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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 29, 2005

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Deborah Hechinger 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 Deborah Hechinger will present the keynote address at the opening session of the 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference "Building Boards - Strengthening Communities".

Deborah S. Hechinger is the President and CEO of BoardSource. BoardSource offers governance consulting, public training, practical information and tools to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit boards of directors. Deborah is a co-convener of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector's Governance and Fiduciary Responsibility Workgroup and has been actively involved in shaping recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee on ways to improve the oversight and governance of charitable organizations. She speaks at conferences and workshops throughout the United States and advises boards and senior staff of nonprofit organizations as a senior governance consultant.

Deborah Hechinger joins Jan Masaoka, Executive Director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in a first class lineup of national & local presenters. 

The Annual Nonprofit Conference is a premier two-day conference designed to equip nonprofit leaders with the best knowledge and tools available to address emerging challenges and opportunities in the nonprofit sector.  This event is filled with many exciting and new opportunities for learning, networking and dialogue.

Register Early & Save!!! - Registration begins on September 1st - for more information visit our website at


ONE Announces Nonprofit Director of the Year Awards

The Organization for Nonprofits Executives (ONE), serving nonprofit CEO's in Arizona, is excited to announce the 4th Annual Nonprofit 'Director of the Year' Awards. 

ONE recognizes nonprofit executives who are examples in the community and are dedicated to excellence in the management and leadership of their organizations. This is the perfect opportunity for staff, board members, or community members to promote the achievements and community impact of their executive director's work.

An honoree will be selected from each of three organization categories: small, medium, and large. Category is determined by the size of the organization's operating budget.

Any executive director of a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status may be nominated. Nominees must have held their current executive director position for at least 3 years. Nominations will be accepted between August 22, 2005 and October 7, 2005. Applications must be submitted online at

Winners will be announced at ASU's Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Friday December 9, 2005. For more information about the Nonprofit Conference, please visit:

Information about the Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE) can be found online at


ASU Professional Meeting Managers Partnership Announces Fall Program Lineup

ASU's Professional Meeting Managers Partnership program (PMMP), sponsored by the School of Community Resource and Development, announces its fall program beginning Oct 4, 2005 at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E. Monroe St.

Purpose of the PMMP program is to assist those agencies that represent non profits, government, universities and colleges, associations, etc., who have staff assigned to conduct and manage special events, meetings, seminars, etc with additional skills to make their responsibilities easier.

Courses this fall included The Art of Planning a Meeting, which is a basic overview of the meeting management process, as well as the following topics: Creating a Buzz for Your Program, a session on Marketing; Meetings by the Numbers; The Best Way to Evaluate Your Event; Audio Visual Shortcuts; What's a Nice Group Like Us Doing in a Place Like This!, a session on site selection; Making Money with Exhibits and Trade Shows; Effective Budgeting for Your Event and a Behind the Scenes Tour of a Busy Hotel.

To see the entire curriculum that ASU has to offer, click on or call Jim Fausel, CMP, CMM, director of the Program at 480-965-0638.


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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Legacy Backpack Buddies Project Raises Record Amount to Support Back-to-School Children

BHHS Legacy Foundation's Third Annual Legacy Backpack Buddies Project raised a record $80,000 to help low income Arizona elementary students go back-to-school on the right foot and ready to learn.

The Legacy Backpack Buddies Project is an annual fundraising event that provides needed school supplies, hygiene products and clothing to children from low-income families in Maricopa and Mohave Counties. This past July, BHHS Legacy Foundation's fundraising affiliate Legacy Connection held its annual event in partnership with the Back to School Clothing Drive Association (BTSCDA), several Valley-wide sponsorship organizations and other community participants.

The program distributes more than 7,500 backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies, health and hygiene-related items and clothing to elementary school-age children in need in the Phoenix and Bullhead City/Laughlin regions. More than 1,000 volunteers staff the five-day event. Once students arrive, volunteers and donors escort each child and help him or her select their own back-to-school outfit and backpack.

Other sponsors participating this year included Delta Dental Foundation of Arizona, Abrazo Health Care, Phoenix Health Plan, Arrowhead Hospital, Arrowhead Hospital Medical Staff, Arrowhead Hospital Auxiliary, Maryvale Hospital and Medical Staff, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital, Phoenix Memorial Hospital, West Valley Hospital, J.C.L. Desert Mission, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Arizona Republic and the Arizona Truck Center.

For those interested in contributing to the Annual Legacy Backpack Buddies event, contact Gerald L. Wissink, CEO BHHS Legacy Foundation at 602-778-1200.

"To Lead is to Serve" - Junior League of Phoenix and the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management

The Junior League of Phoenix and the Arizona State University Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management invite leaders and participants in the Valley's nonprofit community to attend a workshop 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. 

The workshop will be held on Thursday, September 8th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The Junior League of Phoenix, Inc. Headquarters, 2505 North Central, Phoenix.  The cost for the event is $30.00, and all attendees will receive a copy of Shar's bestselling book.    A continental breakfast will be served.

If you would like to attend, or know someone else who would, please register at  Please call (602) 234-3388, ext. 218 for more information.


“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.


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:


*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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Grant Proposal Writing - Amigos Imaging & Preservation Service
September 7 (Flagstaff)

In an era of scarce financial and human resources, librarians and archivists of necessity must often seek alternative funding sources. This workshop surveys the types of state, federal, and private foundation grants available and provides information about researching and writing grant proposals. Topics include types of grants, types of funders, elements of a grant proposal, the grant review process, managing your grant project, reporting requirements, and funding resources. An emphasis on preservation grants is stressed. Shelby Sanett, Amigos Imaging & Preservation Service Manager, is the instructor. (One-day workshop, 5.5 contact hours)

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Northern Arizona University/Cline Library, Screening Room A, Building #28 Knoles Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022
Cost: Members, $125; non-members, $150

Junior League Community Breakfast - "To Lead is to Serve"
September 8 (Phoenix)

The Junior League of Phoenix and the Arizona State University Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management invite leaders and participants in the Valley's nonprofit community to attend a workshop 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. 

The workshop will be held on Thursday, September 8th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The Junior League of Phoenix, Inc. Headquarters, 2505 North Central, Phoenix.  The cost for the event is $30.00, and all attendees will receive a copy of Shar's bestselling book.    A continental breakfast will be served.

If you would like to attend, or know someone else who would, please register at  Please call (602) 234-3388, ext. 218 for more information.


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


AFP After 5 - Association of Fundraising Professionals
September 14 (Phoenix)

AFP After 5 is a Happy Hour Networking Event. Each meeting will have a selected fundraising topic presented informally by an expert in that field. This atmosphere will allow you to gain knowledge on specific topics while at the same time will allow you to network with other fundraising professionals who attend. 

Our special guest for this meeting is Lance Loren Johnsen, Ed.D, who will provide information on ethics and philanthropy focusing on dilemmas that confront fundraisers during the cultivation, solicitation and stewarding of donors. Lance provides independent consulting services to the nonprofit sector.  His professional experience includes over nine years in higher education and healthcare philanthropy.  He has been an invited speaker and presenter at several national conferences, and has experience in planning and developing conference curriculum tracks.  He generously volunteers his time and expertise, most recently serving a two-year term as Co-chair of the Ethics Committee for the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement.  He received his doctorate from Arizona State University, and current research interests focus on ethical dilemmas and deliberative conflicts that confront fundraisers.  He and his wife reside in Gilbert, Arizona.

Date and time of Event: September 14, 5 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Great American Grill at the Hilton, 10 E Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Join us for this AFP After 5 event and feel free to invite other AFP members and non-members who may be interested.  If you are going to attend, please RSVP to Rebecca Johnson at 602-287-9922 or by Friday, September 9th so we can reserve enough space.

Grants Research 101 - Just Grants! Arizona
September 14 or September 20 (Teleconference)

Join Just Grants! Arizona founder and president Maryn Boess for this FREE 60-minute teleclass from the convenience of your own phone! "Grants Research 101: Finding and Making Friends With Funders" is a terrific starting place for anyone looking into grantseeking for the first time - or just interested in hearing new perspectives and learning new tools. Strictly limited to the first 75 registrations per session.

Here's what we'll cover: Who are the Grantmakers -- and what do they really want? Ever wonder what life is like on the other side of the funding desk? Being a grantmaker isn't as easy as you might think. In the first half hour you'll get an inside look at a day in the life of a typical grantmaker. You'll learn what grantmakers love, what makes them grumpy -- and how you can be sure you're delivering what they really, really want!

Grants Research "Starter Kit": The Arizona Guide to Grants Online: If you're serious about zeroing in on those funders most likely to support your organization's work - and your services are based in Arizona -- then you need the Arizona Guide to Grants Online. In the second half hour we'll take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of this invaluable directory of more than 1,800 corporations and foundations that make grants to organizations like yours in Arizona.

Available Dates and Times:
Sept. 14, 4-5 pm :
Sept. 20, 12 noon-1 pm:

Where: Available through your own phone line from any location in Arizona

Registration: FREE -- you pay only your normal long-distance per-minute rate for the 60-minute call.


Effective Governance in Modern Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 111)
September 15, 19, 29 & October 6

Presented by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management - this course can be taken alone or as part of the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management. This course will examine and compare how board responsibility is defined and executed under alternative models of board governance including the traditional model, the policy governance model, and the executive focus model. Combining theory and practical applications, students will examine the essential elements of governance and the critical issues that are the focus of board work. The required materials and book will be provided the first day of class. The instructor is Herb Paine. 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $250 plus $45 materials fee. For more information or to register, please visit our website at or contact us at (480) 965-1867 -


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

Strategic Planning: Charting Your Course for Success
September 16

The first of eight segments included in the Nonprofit Enrichment Series, offered by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This three-hour seminar contains a video lecture presentation on the topic from a leading national expert and includes facilitated group discussion and exercises. Participants will understand the basic steps and major challenges in the process, and will acquire practical tools and techniques to help create a strategic plan and prepare for the process. Fee is $40 per person or $280 for the entire series. September 16th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Flinn Foundation. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. For more information or to register, please visit our website at or contact us at (480) 965-1867 -


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


The Grantsmanship Game: Playing to Win - Just Grants! Arizona
September 27 & 28 (Flagstaff)

Arizona's leading two-day workshop on becoming a successful grantseeking organization! For beginners and veterans alike, this workshop offers an intensive, hands-on, skill-building approach to corporate and foundation grantsmanship. You'll learn how to build a solid, fundable grant proposal from the inside out and from the bottom up. You'll work with planning tools and worksheets to make your proposals clear, concise, complete, coherent and compelling. And you'll learn how to organize the details of your work in a way guaranteed to take you to the next level of grantseeking success -- no matter where you're starting out.  The presenter of this workshop will be Maryn Boess of Just Grants! Arizona.

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, September 27 and 28, 2005
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm both days with one hour lunch on your own
Cost: NPRC members - $140 / nonmembers - $155

To register, click here:


Not-for-Profits and Multi-Entity Structures Seminar, Part II: Tax & Accounting Considerations - ASCPA, Inc.
September 28, 2005 (Phoenix)

Some of the agenda items include:

  1. Effect on tax-exempt status
  2. What forms to file and when
  3. How to get money from the sub to the parent
  4. What will the auditors say?
  5. Maintaining the firewall
  6. Effect on other exemptions

For more information or to register, go to

Date:  Sept. 28, 2005
Time:  8:00 - 10:0 a.m.
Location: ASCPA Learning Center, 2120 N. Central Ave., Ste. 100, Phoenix
Fee: $20 for ASCPA members; $35 for non-ASCPA members
Recommended CPE: 2 hours

Presenters: Brenda A. Blunt, CPA and Tess L. Ridgway, CPA


Proposal Writing: Putting Pen to Paper - Nonprofit Resource Center
September 29 (Flagstaff)

Learn t he best way to say what you want to say, how to draft a letter of intent, the difference between good words and not-so-good words to use in your proposal, and the act of "Wordsmithing" - how to say what you want to say in 3 words rather than 12. The presenter of this workshop will be Joanne H. Stucius, Grant and Contract Administrator at Northern Arizona University (NAU).

Date and Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm on Thursday, September 29, 2005. Registration check-in at 8:30 am ; Workshop starts promptly at 9:00.
Cost: NPRC members - $25; nonmembers - $35

To register for this workshop, click here:

Financial Management Principles for Nonprofit Organizations (NMI 103)
September 30 & October 1

Presented by the ASU Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management - this course can be taken alone or as part of the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Analyze the principles of managerial accounting. Learn to apply the fundamentals of accounting, budgeting processes, cash flow analysis, expenditure control, long-range financial planning, audits, grants and contracts to nonprofit organizations. This class is a prerequisite for NMI 113. The instructors are Thomas Avery, Matt Madonna and Rob Leslie. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the ASU Downtown Center, 502 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Cost: $330. For more information or to register, please visit our website at or contact us at (480) 965-1867 -


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


Professional Development Opportunities for Nonprofit Leaders -
Free Information Sessions (Phoenix)
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


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


Raising More Money: Reigniting the Passion for Your Mission
October 13 (Flagstaff)

Passion for the work of your organization is at the heart of all successful fundraising today. This fast-moving, experiential, hands-on session introduces board members, volunteers, and staff to the Raising More Money Model for fundraising, reconnects you to your initial passion, and trains you to use that passion to speak powerfully about the work of your organization.

By the end of this two-hour session, you will have learned an overview of the Raising More Money Model for building sustainable funding from individual donors; articulated why you work or volunteer at your particular organization; identified the top three programs and two little-known facts about your organization; designed an "Essential Story" which conveys the essence of your work; conducted a "One-on-One Point of Entry" with someone unfamiliar with your organization's work; and learned how you could conduct a similar "passion retread" session for your own board, staff, and volunteers.

Guests are encouraged to bring other staff, board, volunteers, and business associates to engage them in this practical and effective new team-based approach. (Please, no babies or children at the session.) Register soon; space is limited. You must register if you plan to attend so we can notify you if there are any changes to the session (date, time, location).

Date and Time: October 13, 2005 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: United Way of Northern Arizona, 1515 East Cedar Street, Suite D1, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Cost: No fee to attend

To register: Go to, scroll down to this session, and click "Register."

Questions: Contact Sara Olsen at 206-709-9400 ext. 128 or If you are unable to attend this session, please visit our Introductory Sessions Web page at for information about conference call opportunities, our pre-recorded online session, and other live in-person sessions in your area.


Make a Difference Day - Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
October 22 (Phoenix)

Make A Difference Day is October 22, 2005. The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County is the local lead agency and is looking for community service projects and groups of volunteers interested in participating this year.   For more information on how to get involved, please contact Mike Esposito at 602-263-9736 ext. 892 or visit our website at


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 - Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless (Bisbee)

Small Bisbee nonprofit seeks ft/pt community minded executive director. Responsible for daily operations, grant administration, and fundraising. Preferences: experience in grant writing, and nonprofit work environment. Send resumes with salary history to attn: Board President, PO Box 5852, Bisbee, AZ 85603. E-mail:


*New Listing* Interim Executive Director - Scottsdale Leadership (Scottsdale)

Wanted for Scottsdale Leadership, a Scottsdale-based nonprofit association. Term of contract is November 2005 - February 2006. Contract fee: $14,000 inclusive of all expenses. Closing date: Tuesday, September 13, 2005. For a detailed Request for Proposal, visit our website at


*New Listing* Director - Arizona Department of Administration

Governor Janet Napolitano is building a healthy Arizona and she's looking for leadership. If you are a seasoned, visionary leader, the Governor wants you to consider joining her Cabinet as head of the Arizona Department of Administration ("ADOA"), one of the larger departments in Arizona government with a budget of more than $750 million and 850 employees. ADOA administers a wide array of programs including personnel, facilities, general accounting, risk management, procurement and information services. The Director is responsible for: Planning, organizing, and directing all activities of the ADOA, as well as overall state government operation for the Governor's Office, Representing ADOA and the Governor's Office on a broad range of issues before the Legislature, government committees, local, regional and national governments, state agencies and the public, and serving as agency spokesperson before news media and civic groups.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of training and experience and must have, at a minimum, (1) administrative experience with progressively increasing responsibilities; and (2) an educational background that prepares the director for the administrative and management responsibilities assigned to the position. The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree; management experience; public administration background; knowledge of the legislative process; experience with strategic and financial planning; and management of diversified levels of staff through subordinates. The Director shall be appointed by the Governor pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes, section 41-701 to serve at the pleasure of the Governor. This position is not covered under the State of Arizona merit system rules. AA/EOE

Resumes must be received by September 9, 2005. Send detailed resume by e-mail to: (Re: EV/Dir ADOA); or mail to Human Resources TMS/DirADOA, Arizona Department of Administration, 100 N. 15th Avenue, Suite 103, Phoenix, AZ 85007. (Salary Range: $110,000 to $140,000)


*New Listings* *Multiple Listings* ASU Foundation (Tempe)

Director, Prospect Management and Research

This position performs work of considerable difficulty to systematically identify, analyze and profile new sources of private support to ASU and the ASU Foundation. This position also provides guidance and direction to the development officers in the management of their major gift prospects and management of the Prospect Management and Research Department. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a related field and eight to ten years experience in prospect management and/or development research, which includes five years in a supervisory capacity; or twelve to fourteen years of experience in prospect research and records maintenance, which includes five years in a supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Three references required. Background checks will be performed. For a complete job listing or to submit resumes with salary requirements, contact

*New Listing* Manager Stewardship Programs - ASU Foundation (Tempe)

The Manager, Stewardship Programs for the ASU Foundation will serve as a central resource, expert and administrator for the stewardship of donors to the university and the Foundation. Works with the colleges and schools in the creation of a strong stewardship program. Communicates appropriate Foundation financial and stewardship policies and procedures to both internal and external audiences. The Manager, Stewardship Programs is responsible for providing support and/or overseeing a variety of programs, including the Holiday Date mailing, endowment reports, holiday cards, and the President's holiday gift mailing. This position will also assist with the Foundation's gift acknowledgment program. Bachelor's degree and three (3) years experience in not-for-profit and/or related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, is qualifying. Related experience must possess and demonstrate significant writing, project management/development and customer service experience. Three references required. Background checks will be performed. Submit resumes with salary requirements to


*New Listing* Director of Annual Giving - Tesseract School (Paradise Valley)

Tesseract School, an independent, nonprofit day school serving children in Preschool-Grade 8, is seeking a Director of Annual Giving. The Director of Annual Giving plans and executes programs which increase non-tuition revenues for the school. Develops and coordinates a plan to increase parental support of, and involvement in, non-tuition giving to the school. Successful candidates will have the following qualifications: minimum five years in fundraising activities, superb organizational skills, superb people skills, Bachelor's Degree. Please submit resume and cover letter to Head of School. The Tesseract School, 4800 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Fax: 480-991-1954. For more information please email


*New Listing* Director of Development - MentorKids USA (Scottsdale)

MentorKids USA seeks a Director of Development who will plan, organize and implement a strategic fund development program for the advancement of faith-based mentoring programs for at-risk youth in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. The Director of Development will work with the Executive Director and Board in cultivation of major donors, Annual Campaign, Direct Mail, Grant Writing, Events, and Media, Church and Community Relations.

Requirements: Four year degree in a related field, four years of demonstrated success in donor development, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to create successful and productive relationships with staff, donors, church leaders and volunteers. Passion for working with troubled youth in a faith-based environment and adherence to the MentorKids USA Standard of Conduct and Statement of Faith is required.

Compensation and benefits are competitive. Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to or to Daryl Reese, MentorKids USA, 8960 E Raintree Dr. Ste 300, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.


*New Listing* Director of Programs and Research - Arizona Foundation for Women (Phoenix)

The Arizona Foundation for Women ( is seeking an individual to provide leadership in program development and research. The position is responsible for the Men's Anti-violence Network and for effectively collaborating with community leaders and allied organizations. The director will also build a research base for the Foundation and assist in generating revenue.

The candidate must possess experience in government relations and/or advocacy, excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently. Experience in building community collaborations and program development is also required. Must have an undergraduate degree with 3 years related work experience.

This position has a rolling deadline for applicants. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) references by September 9, 2005 for first round consideration to Katia Brown, Executive Assistant, Arizona Foundation for Women, 2828 N. Central Avenue, Ste. 1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Please e-mail for more information.


*New Listing* Program Director - Arizona Quest for Kids (Phoenix)

Arizona Quest for Kids (AQFK) is seeking a youth-focused leader who values and supports the mission of AQFK which is to provide support for college graduation to low-income students with academic potential. Position oversees the development and delivery of program components (mentoring, enrichment, college guidance and family resources) and provides leadership of program staff. Candidate must have strong program development and management skills with experience in nonprofit program management and a bachelor's degree preferred. Must have ability to train staff to build capacity within cultural and socio-economic diverse communities and transfer skills in all aspects of program implementation and management. Bilingual skills a plus. FT position with some evenings & weekends required.

Email cover letter, resume and position applying for to: (or fax to 602-252-5314). Please indicate "AQFK Program Director Position" in the subject line. Candidates failing to provide the above-requested information will not be considered. Position available immediately and open until filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


*New Listing* Regional Program Director - The National Conference for Community and Justice (Phoenix)

Long-established state-wide nonprofit youth organization, HQ in Phoenix, AZ, seeks experienced professional to plan, implement & achieve core program recruitment goals through diversified strategies, develop state-wide extension of programs, and support key elements of alumni relations - building networks with public, professional, private and government sector organizations.

Experienced professional candidates should demonstrate success in: organizing, networking, conducting diversified recruitment campaigns, working with volunteers & organizations, supporting external public and media relations and developing/using market research -maintaining high performance standards in a high-energy environment.

Strong written, verbal and computer skills appropriate to duties. Salary commensurate with experience and skills. For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Sharon Caponera at No phone calls please.


*New Listing* Director of Community Programs - Make A Difference (Phoenix)

The Director of Community Programs position is a full-time salaried staff position that will be responsible for business and volunteer service, agency relations and program and project management for the organization. This position will serve on the senior management team to support fundraising efforts for an annual budget of more than $1M, work collaboratively with other department directors to maximize volunteer experience and community impact and manage, mentor and provide leadership to three managers in the organization.

To be successful in this position, candidates should possess strong written communication skills; excellent public speaking skills; strong organizational and managerial skills; the ability to produce high quality results in a fast-paced environment; and the ability to monitor budgets.

Minimum qualifications include Bachelor's Degree; at least 3 years nonprofit experience; a proven track record in volunteerism and relations; experience in working with volunteers, experience in developing volunteer programs a plus; availability to work on evenings and weekends as needed; and a high level of computer proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point.

For a complete positions description and for information to apply, please visit our website


*New Listing* Marketing and Programming Coordinator - Scottsdale Leadership (Scottsdale)

A marketing and programming coordinator is wanted for Scottsdale Leadership, a Scottsdale-based nonprofit association. Candidates for this position must have a minimum of two years applicable experience, plus a degree in Public Relations, Marketing or other related field. Salary is $25-30k depending on experience.

For a detailed job description, visit our website at The position closes on Tuesday, September 13, 2005.


*New Listing* Facilities Director - Scottsdale/PV YMCA (Scottsdale)

Excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual to manage and supervise day to day functions of building maintenance, security, landscape, and custodial functions for a 48,000 sq. ft. YMCA facility. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) hands-on maintenance of mechanical equipment, HVAC systems, custodial and large aquatics complex with outdoor pool. Develops annual maintenance budget, monitors budget monthly, and aids in development of maintenance reserve budget. Creates purchase orders and works with association approved vendors for maintenance or projects beyond his or her scope. Responsible for site and building cleanliness, maintenance and safety. Participates in association audits. Organizes and maintain orderly facility and keeps all storage areas clean, organized and safe. Hiring range: $28,162-$35,203

The Facilities Director will have an extensive working knowledge of central plant operations and preventative maintenance practices, chemical usage, MSDS, supervisory, planning, and air-conditioning systems. The incumbent will possess human relations skills and an understanding of the YMCA mission. Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary.

For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at 602-252-2963, ext. 105 or email


*New Listing* Aquatics Program Director - Southwest Valley Regional YMCA (Phoenix)

Exciting opportunity for energetic, motivated individual to join the leadership team for the Valley of the Sun's newest YMCA branch. Key duties include managing, staffing, and scheduling a dynamic aquatic complex. Includes Olympic-size competition pool and additional outdoor recreational pool.

Qualified applicants will have 3-5 years aquatic programming experience, excellent organization skills, communication skills, & must be multi-task oriented. Responsibilities include supervision of staff & volunteers, fiscal development and management, planning, promotion and implementation of aquatic & recreation programs. College degree in related field & current aquatics certifications required; bilingual a plus. Excellent benefits. Pay range: $28,162-$35,203.

For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at 602-252-2963, ext. 105 or email Closing date for applications is September 5, 2005.


*New Listing* 21st Century Community Learning Center Project Director - Valley of the Sun YMCA (Phoenix)

This position oversees the implementation of procedures for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and supervises site coordinator positions, determining workloads, establishing work schedules, monitoring work performance through site observations. The project director develops and manages the budget associated with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and ensures that resources are used appropriately. The position also supervises the development of a database used for reporting information on student and adult participants and classes offered The director serves as a liaison to coordinate programs with other agencies or educational institutions and attends meetings and seminars to remain current on all procedures related to the 21st CCLC grant. Hiring range: $38,479-$48,099

Qualifications: knowledge of accounting procedures necessary for tracking grant expenditures and revenue received; writing reports and communication that are clear, concise, accurate, and technically correct; preferred qualification-experience working in an elementary school district and/or supervising grant funded projects.

For more information on this position or to apply, please contact Laura Taylor at 602-252-2963, ext. 105 or email Closing date for applications: September 23, 2005.


*New Listing* Senior Consultant for Organizational Development - Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (Baltimore, MD)

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service seeks a Senior Consultant for Organizational Development to promote operational excellence among LIRS partners and networks; to develop and deliver consulting and training programs to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit and faith-based partners; to contribute to LIRS's knowledge of organizational development; and to identify and secure funds to sustain and expand the organizational development initiative. Qualifications include: strong background in nonprofit management, management consulting and training; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; strong project management, client relations and follow-through skills; and demonstrated success in fundraising from national foundations and other sources. Master's in business administration preferred.

Visit for details on this position. Send cover letter and resume to: HR Dept. LWR, 700 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230; fax (410) 230-2844; email to EOE.


*New Listing* Vice President of Development - HomeBase Youth Services (Phoenix)

HomeBase Youth Services is seeking a well-organized individual with proven fund development success to serve as Vice President of Development. This person would report to the President and Chief Executive Officer and be responsible for the coordination of all development and marketing efforts to support a $2.7 million fiscal year budget. T his person would manage the Director of Development and Marketing, Grant Manager and Special Events Director.

H omeBase Youth Services is a nonprofit organization located in central Phoenix that provides services to youth ages 25 and under. The mission of HomeBase Youth Services is teaching at risk and homeless youth how to live healthy and independent lives. For more information about the organization and services provided by HomeBase Youth Services, please visit the website at

HomeBase Youth Services offers competitive salaries based on the candidate's education and relevant experience. In addition to compensation, HBYS offers full-time employees medical, dental, long-term disability and life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and paid holidays.

All interested candidates can apply in person, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 931 E. Devonshire Avenue, fax their resume to 602-263-5498 or e-mail their resume to If you are in need of further information or assistance, please call (602) 263-7773 ext 211. HBYS is an equal opportunity employer.


*New Listing* Coordinator of Donor Services - Catholic Community Foundation (Phoenix)

The Catholic Community Foundation, based in Phoenix, Arizona has commissioned the Human Resources Office of the Diocese of Phoenix to coordinate the search for the Foundation's Coordinator of Donor Services. The successful applicant will coordinate all aspects of the Foundation's service to individual donors and to fund partners including parishes, schools, ministries and institutions.  The position is responsible for the smooth coordination of distributions from the Foundation's grant program, as well as from all designated funds, and is responsible for servicing all Field of Interest accounts. The position also conducts limited donor research.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent; three years experience in a related position; must have extensive knowledge of the Catholic Church, its vision, teachings and structure.  The ideal candidate will have:  excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others; ability to organize, delegate, set schedules, prioritize tasks, and work both independently and with other members of the Foundation in a team setting; ability to analyze complex administrative and volunteer problems and develop effective courses of actions; knowledge of grant administration, event planning and an ability to seek out information using a variety of sources; working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and donor/fundraising database software; and the ability to demonstrate the high level of professionalism required when interacting with other employees, as well as with volunteers and donors.

E-mail resume with cover letter to:, mail to Human Resources, Diocese of Phoenix, 400 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ 85004, or fax to 602-354-2428.


*New Listing* Development Assistant - The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (Tucson)

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to support its development efforts. Working under the direction of the Advancement Officer, this position's core responsibilities include managing gift entry and acknowledgement, maintaining accurate records and files through database and fund file administration, and providing exceptional and timely service to the Foundation's donors and volunteers.  In addition, the position assists with the planning and execution of donor and community related events and communications.  

Qualified candidates must have education and/or experience equivalent to an Associate's Degree in business or related field; possess excellent oral and written communications skills; and have the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects in a team-oriented environment.  A high-level of computer proficiency is required.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Jennifer Jones, CFRE, Advancement Officer, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85719.
*New Listing* Assistant Regional Manager, Southeast - Arizona Community Foundation (Sierra Vista)

Arizona Community Foundation seeks candidate for part-time Assistant Regional Manager based in Sierra Vista to serve Cochise, Graham, Pima, Santa Cruz, and Greenlee Counties.  Basic knowledge of management/fundraising/marketing. Strong computer/communication skills a must. College degree required. Ideal candidate will be familiar with rural Arizona and/or the nonprofit community. 

Send resume to: 2201 E. Camelback Road, #3202, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Attn: HR Officer, or e-mail to: by 9/15/05. For more information, go to:

*New Listing* *Multiple Positions* New Arizona Family, Inc. (Phoenix)


The Counselor under the supervision of a Program Director, performs professional work providing clinical therapeutic services in residential and outpatient facilities. The position requires the selected candidates to perform crisis intervention and counseling, develop and provide individual treatment plans, evaluate and document clients' progress.
Skills/Requirements:  Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or closely related field and 3 years professional experience in a field related to substance abuse or mental health treatment programs preferred. Knowledge of general behavioral health services delivery systems policies and procedures. Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Please fax your resume to 602-553-7304 or e-mail

Registered Nurse

New Arizona Family, Inc. (NAFI) has a tradition of compassionate solutions in behavioral health care.  Our associates take pride in making a difference in our community.

Please join our team of caring professionals and enjoy the advantage of an employee-friendly environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits. You can apply your behavioral health expertise, or take the opportunity to gain experience at NAFI in this rewarding field. The RN for our multi-site agency will have a flexible weekday schedule with no requirement to work weekends, evenings, holidays, or to be on-call. 

We invite you to email your resume to: or fax to: 602-553-7304.

Counselor Aide

We are looking for compassionate individuals to fill various Counselor Aide positions.

In this role, the Counselor Aide will work under direct to general supervision, providing support of therapeutic services in a residential setting to an adult population composed of substance abusing; dual-diagnosed and/or criminal justice referred persons.
Skills/Requirements: Ability to communicate effectively, work with others and maintain confidentiality of information; Basic computer skills; 6 mos. related experience but will train person with High School Diploma/GED and 1 year of work experience; clean 39-month MVR.

Please fax your resume to 602-553-7304 or e-mail


New Arizona Family, Inc. (NAFI) has a tradition of compassionate solutions in behavioral health care.  Our associates take pride in making a difference in our community.

Please join our team of caring professionals and enjoy the advantage of an employee-friendly environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We are looking for an Accountant with a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or related, and two years of accounting experience.

Please fax your resume to 602-553-7304 or e-mail:

Billing Specialist

New Arizona Family, Inc. (NAFI), established in 1970, is a nonprofit, behavioral health care agency. We have an opportunity for a Billing Specialist in our claims department. Our associates have the advantage of an employee-friendly environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

We are seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic team player with a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently. Under general supervision of the Claims Manager, this individual will perform duties that include but are not limited to: Submits claims for reimbursement with multiple payers for a variety of services performed in accordance with contract requirements. Follows up on denied claims, insurance verification and verification of client eligibility. Posts payments received, both manually and electronically. Performs remittances for denied claims. Performs special assignments and special projects for the Claims Manager.

Required qualifications: High school diploma or GED. At least one year of billing experience that included the regular use of a personal computer; or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience.

Please fax your resume to 602-553-7304 or e-mail

*New Listing* Account Coordinator - MDS Communications (Mesa)

The Account Coordinator is an entry-level position within our Client Services Department. They provide day to day support to up to three Account Managers who serve in a non-sales related, Development related position at the Mesa location. Account Coordinators assist Account Managers in overseeing the telephone fundraising activities of 10 or more clients and managing every aspect of those clients' accounts.

This position assists in keeping appropriate logs and creating appropriate client reports for Account Managers; dialoguing with clients to schedule, create, implement and manage all telephone fundraising appeals in a successful manner; writing telephone scripts and/or developing the gift fulfillment letter package; coordinating receipt and analyzing the data (names and telephone numbers); and training the Communication Specialists who will call on the campaign. This position has the opportunity to receive management training to become an Account Manager. 

To apply, carefully review our website at Go to the Career Section on our website to review the job description and to apply. Be sure to send a resume with a cover letter detailing why you believe you would be a good fit at MDS and how you would feel about working for a company committed to the ideals of our conservative clients. Contact information is provided within the Career section.
*New Listing* Administrative Support Professional - US Green Building Council, Arizona Chapter (Scottsdale)

This position provides services on a part-time basis to the Arizona Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-AZ Chapter). This individual or professional service will assist the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs in their efforts to complete necessary work in a timely and professional manner. This support is considered to be critical, as it will allow Chapter Directors to implement fundraising and advocacy strategies which will result in sustained growth and continued development or our thriving local Chapter. The Administrative Support Professional will provide services that are consistent with the Arizona Chapter Charter and will report directly to the USGBC-AZ Chapter Board of Directors. Additional information regarding responsibilities, qualifications/skills, terms, and application instructions can be found at

Please submit 3 copies of your response package to the U.S. Green Building Council - Arizona Chapter by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2005 to the following: Rod Groff, Board Secretary, U.S. Green Building Council-AZ Chapter, 7620 E. McKellips Road, Suite #4 PMB 87, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257.

*New Listing* Department Secretary - ICU, Flagstaff Medical Center (Flagstaff)

Responsible for maintaining staffing/schedules for ICU. Assists in operational problem identification and resolution of staffing at unit level. BS preferred. In Hire Range: $11.41 - $13.69.

For more information or to apply, please visit


*New Listing* Patient Representative I - Alliance Medical Laboratory (Flagstaff)

Responsible for opening mail, returned mail research and data entry of payments. Troubleshoots problems on patient accounts. Customer service experience required. High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred. Previous medical billing experience helpful. Hiring range: $11.41 - $13.69.

For more information or to apply, please visit


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


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.


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.


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


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:


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. 

To 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.


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.

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.


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 nonprofit 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


*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


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.


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.


*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.


*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.


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

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 e-mail resumes to Cheryl Weiner, Executive Director, at No phone calls please.


*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


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.

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.


*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.


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.


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.


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

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


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:


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


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