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

Arizona State University College of Public Programs

August 15, 2005

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What's New

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Jan Masaoka to Speak at the 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference

*New Dates* December 8-9, 2005

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is pleased to announce that Jan Masaoka will present a keynote address at the 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference - "Building Board - Strengthening Communities".

Jan Masaoka is executive director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in California, one of the nation's leading management consulting and training firms for nonprofits. Ms. Masaoka's work as a nonprofit leader, consultant and author, have earned her national acclaim. For the last six years she has been named by The NonProfit Times as one of the "50 Most Influential People" in the nonprofit sector and was named NonProfit Times Executive of the Year for 2002.

Nonprofit Day has evolved into a premier two-day conference event filled with many exciting and new opportunities for learning, networking and dialogue. Designed to equip nonprofit leaders with the best knowledge and tools available to address emerging challenges and opportunities in the nonprofit sector, the Annual Nonprofit Conference is developed with nonprofit staff and volunteers in mind.

Registration begins on September 1st - for more information visit our website at


Now Available! - Nonprofit Management Institute 2005-2006 Schedule

The 2005-2006 schedule of classes for the Nonprofit Management Institute is now available at our website with registration beginning immediately. The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management offers a full spectrum of professional development programs through the Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI). NMI offers an array of workshops and courses that provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today's fast-paced and competitive nonprofit environment. Programs include: Continuing Education Courses, a Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management, the Enrichment Series, Topical Workshops and Conferences.

For more information visit the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management website at or e-mail us at You may also attend a free information session to learn more about the nonprofit professional development opportunities available at ASU – a complete schedule can also be found at



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Arizona Foundation for the Eye Announces Grant Awards

The Arizona Foundation for the Eye (AFE) announces recent grant awards in the amount of $157,800. The AFE Funding PARTNERS IN SIGHT include the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona Department of Health Services - Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Iasis Health Care, St. Luke's Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, the Erma Bombeck Trust, University of Arizona, Arizona Telemedicine Program and Wells Fargo Bank.

The grant money will be used to help save the sight of underserved and underinsured Arizonans with diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults under age 55.   

AFE has the largest and most comprehensive vision screening prevention program in Arizona ; the Arizona Telemedicine Ophthalmic Program (ATOP). Currently, ATOP operates sites at Mountain Park Health Center, Phoenix, Arizona and Mariposa Health Center, Nogales, Arizona. A third site will open in November 2005 in conjunction with National Diabetes Awareness Month. This site will be located at St. Luke's Medical Center in Phoenix. Since the inaugural launch of ATOP in 2002 over 3,000 patients with diabetes have been screened. David A. Howell, Chair, announced today, the appointment of James P. Mc Daniel, Esq. and Korey Sims to the Board of Governors Arizona Foundation for the Eye.

“Nonprofit Boards at Work” Photo Project

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is pleased to announce the “Nonprofit Boards at Work Photo Project”. The purpose of this project is to showcase the valuable service of nonprofit board members throughout the state as they conduct their work in a variety of settings, from the board room to the community. The Center invites nonprofit organizations to submit digital photos of their board members for possible inclusion in the project. Selected photos will be featured in a photo montage on our website and at the 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference. In addition, a small number of photos will be featured in promotional materials leading up to and following the event, and in the promotion of other board development programs of the Center in the future. Photos will be selected based on the quality of the image and the degree to which the photo portrays nonprofit board members in their varied and important community roles.

For more information, please visit or contact Madia Logan at or 480-965-5288.


Ad 2 Phoenix Seeks Nonprofit Client

Ad 2 Phoenix is conducting its annual search for the recipient of a free advertising, marketing, and public relations campaign. Ad 2 Phoenix will assist a non-profit organization in developing and executing a strategic campaign that corresponds with the client's internal goals and objectives.

Each year, Ad 2 Phoenix chooses a non-profit organization that benefits a diverse segment of the Greater Phoenix population and then creates a comprehensive pro bono advertising campaign for that client. Ad 2 Phoenix's past five public service campaigns have had a collective value of over $2 million in donated media; conceptual creative development; public relations; account services; print, broadcast production; promotional events, and internet services.

Over the course of a year, a group of dedicated Ad 2 members work together to create a campaign that highlights the chosen non-profit's services and benefits while broadening the non profit's sphere of influence within the community.

Past Ad 2 Phoenix clients include Teen Lifeline, the Volunteer Center of Phoenix, the Red Means Stop Coalition, Arizona Alliance for Arts Education and many more. In 2002, Ad 2 Phoenix received two national ADDY awards for the Red Means Stop Coalition's Public Service campaign.

An application must be submitted for consideration. Applications can be obtained by visiting the Ad 2 Phoenix website at or by submitting a request to or Applications are due by August 28, 2005.


20 Top Consultants Offer Services to Valley Nonprofits

Over 20 top corporate consultants are eager to offer their expertise to non-profits in Maricopa County, thanks to an innovative program from the Volunteer Center. The Volunteer Center's newest program, Executive Service Corps of Maricopa (ESCOM)enables non-profit agencies in the Valley to meet their consultancy needs with this diverse talent pool at extremely subsidized rates. Consultancies are available in the following areas: Financial Management, Community Relations & Communications, Strategic Planning, Human Resource Management and Board Development.

To learn more, or to schedule a meeting with a consultant, contact the Volunteer Center at 602-263-9736 ext 871 or visit A brief profile of the consultants and their area of expertise is available at:


Opportunity to Benefit from ASU Graduate Student Assistance in Program Evaluation

The Arizona State University School of Public Affairs and the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management are soliciting proposals from nonprofit and governmental agencies to participate in a graduate-level program evaluation course. Chosen agencies will take part in evaluation of an activity of their agency. Possible evaluation activities include problem definition/needs assessment, assessment of program outcomes, and determination of program impacts. Between four and six organizations will be chosen to participate in the semester-long course, each with the potential of receiving up to $500 in matched funds to offset costs associated with the evaluation. The project period is approximately 12 weeks during January to May of 2006. Proposals will be selected on the basis of evaluation need, project feasibility and potential access to necessary data. For further information please click here.


Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Achieves Recognition as a Statewide Nonprofit Association

The Board of Directors of the National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA) has approved the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits for membership as an association of nonprofits for the state of Arizona. The Alliance has also been approved for tax-exempt status and formal membership in the NCNA.

The Alliance joins a network of 37 established and 15 emerging state and regional associations of nonprofits serving more than 22,000 small and mid-sized nonprofit organization members. This action will enable the Alliance to have a voice in national policy-making, access special expertise and tools to better serve nonprofits in Arizona, share information with other nonprofit leaders from across the nation, and pass along cost-savings opportunities to its members.

For more information on this recent appointment, click here.


Host Organizations Needed for Graduate Students Projects

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is seeking 3-5 organizations to host a team of nonprofit graduate students. The students will conduct research to define roles and responsibilities for 1-2 jobs in your organization. This project can help to align and define key functions for critical jobs in your nonprofit organizations.

For more information on this opportunity, please visit or e-mail Dr. Will Brown at


Register Now for Graduate Courses in Nonprofit Leadership

The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management is a post-baccalaureate certification that strives to give students an understanding of the nonprofit sector's role as steward of the public good. It provides the skills necessary for effective leadership and management of nonprofit organizations.

As part of this certificate program, these courses provide tools and knowledge to help current and aspiring leaders in the nonprofit sector. Register now to receive a place in any of the following courses available for the Fall 2005 semester.

  • NLM 510: Historical and Philosophical Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector in America (meets Mondays 5:40 - 8:30 PM)
  • NLM 540: Volunteer and Human Resource Management for Nonprofit Organizations (meets Wednesdays 5:40 - 8:30 PM)
  • NLM 591: Nonprofit Leadership and Ethics
    (meets Tuesdays 5:40 - 8:30 PM)  

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:, call 480-965-0607 or send an e-mail to


New Foundation Announces Matching Gifts Program for Maricopa County

The newly formed Daron and Ron Barness Family Foundation of Scottsdale is announcing its first matching gifts program that will be open to the nonprofit community in Maricopa County. The mission of the Foundation is philanthropy through meaningful partnerships with donors and various community organizations. Its focus is to help the community achieve its charitable goals and increase its current and future support for vibrant and successful charitable organizations in Arizona and around the world. The Foundation's program will consist of ten separate programmatic grants of $10,000 each year. An agency that is interested in a grant must be approved by the Foundation and then raise $10,000 in new dollars for that program before receiving the funding. Deadline: Sept. 1.

Grants will be announced in January 2006. If you are interested in one of the ten grants please call Evan Bernstein, Executive Director of the Barness Family Foundation, at 480-607-6624.


*Various Grant Announcements and Opportunities*

New Community Service Initiative from Verizon Foundation

The Verizon Foundation launched an online initiative designed to help nonprofit organizations operate more efficiently. The online center provides free access to a national database of technology resources that include an online library, research papers, articles and specialists who can assist nonprofits in running their business operations more efficiently. For more information, please visit

Barnes & Noble Funds Nonprofit Youth Programs - Rolling Deadline

Barnes & Noble funds nonprofit youth programs that promote literacy, the arts or K-12 education. They also seek planned sponsorship opportunities where they can partner with organizations that focus on higher learning, literacy and the arts. The grant range varies, and there are no deadlines.

Dollar General Community Grants Program Seeks Grant Applicants

Dollar General's community grants program provides support for nonprofit organizations committed to the advancement of youth literacy initiatives. We believe this focus area is one of the primary keys to drop out prevention and addresses some of the greatest challenges students face in our 30 state market areas. Multiple Deadlines. For more information, please visit

Adidas America Corporate Giving Program Makes Contributions to Nonprofits Focused on Youth

The Adidas America Corporate Giving Program makes charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations involved with delinquency, child abuse prevention, disabilities, economically disadvantaged, family services, human services, youth crime or violence prevention and youth services. An application form is not required; send the proposal to Nonprofit Review Committee, P.O. Box 4015, Beaverton, OR 97076; 503-972-2300 ext. 4032. The deadline is two months prior to the date needed.

PAYBACK Fund Provides Grants to Nonprofit Youth Organizations

The PAYBACK Fund provides grants of up to $750 to nonprofit youth organizations and school groups to assist with service projects that benefit the Phoenix community. The grant was developed by youth a result of the 1998 Youth Town Hall. Applications are reviewed by a committee made up of youth and community leaders. November 19, January 21, March 18 and May 20. For more information, please visit

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has announced that 2005 grant applications are now being accepted. The Diamondbacks Foundation gives funding priority to nonprofit groups that focus in three specific areas of need: youth education and development, homeless/low-income housing, and health care for the indigent. Funding is awarded through program grants, which are normally $5,000 or less, and the Grand Slam Award, with funding ranging between $100,000 and $300,000.

The deadline for submitting a Grand Slam Award application is Nov. 15, while the final date for program grants is Dec. 15. Since the Foundation's inception in 1997, nonprofit groups throughout Arizona have received more than $2.3 million in grants and awards.

To obtain a grant application, contact the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation at 602-462-6573 or download an application from

Grant Opportunities Available for Youth and Social Entrepreneurs

The Draper Richards Foundation is seeking social entrepreneurs for its fellowship program. The nonprofits of these social entrepreneurs will receive $100,000 annually for three years. See

Think Venture Grants - MTV and Youth Venture are offering $1,000 grants to young people who lead organizations, clubs or businesses that address a need in their community. See


Yavapai County Community Foundation Seeks Philanthropy Awards Nominations

The Yavapai Community Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2005 "Joy of Giving" philanthropy awards from organizations that have benefited from an individual, business, community benefactor, or youth. Efforts can include financial help, as well as time, energy, and talent. Recipients will be honored at a gala event on Friday, November 4, 2005 in Prescott, and a grant of $1,000 will be made in the recipient's name to the Yavapai County nonprofit organization of his or her choice. Nominations, not to exceed 200 words, must be postmarked before 5 PM on September 3, 2005 to the Yavapai County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 3894, Prescott, AZ 86302 or by e-mail to

To request complete details and a nomination form, contact Kristi Edwards,, or call 928-708-9632.


AFP Membership Scholarships Open for 2005

The Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is now accepting applications for Diversity Membership Scholarships and Introductory Membership Scholarships from individuals employed in the fundraising profession in Maricopa County. Qualified applicants must have either never been an AFP member, or not have been an AFP member in the last five years.

Chapter membership provides many benefits including monthly networking and educational opportunities, on-line resources from the national AFP website, a local job bank, and more. Members must adhere to the AFP Code of Ethics, a valuable tool for today's professional fundraisers.

For more information, contact Nikki Fisher, AFP Scholarship Chair, by phone at 602-354-3682 or by e-mail at, or visit the Chapter website at And hurry, scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis to qualified applicants! 



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Hunger 101 – Make A Difference
August 17 (Phoenix)

Join Make A Difference and partner St. Mary's Food Bank for Hunger 101, an evening of role-playing and other interactive activities designed to engage the community in a conversation about food insecurity, poverty and hunger. Click here to register or for more information.

Grants Research on the Internet: What Works, What Doesn't Work, and What Makes the Difference – Just Grants! Arizona
August 17 (Phoenix)

With its vast scope and lightning speed, the Internet's the best thing that ever happened to grantseekers -- right? Well, yes. . . and no. In this hands-on, interactive Internet lab session, we'll cut through the many misperceptions about grants research on the Web, and zero in on the sites, services and strategies to help you connect quickly with the right private and public grants resources for your program. You'll learn what to consider when designing your search criteria. You'll learn how to use standard search language to get the results you want. And you'll learn which online resources are best for researching federal, state, and private grant opportunities. Strictly limited to the first 25 PAID registrations per session.

Date & Time: Aug. 17 - your choice of AM (9-12 Noon) or PM (1-4 PM)
Place: Phoenix: ASU West, 47th Ave. & Thunderbird Rd.
Cost: $55 per person - Guide Online subscribers save an additional 10%

For more information or to register, please visit Please contact Sally Clifford at 866-472-6878, ext. 11, or e-mail with questions.


2nd Annual Membership Meeting - Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona
August 18 (Flagstaff)

Exciting information for everyone interested in the growth of the nonprofit sector of Northern Arizona. Find out about the newly formed Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. Get an update on NPRC's accomplishments and current programs.

Date and Time: Thursday, August 18, 2005 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff, AZ

Please RSVP by clicking this link:


Women in Business Featuring Pat Tankersley - Prescott Chamber of Commerce
August 18 (Prescott)

Pat Tankersley, Executive Director of Cardinals Charities, will be the featured speaker at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce's "Women in Business" luncheon on Thursday, August 18 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Hassayampa Inn in Prescott. Pat will talk about the community efforts supported by Cardinals Charities and will share her insights about working for a professional football team.

The cost to attend this event is $15. Reservations can be made by calling Anne Confer at 928-445-2000, ext. 14.


Nonprofit Governance: Fiduciary Responsibility & Prudent Investment Policies
August 19 (Phoenix)

Today, nonprofit organizations and their board members are increasingly interested in understanding their fiduciary responsibility and liability and the processes they should implement to properly fulfill their duties. This workshop provides detailed information on how board members, officers and organizations can implement prudent investment policies to potentially limit liability and increase returns and donations.

Facilitator: Patrick Bertenshaw, CFP, a Financial Consultant with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc in Phoenix. Mr. Bertenshaw works extensively with nonprofit organizations though out Arizona on the development of comprehensive, customized financial and investment planning solutions. Patrick is a recognized speaker, educator and author in the field of financial planning, fiduciary asset management and prudent investment practices for nonprofits.

Location and Time: Bamboo Club - Desert Ridge, Loop 101 & Tatum, 12:00-1:30pm. To reserve your seat at this free lunch workshop, e-mail or call 602-952-2100. Seating is limited.


"Becoming a 501(c)3 Nonprofit. Or Not?" - Pro Neighborhoods
August 20 (Tucson)

This workshop will help groups understand the meaning behind 501(c)3 nonprofit status, the benefits and drawbacks of becoming a 501(c)3, and alternatives such as fiscal sponsorship. Participants will get an overview of the paperwork and process involved in obtaining nonprofit status and hear from community groups who have had experience in the process. Led by Luis Ochoa, Lawyer and Partner of Quarles and Brady.

Location: 320 N. Commerce Park Loop (Sentinel Building). Time: 9 am - 12 noon. Registration begins at 8:30 am.

For reservations, call 520-882-5885 or visit


Care for Caregivers Workshop - Foundation for Senior Living
August 23 and 25 (Phoenix)

This interactive workshop will provide practical advice and helpful resources for adult children, spouses, neighbors and anyone else who is involved in the care of an aging or disabled loved one.  Presenters will address the psychological and physiological aspects of the "caregiver" role, and provide guidance for individuals who are new to this situation. A resource and Q&A session will follow the presentations. Attendees will leave the workshop with a better understanding of what it means to be a "caregiver" and how to cope with this role, a checklist of resources and programs, and answers to questions that accompany this stage of life, such as:

  • How can I get help for myself as the caregiver?
  • How do I deal with feelings of frustration, anger and guilt?
  • When and how should I step in and provide directives on my loved one's health?
  • Who can help care for my loved one when he or she wants to live independently?
  • How can I care for a loved one who lives in another city?
  • What services and programs are available for me and my loved one?

This workshop, presented by the Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, is the first in a series of consumer health programs sponsored by St. Joseph's and the City of Phoenix Public Libraries. FSL is one of the largest, private nonprofit organizations in Arizona, offering the most personalized and caring services for seniors, adults with disabilities, and their families.

Guest Speakers include:

Guy Mikkelsen, CEO, Foundation for Senior Living
Susan Sisley, M.D., Internal Medicine, St. Joseph's.
Beverly Mirise, RN, PhD, Director, Behavioral Medicine, St. Joseph's
Jackie Moran, Director of Caregiving Initiatives, Foundation for Senior Living

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, August 23 from 6-8 pm OR on Thursday, August 25 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Participants can attend either of the two available days.

Both days of the workshop will be held at the Burton Barr Library - Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix. This workshop is FREE and open to the public.

For more information, please call the Foundation for Senior Living at 602-285-0505, ext. 167 or visit


Professional Development Opportunities for Nonprofit Leaders -
Free Information Sessions (Phoenix)
August 25, 2005        5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
October 7, 2005        12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
January 10, 2006      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
April 12, 2006            12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
June 8, 2006              5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Interested in advancing your career? The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management offers a full spectrum of professional development programs through the Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI). NMI offers an array of workshops and courses that provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today's fast-paced and competitive nonprofit environment.
These programs include:

  • Continuing Education Courses
  • Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  • Nonprofit Excellence Enrichment Series
  • Topical Workshops
  • Conferences

You are invited to attend a free orientation to learn more about the professional development programs offered through NMI by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. Each Brown Bag session will take place at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 East Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. For more information or to RSVP, please contact us at 480-965-1867 or at


"From Fundraising to Development: Getting out of the Fundraising Rut and implementing True Development Strategies" - Association of Fundraising Professionals
August 26 (Flagstaff)

Sponsored by the Northern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Learn the seven key components of a successful Development program and how your organization can make the transition from fundraising to development.

Presenter: by Jenny Carrillo, MA, CFRE. Ms. Carrillo has worked with and for nonprofit organizations for over 12 years and is the founder of the Tucson based consulting firm, Beyond Fundraising. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Philanthropy and Development and her presentation will share the findings from her research that examined how organizations make the transition from fundraising to development. Jenny serves as President of the Southern Arizona AFP chapter in 2005.

Time and location: 10 am - 12 pm at the Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff. 
Cost: First registrant: $5/AFP Members, $15/Non-Members; $10/Additional registrants from same organization. 

Please RSVP via fax to 928-773-9911 or via email to


"To Lead is to Serve"
September 8

Presented by the Junior League of Phoenix and the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, this workshop will be led by Shar McBee, best-selling author of To Lead is to Serve. As a participant, you will be motivated to use a simple leadership method that will win you far-reaching support and help you attract volunteers, members and donors. You will also have opportunities to meet other participants in the Valley's nonprofit community and learn how your organizations can help each other.

Thursday, September 8, 2005; 8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. at the Junior League of Phoenix, Inc. Headquarters, 2505 North Central, Phoenix. Breakfast will be provided, and all attendees will receive a copy of Shar McBee's best-selling book. Cost: $30.00. Seating is limited - Please RSVP to or call (602) 234-6688, ext. 218 to receive additional information and a registration form.


Financial Management & Your Technology Brown Bag Luncheon - Npower AZ
September 13 (Glendale)

Staying on top of your financials can be time-consuming, especially when an audit is on the horizon...

Technology can help you make the most of your time and resources, using everything from a simple spreadsheet to complex software solutions. NPower Arizona staff will review common tools available to nonprofits and suggest best practices for different organizations.

This brown bag luncheon will run from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and will be held at the Glendale Public Library Main Branch - Large Conference Room, 5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302.

You may bring your lunch. Seating is limited; please RSVP by September 8th.

To learn more about this event, please contact Beverly Tyson at 602-343-6797 or e-mail


Advanced Public Executive Program - Institute for Public Executives
September 15-16, October 17-18, November 9-10, and December 8-9 (Phoenix)

The Institute for Public Executives (IPE) provides a unique opportunity for public-sector leaders to enhance skills, exchange ideas, and develop professionally. In one week of highly interactive sessions, participants explore critical issues related to the dynamic nature of government.  Classes are held at the ASU Downtown Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  Participants successfully completing the Institute receive a certificate signed by the Governor of the State of Arizona and the President of Arizona State University.

The Institute features intensive, practitioner-oriented sessions offered by distinguished presenters selected for their unique blends of knowledge, expertise, and experience.  Sessions focus on building personal and organizational capacity to help participants enhance their effectiveness as public leaders.


  • The Challenge of Leadership in a Dynamic Global Environment;
  • Enhancing Communication and Collaboration with Employees, Elected Officials and the Public;
  • Aligning Personal and Organizational Values to Maximize Results; and
  • Tapping into Intuition and Creativity to Enhance Leadership Effectiveness.

Who Should Attend:
Executives and senior-level public administrators and elected officials in federal, state, county, municipal, and tribal governments

To learn more, please contact Peggy O'Sullivan, APEP Director, at 480-965-4006,
e-mail, or visit the APEP website at

Web Strategies for Nonprofits Brown Bag Luncheon - Npower AZ
September 20 (Glendale)

NPower Arizona offers tips on working with your web site, whether you're just starting the planning process or are improving your current site.

A web site can be a very powerful tool: It can communicate your mission to the public. It can reach out to funders for donations. It can offer interactive features to your constituents. Creating and maintaining a web site can be simple, or extremely complicated, depending on what you want your site to do.

This brown bag luncheon will run from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and will be held at the Glendale Public Library Main Branch - Large Conference Room, 5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302.

You may bring your lunch. Seating is limited; please RSVP by September 15th.

To learn more about this event, please contact Beverly Tyson at 602-343-6797 or e-mail


HIPAA & Your Technology Brown Bag Luncheon - Npower AZ
October 4 (Phoenix)

Unsure how to handle HIPAA? Attending this Tech Tuesday session will be a good start. We have pulled together valuable resources and information regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) with a focus on the role of the nonprofit in dealing with and navigating these new regulations and restrictions. Join us for a lively discussion!

This brown bag luncheon will run from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and will be held at the John C Lincoln Hospitals Cowden Center, 9202 North Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020.

You may bring your lunch. Seating is limited; please RSVP by September 29th.

To learn more about this event, please contact Beverly Tyson at 602-343-6797 or e-mail


Raising Money for Technology Brown Bag Luncheon - Npower AZ
October 11 (Glendale)

As public dollars dry up and the competition for grants intensifies, Arizona nonprofits are struggling to do more with less. NPower Arizona will show you how creative, well-planned technology proposals can help you obtain funds for technology capacity-building.

This event will run from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and will be held at the Glendale Public Library Main Branch - Large Conference Room, 5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302.

You may bring your lunch. Seating is limited; please RSVP by October 6th.

To learn more about this event, please contact Beverly Tyson at 602-343-6797 or e-mail


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 For additional information visit our website at


Community Leadership Forum – Make A Difference & The Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
October 26 (Phoenix)

The Community Leadership Forum attracts a diverse group of public, private and nonprofit leaders for a dynamic day of skill building, issues awareness and leadership education. More than 40 provocative and exciting facilitators and panelists participate in a variety of sessions geared to provoke thought leadership, community engagement, advocacy, and provide direction to help develop individual roadmaps for leadership and service. All sessions are designed with input from an array of community leaders.

The Community Leadership Forum will help translate your knowledge, skills and passion into action for our community. It provides valuable opportunities to connect with others who are making things happen in our community. It's a chance to step up your leadership role, or recharge your leadership efforts, whether it's in your office, your neighborhood or a board room. Previous Forums have inspired board service, political leadership, organizational stewardship and enhanced the understanding of various issues and the need for engagement within the community.

The fifth annual Forum will be held this year on October 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix. Please contact Brandy at 602-973-2212 or for more information.

The Power of Mission-Centered Grantsmanship – American Association of Grant Professionals
October 26-28 (Scottsdale)

The American Association of Grant Professionals will be holding their 7th Annual Conference, " The Power of Mission-Centered Grantsmanship", in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, from October 26-28, 2005. This national professional membership organization is the premier authority on the grants profession, seeking to elevate the profession while providing networking opportunities for all those working in the field of grantsmanship.

This year's theme calls us into our own deepest understanding of the meaning of "mission," in our own lives and for the organizations and causes we serve, and how we can live that understanding through the choices we make in our practice as grant professionals.

Mark your calendars and watch for more details and registration information here: or contact Jerry Dillehay, Conference Co-Chair at 480-644-4202. E-Mail: for earlier details.


*New Dates* 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference -
"Building Boards: Strengthening Communities"
December 8 & 9, 2005

The ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management is pleased to announce that Nonprofit Day has evolved into a premier two-day conference event filled with many exciting and new opportunities for learning, networking and dialogue. The 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference will be held on December 8 & 9, 2005. Designed to equip nonprofit leaders with the best knowledge and tools available to address emerging challenges and opportunities in the nonprofit sector, the Annual Nonprofit Conference is developed with nonprofit staff and volunteers in mind.

This year's conference will focus on the theme of Board Governance and will feature two days of activities including:

  • Nationally recognized speakers
  • Pre-conference sessions
  • Conference bookstore
  • Information packed workshop sessions
  • Conference binder filled with valuable resources
  • Opportunities to network with other nonprofit and community leaders

As more details become available, they will be presented in this newsletter and at our website at

St. Nick's 2005 – Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
November 18-19 and December 5-6 (Phoenix)

A Visit From St. Nicholas provides backpacks filled with toys and books to children in selected Title 1 elementary schools in Kindergarten - 2nd grade on St. Nicholas Day.  This project involves corporate and community volunteers in the assembly, stuffing, and distribution of 2,500 backpacks and the participation in the St. Nicholas Discovery Day activities.

Project activities include:

Stuffing Set Up:
Date:  Friday, November 18th
Time:  Morning (exact time TBA)
Attire:  very casual
Place:  TBA

Backpack Stuffing Party:
Date:  Saturday, November 19th
Time: Morning (exact time TBA)
Attire:  very casual, open to the whole family!
Place: TBA

Backpack Distribution to Schools:
Date: Monday, December 5th
Time: 3pm-5pm
Place:  Pre-selected Title 1 Schools, Valley-wide
Attire:  very casual

St. Nicholas Discovery Day:
Date:  Tuesday, December 6th
Time:  Dependent on School, generally 8am-10am
Place:  Pre-selected Title 1 Schools, Valley-wide
Attire:  volunteer casual

To find out how to get involved or for further information, please contact The Volunteer Center at 602-263-9736.

Job Opportunities

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*New Listing* Executive Director - The Bead Museum (Phoenix)

The Bead Museum, a private, nonprofit museum dedicated to exploring world cultures through beads, adornment and related artifacts is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader as Executive Director.  The director will coordinate ongoing museum operations and help develop, plan and manage a museum expansion and renovation project.

In conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide vision and leadership for the museum, plan and implement the museum's ongoing exhibitions, educational programs and special events, oversee 8 full- and part-time staff and approximately 20 volunteers, create and manage annual budget, write grants and serve as the public representative of the museum to a variety of professional and community constituents.

Please send résumé and cover letter by Friday, September 2, 2005 to: Executive Search Committee, 3301 E. Glenrosa Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85018. For a complete job listing please visit


*New Listing* Executive Director - Tucson Zoological Society (Tucson)

The Tucson Zoological Society (TZS) is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership, energy, and enthusiasm to the organization. TZS is the nonprofit support agency for the Reid Park Zoo. Reid Park Zoo has an annual attendance of 430,000 guests, wonderful community support, and is operated by the City of Tucson. Tucson Zoological Society has over 8000 members.

The Executive Director will have responsibility for development, marketing, staff supervision, planning, financial management, and community relations for this organization.  Will work closely with the Board of Directors to execute the strategic plan, establish policies and provide leadership and support to TZS staff.  The Executive Director will be in close communication with Zoo staff to ensure the success of cooperative efforts.  For further information about TZS and a more detailed job description, see 

A letter of interest and resume should be sent to Susan Parker-Hotchkiss, c/o Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson AZ 85716.


*New Listing* Executive Director - Girls For a Change (Phoenix)

GFC is seeking a full-time Executive Director to launch its Phoenix, Arizona site. The Executive Director will report to the GFC National CEO team and be responsible for building a movement and a successful GFC branch in Phoenix. The Executive Director will work with a local Advisory Board to raise funds, initiate program, and establish an infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have a driven and energetic entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic, a dedication to the empowerment of girls and women, exceptional fundraising and resource generation skills, and dedication to social change and socially responsible organizations.

Responsibilities: Fund Development (raising approximately $200,000-300,000 per year); Public Relations & Community Marketing; Program Direction & Delivery with high level of attention to quality of product; Implement Program Evaluation; Coordination and implementation of operating systems essential to the smooth operation of a satellite office including information systems such as email, server, telephone, internet connections and database management; Recruitment & support of an active and influential local Advisory Board; Financial Management & Budgeting.

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, a writing sample (preferably a fundraising sample) and three references to: with the following subject line: Phoenix ED (We will not consider anyone without a writing sample and three references). We will not accept applications in hard copy. No calls please. Due to high applicant volume you may not receive a response from Girls For A Change.


*New Listing* CEO - Northland Hospice (Flagstaff)

Serving the community of Flagstaff, Arizona and surrounding area for more than 22 years, Northland Hospice is a community-based nonprofit organization committed to the mission of excellence in end-of-life care. Northland Hospice extends its services to include a comprehensive program of bereavement care, caregiver support and educational services.

In addition to its home-based program of care, Northland Hospice owns and operates the Olivia White Hospice Home, a 10-bed residence for individuals at end-of-life who do not have adequate care giving resources available within their own home. Qualified candidates will have earned a Bachelor's Degree with 5 years experience in healthcare or social services field, preferably with hospice experience, and leadership or management experience. Additionally, candidate finalists will have demonstrable success in fundraising, nonprofit experience, and strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Experience working with a nonprofit board of directors is strongly preferred.

Position is open until filled.  Send Resume to: Attention HR Dept., Northland Hospice, P. O. Box 997, Flagstaff, AZ 86002 or email to Please list salary requirements. For a complete job listing email


*New Listing* Director of Development - University of Arizona, UApresents (Tucson)

Dynamic university arts presenting organization seeks a motivated, experienced Director of Development to expand the development program to further support this artistically vital program. This position is jointly managed by UApresents and the Development Office, which is managed by contract from the University of Arizona Foundation.

The Director of Development is responsible for managing and directing all development activities in support of UApresents. For further information and to apply please visit the University of Arizona HR career track system at:


*New Listing* Development Officer - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale)

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, a six-year-old institution with an active exhibition program in modern and contemporary art, architecture and design, seeks a Development Officer. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated fundraising and grantwriting experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work flexibly with the community, donors, collectors and volunteers. The position is an opportunity for a resourceful individual to help build a growing museum program of local and national significance.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum B.A. degree with related course work in Art or Nonprofit Management including annual fund, major gifts, special events and sponsorship, or related field and 5 years development experience. CFRE preferred. Grantwriting and major gift experience is strongly desired.  This position executes fundraising activities and programs including corporate, individual, foundation, government giving, grant research and grantwriting initiatives. Reports to director and VP of development in the museum's umbrella corporate organization. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package. 

o apply, send your cover letter of interest and resume to or mail to: Scottsdale Cultural Council, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. You may also fax them to 480-874-4699.


*New Listing* Director of Annual Giving - Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff)

Northern Arizona University seeks an experienced professional in fundraising, marketing, public relations or communications to build and lead an annual giving program as a vital part of our Advancement outreach efforts.

The annual giving program will include direct mail, telemarketing, web marketing, and personal solicitations. The Annual Fund program is responsible for soliciting gifts from all individual constituencies - alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends and students, and for encouraging matching gifts. The Director will lead and supervise a team with two direct reports - to plan, coordinate, implement, evaluate, and enhance mail, phone, online, matching gift and personal solicitations and stewardship for the Northern Arizona University, its six Colleges, and other major constituencies.

A Bachelor's Degree is required, and excellent written and oral communications skills are essential. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years' experience and demonstrated success in direct marketing/sales, program management, fundraising or communication/PR; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Please complete an application through the NAU Human Resources website and send a letter of application, salary expectations, a current resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three current professional references to: Associate Vice President for University Advancement, Northern Arizona University, PO Box 4094, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. Phone 928-523-2012.

*New Listing* Director, Planned Gifts - Banner Health Foundation of Arizona (Phoenix)

Banner Health, Arizona's largest healthcare provider, has an opportunity for an experienced Director to direct the Planned Gift function for Banner Health Foundation.

Requirements: A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance or a related field is highly preferred. Must have five years of responsible experience functioning in a Director level role directing a planned gift program preferably for a Large Health Care System.

If interested in applying please submit resume to or any questions can call 602-495-4755. EEO.


*New Listing* Finance Director - Arthritis Foundation Greater Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

Assist the Chief Operating Officer, President and Board of Directors in maintaining and assuring efficient financial operations in order to effectively carry out the purpose, policies and goals of the Chapter.

Responsibilities include:

  • Implement financial policies and procedures.
  • Implement financial procedures for dinners/galas, walks, and other revenue producing activities.
  • Establish accounts, billings and collection, aging reports and financial tracking and management
  • Handle all Chapter financial deposits in additions to ensuring correct coding for account descriptions for deposits.
  • Financial management of probate reports including all bequests and estate gifts.
  • Record and track all deposits in a computer data system.
  • Ensure all payable systems of the Chapter including, but not limited to the following: chapter bills, petty cash reconciliations, billing problem corrections
  • Actual and estimated balances for payables reporting to the President
  • Ensuring accurate compilation of all data for monthly financials by outside accounting firm
  • Assist with budget formation as needed.
  • Financial analysis reporting by department, program and Chapter functions
  • Peoplesoft (software for accounting) literacy; able to monitor oversight and management of program
  • Inform President of financial status of Chapter related income and expenses.


  • Certified Public Accountant or 10 years of bookkeeping or financial background
  • Must have 3-5 years experience in non-profit agency
  • Experience required with Peoplesoft, Peachtree or other related accounting software
  • Previous non-profit fund accounting
  • Timely payment of accounts
  • Tight control of cash through timely reports and feedback
  • Forecasting accuracy within reasonable ranges.
  • Clear communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Familiarity with Chapter financial operations and office procedures
  • Inventory control and purchase system knowledge
  • Ability to manage time and tasks effectively.
  • This position requires physical strength to lift up to 25 pounds.

This position is considered to be Exempt for overtime pay provisions as provided by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and any applicable state laws. For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Madeleine Stilwell at 602-212-9910 or e-mail


*New Listing* Fiscal Operations Manager - Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff)

This position is a professional management position with the responsibility for overseeing all financial and accounting records for the Foundation. Successful candidate will perform a broad scope of professional accounting activities requiring experienced, professional knowledge and application of accounting principles and practices. This position also manages resources of the foundation to accomplish goals and objectives and supervise both accounts payable and accounts receivable staff. This position is expected to work at a high level of expertise with limited supervision.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting plus five years of directly related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education. Masters Degree or Certified Public Accountant, plus nonprofit accounting experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Familiarity with policies and procedures related to non-profit accounting, and personnel. Extensive experience with spreadsheets, word processing, electronic messaging, and automated financial systems. Skill in performing detailed numerical computations, excellent communication skills, and demonstrated strong analytical skills. Candidate must show a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with different constituencies: administrators, faculty, staff and students, and a commitment to cultural diversity.

For more information on this position or to apply, click here. Applications must be received by August 24, 2005 at midnight.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Microbusiness Advancement Center (Tucson)

Business Plan Editor - Microbusiness Advancement Center

The Business Plan Editor will work closely with Training staff to understand the agency's expectations related to acceptable business plans, will review and edit individual business plans, and will provide constructive and instructional feedback to clients both in writing and in person. At the discretion of Training staff, the Editor may also become involved in editing and feedback duties related to client homework.

The Editor will be required to attend the 12-week Business Planning Class each Saturday from 8 AM - 12:00 PM, beginning September 17. Attendance at other course sections may be required at the discretion of the Training staff. The "seasonal" nature of this position is due to the fact that the majority of editing activity will occur within a specific period of time shortly after the completion of each 12-week class. Thus, the number of hours required of this position will vary from week to week, from a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 20.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Required: Business background and experience in editing and providing constructive oral and written feedback; knowledge of small/micro business practices; excellent written, verbal, listening, and communication skills; customer service oriented; solid understanding of financial statements and marketing components of business planning; ability to work and understand a diverse client population; willingness to attend a 12 week training course; must be available to meet with clients 2 -3 hours at a time for counseling session;

To apply, submit letter of interest and resume to Clarissa Urquidez, Training Manager, Microbusiness Advancement Center, P.O. Box 42108, Tucson, AZ 85733 or

Loan Officer - Microbusiness Advancement Center (Part-Time)

The Loan Officer is a facilitator of pre-application technical assistance and referral to other services, reviews all documents and prepares analysis and recommendations, processes and distributes all loan monies, formalizes liens against collateral, monitors all current and delinquent loans, works with outside vendors to collect on delinquent loans, and facilitates post-loan technical assistance/referral. The loan officer also interfaces with the loan servicing contractor and federal funding staff, prepares accountability and financial reports, and maintains positive working relationship with funding sources and prospective funders. The Loan Officer also works closely with other government-funded lenders to ensure effective referral relationships and takes advantage of opportunities to collaborate for the larger good of the clients and community.

Business background and experience in reviewing financial documents and business plans is required. Able to provide constructive oral and written feedback; knowledge of small/micro business practices; excellent written, verbal, listening, and communication skills; customer service oriented; solid understanding of marketing components of business planning; ability to work with and understand a diverse client population; must be available to meet with clients 30 minutes to an hour at a time for loan appointments. Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel.

Preferred: BS in Business Management, Finance, or Education; 3+ years working with businesses in a loan-related capacity; bilingual (English/Spanish, written and oral) a plus.

To apply submit letter of interest and resume to Lynn Perez-Hewitt, Microloan Program Consultant, Microbusiness Advancement Center, P.O. Box 42108, Tucson, AZ 85733 or


*New Listing* Sponsorship Manager - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale)

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA) is looking for a Sponsorship Manager to plan and coordinate fundraising activities as they relate to cash and promotional sponsorship. Solicitation targets include corporations, individuals and organizations. 

Duties: manage the SCPA sponsorship program by creating and maintaining a comprehensive strategy for satisfying the philanthropic and promotional objectives of existing and prospective sponsors. 

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; and five years of experience in corporate management (or equivalent combination of education and related development experience).

Send cover letter and resume to or fax 480-874-4699.


*New Listing* Advancement Specialist - American Red Cross (Phoenix)

American Red Cross seeks an Advancement Specialist to assist with the creation, coordination, execution and evaluation of all Office of Advancement fundraising, special events, programs and activities. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's or equivalent work exp; three years exp in event production, sponsorship solicitation or sales; knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; Major Gift solicitation exp helpful. This is a FT position with excellent benefits. The salary range for this position is $31,200 - $35,500 per annum depending on experience.

Please submit a cover letter with resume to: American Red Cross, Attn: Human Resources, 6135 N. Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ 85015. Or you may email your cover letter with resume to This position opening closes on August 26, 2005.  


*New Listing* Program Manager - National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Arizona (Tempe)

Self-directed individual needed for full-time position of Program Manager for statewide chapter. This position is responsible for implementing and coordinating the delivery of educational programs for clients, professionals and the general public. Candidates should have strong communication skills for direct client and volunteer contact, facilitating programs, and building community alliances.

Advocacy and volunteer management experience a plus; computer literacy and time management skills a must. Candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in a related field.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Jerry Turner, Program Director, National MS Society, 315 South 48th Street, Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85281 or e-mail.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk (Phoenix)

Program Coordinator

Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk, a nonprofit, which transforms the lives through mentoring by teaching at-risk teens goal oriented behaviors is recruiting a Program Coordinator for a new program to the Youth at Risk organization which will serve children in transitional shelters around the Valley.   The Program Coordinator is responsible for the success of this meaningful program.  The position involves significant collaborative efforts with staff, shelter partners, mentors and mentee's families to bring about documented outcomes in the lives of the youth.    Preferred qualifications include: (1) Background in social service programs and understanding of issues of at-risk youth.  (2) Program administration experience.  (3) Computer competency is needed. (4) A Bachelor's Degree in a related field. (5) Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Must be a team player.  (6) Must pass background check and fingerprint screening.  Competitive salary and benefits. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a cover letter that includes salary expectations to: Doreen Pollack, Program Director, Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk, 1001 East Pierce Street, Phoenix, AZ   85006 or email  

Mentor Recruitment (Volunteer Position)

Phoenix Youth at Risk has been transforming lives through mentoring in the Valley since 1989, emphasizing four cornerstone values: integrity, responsibility, community and possibility.  We offer an interventional mentoring program for seriously at-risk teens designed to build self-esteem, familial relationships and leadership skills, increase school attendance and performance, decrease gang activity, violence, and substance abuse. The heart of our programs is in our Committed Partners, mentors who work one-on-one with a youth committed to changing the direction of their life. We provide extensive training and support to our committed partners and ask for a one-night a week commitment for the nine month program. 

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, allowing one youth to leave school for a life of drugs and crime carries a societal cost of $1.7 to $2.3 million dollars. 

We invite you to attend a one-hour orientation and to visit our website to learn more: Contact Lori Tapia at 602-258-1012 or visit us at  1001 E. Pierce Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* ASU Foundation (Tempe)

Assistant Program Coordinator

Responsible for oversight and coordination of 4 to 5 telemarketing shifts per week. This position will work with the Senior Program Coordinator to achieve daily, monthly and annual telemarketing goals. The individual will assist in recruiting, hiring, training and supervision of student callers and student supervisors. Weekend and evening hours are required for this position.

Required skills and abilities: knowledge of nonprofit telemarketing operations, especially annual fund programs in a college/university setting. Automated software products for telemarketing, especially the SmartCall product. Abilities in the areas of planning, organizing and managing projects. Supervision of employees especially student workers, volunteers and/or call center staff. Training workers, especially students. Meeting deadlines and responding to new challenges. Time management and effective communication skills required.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and two years telemarketing experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Experience with nonprofit telemarketing operation, preferably with an annual fund telemarketing shop in a higher education setting. Experience with organizing and supervising employees especially students. Strong understanding of client service, quality and teamwork.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Name, address, and phone number of three references required. Background checks will be performed.

Demographic/Statistical Analyst

The position's primary responsibility is to define strategies, implement information-gathering projects through literature and online searches and similar initiatives; to document and analyze information sets in order to determine potential investors in major university initiatives.

Required skills and abilities: excellent analytical skills and the ability to interpret financial and biographical information from a variety of sources. Strong background in computer systems, databases, and prospect management database. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with other staff, faculty. Demonstrated understanding of institutional advancement process.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree; five years of work experience in private sector benefactor research or equivalent. Superior skills in computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet programs and relational databases.

Please submit resume and salary requirements to Three references required. Background checks will be performed.


*New Listing* Regional Manager - Arizona Community Foundation (Phoenix)

This position builds local philanthropy in Arizona through leadership of affiliate community foundations, community funds, component funds, and donors in one or more counties within a defined geographic area.  Represents ACF in local communities, functioning as a liaison to central office and ensuring the success of local affiliates in the areas of asset development, strategic grantmaking, and community convening.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree and at least three years of management experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree in Public Administration, Philanthropy, Nonprofit Management or related field is highly desirable. Previous experience at the senior level of nonprofit management and demonstration of a range of skills such as fundraising, grant making, public speaking, public relations, marketing, and group facilitation are also highly desirable. 

This position functions independently in a satellite or home office environment and requires local and regional travel. The incumbent must be competent in designing and executing integrated fundraising plans including major and planned gifts. The ability to research potential funding opportunities and write grants is desirable. 

For more information on this position, please visit

To apply, please contact Sharon R. Elli, H R Officer/Finance Associate, at the Arizona Community Foundation, 2201 E. Camelback Rd. #20, Phoenix, AZ   85016. Please call 602-381-1400 ext. 1 or FAX 602-381-1575 with questions or to apply. You may also e-mail

*New Listing* Office Manager - National Audubon Society of Arizona (Phoenix)

The National Audubon Society (NAS) is seeking an Office Manager for the State Office in Phoenix. You will be the Assistant to the AZ Executive Director and works closely with all 6 staff in the office, 8 chapters statewide and with the home office in NYC.

Position requires experience/knowledge of general office management. practices, including maintenance of office records, financial/budget management, database management, A/P, expense reimbursement, revenue/expenditure records, meeting management, and word processing. Assist Executive Director in donor cultivation/solicitation activities; work w/minimal supervision; proactive; flexible; resourceful; capable of working at a fast pace w/excellent quality, prioritization, organization, communication skills to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently to meet all deadlines. High degree of proficiency operating computer systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Quicken, desktop publishing, e-mail, Internet, all types of office equipment.

BA/BS degree, prior work with nonprofits desired. Competitive salary/benefits package. Confidential consideration; e-mail resume indicating salary requirements to:, EOE.

You will enjoy working with a very collegial staff on exciting, successful conservation projects and an engaged Board of Directors. Interview mid-August; start by September 1st at the latest. Office is 44th & Camelback corridor.


*New Listing* Office Manager - NAMI Arizona (Phoenix)

NAMI Arizona is seeking a person to manage its state office. This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. This person will report directly to the Executive Director and be responsible for:

  • Overseeing daily operations of the office to determine and prioritize needs
  • Supporting volunteers when responding to telephone inquiries
  • Ensuring adequate inventory of brochures and office supplies
  • Coordinating education and support services for state affiliates
  • Acting as liaison with NAMI National for training sessions
  • Assembling collateral material for classes
  • Maintaining current education and support service schedule for Arizona
  • Performing basic accounts payable and receivable responsibilities
  • Assisting Executive Director with volunteers and schedules
  • Other duties as needed

The successful candidate for this position should possess exceptional verbal, written and listening skills and be an experienced professional with strong project management skills. Attention to detail is imperative. This position demands a person with outstanding interpersonal skills and sensitivity to families and people who are affected by mental illness.

The ideal candidate will have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or have a minimum of 5 years professional experience as outlined above. Proficient in Microsoft Office programs is necessary and familiarity with Quickbooks preferred. Previous experience in a behavioral health environment or personal experience with mental illness is desired. Salary is dependent upon experience. Please email resumes to Cheryl Weiner, Executive Director, at. No phone calls please.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Scottsdale Center for the Arts (Scottsdale)

Protection Services Supervisor - Level Two

The Scottsdale Center for the Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has an immediate opening for a full-time Supervisor in our Protection Services Division. Supervise gallery attendants, protection services officers and other security support staff.  Train and evaluate subordinate staff, provide information to Cultural Council staff, visitors and guests. Reports on operational functionality of all facility systems.  Minimum 1 year public facility and/or museum specific security experience and two years experience in the security industry as a supervisor or a combination of education and experience. Must have received (or within 30 days of hire) 20 hours of museum specific training, 20 hours of facility security training and 32 hours of general security instruction requirement.  Prior supervisory experience preferred.  Certification by the Department of Public Safety as a Security Officer and CIPM certification is desired. CPR/First Aid certification a must. Must pass advanced Protection Services test.

Send cover letter and resumes to or Fax 480-874-4699. EOE

Gallery Attendant

The Scottsdale Center for the Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has an immediate opening for a part-time Gallery Attendant in our Protection Services Division. Attendants are specially trained to assist museum and center patrons with information, to observe, report and document incidents and accidents. Previous security experience is a plus. We have an excellent working environment and offer flexible shifts for weekdays, evenings and weekends. The starting hourly rate is $7.30/hr.

Send cover letter and resumes to or Fax 480-874-4699. EOE


*New Listing* Grant Writer/Researcher - Heard Museum (Phoenix)

The Heard Museum is seeking a fundraising professional in the areas of grant writing, research and data base management. This position is responsible for prospect research, writing, reporting and administrative management for grant proposals.

The ideal candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, be well organized, energetic and have a minimum of three years of development experience. Raisers Edge software experience a big plus. This position is one of a seven-member, experienced, professional development team and reports to the director of development.

The Heard Museum, an internationally recognized not-for-profit institution in Phoenix, is dedicated to educating the public about the heritage, living cultures and arts of Native peoples. Competitive salary and full benefit package. Email resume and salary history to: or fax to: 602-257-9164.

*New Listing* IT Coordinator/LAN Administrator - Scottsdale Cultural Council (Scottsdale)

Scottsdale Cultural Council seeks customer service-focused professional needed to support 80 users, maintain network & resolve tech problems. Desired qualifications: two years of experience in IT, proficiency in Novel Network & MS Operating system. Certification required. Salary: up to $42K with experience. Full benefits.

Submit resumes to or fax 480-874-4699. EEO.


*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* Mesa Community Action Network (Mesa)

Case Manager

Works with applicants to identify and obtain community resources with the ultimate goal being self-sufficiency for the client. Completes the necessary interviews and eligibility applications for an applicant household seeking assistance from any of the agency's programs. Case managers work within established eligibility guidelines and must develop a thorough knowledge of all agency program areas.

Project Director, MesaCAN Assets for Arizona Institute

The Project Director is responsible for the supervision and management of the agency's asset building programs directed at providing clients with the opportunities to improve their economic well being through asset accumulation. This position monitors the existing programs and seeks methods to expand and develop the department. Direct responsibilities include overseeing the development of the statewide effort to market and implement Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and other possible programs to partnering nonprofits, maintaining oversight and development of the agency's IDA program,  preparing reports as needed, maintaining oversight and development of the agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service,  and seeking out new methods for developing the abilities of the agency's clients to improve economic outcomes.

To view the full job descriptions and necessary qualifications please visit and click on the "Employment" link.


*New Listing* Aquatics/Teen Program Director - Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA (Scottsdale)

Exciting opportunity for energetic, motivated individual to join the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA branch staff to manage Aquatic & Teen programs. Key duties include managing, staffing, and scheduling a dynamic aquatic complex while creating and developing a new on-site teen and tech program center. 

Qualified applicants will have 3-5 years aquatic programming experience, excellent organization skills, communication skills, & the ability to multi-task. Applicants will have a strong desire to manage aquatics & teen programs. Responsibilities include supervision of staff & volunteers, fiscal development and management, planning, promotion and implementation of aquatic & teen programs. College degree in related field & current lifeguard, first aid, CPR/PR certifications required. Lifeguard Instructor, WSI & Pool Operator a plus. Excellent benefits. Pay range: $28,162-$35,203.

Please forward resume and application to: Donnette Hermes, Scottsdale/PV YMCA, 6869 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ   85254. You may also e-mail materials to . Closing date for applications: September 1, 2005.


*New Listing* Volunteer and Events Coordinator - Phoenix Rescue Mission (Phoenix)

Phoenix Rescue Mission, a Valley nonprofit Christian agency is now hiring for a Volunteer & Events Coordinator. 

This position is full-time and requires some weekend work. This position is responsible for various tasks, including the management of volunteers, planning of Outreach and Holiday events, organizing of various drives, and establishing and cultivating relationships with local businesses and churches. 

Interested candidates should e-mail resumes and references to . You may also FAX application materials to 602-272-5614. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


*New Listing* HR Specialist - Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc.

Girls Scouts-AZ Cactus-Pine Council is an exciting organization serving more than 26,000 girls, ages 5-17, throughout the state. Our mission is to create confidence, courage, conviction and compassion in girls. We seek to fill the position of HR Specialist.

The HR Specialist is r esponsible for directing and planning the day-to-day operations of group benefits programs. Provide excellent customer service, education and quality benefit plans. Investigates new benefit plans, improves existing programs, supervises and monitors benefit administration. Serves as primary liaison to Summer Camp personnel operations.

To apply for this position, please send cover letter/resumes to HR, PO Box 21776, Phoenix, AZ 85036, fax to 602-252-1159, or email: . Employment applications and detailed job descriptions may be downloaded at .

*New Listing* Administrative Assistant - Scottsdale Public Art Program (Scottsdale)

Scottsdale Public Art Program seeks a full-time assistant to provide administrative and clerical support to public art staff. Must possess excellent organizational and office management skills, advanced planning skills and creative thinking, and exemplary clerical skills with advanced knowledge in computer programs.

Duties: maintain office management systems, databases and records. Schedule and organize team meetings, prepare & produce reports, and coordinate billing. High school diploma & a minimum of two years of professional experience or combination of education and experience.

For more information on this position or to apply, contact Valerie James at 480-874-4639 or e-mail .


*New Listing* Administrative Position - The Joe Foss Institute (Scottsdale)

The Joe Foss Institute, a nonprofit organization based in the Scottsdale Airpark, is currently seeking a qualified individual to oversee and ensure that the administrative functions of the organization are effectively carried out. Duties include accounts payable/receivable, report generation, and creating external communications.

Qualified candidates must have QuickBooks experience, be familiar with MS Office Software, and have excellent written/oral communication skills. Nonprofit experience preferred. HS diploma and 3-5yrs related experience required. Position begins immediately.

For more information on this position, please call 480-348-0316, or fax application materials to 480-348-8980. For more information on the Joe Foss Institute, please visit our website: .


*New Listing* Volunteers - AmeriCorps Volunteers "Getting Things Done" (Phoenix)

The United States Veterans Initiative AmeriCorps provides housing and employment services to homeless veterans. We have a rewarding, full-time opportunity for you. We are currently accepting applications for the 2005-2006 term.

Members who commit to serve a 10-month term will receive a monthly living allowance of approximately $850.00, limited health insurance, child care assistance and upon successful completion of service an education award of $4725.00. We have positions in Case Management, Employment Services, Intake, Outreach, Shelter Services and Human Service Planning. For more information please visit the following &
You can print an application from the website, complete it and mail it to: Tony Johnson, AmeriCorps Director U.S. VETS - Phoenix 804 East Jones Ave. Phoenix, Arizona 85040

Please feel free to contact the AmeriCorps Director at 602-721-5846 or via e-mail at .


Executive Director – Santa Cruz Community Foundation (Tucson)

The Santa Cruz Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, was established to serve the border communities of Santa Cruz County and Mexico. The Foundation seeks to strengthen its communities by building permanent charitable funds, connecting donors to organizations and programs they care about, making effective grants, and providing leadership on community issues.

This affiliate is inviting applications from energetic, entrepreneurial individuals for the position of Executive Director. The SCCF is seeking a leader who will work with a committed Board of Directors to help this young Foundation reach its full potential.

The Executive Director must be charismatic with an executive presence. The successful candidate will possess a passion for the Foundation's mission, fundraising ability, and a capacity to serve as a persuasive spokesperson. Understanding border issues and bilingual skills are preferred. Experience recruiting, mobilizing, and working directly with volunteer leadership is key. A strong business sense and fiscal know-how are essential. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Submit resume including documentation of fund-raising experience along with contact information for three business references by August 26, 2005 to SCCF Search, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 East Broadway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85719. Reach the Community Foundation by phone at 520-770-0800, or by fax: 520-770-1500. You may also submit applications to .


Executive Director – Council on Aging Foundation (Tucson)

The Pima Council on Aging Foundation is a well-known Southern Arizona nonprofit whose mission is to develop a sustainable and broad spectrum funding base which will insure the continuity of PCOA and assist it in becoming less dependent upon the unpredictability of government funding. Currently the Council seeks a motivated self-starter to lead its Foundation as Executive Director.

The immediate goal for this position is to build and lead the development strategy while balancing board relations, community and marketing relations and financial management. Must be organized and able to maintain positive interactions with volunteers, staff, other agencies and public. Database and reputation for both organizations is strong. Inquiries are confidential. For more information on this position, or to submit at resume, please contact Kristin Almquist at or call 520-237-3566.


Program Manager - National Multiple Sclerosis Society Arizona Chapter

Self-directed individual needed for full-time position of Program Manager for statewide chapter. Responsible for implementing and coordinating the delivery of educational programs for clients, professionals and the general public. Requires strong communication skills for direct client and volunteer contact, facilitating programs, and building community alliances. Advocacy and volunteer management experience a plus; computer literacy and time management skills a must. Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in related field. Apply with cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Jerry Turner, Program Director, National MS Society, 315 S. 48th St., Ste. 101, Tempe, AZ 85281 or email .


Vice President, Program – Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (Phoenix)

This corporate officer position is responsible for the management of the Chapter Performance, Mission Resources, and Compliance departments, which provide direct support and assistance to the Foundation's chapters.  As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the individual will be instrumental in the strategic planning and implementation of national Foundation initiatives.  The selected candidate will work closely with the Chapter Performance Committee to monitor and manage the performance of chapters nationwide.

The candidate must possess a bachelor's degree, with a minimum of ten years experience providing leadership, development and guidance to senior staff, as well as managing complex systems and personnel within the nonprofit environment.  Expertise in strategic and operational planning, program development and evaluation, volunteer management, financial oversight and systems, conflict management, human resources, quality assurance models, and training of boards and staff required.  Demonstrated ability in clear and effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills are also required, as well as the ability to travel for job-related functions.

Submit resume and cover letter stating the position you're applying for to: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, 3550 N. Central Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012; Fax: 602-279-0855; e-mail: .


Chief Operation Officer – AzCATs (Phoenix)

AzCATs is seeking a Chief Operating Officer. This position combines two part-time vice president positions into one full-time COO position. The new position of COO at AzCATs combines two previous part-time positions, the vice president for education and public relations and the vice president of rescue operations.

The position includes educating the public about feral, free-roaming cats and our TNR (trap, neuter, return) program through speeches with community groups, schools, home owner associations, other groups and the press. It also includes training and working with our volunteers involving several volunteer positions that are utilized in our trap, neuter and return program. We also maintain a number of graphs, charts and information and strong computer skills including Microsoft Publisher are helpful. In addition, the position involves writing and producing a semi-annual newsletter that is sent to approximately 4,000 supporters, and writing a monthly e-newsletter that goes to several hundred individuals.

The position also involves managing, overseeing and implementing the TNR program which is responsible for trapping, sterilizing, and returning some 600 cats and kittens a month to their home areas. This effort involves working with a large number of dedicated volunteers, veterinarians, and caregivers who feed the feral cats. This position needs a detail-oriented, self-motivated individual able to work independently. The successful candidate is someone who loves animals and has a strong background in animal rescue. Good computer skills, strong public relations and speaking talent are a must. Must enjoy working with a large number of volunteers.

For further information or to submit a resume with references, please contact Brad Zerbe, President and CEO of AzCATs, at 623-332-0506 or send an e-mail to


Development Director: Special Events - Arthritis Foundation, Greater Southwest Chapter (Phoenix)

The Arthritis Foundation is the only nonprofit voluntary health association seeking the cause, prevention, and cure for all types of arthritis. Services include funding for research, patient and community programs, and public and professional education. For more information, visit our website at .

Under the general supervision of the Executive President, the Development Director of Special Events is responsible creating, implementing and managing major fundraising projects annually to generate unrestricted funds for the Chapter.

The successful candidate should possess a Bachelor's Degree and have three to five years successful special event experience. Must be able to demonstrate effective planning and implementation activities in prescribes timelines.  Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills with ability to work independently; and ability to manage and motivate volunteers. Able to network, influence and advocate on behalf of the Chapter. Skilled in MS Office Suite and event management software.

Salary: Starting at $35,000+, DOE. Full benefit package. This position is considered to be exempt for overtime pay provisions as provided by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and any applicable state laws.

Submit cover letters and resumes to Madeleine Stilwell at or mail to Madeleine Stilwell, Arthritis Foundation, 1313 E. Osborn, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014.  Website: .


*Multiple Positions* Homeward Bound (Phoenix)

Development Specialist

Homeward Bound, Arizona's largest transitional housing program for homeless and domestic violence families with children is seeking a Development Specialist.  This position is responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising for the Family Sponsor and Give a Child a Chance programs. Principal duties include generating new and recurrent funds, making presentations and giving tours, financial tracking and recognition of donors. Candidates should have a background in fundraising or sales and possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be self-directed, have public speaking/presentation expertise and be proficient in general office procedures and practices.  Please email cover letter and resume to .

Development Coordinator

Homeward Bound seeking a full-time development coordinator to administer and maintain donor information, coordinate monthly reports, research statistical data for use in grant applications, manage mailings, and assist with events. Candidates need to be task-oriented self starters with exceptional organizational and people skills. Two years advanced education, three years office experience, and computer proficiency required. Please email cover letter and resume to .

Special Programs and Events Coordinator - Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center (Phoenix)

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center is currently seeking applicants for the position of Special Programs and Events Coordinator. The mission of the JCC is to build connections within the community in a setting that enriches physical, mental and spiritual growth. The JCC provides programs and services for people of all ages and backgrounds including daycare, school, holiday, and summer camp programs, health and recreation activities, and hot meals to the frail and elderly. The JCC is non-sectarian and we welcome applicants from people of all faiths and backgrounds.

Working under the direction of the CEO and the Director of Development, this person will be responsible for planning and implementing a variety of special events and programs throughout the year that will raise money to support JCC programs and activities. The ideal candidate will be a team player who has the ability work effectively with both professional staff and volunteer leadership.

Additional requirements include: Bachelor's Degree (required); minimum 3-5 years experience in fundraising, event planning and/or nonprofit management; knowledge of catering, audio-visual services, and other event support services; ability to make decisions and problem-solve; excellent verbal and written communications skills; ability to balance multiple projects at once; presentation and public speaking skills a plus; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; ability to work extended hours, evenings and weekends as needed; ability to spend significant time standing and walking. Possible light lifting could be required.

Salary range for this position is mid-$30K. To apply, please e-mail your cover letter, resume (with references), and salary history to: Toby Fox at . No phone calls please. The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Program Director – All-Star Kids Tutoring (Phoenix)

ASKT, a rapidly expanding nonprofit volunteer literacy-tutoring program for elementary school children, is looking for a career-seeking individual who wants to make an impact.  This is an exciting and diverse job that includes recruiting, processing, training and providing support to literacy volunteers. Position involves overseeing multiple tutoring locations and working with children in under-resourced areas. Responsibilities also include program planning, administration, marketing, public relations, public speaking and volunteer recognition. No day is ever the same. This is an exciting opportunity for someone that is looking for challenge, growth and satisfaction from their job. ASKT is a young, energetic, inspired, and hard-working organization with a copious amount of potential looking for someone to grow with our organization. 

Candidates must possess strong sense of integrity, self-motivation, good work ethic and professionalism. Ideal candidate must have positive attitude, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and follow through on assignments. Demonstrated skills in leadership, team-building, conflict resolution and written/verbal communication. Must be able to work with diverse groups of people.  Strong computer skills necessary. This is a salaried, full-time position. Must have reliable transportation and ability to work some evenings and Saturdays. We are looking for an individual that is able to make commitment to being a part of a team that is dedicated to building a world-class organization. Fax salary requirements and resume to 602.861.6838.

Director of Community Development – Beacon Group SW, Inc. (Tucson)

Beacon Group, a Tucson-based nonprofit social service organization that provides vocational and personal services to people with disabilities, is recruiting for a Director of Development.  This is a senior staff position reporting to the President/CEO. The Development Director is responsible for the development and implementation of all fund raising, grant writing and volunteer recruitment activities. In addition, the Development Director is responsible to implement communications activities, including a tri-annual newsletter.

Successful applicants will possess demonstrated success in an executive development position; professional experience in public relations, volunteer development and strategic planning; demonstrated success in soliciting major and planned gifts, including the ability to plan, organize and implement fundraising activities that will generate such gifts; proven ability in securing corporate and foundation funding; demonstrated grant writing success, and public speaking experience. Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills are essential. Must be a team player, but also able to work somewhat autonomously.

Preferred qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business or a related field with 1-3 years experience in a senior level development position. Experience with Paradigm donor management software a plus. Capital campaigns experience also a plus. Salary based upon education and experience. Excellent benefits package.

Interested applicants submit resume, three professional references and salary requirements to: Wendy Rosado-Toth, Human Resources,, or mail to Beacon Group SW, Inc., PO Box 50544, Tucson, AZ 85703. Position is open until filled.


Community Development Director – Teen Lifeline (Phoenix)

Teen Lifeline is seeking an energetic individual for community fundraising and development. Responsible for planning, directing and managing a comprehensive fund development program for the ongoing awareness and sustainability of Teen Lifeline. This individual must have excellent communication and people skills and be highly motivated to market our agency. Requirements include three years of fundraising experience, strategic planning, donor cultivation, and event planning. Sales and marketing experience a plus. An applicant should possess a highly professional manner, be able to problem solve, show the ability to take initiative, and have creative ideas to develop new avenues for fundraising. Individual must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, time management and organizational skills, initiative, integrity, computer literacy, and success in meeting deadlines.  Salary:  $35,000 - $40,000 plus full benefits, depending on experience. 

Please send resume to or fax to 602-266-1958.

Director of Development - Tohono Chul Park (Tucson)

The Development Director for Tohono Chul Park is responsible for generating private support for the Park, which has an annual budget of approximately $1.6 million and more than 5,000 members. This is a senior staff position reporting directly to the Executive Director with responsibility for the development and implementation of all fund raising activities on behalf of the Park.

To apply, please submit a resume and 3 professional references to: Joan E. Donnelly, Executive Director, Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704 or e-mail .


Special Event Manager: Walk to Cure Diabetes – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( Phoenix)

An internal promotion opens an opportunity for a highly motivated fundraising, sales or event planning professional at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. The Desert Southwest Chapter seeks a Special Event Manager to continue the 20+% compound annual growth rate of the $1.5m Walk to Cure Diabetes, Arizona's largest family friendly Walk event. This position will be responsible for managing and expanding donor relationships, marketing communications and corporate partnerships across chapter activities.

Requirements include three years of fundraising or sales experience inclusive of board development, strategic planning, forecasting, and volunteer management. Implementation of large special events and marketing communication plans with a demonstrated track record of achievement a must. A positive, high energy and self-directed professional with strong corporate presentation, advanced computer skills, time management, and organizational skills preferred.

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history to: JDRF, Desert Southwest Chapter, Attn: SEM Position, 4343 E. Camelback Rd. #450, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Fax 602-224-1801 or e-mail . EOE M/F/D/V. Please visit our website at

Community Investment Manager - Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

There is an opening for a Community Investment Manger, reporting to the Vice President of Community Investment. The person in this position is a member of the Community Impact department and is responsible for guiding strategic investments in community conditions to create sustained changes that improve lives, specifically within VSUW’s Caring impact area.

Primary responsibilities will be to manage and lead the coordination of resource allocations to agencies including staff support to volunteer committees, communication of VSUW investment philosophies, policies and procedures, recruitment and training of volunteers, serve as a health and human service subject area expert to Community Investment volunteers, conduct agency orientations and site visits, serve as liaison to assigned agencies receiving and/or applying for VSUW funding by communicating VSUW policies and procedures and will provide technical assistance, coaching and building positive rapport as necessary.

For a full description please visit .

Those interested in applying should submit a cover letter and resume to Vice President, Human Resources in one of the following ways: Fax: 602.776.3303, email: or mail to 1515 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014. VSUW is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a great benefits package and working environment. For more information on our organization, please visit .

Manager, Accounting and Finance - Cisco Learning Institute (Tempe)

The Cisco Learning Institute is seeking an experienced individual to manage and direct the accounting practices of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $20M+. The Cisco Learning Institute (CLI) was founded in 1999 to enhance the way people teach and learn by integrating and advancing educational technology. Initially funded by Cisco Systems, the Institute promotes the effective, appropriate use of technology to advance education and training; specifically impacting the areas of access, awareness and affordability.

The successful candidate will: establish and maintain the organization's general accounting functions and principles while overseeing the institute's accounting practices and procedures; be responsible for migrating the existing accounting system to a project/cost based system; prepare a variety of financial reports and be responsible for presentations and recommendations to senior management; work with outside auditors in the support of external auditing function and the completion of ledger accounts, financial statements and various reports.

The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related area with at least 5 years of experience in the field of accounting. Must demonstrate the ability to evaluate, plan, perform and work effectively in a team setting.   Experience with nonprofit accounting is preferred. Designation of CPA is recommended but not required. Experience with grants management and/or government contracts is also preferred. Salary is contingent on experience and qualifications.

Inquiries can be sent to Mark Svorinic, Manager, Institute Development and Operations, Cisco Learning Institute, 2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 400, Phoenix, Arizona 85016, call 602-778-2507, or e-mail . Submit a cover letter and detailed resume to the above address. Position open until filled.

Human Resources Director – COPE Behavioral Services (Tucson)

Under the direction of the Executive Vice President, the Human Resources Director manages the planning, organization and administration of COPE's Human Resources function; ensures compliance with all applicable state, federal, and funding source requirements; ensures the development and management of policies and procedures; and performs related professional and administrative work as required.  The HR Director develops staff orientation and training programs, promulgates customer service standards, works with senior staff to develop action plans in response to opportunities for improvement, and assesses the work environment for risk, compliance, customer service, diversity and cultural competence. The HR Director is a member of the Executive Management Team and provides advice and assistance on personnel related matters to senior staff, managers and directors and the COPE Board of Directors.

Candidates should have, at minimum, a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business Administration, or related field. Candidate should also have, at minimum, three (3) years of human resources or organizational development experience at a supervisory or management level.

Position is full-time with a salary range of $48,000 to $62,500 DOE, plus an excellent benefits package. A full job description and application is available at The position is open until filled.

Employment Specialist – TETRA Services, Inc. (Phoenix)

The Employment Specialist's responsibilities are to develop, implement, monitor and maintain the job development, placement and advancement services for program participants.

The Employment Specialist will develop Individual Support Plans with participants; identify of areas of interest, potential fields of employment; training, educational and literacy needs and other skills training; develop potential job opportunities through direct contact with Human Resources and hiring personnel; engage employers to expand potential for employment opportunities for people with disabilities; conduct job analysis, making recommendations for job modification or accommodations when appropriate; provide job coaching support services after placement, and conduct job-seeking skills training workshops. Applicants must have own vehicle; be able to communicate and follow directions effectively both orally and in writing; Have proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and exceptional organizational skills. Qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation or Human Services field (required). Bilingual preferred.

For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact Eileen Hartnett at 602-685-9703 or e-mail to .

Administrative Assistant/HR Liaison - The Salvation Army Family Services (Phoenix)

The Family Service Department of The Salvation Army oversees social services in the metro-Phoenix area. It includes a Domestic Violence Shelter, a Homeless Family Shelter, Emergency Assistance Program, Homeless Outreach Program, and a Day Care Center. Our mission is to assist individuals to move from crisis to stabilization and to become self-sufficient. Currently the organization seeks a candidate for the following position.

The full time Administrative Assistant/H R Liaison for Family Services is responsible for processing paperwork and new employee orientations and provides an overview of policies and procedures and training in child safety rules, observation and reporting. Also provides administrative support to social service programs. Candidates must have a working knowledge of office equipment and computers, be proficient on Word, knowledgeable of Excel, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and good organizational skills are a must. The successful candidate must have the ability to interface with staff members and the public and a willingness to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. The position pays $10 an hour with excellent benefits including health insurance, sick leave, paid holidays and a retirement plan.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Deborah Forbes-Baker at or fax to 602-267-4128.


Administrative Assistant - Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk (Phoenix)

Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk is a nonprofit agency that transforms lives through mentoring by teaching at-risk teens goal oriented behaviors. Youth at Risk is currently recruiting for the position of Administrative Assistant in support of the President/CEO and programmatic staff. 

Duties include Accounts Payable, Payroll and Human Resource records management. Must have strong computer skills (Word and QuickBooks) and be detail oriented. Prefer 2 years experience in data management and bookkeeping. This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is dependent upon experience and skill. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes with a cover letter that includes salary expectations to: Linda Lyman, President/CEO, Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk, 1001 East Pierce Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006 or email


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