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

May 9 , 2005

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What's New

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Profile of Arizona Charitable Foundations Released

A new study by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management (CNLM) and commissioned by the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, was recently released. The study reveals that assets of Arizona's public and private foundations grew 327% between the years 1993 and 2002. The study, titled "Profile of Charitable Foundations in Arizona," provides information on the state's private and public foundations and adds new understanding about the nonprofit sector in Arizona. Click here to view the full report. The study's author is Dr. Will Brown, assistant professor of nonprofit studies in ASU's School of Community Resources and Development and a researcher in ASU's Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This report, among others released through the center, adds to a growing number of products produced by the Center that provide "knowledge and tools" for nonprofit effectiveness. To learn more about the Center's research activities, click here.

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ASU Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Education
Fall Schedule Now Available!

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is pleased to announce the fall schedule of graduate courses in nonprofit leadership and management.

  • Historical and Philosophical Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector in America (Monday night)
  • Volunteer and Human Resource Management for Nonprofit Organizations (Wednesday night)
  • Nonprofit Leadership and Ethics (Tuesday night)

Classes begin August 22, 2005 and meet weekly through December 12, 2005. For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, please visit our website at: www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/edu_grad.htm, call (480) 965-0607 or e-mail to nonprofit@asu.edu.

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Grantsmanship Training Program
June 27 - July 1, 2005

This training is offered by The Grantsmanship Center in collaboration with the Valley of the Sun United Way and the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

First offered in 1972 and continuously updated, TGCI's Grantsmanship Training Program covers all aspects of researching grants, writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources. More than 100,000 nonprofit and government personnel have attended this rigorous 5-day workshop. Designed for both novice and experienced grantseekers, this workshop covers all aspects of searching for grants, writing grant proposals, and negotiating with funding sources. The program will teach you to use TGCI's proposal writing format, the most widely used in the world. During the workshop you will search out funding sources and, as part of a team, you will develop a proposal for your own agency or help a classmate develop one. You will leave this workshop with new skills and the ability to apply those skills to the needs of your own organization.

For more information, please visit the Center's Website at: http://nonprofit.asu.edu or contact Suchi Kohli at 602-631-4825 or skohli@vsuw.org.

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Meeting Planner Sought - The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management seeks proposals from qualified candidates to provide meeting planning services on a contractual basis in support of the Center's two major annual conference events, Nonprofit Day in November of 2005 and the Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness in March of 2006. A detailed scope of work can be found at http://www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/conf/CNLM_Meeting_Planner.pdf

A complete scope of work, requirements, and procedures to submit a quote are posted at our website at http://nonprofit.asu.edu. Quotes must be received by May 13, 2005 in order to be considered. For more information, contact Michelle Lyons-Mayer at (480) 965-5548 or michelle.lyons-mayer@asu.edu.

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Announcements

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The Administration for Children and Families Announces Targeted Capacity-Building Grants

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces that applications will be accepted for new grants pursuant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Compassion Capital Fund (CCF).

The purpose of the CCF Targeted Capacity-Building grants is to help build the capacity of grassroots faith-based and community organizations that address the needs of distressed communities. The CCF Targeted Capacity Building Program funds capacity-building activities that produce measurable impact resulting in more sustainable organizations.

The funding instrument is a Grant:

  • Anticipated Total Priority Funding: $15,000,000
  • Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 300
  • Ceiling Amount of Individual Awards per Budget Period: $50,000
  • Length of Project Period: 12-month project and budget period

ACF encourages and will grant preference to organizations whose annual operational budget is less than $500,000, or whose tribal membership is less than 5,000.

All grant proposals are due May 31, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Organizations selected for funding will help build the capacity of faith-based and community organizations that address the needs of distressed communities. A "distressed community" is defined as a neighborhood or geographic community with an unemployment rate and/or poverty rate equal to or greater than the state or national rate. Priority areas of need include the homeless, at-risk youth, couples who choose marriage for themselves, to develop the skills and knowledge to form and sustain healthy marriages, or social services to those living in rural communities.

Based on the four priority areas of need, organizations must use funds to build their organizational capacity in at least one of these five critical areas: leadership development, organizational development, programs and services, funding, and community engagement.

Grantees must use these awards to increase efficiency and capacity. Therefore, these awards cannot be used to augment or supplant direct service delivery funds. For further information on this opportunity call the National Resource Center at (866) CCF- 5129. www.acf.hhs.gov

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Call for Organizational Sponsors Just Grants! Arizona

JUST GRANTS! Arizona is looking for a small number of nonprofit organizations, based in Maricopa County, with experience in grantseeking who would be willing to sponsor students in our upcoming university-based grants courses.

We have developed and will be conducting semester-long courses in grantsmanship at Midwestern University this summer and Arizona State University West in the fall. As part of their coursework, students are required to develop a real-life grant proposal, working with a real-life funding need at a real-life nonprofit or community agency.

With the support of their sponsors and mentors, students in our previous courses have had exceptional learning experiences and have developed some very fine, high-quality proposals ready or nearly ready for submission. In fact, in each of the past two semesters at ASU West, at least one student project has been selected for funding before the semester ended -- one at $40,000 to expand a community health clinic and one at $100,000 to construct a school-based fitness facility. Deadline for Responses: May 15, 2005

If you're interested in sponsorship please email mboess@azgrants.com for more information.

Requirements

In order to participate as a student sponsor, your organization must:

  • Be eligible to receive corporate, foundation and/or government grants as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, a church-based program, a school or school district, etc.
  • Be physically located in and primarily serve the greater Phoenix area (Maricopa County).
  • Have been in operation for at least three years.
  • Have a demonstrable record of success in securing grant funding (as a measure of the organization's "grant readiness").
  • Be willing to designate a key staff member to serve as the student's mentor and primary point of contact.

To Apply

Organizations that meet the above qualifications are invited to submit a simple application. Please cut-and-paste the above requirements into a separate Word document, and email your response by May 15, 2005 to mboess@azgrants.com.
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Volunteer Center Announces Corporate Volunteerism Awards 2005

The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County has announced award recipients for its Awards for Excellence In Corporate Volunteerism. 

These annual awards, held in partnership with The Business Journal and the Arizona Small Business Association honor overall employee (and retiree) volunteer efforts among employers in Maricopa County. Awards are presented in four categories based on the size of the organizations' employee base. Community Spirit for companies having 1-50 employees; Community Builder (51-250 employees); Community Leader (251-1000) and Community Sustainer (1,001 and above).

The award recipient in the Community Spirit category was Sitewire Marketspace Solutions. In the Community Builder category, the winner was The Weitz Company while the winner in the Community Leader category was Quarles, Brady & Streich Lang. In the largest category, the Community Sustainer category, the City of Mesa won the award.

Five previous award recipients were again winners in the Corporate Volunteerism Champion Award category. They included Arrowhead Community Bank, Bryan Cave, America West Airlines, Medtronic and SRP.

The sponsors for the annual awards event were SRP, Bank One, KPHO-TV Channel 5 and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

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Phoenix Rescue Mission Names Ned Sickle, Mark Tullis to Board of Directors

The Phoenix Rescue Mission recently named Ned Sickle and Mark W. Tullis to the Mission's board of directors.

Sickle, a Scottsdale resident, serves as a general manager of the Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town, and has more than 15 years of experience working with Marriott Hotels. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University.  In addition to his work with the Phoenix Rescue Mission, Sickle is also a member of the board of directors for the Valley of the Sun YMCA and is a member of the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau board.

Tullis, also a Scottsdale resident, serves as the vice president and relationship manager for Irwin Union Bank.  He has more than 28 years of experience in the financial services industry. Tullis earned a bachelor's of science degree from Arizona State University.  He has a rich history of community service including 23 years of service on the board of management of the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA and five years of membership in the Pinnacle Peak Rotary Club.

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Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture Exchange Available to Yavapai County Nonprofits

An office supply and equipment exchange is being made available to nonprofits in Yavapai County via the Yavapai County Non-Profit Exchange Network. A website has been created to match nonprofits that have no-longer needed items with nonprofits that might have a use for such items. The items should be made available for little or no cost, as a "co-op" for area nonprofits. Check out www.geocities.com/yavapai_nonprofit/index.html.

To add your no-longer needed items to the site, send an email to yavapai_nonprofit@yahoo.com.
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Stepping Stones of Hope elects new members to Board of Directors

Phoenix-based Stepping Stones of Hope has elected Connie Mariano, MD, FACP, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret) and Dr. Jeffrey White II to its Board of Directors. The organization is dedicated to providing comprehensive support-based programs, continuing care and education to grieving children, families, adults, and communities. 

Dr. Mariano currently is employed as a Consultant for the Executive Health Program at Mayo Scottsdale and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo School of Medicine in Rochester.  She formally served as White House Physician to three Presidents. 

Dr. White serves as the CEO/Pastor with Faith Professional Ministries International and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration and Masters in Theological Studies.  Previous experience includes motivational speaking, extensive sales training and business development expertise. 

For more information, visit www.steppingstonesofhope.org

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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 more information or contact Paula Cullison at (602) 863-9744, e-mail paulacullison@aol.com

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Events

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"The Nonprofit Sector: Insights and In the Sights" - Southern Arizona Alliance of Nonprofits
May 10

Tim Delaney, President of the Center for Leadership, Ethics & Public Service, will pitch a double-header for this special event for SAAN. First, Tim will share insights about Arizona's nonprofit sector that he discovered while writing Arizona's Nonprofit Sector: The Spirit of Arizona, a special report commissioned by the Arizona Community Foundation. Next, Tim will share information about how nonprofits are targets "in the sights" of multiple accountability movements that are sweeping the nation. Thereafter, Tim will offer some proposed action steps for nonprofits to take.

10:00 am- 12:00 pm at The Downtown Community Campus, Rillito/Sabino Room, 310 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, AZ 85745.

The mission of the Southern Arizona Alliance of Nonprofits is to strengthen the capacity and collective power of the nonprofit sector in order to enhance the quality of life in our communities. To RSVP or for further information, please email saan@saan.info.

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What is Phoenix Creative Network? Creative Grants Solutions
May 11 ( Phoenix )

Please join us for refreshments and a professional discussion about the print and electronic material needs of nonprofit organizations in the Phoenix area! This is a focused group discussion

Where: F1 Race Factory, 317 S. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
When: Tuesday, May 11, 2005 from 5:15pm-6:30pm. Please arrive on time; session will begin promptly at 5:30pm. Please RSVP by May 6, 2005 at (602) 323-1915 or e-mail solutions@cgsi.us

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Proposal Writing: Putting Pen to Paper Nonprofit Resource Center
May 12 ( Flagstaff )

Topics covered at this brown bag lunch discussion, will include: the best way to say what you want to say, how to draft a letter of intent, good words vs. not-so-good words, "wordsmithing" how to say what you want to say in 3 words rather than 12, and more.

The presenter at this discussion will be Joanne H. Stucjus, Grant and Contract Administrator at Northern Arizona University.

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2005
Time: 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
Cost: Free for NPRC members, $5 for nonmembers

Please RSVP at (928) 527-7926 or for more information e-mail nprc@nonprofitnaz.org

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Raising Arizona : Out of Poverty/Into Prosperity Interfaith Coalition for Compassion and Justice (ICCJ)
May 12-14

The purpose of this conference is to educate, encourage, energize, empower and equip those who seek to bring an end to poverty in Arizona. Registration materials are available at www.iccj.net. Cost is $150 per person. For more info, call (928) 776-9294.

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NPower AZ Presents: "Creating a Successful e-Newsletter" NPower Arizona
May 17

Event will be held at NPower Arizona's Main Offices in Tempe.  Location may change with high enrollment, so please register early to make sure we can plan accordingly.

Beyond the need to simply express opinions and share information, e-Newsletters are a representation of your values, mission and vision.  Make sure that the message is getting out...and that your stakeholders are paying attention.

A continuation of The Art of Building Relationships Electronically, this session will focus on basic design concepts and rules that can help make your e-Newsletters more useful and successful. Join us for an engaging discussion on creating a successful e-Newsletter.

To learn more about this event, please contact Michael Clark at (602) 944-6797 or at michaelc@npoweraz.org

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Nonprofit Excellence Enrichment Series
"Strategic Alliances: Enhancing Your Effectiveness"
May 23 - The Flinn Foundation

A new avenue of success is being pursued by many nonprofits in the arena of strategic alliances.  In this video-based program, Campbell and Jones explore the many different sides of the strategic alliances question, pointing out the various dos and don'ts involved and focusing their attention on the trends that are leading organizations in this directions.  As the Campbell/Jones team makes its presentation, it becomes more and more evident why strategic alliances are happening. Strategic alliances are happening because strategic alliances work!

Objectives for learners:

  • To understand the trends that are leading organizations to develop strategic alliances
  • To explore the types of strategic alliances available to nonprofit organizations
  • To learn principles critical to the development of successful alliances

Video Presenters:

David Campbell, Director of Public Policy
Community Service Society of New York
Richard Jones, President & CEO
Metropolitan Family Services, Chicago

This learning opportunity is a highly accessible way to gain new knowledge and take-away resources that can be put to immediate use in your organization . 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.

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"Raising More Money" Presentation (Flagstaff) - Raising More Money
May 26 ( Flagstaff )

Nonprofit organizations all across the United States and Canada are recognizing the value of a mission-based fundraising system that allows them to tap into the 84% of all charitable contributions that come from individuals. They have discovered the Raising More Money Model, a low-pressure, high-results fundraising approach that naturally attracts those people who are truly passionate about the organization's mission and work. This refreshing alternative to the old fundraising mentality ultimately builds sustainable funding and gets the organization off the "treadmill" of year-to-year fundraising.

Guests are encouraged to bring other staff, board, volunteers, and business associates to engage them in this practical and effective new team-based approach. (Please, no babies or children at the session.)

Register soon; space is limited. You must register if you plan to attend so we can notify you if there are any changes to the session (date, time, location).

Presenter: Lynda Bowman
May 26, 2005, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff
1338 W Forest Meadows St., Suite 130, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Cost: None

To register: Go to http://form.raisingmoremoney.com/calendar/southwest.asp, scroll down to this session, and click "Register." For more information, contact Elizabeth Case at (206) 709-9400 ext. 136 or elizabeth.case@raisingmoremoney.com
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Creating the Future: Good Governance in Action (Scottsdale) International Policy Governance Association (IPGA)
June 2-4

The widely touted Policy Governance system will be featured at this high value conference which includes thought-provoking keynote presentations, a wide variety of interactive, stimulating workshops and multiple networking opportunities. Keynote speakers include world-renowned governance expert, Dr. John Carver, best-selling authors Rob Lebow and Randy Spitzer, author and business consultant, Dr. Betty Flowers, and governance author and expert, Miriam Carver.

Presented by: International Policy Governance Association
For more Information, visit www.ipgaconference.org or call 1-877-847-4552.

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Planned Giving Round Table of Arizona 11th Annual Summer Forum:  "A Passion for Planned Giving"
June 3

Location: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel
Time: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

This all day program features nationally known speakers covering a variety of topics for gift planners.  This year includes NCPG President Joseph Bull, Leave a Legacy initiator Doug White, and marketing and training wizard Robert F. Sharpe, Jr.  Local talent includes attorney Mark Moritz, IRS attorney Wesley Scott, Carrie Kinnear and Alan Knobloch.  A full day of learning, networking and news for $95-$155 (depending upon your membership status in the PGRT).

Contact PGRTAZ@aol.com to request a registration flyer.

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Home Ownership & State Housing Fund Arizona Department of Housing
June 6-7

The Arizona Department of Housing will conduct a "Home Ownership & State Housing Fund" training on June 6 and 7 at the Hassayampa Inn in Prescott. The workshop will provide guidance on how to use State Housing funds to creatively expand new construction and rehabilitation, and develop homeownership opportunities. The cost to attend is $100 (prior to May 25).

Visit www.housingaz.com for more info, or contact Pat Boland at (602) 771-1017 or patb@housingaz.com. The training will be repeated November 2-3 in Sierra Vista.

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Increasing the Impact of Volunteerism Volunteer Center of Phoenix
June 21st and 22nd ( Phoenix )

This year's conference will focus on how to increase the impact of volunteerism. The keynote speaker is David Styers, senior director in Infrastructure Development and Delivery Systems at the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network. Styers has over 13 years of nonprofit experience in training and organizational development. He leads the work to strengthen and build partnerships with over 360 Volunteer Centers.

Location: Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel. For more information on the conference please visit http://www.volunteerphoenix.org/conference/about.htm .
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Action Planning Opportunity
July 22

How can you turn Action Planning Sessions into events that build enthusiasm, produce creative results, accountability, and momentum? The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) based in Phoenix, is offering a FREE one-day Action Planning Opportunity for 5 nonprofit organizations and/or their boards.

The Action Planning Method is a Technology of Participation method for meeting management. Action Planning is a powerful implementation planning process, which enables you to help a group rapidly pull together an effective plan, organize needed resources and mobilize individuals' energy into action. A group will: Visualize a successful result, Analyze their current reality, Create a practical plan, and maximize a group's commitment and involvement.

Action Planning is not Strategic Planning. It is meant for events or projects that require a time frame from one month to six months. There are only five slots available. These sessions will be advanced training for experienced facilitators who are participants in a Mastery program with ICA .  They have been using ICA methods for a year or more. Each team will be made up of two facilitators leading the session and a senior-level instructor.

Requirements for Participation:

Sessions will be held Friday Morning, July 22, 2005
Time: 3-4 Hours
Prework: One-hour design consultation/planning with 2-3 project leaders or sponsors to discuss the subject of the Action Planning Process and provide a context for the facilitators on the afternoon of July 20th in the late afternoon.

If you are interested in participating in this opportunity please contact Marilyn Oyler or Joan Knutson at 602.955.4811 or moyler@ica-usa.org or jknutson@ica-usa.org .
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Planning for Life Expo Volunteers for Hospice
October 22 ( Phoenix )

This one-of-a-kind event will deal exclusively with the legal, medical, housing, financial, physical, spiritual and emotional concerns of seniors and baby boomers with aging parents. Nonprofits might be interested in submitting a speaker application, exhibiting or helping to promote the event! The event will take place on October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Phoenix Civic Plaza Exhibit Hall E. Admission is $6 per person.

For more information, call Raoul Sada at (623) 583-4490 or e-mail him at rsada@vfhaz.org . For additional information visit our website at www.vfhaz.org
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Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* Executive Director Santa Cruz Community Foundation

The Santa Cruz Community Foundation (SCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is seeking an energetic, qualified individual to assume the position of Executive Director. SCCF seeks leadership who will help this young Foundation reach its full potential.

The Executive Director must be a charismatic professional with executive presence. The successful candidate will possess a passion for and commitment to the Foundation's mission, demonstrated fundraising success, and the ability to serve as a persuasive spokesperson. Familiarity with the US/Mexico border and bilingual skills are preferred. Experience recruiting, mobilizing and working directly with lay leadership is key. Strong business acumen and fiscal management know-how are essential. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Submit resume, including documentation of fundraising experience, along with names and contact information for three business references.

Please send information to SCCF Search, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 East Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719

Deadline for applications is May 23, 2005 .

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*New Listing* Executive Director - BorderLinks

BorderLinks, a bi-national nonprofit organization, seeks Executive Director to lead progressive interfaith organization dedicated to experiential education and community development on the Arizona/Sonora border. 

Responsibilities include overall management, including fund development and fiscal oversight, day-to-day operations, and communications.  Qualifications include demonstrated success in nonprofit management and fundraising, bilingual skills (English/Spanish), the ability to work with different cultures, exceptional personal presence, participatory decision-making skills, and planning and implementation skills.

For more information on this position, please visit www.borderlinks.org or e-mail search@borderlinks.org . No phone inquiries, please.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary history by 5 p.m. June 20 to Search Committee, 620 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 . You may also fax your resume to (520) 740-0242.

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*New Listing* Executive Position - Havasu For Youth, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

The successful candidate will be a collaborative self-starter with progressive responsibility working in a nonprofit environment. The individual must possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, excellent public speaking and writing abilities. College degree required. Bilingual in Spanish, background in grants, policy, or legal experience a plus.

Interested candidates should transmit both a letter of interest and resume to hfy@citlink.net or mail materials to Havasu For Youth, Box 686, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405 . 

Deadline for submissions is May 16, 2005 .

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*New Listing* Manager of Community Programs Make A Difference

Make A Difference is committed to building strong communities by advancing volunteerism and civic engagement in the Valley. Through partnerships with more than 400 community service organizations, neighborhood associations, under-resourced schools, and corporations, Make A Difference provides year-round hands-on service projects and leadership and issue education opportunities for busy people. Please visit our website for further information www.makeadifference.org .

The primary responsibility of the Community Program Manager is to support the development and management of community service partner relationships and service programs. To be successful in this position, candidates should possess:

  • Time-management and organizational skills, creativity and the ability to work well both independently and in a team environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • The ability to multitask many different projects simultaneously and prioritize as needed;
  • The ability to work in small office environment and handle own administrative tasks;
  • Knowledge of painting, landscaping and other home improvement project management.

Salary and 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;
  • Minimum 1-2 years in a non-profit environment with experience in program development, volunteer management, and/or special events, with commitment to community service;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • High level of computer proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point working knowledge Quark or other publishing software a plus; 
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends on an as needed basis;
  • Must have own vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of insurance;
  • Spanish bilingual a plus.

Please send, e-mail or fax cover letter and resumes to: Make A Difference at 5151 North 19th Ave., Ste. 200, Phoenix, AZ 85015, Attn: Director of Finance and Human Resources
Fax: (602) 973-9233
E-mail: Lisa@makeadifference.org (please be sure to reference this position)

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*New Listing* Assistant Director of Annual Giving - Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is a key member of the outstanding Thunderbird Annual Fund team. The Assistant Director assists the Senior Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Communications in executing all aspects of the Thunderbird Annual Fund and in coordinating unique solicitation strategies.

This person is specifically responsible for: managing an international phone-a-thon effort; coordinating an on-campus student campaign, alumni chapter fund raising, and other special annual giving campaigns; supporting other aspects of Thunderbird Annual Fund, including direct mail, web giving, alumni giving challenges, and campaign initiatives.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, 2+ years fundraising experience, preferably in annual giving, call center, and/or direct mail, willingness to work some weekends and/or evenings during peak fundraising times, highly developed computer skills, and exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should have a great sense of humor and be well organized, creative, people-oriented, able to multitask, and comfortable with change. Professional development and training is a plus, as is familiarity with international issues.

Please send resume with cover letter to: Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management, Human Resources, Ref. #1553, 15249 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85306 or e-mail to HRResumes@t-bird.edu.

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*New Listing* Volunteer Coordinator - Phoenix Rescue Mission

Phoenix Rescue Mission, a Christian agency serving the homeless and low-income in our community, is looking for a mature, energetic individual with organizational skills to serve as a volunteer coordinator.  This position would include managing all Mission volunteers, scheduling their activities, help coordinate Special Outreach Events and serving as a liaison between the Mission and local churches, businesses and other organizations.  This is a full-time position with benefits.

For more information, please contact Ashley Kinnaman at 602-346-3323 .  

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*New Listing* Director of Communications - Childhelp USA

Childhelp USA, one of the nation's largest and oldest nonprofit organizations dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse, is seeking a Director of Communications at its national headquarters office in Scottsdale, Arizona .  The Director of Communications has management responsibility for local and national communications and public relations programs and strategies of Childhelp USA . 

Responsibilities include:

  • Overall direction and supervision of the Communications Department;
  • Guidance, input, writing and editing of marketing and communications tools;
  • Planning/management of media relations program, including handling media inquiries and initiating local and national media outreach;
  • General communications/PR guidance for marketing activities and fund-raising events/programs;
  • Planning and management of public awareness initiatives, including public service announcements;
  • Identifying and planning community outreach opportunities;
  • Implementation of internal communications programs;
  • Development and management of crisis communications plan;
  • Legislative advocacy and public affairs strategies to impact key issues; and
  • Coordination of public awareness/outreach opportunities for celebrity ambassadors.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • 8-10 years of experience in communications, public relations and marketing;
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations or related field;
  • Knowledge of best practices in communications/public relations strategic planning and ability to implement plans and ideas;
  • Experience managing and developing professional staff;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Substantial experience as an organizational spokesperson with media;
  • Detail-oriented and organized;
  • Ability to successfully juggle multiple tasks and deadlines;
  • Excellent verbal and presentation skills;
  • Strong customer service skills; and
  • Experience managing production of broad range of marketing materials, including brochures, newsletters, videos, Web sites, e-newsletters, advertisements and other tools.

To apply for this position, please submit a letter and resume to shopkins@childhelpusa.org or Sylvia Hopkins, Childhelp USA, 15757 N. 78th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 .

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*New Listing* Assistant Program Manager for the Southern Arizona Compassion Initiative ( United Way )

This position provides skilled administrative support, project management and database services for a comprehensive federal program in compliance with federal mandates and deadlines.  This position is grant funded and is located at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona .  Position reports to Program Manager, Compassion Capital Fund Program (Southern Arizona Compassion Initiative) and works collaboratively as a team member with the Director of Supporting Seniors, Program Executive Consultant, administrators and staff of all program partner agencies.  Serves as project manager for specific aspects of the federal program; activities require independent judgment and autonomous decision-making; works with minimal oversight.

Responsibilities include:  Program database management, marketing and outreach, special events planning, meeting supporting, file and records maintenance, customer service and administrative functions.  Applicant must be knowledgeable and proficient in Microsoft Access.

Interested applicants should contact Sylvia Ahrend at 903-9000 x 231 or sahrend@unitedwaytucson.org for a copy of the job description and application material requirements.  Review of Applications will begin on May 16th.

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*New Listing* 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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Vice President and Chief Operations Officer/Chief Financial Officer - Scottsdale Cultural Council

The Scottsdale Cultural Council seeks a Chief Financial & Operations Officer as chief advisor to the CEO with the ability to focus on a broad range of financial, operational, strategic and executive leadership issues impacting the organization. 

The COO/CFO will be responsible for the executive leadership, direction and management for finance, administration and operations, including establishing and monitoring internal controls with regard to financial and operational processes.  This position also directs such activities of the Scottsdale Cultural Council and its operating divisions in support of policies, goals, and objectives in collaboration with the CEO and the Board of Trustees by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers.  This position supports the operating division programs by assuring that administrative and operational services are responsive to the needs of program management.

Qualifications: Masters degree (M.B.A.) preferred, with a minimum of seven years of direct experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified in the job description, preferably in nonprofit management.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to: Resumes@SCCARTS.org or mail them to Scottsdale Cultural Council 7380 E. Second Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251 OR fax: 480-874-4699

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*Multiple Positions* - Beatitudes Center (DOAR)

Director of Development

Beatitudes Center D.O.A.R. (Developing Older Adult Resources) is a nonprofit, interfaith organization that serves homebound or disabled adults and family caregivers throughout the greater Phoenix area.  Programs include VICaP Faith in Action, GENERATIONS, Project GrandCare, and the Nurse & Health Ministries Network. Learn more about Center D.O.A.R. at www.centerdoar.org.

The Director of Development, a newly created position, will:

  • Develop a fund development plan, in consultation with the Executive Director and board members, outlining specific strategies with both long and short term goals
  • Actively seek and secure new corporate, foundation, and individual funding sources
  • Work collaboratively with other staff to identify avenues of economic support for various programs and projects
  • Create and maintain an ongoing donor relations program which may include personal visits, scheduling luncheons and meetings, making personal calls, producing newsletters, correspondence and other forms of communication
  • Manage the development and maintenance of a database for Center D.O.A.R. benefactors.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or related degree preferred. Direct experience preferred in development and marketing, including the construction and administration of annual and planned giving programs, corporate solicitation, and grant writing. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Sensitivity to diverse faith backgrounds.

Hours:  36 - 40 hours per week with occasional evenings and weekends (depending on the successful candidate's preference).  The salary is based upon $20 per hour and includes an excellent benefit package.

VICaP Faith in Action Director

VICaP Faith in Action recruits and trains volunteers to help homebound elders and disabled adults with services such as shopping, visiting, and transportation. Learn more about VICaP Faith in Action and all of Center D.O.A.R.'s programs at www.centerdoar.org.

The program director will:

  • Develop goals and objectives for VICaP Faith in Action, together with the VICaP Coordinating Council and staff
  • Monitor and move forward the strategic direction of the program.
  • Coordinate and monitor performance of VICaP Faith in Action staff.
  • Interpret VICaP Faith in Action to clergy, other religious leaders, and the wider community through presentations, meetings, written communications, and other methods.
  • Design and execute methods for recruiting and retaining volunteers.
  • Administer all contracts and agreements with funding agencies relating to the program.
  • Assist in the provision of training for new and ongoing volunteers.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or a minimum of five years of volunteer management experience; administrative / supervisory experience; ability to establish, implement, and monitor goals and objectives; excellent communication skills; basic computer skills; commitment to the mission of Beatitudes Center D.O.A.R.; sensitivity to working with persons from diverse faith communities.

Hours: 32 - 36 hours per week (weekdays), with occasional evenings and weekends at a salary based upon $20 per hour. Excellent benefits are provided.

Submit resumes to Elizabeth Brunstein, Executive Director, at brunstein@centerdoar.org or 555 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ   85021.  Call Elizabeth for questions at 602-274-5022.

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Community Relations Supervisor - Maricopa County Animal Care & Control

Maricopa County Animal Care & Control in Phoenix, Arizona has an opening for a Community Relations Supervisor to manage animal welfare and safety net activities and staff and to develop and manage public relations, marketing, and community relations.  

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 2 years experience in Public Relations, Marketing, or Communications.  Supervisory experience helpful. Must have strong communications skills and be comfortable with speaking to large groups and on camera. Must be able to work a flexible schedule of weekends and evenings. Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking preferred.

For more information or to apply, visit http://www.maricopa.gov

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Employment Services Coordinator - Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound is a Non-Profit assisting families experiencing Homelessness or Domestic Violence. The Employment Services Coordinator is responsible for client employment assessment and placement, maintenance of case-plan goals and objectives in relation to employment, and grant/funding compliance.
       
Responsibilities:

  • Placement assistance; resume writing/updating
  • Employment networking and research
  • Education and training
  • Assessment and testing
  • Charting and file maintenance
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports
  • Attend weekly Client Services meetings and monthly staff meetings as directed
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations to the public as directed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Human Resources Management, or Social Work from an accredited college or university
  • 2-4 years experience in job development, recruiting, human resources/employment, career assessment/training, or case management in a social services setting
  • 1 year experience working for a non-profit organization
  • Membership in local workforce development networking associations
  • Certifications in career counseling or training
  • Use of career testing software and interactive tutorials (training and ESL tools)
  • Experience working with the homeless or impoverished; general knowledge of poverty related social issues
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

All final candidates will have employment history and education verified prior to an offer. The successful candidate must be able to receive a Class 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card. Qualified candidates may send a resume and cover letter with salary history (required) to:
       
Attn: HR/ESC, Fax 602-265-4006, or e-mail employment@hbphx.org. Resumes will be reviewed and qualified candidates may be invited for an interview.  All applicants will receive notice of their resume status by mail; no phone calls please.

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Office Manager - Presidential Prayer Team

The Presidential Prayer Team is announcing an opening for an Office Manager in its Executive Office in North Scottsdale. The Presidential Prayer Team is an internet based resource center encouraging its members and guests to pray daily for our President, our nation, and our Armed Forces.

Responsibilities include providing administrative assistance to the PPT President/CEO including special correspondence, managing the Executive Office, filing, full cycle bookkeeping, and other duties as assigned.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years progressively responsible administrative experience.
  • Bookkeeping experience with QuickBooks
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point
  • Ability to work in a flexible environment
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written
  • Strong attention to detail & proofreading ability

The Presidential Prayer Team is a national organization located in North Scottsdale near the Airpark. We offer a competitive salary and benefits program.  To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to ppthr@presidentialprayerteam.org.  For more information on PPT, visit our website at www.presidentialprayerteam.org.

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Customer Service Specialist - Yavapai Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Yavapai Big Brothers/Big Sisters is hiring a 20-hour per week Customer Service Specialist in their Prescott Valley office. The idea candidate will be a highly organized, customer service oriented person with Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills. Specific job duties include overseeing volunteer enrollment process including files, maintaining databases, scheduling interviews, answering program questions, running fingerprint/DMV reports, some volunteer recruitment and follow-up.

For more information, call 775-5336 email resume to ybbbs@cableone.net.

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*Multiple Positions* - US Vets, Inc.

US Vets in Prescott is a transitional housing program for homeless veterans. The program is currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

Americorps Case Manager

Assists clients in creating a case plan for employment, mental health, medical, housing and sobriety goals, and helps ensure clients' compliance with program. This is a full-time temporary (10 months) volunteer position that pays a stipend of $10,190, an education award of $4,725, health insurance and child care reimbursement.

Resident Assistant

Maintains safety and welfare of clients and facilities. This position works full time, evenings and weekends. Earnings start at $8 per hour, with health insurance available after 90 days.

For more information or to apply, contact Sara Dragon at 445-4860, ext 5908 or sdragon@usvetsinc.org.

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*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 &/or Substance Abuser
  • 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 exp. 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, master's preferred. Expert level with Access and Excel; exp. w/ research project design & knowledge of children's behavioral health care. Salary DOE $35-45K

For a full listing of our open positions please visit www.narbha.org. Please send resume 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;

Dedicated to a multi-cultural workforce, seeking bilingual candidates.

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Assistant Facility Supervisor - Angel Society

Angel Society is currently seeking candidates for two full-time Assistant Facility Supervisor positions. This position entails working with abused and neglected teenage girls from Child Protective Services in a group home setting. Specific hours: Monday-Friday 12 PM - 8 PM or 10 AM - 6 PM and also an overnight weekend position Friday 10 PM-10 AM through Monday. 

For more information, visit www.angelsociety.org
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Assistant Retail Manager - Museum of Northern Arizona

The Museum of Northern Arizona is seeking a full-time Assistant Retail Manager for shops. Duties include sales, inventory control/retail computer system coordination, and sales support/supervision. Knowledge of Native American arts and crafts is preferred. Requisites: three years retail experience, computer experience, and weekend availability.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to MNA/HR, 3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 or fax to (928) 774-1229. Open until filled. EEO employer. Full job description at www.musnaz.org

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Sunnyslope "Live-In" Manager - Helping Hands Housing Services

Helping Hands Housing Services is a nonprofit organization that owns apartment communities and is in need of a "live-in" Manager at our community in Sunnyslope (north central Phoenix ).  Our organization  serves very low-income families with affordable rent as well as free program services. 

Qualifications for this position include the following:

  • Heart and desire to serve others.
  • 5+ years of apartment management experience.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Excellent "people" skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
Compensation includes a competitive salary as well as full medical and dental coverage.  To be considered, please submit your resume, including references, either by fax to (602) 381-7706 or by email to hhhousing@aol.com
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I-Learn Program Directors - Southwest Regional & Scottsdale South YMCAs

Southwest Regional & Scottsdale South YMCAs are currently seeking a candidate with teaching experience to instruct and assist teen and young adult dropout students participating in the YMCA i-Learn program. Students will be taking classes via a computer-based system and will need assistance answering general study questions and resolving minor technical issues that may arise. Ideal candidate will have 2 years of classroom experience, be Arizona Secondary Certified in English, Social Studies, Math or Science, and be a self-motivated problem-solver.

Duties include facilitating online high school courses, conducting new student interviews, scheduling students and supervising students in a lab environment, working with students one-on-one with high-school level curriculum, tracking student attendance and progress, following up with parents and counselors, as well as other task as assigned. A DPS fingerprint clearance card and a valid driver's license are required.  Please note this is a 12-month position. Hiring range: $25,837--$32,296.    

Closing date: May 16, 2005

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Executive/Development Director - Opening Minds Through The Arts

Opening Minds Through The Arts is currently seeking an executive/development direction to work 25-30 hours per week. Degree and 3-5 years experience (preferably with arts organization) in fundraising required. Salary commensurate with skills/experience. 

Call (520) 225-4900 or send letter of interest and resume to Dr. Joan Ashcraft, 2025 E. Winsett, Tucson, AZ 85719.

Closing date: May 13, 2005

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Volunteer Coordinator - West Valley Child Crisis Center

The Volunteer Coordinator position entails developing and managing community volunteer opportunities which serve the Center's mission and which enhance and compliment staff and organizational functions. Provides information regarding volunteer issues and maintains compliance with all local, state and federal laws.

Skills/Requirements: Bachelor's degree and three years experience in a nonprofit fund raising environment.  Organizational, multi-tasking, managerial, communications, and public relations skills a must. DPS fingerprinting and drug screening required.


Work Activities:

  • Develops Volunteer Program goals and objectives.
  • Provides needs assessments on Campus and responds to requests for volunteers.
  • Recruits, interviews, screens, assigns, schedules, evaluates, and recognizes volunteers.
  • Develops volunteer leadership and provides full-time and part-time opportunities for volunteers to coordinate other volunteers.
  • Creates volunteer marketing materials, including a quarterly newsletter and information
  • Manages broadcast emails for volunteers and monthly PR for volunteers.
  • Manages orientations and trainings (including PowerPoint presentation).
  • Develops and provides written volunteer job descriptions.
  • Maintains file for each volunteer to include application, reference, records check/ fingerprinting information, time sheets, notes of appreciation and feedback.
  • Meets the special scheduling and organizational needs of group/episodic volunteers.
  • Creates opportunities for retention and recognition of volunteers through monthly luncheons and annual dinner.
  • Maintains a skills bank of volunteers available to be called as needed for pickups, hauling, small repairs, and other services.
  • Manages a Volunteer Database on software provided by WVCCC.  Provide weekly reports at staff meetings and syncs up monthly with Matchmaker.
  • Submits an annual budget to the Director of Development to cover recruitment and recognition costs and submits fund requests as needed.
  • Submits quarterly report reflecting volunteer hours and impact of volunteer services.
  • Tracks current local, state and federal laws applicable to volunteer services.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities and collaborative efforts with other volunteers.
  • Manages Wish List.
  • Assist in developing Speaker's Bureau and promotional materials.
  • Recruit and manage ASU West intern.
  • Performs other related tasks as directed by the Director of Development.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume and salary history to the Director of Human Resources at jobs@wvccc.org or fax to:  623-355-3556.  EOE

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