Arizona organizations and networks. These courses are available at a reduced rate because they need to take place during the same two-day period. In 2005, those dates are May 5-6, which are a Thursday and a Friday.

The cost for a course of up to 25 participants will be $2,350 (one third the standard price for a 20-person course). If the group is made up of participants at least half of whom are 25 years of age or younger, the cost will be $1,800 for the "Youth as Facilitative Leaders" version of the course (same content).

We will have the ability to staff 6-8 of these simultaneous courses, which will be decided on a first-come, first-serve basis. The sponsoring group will be responsible for arranging a suitable space for the training and providing any snacks or meals desired. ICA will provide manuals and training materials for each participant.

A description of the 2-day Group Facilitation Methods course is available from ICA. To sign up or request further information, please contact John Oyler (joyler@ica-usa.org) or Jim Wiegel (jwiegel@ica-usa.org) at (602)955-4811

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Goodmans & The Phoenix Business Journal Good Guy Award
Contest for Nonprofit Executives Offers $20,000 Office Renovation as Prize

Goodmans Interior Structures and The Phoenix Business Journal are searching for the area's most dedicated and effective leader of a Maricopa County 501(c)(3) organization. The winning man or woman will be named the area's "Good Guy" and will be awarded a $20,000 office renovation from Goodmans. Nominations are being accepted online through April 4, 2005, at www.goodmansgoodguy.com, and multiple nominations are encouraged. The public will also have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite "Good Guy" in May. The winner will be treated to an office renovation this summer and will be featured in a fall issue of The Business Journal.

The "Goodmans Eye for the Good Guy" program is the latest effort by Goodmans to promote good design in the business community and to encourage nonprofits and their boards of directors to realize the benefits of efficient work spaces.

"One of the benefits of creating a great work environment is its effect on retaining highly valued workers," says Adam Goodman, president of Goodmans Interior Structures. "This is an opportunity for an organization to reward its leader and also create a unique employment benefit that can help the nonprofit retain that leader."

To place a nomination, or to learn more about the program, please visit the Web site at www.goodmansgoodguy.com.

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Amazon.com Launches Nonprofit Innovation Award Program

Deadline: April 28, 2005

Amazon.com has announced the creation of the Amazon.com 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 ( http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/csi/ ), 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 Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com Nonprofit Innovation Award, along with a matching grant from Amazon.com.

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 Amazon.com Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/823/amazon For additional RFPs in Philanthropy and Volunteerism, visit: http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_philanthropy.jhtml.
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Events

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Just Grants! Arizona - Leadership Track Special, Part 1 & 2
April 13

Just Grants! Arizona presents its popular, fast-paced grantsmanship "starter-kit" class. The class explores the essential rules of the grantsmanship "gameboard," including mission-driven grantsmanship, the power of partnership, effective program planning, funder research and relationships, and creating winning proposals. Discover how the overall grants process works and how to contribute to grant-seeking success in your organization. This "Leadership Track" workshop is especially suited for board members, volunteers, administrative staff, and others who serve a supporting role or could benefit from a basic understanding of the grantsmanship process, as well as anyone new to the field of grantsmanship looking for a "starter-kit" workshop.

Part 2: What does it take to be a successful grant-seeking organization? Success in grantsmanship involves much more than being able to write a good proposal. In this workshop, learn how to lay the groundwork for effective grantsmanship in both your organization's culture and its practices.

Cost: $70/per workshop
Phoenix, April 13, 9 am - 12 noon/ Workshop 2: 1pm - 4pm
For more details or to register, visit http://www.azgrants.com/workshops/detail.cfm?RecordID=411

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Brown Bag Lunch: Effective Media Relations and Crisis Communications for Nonprofits
April 14

This casual discussion session sponsored by the Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona, will cover the basic fundamentals for an effective media relations plan and the need for a crisis communications plan in all nonprofit organizations. Specific topics include: Determining an audience and the media sources available to get your message out; Determining a message and what you are trying to accomplish; Using the media to get a message out How to work with the media on a budget; Determining a spokesperson and his/her basic media training; Forming a crisis communications plan prepared to deal with an incident that threatens its credibility and reputation, e.g., financial irregularities and mismanagement, prior an employee's allegations of sexual harassment, etc.

Location:Coconino Center for the Arts 2300 N Ft. Valley Road, Flagstaff
April 14, 11:30 am 1:00 pm Cost: Members no charge Nonmembers - $5

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Christina, Program Manager of the Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona, at (928) 527-7926 or nprc@nonprofitnaz.org

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National Youth Service Day
April 15-17

Calling all youth, families, and groups to join us for a weekend filled with fun and meaningful volunteer opportunities for youth of all ages. Help organizations and individuals in need in the community. Projects include painting, sorting donations, visiting with children, arts and crafts, beautification projects and much more!!

To learn more about the event and to register for a project, please visit www.volunteerphoenix.org and contact Sarah Aubrey at (602) 263-9736 x870 or email Sarah.aubrey@volunteerphoenix.org.

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Attracting and Keeping the Best Volunteers (Flagstaff)
April 19

Offered through the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, this workshop is part of the Nonprofit Excellence Enrichment Series. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library, 3000 N. Fourth Street, Flagstaff, 9:30 am 12:30 pm

Objectives of this workshop: At the end of the program, participants will be able to articulate why their nonprofit organization involves volunteers at all and to broaden their vision of what volunteering is and can be. They will also learn to recognize the importance of employee/volunteer relationships and how to lay the foundation for successful teamwork. Lastly, participants will be able to describe the steps to successful volunteer recruitment and assess whether current volunteer job descriptions are likely to attract the most desired candidates.

Cost: Members of NPRC pay $25 if they register by Tuesday, April 12 and $35 if they register after April 12. Nonmembers pay $35 for registration by April 12 and $45 for registration after April 12. To register, call 928-527-7926, or email nprc@nonprofitnaz.org

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Nonprofit Excellence Enrichment Series
Volunteer Management: Attracting and Keeping the Best
April 20 - Kids at Hope
April 22 - Mesa United Way
April 25 - The Flinn Foundation

A joint study by the UPS Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the USA Freedom Corps found that nine in 10 organizations cited that volunteers brought benefits to their organization. Two-thirds of charities indicated that their volunteers provide substantial cost savings and greatly increase the quality of services or programs provided.

This learning opportunity is a great way to gain knowledge and resources without spending a lot of money. To register please visit http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/con_ees_reg.htm. If you have any questions, please call 480.965.1867 or email us at nmi@asu.edu.

Objectives for learners:
  • To be able to articulate the importance of volunteers through a broader vision of what volunteering is and can be
  • To understand the importance of employee/volunteer relationships and how to lay the foundation for successful teamwork.
  • To recognize the steps to successful volunteer recruitment and assess whether current volunteer job descriptions are likely to attract the most desired candidates.

Susan J. Ellis, Video Presenter
Founder and President, ENERGIZE, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

Susan is an internationally known consultant, author, and educator in the field of volunteerism. Her books include From the Top Down: The Executive Role in Volunteer Program Success and The Volunteer Recruitment Book. She has taught graduate-level volunteer administration courses for Adelphi, Pennsylvania State, and Temple Universities. Susan is a frequent contributor to Nonprofit World journal and Nonprofit Times.

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American Society for Public Administration (Arizona Chapter) -
Applying the Art of Leadership to the Leadership of Art
April 21

You are invited to attend a luncheon with Dick Bowers, President of the Herberger Theater Center "Applying the Art of Leadership to the Leadership of Art" There will be a focus on the entrepreneurial nature of leadership in the public and non-profit sector and a discussion of how art saves cities.

11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
(Located between Van Buren & Monroe and 2nd & 3rd Streets; enter through canopy on Van Buren, east end of the theater)

Cost is $10.00 (Includes lunchbox sandwich choice of smoked turkey & provolone, roast beef & swiss, ham & cheddar, or vegetarian.) Please RSVP by Friday, April 15, 2005 to Donna Sydow. Be sure to include your menu selection. Phone: (602) 262-7634 FAX: (602) 262-7156
e-mail: donna.sydow@phoenix.gov.

Please bring your payment to the luncheon or send a check, made out to ASPA, to Barbara Kellogg, City of Phoenix Water Services, 200 West Washington, 9 th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003.

Individuals who make reservations but do not attend will be billed.

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"Dynamic Leadership: Developing Your Nonprofit Board"
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (Northern Arizona Chapter)
April 22

This workshop is sponsored by United Way of Yavapai County and Yavapai College. The presenters are: Jim Robak, Carol Bollinger and Nichole Trushell.

Cost: $59 for first registrant; $49 for each additional registrant from the same organization.
Time: 7:30am-1:30pm.
Location: Yavapai College Rock House.

For more information send an email to Alice Ferris at ferrisa@aol.com

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The Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE)
Members Only April Brown Bag
April 22

Daniel R. Ortega Jr., a Partner with the Phoenix law firm of Rouch McCracken Guerrero Miller & Ortega, will help us understand exactly what Prop 200 means for us and our clients. There is much confusion about what is permissible and what is prohibited under this troubling proposition. Don't miss this important discussion.

Brown bag is free if you bring your own lunch or $10 if you would like food available. Check in at 11:30 am Meeting time from 12 noon to 1:30 pm Location: YWCA Board Room
755 E. Willetta St. , Phoenix 85006

Visit http://www.oneaz.org/Event_Details.asp?fair=10001609 to register!

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Southern Arizona Alliance of Nonprofits (SAAN): "Aging in Place Workshop"
April 25

Southern Arizona Compassion Initiative and Pima Council on Aging, Southwest Fair Housing Council, Tucson Housing Foundation, and DIRECT Center for Independence In association with the House of Neighborly Service present a FREE workshop: Aging in Place: Making Your Home and Neighborhood More Livable for People with Changing Needs

Staying in one's home as one's physical needs change can be greatly facilitated with some support systems and modifications. Come and learn about changes one can make to the physical environment of a house, as well as social services and neighborhood support networks that can keep seniors and others in their homes over many years.

Monday, April 25th
10AM to noon (registration at 9:45AM )
House of Neighborly Service, 243 W. 33 rd St., South Tucson

The workshop is FREE, but reservations are required due to limited space. Please call PRO Neighborhoods at 882-5885 by April 21st to register.

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Diversity Matters - Multicultural Leadership Development Program
April 27-29

Multicultural Leadership Development Program & United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona present a tremendous opportunity to learn valuable skills needed in today's diverse workforce and to become a leader in our community.

This leadership workshop, a program of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, will help you:

  • Broaden your understanding of cultural, racial, religious and gender differences.
  • Develop leadership, fundraising and financial skills.
  • Discover opportunities for community volunteering.

The program's alumni include Richard Miranda, Tucson Police Chief; Richard Fimbres, LULAC National Vice President for the Far West; and Clarence Boykins, State President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Seats are limited. Register by April 15. Fee for three-day workshop is $275, which includes lunch and graduation dinner. One-day workshop fee is $135 Some scholarships are available. To attend our exciting workshop, download the application or contact Judy Baker via email at jbaker@unitedwaytucson.org or by telephone at (520)903-9000 ext. 210. Diversity makes a difference!

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Orienting and Training Volunteers Volunteer Phoenix
April 28

Presented by Volunteer Phoenix, this training focuses on increasing knowledge of the steps in training volunteers to perform their service effectively and enjoyably, increasing knowledge, skills and comfort in planning training for volunteers, and developing plans for improving volunteer training.

9:00 am 1:00 pm Location: AZ Call-A-Teen, Phoenix
Please contact margie.coggins@volunteerphoenix.org to register.

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Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* Director of Budget and Tax Policy - Children's Action Alliance (CAA)

Children's Action Alliance (CAA) is a non-profit, non-partisan research and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of all of Arizona 's children and families.  The Director of Budget and Tax Policy will provide leadership on state budget and tax issues, conducting research and communications on the connection between fiscal policies and the well-being of children.  This is a full-time position in Phoenix .

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct research and analysis on fiscal policy and its impact on Arizona families;
  • Synthesize research and analysis in fact sheets, briefing papers, charts, and other data products;
  • Identify, develop and implement strategic action steps to improve federal and state fiscal policies for children and families;
  • Build and maintain collegial relationship with state officials, community partners and others;
  • Lobby state legislators for stronger fiscal policies through emails, letters, meetings, and testimony at committee hearings;
  • Build, maintain, and participate in action-oriented coalitions;
  • Monitor and analyze relevant legislation;
  • Work with state agencies to strengthen policies affecting children and families;
  • Fulfill grant requirements, including preparing progress reports;
  • Network with national colleagues and stay current on trends and issues in fiscal policies around the country.
Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree and at least two years of relevant experience;
  • Excellent mathematical skills, including use of Excel;
  • Excellent research and analytic skills;
  • Ability to synthesize complex information into concise and compelling charts and fact sheets;
  • Knowledge of budget and tax policy;
  • Strong interpersonal, statistical, and verbal communication skills;
  • Strategic leadership skills.

Salary determined based on experience and qualifications. Position will remain open until filled. Send resume and salary requirements to: Children's Action Alliance, 4001 North 3rd Street, Suite 160, Phoenix , AZ 85012. FAX (602) 263-8792 or direct email to Dana Naimark at dnaimark@azchildren.org

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*New Listings* *Multiple Positions* The Community Food Bank (Tucson)

Faith Community Coordinator
Function: Under the direction of the Community Food Security Center Director, this position is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with faith communities to increase community support for the Food Bank in volunteerism, food drives, financial donations, and food security issues by increasing community knowledge of food as a social justice issue.

For a complete job description please visit: http://www.communityfoodbank.org/dynamic/jobdesc_FaithComCoor.aspx. The Community Food Bank is a drug and smoke free work environment. To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume to Ernie Chacon, HR Administrator, no later than the closing date of Friday, April 22, 2005. Mail to: Community Food Bank PO Box 26727, Tucson, AZ 85726-6727

Full Charge Bookkeeper

Under the general direction of the Finance Director, this position is responsible for Accounting functions including reconciling monthly inventory, contract billing, grant financial statements and tenant lease accounting. Candidates must be accurate and detail oriented as well as experienced in all aspects of bookkeeping.

To view the full job description please visit: http://www.communityfoodbank.org/dynamic/job_bkkr.aspx.
The Community Food Bank is a drug and smoke free work environment.

To apply, submit a letter of interest including salary history, and a resume, to Ernie Chacon, HR Administrator at Community Food Bank PO Box 26727, Tucson, AZ 85726-6727. This position is open until filled.

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*New Listing* Executive Director: Foundation - Universal Technical Institute (UTI)

UTI is looking for a talented, self-starter to provide leadership and direction to UTI's non-profit organizations. The Executive Director - Foundation will foster and maintain relationships with existing sponsorships and contributors; determine the needs of existing members and create value propositions for new donors and sponsors. Promote relationships with groups of Alumni to initiate new Alumni Chapters and become a prominent public spokesperson and advocate of teen safe driving. Administer and guide the financial and economic operation of the Foundation and participate in Board of Directors' meetings. Assist in the recruitment, training and motivation of Advisory/Board members; recommend, develop and facilitate use of web applications to ensure continued growth, and opportunities for expansion.

Qualifications:
  • 10 years of executive experience, including a successful track record as the CEO of a start-up organization
  • Bachelor's Degree in Management or related field; MBA preferred
  • Experience serving on a Board of Directors and thorough understanding of financial statements
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills, including robust experience with public speaking and media interaction
  • Proven ability at soliciting corporate sponsorship and "C" level selling
Significant travel required. We offer a competitive salary. An excellent benefits package is available after 30 days of employment. Please forward resume with salary requirements, indicating Job #05-400, to careers@uticorp.comUTI supports diversity in the workplace. Drug test required. EOE. www.uticorp.com

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*New Listing* Communications Facilitator - PETsMART Charities

We currently have an opening for a Communications Facilitator located at our corporate office in Northwest Phoenix. The Communications Facilitator will be responsible for the development and production of PETsMART Charities marketing communication collateral and messaging.

Duties:
  • Support communications initiatives from both the Charitable Giving and Development areas of PETsMART Charities
  • Research, plan and coordinate information to help increase awareness of PETsMART Charities programs, achievements, or point of view among various target audiences
  • Assist in creating and implementing communication plan to support PETsMART Charities and initiatives
  • Provide internal and external communication support to every area of PETsMART Charities demonstrating a team attitude while helping to further the mission
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Marketing Communications, Business, or related field; or
  • Two or more years related experience and/or training; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • PETsMART Charities, an independent 501(c)3 organization, has donated more than $35 million to animal welfare programs and, through its in-store adoption programs, has saved the lives of more than 2 million pets.

For more information or to apply online, please visit us at www.petsmartjobs.com

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*New Listing* Assistant Development Director - Gateway Community College

Assists in the operation, direction, and implementation of the resource development (fundraising) program to raise funds from private sources for the college. Develops and administers all activities to support fundraising programs for annual, corporate and foundation, major gifts and planned giving. Develops and supervises volunteer development and management program. Maintains liaison with Foundation board members and donors. Develops and directs individualized Donor Stewardship Program to acknowledge, recognize, and provide accountability for expenditure of gifts to high level donors.

The ideal candidate will have experience communicating with a diverse group of persons in corporations, private foundations, associations, and organizations, experience executing complex and multiple tasks efficiently, and the ability to maintain a high degree of discretion and confidentiality in activities with volunteers and board members.

Desired Qualifications
Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities (e.g., a college degree and responsible experience in fundraising or gift management). Effective oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of principles of fundraising, volunteer development and management, financial operation and accounting for nonprofit organizations, gift management and donor relations, and financial aid/scholarship award policies and procedures. Position may require evening or weekend hours.

More information is available at: http://www.dist.maricopa.edu/jobs/

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*New Listing* Development Director - United States Tennis Association (Southwest Section)

The Development Director is responsible for fundraising and sponsorship cultivation for the section. The Development Director shall seek monies from individuals, public and private foundations, government agencies, and corporations. This shall include developing and securing sponsorships, grants, and other forms of revenue and products to benefit tennis programs and events within the Southwest Section.

The Development Director will work with the Executive Director in the crafting and budgeting of the annual Development Plan. The Development Director must implement the strategies of the Plan and work closely with fellow staff and the Executive Committee. Contact Information: email: witter@southwest.usta.com Phone: (602) 956-6855, Fax (602) 956-0527, Web: www.southwest.usta.com Mail: Crystal Witter, IT, Accounting and Administration Mgr., USTA Southwest Section, 2720 E Thomas Rd, Ste B170, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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*New Listing* Development Director Communities In Schools of Arizona

Communities In Schools of Arizona is currently searching for a skilled, dynamic, team-oriented individual to serve as Development Director responsible for the resource development functions of the organization. General duties include management of the organization's grant writing activities, special events, annual giving campaign and community relations efforts integrated with those tasks.

Ideal candidates will have a minimum Bachelor's Degree and relevant experience in fundraising, special events and grant writing. A strong network in the education and/or business community preferred. A high level of communication skills, schedule flexibility and the ability to handle multiple tasks required.

We offer a competitive salary, full benefits, great team and fun work environment. Email cover letter indicating experience and interest, resume and salary history to cisa@cisarizona.org or fax to 602-252-5314. Please note Director of Development Position in the subject line.

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*New Listing* Education Specialist - Literacy Volunteers of Coconino County

Under the guidance of the Program Manager, the Education Specialist oversees all educational activities associated with the organization's volunteer tutoring program and teen reading development. This includes intake and support services for both volunteers and learners.

Examples of Duties:

  • Conducts summer remedial reading program for native English speaking teens Monday - Thursday, June 6 - August 12 (2 hours daily)
  • Conducts classes 1-2 weeknights and occasional weekends
  • Organizes and conducts New Tutor Orientation and New Tutor Training several times a year
  • Conducts or arranges intake interviews for learners
  • Matches and/or rematches trained tutors to learners jointly with Program Manager
  • Performs or oversees assessment of learner progress at 40 hour intervals
  • Conducts Drop-in classes and manages schedule by utilizing volunteers whenever possible
  • Conducts or oversees in-service workshops once a month
  • Organizes, recruits and conducts citizenship and drop-in conversation classes
  • Oversees library catalog and ordering of new materials
  • Other duties as assigned
The Education Specialist should be an outgoing, friendly person with excellent educational and organizational skills. S/he should be able to recruit, motivate and educate volunteers and learners and must be able to communicate effectively in Spanish and English. This person must be able to keep accurate records and assist the Program Manager in tutor training and other literacy classes until able to do these things on own. The Education Specialist should have a Bachelor's Degree or above in a field associated with literacy or education. Desirable experience/skills/ knowledge may include Special Education, Adult Education, Reading, ESOL Training, familiarity with diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups.

This 15-hour per week position is grant-funded through December 31, 2005; start date: May 1, 2005. It is hoped that funding will continue past December and hours will increase. The position pays $15 per hour. Call Ann Beck @ 556-0313 or email LVCC@infomagic.net for more information.

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*New Listing* Boot Camp for New Dads Facilitator Coconino County Health Department

The Coconino County Health Department is looking for a facilitator for a monthly class to support expectant fathers in Flagstaff.

The ideal candidate will be a local dad with experience caring for a newborn, working with groups, and strong communication skills. The curriculum is based on the national Boot Camp for New Dads program - an interactive format that brings together experienced dads and their babies with expecting dads to help teach the ropes of early fatherhood. Classes are held once a month, in Flagstaff, on Saturdays from 3:00 - 4:30 pm.

Compensation is $80 per class based on Contract. This job will last through 2005. It will continue into 2006 based on funding. For more information, please contact Rachel at the Coconino County Department of Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Program at (928) 522-7816

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*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony is searching for 2 people to fill positions in its Information Systems Department. The Phoenix Symphony is Arizona's largest nonprofit performing arts organization with a budget of over $9 million. The Phoenix Symphony recently upgraded to state-of-the-art hardware and software.

Information Systems Manager

Responsible for managing all of the information systems and network assets for The Phoenix Symphony. This position includes maintaining the current network. It also includes planning for future needs.

Requirements: 5 or more years of progressive experience managing medium to large MS Windows Server environments; SQL scripting; expert knowledge of MS Office applications; experience providing user support on technical issues; strong communication skills.

Patron Services Systems Coordinator

Responsible for supporting the ticketing and fundraising software. This includes working with multiple departments to coordinate and enhance utilization of the recently installed application. This position will also work with outside support staff and consultants to resolve systems issues. The PSS Coordinator will also train Symphony staff on the application and write custom reports.

Requirements: 3 years of experience in box office or fundraising; related experience in information systems can substitute for the previous requirement; ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; excellent written and oral communication; some knowledge of MS Windows and Office; and experience with workflow reengineering. Experience with an information systems reporting tool such as Infomaker is highly desirable.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Mark Hoover, Director of Finance & Administration, The Phoenix Symphony, 455 North 3rd Street #390, Phoenix, AZ 85004, or by e-mail: mhoover@phoenixsymphony.org, or fax: (602) 253-1772 (no phone calls, please). Additional information at: http://www.phoenixsymphony.org/about/employment_opportunities.html

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*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority

Adult Project Coordinator
(2 Positions SMI; Substance Abuse)

Requirements: - Master's Degree in Behavioral Health - Licensed in AZ at independent level or eligible w/in 6 months - Min. 5 years clinical experience working w/ the Seriously Mentally Ill and/or Substance Abusers - Skills in clinical program development, technical writing, & issue resolution - Proficient with Computer Software Applications No direct client contact. Implement & monitor new & existing regional programs for behavioral health services for substance abuse & SMI populations throughout the Northern AZ region. Need strong people & problem solving skills, be diplomatic, tactful, creative and ethical w/ excellent time/project mgmt skills. Some travel required. Program administration experience and familiarity w/AZ RBHA system preferred.

Children's Program Integration Analyst

Grant funded position responsible for design, implementation, monitoring, & management of children's program measures. Bachelors required, Masters preferred. Expert level with Access and Excel; experience with research project design & knowledge of children's behavioral health care. Salary doe $35-45K

Full Time Receptionist

Requirements: - Professional attitude, ability to maintain confidentiality. - Strong verbal and written communication skills. - Knowledge of MS Office Systems and E-mail systems. - Knowledge of various office machines and general office procedures. - HS Diploma/GED. Responsibilities: - Answer multi-line phone system. - Data entry. - Customer service. - Related clerical functions.

For a full listing of our open positions please visit www.narbha.org Please send resumes to: hr@narbha.org Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority, 1300 S. Yale St., Flagstaff, AZ, 86001 Phone (928) 774-7128; Fax (928) 774-5665;

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*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix

A&BC is seeking a Part-Time Administrative Assistant to perform support tasks associated with maintaining a contact database, filing, track projects, track volunteer hours, answering multi-line phone, maintaining office supplies inventory, assist with registrations, responses, and reports associated with the Education Program Workshops, assist with special events, assist with mailings, and perform general office support duties. Candidates must be experienced, well organized, have a professional demeanor, able to work well with volunteers, staff and service recipients, demonstrate good writing skills and ability to compose and format business letters, mail merge, knowledge of MS Office software products and principals of database management. Hours are flexible.

Interested parties should e-mail resume to info@artsbusinessphoenix.org or call 602-495-0187.

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*New Listing* Teacher Certification Screener - Arizona Dept. of Education, Flagstaff Field Office

The successful candidate must have demonstrated clerical abilities $10.00 per hour. 40 hours per week. Long-term temporary position. No benefits. Potential for a permanent position.

Contact Jan Pentez
Arizona Dept. of Education
(602) 364-2300

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*New Listing* Community Services Coordinator/Americorps*VISTA Volunteer - National Farm Workers Service Center

Work with low-income resident families at two affordable housing properties in the Phoenix area to assist them in improving their quality of life. Assist in the development of an on-site Community Services Program at a 264-unit multifamily apartment community in northwest Phoenix. Develop and staff a Technology Access and Education Program at an 80-unit affordable housing site in El Mirage, Arizona.

A 12-month full-time commitment is required. Americorps*VISTA volunteers receive a monthly living allowance, health and life insurance benefits & childcare benefits if needed. With successful completion of service they are eligible for a cash payment of $1200 stipend or a $4,750 education stipend.

For more information, contact Gloria Munoz at (602) 278-1202 or gmunoz@nfwscmail.com. Accepting applications NOW for a position beginning July 18, 2005. Deadline for applications is June 8, 2005.

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*New Listing* Employment Development Specialist - Salvation Army South Mountain

Under general supervision, the Employment Development Specialist will provide clients with individual career counseling, small group education in a workshop series, and vocational guidance services. S/he will collect, analyze, and organize education and career information through research and outreach activities. S/he will assist clients to understand and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency through life skills training and case management services. Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluating clients using interviews, counseling sessions, aptitude and achievement tests, and other tools as needed.
  • Assisting clients to understand their abilities, skills, interests, and personality characteristics in order to develop realistic academic and career options.
  • Compiling and studying occupational, educational, and economic information to help clients in making and carrying out vocational and educational goals.
  • Assisting clients with career development by providing them with job leads, creating resumes, and improving interview techniques.
  • Assisting clients to access appropriate community resources and advocate on their behalf as needed.
  • Maintaining case files and documentation required for program evaluation.

Minimum Job Requirements: Bachelors Degree with 1-3 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. This job is part-time. Please fax/email resume to Diane Daily at (480) 491-0197 or daily_d@msn.com.

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*New Listing* Special Event Coordinator Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, a non-profit healthcare foundation seeks a Special Event Coordinator. This position will be responsible for the silent & live auction, volunteers, event logistics and print materials for a $1m+ black tie event. Requirements include extensive experience working with major donors, volunteers and multiple events. We are seeking a positive, high energy and self-directed professional with strong communication, event planning, creative writing, graphic design and advanced computer skills. Grant writing skills a plus. Some travel required.

Please send cover letter, creative writing sample, and resume to:
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Desert Southwest Chapter, 4343 E. Camelback Rd. #450, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Fax (602) 224-1801 or e-mail djezek-powell@jdrf.org.

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*New Listing* Behavioral Health Counselor Child Crisis Center

Child Crisis Center East Valley, a nonprofit, nondiscriminatory, nonsectarian agency dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Behavioral Health Counselor for children 13 years of age and younger.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carrying and maintaining a clinical caseload including appropriate and complete documentation
  • Assisting with crisis and post-crisis case management including initiating modifications to case plan
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with clients, family members and support systems
  • Screening, assessment and development of a treatment/service plans that best meets the needs of the client and family
  • Coordinating consumer evaluation, re-assessment and treatment planning updates, and diagnostic process according to agency policy and all accreditation and regulatory agency requirements
  • Facilitating and coordinating discharge planning transition and follow up
  • Monitoring and reporting on treatment in order to maximize the therapeutic process
  • Intervening in the natural setting during times of transition and crisis to lend stability, assess, and provide additional support. Settings include homes, schools, group homes, treatment programs, day care and after school programs
  • Assisting with clinical supervision of case loads

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or related behavioral area as well as two years experience in child and family therapy
  • Certification from Arizona Behavioral Health Examiners
  • Proficiency with Windows
  • Value Options and Next Gen experience a plus

The salary range is up to the mid/upper thirties depending on candidate's relevant work history and educational background. Interested parties may apply by sending or faxing a resume to: Child Crisis Center, East Valley, Inc. Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4114, Mesa, Arizona 85211. Fax (480) 969-9277. Please call our job hotline at (480) 969-2308 ex. 273.

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Executive Director - Neighbors Who Care, Inc. (NWC)

The successful candidate will have: Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills; Highly effective management and administrative skills; Proven abilities in writing or supervising grant writing and/or other fund raising activities; Experience in planning and budgeting; Very good communication skills; Experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships with donors, volunteers and clients; and experience with managing programs for fragile, homebound clientele.

Minimum Education and Background will include: A Bachelors degree in Business, Communications, Gerontology, Social Services or related field, and 3 to 5 years postgraduate management experience in elder care or a comparable combination of education and experience. NWC is a non-profit social services agency based in Sun Lakes, Arizona. It provides Services (through the use of recruited and trained volunteers), oversees support groups and makes referrals for seniors who live in their own homes but require assistance to accomplish daily activities.

These Services include: Transportation for necessities medial appointments, personal business, groceries, etc; Minor home repairs, Dinner Delivery Service; and other assistance including Caregiver Relief. The executive director reports to a volunteer citizen Board of Directors. For more information please visit our website at www.neighborswhocare.com. Please submit resume, including at least 5 references to: Neighbors Who Care, PO BOX 12807, Sun Lakes, Arizona 85248

Closing date for applications is: April 15, 2005

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Operations Manager Helping Hands Housing Services

The mission of Helping Hands Housing Services is to provide permanent affordable housing to very low-income families as well as to provide Program Services designed to uplift our residents' quality of life and particularly for the children, help them break the cycle of poverty. Helping Hands owns and operates four (4) multi-family communities totaling 206 apartment units and serving +/- 800 persons, half of which being under the age of 16.

The organization is in need of an Operations Manager that will be responsible for a wide variety of issues. Candidates should possess the heart and desire to serve others; a college degree or equivalent experience; skills at managing multiple projects; excellent verbal and written communication skills; knowledge and skills in MS Word, Excel and Publisher; an understanding of basic accounting/bookkeeping, and finally, a self-starter. Preferences include grant writing skills and experience with Quickbooks.

Helping Hands offers a competitive compensation package based on experience including a company funded medical and dental plan. For more information, please submit resumes to hhhousing@aol.com or fax to 602-381-7706. This position is an immediate need.

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Director of Education - Arizona Opera

Arizona Opera seeks a Director of Education, which directs the education and outreach programs for the entire organization. This position coordinates Student Dress rehearsals, Opera Look-in lectures, School Tour, Adult Education programs, Opera Camp, Study guides, and budgeting. Responsibilities include: hiring pre-opera lecturers, writing opera synopsis for the AZO website and programs. Marketing schools, taking reservations and assigning seats for Student dress rehearsals. Plan and meet with technical crew to finalize Opera Look-in performances, as well as take reservations, schedule police and bus parking. Prepare and implement the annual school tour, including scheduling schools, writing contracts, and provide quality control of the artistic product. Coordinate Adult education lectures, Opera camp teachers and location, and prepare study guides. Partner with the development department in applying for grants and foundation monies. Networking with other educators and Arts organizations to create awareness of AZO's programs and productions. This position requires a degree in music, as well as experience in education and opera. Competitive salary and benefit package. The position is based in Phoenix. Interested individuals please forward resume and references to contact@azopera.com

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Controller Actors Theatre

Actors Theatre, a professional equity theatre company performing at the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix, is seeking a Controller. Creative and flexible work environment. This position is responsible for all accounting and business functions for Actors Theatre. This includes maintaining and administering all financial records and implementing and maintaining all accounting controls for the Company. Complete hands on experience with AP, payroll, general ledger, month-end close and cash flow. Provide monthly financial reports, forecasting and planning information to management and Board. Coordinate annual budgeting process and audit. 3-5 years experience and proficiency in accounting necessary. Accounting degree or certificate requested. Nonprofit experience helpful but not required. Experience with Quickbooks Pro accounting software a plus. Must be a very detail oriented and highly motivated individual. Strong computer skills a must. Begin Immediately. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, paid personal and sick time. Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Fax 602-254-9577 or email linda@actorstheatrePHX.org. No phone calls please.

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Executive Director Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope, a small Christian Community Development corporation in Casa Grande, is currently seeking candidates for an Executive Director position. This nonprofit agency provides neighborhood ministry and programs for at-risk youth and homeless persons.

The ideal candidate will have a BA/BS, though a Master's Degree is preferred. Annual salary 35K, plus generous benefit package. Mail resume to 702 E. Cottonwood Ln., CG or send online to resume@seedsofhope.us. Deadline April 20, 2005.

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Executive Director - Scottsdale Prevention Institute (SPI)

SPI, a well respected non-profit member of the behavioral health community, specializing in prevention programming and services seeks an experienced Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for managing the daily operations, including management of thirty-three staff positions, implementing the strategic plan, working with the Board of Directors, increasing earned income revenues and building upon current community partnerships. The Board of Directors anticipates hiring an ED who will be responsible for maximizing SPI's impact on community prevention objectives by ensuring the effectiveness of our prevention programs.

The successful candidate can demonstrate experience in fiscal management, budget development and strategic plan implementation. This challenging position requires excellent communication, presentation skills and the ability to lead and motivate prevention specialist teams. The Executive Director is expected to cultivate and expand relationships with community and corporate leaders throughout Maricopa County. Knowledge in grant and government contract management is a must. Training in cultural competencies and/or experience working with diverse community populations is preferred.

As we move into the 21st century strong leadership is essential to carry this innovative and essential organization forward. This is an incredible opportunity for the leader that is motivated, community minded and has a passion for children and family issues.

The salary for this position is competitive and will be based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, vacation and paid holidays. This is a full time exempt position, which serves at the will of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is appointed by and reports to the Board.

For more information about SPI, go to our website @ www.spi-az.org. Please send resumes to: SPI, 8102 E. Jackrabbit Road Suite B, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, Attn: Amy Thurston, Executive Director Search. Position will remain open until filled.

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*Multiple Positions* Neighborhood Ministries

"I Can Do It!" Case Manager

Basic Functions: Caseload maintenance and providing counseling and support to adult/youth relationship; coordinate support services, activities, and community resources for adult/youth.

The successful candidate must sense a calling from God to work within the community of poverty, specifically the Neighborhood Ministries community, must have experience and understanding regarding work with youth and families from backgrounds of poverty, must have demonstrated ability to motivate and lead volunteers. Candidates must have high integrity along with Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. For more information about this position please contact Katy Reel at 602-677-6099 or katy.reel@nmaz.net.

Jeremiah Project Case Manager

Position Overview: Caseload maintenance and support for at-risk and adjudicated youth 14-21 years old. Coordinate support services, activities, and community resources for adult/youth; assist with goal setting and follow up on goal progress. Manage up to 30-35cases as a full load.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities: Working with individuals on their caseload to support, troubleshoot, provide crisis intervention, guide, keep regular track of progress, document and report regarding each program participant on their caseload. Documenting appropriate notes and forms to track progress. Providing direct assistance to youth, accessing internal or community resources when needed. Maintaining once a semester contact with the parent/guardian of all youth. Conducting and documenting individual assessment plan with youth. And tracking progress of goals. Maintaining and submitting monthly paperwork in a timely and orderly manner. Be available for staff meetings and other Neighborhood Ministries meetings when necessary. Assist with program provision regarding job readiness curriculum.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements: Strong interpersonal skills and ability to listen. Experience and understanding regarding work with youth and families from backgrounds of poverty. Ability to work within the context of a team. Ability to problem solve with and on behalf of youth in crisis situations. Evidence of a personal growing faith in Jesus Christ. Bachelor's degree, preferably in education, social work or related field. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred. Understanding of God's calling to serve among those in poverty, most specifically at Neighborhood Ministries. For more information about this position please call Allison Nagle at 602-509-2419 or Allison.Nagle@nmaz.net.

The Jeremiah Project is a new program of Neighborhood Ministries to prepare at-risk and adjudicated Latino youth ages 14-21 with life skills that prepare them to be future leaders in our community. This comprehensive approach includes job readiness, as well as case management, goal setting, educational assistance, leadership training, paid and unpaid work experience, counseling, GED classes, computer classes, and other support services. The Jeremiah Project will include 75 youth who are already involved with other Neighborhood Ministries programs such as MOMS PLACE teen mothers group, high school group, and the I CAN DO IT educational program. For further information about this position please call Allison Nagle at 602-509-2419. Please visit our web site to learn more information about Neighborhood Ministries and our programs www.neighborhoodministries.org.

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Program Coordinator - Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter

The successful candidate will provide case management, education, and related services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families, in keeping with the Desert Southwest Chapter's vision, mission, and goals. Assist in community outreach efforts. This position requires significant organizational skills, collaborative teamwork with staff, volunteers, and aging/social service organizations in Prescott and Northern Arizona. Preferred qualifications include 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. Effective communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential. Bilingual Spanish-English skills are desirable. Competitive salary and benefits package.

Status/ Hours: Part-time exempt position. Primary weekday office hours, with evening and weekend work required at times. Primary Work Site: Northern Arizona Regional Office, Prescott, AZ. Position will require some travel via automobile.
Supervisor: Northern Arizona Regional Director

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes and salary expectations to: Meg Fenzi, Northern Arizona Regional Director, Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, 225 Grove Avenue, Suite B, Prescott, Arizona 86301 Telephone: 928-771-9257 Fax: 928-771-9297 Meg.Fenzi@alz.orgPosition is considered open until filled.

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Director of Development - Second Chance Center for Animals

Second Chance Center for Animals is still seeking a Director of Development for their relatively new program. They are looking for a person with a background in start up or grassroots fundraising. Salary range is $45-55,000, plus benefits (and you can take your pet to work). If you are interested or know someone who may be qualified, please contact Roger Naumann at 928-526-5964 or email rnaumann@lycos.com.

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Development Director Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre is seeking to hire a Development Director to be responsible for raising general operating and project-specific funds from patrons, corporations, agencies, events, and foundations. Duties include annual fundraising and development of a capital building/endowment fund drive scheduled for 2005-06.

Phoenix Theatre, the oldest arts organization in Arizona, offers a full range of theatrical and educational programming to a diverse and growing audience.

The Development Director reports to the Managing Director, and works closely with the Producing Artistic Director and the Board. This is a salaried position with a benefits package including and health and dental insurance. Send cover letter and resume with fundraising history to: Development Director Search, Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell, Phoenix, Arizona 85004.

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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

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*Multiple Positions* - CI, Inc.

Clinical Director

The Clinical Director will supervise all clinical activities ensuring that program services are provided in accordance with policy & procedures, local, state and federal laws, and licensure/accreditation standards. The Clinical Director will oversee delivery of appropriate clinical services and ensure that the clinical staff complies with established guidelines.

The Clinical Director will supervise all therapists, both full-time & contract and be responsible for assessment, treatment, development and implementation of client therapeutic plans for all programs.

This position requires a Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or other Mental Health field, 5 years counseling and field experience. Candidate must be independently licensed in Counseling, Social Work and/or Marriage/Family Therapy prior to hire date. 2 years of supervisory experience or training. Please fax resume to 602-495-1435.

Therapist

The Therapist will conduct intake interviews and assess client and families; Prepare goal-oriented diagnostic assessments, service plans and progress reports; Conduct or co-lead client group for special topic areas; Provide outreach family therapy; Provide case consultations and/or one-to-one counseling for difficult clients and/or crisis intervention; Maintain therapeutic services within CI, Inc. and funding source guidelines; Maintain current professional certification for therapeutic counseling services; Attend training, workshops and meetings upon request.

Master's degree in social work, counseling or other mental health field, or clinical or counseling psychologist. Must be State Certified prior to hire date or obtain State Certification within 6 months of hire date. One year experience that focused on community-based programs and/or direct practical experience with children and family therapy.

To learn more about the other available positions, like Assistant Program Director and Administrative Clerk --please visit www.ci-creativeinnovations.com/career_opportunities.htm

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General Manager Metropolitan Youth Symphony

The General Manager is responsible for managing the human and financial resources of Metropolitan Youth Symphony in order to achieve the organization's mission. The General Manager is responsible and accountable for all operational aspects of the organization (performing the tasks himself or supervising others who do), and implementing the policies set by the board of directors. The General Manager is selected by and reports to the orchestra's Board of Directors through the Board President. The General Manager's artistic counterpart is the Music Director.

Please send resumes to Tanya Letham tletham@gps-made-easy.com or contact by phone 480-363-8340.

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Administrative Assistant - Chrysalis

The focus of all Chrysalis programs is ending domestic abuse. Chrysalis is currently searching for an experienced Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have five years of related experience, effective verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, ACCESS and Publisher are also a plus. Experience with scheduling software would be helpful. The person in this position must have the ability to work in a high pressure, limited resource environment. Supervisory experience is required. This position requires a candidate who is well organized and able to prioritize duties, sometimes at the last minute. Public speaking and presentation experience is desired. Some of the responsibilities for this position may include:

Assist the Executive Director with phone calls, correspondence, etc.
Responsible for distribution of mail from the Executive Director's out box
Staff liaison to the Board of Directors and responsible for Board correspondence
Take and prepare minutes at monthly Board meetings
Attend and take minutes at other committee and management meetings
Assist with fundraising events as needed
Represent Chrysalis at community meetings/functions as needed
Maintain corporate and grant files
Prepare completed RFP's for submittal to potential funding sources
Supervise front office staff and provide support to staff when needed
Assist Human Resources Dept. as needed to place and screen employment ads
Maintain Corporate Policy & Procedures Manual
Organize special events and/or projects as assigned
Assist other Management staff as needed

Chrysalis provides an excellent benefit package including health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance as well as a generous vacation and sick leave program. Send resume and cover letter to: chrysalis@chrysalis-shelter.org.

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Executive Director ACCA Arizona Chapter

ACCA-Arizona Chapter is looking for a full-time Executive Director. ACCA-Arizona has been in existence for 52 years, and serves the air conditioning and heating industry. Please call or email Karen Nordstrand for more information at 602-298-5454 or knordstrand@acca-az.org.

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Executive Director - The Institute of Cultural Affairs USA

The Institute of Cultural Affairs USA (ICA) is seeking a dynamic, mission-driven Executive Director with the vision and passion to lead our nationwide organization. ICA USA, a social change nonprofit organization with offices in Chicago and Phoenix, teaches and uses participatory methods of problem solving and planning that builds ownership in creating community and organizational change. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will: provide direction and leadership to achieve ICA's philosophy, mission and strategic plan; develop & implement a marketing and public relations program; working with staff, establish and implement fundraising strategies and programs; provide guidance and support to teams to ensure innovation and new approaches while building an organization of continuous change, renewal and responsiveness

In recent years ICA has confronted financial challenges. In facing these challenges ICA has shown the ingenuity and grit for which it is known. Leading ICA to financial sustainability will be the Executive Director's top priority.

Required experience is 5 years experience as an Executive Director in a medium to large sized nonprofit organization or a position of significant authority. Master's Degree required.

The Executive Director will serve the organization from offices in Chicago and Phoenix. Salary: $65,000 - $72,000 DOQ, plus benefits. Send letter, resume & salary history by 4/30/2005 to execsearch@ica-usa.org.Please visit our website at http://www.ica-usa.org/org/orgwork.html for further information. EOE

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Phone Friend Operations Coordinator Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC)

The Phone Friend Operations Coordinator has the overall responsibility for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Phone Friend Phone Line Program. The Phone Friend Program offers a bilingual after school "warm line" for children who are home alone, lonely or just need someone to talk to. The PF Operations Coordinator provides the skills necessary to implement the Program objectives, prepare monthly program reports, seek additional program funding, screen, train and supervise "warm line" staff and agency volunteers and maintain daily operations of the telephone lines.

The position is full time, 9:30 AM 6:30 PM, Monday-Friday. $15.00 - $16.00 per hour to start, depending on experience. Individuals meeting the minimum qualifications listed above may send their resumes to vmccarty@asccaz.org or call 480-829-0500, ext. 101 for an application. www.asccaz.org

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Communications Manager- Special Olympics Arizona

Special Olympics Arizona (SOA) is seeking an individual to manage its communications and marketing initiatives. The Communications Manager will be responsible for the development and production of SOA marketing communications which includes quarterly newsletter, monthly ENewsletter, competition programs and public and media relations. This position will plan and coordinate information to help increase awareness of SOA programs, achievements, or point of view among various target audiences and will provide internal and external communication support to areas of SOA.

The qualified applicant will have a Bachelor's degree in Marketing Communications or related field; minimum of five years equivalent experience; excellent communication skills, including exceptional writing; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; knowledge of Microsoft programs; and be team oriented. Experience in sports and nonprofit environment is desirable. Salary Range $40-50K annually. Please send resume and cover letter to Special Olympics Arizona, Attn: Marketing, 3816 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85015; or by Fax: 602-230-1110; or email to: trudyk@soaz.org

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HIV Case Manager - Coconino County Health Department

Position Open Until Filled (Opening 3/24/05)

NATURE OF WORK: Under general supervision, plans, implements and access needed services to programs with specialization in HIV Care and Treatment Services. This is a professional position working in the development and coordination of public health education, health promotion and community outreach activities. Considerable independent judgment and initiative is exercised within established policies and procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Social Work, Public/Business Administration, health or related field and one year of case management or administrative experience; OR any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license.

Salary: $30,605/annually, 40 hours per week. To request an application or apply online, visit http://www.co.coconino.az.us/

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Entry-level Manager Kids Voting USA

Kids Voting USA has opportunities for Americorps*VISTA volunteers. Make a difference for America by helping Kids Voting USA (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.

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. Help organize and implement national fund-raising and partnership efforts.

AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteers serve full-time, for one year with varying work hours and receive a modest living allowance, health insurance, and education award of $4,725, relocation expenses, and travel reimbursement.

KVUSA provides skills training; opportunities to build your resume and work portfolio and a staff mentor throughout the year to provide guidance and support. The KVUSA national office is a small organization that offers the opportunity for AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteers to learn in a friendly, cooperative work environment. KVUSA and the Corporation for National and Community Service are equal opportunity organizations.

Please contact Paula Case, vice president, affiliate services, at 1-866-500-VOTE (8683) for more information or visit our Web site at www.kidsvotingusa.org . To apply, use the online AC*RPS system at www.americorps.org .

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Welcome to Our New Subscribers!

The Arizona Nonprofit Community Report is a free email newsletter from the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, a program of the ASU College of Public Programs. We are not responsible for typographical errors. Some items have been edited. We welcome your comments at nonprofitnews@asu.edu. You may subscribe or submit items to this newsletter by visiting our website at http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/. You have our permission to forward this newsletter to anyone you believe would benefit from the content contained herein.

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